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61 MINUTES: REFLECTIONS & HOMILIES FOR THE THE YEAR OF MATTHEW

61 MINUTES: REFLECTIONS & HOMILIES FOR THE THE YEAR OF MATTHEW
$23.95
This book is the fruit of holy hours and meditations on the readings for Sunday Mass and Holy Days throughout the year. The author attempts to portray the humanity of the Biblical family. The Gospel of Matthew paints a portrait of Jesus which is refreshingly human. We get to experience a culture and faith journey in a way that comforts us almost 2000 years later. Our questions and issues of today do have answers and consolation from a man who was very much alive and in his divinity offered us salvation.
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9781491845974
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2014-01-01
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61 MINUTES: REFLECTIONS & HOMILIES FOR THE YEAR OF LUKE

61 MINUTES: REFLECTIONS & HOMILIES FOR THE YEAR OF LUKE
$19.95
This book is the fruit of holy hours and meditations on the readings for Sunday Mass throughout the year. The author journeys with us on the road to Jerusalem. The journey of Christ is one of prayer and compassion for the poor, the lowly, the marginalized. The Evangelist's narrative is like a diary of a love story between a son and a Prodigal Father. The author walks with Jesus as one of the disciples, trying to answer the question that is the center of the Gospel: Who do you say that I am?
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9781449020286
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7 SECRETS OF MERCY

7 SECRETS OF MERCY
$14.95

In 2000, Pope John Paul II canonized the great 20th century visionary of Divine Mercy, Sister Faustina Kowalska, and proclaimed the Sunday after Easter to be celebrated annually as Divine Mercy Sunday. In 2006, Pope Benedict stressed that "Divine Mercy is not a secondary devotion, but an integral dimension of Christian faith and prayer." Now Pope Francis has proclaimed an extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy, which will begin on December 8, 2015. These three Popes have made it very clear that Divine Mercy is a major part of the Christian faith, and now this powerful new book reveals why.

Best-selling author Vinny Flynn continues his popular "7 Secrets" series with a book that brings him back to his roots. Vinny was one of the original editors of the official English edition of the actual Diary of St. Faustina, and he has written and edited a vast number of the Divine Mercy materials that are used today.

Through his "secrets" of Divine Mercy, Vinny shows how Divine Mercy is not just another worthy "private devotion"; it is the key devotion, the umbrella devotion over everything else. Every other devotion in the Church, every ritual, every activity, every teaching is under that umbrella of Divine Mercy. It's all there to help us understand and enter into Divine Mercy. He shows us how everything in our lives can become more meaningful, more powerful, more life-changing once we really embrace the gift of Divine Mercy -- the overflow of love from the Holy Trinity.

In this compelling and timely book, Flynn draws from Scripture, the teachings of the Church, and the Diary of St. Faustina to not only reveal the heart of Divine Mercy, but to offer you an invitation and a road map so that this mercy can transform your life.

If you're not yet convinced of the impact Divine Mercy can have on your life, if you've never heard of this message and devotion, or if you're curious to learn more about it, this book is perfect for you. It shows us all how to respond to the call of Pope Francis "to live lives shaped by mercy," and benefit greatly from the "Year of Mercy."

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9781621640851
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2015-12-21
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A CHRISTMAS CAROL

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$9.99

Includes illustrations from the original 1843 edition by "The Man Who Invented Christmas" -- Charles Dickens!

This paperback edition of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol recaptures the charm of the first edition. At a stocking stuffer price of just $9.95, it includes illustrations from the 1843 edition.

A lovely gift book for anyone who doesn't yet own the timeless classic. Who can resist the story of the bad-tempered Ebenezer Scrooge's transformation into a kinder and more loving version of himself? The visiting ghosts of past, present, and future? The deeply good Bob Cratchit and his son Tiny Tim? Create or revive a tradition and gather to read this classic tale each and every year.

The original engravings by John Leech make this a gift that all will treasure!

