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PRAYING THE BIBLE: AN INTRODUCTION TO LECTION DIVINA

PRAYING THE BIBLE: AN INTRODUCTION TO LECTION DIVINA
$19.95
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Today, the Church is experiencing a revival of interest in the Bible. The knowledge and practice of lectio divina are becoming more widespread, not only in monastic and religious communities, but also among all the people of God. Archbishop Magrassi's book is a classic on the subject. It introduces us to an atmosphere of faith in which the Church, for twelve centuries, was nourished on the Word of God. Out of his vast knowledge of the Fathers and medieval monastic authors, Magrassi has created a synthesis of the elements that make up the unique and singular experience of lectio divina.

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0814624464
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PRAYING THE NEW TESTAMENT AS PSALMS

PRAYING THE NEW TESTAMENT AS PSALMS
$12.95
Experience the riches of the New Testament in a unique, prayerful manner. Verses from the Gospels, Letters, Acts of the Apostles and Book of Revelation are used as the basis for 100 original prayers, each arranged in a psalm-like format. Each modern-day psalm focuses on a spiritual theme like compassion, ecology, freedom, gratitude, leadership, obedience, possessions, sharing, truth, wisdom -- and ninety others. These beautiful prayers can be used in group settings or by individuals. The biblical index makes this a practical resource for preachers and teachers.
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9780879462338
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PRAYING THE SCRIPTURES

PRAYING THE SCRIPTURES
$24.95
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9780814629406
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PRAYING WITH ICONS (SET OF 5 BOOKS)

PRAYING WITH ICONS (SET OF 5 BOOKS)
$4.99
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9781612610580
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2011-10-01
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PRAYING WITH THE BODY: BRINGING THE PSALMS TO LIFE

PRAYING WITH THE BODY: BRINGING THE PSALMS TO LIFE
$16.99
Pray with more than just your mind--learn how to use your whole self

In this innovative prayer book, readers are invited to do more than read--they are asked to move in prayer by expressing the Psalms with motion. This way of praying helps deepen and broaden a relationship with God. It allows the pray-er to better come to understand God as "Holy One"--and in other timeless expressions of the psalmists.

In Praying with the Body readers will find both prayer tools and companionship. Black and white drawings showing the postures and expressions of the body, accompany the scripture texts and explanations by Roy DeLeon. Working together, these elements invite readers to taste, explore, and discover a new and different way of knowing God.

This book is for anyone who wants a more integrated and reconciled approach to prayer. It proposes a way of prayer that, depending on your level of readiness, could influence both our interior and daily life. Its meditations and reflections connect readers to their deepest needs to be with the Beloved, to be reassured of the divine presence in our midst. They address hunger and longing for true happiness, for freedom from fear, and for deep peace.

"The four basic ways of praying -oral, mental, affective, and contemplative--are all contained here." --Father Tom Ryan, author of Prayer of Heart and Body

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9781557255891
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2009-03-01
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PSALMS FOR ALL SEASONS (REV. EDITION)

PSALMS FOR ALL SEASONS (REV. EDITION)
$14.95

Dare to expect a new world through the power of prayer. That is the challenge offered by Psalms for All Seasons. John Craghan says that by praying the Psalms, you will discover radical newness in your life as you align your heart with God's will. The psalms are prayers of both praise and lament. They fill us with confidence and consolation. They teach us to be thankful and wise.

Psalms for All Seasons explores fifty-five of the most beautiful psalms in the Bible. The author's deft analysis places these ancient prayers squarely in contemporary times. By examining the structure, vocabulary, and themes of the psalms, he engages each example as a stunning prayer for the twenty-first century.

This careful revision of the 1993 edition relies on the New American Bible, Revised Edition, and provides solid biblical scholarship to support the use of the Psalms in study and prayer.

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9780814638262
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2013-09-16
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PSALMS: A SCHOOL OF PRAYER (MEDITATION BOOKLET)

PSALMS: A SCHOOL OF PRAYER (MEDITATION BOOKLET)
$9.00
These meditations on the Psalms, with prayer journal, belong to the Vision 2000 Series designed for personal or group prayer.
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9780883474631
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PSALMS: HEARTBEAT OF LIFE & WORSHIP (P)

PSALMS: HEARTBEAT OF LIFE & WORSHIP (P)
$11.00
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This book points believers to this ageless prayer book of life. Examining the major themes of the Psalms, the author tries to rescue the impassioned cry of the psalmist from superficial piety and disuse. Brother Benedict Janecko, O.S.B., shows that one finds the heart of religious experience in ordinary living, whether we are "on a high," "in the pits,' or somewhere in between. The reader of this small book will recognize his or her own struggle to trust, to forgive, to repent, to wonder, to endure, to cope, to find meaning, to get along, to express oneself -- and in doing so, will know the truest religious experience: God living and reigning within one's own life.
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0977390934
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QUARANTINE! A USER MANUAL - HOW TO SELF-ISOLATE IN PEACE

QUARANTINE! A USER MANUAL - HOW TO SELF-ISOLATE IN PEACE
$5.95

The longer we have to shelter in place the harder we need to work for staying physically healthy and mentally sane. 

