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  • Theology Of Style


    Your personal style reflects who you are?an extraordinary creation, beautifully designed by God.

    Every outfit we choose holds the power to express our unique personality and identity as cherished children of God. This truth goes beyond mere clothing; personal style is a divine expression of our unrepeatable identity, reflecting the fact that we are made in God’s image.

    In Theology of Style: Expressing the Unique and Unrepeatable You, author Lillian Fallon draws from her experience in the fashion industry to delve deep into the profound truth that what we wear is far more than just fabric on our bodies?it is a radiant statement of our unrepeatable identity, a tangible expression of being made in the image of our Creator.

    A speaker and writer on the intersection of personal style and faith, Lillian Fallon guides readers on a transformative journey to recognize and celebrate the power of personal style to help us know our value as unique and unrepeatable daughters of God.

    Through a combination of heartfelt anecdotes, humorous stories, and profound insights from St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, Theology of Style offers Catholic women practical guidance for developing their personal style and answers a series of key questions that often arise when discussing personal style, clothing choices, and modesty:

    *Does what we wear truly matter?
    *Can our clothing choices reflect our faith?
    *How does our personal style affirm our dignity as individuals created in the image of God?
    *How can we glorify God, and grow closer to him, through our clothing and personal style?
    *Where does modesty fit in?
    *And more!

    Within these pages, Catholic women will uncover the incredible significance of style as a tool for understanding their purpose, recognizing their worth, and building an intimate relationship with God. Readers will gain a deeper understanding of how they can align their personal style with their faith, embracing their divine identity and glorifying God in the process.

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  • Why Do You Trouble This Woman


    The first by a woman of color on Ignatian spirituality in a multicultural and intercultural setting, bringing a unique voice from a place of diversity that is rich in insights for a global audience.

    “One of the most engaging parts of Why Do You Trouble This Woman? is Anne Arabome’s imaginative reconstruction of Ignatius’s relationship to the many women in his life, and her voicing of their views of and advice for him.”–from the foreword

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  • Spiritual Exercises Reclaimed 2nd Edition


    This companion to the Spiritual Exercises, in an anniversary edition, does justice to women’s experience across contexts and social locations. While acknowledging obstacles that the Exercises hold for women in various contexts, the authors provide fresh interpretations of every aspect of this spiritual classic. They bring together feminist consciousness, a broad knowledge of psychology and theology, and the compassionate insight of experienced spiritual guides. The situation of women making and giving the Spiritual Exercises has changed radically in the past two decades since the publication of the previous edition, which highlights the variety women’s experience of the Spiritual Exercises from different cultural contexts. It also draws from new and younger women’s voices, thus extending the reach of the original text to another generation over wider geographic and cultural spread. The revised book opens up new ways in which the Exercises may offer liberating possibilities for women world-wide. +

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  • Sisterhood : Giving And Receiving The Gift Of Friendship


    Let’s face it: Real-life friendship is hard! We find ourselves challenged by superficial #girltribe social media posts, so how can we really achieve authentic friendship? And is friendship even worth it?

    Sisterhood isn’t just a trend or unreachable goal; in fact, friendship with other women is a necessity. Why? Because we’re made for it. We’re created in the image and likeness of the triune God. “Relationship” is stamped into our spiritual DNA — just as God desires to be in relationship with us, he also longs for us to be in authentic relationship with others.

    Whether you’re in a steady place with the women in your life or you’re not confident at all when it comes to friendship with other women, each and every one of us always has room to grow in the art of friendship. In Sisterhood: Giving and Receiving the Gift of Friendship, Catholic wife, mom, author, and friend Chloe Langr offers a practical guide to discerning, developing, and keeping authentic friendships.

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  • Forgiving Mother : A Marian Novena Of Healing And Peace


    Do you want to be well? That’s what Jesus asked the sick man at Bethesda. Wouldn’t it seem obvious that he wanted healing since he’d lingered pool-side for decades? Why else would he have been there?

    Do you want to be well? Believe it or not, for a very long time, my answer to that question was, “no.” I wanted to be vindicated, excused, hidden, and even at times patronized for the wounds I’d suffered from my mother’s mental illness.

    Mary is the answer to our need for healing. She cares about the pain we bear because of the way we’ve been treated and hurt by our mothers. She cares not only about the fact that the pain is there, but also about how to help us heal from it.

