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  • Preparation For Total Consecration To The Holy Face Of Jesus


    What does devotion to the Holy Face look like? How does one live out this devotion every single day? Drawing on Fr. Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange’s The Three Conversions in the Spiritual Life and Three Ages of the Interior Life, Fr. Lawrence Carney III, author of The Secret of the Holy Face: The Devotion Destined to Save Society, guides the serious soul on a journey of spiritual progress through the Purgative, Illuminative, and Unitive Ways. He directs the soul on how to live devotion to the Holy Face of Jesus, as revealed to Sr. Marie de Saint-Pierre. In our current chaotic and stressful world, the interior life needs both peace and unity with God. In addition to the traditional spiritual path, Fr. Carney draws on the great spiritual masters who have had explicit devotion to the Holy Face. He includes several schedules to follow that conclude the consecration on specific feast days. Continue your spiritual growth from other consecrations to this highest consecration, namely, to God Himself. Bring about the Triumph of the Catholic Church, the cause for which Jesus gave the Chaplet of the Holy Face to Sister Saint-Pierre. Devotion to the Holy Face will bring you into greater intimacy with Our Lord, who humbled Himself so that we may be with Him in eternal Beatitude.

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  • 4 Levels Of Happiness


    Based on his study of great theologians and philosophers dating back to Aristotle, eminent philosopher and physicist Rev. Dr. Robert Spitzer devised his Four Levels of Happiness, asserting that whichever level dominates our lives will dictate our actions and determine the depth and endurance of our happiness. Incorporating examples from science, philosophy, psychology, and everyday life, Spitzer engagingly lays out achievable ways to ascend the ladder of happiness and find the fulfillment of all your desires.

    Whether you are religiously minded or a skeptic, you will explore the fascinating relationship between science and the transcendent and gain keys to attaining the heights of joy. You will discover:

    *Four questions that will help you determine where you are on the happiness scale
    *The essential ingredient for level-one happiness
    *The endless loop people get stuck in with level-two happiness
    *The keys to level-three happiness and what goes into deciding to move to level four
    *Nine questions to ask yourself about others that will enlighten your mind and change your life

    You will also learn about five transcendental desires that pull you up toward the fourth level of happiness and five cosmic inadequacies that drive you beyond the world of the senses.

    Through the lens of science, Spitzer sheds light on the origins of the universe and man and the benefits of supernatural faith. Additionally, he explains three types of prayer and methods for developing a personal relationship with the Creator to find lasting and authentic joy.

    Most significantly, you will find what it truly means to reach the level of transcendence. As you learn practical tips based on Ignatius of Loyola’s Rules of Discernment, you will be empowered to live an enlightened, purposeful, joyous life. Above all, through Spitzer’s logical, systematic reasoning you will see the beauty of Providence at work in you and how to open your heart to the power of love.

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  • Peaceful Hearts Zealous Hearts


    If you have a devotion to the Sacred Heart or to Divine Mercy or are hoping to develop one, this book is for you. It will help prepare you to enter into a conversation with God in which you feel comfortable speaking openly with Him heart-to-heart – cor ad cor loquitor. As you drink deep of this book’s lessons and learn to share with Jesus your innermost thoughts and feelings, you will discover a remarkable thing – that the consolation goes both ways.

    Although the devotions to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and Divine Mercy are often seen as separate, Deacon Gerard-Marie Anthony masterfully explains how they are actually complementary tools that aid in igniting your spiritual life and restoring our world. Through Scripture, you will perceive their powerful origins, which were in the mind and heart of God from the beginning. Moreover, you will learn about the powerful significance of the Sacred Heart and Divine Mercy messages in combatting three major heresies, and their practical applications today.

    Deacon Anthony unveils how the two devotions enable us to console God’s heart and the hearts of others and open us to receive consolation ourselves. In these fascinating pages, you will also find:

    *Ways to know if you’re too “busy” to be blessed
    *What Scripture really means when it says that God rested (You will be surprised!)
    *Five requests that the Sacred Heart of Jesus made to St. Margaret Mary
    *Four characteristics of covenantal love (Can you guess?)
    *The five aspects of the Divine Mercy devotion

    How devotions to the Sacred Heart and Divine Mercy meet in hesed love
    Additionally, you will discover new and exciting parallels and intersections between the Divine Mercy and Sacred Heart devotions and will learn three active ways to live them out in your life and share them with others. You will also learn how to overcome acedia (spiritual sloth) through these devotions, which encourage prayer and action rooted in God.

    Ultimately, you will see how God takes the initiative to draw close to you with His merciful love and invites you to enter into an intimate relationship with His Sacred Heart. Above all, you will come to understand how the Sacred Heart and Divine Mercy devotions bring peace, inspiration, and consolation to the world.

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  • Screwtape Letters And The Catechism


    All of us are faced with the daily onslaught of sin and temptation. We are all involved in a spiritual battle to keep our souls united with Christ so we can attain heaven.

    The Screwtape Letters and the Catechism brings together two wonderful and significant resources that can help us to grow in spiritual courage. Engaging the Catechism of the Catholic Church from a new perspective, against the backdrop of C. S. Lewis’ classic The Screwtape Letters, this book will help you to recognize temptation and engage in the battle against sin. Following Lewis and the Catechism, you will learn how to use the teachings of Christ to outwit the evil one.

    In this book, each chapter of The Screwtape Letters is cross-referenced with the Catechism. By examining the dialogue between the demons Wormwood and Screwtape, we can apply Screwtape’s lessons on temptation to our daily lives. The Catechism provides sound and reasonable explanations of the Catholic Faith, and these explanations debunk the methods of Screwtape. C.S. Lewis masterfully invites us into the diabolical world of Screwtape and Wormwood and the ever-present battle between good and evil. The Catechism, on the other hand, masterfully reveals the teachings of Jesus Christ as a living gift of the Church that shows us the love of God for his children.

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  • 1 Body Of Christ In A Quantum Age


    Writing from a font of experience as a Franciscan friar and spiritual teacher, Father Bernie Tickerhoof invites readers to enrich their spiritual journey as they learn from the physical sciences. The One Body of Christ in a Quantum Age explores the many resonances between quantum theory, consciousness studies, and relational and holistic spirituality through spiritual practices like prayer, relationship-building, service, and creativity.

    Introducing and engaging challenging topics with compassionate vision, Tickerhoof fosters a conversation among spiritual and scientific pilgrims as we find ourselves in the beginning of a new era of life on and with our planet. Perfect for individual study or small-group discussions, The One Body of Christ in a Quantum Age will reframe your understanding of spirituality, offering hope and vision for anyone seeking greater authenticity, connection, and purpose in their spiritual life.

