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  • Mother Cabrini : A Heart For The World

    $17.95

    Discover the world of Francesca Cabrini in this moving book that not only educates children
    about a remarkable person in American history, but inspires them with stories of her
    compassion, courage, vision, and miracles.

    The first American citizen to be canonized, St. Frances Xavier Cabrini rescued forgotten
    children, even from the dark, damp sewers of New York City, and provided them with safe
    havens, loving comfort, and a quality education.

    Within these endearing pages, children will encounter characters much like themselves-little heroes who joined Mother Cabrini in her mission to establish orphanages, hospitals, and schools across the United States, Central and Latin America, Europe, and beyond.

    Through captivating storytelling, this book introduces young minds to the incredible journeys of a woman who, despite her frailty, overcomes countless challenges to bring God’s love to the poor and forgotten. Even though Mother Cabrini was afraid of water, she received the strength to sail across the ocean more than two dozen times!

    Featuring the vibrant artwork of Richard Cowdrey, Mother Cabrini’s work comes to life on every page. Cowdrey is a New York Times bestselling children’s book illustrator, fine artist, author, speaker, and educator. Richard lives in the heart of Ohio’s Amish community and enjoys traveling across the country to speak at schools and encourage students to find and refine their gifts. As children journey through the beautifully illustrated pages, they’ll be inspired to develop the compassion, bravery, and faith in God to empower their own adventures ahead.

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  • Interior Life Of Saint Ghomas Aquinas

    $17.95

    Many are well aware of St. Thomas Aquinas’s intellectual prowess – his genius in metaphysics and supernatural theology that pierced the depths of truth. However, few know about the private spiritual life of this illustrious Doctor of the Church. This work, written by Msgr. Martin Grabmann, a foremost authority on Aquinas, is unique in its telling of the holiness of St. Thomas’s priestly soul.

    Neither a purely devotional nor a strictly scientific treatment of the interior life of St. Thomas, this book combines the two to help you appreciate the character of the Angelic Doctor. Through St. Thomas’s own words, you will come to understand how and why he learned more at the feet of the Crucified One than from the innumerable books he read.

    In this revealing book, you will gain insights into Aquinas’s heart through his works and the acts of his canonization process. Msgr. Grabmann highlights three areas in the saint’s interior life: wisdom, charity, and peace. St. Thomas asked God that he might think like Christ, love like Christ, and be at peace like Christ, so his soul and actions were ordered after those of Jesus Christ, and his writings on intimacy with God flowed from his own experience of this communion.

    St. Thomas spent his life in contemplative prayer, study, writing, and preaching. It is said that he began his writings with prayer and was often moved to tears. Through testimonies about the Angelic Doctor, you will learn about his untold mysticism and discover:

    *The secret to developing fervent charity and attaining spiritual delight
    *The threefold wisdom in which St. Thomas found the meaning and happiness of life
    *Thomas’s exemplary purity and temperance and how he ordered his whole life toward God
    *His self-sacrifice, kindness, and charity and why he was called the Cherubim of the Eucharistic mystery

    Revered as one of the greatest thinkers of all time, St. Thomas also possessed the faith of a child. You will be astounded by the true stories of his humility and patience in instructing beginners in the spiritual life and the mercy and compassion he extended to others.

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  • Gods Love Song

    $18.99

    The Canticle of the Creatures “is Francis’s love song. It is Franciscan wholeness, for in it is contained the depth of his prayer and of his life in Christ. In its singing he was singing his dying and his rising, for his song was a journey of praise and thanksgiving for his place of origin and his destination, the Most High, All-Powerful, Good Lord.”–Murray Bodo

    Using St. Francis’s canticle as a framework, Murray Bodo, a Franciscan friar, and Susan Saint Sing, a secular Franciscan, reflect on the vision of Francis and Clare as it has played out over the course of their own lives. Susan’s experiences of healing during trips to Assisi and praying in nature and Murray’s deep understanding of Francis and Clare as poets and mystics come together in a duet that brings God’s love song to life.

    These deeply personal reflections explore the power of prayer and meditation, the sacredness of all creation, and the pull of sacred places. This meditative, reflective reading experience conveys what a lifetime of Franciscan spirituality looks like and will draw you into exploring your own experience of the vision of Francis and Clare.

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  • Too Small A World

    $18.95

    “The world is too small,” Saint Frances Cabrini (1850-1917) once declared. “I would like to embrace it all, to reach every corner.” This compelling, authoritative biography chronicles the astounding life of a petite Italian-born religious sister who, with the heart of a missionary, conquered all odds to become the first American citizen canonized a saint.

    Theodore Maynard traces Cabrini’s journey from her humble beginnings in northern Italy to her pioneering mission across the United States serving the poor and the sick on a massive scale. Between her work with immigrants (in New York, Denver, Chicago, Seattle, New Orleans, and beyond), her building of schools, orphanages, and hospitals, and her founding of the Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Mother Cabrini’s entrepreneurial work would change the course of American history, marking it with Christ’s mercy.

    Maynard draws his material directly from the official files for Cabrini’s canonization, from her letters, and from interviews with Missionary Sisters who were close to her. What emerges from this complex portrait is a woman of boundless compassion, courage, and energy, whose legacy continues to inspire people around the world today.

