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EUCHARISTIC VISION OF LAUDATO SI

EUCHARISTIC VISION OF LAUDATO SI
$34.95

No other encyclical has generated as much conversation—both Catholic and non-Catholic—as Laudato si’. Often forgotten in these conversations is the theological heart and eucharistic vision of the encyclical and its integral ecology. Even the title of Laudato si’—"Praised be!"—signals the centrality of right praise in caring for our common home. Using Bernard Lonergan’s theology of history, this book unearths the doxological, eucharistic vision that shapes the encyclical’s integral presentation of social and ecological conversion. It offers the first book-length study that recovers the eucharistic nature of Laudato si’.

In drawing out the eucharistic vision of Laudato si’, the book accomplishes several feats for the reader. It roots the eucharistic dimensions of the encyclical in the writings of Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI, showing how Pope Francis develops their thought in notable ways. It introduces Bernard Lonergan’s theology of history, showing how his framework can capture the eucharistic contours of caring for our common home; so too, in light of Laudato si’, does the book expand his theology of history to incorporate both ecological concern and the doxological, eucharistic essence of the church. The book assembles a liturgically shaped, systematic account of the church’s social mission. It joins poles otherwise sundered in a polarized church and world: between worship and justice, between concerns for human life and concerns for the natural world. Realizing the eucharistic vision of Laudato si’ promises much for our contemporary moment.

Pope Francis recently observed that the integral ecology of Laudato si’ holds the key for the world’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Catholic Bishops recently launched a Eucharistic Revival that aims to rekindle eucharistic devotion and praxis. The Eucharistic Vision of Laudato Si’ : Praise, Conversion, and Integral Ecology supplies a timely study that helps fulfill these intertwined calls.

"Using Bernard Lonergan's theology of history, this book explores the doxological, eucharistic vision that shapes Pope Francis's much-discussed encyclical letter, Laudato Si', on ecology from a Roman Catholic point of view"--
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9780813235813
Publication Date: 
2022-12-28
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EVEN THOUGH I WALK: ONE WOMAN'S JOURNEY OF PRAYER IN THE SHADOW OF DEATH

EVEN THOUGH I WALK: ONE WOMAN'S JOURNEY OF PRAYER IN THE SHADOW OF DEATH
$19.95

"To be honest, at this point only two things interest me: my oncologist's advice and if you can teach me to pray."

So began a two-year correspondence between a medical doctor who became a priest, Benedictine monk, and now prior of Montserrat--the monastery that is a spiritual, cultural, historical, and environmental icon in Catalonia--and an accomplished and beloved cardiologist, scientist, mentor, daughter, sister, wife, mother, and friend with a newly diagnosed lung tumor. In this profoundly honest book, two spiritual seekers on two different life-paths walk together through the valley of the shadow of death, praying the psalms in joy and anguish, doubt and praise.

The letters and conversations shared between Magda and Fr. Ignasi offer deep and poignant insights into the very human--and quotidian--dynamics of the life-and-death journey we all face.

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9780814688007
Publication Date: 
2019-08-12
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EVERY DAY IS A GIFT - GIANT PRINT

EVERY DAY IS A GIFT - GIANT PRINT
$17.95

Each of the daily meditations in an easy-to-read giant type edition of this popular daily devotional features a text from Sacred Scripture, a quotation from the writings of a Saint, and a meaningful prayer. It includes an introduction by Rev. Frederick Schroeder that offers insights into the power of prayer.

This book is attractively illustrated, printed in two colors, and includes a handy ribbon marker that makes it easy to keep one's place in this daily companion.

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9780899421964
Publication Date: 
1984-01-01
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EVERY DAY IS A GIFT: MINUTE MEDITATIONS FOR EVERYDAY

EVERY DAY IS A GIFT: MINUTE MEDITATIONS FOR EVERYDAY
$9.95

Each of the daily meditations in this popular daily devotional features a text from Sacred Scripture, a quotation from the writings of a Saint, and a meaningful prayer. It includes an introduction by Rev. Frederick Schroeder that offers insights into the power of prayer.