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  • Restoring The Lords Day


    Modern society has forgotten that the joie de vivre and the liturgical life are intertwined. Drawing from his experiences growing up in the Catholic culture of New Orleans, author Daniel Fitzpatrick juxtaposes the beauty of taking time to celebrate the Faith with the ongoing cultural drift toward eliminating the Sabbath. The result is a book that will awaken Christians from their spiritual sloth and enable them to appreciate the Lord’s Day more deeply as a means of attaining happiness – in the here and in the hereafter.

    Fitzpatrick masterfully breaks open Scripture, philosophy, psychology, and literature – from Homer to Dante, from St. John Cassian to Evelyn Waugh – positing that we have become Pharaohs within, consumed as we are with anxiety and work. The lines for commerce on Sundays, he points out, stretch out further than those for Holy Communion, while inertia blankets us and idleness saps us of our vitality and zeal.

    Through his fresh insights and contemporary examples, you will discover:

    *How to honor the Lord’s Day and reclaim the freedom to truly worship God
    *Three aspects of the noonday devil’s approach, and how to recognize and defeat them
    *Five ways to reorder your Sunday activities to restore Sabbath festivity and holiness
    *How the Holy Eucharist strengthens and enlightens us on our journey to Heaven
    *Techniques for cultivating the silence of contemplation

    Additionally, you will see why Aquinas, Augustine, and the Desert Fathers identified acedia as an obstacle to advancement in the spiritual life – a sin against the Lord’s Day that often leads people to experience Sunday as a day of anxiety. You will also see how one comes to neglect the dignity of the human person and risks falling prey to immorality when one loses sight of what is holy. Conversely, you will see how living a holy family life, particularly on Sunday, trains us for the heavenly banquet.

    Fitzpatrick also explains how the liturgy is meant to be celebrated in light of the writings of Pope Benedict XVI and other spiritual authors, and how it invites us to partake of the true “heavenly festivity” here on earth while preparing us for everlasting joy with God in Heaven.

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  • Welcoming The Holy Spirit With Padre Pio


    Let the Holy Spirit lead you to the Living Water that feeds our well of faith.

    When asked about his spiritual gifts of healing, bilocation, prophecy, and stigmata, Padre Pio replied, “You know, they are a mystery to me, too.” While you might think he is just being modest, he is actually getting at the heart of how the Holy Spirit works in every Christian’s life. We can’t fully understand why God gives us certain gifts, but as we walk with Christ, we can engage with this mystery and journey towards holiness.

    In Welcoming the Holy Spirit with Padre Pio, Susan De Bartoli shares stories and wisdom from the life of this humble monk to show how we can use our unique spiritual gifts to love others and draw from the well of faith to encounter Christ in profound ways.

    Following the success of her Advent devotional, Welcoming the Christ Child with Padre Pio, Susan De Bartoli invites you to explore Padre Pio’s relationship with the third member of the Blessed Trinity, the Holy Spirit, who is the source of all spiritual gifts.

    Through the stories of this simple Capuchin priest, you’ll discover what is possible for those who surrender themselves to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. At Baptism, we all receive the fruits of the Spirit–gifts like wisdom, fortitude, and piety–that empower us to “dive deep” into the well of faith. The Holy Spirit also graces some of us with special charisms–supernatural gifts such as healing, teaching, or intercessory abilities–intended to serve the Church. In this book, you’ll learn how to nurture these gifts, just as Padre Pio did, so that even your “ordinary” spiritual gifts and charisms can bless others and deepen your own faith.

    Each chapter offers quotations from Padre Pio, a short story about the saint, prayer, and reflection questions that you can apply to your own life, such as:

    *What are my spiritual gifts and how have I seen them play out in my life already?

    *Am I consistently drinking from the well of faith?

    *What does the Lord want me to do with my life, and how can I use my spiritual gifts to serve the Church?

    *Am I willing to surrender even the good things in my life to glorify the Lord?

    Welcoming the Holy Spirit with Padre Pio is the perfect companion for those who are already drawn to Padre Pio’s spirituality or anyone yearning to strengthen their relationship with the Holy Spirit. Through the example of this extraordinary saint, you will discover how continually drawing from the well of Li

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  • Called On The Way


    Discipleship is not a program to be implemented or a goal to be achieved but a lifelong walk with Christ, who is the way.

    Our calling by Christ to be his disciples is so fundamental to our faith that we sometimes fail to realize its meaning. What does it mean to be called? What is a disciple? In Called on the Way: The Daily Practice of Discipleship, authors Kathleen Cahalan and Laura Kelly Fanucci explore through personal stories, Scripture readings, and prayer experiences, what it means to be called a disciple “on the way.”

    Through our roles and relationships, each person is blessed with many callings to heed God’s invitation to follow the way of Christ. Calling is something we do, someone we are, and someone we become and the image of “the way” is the central biblical theme of our journey together . Called on the Way includes seven practical ways you can understand and live out your own call to discipleship as a follower, worshiper, witness, neighbor, forgiver, prophet, and steward. Each chapter includes a personal story, biblical foundation, and connections to saintly and sacramental practice. Reflection questions help identify how you and your parish community can live the life of discipleship in the time and place where God is leading you and calling you now.

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  • Catechism In A Year Companion Volume 2


    Get even more out of The Catechism in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)!

    The Catechism in a Year Companion takes Catholics through the chart-topping podcast The Catechism in a Year(TM) (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) (CIY) with daily summaries, transcripts of Fr. Mike’s daily prayers, and extra content for each episode.

    It’s the perfect way to remember what you’re hearing and to learn even more about each section of the Catechism!

    The Companion presents daily content for each episode of the podcast, including:

    *The proprietary Catechism in a Year Reading Plan

    *”Reflect on the Faith,” where readers will find a summary of the key points and highlights of Fr. Mike’s commentary on the daily passages

    *”Take It to Prayer,” where Catholics will be able to pray the daily prayer alongside Fr. Mike and the rest of the CIY community

    *”Dive Deeper,” which features unique content related to each day’s readings, from images and Q&As to prayer prompts and ways to live out the teachings of the Church every day

    In addition to the daily content, each volume of the Companion will provide an introduction and review for the sections of the Catechism it covers. Written by Dr. Petroc Willey, professor of theology and Catechetics at Franciscan University of Steubenville, and Matthew Doeing, these sections will offer Catholics a preview of the days ahead and a recap of the days completed.

    Volume II of The Catechism in a Year Companion covers days 121-244 of The Catechism in a Year podcast.

    This sought-after guide to the chart-topping podcast The Catechism in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) is coming to you thanks to many collaborators, including:

    *Fr. Mike Schmitz
    *Dr. Petroc Willey
    *Matthew Doeing
    *Ann Koshute
    *and more!

