Thursday, March 05, 2015

Seven Quick Takes

1. Saint of the day - Today we celebrate the feast of St. Colette of Corbie, founder of the Poor Clare Colettines, the patron saint of expectant mothers and unborn babies, of  childless couples who long to conceive, and of sick children. She was a miracle baby born to parents in their 60's. Read her entire story.

2.  This week we celebrated the feast of a great American saint -- St. Katharine Drexel -- an American heiress and socialite who shocked the world when at age 31, she abandoned her family’s fortune to become a Roman Catholic nun and to found an order of sisters dedicated to serving the impoverished Blacks and American Indian populations of the United States. Using her inheritance of $7 million, she spent the next 60 years and an estimated $20 million building missions, schools and churches for Native Americans and Blacks. Read more.

3. I have been busy preparing for my upcoming Lenten series at the Spiritual Life Center in Wichita, which are based on my book, Seven Saints for Seven Virtues. Donna-Marie Cooper-O'Boyle said: "I enjoyed this book by Jean Heimann. It's great for your Lenten journey."

4. Have you heard the latest saint news? Blessed Louis and Zelie Martin, will be canonized this year in the same month as the synod on the family.

5.  What I am currently re-reading for Lent: 

-- The Story of a Soul by St. Therese of Lisieux
-- Heart of Love by Eugene McCaffrey, OCD
--Praying with Therese of Lisieux Edited by Fr. R. Zambelli

6. Easter at Ephesus by the Benedictines of Mary Queen of Apostles is available now on Amazon for Easter:

7.  Outside my window this week...

Have a wonderful weekend!


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