Set in 18th-century Milan, Playing by Heart is a symphony of romance and faith with an undercurrent of social commentary. Will Maria and Emilia’s father sacrifice their futures on the altar of his own ambitions to join the noble class?
Engineer, solver of mysteries, faithful Catholic and owner of a zeppelin: “Mac” McCracken is an intriguing character even before he ventures into the Russian wilderness in search of a lost icon.
How often do we re-injure or, maybe worse, ignore of the divorced Catholics who sit besides us in the pews. Are we afraid if we face the frailty of their marriages, we would have to explore the need to strengthen our own to prevent its future demise?
When you open up Colleen C. Mitchell’s book, Who Does He Say You Are?, expect to be surprised, challenged and changed.
The newly-canonized Saint Teresa of Calcutta is especially compelling, I think, because many of us remember when she was still alive, serving the most vulnerable and needy. Saint Teresa did more than serve, though–she inspired through her words and her example.