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  • Sacred Space For Advent And The Christmas Season 2021-22

    $3.99

    Advent, a joyful time of preparation for the birth of Jesus, can be further enriched with Sacred Space for Advent and the Christmas Season 2021-22, a daily prayer experience from Sacred Space, the internationally known online prayer guide.

    Sacred Space for Advent and the Christmas Season invites readers to develop a closer relationship with God during this season of preparation and anticipation. What we know and trust about the Sacred Space online prayer experience is now available in a compact, portable print format to heighten our Advent prayer practice in a way that is accessible, engaging, and meaningful to daily life.

    Throughout the Advent season, each day includes a Scripture reading and points of reflection, as well as a weekly topic enhanced by six steps of prayer and reflection. With its small size and meaningful message, Sacred Space for Advent and the Christmas Season is a simple way to build a richer relationship with God and embrace the Advent season as a sacred space.??

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  • John 11-21

    $49.95

    Teaching and researching the Gospel of John for thirty years has led author Mary L. Coloe to an awareness of the importance of the wisdom literature to make sense of Johannine theology, language, and symbolism: in the prologue, with Nicodemus, in the Bread of Life discourse, with Mary and Lazarus, and in the culminating Hour. She also shows how the late Second Temple theology expressed in the books of Sirach and Wisdom, considered deuterocanonical and omitted from some Bible editions, are essential intertexts. Only the book of Wisdom speaks of the reign of God (Wis 10:10), eternity life (Wis 5:15), and the ambrosia maintaining angelic life (Wis 19:21)-all concepts found in John’s Gospel.
    While the Gospel explicitly states the Logos was enfleshed in Jesus, this is also true of Sophia. Coloe makes the case that Jesus’s words and deeds embody Sophia throughoutthe narrative. At the beginning of each chapter Coloe provides text from the later wisdom books that resonate with the Gospel passage, drawing Sophia out of the shadows.

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  • Hermits Of Big Sur

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    Between World War II and Vatican II, as Italy struggled to rebuild after decades of Mussolini’s fascism, an eleventh-century order of contemplative monks in the Apennines were urged by Thomas Merton to found a daughter house on the rugged coast of California. A brilliant but world-weary ex-Jesuit, who had recently withdrawn from a high-intensity public life to go into reclusion at the ancient Sacro Eremo of Camaldoli, was tapped for the job.

    Based on notes kept for over sixty years by an early American novice at New Camaldoli Hermitage, The Hermits of Big Sur tells the compelling story of what unfolds within this small and idealistic community when medievalism must finally come to terms with modernism. It traces the call toward fuga mundi in the young seekers who arrive to try their vocations, only to discover that the monastic life requires much more of them than a bare desire for solitude. And it describes the miraculous transformation that sometimes occurs in individual monks after decades of lectio divina, silent meditation, liturgical faithfulness, and the communal bonds they have formed through the practice of the privilege of love.

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  • From The Depths Of The Heart

    $49.95

    St. Gregory of Narek (ca. 945-1003), Armenian mystic poet and theologian, was named Doctor of the Church by Pope Francis on April 12, 2015. Not so well known in the West, the saint holds a distinctive place in the Armenian Church by virtue of his Prayer Book and hymnic odes-among other works. His writings are equally prized as literary masterpieces, with the Prayer Book as the magnum opus. With this meticulous translation of the prayers, St. Gregory of Narek enters another millennium of wonderment, now in a wider circle. The prayers resound from their author’s heart-albeit in a different language, rendered by a renowned translator of early Armenian texts and a theologian.

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  • Gifts From Friends Weve Yet To Meet

    $12.95

    What does it mean to be anonymous in the Gospels? Isn’t God the one who calls us by name and knows us even before we are born? In Gifts from Friends We’ve Yet to Meet, Virginia Herbers introduces readers to nameless Gospel characters, each of whom provides us with a story, a journey, and a gift.

    Reflecting on experiences in her own life, Herbers journeys through these Gospel stories, inviting us to reflect on seemingly insignificant encounters in our own lives. Who are the anonymous figures who have played a critical role for each of us? How do the experiences of the nameless Gospel characters continue to reach and teach us today? Can it be that their anonymity allows their experience to be both individual and universal?
    In each of these anonymous characters, Herbers introduces us to dear friends we just haven’t met yet. And each of their ages-old encounters with Jesus contains a gift for all of us today.

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  • Misal 2022 Ciclo C

    $6.95

    La Misa es el centro de la vida cristiana; participe activamente en ella con el Misal 2022 que contiene las Misas de los domingos y fiestas de todo el ao.

    *Con las oraciones y lecturas de la Misa
    *Reflexiones para poner en practica el Evangelio
    *Intenciones generales y misionales del Santo Padre para el 2022
    *El rosario, con los misterios luminosos, y el viacrucis

    The Mass is the center of the Christian life. Participate actively in the Mass with the 2022 Missal, which contains the Sunday and Feast Day Masses for the whole year.

    *Includes the prayers and readings of the Mass
    *Reflections for putting the Gospel into practice
    *General and missionary intentions of the Holy Father for 2022
    *The Rosary, with the Mysteries of Light and the Way of the Cross

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  • Handmaid Of The Lord

    $49.95

    In this book, David N. Bell explores what Cistercian writers and preachers have said about Mary from the time of the founding fathers of the Order to Armand-Jean de Rance, who introduced the Cistercian Strict Observance and who died in 1700.

