7 Quick Takes Friday – Volume 96

7_quick_takes_sm1Please join me and other Catholic bloggers at Conversion Diary for 7 Quick Takes Friday.

1. Interview with Erin McCole Cupp
If you missed my interview with Erin McCole Cupp, author of FQP’s new book, Don’t You Forget About Me, you can read it here. If you leave a comment before tonight at midnight, you can be entered to win a free print copy of Erin’s new book.

2. Crazy Love – Now Available on Kindle
Eileen Leamy’s moving account of finding love late in life (and the joys and challenges that came with it) is a beautifully inspiring read. Paperback edition coming soon! Check it out here at this link.

3. Goodreads Giveaways
Right now, Goodreads is giving away Don’t You Forget About Me by Erin McCole Cupp and a delightful children’s chapter book called “The Willow Tree” by Alexandra Valentien. If you’re on Goodreads and you’d like to enter to win a copy of either of these books, pr just read more about each book, click below:

Don’t You Forget About Me Goodreads Giveaway
The Willow Tree Goodreads Giveaway

4. Dancing on Friday
For the past two years, I’ve been helping an elderly friend and fellow parishioner of my church write her life story. The local newspaper ran an article last week about it.

photo copyright James Hrkach

photo copyright James Hrkach

5. St. Gertrude’s Prayer for the Holy Souls in Purgatory
This beautiful prayer is one that I say daily but it is an ideal prayer to recite during November, the month of the Holy Souls. According to tradition, our Lord promised St. Gertrude that 1000 souls would be released from purgatory each time it is said devoutly.

Eternal Father, I offer Thee the Most Precious Blood of Thy Divine Son, Jesus, in union with the masses said throughout the world today, for all the holy souls in purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.

6. Reading/Review Shelf
Angels for Kids – Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle (highly recommend…of course I highly recommend any book Donna-Marie writes!!)

7. Game of Life Cartoon

image copyright James and Ellen Hrkach Please do not use without permission

image copyright James and Ellen Hrkach Please do not use without permission

Copyright 2013 Ellen Gable Hrkach

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