"Paraclete Press has created a stocking stuffer sure to convey the holiday spirit--an affordable paperback edition of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol featuring the illustrations that adorned the first edition 173 years ago." --Ray Kelly, The Republican (November 2016)

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9781612618395
Publication Date: 
2016-11-01
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A COMMITMENT OF TRUTH - A WIMMER MEMORIAL LECTURE

A COMMITMENT OF TRUTH - A WIMMER MEMORIAL LECTURE
$6.00
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9781608999972
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A CRY IS HEARD: MY PATH TO PEACE (LAST MEMOIR)

A CRY IS HEARD: MY PATH TO PEACE (LAST MEMOIR)
$16.95
"Originally published in France by Bayard âEditions, 2017"--Title page verso.
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9781627853910
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A FATHER WHO KEEPS HIS PROMISES: GOD'S COVENANT LOVE IN SCRIPTURE

A FATHER WHO KEEPS HIS PROMISES: GOD'S COVENANT LOVE IN SCRIPTURE
$13.99

Hahn explores the "covenant love" God reveals to us through the Scriptures and explains how God patiently reaches out to usdespite our faults and shortcomingsto restore us into relationship with his divine family. Join Hahn as he follows the high adventure of God's plan for the ages, beginning with Adam and Eve and continuing down through the generations to the coming of Christ and the birth of the Church. You'll discover how the patient love of the Father revealed in the Bible is the same persistent love he has for you. A Servant Book."

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9780892838295
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1998-03-01
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A JOYFUL NOISE: PRAYING THE PSALMS WITH THE EARLY CHURCH

A JOYFUL NOISE: PRAYING THE PSALMS WITH THE EARLY CHURCH
$19.95
We hear often that "the word of God is living and effective" (Heb 4:12). But what does that really mean for our day-to-day lives? A Joyful Noise reveals how the Psalms, sung by everyone from King David to Jesus to the Early Church Fathers to your church choir, are deeply rich and meaningful for our lives today. Author Mike Aquilina shows how to "change the racket" of modern lifeto turn from noise that distracts us toward the Psalms, those ancient songs that ring with eternal truths to this very day. Each of the thirty-five Psalms found within are paired with easy-to-read modern translations of meditations from the Fathers of the Church. The text includes questions to help reflect on the Psalms and apply these meditations to everyday life. Mike Aquilina invites you to participate more fully in a tradition as old as the People of God: to turn from the clamor of life to make a joyful noise to the Lord!
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9781947792296
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A MOTHER'S BOOK OF PRAYERS

A MOTHER'S BOOK OF PRAYERS
$4.95
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9780882710914
Publication Date: 
2013-06-01
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A PATH REVEALED

A PATH REVEALED
$15.99
Just days after turning fifty, Martha Maddux, a spirited mother and civic activist, was told she had Alzheimer's disease. She and her husband, Carlen, felt as though they'd been shoved out of a plane 10,000 feet up, with nothing to grab but themselves. But A Path Revealed is not about the fallout from an insidious disease that extended nearly seventeen years. It is in Carlen's words, "The story of a path emerging during our darkest hours, a path that we neither planned nor foresaw."

Carlen traveled with Martha to the backwoods of Kentucky, where the quiet presence of a Catholic nun revealed a hidden path. He was forced to slow down as he traced this path halfway around the world to Australia, retreated weekends to a monastery, embraced meditation, and landed all alone in Thomas Merton's cell.

A Path Revealed echoes accents heard in Anne Lamott's Traveling Mercies, Richard Rohr's Falling Upward, and John Bunyan's 17th-century classic, The Pilgrim's Progress.
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9781612617848
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A ROSARY FOR THE SOULS IN PURGATORY

A ROSARY FOR THE SOULS IN PURGATORY
$15.99
The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that all who die in God s grace, but still imperfectly purified, are indeed assured of their eternal salvation, but after death, they undergo purification so as to enter the joy of heaven (1030)
Because of the communion of Saints, the faithful, who are still pilgrims here on earth are able to help the Souls in Purgatory by offering prayers in suffrage, especially the Eucharistic Sacrifice. They also help them by almsgiving, indulgences and penance. (Taken from the Compendium of the Catholic Church # 211)
St. Pope John Paul the Great has stated that tradition, has always pointed out that those who find themselves in the state of purification are united both with the Blessed, who already enjoy the fullness of eternal life, and with us on this earth, on our way towards the Father s House (taken from cf.ccgn.1032 L Osservatore Romano & EWTN)
It is truly a wholesome thing to pray for our departed brothers and sisters in Purgatory.
Let us now pray together the Rosary for the Souls in Purgatory.
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601008822313
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A ROSARY OF HEALING: MOTHER OF MERCY

A ROSARY OF HEALING: MOTHER OF MERCY
$19.99
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601008822368
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ABBEY PSALTER: THE BOOK OF PSALMS (GRAIL) BY