    This work is divided into three parts. The first part presents some necessary, selective background material on Mary that is necessary for understanding where the Cistercian writers are coming from and the sources and ideas they are using. The next eight chapters, the second part of the book, examine the Marian ideas of Cistercian writers from Bernard of Clairvaux to a number of visionaries, both male and female, who take us to the very end of the thirteenth century. There is then a gap of more than three centuries-the reasons are given at the end of chapter 12-before we arrive at the birth of Armand-Jean de Rance in 1626. The final chapters-part 3 of the book-summarize the life of Rance, examine the place of Mary at La Trappe, and present annotated translations of Rance’s five conferences for three Marian feasts, those of the Nativity of Mary, the Annunciation, and the Assumption.

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  • Coenobium : Reflections On Monastic Community

    $19.95

    After sixty years of living in a Cistercian community, Michael Casey combines his down-to-earth observations about the joys and challenges of living in community with an appreciation of the deeper meanings of cenobitic life, taking into account the changes in both theory and practice that have occurred in his lifetime. He invites his readers, especially monks and nuns, to reflect on their own experiences of community as a means of seeing a path forward into the future.

    Many of the key components of monastic community have kept the same names for more than a millennium. In an age of paradigm shift, Michael Casey invites readers to examine these essential practices of community life and to ask how they might be envisioned in a way that speaks to our contemporaries.

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  • Abuse Of Conscience

    $45.00

    How important is the conscience for the Christian moral life? How should it be understood in relation to the teachings of the Bible and of church tradition?

    In this book, Matthew Levering surveys twentieth-century Catholic moral theology to construct an argument for keeping conscience firmly alongside prudence, charity, and the gifts of the Spirit-and for understanding it as something that must be formed by the revealed truths of Scripture as interpreted and applied in the church. Levering shows how conscience-centered ethics came to be-both prior to and following the Second Vatican Council-and how important voices from both the Catholic and Protestant communities criticized the primacy of conscience in favor of an approach that considers conscience within the broader framework of the Christian moral organism.

    Rather than engaging with current hot-button issues, Levering presents and deconstructs the work of twenty-six noteworthy theologians from the recent past in order to work through core matters. He begins by examining how the conscience has been dealt with in dialogue with the Bible and in the Catholic moral manuals of the twentieth century. He then explores the rebuttals to conscience-centered ethics offered by pre- and post-conciliar Thomists and the emergence of a new, even more problematic conscience-centered ethics in German thought. Amid this wide-ranging introduction to various strands of Catholic moral theology, Levering crafts an incisive intervention of his own against the abuse of conscience that besets the church today as it did in the last century.

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  • Rejoice Starter Pack

    $44.95

    This DVD offers videos, featuring Fr. Mark Toups with Sister Miriam James Heidland and Fr. Josh Johnson, that are designed to accompany the Rejoice! Finding Your Place in the Advent Story, Journal. The journal contains daily reflections for Advent following a weekly theme, and corresponding daily prompts for prayer and journaling.

    Videos:

    Parish Mission Video – 25:18
    Advent – Week 1 – 12:28
    Advent – Week 2 – 12:58
    Advent – Week 3 – 7:31
    Advent – Week 4 – 12:23

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  • Rejoice Jounal And Advent Prayer Bundle

    $26.95

    Enter more deeply into the Advent season with Rejoice! The Rejoice! Finding Your Place in the Advent Story journal from Fr. Mark Toups will help you deepen your appreciation of the places, people, and events of the very first Advent, so you can encounter the Lord in your own lives and hearts during Advent this year.

    The prayer cards will offer a gorgeous reminder of each week of this special season. Get both and experience an Advent more peaceful, more joyful, and more meaningful than ever before.

    The Advent prayer cards feature six stunning images from Mike Moyers. On the back of each are short prayers to mark key moments of the Advent season:

    The Blessing of the Advent Wreath
    Week 1: The Lighting of the First Candle
    Week 2: The Lighting of the Second Candle
    Week 3: The Lighting of the Third Candle
    Week 4: The Lighting of the Fourth Candle
    A Blessing for Christmas Day

    Product details (for the prayer cards):

    5.5 x 8.5
    Full bleed (image continues right to the edge)
    Full color
    Heavy card stock with UV protection

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  • Children And Youth In The Catechumenate

    $16.95

    What does conversion look like for children and youth? How do we teach them that conversion is a way of life that requires daily commitment? These questions are even more pressing today than they were in 1988 when the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (with adaptations for children) was issued.

    In Children and Youth in the Catechumenate, Anne Koester shows catechumenate ministers how to immerse young seekers into an apprenticeship in Christian life. By using the liturgy of the church and the liturgy of life, she demonstrates the four integral dimensions of Christian discipleship that form young believers for mission.

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  • Prayer Biblical Wisdom For Seeking God

    $7.95

    In prayer not only do we call out to God, but God endlessly calls out to us, enfolding us in mercy, drawing us close in love. Yet prayer can be daunting. We may not be sure where to begin or how to continue. In Prayer, Biblical Wisdom for Seeking God, Michelle Francl-Donnay explores what Scripture teaches us about prayer with insightful commentary on three key passages. The voices of the psalmist, St. Paul, and Jesus are our guides in this rich volume on one of the most essential topics of the spiritual life. Reflection questions and ideas for prayer are included.

