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Coming Christian Persecution$24.95Add to cart
Churches burned. Christians beheaded. Catholic communities driven underground. Governments forcing silence upon those who profess fidelity to the gospel.
These experiences are not confined to those of the early Church or to the missionaries and converts in far-off pagan lands centuries ago. The persecution of Christians is happening right now – and it is closer to home than you may realize.
Throughout the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and even in the West, Christian communities are being targeted for their beliefs, whether through violence or public policy, and it’s a trend that continues to escalate.
Moral theologian and news analyst Dr. Thomas Williams incisively juxtaposes the still relatively unknown global Christian persecution of today with that of previous epochs, describing it in its various forms and providing insight into what it means for the Church and for society at large. He also provides valuable advice on how these outrages can be remedied and what Christians can do to prepare for what is to come.
In 2020, according to the World Watch List published by Open Doors, 340 million Christians were facing “high levels of persecution.” Dr. Williams masterfully reveals the state of affairs in countries that systematically persecute Christians, such as North Korea, Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Nigeria, India, China, and Pakistan. In many cases, Christians are forced to flee these countries or face economic repercussions, forced conversions to Islam, imprisonment, violence, torture, and even death.
Dr. Williams also shows how Christian persecution has been with us since the beginning during the life of Jesus, from the time of His infancy to His death on the Cross. You’ll learn what Jesus said in the Bible about coming persecutions, as well as about the trials and martyrdom that His apostles endured and the hardships of the early Christians, including the five virgins who are commemorated in the Roman Canon of the Holy Mass.
Dr. Williams also explores why Christians are persecuted. He reveals Voltaire’s and Gibbon’s thoughts on how Christians were vilified and how attempts to rewrite history-to blame Christian persecution on Christians themselves!-originally surfaced. Moreover, you will see how modern attacks against Christians spring from six primary sources: atheism, radical Islam, Hindu nationalism, totalitarianism, academia, and Satanism. In the words of St. John Paul II, “The Church has once again become a Church of martyrs.”
Becoming The Good News$16.95Add to cart
Perhaps you have seen the signs of the times. Religious faith, on the whole, is declining, and the number of those claiming no religious affiliation is rising. In the face of this, evangelization initiatives permeate the mission and vision statements of Catholic dioceses and parishes across the country, but many of these initiatives are hampered by a strict sense of the tradition. They tend to be an all-or-nothing approach to evangelization, and include some questionable understandings of God, the church, and the world.
In Becoming the Good News, Michael Sanem shares an authentically Catholic approach to parish evangelization, grounded in the rich and diverse tradition to which we belong. We the church, as the people of God, are all called, in the common priesthood of all the baptized, to consecrate this world to God in the way we encounter, accompany, and invite people into deeper relationship with Christ. We are called not only to proclaim the good news but to become the good news in a world that desperately needs it.
1 Holy Marriage$18.95Add to cart
Once upon a bridge in Alenon, France, an ordinary man met an ordinary woman, and they fell extraordinarily in love.
Uncover the beauty of the Sacrament of Marriage through the quiet, virtuous lives of Saints Louis and Zelie Martin, the first married saints in history to be canonized together.
This beautiful picture book biography captures the hearts of both child and adult readers, introducing them to the inspirational parents of the Little Flower, Saint Therese of Lisieux, and bringing to life G.K. Chesterton’s observation: “The most extraordinary thing in the world is an ordinary man and an ordinary woman and their ordinary children.”
War Of The Antichrist With The Church And Christian Civilization$29.95Add to cart
Catholics have always known that Satan wages a constant war against the Church. But the past three centuries have witnessed a far more radical onslaught than ever before, leading to a rapid and universal apostasy among formerly Christian nations. Who or what is behind this greatest of all apostasies from the Catholic Church? According to this prophetic book, it is Freemasonry.
Originally published by Monsignor George Dillon, DD, in 1885 in response to Pope Leo XIII’s call to “tear away the mask from Freemasonry,” The War of the Antichrist with the Church and Christian Civilization lays out the facts of Freemasonry, its history, and its anti-Christic ideology. Though written over 130 years ago, it remains stunningly relevant. Monsignor Dillon details the Masonic plot to de-Christianize the world through the separation of Church and state, “democratic” ideology, religious indifferentism, civil marriage and easy divorce laws, secularized education, the encouragement of moral decay among the population, the destruction of the temporal and spiritual authority of the pope, all animated by an atheistic Socialist, Communist, and ultimately pantheistic ideology of nature worship that will climax with the arrival of the antichrist. The result was considered so trustworthy that Pope Leo XIII endorsed it and paid for its translation and printing in Italian.
This cannot be dismissed as a “conspiracy theory.”
But as Monsignor Dillon makes clear, the duty of Catholics in light of this war of the antichrist with the Church and Christian civilization remains constant: to love God above all, our neighbors as ourselves, and to confront evil wherever we find it-first within ourselves, and then in the world around us. Only by bearing the cross with Our Lord during these dark days can we secure salvation for ourselves and others.
Word Set In Stone$21.95Add to cart
Anti-Christians have a lot of slick, smart-sounding attacks against the Faith, and their favorite target is the Bible. How can you really believe that Moses parted the Red Sea? they’ll ask. What makes you think Abraham, Joseph, and King David were real people and not just fantastical characters? That’s not what the experts say. And how can you take the Bible seriously when the Old Testament is filled with camels . . . way before camels even existed in Israel? Supernatural faith is a beautiful thing, and strong theology is indispensable, but wouldn’t it be great if we could prove the Bible with hard science, too? In The Word Set in Stone, veteran apologist Dave Armstrong uses secular historiography and proven scientific disciplines such as archaeology, meteorology, and even zoology and hydrology, to show that not only are some of the most fantastic-seeming episodes of the Bible possible, they are probable?even quite likely. From the Gospels to the Prophets all the way back to the Garden of Eden, you’ll see that Scripture skeptics don’t need a leap of faith to see that the Bible is one of the most historically reliable documents ever written. (And yes, that goes for the Red Sea, too.) Presenting rigorous scientific research and theory, yet written in a way that’s accessible to the average reader, The Word Set in Stone levels the playing field between those anti-Christians who cling to a caricature of science and the amateur apologist in all of us. The truth of the Bible is not just a matter of faith; it’s elementary.
When Protestants Argue Like Atheists$17.95Add to cart
Protestant apologists are usually our partners when it comes to defending the existence of God, the inerrancy of Scripture, traditional moral absolutes, and many other important truths. When arguing against atheism, they shrewdly call out the logical fallacies, double standards, and dirty tricks of skeptical critics.
But then, too often, they turn around and use the same tricks to attack Catholicism.
