Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Disneyland for Catholics...

...is how I think of the Catholic Marketing Network Tradeshow. 
Just imagine a convention floor with booths displaying cool stuff from every purveyor of Catholic books, music, films, statues, rosaries, and the whole galaxy of Catholic sacramentals and other interesting stuff that makes our faith a feast not just for the mind and souls, but also for the senses!
And I am fortunate enough to be part of that this year. If any of you are going, look for me at the booth of Franciscan Media/Servant books, where I"ll be doing a book signing on Wednesday from 11am to 12 noon.

Even better, the Catholic Writers Guild holds its own conference concurrently with the CMN show, and I'll be enjoying that too, picking up tips on marketing and , who knows, even getting inspired to try my hand at writing a novel someday. (Not!) The Writer's Guild has been nice enough to ask me to address members on Friday morning on the topic of "Inspiration for Writers from Liturgical Prayer."  Pray that I don't talk too fast, say "um" too many times, remember to look up from my notes at my audience, and all those other things that prevent the audience from casting glances at their watches and/or the exit door!  

I know a couple of you will be there. Any others I haven't year heard from? If so don't be shy if you see me. I'd love to meet you.

I have my laptop with me, so feel free to write. If I don't get around to doing a Q&A post, and you have a question, just ask on this one.

Meantime, today is the feast of the Transfiguration. Lots of great stuff in today's liturgy, including a great reading from St. Anastasius of Sinai, and a unique New Testament canticle from First Timothy, which we only get today and on Epiphany. You'll finish each hour today longing to see the glory of God shining on the face of Christ.

Okay. Got a five hour trip ahead of me. Gotta go.






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