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Product Details

  • Paperback: 90 pages
  • Publisher: lulu.com (November 24, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0557509106
  • ISBN-13: 978-0557509102
  • Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.2 x 6.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.3 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,207,518 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By TJ Burdick on July 23, 2012
Format: Paperback
This book was flippin' hilarious. I caught wind of it a few weeks ago after discovering the Ironic Catholic (a.k.a. Susan Windley-Daoust) and her blog. This piece of work is exactly that, a piece of work. It takes common (and not so common) questions from the Church Militant and taps the shoulder of the Church Triumphant to field them. For every question, one or two canonized Saints responds with a soft shell taco filled with the guacamole of humor, the lettuce of common sense and the meat of undeniable truth. The result is a delicious literary snack for Orthodox Catholics to munch on at any moment of the day.

In one of the questions, the Ironic Catholic herself questions why mothers are unable to bilocate. She argues that such a grace would be very helpful for a mother whose son is dipping his hand in the cookie jar while she bathes her youngest. She interrogates the Communion of Saints as to why this particular grace has only been given to consecrated religious nuns and priests up until this point.

The responder is none other than famed bilocator, St. Padre Pio. He tells her in short discourse that she knows not what she asks, that it is greater to seek Christ first and allow the graces to flow from that love, not the other way around. To keep the mood light, he finishes saying that the mother should put brussel sprouts in the cookie jar. Problem solved.

This book is a quick read for Orthodox Catholics looking for a lighthearted giggle as well as "casual" Catholics who are looking to awkwardly laugh with everyone else around them even though they don't quite get the jokes. In either case, I found myself laughing out loud on many occasions as I read it, mainly because the Communion of Saints were laughing right along with me.

If you like this book, you might want to try Saint Watching by Phyllis McGinley.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Celeste Munoz on June 25, 2014
Format: Kindle Edition
This was just what I needed to read! After a long day of studying and exams, who doesn't need a word (or two) of wisdom from the saints?
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By Eduardo Bertello on April 28, 2014
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A very nice mixture of humour and good practical theology. I'd already read most of the pieces separately, and I enjoyed having them all together.
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