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  • Praying Like The Early Church


    There are many misconceptions about prayer, ranging from what it is to how and why we pray. Dr. James Papandrea breaks open the wisdom of early Christians to transform and enrich your spiritual life and help you develop a daily rhythm for fruitful conversation with God. Here is the spiritual game plan you need to assist you in opening your heart to the Father’s invitation, receiving His love, living virtuously in practical ways, and entering into deeper communion with Him.

    Through the lives of early Church Fathers and Mothers, Dr. Papandrea emphasizes the centrality of the Mass and the Real Presence of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist in our lives of prayer, providing methods to help you benefit more at Mass and in daily life, and ways to grow in gratitude and devotion. You will learn how the sacraments were practiced in the early Church and their power in flooding us with God’s graces today. Additionally, you will see why communal worship is vital and the role of pilgrimage in Christian life.

    In these life-changing pages, you will find:

    * Why the Eucharist was the most important prayer from the Church’s inception
    * How Our Lady shows us what prayer really is and ways we can imitate her
    * Three meta-virtues in prayer and five characteristics of righteousness
    * How to pray without ceasing and develop “prayer attitudes”
    * Three tips on surrendering yourself to God’s will
    * Three things that block God’s grace (Brace yourself!)

    Dr. Papandrea also reveals the biblical roots of making the Sign of the Cross and what the early Christians taught about the layers of meaning in the Our Father. Moreover, he documents what early Christians believed regarding reading the Bible, praying for the dead, the role of the saints, repetition in prayer, fasting, and almsgiving.

    Included at the end of each chapter are sections on how to pray like an early Christian and resources on how “to go deeper.” An invaluable prayer plan, prayers from early Christians, and other helpful resources are also featured.

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  • Hearing Our Prayers


    How do we hear our prayers? In the words of philosopher Gemma Corradi Fiumara, there can “be no saying without hearing, no speaking which is not an integral part of listening, no speech which is not somehow received.” Therefore, hearing should be considered an essential aspect of participation in Christian worship. However, although almost all studies of Christian worship attend to the words spoken and sung, almost none consider how worshippers hear in the liturgical event.

    In Hearing Our Prayers, Juliette Day draws upon insights from liturgical studies, philosophy, psychology, acoustical science, and architectural studies to investigate how acts of audition occur in Christian worship. The book discusses the different listening strategies worshippers use for speech, chant, and music, as well as for silence and noise: why paying attention in church can be so difficult and how what we hear is affected by the buildings in which worship takes place. Day concludes by identifying “liturgical listening” as a particular type of ritual participation and emphasizes that liturgical listening is foundational for the way in which we pray, and think about God, the church, and the world.

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  • Jesus Make Me Fully Alive


    No matter what stage of the game you’re in, today’s schedules are b-u-s-y. Classes or work, coffee meetups, pickup pickleball games, time with family-you name it. The calendar tends to keep the social commitments and professional pressures high.

    In somewhat quieter moments of adulting, you may be combing apps for common ground, seeking community, and somehow still feeling as though you’re just going through the motions.

    Associate chaplain of the St. John Paul II Newman Center at the University of Illinois-Chicago, Fr. Tim Anastos says that when we take our prayer life seriously, approaching God with confidence and making a regular Holy Hour, Jesus begins to replace anxiety, insecurity, and doubt with love, freedom, and eternity.

    “Living in this world can easily drain us of life and joy, making us half alive, like zombies,” Anastos writes. “Jesus, Make Me Fully Alive can help recharge our relationship with Christ. Holy Hours are not just meant for the pope or the saints or ‘holy people.’ They are meant for you.”

    Beginning where you are (a few minutes for intentional prayer or an entire hour spent in Adoration), Anastos’s thirty Holy Hour exercises will help you easily engage with Jesus in prayer, building your personal relationship with God. You’ll also encounter:

    *personal examples of how Adoration made a difference in Fr. Anastos’s own prayer life, *suggestions about how to incorporate lectio divina in your prayer, and
    *imaginative prayer and spiritual journaling you can tap into before the Blessed Sacrament.

