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LET THERE BE LIGHT

LET THERE BE LIGHT
$10.95
Let There Be Light is an easy-to-use devotional that encourages you to experience the light of God in your daily life. This book offers you a personal, thirty-day retreat based on the spiritual insight and wisdom of St. Hildegard of Bingen, the Benedictine who was canonized in 2012 and who became only the fourth woman to be elevated as a Doctor of the Church. Part of the bestselling 30 Days with a Great Spiritual Teacher series, Let There Be Light will help you find your way through the darkness and into the light of divine love.

First published in 1997 and now back in print, Let There Be Light is an excellent prayer companion for busy people who want to root their spiritual practice in the solid ground of St. Hildegard of Bingen's timeless and timely teachings on living in the light of God. Hildegard (1098-1179) was a renowned Benedictine abbess and a popular preacher, teacher, and healer who has been venerated by Christians for centuries. She was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI in May of 2012 and in October of that same year was elevated as a Doctor of the Church.

Rather than a mystic who wrote out of an intense personal experience of God, St. Hildegard is more properly seen as a visionary and a prophet who provides complex images in her writing that are ripe for interpretation. As you reflect on the images offered to her by God, Hildegard offers you a path to live in the light of God each moment of the day.

All titles in the 30 Days with a Great Spiritual Teacher series contain a brief and accessible morning meditation drawn from the author's writings, a simple mantra for use throughout the day, and a night prayer to focus your thoughts as the day ends.

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9781594719776
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LETTERS TO JACOB: MOSTLY ABOUT CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER

LETTERS TO JACOB: MOSTLY ABOUT CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER
$7.99
For thirty years, Fr. John-Julian has practiced contemplative prayer daily as a monk of the Order of Julian of Norwich. The book is a record of letters of advice written to a young seminarian who was interested in investigating the practical dimensions of the contemplative way for himself, full of questions: "What is all this contemplative prayer people are talking about these days? I never heard anything about that back in my parish. Is this really part of the Christian tradition or some New Age import from Buddhism or some other -ism?" The answering letters have been edited, re-written, expanded, and polished into Letters to Jacob: Mostly About Contemplative Prayer (with a nod to C.S. Lewis)--a rare look at the contemplative life from the inside, with a series of cautions and warnings based on the realities of the contemplative way, not some intellectual concept. It faces into the unpopular but essential dynamics that few others have dared to present, with all the masks removed. There are a few theological side trips as well, exploring subjects like the nature of God, sin and repentance, salvation, good liturgy, the keeping of rules, and the spiritual value of bad posture.
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9781612616865
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LIFE OF THE BELOVED: SPIRITUAL LIVING IN A SECULAR WORLD

LIFE OF THE BELOVED: SPIRITUAL LIVING IN A SECULAR WORLD
$16.95
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9780824519865
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LIGHT OF FORGIVENESS

LIGHT OF FORGIVENESS
$9.99
This book is for anyone who is hesitant about Confession. "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," Father Paul begins. Instead of coming to Confession to avoid judgment and hellfire, Farren paints a picture of the sacrament that has a loving God behind it who longs for a restored relationship with his children. There are two who confess: God and the penitent. In fact, God is the primary confessor when he confesses his forgiveness for and trust in the one who is celebrating the sacrament. Confession is about God's great love for us!
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9781612617589
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LIGHT UPON LIGHT: LITERARY GUIDE TO PRAY

LIGHT UPON LIGHT: LITERARY GUIDE TO PRAY
$18.99
"As Lauren Winner says "Maybe it's not right to think of feasting during the somewhat penitential season of Advent, but that is what this book is: a sumptuous feast."

In keeping with At the Still Point: A Literary Guide to Prayer in Ordinary Time ("a thing of beauty" and "a literary treasure trove and devotional feast," two reviewers called it) this collection contains daily and weekly inspirational readings to help the reader prayerfully experience God through the liturgical seasons of winter. Well-loved classics by Andersen, Dickens, and Eliot join contemporary works by Frederick Buechner and Gary Schmidt. Poems by Donne, Herbert, and Rossetti are paired with newer voices: Scott Cairns, Benjamín Alire Sáenz, Susanna Childress, and Amit Majmudar. Readers are invited to experience Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany in its raw strangeness, stripped of sentiment, and to turn toward Emmanuel.

