Welcome Conversion Diary readers! As always, it’s a pleasure!
Melissa of Isela Maria contacted me this week to tell me about her friend, Krista, who is preparing to enter the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia in Nashville, TN this August. As with so many who discern a call to religious life, Krista has a lot of debt that she needs to pay off before she can enter. Melissa has sweetly offered to sell some of her beautiful photographs and give the proceeds to Krista. You can read more about that, and about their sweet friendship here.
Style, Sex, and Substance just sold out on Amazon for the third time! To those of you who’ve purchased a copy, thank you so much for your support! It means the world to me.
At the moment, Amazon is saying that there is a 7-11 day shipping delay. In my experience, their estimates tend to be conservative but if any of you would like a (non-Kindle version) copy sooner you can purchase a copy directly from my publisher here. You can also purchase a signed copy from me by clicking on the Paypal button below:
Speaking of Style, Sex, and Substance, many thanks to Emily Stimpson for mentioning the book in her latest piece for OSV Newsweekly, Catholic Women in Their Own Words – a fantastic article that gave a group of Catholic women (myself included) the opportunity to “set the record straight about sex, motherhood, marriage, prayer and contraception.” With so many in the mainstream media trying to speak for us, it was refreshing to be given the opportunity to speak for ourselves. Do check it out!
The weather here has been gorgeous lately so I’ve been spending nearly every morning at the park reading while my kids play. I think I’ve finished three novels this week alone! What should I read next? I’m not looking for anything terribly heavy, just a few fun novels I can crack open while keeping one eye on the littles. Oh, and as I mentioned on Twitter, if you suggest a book about women written by a man, I’ll consider it highly suspect. ;)
Congratulations to my cute friend, Cari, on the birth of her daughter, Veronica Rosemary! Do yourself a favor and go take a peek at her sweet girl over here. I guarantee your day will be better for it. Are babies not the most delicious things ever?
On a sadder note, I’m sure most of you have seen Jen’s request for prayers by now. I just wanted to add that though she’s being understandably vague, what she witnessed was truly horrific (and honestly, even that feels like an understatement). If you could please pray for the young man who lost his life, his family and friends, and for Jen, I know that they would all appreciate it deeply.