This book is attractively illustrated, printed in two colors, and includes a handy ribbon marker that makes it easy to keep one's place in this daily companion.

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9781937913038
Publication Date: 
1984-01-01
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EXCERPT PRAYERS FROM THE ROMAN MISSAL (LARGE IMITATION LEATHER)

EXCERPT PRAYERS FROM THE ROMAN MISSAL (LARGE IMITATION LEATHER)
$29.00

The large Clothbound Edition includes all the enhanced features that celebrants have come to know and trust from Catholic Book Publishing: Large, easy-to-read type; printed and doubly reinforced end papers; durable, functional tabs; a sturdy, Roxite cover; and satin ribbon markers that add an elegant finishing touch. Specially produced acid-neutral cream paper from established, quality mills ensures the highest opacity available in the world and consistency of the highest degree, without adding unnecessary bulk and weight.

Click here to view sample pages.

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9781947070172
Publication Date: 
2018-01-01
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FAITH CAN GIVE US WINGS: THE ART OF LETTING GO

FAITH CAN GIVE US WINGS: THE ART OF LETTING GO
$15.99
"Why do you look so happy?" people have been asking Notker Wolf for years, now. So he set out to answer them in this lively book.
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9781612613031
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2013-09-01
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FAITHFULLY YOURS

FAITHFULLY YOURS
$17.99
With inspiring stories of devotion, protection, healing, compassion, and faith, Faithfully Yours explores why we love animals so much. You will meet:
  • A schnauzer that rescued his owner after a devastating lightning strike.
  • A 40-foot whale that shocked her rescuers when she helped to save a baby whale trapped in a fishing net.
  • A miniature horse that guides a blind teacher.
  • A cat that comforts stressed-out college students. As well as people who love animals in extraordinary ways:
  • The dog trainer who transformed an unwanted shelter dog into a Broadway star.
  • The man who became a voice for the humane treatment of farm animals.
  • The woman who gave up everything to help street dogs and, in turn, learned lessons of trust and love.
  • Faithfully Yours will warm your heart and enhance your appreciation of God's wonderful creation. For anyone who's ever loved, and known the love of, a special animal.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781612616025
    Publication Date: 
    2015-10-01
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    FATHER SOLANUS CASEY: REVISITED & UPDATED

    FATHER SOLANUS CASEY: REVISITED & UPDATED
    $18.95

    "What does it matter where we go? Wherever we go, won't we be serving God there?"

    Father Solanus Casey (1870-1957) -- Wisconsin native, Capuchin friar, and miracle-worker -- lived this motto throughout his life. By his gentle, cheerful example, he taught others to have that same trust in God.

    Wherever he was sent -- whether to parishes in New York City or monasteries in Detroit and Huntington, Indiana -- Father Casey was widely sought after for his wise counsel, powerful prayers, and miraculous healings. Visitors flocked to the humble monastery doorkeeper, seeking physical cures, advice, and spiritual renewal. Thousands of mourners attended his funeral in July 1957, hailing him as a modern saint.

    Catherine M. Odell proves that Father Casey's witness remains more important than ever. Featuring first-hand personal accounts and 16 pages of photos, Father Solanus Casey takes readers past the ordinary appearance of this self-effacing friar into his extraordinary holiness.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Author Catherine M. Odell, a native of South Bend, Indiana, grew up and was educated in the shadow of Notre Dame's "Golden Dome." A freelance journalist, curriculum writer, editor, and teacher, she is the author of eleven other books, including Our Sunday Visitor's Those Who Saw Her: Apparitions of Mary; Faustina: Apostle of Divine Mercy; Praying the Rosary for Intercession; and Angels of the Lord: 365 Reflections on Our Heavenly Guardians (co-authored with Margaret Savitskas). Odell and her husband Bill have two grown children and make their home in South Bend. She is a committed organic gardener, baker, walker, and reader.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781681922256
    Publication Date: 
    2017-10-16
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    FATIMA AT 100, FATIMA TODAY: 10 STEPS TO WORLD PEACE