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  • Spiritual Lightning : Answering Your Call From Jesus To Master His Values


    St. Paul was struck down by divine power, from a bolt of spiritual lightning. In our own lives, we also experience moments of spiritual lightning, whether subtly, dramatically, or circumstantially. Throughout this attention-grabbing book, Deacon Richard Eason reveals how to let God’s power run wild in your soul so that you can be formed in Christ’s values and revel in the abundant life.

    Through compelling real-life examples, including sports analogies, Deacon Eason focuses each chapter on a specific teaching, grace, and spiritual reflection to empower you on the road to salvation. Also included for each teaching are questions for personal contemplation and to foster group discussions. These potent and enlightening reflections show you how to identify the “lightning experiences” God uses to touch your soul. They will help you discover:

    *The four-step process to attain divine peace in the face of fear, stress, anxiety, and worry
    *The way to replace spiritual mediocrity with spiritual maturity
    *How spiritual lightning was unleashed in the lives of saints and contemporary witnesses
    *Two “highways to Heaven” and what Jesus taught to help us maintain grace in our souls
    *Ways to follow Christ’s example in living the Corporal Works of Mercy
    *How to develop a master plan to follow Christ’s teachings and attain Heaven

    Additionally, Deacon Eason will help you perceive how to grow in docility to the Holy Spirit, develop a truly personal relationship with God through a dedicated prayer life, and reach out to others in selfless love. He includes multiple methods to aid you in cultivating virtue and self-discipline, from the sacraments, to the daily examen, to keeping a scorecard. He also reflects upon the importance of Our Lady in our spiritual lives, revealing stunning modern-day miracles obtained through her intercession.

    Through personal anecdotes and inspiring stories, Deacon Eason reveals how to develop strength and courage during times of suffering and ways to obtain healing. He shows you how to garner the benefits of “autopilot faith” and develop trust in God through prayer, leading to positive transformation, spiritual tranquility, and increased joy and happiness. By the end of the book, you will have the tools to develop a “spiritual bucket plan” for attaining life’s ultimate goal – eternal life with Jesus in Heaven.

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  • Confessions Of Saint Augustine


    SKU (ISBN): 9781954882584ISBN10: 1954882580St. Augustine | Editor: Matthew MinerdBinding: Trade PaperPublished: March 2024Catholic Classics – Ascension PressPublisher: Ascension Press

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  • Guidance In Spiritual Direction


    Spiritual direction is a vital aspect of the priestly ministry. It launches souls on the road to Heaven and keeps them oriented as the pathway becomes narrow and steep. Everyone – from the pope to the most innocent of children – needs spiritual direction.

    In these rich pages, Msgr. Charles Hugo Doyle shares wisdom and practical advice on the process that holds rewards not only for priests but for lay faithful as well.

    As Fr. Edward J. Hogan of St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore observed when the book was first published in 1958, “There are countless souls ripe for sanctity, full of generosity and desire, and needing only the expert advice of a divinely ordained doctor of souls to advance toward sainthood. Yet how often they remain unattended!”

    Fr. Hogan observed that some Catholic priests hesitate to engage in spiritual direction and to reap the harvest of saints it can produce because they suffer from “a feeling of inadequacy and of lack of the requisite knowledge for so sensitive an undertaking.”

    This is why the famed Msgr. Doyle wrote this book. He guided a generation of priests in the time-tested methods of spiritual direction and even today serves as a guide for lay Catholics who want to progress in holiness but have yet to find a spiritual director of their own.

    In one timeless volume, Msgr. Doyle lays out the classic principles of Catholic spirituality and distills advice from saints who were commonly regarded as the greatest spiritual directors of their time. You will discover:

    *The art of maintaining a devotional spirit all day long
    *How to advance through the “spiritual stages”
    *The stumbling blocks to genuine meditation
    *Seven brief prayers that can increase your devotion at Mass
    *Eight indicators that you are growing in holiness
    *Ten proven methods to advance in virtue

    You will also find ways the devil tries to disrupt you on the path to holiness and how to effectively battle the seven deadly sins. Additionally, you will learn about the danger of scruples, how to overcome them, and how to replace fear with a childlike trust and confidence in God.

    St. Vincent Ferrer, the great Dominican saint, said about spiritual direction, “A person who has a director by whom he allows himself to be guided . . . will more easily and quickly arrive at perfection than he ever could by himself.”

    This book is a must for every serious Christian’s spiritual library.

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  • In Search Of A Full Life


    Maybe you are a committed young adult Catholic, or maybe you’re not Catholic at all. Perhaps you were baptized and even completed your initiation into the Catholic Church through First Communion and Confirmation, and yet you don’t think of yourself as “Catholic” first. Wherever you are in life, you’re probably seeking a life with deeper meaning and substance.

    Living a full life is more than just taking care of yourself physically, mentally, and spiritually and doing nice things for others; it’s about becoming like Jesus. And in order to do this, we must “give up childish ways,” as Saint Paul reminds us in 1 Corinthians. We must be open to growth and strive to become mature adults.

    Tackling a host of cultural and developmental topics, including prayer, friendships, dating, discernment, and more, In Search of a Full Life empowers young people with real guidance on the way to a full life of significance and consequence. In this book, Dr. Leonard DeLorenzo offers practical, achievable advice for growing in Christian maturity and becoming the person God created you to be.

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  • Good Life : 15 Essential Habits For Living With Hope And Joy


    In this internationally bestselling book, Pope Francis shares fifteen rules for how to live a happy and fulfilling life.

    Life can be hard, but no matter what challenges you are facing, Pope Francis wants you to know you were created by God for this moment. There is always a way to find joy and to celebrate the wonder of the life we have been given.

    In this brand-new book, Pope Francis offers fifteen mindsets that allow readers to find hope and meaning in every circumstance. He encourages us to defend and protect the light that shines in us, to believe in the beautiful, to find meaning in the struggles, to work for peace, and to build something wherever we are. He also reminds us of the importance of gratitude, warns Christians against complacency, and encourages real, face-to-face connection over conversations merely on screens. He points us toward the light, and also opens up with powerful vulnerability about times he has faced the darkness himself, calling us all to meaningful prayer.

    None of us knows how many days are left before us. The wisdom in this heartfelt collection will encourage, inspire, equip, and ultimately help you to live a beautiful and meaningful life.

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  • Fathers House : Discovering Our Home In The Trinity


    What is the purpose of life? Who am I? How do I find love? Father James Brent, O.P., shows how friendship with Jesus Christ answers these burning questions. This approachable guide to the spiritual life explains how to live a transformative friendship with Christ that leads us to the fullness of life “in the Father’s house.” Learn to navigate the conflicting thoughts and desires that afflict the human heart and discover your true self in God.

