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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St Monica

Tomorrow is the feast of one of my favorite saints, St. Monica. St. Monica a tenacious prayer warrior when it came to her children, particularly Augustine who later became one of the great doctors of the church. She prayed, followed and encouraged him with all of her strength. She never gave up.

Today we would call such a woman a nag I suppose. It certainly isn't the fashion to follow grown children around and encourage them on their Christian walk. But that's what Monica did and it paid off.

For me it reiterates that motherhood is a lifelong commitment, one that doesn't end on the 18th or 21st birthdays of the child. It also reminds me that you're never too old to take advice from your mom either!

St. Monica - Catholic Online

Catholic Culture : Liturgical Year

for further reading:

Life of Saint Monica

Saint Monica: C. 332-387 : Model of Christian Mothers

Raising Christian Children in a Secular World: Christian Parenting
Charlotte at Waltzing Matilda has created these coloring pages: St Monica.
Charlotte also has a link to a tasty Algerian dish to celebrate the feast with!