Sigrid Undset’s First Novel “Marta Oulie”–Translated Into English for the First Time!

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For the first time Marta Oulie, the first published novel by acclaimed Norwegian writer Sigrid Undset, has been translated into English.Undset, who is best known for her later work, the three-volume  Kristin Lavransdatter, had not yet converted to the Catholic faith when she penned Marta Oulie: A Novel of Betrayal at the age of 24; but already she was probing into the hearts and minds of women.I first became aware of Undset's work when Deal Hudson, former editor of Crisis Magazine, l … [Read more...]

A Little Light Reading to Enliven Your Lent

Reflections from Rome

I have been smiling my way through Monsignor Richard Soseman's book, Reflections from Rome: Practical Thoughts on Faith and Family.I'm just sorry--so sorry!--that I didn't tell you about it earlier, before Lent began; but you know, it's not too late to add it to your repertoire during this season of reflection and renewal!I first met Monsignor Soseman ("Mons" is his on-line handle) in May 2011, when I was in Rome attending the Vatican Blogfest.  Mons, a priest from the Diocese of Peoria … [Read more...]

Lenten Inspiration: The Angelic Voices of the Benedictine Sisters

Lent is approaching; and if you're like me, you really do try during Lent to find more time for prayer, more opportunities for quiet reflection, more impetus to draw nearer to Christ.This year, I have an idea:  I've been listening to Lent at Ephesus, the third and most recent CD from the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles.  I had it in my car; but for me (at least this year), the driving-in-the-snow-and-potholes thing hasn't worked very well—the road noise has distracted from the sis … [Read more...]


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