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The Jeweler’s Polish Is Out


  The Jeweler’s Polish is now available from the publisher, Hope and Life Press for bulk orders, and Amazon–here are the links: http://www.hopeandlifepress.com/new-releases.html https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jewelers-Polish-Marie-Ann-Dean/dp/069272785X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1465317589&sr=8-1 and https://www.amazon.co.uk/Jewelers-Polish-Marie-Ann-Dean/dp/069272785X/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1465317589&sr=8-1 And here is a little sample of the kind of coverage it is getting…glad I wrote sequels! http://www.cbs8.com/story/32159417/hope-and-life-press-announces-the-jewelers-polish-by-iowa-novelist-marie-ann-dean

Art as Gift


A long time ago, someone asked me if pride made me write my blog. She had not read the long post I wrote years ago about meditating with a pen–or a computer. Blessed John Henry Cardinal Newman wrote that he meditated best when writing. This is true for me. However, as this good woman also… Read More

On Our Lady by Fulton J. Sheen


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TG5-RSevDBI Sent to me by a friend today….Mary as God’s Dream is wonderful. I learned this prayer in school, btw. Lovely Lady Dressed in Blue Lovely Lady dressed in blue ——- Teach me how to pray! God was just your little boy, Tell me what to say! Did you lift Him up, sometimes, Gently on… Read More

Another Reason for Simplicity

Those who have visited monasteries of monks or nuns, who keep the true spirit and discipline of poverty, not accumulating things, but keeping the buildings clean, with some religious art, but simple, know how soothing simplicity can be for the soul. I have written about the necessity for simplicity and for not accumulating things for… Read More

On a happier note…

My Jesuit guru in the old book on meditations wrote this week that God appeals to people, calls them to Himself according to their individual dispositions. Only God could appeal to each person individual personality. Only God would do this out of love. We are all impatient, wanting people to be cookie-cutter Christians. We cannot… Read More

An Interesting Site


https://vassallohistory.wordpress.com/maltese-crafts/the-maltese-faldetta-l-ghonnella/ The Maltese Faldetta – Ghonella The għonnella (pl. għonnielen), sometimes referred to as a Faldetta, was a form of women’s head dress and shawl, or hooded cloak, unique to the Mediterranean islands of Malta and Gozo. It was generally made of cotton or silk, and usually black or some other dark colour, although from the sixteenth century… Read More