    “If anybody could effect the impossible,” writes Theodore Maynard, “it was this Italian nun.”

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  • Meditations At Midnight

    $9.99

    Dive into the profound and poetic world of humanity’s paradoxical beauty and absurdity with Meditations at Midnight by Gary Jansen–a literary feast that ignites your love for books and leaves you pondering life’s mysteries.

    There are few books that can bring you face to face with your own humanity with all its tragic loveliness and at the same time lift you so high above it that you are able to dispassionately examine mankind’s absurdity and brilliance. Meditations at Midnight, by Gary Jansen, is such a book. Jansen’s stories, verses, and musings are at once familiar, startling, dreamy, funny, and nostalgic. He pays homage to his own favorite writers from Jack Kerouac to Stephen King to Ernest Hemingway to Emily Dickinson to Paulo Coelho and more. This is a book you can devour in one sitting or flip open and just nibble on a thought or a theme that suits your mood. Meditations at Midnight will awaken your love of literature–or inspire

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  • Christmas At The Nativity

    $17.95

    “The nativity scene is like a living Gospel rising up from the pages of sacred Scripture. As we contemplate the Christmas story, we are invited to set out on a spiritual journey, drawn by the humility of the God who became man in order to encounter every man and woman. We come to realize that so great is his love for us that he became one of us, so that we in turn might become one with him.” Pope Francis

    On the 800th anniversary of St. Francis’s original nativity, Pope Francis gives to the world this stirring call to come to the manger and encounter Christ anew.

    Written with his beloved down to earth style, Pope Francis tells the story of Christmas through the lens of the different characters of the Nativity scene. This book, in English for the first time, is destined to be a perennial Christmas classic.

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  • Finding Peace In The Storm

    $17.95

    Sometimes discernment seems complicated, and we struggle to “be still” to listen to God’s voice. Following the death of his spiritual director, St. Alphonsus Liguori penned timeless advice in a letter to one of his spiritual daughters, and it became the famous work titled Uniformity with God’s Will. Now Dan Burke breaks open St. Alphonsus’s eighteenth-century classic for you. He intersperses relevant explanations and insights within the text of this great saint and includes reflection questions for each chapter.

    St. Alphonsus explains, “We should most confidently abandon ourselves to all the dispositions of divine providence, since they are for our own good.” In page after page, Burke shows you how the “wind and waves” can help you ascend to union with God. You will discover:

    *The “paralyzing cocktail” we drink when we reject God’s will
    *When good works are displeasing to God (Can you guess?)
    *Three prayers that will assist you in directing all things to God’s will
    *Two ways we can know God’s love and hear His voice
    *Two life-altering spiritual disciplines according to St. Teresa of Avila
    *How humiliation, adversity, and trials can bring freedom, healing, and salvation (You will be shocked!)

    Liguori intersperses fascinating real-life examples from the saints to assist you in remaining steadfast amid afflictions. He explains three temptations that confront us and how to resist them, along with four practices of uniformity to God’s will and a surefire way to unite your sufferings to Christ’s sufferings.

    You will acquire tips on what to do during periods of aridity or desolation. Above all, you will discover how to enjoy peace of heart in all circumstances and foster loving conversation with God. By learning how to entrust yourself fully to God’s holy will, you will experience His divine embrace and the fulfillment of your deepest desires.

    A “What Next?” section helps you take practical steps in doing God’s will. Burke also provides a summary of the Paradigm of Ascent, which provides often hidden but foundational insights and practices necessary to live out Liguori’s wisdom and to know the peace promised by God. In addition, he provides a simple action plan to implement these fruitful practices in your life.

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  • Hope : An Invitation

    $18.95

    Sr. Josephine Garrett, CSFN, is a woman full of hope, and she’s here to help you find authentic hope in your life, too. What she offers is real hope — not wishing on a shooting star or hoping you win the lottery, but the messy and risky kind. She also takes an unflinching look at the painful parts of hope, our struggles with hope, and our labors in hope.

    Authentic hope is powerful and life-giving. It appears foolish to man. But it is the foolishness of God, and “the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom” (1 Cor 1:25). Authentic hope shines light into complete and utter darkness.

    In HOPE: An Invitation, Sr. Josephine invites you to journey with her to new heights of hope, to discover the courage to press ahead into the unknown even in difficult or seemingly impossible circumstances. She shares her own struggles to live in hope amidst the circumstances of her life, and she reflects on the great problem and the great gift of hope. Ultimately, we must find our hope in the strength of the Lord, not in worldly promises, in which we deceive ourselves into thinking we can manifest good things in our life through our own strength. We need a hope that extends well beyond ourselves and into eternity — a hope that comes from God, who not only has given us hope but allows us to spread this hope to others.

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  • Grand Slam For God

    $29.95

    Burke Masters had the perfect game plan for his life: he was going to become a Major League Baseball player. As a star infielder for Mississippi State with a game-winning grand slam to help his team reach the College World Series, he was well on his way to the career of his dreams. But little did he know that his life-changing call would not be from a recruiter to join the Major Leagues?it would be from God to become a priest.

