Dear Readers, you might like to know that one of my most useful out of print books has just be reprinted. It is called Treasury of Women Saints. I wrote this way back in the late 1980’s. The editor at Servant wanted me to do 2 pages on a few hundred women saints. I thought that was ridiculous. How could I get into enough that would interest readers. The editor said “If you make them 2 pages busy housewives with children will read one a day and ask their friends ‘which one are you up to.’ That’s what happened. Franciscan Media republished it updated to include such greats as Mother Teresa of Calcutta in hard-cover with a beautiful gold cover so that it would be a great gift book. Click on the link below and you can see how beautifully they did it.
The sacramental nature of reality.
You need to be more aware of theI need to see fact that reality itself is sacramental in that God wants to reveal Himself in everything that happens to you. It is not perfect like the Eucharist but still it is revealing Him.
The book about her I read calls her The Spouse of the Crucified” 1844-1905. It is written by Cecil Kerr.
August 7, 2008
We want you to seek Our help and the help of your Mother, Mary, the angels and saints in your planning. That is good. You need guidance from on high. The saints always sought the virtue of prudence, enriched by other special gifts of discernment.
When you feel insecure and anxious you would like Us to reveal every detail of Our plan for you. Often We choose, instead, to show you only a step you can take next. Future paths depend on free will responses of others. Some of these people you don’t even know yet. Sometimes We want you to be part of a plan that fails on the surface because the failure will teach important lessons.
As We have been trying to teach you in many different ways it is not good to become too attached to expectations, for often We work more through presences rather than visible direct outcomes. Look at the growth of the Church. Do you think the deaths of the martyrs seemed like success?
“That the thoughts of many will be revealed.” (Luke 2:35)