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Perfect! My Badass Book of Saints + the Feast of St Teresa of Avila = A sale!!!!!

  Go to this link to get the sale and use offer code: MARIA I was happy to write the foreword to this book, here’s a little bit from that… St Augustine is often credited with this idea: “There is no saint without a past, no sinner without a future.” So, what about us? Do…

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Melanie Rigney’s Blessed-Are-You Blog Tour Finishes Here! “Blessed are the meek…”

Welcome! This is the final stop of the 8-beatitude blog tour for Melanie Rigney’s latest book, Blessed Are You: Finding Inspiration from our sisters in faith! This book is available today for you to browse or purchase through this link: Blessed Are You! Franciscan Media summarizes the book this way… Melanie Rigney uses stories of…

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Honoring Momma Mary, a new book: Word by Word, edited by Sarah Reinhard

Today is the feast of the Queenship of Mary, so it’s a great time to share this forthcoming book that honors Momma Mary! My pal, Sarah Reinhard, is an energetic author and a good ideas person. Her latest brainchild is this forthcoming book, Word by Word. So happy to have been able to add my own…

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My Year to Write Forewords: 3 great books coming from Melanie Rigney, Lisa Mladinich, and Maria Morera Johnson

When the first request came in, I was a bit shocked and humbled. Within a couple weeks two more invitations came in. Last winter, amidst the trials of being cooped up by continual snow storms, God gave me three new assignments in support of other writers with new books. It is with deep gratitude that…

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This^ is one badass book by María Morera Johnson — literally! Did I mention it’s about saints?!

Yes, that’s really the title… My Badass Book of Saints… and from what I’ve read, the saints in there are pretty badass — but in a you’ll-never-guess-this kind of way! Fun stuff! And good story telling too. The book is due out in November, but let’s get excited and pre-order it NOW! Just cuz we can!…

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Did you know you could easily subscribe to Catholic Digest on Amazon?

I didn’t know!  I do a lot of writing for Catholic Digest. Please subscribe using this link below and thank an author today!

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Review: “The Grace of Yes” by Lisa Hendey is about Answering God’s Action in Our Lives

Lisa Hendey has a lot to say about the Good Stuff — the sunny side of life — about God, graces, and generous living. Yet it does not come from Thinking Positive or a Pollyanna’s World View. No, this goodness flows from a life of gratitude lived in touch with her core Catholic belief in blessings…

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A Veteran Saint in the Making? Fr Emil Kapaun’s cause for Canonization

I first learned of Fr Emil Kapaun when I gave a retreat to the women who were stationed or whose husbands were stationed at the US Army War College in Carlisle, PA.  I got a first class tour of the College’s Memorial chapel by Fr. Gregory D’Emma, a longtime Army Chaplain. He was the first…

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This makes me think… what is my spoken and silent witness saying?

A few generations back, you can understand why many Catholics didn’t see the need to evangelize. They could live their faith in their homes and parishes, and when they walked outside — going to work, or school or the playground — the cultural temperature didn’t feel that much different than it felt inside. For all…

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