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It’s time to celebrate! Two years ago, On July 16, 2014, I published Trusting God with St. Therese. God has been so good, touching thousands of people’s lives through this book. He has also helped me bring three more books to publication since then.

In thanksgiving, I’m offering all of my ebooks for $.99 or less for the next 5 days. That includes A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Phlegmatic Child and Is Centering Prayer CatholicNeither of these ebooks has ever been discounted before.

A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Choleric Child is also just $.99. And of course Five Lessons from the Carmelite Saints is free as always. You can also (as always) download Determining Your Child’s Temperament free from Smashwords or for $.99 at Amazon.

All special ebook sales are available through Amazon only. Some ebooks are only discounted in the US, so please check prices carefully if you live elsewhere.

I am also discounting all of my paperbacks for 5 days only. Order signed copies directly from me for a discount of 20% plus free shipping. I have never offered prices this low. Email me for paperback orders.

If you’ve been thinking about ordering copies for friends or family, this is the perfect time to do it. The sale runs July 15-19, beginning and ending at 8 AM Central.

But wait, there’s more!  😉

I am giving away one signed paperback of each book. The contest ends July 18 at 12 AM Central, and I’ll post the winners right away so you can still get in on the sale price if you don’t win.

Happy anniversary and Blessed Feast of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel!
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Written by Connie Rossini
Hi, I'm a Catholic writer and homeschool mother of four boys. I practice Carmelite spirituality. Check out my Books page for publications to help your whole family grow in holiness.

    9 Comments

  1. Marietta July 15, 2016 at 4:27 pm Reply

    A huge challenge for me is the lack of background in any of the Catholic spiritualities. And I went to Catholic school! They just didn’t teach any of this. It’s possible I wasn’t paying attention, but I don’t think that’s the reason. Telling someone to “pray” is like telling them to “cook” or “exercise.” It sounds easy until you really get down to it.

    • Connie Rossini July 15, 2016 at 6:06 pm Reply

      Thanks, Marietta. That’s my experience too. We learned vocal prayers, but I never even heard the terms “mental prayer” or “meditation.” Catholics well into adulthood don’t know what someone should have taught us in adolescence or before.

  2. Rachel July 15, 2016 at 6:21 pm Reply

    My biggest challenge is finding time to pray privately, read spiritual material, and recharge my faith while I take care of my family and house, plan our homeschooling year, and fight fatigue. It’s difficult to create alone time for my own spiritual pursuits during this season of life, although I certainly wouldn’t trade my circumstances for anything!

    • Connie Rossini July 15, 2016 at 8:48 pm Reply

      Ooh, I sympathize with you, Rachel! Remember that when you take time to pray, God blesses all your endeavors and gives you the strength to live your vocation well. Your prayerful example will also do your kids more lasting good than a perfectly clean house.

  3. Theresa Maria Rugel-The July 17, 2016 at 12:03 pm Reply

    My biggest challenge in my spiritual life or in being a Catholic parent is trying to find the time to pray, to attend daily mass, and just as important, to be able to involve my young adult children in family prayer. With everyone now grown (18-25), plus my husband working 24-48 hr shifts, it’s hard to find family time when we are all home, even to be able to pray the rosary together. We rarely even make it to mass at the same time, with their jobs and college getting in the way. I am very blessed though, that they make a point to attend daily mass, confession and adoration often, multiple times a week.

    • Connie Rossini July 17, 2016 at 1:32 pm Reply

      Well, that’s a problem I haven’t personally had to face yet! (My oldest is 14.) If they are all attending Mass daily, you have lots to thank God for! I will pray that a family Rosary becomes easier for you to accomplish. Also, I deleted your FB URL from this comment. I think that’s what you wanted me to do?

  4. Alyosha July 24, 2016 at 1:50 pm Reply

    What do you think of His Holiness’ Vultum Dei Quaerere (July 22, 2016). It seems odd that it is addressed to nuns and not to monks.

    • Connie Rossini July 24, 2016 at 5:53 pm Reply

      I haven’t looked at it yet. Been busy painting! My guess without doing any research is that it was addressed just to nuns because female religious life has been in crisis in the West. In our country, the Vatican spent a couple of years recently trying to work through some problems they found in the largest congregation that represents major women’s religious orders. So the problems faced are very well known by the Vatican.

    • Connie Rossini July 24, 2016 at 10:12 pm Reply

      I’ve been reading it a bit this evening–still have to take a closer look. So far my response is, “Wow!” Pope Francis continues to surprise me. This is a beautiful, beautiful document. I may do a post on it soon. As for men’s religious, the Vatican is saying that since there are so few contemplative orders for men, they won’t be getting their own Apostolic Constitution. Wonder what my brother and the Carmelite monks think about that? Anyway, there is lots here that we can all learn from.

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