Saturday, February 16, 2013

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival


Hello, and welcome to Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival. We are a group of Catholic bloggers who gather weekly to share our best posts with each other. To participate, go to your blog and create a post titled Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival. In it, discuss and link to your posts for the week--whether they deal with theology, Catholic living or cute Catholic kids. I'm mostly a book blogger so my posts are generally book reviews, some Catholic, some not. Make sure that post links back here. Once you publish it, come back here and leave a link below.

We also have a yahoogroup; signing up for it will get you one weekly reminder to post.  Click here to sign up.

I'd like to ask for prayers for Kathy and her family.  I "met" Kathy over ten years ago on an AOL message board for Catholic moms.  At the time those of us who were regulars on that board were pretty much thirty-something moms of young kids.  Quite of few of us have stuck together through the years and now are part of a facebook group.  I've met a few "in real life" but most are "just" cyber friends.  Kathy and I used to IM late at night about our special needs kids, among other things.  She was on of the most compassionate yet sensible people I knew.  Unfortunately this week she lost her battle with lung cancer.  She leaves behind a married daughter who is expecting her first baby in a couple of months, a special needs high school junior and a disabled husband.

Oh, and let me add a proud mama brag:  My older daughter just received a scholarship offer from her college of choice, Northwestern State University of Louisiana.  It will cost us less than $4,000 next year for tuition, room, board, and books!

My only post this week was a review of Catholics Come Home.   However, since it is Lent I'd like to call a couple of old posts to your attention:
Review of Sunday Snippets regular Kathleen Basi's book Bringing Lent to Life
Interview with Kathleen regarding Bringing Lent to Life
Lenten Activities for Children

11 comments:

  1. Thank you RAnn for hosting. A few poems and other posts, I hope of interest. You tell me. God bless.

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  2. Thanks for hosting. I am sorry about your friend, Kathy. I will pray for Kathy and her family. Congrats to your daughter! Wonderful news!
    I posted this week on - Put Out Into the Deep; a short video on Cardinal Arinze's statement about Pope Benedict; and Deo Gratias - Pope, Lent & Family.

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  3. Prayers for your friend and her family.

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  4. Thanks for the shout-out, Ruth. And both congratulations and sympathy for your other news.

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  5. Thanks for hosting, RAnn! I am praying for Kathy and her family.
    Congratulations to your daughter!
    This week I have posts about the Pope's announcement, the death of EWTN's beloved Deacon Bill, my Rosary Art collection, a doctor who murdered hundreds of newborn babies, my fan fiction, (I've added a link to my fanfiction.net profile and writings to the main page of my blog)
    a highly recommended Anne of Green Gables fic from another writer, which I reviewed on ff.net, a re-posting of My First Ash Wednesday, and, of course, my weekly book list.

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  6. Scholarships- a parent's consolation.

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  7. Hi RAnn, I'm sorry for the loss of your friend Kathy. What a wonderful relationship you've had through cyberspace. Praying for her family! And major congrats on your daughter's scholarship!!

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  8. Praying for the repose of your friend and for her family.

    How exciting for your daughter, congratulations!

    Two posts this week, my weekly goals and 7 Lenten resources for Homeschoolers.

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  9. Echoing the other posters...keeping your friend, you, and her family in our thoughts and prayers.

    My post this week is a simple crown of thorns bread, whereby the thorns are removed each time a sacrifice is made and the thorn is replaced by a flower. Come Easter Sunday, the crown is full of purple flowers.

    http://enterundermyroof.blogspot.com/2013/02/activity-baking-crown-of-thorns-for.html

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  10. My condolences on the loss of your friend. I will pray for her soul and her family.

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  11. Prayers for Kathy and her family - and congratulations to your daughter. Lenten blessings to you and all your readers!

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