Surround Yourself With Reminders of Your Faith

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Painted Monastery in Romania

(Above: a painted monastery in Romania.) Shout outs for our book TCC: A Field Guide to the Daily Acts That Make Up a Catholic Life from Simcha Fisher: Surround Yourself With Reminders of Your Faith and U.S. Catholic: A Field Guide for Catholics

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TCC Reads: The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams

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The Velveteen Rabbit

We recommend The Velveteen Rabbit (or How Toys Become Real), a children’s book by Margery Williams about how love makes us real. David Foster Wallace once said, “The truth is I don’t think I’ve never found anything as purely ‘moving’ as the end of The Velveteen Rabbit when I first read it.” More and an excerpt after the jump:

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TCC Reads: 10 Great Books for Catholic College Students

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I’m always looking for good books to read and recommend, like The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt or Room by Emma Donoghue. (You can pre-order our forthcoming book, a field guide to the daily acts that make up a Catholic life, from Random House here.) In the meantime, I like this list from Daily Theology of 10 Recommended Books for Catholic College Students. Maybe you’ll even find a Christmas gift.

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The Catholic Artist Today

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Catholic poet, Dana Gioia, writes in First Things about the absence of  Catholics in the American fine arts.”The great and present danger to American literature is the growing homogeneity of our writers. . . Often raised in several places in no specific cultural or religious community, educated with no deep connection to a particular region, history, or tradition, and now employed mostly in academia, the American writer is becoming as standardized as the American car . . .  It is time to renovate and reoccupy our own tradition . . . ” Read it all here: The Catholic Writer Today

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