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FLUNKING SAINTHOOD EVERY DAY: A DEVOTIONAL FOR THE REST OF US

FLUNKING SAINTHOOD EVERY DAY: A DEVOTIONAL FOR THE REST OF US
$23.99
In her memoir, Flunking Sainthood, Riess failed twelve different spiritual practices over the course of a year but discovered to her surprise that even the ones she failed most spectacularly taught her something important. In this beautiful daily devotional, readers who want to go deeper into the twelve spiritual practices will find 365 days of guidance, arranged according to monthly practices such as gratitude, generosity, prayer, Sabbath-keeping, and hospitality. Each day includes a short scripture verse, an inspirational reading from a contemporary or classic spiritual thinker, and a brief prayer, reflection, or follow-up action related to the day’s theme. These daily devotions help readers understand that spiritual growth is a lifelong journey without a fixed destination—and that there is great compassion for all of us who are flunking sainthood.
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FORGIVENESS MAKES YOU FREE: A DRAMATIC STORY OF HEALING FROM THE HEART OF FWANDA

FORGIVENESS MAKES YOU FREE: A DRAMATIC STORY OF HEALING FROM THE HEART OF FWANDA
$16.95

"'Jesus, where are you?' I prayed every night as I wept . . . I felt I had failed as a priest, for I had preached love and the people made genocide. . . .Then I heard God speak to me. Jesus wanted me to use these experiences to evangelize later. It was then that I knew my life would be spared. God would make a way."

During the 25th anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, Fr. Ubald Rugirangoga tells the dramatic story of how he survived while losing more than eighty of his family members and 45,000 of his parishioners in the killings. In the aftermath, Fr. Ubald experienced a renewed sense of purpose as a minister of reconciliation and a healing evangelist in his homeland and around the world. In Forgiveness Makes You Free, he offers five spiritual principles that can help those traumatized by the past to experience healing and peace in Christ.

In 1994 the world looked on in disbelief and horror as Rwanda erupted in violent bloodshed. All across the landlocked African country, militant Hutus rose up to exterminate the Tutsi population, including women and young children. One hundred days later, a million bodies littered fields, streets, and even churches. Now, on the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Rwandan genocide, a powerful testimony emerges of the power of God to bring peace and reconciliation into hearts full of fear and hate.

In Forgiveness Makes You Free, Fr. Ubald Rugirangoga shares his own dramatic story of how he survived the genocide and its traumatic aftermath. He testifies about how God spared his life so that he might help others with deep physical, emotional, and spiritual wounds to experience peace and healing. In retelling the story of how he forgave the man who killed his family and cared for the man's children while he was in prison, Fr. Ubald demonstrates how showing mercy can facilitate true forgiveness even in the most painful circumstances of our lives.

Throughout the book, Fr. Ubald teaches about five spiritual keys that draw us to Christ, the only source of lasting peace:

  • be thankful and have faith
  • choose to forgive
  • denounce evil
  • decide to live for Jesus
  • claim the blessing
  • Each chapter combines Fr. Ubald's story with reflection questions that guide readers along their own path of healing: from fear to faith, from shame to freedom, from isolation to reconciliation, from resentment to mercy, and from conflict to peace.

    The final chapter offers a guided meditation to help those who need to experience the power of God to release those held in bondage by fear and hate and to find the secret of peace. An appendix contains information about "The Mushaka Reconciliation Project," a catechetical tool that has been used successfully by parishes in Rwanda, and could easily be adapted by parishes in the United States, to mediate reconciliation between individuals and groups who have become estranged by violence, trauma, and ethnic or cultural divisions.

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    9781594718717
    Publication Date: 
    2019-03-08
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    FOUNDATIONS FOR PREACHING & TEACHING: SCRIPTURE BACKGROUNDS FOR 2016

    FOUNDATIONS FOR PREACHING & TEACHING: SCRIPTURE BACKGROUNDS FOR 2016
    $9.95
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    9781616712075
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    FOURTH CUP: UNVEILING THE MYSTER OF THE LAST SUPPER & THE CROSS

    FOURTH CUP: UNVEILING THE MYSTER OF THE LAST SUPPER & THE CROSS
    $23.00
    From the bestselling author of The Lamb's Supper comes an illuminating work on the Catholic Eucharist and its link to the Jewish Passover meal.

