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May Crowning, Mass, and Merton: 50 Reasons I Love Being Catholic

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“Liz Kelly’s love of her Catholic faith is an inspiration. I highly recommend her wonderful book.”
—Matthew Kelly, New York Times best-selling author of
The Rhythm of Life In May Crowning, Mass, and Merton, Liz Kelly, a thirty-something writer and jazz singer, eagerly shares her ardent love for the Catholic faith. While the beliefs of the church are important to Kelly, her
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Paperback, 288 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Loyola Press
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Tina
Dec 21, 2008 Tina rated it it was amazing
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An interesting fact about this book: I got this because of a tweet from one of the Twitter accounts I follow that tweets first lines of books from Amazon. I got this purely because it was a Catholic book and it seemed interesting. I was also trying to learn more about my Catholic faith, and so I thought this book would be a good place to start. I read this first during Holy Week of 2008, and that time I wasn't exactly at the best place of my faith. I remember loving
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Thadeus
Nov 14, 2014 Thadeus rated it it was amazing
This was positively the best explanation of Catholic faith practices I've ever read. The author was very personal in her storytelling and offered bits of herself throughout, and at the same time was very knowledgeable about the faith and able to relate it in a very unassuming way.

It is an apologetics book told in the form of a very personal storytelling. Such good writing!

Highly recommended for anyone interested in the Catholic faith or knowing "Why Do Catholics Do That?"!
Adam
May 04, 2008 Adam rated it liked it
This collection of anecdotes makes even the most lapesed of Catholics appreciate their faith heritage. Far from presenting herself as the perfect Christian woman, Kelly readily admits her hardships with the Church, but her insights and candor act as a mild euphoric to allow the reader to reflect kindly on their own experiences.
Gayle
May 11, 2008 Gayle rated it really liked it
A beautiful collection of essays about one woman's experience with the Catholic church. Truly a "why I love being Catholic" kind of book, she also discusses what is really hard about our faith too.
Ryan (miyu)
Jan 11, 2008 Ryan (miyu) rated it liked it
Light and at times a little self-gratifying but much of the book is kind of sweet and several times she talks about things in a manner i hadn't considered. Plus, she give props to Merton and that makes me happy.
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I loved this book so much that I implemented it into my daily devotion! What beautiful insight she has.
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