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  • Catechism In A Year Companion Volume I


    Get even more out of The Catechism in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz)!

    The Catechism in a Year Companion takes Catholics through the #1-hitting podcast The Catechism in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) including daily summaries, transcripts of Fr. Mike’s daily prayers, and extra content for each episode.

    It’s the perfect way to remember what you’re hearing and to learn even more about each section of the Catechism!

    “The desire for God is written in the human heart, because man is created by God and for God; and God never ceases to draw man to himself. Only in God will he find the truth and happiness he never stops searching for.” -CCC 27

    The Companion presents daily content for each episode of the podcast, including:

    *The proprietary Catechism in a Year Reading Plan

    *”Reflect on the Faith,” where readers will find a summary of the key points and highlights of Fr. Mike’s commentary on the daily passages

    *”Take It to Prayer,” where Catholics will be able to pray the daily prayer alongside Fr. Mike and the rest of the CIY community

    *”Dive Deeper,” which features unique content related to each day’s readings, from images and Q&As to prayer prompts and ways to live out the teachings of the Church in the day-to-day

    In addition to the daily content, each volume of the Companion will provide an introduction and review for the sections of the Catechism it covers. Written by Dr. Petroc Willey, professor of theology and Catechetics at Franciscan University of Steubenville, these introductions and reviews will help Catholics know what to look for in the days ahead and recall what has happened in the days completed.

    Volume I of The Catechism in a Year Companion covers days 1-120 of The Catechism in a Year podcast.

    Outside the USA? Click here to see our international distributors!

    This sought-after guide to the #1-hitting podcast The Catechism in a Year (with Fr. Mike Schmitz) is coming to you thanks to many collaborators, including

    *Fr. Mike Schmitz
    *Dr. Petroc Willey
    *Ann Koshute
    *and more!

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  • Living The Seasons


    Erica Tighe Campbell, owner and designer of Be A Heart, created this stunning, full-color guide to creatively celebrating the faith throughout the year. Living the Seasons is brimming with clever, doable, and beautiful crafts and activities; vivid photographs; brief introductions to the seasons and the lives of the saints; heartfelt notes of encouragement from Campbell; and original Be A Heart illustrations. This gorgeous companion will become your favorite resource for living your faith at home for years to come.

    In Living the Seasons, Campbell offers imaginative ideas, effortless directions, and gorgeous photos of crafts, activities, meals, and snacks for a diverse variety of Catholic feast days, holy days, and seasons in the Church. She uses supplies that can easily be found at your local craft stores, party shops, or online retailers.

    You’ll find ways to celebrate all of the Church seasons–Advent, Christmas, Lent, the Triduum, Easter, Ordinary Time–and Holy Days of Obligation in the United States, and feast days for saints from Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and the Americas. And you’ll discover fun ideas and new traditions such as:

    *throwing a baby shower for Mary;

    *blessing your home in the New Year;

    *celebrating Fat Tuesday with King Cake and a piata;

    *living like St. Joseph by spending time in silence and making a wooden baby rattle;

    *constructing your own gratitude journal and rosary;

    *making art for God, including a salt-dough Trinity wall hanging, an Assumption cloud pillow, and an orange garland for St. Nicholas Day;

    *creating edible flower lollipops to remind us of the “Garden of Mary’s womb”; and

    *baking “Cookies of Joy” in honor of St. Hildegard of Bingen.

    Campbell will help you discover that the liturgical calendar, which follows the seasons of a year in the life of the Church, is a tool that can draw you–individually, as a family, or as a community–closer to God in the midst of a fast-paced and ever-changing world. Along the way, the saints we celebrate teach us that the path to holiness is worthy of pursuing in our own unique way. Their lives can inspire you to listen to how God calls you to follow him as well.

    This book is designed to inspire you to celebrate the feast days that speak to you personally. You don’t have to start living liturgically on the first Sunday of Advent–you can begin your journey anytime during the year. You also don’t have to celebrate every feast on a grand scale.


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  • Solitude And Silence


    What can the lay person learn from the life of a monk? Solitude and Silence are two pillars of monastic life that many people quickly point to as the hardest and most confusing parts of this kind of religious consecration. However, the great spiritual writer Thomas a Kempis, author of The Imitation of Christ, helps us to understand that all Christians are called to some solitude and silence in our lives while not taking on a complete eremitical life. He recommends the systematic and intentional incorporation of solitude and silence in a manner which is consistent with each one’s vocation and state of life.

    It is important for us to cultivate these two habits in order to enter into contemplation and conversation with God. This vision of God may also be experienced (to varying degrees) even in this world, through the grace of contemplative prayer. And silence and solitude are the hallowed doors through which one must pass to arrive at this delightful and serene state of holy contemplation.

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  • Saint Pauls Eight Steps To Happiness


    Here is the book that will help you climb St. Paul’s “eight steps,” to attain happiness, holiness, and Heaven. Best selling author Kevin Vost breaks open St. Paul’s life and spirituality through the lens of St. Thomas Aquinas as well as other saintly and noble men and women. You will see how human knowledge (e.g. science and philosophy) point to the truth of the Divine and how the virtues St. Paul proposes in his letter to the Philippians lead to abiding joy.

    In this gem of a book, Dr. Kevin Vost reveals hidden treasures such as:

    *Why St. Paul is a “four-in-one special” (You will never guess!)
    *Three intellectual virtues that help us discover important truths
    *Two fundamental senses of truth, and three vices opposed to truth
    *Eight aspects of the nature of truth according to Aquinas
    *Eight types of justice and how you can exercise them in your life
    *The link between modesty and latria, dulia, and hyperdulia (Do you know?)

    Each chapter unpacks one of these outstanding virtues and contains an invaluable “Summing Up” section. Further highlighted are exemplary individuals to imitate in their exercise of the heroic virtue, from St. Dominic to Our Lady and St. Joseph to St. Agnes of Rome and St. Brigid to Aristotle and Cicero. Also contained are several handy tables that break down the teachings of St. Paul and St. Thomas in connection to the Sacred Scriptures and your daily life for easy referencing.

    You will find the six types of grace and their effects that God is waiting to pour into your life. Most significantly, you will find our practical ways to develop each virtue, the fruits that result, and how to reap them in your daily life. Thus you will see how loveliness begets friendship and much more.

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  • Holy Silence : A Practical Guide To Recollection In God


    Fr. Basil Nortz masterfully builds upon the classic reflections of Sr. Marie-Aimee de Jesus, a nineteenth-century spiritual mystic and Carmelite nun, on the twelve degrees of silence. By cultivating these types of silence, you will find out how you can – even amid your busy days filled with chatter, commotion, and noise – listen to the voice of God.

