Can you name the birds you're feeding in your backyard? Eastern Backyard Birds is the essential pocket-sized, folding guide for the bird lover and nature enthusiast living in the eastern USA (east of the 100th Meridian). Created and printed in the USA and updated in 2012 with a new cover design and updated species selection, this beautifully illustrated guide helps to identify over 140 familiar species and includes instructions on attracting and feeding backyard birds. Laminated for durability, this lightweight guide will conveniently fold to fit into your pocket. Perfect for observing your backyard feeder guests or those species out on the trail.
The only sector of clerical and religious growth in the Catholic (Latin) Church is that of the deacon. To these men – and to those in formation – Professor James Keating (a deacon himself) addresses this "self-directed" retreat. Though deacons are many in number, their responsibilities – to their bishop, pastor, diocese, parish, parishioners, families, and the sundry other souls whom they guide – are often overwhelming. 'A Deacon's Retreat' is not a mere stop-gap for a full-fledged 30-day Ignation retreat into the wilderness, but a marvel of how a compressed "taking-time-for-one's-own-soul" can revivify and reanimate the body and soul of the deacon. Its structure based on the deacon's faculties and functions at Holy Mass, the book guides the deacon to prepare for Christ's effectiveness in his life to becoming an icon of peace to those he preaches to. The books concludes with an appendix of prayers for the deacon.