    In this page-turning memoir, Fr. Burke takes readers on an intimate personal journey?from his childhood outside of Chicago, to his success in baseball, to his conversion to Catholicism, and finally, to his acceptance of his vocation. Amid severe doubt and personal loss, he learned to embrace his fundamental identity?not as an athlete, but as a beloved son of God and a spiritual father to God’s people. Fr. Burke’s story is a powerful reminder that God’s plan for us is so much greater than our own; that it fulfills our dreams in ways greater than we could have imagined; and that if we only have the courage to say yes, every moment is an opportunity for a grand slam for God.

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  • Generous Lap : A Spirituality Of Grandparenting

    $20.00

    In this charming and inspiring work, Kathy Coffey reflects on the spiritual dimensions of grandparenting–how this stage of life may expand our hearts, enlarge our humanity, put us in touch with fundamental aspects of our selves, and allow opportunities for a more generous and fruitful life.

    She notes: “God uses this period in human life to transform us. The most cantankerous, self-absorbed jerks suddenly discover a sweeter side. The stern start spoiling relentlessly. The introverts pull out the photos, cute sayings, and stories. Those who thought their physical ailments were paralyzing sprint after the toddler heading for the street or hoist aging bodies up the jungle gym when a grandchild quails at the terrifying steepness of the slide. As ‘the child grows in wisdom, age, and grace, ‘ we get to marvel, and gradually grow into God’s loving self.

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  • Silent Compassion : Finding God In Contemplation

    $18.99

    In Silent Compassion: Finding God in Contemplation, Richard Rohr focuses on finding God in the depths of silence. Divine silence is more than the absence of noise; it has a life of its own. We are invited into its living presence to find the wholeness of being and peace it brings. This book will inspire you and show that the peace of contemplation is not something just for monks, mystics, and those divorced from the worries of the world, but rather for all people who can quiet their own mind to listen in the silence. What’s more, this silence can absorb paradoxes, contradictions, and the challenges of life, ultimately connecting us with the great chain of being. While different faiths use different languages and different words, silence can become a common place for all to experience God.

    In May 2013, the Festival of Faiths conference in Louisville, Kentucky, featured His Holiness the Dalai Lama in an event called “Sacred Silence: Pathway to Compassion.” Richard Rohr was selected as the Christian presence among a small group of “world renowned experts on contemplative practice and compassion.” Others represented Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, and Judaism. Silent Compassion curates the Franciscan friar’s talks from that event as well as interviews that place his thoughts in the context of his larger work as founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation. This is an updated and expanded edition of Rohr’s original presentation on the subject.

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  • Q And A Journal For Christian Women Taupe

    $20.99

    The Q&A a Day: 3-Year Journal for Christian Women, a unique 3-Year Devotional, serves as a tool to gauge your personal growth over the next three years. This Christian women’s journal acts as a self-reflection resource that can also inspire deeper conversations with your loved ones.

    Its elegant taupe faux leather cover is adorned with scattered, heat-debossed fronds on both sides. The front cover boasts a gold-foiled frame, complemented by a heat-debossed arch design that highlights a sleek panel displaying the title. The title is presented in heat-debossed letters, further accentuated with a gold-foiled script.

    Q and A a Day for Christian Women
    3-year Journal

    The journal’s gilt-edged pages beautifully harmonize with the gold-foiled accents on the cover. The single-color interior offers an arched frame on each page, enclosing a lined space designed for recording answers to the same question over three consecutive years. This layout is designed for a three-year response cycle to the same question, making this a personal growth journal that follows the calendar year, starting on January 1.

    By devoting five minutes a day to answering the thought-provoking question of the day, you can track your evolving thoughts over time. Deep reflective questions, such as “What are you waiting on God for?” and “Which of the disciples describes you?” are part of this Christian women’s journal.

    Lina AbuJamra, a pediatric ER doctor, telemedicine practitioner, and the founder of Living With Power Ministries, has devoted her life to offering hope by connecting biblical answers to everyday life. A sought-after Bible teacher, podcaster, and conference speaker, she has authored several books, including our very own Rest in Me Pink Faux Leather Devotional.

    The Q&A a Day: 3-Year Journal for Christian Women can be used to chronicle your personal three-year spiritual journey or as a shared family activity. It also serves as a valuable tool for maintaining accountability and makes a thoughtful Christmas gift for the cherished women in your life.

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  • Whole Language : The Power Of Extravagant Tenderness

    $17.99

    In a community struggling to overcome systemic poverty and violence, The Whole Language shows how those at Homeboy Industries fight despair and remain generous, hopeful, and tender. When Saul was thirteen years old, he killed his abusive stepfather in self-defense; after spending twenty-three years in juvenile and adult jail, he enters the Homeboy Industries training and healing programs and embraces their mission. Declaring, “I’ve decided to grow up to be somebody I always needed as a child,” Saul shows tenderness toward the young men in his former shoes, treating them all like his sons and helping them to find their way. Before coming to Homeboy Industries, a young man named Abel was shot thirty-three times, landing him in a coma for six months followed by a year and a half recuperating in the hospital. He now travels on speaking tours with Boyle and gives guided tours around the Homeboy offices. One day a new trainee joins Abel as a shadow, and Abel recognizes him as the young man who had put him in a coma. “You give good tours,” the trainee tells Abel. They both have embarked on a path to wholeness.

