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SPIRITUAL DIRECTION: A GUIDE FOR SHARING THE FATHER'S LOVE

SPIRITUAL DIRECTION: A GUIDE FOR SHARING THE FATHER'S LOVE
$27.95
The need for spiritual directionor the accompaniment of a spiritual guideis becoming more prominent in a world where so many are suffering from so many wounds. With a harmonious integration of both timeless spiritual wisdom from the Catholic Church's tradition of prayer and direction, and the insight of the psychological sciences, Fathers Thomas Acklin and Boniface Hicks offer a comprehensive guide for all who provide or seek spiritual direction. Spiritual Direction: A Guide for Sharing the Father's Love fortifies priests, religious, and lay faithful who embrace the ministry of spiritual direction and accompany the wounded, assist men and women in hearing the voice of God, and model the love and mercy of the Father for the many who are seeking Him but do not know Him or have false images of Him. This book also shows how various aspects of the spiritual life can emerge from and be fostered by a one-on-one relationship with a spiritual director. Together with concrete guidelines and numerous examples from personal experience, this book refers extensively to Sacred Scripture as the foundation for spiritual direction. Furthermore, since the practice of spiritual direction goes back to the first centuries of the Church, the authors turn for guidance to the Doctors of the Church, the writings of the saints, and the papal magisterium in developing and supporting their insights. Spiritual Direction will call spiritual directors to deeper holiness even as they assist others in growing closer to the Father through His loving gaze of mercy.
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9781945125683
Publication Date: 
2017-11-10
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SPIRITUAL PRACTICES FOR THE BRAIN: CARING FOR MIND, BODY & SOUL

SPIRITUAL PRACTICES FOR THE BRAIN: CARING FOR MIND, BODY & SOUL
$14.99

For centuries, spiritual and meditative practices have helped people become more calm, focused, and happy. Christian saints such as John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila encouraged habits of the heart and soul. Now we know that such habits benefit the whole person.

In Spiritual Practices for the Brain, Anne Kertz Kernion relies on the most current research to link spiritual practices to improved health, whether it’s the development of a teenager’s reasoning process or the lowering of risk for heart disease and dementia in older adults. Relying on her education and experience in brain development, positive psychology, and theology, Kernion is able to relate seemingly simple practices—such as focused breathing, gardening, practicing kindness, or going for a walk—with powerful results for your mind, body, and soul. Her presentation is friendly and readable, and each chapter includes simple practices for readers to try. As an artist and an exercise instructor, she exudes encouragement and hope for the person learning a new practice or revisiting an old one. 

2021 Illumination Book Awards, Silver Medal: Health/Wellness

For centuries, spiritual and meditative practices have helped people become more calm, focused, and happy. Christian saints such as John of the Cross and Teresa of Avila encouraged habits of the heart and soul. Now we know that such habits benefit the whole person.

In Spiritual Practices for the Brain, Anne Kertz Kernion (founder of Cards by Anne) relies on the most current research to link spiritual practices to improved health. Relying on her education and experience in brain development, positive psychology, and theology, Anne is able to relate seemingly simple practices such as focused breathing, gardening, practicing kindness, or going for a walk with powerful results for your mind, body, and soul. Her presentation is friendly and readable, and each chapter explores a specific topic such as the Breath, Gratitude, and Self-Compassion, and includes simple practices for readers to try. As an artist and an exercise instructor, she exudes encouragement and hope for the person learning a new practice or revisiting an old one.

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9780829450439
Publication Date: 
2020-10-15
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SPIRITUAL WARFARE & THE DISCERNMENT OF SPIRITS

SPIRITUAL WARFARE & THE DISCERNMENT OF SPIRITS
$14.95
In this concise yet powerful book, author Dan Burke presents the venerable, time-tested wisdom of Catholic mystics to help you understand the influence of the Enemy on your mind and heart, and the tactics you need to combat him.

With St. Ignatius as his guide, Burke presents here an indispensable, authoritative manual for engaging in daily battle with the Adversary -- combat that is both inevitable and winnable.