In When Protestants Argue Like Atheists, Catholic apologist Trent Horn looks at twelve areas where anti-Catholic scholars and polemicists mimic the methods they otherwise decry in anti-theists. Citing the work of both classic and contemporary Protestant figures, he shows how, when defending mere Christianity, they quickly object when skeptics shift the burden of proof, or appeal to fake history, or harp on the morality of the messenger instead of the truth of the message. And yet, when trying to take down Catholicism, they seem to have no problem employing these same shady tactics and others.
Not only does Trent unveil the hypocrisy and logical weaknesses of such tactics and show you how to refute them-he points out ways that Catholics, too, sometimes imitate the worst arguments of atheists. The result is a much-needed elevation of discourse, for all sides, on these all-important subjects related to Christian truth and our salvation.
Everyday Miracles Of Lourdes$19.95Add to cart
Though they escape the notice of many, stunning miracles of healing take place each and every day at Our Lady’s Grotto in Lourdes, France. Inexplicable, biblical-like healings of body, mind, and spirit leave visitors with the gifts of peace and renewed faith. Here is the book that will move you, deepen your faith in Our Lady’s active involvement in our world, and help you personally encounter Our Lord.
Marlene Watkins recounts twenty astounding true stories of miracles at Lourdes, including her own watershed healing, which inspired her to establish Our Lady of Lourdes Hospitality North American Volunteers and become the first volunteer.
In these absorbing pages, you will marvel at how these volunteer helpers bring the sick to the Grotto – and then also experience healings themselves.
You will read the stories of people who were cured and reconciled with God – from babies to preteens to near centenarians. You will be inspired, for instance, by the testimony of a woman with a progressive neurodegenerative disease who not only went to Lourdes to selflessly care for the sick but later returned to receive a gift from Our Eucharistic Lord and Our Lady.
In chapter after chapter, you will encounter men and women who were healed from debilitating traumas, panic attacks, or mood swings.
You will be consoled by stories of women who experienced the loss of babies, including by abortion, and found solace in the arms of our Heavenly Mother.
And you will encounter a man who was struggling with faith and was drawn to Lourdes, where he met the Blessed Mother. Moreover, you will discover:
*The three Ps of the Gospel message at Lourdes and how they relate to your life
*How we will enter Heaven (it’s not the way you may think!)
*A remarkable miracle of the “time-suspending, life-saving Rosary”
*One simple prayer that St. Bernadette taught that can get you into Heaven
*How a young woman’s wish was fulfilled and helped numerous souls
*The unexpected way the oldest pilgrim and her marriage were renewed at Lourdes
Above all, you will see how Our Lady leads souls into deeper communion with her Eucharistic Son and with one another, whether through caring for sick loved ones or experiencing loving relationships. Prepare yourself to become a believer and an ardent lover of Lourdes.
For Eternity : Restoring The Priesthood And Our Spiritual Fatherhood$24.95Add to cart
“We have to look at the truth head-on: the priesthood seems to be failing,” explains Cardinal Robert Sarah in this book. “The priesthood, its status, its mission, and its authority have been placed at the service of the worst crimes. . . The search for worldly glory, power, honors, earthly pleasures, and money has infiltrated the hearts of priests, bishops, and cardinals. How can we tolerate such deeds without trembling, without weeping, without asking ourselves probing questions?”
In the arid desert of Western society, where man believes he is happier without God, Cardinal Sarah invites priests to become ever more clearly the signs of the presence of God in the world.
Collected here are the writings of the greatest saints to help priests rediscover the essence of their priesthood so the people of God can renew their gaze upon them. This is not a treatise of academic theology, Cardinal Sarah explains, but a theology of the saints that is contemplative and spiritual as well as practical and concrete.
“Each text will be for us like a renewed way of looking, a luminous feature to draw more accurately the spiritual portrait of the priest as Jesus Christ intended him and as we need him today,” writes Cardinal Sarah. “In light of these teachings of the Church and of the saints, together, we will examine the quality of our relations with God.”
Ultimately, he claims, priests must avoid becoming simply specialists in God and masters of the Faith. Instead, priests must allow themselves to be transformed, renewed, governed, and divinized by it. It is through a priest’s gospel-filled life and testimony that he will restore God to His place in the world.
“This book is an invitation to sit at the feet of Jesus, our High Priest,” Cardinal Sarah explains, “to allow ourselves to be renewed in our priesthood. At His feet and following in His footsteps, we learn to be priests, to let ourselves be formed in His image and likeness, and to enter fully into the Christian mysteries that we celebrate with faith.”
Love Basics For Catholics$16.95Add to cart
When you begin to see the Bible as a book of love, it will change the way you view love, sex, marriage, family, and your personal relationship with God.
Walk with popular scripture scholar John Bergsma from the creation of Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden to the wedding between the Lamb and the New Jerusalem in the Book of Revelation to learn how marriage in the Bible represents the love between God and his people.
Bergsma focuses on what nine biblical marriages tell us about God’s relationship with us. These stories include:
*Adam and Eve–who show us that marriage is the culmination of all creation and that marriage can be an image of the Trinity;
*Ruth and Boaz–who display the tenderness and virtue of a marriage;
*Solomon and his bride in the Song of Songs–who illustrate a positive, healthy view of the body and physical beauty; and
*Jesus as Bridegroom of his people, the Church.
Using his popular, whimsical stick-figure illustrations and engaging style, Bergsma helps us understand scripture and salvation history in a unique, memorable way. He also provides insight into Church teachings on marriage and relationships–such as monogamy, the single life, the Sacrament of Matrimony, and Jesus’s words about divorce–to show how these teachings come from the love God shares with his people through the covenants in scripture.
Gather The Fragments$16.99Add to cart
In this memoir, Maureen O’Brien reflects on the gospel story of the miracle of the loaves and fishes and what she learns about herself, the people around her, and a fragmented but still beautiful world. While she’s sharing her story of finding God’s love, she’s also sharing the stories of so many others, known and cherished by God even when the world leaves them shattered, finding their way through the world and feasting on the fragments of grace that are always in abundance if we learn to look, to see, to accept, to share.
Guided By Saints$17.99Add to cart
The passionate resolve of St. Clare of Assisi. The gentle humility of Blessed Solanus Casey. The fierce bravery of St. Joan of Arc. Most of us living today will never deal with the situations these holy women and men had to face. But once we scratch the surface, we can discover that saints have much to teach us by their example, their choices, and their virtues.
Guided by Saints: A 30-Day Journal for Inspiration and Direction; allows you to get to know the saints better, with biographical details and journaling prompts to help you relate your life and hopes to theirs. The 30 saints (and those on the path to sainthood) featured in this journal have different backgrounds and life stories, but they are united by holiness and humanity. You can share in that communion, too, if you only allow yourself to be guided by the saints.
