Author: Pope Francis

{TTT} Favorite 2016 Releases So Far

Posted June 21, 2016 in Reading / 6 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly link-up hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

It has been a long time since I have written a Top Ten Tuesday post. I haven’t meant to leave it this long, but apparently life gets in the way. Anyway, I am back for now. This week’s list is the Top Ten Favorite 2016 Releases So Far. Since I have only read 11 2016 releases I would rate 5 stars so far, I’m going to give you all eleven. They are listed in the order in which I read them.

MiriamRaeliaThe Catholic CatalogueThe Star-Touched Queen
The Name of God is MercyRisukoThe Winner's Kiss
DivinedThe Raven KingThe Rose and the DaggerRuined

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April 2016 in Review

Posted April 30, 2016 in Life, Reading / 6 Comments

Things that Happened in April

  • My birthday on April 1st. I don’t exactly like my birthday, in fact, I have nine whole reasons I hate the day of my birthday! I shared them on Twitter.
    9 Reasons I Hate the Day of My Birthday!
  • I GOT ACCEPTED TO GRADUATE SCHOOL!! It is for a Masters in Catechetics and Evangelization. I am SUPER excited about this. It is an online program that I will begin in August.

Favorites of the Month

  • My favorite book of the month was The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater. I was basically in tears (meaning I would have been crying if I were one to cry about books) by the end of the novel. Such a fitting ending to an amazing series!
  • My favorite reread of the month was Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J K Rowling. I love this book so much!

My Favorite Tweets of April

Books I Read in April

And I DarkenThe Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava LavenderThe Winner's KissDivined
Harry Potter and the Order of the PhoenixCity of Fallen AngelsHeir of FireThe Raven BoysThe Dream Thieves
Blue Lily, Lily BlueThe Raven KingThe Star-Touched QueenHarry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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Recommending this Book to EVERYONE! – The Name of God is Mercy {Review}

Posted April 23, 2016 in Reading, Review / 0 Comments

Recommending this Book to EVERYONE! – The Name of God is Mercy {Review}The Name of God is Mercy by Pope Francis
Publisher: Random House (2016)
Hardcover (176 pages)
Rating:
Also by this author: The Joy of the Gospel, Walking with Jesus, Encountering Truth
Reading Challenges: Read 2016

Synopsis

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • In his first book published as Pope, and in conjunction with the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis here invites all humanity to an intimate and personal dialogue on the subject closest to his heart—mercy—which has long been the cornerstone of his faith and is now the central teaching of his papacy.
In this conversation with Vatican reporter Andrea Tornielli, Francis explains—through memories from his youth and moving anecdotes from his experiences as a pastor—why “mercy is the first attribute of God.” God “does not want anyone to be lost. His mercy is infinitely greater than our sins,” he writes. As well, the Church cannot close the door on anyone, Francis asserts—on the contrary, its duty is to go out into the world to find its way into the consciousness of people so that they can assume responsibility for, and move away from, the bad things they have done.
The first Jesuit and the first South American to be elected Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis has traveled around the world spreading God’s message of mercy to the largest crowds in papal history. Clear and profound,
The Name of God Is Mercy resonates with this desire to reach all those who are looking for meaning in life, a road to peace and reconciliation, and the healing of physical and spiritual wounds. It is being published in more than eighty countries around the world.
“The name of God is mercy. There are no situations we cannot get out of, we are not condemned to sink into quicksand.”—Pope Francis

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March 2016 in Review

Posted March 31, 2016 in Faith, Life, Reading / 10 Comments

March 2016 in Review

Things that Happened in March

  • EASTER! The Easter Vigil is one of my favorite Masses of ever! Seriously, it is gorgeous even if it does get a bit long at times.
  • My little sister was able to come home for two days for Easter. It was great to see her.
  • I finally finished my application for graduate school. Now the nail-biting begins…
  • Things have been absolutely crazy at school. It has been so hectic that one of my co-teachers made the comment she has spent more time in the principal’s office in the last two weeks than she did her entire career as a student. Things definitely need to slow down soon.
  • I haven’t been feeling great this month. This is probably due to the stress of work and the students sharing their fun diseases with everyone they come in contact with.
  • My favorite book of the month was The Star-Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi. It was utterly amazing and beautiful. I shared some of my favorite quotes from it with my sister and now she wants an Amar. 🙂
  • My favorite reread of the month was Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J K Rowling. In fact, this was the only reread this month.

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October 2015 in Review

Posted October 30, 2015 in Life, Reading / 8 Comments

October 2015 in Review

Things that Happened in October

  • This month has been utterly insane at the school. With short week and then assemblies and homecoming week and red ribbon week and everything that goes with all that. I definitely need a break and, hopefully, things will calm down in November.
  • Life has just been crazy. Enough said.
  • Blogversary!

Books I Read in October

Encountering TruthThese Broken StarsThe White RoseA Mad, Wicked Folly
The CommanderGreen RiderSnow Like Ashes
GracelingFirst Rider's CallRuby RedThe High King's Tomb
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