Catholic Arts and Letters Awards finalists
- Children's/YA Fiction:Playing by Heart, Carmela Martino
- Adult Fiction: My Brother's Keeper, Bill Kassel
Catholic Writers Conference Live registration is open
Registration is open for the Catholic Writers Conference Live!, running from July 31 - Aug 3 in Lancaster, PA. The latest information (calendar, events, speakers) will be available on the CWCL Conference page.
Members should buy their tickets on the Members Admission form.
You can receive a complimentary admission by volunteering! Go to Volunteer Registration for more information.
Once you have a ticket, you can also purchase tickets to several additional Catholic Marketing Network (CMN) events on the CMN Event Registration page.
From Our Blog
The CWG Prayer Chain Post is a weekly post for members to include their special intentions by adding a comment.
I prayed, and prudence was given me; I pleaded, and the spirit of wisdom came to me. I preferred her to scepter and throne, and deemed riches nothing in comparison with her, nor did I liken any priceless gem to her; because all gold, in view of her, is a little sand, and before her, silver is to be accounted mire. Beyond health and comeliness I loved her, and I chose to have her rather than the light, because the splendor of her never yields to sleep. Yet all good things together came to me in her company, and countless riches at her hands.
The power of prayer and the power of people praying.
OCTOBER INTENTION PRAYER
Blessing of the Harvest
Almighty Lord God, You keep on giving abundance to men in the dew of heaven and food out of the richness of the soil. We give thanks to Your most gracious majesty for the fruits of the field which we have gathered. We beg of You, in Your mercy, to bless our harvest, which we have received from Your generosity. Preserve it, and keep it from all harm. Grant, too, that all those whose desires You have filled with these good things may be happy in Your protection. May they praise Your mercies forever and make use of the good things that do not last in such a way that they may not lose those goods that are everlasting, through Christ our Lord.
Please leave a comment with your intention. If you have problems adding an intention, email it to Mike Hays at coachhays(at)gmail(dot)com and I will add it. God bless.
The CWG Prayer
Holy Family, guide our minds, our hearts, our hands, as we write, speak, illustrate – help our words to live in union with the Word.
Teach us discipline and skill to use the talents God gives us.
Give us also insight and courage to convey God's love through our craft, and humility to be open to His divine will, shaping our lives, in loving loyalty to His Church.
In Christ's name,