Today is my nameday, so I woke up early and went to Liturgy at the monastery with Pete. In the past, I've only been able to receive communion when it falls on a Sunday. Living next door to monks comes in handy sometimes...
Pete gave me this little booklet last night as an early present. I want to read the whole thing today. It begins with her life, which by now I'm quite familiar with, but I always seem to find something new to focus on whenever I read it again.
I also dug out this beautiful children's book I have about her life. I bought it at the Saint Herman's Conference years ago. I remember agonizing over whether or not I should spend the money, as I was an impoverished college senior and buying children's books was not exactly a priority. I just had to have it though.
It was written by a husband and wife, Dionysios and Egle-Ekaterine Potamitis. Egle-Ekaterine illustrated it in a beautiful iconographic style that's unlike any other I've seen. Yet while the illustrations are stunning throughout, I was also really impressed with the rich and detailed text. It includes every facet of Saint Katharine's life. Apparently they've done a number of other books, including the life of St. Christopher, the life of St. Dionysios, and a prayer book. They all come in either English or Greek.
And in honor of the Wednesday yarn along, here is my current knitting--a baby bootie. Just a few more days until I'm a full 5 months along!