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9781644132579
Publication Date: 
2020-01-19
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SPIRITUALITY OF CAREGIVING

SPIRITUALITY OF CAREGIVING
$12.00
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9780835810456
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SPIRITUALITY OF FUNDRAISING

SPIRITUALITY OF FUNDRAISING
$12.00
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9780835810449
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SPIRITUALITY OF HOMECOMING

SPIRITUALITY OF HOMECOMING
$9.99
Henri Nouwen offers a welcome message for today's increasingly chaotic times: "Come home to God, and you will no longer feel like a stranger to yourself or the world." His reflections on discipleship make an excellent study for Lent but can also be used anytime during the year by individuals or groups wanting a deeper understanding of discipleship.
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9780835811149
Publication Date: 
2012-01-01
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ST. JOSEPH DICTIONARY OF THE LITURGY

ST. JOSEPH DICTIONARY OF THE LITURGY
$26.00

Dictionary of the Liturgy from Catholic Book Publishing is the first full-fledged English-language dictionary on the Liturgy since the completion of the liturgical reforms of Vatican II. A handy and informative liturgical reference for all Catholics, this is an invaluable resource for RCIA and for all priests, deacons, and liturgical ministers. Dictionary of the Liturgy is truly an encyclopedic work, abounding with clear, accurate explanations of everything connected with Liturgy words, gestures, rites, prayers, themes, service books, sacred vessels, vestments, art, music, and much more. Illustrated throughout, this book includes special charts and tables as well as a unique pronunciation guide.

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9780899422732
Publication Date: 
1989-01-01
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ST. JOSEPH GUIDE TO CHRISTIAN PRAYER - 2023

ST. JOSEPH GUIDE TO CHRISTIAN PRAYER - 2023
$2.95
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9781958237021
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ST. NICHOLAS & THE HOUSE OF MYRA

ST. NICHOLAS & THE HOUSE OF MYRA
$15.99
This playful book illustrates--in vivid color and storytelling--the life of St. Nicholas of Myra from his beginnings as a young priest in Asia Minor in the late 3rd century until just before his death. Kids will watch as he learns and practices the generosity that led to him becoming the father of Christmas giving ("St. Nick"). As with Saint Francis and Brother Duck, Jay Stoeckl's first foray into this genre, one fictional character is added to the mix through whom the wisdom and Christian teachings of Nicholas's life can be revealed through dialogue: a Greek-attired philosopher-mouse by the name of Cicero. He questions many of Nicholas's actions, often hilariously, until the mouse himself converts to Christianity late in the story. The result is an excellent introduction to the life of one of the least-understood and appreciated real characters in Christian history
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9781612614700
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2014-07-01
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ST. PAUL: MASTER OF THE SPIRITUAL LIFE (SET OF 10 CD'S)

ST. PAUL: MASTER OF THE SPIRITUAL LIFE (SET OF 10 CD'S)
$48.95

Author: Brother Elliott Maloney, O.S.B.

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CDAH624
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STABILITY

STABILITY
$16.99

What is the foundation of work that lasts?

As Christians in a hypermobile culture, most of the time we talk about going and doing, about the need for meaningful action, service, and pilgrimage.

Here, we listen to a quieter call. We consider the foundation, the roots, the bass note, that place of origin from which the building rises and the fruit blooms and the music soars and all the action comes--the place of stability. This call is rooted in the being of God; the faithfulness, reliability, and unchanging character of God.

Drawing from some of the best writings on Benedictine spirituality and from his personal experiences raising a family, pastoring a church, and spending time living with monks, Nathan Oates offers a compelling invitation to find inner peace and stillness right where we are.

When faced with decisions to stay or go, we rarely consider a beautiful, challenging third option--embracing the value of stability, which is moving closer to the root. Rather than pulling up our tents or simply enduring, we can choose to press deeper into the core of the question, to lean into the source of life, the real need, the true passion.