    "Read this book. And don't just read it. Pray about it. Reflect on it. And share it with others."--Brant Pitre, author of The Case for Jesus

    In this brilliant book--part memoir, part detective story, and part biblical study--Scott Hahn opens up new vistas on ancient landscapes while shedding light on his own enduring faith journey. The Fourth Cup not only tracks the author's gradual conversion along the path of Evangelicalism to the doorsteps of the Catholic faith, but also explores the often obscure and misunderstood rituals of Passover and their importance in foreshadowing salvation in Jesus Christ.

    Revealing the story of his formative years as an often hot-headed student and earnest seeker in search of answers to great biblical mysteries, Hahn shows how his ardent exploration of the Bible's Old Testament turned up intriguing clues connecting the Last Supper and Christ's death on Calvary. As Hahn tells the story of his discovery of the supreme importance of the Passover in God's plan of salvation, we too experience often-overlooked relationships between Abel, Abraham, and the Hebrews' liberation from slavery in Egypt. Along the way, Hahn reveals how the traditional fourth cup of wine used in the concluding celebration of Passover explains in astonishing ways Christ's paschal sacrifice.

    Rooted in Scripture and ingrained with lively history, The Fourth Cup delivers a fascinating view of the bridges that span old and new covenants, and celebrates the importance of the Jewish faith in understanding more fully Christ's life, death, and resurrection.

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    9781524758790
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    FRANCIS: POPE OF A NEW WORLD

    FRANCIS: POPE OF A NEW WORLD
    $19.95
    "Francis, rebuild my Church!" That is how St. Francis of Assisi heard the call of Christ. It is also how Jorge Mario Bergoglio, at the age of 76, and a Jesuit, seems to have accepted his election to the papacy with the choice of a name that no other pope has ever chosen.

    Who is Pope Francis, elected in one of the shortest conclaves in history? Who is the man chosen to be the first pope from the Americas and the first Jesuit pope?

    How does he see the world and his ministry? How does he understand his call to serve Christ, his Church, and the world? In short, what is the mind and heart of this new pope of a new world--of the Americas and the rest of the world of the 21st Century?

    In the words, the ideas, and the personal recollections of Pope Francis--including material up to the final hours before his election--the most highly regarded Vatican observer on the international scene reveals the personality of this man of God, gentle and humble. The son of Italian immigrants to Argentina, he made radically following Christ and the way of non-violence the pillars of his pastoral ministry in a country, continually tormented by social and economic inequities.
    This complete biography offers the keys to understanding the man who was a surprise choice, even a kind of revolutionary choice, for pope. It is the story of the humble pastor of one of the world's largest archdioceses; a cardinal who takes the bus, talks with common folk, and lives simply. It is the story of why the cardinal electors of the Catholic Church set aside political and diplomatic calculations to elect a pope to lead the renewal and purification of the worldwide Church of our time.

    "Brothers and Sisters, before the bishop blesses the people, I ask you to pray to God that he will bless your bishop."
    - Pope Francis
    "Catholics and others eager to know all they can about Pope Francis will learn a great deal from Andrea Tornielli's first-person account."

    -James Hitchcock, Professor of History, St. Louis University, author of History of The Catholic Church

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    9781586178529
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    FREEDOM & FORGIVENESS

    FREEDOM & FORGIVENESS
    $8.99
    In "Freedom & Forgiveness: A Fresh Look at the Sacrament of Reconciliation", Father Farren examines the history of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the ways it brings us into a deeper experience of God. Totaling just 85 pages, this little book is simple, easy to read, and deeply prayerful. Father Paul's Irish storytelling background comes to the forefront as he articulates simply but effectively the history of confession with a fresh look to the sacraments which profoundly centers a tone of New Evangelization.

    Confession is somewhat daunting for many of us; yet Farren argues, "Our understanding of the sacrament reveals our image of God. If our image of God is one of an uncompromising judge, then the sacrament can fill us with dread." Instead of coming to confession to avoid judgment and hellfire, Father Farren paints a picture of the Sacrament of Reconciliation which presents a loving God who longs for a restored relationship with His children. It is an inspirational picture and one that is presented compellingly.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781612614984
    Publication Date: 
    2018-09-04
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    FROM BROKENNESS TO COMMUNITY

    FROM BROKENNESS TO COMMUNITY
    $6.95
    The lectures in this volume witness the importance of the meeting between the university of the learned and the university of the poor. From them a deep understanding of true discipleship emerges.
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    9780809133413
    Publication Date: 
    1992-01-01
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    FROM GRIEF TO GRACE: IMAGES FOR OVERCOMING SADNESS & LOSS

