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CHALLENGE OF SILENCE

CHALLENGE OF SILENCE
$4.50

Monastic tradition does not look upon silence as a withdrawal, but as a means of an honest confrontation with thoughts, desires, and needs that constantly "talk" within us.  Monastics of old point out ways to achieve interior silence, freedom from self and a prayer life by which they allow themselves to be totally permeated by God, free from all thoughts and fantasies.

Benedictine Mission House / Schuler Spiritual Series paperback (1993) with small tear on back cover.
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1567880118
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CHALLENGE: A DAILY MEDITATION PROGRAM BASED ON THE SPIRITUAL EXCERCISES OF ST. IGNATIUS

CHALLENGE: A DAILY MEDITATION PROGRAM BASED ON THE SPIRITUAL EXCERCISES OF ST. IGNATIUS
$5.95
Daily meditations based on The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Distributor: Spring Arbor/Ingram Author: Mark Link, S.J. Format: 391 pages, paperback ISBN: 978-0883474716
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9780883474716
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CHANT MADE SIMPLE

CHANT MADE SIMPLE
$19.95
The purity and simplicity of Gregorian chant is what fed the musical and liturgical life of Christianity for more than a millennium before there were any Protestants. But after the reforms of the Vatican II councils in the 1960s, chant went into disuse. Gregorian chant is back, and more popular than it has been in the last forty years. This handy book is for musicians of all denominations and levels of ability to sing chant, and to understand it more than ever before. New for the second edition of this classic work are: an entirely new interior design that is easier to navigate and read, many additional chants, and historical and spiritual introductions to each of them.
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9781557255297
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2007-12-01
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CHANTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

CHANTS OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
$18.95
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709887005725
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CHARLES OF THE DESERT: A LIFE IN VERSE

CHARLES OF THE DESERT: A LIFE IN VERSE
$20.00
Featured in "The Millions" -- A year in Reading, Nick Ripatrazone.

"Each year I read more books than I can possibly review -- here are 5 of the finest and most memorable of that bunch. They are worth your money, your time, and your attention.
A book of poems that fictionalizes the life of Trappist monk Charles de Foucauld. Beautiful verse, full of pieces like "The Pangs of Wanting: " "I deliver my body to the church, / though I cannot imagine what penance might relieve / these pangs of wanting." Later: "I take first communion...My tongue licks up the bread: a whisper / of paper on my teeth...His torn body in my stomach, / his blood in my spit, I almost vomit; I almost sing." More collections about God like this one would be very welcomed."--Nick Ripatrazone, The Millions

Charles of the Desert is a novel-in-verse accompanying Charles de Foucauld, hermit and writer of "The Prayer of Abandonment," as he explores and adapts desert spirituality, monasticism, and contemplative prayer. Charles is an unusual and compelling figure and Charles of the Desert is unusual and compelling as well -- different from nonfiction books which focus on instructing in or explaining these subjects. It also explores Charles' profound respect for Muslims, his pioneering efforts at interfaith dialogue, and his commitment to live among Muslims as a "universal brother" known for his compassion and solidarity.

Born in 1858 to a family of French aristocrats, Charles was torn between his ambition to do great things and his desire for the hidden life, between public service and private prayer. Charles of the Desert uses elements of fiction and poetry to follow him to Morocco, Syria, Israel, and Algeria, as he becomes a cavalry officer, explorer, geographer, pilgrim, Trappist monk, priest, abolitionist, translator, folklorist, hermit, fort-builder, and martyr. Throughout these travels and transformations, Charles searched for a vocation that would reflect his convictions and his experience of God. In his last fifteen years, he settled in a remote part of the Sahara, and focused on self-denial, contemplation, and charity. He claimed the nomadic Tuareg as his brothers, the desert as his earthly home.
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9781612617640
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2016-02-09
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CHERISH CHRIST ABOVE ALL: THE BIBLE IN THE RULE OF BENEDICT