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  • What The Heart Of Jesus Does And Says In The Tabernacle


    St. Manuel Gonzalez Garcia, renowned as the Bishop of the Abandoned Tabernacle and acclaimed the greatest Eucharistic priest since the Cure of Ars, reflected: “I intend to awaken the curiosity, which in this case can truly be called holy, to understand and uncover what the Heart of Jesus in the Tabernacle does, says, and feels. I promise delightful surprises, invaluable discoveries, unimagined horizons, to those who allow themselves to be piqued by this curiosity.”

    Through these profound yet practical meditations, sometimes written from the perspective of Jesus speaking to you, you will be guided into deeper intimacy with our Eucharistic Lord and inspired to share His love with others. Through this refreshing and transformative experience, you will discover:

    *Why the Gospels lead us to the tabernacle, and the tabernacle leads us to the Gospels
    *The mission of those closest to Jesus in the Gospels and how to imitate them
    *Greater fervor in receiving Holy Communion and praying in Eucharistic Adoration
    *How Jesus is neither idle nor silent in His Eucharistic Presence
    *The three ways the Heart of Jesus looks at souls – and how He looks at you
    *The secret to touching the Heart of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament to receive healing

    There is also a stirring section at the end of the book about what the Heart of Jesus in the Holy Eucharist says to priests.

    St. Manuel tirelessly wrote these reflections, originally published as articles, to “preach to active souls the necessity, importance, and fruitfulness of staying in the tabernacle because the Love who dwells there is not loved but is abandoned!” St. Manuel will show you how to cultivate awe and reverence as you bask in our Lord’s Eucharistic Presence and let His power permeate your life. As your love of Jesus’ Eucharistic Heart deepens, you will learn how to console Him as He consoles you and be inflamed to offer your life in witness to your faith.

    Above all, in the Holy Eucharist, you will encounter the Friend who always waits to listen to you with His Heart and always speaks to your heart. In the light of the tabernacle, you will learn how to grow in virtue, overcome temptation, and live without fear.

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  • Behold Your Mother


    When we pray the Stations of the Cross, we walk alongside Jesus to Calvary. In Behold Your Mother: Marian Stations of the Cross, we walk alongside the Mother of the Redeemer as she accompanies him during his Passion and death. Written from the unique perspective of a child who is witnessing Mary’s unspeakable anguish, this booklet helps us to grow in devotion to the Blessed Mother as she leads us closer to her Son.

    Just before he died on the Cross for the salvation of the world, Jesus entrusted Mary to Saint John and Saint John to Mary. In that moment, Mary also became our mother forever – a beautiful, loving gift from the Redeemer himself. Behold your mother!

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  • 2024 Saint Joseph Guide For Christian Prayer (Large Type)


    Handy guide that facilitates use of the large-type edition of CHRISTIAN PRAYER, the one-volume LITURGY OF THE HOURS, by providing clear, accurate references for each day of the year.

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  • Prayers For Public Worship


    This book brings together over 300 beautiful prayers for advent and the Season of Christmas, written by four of the best-loved and most distinguished Christian writers: David Adam, Nick Fawcett, Susan Sayers, and Ray Simpson. This book is an invaluable resource for all those who prepare public worship.

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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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  • Prayers Before The Eucharist


    When thinking of Saint John Henry Newman, many associations come to mind: scholar, writer, intellectual. But rarely do we associate “mystic” with this new saint.

    And yet, his faith was not merely an intellectual exercise. Newman held a deep and passionate devotion to Our Lord in the Eucharist.

    In honor of his canonization, we have collected his Prayers and Meditations before the Eucharist in order to bring his beautiful and profound love for Christ in the Sacrament to a new generation of Catholics.

    His prayers place a singular focus on God’s mercy, perfections, and love for us that transcends the depravity of our sins, and engages God in frequent and familiar conversation, moving the heart to friendship with Christ.

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  • 5 Habits Of Prayerful People


    What if prayer could become one of the most rewarding and meaningful aspects of your whole life? What if you could use the skills productive people use to help you pray?

    Michael St. Pierre, executive director of the Catholic Campus Ministry Association and a productivity expert, shares five habits that you can use to help you gain confidence in your prayer and strengthen your relationship with God.

