Book of the Month, January 2022, Part 3

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 3 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.

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Book of the Month, January 2022, Part 2

+JMJ+ Welcome to part 2 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.

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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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A Spiritual Quest in 2022

Note: There be a special announcement in this here post.

+JMJ+ My New Year’s resolution is to get it together. Physically and spiritually. I’ve had it with the way I am. I want to get some things done and I’m tired of messing around and getting nowhere. So for 2022 I’m going to learn to do this Catholic thing right and I’m inviting you to learn along with me.

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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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Advent and The Spiritual Life

+JMJ+ I know we’re well into Advent now but there’s still time to prepare for Christmas and for the Second Coming of Christ, which is mostly what it’s about. So I’ve linked some videos below that will help us out. First, an introduction to the Mass Readings Explained series over at Catholic Productions. There’s a video introduction to the series on that page, and they even offer a 14-day free trial. If you haven’t watched any of Dr. Pitre’s videos before, well, why not? You’re missing out on some really good stuff! 

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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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Praying for the Holy Souls – Part 4

+JMJ+ This is part  of a four-part series for November, the month devoted to the Holy Souls in Purgatory, during which we remember in a special way our loved ones who have gone on ahead, practicing devotions and praying for them. The Holy See extended the indulgences through November because of Covid-19, see notes below for links about that. The Catholic Book of the Month series continues on Thursdays for now. I’m still thinking about a topic for Mondays now that this series is at an end. 

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Praying for the Holy Souls – Part 3

+JMJ+ This is part 3 of a four-part series for November, the month devoted to the Holy Souls in Purgatory, during which we remember in a special way our loved ones who have gone on ahead, by practicing devotions and praying for them. The Holy See extended the indulgences through November because of Covid-19, see notes below for links about that. Also in the links are a couple of articles about Padre Pio and the Holy Souls. In this post are two videos, one about Padre Pio and his intercession for the Holy Souls and some encounters he had with them, and a video from the EWTN show, Living Divine Mercy on Why Purgatory Exists.

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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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