Wednesday, March 19, 2014

TWINS!!

The Lord surprises His team at Joseph Karl Publishing by delivering His twin books on Friday, March 14, 2014. 


The two eagerly anticipated books conceived in the loving heart of our Lord took the Catholic missionary publishing team by surprise in the second half of 2013, and very rapidly progressed through the publication process with the goal of releasing both books this Lent. 



Tony and Michele at their home parish of 
Ss. Cyril and Methodius Slovak Catholic Church 3/16/14.

The first editions of Conversion! by Anthony Yanik and Meditating on Christ's Passion by Michele Bondi Bottesi with Father John Simoneau arrived last Friday, and were delivered straight to Ss. Cyril and Methodius Slovak Catholic Church Sterling Heights, Michigan, U.S.A. in the Archdiocese of Detroit, which hosted book signings through its regular and generous schedule of weekend Holy Masses beginning Saturday evening following the Tridentine Holy Mass and concluding after the 8:30 p.m. Holy Mass on Sunday.

One more book signing is scheduled at the profoundly Catholic parish for this Friday evening, March 21, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. during the annual Lenten Fish Fry.

In between Holy Masses on Sunday.

Award-winning authors Tony and Michele were absolutely delighted with the warm and welcoming response of so many parishioners and also Catholics from other parishes who attended one of the many weekend Holy Masses regularly offered at the parish.  Both are so grateful to the pastor, Father Benjamin Kosnáč, and the entire parish team of staff, volunteers, and parishioners who were incredibly kind and helpful throughout.

Tony and Michele with both new books.

Eternal thanks to the entire team of loving people who helped bring both books to fruition, including Father John Simoneau who wrote the Foreward and Conclusion for Meditating on Christ's Passion; Roseann Nieman for designing both beautiful book covers; Erin Howarth for book layout and design; John Mangano for his invaluable assistance photographing the cover of Conversion!; the parish of Ss. Cyril and Methodius Slovak Catholic Church (www.saintcyrils.org), where the images for both covers were taken, for its ongoing collaboration; and the many others who helped in so many various ways.  God is at work in you!

To learn more about both books, Tony's fifth and Michele's eighth, visit Joseph Karl Publishing's Books for All Ages Page. 

Tony is already writing his sixth book, a collection of Catholic stories.

Michele is currently editing the manuscript of the sequel to Meditating on Christ's Passion, titled The Majesty of Holy Mass, and expects to have the second book in the Divine Intimacy Trilogy available by Advent 2014.  The third book in the series, lessons on the Sacrament of Reconciliation (Confession), will follow in 2015.



      © Joseph Karl Publishing


"Men go abroad to wonder at the heights of mountains, 
at the huge waves of the sea, at the long courses of the rivers, 
at the vast compass of the ocean, at the circular motions of the stars, 
and they pass by themselves without wondering." 
 ~ Saint Augustine




Images taken at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Slovak Catholic Church
in Sterling Heights, Michigan, U.S.A. 
 
Parish Website 
and on location at the shores of beautiful Lake Michigan
in western Michigan, U.S.A.  




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THE POWERFUL DEVOTION TO THE HOLY FACE OF JESUS

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 Remain and hold the Sacred Body of Jesus in your arms
following the conclusion of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass
during your 15 precious, priceless, and very intimate minutes
of Divine union and creation. 

God is so in love with you!

Love Him and honor Him, all the moments of your life. 



 TRUST * SURRENDER * CONFIDENCE * PERSEVERANCE * DETACHMENT

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Wishing You a Very Happy and Profoundly Catholic New Year!!

God is so in love with us all.


Tridentine Holy Mass Saturday, December 28, 2013.

Images taken at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Slovak Catholic Church
and at Joseph Karl Publishing, for you.  Enjoy!


Noon Holy Mass on Thursday, January 2, 2014.








 The studio at Christmas. 