    Do you want to be well? Do you really want to be well? Are you ready to go through the work of effecting that healing? I think you are, otherwise you never would have picked up this book.

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  • Jesus Approaches : What Contemporary Women Can Learn About Healing Freedom (Stud


    1. Magdalene
    2. Shepherd Girl
    3. Mother
    4. Woman With A Wound
    5. Woman Undivided
    6. Veronica
    7. “Martha, Martha” And Mary
    8. Queen

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    In Jesus Approaches, Elizabeth Kelly shares vivid stories of New Testament women whose encounters with Jesus freed them to flourish in life. The stories are supplemented with moving accounts from her own life, and from the lives of women like you, to demonstrate that sometimes the best way to find healing, strength, and wholeness in Christ is, ironically, to lead with vulnerability and openness.

    Ultimately, Jesus Approaches teaches that finding the fullness of life for which you were created begins with bringing your brokenness to the Lord.

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  • Wisdoms Feast : An Invitation To Feminist Interpretation Of The Scriptures


    Offers a smorgasbord of tantalizing new perspectives on familiar biblical passages

    Woman Wisdom in Proverbs 9 invites any who want to learn her ways to come and eat at her table – an image for the rich and satisfying teaching that she offers. In this book Barbara Reid invites readers to this feast, drawing on women’s wisdom to offer fresh new interpretations of biblical texts in a way that promotes equal dignity and value for women and men alike.

    Reid begins by presenting feminist methods of biblical interpretation and explaining why they are important, giving attention not only to gender perspectives but also to race, class, and culture as determinative factors in how one understands the biblical text. She then presents fresh, readable feminist interpretations of selected Old and New Testament texts. Each chapter concludes with discussion questions for group or personal use.

    Making feminist interpretation of Scripture understandable, compelling, and usable, Wisdom’s Feast will be valuable to any readers hungry to learn from the rich insights of feminist biblical scholars.

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  • Who Does He Say You Are


    Shortly after the death of her brother, Lazarus, Martha offers this confident response to Jesus’ gentle challenge, echoing the confession of Peter: “Yes, Lord, I have believed that you are the Christ, the Son of God come into the world” (Jn 11:26-27). Her response to this question would change the course of her life–of all their lives. And to the extent that we echo her confession, it transforms us as well.

    In Who Does He Say You Are, Catholic missionary and speaker Colleen C. Mitchell captures the confessions of twelve more women from the Gospels, and shows how their stories answer this crucial question of identity: “Who does He say you are?” Holding up Mary as the ultimate example of intimate, transforming union, Mitchell weaves together moving anecdotes of her own search for identity as a Catholic woman–along with twelve accounts of women in Scripture–that are at once fresh yet familiar. Questions at the end of each chapter can easily be adapted for group study, or used for private journaling or reflection.

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  • Blessed Are You


    Melanie Rigney uses stories of the saints, our sisters in faith, to help readers grow in their spiritual lives. Some of these saints are familiar Teresa of Avila, Catherine of Siena, Bernadette of Lourdes, Elizabeth Ann Seton while others are not so well known Maria Karlowska, Claudine Thevenet, Josephine Bakhita, Margaret Flesch. They come from different places and different times, creating an intimate portrait of the universal Church. Yet the lives of each of these women illustrate the qualities of the Beatitudes what the “Catechism of the Catholic Church” calls the heart of Jesus s preaching (1716) in a down-to-earth and human way. Through the lives of these exemplary women saints and the qualities they espouse meekness, mourning, poverty of spirit, justice, mercy, purity of heart, peace, righteousness women will find ways to live more fully the Gospel values of Christian life.

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  • Blessed Beautiful And Bodacious


    Pat Gohn draws upon on decades of womens ministry experience, her popular Catholic women’s podcast” Among Women,” and her own story as a wife and mother. She boldly proclaims the Churchs dynamic vision of every woman: you have dignity, you are gifted, and you have a mission. The lively and unforgettable Gohn leads her readers through her own lifes trials and triumphsabiding love and talent for music, breast cancer in her thirties, and coming to understand true feminism in light of Church teaching and Marys example. With humor, faith, and the inviting tone of a trusted mentor, Gohn shares how she became empowered to embrace her blessings, beauty, and bodaciousness, and how readers can do the same. More than a mere memoir, “Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious” offers readers insight into the writings of Blessed John Paul II, which articulate four gifts unique to every woman: generosity, receptivity, sensitivity, and maternity. Gohn proves that these gifts remain ever pertinent to the concerns of modern women: self-image, friendship, marriage, motherhood, femininity, and relationship with Jesus.

