Regular readers of this humble little blog (which doesn’t necessarily equate to the blog hostess being of equal humility), will know that one of my favourite pastimes is to root around in charity shops and second hand book shops. You can imagine my delight then (yes i really am this sad, but i don’t care, so i don’t see why anyone else should) when i discovered today the following books, while spending a few hours perusing :
- Fatima ~ in Lucia’s own words
This Lent has unexpectedly been a time of growing closer to Our Lady, which is something i have prayed for, for a long time. When i worshipped elsewhere, in what seems like another lifetime now, i would regularly pray at the Chapel of Our Lady, it became a habit of sorts, and a good one as i benefitted from my frequent communication with Mother in the building of the church – the only time i could pray the rosary all the way through without getting tired and starting to yawn my way through it was when my fellow parishioners prayed the rosary prior to Mass – but somewhere around the time my spiritual life took a rapid nosedive last year, my relationship with God and with the Blessed Virgin, suffered enormously. (Breathe out Deborah).
I dare now, to hope, that these difficulties in my relationships with them both are finally straightening themselves out, please God. I am very much looking forward to getting to know more about the Apparitions, and as i recently created some Our Lady of Fatima papers (available for free download), i am particularly looking forward to reading this book.
- Traditional Hymns
It’s not specifically Catholic but i would have bought it for the images alone, i will share them with you in future posts, because they are just so beautiful, featuring much traditional imagery, icons and paintings.
- Interview with the Vampire
I’m looking forward to reading Anne Rice‘s work, i haven’t read any yet. I found the film of the same title entertaining, i’ll let you know what i think of it at some future point when i have read it.
- Divine Mysteries of The Most Holy Rosary
I struggle with this devotion, but i think that is largely because i need to have some guidance on which to contemplate while praying the mysteries, perhaps this book will aid me?
- What’s So Amazing About Grace?
Not written from a Catholic perspective but i have heard some good things about this book. I wouldn’t have bought it at full price, but i was pleased to stumble across it earlier today and will dip into it some day, no doubt. The last Philip Yancey book i purchased was through Bookmooch and i didn’ enjoy it very much, in fact i only read half of it because i just couldn’t get into it. I think it was entitled ‘Disappointment with God’. I was just disappointed with the book.