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9781640605466
Publication Date: 
2021-09-21
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STATIONS OF THE CROSS CD

STATIONS OF THE CROSS CD
$15.95

In making the Stations of the Cross, we accompany Jesus on His last journey to Calvary. This beautiful prayter centers on fourteen different representations, or stations. Traditionally, each Station contemplates a scene from Christ's final journey through either silent or spoken meditation and prayer. Dana and Fr. Kevin Scallon CM, through powerful word and song, offer a beautiful interpretation of this wonderful meditation on the Passion and Death of our Savior. You might also like: The Rosary (Including the Luminous Mysteries) - Dana & Fr. Kevin Scallon, CM In Memory Of Me (A Rosary To Pray For Our Priests) - Dana & Fr. Kevin Scallon, CM The Chaplet of Divine Mercy - Dana & Damien Scallon The Rosary of Guadalupe - Dana & Msgr. Chavez Mother of Mercy: A Rosary of Healing - Dana & Fr. Kevin Scallon, CM

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5391514161109
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STATIONS OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS

STATIONS OF THE SACRED HEART OF JESUS
$5.95
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9781596144972
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STORY OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI

STORY OF ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI
$24.99
"The grace of God, our savior, in these last days appeared in his servant Francis to all who are truly humble and truly friends of holy poverty." Bonaventure's Life of St. Francis

Art historian Timothy Verdon tells the story of the life of St. Francis of Assisi in story and art. The 28 stunning thirteenth-century frescoes by Giotto that cover the walls of the famous Basilica in Assisi named for the saint are reproduced in full color, together with a schematic drawing showing their placement in the church. Through detailed descriptions and illuminating commentary on each of the famous frescoes, Verdon tells the story of Francis's extraordinary life, allowing today's reader the opportunity to "read" the art on those walls in the same way that a medieval Christian might have done.

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9781612616858
Publication Date: 
2015-11-17
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STRAIGHT TO HEAVEN: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR GROWING IN HOLINESS

STRAIGHT TO HEAVEN: A PRACTICAL GUIDE FOR GROWING IN HOLINESS
$17.95
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9781644138243
Publication Date: 
2023-02-21
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STUDY GUIDE TO LESSONS FROM SAINT BENEDICT: FINDING JOY IN DAILY LIFE

STUDY GUIDE TO LESSONS FROM SAINT BENEDICT: FINDING JOY IN DAILY LIFE
$12.95
The Study Guide to Lessons from Saint Benedict is an excellent resource for groups and individuals who would like to further their studies and enhance spiritual growth through Father Donald Raila's book Lessons from Saint Benedict. Each chapter includes three study questions and three suggested activities designed to encourage group discussions and individual reflections.
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9780983061595
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T-SHIRT - SAINT JOHN PAUL II "BE NOT AFRAID"

T-SHIRT - SAINT JOHN PAUL II "BE NOT AFRAID"
$25.99
$25.99
$25.99
$25.99

"Be Not Afraid!" - Saint John Paul II

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CLO-CCO100
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THAT THE SCRIPTURES MIGHT BE FULFILLED THROUGH PERFECT WORSHIP: AN INVESTIGATION OF JOHN 19: 36-37

THAT THE SCRIPTURES MIGHT BE FULFILLED THROUGH PERFECT WORSHIP: AN INVESTIGATION OF JOHN 19: 36-37
$25.00
The hour of Jesus is a fundamental theme running throughout John's Gospel (2:4--19:27) referring to Jesus' glorification (7:39; 12:16, 23, 28; 13:31, 32; 16:14; 17:1, 5) in his passion and death (3:14; 8:28; 12:32, 34). Immediately after the culmination of Jesus' hour (19:25-30) John provides a unique account of things that took place following Jesus' death (19:31-34), apparently important to his audience (19:35), in which he recognizes scriptural fulfillment (19:36-37). At first glance, the fulfillment attested by the scriptures explicitly provided seems straightforward and of little significance, simply corresponding with the fundamental elements of the narrative in 19:32-33. Yet such an understanding runs contrary to John's limited use of explicit Scripture citations (compared with the other evangelists) at a most critical moment in the Gospel. Rather, consistent with his allusive and engaging style, the evangelist relies on his audience to utilize the context he provides and the contexts he has presumed throughout his Gospel to perceive the depth and the expansiveness of the fulfillment he has recognized in Jesus' hour. It is through these contexts that we gain greater insight into the fulfillment attested by John 19:36-37, illuminating Jesus' hour and the entire Gospel.
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9781532663154
Publication Date: 
2019-11-12
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THE 40 THOUSAND MILE MAN: ODYSSEY OF A PILGRIM

THE 40 THOUSAND MILE MAN: ODYSSEY OF A PILGRIM
$19.95
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9781633853188
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THE ADMIRABLE HEART OF MARY

THE ADMIRABLE HEART OF MARY
$9.95
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9781896384054
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THE ANGRY CHRISTIAN: A BIBLE-BASED STRATEGY TO CARE FOR & DISCIPLINE A VALUABLE EMOTION

THE ANGRY CHRISTIAN: A BIBLE-BASED STRATEGY TO CARE FOR & DISCIPLINE A VALUABLE EMOTION
$19.99
This book shows how Christians can be good and be angry at the same time. That's possible if we let the Holy Spirit strengthen us to get angry for the right reasons and to keep anger under control.

