Simply Divine Mercy

"The greater the sinner, the greater the right he has to My Mercy… He who trusts in My Mercy will not perish." – Jesus to St. Faustina

3 Little Books for Little Ones… and 1 for Grandparents!

This morning I am going to share a few lovely books I enjoyed reading to our children, and one that will make you think a little about ways you can cultivate healthy relationships with your extended family – just in time for the holidays!  Here they are: Read the rest of this entry »


Building Up Our Church – St. Joseph College Seminary (Your Help Needed!)

Dear Friends,

I am so excited to share that the building project for the new St. Joseph College Seminary broke ground on September 15, 2018, the Feast Day of Our Lady of Sorrows.  (Perhaps only in Catholicism do we ever put the words “feast” and “sorrows” together, but that is for a different post!)  This morning, I want to direct your attention to Charlotte, NC for a moment.

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Why I Stand with the Catholic Church

We live in a culture that says “have it your way” (Burger King), “I am what I make up” (CoverGirl), and as long as “I’m lovin’ it” to no one else’s detriment, it doesn’t really matter if “it” is actually good for me (right McDonald’s?).

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Mother of Christ, Star of the Sea

Hail, Queen of heav’n the ocean star!

Guide of the wand’rer here below!

Thrown on life’s surge, we claim thy care;

save us from peril and from woe.

Mother of Christ, star of the sea,

pray for the wanderer, pray for me. Read the rest of this entry »

A Spiritual Toolkit to Prepare You for Anything

I recently had an opportunity to review these three titles from TAN Books.  After reading them, I realized that they go together quite nicely.  I’m calling this “a toolkit that will prepare you for anything.”  Mundane Monday?  Encroaching army?  Mary and Jesus have got your back… Read the rest of this entry »

Mud Baths Before Easter

Before there was a garden on our property this year, there was just a big patch of soil.  Rather than till and water and prepare the soil by ourselves (okay I was like 8 months pregnant – let’s not lie – my husband was doing most of the gardening at this point), we enlisted the help of our three small children.
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Happy Easter & A Book Review!

Happy Easter everyone!  So I know I’ve been all about reviewing books lately, and there’s a reason for that… I’ll share more about that at some point here with you!  Our family is now caring for 8 baby chicks as we continue our homestead plans and await the birth of our 4th child!  So there’s lots of exciting activity going on here at the Mason home. Read the rest of this entry »

The Case for Catholicism: Answers to Classic and Contemporary Protestant Objections

To call this book comprehensive would be an understatement.  Right out of the gate in The Case for Catholicism, Trent Horn begins a clear, concise, and extremely thorough explanation of our Faith.  The book truly delivers on its promise to provide us with answers to Protestant objections.

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A Devotional to Lead You to Jesus in the Eucharist

The Catholic Church is blessed to hold many gems of literature, sprinkled throughout the ages by holy men and women seeking to draw souls closer to God.  Sometimes these gems remain hidden for decades or centuries.  But today, I am excited to be a part of unveiling this gem of a devotional for the world.

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Mary’s Vital Role in the “Pro-Life” Movement

As Catholics and Christians, we are not just pro-life.  We cannot just be pro-life.  To say we are such indicates that we are simply in favor of promoting life, that we “indicate favor for some party, system, or idea,”* in this case, that we indicate favor for life.  We do not merely wish to promote life.  No, our primary responsibility, the task we have been entrusted with as Christians, is to love every life.  And if we’re going to do this effectively, if we’re truly going to love every single life, we absolutely cannot omit Mary from the equation.  Read the rest of this entry »