Sunday, November 27, 2016

Marian Antiphon for Advent - Alma Redemptoris Mater

The Alma Redemptoris Mater is the seasonal Marian Antiphon for Advent. That means that tonight, following Night Prayer, rather than singing the Salve Regina, we'll sing the Alma Redemptoris Mater.

My blog post at OnePeterFive earlier this year explains the Marian Antiphons and includes instructional videos for all of them.

The Alma Redemptoris Mater video is embedded below.

Happy Advent!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

New Book and a Giveaway

New Book!

Bloomfield Books has just published a new book! Or rather, we've just published an old book: The Life of St. Philip Neri by Fr. Pietro Giacomo Bacci. This excellent biography of St. Philip Neri was first published in 1622, not long after the saint's death in 1595. Over the years, undoubtedly due to St. Philip's amazing life and enduring popularity, this book has been translated into different languages and republished many times.

While several English translations have long been in the public domain, until now, there was no easily readable electronic format. We've remedied this by publishing a Kindle Edition.

Kindle Edition

The Life of St. Philip Neri is actually six books. I intend to publish all six books for Kindle, but for now I've only completed editing the first volume, which contains Books I and II. Book I describes St. Philip's youth through the founding of the Congregation of the Oratory. Book II describes St. Philip's many virtues.

The book is now available for purchase at Amazon for $1.99.

Giveaway and Sale!

There's also a new giveaway involving the Sacred Art Series' The Holy Gospels of St. Luke and St. John. The giveaway is at the blog A Knotted Life, and features many, many great Catholic giveaway items, including a copy of our Holy Gospels and one of my sister's I'm Bernadette books. Enter here!

In honor of the Giveaway, the price of all Sacred Art Series items at Amazon have been lowered 20% at Amazon. The sale will continue throughout the time of the Giveaway, which goes through November 16.