CBB Giveaway – Rugged Rosary

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This week I am once again running a special second giveaway. Cord Bands LLC is the sponsor of this giveaway. One lucky winner will receive one of their Rugged Rosaries specifically the Glendalough Celtic Rosary. (you can read my Rugged Rosary review here). I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! EST and will end 12 AM EST 8/04 with a winner being announced later that day. Enter below. a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

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CBB Review – Rugged Rosaries

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Recently I had an opportunity to check out a unique source for rosaries. You may have seen their advertisements on Facebook. I’m talking about CordBands LLC and their creation Rugged Rosaries. After having my hands on one of these, and using it, I can tell you these rosaries are impressive and a real conversation piece.I was sent one of these for review, in particular the Rattlesnake version. They are called rugged for a reason. Each of these rosaries is made with military 550 paracord. This … [Read more...]

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Mary foreshadowed by Noah’s dove and the rainbow, Mary: Day 006

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Mary foreshadowed by Noah’s dove and the rainbowThe Fathers of the Church began a long tradition of discovering in the Old Testament figures and events that foreshadow Mary. Here, St. Alphonsus tells how earlier theologians saw Noah’s dove as her symbol.Mary was foreshadowed by the dove that returned to Noah in the ark with an olive branch in its beak as a pledge of the peace that God granted to men (see Gn 8:11). With this in mind, St. Bonaventure addresses our Blessed Lady this way: “Yo … [Read more...]

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CBB interview with Sarah Vabulas

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Sarah Vabulas is known in the blogging world for her work at her blog The Catholic Drinkie. Recently her first book, The Catholic Drinkie’s Guide to Homebrewed Evangelism  was released by Liguori Publications. She and I also recently had an opportunity to discuss her book and our mutual enjoyment of a good homebrewed beer.PETE: For those unfamiliar with your work, can you tell readers how you became The Catholic Drinkie?SARAH VABULAS: Catholic Drinkie came to life when I attended Cat … [Read more...]

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“All generations will call me blessed!”, Mary: Day 005

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“All generations will call me blessed!”St. Alphonsus invites us to be among those whom Mary prophesied would call her blessed down through the generationsHow many who were once proud have become humble by devotion to Mary! How many who were ruled by passion have become restrained! How many in the midst of darkness have found light! How many who were in despair have found confidence! How many who were lost have found salvation by the same powerful means! All this, Mary clearly foretold in … [Read more...]

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Mary’s hymn of praise to God, Mary: Day 004

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Mary’s hymn of praise to God The longest quote from Jesus’ mother was recorded in St. Luke’s Gospel: a hymn of praise to God, inspired by her encounter with her kinswoman St. Elizabeth. My soul magnifies the Lord,and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,for he has regarded the low estate of his handmaiden.For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed;for he who is mighty has done great things for me,and holy is his name. And … [Read more...]

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