Memoirs Of A Happy Failure$18.95Add to cart
Alice von Hildebrand is a household name to many who know her from her countless EWTN appearances, books, and her extensive articles and essays. What is little known is the story of her life, notably the thirty-seven years she spent at Hunter College in New York City. There, despite systematic opposition she left a mark on a generation of students through her defense of truth with reason, wit, and love. By showing her students how truth fulfills the deepest longings of the heart, she liberated countless students from the oppressive relativism of the day, enabling many of them to find their way to God. Now, for the first time, discover the details of Alice von Hildebrand’s life as a “Happy Failure,” including:
*The thrilling escape from Europe that was nearly halted by a Nazi sub
*Early days in America and her dedication to education and cultivating wisdom
*Her marriage to the great philosopher Dietrich von Hildebrand
*Victories and defeats at Hunter where she combated a culture of relativism
Memoirs of a Happy Failure is a fascinating and essential glimpse into the life of one of contemporary Catholicism’s most compelling minds. It is the story of courage, faith, and the grace of God acting in the world.
Angelic Virtues And Demonic Vices$29.95Add to cart
Are we truly striving for heaven or merely avoiding hell?
The human heart’s greatest longing is to see God as He is. And yet, many people simply want to escape hell’s pain, or even worse, they follow our disordered fallen nature in choosing sinful pleasures. Our Lord said the road to heaven is narrow, but the road to hell is wide (see Matt. 7:13). Is choosing the road to heaven merely wanting to avoid pain, or is it actively pursuing the greatest good beyond imagining?
Do we choose the good because we strive to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength, or do we choose the good merely because we fear hell?
God never leaves us alone in these choices. Indeed, He sends us His grace, but-to help us cooperate with that grace and fight valiantly-He also sends spiritual warriors and guides, of whom one of the greatest is Saint Thomas Aquinas.
In Angelic Virtues and Demonic Vices, Saint Thomas guides us on how to pursue our true celestial homeland while avoiding running to a false heaven. He outlines the various vices, and their forty plus daughters, and details how to conquer them.
After reading this work, you will not only desire to become a saint because you will see how hideous vice truly is but also see how splendid virtuous living for God is.
Poems Every Child Should Know$29.95Add to cart
Poetry is meant for everyone.
For you. For your child. But where to start?
Poems Every Child Should Know is here to help.
Selected and accompanied by commentary from bestselling author and literature professor Joseph Pearce, this exciting collection of verse contains classic poems that every child should know to begin a poetic ascent towards God. Not only that, but these poems are chosen so as to help all “become as little children,” and are ones everyone should know, regardless of age. These timeless treasures form a foundation upon which to build poetic knowledge and to see the world through the eyes of a poet, the way God intended it.
Culled from the rich history of English poetry, these gems of the English language’s inheritance are meant to enrich our children’s cultural treasure chest. Verse, like virtue, is often most beautiful when it is most simple. A good beginning makes a good end all the more likely, so immersing children in beautiful words-words which so powerfully and continually shape our world, our thoughts, our prayers-and teaching them to take a minute and stop to observe a beautiful sentence is of the utmost importance. Appreciating beauty in even the most ordinary of life’s moments is a lesson that will prepare their minds to receive Truth, Beauty, and Goodness Himself.
Throughout the book, readers will find “things to think about,” inviting them to engage more deeply with individual poems. These should be seen as an invitation to an adventure into unknown territory, an opportunity to go further up and further in. Be fearless, be adventurous, and enjoy this journey into the realm of the good, the true, and the beautiful of our English language.
Considering Jesus : The Human Experience Of The Redeemer$17.99Add to cart
COME TO KNOW JESUS–ONE EXPERIENCE AT A TIME
Jesus can feel remote to Christians because he stands alone in his flawlessness, his sinlessness. But the reality is that this quintessential human grew in knowledge, insight, influence, and grace exactly as does every human: one day, one experience, one relationship at a time.
Considering Jesus, by renowned author and spiritual director Joseph Tetlow, is a book of, about, and for prayer that explores the characteristics, identity, and spirituality revealed by Jesus through his purposeful actions and relationships during his earthly ministry. Jesus can relate to our joy, suffering, and yearning precisely because he has felt joy, suffering, and yearning, and therefore he understands what’s inside our hearts. As a result of realizing that Jesus’ human heart is so very much like ours, praying with Jesus becomes personal and fulfilling.
“I wrote this book because I want to share my love of Jesus with readers,” notes Fr. Joe. “Our human experiences were just like Jesus of Nazareth’s. Read this book, and you will pray with Him not as an idea but as a human person.”
Benedictine Reader 1530-1930$49.95Add to cart
A Benedictine Reader shares the treasures of the Benedictine traditionthrough the collaboration of a dozen scholars. It provides a broad and deep sense of the reality of Benedictine monasticism using primary sources in English translation. The texts included are drawn from many different genres and originally written in six different languages. The introduction to each of the chapters aims to situate each author and text and to make connections with other texts and studies within and outside the Reader.
This second volume of A Benedictine Reader looks at Benedictine monks and nuns from many angles, as founders, reformers, missionaries, teachers, spiritual writers and guides, playwrights, scholars, and archivists. In four centuries, they went from Bavaria to North America and Africa, from England and Spain to Australia, adapting to new environments. Committed to the liturgy by their profession, they played an important role in the liturgical renewal that culminated at Vatican II. Rooted in God, church, and their surroundings, they showed remarkable resilience in the face of wars, confiscations, suppression, and exile. Their impact has been deep and stabilizing, and their story is a microcosm of the history of the church in modern times.
Loyola Kids Book Of Seasons Feasts And Celebrations$21.99Add to cart
The liturgical year isn’t a concept to be taught; it’s a celebration to be lived and experienced! Award-winning author Amy Welborn shines a spotlight on our vibrant faith by centering children as active participants in the seasons and feasts of our Catholic calendar. This friendly and accessible sourcebook for children provides an inspiring and multicultural journey through the Church year with Jesus, Mary, and the saints. Along the way, children will learn exciting details about how Catholic holidays are celebrated around the world.
From the Sabbath through Holy Week, from Ordinary Time through the Jewish feasts of our spiritual heritage, Loyola Kids Book of Seasons, Feasts, and Celebrations will enable children and adults to experience faith with curiosity and wonder.
Living Christ : A Spiritual Reading Of The Gospels$29.95Add to cart
In Living Christ, Peter Feldmeier explores the Gospels as the premier revelation of the person, ministry, and salvation of Jesus Christ. Uniting biblical scholarship with a deep spiritual engagement with the Gospels, Feldmeier shows how the biblical word can access the prophetic words and saving work of Jesus to make them one’s own. Each Gospel provides a unique interpretation of Christ and a distinctive expression of Christian discipleship. Feldmeier takes the reader slowly through each text so that they may richly engage the truths witnessed by the evangelists and become opportunities for interior transformation. Drawing on traditional and modern commentaries, as well as his own reflections, Feldmeier shows how the Gospels are essential in their own ways in coming to an intimate relationship with Christ and an authentic appropriation of biblical discipleship.
