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MEDITATIONS FOR LENT

MEDITATIONS FOR LENT
$12.95
Even three hundred years ago, believers found it difficult to sustain for forty days the proper Lenten spirit. That's why even then, countless Christians turned to the writings of Bishop Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet (1627-1704), whose great piety and simple eloquence won him renown as one of the greatest preachers of his time. From Bishop Bossuet's sermons and spiritual writings, believers drew ever greater Lenten wisdom and strength.

Now translator Christopher Blum has selected from Bishop Bossuet's voluminous works fifty brief but remarkably powerful meditations that complement the daily readings at Mass during the Lenten season, thus offering to us the perfect companion for a thoughtful and fruitful Lent.

If you read and meditate briefly on just one of them each day in Lent, I guarantee that this good French bishop's eloquence will soon have you not merely remembering the events of Christ's journey to His Crucifixion; it will have you spiritually walking with Him on that journey . . . which is precisely what we are called to do in Lent!

With Bossuet, this Lent you will find yourself saying, "O Jesus! I present myself to you to make my journey in your company. O my Savior, receive your traveler! Here I am ready, holding on to nothing. Let me go with You to the Father."

That's the fire that should burn in the heart of all Christians. This Lent, let Bishop Bossuet enkindle it in yours. Among the Meditations:

  • God Alone Suffices
  • Pray to God in Secret
  • The Truth and the Life
  • Tempted in the Desert
  • The Sign of Jonah
  • Love Your Enemies
  • This Is My Beloved Son
  • And You Will Be Forgiven
  • The Wicked Tenants
  • In Spirit and in Truth
  • The Silence of Christ
  • Priest, Prophet, and King
  • Our Life, a Journey to God
  • The Great Commandment
  • I Was Hungry and You Fed Me
  • The Love of God for Repentant Sinners
  • Up to Jerusalem
  • God, the Life of the Soul
  • The Witness of the Baptist
  • The Raising of Lazarus
  • Jesus Is Persecuted
  • The True Messiah
  • The Anointing
  • The Betrayal
  • The Eucharist
  • The Passion
  • The Brevity of Life
  • Washed of Our Sins
  • A Sign of Contradiction
  • No Man Ever Spoke Like This Man
  • The Entry of Our Lord into Jerusalem
  • To Unite Ourselves with Christ
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    MERCY OF GOD (DIVES IN MISERICORDIA)

    MERCY OF GOD (DIVES IN MISERICORDIA)
    $4.95
    Dives in Misericordia. The second encyclical by Pope John Paul II was issued on November 30, 1980. With this document, which centered on the theme of mercy, John Paul II hoped to underline this strongest attribute of God and to draw the world to the mercy which humanity is in so much need of. Author: Pope John Paul II Format: Paperback, 53 pages Publisher: Pauline Books amp Media ISBN: 9780819847454
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    9780819847454
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    MERCY: LIFE IN THE SEASON OF DYING

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    $16.99
    In this Tuesdays with Morrie-type book, a pastor reveals lessons for living he's learned from the dying.

    What would you do with your life, if you knew it was going to end soon? Mercy is a pastor's recording of the life lessons he's discovered as a result of sitting at the bedsides of courageous people facing death's certainty. Peter Roebbelen explores the gifts that people have given him, the wisdom that he's gleaned from them, almost as if he's been the one being counseled, rather than the other way around.

    This joyful and instructive book will encourage anyone who reads it to live to the fullest in the present, and to love the people around them as never before.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781612617831
    Publication Date: 
    2018-01-09
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    MERTON & WAUGH: A MONK, A CRUSTY OLD MAN, AND THE SEVEN STORY MOUNTAIN

    MERTON & WAUGH: A MONK, A CRUSTY OLD MAN, AND THE SEVEN STORY MOUNTAIN
    $22.00
    From 1948 to 1952 the lives of Trappist monk, Thomas Merton, and British novelist, Evelyn Waugh, were closely intertwined. During these years, Waugh became enthusiastic about American Catholicism, in particular, monasticism as seen through the eyes of the author of The Seven Storey Mountain. He agreed to edit Merton's autobiography and the subsequent Waters of Siloe, for publication in Britain. In this close examination of their friendship, through their correspondence, we see Waugh's coaching of a younger writer, and Waugh's brief infatuation with America. Most of all, we witness Merton the writing student and spiritual master and Waugh the master of prose and conflicted penitent. And we see how the two men diverge as the Second Vatican Council takes hold of Catholicism and the solid spiritual ground beneath them gives way.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781612616285
    Publication Date: 
    2015-03-01
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    MIND OF POPE FRANCIS: JORGE MARIO BERGOGLIO'S INTELLECTUAL JOURNEY

