Introducing a beautiful book written by a dear friend of Ave Maria Place for many years. Most of you knew and loved the "Rainbow" story Collette Fortin shared with us at Father Pat's Summer Days of Prayer. Collette has now written a book with wonderful pictures to illustrate her "Rainbow of Joy." It is written for both children and adults.

     "When you read it you will feel her joy. You will remember her incredible courage and in the end, you will also sense her amazing gift of gratitude towards God for the life He has given her. From her storms of life, to the rainbows that she manifested through her life of faith, her story is an inspirational gift to all who experience it." Linda Pestana, author of Voices of the Heart.

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          Many of our Ave Maria Publications readers have read and enjoyed Father Pat's books and have asked when his "next book" was to come out… Father Pat never knows beforehand when a new book is to come out! "They're always a surprise even to me," he said. "When the Good Lord gives the outline and says, 'Go write!' He provides the place and the inspiration, and the book 'flows' out!"  His first book's manuscript was written in Appleton, Wisconsin, and Bristol, Vermont! His second book was completed while recovering from sinus surgery in New Port Richey, Florida! The third book was finished while replacing a priest in Marathon Key, Florida, and his fourth book's manuscript came out from the island of Maui! His fifth book came out while he was "on the road!"

            On August 19, 2016, Father Pat was on the road again for two missions in North Carolina and one in Georgia! And, guess what! God had a surprise waiting for him in North Carolina. Between missions he stayed with our dear Ray & Marie Young at their summer home, a cabin in the Smokey Mountains.  There God gave us Father Pat's 6th book!


Mary, My Mother, Help Me To See God's Love For Me Today

by Father Patrick A. Martin

          As most of our readers know, Father Pat's books  -- and all of his works -- are given without price tags. "Sponsors" help make the first edition of each of his books available and then donations keep the subsequent editions available to people without charge! That way, EVERYONE can afford Fr. Pat's books!  500 sponsors, each giving $60.00, help publish ten thousand plus copies of the book as its first edition. Sponsors' names and "dedication lines" are printed gratefully in these first-edition copies. Sponsors receive the edition's first 500 copies, autographed and mailed to them via First Class Mail!

             Would you, and someone you know, like to help publish Fr. Pat's newest book? Feel free to make copies of this flier, and give them to friends and family, who would like to help. As soon as the 500 sponsors are registered with Ave Maria Place, we will be free to go to press! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVING HELP! GOD BLESS YOU!


     I would love to sponsor Father Pat's newest book!

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  APRIL: That young people may respond generously to their vocations
and seriously consider offering themselves to God in the priesthood
or consecrated life.

A message from Bishop Michael Cote
Diocese of Norwich, CT
April 2, 2017

Those who say that the Catholic Church is discriminating against poor women by opposing the health care mandate are completely misinformed. The Catholic Church is against requirements contained in the mandate that would force it to pay for surgical procedures such as: sterilization, abortion-inducing drugs, and contraception that go against the church's moral convictions, and therefore, impede religious freedom.

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This page last updated April 2, 2017