Weekly Giveaway – Olivia and the Little Way

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This week publisher Harvey House Publishing sponsors their first CBB giveaway. One lucky winner will receive one copy of Olivia and the Little Way by  Nancy Carabio Belanger (you can read my review here). I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! Enter below. The contest starts at midnight tonight EST and will end 12AM EST Wed 12/26 with a winner being announced later that day. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

Church Fathers, Day 150: St. Ephrem tells us to run away from mockery

Run away from mockery Making fun of people makes us like Satan, says St. Ephrem the Syrian. Not only should we avoid doing it ourselves, but we should flee if we even hear mockery. If you love derision, you are just like Satan; and if you mock your fellow, you are the mouth of the devil. If you delight in calling people names because of their defects and flaws, Satan is not in creation but you have seized his place by force. Run far away from this! For it is altogether hurtful. If you want … [Read more...]

CBB Giveaway – Mary of Nazareth DVD

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Today Carmel Communications marketing firm for Ignatius Press sponsors a special CBB giveaway. One lucky winner will receive one copy of the 2-Disc Collectors edition DVD of Mary of Nazareth (you can read my review here). I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! Enter below. The contest starts at midnight tonight EST and will end 12AM EST Wed 12/25 with a winner being announced later that day. Good luck! a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Olivia and The Little Way

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Laura is back this week with another review of a book for young readers.Olivia and the Little Way by Nancy Carabio Belanger is a book that not only introduces the “Little Way” of St. Therese, but also shows young readers how they can put it into action. Children will draw inspiration from fifth-grader Olivia who is just beginning to use the little way. Olivia provides a wonderful example for young souls helping them apply the little way in their own life.Olivia’s spiritual journey with St … [Read more...]

CBB Review – Mary of Nazareth

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 I recently had the opportunity to watch the film Mary of Nazareth the latest release from Ignatius Press. The movie takes you on a journey that spans from Mary's early childhood to the Resurrection of Jesus. The sources used as reference include Scripture but also delve outside the Gospels to include stories from apocryphal texts many will be familiar with . Overall I was quite impressed. The movie actually gave me pause to consider a few things.We know the subject matter of this … [Read more...]

Church Fathers, Day 149: Hermas advises us to not listen to slander

Don’t even listen to slander The visionary Shepherd of Hermas was a very influential book in early Christian times. Here the writer is commanded to keep away from slander. Even listening to malicious gossip makes you part of the sin. Be simple and guileless, and you will be like children who don’t know the wickedness that ruins man’s life. First, do not speak evil of anyone, and do not listen with pleasure to anyone who speaks evil of another. If you do listen, you will share in the sin o … [Read more...]


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