    Catholics are taught that prayer is necessary to live their faith, but many sincere Mass-goers find it almost impossible to pray consistently. They know that prayer is at the core of a relationship with God, but many still don’t have a clue about how to go about integrating prayer into their everyday lives. As a result, their confidence level related to prayer is low.

    St. Pierre began his own journey to prayer as a young adult, stumbling through the Rosary with uncertainty and frustration. Only when he decided to show up and do his best did he begin to build a consistent habit of prayer. After he started studying human productivity, he realized that some of the same principles could apply to the spiritual life. In his first book, The 5 Habits of Prayerful People, St. Pierre shares his unique and practical approach that will teach you how make prayer part of your everyday life.

    You will learn how to cultivate the habits of:
    *passion and pursuit
    *preparation and planning
    *persistence and perseverance

    Written in the tone and style of a popular business book, St. Pierre shares inspirational success and instructional failure as he helps readers to stop procrastinating and unlock the doors to a fruitful conversation with God.

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  • Busy Persons Guide To Prayer


    Beloved author Deacon Greg Kendra knows all too well what it is to be busy. Drawing from his own experience, and those of fellow Catholics, and the saints lives, Deacon Kandra helps us realize the importance of prayer and offers practical tips for making it a part of each day. Prayer includes regular participation in the Sacraments (Mass, Confession) but is also about a constant communication with God and a way to plan our day each morning and evaluate our progress each evening.

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  • Book Of Common Prayer


    The Book of Common Prayer is one of the most influential books in history. First published in the reign of Edward VI, in 1549, it was a product of the English Reformation following the break with Rome. For nearly five centuries, it has formed the order of worship for established Christianity in England. More listeners have heard these prayers, it is said, than the soliloquies of Shakespeare. As British imperial ambitions spread, the Book of Common Prayer became the primary instrument (at least as much as the King James Bible) of English culture, firstly in Ireland in 1551. When the Puritans fled to America in 1620 it was to escape the discipline imposed by of the Book of Common Prayer, yet the book came to embody official religion in America before and after Independence, and is still in use.

    Today it is a global book: it was the first book printed in many languages, from north America to southern Africa, to the Indian sub-continent.

    In this Very Short Introduction Brian Cummings tells the fascinating history of the Book of Common Prayer, and explains why it is easily misunderstood. Designed in the 1540s as a radical Protestant answer to Catholic “superstition,” within a century (during the English Civil Wars) radical Christians regarded the Book of Common Prayer as itself “superstitious” and even (paradoxically) “Papist.” Changing in meaning and context over time, the Book of Common Prayer has acted as a cultural symbol, affecting the everyday conduct of life as much as the spiritual, and dividing conformity from non-conformity, in social terms as well as religious, from birth to marriage to death.

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  • Catholic Family Prayers


    Too often, the noises and pressures of the world drown out the still, small voice of our heavenly Father. This little book will help Catholic families take advantage of quiet moments&mdashin the mornings, at mealtimes, throughout the day, and at night-to join together for times of thanksgiving, intercession, petition, praise, and all sorts of prayer, drawing closer to the Lord and to each other.

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  • Praying The Rosary Like Never Before


    These words express, so to speak, the wonder of heaven and earth; they could be said to give a glimpse of God’s own wonderment as he contemplates his ‘masterpiece’–the Incarnation of the Son in the womb of the Virgin Mary.” –Saint John Paul II

    Do you have two and a half minutes in your day that you can give to God? This is the beauty of the rosary. You don’t have to pray the rosary all at once and you can pray it anywhere!
    Do you struggle with praying the rosary: finding time, fighting distractions, worrying about your mind wandering? In Praying the Rosary Like Never Before, Edward Sri offers practical suggestions that come from the rosary’s tradition and, most especially, St. John Paul II. These helpful tips will make the rosary a constant companions through the different seasons, moments, and challenges we all face. These tips serve as easy on-ramps for those who don’t pray the rosary regularly motivate avid devotees of the rosary to go deeper with the Lord.

    “Offering God a decade or two in the midst of my daily life gives him something beautiful, even if I give it without my full, relaxed, undivided attention,” says Sri. “I’m giving God some space in my day and filling it with words of praise for him.”
    You will find answers to common questions such as the significance of the Hail Mary, whether the attention given to Mary distracts us from God, the meaning of all the repetition, where the rosary came from, what to think about for each of the mysteries, and whether one should focus on the prayers or the mysteries.

