Drinking with the Saints is a book any Catholic should have on his or her shelf. Not only does Michael Foley give us many spirited beverages to enjoy each day of the year, but we learn as we experiment with classic and new beverages alike. It is abundantly clear that Foley holds a doctorate in Catholic systematic theology and is an associate professor of Patristics in the Great Texts Program at Baylor University. This book is packed full of goodness, both spiritually and creatively.
Five Years in Heaven. A beautiful book full of wisdom, laughter and heartwarming moments between a young man and a nun. John Schlimm, author of this lovely story about his friendship with artist-nun Sister Augustine. If you want to read a book cover to cover, this is just the one for you.
Alongside the release of his highly-anticipated book, John is encouraging the social media world to participate in Thank a Nun Day. Thank a Nun Day is an organized social media effort that invites participants of all ages from around the world to unite under the hashtag #ThankANun to share messages of gratitude to the Catholic nuns — past and present — who have made a difference in their lives. For more information check out the Thank a Nun Day website.
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I love the weekend. The possibilities. The realities. The adventures!
Friday night I found myself in a liquor store while on a date – he is also a beer nut, but not quite as fanatical as me … we’re working on this. 😉 It was fun and a really cute way to spend time together. I am trying to learn what he likes and what he doesn’t like so we can explore new beers together – okay enough gushing. Well, as we were walking to the beer section of the store, I did a double take. I couldn’t believe what I saw! I had all but forgotten about this item and that I’ve tried it.
Oh this is my favorite time of year for beer (okay, maybe I say that every season when new beers come out). But I do love pumpkin beers. I picked up a few this weekend at three of my favorite beer stores along with some others I’ve been hunting for. Who goes to three shops to find good beer? This girl does.
In early anticipation and preparation for my trip to Greece and Turkey with Lino Rulli and The Catholic Guy Show on The Catholic Channel – Sirius 159 / XM 117, I have been doing a lot of research about what my amazing travel buddies and I can expect to drink while in Greece. As the Catholic Drinkie, I believe it is my duty to lay the groundwork for our outings. We don’t depart until April 29, 2011, but it’s never too early to start educating ourselves. Besides, I am so excited about it that I gotta do something to occupy my mind!