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A Walk among Roses, by Manuela Giannotti
My cousin and I had the opportunity to attend a retreat offered at the motherhouse of a congregation of sisters. We knew the experience was a privilege but neither of us realized how illuminating the afternoon would actually be….  read more

Love Among the Ruins, by Matt Labash
Caring for orphans, ransoming hostages, burying the dead—it’s all in a day’s work for Father Rick Frechette.  read more

The Lord loves a good game, by Deacon Douglas McManaman
I don’t know how many of you saw the hockey game between the U.S and Finland, but I watched about 4 seconds of it. That’s how long it took for me to see the score after the first period: 6–0.  read more

Nelson County Food Pantry reaches out in rural areas, by Steve Neill Of The Catholic Virginian
Residents of Nelson County, a largely rural area between Charlottesville and Lynchburg, turned out in large numbers recently for an Open House of the new facility…  read more

Book Recommendations

Why Stay Catholic?
Scandals in the Catholic Church won’t go away. The uninspiring sermons keep coming, and lay people who don’t feel fulfilled find themselves asking Catholic questions, and looking for Catholic answers…. In Why Stay Catholic?, national best-selling author Michael Leach offers surprising, inspiring, and timely answers to this life-changing Catholic question.  read more

Damien the Leper
follows Father Damien from his roots in Belgium as Joseph de Veuster through his entrance into the church and ultimate destiny at the leper colony on the island of Molokai, HI….  read more

The Handbook for Catholic Moms: Nurturing Your Heart, Mind, Body, and Soul
[Hendey] covers matters of heart, mind, body and soul in chapters on relationships, creativity, fitness and prayer, all infused with a uniquely Catholic outlook that emphasizes the importance of such things as frequent reception of the sacraments, befriending the saints, and getting the most out of worship during Mass….  read more

New Fireside Youth Bible
This Bible was written for Catholic Youth to enable them to grow emotionally and spiritually in their Catholic faith. There are 21 topics addressed through eight comprehensive sections…  read more

The Catholic Bible Dictionary
[T]his important reference guide, written specifically for Catholics, which contains more than five thousand clear and accessible entries and covers a wide range of people, places, and topics. From Genesis to Revelation, the whole of salvation history is presented and explained in smart, easy-to-understand prose….  read more

Two Weeks Since My Last Confession
…grabs the reader into the family saga of the O’Brien family-capturing the changes in the social and domestic landscape of the last twenty-five years.  read more


CatholicTV.com has a live feed (see Watch Catholic TV Live button on the upper right of the Video page).  From the about page:  “Utilizing powerful technology, we strive to connect People of Faith. Through relevant, inspiring and prayerful programming we educate, teaching the Wisdom of God in the Catholic Tradition, endeavoring to move people of all ages, cultures and attitudes toward the Fullness of Life.”

EWTN TV Live Feed  300k Flash.  Watch EWTN live from your computer.  Please allow pop-ups for this media.

“You Are Mine” by David Haas, via YouTube.  Many related videos can be found at right on the YouTube page.

“Hail Mary, Gentle Woman” sung by Angelina, via YouTube.   Orinally from EWTN.

Links  (Y = Youth/Teen specific sites)

American Catholic

A Nun’s Life:  Blogs by Catholic Nuns

Catholic Information Center on the Internet (CICI)

Catholic Mom

Catholic Online

Diocese of Richmond

Office of Vocations

Catholic Virginian

Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN)

Knights of Columbus

The Mary Page

Medjugorje:  Provides information about one of the most important religious event since the time of Jesus Christ. This event has dramatically changed the lives of literally millions of people since 1981, and it is vital that everyone has the opportunity to hear the story of Medjugorje.

New Advent

Opus Dei:  Opus Dei is a Catholic institution founded by Saint Josemaría Escrivá. Its mission is to spread the message that work and the circumstances of everyday life are occasions for growing closer to God, for serving others, and for improving society.

(Y) St. Elizabeth’s Life Teen

The Thomas More Center

United States Bishops’ Home Page

Vatican Home Page