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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Pre-Holiday Links and Resources -Advent 2018 and Christmas

Advent and Christmas Links and Link Up
With Thanksgiving this week, Advent is following quickly behind it!

But besides the busy preparation for Christmas, there are a lot of things we can do to really observe the season of Advent! Over the years I have collected links and resources for the holidays that I thought would help me and my family prepare our hearts and spirits to celebrate the birth of Baby Jesus.  I haven't done everything on this list.  Some of it is a wish list, but there was something in every link that I thought was worthwhile.

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Perhaps first on the list is actually getting our homes ready for the holidays:
Holiday Grand Plan or join their Yahoo Group E-mail List Declutter and Clean!
Also DeClutter and Organize on Facebook. 

and get your planner ready~  Advent and Christmas Planner from Catholic Icing or Advent Planner from Wildflower and Marbles. 

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Advent Music Playlist:

Also, for a wonderful music for Advent and Christmas, I recommend this CD From the Peace Together Choir.  Celtic Advent Carol is a wonderful piece for Advent. Mr. Pete and I both participated in this with our friends in the Peace Together Choir. Also available on Amazon!

Feast of Christ the King

Christmas Novena:

Advent Calendars:

Planning for Advent

Advent reading

Everyday Graces

Preparing the Jesse Tree

Prayers of the season!

Saints of the Season

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Immaculate Conception
Immaculate Conception Cake 2012

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 St. Nicholas
St. Nicholas throw

Movies of the Season!
A Christmas Carol - George C. Scott
Scrooge 1970 Albert Finney!   My Personal Favorite




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Other miscellaneous resources!

Books of the Season  New Section!
A Small Miracle   Peter Collington
An Orange for Frankie   Patricia Polacco
Bells of Santa Lucia  Gus Cazzola 
Christmas In the Barn  Margaret Wise Brown
Christmas In The Trenches  John Mc Cutcheon 
Cobweb Christmas - The Tradition of Tinsel  Shirley Climo
Gifts from the Heart   Patricia Polacco
Good King Wenceslas  John M. Neal
Hanna’s Christmas   Melissa Peterson (Wiley)
Holly & Ivy  Rumer Godden
Jesus, Son of Mary  Fulton Sheen
Lucia, Saint of Light  Katherine Bolger Hyde
Mary, Mother of Jesus  Mary Joslin & Alison Wisenfeld
Merry Christmas Strega Noma  Tomie De Paola 
Nine Days to Christmas, A Story of Mexico Marie Hall Ets & Aurora Labastida
Our Lady’s Feasts  Sister Mary Jean Dorcy
Saints for Young People by Daughters of St. Paul
Shoemaker Martin  L. Tolstoy   B. Watts
Stable Where Jesus Was Born  Rhonda Gowler Greene
Stephen's Feast   Jean Richardson 
That Wonderful Night  The Daughters of St. Paul 
The Ageless Story  Lauren Ford 
The Angels Alphabet  Hilda Van Stockum
The Angels Story   Max Lucado 
The Christmas Anna Angel  Ruth Sawyer 
The Christmas Bird   Sally Ketchem 
The Christmas Candle  Richard Paul Evans 
The Christmas Coat   Clyde Robert Bulla
The Christmas Cobwebs  Odds Bodkin 
The Christmas Flower  Joseph Henry Jackson
The Christmas Knight  Jane Louise Curry
The Christmas Story Jane Werner (1952, A Little Golden Book)
The Crippled Lamb   Max Lucado
The Donkey’s Dream Barbara Helen Berger
The First Christmas Stocking  Elizabeth Winthrop
The Friendly Beasts  Tomie De Paola 
The Glorious Impossible  Madeleine L’Engle
The Huron Carol  Ian Wallace  
The Legend of Old Befana   Tomie DePaola 
The Little Fir Tree by Margaret Wise Brown
The Little Juggler   Barbara Cooney
The Little Match Girl   Hans Christian Andersen
The Living Nativity  David Haidle
The Night of Las Posadas  Tomie de Paola
The Real Santa Claus  Marianna Mayer
The Third Gift   Linda Sue Park 
The True St. Nicholas by William Bennett
The 12 Days of Christmas  Helen Haidle 
Waiting for Christmas   Kathleen Long Bostrom 
We Three Kings    Gennady Spirin 
When Jesus Was a Little Boy Georgia Moore Eberling