"Trust all things to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and to Mary, Help of Christians, 
and you will see what miracles are."  
~ Saint John Bosco 
 
    © Joseph Karl Publishing

  CHRISTMAS GIFTS FOR YOU FROM OUR KING 

CHRISTMAS LESSON 1

Lesson 1:


ADVENT LESSONS 1 - 8

Lesson 1: "Ascend Higher!"  
Lesson 2The Light of the World
Lesson 3A Present for You from Jesus


Lesson 4A Mother/Son Rescue and the Powerful Weapon in Your Hand.
Lesson 5Living Entirely for Jesus as He Guides Your Soul to Perfection.

Lesson 6:  On Determination:

Lesson 7:    

 

Also, more than thirty meditations on Christ's Passion to help guide you into some serious Divine intimacy with the Love of your eternal life, any time of year:  Meditating on Christ's Passion.
PLUS:  Over thirty profoundly Catholic audio meditations created just for you, to help you fall absolutely in love with Jesus, the Love of your eternal life and the One who came for you.  Audio Meditations on Mixcloud.




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   Images taken at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Slovak Catholic Church,
Sterling Heights, Michigan, U.S.A. Parish Website
and at Joseph Karl Publishing, Rochester Hills, Michigan.




THE POWERFUL DEVOTION TO THE HOLY FACE OF JESUS

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which our Lord, Jesus Christ called  "the most beautiful work under the sun,"    
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Monday, December 23, 2013

Wishing You and Yours a Very Peaceful, Joyful, and Holy Christmas

God is so in love with you!


Joseph Karl Publishing's gift to you is all the profoundly Catholic material on its website to date, which is always available to all without charge, including the very latest additions:

Eight Advent lessons from the Sacred Heart of the One who loves you more than you can ever imagine, along with more than thirty meditations on Christ's Passion that were compiled to create the forthcoming book, Meditating on Christ's Passion: A Profoundly Catholic Advent.

AN UPDATE ON TWO NEW BOOKS COMING IN EARLY 2014

Award-winning history author and Catholic author Anthony Yanik's new book, Conversion! has just
returned from professional copy-editing by Erin Howarth at DDM Publications, and Tony reports that the book looks great.  He will read through the book to ensure that everything is as it should be before the book moves on to the next stage before publication. 

As Tony's edited book was on its way back to him, Meditating on Christ's Passion by award-winning Catholic author Michele Bondi Bottesi, with the Foreword and Conclusion by Father John Simoneau, was sent to Erin for professional copy editing, book packaging, and book design as Roseann Nieman at www.niemanartgraphics.com works on the covers of both books.

Things are still on track to have both Coversion! and Meditating on Christ's Passion available in time for Lent 2014.

Both books will be available for free in PDF format in English on Joseph Karl Publishing's website, so please keep your eyes out for them, and keep checking back to see what is new, for you!


In the meantime, take a mini-retreat from wherever you are!

Visit JKP's website and enjoy the award-winning and free material including books, articles, images, audio meditations, and video, all created for you to help you fall deeply in love with the Love of your eternal life.  He is so in love with you!!



Friday, November 22, 2013

The Lord Surprises Joseph Karl Publishing with Twins, Just For You

The team prepares two profoundly meaningful books to be released early in 2014, just in time for Lent.


Joseph Karl Publishing was absolutely delighted, and also surprised, to welcome accomplished history author and painter Anthony Yanek to the team in the second half of 2013. At that time, Tony had just completed the manuscript for his first Catholic book, Conversion.

Not long after that, Jesus assigned the book Meditating on Christ's Passion which is being written by award-winning Catholic author Michele Bondi Bottesi.  The Foreword for the book will be written by Father John Simoneau, Associate Pastor at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Slovak Catholic Church in the Archdiocese of Detroit, Michigan, U.S.A. Father John is an excellent homilist and is so profoundly Catholic;  the team at JKP is thrilled to be collaborating with him as well.

Both both books have entered the publication process.