    You will also find biblical reflections on the twenty mysteries of the rosary that provide practical insights to help you not only understand the twenty mysteries but also live them.

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  • Christian Prayer


    This regular-size edition of the official one-volume version of the internationally acclaimed LITURGY OF THE HOURS contains the complete texts of Morning and Evening Prayer for the entire year. With its readable 10-pt. type, ribbon markers for easy location of texts, and beautiful two-color printing, this handsome and handy volume simplifies praying the official Prayer of the Church for today’s busy Catholic.

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  • Catholic Book Of Prayers


    In GIANT TYPE. Today’s most popular general prayer book. Contains many favorite prayers–those for every day, to the Blessed Trinity, to Mary, and to the Saints. Includes a summary of our Faith. Designed especially for Catholic adults and those with limited vision.

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  • Champions Of The Rosary


    Champions of the Rosary, the latest book by bestselling author Fr. Donald Calloway, which tells the powerful story about the history of the rosary and the champions of this devotion! The rosary is a spiritual sword, containing the saving mysteries of the God-Man. It has the power to conquer sin, defeat evil, and bring about peace. Champions of the Rosary presents a complete history of this spiritual weapon, 26 of its greatest heroes, detailed accounts of its victories, 26 color images of the rosary in art, as well as endorsements from the Master General of the Dominicans, 10 Dominican bishops, and 20 other bishops from around the world!

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  • Prayers And Heavenly Promises


    Now in Premium UltraSoft! This unique book of powerful prayers and devotions, compiled by Joan Carroll Cruz, includes wonderful promises made by Our Lord or Our Lady, most of which were revealed to famous Saints, including: St. Faustina, St. Gertrude, and St. Catherine Laboure. Author Joan Carroll Cruz has carefully selected and compiled devotions to Our Lady, the Infant Jesus, Precious Blood, Sacred Heart, Divine Mercy, St. Michael, and more in one place so that your daily prayer can be more powerful and more fruitful than ever before.

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  • 6 Ways To Pray From Six Great Saints


    A vibrant prayer life is essential to every Christian, but how can we keep our prayers meaningful and our spirituality growing? Gloria Hutchinson takes you on a tour of the prayer styles of some of our greatest saints-Francis and Clare of Assisi, John of the Cross, Teresa of Avila, Therese of Lisieux, and Ignatius of Loyola. These different prayer styles from the Catholic tradition offer you new ways to energize your prayer life and show you how to pray every day and in every circumstance.

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  • Reimagining The Ignatian Examen


    Jesuit speaker and author Mark Thibodeaux, SJ, guides you through new and unique versions of the Examen, totally flexible and adaptable to your personal daily life. Reimagining the Ignatian Examen-the only book of its kind-will lead you through a fresh and stimulating reflection on your past day, your present state-of-being, and your spiritual desires and needs for tomorrow.

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  • Lets Begin With A Prayer


    Let’s Begin with a Prayer provides a variety of prayers for all types of religious gatherings. From board meetings to book clubs, large assemblies to small groups, this brand new book of original prayers will become your best resource for bringing groups together in prayer to the Spirit for help furthering their mission. Each prayer starts with a Scripture quote and includes a short meditation. Prayer topics include:
    – Collaboration
    – Team-building
    – Diversity
    – Feast days and saint celebrations
    – Holidays (New Year’s, Thanksgiving, Labor Day, July 4
    )- Liturgical seasons
    – Virtues
    – Gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit
    – Healing, grief

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  • Stories Of Jesus


    Stories of Jesus provides a portrait of Our Lord in a day-by-day reflection format, based on the Gospel accounts of his life and teachings. Through these reflections, Girzone introduces Jesus and his adult ministry-from his baptism by John the Baptist through his public life and work, to his death and resurrection-pausing along the way to focus on the important people and events of Jesus s world.

    Girzone invites the reader to “enter into the mind and heart of Jesus, and subtly develop an intimacy with him that may form and deepen one s personal relationship with the Savior. Each day opens with a passage from one of the Gospels, followed by an imaginative retelling of the story found in the scriptural text, and a brief prayer at the end. The forty-day format allows readers to use this book for Lent, or at other times of year to provide a “retreat with Jesus.