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    $29.95

    A commonly held impression is that Pope Francis is a compassionate shepherd and determined leader but that he lacks the intellectual depth of his recent predecessors. Massimo Borghesi's The Mind of Pope Francis: Jorge Mario Bergoglio's Intellectual Journey dismantles that image.

    Borghesi recounts and analyzes, for the first time, Bergoglio's intellectual formation, exploring the philosophical, theological, and spiritual principles that support the profound vision at the heart of this pope's teaching and ministry. Central to that vision is the church as a coincidentia oppositorum, holding together what might seem to be opposing and irreconcilable realities. Among his guiding lights have been the Jesuit saints, Ignatius and Peter Faber; philosophers Gaston Fessard, Romano Guardini, and Alberto Methol Ferrer; and theologians Henri de Lubac and Hans Urs von Balthasar.

    Recognizing how these various strands have come together to shape the mind and heart of Jorge Mario Bergoglio offers essential insights into who he is and the way he is leading the church. Notably, this groundbreaking book is informed by four interviews provided to the author, via audio recordings, by the pope himself on his own intellectual formation, major portions of which are published here for the first time.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780814687901
    Publication Date: 
    2018-10-05
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    MISSION 2000 YEAR B

    MISSION 2000 YEAR B
    $5.95
    New/Used: New
    Mission 2000, the second book of the Vision 2000 Program is based on the common Lectionary reading.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    0883474573
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    MODERN CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING

    MODERN CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING
    $49.95
    $35.00
    $35.00 - $49.95
    New/Used: Used
    Outstanding reference work for anyone interested in studying and understanding the key documents of modern Catholic social teaching. (The "modern" period begins in 1891, when Pope Leo XIII wrote "Rerum Novarum," a formal letter, known as an encyclical, on the condition of workers.) Part One includes four essays to provide a context for Catholic social teaching; Part Two includes fourteen commentaries on major documents; and Part Three, with three essays, focuses on broad themes, including the future of Catholic social teaching. The commentaries are the meat of the book, and they reflect a simple framework that will appeal in particular to non-specialists: an intro; an outline; the ecclesial and social context; authorship and process of formulation; the primary essay; reactions to the document; an excursus; and a select, annotated bibliography. All of the contributors represent progressive Catholicism in the United States, that is, scholars within the tradition committed to the ongoing renewal of the church in the spirit of Vatican II.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781589010536
    Publication Date: 
    2005-08-10
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    MONASTIC PRACTICES - SECOND EDITION

    MONASTIC PRACTICES - SECOND EDITION
    $19.95
    New/Used: New
    For three decades, Monastic Practices has been a valued resource for English-speaking aspirants to monastic life. In this second edition, updated and expanded, Charles Cummings, OCSO, explores the common practices of the monastic life in order to rediscover them as viable means of leading persons to a deeper encounter with God. How do monks and nuns occupy themselves throughout the day? Have they modernized their lifestyle or is it still cluttered with medieval customs? Could any of the monastic practices be of use to those outside the monastery? A certain wisdom is necessary to know how to use such practices and how to give oneself to them until they lead one to God.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780879070502
    Publication Date: 
    2015-11-23
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    MOTHER ANGELICA HER GRAND SILENCE: THE LAST YEARS & LIVING LEGACY

    MOTHER ANGELICA HER GRAND SILENCE: THE LAST YEARS & LIVING LEGACY
    $23.00
    In a moving, dramatic conclusion to his four New York Times bestselling Mother Angelica books, Raymond Arroyo completes the saga of this singular nun with his most intimate book yet.

    For more than a decade, the beloved, wise cracking nun who founded EWTN, the world's largest religious media empire, was confined to her cell at Our Lady of the Angels Monastery in Hanceville, Alabama. Though Mother Angelica is still seen and heard by millions each week in reruns on seven continents, the private drama within her monastery, her personal supernatural encounters, and the prolonged suffering she endured has remained hidden. Until now.

