CBB Review: Doors of Mercy

Father Jeffrey Kirby and Brian Kennelly have a magnificent book on salvation history that does a couple of things. First, it gives readers scriptural examples of God's mercy given to His people throughout history. Second it uses that proof as a roadmap to show how we ourselves can channel the mercy we have received and pour it forth onto others. The book is called Doors of Mercy: A Journey Through Salvation History.Before going into what the book is about the makeup of the book must be … [Read more...]

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The Rosary rescues a wicked nobleman from hell, Mary: Day 295

The Rosary rescues a wicked nobleman from hell St. Dominic once prayed for a wicked nobleman to be converted, and God intervened. When the man began praying the Rosary, his heart was trans- formed. St. Alphonsus tells the story.In Saragossa, Spain, there was once a nobleman named Peter. He was a relative of St. Dominic, but he was a most wicked man. One day when the saint was preaching he saw Peter enter the church, so he begged our Lord to reveal the state of that miserable sinner to the … [Read more...]

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CBB Giveaway: Talking to God

Servant Books sponsors this mid-week CBB giveaway. One lucky winner will receive a copy of Talking to God: Prayers for Catholic Women by Julie Cragon (you can read the Michele's review here and Julie's review here). I use Rafflecopter to run my giveaways which makes it simple for you and me! Enter below. The contest starts NOW and will end 12AM EST Wednesday 05/18 with a winner being announced later that day. a Rafflecopter giveaway … [Read more...]

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CBB Review: Julie reviews Talking to God – Prayers for Catholic Women

Calm and peaceful - that is how I felt while reading Julie Cragon’s newest book, Talking to God: Prayers for Catholic Women. Throughout the day, I do not realize how tight I am or how I hold my breath until I pray and then I feel the tension slide off my body and my breathing slows and deepens.  Truly, as I read through the prayers in this book, one after the other, I caught myself feeling joy and peace.  Mind you, none of the situations in my life had changed, but the reminders from the author t … [Read more...]

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The Joyful Mysteries, Mary: Day 294

The Joyful Mysteries Blessed Bartolo Longo, a convert from Satanism who became a Third Order lay Dominican, was called the “Apostle of the Rosary.” Some of his writings form the basis for the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary established by Pope St. John Paul II. Here are his prayers for the Joyful Mysteries.First Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation. O Mary, immaculate lily, through the joy you felt when at the angel’s message you became the Mother of God: Obtain for me the virtue of purity and … [Read more...]

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CBB Review: Michele reviews Talking to God – Prayers for Catholic Women

As women, we are born to love, nurture and care for others, particularly those we love.  We want to be examples of love, comfort, joy, peace and holiness.  But how?  How can we help our loved ones in their day to day lives, while leading them to heaven, and getting ourselves there, too?Julie Dortch Cragon has the same questions... but she has the answer!  In her book Talking to God: Prayer for Catholic Women she writes: “How can we be such examples?  And how can we gather the strength that we … [Read more...]

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