The Best Books We Read in 2017
By Thomas V. Mirus January 09, 2018
A Year of Favor, by Mark Christopher Brandt. You may recall my August interview with Brandt, a Catholic composer and pianist, about his masterpiece The Nightingale. Now he has published his first spiritual book, a collection of sixteen meditational rosaries for use in front of the Blessed Sacrament. They are scheduled around the liturgical calendar, with seasonally appropriate meditations and prayer intentions. These meditations, which the author has given while leading his parish’s Saturday morning Rosary for the past 14 years, will increase the devotion and efficacy of visits to our Eucharistic Lord and prompt conversion of soul. While it can easily be used on one’s own, I will point out that the booklet is inexpensive and suitable for ordering in bulk for group use and for giving away in order to promote the Rosary, Eucharistic adoration, and the First Saturdays devotion requested by Our Lady of Fatima.