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10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About St. Augustine

10 Things You Didn't Know About St. Augustine

St. Augustine is one of the greatest and most influential Church Fathers.  His writings have shaped both Catholic and Protestant theology and his greatest work The Confessions is one of the most widely translated, published and read books after the Bible.  Much is known about his life but here are ten facts you might not know about him.  If you …

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Falling Out of Your Minivan to Find Yourself: A Tiber River Review

I was so excited when I received my review copy of Style, Sex, and Substance.  I had heard great things about it and couldn't wait to begin reading.  I was not disappointed.  And really, how could I have been?  I'm a big fan of most of the contributing authors and read their blogs as soon as they are updated. I really …

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Seeking enlightenment and understanding? A Tiber River Review

I’d recommend The Way to anyone who is seeking answers, enlightenment, understanding, and isn’t afraid to take a look at the tough questions in life: What am I moving towards? What am I running from? And why? I expected the movie to be about major religious conversion, but it’s not. Actually, the movie only loosely touches on the religious and …

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What Really Matters to Women: A Tiber River Review

I’ve been hearing great things about Style, Sex, & Substance and was overjoyed when my copy of the book finally arrived.  It’s even better than I’d hoped for, and I was already expecting to be impressed by the contributors included.  The wonderfully unique personalities and voices of these ten women discussing their experiences of life, love, friendship, marriage, faith, discernment, …

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Learning Latin the Easy Way: A Tiber River Review

  Prima Latina By Leigh Lowe, a complete curriculum, published by Memoria Press. This set of books is intended for grades one through four, but can be used with grades higher then this as the introduction to Latin. This curriculum came with a paperback teacher's manual, a paperback student work book and a cd. The cd has a pronunciation guide, …

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Why Does St. Therese Send Roses? : A Tiber River Book Review

    Saint Therese and The Roses by Helen Walker Homan, illustrated by George W. Thompson, published by Ignatius Press, 9 chapters, 149 pages, part of the Vision Book Series. “Saint Therese” is another wonderful book from the Vision Book Series, written in 1955. It tells the story of St. Therese, a much beloved Catholic saint. The Vision Book Series …

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What Do Saints Write in Their Diaries?: A Tiber River Review

 Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, Divine Mercy in My Soul a compilation of notebooks written by then Sister Maria Faustina, secretary to Our Lord, published by Marian Press. St. Faustina's diary is made up of Sister Maria Faustina's notebooks that were written between the years 1934 and 1938. Sister Maria Faustina was a young Polish nun with the Congregation …

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The Best Catholic Choice for American History Class: A Tiber River Review

  From Sea to Shining Sea, The Story of America published by Ignatius Press, part of the Catholic Schools Textbook Project. 20 chapters with an index, 462 pages. “From Sea to Shining Sea” is a 5th grade U.S. history book, that also incorporates the Catholic impact on the shaping of the U.S. This textbook covers early voyages of St. Brendan …

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A History Book for Catholic Schools: Tiber River Review

All Ye Lands, World Cultures and Geography published by Ignatius Press, part of the Catholic Schools Textbook Project, 6th grade, 16 chapters, 352 pages. “All Ye Lands” is a wonderfully put together textbook for early jr. high history classes. This textbook starts with a chapter introducing geography to the student, how to read maps, longitude and latitude are explained. As …

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Celebrating Saints Throughout the Year:Tiber River Review

   Around The Year, Once Upon a time Saints by Ethel Pochocki, illustrations by Ben Hatke, published by Bethlehem Books, 211 pages recommended for ages 10 and up. This book is such a great book to have. It is filled with saints from every month of the year. Some of the saints are your tried and true favorites like, St. …

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