    In these profound pages you will find ways to overcome your fear of silence and discover:

    *Keys to obeying God’s will
    *Kinds of silence that are holy and kinds that are unholy
    *Ten tips on what to do – and what to avoid – to bridle your senses
    *Seven ways to guard your imagination and foster recollection
    *How to direct your emotions with reason and foster silence of the heart
    *Effective ways of responding to injustice

    You will learn the one sinful attitude that cuts us off from the merciful forgiveness of God and will acquire ways to stop passing judgment against others. Additionally, you will learn the most important attitude that disposes us to God’s plans and allows us to enter into His love and converse with Him affectionately throughout the day. Moreover, you will find practical techniques for overcoming distractions in prayer and advice from the saints on methods of meditation to develop silence of the spirit.

    Above all, you will glean how to maintain peace of soul and live free from anxiety and despair, regardless of temptations or life’s battles. By relying totally on God, you will fearlessly rise after falls and begin again. You will begin to see the loving hand of God in all things, contemplate the light of His presence, and “be still” in the silence of His love.

    “Holy silence is what helps the soul acquire the strength necessary to bear the presence of the all-pure God, who is ipsum esse subsistens (subsistent being itself),” explains Fr. Nortz. “The intensity of that fullness, far from inspiring languid inaction, produces a vibrant joyfulness that St. John expresses in the book of Revelation in terms of the saints singing with full voice.”

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  • Scrupulosity : Heal Your Mind, Unbind Your Soul, And Let God Work


    We are all called to reject sin, to grow in virtue, and, above all else, to love God with all that we are. But some souls suffer from anxiety and feelings of guilt because they see sin where there is none and struggle to embrace God’s love and mercy – a psychological and spiritual condition known as scrupulosity.

    In Scrupulosity: Heal Your Mind, Unbind Your Soul, and Let God Work, clinical psychologist Dr. Kevin Vost provides a comprehensive overview of the ancient and current psychological and theological understanding of scrupulosity and how those who suffer from it can find peace and healing. He guides the reader through the empowering effects of the sacraments, virtues, gifts of the Holy Spirit, and prayer, as well as scientific insights into the physical and emotional reality of scrupulosity. Along the way, he offers inspiration from the lives of saints.

    This book answers many common questions, such as:

    *What are the causes of scrupulosity?

    *How can I know if I have it?

    *How does it manifest in thoughts, emotions, and behaviors?

    *Does one outgrow scrupulosity over time?
    Christ does not want us to live this life with troubled hearts mired in fear. Ultimately, this book invites both the scrupulous and those who love them to attain greater spiritual and psychological peace.

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  • Confession Of A Catholic Worker


    Everyone knows there is a “crisis” in the Catholic Church and in the world around us. Some say it is capitalism gone wild. Others say it is the decay of tradition, family, and objective truth. Still others say it is the rise of radical, reactionary conservatism. Though all may not agree on the nature of the crisis, who doesn’t agree that there is one, and who isn’t worried?

    For Larry Chapp, crisis is always the norm of Christian existence. In a cold, dying world choked by greed, the Gospel calls for radical love and radical living according to the Sermon on the Mount. Using the theology of Hans Urs von Balthasar, Peter Maurin, and Dorothy Day, Chapp argues that the real remedy to the disease of sin is not niceness, not political liberation, not fancy liturgical dress, not technical rigor, but a free decision to live totally and joyfully in Jesus Christ, without compromise.

    Just as the martyrs chose God over life itself, so each Christian must, in the crucial hour, choose Jesus over all things. Everything hinges on the moment of Christian witness.

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  • Lets Look Together


    Henri Nouwen was a role model for mentoring–not because he was perfect but because even when broken, he was real, insightful, hopeful, and willing to be open to make things new again and again. Although amazingly talented, his shortcomings were also a gift. He let them become portals for grace and an honest appreciation of God’s love amidst his own neediness, imperfections, and failures. Seeing him find his way, gives us courage and direction to find ours. Let’s Look Together presents four major themes from Nouwen’s life and writings (Desert Wisdom, Ordinariness, Compassion, Prayer and Vulnerability), as Robert Wicks builds on, and seeks to apply, them in daily life, offering an invitation to readers to do the same.

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  • Things Hidden Companion Guide


    Discover the hidden connections between Scripture and your own spiritual life.

    In Things Hidden: Scripture as Spirituality, Franciscan friar and bestselling author Richard Rohr lays out his case for a view of the Bible as a living text that can transform your way of seeing the world. This companion to Things Hidden offers a way for you to delve even deeper into a vibrant relationship with God through Scripture.

    The purpose of this guide is threefold:

    *To allow you to reflect on the major themes running through the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures

    *To learn and engage in Christian contemplative practices that deepen those reflections

    *To set intentions for becoming a more loving and engaged presence in the world.

    Questions for journaling and reflection, meditation prompts, and prayer practices encourage you to focus on both action and contemplation. Through these concrete lessons in linking Scripture and spirituality, you can find personal meaning in Fr. Richard’s many insights.

    The guide also contains detailed suggestions for adapting the material for small groups, offering a way for faith communities to grow together in their understanding and appreciation of the Bible.

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  • Is Jesus Still Suffering


    The crucifix, a symbol at the heart of our Catholic worship, is a prominent, visual reminder of the suffering of Christ. But do we understand the encompassing reality of Christ’s suffering?
    Many Christians are unaware that Jesus suffers even now, today-that his suffering is ongoing, not a single event two thousand years ago. This book seeks to shed light on Christ’s continual suffering. Through this understanding, we can be further attuned to Christ’s sacred humanity-his joys and sorrows-and recognize the urgency to console his Heart.

    This understanding of our responsibility to not only love but also console the heart of Christ, will act as an epiphanic turning point in our Christian lives. The author first focuses on friendship with Christ in our spiritual lives, outlining the most helpful means of getting to know him through revelation, the Gospel, and prayer.

    The second part addresses the two motivations to respond to Christ’s love: gratitude and compassion for his sorrowful Heart. This compassion includes a co-redemptive desire to relieve his wounds, which in turn spurs our generosity. Thus, the perennial relevance of the devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is revealed.

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  • Holy Homework : Putting Our Interior Faith Into Exterior Practice


    Using anecdotes and stories from his sermons, Fr. Bob Pagliari challenges readers to put their interior faith into practice for all to see.