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  • Esperando Con Alegre Esperanza (Large Type)

    $5.95

    Preparate espiritualmente para la venida de Cristo con esta guia anual popular y atractiva. Durante los tiempos de Adviento y Navidad, especialmente ocupados, este libro ofrece reflexiones breves y concretas que llevan la oracion y la Escritura a la vida cotidiana de una manera que invita a la reflexion y que perdura. A traves de las reflexiones frescas y significativas del Catherine Upchurch sobre las lecturas del Leccionario de las Misas de la semana y del domingo, los lectores creceran en su comprension de la Palabra de Dios. Este libro ayudara a las personas ocupadas a alcanzar su meta de enriquecer su vida de oracion durante los tiempos de Adviento y Navidad.

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  • Our Church Our Altar

    $17.95

    If your parish is planning the dedication of a new church and altar, this book will help prepare the whole community for the celebration. It addresses other occasions as well: The laying of a cornerstone, the blessing of a chapel, and the blessing of a new chalice and paten, for example. All of these rituals rely on a rich diet of biblical passages. This unique book will guide you through a meditation on these passages as they pertain to the ceremonies that you will experience.

    Our Church, Our Altar will also help you prepare for each anniversary of the dedication of your parish church. You may meditate on the readings yourself, with your family, or with a prayer group. The spiritual reflections in this book will help you to prepare for special celebrations happening within your community of faith.

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  • New Church New Altar

    $24.95

    The dedication of a new church or altar is a rare event that too few Catholic faithful and clergy are privileged to experience. When it happens, people have questions about the history, spirituality, and practical aspects of this amazing liturgy. This book by pastor and liturgical scholar, Fr. Paul Turner, will especially aid parish leadership in preparing the celebration with greater understanding.

    In addition to the dedication of a new parish church, this book covers all of the other instances from this part of the Roman Pontifical: Laying the foundation stone, dedicating a church already in use, dedicating a new altar inside an older church, blessing a church to be used as a chapel or oratory, blessing an altar for a similar purpose, and the blessing of a chalice and paten. Essential for any serious student of the liturgy, helpful to those planning any of these ceremonies, New Church, New Altar will expand the reader’s appreciation of these unusual liturgies so beautifully reformed after the Second Vatican.

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  • Benedictine Options : Learning To Live From The Sons And Daughters Of Saint

    $19.95

    You want insights for living? Look to people whose understandings have been practiced for fifteen hundred years. Saint Benedict and Saint Scholastica, his twin sister, established a flexible pattern that has adopted, adapted, challenged-and outlived-myriad cultures. Their sons and daughters today, who devote their time and talents to the school for the Lord’s service launched by the Rule of Benedict, demonstrate a whole range of options that are accessible to anyone. It is a mistake to think that forsaking the world is the Benedictine option. Options (plural) are, instead, for the sake of the world.

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  • Zealous Missionary : From The Perspective Of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos

    $10.99

    The life and mission of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos led him from the Bavarian Alps in Germany to the United States where he worked tirelessly to fill the spiritual needs of everyone he encountered. His final assignment took him to post-Civil War New Orleans, where he continued to minister to others in need before falling himself to the yellow fever epidemic.

    Written in the first person and accompanied by excerpts from letters Blessed Seelos wrote to his family, confreres, and others, Father Richard Boever, CSsR, highlights the struggles and successes of missionary life, with a personal touch. With abundant joy and deep devotion to Jesus and Mary, the short life of Father Seelos blessed all the lives he touched.

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  • Breaking Open The Word Year C

    $12.99

    Breaking Open the Word assists leaders of adult and teen Christian initiation, as well as Bible study groups, to break open and explore the word of God proclaimed in the Sunday liturgy. The pastoral commentary and reflection questions by Biblical scholar Mary Katharine Deeley facilitate meditation and discussion, bringing Scripture alive and making it relevant to today.

    Breaking Open the Word can be used on its own or in combination with Liguori Publications’ Journey of Faith RCIA program. Each liturgy is cross-referenced to a Journey of Faith lesson, enabling a Lectionary-based approach to catechesis for Christian initiation.

    Separate volumes of Breaking Open the Word are available for each year of the three-year liturgical cycle, and each includes additional materials for use during Lent and the Easter Triduum.

    Each volume of Breaking Open the Word features:
    The lectionary readings for all Sundays of the liturgical year, Advent through the Feast of Christ the King

    In addition to the Year C readings, the Year A readings for the third, fourth, and fifth Sundays of Lent are included for use when the Scrutinies are celebrated with the Elect

    The lectionary readings for the Easter Triduum

    The lectionary readings for those occasional Sunday feasts that supersede Ordinary Time celebrations

    Scripture commentary for each Sunday’s Lectionary readings

    Discussion questions for every set of readingsA cross-reference linking each Sunday’s Lectionary readings to the Journey of Faith catechetical lessons

    A collection of brief gathering prayers and dismissal prayers for each phase of the initiation process

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  • Biblical Walk Through The Mass Study Set

    $24.95

    Join this five-part program for an exciting tour of the Liturgy and its biblical roots. You will come to understand the profound significance of what we say and do at every Mass–and you will see the words and gestures in a new light, helping to deepen your participation in the Sacred Liturgy.

    This 10th anniversary edition features new video content, filmed in Philadelphia’s stunning Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, which integrates footage of an actual Mass so participants can see what they are learning about.