 

Anselm Gruen is a Benedictine monk and internationally sought after speaker and author. His simple, practical advice is deeply rooted in sound spirituality and the Benedictine experience over 1500 years. And it works. 

 

From the Table of Contents: Three Hopeful Principles for Living Together - Off Kilter: The Value of Rituals - Goals: An Age-old Remedy for Lethargy and Sadness - Cabin Fever, Freedom, and the Question: What is Home? - Striking the Balance: Closeness and Detachment - Fear Not to Feel or How to Bear Myself and Others - Understanding Solidarity

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42718684
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RADIANCE OF HER FACE: A TRIPTYCH IN HONOR OF MARY IMMACULATE

RADIANCE OF HER FACE: A TRIPTYCH IN HONOR OF MARY IMMACULATE
$12.95
Those who already rejoice in fervent devotion to Mary will find their love for her here nourished and refreshed. For those who have not yet turned to Mary, these pages may prove truly liberating, inviting entry into a prayer life that is deeper, more confident, and more effective. Here then is a book to be savored and passed on to others.
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9781621383062
Publication Date: 
2017-11-05
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REACHING OUT: THE THREE MOVEMENTS OF THE SPIRITUAL LIFE

REACHING OUT: THE THREE MOVEMENTS OF THE SPIRITUAL LIFE
$15.00
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9780385236829
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READING GOD

READING GOD
$5.95

In the "Translator's Foreward" to this excellent little book, Abbot Gregory notes that the recent centuries have overlooked or misunderstood the meaning of "lectio divina" but that in our time this deficiency is being overcome.  This is of great moment!  The movement once again recognizes the centrality of Scripture not only in the liturgy but as the basic source of the Christian's personal and private prayer.  The Bible is the prayer book.

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156788010X
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REBUILDING YOUR MESSAGE

REBUILDING YOUR MESSAGE
$15.95
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9781594715785
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REFLECTIONS ON THE SPIRITUALITY OF GREGORIAN CHANT

REFLECTIONS ON THE SPIRITUALITY OF GREGORIAN CHANT
$16.99

A riveting work reflecting on the characteristics of Gregorian chant that have attracted the attention of so many: its permanence, beauty, and history, as well as its liturgical, sacred, and philosophical qualities.

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1557250960
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REJOICE & BE GLAD W/ STUDY GUIDE

REJOICE & BE GLAD W/ STUDY GUIDE
$9.95
"Do not be afraid of holiness. It will take away none of your energy, vitality or joy. On the contrary, you will become what the Father had in mind when he created you, and you will be faithful to your deepest self. To depend on God sets us free from every form of enslavement and leads us to recognize our great dignity."

"We need a spirit of holiness capable of filling both our solitude and our service, our personal life and our evangelizing efforts, so that every moment can be an expression of self-sacrificing love in the Lord's eyes. In this way, every minute of our lives can be a step along the path to growth in holiness." You were not created for a bland and mediocre existence, but for happiness!

In this apostolic exhortation on holiness, Pope Francis reminds you that being holy is an attainable goal and is, in fact, the source of your greatest joy.

In his usual pastoral and personable style, Pope Francis addresses false interpretations of holiness, provides a fresh look at the Beatitudes, and gives you practical ways to apply Jesus' words to your daily life.

Be encouraged by Pope Francis today as you respond to God's invitation to fulfill your unique mission in the world.

Study Guide Included for Reflection and Discussion.

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9781593253431
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RENEWED EACH MORNING

RENEWED EACH MORNING
$15.95
A collection of reflections on the wisdom and grace that we need to lead healthy, happy lives rooted in the teaching of Jesus Christ. These stories from Father Philip M. Kanfush provide a framework for illustrating life's lessons and the opportunities for spiritual growth that can result from being attentive to the voice of God in the surprisingly ordinary moments of daily life. Beginning with the choices we make each day and progressing through brief essays on "coming home" to the Lord, the power of God's love working in our lives and more, these reflections provide practical wisdom, gleaned from both Scripture and contemporary life, which can be easily applied in our daily lives. Softcover, 262 pages.
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0970821646
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REROUTING

REROUTING
$14.95
When we lack a basic understanding of what the Church teaches, we can feel as if we're on a road without a map, or have the wrong map, or only pieces of the map. So how can we journey to the Father and the eternal life Christ won for us? Rerouting addresses this problem head on, putting the map once again into our hands or, in today's language, providing us with the voice of a GPS device telling us where we must go in order to come safely home. Fr. Riccardo, in his distinctive, incisive way, brings us face-to-face with Christ as the Church has proclaimed him from its earliest days. Guiding us around obstacles we often face as we try to understand our faith, this book answers questions Catholics commonly ask: What is the goal of human life? What really happens at Mass? Why is sexuality holy, and why must it be treated as such?
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9781593253325
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RETURN OF THE PRODIGAL SON

RETURN OF THE PRODIGAL SON
$17.00
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0385473079
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REVELATIONS OF DIVINE LOVE (DELUXE EDITION)

REVELATIONS OF DIVINE LOVE (DELUXE EDITION)
$17.99
All shall be well and all manner of things shall be well.
The first book ever written in English by a woman--and an essential guide to living a Christian life.