    Boyle’s moving stories challenge our ideas about God and about people, providing a window into a world filled with fellowship, compassion, and fewer barriers. Bursting with encouragement, humor, and hope, The Whole Language invites us to treat others–and ourselves–with acceptance and tenderness.

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  • Gather The Fragments

    $16.99

    In this memoir, Maureen O’Brien reflects on the gospel story of the miracle of the loaves and fishes and what she learns about herself, the people around her, and a fragmented but still beautiful world. While she’s sharing her story of finding God’s love, she’s also sharing the stories of so many others, known and cherished by God even when the world leaves them shattered, finding their way through the world and feasting on the fragments of grace that are always in abundance if we learn to look, to see, to accept, to share.

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  • Healing Path : A Memoir And An Invitation

    $22.00

    This is a contemplative reflection on the spirituality of healing, the fruit of the author’s lifetime in conducting spiritual direction and psychotherapy, drawing on his lessons from Thomas Merton and study of the mystical path. It is largely written in the form of a memoir of his own recovery from the traumatic wounds of his early life (abusive father, abuse by his confessor in the monastery, a dysfunctional marriage, and his road to healing and wholeness. But it is not just about his story–it is an invitation to the reader to reflect and resonate with the lessons that apply to their own stories.

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  • To Rome With The Homeless

    $21.95

    Each year for nearly a decade, Tanya Cangelosi traveled on pilgrimage to Rome with one of her homeless friends. As founder of the Denver Homeless Ministry, she wanted “to inspire homeless youth and adults to change their lives and not to allow themselves to be controlled by their circumstances.” Each trip to Rome was a unique, crazy adventure for everyone involved, and ultimately transformative.

    To Rome with the Homeless captures the poignant stories of both Tanya and her newfound friends in a moment of encounter. Tanya’s own story of homelessness and conversion, and the way she has boldly answered the Lord’s call for her life, encourages us to live our own call to see Christ in every person.

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  • Legacy Of Mercy

    $19.95

    On May 31, 1999, Rachel Muha experienced a mother’s worst nightmare. Her youngest son, Brian, and his friend Aaron Land were taken by force on a journey of about 20 miles, spanning three states, that ended in torture and death. They were roommates and students at Franciscan University of Steubenville, and the murders shocked the campus and the wider community.

    Even before her son’s body was found, Rachel publicly forgave her son’s killers. It was a life-changing moment, not just for her but for everyone who heard her powerful act of forgiveness and love. Rachel has continued to choose mercy and forgiveness every day since then, now leading a ministry that serves inner-city children in the hope that they won’t choose the same life that Brian’s murderers did.

    Legacy of Mercy tells the story of raising and losing a son; the story of forgiving his murderers; and the story of a mother responding to her son’s death not with vengeance or self-pity, but with love and a desire to serve others in need.

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  • What Would Monica Do

    $19.95

    Hope and healing for those with a loved one who has left the Faith.

    St. Monica was the loving mother of St. Augustine, Catholic theologian and Doctor of the Church.

    While St. Augustine became one of the most influential theologians of the Catholic Faith, he spent a period of time running from God. During this period, his mother prayed continuously for his conversion. God answered her prayers!

    In What Would Monica Do?, two mothers, authors, and lovers of St. Monica offer guidance, practical advice, and prayers for navigating the difficulty of losing a loved one to the world through their reflections on St. Monica.

    With this resource of inspiration and consolation, readers will learn:

    *The story of St. Monica’s faithfulness to God and selfless love for her child.

    *How to navigate the grief of watching a loved one leave the Faith.

    *Prayers to offer for the conversion of children and grandchildren living contrary to the Catholic Faith.

    *How to let go of anger and unforgiveness to allow your heart to be filled with peace and comfort.

    *How to set an example of faith that draws non-believers to Catholicism.

    *And more!

    What Would Monica Do? is the friend and guide that you need to find peace and consolation in a relationship with your heavenly Father even while experiencing tremendous grief and disappointment.

    St. Monica, pray for us!

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  • Marys Miracles : A Traveler’s Guide To Catholic America

    $27.95

    You don’t have to travel overseas to discover our Blessed Mother’s miraculous love for her children. Mary’s Miracles: A Traveler’s Guide to Catholic America takes you to more than 50 Marian shrines, chapels, and statues, right here in the United States, each with a riveting story to tell. Stories about:

    *The United States’ only Church-approved Marian apparition (Champion, Wisconsin)

    *A family’s safe passage to America after invoking the intercession of the Star of the Sea, and the chapel they built in thanksgiving (Cheektowaga, New York)

    *The Grotto, the fulfillment of a boyhood vow to build a “great work” for the Blessed Mother (Portland, Oregon)

    *An old Spanish shrine to Our Lady of La Leche, the powerhouse of answered prayers for babies (St. Augustine, Florida)

    *A priest who looked like Dean Martin, sang like Bing Crosby — and commissioned a statue as big as his love for Mary (Santa Clara, California)

    Written by the author of the blockbuster Monuments, Marvels, and Miracles (OSV, 2021), this book is another must-have for all Catholic travelers. Organized by region and state, Mary’s Miracles can help you easily plan your next vacation or pilgrimage and find Marian sites you haven’t yet discovered. Additional features include color photos, miracle stories, and an explanation of site-specific Marian titles and devotions. Websites, phone numbers, addresses, and other information are included to help you plan your visit.

