In this week’s episode of “Everyday Spirituality,” I muse about being an author on a book’s release day (like having a baby), explain the background for my new book, “My Queen, My Mother: A Living Novena,” give examples of our rich US Catholic history and heritage, talk miracles, the essence of Marian pilgrimage places and why we’re in danger of losing them.
They say that launching a book is much like giving birth to a child. If that’s the case, I’m on my fifteenth baby! Yet, with the pains of labor come the joys of the child itself, who grows to bless the world in his or her own way. So, I pray that this new baby of mine – My Queen, My Mother: A Living Novena – will grow and bless the world.
I’m sad for the townsfolk who had to endure such hardship during those trying times, but I’m ever-so grateful for what Hermann is today. We so enjoyed our time in Hermann, Missouri, which still is “German in every particular.” The history, the beauty, and tales of long ago, and the friendliness of the town completely enchanted us.
World events are never for the other people in the world who are directly affected. They are for all the people in the world to observe, listen, and discern how God is speaking to them through that event.