Reading Reverie Book Reviews

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The Power of Silence

By | 2017-06-27T17:15:02+00:00 June 6th, 2017|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews|

Sadly it's been awhile since we've posted a Reading Reverie Book Review...not because we aren't reading! - but because the days have been going by so quickly and have left little time for blogging!  But a book has been making it's rounds in the Monastery and it's obvious that it is a MUST SHARE.  The [...]

St Therese and Mercy

By | 2016-09-30T22:33:48+00:00 September 30th, 2016|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews, Year of Mercy|

Celebrating the Feast of St. Therese in the Year of Mercy seems very significant to me.  After all, Mercy is mentioned about 75 times in her writings.  Her path to holiness, the Little Way, was cleared and made ready by Mercy.  And, a pivotal moment in her life is when she wrote and made the [...]

2 Peas in a Pod: St. Francis and Pope Francis

By | 2016-01-26T22:37:31+00:00 January 26th, 2016|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews, Year of Mercy|

The message of Jesus is mercy.  For me, and I say this with humility, it is the Lord's strongest message." - Pope Francis In the life of St. Francis of Assisi, we see how the Mercy of God met him in his darkest hours.  Not only meeting him, but redeeming him, transforming him, filling him [...]

Little Drummer Boy and the Parable of the Talents

By | 2015-12-22T18:53:34+00:00 December 22nd, 2015|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews|

In the parable of the talents, Jesus warns us not to close ourselves off from coming to know Him through faith, and not to be slothful in using all the things that God is continuing giving us.” - Fr. Tadeusz Dajczer If you’re not familiar with the Parable of the Talents, then before proceeding have [...]

“Gimme space!” vs. Making Space

By | 2015-10-31T03:10:42+00:00 October 31st, 2015|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews, Year of Consecrated Life|

Chiara and Enrico learned in a marvelous way how to make space for grace; and grace cannot wait to show us the marvels of what it can do." Usually when I read a book, I plow through it, all the while writing down tons of quotes and putting sticky notes everywhere!  But this was not [...]

The Confessions

By | 2015-06-25T21:51:31+00:00 June 25th, 2015|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews|

Ferg doesn't really like when we have our nose in a book! - He would much rather be the center of attention!! (see bottom left of pic) Very slowly I've been working my way through The Confessions by St. Augustine.  Surprisingly, it's my first full read of this classic.  I've tried to plow [...]

Communion with Christ

By | 2015-04-29T03:28:11+00:00 April 29th, 2015|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews, Year of Consecrated Life|

"What did not lie in my plan lay in God's plan.  And the more often such things happen to me, the more lively becomes in me the conviction of my faith that - from God's point of view - nothing is accidental, that my entire life, even the most minute details, was pre-designed in the [...]

The Legacy of Spiritual Fathers and Mothers

By | 2015-03-23T19:15:49+00:00 March 23rd, 2015|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews, Year of Consecrated Life|

The flu has visited our community, inviting some of us to a different sort of Lenten penance than originally planned. I spent the greater part of my own 'forced retreat' with some good friends, just catching up. Yes, St. Therese and Pope St. John XXIII were happy to keep me company, being that germs are [...]

The 7 Penitential Psalms

By | 2015-02-19T22:57:46+00:00 February 19th, 2015|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews, Year of Consecrated Life|

"From my own experience I can certainly say that these seven psalms, though not all equally, are one of God's greatest gifts in keeping us in touch with a true sorrow for sin and in giving us the words we need to pierce through the haziness of self-justification." - Mother Maureen McCabe Late last year, [...]

WRAP Yourself in Scripture

By | 2015-02-03T17:45:28+00:00 February 3rd, 2015|Nun News Blog, Reading Reverie Book Reviews|

It's is time for another Reading Reverie Book Review!  I can hardly believe that I have not yet reviewed this book, WRAP Yourself in Scripture.  For the last 3 or 4 years, it has been my constant companion. I carry it with me to Eucharistic Adoration each day, as well as having it by my [...]