I took a break from some of the books I was reading and delved into Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle's latest book, The Miraculous Medal. Honestly, when it arrived at my house I intended only to page through it and put it in the pile with the rest of the review books to wait its turn. Instead I wound up finding myself needing to read the book now. I'm just a few pages from the end. It's not a book I can easily put down. I'll be writing a review for it very soon, but here's the short and sweet of it: We get the back story of St. Catherine Laboure and the origins of the miraculous medal. Then we move into chapters that discuss miracles surrounding the miraculous medal. Donna-Marie tells us of how she came to be friends with Blessed Mother Theresa and thus became inspired to make giving miraculous medals to those she meets as part of her ministry. She then tells many stories about how the medals she has distributed to others has made an impact. The final part, which I haven't yet read contains novenas and prayers.
I'm also slowly making my way through Fr. F. X. Lascance's Our Lady Book. I really enjoy reading older prayer books, but with so many other things to read I really only find myself able to read bits and pieces of it each day. It's just not a book I can sit and read for an hour or so, but I am still enjoying it.