    Revealed for the first time is the personal request Mother made of God--which sheds light on her long silence. Here are Mother Angelica's spiritual battles in her cell--including encounters with the devil--and the unrevealed episodes of hilarity and inspiration. From playing possum (to avoid undesirable visitors to her room), to undertaking a secret trip to the far East, to blessing her nuns as they leave her care to create new monasteries, Mother Angelica's spunky spirit shines through the narrative.

    Mother Angelica Her Grand Silence, the touching, climactic coda to the Mother Angelica canon also offers readers the personal testimonies of people around the world who were spiritually transformed by Mother during her long public absence. And for the first time, the author writes movingly of his personal relationship with Mother--the highs and the lows.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780770437244
    Publication Date: 
    2016-05-17
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    MOTHER LOVE

    MOTHER LOVE
    $15.00

    The hectic style of modern women at home and at work outside the home, offers new challenges to those wo yearn for a deeper walk with the Lord and a richer life of prayer. The Mother Love prayer book has served many women over the years as an effective tool to grow in the spirit of prayer. May this revised edition serve to continue that same mission. Revised Edition by Fr. Lester Knoll, O.F.M. Cap

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    835774
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    MOTHER MARY: A COLORING BOOK FOR PRAYER & MEDITATION

    MOTHER MARY: A COLORING BOOK FOR PRAYER & MEDITATION
    $11.99
    Quiet your mind and soul, put away the smart phone and tablet, and pick up some colored pencils or markers and color! At home, in a waiting room, at church, coloring is a wonderful way to find peace and calm.
    This coloring book for adults from Paraclete is not only a simple path to making something beautiful, it has a spiritual element as well. Reflect on thirty names of the Blessed Mother such asMorning Star, Mother of Sorrows, andOur Lady of Light.Each page includes a prayer or meditation, and a beautiful, original design to color as you ponder."
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781612618432
    Publication Date: 
    2016-07-01
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    MY CATHOLIC BIBLE - BAPTISMAL

    MY CATHOLIC BIBLE - BAPTISMAL
    $19.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780882713045
    Publication Date: 
    2013-06-01
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    MY CATHOLIC PICTURE BIBLE

    MY CATHOLIC PICTURE BIBLE
    $9.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780882711911
    Publication Date: 
    2010-08-20
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    MY FAVORITE COLOR IS BLUE. SOMETIMES: A JOURNEY THROUGH LOSS WITH ART & COLOR

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    $16.99
    A picture book to guide the reader through different emotions and reactions related to grieving.

    The text and illustrations of this lushly colored picture book guide the reader through different emotions and reactions related to grieving, including shock, tears, anger, and hope. My Favorite Color is Blue. Sometimes. is a children's picture book by design, but accessible to people of all ages.

    Following the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, author Roger Hutchison had the privilege of painting with children who had witnessed this tragic event. The experience affected him profoundly and convinced him of a vocation to serve those who grieve with his writing and art.
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    9781612619231
    Publication Date: 
    2017-11-07
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    MY POCKET PRAYER BOOK

    MY POCKET PRAYER BOOK
    $1.25
    Handy little book of essential prayers.  Daily prayers, prayers for Confession and Communion, prayers for every day of the week.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    0899420303
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    MY SOUL WAITS

    MY SOUL WAITS
    $14.99
    For Advent, Christmas and Epiphany, this new devotional combines the words of the Psalms, meditations from the Church Fathers, and a prayer as a guide for the reader through the various twists and turns on the journey to our Lord's Nativity. These beloved words from Scripture mirror our own thoughts and emotions--hope and expectation, suffering and patience, confession and healing--and are as relevant for the modern spiritual reader as when they were first sung in the Temple.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781612619705
    Publication Date: 
    2017-10-17
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    MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY - GLORIOUS MYSTERIES

    MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY - GLORIOUS MYSTERIES
    $7.95

    In the 1950’s Father Peyton took on a massive film project to portray the Mysteries of the Rosary. These films were seen around the world and were the first films many in Latin America ever saw. Impressive cinematography, set and costume design. To be used for home viewing or religious education classes.

