Dr. Tom Curran explores the history of the Portiuncula Indulgence on August 2nd. Tom celebrates the 25 year Anniversary of Vercillo’s Catholic Book and Gift in Tacoma and the retirement of owners Dennis and Toni Vercillo by interviewing them about the mission and gift of running a Catholic bookstore.
Dr. Tom Curran shares the story of the Three Wise Men and their gifts. Tom contrasts the lessons learned from winning vs. losing and shares family stories about the ‘puppy battle,’ the Playdough rules, watching PG13 movies, and more!
Dr. Tom and Kari Curran share gift ideas for children with different love languages: acts of service, quality time, words of affirmation, expressions of affection, and gift giving. Kari talks about gifts to buy from the dollar store and Tom reads his second-favorite text from Mary Grace. Read more about The 5 Love Languages for Children, by Gary Chapman.
Dr. Tom Curran shares complementary insights from two diocesan priests who have profoundly impacted his life, Fr. Marc Montminy and Fr. Mark Noonan: 1.) praise and silence, 2.) solidarity and solitude, 3.) action and contemplation, 4.) leading and being led, 5.) vision and tradition, 6.) purpose and identity, 7.) healing and learning to live well with one’s brokenness, 8.) gifts and gift, 9.) multiplicity and simplicity, 10.) Mary/Joseph and Bonaventure/St. JPII.