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CATHOLICISM: A JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF THE FAITH (P)

CATHOLICISM: A JOURNEY TO THE HEART OF THE FAITH (P)
$16.00
"Catholicism takes a path less traveled in leading us to explore the faith through stories, biographies, and images."--Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York

What is Catholicism? A 2,000-year-old living tradition? A worldview? A way of life? A relationship? A mystery? In Catholicism Father Robert Barron examines all these questions and more, seeking to capture the body, heart and mind of the Catholic faith.

Starting from the essential foundation of Jesus Christ's incarnation, life, and teaching, Father Barron moves through the defining elements of Catholicism--from sacraments, worship, and prayer, to Mary, the Apostles, and Saints, to grace, salvation, heaven, and hell. Whether discussing Scripture or the rose window at Notre Dame, he uses his distinct and dynamic grasp of art, literature, architecture, personal stories, theology, philosophy, and history to present the Church to the world.

Paired with his documentary film series of the same title, Catholicism is an intimate journey, capturing "The Catholic Thing" in all its depth and beauty. Eclectic, unique, and inspiring, Father Barron brings the faith to life for a new generation, in a style that is both faithful to timeless truths, while simultaneously speaking in the language of contemporary life.

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9780307720528
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2014-03-04
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CAUGHT BY GRACE: THE ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES WHEN YOU ENCOUNTER JESUS

CAUGHT BY GRACE: THE ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES WHEN YOU ENCOUNTER JESUS
$8.95
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9780818913631
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CELEBRATING LENT

CELEBRATING LENT
$1.25
Helps children understand this time of preparation for Jesus Resurrection. Full-color illustrations. Publisher: Catholic Book PublishingFormat: 32 pages, paperbackAuthor: Jude WinklerISBN: 9780899425023
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089942502X
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CELIBACY-A FULLNESS OF LIFE

CELIBACY-A FULLNESS OF LIFE
$5.95

The author addresses a topic which is not only pertinent to priests or religious, but also, applies to all Christians.  He sees celibacy, next to poverty and obedience, as one of the three steps of acceptance, letting go and admittance in order to attain full human potential.  He shows how great the importance of celibacy was to the early monastics in order to attain this potential.  The author also shows how God in this fulfilled celibacy can fill a person's most profound yearnings.

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156788007X
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CHALLENGE OF MIDLIFE

CHALLENGE OF MIDLIFE
$4.50

The so-called Midlife Crisis not only presents us with a variety of problems, but also, gives us an opportunity to grow spiritually and advance to the authentic faith.  This volume addresses the mastery of midlife crisis in faith from two sides: from the point of view of the psychologist C.G. Jung, and the other, from the viewpoint of the mystic Johannes Tauler, for whom midlife can be a way to penetrate to the depth of one's soul.

Book by Grun, Anselm
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1567880045
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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
$9.00
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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CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL, EVERYDAY CATHOLICISM: REAL STORIES OF GOD IN OUR LIVES

CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL, EVERYDAY CATHOLICISM: REAL STORIES OF GOD IN OUR LIVES
$17.95
We all experience moments of Divine Grace from time to time, and the more we are focused on the Divine Creator, the more we will notice them. These true personal stories will amaze, inspire and comfort you with the certainty that there is a loving, personal God at work in our lives. The stories tell of healings, divine interventions and answered prayers. They show that God is alive and active in our world today, that we can access His power, and that we can therefore live with hope and confidence. Chicken Soup for the Soul: Everyday Catholicism books will encourage, uplift and recharge the faith of Catholics, and all readers, no matter where you are in your faith journey.
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9781644131572
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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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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
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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
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Many today suggest that the sacrament of reconciliation is in crisis. The number of practicing Catholics who seek out the sacrament has, according to many studies, greatly diminished in recent years. No one is suggesting that the need for forgiveness and reconciliation has diminished. Bishops, priests, and other pastoral ministers are often frustrated in their efforts to invite Catholics to the sacrament. Confessors are often left wondering about their role in the crisis. Father Kurt Stasiak offers a major contribution to the dilemma with this very practical, contemporary, and realistic guide, now revised and expanded, for those who "hear confessions." Written with the perspective of modern sacramental theology and the best insights of pastoral care today, this book will help confessors to revive their own interest and commitment to the sacrament. This book has received an imprimatur from Most Reverend Daniel M. Buechlin, OSB, archbishop of Indianapolis. Priests, whether newly ordained or veterans, seminarians, and professors in seminary who teach courses on the sacrament of reconciliation, will find this to be an indispensable help in their work.
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9780809146758
Publication Date: 
2010-11-01
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CONQUERING CORONAVIRUS: HOW FAITH CAN PUT YOUR FEARS TO REST

CONQUERING CORONAVIRUS: HOW FAITH CAN PUT YOUR FEARS TO REST
$14.95
Whether Coronovirus still threatens you, your friends, and your family or has already harmed someone you love, these pages will ease your fears, heal your wounds, quench your sorrow, and bring you the consolation God provides to all who seek Him in pestilential times like these ‚"‚€‚" times that are, in fact, not foreign to our ancient Faith.

For in Christianity's 2,000-year history, cruel persecutions and sudden, uncontrollable plagues like COVID-19 have time and again struck mankind, challenging Christians to rise up spiritually against evils that cannot immediately be conquered materially.

Now our turn has come . . . along with the help we need to succeed. Here celebrated Catholic author and media host Teresa Tomeo has drawn forth from Scripture, the lives of the saints, and contemporary sources a healing balm for souls ‚"‚€‚" believers and unbelievers alike ‚"‚€‚" who have been shaken by the frightening evils thrust upon us by this coronavirus.

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9781644133262
Publication Date: 
2020-05-01
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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
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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 as they seek to live their vocation to the fullest. A brief reflection and prayer complete this dynamic daily practice.

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9781941243503
Publication Date: 
2016-01-01
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DAILY COMPANION FOR YOUNG CATHOLICS

DAILY COMPANION FOR YOUNG CATHOLICS
$8.95

Add this small book to the mix of tablets and smartphones that are daily accessories in every teen\'s life. The author, a father of 4 and a veteran high school teacher, talks the talk that will get their day off the fast track and onto the right track. In a matter of minutes they will read Scripture, a brief reflection, and a prayer that relates to their lives--friends, family, bullying, church, life choices. There is no proselytizing in these pages, no accusations or condemnations--only the repeated and clear message that Jesus loves them and wants to help them. This book comes with a lifetime guarantee: if they read it, He will come. Confirmation, Graduation, Birthday, any day--hands down, Daily Companion for Young Catholics is the right fit.

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9781937913939
Publication Date: 
2014-01-01
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DAILY MEDITATIONS ON GODS LOVE

DAILY MEDITATIONS ON GODS LOVE
$9.95

Daily Meditations on God\'s Love is an excellent resource for those seeking a deeper relationship with God. In this book, beloved Catholic Book Publishing author Marci Alborghetti offers readers the opportunity to use Scripture, reflection, and prayer to deepen their experience of God\'s love every day. Covered in vibrant red vinyl with ribbon marker, Daily Meditations on God\'s Love will enable readers to more readily apply the fruits of their relationship with the Lord to their daily lives. This book is meant to help all clergy, religious, and lay people to share more fully in the Prayer of the Church through inspirational prayers and reflections centered on the celebration of the Hours.

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9781937913519
Publication Date: 
2010-01-01
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