The weekly “little of this, little of that” feature here at Like Mother, Like Daughter!
Despite our current state of discombobulation (and we will update you soon! We keep saying that! But we do try! It just keeps happening! We’re hanging over here, no energy left for blogging!), we have a giveaway for you for First Communions (and really any event that begs for a solid beautiful gift).
Sacred Art Series is offering to two Like Mother, Like Daughter readers the beautiful Gospel of St. Luke and St. John.
What can I say about this volume? It’s just perfect for devotional reading. See how it doesn’t have verse numbering and footnotes (although it does have headings and references)? Of course there’s a place for those, in your regular study Bible. But for praying with Scripture, The Gospel of St. Luke and St. John fits the bill. (Can we convince them to publish a companion Gospel of St. Matthew and St. Mark?!?)
The type is a bit larger, so children can follow along easily. And of course, the artwork is fabulous. Throughout the pages are beautiful masterworks that radiate the goodness of God’s Holy Word. The artwork adds more scope for meditation.
This is an Amazon giveaway — just enter using this link. (I don’t receive anything for this giveaway — I’m just a great fan of this particular volume!)
Will Bloomfield, the publisher of the Sacred Art Series, is also offering a daily reading from St. Philip Neri in your inbox.
And for two weeks, the Gospels will be reduced 25% — from $39.95 to $29.95. So do take advantage if you aren’t a winner of the giveaway!
On to our links!
- Can hospital buildings — and health care — be oriented to the beautiful? David Clayton recounts a lecture by a Catholic doctor on the subject, adding his thoughts and some revealing photos. I would add that it’s worth reading God’s Hotel, a book by a doctor who is not Catholic, that offers the perspective of someone who worked in the last of the medieval-based almshouses in the US (in San Francisco!) before it was “renovated” for modern efficiency by experts. (I got it out of the library.)
- Of course we are still celebrating Easter! A really good meditation on the question of truth.
- Speaking of videos, and if you come to a day when everyone is sick and needs to sack out in front of soothing ones, here are some: craftsmen making a dugout canoe, and a knife, and a longbow. Our dear friend Jana says: All the other videos on the “northmen” vimeo site that I’ve seen are great to show the kiddos. (These are the kind of videos that we watch to supply for the lack of tradesmen in this world. The children will watch men working for hours in complete silence!)
- This review reveals a lot about the current state of what passes for education in our society: Pedagogy of the Distracted.
- My husband’s take on Rod Dreher’s Benedict Option: It doesn’t go far enough. Interestingly (and a bit of a surprise to me), we are in Rod’s book Crunch Cons — he says that we “settled around a monastery” — but that’s not exactly true, as Phil explains here.
- A wonderful opportunity — a classical drawing workshop in a fabulous setting! I happen to have a direct line to the experienced artist-teacher (he’s literally standing in front of me), and he says it would be excellent for anyone aged 10 to 100 — anyone at all who is interested in gaining more expertise in artwork:
I hope you are enjoying — truly enjoying and basking in! — the Octave of the Glorious Resurrection of Our Lord!
From the archives:
- Are you (or is one you love) gearing up for wedding planning? Do dip into our wedding posts!
- As the seasons change, it’s always good to revisit menu planning, the key to sanity!
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