    FROM GRIEF TO GRACE: IMAGES FOR OVERCOMING SADNESS & LOSS
    $8.95
    A collection of images to assist people in naming, processing and overcoming grief caused by illness, a loved one's death, a job loss or similar difficult situations.
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    9780879461546
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    FULLY HUMAN FULLY DIVINE - AN INTERACTIVE CHRISTOLOGY

    FULLY HUMAN FULLY DIVINE - AN INTERACTIVE CHRISTOLOGY
    $19.99
    A solid blend of theology and spirituality, this refreshing book introduces the reader -- in an interactive way -- to the humanity and divinity of Jesus. Furthermore, Fully Human, Fully Divine applies its significant points to the reader's spiritual life.
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    0764811495
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    FUNERAL MASS & RITE OF COMMITTAL COMPLETE SET

    FUNERAL MASS & RITE OF COMMITTAL COMPLETE SET
    $79.95
    Now with the approved texts from "The Roman Missal, Third Edition," this easy-to-use set brings together all of the prayers, scripture readings, and blessings a priest needs for celebrating the funeral Mass. Over 100 cards will be updated as a result of the new missal.
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    9781594710001
    Publication Date: 
    2012-03-26
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    GENIUS BORN OF ANGUISH: THE LIFE & LEGACY OF HENRI NOUWEN

    GENIUS BORN OF ANGUISH: THE LIFE & LEGACY OF HENRI NOUWEN
    $17.95
    An intimate look at this important spiritual writer's life, enriched with the personal accounts of some of the people closest to him: friends, family, and colleagues. A twelve-page photo section is included.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780809147854
    Publication Date: 
    2012-09-04
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    GIVE LOVE & RECEIVE THE KINGDOM: ESSENTIAL PEOPLE & THEMES OF ENGLISH SPIRITUALITY

    GIVE LOVE & RECEIVE THE KINGDOM: ESSENTIAL PEOPLE & THEMES OF ENGLISH SPIRITUALITY
    $24.99

    From the greatest living expert on the history of English spirituality comes the most expansive collection ever published of her work

    "Sister Benedicta is uniquely qualified to write on the beauties and subtleties of Anglo-Saxon writing about the Christian life. These wonderfully crafted pieces give an invaluable introduction to this world of thought and prayer and image." --Rowan Williams

    From the spirituality of Cuthbert, to Bede and the Psalter, Anselm the monastic scholar, and the depths of Julian of Norwich, from twelfth century hermits, through medieval pilgrimage, and by illuminating seventeenth century preachers, this volume is Benedicta Ward's magnum opus. With a title drawn from the writings of St. Anselm--a beautiful summary of the Christian life--this book is designed to both inspire and educate.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781640600973
    Publication Date: 
    2018-06-15
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    GOD FOR US - READER'S EDITION: REDISCOVERING THE MEANING OF LENT

    GOD FOR US - READER'S EDITION: REDISCOVERING THE MEANING OF LENT
    $18.99
    Examine the meaning of Lent and its significance in spiritual formation and the preparation for Easter, and walk through the holy season of Easter. Leading North American spiritual writers reflect on what one theologian has called the "bright sadness" of Lent: that it is not about feeling of broken and lost, but about cleansing the palate so we can taste life to a greater extent. In the Lent and Easter seasons, we encounter the God who, in all of life, is for us--for our liberation, for our healing, for our wholeness. Even in death we can find resurrection.
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    9781612617688
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    GOD SHED HIS GRACE ON THEE: MOVING REMEMBERANCES OF 50 AMERICAN CATHOLICS

    GOD SHED HIS GRACE ON THEE: MOVING REMEMBERANCES OF 50 AMERICAN CATHOLICS
    $19.95
    From sea to shining sea, Catholics have been an important part of the fabric of American life. Some of them were famous, some toiled in obscurity. They included musicians, military leaders, writers, elected officials, visual artists, poets, athletes, reporters, movie stars, and people who worked a lifetime for justice. A few were saints or heroes, most were ordinary people who lived extraordinary lives. Some worked directly for the church, most did not. This award-winning collection of fifty tributes forms a patchwork quilt of exceptional insight, historical context, and inspiring example.
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    9780879465537
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    GOD WITH US - READER'S EDITION

    GOD WITH US - READER'S EDITION
    $18.99
    Christmas is the season most difficult to grasp and understand in all its spiritual richness. The sentimentality and commercialism that dominate the season tend to obscure the profound mystery at its heart: the Incarnation. God with Us provides the perfect way to slow down and reconnect with the liturgical and sacramental traditions of Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany. In this volume of daily meditations, some of today's most esteemed writers on the spiritual life offer a tapestry of reflection, Scripture, prayer, and history.