CHERISH CHRIST ABOVE ALL: THE BIBLE IN THE RULE OF BENEDICT
$12.95
The Rule of Benedict, one of the most influential documents in Western civilization, has its roots planted deeply in the scriptures. As a result, the forms of monastic life and the spirituality it engendered among lay men and women grew out of a loving reading of the Bible. In this book Benedictine scholar Demetrius Dumm traces those roots and shows how the Judeo-Christian scriptures shine through the monastic way of life, its attitudes and forms of praying. He points out that the hospitality often associated with the Benedictines begins with the entertainment of God's presence by quiet, trusting prayer, and he shows that the practice of Christian discipline is intended more for exposing and eliminating illusions than imposing order. Readers of all backgrounds who honor the wealth of the Christian heritage will welcome this wise and stirring book.
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097082162X
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CHRIST THE MERCIFUL: ENRICHING YOUR FAITH & PRAYER LIFE THROUGH THE MANY NAMES OF JESUS

CHRIST THE MERCIFUL: ENRICHING YOUR FAITH & PRAYER LIFE THROUGH THE MANY NAMES OF JESUS
$16.99
Hear the voice of Christ calling you to new life.
Pray with Br. Victor-Antoine d'Avila Latourrette through the many names of Jesus and encounter Christ in ways you never thought or imagined were possible. The mystery and abundance of God's grace is opened up through the Scriptures, and monastic writings from Western and Eastern Orthodox sources. Through these pages, each reader can find a unique facet of Christ's loving mercy with the power to transform the heart.
Brother d'Avila-Latourrette's meditations on the many names of Jesus offers us the opportunity to meet Christ anew every day...we are reminded of how much we long to hear Jesus and need to hear him speaking to us in all aspects of our life and faith.
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9781612617725
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2016-12-01
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CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN

CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN
$15.99

Create new family traditions for Advent!

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9781557256980
Publication Date: 
2010-10-01
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CHRISTUS VIVIT (CHRIST IS ALIVE!)

CHRISTUS VIVIT (CHRIST IS ALIVE!)
$11.95
"Christ is alive!" proclaims the pope. Pope Francis's new Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Christus Vivit calls to "all Christian young people" and the People of God, including pastors and the faithful, and urges them to the youthful newness of life in Christ!

The pope proposes that youth engage the joy of a living God, the richness of their Catholic faith, and the strength of living in Christian community. He illuminates the Scriptures to give youth tangible hope and draw them more fully into the Church. And in a time of new technology and transformative social changes, the pope challenges youth to take the grounded path of generous sacrifice and faithful companionship with peers, family, neighbors, and elders.

Pope Francis knows committed and bold youth and young adults can change our world! He listened to youthful voices from all over the world during the synod on young people.

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9781601376282
Publication Date: 
2019-04-08
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COME & SEE: HOW THE TEACHINGS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH LEAD US TO JESUS CHRIST

COME & SEE: HOW THE TEACHINGS OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH LEAD US TO JESUS CHRIST
$14.95
Jesus Christ is the most influential man who ever lived. But do you really know Him? Many will answer "Yes" to this question. Yet, given the various conflicting opinions today about Jesus and His teachings, it is clear that many people have incomplete or false perception about Him. It is the premise of Come and See that the Catholic Church holds the key to discovering the truth about Him. This book demonstrates the Christ-centeredness of the Church's teachings, the way in which those teachings bring us closer to Jesus. When the disciples ask where the Lord is staying, He replies simply, "Come and See" (John 1:39). This book extends the same invitation to all who wish to draw closer to Him and feel called to seriously investigate the teachings of Catholicism. Offering a thorough exposition of the Church's main teachings, this book will help the reader go beyond merely knowing what the Church teaches to understanding why she teaches it, and how her doctrines really do bring us closer to Jesus.
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9780818913679
Publication Date: 
2014-05-09
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COMPASSION: A REFLECTION ON THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

COMPASSION: A REFLECTION ON THE CHRISTIAN LIFE
$10.95
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In this provocative essay on that least understood virtue, compassion, the authors challenge themselves and us with these questions: Where do we place compassion in our lives? Is it enough to live a life in which we hurt one another as little as possible? Is our guiding ideal a life of maximum pleasure and minimum pain? Compassion answers no.

