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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: June 2013
Books to teach boys virtue
Finding good books for boys as they get older is always a challenge. Lat fall I put together a list of good books for boys aged 10-14 . You will see that the scope of it is limited. On my … Continue reading
Posted in Books Tagged Catholic, Chronicles of Narnia, David Copperfield, Teaching Boys, The Bronze Bow, Virtue 13 Comments
Trusting God with your future
Last December, I began a quest to trust God more. It started with my reading The Way of Trust and Love by Jacques Philippe. You can read my original post on St. Therese’s trust here. (I know I link to … Continue reading
Posted in Virtue Tagged Carmelite, Catholic, Death, Immaculée Ilibagiza, St. Therese of Lisieux, Suffering, trust 12 Comments
“New” homeschool discoveries from the conference
Continuing my reflections on the Minnesota Catholic Home Education Conference, I want to share with you some new resources I discovered. They might not all be new to you, but they were to me. God’s Covenant with You: The Bible … Continue reading
Posted in Books Tagged Bible, Catholic, David Clayton, homeschool, Scott Hahn 8 Comments
How to love God more
Do you ever sit up and listen suddenly during the Sunday homily? That happened to me this week. Instead of the post I was planning, I am writing about Sunday’s Gospel, as I believe the Holy Spirit desires. You see, … Continue reading
Posted in Forgiveness Tagged Catholic, Confession, Love, Mary Magdalene, Penitent Woman 6 Comments
The power of stories
It’s been quite a week at Contemplative Homeschool! Between the release of my free e-book and my two youngest boys having the flu, there hasn’t been a dull moment. Welcome to all my new subscribers. I hope you will introduce … Continue reading
Posted in Books Tagged Bible, Black Hawk Down, Catholic, Fr. Michael Schmitz, homeschool, Stories 4 Comments
Free e-book: Five Lessons from the Carmelite Saints That Will Change Your Life
Update: At least one reader has said he can’t see the link on his mobile device. Is that the case for others? Try this link instead: Subscribe to my posts. Update 2: The Nook edition is now available for sale … Continue reading
Why is spiritual detachment necessary?
In my post last week we defined spiritual detachment as getting rid of our selfish clinging to things or persons other than God in response to His love for us. Today I would like to address why detachment is necessary. … Continue reading
Posted in Holiness Tagged Carmelite, Detachment, Idols, John of the Cross, Teresa of Ávila 8 Comments
Homeschooling parents, you can change the world!
This past weekend I attended the Minnesota Catholic Home Education Conference. I heard two excellent talks and discovered interesting materials I had never seen before. I would like to spend the next few weeks here reflecting on what I learned. … Continue reading
Posted in Education Tagged homeschool, HSLDA, Standarardized Tests, Studies, Vocations 9 Comments