My newsletter is Sisters and Friends: Refresh Your
Soul with Melanie Rigney, and you can read about the latest issue, download it, or subscribe from this page. Each month, I'll share something about a
Catholic saint and woman living today who will inspire you, spiritual resources, and a brief note of where I'll be in the coming month.
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I have a new book coming out! It might be titled, Finding Your Woman of Worth, but we'll know for sure in about six months when Twenty-Third Publications expects the manuscript. Read more in the newsletter.
You'll also find more about those male / female saint / blessed collaborations I was on about last month.
Kathy Hofer is this month's Friend in Faith. Even when projects blow up to twice their expected size, Kathy listens to the Lord and keeps on truckin' (does anyone still say 'keep on truckin'? Whether they say it or not, Kathy still does it.)
Super Girls and Heroes sits on my nightstand. Heroines of literature and saints of the faith have more in common than you might imagine. I'm not saying that capes and habits are interchangeable, but then again I'm not saying they're not, either. Author and friend Maria Morera Johnson is offering a giveaway in conjunction with the launching of this new book. Read up on in the newsletter.
This month I'm working toward the next Future of Hope conference for Catholic women of a certain age, and I'm revisiting the Holy Cross Abbey retreat center. There's work to do for editing clients and on a reflection for the Women in the New Evangelization. I'll be where the Lord wants me, doing work the Lord wants me to do --what could make September better?
What has gone before:
Eclipses have meant many things to many people, and I hope this month's means much to you. To me, nothing says "God's in charge," like watching Him snuff out the Sun and bring it back (it's cosmic allegory, writ very large). If you, too, are in a part of the country where the eclipse isn't total, get your God-glasses on, and enjoy the show. If you are in the path of totality, prepare to be gobsmacked. Please tell me all about it.
I write a lot about women saints, but saints sometimes come in pairs and sometimes half of the pair is a man. I'm looking forward to spending some time writing about saintly pairings. I'll get started with a power couple: Saints Cunegund and Henry II, empress and emporer of the Holy Roman Empire.
Rose Folsom is a friend in faith. Perky and busy and engaged and engaging, Rose writes the Virtue Connection where her posts and their titles affirm that our deficiencies, shortcomings, quirks and foibles do not disqualify us from the love of the Lord. Maybe He even finds them endearing. We trust, we hope, we believe, and we carry on.
Melissa Overmyer's Born to Soar: Unleashing God's Word in Your Life has landed on my nightstand. It turns out that Melissa is my neighbor on the physical plane as well as the spiritual (she lives not far away here in D.C.), and we're involved in some of the same activities and programs, none more so than in allowing the Lord to transform us as He desires.
All this and more! Friends, baseball, and finishing a novel. August is shaping right up.