    FATIMA AT 100, FATIMA TODAY: 10 STEPS TO WORLD PEACE
    $0.99
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    9780879465834
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    FAVORITE PRAYERS FROM THE IMITATION OF CHRIST

    FAVORITE PRAYERS FROM THE IMITATION OF CHRIST
    $8.95

    Favorite Prayers from the Imitation of Christ from Catholic Book Publishing is an essential prayer book for all those who have been touched by Thomas à Kempis\'s spiritual masterpiece, the Imitation of Christ, as well as those wishing to learn more about this extremely popular book. This new book offers 160 pages of prayers from the classic work with all prayers printed in large type, two colors, and with sense lines for easier reading and understanding. Whether this book is an introduction to the Imitation of Christ or a way to continue to the experience, it will be a cherished prayer book with its beautifully embossed red imitation leather cover.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780899429274
    Publication Date: 
    2001-01-01
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    FIGHT LIKE A CATHOLIC: SPIRITUAL WARFARE IN THE CATHOLIC TRADITION

    FIGHT LIKE A CATHOLIC: SPIRITUAL WARFARE IN THE CATHOLIC TRADITION
    $10.99

    Forward by: Fr. Isaac Haywiser, O.S.B. of Saint Vincent Archabbey

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    9781733672443
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    FINDING GOD THROUGH MEDITATION

    FINDING GOD THROUGH MEDITATION
    $13.95
    Finding God Through Meditation is the second book of Dan Burke's Navigating series that brings the wisdom of the saints into your hands. This series is a goldmine for Catholics to deepen your relationship with God and to grow into a deeper union with Jesus Christ. Finding God Through Meditation by St. Peter of Alcantara is little known, as is the saint himself. Don't let that fool you. He directed the great mystic St. Teresa of Avila on difficult questions she had about prayer, for which she has written about in her Interior Castle. St. Teresa turned to this great treatise on meditation by St. Peter for guidance. St. Peter of Alcantara's work is a sure antidote to much of the false teaching of our day. His insights on prayer are profound and far reaching. You will find here the gems God that has in store for all who truly desire to grow in relationship with Him in prayer. Finding God Through Meditation gives you a window into perspectives on prayer that should challenge and enrich you for years to come.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781634460095
    Publication Date: 
    2015-02-06
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    FINDING HAPPINESS: MONASTIC STEPS FOR A FULFILLING LIFE

    FINDING HAPPINESS: MONASTIC STEPS FOR A FULFILLING LIFE
    $19.95

    Why is being happy such an imperative in our world today? What is the meaning of happiness? In this book Abbot Christopher Jamison turns to monastic wisdom for answers. He explains that, in essence, happiness is a gift not an achievement. It is the fruit of giving and receiving blessings. Following the same accessible and engaging format of his previous book, Finding Sanctuary, Abbot Christopher examines different aspects of happiness and tells us what monastic wisdom has to say about them. In doing so, he offers steps for the journey of finding happiness.

    Christopher Jamison is abbot of Worth Abbey, a Benedictine monastery near London. He is also president of the International Commission on Benedictine Education and sits on the Council of the alliance for International Monasticism, a body that promotes links between monasteries across the North/South divide. He is author of Finding Sanctuary: Monastic Steps for Everyday Life and was the host of the popular BBC documentary series The Monastery.

    Watch and listen to what Abbot Christopher Jamison has to say about his book Finding Happiness

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    FIRST BOOK OF SAINTS

    FIRST BOOK OF SAINTS
    $9.75

    First Book of Saints, by popular author Rev. Lawrence G. Lovasik, S.V.D., introduces early readers to the lives of 40 well-known and beloved Saints. The stories of these holy men and women can help children understand the beauty of the way they lived and come to appreciate their saintly example. Reading about their lives can encourage children to share these Saints' faith and joy by showing their love for God and those around them. This encounter with the Saints begins and ends with a beautiful prayer.