The "twins" are the precious fruit of Divine union and creation.  To learn more, visit "Divine Union and Creation."

"Trust all things to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and to Mary, Help of Christians, and you will see what miracles are."  ~ Saint John Bosco

CONVERSION AND MEDITATING ON CHRIST'S PASSION

Tony's first book of Catholic fiction, titled Conversion, is a delightful and educational story the reader will savor from cover to cover.  The book's eagerly anticipated arrival in print and electronic format is timely as the Lord calls His devout faithful to help restore His Church.

Joseph Karl Publishing is delighted to be expecting its second set of twins.  

CONVERSION

The draft of the back cover text for Conversion: 

                Imagine Father Rick Martin’s surprise, and dismay, when he learned that his very first parish assignment after his ordination was to temporarily replace the pastor of St. Francis, a small rural church in mid Michigan reported to be one of the more liberal parishes in the Saginaw, Michigan diocese. It appears the reputation was well earned thanks to a Sister Agatha, head of the parish Liturgical Commission, whose tinkering with the Mass liturgy with the pastor’s approval had resulted in a number of complaints to the bishop.

                Father Rick, a graduate of the prestigious Pontifical North American College in Rome, had expected a much more noble assignment. A subsequent meeting with Bishop Ted Krolick did little to calm his ruffled feathers.  As the bishop explained, “I’m asking you to go into a parish which has taken a number of wrong turns in the mass liturgy and correct them , without alienating the pastor. I can’t afford to lose him or others like him simply because they have been misguided. Well, how about it?”
                 “That’s a pretty tall order!” blurted the young priest, hoping the bishop would not notice his grimace. 
                “Not for the right man,” grinned Bishop Krolick. 

                Father Rick’s enthusiasm sagged. So why do I feel as if I had just been dropped into a pit of vipers? he wondered. That same feeling gnawed at him the following weekend as he said his first Holy Mass at St. Francis and a handsome middle-aged couple brought up the gifts. To his utter surprise they handed him a gold paten on which sat a large loaf of baked bread. There were no unconsecrated hosts in sight. 

Now what do I do?  He wondered.  This was only the first of several challenges the priest encountered Sister Agatha as the week progressed. Oddly enough, turning the tables on her was a game he was beginning to relish, until she suddenly pulled off the unexpected and God himself had to intervene.

A LITTLE BIT ABOUT TONY 

                Anthony Yanik is the award-winning author of four books on Michigan history and a member of the Catholic Writers Guild.  His last book, The Fall and Recapture of Detroit in the War of 1812, was named Outstanding Michigan History Publication for the year 2012.  

          Anthony is a graduate of the University of Detroit and retired General Motors speech writer.  The offbeat liturgical practices that he and his wife sometimes encountered at Sunday masses when on the road prompted him to use those experiences as the basis of this novel of confrontation and conversion involving a young priest and a parish with a liberal nun and pastor.


MEDITATING ON CHRIST'S PASSION

From the tentative back cover of Meditating on Christ's Passion (it's way too long but we'll share the whole thing because it's so PROFOUNDLY Catholic):

Spend precious, intimate time every day with Jesus meditating on His Passion and on your Redemption.  Look into the loving and merciful eyes of Christ as He offers His Sacred Body up for us, and see things in a whole new way.  

See a pillar transformed into a pedestal, an execution rope into an alb's girdle (rope), a center isle into the Way of the Cross, bread into God, and wine into the Precious Blood of our Redeemer.

See a church transformed into Calvary, Communion into creation, chaos into order, an impaled Heart into a refuge, hearts into tabernacles, one drop of Blood into salvation, silence into intimate conversation, and the Daily Sacrifice of the Mass into every soul's wedding.

See wounds transformed into reparation, the blind into visionaries, the ignorant into mystics, the timid into great warriors, a valley of tears into heavenly joy, and a prie-dieu  into a place of mercy at the foot of the Cross.

