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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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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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2010-08-01
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ATCHISON BLUE

ATCHISON BLUE
$15.95
In this meditative spiritual memoir, Judith Valente, noted PBS religion journalist and acclaimed poet, invites readers along on her transformative pilgrimages to Mount St. Scholastica monastery in Atchison, Kansas. The Benedictine sisters who invited Valente presented her with a view of monastic life and wisdom that brought spiritual healing to her fast-paced lifeand promises to do the same for her readers.
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9781933495583
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2013-08-26
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BATTLEFIELD OF THE MIND (REVISED EDITION)

BATTLEFIELD OF THE MIND (REVISED EDITION)
$14.99
Worry, doubt, confusion, depression, anger and feelings of condemnation: all these are attacks on the mind. If readers suffer from negative thoughts, they can take heart! Joyce Meyer has helped millions win these all-important battles. In her most popular bestseller ever, the beloved author and minister shows readers how to change their lives by changing their minds.

She teaches how to deal with thousands of thoughts that people think every day and how to focus the mind the way God thinks. And she shares the trials, tragedies, and ultimate victories from her own marriage, family, and ministry that led her to wondrous, life-transforming truth--and reveals her thoughts and feelings every step of the way.

This special updated edition includes an additional introduction and updated content throughout the book.

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9780446691093
Publication Date: 
2002-10-01
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BE MERRY (CD)

BE MERRY (CD)
$18.95
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709887012426
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BE NOT TROUBLED: A 6-DAY PERSONAL RETREAT WITH FR. JEAN-PIERRE DE CAUSSADE (BASED ON THE SPIRITUAL CLASSIC ABANDONMENT TO DIVINE PR)

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$12.95

For more than 250 years, Abandonment to Divine Providence by Fr. Jean-Pierre de Caussade has offered inspiration and spiritual balm for those plagued with doubt, anxiety, and fear. Motivated by his own life-changing encounter with this spiritual classic and the popular resurgence in practicing Christian mindfulness, bestselling author and retreat leader Rev. Jeffrey Kirby serves up six meditations, rooted in Caussade's work, for today's reader and presents them as a personal retreat. Perfect for anyone looking to renew their trust in God and live freely in the present moment, Be Not Troubled invites you to let go of what you can't control and discover a place of deep serenity in God.

How does the contemporary person who is constantly forced to multitask, is fragmented and torn in different directions, and feels more connection through technology than through face-to-face interaction come to know and experience God's presence?

In Be Not Troubled, Kirby draws on his decades of experience as a popular retreat leader and speaker to offer you the wisdom of Caussade distilled into a six-day personal retreat that equips you to embrace the present moment and shake fear from your mind--all by recognizing the power of God.

This process begins with time-tested tools drawn from the renowned spiritual classic Abandonment to Divine Providence, which presents a series of influential spiritual reflections from Caussade, a beloved eighteenth-century French Jesuit.

In popularizing this classic for today's readers, Be Not Troubled

  • rejects a spirituality of fear and shame by introducing you to God as a loving provider who knows you and wills your happiness;
  • guides you in personally surrendering your will to God--an essential step in developing deep faith;
  • helps you see God in the details as you recognize ordinary moments as opportunities to experience God and his love for you; and
  • instructs you in embracing the sacrament of the present moment, dispelling doubt and anxiety from your life.
  • Practical steps, invitations to practice presence, and reflective prayers guide you through these spiritual habits, which are broken out into six days of brief, accessible meditations that can be completed in the midst of your daily life.

    Rather than the future or the past, and rather than in cyberspace or somewhere else, God is found in this moment and in this place. The present moment can be lived and cherished as a sacrament, a visible sign of invisible graces. And it's in this sacrament that we can most know ourselves and encounter the living God.

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    9781594718731
    Publication Date: 
    2019-04-26
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    BECOMING HUMAN

    BECOMING HUMAN
    $13.95
    Acclaimed as a man who inspires the world, (Maclean's) and a nation builder (Globe and Mail), Jean Vanier has made a difference in the lives of countless people. In this provocative book, Vanier shares his profoundly human vision for creating a common good that radically changes our communities, our relationships, and ourselves. He proposes that by opening ourselves to outsiders, those we perceive as weak, different, or inferior, we can achieve true personal and societal freedom. Becoming Human is not only a book of extraordinary ideas, but a revolutionary call to action. The 10th anniversary edition includea a new Introduction by the author.
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    9780809145874
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    BECOMING WOMEN OF THE WORD: HOW TO ANSWER GOD'S CALL WITH PURPOSE & JOY

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    $15.95

    The women God called to bring his chosen people into the world were ordinary women who struggled with emptiness, oppression, infertility, and loss--yet who found strength and hope in God. In her first book, Sarah Christmyer--codeveloper of The Great Adventure Catholic Bible study program--pairs the stories of key Old Testament women with stories of women she has known to show us how we can hear God, say yes to his call, and share him with the world just as they did.