    Among the features of this book are:

  • a foreword written by the author, Father Lawrence G. Lovasik, S.V.D.
  • durably sewn hardcover binding
  • large easy-to-read type
  • a presentation page that allows for easy personalization of this book when used as a gift
  • a vibrant full-color illustration of each Saint
  • short, easy-to-understand biographies that offer a window on what made them so special in the eyes of God
  • the feast day listed for each included Saint in accordance with the liturgical calendar of the Catholic Church
  • The following Saints are featured in this title:

  • Our Lady, Queen of All Saints
  • Saint Elizabeth An Seton
  • Saint Agnes
  • Saint Francis de Sales
  • Saint Thomas Aquinas
  • Saint John Bosco
  • Saint Patrick
  • Saint John Baptist de la Salle
  • Saint Bernadette
  • Saint Dominic Savio
  • Saint Isidore
  • Saint Dymphna
  • Saint Rita
  • Saint Joan of Arc
  • Saint Anthony of Padua
  • Saint Aloysius Gonzaga
  • Saint Thomas More
  • Saint John the Baptist
  • Saint Maria Goretti
  • Saint Benedict
  • Saint Kateri Tekakwitha
  • Saint Lawrence
  • Saint Clare
  • Saint John Berchmans
  • Saint Tarcisius
  • Saint Bernard
  • Saint Pius X
  • Saint Rose of Lima
  • Saint Augustine
  • Saint Peter Claver
  • Saint Vincent de Paul
  • Saint Therese of the Child Jesus
  • Saint Teresa of Avila
  • Saint Margaret Mary
  • Saint Gerard Majella
  • Saint Isaac Jogues
  • Saint Charles Borromeo
  • Saint Stanislaus Kostka
  • Saint Frances Cabrini
  • Saint Elizabeth of Hungary
  • Saint Cecilia
  • Saint Catherine Laboure
  • Saint Francis Xavier
  • Saint Lucy
  • Saint John of the Cross
  • Saint Stephen
  • We invite you to view others Saints titles here: https: //catholicbookpublishing.com/browse/childrens-books-on-saints.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780899421339
    Publication Date: 
    1986-01-01
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    FLOWERS IN THE DESERT - SPIRITUALITY OF THE BIBLE

    FLOWERS IN THE DESERT - SPIRITUALITY OF THE BIBLE
    $12.95
    Biblical Wisdom for Everyday Life.

    The bible is, above all other things, a record of God's love for the human race. In its words and through its stories God reveals himself and calls those who hear the word into communion with him. When we first approach the bible, however, we encounter a variety of literary styles -- histories, poetry, sagas, moral advice and visionary productions. There is often a problem of discerning the simple theme of call-and-response in all these styles, or of finding a connection in the bible to our 20th century existence. This book opens the door to the deep message the bible conveys to individual Christians today. Putting aside for a moment questions of doctrine or historical interpretation, it concentrates on the spiritual teaching of the Old and New Testaments. It begins with God's call to humanity and to each of us individually. Then it considers the human adventure of our journey through life. Finally it looks at our ultimate homecoming to the Father. The many references to biblical passages and daily life make this an invaluable book for those who want to know about the bible -- but even more, who want to live it.

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    9780970821607
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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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    9781612614090
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    FLYING, FALLING, CATCHING: AN UNLIKELY STORY OF FINDING FREEDOM

    FLYING, FALLING, CATCHING: AN UNLIKELY STORY OF FINDING FREEDOM
    $25.99

    Henri Nouwen's never-before-published story of his surprising friendship with a traveling trapeze troupe.

    During the last five years of his life, best-selling spiritual author Henri J. M. Nouwen became close to The Flying Rodleighs, a trapeze troupe in a traveling circus. Like Nouwen's own life, a trapeze act is full of artistry, exhilarating successes, crushing failures and continual forgiveness. He wrote about his experience in a genre new to him: creative non-fiction.

