Pope John XXIII The Good Pope Wyatt North ISBN 9781622782000 ASIN B00IAG5HQ8 This book was an awesome little read. A short quick sweet introduction to the man and his short service as pope. Pope John XXIII soon to be canonized has always appealed to me. I was not alive during Pope John XXII’s term as […]

fc_will-mom-dad-blog-600x400 (1)Preparation for a sacrament is an opportunity for great joy along intertwined with the potential for great frustration.  The sacraments are profound encounters with the grace of God, but our human experience can get in the way. As a father of three boys and three girls, I have been though First Communion preparation seven times (counting my own). It is different every time, but I have found out it is very easy to get focused on the external rather than the internal and miss the whole point.

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 […]

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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. […]

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