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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The rest of the story...

Father Joe writes an interesting piece on the MacFarlane divorce here.


I have to admit that I signed up for the e-mail alerts about the E5 fasting for men and Mr. Pete and I talked about it. But the bottom line for us was that although it's fine to fast and sacrifice for one's spouse, for a working man supporting a wife and six children, it just wasn't practical. Physiologically a working man needs calories to support his body and sustain his effort. (Ever read Laura Ingall's Famer Boy? Those men ate a lot, and although Mr. Pete is not a farmer, hauling instruments in and out of schools and dealing with customers has its own stresses.) So we didn't ever try it. It didn't make sense for us. I can't imagine my grandfather, who was married for 50+ years and worked as a welder and a famer would have done it either.


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