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God calls you to holy poverty
When Karol Wojtyla (later Pope John Paul II) was bishop of Krakow, friends used to buy him new cassocks, which he would promptly give to poor priests in his diocese. He would continue wearing his old, worn-out cassock. In doing … Continue reading
Posted in Virtue Tagged books, Catholic, Examination of Conscience, Fr. Thomas Dubay, Pope John Paul II, Poverty 9 Comments
We have a winner for Can You Find the Saints!
Monica from Equipping Catholic Families has won Can you Find the Saints? Congratulations, Monica! Please email me with your mailing address and I will send your book out to you early next week. Thank you to everyone who entered and … Continue reading
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged books, Catholic, Giveaway, homeschool 1 Comment
Teaching typology with Joseph and his brothers
In past posts, I have written on Peter Rabbit and the Fall of Man, Benjamin Bunny and the narrow gate, and the Epiphany in My Side of the Mountain. I am making this into a series called Finding God in … Continue reading
Posted in Bible Tagged books, Catholic, Clyde Robert Bulla, homeschool, Joseph, Typology 14 Comments
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steal buy: Fire Within
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. By Fr. Thomas Dubay. Thorough, understandable explanation of Carmelite spirituality. Contains short biographies of Teresa … Continue reading
Posted in Books Tagged books, Carmelite, Catholic, Contemplation, John of the Cross, Prayer, review, Teresa of Ávila 5 Comments
Should school focus on work or leisure?
Some parents reject the term “homeschool,” preferring instead “education at home.” To them, “school” means an institution in a factory-like setting with dry textbooks and arbitrary schedules. Personally, I like the word “school.” First of all, it comes naturally. Most … Continue reading
Posted in Education Tagged books, Catholic, homeschool, Josef Pieper, leisure, philosophy, Socrates 7 Comments
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steal buy: Introduction to the Devout Life
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. By St. Francis de Sales. The classic spiritual guide for lay people. Practical and specific … Continue reading
Posted in Books, Prayer, Saints, Virtue Tagged books, Christianity, Francis de Sales, Prayer, review 2 Comments
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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