Tag: Catholic

In Which I’m Going to Disappear…

Posted July 17, 2016 in Faith / 2 Comments

In case you have missed it, I’m going to World Youth Day in Krakow, Poland! I am super excited about this (and also a bit nervous because of celiac).

Anyway, I can’t guarantee internet access and will likely disappear from everything for a few weeks. I have some reviews scheduled while I am gone and that is about it.

I will definitely share my trip when I return in August.

Please keep me in your prayers and let me know if there is anything you would like me to pray for while I am on pilgrimage.

amanda

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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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Things Every Catholic (and Non-Catholic) Should Know – {Review} The Catholic Catalogue

Posted April 18, 2016 in Faith, Reading, Review / 0 Comments

Things Every Catholic (and Non-Catholic) Should Know – {Review} The Catholic CatalogueThe Catholic Catalogue by Melissa Musick, Anna Keating
Publisher: Image (2016)
Hardcover (432 pages)
Via: Blogging for Books
Rating:
Reading Challenges: Read 2016

Synopsis

The popular mother-daughter team behind the hit website TheCatholicCatalogue.com helps readers to discover, rediscover, and embrace some of the smells and tastes, sounds and sensations, holidays and seasons of the Catholic life. This collection of prayers, crafts, devotionals and recipes will help readers make room in their busy lives for mystery and meaning, awe and joy.
This beautifully designed book will help readers celebrate Catholicism throughout the years, across daily practice and milestones. Like the most useful field guides, it is divided into user-friendly sections and covers such topics as the veneration of relics, blessing your house, discovering a vocation, raising teenagers, getting a Catholic tattoo, planting a Mary garden, finding a spiritual director, and exploring your own way in the tradition.
With more than 75 inspiring chapters, this book promises to be a resource that individuals and families will turn to again and again.

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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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Scheduling {Blog Organization}

Posted March 18, 2016 in Let's Discuss, Life, Reading / 12 Comments

Blog Organization: Scheduling

Welcome to the second part of my series on blog organization. The first part of the series was on the plugins I use and this post will be on scheduling.

I used to use exclusively Google Calendar to help me schedule my posts. It was great because I was able to sync between computer and my phone. However, I had some problems with it. I was forgetting to look at it or update it as often as I should.

Now, I use a May Designs planner. I have a months + dots agenda and I will show you how I use it. The months are, obviously, for scheduling and I use the dots to help keep track of reading challenges.

The first thing I did when I got my planner was add a key to each month’s page. My key is as follows:

  • red for Monthy Wrap-Ups
  • green for Reviews
  • purple for Discussions
  • blue for Memes
  • orange for Catholic Liturgical Calendar
  • pencil for personal things or tentative posts

Planner Key

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