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  • 150 People Places And Things You Never Knew Were Catholic

    $24.95

    Good luck getting through an entire day without experiencing the impact of Catholicism. Woken up by an alarm or checked the time? The mechanical clock was invented in the tenth century by a monk who became pope. A bowl of cereal for breakfast? Your milk is safe thanks to Louis Pasteur, a devout Catholic whose research was driven by a love of God and humanity. Knock on wood? It’s actually an ancient Catholic practice invoking the power of the Cross when facing trouble or danger.

    Each entry in 150 People, Places, and Things You Never Knew Were Catholic is rich with detail and nuance. Here are Catholic stories full of drama, decisions, and inspiration.

    The fruits of our Catholic Faith are all around us, and the ways in which the Church has shaped history and the secular world can be found in science, art, pop culture, sports, and more. Our most enduring (and endearing) customs, pastimes, practices, and institutions often can be traced back to an inventive, resourceful Catholic. You’ll discover things you never knew – and come away with inspiration for how you, too, can impact the world.

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  • From The White House To The White Cross

    $16.95

    “Storytelling is deeply embedded in my DNA,” says Peggy Stanton, who served ABC-TV as its first female news correspondent in Washington, DC, in the 1960s. Opening up the journals Stanton kept for decades, especially while traveling the world with her husband, Congressman Bill Stanton, From the White House to the White Cross offers an entertaining and revealing glimpse into a storied world of glitz and glamor, featuring A-listers from Julie Andrews and Charlton Heston to Lyndon Johnson, Fidel Castro, and Salvador Dali. Stanton’s perspective – and life – change unexpectedly during a visit to Medjugorje, where, in her words, “the Master attempts to chisel a poor piece of clay into what he intended her to be.” Her dramatic conversion from “a cultural Catholic to a committed Catholic” opens a new chapter in a life filled with adventure, opportunity, and service.

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  • Be Still And Know Journal

    $29.99

    Set some time apart to journal your thoughts, adoration, and prayers in the Be Still Floral Embroidered Blue Faux Leather Classic Journal with Zippered Closure. The daily Scripture verses paired with the beautiful design will prompt your heart and mind to become still for a time of worship.

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  • Icon Of Trust

    $13.95

    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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  • Gods Superheroes Amazing Catholic Women

    $16.95

    Superheroes are everywhere — in movies, on television, and in video games. It’s exciting to think about these extraordinary people with amazing powers who save us from evil and are a force for good in the world.

    But did you know that God has real-life superheroes of his own? They started out as ordinary people. Then something (God!) happened to them, and they changed.

    God’s Superheroes will introduce you to more than three dozen amazing Catholic women, including Saint Brigid, Saint Joan of Arc, Saint Josephine Bakhita, Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, Venerable Satoko Kitahara, Saint Teresa of Calcutta, Servant of God Thea Bowman, Saint Therese of Lisieux, and the Blessed Virgin Mary.

    The women in this book went out into our world with courage and determination. Whether as mothers, religious, or teenaged girls they stood against evil and made a difference. Some even had superpowers — they could be in two places at once, or read minds, or heal sickness! They all used the talents God gave them and sacrificed to change the world for the better. They are still champions for good today, and these are their stories. These amazing Catholic women want to stand by your side throughout your adventures and help with the obstacles you face. They want you to become one of God’s superheroes, too!

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  • Art Of Lent

    $17.00

    Join Sister Wendy on a journey through Lent, and discover the timeless wisdom to be found in some of the world’s greatest paintings.

    Illustrated in full colour with over forty famous and lesser-known masterpieces of Western art, this beautiful book will lead you into a deeply prayerful response to all that these paintings convey to the discerning eye.

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  • On Pilgrimage : The Seventies

    $28.00

    A collection of Dorothy Day’s “On Pilgrimage” columns from the 1970s. Highlights: Travels around the world, including Tanzania and the Soviet Union; arrest with the farmworkers at age 75; a standoff with the IRS over refusal to pay federal income tax; the end of the Vietnam War; speaking at the Eucharistic Congress; opening a new house of hospitality for homeless women; and the slow, inexorable journey toward the culmination of her “pilgrimage” in 1980. After the tumult of the 1960s, Dorothy welcomed in the 70s the signs of constructive work, pointing to an alternative society. These writings, from her last years, represent a moving testament to a life among the poor, her work as a prophetic peacemaker, her model as a new kind of saint for our times.

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  • Gods Superheroes Amazing Catholic Men

    $16.95

    Superheroes are everywhere — in movies, on television, and in video games. It’s exciting to think about these extraordinary people with amazing powers who save us from evil and are a force for good in the world.

    But did you know that God has real-life superheroes of his own? They started out as ordinary people. Then something (God!) happened to them, and they changed.

    God’s Superheroes highlights three dozen amazing Catholic men, including Venerable Augustus Tolton, Saint Anthony of Padua, Blessed Carlo Acutis, Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint John Paul II, Servant of God Nicholas Black Elk, Blessed Miguel Pro, Blessed Justo Takayama Ukon, and Saint Joseph.

