Okay, we’re down to the wire here!
I’m giving away as hard as I can! My TPD [Time Perception Disorder] has kicked in for real. I never ever think things are soon unless they are too soon.
- This giveaway ends tonight — for a copy of the lovely and inspiring Sacred Art Series Gospels of St. Luke and St. John. (Discount code for orders: LMLDBLOG for 15% off one book, 20% off 3 or more.)
- This giveaway ends in two days — for a copy of Anthony Esolen’s Reclaiming Catholic Social Teaching. (Discount code for orders: LMLD15 for 15% off the book plus a free copy of Esolen’s Reflections on the Christian Life.)
So today, just to be sure that you can get your copies in time for Christmas, I’m giving away two beautiful resources for your family. The lucky winner will win both of these treasures, and the rest of you (not to say losers, but you know, not winners!) can use the code to get a little discount.
If you read The Little Oratory, you know that we wanted to help you bring your children up with beauty and devotion. We even addressed the question directly, both in the text and with the full page black line icons and drawings at the head of each chapter, all of which make great coloring or copying for your children (and you!).
David Clayton, my co-author for The Little Oratory, has now produced a lovely coloring book of the Sacred Heart of Jesus! With 18 or so black-and-white drawings (some of which you can see here on Amazon if you click on the book to see inside), this book will keep your children occupied coloring and pondering the gift of Jesus’ love.
That is what this devotion is all about. In the words of Fr. William Most, the thing about us is that we don’t really believe God loves us — not really. But if we start to think about Jesus’ human heart united with His divine nature and how He suffered for us, we begin to get an inkling.
Each image has a meditation for children and adults alike by William E. Fahey, who is president of Thomas More College of the Liberal Arts and also the father of five young children. With delicacy, William Fahey explores the aspects of the dear heart of Jesus and offers prayers as we go.
I think this book will make a great stocking stuffer for the children! At $7, what a value! And the publisher generously gives permission for you to copy the images for your own use. That way, the children can color away and the book will still be intact.
I’m also giving away another copy of Paul Jernberg’s Mass of St. Philip Neri!
Remember this? As I said before, it’s unlike any CD you have heard, I’ll wager. Listen to hear the parts of the Mass in the new English translation set to evocative choral music that will lift your mind and heart to God. And although it is quite beautiful, it’s easily learned by congregations, choirs, and even children. When I posted about this CD before, people left comments that brought tears to our eyes about how their children learned this setting! In our own parish our children’s choir sings it, so I know it can be done!
I’m giving away a copy of Paul’s CD to our lucky winner!
Go to Paul’s website to hear clips of the parts of the Mass. Really, do it! You won’t believe how stunning this Mass is, because honestly you owe it to yourself to hear something this awesome.
We’ll keep this giveaway short so that we have time to get you what you need.
(FYI, you are asked for your email *only* so that you can be contacted if you win! So do not fear the “registration.” If you are entering the drawing with a comment, don’t forget to come back up here and click on the Rafflecopter thingy to get your entries!)
- To order Clayton and Fahey’s Sacred Heart Coloring Book, go to Sophia Institute Press and use the code LMLD15 for a 15% discount. If you want it by Christmas, you will need to choose UPS shipping. If you use their flat-rate shipping, you can order as many books as you like for $5 shipping! But they will arrive after Christmas.
- To order Paul Jernberg’s CD (and the score for the Mass is also available if you want to learn it), go to his website. Use the code leila for 10% off your purchase. He assures me that if you order this week, you will get your CD by Christmas!
Again, in case you missed it last time, I leave you with the Glory to God (although it’s liturgically incorrect for right now — let’s imagine it’s already Christmas!) from the CD: