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Gracewatch Media + Because the world needs more saints

Let’s Talk First Communion Gifts!

This spring, our youngest child will be receiving his First Communion, and among our extended family and friends, there will be no fewer than six First Communions…so understandably, I have First Communions on my mind! To be fair, I’ve also had First Communion on my mind because for the past year, we here at Gracewatch have been working on our new First Communion journal. As of this writing, it’s not available yet, but I’m excited to share a sneak peek … Read More

In the Realm of Mist and Mercy / Chapter 7: Secrets of the Heart

  Wally looked around, hoping that no one else saw his embarrassing ordeal. All was quiet. His curiosity took hold, and he peered into the mahogany box. No harm could come from just looking. . . .   The following is an excerpt from In the Realm of Mist and Mercy, by Susan A. Howard: Chapter 7: Secrets of the Heart.   WALLY kicked open the Pruitts’ gate and gleefully jogged up the back walkway. Memories of the Wood possessed … Read More

Enter our St. Patrick’s Day contest for a chance to win Paddy

Here’s your chance to win a hardbound copy of Paddyand the Wolves: A Story About Saint Patrick When He Was a Boy and the accompanying coloring book . . .  a $38 retail value. Enter by this Sunday 12 March, 2017. The winner will be chosen randomly from the pool of names entered, and the book will be shipped on Monday, March 13, to arrive before Saint Patrick’s Day.   Just answer the following questions, true or false (T or F) in the … Read More

Molly McBride is back . . . and she’s got a whole new wardrobe worry!

  Molly McBride, the precocious five-year-old who aspires to be a Purple Nun just like her friends the Children of Mary Sisters, is back . . . and she has a whole new wardrobe worry: the plaid jumper she’s supposed to wear when she starts kindergarten! Molly McBride and the Plaid Jumper is the second book in the Molly McBride series; the first book is Molly McBride and the Purple Habit. “The idea for the book was inspired by a … Read More

New Titles for St. Patrick’s Day, Lent, and Easter; Sneak Peeks for Spring; and Store Listings

Guess what my New Year’s resolution is? This year, we’re going to be good about keeping in touch with our retail, parish, and individual customers who’ve signed up to get updates about our latest books and plans! So without further delay, here are three new books for late winter, and a little heads up on four books coming out later this spring.   Paddy and the Wolves: A Story about St. Patrick as a Young Boy Steve Nagel and Jen Norton … Read More

Gracewatch Media releases Sense of the Sacred: Illuminated Book of Catholic Prayers

Gracewatch Media is pleased to release Sense of the Sacred: Illuminated Book of Catholic Prayers (978-0-9862902-7-5), by artist and author Dominic deSousa. Besides offering thirty traditional Catholic prayers that every child should have at hand, the book serves as a coloring guide to the hugely popular companion coloring book (Sense of the Sacred: A Coloring Book for Young Illuminators, 978-0-9862902-9-9). Each prayer is accompanied by a beautiful, hand-drawn illustration to aid in prayerful meditation on the mysteries of the faith. Some of the … Read More

Illuminated Rosary to be issued in deluxe edition

The Illuminated Rosary series will be issued in a deluxe edition this fall. The special gift edition will be printed on premium paper and have a case laminate cover. The books will retail for $43.99 and will be available for bulk order by bookstores and parishes at wholesale discounts.