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9781612614199
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LISTEN WITH YOUR HEART: SPIRITUAL LIVING WITH THE RULE OF SAINT BENEDICT

LISTEN WITH YOUR HEART: SPIRITUAL LIVING WITH THE RULE OF SAINT BENEDICT
$15.95
For today's hungry Christians, teachings on the Rule of Saint Benedict by one of the twentieth century's best-loved Catholic writers. "Benedict is saying, 'Wake up! Open your eyes! Open your ears! Let the divine life and light invade you so that your life is filled with aspiration, joy and hope.'" -M. Basil Pennington At Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Monastery in Conyers, Georgia, Abbot Basil Pennington gave weekly talks to the monks on the Rule of Saint Benedict. Now, readers and listeners are able to sit and learn from one of the most important spiritual teachers of the last century. The talks have been lovingly transcribed and organized into book form, and they have also been exquisitely preserved on a single compact disk. This ancient Rule, written in the sixth century, continues to be a guide for men and women wishing to live a Christian life. Beginning with the prologue, Abbot Basil reads and comments on selected passages, providing the monks with insights into applying them in daily living. He takes the Latin phrases from the Rule and translates them into wisdom for the journey. Using his own monastic experiences, Basil illustrates how the Rule is more than a guide - it is a way of life to be lived in love for Jesus Christ and in service to others. The Listen With Your Heart Compact Disc (double CD) is the recorded version of M. Basil Pennington giving nine of the talks from which the book is transcribed.
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9781557255488
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2007-09-01
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LISTENING COMMUNITY

LISTENING COMMUNITY
$24.95
This new commentary by Sister Aquinata Böckmann discusses the Prologue and chapters 1, 2, and 3 of the Rule of St. Benedict. In a lectio regulae she plumbs the depths of Benedict's vision. Listen, the first word of the Prologue, is a keyword that describes the main stance of the individual monastic, the superior, and the entire community. Listening to the Scriptures and in them to Christ guides individuals and the community on how to "run on the way of God's commandments" toward the goal of communal life in and with Christ. The first three chapters of the Rule concretize the principles of this communal spirituality of listening: the importance of a rule and a pastor for maintaining the community's attentiveness to life; the superior's responsibility to listen to individuals within the community; and the mutual listening between leader and community members, regardless of their age. As in her earlier books Sister Aquinata proves to be a true guide into the spirit of Benedict's Rule, which provides sound principles for listening in common in a community of life.
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9780814649220
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LITERATURE: WHAT EVERY CATHOLIC SHOULD KNOW

LITERATURE: WHAT EVERY CATHOLIC SHOULD KNOW
$16.95

The new What Every Catholic Should Know series is intended for the average faithful Catholic who wants to know more about Catholic faith and culture. The authors in this series take a panoramic approach to the topic of each book aimed at a non-specialist but enthusiastic readership. Forthcoming titles planned for this series include: literature, salvation, mercy, history, art, music and philosophy.

In Literature: What Every Catholic Should Know, Joseph Pearce provides a survey of literary works of which all Catholics should be aware. Beginning with Homer and Virgil, the book progresses chronologically through the greatest works of all time, including Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Jane Austen, Dickens, Chesterton, Eliot, Tolkien and Lewis.

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9781733522120
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2019-04-17
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LITTLE ANGELS CHRISTMAS STORY

LITTLE ANGELS CHRISTMAS STORY
$9.99
Let the Little Angels bring you all the way to Bethlehem where you will meet Mary and Joseph, and baby Jesus in the manger. See the shepherds and wise men ....and know that angels are all around you. Delightful pastel illustrations and a charming story make this picture book perfect for the youngest of children during Advent and Christmas.
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9781612618524
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LITTLE BOOK OF CHRISTIAN MYSTICISM

LITTLE BOOK OF CHRISTIAN MYSTICISM
$16.95

With over 300 quotations, this book invites the reader to delve into the writings of the great contemplatives and mystics of the past two thousand years.