    The men in this book were brave and bold in their Catholic faith. Whether as fathers, priests, or teenaged boys, they stood against evil and made a difference. Some even had superpowers — they could fly in the air, or foretell the future, or cure the sick! They all used the talents God gave them and sacrificed to change the world for the better. They are still champions for good today, and these are their stories. These amazing Catholic men want to stand by your side throughout your adventures and help with the obstacles you face. They want you to become one of God’s superheroes, too!

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  • Pastoral Dynamo : From The Perspective Of Saint John Neumann

    $12.99

    Imagined in the first person and accompanied by excerpts from letters written by Saint John Neumann, the story of a poor immigrant reaches worlds beyond his Bohemian birthplace. From an early age he knew that missionary work in North America was his calling.

    In less than 20 years as a Redemptorist priest in the new, young country he served the North American Province, was ordained Bishop of Philadelphia, and laid the foundation for the Catholic school system in the United States. All across the northeastern U.S., Bishop Neumann oversaw the establishment churches, parishes, and schools as the population expanded rapidly. The first Sisters of St. Francis professed their vows before the bishop to begin their medical and educational ministries that still serve the needs of others.

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  • Dare To Be More

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    Unofficially known as the patron saint of the internet, Blessed Carlo Acutis is a role model for today’s teens and adolescents. An ordinary teenager of the millennial generation, he enjoyed soccer, computers, and video games, but he was also committed to Mass, confession, and prayer. He used his computer savvy to spread devotion to the Eucharist and understanding of Church teachings. He was diagnosed with leukemia and was only 15 years old when he died. He was beatified by Pope Francis in Assisi on October 10, 2020.

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  • Monastery Mornings : My Unusual Boyhood Among The Saints And Monks

    $18.00

    Monastery Mornings is a memoir of a young boy from a broken home growing up with a colorful community of Trappist monks in the mountains of rural Latter-day Saint Utah. Michael O’Brien was raised in the 1970s by a single mother…and by monks. He wrote down his memories of the monastery when it closed in 2017, intending to memorialize his Trappist friends. What he really did, however, was document his own formation, specifically how a childhood spent with Trappists revealed a path on which the author learned to live a life as a man of faith, hope, and love.

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  • Wisdom From The Lives And Letters Of Saint Francis De Sales And Jane De Cha

    $13.95

    Live Jesus! Was the motto of St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane de Chantal. As they did for so many others, these master spiritual directors can guide you gently and lovingly to Jesus, so that he can reign in your own heart. On a host of subjects-whether it be how to trust in God, accept your imperfections, deal with temptations, or serve others with love-these saints provide timeless, inspirational advice.

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  • Making Room : Soul-Deep Satisfaction Through Simple Living

    $18.99

    Is your life an accurate reflection of what you believe to be most important–or do you struggle to bridge your ideals with your reality?

    Most of us fall short of fully living out our values, especially if they are countercultural ones like simplicity and soulfulness. As both a family man and the Executive Director of the Passionist Earth & Spirit Center in Kentucky, Kyle Kramer knows that struggle. In Making Room he writes not only as an eco-spiritual expert but also as a fellow pilgrim on the journey toward simplicity, which he defines as the choices that create the freedom to honor our own deepest needs, the concentric circles of human relationships, and God’s gifts of the natural world.

    Kramer explains why living simply can give you true satisfaction; how simplicity benefits you, the poor, and the earth; and tangible ways to begin living more simply in specific areas of:

    *Work
    *Finances
    *Play
    *Relationships
    *Food
    *and more

    Let this book be your guide as you move toward a way of life that is spiritually nurturing, socially just, and environmentally sustainable.

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  • On Pilgrimage : The Sixties – A Chronicle Of Faith And Action Through A Dec

    $28.00

    This collection of Dorothy Day’s “On Pilgrimage” columns from the 1960s is a chronicle of faith and action. Living among the poor and seeking God in her daily life, Dorothy Day had a special vantage point during this tumultuous decade, marked by the Cuban Revolution, Vatican II, the struggle for Civil Rights, Vietnam protests, and the rise of the United Farmworkers.

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  • Eyes Of Compassion

    $20.00

    In the mid-1960s, Thich Nhat Hanh was a little-known Vietnamese Zen monk, touring the United States on behalf of the cause of peace in his homeland. Jim Forest, a Catholic peacemaker, was asked to accompany him on his speaking engagements. From there emerged a friendship over many decades, in which Jim learned through conversations and daily life about Nhat Hanh’s spiritual teachings on mindfulness and the inner peace that is necessary for promoting world peace. Over the years Thich Nhat Hanh became one of the most influential and revered spiritual teachers in the world. Jim Forest’s intimate portrait, which includes photos and other illustrations, is a unique introduction to a modern spiritual master and his teachings.

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  • Way Of Peace

    $20.00

    The latest in the bestselling “Way of” collection is an anthology of inspiring stories, poems, and essays that shows the path to peace-within ourselves, among peoples, and with the earth. Welcome your meditations into the company of Mary Oliver, Thich Nhat Hanh, Dorothee Soelle, Eckhart Tolle, Joseph Girzone, Pope Francis, Henry Nouwen, David Steindl-Rast, Jim Martin, and many others.

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  • Diary Of Jesus Christ

    $20.00

    While obviously not really the diary of Jesus Christ, here is a first-person account of the life of Jesus by noted Jesuit playwright Bill Cain. The diary places us inside Jesus’s consciousness, where the spirit of discovery, surprise, learning, doubt, failure and growth is in sharp contrast to the canonical gospels where Jesus seems, from the start, self-assured and even predestined to fulfill his role. It is a bold attempt to understand the person whom more than two billion people claim as their savior.