Grief On The Road To Emmaus$29.95Add to cart
In Grief on the Road to Emmaus, experienced bereavement author and facilitatorBeth Hewettoffers help for people interested in walking with those who grieve and supporting their mourning. Using the story of the bereaved disciples walking with Jesus to Emmaus and personal grief vignettes, this message is grounded in Benedictine monastic values that emphasize love, mutuality, hospitality, listening, prayer, humility, action, and community. This readable guide introduces a ministry of consolation, complete with facilitator skills, practices, and strategies for healing to assist readers to accompany the bereaved compassionately, leading each other to hope after loss.
Kiss Me Goodnight$11.00Add to cart
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Kiss Me Goodnight is about the innocent love a family has for one another. Real to life, and rooted in Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, this is a book for the ages everlasting. Written to be enjoyed by the entire family, Kiss Me Goodnight is the perfect companion to other faithful books by Divine Providence Press: Counting on Faith, Saved by the Alphabet, and What Color is Heaven? May God bless your family with the wholesome kiss of eternal joy!
Heart Of The Gospel$17.95Add to cart
“Blessed are the_____”
Many of us can fill in the blank with a list memorized in Sunday school or catechism class. The meek, the poor in spirit, something about those who are reviled… and that’s it. These Beatitudes are a nice bit of pious trivia, nothing more. But if that’s what we think, Fr. Sebastian Walshe (Secrets from Heaven) says we’re missing out not only on some of Jesus’ most important teachings in the Gospels, but on the very core of his saving message. In Heart of the Gospel, Fr. Walshe demonstrates compellingly how these eight declarations from the Sermon on the Mount known as the Beatitudes make up the foundation, essence, and final goal of Jesus’ teachings. They are as central to the gospel as the Ten Commandments were to the old Law: a roadmap for navigating the New Covenant. And where does that map take us? To happiness which is what beatitude means, after all. To that end for which God made us and only in which we can feel fulfilled. In these rich meditations, Fr. Walshe illuminates the scriptural passages from which we get the Beatitudes; explains the significance of their wording, their order, and their timing in Jesus’ ministry; and draws out edifying parallels and connections with salvation history and the lives of the saints. Most importantly, he offers wise counsel from his own work as a priest and teacher to help us understand the Beatitudes better and live them out in our life following that roadmap that leads to happiness in this world and in the world to come.
Educating For Eternity$12.95Add to cart
An authentic Catholic education does more than prepare workers for the job market or turn out model citizens. It forms people who can change the world — not in spite of their desire for God and their hope for heaven, but because of it. As a Catholic educator, you have a monumental task, but the good news is that you’re not alone.
In Educating for Eternity: A Teacher’s Companion for Making Every Class Catholic, Brett Salkeld, Ph.D., explains the role of Catholic anthropology in education and accompanies Catholic teachers in integrating the Faith into all aspects of the curriculum. From math and science to health and social studies, every subject can and should be taught from a Catholic worldview. And in doing so the true purpose of Catholic education is fulfilled.
For teachers, this isn’t “one more thing” to do in the classroom — this is a new approach to everything you’re already doing in the classroom. No matter what class or age you teach, Educating for Eternity presents a truly effective way to explain and model eternal truths to your students.
Return : A Guided Lent Journal For Prayer And Meditation$13.95Add to cart
Reorient your mind and heart this Lent so you can more fully experience the joy of Easter-Christ’s victory over sin and death.
In this beautiful guided journal for prayer and meditation, Fr. John Burns-author of the bestselling and award-winning book Adore-invites you to strip away your confusion, attachments, and sin so you can return to the Lord and undergo real and lasting conversion.
In the liturgy’s first reading on Ash Wednesday, the prophet Joel call us to wholehearted conversion: “Even now, says the Lord, return to me, with your whole heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning, rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the Lord, your God” (Jl 2:12-13).
Each week throughout Lent, Burns breaks down these two verses:
Week 1, return to me-recognize the need to reorient our lives through Lent;
Week 2, return to me with your whole heart-reorient not only the mind but also the heart to the Lord;
Week 3, return to me with fasting-acknowledge hardness of heart and the value of discipline;
Week 4, return to me with weeping and mourning-bring forward personal agonies and unbind hidden bitterness that divides us from God; and
Week 5, Rend your hearts, not your garments, return to the Lord, your God.
Then, during Holy Week and the Resurrection on Easter, you are invited to weave your own stories into that of the Paschal Mystery.
Burns uses the opening prayer of each day’s Mass-called the Collect-as a starting point for your meditations through the forty days leading up to Easter Sunday. He also focuses on the traditional Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, which come together as our sacred penance during this solemn season, and ultimately lead us to heaven.
Each day of Return includes the prayer from the Collect, an inspiring meditation, thought-provoking reflection questions, and a prayer. There’s plenty of space for journaling as well.
Return features stunning original art by Josiah Henley of Heart of IESVS. Free weekly companion videos, a downloadable discussion guide, and other resources make this book perfect for parish-wide, individual, and book club use leading up to Easter.
From Prodigal To Priest$14.95Add to cart
Goyo Hidalgo’s struggle with excess, pain, and fear plagued him for ten years. The gritty story of his unexpected redemption started after a hard night of partying in Los Angeles and a life-changing message coming from his television.
He woke up that April morning to the broadcast of Pope John Paul II’s funeral Mass. A reflection on the now-saint’s message of “Be not afraid” awakened a deep longing in Hidalgo’s soul-a yearning that led him back to the Catholic faith of his youth and ultimately into the priesthood.
From Prodigal to Priest takes you on Hidalgo’s journey of reconciliation with his faith and his family. He offers compassionate encouragement to those who believe themselves unforgivable and reminds them that Jesus is always there to welcome them home to the Church. Hidalgo’s conversion story affirms the power of God’s mercy and the deep transformation his grace can bring.
Hidalgo grew up in a devout Catholic family in a small town in Spain. He went to a minor seminary as a youth to begin studies to become a priest, but left after about five years. Once he went to college, he fell away from the faith-and repeatedly lied to his mother about it. Hidalgo’s dream was to travel the world and teach, leaving poverty behind.
With Jesus’s parable of the prodigal son (Luke 15:11-32) as a companion, you will walk with Hidalgo through both the joy and the difficulties he experienced as he came home to the Catholic faith of his childhood-confessing to his mother, relearning how to pray, going to Confession, telling his friends about his reversion, and his call to the priesthood. And you will learn that it’s important to pray, discern, trust, and be thankful to God, regardless of the outcome.