The Little Book of Christian Mysticism provides a user-friendly, insightful, and potentially life-changing introduction to the essential teachings of the greatest mystics in the western wisdom traditions, past and present, including Francis of Assisi, Hildegard of Bingen, Thomas Merton, Evelyn Underhill, Meister Eckhart, Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, and Julian of Norwich. Readers can use this book to initiate themselves into this visionary and ecstatic spiritual lineage, and they can also use it as a book of daily meditations. Small enough to fit in one's pocket or handbag, this is truly a user-friendly introduction to this venerable body of wisdom.

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9781571747747
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LITTLE DAILY WISDOM FROM THE EARLY CHURCH

LITTLE DAILY WISDOM FROM THE EARLY CHURCH
$18.99
Following Christ's example, many early Christians around the Mediterranean retreated to the desert for contemplation. These were ordinary men and women with a strong spiritual awareness. By the fourth century thousands had endured the rigors of desert survival. While they accepted visitors, they preferred long hours of solitude and quiet. They were not prolific writers. Instead, people jotted down the things they said. These sayings and anecdotes ultimately became parts of written collections. A Little Daily Wisdom from the Early Church gathers the best of this material, expressing it in clear, modern English. Each brief insight becomes a nugget for our own daily meditation throughout a year. With this book we can experience spiritual growth in our own quiet corner of this busy world.
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9781612615776
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2014-12-01
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LITTLE FLOWERS OF SAINT FRANCIS

LITTLE FLOWERS OF SAINT FRANCIS
$10.99

These stories of St. Francis and his first followers have inspired millions of people over the centuries. Since they were first committed to paper, they were told to inspire people to become better followers of Jesus (not St. Francis). For that reason, they have endured unlike any other early Franciscan literature.

This new paperback edition edition of The Little Flowers is unique in its physical beauty as well as its editorial arrangement. For the first time, the stories have been arranged in the most likely chronological ordering of when they happened--rather than following the traditional ordering of them handed down for centuries. As a result, today's reader is now able to read The Little Flowers as a biographical narrative of the life of St. Francis and the world-transforming movement that he founded.

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9781612618364
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LITURGICAL DESK CALENDAR - 2020

LITURGICAL DESK CALENDAR - 2020
$18.25

The color of the cover is burgandy.

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66558037
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LITURGICAL DESK CALENDAR - 2021

LITURGICAL DESK CALENDAR - 2021
$18.25

The Liturgical Desk Calendar can be shipped Media Mail by itself for $3.95.  For multiple copies, please call for shipping charge.  Please choose UPS charge, and shipping will be adjusted when we process your order.

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8388350
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2020-01-01
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LITURGY OF THE HOURS SUPPLEMENT

LITURGY OF THE HOURS SUPPLEMENT
$2.95

The Liturgy of the Hours Supplement from Catholic Book Publishing slim booklet contains the Feasts and Memorials that have been added to the Church calendar since 1975. This slim Liturgy of the Hours Supplement booklet is durably bound in a flexible red paper cover.

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9780899424057
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LIVING THE MASS: DEEPER LOOK AT THE SACRAMENT OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST

LIVING THE MASS: DEEPER LOOK AT THE SACRAMENT OF THE HOLY EUCHARIST
$15.99
In Living the Mass we encounter the Holy Eucharist as paschal mystery, the "Source and Summit of the Christian Life." We encounter God's love for us through what God has done and is doing for us in the Eucharist. The book presents the paschal mystery defined in a Trinitarian mode as the passion, death, resurrection, and ascension of Jesus and the sending of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost. It also presents new theology on the paschal mystery based primarily on the abandonment text of Matthew 27:46.

God gives God's self to us in love through the Mass as the ongoing work of redemption, and we imitate that love in response by living the Mass in everyday life--professing Christ, growing in virtue, overcoming sinful tendencies, increasing in knowledge of God, and exercising faith, hope, and love.