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  • I Believe In You (Revised)

    $19.95

    How to believe in yourself and the other? In what ways can you live out who you really are and relate to others beyond masks and projections? Find out in surprising ways! How to believe in yourself and the other? In what ways can you live out who you really are and relate to others beyond masks and projections? Find out in surprising ways! “I Believe in You,” grounded in simple and meaningful stories from a community with persons with disabilities, brings together psychological and spiritual insights for anyone who wants to live authentically. Questions for reflection are also included for individual and group use. Each reader is invited on a personal and inclusive journey of acceptance and transformation.

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  • Paradise : Reflections On Chiara Lubich’s Mystical Journey

    $29.95

    “Paradise: Chiara Lubich’s Mystical Journey” is the first book to be published with Chiara’s only two talks about Paradise ’49, along with essays about that mystical journey and it implications for today’s world.

    This book presents both Chiara’s mystic journey in Paradise and her mystical journey in creation seeing humanity, nature and the Church in the light of Paradise. The latter journey gave Chiara mystical insights about the Church, humanity, and nature as well as God’s will for all three in the future. The mystical genius of Chiara created a lay spirituality that seeks to realize Jesus’s prayers: “Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven” (Mt. 6:10), and “May they all be one” (Jn. 17:21).

    Essays by: Chiara Lubich, Peter Casarella, Thomas Norris, David L. Schindler, Piero Coda, Brendan Leahy, Donald W. Mitchell, Hubertus Blaumeiser, Luigino Bruni, Antonio Baggio, Bernard Callebaut, Gerard Rosse, Callan Slipper, Roberto Catalano, Cinto Busquet, Brian K. Reynolds, Jesus Moran, Maria Voce, Cherylanne Menezes, Judith Povilus, Anna Pelli.

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  • Spiritual Practices For The Brain

    $14.99

    Intersecting neuroscience, psychology, and spirituality, author Anne Kertz Kernion offers mindfulness tips and explains the benefits of Christian meditation.

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  • Strategic Grandparent : Your Most Important And Fun Role Yet

    $13.95

    How can you reach your grandchildren and impart faith to them? You are not alone in this question, and author Michael Shaughnessy wants to give you a proven plan for doing just that. Applying the principles of youth work, The Strategic Grandparent gives you a step-by-step plan for connecting with your grandchildren, engaging them, and making a lasting impact in their lives. You have an important role to play in God’s plan for your grandchildren take the first step today!

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  • Warning : Testimonies And Prophecies Of The Illumination Of Conscience

    $17.95

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    This highly acclaimed and captivating book offers the world the most thorough understanding to date of “the Warning,” or “the Illumination of Conscience”-a critical moment in human history when every person alive will see their soul in the light of divine truth-including fascinating stories of those who have already experienced it for themselves.

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  • Faith That Dares To Speak

    $24.95

    The Catholic Church at the dawn of the twenty-first century is arguably the last feudal system in the West. Once the feudal structure of the church is recognized, the bishops’ response to the clergy abuse crisis comes into focus. Bishops and other church authorities reacted to the scandal the only way their feudal culture allowed–with secrecy, denial, and a no holds barred effort to protect the reputation, authority, and resources of the institution. While tragic, and in many cases reprehensible, their response was consistent with the way feudal systems function.

    In Faith That Dares to Speak, Donald Cozzens addresses the laity’s role in challenging a feudal church to embrace accountability and transparency and to bring light where there is now darkness. Awakened to their dignity and responsibility as full, equal, and adult members of the church, lay Catholics in North America are finding their voice and daring to speak to church authorities long accustomed to deferential obedience and compliance.

    Church life, Cozzens believes, will never be quite the same.

    The current crisis in the Church, while profoundly disturbing and troubling, offers possibilities for a renewed and revitalized Church. In Faith That Dares to Speak, Cozzens underscores the critical need for laity and clergy to speak honestly and courageously to church authorities. He addresses the obstacles to faithful speech as well as the spiritual and moral foundations of mature, adult conversation and commitment. The current crisis in the Church, while profoundly disturbing and troubling, offers possibilities for a renewed and revitalized Church. In Faith That Dares to Speak, Cozzens underscores the critical need for laity and clergy to speak honestly and courageously to church authorities. He addresses the obstacles to faithful speech as well as the spiritual and moral foundations of mature, adult conversation and commitment.

    Chapters include “The Courage to Speak,” “The Humility to Listen,” “Love That Dares to Question,” “The Liberation of the Laity,” “Voice of the Faithful,” and “Contemplative Conversation.”

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  • Daily Comfort While Grieving

    $10.95

    Every person while lives will experience loss. Who will be a source of strength and solace to see us through? The daily Scripture or quote, brief reflection and the prayer in the 29th book in our Spiritual Life Series will help you respond with hope and faith to the inevitable suffering and sorrow that come our way and help to heal the brokenness.