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  • Ordained Women Deacons


    A recent theological statement from the Roman Catholic Church has increased hopes that while women may not be ordained as priests, their ordination as deacons may soon become reality. a aThis is a new, enlarged edition of a groundbreaking book that gathered historical evidence from ancient liturgies, literature, art and inscriptions on graves to show that the practice of ordaining women as deacons in the first ten centuries of the Church was normative. Women carried out sacramental rites alongside priests and had responsibilities for the care of the Christian community. Recent research has identified over 120 known female deacons u a figure that has tripled since this books first appearance, under the title No Women in Holy Orders? in 2002. a aThis offers a positive, theological and historical contribution to a debate that is fast gaining momentum in the Catholic Church worldwide.

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  • Saints On Call


    “I’m overwhelmed. No one knows what I’m going through. How can I grow spiritually when daily life is hectic and family life is demanding?”

    Sometimes the trials of motherhood make us feel isolated and inadequate. Other times the triumphs bring us the greatest happiness. Moms seek holiness (and sanity!) through these daily joys and struggles, but it’s not always easy. How can we see these experiences with eyes of faith and better realize that we are not alone? Where can we find inspiration for prayer and friends for our journeys of motherhood? The saints! Christine Gibson’s Saints on Call will help mothers in every walk of life to pray and to reflect on the opportunities for holiness found in daily life.

    Designed with the on-the-go mom in mind, the over 50 reflections included in this book are helpfully categorized so that it’s easy to find the saintly woman who has borne the burdens of motherhood before. In just a few minutes, read of her life, learn from her example, and be led with her in prayer for the needs of your day. From the practical problems of daily life to the spiritual struggles that come with every mother’s vocation, keep these Saints on Call!

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  • Refresh Me Lord


    These short meditations are a perfect way for Catholic women of any age to start or end their days. Anne Costa helps us to see beyond the daily clutter of our lives to our real purpose-fulfilling the great calling God has given to women, whose unique gifts can change the world. While acknowledging the struggles and temptations that women face, Costa always leaves them with hope that they can be renewed in Christ and become people who bring many blessings to others. Each meditation features:
    *An opening Scripture verse;
    *A concise, hope-filled meditation;
    *A closing prayer;
    *An action we can take, called “Just for Today.”

    This pocket-sized book can fit into a purse, brief case, or glove compartment, so busy women can still carve out a few minutes each day to read and pray through the meditations, no matter where they are.

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  • Women Who Hear Voices


    More than a few people today scoff at the notion of “religious experience.” What the believer accepts as God acting in human lives, the skeptic attributes to delusion or hysteria-especially when the believer is a woman. Indeed, the possibility of self-deception in the realm of religious experience is sufficiently great that even devotees tread softly around it. At what point does mindless enthusiasm come to an end and actual, transcendent reality begin?

    Sidney Callahan, a psychologist, author and Christian ethicist, describes authentic religious experience as the work of “a creative God of love who gives totally and renounces coercion.” Human beings, she says, “are wired for relationship.” They move instinctively toward a dynamic presence who abides within the world and in human affairs. In this Madeleva Lecture delivered at Saint Mary’s College in Indiana, Callahan affirms not only the reality but the usefulness of private religious experiences, especially those of “women barred from hierarchical authority,” which, she says, “can be a rich source of strength for the church.” Beginning with the insights of William James and Rudolf Otto, and borrowing from contemporary theologians Karl Rahner and John E. Thiel, Callahan describes the way religious “signals” emerge into society through the attentive reflection of individuals. And the world is better for it. “Women who hear voices and see visions and have prophetic and intimate religious experiences,” she states, “have given witness to God’s justice and equality while affirming God’s maternal love.”

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  • Gifts From Within


    SKU (ISBN): 9780819218957ISBN10: 0819218952Women Of Brigids PlaceBinding: Trade PaperPublished: December 2002Publisher: Morehouse Publishing Print On Demand Product

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  • Gospel Bearers Gender Barriers


    A fascinating look at the lives of women who bore the heat of the day in Christian mission, but who were often forgotten by history until now.