If we are seeking a secret that will simply eliminate anger, we're pursuing a vain hope. Anger will surely be with us until we die. It may even go with us to heaven, where the Lord may allow us to share his anger at the evils that afflict his creation. But we can learn to increase good anger and to minimize the bad. That's the Christian approach summed up by Paul when he admonished the Ephesians to "Be angry, but do not sin" (Eph 4:26). If used constructively, anger can even help us live a more Christian life.

This is not a psychology or self-help book. It presents a Bible-based strategy for caring for and disciplining a valuable emotion. It describes a method that helps us use anger successfully to overcome the obstacles strewn across the path of our Christian journey. The book contains questions for discussion, personal reflection and application which make it ideal for either individual or group use.

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9781640600393
Publication Date: 
2018-03-20
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THE BABY IN THE MANGER

THE BABY IN THE MANGER
$16.99
That Baby in the Manger is a children's Christmas picture book with a needed message about inclusion and acceptance of cultural differences. As the children of a small church struggle with the portrayal of the Holy Family in the Nativity scene as European--not Middle Eastern and not necessarily like them--they learn more about Jesus's love for all children.
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9781612619460
Publication Date: 
2017-10-17
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THE BELOVED AMAZON (QUERIDA AMAZONIA)

THE BELOVED AMAZON (QUERIDA AMAZONIA)
$10.95
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9781601376541
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THE CATHOLIC TABLE: FINDING JOY WHERE FOOD & FAITH MEET

THE CATHOLIC TABLE: FINDING JOY WHERE FOOD & FAITH MEET
$15.95
Many of us struggle to understand and receive food as a natural gift from God. Some of us eat too much food. Or we eat too little. Often, we eat without gratitude, without charity, without respect. But, as award-winning author Emily Stimpson Chapman explains in The Catholic Table, with a sacramental worldview the supernatural gift of God's grace can transform and heal us through the food we make, eat, and share.
ISBN/SKU: 
9781941447994
Publication Date: 
2016-11-15
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THE CHURCH & THE ROMAN EMPIRE: AD 301-490, CONSTANTINE, COUNCILS, & THE FALL OF ROME

THE CHURCH & THE ROMAN EMPIRE: AD 301-490, CONSTANTINE, COUNCILS, & THE FALL OF ROME
$17.95

Winner of a 2020 Catholic Press Association book award (first place, best new religious book series).

Suspense, politics, sin, death, sex, and redemption: Not the plot of the latest crime novel, but elements of the true history of the Catholic Church.

Larger-than-life figures such as Athanasius of Alexandria, Augustine, and Constantine played an important part in the history of the Christianity. In The Church and the Roman Empire (AD 301-490): Constantine, Councils, and the Fall of Rome, popular Catholic author Mike Aquilina gives readers a vivid and engaging account of how Christianity developed and expanded as the Roman Empire declined.

Aquilina explores the dramatic backstory of the Council of Nicaea and why Christian unity and belief are still expressed by the Nicene Creed. He also sets the record straight about commonly held misconceptions about the Catholic Church.

In this book, you will learn:

  • The Edict of Milan didn't just legalize Christianity; it also established religious tolerance for all faiths for the first time in history.
  • The growth of Christianity inspired a more merciful society: crucifixion was abolished; the practice of throwing prisoners to wild beasts for entertainment was outlawed; and slave owners were punished for killing their slaves.
  • Controversy between Arians and Catholics may have resulted in building more hospitals and other networks of charitable assistance to the poor.
  • When Rome fell, not many people at the time noticed.
  • Books in the Reclaiming Catholic History series, edited by Mike Aquilina and written by leading authors and historians, bring Church history to life, debunking the myths one era at a time.

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    9781594717895
    Publication Date: 
    2019-09-13
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