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  • 1 Day He Beckoned

    $10.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780877939993ISBN10: 0877939993Antoinette BoscoBinding: Trade PaperPublished: January 2004Publisher: Ave Maria Press

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  • 4 Witnesses : The Early Church In Her Own Words

    $21.95

    What was the early Church like? Contrary to popular belief, Rod Bennett shows there is a reliable way to know. Four ancient Christian writers-four witnesses to early Christianity -left us an extensive body of documentation on this vital subject, and this book brings their fascinating testimony to life for modern believers. With all the power and drama of a gripping novel, this book is a journey of discovery of ancient and beautiful truths through the lives of four great saints of the early Church-Clement of Rome, Ignatius of Antioch, Justin Martyr, and Irenaeus of Lyons.

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  • 5 Years In Heaven

    $18.00

    What is heaven on earth? The answer lies in this true story of one young man’s journey to find hope and purpose with the help of an unlikely teacher–a compassionate and wise old nun, whom the world had long-forgotten.

    By the time Harvard-educated John Schlimm turned 31 years old, he had worked with some of the biggest superstars in Nashville and served under the most powerful people in the White House. But something was missing. His life had come to a standstill, lost in a whirl of questions about belonging, faith, rejection, and purpose. He soon decides to return to his small-town roots in search of a new beginning.

    Returning home, John meets 87-year-old Sister Augustine, the beguiling self-taught artist-in-residence at the ceramic shop on the sprawling grounds of the local 150-year-old convent. John is instantly bowled over by Sister’s quiet grace and vision. Before long, his weekly visits to Sister’s shop become a master’s class in the meaning of life, love, humility, and second chances. As she directed him on the road to self-discovery and salvation, John returned the favor by putting Sister Augustine on the front page of newspapers and showing his friend that her life still had one very important and unexpected final chapter yet to go.

    In “Five Years in Heaven,” John shares the wisdom, humor, grace, and inspiration he experienced during his hundreds of visits with Sister Augustine. “Five Years in Heaven” reminds us that we can find love and joy in the most unlikely of places, and that the building blocks of peace and happiness are always within our reach.

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  • Aelred The Peacemaker

    $34.95

    In addition to being a prolific spiritual writer and the abbot of the premier Cistercian monastery in northern England, Aelred of Rievaulx somehow found the time and the stamina to travel extensively throughout the Anglo-Norman realm, acting as a mediator, a problem solver, and an adviser to kings. His career spanned the troubled years of the civil war between King Stephen and the Empress Matilda and reached its zenith during the early years of the reign of Henry II. In this work, Jean Truax focuses on the public career of Aelred of Rievaulx, placing him in his historical context, deepening the reader’s understanding of his work, and casting additional light on his underappreciated role as politician, mediator, and negotiator outside his abbey’s walls.

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  • Alfred Delp SJ

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    Alfred Delp (1907-1945) was a German Jesuit condemned to death by the Nazis for anti-Hitler activities. While awaiting execution Delp composed this series of meditations on Advent, the Lord’s Prayer, the tasks of the future, the meaning of happiness, and other spiritual themes.

    Written on the edge of eternity, Delp’s reflections continue to bear a special power and poignancy. His words snow the ongoing relevance of the Gospel in an age of idolatrous power and capricious violence.

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  • All My Eyes See

    $28.00

    Father William Hart McNichols is widely known as one of the world’s most gifted living religious artists and iconographers. A former Jesuit and student of the famed Franciscan iconographer Robert Lentz, Fr. Bill’s icons have been honored with exhibitions in major U.S. cities and the subject of a full-length documentary. Recently his years of ministry to the dying during the AIDS crisis in New York City were the focus of a podcast, and later a book, by journalist Michael O’Laughlin.

    Through interviews with writer and theologian Chris Pramuk, Fr. Bill shares the moving story of his early loneliness and sense of being set apart for some purpose–a purpose realized in his twin vocations as priest and artist. From early childhood, his art expressed his inner life, with special attention to the beauty of the world, the vulnerability of children, and God’s compassionate solidarity with those who suffer. During his AIDS ministry, this took new focus with such works as his “AIDS Crucifixion.” Later, after apprenticeship with iconographer Robert Lentz, he began a new life, producing hundreds of icons of Christ, Mary, the saints, and many holy people of our time.

    More than a catalog of an artist’s work All My Eyes See is a deep journey into the heart of a great spiritual teacher.

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  • All The Way To Heaven

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    Dorothy Day, cofounder of the Catholic Worker movement, has been called the most significant, interesting, and influential person in the history of American Catholicism. Now the publication of her letters, previously sealed for 25 years after her death and meticulously selected by Robert Ellsberg, reveals an extraordinary look at her daily struggles, her hopes, and her unwavering faith.

