The Art of the Letter

Does anyone write real letters anymore? I know I used to write to several friends on a regular basis, and I always enjoyed receiving letters back. It was a time to pour a cup of tea, take a break, and catch up on their latest news. Now, I’m down to just one or two friends who communicate with me via...

Expressing Gratitude

I’ve been thinking about the importance of gratitude lately, about how important it is to remember to say “thank you” to God. And I’ve been reflecting on the 10 lepers that Jesus healed (see Luke 17:11-19). There they were, desperate for mercy and healing. They recognized Jesus and he...

The Grace of Confession

I have a confession to make. It’s been two years since my last confession. I used to attend monthly mornings of reflection where confession was part of the program. When those ended, I began going to evenings of reflection at a local church. Again, confession was offered. But then life got in the way,...

The School of Prayer, Busted Wide Open

This past week I attended the Catholic Marketing Network convention in Somerset, New Jersey. Two Servant authors signed books there: Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle signed copies of The Miraculous Medal: Stories, Prayers, and Devotions, and Daria Sockey signed The Everyday Catholic’s Guide to the Liturgy of...

Summertime: Convention Time

In a few weeks some of us will be heading to Somerset, New Jersey, for the Catholic Marketing Network convention (August 6-9). It’s always a full few days of networking, learning, and celebrating the wonderful world of Catholic books and gifts. This year, two of our Servant authors will be signing...

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