My Princess

Using the Montfort method, my wife and I are celebrating our first anniversary by renewing our consecration to Mary, our Blessed Virgin Mother.

As we are also with child, we are consecrating ourselves to Our Lady of Guadalupe, who gave the New World a child, a Savior of the Universe still developing within her womb, who was both European and indigenous American.

I have been preparing for this Advent feast by reading Carl Anderson's new book. Evidently I'm not the only fan:

Pope Recommends Book by Supreme Knight
"A Civilization of Love" Gets Papal Mention
By Jesús Colina VATICAN CITY, DEC. 9, 2009 (Zenit.org).- Popes are generally not quick to recommend books -- not counting the Bible and Christian classics. But today Benedict XVI made an exception, recommending "A Civilization of Love," a book by the leader of the Knights of Columbus.A telegram sent in the Pontiff's name by his secretary of state, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, expressed the Holy Father's hope that Carl Anderson's book "will awaken renewed fidelity to Christ and a generous evangelical witness."The papal telegram was sent to Vatican Radio, where the Italian translation of the book -- from the Vatican Publishing House -- was launched today. The president of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, Cardinal Stanislaw Rylko classified the work as a "handbook for Catholic laity who make an effort to build a civilization of love." Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, director of the Vatican press office, said this volume, with "typical clarity, in addition to the competence of Americans," is very useful "for the formation of the laity." He particularly lauded the reflection questions found at the end of every chapter.[snip]
Anderson told ZENIT that in presenting the book on the civilization of love in the Old World, he seeks to put forth the central proposal of John Paul II and Benedict XVI, something that "today is essential for the discussion on culture and Christianity in Europe."

Great minds think alike, that's all I can say :)

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