CBB Giveaway – Summer Meditations and Meet Your Spiritual Father

This week we have two titles to give away! One lucky winner will receive a copy of Summer Meditations by Father John Bartunek and sponsored by publisher Liguori Publications (you can read the review here) and will receive one copy of Meet Your Spiritual Father: A Brief Introduction to St. Josephby Mark Miravalle and sponsored by Lighthouse Catholic Media (you can read the review here). I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! Enter below. The contest starts N … [Read more...]

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CBB Review: Mother Angelica Her Grand Silence

When we first heard the news I believe we were all in a state of sadness. We were aware of the fragility of Mother Angelica’s health but the loss still stings. Our beloved Mother Angelica passed only a few short months ago and Raymond Arroyo delivers in a book that gives an overview of the last years of Mother’s life. Mother Angelica Her Grand Silence: The Last Years and Living Legacy pulls the curtain back on the silent years of Mother. Years we were not privy too. Time spent that was spent in p … [Read more...]

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A salutation to Mary, Mary: Day 305

A salutation to Mary This prayer was composed by St. John Eudes, a French missionary and priest who founded the Congregation of Jesus and Mary. A copy of it was found in a book belonging to St. Margaret Mary after her death.Hail Mary, daughter of God the Father!Hail Mary, mother of God the Son!Hail Mary, spouse of God the Holy Spirit!Hail Mary, temple of the Most Blessed Trinity!Hail Mary, pure lily of the radiant Trinity!Hail Mary, celestial rose of the ineffable love … [Read more...]

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A young man is freed of immoral habits, Mary: Day 304

A young man is freed of immoral habits St. Alphonsus tells a story that illustrates how even a small daily habit of devotion to Mary, faithfully practiced, bears wonderful and lasting fruit.An event recorded by Fr. Paul Segneri, in the work entitled Christian Instructed, is rightly well known. A young man of immoral habits, and laden with sins, went to Confession to Fr. Nicholas Zucchi in Rome. The confessor received him with charity.Filled with compassion for the young man’s u … [Read more...]

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The graces of the family Rosary, Mary: Day 303

The graces of the family Rosary Praying the Rosary as a family remains a popular household devotion, full of graces. But Venerable Pope Pius XII knows that busy families sometimes need encouragement to lay aside other concerns and turn to Our Lady together.We affirm that the custom of the family recitation of the holy Rosaryis a most effective means. What a sweet sight, most pleasing to God, when in the evening the Christian home resounds with the frequent repetition of praises in honor … [Read more...]

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Pray the Rosary for peace, Mary: Day 302

Pray the Rosary for peace In 1969, when multiple wars were raging around the globe, Blessed Pope Paul VI issued the apostolic exhortation Recurrens Mensis  October to encourage Catholics to pray the Rosary. His stated prayer intention was peace—an intention that must be perennial in our fallen world.We invite the entire Christian people once more to the practice of a form of prayer which is rightly dear to Catholic piety, and which has lost none of its importance amid the difficulties of th … [Read more...]

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