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  • Medieval Writings On Female Spirituality


    Biographies, poetic compositions, works that are mystical, prophetic, visionary, or meditative: the selections here reflect the developments in medieval piety, particularly in the link between female spirituality and the body. Included are the dramatic visionary writings of Hildegard of Bingen; letters and poems by Hadewijch expressing passionate love for God; and Marguerite Porete’s allegorical poem “The Mirror of Simple Souls,” a dialogue between Love and Soul that was condemned as heretical. Also included are biographies written by male ecclesiastics of women such as Christine the Astonishing, whose extraordinary behavior included being resurrected at her own funeral; revelations received by Bridget of Sweden, the first woman to found a religious order; and excerpts from The Book of Margery Kempe, in which Margery imagines herself as a servant caring for the Virgin Mary in her childhood.

    This volume, edited by Elizabeth Spearing, who also prepared some of the translations, features a rich introduction to the lives and religious experiences of its subjects, as well as full explanatory notes.

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  • This Blessed Mess


    Offering hope and encouragement in the face of life’s chaos, Pat Livingston’s good humored stories are sure to resonate with readers, especially women.
    Growing up, she believed that if you work hard and, do the right things, all will be well. Then chaos happened, nothing universal just ordinary, everyday chaos.

    Now, with wit and wisdom in Pat’s personal stories, she shares with us her lifetime of taming chaos.
    This Blessed Mess not only invites readers to do the same but assures us that in the midst of all the craziness we can discover as she did the seeds of creativity and hope.

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  • Praying With Visionary Women


    SKU (ISBN): 9781580510639ISBN10: 1580510639Bridget Meehan | Illustrator: Doris KleinBinding: Trade PaperPublished: October 1999Publisher: Sheed & Ward Print On Demand Product

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  • Women And The Value Of Suffering


    Is there a value to suffering for women? Is Christianity a religion that condones the victimization of women? Can Christians faith, who are called to hope in the midst of despair, respond to experiences of suffering in all their ambiguity and complexity? How can people proclaim the “good news” in the midst of radical suffering? Women and the Value of Suffering explores these questions and offers a critical summary of recent discussions of evil and suffering from a variety of women’s theological and spiritual perspectives. It incorporates the insights of feminist theory, cultural studies, biomedical research, psychology, theology, and spirituality. By exploring the complexity of suffering in our times, it reflects on how women of faith can come to terms with the enormity, diversity, and, at times, apparent senselessness of human suffering.

    Chapter one introduces the search for meaning in suffering. Chapter two defines the experience of pain and suffering from current and historical perspectives. Chapter three surveys how women within a Christian context have spoken about suffering and how these expressions might be similar to or differ from the ways men theologize about suffering. Chapter four considers how an incorporation of a tragic vision of reality might enhance theological considerations on evil and radical suffering of women. Chapter five focuses on the role of Christian spirituality in responding to the experiences of women’s suffering. The conclusion provides a response to the question, is there a value to suffering for women, and incorporates the poem Rowing by Anne Sexton to convey that response.

    Women and the Value of Suffering contemplates whether women can find value in their suffering-individually and effectively-so that they are empowered to work for change while acknowledging their need for and openness to God’s activating presence in transforming their suffering. Woman and the Value of Suffering shows that through suffering and despite all expectations to the contrary, people can come to an encounter with One who knows our suffering with love, grace, and even joy.

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  • Quilting And Braiding


    “Can a male savior save women?” In answering this profound question, and as a way of engaging women and men who seek a deeper understanding of the role of Jesus Christ in contemporary Christianity, Quilting and Braiding explores the Christologies of pivotal feminist theologians-Sallie McFague and Elizabeth Johnson-and examines the impact of feminist Christology on the field of theology.

    For centuries scholars have studied, debated, and articulated their understanding of the life, message, and impact of Jesus Christ (incarnation and salvation). In Quilting and Braiding, Shannon Schrein examines critical questions arising from feminist thought that address these core Christian beliefs. She explores the constructivist Christology of McFague and the revisionist Christology of Johnson and examines how each makes use of language, particularly metaphor and analogy, in addressing the Christological concerns of women today.

    Drawing its imagery from practices that have typically been a part of women’s heritage-quilting and braiding-this work forms a footbridge between tradition and contemporary concerns, bringing the study of Christology into the lives of God’s people.

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