    This DVD includes five - 20 minute segments. Each segment dramatically portrays a Glorious Mystery of the Rosary:

    1. The Resurrection
    2. The Ascension of Our Lord
    3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit
    4. The Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven
    5. The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

    Filmed in color and re-mastered for DVD. English and Spanish tracks are on one DVD.

    Total running time approximately 100 minutes

    The other 2 DVDs in this film series are:
    Mysteries of the Rosary: The Joyful Mysteries
    Mysteries of the Rosary: The Sorrowful Mysteries

    ISBN/SKU: 
    127249
    Publication Date: 
    1957-01-01
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    MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY - JOYFUL MYSTERIES

    MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY - JOYFUL MYSTERIES
    $7.95

    In the 1950’s Father Peyton took on a massive film project to portray the Mysteries of the Rosary. These films were seen around the world and were the first films many in Latin America ever saw. Impressive cinematography, set and costume design. To be used for home viewing or religious education classes.

    This DVD includes five - 20 minute segments. Each segment dramatically portrays a Joyful Mystery of the Rosary:

    1. The Annunciation
    2. The Visitation
    3. The Birth of Our Lord
    4. The Presentation in the Temple
    5. The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple

    Filmed in color and re-mastered for DVD. English and Spanish tracks are on one DVD.

    Total running time approximately 100 minutes

    The other 2 DVDs in this film series are:
    Mysteries of the Rosary: The Sorrowful Mysteries
    Mysteries of the Rosary: The Glorious Mysteries

    ISBN/SKU: 
    878510
    Publication Date: 
    1957-01-01
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    MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY - SORROWFUL MYSTERIES

    MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY - SORROWFUL MYSTERIES
    $7.95

    In the 1950’s Father Peyton took on a massive film project to portray the Mysteries of the Rosary. These films were seen around the world and were the first films many in Latin America ever saw. Impressive cinematography, set and costume design. To be used for home viewing or religious education classes.

    This DVD includes five - 20 minute segments. Each segment dramatically portrays a Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary:

    1. The Agony in the Garden
    2. The Scourging at the Pillar
    3. The Crowning with Thorns
    4. The Carrying of the Cross
           5. The Crucifixion

    Filmed in color and re-mastered for DVD. English and Spanish tracks are on one DVD.

    Total running time approximately 100 minutes

    The other 2 DVDs in this film series are:
    Mysteries of the Rosary: The Joyful Mysteries
    Mysteries of the Rosary: The Glorious Mysteries

    ISBN/SKU: 
    877730
    Publication Date: 
    1957-01-01
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    MYSTERY & SACRAMENT OF LOVE

    MYSTERY & SACRAMENT OF LOVE
    $35.00
    An internationally respected Roman Catholic leader on the mystery-sacrament of marriageMarriage and the family are at the forefront of the burning questions being debated by civil society and the church today. Cultural changes in our increasingly secularized society have dire consequences in the family sphere, requiring a Christian response that is faithful to the Church's tradition, says Marc Cardinal Ouellet.In Mystery and Sacrament of Love Ouellet clearly expounds a theology of marriage and the Catholic Church's understanding of the sacrament celebrated between spouses and God. Developed with influences from Pope Francis, the theological intuitions of Vatican II, the contributions of Saint John Paul II (the "pope of the family"), and the innovative thought of Hans Urs von Balthasar, Ouellet's study lays the foundations for a faithful resurgence of well-being for families in our contemporary day and age.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780802873347
    Publication Date: 
    2015-08-09
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    MYSTICAL PORTRAIT OF JESUS (P)

    MYSTICAL PORTRAIT OF JESUS (P)
    $19.95
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    The poetic and symbolic nature of John's gospel betrays the weakness of historical-critical and other scientific" methods of scriptural exegesis: Although valuable for the insights they do provide, scientific methods are not sensitive to the spiritual dimensions of biblical revelation.

    Father Dumm therefore offers something more than the traditional chapter-and-verse commentary. Understanding that all of the gospels were written after the resurrection and, consequently, that the passion narrative greatly influenced how the earlier chapters were composed, Father Dumm gives more prominence to the climax of the career of Jesus: his passion, death, and resurrection. By beginning "at the end," Father Dumm uncovers the guiding principle of this gospel. In the process he makes some surprising discoveries about the dangers of religious ritual but finds remedy for these dangers in the importance of personal mystical experience within the context of a believing community.