Each chapter includes prayers for both prodigal sons and daughters and those who accompany them.
Holy Grit : A Saintly Guide To Becoming A Man Of Virtue$16.95Add to cart
Discover what it means to become a man of faith through the lives of ten male saints and their experiences pursuing holiness. In Holy Grit, you’ll join Catholic life coach Paul George to consider some of the tough issues facing men today-struggles in marriage, parenting, suffering, and finding purpose-to determine areas for growth and take steps toward living the life for which God created you.
You might have grown up with an image of masculinity defined by tough guys on TV-boxers, gangsters, cowboys, fighter pilots, the fastest gun in the West. These guys had courage, backbone, and guts. They had grit.
“As a man, I know the struggles of living a manly existence. It is one I deal with daily,” George writes. “I’m no expert, but I’m a gritty guy, like you, grinding it out on my journey.”
But George admits that grit isn’t enough to satisfy the longing in a man’s soul: you have to start trusting God and taking seriously the call to be holy.
Holy Grit is rich in personal stories, thought-provoking questions, spiritual insights, and mental health tips that help Catholic men like you build the spiritual foundation you need to serve your family, parish, and community. George invites you to examine how saints such as Maximilian Kolbe, Louis Martin, and John Paul II understood themselves as men. Learning from the lessons of the saints, George will help you explore how to:
*overcome vice with St. Augustine;
*pursue God through your habits with St. Thomas More;
*experience God’s healing power with St. Padre Pio;
*surrender to the will of God with St. Peter; and
*develop daily discipline with St. Paul.
Each chapter introduces a saint, offers practical takeaways for modern men, and includes reflection questions, an action plan, and a prayer.
Arise To Blessedness$18.95Add to cart
Eight modern saints invite you to follow their example to live the Beatitudes-the heart of Jesus’s teaching-in your own life.
Through her beautiful full-color art, scripture passages, journaling prompts, and original prayers inspired by the Our Father, popular Catholic artist Jen Norton will guide you to put the Beatitudes into practice as she challenges you to examine the state of your own heart and your willingness to grow in holiness.
Norton compares living what Jesus taught in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:3-13) with climbing a mountain-a difficult, irregular, sometimes fear-filled path that eventually leads to a great reward. But she says that like the saints, if you trust God beyond your own understanding, the end of the climb is heaven.
You will learn about each of the Beatitudes from modern saints, including:
*St. Andre Bessette, a brother of the Congregation of Holy Cross, who served as a porter and powerful intercessor for the afflicted-Blessed are the poor in spirit;
*St. Mark Ji Tianxiang, a Chinese doctor who became an opium addict but maintained a strong faith. He died a martyr during the Boxer Rebellion-Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness;
*St. Maria Goretti, who sought the conversion of those who had harmed her-Blessed are the merciful; and
*St. Oscar Romero, the archbishop who embodied radical love as a peacemaker-Blessed are the peacemakers.
This book is perfect for personal or group use.
Pocket Guide To The Stations Of The Cross$8.99Add to cart
St. Alphonsus Liguori’s Stations of the Cross are the most popular and best loved in our Catholic tradition. Here is the guide that you need to bestow this powerful and essential devotion on children, faithfully, using the time-tested method of this great saint.
Charming Catholic friends Fulton and Cynthia return in this enthralling comic book to take children back in time to walk the way of our Lord’s Cross. The glorious and endearing Lego-set photos will help readers of all ages to enter into these classic meditations on Jesus’ Passion and death in an entirely new way.
Every time you pray these Stations, you will truly understand the abundant love that Jesus has for you. Through the sacred scenes, full-color illustrations, and revealing dialogue, children will draw ever closer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
*Stirring meditations from St. Alphonsus Liguori
*Instructions on how to pray the Stations
*Short preparatory prayers
*Engaging photo scenes for each Station
*Prayers for the leader and the people
This handy, pocket-size companion will help you and your family meditate on the sufferings of our Lord more often and be more willing to unite your struggles with His for the salvation of souls. A Pocket Guide to the Stations of the Cross is an ideal gift for classes and all the children in your life.
Pocket Guide To The Holy Rosary$5.99Add to cart
Here is the booklet that will teach your children how to pray the Rosary and make them love doing so. Charming Catholic friends Fulton and Cynthia return in this vivid and engaging Lego-style comic book that takes children on a fun and stimulating adventure through the twenty mysteries of the Holy Rosary.
A Pocket Guide to the Holy Rosary is colorfully illustrated with images that capture young imaginations and help them meditate on each mystery and grow in understanding of our Lord’s life and sacrifice. The stirring images depicting scenes from the lives of Jesus and Mary are taken directly from Kevin and Mary O’Neill’s immensely popular Catechism of the Seven Sacraments.
*A solid explanation on why the Rosary is prayed
*Helpful diagrams and instructions on how to pray the Rosary
*Basic prayers recited in the Rosary
*Scriptural references for each mystery
Pocket Guide To Sacramental Reconciliation$5.99Add to cart
In full-color illustrations and crisp dialogue, charming Catholic friends Fulton and Cynthia will help you learn about the immense gift to mankind that is the Sacrament of Reconciliation. From learning the difference between mortal and venial sin (and how to avoid them!) to how to prepare to make a good Confession, to what it means to receive the power of God’s healing love, grace, and mercy, this entertaining book will make you understand and appreciate this sacrament like never before.
Other features include:
*A prayer to pray before confession
*The steps to making a fruitful sacramental Confession
*Common questions and answers about the sacrament
*Lists of Seven Capital Sins and Seven Capital Virtues
*The Two Great Commandments of Love
*Catechism of the Catholic Church references for further reflection
Also contained is a complete Examination of Conscience for ongoing use. A Pocket Guide to Sacramental Confession is an ideal gift for classes and all the children and families in your network.
Straight To Heaven$17.95Add to cart
If you’re hoping to get to Heaven, you’ll need a plan to reach your goal. This handy manual not only presents all the elements of a life well lived; it also helps you incorporate those elements into everyday practice. Straight to Heaven is the one guide you need to achieve holiness now and Heaven later – all while eluding the traps and pains of Hell.
Fr. Morrow explains that happiness is attainable now for those who live the gospel because they are bringing a bit of Heaven to earth. Conversely, those who fail to live the gospel are doomed to live a hellish life in this world and in the next.
That’s why Fr. Morrow wrote this book – to help you put in place a practical plan to enable you to love God with your whole heart, mind, and soul. Fr. Morrow shows you how to discern and follow God’s will and improve your ability to extend mercy to others.