    This creative approach to the life of Jesus will inspire a sense of God s Son as someone who is a constant companion as we walk though our own lives, one who understands, guides, and loves us with deep affection.

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  • Confessions Of Saint Augustine


    The Confessions of St. Augustine from Catholic Book Publishing is – after the Bible and the Imitation of Christ – the most widely translated and highly esteemed book in Christian history. Translated by Rev. J.M. Lehen, Ph.D., this Confessions of St. Augustine is published in a prayer book format, offering a more participatory reading and prayer experience based on St. Augustine’s confessions of his youthful errors. With a red vinyl cover, this classic Confessions of St. Augustine will make a tremendous personal resource or gift.

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  • Morning Prayers For Children


    This lightweight Angel-shaped book will add meaning and delight when children pray when they first wake up. The sweet animals that fill the pages will draw in children and help them look forward to saying their prayers.

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  • Prayer : Our Deepest Longing


    Prayer: Our Deepest Longing looks at the issues facing people of faith in today’s culture, and offers a way of more effectively dealing with them by seeking out opportunities for prayer. With simple, down-to-earth language, Rolheiser illustrates the importance of prayer and offers techniques on how to pray, using examples from daily life, Scripture, and contemporary writers. He delves into the places that we fear to go with our issues about prayer, encouraging us with gentle kindness and words of hope and inspiration.

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  • Saint Bernards Three Course Banquet


    Saint Bernard s famous work, The Steps of Humility and Pride (in Latin, De gradibus humilitatis et superbiae), is a short book consisting of a mere fifty-seven paragraphs. In it, the Abbot of Clairvaux unpacks the doctrine of the very crucial chapter 7 of Saint Benedict s sixth-century Rule for Monks, which explores the dynamic steps or degrees of both humility and pride. This chapter by Benedict could well be considered the spiritual basis of all Benedictine existence.

    In Saint Bernard s Three-Course Banquet, Dom Bernard Bonowitz makes the teaching of both Bernard and Benedict accessible to modern readers in a set of conferences originally conceived for and delivered to a group of Cistercian juniors, that is, monks and nuns who had completed their novitiate but had not yet made their solemn vows. With Dom Bernard as a guide, many more readers can be sure of drinking at the purest sources of the monastic tradition, which at that depth becomes one with the Gospel itself.

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  • Prayers Papers And Play


    Prayers, Papers, and Play: Devotions for Every College Student is a college student devotional to be used throughout the academic year and into summer holidays. The devotions focus on a variety of common student experiences: academic struggles, working while attending school, leisure activities, internships, friendships, and more.

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  • Pleading Cursing Praising


    Irene Nowell’s work would be both impressive and important if she were “only” a masterful Scripture scholar or a gifted spiritual guide or a compelling teacher. The fact that she is all three makes her an extraordinary resource for Christians today. In Pleading, Cursing, Praising, Nowell puts all of these gifts to use to offer a guide to praying with the psalms.

    Nowell maintains that the psalms teach us to tell our story, to cry out our pain, and to give praise to God. They also teach us to listen-to the voice of God, the voice of Christ, the voices of the people around us, and the voice of all creation. This book includes questions and exercises for personal reflection, brief prayers for praying along the way, and suggestions for composing one’s own psalm-prayers. It promises to enrich the spiritual life of everyone who reads it.

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  • Blessing Cup : Prayer Rituals For Families And Groups


    Ritual is a powerful binding force. From the bedtime routines that toddlers insist upon to the comic routines that leave outsiders puzzled, all groups, including families, shape their identities by the rites they observe. And, in the process, they discover that something holy lies at the heart of their relationships. Franciscan Father Rock Travnikar wants families and groups to discover that holiness and to claim a deeper identity as God’s people. To aid in this discovery, he created prayer-rituals that are centered on a common cup and based on the use of Scripture and petition to help family or group members express their deepest feelings.

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  • Holy Family Prayer Book


    This simple prayer book, devoted to the Holy Family, offers traditional and original prayers dedicated to helping families today. Included in The Holy Family Prayer Book, are a variety of prayers that will help families stay spiritually grounded and ever-present in faith.