    This volume, which extends from the early 1920s until the time of her death in 1980, offers a fascinating chronicle of her response to the vast changes in America, the Church, and the wider world. Set against the backdrop of the Depression, World War II, the Cold War, Vatican II, Vietnam, and the protests of the 1960s and ’70s, she corresponded with a wide range of friends, colleagues, family members, and well-known figures such as Thomas Merton, Daniel Berrigan, Cesar Chavez, Allen Ginsberg, Katherine Anne Porter, and Francis Cardinal Spellman, shedding light on the deepest yearnings of her heart. At the same time, the first publication of her early love letters to Forster Batterham highlight her humanity and poignantly dramatize the sacrifices that underlay her vocation.

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  • Alley In Chicago

    $29.00

    SKU (ISBN): 9781580511216ISBN10: 158051121XMargerie FrisbieBinding: Trade PaperPublished: May 2002Publisher: Sheed & Ward Print On Demand Product

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  • American And Catholic

    $21.99

    The Catholic Church in America was built in the missions of the West, the slums of New York, and the heartland of the Midwest by ordinary believers forging extraordinary lives. C. Walker Gollar tells their stories, which become the story of the Church.

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  • Aquinas And His Role In Theology

    $26.95

    In Aquinas and His Role in Theology, Marie Dominique Chenu provides a lively and representative overview of the life and writings of the thirteenth-century theologian whom many consider to be the greatest master of Catholic religious thought. A rich explanation of the prolific and versatile books of Aquinas follows the story of his life’Sjourney through the heart of Europe in the high Middle Ages. Chenu also portrays the religious and spiritual personality of Aquinas, showing how his typically systematic theology is rooted in personal contemplative roots and a passion for pastoral preaching.

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  • Art Of Thomas Merton

    $15.99

    SKU (ISBN): 9781632531841ISBN10: 1632531844John MosesBinding: Trade PaperPublished: February 2018Publisher: Franciscan Media Print On Demand Product

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  • Atchison Blue : A Search For Silence A Spiritual Home And A Living Faith

    $15.95

    In this meditative spiritual memoir, Judith Valente, noted PBS religion journalist and acclaimed poet, invites readers along on her transformative pilgrimages to Mount St. Scholastica monastery in Atchison, Kansas. The Benedictine sisters who invited Valente presented her with a view of monastic life and wisdom that brought spiritual healing to her fast-paced life-and promises to do the same for her readers.

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  • Augustine And The Catechumenate (Revised)

    $39.95

    St. Augustine (354-430), one of the most influential thinkers in the history of Christianity, was also a struggling North African pastor who had a flair for teaching and who meditated deeply on the mysteries of the human heart. This study examines a little-known side of his career: his work as a teacher of candidates for baptism. This reconstruction of Augustine’s catechumenate provides fresh perspectives on the day-to-day life of the early church and on the vibrancy and eloquence of Augustine the preacher and teacher.In this new edition, both the text and notes have been revised from top to bottom to better reflect the state of contemporary scholarship on Augustine, on liturgical studies, and on the catechumenate, both ancient and modern. This edition also includes new findings from some of the recently discovered sermons of Augustine and incorporates new perspectives from recent research on early Christian biblical interpretation, debates on the Trinity, the evolution of the liturgy, and much more.

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  • Bede Griffiths : Essentials Writings

    $19.00

    Bede Griffiths (1906-1993) was an English Benedictine monk who settled in India in 1955 and went on to become one of the great mystical teachers of our time. In India he assumed the dress and ascetic disciplin of a Hindu holy man, and established a Christian community following the customs of an ashram. Through his immersion in the life and scriptures of India he found wisdom and inspiration for his own Christian faith.

    This book, which draws on his autobiographical volumes and his many other works, presents the ideal entry to the cosmic and mystical vision of a great spiritual guide.

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  • Bishop Of The Abandoned Tabernacle

    $11.95

    St. Manuel felt called to the priesthood at the age of 12. After his ordination in 1901, he was sent to preach at a church which he found to be unclean and abandoned. There, praying before a Tabernacle covered in dust and cobwebs, with torn altar cloths and oil dripping onto the floor from the sanctuary lamp, he decided to dedicate his life to providing for Jesus’ needs in the Tabernacle. This poor, abandoned Tabernacle taught the young priest more about the Love of Jesus than his years of theological study. It marked his entire life from that moment. He dedicated himself until his death to spreading devotion to the Eucharist, proclaiming these words which he would go on to choose for his epitaph: “Jesus is here! He is here! Do not abandon Him!” This saintly bishop will help you to receive Holy Communion more fervently and to love Jesus more deeply in Eucharistic Adoration. This book will awaken you to a new experience of Our Lord – that you may see, hear, love, and console “Love who is not loved.”

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  • Blessed Hanna Chrzanowska RN

    $12.95

    Blessed Hanna Chrzanowska, RN: A Nurse of Mercy recounts the extraordinary life of a holy, 20th-century woman whose tireless efforts to serve her patients both medically and spiritually even in the face of Communist oppression changed Polish healthcare and the worldwide Catholic Church. Woman of faith. Polish nurse. Medical pioneer. In Blessed Hanna Chrzanowska, RN: A Nurse of Mercy, discover the inspiring story of the first lay registered nurse to be beatified.

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