Through engaging stories of individuals who lived heroically in difficult circumstances, you will discover ways to overcome vice and grow in the fruits of the Holy Spirit so you can become the saint God calls you to be. Most importantly, you will learn to keep your eyes fixed on the heavenly Wedding Feast and your eternal reward. You will also learn:
*The difference between meditation and contemplation
*How to grow in authentic sorrow for sin
*The three methods of prayer – and when to use each
*The most effective aid to staying on the path to holiness
*How to overcome difficulties in prayer
*Three ways to display your love to God
Understanding Saint Paul$18.95Add to cart
He traveled more than ten thousand miles without an airplane or car and founded fourteen dioceses. When he was blinded on the road to Damascus, St. Paul received his epic calling and was “made new.”
Although there are numerous books on St. Paul and his letters, none “knock over” the average person. In Understanding St. Paul, Deacon Bob Evans breaks open the wealth of St. Paul’s wisdom in brief, understandable chapters through the lens of fascinating findings. You will learn about St. Paul’s tempestuous times and heroic life which reveal the mystery of his message. St. Paul’s letters, revered throughout the ages, construct much of the foundation for Christian theology. Next to Christ, St. Paul had the mightiest effect in winning souls for God and summoning all to evangelize. In page after page, St. Paul will help you answer the “why” questions about the meaning of life and stir and arm you with valor to defend your faith.
As Evans unpacks the meaning of St. Paul’s words, you will learn what:
*This apostle says to those promoting watered down theology
*Style St. Paul used to write his letters and how this motivates listeners
*Cultural revolution St. Paul composed his letters in and its impact on the texts
*Ways Greek language possesses multiple meanings and how it helps interpret St. Paul’s letters
*Passages from St. Paul are often mistranslated or interpreted erroneously
*Letters attributed to St. Paul were actually written by him
St. Paul didn’t shrink from the controversial topics of his time – many which remain relevant today – such as slavery, scandals, excommunication, sexuality, idol worship, witchcraft, sorcery, and Gnosticism.
Evans lays out how St. Paul’s letters are organized and his view about important topics including grace, the struggle against evil, and the resurrection of the dead. Best of all, you will grow in knowledge of and fervor for the Holy Eucharist, Sacraments and charisms. St. Paul will teach you how Christology evolved and ways to most prudently order your life.
Also provided are guidelines based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church for understanding Scripture, as well as an extensive bibliography and glossary.
By imitating St. Paul in opening your heart and trusting God with ardent faith you begin to experience His Kingdom on earth. St. Paul’s letters embolden those undergoing persecutions and hardships to fight the good fight. Through the theology of the Cross, his writings prepare you for
12 Virtues Of A Good Teacher$19.99Add to cart
Here is the book you need to discover and develop the twelve virtues that St. John Baptist de La Salle (1651-1719) – patron of teachers, education reformer, and founder of the congregation of the Brothers of the Christian Schools – determined were most important for teachers.
Br. Luke Grande, F.S.C., fleshes out the essence of each virtue as it relates to teaching and how educators can cooperate with Goda(TM)s grace to actualize the potentialities of students in their charge.
In page after page, you will be inspired by practical advice and reflections, including:
*Four prudent ways of establishing a well-run class – and dramatically reducing disciplinary problems
*Six “fallouts” of impatience in the classroom – and the best way to guard against it
*Techniques for establishing consistency, discretion, and “fair play” among students
*How to overcome pride, make God the center of your classroom, and accept guidance
*Two surefire ways to enkindle a love of learning within students and appreciation for small gains
*The pursuit of wisdom – knowing when to act and how to await Goda(TM)s help with trust
You will also learn how to provide an example by how you pray and how you do “ordinary things greatly,” and how “playin(more…)
Catholic Cowboy Way$18.95Add to cart
In the west the cowboy way is a code of living. It is a mode of determination and perseverance that won’t quit until the job is done. It is also a lighthearted way of having fun even through life’s ups and downs.
The Catholic Cowboy Way takes these same virtues and incorporates them into our walk with Christ. Following Jesus takes grit. By going all in with Him, Jesus teaches us how to fulfill the Father’s will with passion and zeal. By learning from our Lord, we can also develop a childlike heart that can find peace and joy in the midst of the craziness of life in the twenty-first century.
Incorporating two thousand years of Christian Tradition, The Catholic Cowboy Way seeks to help cowboys practice the Catholic Faith and Catholics discover their inner cowboy. Catholicism is about being fully human. The rawness and realness of the cowboy way can help Catholics discover God in depths never imaginable. The Catholic Faith can help cowboys complete their ultimate quest for Heaven on earth.
The world needs more Catholic Cowboys. If you’re interested in fully becoming the person God created you to be, then saddle up. The Catholic Cowboy Way is an adventure of a lifetime!
Who Do You Say I Am$18.95Add to cart
Christ’s contemporaries ascribed to Him many names and titles, and each represents a ray of light that brings us to a clearer understanding of our Savior. He was called Nazarene, Shepherd, Physician, Son of God, Christ, Lord, and Rabbi. All told, Jesus was given twenty-four names in St. Matthew’s Gospel – and each holds a key to unlocking the mysteries of Christ’s life. If you’re looking for a completely new access point for coming to know and love Jesus, this book is for you.
In pondering the Gospel of Matthew, Eric Sammons rediscovers the beauty and wonders of Scripture and helps you grow in intimacy with your Redeemer. Through the lens of the saints, the prophets who prefigured Christ, and Church teachings, Sammons examines the twenty-four names to help you see the composite Christ in an entirely new way. In chapter after chapter, you will learn how Christ’s titles provide valuable lessons for you in daily living, including:
*Carpenter’s Son: How Christ’s humanity unveils the extraordinary in mankind
*Rabbi: What this title teaches about temptation and the means to conquer it
*Ghost: How Jesus is the healing balm for anxieties that paralyze you
*Shepherd: The two essential ways to preserve Church unity
*Emmanuel: Three ways to know God and imitate His Love – especially in the Holy Eucharist
*Son of Abraham: Incarnational faith – how God comes to us so that we may rise with Him
Perfect for Lectio Divina, each chapter helps you meditate on Christ’s many titles through the perspective of His life and times, their theological and moral significance, and their impact on your life today.
Above all, you will learn the authentic path to holiness and the secret to loving the Divine Bridegroom as He desires to be loved.
Catechism Of The Seven Sacraments$34.95Add to cart
Join your friendly guides Fulton and Cynthia on a biblical adventure as they journey from creation to salvation and discover the importance of God’s sanctifying grace. Set in a vivid comic-book format with stunning photographs, this book makes profound theological concepts accessible to both the Catholic and the curious, the child and the adult. Following Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI’s teachings on Covenant Theology, this book sheds light on the parallels between the Old Testament and the New Testament and the sacraments instituted by Christ that we experience today. Readers will develop a deeper understanding of salvation history, discover how to participate in God’s covenant, and learn how to obtain grace through the sacraments, which are essential on our lifelong journey to the Eternal Promised Land.