    Breaking open the scriptures to reveal the historical, cultural, and biblical context in which Old Testament women lived, Sarah Christmyer breathes new life into their stories and makes their lives surprisingly relatable. In the process, she shares stories from her own faith journey and the lives of family and friends to show how the same principles that turned ordinary women into heroines of the faith are true for our lives today.

    Each chapter of Becoming Women of the Word highlights the spiritual legacy of one or more women in the Old Testament. Their world was vastly different from ours, yet they faced the same questions we do: when we can't feel God's presence, where do we find help? When our world is collapsing, where is God? Why should we trust him? How can we trust him? Christmyer simply and clearly draws from the lives of these women important principles that help us to trust--even as we struggle with doubt. For example:

  • Through Eve, we learn to hold on to God's promise even when we fail.
  • Sarah reminds us to wait on God's timing to make us fruitful.
  • Miriam, the sister of Moses, shows how to lead by example.
  • Ruth and Esther challenge us to see womanhood as a gift.
  • Hannah and Judith inspire us to trust God even in matters of life and death.
  • These unforgettable portraits create a colorful mosaic of faith, encouraging us to mine God's Word for spiritual treasure and to pass on the gift.

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    9781594718779
    Publication Date: 
    2019-08-02
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    BENEDICT BACKWARDS: READING THE RULE IN THE 21ST CENTURY

    BENEDICT BACKWARDS: READING THE RULE IN THE 21ST CENTURY
    $17.95

    In Benedict Backwards, Terrence Kardong builds the case that the Rule of Benedict is best read "backwards," that is, with emphasis on the last chapters, not the first ones. Benedict starts out dependent on the Rule of the Master, but he ends on a much more self-assured note, revealing more about his own thoughts on matters of monastic life. Kardong shows the final chapters of the Rule are primarily about community, and they provide insight into Benedict's vision for his monks.

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    9780814646182
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    BENEDICT IN THE WORLD: PORTRAITS OF MONASTIC OBLATES

    BENEDICT IN THE WORLD: PORTRAITS OF MONASTIC OBLATES
    $24.95
    Benedict in the World presents biographical sketches of nineteen men and women who were oblates of the Order of St. Benedict, that is, members of the Benedictine family of a given monastery who lived in the world, observing the Rule of St. Benedict as they raised families and pursued professions and careers. Dorothy Day, Rumer Godden, Jacques and Raïssa Maritain, Walker Percy, H. A. Reinhold, and Elena Cornaro are among the oblate subjects of this book.
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    9780814625712
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    BENEDICTINE HANDBOOK

    BENEDICTINE HANDBOOK
    $24.95
    New/Used: New

    The Benedictine Handbook is a lifelong companion for oblates, associates, and friends of the Benedictine communities. Many people who visit communities for retreats and quiet days look for help in integrating into their daily lives some of the things they see and experience. This handbook will help people follow the Rule of Benedict as it explains the essential elements of Benedictine spirituality. It provides information on the spread of the Benedictine movement, its outstanding figures, and the main branches of the Benedictine family today. It also includes a simple version of the Daily Office and a collection of Benedictine devotions. It is a member's handbook" that deepens the sense of belonging among those who seek regular contact with a Benedictine community.

    The Benedictine Handbook will appeal to a broad range of readers who may or may not be familiar with Benedictine literature. The contributors to The Benedictine Handbook come from Benedictine backgrounds in the United States and Europe.

    Chapters and contributors include in Part One: Tools of Benedictine Spirituality *The Work of God, - by Demetrius Dumm; *Lectio Divina, - by Michal Casey; *Prayer, - by Mary Forman; *Work, - by Lauren McTaggart; *Perseverance, - by Kym Harris; *The Vows, - by Richard Yeo; and *Hospitality, - by Kathleen Norris. Part Two: The Benedictine Experience of God includes *A Simple Daily Office, - by Fr. Oswald; *Benedictine Prayers, - by Fr. Anthony; *A Benedictine Who's Who, - by Robert Atwell; and *Benedictine Holy Places, - by ColmanO'Clabaigh. Part Three: Living the Rule includes *In Community, - by Columba Stewart; *In Solitude, - by Maria Boulding; *As Oblates, - by Patrick Phelan; and *In the World, - by Esther de Wall. Part Four: The Benedictine Family includes *A Short History, - by Joe Rippinger; *Benedictine Orders, - by Dominic Milroy; and *The Cistercian Tradition, - by Nivard Kinsella. The contributors to Part Five: A Glossary of Benedictine Terms are Terrence Kardong and Jill Maria Murdy. A Benedictine Handbook also includes *Preface to the Rule, - by Patrick Barry; and *The Rule (Patrick Barry's Version). -

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    9780814627907
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    2003-01-01
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    BIBLE (MEDITATION BOOKLET)

    BIBLE (MEDITATION BOOKLET)
    $5.95
    Bible meditations from Genesis to Revelation for busy people. This unique program presents an overview of the entire Bible for daily meditation. Each selection ends with a suggestion for reflection and further reading.
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    9780782904598
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    BIBLE (NAB) - MEDIUM GIFT EDITION (GREEN)