See deep into eternity as words come to life.  See the gates of heaven open wide as the condemned are granted freedom by an innocent Man nailed to a Cross.

See sorrow transformed into meaning, apathy into devotion, hate into love, darkness into light, pain into pleasure, time into forever, pride into humility, selfishness into charity, doubt into belief, the hungry into the satisfied, last place into the most coveted place, possessions into burdens, and a path lined with the Blood of a Lamb into a journey toward God.

See a chapel transformed into the Garden, Sacred Blood into the seeds of faith, the faithless into farmers and fishermen, profoundly Catholic teaching into nets, and petitions into keys, which hands joined in prayer use to unlock the chains of souls held captive by the devil.  

See sinners transformed into saints, the forgotten into the remembered, and those considered by the world to be the most worthless, powerless, useless, and penniless into phenomenal channels of grace for the massive conversion of sinners.

PROFOUNDLY CATHOLIC GRAPHIC DESIGN

Both books head to graphic design tomorrow morning as the authors team up with award-winning graphic designer Roseann Nieman of Niemanart Graphics in Rochester Hills, Michigan, U.S.A. to discuss images, text, bios, colors, placement, and fonts for two front and back covers and two spines.

The decisions for interior book layout and design have already been made for Conversion. 

As Conversion and Meditating on Christ's Passion make their way through the publication process, Joseph Karl Publishing and its film division, Apostolate Films, continue to write articles, create images, and produce audio, just for you. New material is added throughout each week on JKP's 'New, Just for You!' page, so keep checking back to see what's new, for you! 


Profoundly Catholic audio meditations for you.  Enjoy!

Recording in the studio for Apostolate Films, and for you. 


  © Joseph Karl Publishing



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  Images taken at:
Ss. Cyril and Methodius Slovak Catholic Church,
Sterling Heights, Michigan, U.S.A.  Parish Website
and Apostolate Studio, 
Rochester Hills, Michigan, U.S.A. Apostolate Films Website 
 




THE POWERFUL DEVOTION TO THE HOLY FACE OF JESUS

To learn more about the Work of Reparation through the Devotion to the Holy Face, 
which our Lord, Jesus Christ called  "the most beautiful work under the sun,"    
visit:  Work of Reparation Through the Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus

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God is at work in you!!
 In the studio. 


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Joseph Karl Publishing Adds New Profoundly Catholic Pages and Images to Its Expanding Site and Mission

There is so much more of God's love to discover and then keep rediscovering. 


What a beautiful rainy Fall day in Michigan; thanks be to God! The leaves on the multicolored trees joined the rain cascading down upon the world like the precious drops of Christ's Sacred Blood from the Cross during the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass this morning. 

The Lord showers so many graces upon humanity in so many various ways. He is so in love with us all! 

JKP's newest pages:

The Lord's Garden
Spiritual Warfare
Bridal Theology
Health Care in Imitation of Christ
"Francis, Rebuild My Church"

Some new images:


Apostolate Films' Profoundly Catholic Audio Meditations on Mixcloud:



"Trust all things to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and to Mary, Help of Christians, 
and you will see what miracles are." 
~ Saint John Bosco



  © Joseph Karl Publishing



Thirsting for more?

To access a fishing boatload full of PROFOUNDLY Catholic material 
including award-winning books, images, articles, audio, and video,
all immeasurably and eternally valuable and free, just like God's love,
  visit: www.josephkarlpublishing.com

God is at work in you!

 




  
Images taken at Ss. Cyril and Methodius Slovak Catholic Church, 

Sterling Heights, Michigan, U.S.A. Parish Website



THE POWERFUL DEVOTION TO THE HOLY FACE OF JESUS

To learn more about the Work of Reparation through the Devotion to the Holy Face, 
which our Lord, Jesus Christ called  "the most beautiful work under the sun,"    
visit:  Work of Reparation Through the Devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus

Please share the information with others.

God is at work in you!!