My loyal friend Richard Collins of the very fine Linen on the Hedgerow has tagged me for a meme. Now truth be told, for the longest time, I thought meme was the French word for same. Funny what things stick in your memory that are of no use. But anyway, I've been tagged in a meme that originated with Mac at Mulier Fortis. I will tell you of my three favourite religious books that I recommend for Kindle (even though I don't own one, but that's a post for another day). Next, I have to nominate 5 other bloggers and ask for their three favorite religious books. I'm sure my readers know how this works better than I do, so here goes.
1. Story of a Soul by St. Therese. Often dismissed for her sentiment, this autobiography of St. Therese is a road map to Heaven and provides a glimpse of one of the Church's holiest families.
2. The Way of Perfection by St. Teresa of Avila. While this was written to assist her nuns keep perfectly through prayer the rule of their order, it's of great use to laity as well. Confession time: I tried, but could not get through Interior Castle. The Way of Perfection is a beautiful guide to prayer written in more simple language. As Teresa of Jesus said as she set out to write this book: "I shall speak of nothing of which I have no experience, either in my own life or in observation of others, or which the Lord has not taught me in prayer."
3. The Royal Way of the Cross by Francois Fenelon. Written by a French archbishop ( of a much longer proper name than I have revealed here) the "book" is actually a series of letters written presumably for the purpose of spiritual direction for those who sought his help with specific problems.
So, Kelly at a Mom for Life, Caroline at the Bell of the Wanderer, Patricia at I Want to See Jesus, Allison at Totus Tuus and Daniel at Through Vocation, you're up.
Now, lest I forget completely, my dear friend Kathy at Moving on to the Past awarded this me last week.
I have to return the favor by awarding same to 15 other bloggers. This will require some thought so stay tuned. Here are the rules, btw, copied from Kathy's blog.
1. Add the award to your blog.
2. Thank the blogger who gave it to you.
3. Mention seven random things about yourself. (see below)
4. List the rules.
5. Award to 15 bloggers.
6. Inform each of those 15 by leaving a comment on their blog.
As you are all well aware, I talk a little too much about myself. So I might add a twist to this. If you're interested, send me a random fact about yourself. I will take seven random revelations and post them and everyone will have to match the fact with the blogger.
Remember, you have to play to win, or something like that.