Connie Rossini is a writer and homeschool mother. She lives in New Ulm, Minnesota with her husband Dan and 4 sons. Connie writes a spirituality column for the diocesan newspaper, and blogs on faith-based education and Carmelite spirituality at Contemplative Homeschool. She also administers Catholic Spirituality Blogs Network, a community of 20 bloggers on the spiritual life.
When did you first start writing?
I have been writing since I learned how to read. Well, actually, I learned to read at age 4 and started writing when I was 5. My first story was about a family of mice.
Non-fiction is a newer venture for me. I published a newsletter of Catholic apologetics in the '90s. About 10 years later I started writing my spirituality column, "God Alone Suffices," in The Catholic Times of La Crosse, Wisconsin.
What's the story behind your latest book?
Five Lessons from the Carmelite Saints That Will Change Your Life was born when lesson #5 hit me in December 2012. I was blown away by St. Therese's trust in God. It was the perfect message for my spiritual life then and now. I started thinking about the other major turning points in my spiritual journey, and grew excited to share them with others.
This quiz is designed to help you determine your child’s primary temperament. It contains 44 questions with answers and explanations. Is your child sanguine, phlegmatic, melancholic, or choleric? Knowing your child's temperament helps you to appreciate his God-given strengths and pinpoint his weaknesses. You can use the other volumes in this series to help you in this task.
Are you new to the Catholic spiritual life? Stuck in a rut? Not sure how you can grow closer to God? Five Lessons from the Carmelite Saints That Will Change Your Life will give you direction. St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and St. Therese of Lisieux will show you five vital steps you need to take to be holy.
Connie Rossini blogs at Contemplative Homeschool.