Books

 

A Catholic Gardener’s Spiritual Almanac; Cultivating Your Faith throughout the Year

A Catholic Gardener’s Spiritual Almanac is the first book to offer gardeners spiritual resources and creative projects that connect a love of gardening with their Catholic faith. This spiritual companion follows the natural and liturgical seasons and offers gardening tips and easy-to-do projects for each month of the year.

It offers meditations and scripture passages on a spiritual theme for each month, reflections on the liturgical seasons and feasts, and delightful stories of saints who have special relevance to gardening.

Additionally, there are creative ideas for garden design, practical tips and techniques, suggestions on unique plants, and a table of biblical plants. Gardeners at any level of proficiency and dedication will be enchanted by what they find in this extraordinary book.  BUY NOW

 

Cultivating God’s Garden through Lent

It’s more of a 40 day retreat than a Lenten book!

These daily reflections for offer tranquility and simplicity by finding God through nature. Readers who love gardens and woods and find solace in experiencing the Creator through these environments will enjoy these prayerful reflections, which allow us to regain the balance that Pope Benedict XVI so urgently promotes in order that we may share the faith more fully in a world of new media.

The seven chapters represent each week of Lent, beginning with Ash Wednesday and concluding with Holy Saturday. Each week has a theme based on the following Sunday’s gospel message, a theme found running within the combined gospels of Cycles A, B or C, making this a timeless book. BUY NOW

 

 A Garden of Visible Prayer; Creating a Personal Sacred Space One Step at a Time, 2nd Edition

Have you ever wandered outside and wished you could find a place to just sit and pray, a garden space to find solace in the demands of today’s world? Do you desire to create a garden space that will help meet your spiritual needs? Have you wanted to create a memorial garden and not known how to begin?

A Garden of Visible Prayer shows you how to develop a contemplative outdoor space in a creative and systematic manner. Whether you are a new gardener or an old hand, wanting to create a public or a private retreat area, this book will guide you in a step-by-step approach to discern what leads you, personally, to a deeper sense of spirituality and then how to take that information to create your own outdoor space for prayer. BUY NOW

 

The Catholic Mom’s Prayer Companion; A Book of Daily Reflections

Are you a Catholic mom who prays for the wisdom and patience to get through each day? Do you pray for your children, husband, family and friends, and sometimes even yourself? This book offers a new, daily resource to make the most of those few, precious minutes you have to pause and reflect.

For more than fifteen years, the award-winning CatholicMom.com website has been a trusted source for sound, practical, and spiritual guidance. In their new book, authors Lisa M. Hendey and Sarah A. Reinhard bring together more than eighty moms, dads, and trusted spiritual companions to provide fresh, uplifting meditations for every day of the year. You’ll find encouragement when you’re struggling, reassurance when you feel alone, and comfort when you’re distracted by worry.

Margaret is a contributor of several meditations.  BUY NOW