"Whereas in the old days I used to be crazy about St. John of the Cross, I would not exchange him now for Julian if you gave me the world and the Indies and all the Spanish mystics rolled up in one bundle." --Thomas Merton

Interest has grown for Julian of Norwich and her Revelations of Divine Love, a fascinating classic guide to Christian living and the first English-language book written by a woman, but its original Middle English is challengingly dense for today's reader. While most modern translations are coolly academic, loose paraphrases, or so literal they miss Julian's deeper meanings, Father John-Julian, OJN, unlocks Julian and her deeply intuitive and inspired insights for the modern reader.

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9781612617701
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RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (P)

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS (P)
$27.00
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Includes all the rites for the catechumenate and Christian initiation.
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9780930467944
Publication Date: 
1988-06-01
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RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS - STUDY EDITION

RITE OF CHRISTIAN INITIATION OF ADULTS - STUDY EDITION
$12.95
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For more information from Committee on the Liturgy
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1555862144
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ROAD TO DAYBREAK: A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY

ROAD TO DAYBREAK: A SPIRITUAL JOURNEY
$15.00

When Henri Nouwen left the world of academe and headed for the village of Trosly in France, he sought a place that would lead him "closer to the heart of God." Arriving at L'Arche community in Trosly, he felt as if he had finally "come home." Indeed, it was destined to change his life forever.

The Road to Daybreak is Henri Nouwen's intimate diary that records his poignant year at L'Arche, which began in the summer of 1985, a precious time of inner renewal and self-discovery. With simplicity and honesty, he describes how the experience changed his attitudes and enriched his spiritual life. Here Nouwen recounts the struggles and self-doubts he faced along this rocky road to a new vocation as he introduces us to the people of L'Arche and many others whose impact on him was deep and life-lasting. Such was the impact of this experience that he chose to say yes to the call to go to L'Arche Daybreak Community in Toronto and make it his permanent home and ministry.

Rich in insights and sparkling with touching and inspiring anecdotes, The Road to Daybreak invites the reader to join this renowed spiritual writer on his journey to a deeper understanding of God and the human family.

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9780385416078
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ROAD TO ETERNAL LIFE

ROAD TO ETERNAL LIFE
$16.95

In the Prologue of his Rule, St. Benedict maps out the road that leads to heaven; he lays the foundation for life in a community that seeks God. The themes that are present throughout the Rule--obedience, humility, prayer, fear of the Lord, eternal life--are grounded in the Prologue.

By reflecting on the Prologue one verse at a time, Michael Casey, OCSO, delves into the richness of meaning that can be found in Benedict's words. These reflections, first given as talks and made available on his community's web site, build a bridge between the sixth-century text and twenty-first-century Christians. In The Road to Eternal Life, Casey invites readers to reflect on the Prologue in light of their own experiences, to seek "the road that leads to salvation."

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9780814635155
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ROOTS OF VIOLENCE: CREATING PEACE THROUGH SPIRITUAL RECONCILIATION

ROOTS OF VIOLENCE: CREATING PEACE THROUGH SPIRITUAL RECONCILIATION
$16.99
With the recent terror attacks in London, violence escalating in North Korea, and the extraordinary amount of persecution of the Church happening right now, Roots of Violence offers food for thought and has caused many once again to consider religious violence. It asks the question "Why are Christians violent"--and looks at this issue from an unlikely perspective.
This work is important because it takes an age-old question, religious violence, and gives us answers for 2017. In times like these - this intellectual material is vital.

Krister wrote a series of talks in the 1980's on the edges of religious violence and how they often come from concepts of salvation. He believed that the Biblical understanding of salvation as victory was problematic, and proposed instead salvation as nirvana and salvation as shalom. He also proposed that we undergo searches through Scripture for images of peace, of reconciliation, of light. This thought is relevant to conflicts today.

Stendahl, as the dean of Harvard and the Lutheran Bishop of Stockholm, has his own authority as one of the wisest theologians of history. This book has its own advantage too, because it is funny, pithy, and a quick read.
When Krister offered the talks in California, Imam Muzammil Siddiqi and Rabbi Henri Front worked with him. Today, Imam Dr. Siddiqi and Brandeis Professor Marc Brettler have resumed this work, adding perspectives on concepts of salvation from Islam and Judaism.

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9781612618159
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ROSARY: WORRY BEADS FOR ANXIOUS PARENTS

ROSARY: WORRY BEADS FOR ANXIOUS PARENTS
$8.95
Product Details Paperback: 98 pages Publisher: Saint Anthony Messenger Press (September 2003) Language: English ISBN-10: 0867165189 ISBN-13: 978-0867165180 Product Dimensions: 7.3 x 5.2 x 0.2 inches Shipping Weight: 3.7 ounces
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0867165189
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