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  • Overdue : A Dewey Decimal System Of Grace

    $19.95

    Valerie Schultz almost stumbled into prison ministry, a happy accident of a beginning. Initially fearful of the scary people she’d meet and the dark place she’d be working, she found that some inmates were dangerous, but many were kind; some were mean and some were friendly; some were misogynistic and some were respectful; some were quiet and some were loud. In short, they were a lot like the non-incarcerated population.

    As Schultz went from volunteering to working in a clerical position and then running a library on a yard, she learned to see the prisoners as human beings. They possessed all the quirks and gifts and flaws, the nobility and the sin, that define humanity–every single one of them a human being created and loved by God. It was no challenge to find God in all things in prison, because God was palpably everywhere.

    In Overdue, Schultz shares what she learned and the grace she received during her fourteen years inside an American prison. Her experience and insights will transform how you see the people around you and the world we all share.

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  • C S Lewis Little Book Of Wisdom

    $18.95

    Novelist, poet, critic, lay theologian, and best-selling author of the ‘Narnia’ series, C. S. Lewis’ works have become timeless classics for adults and children around the world.

    Here in one concise volume is the essence of his thought on subjects ranging from love and faith to ethics and morality and myth and literature that will throw open the windows of the soul and provide readers with bite-sized nuggets of wisdom and inspiration from one of the best-loved writers of the 20th century.

    This lovely little gift book will provide sustenance, wisdom, and hope for both believers and seekers. And, most importantly, it will provide an entry point for those unfamiliar with Lewis that will make them want to explore his fiction and nonfiction works.

    Selections from C.S. Lewis’ Little Book of Wisdom:
    “If God had granted all the silly prayers I’ve made in my life, where should I be now?”

    “Surely arrested development consists not in refusing to lose old things, but in failing to add new things…”

    “Do not dare not to dare.”

    “We are mirrors whose brightness is wholly derived from the sun that shines upon us.”

    “I didn’t go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don’t recommend Christianity.”

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  • Sauntering Through Scripture

    $19.95

    The Bible presents a landscape rich with characters whose stories and prophecies, wisdom and woes, parables and prayers describe our very human struggle to know and respond to the love of God. Repeated reading and retelling make these texts familiar, and yet we encounter them anew in these fresh, intimate, and sometimes startling reflections by master storyteller Genevieve Glen,

    Sr. Genevieve writes with a vivid and poetic imagination. Drawing on her life of monastic prayer and the practice of Lectio Divina-a life saturated in Scripture-she pulls us deeply into these stories. Sauntering through this holy ground with her we enter small villages and busy towns, sheepfolds and gardens, a nomad’s tent and a rich man’s house, a stable in Bethlehem and the great temple in Jerusalem. Most of all we encounter the transforming message and mercy of God in Jesus Christ.

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  • Month With Saint Augustine

    $10.99

    Saint Augustine of Hippo has inspired many people through his autobiographical work, The Confessions. These include the famous account of the conversion to Christianity of this man who went on to become a priest, bishop, and one of the fathers of the church.This short book contains sixty-two prayers and readings (one each morning and evening for a month). It will help readers to steep themselves in the writings and thoughts of this favorite saint, and the introduction will introduce Saint Augustine’s particular appeal. The special angle unique to this series of books is the way they accompany the reader on a month-long journey with a favorite saint or writer.

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  • Only Wonder Comprehends

    $16.95

    For over forty years, John Garvey was the “ballast” of Commonweal magazine. His award-winning essays and consistently notable columns revealed not only his acuity and alacrity, but his uncommon spiritual insight. These in turn provided momentum and substance for whatever followed in an issue of the magazine because Garvey never hesitated to wrestle with some of the most challenging and intractable topics of the day, and did so with a rich pastoral sensitivity, and a refreshing and rare intelligence.

    Only Wonder Comprehends gleans from John Garvey’s many contributions to Commonweal that reflect his spiritual depth and deep appreciation of history, politics, theology, and culture. Steeped in the Christian tradition, Garvey loved to write and, in return, his readers relished what he wrote. It is hoped that this collection of his writings from Commonweal will inspire readers to cultivate a similar sense of attentiveness and commitment, for as the author himself observed, “Religious traditions are meant to transform us, not to affirm us as we are.”

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  • Blessed Endurance : Moving Beyond Despair To Hope

    $9.99

    Where is God when we are hurting or in despair? How can we respond faithfully to situations that cause us pain? Where can we find hope even when we feel hopeless? Pain, despair, and struggle are part of life, and they test our character as God’s people. John Wimmer approaches these challenges to our faith realistically and thoughtfully. Although we can’t always understand or control many things that happen to us, we can choose how we will respond to them. Wimmer encourages us to view difficulties as opportunities for spiritual and personal growth. Rather than diminishing faith, pain and despair can lead to greater trust in God. To endure through such times is a blessing. This inspiring book offers practical help for moving from pain and despair to the blessing of hope. Wimmer reminds readers that with hope we also have faithnot the false belief that our lives will be pain-free, but true faith that God will lead us through our struggles to deeper levels of spiritual growth and wisdom.

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  • Bruised And Wounded

    $10.99

    The bestselling author of The Holy Longing turns his attention to one of the stigmas of our time: suicide. His book, Bruised and Wounded, presents a new way of understanding death by suicide with chapters on:

    *Removing the Taboo
    *Despair as Weakness Rather than Sin
    *Reclaiming the Memory of Our Loved One

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