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The Illustrated Newspaper by Platt Powell Ryder (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons).


On Monday, November 25 at 7 p.m. Eastern, I will be a guest on Carmelite Conversations on Radio Maria. If you live in an area that broadcasts this program, please tune in! I will be talking about my free ebook, Five Lessons from the Carmelite Saints That Will Change Your Life, and teaching children how to pray.


In case you missed it, I am now an affiliate for Mystic Monk Coffee. Mystic Monk Coffee was created by Fr. Michael Mary of the Trinity, M. Carm., of the Carmelite Monks of Wyoming. He also happens to be my younger brother. When you buy coffee, tea, mugs, or gifts using one of the link on my site, you will support the daily life of the monks, as well as my writing efforts. Thanks you and God bless you.


On Saturday, December 14, the Feast of St. John of the Cross, I will be speaking on Detachment: What, Why, and How? If you are in Minnesota, please join me at the Church of St. Pius X in Glencoe, Minnesota at 9 am. Sorry, gentlemen, this talk is for the parish women’s group. Visitors are welcome, but they’re expected to be female!

If you would like me to speak to your group, please use the form on the Contact page. I will travel throughout Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, and the Dakotas as my family life permits.


Thanks to Lauren Gulde and Santa Clara Design for my new self-hosted website. An added thanks to Jenna Hines for the hour-long blogging consultation we had by phone. I learned so much. Check out Viva the Blog!