After years of study and discussion among themselves, with other religious, and with men and women at the very center of national politics, the authors look at compassion with a vigorous new perspective. They place compassion at the heart of a Christian life in a world governed far too long by principles of power and destructive control. Compassion, no longer merely an eraser of human mistakes, is a force of prayer and action -- the expression of God's love for us and our love for God and one another.

Compassion is a book that says no to a compassion of guilt and failure and yes to a compassionate love that pervades our spirit and moves us to action. Henri Nouwen, Donald McNeill, and Douglas Morrison have written a moving document on what it means to be a Christian in a difficult time.

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0385517521
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COMPLETE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING

COMPLETE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING
$22.99
The Christian mystical tradition has its roots in Holy Scripture but was enunciated most clearly by the late 5th century author writing under the name Dionysius the Areopagite. It was acquaintance with the medieval version of that work which inspired the anonymous author of The Cloud of Unknowing and led him to develop his insights and perceptions of the obscurity and “unknowability” of God. His understanding was that God was on an entirely different plane of existence from human beings—indeed, so different that time-bound human language was inadequate to describe God exhaustively or accurately. Intellect and emotion both fail in seeking God, who can only be encountered by rejecting of all common earthly means in a “cloud of forgetting” and the discovery of Godself in the dark “cloud of unknowing” which can be pierced only with a “lance of longing love.”
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9781612616209
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CONFESSIONS OF SAINT AUGUSTINE (DELUXE EDITION)

CONFESSIONS OF SAINT AUGUSTINE (DELUXE EDITION)
$17.99
Our hearts are restless until they rest in you.

The first autobiography ever written, and one of the most profound testaments of faith, ever.

"This book is the masterpiece from which all other Christian memoirs flow. Augustine's astonishing story remains as fresh as it did when he wrote it in the late fourth century. The Confessions still speaks with a clear, vivid and altogether distinctive voice to believers and seekers searching for the One who will give rest to their restless hearts." --James Martin, SJ, author of My Life with the Saints
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9781612617718
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CONFESSOR'S HANDBOOK (P)

CONFESSOR'S HANDBOOK (P)
$16.95
Now revised, this is a guide filled with practical, straightforward advice, examples, and suggestions on how a confessor might celebrate the sacrament of reconciliation more effectively with his parishioners.
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9780809146758
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2010-11-01
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CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER (P)

CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER (P)
$13.00
In this classic text, Thomas Merton offers valuable guidance for prayer. He brings together a wealth of meditative and mystical influences-from John of the Cross to Eastern desert monasticism-to create a spiritual path for today. Most important, he shows how the peace contacted through meditation should not be sought in order to evade the problems of contemporary life, but can instead be directed back out into the world to affect positive change.

Contemplative Prayer is one of the most well-known works of spirituality of the last one hundred years, and it is a must-read for all seeking to live a life of purpose in today's world.

In a moving and profound introduction, Thich Nhat Hanh offers his personal recollections of Merton and compares the contemplative traditions of East and West.

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9780385092197
Publication Date: 
1971-02-01
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COVENANT & COMMUNION

COVENANT & COMMUNION
$21.99
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Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger's election as Pope Benedict XVI brought a world-class biblical theologian to the papacy. There is an intensely biblical quality to his pastoral teaching and he has demonstrated a keen concern for the authentic interpretation of sacred Scripture.

Here a foremost interpreter of Catholic thought and life offers a probing look at Benedict's biblical theology and provides a clear and concise introduction to his life and work. Bestselling author and theologian Scott Hahn argues that the heart of Benedict's theology is salvation history and the Bible and shows how Benedict accepts historical criticism but recognizes its limits. The author also explains how Benedict reads the overall narrative of Scripture and how he puts it to work in theology, liturgy, and Christian discipleship.