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  • Eucharistic Adoration : Reflections In The Franciscan Tradition


    This book provides Catholics who pray before the Real Presence with a new and unique resource to deepen their adoration experience and do so within the Franciscan tradition. Each of 52 reflections for Eucharistic Adoration–one for each week of the year–features four parts that address the spiritual advice of St. Clare to gaze, consider, contemplate, and imitate Christ. Each reflection encourages us to:

    Gaze upon Christ, using a quote from a Franciscan source, primarily the letters of Clare of Assisi, but also the writings of St. Francis.
    Consider Christ, using a brief reflection that will inspire you to reverence the Real Presence, the Body and Blood of Christ.
    Contemplate Christ, by praying a few lines that help you go deeply into the spiritual experience of adoration.
    Imitate Christ in your daily life with a challenge to act like Christ after time spent in adoration.

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  • Prayers Before The Bell


    Never be without a prayer again! “Prayers Before the Bell” offers 48 weekly themes and over 250 original prayers by story teller and catechist, Betty Manion, to guide students throughout the school year, the liturgical calendar, and on special occasions, such testing days, athletic events, Grandparents day, and graduation. A weekly prayer service with scripture reflection and faith discussion questions is also included to support students as they grow in faith their relationship with God.

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  • Daily Prayer Rosary


    This book brings together two ancient Christian traditions: daily prayer based on the songs and psalms of the Bible, and prayer with beads. Prayer beads are used all over the world in a staggering variety of forms. Combining the rosary with the songs of the Bible offers a contemplative approach to praying scripture in a tactile way. Using psalms and canticles from Common Worship, complete prayer outlines are provided for Morning, Prayer During the Day, Evening and Night Prayer during Ordinary Time. In addition, eight outlines are given for the seasons of the Christian year: Advent, Christmas, Epiphany, Lent, Holy Week, Easter, Pentecost, All Saints to Advent. Here is all you need in one volume for cultivating a habit of daily prayer with the scriptures throughout the day and throughout the year. For those familiar with the rosary and for those who have never used one before, this is an ideal devotional companion.

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  • Praying With The Jesuits


    A Jesuit priest and teacher presents a rich treasury of materials for prayer and meditation produced by a great cloud of Jesuit witnesses beginning with St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, and continuing right to the present day.

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  • 15 Days Of Prayer With Therese Of Lisieux


    A Carmelite nun who joined the convent at the young age of fifteen, Saint Therese of Lisieux lived a cloistered life of obscurity. Though she preferred hidden sacrifice during her short life, her words, her legacy, and her ‘little way’ have made her one of the more popular saints of today.

    Therese’s road was one of suffering, spiritual childhood, abandonment to the benevolence of the Lord, trials of faith, periods of painful spiritual barrenness, and a life devoted entirely to love and to the Church. She felt within herself the music of holiness, and she let it resound in her heart until it made her whole life an offering of love.

    Enjoy your time with Therese of Lisieux, and be prepared to be surprised as you journey with one of the most beloved spiritual figures of our time.

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  • Pause For Thought


    Fresh, new themes of reflection in the areas of prayer, Jesus, and God, by a prominent theologian and speaker.

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  • Prayer In The Digital Age


    The digital age is an age of information overload. In this noisy, technology-driven world, full of important news and urgent messages, spending silent time in prayer can seem impossible.

    In his second book, Matt Swaim brings to light the obstacles to prayer inherent in our digitally-connected culture and explores both the challenges and benefits of living a Christian life in the 21st century. Drawing on the spiritual wisdom of such masters as St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Therese of Lisieux, and Venerable Pope John Paul II, Swaim provides practical suggestions for learning how to “unplug” and incorporate prayer into one’s daily life.

    Delve into how technology truly affects our faith:
    In a culture suffering from information overload, what’s the difference between knowing facts about God and actually knowing God?
    How does our desire to be entertained interfere with knowing God as He really is, rather than just as we want to perceive Him?
    What are the distinctions between employing media and information as tools to aid evangelization and spiritual growth while avoiding a purely consumer approach to the faith?
    How can information overload deaden our ability to listen?