    Chapters are "The Hour has Come," *Testifying to the Truth, - *Love Gives all, - *Love Conquers all, - *Love One Another, - *Abide in Me as I Abide in You, - *That They May be One, - *Conversion, - *Baptism, - *Eucharist, - *Enlightenment, - and *Eternal Life. -

    Demetrius Dumm, OSB, is a monk of St. Vincent's Archabbey, Latrobe, Pennsylvania. A professor of New Testament for almost fifty years, he is the author of several books and has given numerous retreats and workshops designed to allow scholarship to bear fruit in the spiritual life of the nonscholar.

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    9780814627600
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    NEW JEROME BIBLICAL COMMENTARY 3RD EDITION (P)

    NEW JEROME BIBLICAL COMMENTARY 3RD EDITION (P)
    $166.50

    This reference book is a compact commentary on the entire Bible that readers can use to familiarize themselves with the methods and paths followed by biblical scholars. It features current theories on dating, historical reconstruction, and archaeological information. Contemporary perspectives and topical articles of an introductory nature include Hermeneutics, Canonicity, Old Testament themes, and coverage of biblical theology. Additional commentary includes articles on Jesus, the early Church, Gnosticism, and the subapostolic church. Especially for seminarians and clergy who require a commentary on the Scriptures both during their formal study of theology and for preaching in their ministry. Also, for those interested in religion and theology on all levels and feel the need for an adequate background in the Bible.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    0138598363
    Publication Date: 
    2000-01-01
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    NOBLEST LOVE

    NOBLEST LOVE
    $3.95

    "The ultimate goal of marriage, no less than that of celibacy, is intimacy with God, and marriage itself provides the fuel and the basis for this intimacy by the very splendor of the intimacy that binds the couple together and by the nobility of the love that that intimacy embodies and expresses."

    ISBN/SKU: 
    1567880037
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    O CHRISTMAS THREE

    O CHRISTMAS THREE
    $16.99

    Heartwarming stories that recall Christmases past:

    - O.Henry's all-American tale, "The Gift of the Magi," originally published in 1906.

    - Leo Tolstoy's Russian folktale, "Where Love Is, There God Is Also" from 1887.

    - And Charles Dickens' little-known classics "The Seven Poor Travellers" and "What Christmas Is As We Grow Older," from 1854 and 1851.

    "One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it was in pennies. Pennies saved one and two at a time by bulldozing the grocer and the vegetable man and the butcher until one's cheeks burned with the silent imputation of parsimony that such close dealing implied. Three times Della counted it. One dollar and eighty-seven cents. And the next day would be Christmas.... She had been saving every penny she could for months, with this result. Twenty dollars a week doesn't go far. Expenses had been greater than she had calculated. They always are. Only $1.87 to buy a present for Jim. Her Jim." - from the beginning of "The Gift of the Magi"

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781557257765
    Publication Date: 
    2010-11-01
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    O COME EMMANUEL

    O COME EMMANUEL
    $16.99
    Make Christmas special this year by exploring the legends, message, and theology behind some of your favorite carols and hymns. This book of daily devotions will take you from December 1 to January 6, from the first days of Advent, through Christmas, ending at Epiphany. Each day, Gordon Giles invites you to draw closer to God through spiritual and historical explorations of beloved, familiar music.
    As you read and reflect, you will be asked to consider the meaning of some of the famous Christmas carols that we sometimes sing without a passing thought. You will be introduced to obscure saints as well as living poets and musicians of faith, and you will hear the timeless truths of love and forgiveness, pain and loss, darkness and light.
    "If, like me, you have always been confused by the imagery of 'The Twelve Days of Christmas, ' you will find this book both compelling and illuminating. Gordon Giles has selected a kaleidoscopic mixture of musical settings of scripture, hymns and carols, from Gibbons to Taize, Plainchant to Kendrick, via Bach, Berlioz, Vaughan Williams, Menotti and many others. He writes with engaging insight and perception, providing us with material for reflection, prayer and meditation."
    --John Scott, Organist and Director of Music, St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, New York City
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781557255150
    Publication Date: 
    2006-11-01
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