    This Study Set contains everything a participant or individual needs to begin A Biblical Walk Through the Mass Study, including:

    *A printed copy of the Workbook (a combined version of the previous Leader’s Guide and Student Workbook)
    *The online Workbook
    *Access to the online videos on Thinkific

    A Biblical Walk Through the Mass chapter book
    Blessings as you enter more deeply into the biblical roots of the Mass!

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  • Biblical Walk Through The Mass Starter Pack

    $79.00

    Join this five-part program for an exciting tour of the Liturgy and its biblical roots. You will come to understand the profound significance of what we say and do at every Mass-and you will come to see its words and gestures in a new light, helping to deepen your participation in the Sacred Liturgy.

    This 10th anniversary edition features new video content, filmed in Philadelphia’s stunning Cathedral Basilica of Ss. Peter and Paul, that integrates footage of an actual Mass so participants can see what they are learning about.

    This Starter Pack contains everything a leader needs to begin A Biblical Walk Through the Mass Study, including:

    *DVD Set (containing five, thirty-minute sessions)
    *A printed copy of the Workbook (a combined version of the previous Leader’s Guide and Student Workbook)
    *Access to the online Workbook (a combined version of the previous Leader’s Guide and *Student Workbook)
    *Online videos on Thinkific
    *A Biblical Walk Through the Mass Chapter Book

    Each study participant needs a copy of the Study Set, so that he or she can view the videos and do readings before each session.

    Blessings as you enter more deeply into the biblical roots of the Mass!

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  • Nuns Having Fun Wall Calendar 2022

    $14.99

    A divinely funny gift for Catholics of all persuasions.

    A celebration of pure, spontaneous sisterhood fun, shining a divine light on a lesser-known side of convent life–the side where the sisters let their habits down and have a rollicking good time. Each month features a vintage-style photograph of nuns at play, like nuns in a game of street hockey (Going for a habit trick). Nuns high-kicking (Rockettes of Ages). And nuns at a fashion show (Project Nunway). The charming photographs are innocent and joyful, and are accompanied by hilariously witty captions from Maureen Kelly and Jeffrey Stone, authors of the New York Times bestseller Growing Up Catholic. Printed on FSC-certified paper.

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  • Diving For Pearls

    $19.95

    This book invites the reader to a spiritual odyssey. It opens before the reader an itinerary for venturing forth with God, aided by the astonishing writings of seventh-century Isaac the Syrian. Long-lost manuscripts have recently been discovered, translated, and published in scholarly works; this book aims to make them accessible to readers who want to experience their wisdom personally and so progress in a spiritual adventure. Isaac’s writings are explored through the lens of his beloved metaphor of diving for pearls, which opens many avenues for reflection and spiritual practice.

    This is a book to inspire preachers and teachers on prayer. It will stimulate and offer a resource to spiritual directors and retreat givers, and it provides material ideally suited to quiet days and retreats. A practical resource, it includes questions for individual or group reflection at the end of every chapter and a range of prayer exercises. Above all, it is offered to those who want to leave the shallows and launch out into the deep in their spiritual journey.

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  • 12 Prophets Volume 2

    $49.95

    There is generally no common material that binds together the works of the individual prophets that comprise the Twelve, but through Sweeney’s commentary they stand together as a single, clearly defined book among the other prophetic books of the Bible.

    The Book of the Twelve Prophets is a multifaceted literary composition that functions simultaneously in all Jewish and Christian versions of the Bible as a single prophetic book and as a collection of twelve individual prophetic books. Each of the twelve individual books – Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, and Malachi – begins with its own narrative introduction that identifies the prophet and provides details concerning the historical setting and literary characteristics. In this manner each book is clearly distinguished from the others within the overall framework of the Twelve.

    By employing a combination of literary methodologies, such as reader response criticism, canonical criticism, and structural form criticism, Sweeney establishes the literary structure of the Book of the Twelve as a whole, and of each book with their respective ideological or theological perspectives. An introductory chapter orients readers to questions posed by reading the Book of the Twelve as a coherent piece of literature and to a literary overview of the Twelve. Sweeney then treats each of the twelve individual prophetic books in the order of the Masoretic canon, providing a discussion of each one’s structure, theme, and outlook. This is followed by a detailed literary discussion of the textual units that comprise the book.

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  • Ezra And Nehemiah

    $29.95

    Ezra-Nehemiah has been neglected in biblical studies, but it is important as one of the few windows into the Persian period of Israel’s history, the setting for so much of the final shape of the Hebrew Bible. To know this period is to know what influenced these redactors. In Ezra and Nehemiah Gordon Davies provides that knowledge using rhetorical criticism, a methodology that reveals the full range and progress of the book’s ideas without hiding its rough seams and untidy edges.

    The purpose of rhetorical criticism is to explain not the source but the power of the text as a unitary message. This approach does not look at plot development, characterization, or other elements whose roughness makes Ezra-Nehemiah frustrating to read. Instead, it examines the three parts of the relationship – the strategies, the situations, and the ffects – between the speaker and the audience. Rhetorical criticism’s scrutiny of the audience in context favors the search for the ideas and structures that are indigenous to the culture of the text.

