Fifty-four Day Rosary Novena

There is a rather dedicated but powerful novena to Our Lady called the “54 Day Rosary Novena.” There are variations on it with regard to preparatory prayers, but I typically keep it simple and just state the intentions I’m praying for followed by the saying the Rosary. For the 54 Day Novena, you say 3 …

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Sober Catholic’s Facebook Page… (and a reminder about my books!)

Facebook seems to have done something with their Search algorithms or otherwise how they distribute Pages as for the past week or so I’ve noticed a huge increase in the number of “Likes” for Sober Catholic on Facebook. “Huge” is of course relative. Anyway, I would like to extend a friendly welcome to all the …

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Five First Saturday Devotions

For several generations faithful Catholics have had in their spiritual toolkit another devotional practice focusing on the Blessed Virgin Mary (which, as all Marian devotions do, leads one closer to Jesus). The “Five First Saturdays” were instituted at the request of Mary in 1925, during an Apparition to Lucia, one of the then only surviving seers …

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Book Review: Recovery Rosary for Alcoholics and Addicts on Catholic Alcoholic

Just a heads up to readers that there is a book review of The Recovery Rosary: Reflections for Alcoholics and Addicts over at Catholic Alcoholic. Go here: Book Review: Recovery Rosary for Alcoholics and Addicts Thanks, Number 9! Know someone, perhaps yourself, who might like Catholic devotionals for alcoholics? Please take a look at my …

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Quick Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary prayers

Yesterday I posted these on the Sober Catholic Blog Facebook Page. I am reposting them here: The First Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary: The Agony in the Garden. “Lord, take this Cup from me, but not my will, let your will be done.” The Second Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary: The Scourging at the Pillar. …

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Sober Catholic Books on Google+

Fresh off of creating a Page for them on Facebook, my books, The Stations of the Cross for Alcoholics and The Recovery Rosary: Reflections for Alcoholics and Addicts now also share a Page on Google+, also entitled “Sober Catholic Books”: Sober Catholic Books They have not been promoted much on Google+, outside of blogposts shared …

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My books have a Page on Facebook

My books, The Stations of the Cross for Alcoholics and The Recovery Rosary: Reflections for Alcoholics and Addicts now share a Page on Facebook entitled “Sober Catholic Books”: SoberCatholicBooks I have decided that it would be easier to promote and market them if they shared a page, rather than each having their own as they …

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I will be on The Busted Halo Show with Father Dave Dwyer tonight on SiriusXM (UPDATED)

(NOTE: Interview rescheduled for one hour later, at 9:20 PM, ET USA) I will be on The Busted Halo Show with Father Dave Dwyer tonight at 8:20 PM (Eastern USA Time)! Apparently they have had a lot of discussions on the show recently about substance abuse (what to do if you have a friend that …

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“Author offers two Catholic takes on recovery” : The Catholic Sun of the Diocese of Phoenix reviews my two books

The The Catholic Sun, newspaper of the Diocese of Phoenix, AZ has written 2 reviews of my books, The Stations of the Cross for Alcoholics and The Recovery Rosary: Reflections for Alcoholics and Addicts. Robert Curtis is the reviewer. According to the Sun’s bio of him, he is “a life-professed Lay Dominican, is the author …

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The Recovery Rosary: Reflections for Alcoholics and Addicts on Kindle and in print on CreateSpace

My new book: The Recovery Rosary: Reflections for Alcoholics and Addicts is now available through Amazon for their Kindle device and reader apps. Amazon.com: The Recovery Rosary: Reflections for Alcoholics and Addicts at the Kindle Store. If you would prefer a print edition, Amazon’s CreateSpace offers it here: The Recovery Rosary: Reflections for Alcoholics and …

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