Please join me and other Catholic bloggers at Jen’s Conversion Diary for 7 Quick Takes Friday.
1. How Pope Francis Decided On His Name
This beautiful video clip of Pope Francis (telling the story of how he chose Francis) shows his humility, holiness and humor:
3. Pope Francis Kisses, Blesses Disabled Man
Another beautiful video, this one of Pope Francis getting out of the Popemobile and kissing, then blessing a disabled man.
4. A Practical Physician’s Manual, 1888
There is no shortage of reading material from the 19th century. The Library of Congress has an extensive list of digitized antique books. I’ve been reading a physician’s manual from 1888 and I laughed out loud at the following: “A physician who needlessly hurts his patients is not likely to be very popular with them.”
5. A Subtle Grace – Update
Word count is now at 145,000 words and I’m rewriting three more scenes. In fact, I think I’ve rewritten about 80 percent of the entire book since Christmas.
7. “Kidding” Cartoon
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