    Rhetorical criticism is interested in figures of speech as means of persuasion. Therefore, to apply it to Ezra-Nehemiah, Davies concentrates on the public discourse – the orations, letters, and prayers – throughout its text. In each chapter he follows a procedure that: (1) where it is unclear, identifies the rhetorical unit in which the discourse is set; (2) identifies the audiences of the discourse and the rhetorical situation; (3) studies the arrangement of the material; (4) studies the effect on the various audiences; (5) reviews the passage as a whole and judges its success. In the conclusion, Davies explains that Ezra-Nehemiah makes theological sense on its own terms, by forming a single work in which a range of ideas is argued.

    Biblical scholars as well as those interested in literary criticism, communication studies, rhetorical studies, ecclesiology, and homiletics will find Ezra and Nehemiah enlightening.

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  • Turn To The Lord

    $14.95

    God calls each of us to a life of goodness, and our yearnings to become more like God invite us to lifelong practices of conversion. The sacrament of confirmation is a pivotal moment anchoring a Catholic’s commitment to God. But do our current sacramental preparation programs really inspire candidates to turn toward the Lord? Leonard J. DeLorenzo demonstrates how preparation for Confirmation can be life-giving for both candidates and those who accompany them.

    This book is for those who seek a substantive but accessible presentation of the Catholic faith, and who are willing to grow in their knowledge of Scripture and Church doctrines, all while welcoming God into their lives. Turn to the Lord: An Invitation to Lifelong Conversion presents to young people-or adults with struggles and doubts about their faith-a holistic, coherent presentation of the human and divine drama of Catholicism. This book is ideal for parents of students involved in confirmation preparation, family members of those participating in RCIA, and sponsors and godparents of those preparing for sacramental initiation. Fully initiated Catholics who are interested in learning more about the Catholic faith would benefit from this introduction, as would students in Catholic high schools or collegiate ministry centers.

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  • God Who Gave You Birth

    $17.95

    Over time our ideas about God and religion tend to match the stage of our own maturity and the level of our own consciousness. In addition to our different ideas of God, there are also those who profess some form of monotheistic religion but worship other gods: the power of the economy, military strength, fame. Perhaps they even use–or misuse–the name of God or credit God with whatever is gained.

    Thus, the challenge for our times is this: how do we think of God as Jesus introduces God to us? While exploring Scripture, the thoughts of theologians, Benedictine monasticism, Jewish and Islamic traditions, along with his own personal reflections, Cyprian Consiglio, OSB Cam, shows us what it means to be church, to be a follower of Jesus, and to be like God: to imitate the self-emptying of God and Christ. We are called to show the world God as Jesus reveals God to be: merciful, compassionate, healer to all.

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  • Mercy And The Rule Of Law

    $24.95

    Given the Catholic Church’s complex history concerning divorce and remarriage, it’s not surprising that the promulgation of Amoris Laetitia in 2016 caused such a stir among the laity, the press, some theologians, and even some bishops.

    This book endeavors to introduce concepts and contexts that will help all these groups understand the document in a new light, explaining what the rule of law actually means, and hopefully open a door to further discussion among theologians and clergy whose critical comments have so often missed the point of Francis’s apostolic exhortation.

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  • Sacred Oils

    $22.95

    The Catholic Church uses three different sacred oils in some of its most solemn ceremonies: the baptism of children, confirmation, the anointing of the sick, the ordination of a priest, the ordination of a bishop, and the dedication of a church and altar. Many churches place the three oils on display for the view of the faithful and for the convenience of the clergy. Sacred Oils explores the blessing and consecration of the oils at the annual Chrism Mass, as well as the guidelines for their usage. Inspirational and educational, this book will delight everyone interested in the ceremonies of the Catholic Church.

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  • Ponder Contemplative Bible Study Year C

    $24.95

    Ponder: Contemplative Bible Study is a three-volume series designed to accompany hearers and preachers of the Word as they pray with and ponder the Sunday readings throughout the liturgical year. The Sunday readings are provided, along with brief commentary, engaging reflections, and clear guidance on how to use this resource alone or with a group. This volume guides readers through the Year C lectionary.

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  • Mary Lou Williams

    $16.95

    For those not involved with the jazz world, hearing that Mary Lou Williams was one of the only musicians to play through, transcend, and play fluently in all the eras of jazz leads to questions: what are the eras of jazz? And: who should care? But the fact remains that to this day, most jazz musicians know Williams’s name and almost none of her music.

    Williams believed that jazz music has the power to heal individuals and communities. At age forty-seven, she converted to Catholicism, and chose voluntary poverty in order to rehabilitate the sick in her community. Her gospel message that jazz is love lives on through her extraordinary-if little heard-catalog of recordings and compositions.

    In Mary Lou Williams: Music for the Soul, musician and Williams scholar, Deanna Witkowski, offers a poignant portrait of this pioneering jazz pianist-composer.

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  • Gods Daily Grace Perpetual Daily Calendar

    $14.95

    This desktop flip calendar helps Catholics to pray the psalms Jesus prayed, every single day!

    In elegant spiral binding, each day features a psalm verse and a short prayer to start your day off with God’s goodness. The psalms are beautiful ancient words from Scripture that Jesus himself prayed with daily. Using God’s Daily Grace, you can pray with them each day, too!

    Placed on a kitchen counter, desktop, or bedside table, this gift of daily grace is an opportunity to read an encouraging word, take a moment to ponder its meaning for you, and be still and know that God is with you.

