Category Archives: Prayer

The King’s Prey, by Susan Peek

Terrible but true, Princess Dymphna flees Daemon, her father who, in his madness believes her to be his late wife, Odilla. He demands that Dymphna marries him. With the aid of her confessor and a few companions, Dymphna flees across … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty, Book Review, Catholic Fiction, Catholic Theme, Faith, Family Life, fiction, History, Love, Mercy, Novel, Prayer, Religious Liberty, Spiritual Life, suspense, The Mystery of Suffering, Young Adult Novel | Tagged , , , , , , , | Comments Off on The King’s Prey, by Susan Peek

The Perfect Blindside, by Leslea Wahl

At sixteen, Jake Taylor is an Olympic medalist, a snowboarding prodigy, and a big fish transplanted to a small pond. He annoys Sophie Metcalf with his arrogance. She plans to expose him for the thoughtless egotist she thinks he is, … Continue reading

Posted in Beauty, Book Review, Catholic Fiction, Faith, Family Life, fiction, History, Hope, Humour, Love, mystery, Prayer, romance, suspense, Volunteering, Young Adult Novel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Finding Patience, by Virginia Lieto and Carole Hahn Panzner

When the Livingstone family relocates, their daughters miss their old neighborhood and friends. The eldest, Faith can’t wait for school to start so that she can make new friends. Unfortunately, Faith is shy, and the children on the school bus, … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Catechetics, Christian education of youth, Faith, Family Life, Fiction, fiction, Juvenile fiction, Prayer | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

The Promise of Lent and Grace of Eastertide

The one who began a good work in you will continue to complete it until the day of Christ Jesus. (Phillipians 1:6) As the end of Lent nears, we see how far we have come. And we see how far … Continue reading

Posted in Easter, Faith, Inspirational, Lent, Prayer | Tagged , , , , , , | Comments Off on The Promise of Lent and Grace of Eastertide

Rejoice! Gospel Meditations, by Louis Evely

Lent invites us to refresh our souls, to refocus our lives, to set things right. Rejoice! by Louis Evely, has a way of growing us out of our comfort zones into the light. It challenges us to lift our crosses … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Catechetics, Catholic Theme, Easter, Faith, Hope, Inspirational, Lent, Lenten Devotion, Love, Mercy, mystery, non-fiction, Prayer, Resurrection, Spiritual Life, The Mystery of Suffering | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Rejoice! Gospel Meditations, by Louis Evely

“Ad Orientem”—the Symbolism is Truly Beautiful

Long ago, in a Church somewhat different, I was an altar boy (it was pre-Vatican II and we never used the term altar server.) It was a time when the Mass was said in Latin and the priest always faced … Continue reading

Posted in Catholic Writing and Publishing, Faith, Prayer | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

Something Worth Waiting For

By Janice Lane Palko Advent is upon us – a season of waiting. I hate to admit it, but I’m a bad “waiter.” I’m not too deficient with the day-to-day waiting of standing in line at the grocery store, or … Continue reading

Posted in Advent, Blogging, Catholic Theme, Catholic Writing and Publishing, Faith, Family Life, Hope, Inspirational, non-fiction, Prayer, Spiritual Life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Into the Way of Peace, by Karen Kelly Boyce

Into the Way of Peace blends the mystical with the mysterious. While a blizzard swirls around an inner city church, a desperate few pass within. Some seek shelter from the storm. Others desire consolation because of life’s overwhelming burdens. One … Continue reading

Posted in Book Review, Catholic Fiction, Catholic Theme, Faith, Family Life, Fiction, fiction, Hope, Inspirational, Mercy, mystery, Novel, Prayer, suspense, The Mystery of Suffering | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

“God Alone Is My Rock”

I am an addict. I need prayers, as experience has shown only God can provide me with true aid. I am physically, mentally and spiritually weak. God’s strength has rescued me occasionally in the past. He truly is my lone … Continue reading

Posted in Faith, Prayer | Comments Off on “God Alone Is My Rock”

Lazarus of Bethany: A Novel, By E. Ann McIntyre

Fictionalized representations of biblical characters often miss the mark. Nevertheless, the Bible serves as a vast treasury of plots and characters, including intriguing hints of narratives read between the lines. One of the most fascinating but little-known characters in the … Continue reading

Posted in Adventure, Book Review, Catholic Fiction, Catholic Theme, Easter, Faith, Family Life, Fiction, fiction, History, Humour, Inspirational, Lent, Love, Mercy, Prayer, Reviews, The Mystery of Suffering | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Lazarus of Bethany: A Novel, By E. Ann McIntyre