    Contributors include Beth Bevis, Scott Cairns, Emilie Griffin, Richard John Neuhaus, Kathleen Norris, Eugene Peterson, and Luci Shaw.

    "The birth of Jesus, kept fresh in our imaginations and prayers in song and story, keeps our feet on solid ground and responsive to every nuance of obedience and praise evoked by the life all around us."
    -Eugene Peterson, from the Introduction

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781612617077
    Publication Date: 
    2015-10-01
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    GOD'S ANSWERS FOR THE GRADUATE: CLASS OF 2019

    GOD'S ANSWERS FOR THE GRADUATE: CLASS OF 2019
    $14.99

    This bestselling graduation gift addresses questions grads will encounter as they move into the next phases of life and is a wonderful keepsake full of answers straight from God's Word. Beautifully packaged in a stylish brown Leathersoft with foil stamping and a ribbon marker, this book is a perfect fit for today's graduates.

    God's Answers(R) for the Graduate is a fantastic graduation gift that addresses questions grads will encounter throughout life. It's a wonderful keepsake full of answers straight from God's Word.

    To commemorate your favorite student's high school or college graduation, give the gift of God's answers to the many questions they're sure to face as they take their next steps in life. God's Answers(R) for the Graduate addresses carefully chosen topics, such as character, relationships, time management, and decision-making, that are vital to successful living for a lifetime. Available in Leathersoft with foil stamping, rounded corners, and a ribbon marker, this book is a perfect fit for today's graduates. The design lends itself to personalization by imprinting the graduate's name.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781400209767
    Publication Date: 
    2019-02-26
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    GOD'S GRACE FOR GRADUATES

    GOD'S GRACE FOR GRADUATES
    $9.95
    If God's grace could talk . . .

    Actually, it already has. And is. And does.
    And here's what it sounds like.
    It sounds like hope for days when life feels absolutely overwhelming. It sounds like promise that speaks into every relationship, no matter how desperately in need or how dear to your heart. It sounds like sufficiency in all those places where none of us is ever good enough. It sounds like confidence that would make no sense at all except the full weight of God is steadfastly behind it.
    If God's grace could talk, it would sound exactly like what this book says in every Scripture on every page. And it wouldn't sound nearly as old as it actually is, because it's new every morning and within instant reach at every moment.
    It would sound like God, talking directly to you. Because He is. And does.
    And always does it with grace.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781535917186
    Publication Date: 
    2018-06-26
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    GOD, WHERE ARE YOU

    GOD, WHERE ARE YOU
    $16.99
    Discussion around the bestseller The Benedict Option by Rod Dreher has led many people to want to know more about monastic principles. This book by the modern monastic prior Enzo Bianchi (of the Bose Community in Switzerland) focuses on the human cry, "God, where are you?"

    This has been the cry of humankind since time began, and Enzo Bianchi finds God's traces in the searching of significant figures from the Old Testament. We are challenged to question our own certainties like Abraham, suffer torment like Jacob, or falter and become discouraged in the face of a daunting task like Moses. The search for God involves exploring what is profoundly human, and ultimately the greatest manifestation of humanity is to be found in the figure of Christ. That is why we cannot think of God today without turning our minds to Jesus. It is the divine within us who really poses the question, "God, where are you?", so, when we truly begin to search for an answer, we discover that God is already looking for us!

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781612615745
    Publication Date: 
    2014-09-01
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    GOOD PARENTS TOUGH TIMES

    GOOD PARENTS TOUGH TIMES
    $8.97
    Timely Guidance and Inspiration for Parents of Children in Crisis
     
    The bestselling authors of The Roller-Coaster Years, Parenting 911, and Cliques draw deeply on their faith and the rich Catholic spiritual tradition in this guide for parents of children in crisis.

    In Good Parents, Tough Times, authors Charlene C. Giannetti and Margaret Sagarese focus on the spiritual well-being of the parent as much as the behavior of the child. The authors draw parallels between the real-life struggles parents face today and those endured by the saints. They believe that the qualities that enabled the saints to face great troubles—charity, knowledge, faith, hope, patience, serenity, truth, and humility—can help parents cope with a troubled child.