    Catholics can buy this calendar for themselves to recognize the gift of God’s grace or share this gift with a friend, family member, or anyone who may need a reminder that he or she is loved by others and by God.

    The perpetual flip design means that it will last for years to come! After praying with it for one year, simply flip back to the beginning and start again.

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  • 2022 Theology Of Home Planner

    $34.95

    How do we find the eternal?

    In the everyday. Following the 2019 release of the best-selling Theology of Home comes this planner that channels the same beauty and inspiration of the book, while helping us order and organize daily life. Covering 16 months and beginning in September 2021, the planner includes:

    *Liturgical calendar highlights and saint feast days- Images and excerpts from Theology of Home

    *Full-color interior and spiral binding

    *Quotes from the saints

    *An elegant, airy, and professional design

    *Plenty of space for notes, reminders, and events

    The Theology of Home Planner is a must for anyone who wants to bring more beauty, intentionality, and structure to home life, daily life, and life out in the world.

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  • Waiting In Joyful Hope

    $2.00

    Prepare spiritually for the coming of Christ with this popular and inviting annual guide. During the especially busy Advent and Christmas seasons, this book offers brief, down-to-earth reflections that bring prayer and Scripture into everyday life in a thought-provoking and lasting way. Through Catherine Upchurch’s fresh and meaningful reflections on Lectionary readings from the weekday and Sunday Masses, readers will grow in their understanding of the word of God. This book will help busy people achieve their goal of enriching their prayer life during the seasons of Advent and Christmas.

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  • Living Liturgy Sunday Missal 2022

    $9.95

    Living LiturgyTM Sunday Missal combines essential liturgical content with the finest presentation on the market today. This annual, one-issue Sunday Mass pew missal is compatible with any hymnal program and affordably priced for parishes.

    *Gospel reflection for each Sunday

    *Readings and congregational dialogue in large, 13-point, bold type

    *Two-color text in sense lines

    *High-quality cover and paper

    *Includes the Rite of the Liturgy of the Word and the Rite for Distributing Holy Communion Outside Mass

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  • Fire Of Eden

    $14.99

    This historical novel is the third book in The Harwood Mysteries and continues the adventure of Xan, Lucy, and their friends.

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  • 40 Parables Of Jesus

    $29.95

    In this book, which covers all of Jesus’ parables, award-winning author Gerhard Lohfink takes a closer look at the origins of each one-its shape, its realistic details, but most of all its original message and the situation into which it was once spoken. Jesus’ parables speak in bold images of the kingdom of God, making it present to us as they reveal something of the mystery of his own person.

    Lohfink also offers a review of some of the scholarship in this area-as this topic has sustained research on Jesus since the first telling of these stories-but not for the purposes of debate. His reflections interpret the forty parables and show how they speak of the coming of the reign of God, lead us to Jesus, and reveal the mystery of Jesus himself.

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  • John 1-10

    $49.95

    Teaching and researching the Gospel of John for thirty years has led author Mary L. Coloe to an awareness of the importance of the wisdom literature to make sense of Johannine theology, language, and symbolism: in the prologue, with Nicodemus, in the Bread of Life discourse, with Mary and Lazarus, and in the culminating Hour. She also shows how the late Second Temple theology expressed in the books of Sirach and Wisdom, considered deuterocanonical and omitted from some Bible editions, are essential intertexts. Only the book of Wisdom speaks of the reign of God (Wis 10:10), eternity life (Wis 5:15), and the ambrosia maintaining angelic life (Wis 19:21)-all concepts found in John’s Gospel.

    While the Gospel explicitly states the Logos was enfleshed in Jesus, this is also true of Sophia. Coloe makes the case that Jesus’s words and deeds embody Sophia throughoutthe narrative. At the beginning of each chapter Coloe provides text from the later wisdom books that resonate with the Gospel passage, drawing Sophia out of the shadows.

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  • Come To The Light

    $19.95

    These profound and inspiring reflections on the Gospel of John will open to preachers, religious, and parish groups interested in Scripture, the treasures that the Fourth Gospel contains for the life of the world.

    Brendan Byrne draws on the insights in Life Abounding, his academic commentary on the Fourth Gospel, to enrich the understanding of non-scholars in Come to the Light. Discussion questions provided at the end of each talk serve as a starting point for the reader’s personal contemplation.

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  • Living Liturgy For Extraordinary Ministers Of Holy Communion Year C 2022

    $9.95

    This easy-to-use pastoral resource provides spiritual nourishment for extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion. Rooted in the Sunday gospels, this indispensable aid invites reverent and prayerful preparation for liturgical ministry. Living LiturgyTM for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion highlights the connections between the Word, Eucharist, and living in service of others. Ministers will find this resource to be formative for their own personal reflection and a helpful tool for facilitating prayer with people who are sick and homebound.

    Living LiturgyTM for Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion begins with the First Sunday of Advent 2021 and includes the following:

    *Gospel readings for each Sunday and other significant liturgical celebrations

    *Prompts for personal reflections and prayer

    *A separate insert card with the Rite for Administration of Communion to the Sick by an Extraordinary Minister

    *Inscription page for the minister’s name, ideal for commissioning ministers of the Eucharist

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  • Living Liturgy For Music Ministers Year C 2022

    $9.95

    Inspire music ministers to more prayerfully lead the assembly with Living LiturgyTM for Music Ministers. Dynamic content and an engaging team of contributors offer music ministers the spiritual preparation they need to be confident, effective leaders of sung prayer. The Liturgy of the Word, and particularly the psalm, will come alive in new ways for the entire worshiping assembly.

