Book Review

In This House of Brede–The Liturgical Seasons

In This House of Brede–The Liturgical Seasons

I have a new gem to share with you from In This House of Brede. It’s about the liturgical seasons and how it entertains us. Following is a conversation between a new postulant and a nun, Dame Clare: “…very dear, though still exacting.” These words describe my feelings as we are at the beginning of Great Lent. I love the liturgical […]

Gems and Musings from This House of Brede–Whores and Tramps

Gems and Musings from This House of Brede–Whores and Tramps

I paused when I read this. It’s absolutely true, of course, and the same can be said about Eastern Orthodox churches. Let’s just look at the saints. Like Saint Mary of Egypt in the icon above or Saint Moses the Strong. Or some of the Fools for Christ, like Saint Basil the Blessed. A funny story about Saint Basil tells of […]

A Feast, a Birthday, and a New Book

A Feast, a Birthday, and a New Book

February 5th is the feast of the Theotokos the Searcher for the Lost. She is the patroness of Holy Resurrection Monastery, so we started the day with Divine Liturgy. February 5th is also our son Lorenzo’s birthday! This sweet little man is a joy for all of us. He is a great big brother to his two younger siblings, is […]

Gems and Musings from the House of Brede

Gems and Musings from the House of Brede

I have a new book on my list of favorites: In This House of Brede by Rummer Godden. It is a book beloved by many people. I’m not surprised to find myself enjoying the book, after all, it is about religion, nuns, and the everyday ordinary-extraordinary ins-and-outs of life at a Benedictine Abbey; It is the story of a Christian community.  […]

St. Benedict and the Spirit of Community

St. Benedict and the Spirit of Community

Whether you’ve read The Benedict Option or not, there is a good chance you’ve heard of it or even had a discussion about it. This book written by Rod Dreher has spurred many important discussions on how we as Christians should build community. It has also brought Saint Benedict of Nursia and monasticism into the mainstream conversation among Christians. What Dreher is describing is real […]

Favorite Things: Children Books, and Monk Projects

Favorite Things: Children Books, and Monk Projects

Today I want to share some great books I’ve read with the kids recently and two new projects from two of the monks at HRM. First up is The Suitcase by Jane G. Meyer. I was thrilled when I heard Jane wrote a new book because I love all of her books; It isn’t clear who loves them more in […]

Fasting As A Family Winner!

Fasting As A Family Winner!

A big thanks for all those who entered to win the Fasting As A Family book. The winner is Michelle Therese! For those of you who didn’t win you can purchase the book at Amazon or from Ancient Faith. It’s worth buying! Blessed Pascha to those of you who are celebrating. If you are like us and have weeks to […]

by · March 28, 2016 · 0 comments · Book Review
Fasting As A Family: A Giveaway and Book Review!

Fasting As A Family: A Giveaway and Book Review!

O, how I wish I had this book, Fasting As A Family by Melissa Naasko, when we first started fasting about 18 years ago–WISH! It could’ve helped me to worry less during Lent and the other fasts about ‘what on earth will I cook,’ ‘what will I pack my husband to eat for lunch,’ and ‘are the kids getting enough protein.’ […]

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