For the 54th World Day of Vocations, Vatican Radio has announced that the 2017 message will be “Led by the Spirit for Mission.” Pope Francis said, “I ask parish communities, associations and the many prayer groups present in the Church, not to yield to discouragement but to continue praying that the Lord will send workers to his harvest. May he give us priests enamoured of the Gospel, close to all their brothers and sisters, living signs of God’s merciful love.”
The idea to create the Molly McBride character and books came to me after many years of praying about the need for more men and women to enter the religious life. Therefore, it seems fit that I should send a free copy of “Molly” out into the world on this special day. Click below and good luck! Drawing will be Monday, May 8, the day following World Day of Prayer For Vocations.
It’s not too late, right? Can we still find some great Easter-basket-stuffers that won’t get our dental plan cancelled?
I’m throwing together this sharing post because I know a whole bunch of us are in the same
sinking ship BOAT as we scramble to Easter shop while keeping some semblance of Lentitude (I made that up. It’s the attitude we do our best to assume during Lent.) as Holy Week approaches.
So, I’ll go first with posting the obvious. Please click here to order MMPJ direct from my awesome publisher, Gracewatch Media/ Peanut Butter and Grace Books. Not only do they have a nice sale going on with the hardcover edition, but they have made an Easter Bundle if you’re new to the Molly thing: you can get a discount on ordering both MMPH and MMPJ softcovers together.
Hopefully I’ll have some other cute Molly McBride swag coming soon.
Now it’s your turn! I still need to fill my Molly’s (and Sissy’s) Easter baskets. Show me what you are either selling or buying. Include links whenever possible!
And she’s as stubborn as ever about her clothes. Molly McBride is still wearing her treasured purple nun’s habit, but now our faith-filled 5-year-old has a whole new wardrobe worry:
And, of course, Mary Margaret McBride (better known as Molly to her adoring fans) will be following in Sissy’s, that is, Therese’s footsteps and enrolling at Holy Trinity Catholic School. And, of course, there is that little issue of the school uniform.
“Daddy, why can’t I wear my purple habit to school?” asks Molly on the night before kindergarten orientation. “It’s Catholic, right? In fact, isn’t it even MORE Catholic than a jumper?”
Join Molly, Francis, and all the kindergarteners at Holy Trinity Catholic School as they learn that, although appearances and uniforms have their place, it’s what’s underneath matters most.
Coming March 2017!
How did that old nursery rhyme go? I’ll be honest. I couldn’t remember past “right in the middle of her forehead.” I had to Google it. Turns out, it’s a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow! Ha! Who knew? Here’s the rest: