Anotha cuppa and some new used books

+JMJ+ I haven’t posted a rambling ramble in a while so here’s the first one of the new year. I’m sitting here by the virtual fireplace, listening to the crackling sounds of logs burning without having to worry about setting anything ablaze or cleaning up any ash or checking the flue. Miss Lucy Dawg is sleeping in front of the TV stand. I wonder if she imagine it’s the hearth. She’s been known to lie there near the fire–until she gets too hot after about a minute. Major Tom Cat is out back, doing his perimeter check or whatever he does out there. He’ll be back in here wanting to sit in my lap and smother me soon. Major Tom is not a little cat. He’s a big ol’ guy and he radiates heat. I won’t be cold this winter with him in my lap. 

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Book of the Month, January 2022, Part 1 Introduction

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 1 of our sixth Catholic Book of the Month, Introduction to the Spiritual Life: Walking the Path of Prayer with Jesus, by Brant Pitre. You can get a hardcover copy or a Kindle ebook copy using the links at the end of this post, and view other parts of the series on the annotated Table of Contents page.

I can’t help but think that it’s significant that we are beginning our new Quest on the day the Church used to celebrate as the Feast of the Epiphany, which is a day and a season. (For more about that, see my last post with notes and links.) Our Quest is to learn how to live as Catholics, how to grow in the spiritual life, how to let the Lord and His Church show us the Way. 

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Book of the Month, December 2021 – Part 13

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 13 of our current Catholic Book of the Month, and the end of this particular book, Sanctity Through the Rosary, by Fr. Édouard Hugon, OP. You can get a printed copy or a PDF using the links at the end of this post and view other parts of the series on the Table of Contents page. Note: I’m not changing the spelling of words where the text follows the British English custom. But I have removed the extra spaces before colons and semicolons.

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Book of the Month, December 2021 – Part 12

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 12 of our Catholic Book of the Month, Sanctity Through the Rosary, by Fr. Édouard Hugon, OP. You can get a printed copy or a PDF using the links at the end of this post and view other parts of the series on the Table of Contents page.

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Book of the Month, December 2021 – Part 11

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 11 of our Catholic Book of the Month, Sanctity Through the Rosary, by Fr. Édouard Hugon, OP. You can get a printed copy or a PDF using the links at the end of this post and view other parts of the series on the Table of Contents page.

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Book of the Month, December 2021 – Part 10

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 10 of our Catholic Book of the Month, Sanctity Through the Rosary, by Fr. Édouard Hugon, OP. You can get a printed copy or a PDF using the links at the end of this post and view other parts of the series on the Table of Contents page. We’re now in Part Three of the book: The Rosary and the Practice of Holiness; Section One: The Rosary, A Source of Holiness. (I should have left out the month part in the title of this series, huh.)

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Book of the Month, November 2021 – Part 9

Reminder: In November the Catholic Book of the Month series continues on Thursdays and on Mondays we’ll be focusing on the Holy Souls. 

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 9 of our Catholic Book of the Month, Sanctity Through the Rosary, by Fr. Édouard Hugon, OP. You can get a printed copy or a PDF using the links at the end of this post and view other parts of the series on the Table of Contents page.

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Book of the Month, November 2021 – Part 8

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 8 of our Catholic Book of the Month for October (and continuing this November), Sanctity Through the Rosary, by Fr. Édouard Hugon, OP. You can get a printed copy or a PDF using the links at the end of this post and view other parts of the series on the Table of Contents page. (Beginning with this post I’m going to try to remember not to use quotation marks within a block quote since it’s pretty much a given that a block quote is, after all, a quote. Note also that during November the Catholic Book of the Month series continues on Thursdays and on Mondays we’ll focus on the Holy Souls. 

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Book of the Month, November 2021 – Part 7

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+JMJ+ Welcome to part 7 of our Catholic Book of the Month (corrected link) for October, Sanctity Through the Rosary, by Fr. Édouard Hugon, OP. You can get a printed copy or a PDF using the links at the end of this post and view other parts of the series on the Table of Contents (corrected link) page. As I said in my last post, I decided to continue with Sanctity Through the Rosary during November because I think it is timely and it’s important for all of us to get serious about our faith and our spiritual life, so I’ll feature something specifically about the Holy Souls, a video or podcast or something, on Mondays, and continue with Sanctity Through the Rosary on Thursdays.

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Book of the Month, October 2021 – Part 6

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 6 of our Catholic Book of the Month (corrected link) for October, Sanctity Through the Rosary, by Fr. Édouard Hugon, OP. You can get a printed copy or a PDF using the links at the end of this post and view other parts of the series on the Table of Contents (corrected link) page.

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Book of the Month, October 2021 – Part 5

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 5 of our Catholic Book of the Month (corrected link) for October, Sanctity Through the Rosary, by Fr. Édouard Hugon, OP. You can get a printed copy or a PDF using the links at the end of this post and view other parts of the series on the Table of Contents (corrected link) page.

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Book of the Month, October 2021 – Part 4

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Welcome to part 4 of our Catholic Book of the Month (corrected link) for October, Sanctity Through the Rosary, by Fr. Édouard Hugon, OP. You can get a printed copy or a PDF using the links at the end of this post and view other parts of the series on the Book of the Month Table of Contents (corrected link) page.

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