    Living LiturgyTM for Music Ministers begins with the First Sunday of Advent 2021 and includes the following:

    *Suggestions for the psalmist’s spiritual preparation and prayer

    *Readings and responsorial psalm for every Sunday, Ash Wednesday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, and holy days of obligation

    *Reflection on the day’s gospel reading

    *Catechetical connections between the responsorial psalm and the readings

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  • Living Liturgy Year C 2022

    $19.95

    Living Liturgy 2022 provides practical, sound, and inspiring content from expert authors to enrich your parish liturgy and ministry. A robust formation program, Living Liturgy offers the readings, plus insightful reflections and contextual background information for Sundays, Solemnities, and additional feasts of liturgical and national importance. This best-selling annual resource is ideal for parish ministers, liturgists, pastors, planning committees, and RCIA programs.

    An entirely new resource prepared for each liturgical year, Living Liturgy gives your team the spiritual preparation they need to serve in their ministries, integrating daily living, prayer, and study in an inviting and easy-to-use format. Engaging art by Ruberval Monteiro da Silva, OSB, complements the text and invites further reflection on the Gospel of the day. This indispensable guide deepens a liturgical spirituality and strengthens the worship experience for the whole parish.

    Featured Liturgical Texts
    *Collect
    *First Reading
    *Responsorial Psalm
    *Second Reading
    *Gospel Acclamation
    *Gospel

    Featured Content
    *Reflecting on the Gospel
    *Focusing the Gospel
    *Connecting the Gospel to the Readings
    *Connecting the Responsorial Psalm to the Readings
    *Prompts for Faith-Sharing
    *Model Penitential Act
    *Homily Points
    *Model Universal Prayer (Prayer of the Faithful)
    *About Liturgy and Music
    *And more!

    Additional Features
    *Calendar-dated
    *Pronunciation guide
    *Readings in sense lines

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  • Waiting In Joyful Hope 2021-2020

    $5.95

    Prepare spiritually for the coming of Christ with this popular and inviting annual guide. During the especially busy Advent and Christmas seasons, this book offers brief, down-to-earth reflections that bring prayer and Scripture into everyday life in a thought-provoking and lasting way. Through Catherine Upchurch’s fresh and meaningful reflections on Lectionary readings from the weekday and Sunday Masses, readers will grow in their understanding of the word of God. This book will help busy people achieve their goal of enriching their prayer life during the seasons of Advent and Christmas.

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  • Acts Of The Apostles Part Two

    $16.95

    Marvel at the spread of Christianity throughout the Roman Empire in The Acts of the Apostles, Part Two (15:36-28:31). Empowered by the Holy Spirit and the deep conviction that Jesus is Lord, the first generation church continues to witness to the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. Paul, a model of courage and missionary spirit, becomes our primary guide as the Gospel sinks its roots into the soil of our world. Commentary, study and reflection questions, prayers, and access to online lectures are included. 4 lessons.

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  • Acts Of The Apostles Part One

    $16.95

    What does it mean for a community to follow Jesus? With full benefit of the Holy Spirit, the earliest believers shaped communities of faith from Jerusalem to Rome and all points in between. The Acts of the Apostles, Part One (Acts 1:1-15:35) invites us to witness the Spirit at work as the apostles of Jesus become evangelists and pastors, as communities of believers expand to include Gentiles, and as local challenges test the staying power of the young church. Commentary, study and reflection questions, prayers, and access to online lectures are included. 5 lessons.

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  • 2022 Saints Calendar And 16 Month Planner

    $16.95

    The ever-popular 2022 Saints Calendar and Daily Planner is a 16-month calendar ready to use in September. Our spiral-bound design allows plenty of space for daily appointments in a lay-flat format.

    This Calendar has become a favorite for home or office with professionals, students, and busy homeschool families.

    TAN calendars contain special feasts and fascinating Catholic traditions. They are marked with days of Fasting, special Saints Days, and the Sundays of the Liturgical Year for both the Ordinary and Extraordinary Calendar.

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  • Turn To The Lord

    $29.95

    God calls each of us to a life of goodness. Our yearnings to become more like God invite us to lifelong practices of conversion. The Sacrament of Confirmation is a pivotal moment anchoring a Catholic’s commitment to God.

    But, do our current sacramental preparation programs really inspire candidates to turn towards the Lord? Leonard J. DeLorenzo demonstrates how preparation for Confirmation can be a life-giving experience for candidates and those who accompany them. Candidates, sponsors, and parents will together foster a holistic formation of mind, heart, hands, and habits needed for transformation into a source of goodness in the world.

    This book is ideal for use by RCIA sponsors and candidates, as well as parents and sponsors of younger Confirmation students. Parents and sponsors will be empowered to be primary formators for the candidate in their life, as they will benefit from discovering more about God as a source of goodness, but also seeing how to convey God’s message to Confirmation candidates.

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  • Answering Gods Call

    $12.99

    Referencing Biblical figures and using Ignatian spirituality, Barbara Lee provides a guide to help older adults hear a renewed call to discipleship.

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  • Reweaving The Ministries

    $16.95

    As the Emmaus story unfolds it moves from catechesis to Eucharist to mission. It is a promising paradigm for the process of reweaving the present array of parish ministries into an integrated pastoral practice.