    BIBLE (NAB) - MEDIUM GIFT EDITION (GREEN)
    $36.95
    Dictionary
    Maps
    Footnotes and cross-references
    Doctrinal index
    Liturgical index
    Edge-marking index
    Indexable
    1,632 pp.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780899425498
    Publication Date: 
    2011-08-11
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    BIBLE - DOUAY-RHEIMS (HARDCOVER)

    BIBLE - DOUAY-RHEIMS (HARDCOVER)
    $44.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781622921423
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    BIBLE - NEW AMERICAN GIFT EDITION

    BIBLE - NEW AMERICAN GIFT EDITION
    $47.95
    Very Excellent condition, Looks as if it has never been used. Burgundy Bonded Leather, gold leaf, Beautiful pictures, including maps, and family record pages available, no box, clean text, excellent references This is not a hard cover it is SOFT COVER
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    089942970X
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    BIBLE DAY BY DAY

    BIBLE DAY BY DAY
    $8.95
    The Bible Day by Day includes minute Bible meditations for every day of the year including a short Scripture text and brief reflection. Printed in two colors with over 300 illustrations. Flexible binding.
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    9780899421506
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    BIBLE FACTS & FIGURES

    BIBLE FACTS & FIGURES
    $4.95
    Bible Facts and Figures offers a treasury of Biblical information, including time-charts and diagrams, Bible background features, and useful verse-finders.
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    9780899426532
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    BIBLE TABS (CATHOLIC)

    BIBLE TABS (CATHOLIC)
    $6.95
    old & new testament plus Catholic books, 90 gold-edged tabs including 71 books & 19 reference tabs
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    084371583317
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    BIBLIA DE AMERICA

    BIBLIA DE AMERICA
    $17.95
    This complete translation, approved by the Episcopal

    Conference in Mexico and with the authority of the Episcopal

    Conferences in Colombia and Chile, is from the original texts

    and offers ample introductions; useful notes; maps; chronological

    events; and a Bible dictionary. Its pastoral character

    makes it an excellent choice for laypeople, religious, and

    priests.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780899422749
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    BILLY GRAHAM: AN ORDINARY MAN & HIS EXTRAORDINARY GOD

    BILLY GRAHAM: AN ORDINARY MAN & HIS EXTRAORDINARY GOD
    $14.99
    Just in time for the first anniversary of Billy Graham's death, Allison's reflection on the life and work of America's pastor is now available in paperback.

    New preface by the author, new to this edition.

    Billy Graham said, "You have no idea how sick I get of the name Billy Graham, and how wonderful and thrilling the name Christ sounds to my ears." So why another book about him? Lon Allison, evangelist himself, and popular evangelical pastor in Wheaton, Illinois, has learned much from Billy. Allison retells the highlights of what has been, by any objective account, a fascinating life, and tells it in a way that resonates with the Graham legacy of serving God and seeking to spread the Good News.

    Every stage of Graham's life is included, even the rough spots, with appreciation and a desire to answer the question: What can we learn from the life and ministry of Billy Graham? What is his legacy? What was his message and how might it still be relevant for today.

    "Many will welcome the intimate details of his life revealed by Allison. Their close relationship allows the author to present a 'bird's-eye view' of the evangelist." --David Gibson, Catholic News Service
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    9781640602052
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    BILLY GRAHAM: AN ORDINARY MAN & HIS EXTRAORDINARY GOD

    BILLY GRAHAM: AN ORDINARY MAN & HIS EXTRAORDINARY GOD
    $21.99
    Lon Allison shares the story of the man and his message of Jesus Christ with a whole new generation.

    "My prayer is that this book will be read by a generation that has never heard of Billy Graham....
    I also write for those who are broadly attached to the Christian faith, and for those who have had only a small or short brush with faith in their lives. Billy impacted everyone from Catholics and Lutherans to Bible Church Evangelicals and Assembly of God Charismatics. As I hope you will hear clearly in what follows, he touched people like me with very little religious background. He was the 'Pastor to Presidents' and a spiritual guide to celebrities. But more than everything else, he was a friend of Jesus and passionately devoted to telling Jesus's story to everyone he possibly could in all the world."
    --Lon Allison, from the introduction

    Billy Graham said, "You have no idea how sick I get of the name Billy Graham, and how wonderful and thrilling the name Christ sounds to my ears." So, then, why another book about him?

    Lon Allison, an evangelist himself, and popular evangelical pastor in Wheaton, Illinois, has learned much from Billy. Allison retells the highlights of what has been, by any objective account, a fascinating life, and tells it is a way that resonates with the Graham legacy of serving God and seeking to spread the Good News. Every stage of Graham's life is included, even the rough spots, with appreciation and a desire to answer the question: What can we learn from the life and ministry of Billy Graham? What is his legacy? What was his message and how might it still be relevant for today.

    Foreword by Dr. Leighton Ford and Jean Graham Ford.
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    9781640600874
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    BONIFACE WIMMER: ABBOT OF SAINT VINCENT IN PENNSYLVANIA

    BONIFACE WIMMER: ABBOT OF SAINT VINCENT IN PENNSYLVANIA
    $21.00
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    9781092506755
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