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  • Finding Your Hidden Treasure


    The most important journey in life is the journey inward, to the depths of our own bing. It is a journey we are all invited to make. It takes us beyond words and images into silence. The silence allows the restless mind to become still and in the stillness we enter a new world. We return to our hearts. Here we find our true selves. We discover an ancient way of finding God that has almost become lost. Slowly, we realize that we are in union with the source of life and love itself. Our whole life changes. Our goal now is to take God’s love to others in our everyday lives.

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  • 15 Days Of Prayer With Saint Faustina Kowalska


    When Helen Kowalska (1905-1938) entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy as Sister Faustina, she also entered a spiritual dark night. That night ended when, transformed by this experience, she recognized Gods love for her in the sufferings of Jesus; instructed by him in a vision, she produced the Image of the Divine Mercy. These selections, taken from the diary that her spiritual director encouraged her to keep, relate her mystical experiences and convey the spirituality she drew from love for the Eucharist and reinforced through trust in the mercy of God.

    Praying with Saint Faustina will lead to the joy and comfort found only by trusting in God, seeking his mercy, and reflecting that mercy in life.

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  • 15 Days Of Prayer With Brother Roger Of Taiza


    Brother Roger (1915-2005) founded the ecumenical Taize Community, which continues to welcome tens of thousands of young adult pilgrims each year. The Community is familiar to the faithful of many denominations, who use Taizes meditative songs in their worship.

    Above all else Brother Roger strived not to be a spiritual master or teacher of methods of prayer and meditation but a listener. So this book presents not a program of prayer but an itinerary through the insights at the heart of Brother Rogers life of prayer and of action, telling the story of the Taize Community along the way. It allows readers to know and to pray with a figure who touched thousands of lives and helped, as Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has said, Change the whole climate of a religious culture.

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  • Climbing The Mountain


    Edith Stein admitted that there was time when she ‘consciously and deliberately lost the habit of praying’. She tells us this because she re-discovered it during the journey which brought her to Carmel. We all need to make our own spiritual way through the prompting of the Holy Spirit, with guides who help us to see the pitfalls and inspire us to persevere. The journey of prayer is one of the great adventures which we should all undertake because it leads us to the mountain which is God himself. In this book we find a sure companion for this journey, showing us how to begin to pray, exploring the many sources of prayer that we may encounter, and sharing the experience of the saints and other spiritual writers from both Eastern and Western Christianity. The great variety of prayer, meditation and mystical experience in the Christian tradition is expertly treated, as well as the many stumbling blocks and obstacles that may come our way. Christian prayer needs to be discovered, or in many cases, rediscovered – it is that mountain waiting to be climbed. It is essential for us today to realize that life is more than the frenzied bustle of activity in which all sometimes find ourselves. We must begin with the interior life … This is a fine book, drawing from many rich sources in the lives of great spiritual leaders. I commend it to those who are undertaking a serious prayer life for the first time and to those who are looking for a fresh beginning in their own lives of prayer. + John J. Myers, Archbishop of Newark

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  • In The Presence


    With the ancient practice of Eucharistic Adoration being rediscovered in today’s modern parishes, In The Presence provides the perfect guide to the history, practice, and meaning of this tradition. In a series of brief, accessible, and theologically rich essays, Sr. Joan Ridley connects the private devotion of Eucharistic Adoration to eucharistic spirituality and common worship, combining traditional significance with the best in contemporary theology.

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  • Darkness Yielding : Liturgies Prayers And Reflections For Christmas Holy We (Exp


    This rich resource of ready to use liturgies and reflections for the richest seasons of the Christian year sold out within a year. Its timeless qualities found a ready and eager readership among all looking for fresh inspiration for these annual celebrations. aaThis new edition includes extra seasonal reflections from Rowan Williams and Martyn Percy, and a new liturgy for Maundy Thursday from Jim Cotter. In addition it offers: probing reflections by outstanding thinkers to inspire preaching and personal devotion, complete liturgies for a Christmas Eve vigil, Maundy Thursday foot washing and watch, a Good Friday devotional service, an Easter Eve vigil, a dawn celebration of the Resurrection, a set of meditations on the Stations of the Cross and the Seven Words from the Cross, and seven Good Friday addresses by WH Vanstone.

