Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival (02/16/2014)

Sunday Snippets

It’s time for Sunday Snippets! I haven’t been around much because of my classes so here are my posts from the last couple of weeks:

Book Review: An Amish Miracle

Why God Made Dogs

3 Take-Away Life Lessons from the Olympic Athletes

Question of the week: Name a favorite book and tell us what you like about it.

That is way too hard to answer, so I have to follow RAnn and say I don’t have one. There are just too many to choose from!

Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival (January 26, 2014)

I am linking up two posts this week to RAnn’s Sunday Snippets:

Do You Throw Tantrums at God?

What is the Cost of a Child? Priceless!

Question of the week:

Where do you get your Catholic reading material?

I get them through different sources such as Amazon and our local bookstore.

Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival (January 5, 2014)

Sunday Snippets

It is time for Sunday Snippets over at RAnn’s place where Catholic bloggers share some (or all) of their post from the week. Why don’t you come and join us?

My posts this week are

A New Year and a New Focus

Meet Mistletoe (aka Danny Skip) the new addition to the family!

Mary Mother of God

Goals for 2014

Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival (November 10, 2013)

Sunday Snippets

Only two posts for this week’s Sunday Snippets:

Weekly Goals

An inspiring quote that I found on Pinterest

Question of the week:

Do you have any recipe you make for religious reasons–ie to celebrate a religious holiday or to teach kids something about the faith or to help you remember something about your faith or as a prayer?

This is tough. I don’t have a specific recipe to celebrate holidays, per se, but I do try to gear menus to them. I make corned beef and cabbage for St. Patrick’s day and try to do a little something for the various feast days but I don’t have particular recipes. Last year I got a recipe for a Resurrection Cake through a guest post, and for Easter every year I usually make a Strawberry-Pineapple Jello mold but it has no religious significance. Also, we make a Jesus birthday cake every year for Christmas but have no specific recipe for it.

Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival (November 3, 2013)

Sunday Snippets

Here are my posts for this week’s Sunday Snippets:

Weekly Goals

Solar System Anyone? (Showing off Andrew’s little science project. 🙂 )

10 Saints in Heaven You Should get to Know

Question of the Week:

What is your favorite non-blog Catholic website?

Well, if you know me by now, you know I can’t pick just one! My top three are, and

Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival (October 27, 2013)

Sunday Snippets

Here are my posts for this week’s Sunday Snippets:

Weekly Goals

Book Review: Catholic Update Guide to Mary

The ‘Ultimate’ Christmas Planning Toolkit

Question of the week: Who is your favorite saint?

This is hard to answer, because I have a few! I would have to say the Blessed Mother, St. Joseph St. Martin de Porres, St. Josemaria Escriva,  and St. Jeanne Jugan are my top five. But, if I HAD to pick out of these five I would say St. Joseph. He always comes through for me when I need him and with my husband Michael on the road a lot, I know St. Joseph is watching over us. 🙂

Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival (September 8, 2013)

Sunday Snippets

I only have two posts for this week’s Sunday Snippets:

Weekly Goals

Simple and Delicious lemon cookie recipe

Question of the Week:

This week question is “What is your favorite formal (memorized) prayer?”

I have two. The Anima Christie which I say after receiving communion and the Te Deum which I try to pray every Sunday except during Lent.


Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival (August 25, 2013)

Sunday Snippets

Here are my posts for this week’s Sunday Snippets:

Weekly Goals

Book Review: Pope Francis, The Pope From the End of the Earth

Marriage Prayer (Michael and I celebrated our 10th wedding anniversary this week)

Book Review: A Hopeful Heart by Amy Clipston

Question of the Week

This week’s question is “What is your favorite hymn that you hear/sing at Mass?”

It is hard for me to pick just one! One of my all-time favorites is “How Great Thou Art.” I also love “Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring”  and “As I kneel Before You“. There are more but I don’t remember their names (I would recognize them if I heard them, though). I also like some contemporary (Charismatic) “hymns.” Personally, I like music at mass to be more classic or traditional and have the Charismatic music for prayer groups or for for listening around the house.


P.S. Classes start up tomorrow so I may not be able to participate in Sunday Snippets every week for the next three months. It will depend on how well I can keep up with my classes and still find time to blog. One (of 5) class has seven required books so I will be doing A LOT of reading! Please pray for me that I will do well in my classes and juggle all the other “to-dos” in my life. Thanks!

Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival (August 18, 2013)

Sunday Snippets

Another week for Sunday Snippets. Come join us over atRAnn’s place and share your own posts from the week. Here’s mine:

Weekly Goals

An Open Invitation to Ministry (helping to spread Kathleen’s post)

Theological Thursday: The Assumption of Mary

Book Review: Letters to Katie by Kathleen Fuller

Question of the week:

RAnn is starting a new feature to Sunday Snippets. Each week she is going to post a question of the week for all the Sunday Snippets participants to answer (answering the question is completely optional). She is beginning the series of questions by asking everyone to introduce themselves.

I always feel funny introducing myself. I’m not a particularly exciting person or lead a very exciting life, but here goes. My name is Carol D’Annunzio. 🙂 On August 22 my husband and I will be married 10 years. We have one son, Andrew, whom we homeschool. He is eight years old. We currently live in NJ near the shore.

I am a “cradle-Catholic” but didn’t take my faith seriously until my late teen years. I spent nine years discerning a religious vocation with a group of sisters (the Little Sisters of the Poor). It was a wonderful experience and I am grateful for my time there even though it became clear I was called to marriage and family. Last summer I went back to college full time to finally finish my bachelor’s degree in English. I hope to finish by the spring 2015.

My hobbies include reading, writing, knitting, cooking, crafting and learning new things. I have a  good eye for detail and enjoy proofreading. I hope to offer proofreading services sometime in the future. I also have an Etsy Shop where I sell printables such as bookmarks, gift tags, etc.

As for blogging, I had a few different blogs over the years before beginning Simple Catholic Living in May 2010. What I love most about blogging is the many wonderful people I have had the opportunity to meet over the years, including everyone who links up at Sunday Snippets.

That’s about it. 🙂




Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival (August 11, 2013)

Sunday Snippets

Another week has gone by and it is time for Sunday Snippets over at RAnn’s place. Why don’t you join us and link up your favorite posts from the week? Here are my posts:

Weekly Goals

10 Reminders of God’s Love for You

“Baba’s” Homemade Chocolate Pudding

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Praying a Novena

Have a blessed week everyone!