Saints Alive – Saints of Empire News Stories of Old Saints Volume I Andrew M. Seddon Bezalel Books ISBN 9781936453191 ASIN B00BHLZNWG I was recently asked about writing a few words about a forthcoming book,  that book happened to be Saints Alive Volume II – Celtic Paths. After reading the first story in the new […]

A preface to this review. I know it is not by a Catholic. And I know that as Catholics we have all been taught something about fasting, even if just first Friday’s and Fridays in Lent. But this book goes deeper in just 24 pages. And I think it is worth sharing with  you my […]

In anticipation of Blessed John Paul II’s upcoming canonization I was revisiting my Divine Mercy Chaplet.


Mine, a beat up prayer card copy that was given to me by a buddy in college, has now been worn down through its years of use. It was handed to me outside of my school’s chapel. I looked at the image on the front and was shocked by the simplicity in the inscription:

“Jesus, I trust in You.” (Easy words. Hard to follow.)

Lent 2014 Some Thoughts We are almost half way through Lent and this year has been different for me than many before. Lent is usually a time of intense reading, or to be specific intense spiritual reading for me. This year I did not build a list of books I wanted to read or reread. […]

Children and Prayer

January 28th, 2014

Each night for over a year now I have prayed with and over my children before bed. It started after reading Mark Batterson’s Praying Circles Around Your Children. After the first week or so my oldest asked me why I was praying over them each night. So I told her I read a book and felt it was important […]

statue_of_MaryMary is truly a great role-model for fathers today.  I think a natural reaction to this would be something like, “How can a mother teach us something about being a father?” I think the answer to this question lies in thinking about two things we are called to do as Catholic Christian dads: to provide an example for our children of living a devout life here on earth and to bring our children to a deeper faith.

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