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  • Prayerfulness : Awakening To The Fullness Of Life


    Blending insights from Christian contemplative practice and Buddhist mindfulness, Dr.
    Robert J. Wicks-well-known speaker, therapist, and spiritual guide-introduces what he calls “prayerfulness,” a way of being truly in the present to experience God and life in dynamic new ways. Wicks offers a rich array of insights including seven practical steps, a thirty-day retreat, and a Spiritual Mindfulness Questionnaire. This creative combination of ancient wisdom and contemporary psychology is designed to help readers develop a loving, clear, and spiritually balanced outlook.

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  • Treasures Old And New


    Praying to God is essential to Catholics. Treasures Old and New offers a way to deepen your relationship with God. With user-friendly devotions and novenas, the book gives readers a way to participate more fully in prayer.

    Treasures Old and New offers a modern approach to traditional prayers. It increases the understanding that praying is a way to thank God for your life and all His many blessings. These litanies, prayers, and novenas give readers the words to use to converse with God both internally and externally. Praying is participating and offering gratitude to God, and we are reminded that our Lord will not force a blessing upon us–receive and give thanks.

    Gratitude prepares the soul for humility, and humility makes prayer come more easily. The more we rest and work and play in prayer, the more we come to live the Word of God in thanksgiving.

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  • Mercy Minutes : Daily Gems Of Saint Faustina To Transform Your Prayer Life


    Daily Gems of St. Faustina to Transform Your Prayer Life. Arranged and introduced by Rev. George W. Kosicki, CSB.

    You’ll be inspired throughout the year with this new devotional. Each daily entry includes brief passages from the Diary of St. Faustina in key themes from her spiritual life. Start the devotional on any day and use it in any year since it follows a generic calendar year.

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  • 15 Days Of Prayer With Saint Bernadette Of Lourdes


    Born into a humble family which fell into extreme poverty, Saint Bernadette of Lourdes was only fourteen when the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to her for the first of eighteen visits near Lourdes, in southern France. A woman of faith, purity, and innocence, Saint Bernadette maintained a state of childlike innocence throughout her short life and believed that God is Love and that he never stops calling us from our sin. Although Bernadette endured the painful disease of tuberculosis of the bone, she served a faithful life as a Sister of Notre Dame until her death in 1879.

    Enjoy your time with Saint Bernadette of Lourdes and be prepared to be surprised as you journey with one of the most engaging spiritual figures of our time.

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  • 10 Prayers God Always Says Yes To


    There have been thousands of books written about prayer and millions of sermons preached about it, yet people continue to wonder: Why doesn’t God answer me when I cry out to him? In light of all the problems we face in life, we want to know why God is often so “silent” when we pray to him. Anthony DeStefano, author of the bestselling A Travel Guide to Heaven, knew there had to be an answer to this mystery, so he set out on a quest to find prayers that God says yes to all the time. The result is an extraordinary new book that has the ability to dramatically change the lives of readers of all faiths.

    Each short, powerful prayer in Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To addresses a particular problem people commonly face in life-from accepting the existence of God to trying to make ends meet; from getting through terrible suffering to coping with everyday stress; from overcoming fear to finding your God-given destiny. Presented with a certainty and vigor that are sure to pique the interest of even those who are not spiritually inclined, these prayers will help readers find solutions to life’s most difficult situations and provide meaningful and inspiring answers to the vexing questions we have about the purpose of our time on earth.
    In a world awash with superficial self-help books and deceptive gimmicks, Ten Prayers God Always Says Yes To is the real thing. Using hundreds of scriptural references to support his claims, DeStefano writes in a simple, straightforward, and uplifting manner that makes the most profound theological matters understandable to all. In the words of the author, “This is a spiritual treasure chest that is available to everyone….This book is about prayers that work-really, truly work.”

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  • 30 Favorite Novenas


    Short novena prayers to Our Lady, St. Joseph, St. Anne, St. Michael, St. Jude, St. Anthony, St. Gerard, St. Rita, St. Therese, Holy Angels, Poor Souls, etc.

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  • Secret Of The Rosary


    Has converted many souls. Seems almost divinely inspired. Has worked “miracles” in the lives of many readers.

    These fifty meditations offer a compelling invitation to join Our Lady daily in prayer!

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