ABBEY PSALTER: THE BOOK OF PSALMS (GRAIL) BY
$47.95
The Grail edition of the Psalms, hand-lettered by Trappist monks and set for personal chanting or choir singing.
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9780809103164
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ACTION: PRAYING SCRIPTURE IN A CONTEMPORARY WAY

ACTION: PRAYING SCRIPTURE IN A CONTEMPORARY WAY
$5.95
New/Used: New
Praying Scripture in a contemporary way Distributor: Spring Arbor/Ingram Author: Mark Link, S.J. Format: 412 pages, paperback ISBN: 978-0883473962
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0883473968
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ADVENT COLORING CALENDAR

ADVENT COLORING CALENDAR
$11.99
Find some relief from the stress of the season with this fun and artistic new way to count the days until Christmas! The Advent Coloring Calendar will provide a daily dose of peace and focus. Create something beautiful by coloring a pattern for each of the the 24 days before Christmas.

"Sometimes coloring is just coloring. To put crayons to paper and create a rainbow of marks and swaths is relaxing, playful, and maybe even artistically satisfying. But sometimes coloring is more. To put colored crayons, markers, or pencils to paper is to create a pathway to the numinous. Coloring invites the body and the senses into an experience of inner stillness. While the hand moves, the mind and the body slow down. The heart and the ears open carving a space for rich silence and an opportunity for God to speak." --Sybil MacBeth, author of Praying in Color: Drawing a New Path to God
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9781612617657
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ALL CREATION AWAITS

ALL CREATION AWAITS
$18.99
Open a window each day of Advent onto the natural world. Here are twenty-five fresh images of the foundational truth that lies beneath and within the Christ story. In twenty-five portraits depicting how wild animals of the northern hemisphere ingeniously adapt when darkness and cold descend, we see and hear as if for the first time the ancient wisdom of Advent: The dark is not an end but the way a new beginning comes.

Short, daily reflections that paint vivid, poetic images of familiar animals, paired with charming original wood-cuts, will engage both children and adults. Anyone who does not want to be caught, again, in the consumer hype of "the holiday season" but rather to be taken up into the eternal truth the natural world reveals will welcome this book.
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9781612617855
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ALL GOD'S ANGELS

ALL GOD'S ANGELS
$19.99
Fr. Martin Shannon pulls back the veil between heaven and earth with Biblical stories, meditations and sacred art on the role of heavenly messengers and their work in our lives. Angels are servants of love, doing God's bidding with a theology of burning love. God seeks out his servants, and once he has our attention, he draws us closer, long enough for the sparks of his glory to reach us and ignite a flame in our own souls. This is the work of angels.
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9781612617749
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AN OVERVIEW OF GREGORIAN CHANT

AN OVERVIEW OF GREGORIAN CHANT
$16.99

The modern liturgical movement owes a great debt to Solesmes monk Dom
Eugène Cardine (1905-1988), whose tireless research in the ancient
manuscripts uncovered the elusive secrets of Gregorian Rhythm, thus
revealing some of the original pristine beauty of Gregorian chant. In this
volume, Dom Cardine sums up the origin, decline, and restoration of the
chant, and challenges researchers to continue his work.

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9781557250551
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ANCIENT FAITH FOR THE MODERN WORLD

ANCIENT FAITH FOR THE MODERN WORLD
$14.95
In this well-researched, engaging, and accessible book, author Brian Schmisek carefully explains each of what the church the twelve "articles" of the Apostles' Creed and explores their meaning for a twenty-first century faith. Included at the end of each chapter is a "bottom line" summary of that article of the creed and questions for discussion on how the belief can impact our daily life.
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9780879465711
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ANCIENT PATHS: BENEDICTINE GUIDANCE

ANCIENT PATHS: BENEDICTINE GUIDANCE
$16.99
This field-tested guidebook presents Benedictine spirituality and monastic spiritual practices as a source of wisdom and practical guidance for Christian formation today.
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9781557257734
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AND SO WE PRAY 2: SUPPORTING YOUNG ADULTS THROUGH THE COLLEGE YEARS

AND SO WE PRAY 2: SUPPORTING YOUNG ADULTS THROUGH THE COLLEGE YEARS
$10.99
YES! More of the same encouragement to get to know the Lord you'll find in the first book. More of the same amazing real-life stories told  by women who generously wanted to help you. More of the same sound Scripture-based advice for shepherding young adults through the college years. In this edition, author Maribeth Harper addresses many more "hot-button" topics college-aged young adults face and helps parents to navigate those challenging circumstances with truths from the Catholic faith.