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9781587432699
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DAILY COMPANION FOR MARRIED COUPLES

DAILY COMPANION FOR MARRIED COUPLES
$8.95
In a few short minutes, the Scripture quotes, passages from Church documents, and thoughts from the Saints which begin the days in this book will provide comfort and guidance for married couples to live their vocation to the fullest. A brief reflection and prayer complete this dynamic daily practice.
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9781941243503
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DAILY COMPANION FOR YOUNG CATHOLICS

DAILY COMPANION FOR YOUNG CATHOLICS
$8.95
Daily Companion is written for a specific age group, but is accessible to all Catholics. The scripture-based reflections are formulated to help young Catholics make better decisions throughout their lives.
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9781937913939
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DAILY MEDITATIONS WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT

DAILY MEDITATIONS WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT
$8.95
These minute meditations for every day of the year contain a Scripture reading, a reflection, and a prayer. Fr. Winkler offers us an opportunity to develop a closer relationship with the Holy Spirit and apply the fruits of our meditation to our everyday lives.
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9781937913564
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DAILY ROMAN MISSAL (COMPLETE)

DAILY ROMAN MISSAL (COMPLETE)
$74.95
Burgundy padded leather cover with 6 ribbon markers. The new translation of Catholic text to be adopted by Catholic Mass to begin Advent 2011.
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9781612785097
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2011-12-01
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DANCING STANDING STILL: HEALING THE WORLD FROM A PLACE OF PRAYER

DANCING STANDING STILL: HEALING THE WORLD FROM A PLACE OF PRAYER
$14.95
Now in a new edition, this bestseller explores the challenges, the rewards, the call, and the possibilities of integrating a sincere inner life with an active life of engagement with the pain of the world.
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9780809148677
Publication Date: 
2014-03-01
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DAY BY DAY WITH THE CATECHISM

DAY BY DAY WITH THE CATECHISM
$8.95
A perfect book to help make the CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH more easily understandable and applicable to everyday experience, these minute meditations for every day of the year feature a text from the CATECHISM, a reflection upon some aspect of the text, and a prayer to act upon it. Illustrated and printed in two colors. Includes ribbon marker.
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9781937913540
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DICTIONARY OF QUOTES FROM THE SAINTS

DICTIONARY OF QUOTES FROM THE SAINTS
$27.95
Overflowing with priceless spiritual insights, this rich collection presents key quotes from the saints on topics that are fundamental to Christian faith and experience. Profound and challenging, whimsical and inspiring, these readings will open your eyes, expand your horizons, and challenge your thinking.

What did the great heroes of the Catholic faith have to teach us about God? Christ? The Church? The sacraments? Prayer? Temptation? Virtues and vices?

What do they have to say about the family? Friendship? Politics? Aging? The death of a loved one? Gossip? Laughter? Play?

Discover the striking parallels and solid agreement in the teachings of saints who lived in many different ages, places, and cultures, yet drew from the same well of ancient Christian wisdom.

Explore an array of the best of the saints' insights, organized in a brief, logical, and easy-to-use format.

Includes quotes from hundreds of saints, both those who are best known and those who should be better known as inspiring models of Christian faith and life.

Provides an especially useful resource for priests, deacons, and other teachers of the Faith.
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9781505105919
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DIVINE OFFICE FOR DODOS: STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO PRAYING THE LITURGY OF THE HOURS

DIVINE OFFICE FOR DODOS: STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE TO PRAYING THE LITURGY OF THE HOURS
$8.95
For those who want to pray all the hours correctly and completely, this book contains over 90 detailed lessons. Questions, answers, and practice sessions presented in simple style.
ISBN/SKU: 
9780899424828
Publication Date: 
2008-07-01
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DO YOU BELIEVE?: THE CHALLENGE OF AN EASTER FAITH

DO YOU BELIEVE?: THE CHALLENGE OF AN EASTER FAITH
$7.95
Do You Believe? guides readers reflectively through the events of Holy Week and the Easter Triduum offering challenging insights and questions for reflection.
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9780809149070
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