Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Caroline from Bell of the Wanderer has tagged me for this simple little meme. She also gives a wonderful definition of the word meme in her post.
For this particular meme, I am to name three of my favorite religious books and then tag three others to do the same.
Anyone who knows me, knows I love books, so getting my list down to three is a tough thing for me to do. But here goes...
Besides the Bible, three of my favorites are:
1. Introduction to the Devout Life by St Francis deSales~ this book is a wonderful guide for anyone in any state of life trying to live the spiritual life. It is a must read for anyone serious about practicing their faith.
2. Divine Mercy in My Soul: St Faustina Kowalska's Diary~ This is one that is highlighted, dog~earred and read and re-read. It truly is inexhaustible; I get something new every time I return to a portion of it.
3. The Secret Diary of Elisabeth Leseur~ The diary of this lay french woman is very powerful. She was married to a man who did not share her faith, but finding her diary after her death, he converted and later became a Catholic priest. The cause for her canonization is underway.
So there you have it~three from my long list of favorites.
I pass this on to:
Colleen at Thoughts on Grace
Colleen at Inadequate Disciple
Patricia at I Want to See God
Psalm 45: Canticle of Love to the King
My heart overflows with a good theme;
I address my verses to the King;
My tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
You are fairer than the sons of men;
Grace is poured upon Your lips;
Therefore God has blessed You forever.
Gird Your sword on Your thigh, O Mighty One,
In Your splendor and Your majesty!
And in Your majesty ride on victoriously,
For the cause of truth and meekness and righteousness;
Let Your right hand teach You awesome things.
Your arrows are sharp;
The peoples fall under You;
Your arrows are in the heart of the King’s enemies.
Your throne, O God, is forever and ever;
A scepter of uprightness is the scepter of Your kingdom.
You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You
With the oil of joy above Your fellows.
All Your garments are fragrant with myrrh and aloes and cassia;
Out of ivory palaces stringed instruments have made You glad.
Kings’ daughters are among Your noble ladies;
At Your right hand stands the queen in gold from Ophir.