Light Of The World$39.95Add to cart
Between the countless duties, deadlines, and distractions that afflict man, finding space to concentrate on the powerful omnipresence of God is a struggle. Still, spending just a few minutes each day in quiet recollection conveys rich rewards, enabling us to reorient our lives to the rhythm of the sacred prayer of the Church. Liturgical piety is indispensable for our sanctification as it draws us into the mystery of our Faith and fosters within us a spirit of charity and divine praise.
For the first time ever in a single volume, the spiritual classic The Light of the World, by the renowned Dom Benedict Baur, O.S.B., offers a year-long cycle of powerful meditations following the traditional Catholic liturgical calendar. In the celebrated lineage of Prosper Gueranger, The Light of the World combines dogmatic precision with spiritual unction to offer a “daily retreat” for the entire Church year, renewing one’s daily spiritual life through the prayers of the classical Roman Rite. Features include:
*Reflections for every Sunday, weekdays, ember days, rogation days, and more
*Guidance for mental prayer and contemplation based on the liturgical orations
*Daily prayers incorporating adoration, thanksgiving, petition, and reparation
*Practical suggestions and resolutions for battling vice and growing in virtue
*Devotions to Christ’s redeeming sacrifice and sanctifying presence as our spiritual center
*Classic exegesis on the Sacred Scriptures and the sacraments
*Colloquies on Our Lady as the model of prayer and guide to the interior life
*Instructions on remote and proximate preparations for daily meditation
*Spirituality based on the Rule of St. Benedict: “Let our mind be in harmony with our voice”
*Methods of prayer from St. Ignatius of Loyola and the tradition of St. Sulpice
Instructive and deeply inspiring, The Light of the World is an ideal companion volume for providing spiritually nourishing yet accessible reflections to extend the graces of the Church’s venerable worship into one’s entire day. Dom Baur offers readers an expansive tour of the treasures of our Faith through the prism of traditional liturgy, to preserve and impart its riches to future generations.
Way Of The Wilderness Warrior$18.95Add to cart
Are you ready to leave your comfort zone and embark on a hero’s adventure? You will encounter thrilling mountain climbs, explore caves in frigid winter, and dance around the fire in the wild pursuit of God.Riveting and accessible, this novelized account of the spiritual life is a hero’s journey for our times. It tells the story of the conversion of a young man named Austin through the ministrations of a tough inner-city priest, Fr. Lawrence, who challenges nine college students to take a leap of faith on the path to holiness.As his friends set out for England, Ireland, and New York City, Austin heads for a remote monastery where he meets Fr. Aelred, a Benedictine hermit who guides him on the spiritual quest. Through a fictional dialogue, author Fr. Dwight Longenecker unveils a twelve-part plan for union with God that parallels the classic purgative, illuminative, and unitive stages of the spiritual life. You will discover with Austin:
*How our wounds and weaknesses can lead to growth
*Different forms of Catholic spirituality
*How to stay the course and win the great prize of becoming a saint
*How to surrender to God and answer His call to perfection
*Why Confession and the cultivation of virtue are at the very heart of spiritual growth
This book is profitable for young adults, casual Catholics, and those more advanced in the spiritual life. Drawing from the wisdom of the Carmelite saints, St. Benedict, St. John Cassian, and other spiritual masters, The Way of the Wilderness Warrior opens the treasure house of Catholic spirituality in a creative, positive, and engaging way.Best of all, this book will show you how to discern God’s will for your life and how to pray without ceasing. In our challenging times, you will be inspired to become a vagabond warrior on your own wilderness journey to the Promised Land.
Look And Learn Toddler Edition$10.99Add to cart
This brightly illustrated look-and-learn board book helps toddlers discover and name the fascinating things that are part of the Catholic faith! Written to help engage her young child during church, Look and Learn – Toddler Edition: First Words for Catholic Kids board book by Casey Pawelek makes faith fun.
Sit with your child and go on a “treasure hunt” to explore the colors, sights, and sounds of a typical parish church. Peek at the altar, discover the fruits of the spirit, the rosary, the books of the Bible, and much more.
Look and Learn – Toddler Edition: First Words for Catholic Kids board book:
*Will hold a child’s interest with colorful illustrations that name people, places, and things
*Is the perfect book for young children ages 1-3 to bring to church!
*Sparks spiritual curiosity in young children and plants seeds for conversations with parents and teachers
*Invites children to experience the Catholic faith from a very early age as lively, fun, and engaging
Makes a great gift for new babies, toddlers, new parents, and children’s ministry leaders
Things Hidden Companion Guide$19.99Add to cart
Discover the hidden connections between Scripture and your own spiritual life.
In Things Hidden: Scripture as Spirituality, Franciscan friar and bestselling author Richard Rohr lays out his case for a view of the Bible as a living text that can transform your way of seeing the world. This companion to Things Hidden offers a way for you to delve even deeper into a vibrant relationship with God through Scripture.
The purpose of this guide is threefold:
*To allow you to reflect on the major themes running through the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures
*To learn and engage in Christian contemplative practices that deepen those reflections
*To set intentions for becoming a more loving and engaged presence in the world.
Questions for journaling and reflection, meditation prompts, and prayer practices encourage you to focus on both action and contemplation. Through these concrete lessons in linking Scripture and spirituality, you can find personal meaning in Fr. Richard’s many insights.
The guide also contains detailed suggestions for adapting the material for small groups, offering a way for faith communities to grow together in their understanding and appreciation of the Bible.
Adam And Eve After The Pill Revisited$19.95Add to cart
Celebrated author Mary Eberstadt continues her ground-breaking examination of the legacy of the sexual revolution. The book’s predecessor, Adam and Eve after the Pill (2012), dissected the revolution’s microcosmic fallout via its empirical effects on the lives of men, women, and children. This follow-on book investigates the revolution’s macrocosmic transformations in three spheres: society, politics, and Christianity. It also includes an analysis of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision that overturned Roe v. Wade.
With unflinching logic, Eberstadt summarizes the toll on Western society of today’s fractured homes, feral children, and social isolates. Empathetic yet precise, she connects the dots between shrinking, broken families and rising sexual confusion, seen most recently in transgenderism and related phenomena. The book also traces the dissolution of the home to signature developments in Western politics, especially the increase in acrimony, polarization, street violence, and identity politics. The result is an indictment of the turn taken by much of the world following the post-1960s embrace of contraception and the stigmatization of traditional morality.
The book’s section on the revolution’s infiltration of the churches is must-reading for anyone concerned about the fate of Western Christianity. In a moment when millions wonder whether the Catholic Church will retreat from age-old moral teachings, this book demands to be put at the center of discussion.
