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Ronda Chervin received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Fordham University and an MA in Religious Studies from Notre Dame Apostolic Institute. A widow, mother, and grandmother, she currently teaches philosophy at Holy Apostles College and Seminary in Cromwell, Connecticut. Write to her at chervinronda@gmail.com.
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"Since such is the nature of man that he cannot easily without external means be raised to meditation on divine things, on that account holy Mother Church has instituted certain rites, namely that certain things be pronounced in a subdued tone (canon and words of consecration) and others in a louder tone; she has likewise made use of ceremonies such as mystical blessings, lights, incense, vestments, and many other things of this kind in accordance with apostolic teaching and tradition, whereby both the majesty of so great a sacrifice might be commended, and the minds of the faithful excited by these visible signs of religion and piety to the contemplation of the most sublime matters which are hidden in this sacrifice."
— Council of Trent (Session XXII)

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A Parliament of Monsters by Gail Caress
published 7 November 2011 by Dr. Ronda Chervin

A wonderful godchild of mine just published a terrific books. It is kind of theological science fiction by genre – in the long line from Charles Williams, Lewis, Tolkien, etc.

The plot involves the wife of a Celtic Studies scholar who travels to Ireland to find out whether her husband was murdered by a cult group into reviving pagan ritual in an attempt to take over the world. The style is terrific. There are beautiful characterizations of the wife and her mystical little boy and lots of quotations from all our favorite writers of classics of the past.

To find out more go to Beachhead Books on the web and look for Gail Caress.

Read more blog entries by Dr. Ronda by visiting RONDAVIEW. Dr. Ronda Chervin has many free e-books and audios on her website rondachervin.com. If you go to her website and read or listen and then want to correspond with her she will be available. Her schedule does not permit, however, responding to comments on the Blog, though she enjoys reading them. Dr. Ronda’s newest project is spiritualityrunningtogod.com.