Book of the Month, October 2021 – Part 3

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 3 of our Catholic Book of the Month 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 page.

Continue reading “Book of the Month, October 2021 – Part 3”

Book of the Month, October 2021 – Part 2

+JMJ+

Welcome to part 2 of our Catholic Book of the Month 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 page.

Continue reading “Book of the Month, October 2021 – Part 2”

Book of the Month, October 2021 – Part 1

+JMJ+ It’s the month of the Rosary (and speaking of the Rosary, don’t forget to enter the Fall Giveaway for 2021 for a beautiful handmade rosary and matching hand-decorated tin!) and our Catholic Book of the Month is Sanctity Through the Rosary, by Fr. Édouard Hugon, OP. Seems like a very good time for a book like this or a very good book for a time like this, either one. Fr. Hugon’s book is not a history of the Rosary but gives us a way of using the Rosary to help us attain the goal of the Christian life: perfection in the Christian sense and eternal life, which begins here and now with baptism. (By the way, the image in the banner is just one that I wanted to use, it’s not on any covers of our book of the month, but it would make a good one.)

Continue reading “Book of the Month, October 2021 – Part 1”

Yoga and Catholicism, Part 1

This is the introduction to a new set of posts I’ll be writing. I had begun researching yoga and Catholicism when other aspects of my life took precedence. I didn’t think I was ready to launch back into that study yet, but something has come up over on Twitter and I need to write a reply which is going to be longer than a Tweet (a lot longer). So I’ll write it in Scrivener, post it on the blog, and link to it on Twitter. It belongs with the series on the soul and you’ll see why I’m thinking about that as these posts continue. I’ll give it its own TOC, though, and call this one Series On the Soul, Volume 2.

Continue reading “Yoga and Catholicism, Part 1”

Book of the Month – May 2021 – A Journey – Part 9

Book Cover

+JMJ+ Welcome to Part 9 of the continuing story of A Journey, which began in my mind as a short story for Holy Week but morphed into something larger and is still morphing even now. (It even goes back further than that when I first had this idea to write a novel for National Novel Writing Month, but I didn’t get far with it then.) I’m writing the rough draft moments before I post it here on the blog, and just so’s you know, I really do mean rough when I say that. I have already made a list of a bunch of things that I’ll likely change in the re-write(s) and some things to experiment with some more. This whole adventure is a way to come up with the raw material to work with, like digging for my own clay and then working with it to discover what’s hidden there and how to work with it to bring out what is hidden within it. The more I write this story, the more I discover about it. Okay, enough of that. Let’s go. See ya on the other side. :)

Continue reading “Book of the Month – May 2021 – A Journey – Part 9”

Book of the Month – May 2021 – A Journey – Part 8

+JMJ+ A note on the writing. I’m writing a book And working my way into the writing, which is what this experiment is, a journey into the writing. So the journey in the title refers both to the journey in the story itself and to my writing my way toward the story. Come along with me. Let’s see what happens together. It’s a rough draft (and I do mean rough), so consider yourself warned. Here we go.

Continue reading “Book of the Month – May 2021 – A Journey – Part 8”

Book of the Month – May 2021 – A Journey – Part 7

+JMJ+ A note on the writing. I’m writing a book And working my way into the writing, which is what this experiment is, a journey into the writing. So the journey in the title refers both to the journey in the story itself and to my writing my way toward the story. Come along with me. Let’s see what happens together.

Continue reading “Book of the Month – May 2021 – A Journey – Part 7”

Book of the Month – May 2021 – A Journey – Part 6

+JMJ+ A note on the writing. I’m writing a book And working my way into the writing, which is what this experiment is, a journey into the writing. So the journey in the title refers both to the journey in the story itself and to my writing my way toward the story. Come along with me. Let’s see what happens together.

Continue reading “Book of the Month – May 2021 – A Journey – Part 6”

Book of the Month – May 2021 – A Journey – Part 5

+JMJ+ A note on the writing. I’m writing a book And working my way into the writing, which is what this experiment is, a journey into the writing. So the journey in the title refers both to the journey in the story itself and to my writing my way toward the story. Come along with me. Let’s see what happens together.

Continue reading “Book of the Month – May 2021 – A Journey – Part 5”

Book of the Month – May 2021 – A Journey – Part 4

+JMJ+ Welcome! I’m writing a book and working my way into the writing, which is what this experiment is, a journey into the writing. So the journey in the title refers both to the story itself and to my writing my way toward the story. Come along with me on a journey of discovery as I figure out where we’re going. :)

Continue reading “Book of the Month – May 2021 – A Journey – Part 4”

Book of the Month, April 2021 – Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls

+JMJ+ Welcome to our continuing Catholic Book of the Month series, this month featuring Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls, by Dr. John Bergsma. I’ve only had a chance to glance at the book, but I have watched some of his video interviews. I found these while doing some research for a writing project that began as a very short story idea, but has grown much larger. (More about that as time goes on.) There will be notes and links at the end of this post.

Continue reading “Book of the Month, April 2021 – Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls”

Book of the Month, March 2021 – Part 4

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 4 of our Catholic Book of the Month for March 2021, Praying with Jesus and Faustina During Lent: and in Times of Suffering, by Susan Tassone. I’m also going to include some things from the Marian site of the Divine Mercy to help us get ready for Holy Week. Notes and links are at the end of this post.

Continue reading “Book of the Month, March 2021 – Part 4”