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  • Life Lessons From Therese Of Lisieux


    Meet St. Therese as never before in this latest book from Br. Joseph Schmidt! He provides practical teachings on how to live a life of grace and gratitude derived directly from the qualities and lessons that Therese learned to rely upon. Each chapter contains material directly from the writings and life experience of Therese, as well as mentoring messages that connect her wisdom with daily life today. It’s like having St. Therese as your spiritual director. And what could be better than that?

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  • Come To Marys House


    Friendship with Mary is possible. She is real, accessible, and relatable. She is our companion in the life of prayer and in our whole life with Jesus.

    Filled with reflections and brief imaginative sequences, Come to Mary’s House invites you to imagine you are with the Blessed Virgin – visiting in her living room, working in her garden, or catching up over coffee. The goal is to encourage your encounter with Mary as a friend, sister, and mother – in a comfortable, gentle way. By developing a personal relationship with her, you’ll let her lead you closer to Jesus.

    This book is for all who long for Mary and want to live in spiritual companionship with her. If you want to pray more deeply, love Jesus more, and serve authentically from the heart, you couldn’t choose a better master of the spiritual life than Our Lady.

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  • Forming Intentional Disciples (Expanded)


    How can we transmit a living, personal Catholic faith to future generations? By coming to know Jesus Christ, and following him as his disciples.

    As we emerge from a pandemic into a post-Christian world, these are times of immense challenge and enormous opportunity for the Catholic Church in the United States. Consider these statistics:

    *Fully 10 percent of all adults in America are ex-Catholics.

    *Nearly three-quarters of young Catholics think that they could be a good Catholic without going to Mass every Sunday.

    *Catholic marriages have declined by almost two thirds since 1969, even as the number of Catholics in the United States has grown significantly.

    *Only one third of Catholics believe that the bread and wine actually become the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ at the consecration during Mass.

    If the Church is to reverse these trends, the evangelizers must first be evangelized. In other words, Catholics in the pew must make a conscious choice to know and follow Jesus before they can draw others to him.

    Ten years after it was first published, Forming Intentional Disciples is still helping scores of Church leaders, parish staff, and all Catholics transform parish life from within. World-renowned author and speaker Sherry Weddell leads you through the steps that will help Catholics enter more deeply into a relationship with God and the river of apostolic creativity, charisms, and vocation that flow from that relationship for the sake of the Church and the world.

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  • Passion Of The Christ Through The Eyes Of Mary


    “As I stood at the foot of the cross, this pure white garment became saturated with the streams of crimson blood which gushed from His precious body!” -Our Lady to Saint Anselm

    There is no human person who loved Christ more than Mary. And there is no greater act of love than Christ’s sacrifice on the cross.

    In these pages, you will find two of the most stirring revelations of Christ’s passion and death ever recorded by Doctors of the Church-Saint Anselm, the Magnificent Doctor, along with writings attributed to Saint Bernard, the Mellifluous Doctor. These private revelations given by Our Lady will enhance one’s prayer life while drawing one deeper into the passion narratives of the Gospels. But what makes this book unique is the heartfelt dialogue between Our Lady and her spiritual sons. Those who read this book will be profoundly moved to not only weep for their sins but to weep for Him whose blood was completely emptied for our salvation.

    The Mother of Sorrows is the woman of the interior life who leads us to the Master of the interior life, the Man of Sorrows. There is no better way to contemplate the passion of Christ than through the eyes of Mary, she who loved Him above everything, she who loved Him with a mother’s heart, and she who stood firmly when everyone else fled.

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  • Icon Of Trust


    Here is the singular book you need to grow in total abandonment to divine providence and deepen your trust in God – and to appreciate as your mother and model in faith Mary, whose loving obedience is central to the achievement of your salvation.

    Icon of Trust juxtaposes the Blessed Mother’s trustful and unwavering yes to the archangel Gabriel with Zechariah’s doubt and hesitation. You will learn how Mary’s total surrender, as the tabernacle of the Lord, ushered in your redemption. Whether searching for the Child Jesus for three days or standing at the foot of the Cross, Our Lady remained a faithful witness to His love.

    This small book will unveil for you the ways in which the Virgin Mary teaches us to trust in Jesus – such as in the episodes of the Wedding at Cana and the Upper Room. It will show you how Old Testament words and events are fulfilled in Our Lady’s mission and how, as the New Eve, Mary mediates for us at Calvary and Jesus entrusts us to her maternal, intercessory care. It also reveals how Mary’s self-emptying, or kenosis, aids in the salvation of the world.

    You will learn the parallels between Our Lady and the Temple and will explore the meanings of the “Ark of the New Covenant” and “Daughter Zion.” And you will delight in how this essential feminine symbol of Israel elucidates the Wedding Feast of the Lamb in the Bible.

    Icon of Trust reflects upon the deep meaning of the words Totus Tuus. Through the lens of Scripture and Catholic authors, it explains how to place yourself in the hands of Mary and love Jesus with her heart. Best of all, Icon of Trust explains how Mary was created by God “full of grace” and sheds light on her key role in building up the early Church community.
    This book will help you realize your call to:

    *Imitate Our Lady’s fiat at the Annunciation and rejoice in her Magnificat
    *Accept that God first loved you and then respond to His overture with love
    *Foster docility by emulating Mary’s heart of openness and simplicity
    *Be attentive like the Blessed Mother and ponder God’s mysteries in your heart
    *Follow Our Lady’s childlike faith, even in dark and difficult times
    *Pray with Mary for the coming of the Holy Spirit and the salvation of souls

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  • Living Calm : Mastering Anger And Frustration


    This is the book you need to master your anger so your anger won’t master you. Popular TV host, clinical psychologist, and best-selling author Dr. Ray Guarendi incisively cuts to the heart of the matter to help you determine whether your anger response is justified – and what to do when it isn’t.

    Dr. Guarendi unpacks for you the many types of anger and the types of people who suffer most from anger. For some, anger is a trait; for others, it is a state. Some are “wired fiery,” with an anger that is always simmering or on a low boil, while the anger of others often comes and goes quickly.

    You’ll learn why feelings aren’t neutral, and whether anger is a product of your nature or nurture. You’ll also learn the difference between righteous and unrighteous anger – and why those closest to us can anger us the most.

    In his straightforward, engaging, and humorous style, Dr. Guarendi also unveils healthy strategies for coping with those who make us angry and how we can make choices to regulate our emotions. From this compelling, life-changing book, you will also learn:

    *The danger of harboring negative feelings
    *The surprising benefits of anger, as well as its liabilities
    *Pros and cons of venting anger and of holding it inside
    *The advantages of exercising self-control in the heat of an argument
    *Ways to take ownership of your thoughts, words, and actions

    Best of all, this book will help you grow in virtue as you develop Christlike patience, charity, self-control, forgiveness, and humility in your relationships with others. By responding prayerfully and choosing to love deliberately, you will attain greater happiness, clarity of mind, and peace of heart.