    In Flying, Falling, Catching, Nouwen's colleague and friend Carolyn Whitney-Brown presents his unpublished trapeze writings framed by the true story of his rescue through a hotel window by paramedics during his first heart attack. Readers will meet Nouwen as a spiritual risk taker who was transformed through his engagement with these trapeze artists, as well as his participation in the Civil Rights movement, his life in community with people with intellectual disabilities, his personal growth through friendships during the 1990s AIDS pandemic, and other unexpected encounters.

    What will we do with our lives, and with whom will we do it? In this story of flying and catching, Nouwen invites us all to let go and fly, even when we are afraid of falling.

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    9780063113527
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    FOLLOWING JESUS: FINDING OUR WAY HOME IN AN AGE OF ANXIETY

    FOLLOWING JESUS: FINDING OUR WAY HOME IN AN AGE OF ANXIETY
    $23.00
    "Timeless wisdom for life from one of the great spiritual masters of our age."--James Martin, S.J., author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage

    In this never-before-published work of inspiration, the bestselling author of The Return of the Prodigal Son offers a compelling case for why Christianity is still relevant, beautiful, intelligent, and necessary in the modern world.

    At one of the lowest points in Henri Nouwen's life, he gave a series of lectures on the importance of following Jesus in an age of anxiety. Drawn from those talks, this new work reveals what sustained Nouwen to remain faithful to the teachings of Jesus and led him to become an icon of compassion and vulnerability. Here he writes eloquently about calling and purpose, fear and hope. And he explains why--with so many choices available to the twenty-first-century seeker--the greatest reward for those looking for spiritual direction is rediscovering Jesus's teaching on love. Along the way, Nouwen offers warm, insightful, practical habits to help readers navigate the narrow, sometimes arduous, but ultimately fulfilling road of conviction and faith.

    Praise for Following Jesus


    "Few writers have influenced me more than Henri Nouwen. These newly published lectures offer fresh and timely insights amid the familiar cadences of Nouwen's prose, written from a place of deep anxiety but even deeper hope."--John Inazu, professor of political science, Washington University in St. Louis, author of Confident Pluralism

    "In Following Jesus, beloved pastor and spiritual mentor Henri Nouwen guides the reader on the journey he has traveled as a follower of Jesus. Without minimizing the anxieties, fears, and brokenness that touch down in every reader's story, Nouwen gently leads the way into a life that centers on Jesus and engulfs the follower with God's love, a sense of belonging, and a purpose that endures. Truly a wise and welcome word for anyone in this age of anxiety."--Carolyn Custis James, author of Half the Church: Recapturing God's Global Vision for Women and Finding God in the Margins

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781101906392
    Publication Date: 
    2019-09-17
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    FORGIVE & FORGET

    FORGIVE & FORGET
    $16.99
    For all of us who have been wounded by another and struggled to understand and move beyond our feelings of hurt and anger, Lewis Smedes's classic book on forgiveness shows that it is possible to heal our pain and find room in our hearts to forgive. Breaking down the process of healing into four stages and offering stories of real people's experience throughout, this wise book provides hope and solace for all who long for the peace that comes with forgiveness.
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    9780061285820
    Publication Date: 
    2007-09-25
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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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    FRANCIS & CLARE: SAINTS OF ASSISI

    FRANCIS & CLARE: SAINTS OF ASSISI
    $12.95
    A Vision Book about St. Francis and St. Clare, the two very popular saints of Assisi. Helen Homan has captured all the excitement and beauty of the lives of these saints from their childhood growing up together in Assisi to their profound conversion and lifelong influence�indeed centuries-long influence�on the whole world through their radical living of the Gospel and founding of two great religious orders, the Franciscans and the Poor Clares. Combining the stories of Francis and Clare in one volume makes for a book that will be of great interest to both boys and girls of a wide age span. Illustrated.

    Cover art by Chris Pelicano

    This book is now part of Renaissance Learning's Accelerated Reader program. Quizzes are currently available.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780898705171
    Publication Date: 
    1994-09-17
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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. 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 Father 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. +
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780809133413
    Publication Date: 
    1992-01-01
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