Adam and Eve after the Pill, Revisited is both an indispensable blueprint for today’s emerging revisionism, and a manifesto for a more humane order to come.
Churchs Mission In A Polarized World$24.95Add to cart
“Christians and other people of good will are longing for a response that can lead the way out of the divisiveness and vitriol of our times. I wrote this book to provide some assistance to readers to discern a way out of the toxicity in which we live, and to stimulate courage and hope so that all people can see the age in which we live more clearly and respond with the grace necessary to follow more fully the call God has spoken?a missionary call to deepen Christ’s incarnational movement in our world.” Fr. Robert Aaron Wessman
7 Last Words Of Christ$19.95Add to cart
From the pulpit of the cross, Christ gave His final and most riveting sermon: His seven last words. In times past, Christ frequently spoke in parables, but no more. No, Christ penned these words with His royal blood like a calligrapher using the most delicate of strokes. Christ’s seven last words are the greatest utterances ever recorded in the history of the world-greater than the words of any esteemed orator, heroic leader, or even saint, because they were the last words of God to mankind. They are the “mystical compendium of the entire Gospel,” the perfection of the Beatitudes. Yes, Christ saved the best for last, just like at the wedding feast of Cana-only this time, it was the blood and water from His side that were offered freely to His own bride, the Church.
In this engrossing work, the seraphic doctor, Saint Bonaventure, and Arnold of Bonneval, a Benedictine abbot, offer some of the most profound insights into the seven last words of Christ. Arnold, a friend of Saint Bernard of Clairvaux, is believed to be the first person to write on the seven last words, inspiring Bonaventure. While the seven last words have been glossed over for centuries by Christians, it is now time to uncover their hidden and powerful meaning-for there is no greater meditation than pondering the Teacher’s last lecture. In Christ’s seven last words, we find the necessary direction to reach the heights of perfection.
Saint Francis De Sales Signature Set$200.00Add to cart
The St. Francis de Sales Signature Set is representative of why St. Francis was so well-received during the Counter-Reformation, and indeed, throughout history since. One can easily see why he received the title “Doctor of Charity” from the works included (Introduction to the Devout Life, Consoling Thoughts, Sermons, and The Catholic Controversy), as each evidences his outpouring of love for all souls:
*Introduction to the Devout Life showcases his efforts to help other souls love God like he did;
*Consoling Thoughts expresses his love for suffering souls in giving them solace and the exhortation to continue;
*His Sermons relay his daily care for his flock, preaching to them about the different aspects God’s love;
*And finally, The Catholic Controversy demonstrates his apologetical love, exerting effort to win souls back to the Church.
Perhaps more than any other saint, St. Francis preached the truth with love. His teachings, his works, and his very presence were consoling to those 72,000 lost souls of Switzerland and to millions more over the centuries. Now, with these four beautiful, hardbound, embossed volumes, it is our hope that they will offer hope and consolation to a new generation of Catholics and spur on greater love of God and neighbor.
How The Eucharist Can Save Civilization$32.95Add to cart
The greatest civilizations have all sought immortality.
From inventions to massive monuments, these societies have tried to produce something that would define them and last forever. But only one is eternal: God Himself. Christ’s greatest gift, His divine flesh and blood in the Eucharist, is the eternal defining legacy of Christendom, the flower of Western Civilization. The Eucharist is not just a doctrine; it is a reality to be lived, and it must shape our entire lives and culture. Indeed, from hospitals to the great cathedrals, this gift defined Western Civilization and allowed it to reach its highest heights.
Yet now, our Western Civilization verges on complete collapse because we lack this supernatural framework. We have reverted to being barbarians, devoid of a noble vision of human life and the personal cultivation of virtue. But there is a remedy: a return to a Eucharist-centered life.
What once took us to our summit can once again be our source for a flourishing civilization. The Blessed Sacrament has more power than any medicine to heal the body and soul, more strength than any army to defeat our foes, and more grace to transform our civilization by first transforming us. Only the Holy Eucharist, which built the great culture of Christendom, can both renew and save our secular culture by infusing it with beauty, festivity, community, and charity.
Cultivating The Spiritual Life$39.95Add to cart
This work has been constructed as a daily companion to deepen and fortify the foundation of your interior life as taught by the tradition of the Church.
Cultivating the Spiritual Life is intended to serve as a day-by-day guide for you to live a devout life in the world to point the way to an enlightened, well-balanced, and authentic piety.
Taken from the writings primarily of that great 20th century master of the spiritual life, Fr. Adolphe Tanquerey, and further enhanced with writings from various doctors of the Church, saints, mystics, and theologians, Cultivating the Spiritual Life is a daily companion for those searching to grow closer to Christ by understanding how the spiritual life works in us. The purpose of this work is to transcend any particular school or preference of spirituality, but rather to show what is universally common to the Catholic spiritual life and what each soul must know to succeed in his own earthly pilgrimage to God.
Fr. Tanquerey composed a complete and orderly summary of questions on the spiritual life which can serve as a devotional treatise for spiritual reading by his clear, lively, practical, and careful writing that serves to help foster a truly devout life while avoiding being dry and being controversial.
Cultivating the Spiritual Life should be read by taking the teachings of the Church as a whole and finding the common principles and rules for strengthening the basic fundamentals that the Church has always taught. Fr. Tanquerey wrote those for all those “who are seeking to live a thoroughly Christian life and thus fit themselves to be living, breathing models of Christ in the world today by a deep interior life.”
Incarnate In Word And Song$19.95Add to cart
“Today this Scripture passage is fulfilled in your hearing,” Jesus says at the beginning of his public ministry. The work of the divine is made present to those listeners in God’s Word Made Flesh. Still today, this sort of encounter with Christ must be paramount in all activities of the church: liturgy, evangelization, catechesis, and conversion. In bringing music into conversation with liturgical preaching and our “living the Word” in our daily lives, we learn how we can better recognize Christ around us and help make his presence, his truth, and his love more tangible to all those who hear our voice and observe our acts of loving kindness.
To Live For God Alone$39.95Add to cart
What does it mean to live for God alone? “Prefer nothing to the love of Christ”; “My God and my all”; “God alone suffices”-these statements from the saints express the single desire that unified their hearts and gave direction to their lives. “God alone” was the constant theme of Saint Rafael Arnaiz (1911-1938), the expression of the search for God that informs any monastic vocation. Saint Rafael was profoundly and thoroughly a monk, even though ill health repeatedly forced him to leave the monastery, and he was never formally professed. With his single-hearted love for Christ and for the Blessed Virgin, he faithfully walked a path of trials and suffering that matured his faith, sharpened his longing, taught him to wait and to hope in God, and opened his heart to love. To Live for God Alone invites the reader into the compelling story of Rafael’s personal journey and into his penetrating insight into the cross and the Christian vocation.