My Spring Reading List!

After the heavier reading of Lent, I thought I'd like to continue some inspirational spiritual reading through the Easter season as well. 

Here's my book list!

Private and Pithy lessons from Scripture - Mother Angelica
Little Book of Life Lessons - Mother Angelica
Three to Get Married - Fulton Sheen
The Little Oratory
Diary Sister Faustina
Getting Past Perfect - Kate Wicker
The Words We Pray - Amy Welborn
Perfectly Yourself - Matthew Kelly 
Crossing the Threshold of Hope - Pope John Paul II




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A practical prayer idea.

Barb at SFO Mom writes:

"Around the same time, I started to think about the fact that people, myself included, say they will pray for some intention. I don't want to forget that I have promised a friend that I will pray for their grandmother, or whatever it is. So I began to dedicate my 'pocket Rosary' for a certain intention each day. If someone asks me to pray for their intention, I dedicate my day's 'pocket Rosary' for that. Each time I notice the Rosary in my pocket, I saw a quick prayer for the day's intention. And of course any decades I might complete are also offered for that intention.

It helps me to know that I am following up on the situation somehow. I know some people keep notebooks, or whatever. This is what works for me, right now.


I love that idea! After Raphael died I did keep his rosary in my hand for about a month. For me, ending that practice was a way to get through the grieving process and move on. But in retrospect there was something comforting about it and I love how Barb uses the rosary in the pocket as a practical way.

I read somewhere--and if I can remember where, I will credit it properly--that the best response when someone asks you to pray for them is to say something like, 'I will pray for you, as the Lord brings you to my mind.' Whenever you think of this person, just say a quick prayer for them. Chances are, the Lord will bring them to your mind often."


I totally agree Barb! I think God does this - particularly for our departed ones in purgatory.

Which reminds me that last week, I was dreaming about what I would be getting my friends and family for Christmas. I dreamed that my uncle, would LOVE to have a book on tape and when I woke up I was fully resolved to go out and find a nice book on tape for him! Then I remembered that my dear uncle died 20 years ago and I was awash in how real my need to get him something for Christmas had been just a efw moments earlier. I really do take that as a sign that he needs my prayers this Advent season. You got it Uncle. I promise!

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