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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.

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9781612614984
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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.
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9780809147854
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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.

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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

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9781612617077
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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.

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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.

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9781535917186
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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!

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9781612615745
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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
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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.
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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
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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.

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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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    HELPING TEENS WITH STRESS, ANXIETY & DEPRESSION: A FIELD GUIDE FOR CATHOLIC PARENTS, PASTORS & YOUTH LEADERS

    HELPING TEENS WITH STRESS, ANXIETY & DEPRESSION: A FIELD GUIDE FOR CATHOLIC PARENTS, PASTORS & YOUTH LEADERS
    $15.95

    Do you struggle to know when or if it's appropriate to step in to help a teen who seems stressed, anxious, or depressed? Do you know the signs to look for to determine whether a teen is in distress?

    In Helping Teens with Stress, Anxiety, and Depression, Roy Petitfils--a Catholic author, speaker, and psychotherapist--offers his personal experience, advice, and faith to give parents, pastors, and youth leaders the knowledge, courage, and tools they need to step in, make a difference, and be the presence of Christ for teens in crisis.

    Roy Petitfils knows what it's like to be an addicted, depressed teenager, filled with self-loathing and desperate for help. He describes himself at high school graduation as by far the largest person in his hometown and yet feeling as though he were "stuck in Harry Potter's invisibility cloak." Weighing more than 500 pounds, he was addicted to food and hated himself.

    Now a leading Catholic voice in youth advocacy and creator of the popular podcast Today's Teenager, Petitfils entered adulthood a very different person than he is today. His life was radically changed by a handful of people in college who reached out in friendship and helped him set a new course.

    Using personal life lessons and expertise gleaned from more than twenty-five years in youth ministry and private practice as a licensed counselor, Petitfils teaches parents, pastors, and youth leaders what they need to know about mental health issues among America's youth. Whether teens need help coping with healthy levels of stress or face persistent, more serious problems with anxiety and depression, Petitfils will help the adults in their lives get comfortable with stepping in.

    Petitfils offers information and advice on:

  • the major causes of stress and anxiety in teens today
  • differentiating healthy stress from toxic stress
  • simple steps to take after identifying a hurting kid, beginning with how to assess whether and how to step in
  • the art of listening
  • He explores the support and comfort available through the sacraments, Catholic devotions, different forms of prayer, and reading the Bible. Ultimately, Petitfils identifies how to gently, yet persuasively guide hurting young people to deeper trust in the tender mercies of God.

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    9781594718892
    Publication Date: 
    2019-03-08
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    HERE & NOW: LIVING IN THE SPIRIT

    HERE & NOW: LIVING IN THE SPIRIT
    $16.95
    Not a faint memory, but happening right here and now, spiritual living takes place in the present; the Spirit meets us in the ordinary. These inspirational reflections by Henri Nouwen succeed in convincing us that God's presence is reliable.
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    9780824519674
    Publication Date: 
    2006-08-01
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    HOLY SPIRIT, I PRAY

    HOLY SPIRIT, I PRAY
    $13.99

    Whether your spiritual life is in shambles or your faith is robust, whether you attend church or not, are angry at God or resting in God's embrace, you will discover in this book a path to authentic faith sifted through intense joy and disheartening loss, through breathtaking experiences and the nearly hidden reality of the Spirit tucked away in everyday life. In Holy Spirit, I Pray, you'll meet the Holy Spirit as you never have before--in prayers of uncanny candor and surprising beauty. Each raw, honest prayer is accompanied by the Scripture texts that inspired it.

    "Jack Levison studies, meditates, prays, and writes of the place of the Holy Spirit in our lives with more skill and understanding than anyone I know."--Eugene Peterson, author/translator of The Message

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    9781612616834
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    HOPE TO DIE

    HOPE TO DIE
    $22.95
    As Catholics, we believe in the resurrection of the body. We profess it in our creed. We're taught that to bury and pray for the dead are corporal and spiritual works of mercy. We honor the dead in our Liturgy through the Rite of Christian burial. We do all of this, and more, because when Jesus Christ took on flesh for the salvation of our souls he also bestowed great dignity on our bodies.

    In Hope to Die: The Christian Meaning of Death and the Resurrection of the Body, Scott Hahn explores the significance of death and burial from a Catholic perspective. The promise of the bodily resurrection brings into focus the need for the dignified care of our bodies at the hour of death. Unpacking both Scripture and Catholic teaching, Hope to Die reminds us that we are destined for glorification on the last day.

    Our bodies have been made by a God who loves us. Even in death, those bodies point to the mystery of our salvation.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781645850304
    Publication Date: 
    2020-04-17
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    HOPE UPON IMPACT: A MIRACULOUS TRUE STORY OF FAITH, LOVE & GOD'S GOODNESS

    HOPE UPON IMPACT: A MIRACULOUS TRUE STORY OF FAITH, LOVE & GOD'S GOODNESS
    $19.99

    On the lovely spring afternoon of April 20, 2018, a backyard tree cracked, and a heavy limb fell. 12-year-old Evelyn suffered a devastating blow to her head as she shielded her puppy. A significant, compressed skull fracture required emergency neurosurgery. This freak, life-threatening event shook the Overlease family to the core, and an unbelievable experience was instantly set in motion that may take a lifetime to fully understand.

    The astounding details surrounding Evelyn's accident, medical care, and recovery are crazier than fiction. First-time author Julie Overlease tells the story in close detail, with frankness and honesty. This is a book of hope and miracles, in which Evelyn's mother tells a story of faith in action during a time of crisis, of prayer through pain and darkness, of devoted friendship, and the great goodness and love of God.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781640604100
    Publication Date: 
    2020-04-20
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