    Gilbert Ostdiek, OFM, invites those engaged in ministry and those preparing for it to think of their own ministry as part of a larger pastoral tapestry. He also extends the Emmaus paradigm to pastoral leaders who have the responsibility to integrate and coordinate the practice of ministry at parish and diocesan levels.

    Reweaving the Ministries invites all who are involved in ministry to become ever more fully, in St. Paul’s description, co-workers with one another and co-workers with God in the care of God’s people.

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  • Gods Great Story And You

    $14.99

    In Father Barry’s final book, he presents a Biblically based guide for readers to understand and use God’s gifts to bring about heaven, peace, and unity on earth.

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  • Our Friends In Heaven Volume 2

    $16.95

    The saints are friends of God, and they want to become your friends, too! Some saints played soccer or rode horses. Others stood up for those who were being bullied and bravely worked for justice. Every saint has a unique story to share. Introduce intermediate readers to the amazing life stories of the saints. In print for decades, this fourth edition of a classic, bestselling, two-volume set of books contains engaging stories on a variety of saints for each day of the year.

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  • Our Friends In Heaven Volume 1

    $16.95

    The saints are friends of God, and they want to become your friends, too! Some saints played soccer or rode horses. Others stood up for those who were being bullied and bravely worked for justice. Every saint has a unique story to share. Introduce intermediate readers to the amazing life stories of the saints. In print for decades, this fourth edition of a classic, bestselling, two-volume set of books contains engaging stories on a variety of saints for each day of the year.

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  • I Am : God Shares His Name

    $14.95

    God replied to Moses: I am who I am. Exodus 3:14 Introduce children to God–by name! Long ago, God revealed his name to Moses, sharing his love for all his people. This name tells us all of the power and love of the God who created and saved us. This delightful board book will help parents, grandparents, and teachers introduce children to the wonder of God’s love–and his holy name.

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  • Place To Belong

    $29.95

    A Place to Belong: Letters from Catholic Women explores what it means to be a woman of faith today. Edited by Corynne Staresinic, the founder of the nonprofit The Catholic Woman, this stunning anthology of twenty-five deeply personal letters, wisdom from women saints, reflection questions, art, photography, and prayers will inspire you to live your femininity along your own unique life path as you find–and provide for others–a place to belong.

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  • Desire Darkness And Hope

    $44.95

    For some decades, the work of Carmelite theologian Constance FitzGerald, OCD, has been a well-known secret, not only among students and practitioners of Carmelite spirituality, but also among spiritual directors, spiritual writers, retreatants, vowed religious women and men, and Christian theologians.

    This collection sets out to introduce the work of Sister Constance to a wider and more diverse audience-women and men who seek to strengthen themselves on the spiritual journey, who yearn to deepen personal or scholarly theological and religious reflection, and who want to make sense of the times in which we live. To this end, this volume curates seven of Sister Constance’s articles with probing and responsive essays written by ten theologians.

    Contributors include:
    *Susie Paulik Babka
    *Colette Ackerman, OCD
    *Roberto S. Goizueta
    *Margaret R. Pfeil
    *Alex Milkulich
    *Andrew Prevot
    *Laurie Cassidy
    *Maria Teresa Morgan
    *Bryan N. Massingale
    *M. Catherine Hilkert, OP

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  • Embracing The Beauty Of Change

    $2.50

    Change is inevitable, but God’s love for us is constant. Learn to live with spiritual beauty and find your strength to take on life’s challenges by following in the footsteps of remarkable women in the Bible.

    Embracing the Beauty of Change: A Scriptural Guide for Women can help you to be more like Naomi and find truth in God’s promises; use your gifts as Judith did to lead others to a greater awareness of all that God provides, and model yourself after the Blessed Virgin Mary who consistently and selflessly puts the needs of others ahead of her own.

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  • Interrupted Presence : Eleven Stories Of Finding God In Times Of Trouble

    $14.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780879466978Mark PiperBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2021Publisher: ACTA Publications

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  • Full Circle : A Quest For Transformation

    $16.95

    SKU (ISBN): 9780879466947Juan-Lorenzo Hinojosa | Raven HinojosaBinding: Trade PaperPublished: 2021Publisher: ACTA Publications

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  • Walking With Ignatius

    $24.99

    With opportunities for Ignatian reflection and prayer, Father General Arturo Sosa, SJ, offers his observations on the Jesuits, the Church, and the world today.

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  • Focus On Truth

    $19.95

    The published writings of the Trappist monk Thomas Merton were always censored from two sources during his lifetime. First, by Merton himself, as he certainly didn’t write everything down or share all of what he included in his drafts. He selected carefully what he considered appropriate for publication. Second, Thomas Merton was extensively censored by his religious superiors. They regularly judged that things Merton chose to write should not be made available in print. This was not infrequently a source of great frustration to Merton.In this book, Fr. Patrick W. Collins presents an uncensored view of the life and thoughts of Thomas Merton by plumbing his correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues over the years. Merton’s personal and professional correspondence was previously published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux. In this volume, Collins extracts and organizes from these sources many of the significant subjects about which Merton wrote and presents each topic chronologically. In this way, readers can easily follow the development of Merton’s thoughts, feelings, intuitions, and impressions over the years on a variety of topics of concern to him.

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