    “This book provides what every parent needs: a chance to learn from the saints and to look to them for encouragement and practical advice.”
    —Scott Hahn, author of The Lamb’s Supper
    “Deep, yet simple and practical, this book will help parents and all who have teens in their lives to know better how to listen, pray, and help.”
    —Fr. Paul Keenan, author of Heartstorming
    “[Good Parents, Tough Times] not only offers parents the saints’ very practical advice about raising teens with faith, hope, and love, but also helps parents receive the grace of the saints’ powerful intercession.”
    —Bert Ghezzi, author of Voices of the Saints and Mystics and Miracles
    ISBN/SKU: 
    0829420738
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    GRACE: ON THE JOURNEY TO GOD

    GRACE: ON THE JOURNEY TO GOD
    $16.99
    Benedictine monastic spirituality has emerged as an antidote to the spiritual and cultural challenges facing people of faith today. In this book, the author focuses specifically on GRACE, and the benevolence of God as it expresses itself in many different ways along our spiritual journey. What is a person likely to experience when beginning to give up him or herself conscientiously to the spiritual journey?
    In this beautiful guide, gradually, we come to realize that everything that happens in our lives is somehow the gift of our loving Father.

    Every journey is ultimately individual. As Casey explains, what you hear within your own spirit is more significant than what he can say. But his aim is to help you listen to the voice of God in your heart.

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    9781640600645
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    GRANDPARENTS ARE FOREVER

    GRANDPARENTS ARE FOREVER
    $12.95
    Both a practical guide and an educational tool to help grandparents reclaim their regenerative role as nurturer, family historian, mentor, sage, and model of aging.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780809134717
    Publication Date: 
    1994-06-01
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    GRIEVING THE SUDDEN DEATH OF A LOVED ONE: GUIDANCE FOR WHEN THE UNTHINKABLE OCCURS (DVD)

    GRIEVING THE SUDDEN DEATH OF A LOVED ONE: GUIDANCE FOR WHEN THE UNTHINKABLE OCCURS (DVD)
    $59.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781612612416
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    GUIDE TO THE BIBLE

    GUIDE TO THE BIBLE
    $7.95

    St. Joseph Guide to the Bible by Karl A. Schultz presents four simple steps to help the reader grow in confidence with using the Bible. This handy guide to the Bible helps the reader to select a Bible, develop a reading plan, learn the ancient practice of Lectio Divina, and begin to interpret the Bible competently and with confidence. The bibliography in this book provides useful lists of general books on the Bible and works on Lectio Divina.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780899426570
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    HAIL MARY, HOLY BIBLE

    HAIL MARY, HOLY BIBLE
    $9.95

    The rosary has been at the core of Catholic devotional life for centuries. Renewing its place in our spiritual life today can be powerfully assisted by going to Sacred Scripture to focus our minds and hearts on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of Mary. Hail Mary, Holy Bible delves deeply into the Bible, bringing both fresh and timeless insights into five or more Scripture passages for each set of mysteries (Joyful, Sorrowful, Luminous, and Glorious).

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    9780814636169
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    HANBOOK FOR CATHOLIC MOMS

    HANBOOK FOR CATHOLIC MOMS
    $17.95
    The Handbook for Catholic Moms, Lisa M. Hendey's eminently practical and award-winning resource, has helped new parents balance and integrate the deeply personal needs of their hearts, minds, bodies, and souls with the demands of family life and faith commitment.

    Since the first edition was published in 2010, it's become an indispensable resource for two generations of Catholic moms, offering a unique perspective on all aspects of life and honest advice from fellow moms on topics ranging from marriage and finances to stress management and parish life.

    The Handbook for Catholic Moms is not a typical parenting book: It doesn't offer tips for calming a fussy baby or dealing with adolescent angst. In caring for yourself--heart, mind, body, and soul--you can better love and care for your family, community, and Church, according to Lisa M. Hendey, founder of CatholicMom.com and bestselling author of The Book of Saints for Catholic Moms and The Grace of Yes.

    Hendey provides her personal stories and observations on a number of topics, including:

  • stress reduction and sleep
  • nurturing your marriage
  • engaging in Mass as a family
  • modeling lifelong learning to your children
  • balancing your career with your vocation as a mother

  • Each chapter includes relevant scripture references, quotations from saints or noted Catholic figures, commentary and perspectives from other Catholic writers, and checklists of suggested steps moms can take in bringing better balance and integration to their lives.

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    9781594712289
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