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I'm Connie Rossini, and I'm a Catholic homeschool mom, blogger, and author of Five Lessons from the Carmelite Saints That Will Change Your Life. I believe the best way to keep our kids Catholic and to educate them in the faith is modeling prayer and virtue for them. I write from a Carmelite perspective.
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Monthly Archives: November 2012
Beg, borrow, or
steal buy: Time for God by Jacques Philippe
In this occasional series of posts, I recommend resources for you and your family in 100 words or less. More detailed reviews may come later. Traditional teaching on prayer from a Catholic perspective. Contemporary author. Relevant examples. Easy to read. … Continue reading
Posted in Books, Prayer Tagged Catholic, Christianity, Prayer, Religion & Spirituality, review 3 Comments
The secret of a domestic monastery : Conversion Diary
The secret of a domestic monastery : Conversion Diary. For years I’ve been fascinated with the idea of creating a “domestic monastery.” To me, that concept evoked a home that’s orderly and prayerful, a haven where you could go to … Continue reading
Posted in Parenting, Prayer Tagged Catholic, Contemplation, Monasticism Leave a comment
What is contemplation? Part II
There are three major categories of contemplation. The first, which I wrote about last week, is natural contemplation. The second is the contemplation practiced in non-Christian religions. The third is supernatural contemplation. It is this third type of contemplation that … Continue reading
Posted in Openness, Prayer Tagged Carmelite, Catholic, Contemplation, John of the Cross, Meditation, prayer time, Teresa of Ávila 4 Comments
Meditate on the Eucharist, our Thanksgiving
The Eucharist is our thanksgiving, our thank offering to God. Meditate on the Eucharist this Thanksgiving with the help of this great work of art. Consciously set aside all distractions. Quiet your mind. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide your … Continue reading
Posted in Prayer Tagged Eucharist, Last Supper, Meditation, Prayer, prayer time, spirituality, Thanksgiving 2 Comments
What is contemplation? Part I
ontemplation for Carmelites is the summit of the spiritual life on earth. It is (or should be) the goal of all Christians. It is what we prepare our kids for in our homeschool. But there is a lot of misunderstanding … Continue reading
Posted in Education, Prayer Tagged Carmelite, Christianity, Contemplation, Meditation, prayer time, Religion and Spirituality 6 Comments
Beg, borrow, or
steal buy: Golden Children’s Bible
In this occasional series of posts, I recommend resources for you and your family in 100 words or less. More detailed reviews may come later. Beautiful, traditional language. The Bible, slightly edited–not a book of paraphrased Bible stories. Artwork inspired … Continue reading
Posted in Bible, Books Tagged Bible, books, Children's Bible, Christianity, Kids, School Resources 8 Comments
Holiness and education both begin with openness
ph’phata!” Jesus said to the man who was deaf and mute. “Be open!” (See Mark 7:34.) The call to openness is a call to us all, whether we seek greater intimacy with God, or a better education for our children. … Continue reading
Posted in Education, Openness, Parenting, Prayer Tagged disciples of jesus, Education, intimacy with god, Natural family planning, spirituality 4 Comments
Rejoice, a blog is born!
ejoice! This is a test. My real first post will come later. Thanks!
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