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9781612616841
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LIVING THE MYSTERY

LIVING THE MYSTERY
$15.95
In this book, which follows on from the companion volume, Unfolding the Mystery, which was devoted to the liturgical year, Abbot Hugh reflects before his monastic brethren on some of the elements common to the life of all Christians - from baptism to the hope of eternal life. Here it is a question of Living the Mystery, that is, of allowing the revelation of Christ in us, present in the Church, to take possession of our whole life, personal and social ... As Abbot Hugh states, these reflections 'are no more than "markers" on the Christian way, attempts to say something, while we wait, about "the gifts that lie within our comprehension"'. But if they help stir a fresh sense of the goodness, truth and beauty of these gifts, if they help any to live with understanding and joy the mystery 'which was kept secret for long ages but is now disclosed' (Rom 16:25-26), 'this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory' (Col 1:27), their author will feel blessed himself. Comment on Abbot Hugh's previous book, Unfolding the Mystery: This is wisdom. Dom Aldhelm Cameron-Brown, Pax Dom Hugh's book reaches some high moments of reflection. Downside Review This is meat, at last! Sisters of the Gospel of Life An outstanding set of spiritual meditations on the liturgical year . . . his work draws on the riches of the monastic tradition and its spirituality in order to provide us with a deeply insightful set of reflections. Sower Dom Hugh Gilbert, OSB, is Abbot of Pluscarden Abbey
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9780852446928
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2008-11-20
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LIVING WISDOM FOR EVERYDAY

LIVING WISDOM FOR EVERYDAY
$8.95

Choice texts from St. Paul of the Cross, one of the true Masters of Spirituality, including a prayer for each day. Illustrated and printed in two colors. Includes ribbon marker.

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9781937913014
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LOOKING OVER HIS SHOULDER

LOOKING OVER HIS SHOULDER
$14.95
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292675
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LOVE IS OUR MISSION: POPE FRANCIS IN AMERICA

LOVE IS OUR MISSION: POPE FRANCIS IN AMERICA
$19.99
OFFICIAL COMMEMORATIVE EDITION

Foreword by Archbishop Joseph E. Kurtz, president, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Drawn from the work of Catholic News Service photographers and journalists, this hardcover keepsake features full-color photography and thoughtful coverage of Pope Francis's first-ever visit to the United States in September 2015. This gorgeous, photo-rich collection chronicles significant moments during the pontiff's time in the U.S., including many firsts: the first-ever appearance by a pope to a joint meeting of both houses of Congress, the pope's first meeting at the White House with President Barack Obama, the canonization of California's Blessed Junipero Serra, the first American saint canonized on American soil, Pope Francis speaking to the world at the United Nations, Mass at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Philadelphia's World Meeting of Families, and more. This official commemorative edition is a joint publication of Franciscan Media and the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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9781632530547
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2015-11-27
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LOVE, HENRI: LETTERS ON THE SPIRITUAL LIFE

LOVE, HENRI: LETTERS ON THE SPIRITUAL LIFE
$24.00
Seven million copies of his books in print! This collection of over 100 unpublished letters from the bestselling author of such spiritual classics as The Return of the Prodigal Son and The Wounded Healer offers deep spiritual insight into human experience, intimacy, brokeness, and mercy.

Over the course of his life, Henri Nouwen wrote thousands of letters to friends, acquaintances, parishioners, students, and readers of his work all around the world. He corresponded in English, Dutch, German, French, and Spanish, and took great care to store and archive the letters decade after decade. He believed that a thoughtful letter written in love could truly change someone's life. Many people looked to Nouwen as a long distance spiritual advisor.

Love, Henri consists of over a hundred letters that stretch from the earliest years of Henri's career up through his last 10 years at L'Arche Daybreak. Rich in spiritual insights the letters highlight a number themes that emerged in both Henri's work over the years, including vocation, solitude, prayer, suffering, and perseverance in difficult times. These deeply spiritual letters, sometimes poignant, sometimes funny, ulimately demonstrate the rich value of communicating with God through others.

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9781101906354
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2016-10-04
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MAKE ROOM: A CHILD'S GUIDE TO LENT & EASTER

MAKE ROOM: A CHILD'S GUIDE TO LENT & EASTER
$15.99
While the Advent season is filled with fun and expectations, Lent can be hard for children. It's travels through frightening places, loaded with themes of self-denial and death. How can children approach this season in a way that is meaningful and not frightening? Make Room presents Lent as a special time for creating a welcoming space for God. Other books offer excellent ideas for going through the Lenten season with children, but Make Room uniquely connects its projects to the story of Jesus. Simple and practical activities such as baking bread, having a neighbor over for dinner, uncluttering your room, and watching less TV become acts of justice and kindness, part of a life of following and imitating Christ, and a way to make room for God in our lives and in the world around us.