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  • Domestic Monastery : Creating A Spiritual Life At Home


    What is a monastery? A monastery is a place set apart–a place to learn the blessings of powerlessness, and that time is not ours but God’s. Our home and our duties can, just like a monastery, teach us those things. The vocation of monastic men and women is to physically withdraw from the world. But the principle is equally valid for those of us who cannot go off to monasteries. Certain vocations offer the same kind of opportunity for contemplation, and provide a desert for reflection.

    In ten brief and powerful chapters, Fr. Ron explores how monastery life can apply to those who don’t live in a cloister:

    – Monasticism and Family Life
    – The Domestic Monastery
    – Real Friendship
    – Lessons from the Monastic Cell
    – Ritual for Sustaining Prayer
    – Tensions within Spirituality
    – A Spirituality of Parenting
    – Spirituality and the Seasons of Our Lives
    – The Sacredness of Time
    – Life’s Key Question

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  • Gift Of The Cross


    Have you ever dived deeper into the Easter story? Is there a more meaningful way to experience Lent? How does Christ’s death on the cross pave the way for your relationship with God the Father and transform every day of your life? In The Gift of the Cross, beloved and trusted pastor Dr. Charles Stanley walks us through the Lenten and Easter seasons with biblical teaching on Christ’s journey to the cross, the wonder of His divine resurrection, and what all of this means for believers today.

    Discover how this one event forms the absolute foundation for everything Christians believe and will impact not just how you celebrate Lent and Easter but how you can experience joy and hope all year long.

    Both men and women will be encouraged in their faith walk as they focus on these truths that:

    *you can find rest in the final work of the Cross
    *Jesus lives and reigns and is intimately involved in your life
    *you can experience God’s love and the promises of the resurrection in both this life and the next

    Readers will find:

    *a renewed sense of joy as they observe and celebrate the Lenten and Easter seasons
    *gorgeous photography alongside powerful scriptures and Dr. Stanley’s insights
    *decades of biblical study and teachings on Jesus’s life, death, and resurrection

    Develop a deeper understanding of the Lenten and Easter seasons through The Gift of the Cross. Followers of Dr. Charles Stanley will also enjoy The Gift of Prayer and The Gift of Heaven.

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  • Spiritual Excellence : The Path To Happiness, Holiness, And Heaven


    Pope Benedict XVI affirmed the ongoing growth and perpetual validity of the Traditional Latin Mass, insisting that “what earlier generations held as sacred remains sacred and great for us too, and it cannot be all of a sudden entirely forbidden or even considered harmful.”

    However, with the 2021 release of Traditionis Custodes, his successor has declared precisely the opposite, sending shockwaves through the Church by calling for the restriction and eventual suppression of her most beautiful and venerable form of worship – and the one experiencing the most dramatic and impassioned growth.

    What is a conscientious Catholic to do?

    In this pivotal book, Dr. Peter Kwasniewski offers an essential treatise on the question of obedience in the Church-whence it derives and how it is to be properly and prudently understood and lived. He explores St. Thomas Aquinas’s guidelines on the subject, what type of obedience is necessary for salvation, and which types are lawful and unlawful. Can there be situations where the usual structures of obedience become impediments to, rather than facilitators of, the Church’s mission and the good of souls? Have there been instances in Church history where faithful priests have exercised their ministry in violation of ordinary canonical norms? How should the clergy respond if the traditional Latin Mass is forbidden to them or if it were to be declared “abrogated”? What is the proper role of conscience and how are liberal and conservative views of it defective?

    Other questions on obedience that Dr. Kwasniewski deftly engages include:

    *Is it ever licit for individuals to follow Enlightenment ideology and be their own authority?

    *What should you do when your superior instructs you to do something in contravention of God’s law?

    *Why is opposing the traditional liturgy equivalent to opposing the work of the Holy Spirit and harming the Church’s common good?

    *Are Catholics required to live in blind obedience, even in situations of anarchy or breakdown, corruption or apostasy?

    *Can Catholics who strive to preserve traditional beliefs and practices ever be credibly denounced as disobedient revolutionaries?

    *Why are unjust laws acts of violence?

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  • Things Hidden : Scripture As Spirituality


    Discover how reading the Bible can change your life.

    The Bible is meant to be about transformation, not merely information. In Things Hidden, Richard Rohr invites you to experience Scripture as spirituality–as a living text that can breathe new life into your relationship with God and change your way of seeing the world.

    Diving deep into topics like morality, power, and wisdom, Rohr paints a picture of a biblical God who is grace-filled and abundant, and who calls us to be fully alive. Things Hidden will invigorate your relationship with the Bible and leave you feeling nourished, hopeful, and better able to embody a Christ-centered spirituality.

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  • Saint Francis And The Way Of Lent


    The Francis of Assisi Spiritual Practices series utilizes New City’s groundbreaking and now complete Francis of Assisi: Early Documents, Volumes 1-4 to offer readers of all backgrounds inspiring, encouraging, and challenging entry-points to the essential issues of a Christian life. Each book in the series should appeal to readers who desire to walk the Way of Saint Francis with relevance to his life, writings, and legacy.

    Saint Francis and the Way of Lent offers a four-week format designed for both individual and group use. Each week, or chapter, focuses on a Lenten theme:

    Week 1: Lent as a Balanced Way of Life

    Week 2: The Lost Art of Compunction

    Week 3: Spending Time Alone

    Week 4: Imitating Christ

    Short introductions are written by the editor and designed to preface selections from the primary texts, and these are followed by questions for discussion or reflection. There are six readings for each week, followed by prayers of intention and spiritual practice suggestions practice suggestions to deepen your Lenten journey as you follow Christ in the Way of Saint Francis.

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  • Journey With God


    Have you spent time and effort trying to discover lasting peace, only to end up frustrated and anxious? It is hard to know where to begin, and you are not alone! After all, how does one go about getting to know the Creator of the universe?

    Feeling compelled to do make a change in his life, Gary Zimak decided to take action, and Journey with God was born. In this book, he lays out a practical, step-by-step approach to knowing, loving, and serving God. Learn to spend time in God’s presence and encounter him in your daily life. No matter where you are in your relationship with the Lord, peace and happiness will be found in your journey of faith with him.

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  • Putting On The Mind Of Christ


    Putting on the Mind of Christ examines the biblical, historical, scientific, and theological aspects of contemplative prayer and mysticism that can change our outlook on the world and enable us to see God and neighbor as a holistic unity, thus emulating a Christ-like manner of perceiving the world.