From Maribeth ~~
"Both of my books are full of personal stories shared with me by generous Christian women who struggled in one way or another with their child's college years. For each situation they described, I turned to Scripture and the teaching of the Catholic Church to offer moms with lots of practical, relevant help. 

Each chapter includes personal stories, an application of Church teaching, a prayer, and follow up Scriptures on the theme for further recollection or journaling. The books are ideal for small groups of Praying College Moms but I have also heard from moms who have just picked it up, and read it slowly and prayerfully! (And some read it in one sitting, too). 
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9780692889299
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AROUND THE MONASTIC TABLE: GROWING IN MUTUAL SERVICE & LOVE

AROUND THE MONASTIC TABLE: GROWING IN MUTUAL SERVICE & LOVE
$29.95

It is said that the heart of the home is the kitchen tale, and the same is true of the monastic home. Saint Benedict devoted ten chapters to the monastic tale and to providing and serving food as well as necessities; inserted in the middle are chapters on the sick, the aged, and children. That arrangement makes it clear that the tale is about care, not just discipline. Sister Aquinata Backmann offers a thorough study of these core chapters in Benedict's Rule. Drawing on scholarship and personal experience of the monastic tale, she demonstrates in this commentary the relationship between Benedict's Rule and other rules, including those of Basil, Augustine, and the Rule of the Master. More than discipline, what comes through here is the focus on care for weaker members, practicality about work schedules and demands, and the overall desire to meet the needs of the brothers and sisters sharing life together.

Aquinata Backmann, OSB, PhD, is a member of the Benedictine Missionary Sisters of Tutzing, Germany. She has taught in Rome since 1973 at the Pontifical Institute for Spirituality and Moral Theology Regina Mundi and as the first woman professor at Sant' Anselmo. She is the author of Perspectives on the Rule of Saint Benedict, also published by Liturgical Press.

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9780814618745
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ART OF WINNING SOULS

ART OF WINNING SOULS
$19.95
In his chapter on the procedure for the reception of new brothers, Saint Benedict makes provision for entrusting them to the care of “a senior who is skilled in winning souls who will diligently pay attention to them in everything” (58.6). In The Art of Winning Souls: Pastoral Care of Novices, Michael Casey, OCSO, reflects on what this means today, based on his own experience and observation of the fruitful ministry of others. Here Casey focuses on the pastoral care given in the name of a monastic community to those who enter it, from initial contact up to the point where their vocation has recognizably stabilized. His reflections are not intended to be prescriptive. They are, rather, descriptive of what he considers to be best practice, as he has encountered this in his experience of many different expressions of the monastic and Benedictine charism. This book promises to serve as an indispensible resource for vocation directors, novice directors, and junior directors for years to come.
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9780879070359
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ARTS & THE CHRISTIAN IMAGINATION: ESSAYS ON ART, LITERATURE & AESTHETICS

ARTS & THE CHRISTIAN IMAGINATION: ESSAYS ON ART, LITERATURE & AESTHETICS
$28.99
Dr. Clyde Kilby was known to many as an early, long and effective champion of C. S. Lewis, and the founder of the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College, IL, for the study of the works of Lewis, J.R.R. Tolkien and other members of the Inklings. Less known is that Dr. Kilby was also an apologist in his time for arts, aesthetics and beauty, particularly among Evangelicals.

This collection offers a sampler of the work of Dr. Clyde Kilby on these themes. He writes reflections under four headings: "Christianity, Art, and Aesthetics"; "The Vocation of the Artist"; "Faith and the Role of the Imagination"; and "Poetry, Literature and the Imagination."

With a unique voice, Kilby writes from a specific literary and philosophical context that relates art and aesthetics with beauty, and all that is embodied in the classics. His work is particularly relevant today as these topics are being embraced by Protestants, Evangelicals, and indeed people of faith from many different traditions. A deeply engaging book for readers who want to look more closely at themes of art, aesthetics, beauty and literature in the context of faith.
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9781612618616
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ASCENT OF MOUNT CARMEL

ASCENT OF MOUNT CARMEL
$15.99
This volume represents a contemporary English edition of John's rarely published work, "Ascent of Mount Carmel," a commentary on his entire spiritual vision.
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9781557257789
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