Other books tell the Passion narrative for young readers; this unique book integrates themes of hospitality and self-giving that echo Jesus' ministry, Jesus' entire life. Make Room invites children to wonder about the story, to encounter Lent with all their senses, and to experience activities in Lent as part of a life of discipleship.

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9781612616599
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MAKING ALL THINGS NEW: AN INVITATION TO THE SPIRITUAL LIFE

MAKING ALL THINGS NEW: AN INVITATION TO THE SPIRITUAL LIFE
$15.99
"During the past few years, various friends have asked me, 'What do you mean when you speak about the spiritual life?' Every time this question has come up, I have wished I had a small and simple book which could offer the beginning of a response. I have felt that there was a place for a text that could be read within a few hours and could not only explain what the spiritual life is but also create a desire to live it. This feeling caused me to write "Making All Things New.".."

"The beginning of the spiritual life is often difficult not only because the powers which cause us to worry are so strong but also because the presence of God's Spirit seems barely noticeable. If, however, we are willing to live a life of prayer and practice the disciplines of solitude and community, a new hunger will make itself known. This new hunger is the first sign of God's presence. When we remain attentive to this divine presence, we will be led always deeper into the kingdom. There, to our joyful surprise, we will discover that the power of our worries is weakening and all things are being made new."
- -from "Making All Things New"

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9780060663261
Publication Date: 
2009-09-22
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MAN OF BLESSING (PAPERBACK)

MAN OF BLESSING (PAPERBACK)
$16.99
Praise for Man of Blessing
 
“The difference with Butcher’s book… is the exploration of Benedict’s unusual life; his relationship with his twin sister, Scholastica; and the illumination of the saint’s miracles. The book’s readability will make it easy for patrons to escape into late Roman Culture and find peace in monastic simplicity.” -Library Journal starred review

“This remarkable book is a delightful blend of legend and solid history.” –Sr. Lenora Black OSB, Spirit & Life

“Throughout the book [Butcher]…interweaves some good research that expands the context of Benedict’s world and adds dimension to his character.” -American Benedictine Review

“Butcher’s life of St. Benedict is an excellent example of modern hagiography, written with imagination in a contemporary style based on historical facts and tradition.” -Catholic Library World
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9781612611624
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MANUAL FOR WOMEN

MANUAL FOR WOMEN
$29.95
Manual for Women is for women who seek to grow closer to Christ and his Blessed Mother, for women who seek to discover or rediscover what it means to be a woman after God's own heart.

In Part I, noted Catholic author Danielle Bean, using examples from Scripture, the lives of the saints, and modern life, reminds women of today to embrace and cultivate their distinctive gifts:

  • Receptivity, or an openness and welcoming spirit toward others.Sensitivity, or an ability to see and understand the needs and feelings of others.
  • Compassion, or an instinct to suffer with and alleviate the suffering of others.
  • Beauty, or the recognition that the female body is a reflection of her great capacity for nurturing, whether she ever becomes a mother physically or not.
  • Generosity, or an extraordinary capacity for self-giving love.

  • She also reminds readers that they will embrace those gifts most perfectly if they imitate that most immaculate of women, Mary of Nazareth. Bean concludes with practical advice which every woman, whatever her state in life, will benefit from.

    In Part II, readers will be nourished by the depth and richness of the Catholic tradition's teaching on women. Church documents, wisdom of the saints, relevant passages from Scripture, wisdom from today's Catholic women, prayers, and hymns will inspire, delight, and edify women, young and old, single and married, consecrated to God in the religious life or a member of the laity.

    Now, perhaps more than ever, women need to be women. But what it means to be a woman has been so distorted by the various ideologies that the modern world imposes. Manual for Women serves as a reminder to women that authentic femininity (and, yes, authentic feminism) springs from an embrace, rather than a spurning, of the great and unique gifts God has bestowed on them, whether they be married or single, in religious life or a laywomen, a homemaker or a women who works outside the home, or, as so many women in today's hectic world are, some combination thereof!

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    9781505113013
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