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A new favorite book store

OK, so the tornado watch and torrential rain probably didn’t help my book signing on Saturday, but it was worth the three-hour ride to Raritan, N.J., if only to hang out at Trinity Church Goods, one of the nicest Catholic book stores I have ever been in. If you live in central New Jersey, or are passing through the area, make sure you schedule some time to browse at this great little find.

Trinity carries all the usual Catholic paraphernalia and so much more. Here’s the beautiful icon that owners Mark and Patti Maher gave me as a gift for signing there this weekend. 

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I absolutely love it. It’s the Old Testament Trinity. A larger, even more stunning version of this icon is the centerpiece of the store’s back wall. The store is so homey and inviting, with a fireplace and loads of interesting statues and wall hangings to peruse — lots of great Celtic stuff and things I’ve never seen anywhere else. I bought a really cool Kenyan-made sculpture of a family of five. I never find things depicting families with three children — always one or two — so I had to have this:

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I would just like to thank Mark and Patti for making me feel so welcome on Saturday and for inviting me to sign copies of both of my books, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the Catholic Catechism and Parenting a Grieving Child. And to all those people who braved the weather to buy a book and talk for a while, thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

If you want to visit Trinity’s website, click HERE.

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