Sunday, August 24, 2014

Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival

Photo copyright Jean M. Heimann

Welcome to Sunday Snippets – A Catholic Carnival, where a group of Catholic bloggers meet up at RAnn's blog to share their posts for the week and answer a question.

This week's question: Introduce yourself.

Answer: I am a freelance writer and author of three books, a retired school psychologist (who has worked with both children and adults, ages 2 - 82 in schools, social service agencies, and private practice settings), and a retired educator (elementary through college age). I have a Master of Science degree in School Psychology and a Master of Arts degree in Theology. I am an oblate with the Community of St. John, a parish and diocesan presenter, and have served as a leader in adult education formation for twenty-three years. My areas of specialty include: saints, spirituality, sacraments, and moral theology. I am also a trained crisis pregnancy counselor, a trained sidewalk counselor, and a prayer intercessor who has served the pro-life movement in these positions in both Illinois and Kansas. I am the author of the award-wining weblog, Catholic Fire, for the past ten years and a contributor to an additional five Catholic weblogs. I have been married to my husband, William (Bill) for the past twenty-two years and have one adult stepson. We live in Wichita, Kansas.

This week's posts include the following:

St. Rose of Lima

The Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary

Pope St. Pius X, "Pope of the Eucharist"

Novena to St. Augustine begins today

St. Bernard of Clairvaux: A model of peace for these troubled times

Pope's relatives die in car crash. Pope calls for prayers

St. John Eudes: "Father, Doctor, and Apostle" of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary

Best images of Pope Francis' trip to South Korea

Saint Helena of Constantinople: Finder of the True Cross of Jesus Christ

Novena to St. Monica Begins Today

~ copyright Jean M. Heimann August 2014

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