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  • God Ever Greater


    In recent years Ignatian spirituality has experienced a resurgence. There has been a widespread desire to learn more about Ignatius and his legacy, and many people have made the Spiritual Exercises in one of their many forms, growing through the experience.

    God Ever Greater is accessibly written for those who are looking for an introduction to Ignatian spirituality, while being suitable for those who have some acquaintance with the Ignatian tradition. It will draw its readers into an exploration of a rich Christian heritage that continues to live and breathe today.

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  • Rescued : The Unexpected And Extraordinary News Of The Gospel


    How can we believe and be transformed by the gospel? Once we understand that the gospel is not merely good news but explosive, life-changing news, we will never be the same again. And in response to God’s work in our lives, what part can we play in recreating the world for his good plan? In this powerful book, Fr. John Riccardo helps us to see the world through God’s lens, with a clear vision of the future.

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  • Shaped By The End You Live For


    To understand the life and thought of Thomas Merton, one must understand him as a monk. After introducing his vocation and entrance into the Trappist order, this book highlights some of his basic spiritual presuppositions. Relying primarily on Merton’s writing, Bonnie B. Thurston surveys his thought on fundamental aspects of monastic formation and spirituality, particularly obedience, silence, solitude, and prayer. She also addresses some of the temptations and popular misunderstandings surrounding monastic life. Accessible and conversational in style, the book suggests how monastic spirituality is relevant, not only for all Christians, but also for serious spiritual seekers.

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  • Sacraments And Consumer Culture


    What does consumerism have to do with the sacraments? We live in cultures where our senses of meaning, identity, and purpose are often found in what we purchase.

    Apart from the question of hedonism, there is the question of how we orient ourselves in an environment in which we end up marketing our very selves. In this book, Timothy Brunk examines how this consumer culture has had a corrosive effect on the seven sacraments of the Catholic Church. He also assesses how sacramental worship can provide resources for responsible Christian discipleship in today’s consumer culture.

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  • 33 Days To Greater Glory


    Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC, author of 33 Days to Morning Glory, one of the most popular Catholic books of the last decade, brings us his first new book in three years. 33 Days to Greater Glory completes a trilogy of consecrations: first to Mary, then to Jesus, the Divine Mercy, and now to God, our Father. This final consecration to our Heavenly Father truly is the “greater” consecration, the one in which all others find their origin and end.

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  • Lord Teach Us To Pray


    From Roman Catholic Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s vast body of work, Catholic evangelist Al Smith has here gathered many of Sheen’s finest writings, focusing on six major themes presented in classical Sheen style, both deep and succinct: the Our Father, the Mass, the Holy Hour, Thoughts for Meditation, the Stations of the Cross, and Prayers of Meditation and Petition.Together, these readings constitute a journey of prayer, a mini retreat that carries you through the central events in Christ’s life: His Passion, His Death, His Resurrection, His sending of the Holy Spirit, and His coming again in glory.

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  • Im Catholic Now What


    Now that you’re Catholic, you are might be wondering, “Now what?” Shaun McAfee understands. As a convert, he wanted to take part in the sacraments, really prepare for Mass, learn how to defend and share his faith, and understand certain Catholic devotions. Yet he wasn’t sure how to do any of this, or where to look for answers once RCIA was finished. If you feel the same way, I’m Catholic. Now What? Is the perfect resource for you!

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  • Truly Seeking God


    Truly seeking God is the one requirement Saint Benedict establishes for the admission of a candidate to the monastery. Once inside, that is exactly what he or she will be doing. In the first part of the book, “From the Rising of the Sun to its Setting,” Bernard Bonowitz recounts the ways in which the monk actively seeks God in all the practices and places of the monastic life-in silence and liturgical prayer, work and leisure, solitude and community, spiritual direction and fraternal friendship, the encounter with nature and the encounter with the unsuspected recesses of his or her own heart. Grace is ever at work through the ongoing fidelity of a monk or nun to the monastic vocation. In the second half of the book, “The Making of a Monk,” Bonowitz describes the gradual transformation that grace effects, transforming the innocently self-centered novice into the young solemnly professed, content to carry the weight of responsibility within the community, and finally into the beautiful elder, joyfully focused on God and neighbor and filled with desire for eternal life.

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  • Spiritual Way : Classic Traditions And Contemporary Practice


    In The Spiritual Way: Classic Traditions and Contemporary Practice, Philip Sheldrake aims to make the wisdom of Christian spirituality better known to contemporary readers. After an introductory chapter on the foundations of Christian spirituality, Sheldrake describes its diverse riches through the centuries in terms of five distinctive types of Christian spiritual wisdom, illustrated by a rich selection of classical examples. The five types are “The Way of Discipline,” “The Contemplative-Mystical Way,” “The Way of Practical Action,” “The Way of Beauty,” and “The Prophetic Way.” This book also briefly explores the contemporary interest in spirituality within and beyond conventional religion and suggests how we might engage with these five types on our spiritual journeys in today’s world.

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  • Course In Desert Spirituality


    Thomas Merton’s sessions with the young monks at the Abbey of Gethsemani showcase Merton’s brilliant ability to survey the key figures, and synthesize their writings, inspiring his listeners and readers with what it means for the spiritual life. Like its companion volume A Course in Christian Mysticism, this book is a collection of fifteen lectures that get to the heart of Merton’s belief that monastic wisdom and spirituality are applicable for everyone. This compact volume allows anyone to learn from one of the twentieth century’s greatest Catholic spiritual teachers. The study materials at the back of the book, including additional primary source readings and thoughtful questions for reflection and discussion, make this an essential text for any student of Christian desert spirituality.

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  • Christus Vivit : To Young People And To The Entire People Of God


    To young Christians of the world, Pope Francis has a message for you: “Christ is alive, and he wants you to be alive!”

    In his fourth apostolic exhortation, Christus Vivit, Pope Francis encapsulates the work of the 2018 synod of bishops on “Young People, The Faith, and Vocational Discernment.”

    Pope Francis has always had a special relationship with young people, and in his fatherly love for you he shows that:
    *You can relate to young people in Scripture who made a difference
    *You identify with the Christ who is always young
    *You face difficult issues in the world today
    *You yearn for the truth of the Gospel
    *You are capable of amazing things when you respond to the Gospel
    *You learn and grow with help from the faithful of all generations
    *You need bold and creative youth ministry
    *You can discover who God made you to be
    *You are urged to pray for discernment

    Christus Vivit is written for and to young people, but Pope Francis also wrote it for the entire Church, because, as he says, reflecting on our young people inspires us all.

    “May the Holy Spirit urge you on as you run this race. The Church needs your momentum, your intuitions, your faith. We need them! And when you arrive where we have not yet reached, have the patience to wait for us.”

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