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The Beatitudes are the words of Christ that cut to the very core of the Christian life. But have they become so familiar that we breeze past them, without taking them to heart? The Beatitudes can — and will — transform our lives in a powerful way, if we take the time to connect with them daily.
After a healthy pregnancy, Bonnie L. Engstrom delivered a stillboard baby boy. AFter sixty-one minutes, when the doctors were going to call a time of death, James Fulton's heart began to beat. During that time, the Engstroms had been asking for and counting on the intercession of James's namesake: Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. In 2014, medical experts and theological advisors to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints unanimously approved the miracle. Read the amazing true story that teaches us that miracles are possible.
The Eternal Father speaks to "a human soul" — Saint Catherine — and describes the substance of the spiritual life. Through allegories, metaphors, and analogies, he guides Saint Catherine — and the reader — toward a deeper understanding of his divine providence, what is needed to live a holy life, and the importance of prayer and obedience.
Know Thyself is an effective and fun way to discover your personal and organizational styles, and will help you own your style. You’ll take what you might have thought was a flaw and learn how to make it a strength. And that, plus Lisa’s help and a sense of humor, will guide you toward an organization method you can really stick with.
This iconic masterpiece in apologetics, written by Our Sunday Visitor’s founder Archbishop John Francis Noll and first published in 1913, presents the foundations of Catholicism through an engaging dialogue between a Catholic priest and a young man seeking truth.
While the Catechism of the Catholic Church is considered “useful reading” for all the faithful, it is often necessary to turn to bishops, pastors, catechists, and scholars for assistance in understanding its meaning and purpose in our lives.
Perfect for priests, deacons, catechetical leaders, teachers, seminarians, and anyone who wants to dive deeply into the truth and beauty of the Catholic Faith.
For centuries, the Catholic Church has used art to illuminate the sacred mysteries of the Faith. Now, your child can follow in that tradition by making their own sacred art by coloring! This book includes 30 hand-drawn illustrations and accompanying Bible verses, drawing on the rich legacy of statues and stained glass in our Catholic Faith.
In the Silence of the Stone is the exciting sequel to In the Realm of Mist and Mercy
Old enemies and new friends accompany Wally, Moriel, Haden, and Peep in their efforts to incorporate Abidanian life into Mortanian civilization. When a dark malice prowls Mortania intent on destroying the Abidanian culture from within, can Waljan maintain faith in himself and all he has known in the struggle to root out evil?
Here are fourteen lively two-minute stories to introduce young Catholics to some of the Church’s most beloved saints. Each story is accompanied by two coloring pages: a gorgeously detailed portrait of the saint, and a scene of the saint in action.
Is the process of giving birth a medical problem to be solved, a hurdle to be overcome on the way to motherhood . . . or is it something more? Could it be, as Susan Windley-Daoust proposes, that giving birth is a gift from God, laden with signs that speak to women about their identity, their calling, and their destiny?
If so, then learning to read those embodied signs during pregnancy and labor could transform the way women experience childbirth. These signs reveal that God is not only powerfully present in the whole birthing process, but desires to actively work with women to bring forth new life.
Here's a Way of the Cross for Children that invites reflection, prayer, and action in a beautiful journal format. Each step along the way, the reader encounters the story of Jesus' suffering and death in simple, kid-friendly language accompanied by vivid illustrations. Then, children are invited to imaginatively "enter the story," using two journal spaces to record their experience and their prayerful response. Finally, readers are invited to imitate Jesus by recording their acts of love and sacrifice. The Way of the Cross Journal for Children is appropriate for children ages 5-8; beginning readers will need adult assistance.
What makes a man?
This is a question many men in our society today do not feel equipped to answer, because they were never initiated into manhood themselves. They do not know how to pass on authentic manliness to their sons, so boys get stuck in unending adolescence. Everyone suffers from the resulting crisis of male immaturity, and we see its effects everywhere in our society.
As a journalist, television news producer, writer, and editor, Marcia Segelstein has spent decades reporting on family-related issues. Her work has brought her face-to-face with troubling shifts in our culture away from Christian values — and the impact these trends are having on our children. As a mother, Marcia recognizes that these are more than news stories: they are a personal battle. And this is a battle every Christian parent today must be equipped to fight.
You’re caught up in a whirlwind of wedding planning. But while everything out there is wrapping you in the superficial, everything inside you craves substance, rest, and simple joy. You want to prepare your heart and soul for this journey of marriage.
Created for Love is the perfect reflection journal to help you be present in each moment of your engagement, moving past the to-do list so that you can treasure this time long after the wedding day.
If you’ve always meant to do more Christian service with your kids, then this is the book for you. In 67 Ways to Do the Works of Mercy with Your Kids, Heidi Indahl provides parents with a roadmap for teaching kids the value (and rewards!) of Christian service by doing it with them.
In simple rhyme accompanied by Scripture verses and sweet, expressive illustrations, I Can Be Happy, Too teaches children that while we can't control the bad things that happen to us, we can control how we respond to disappointment and adversity. As essential as emotions are, they often prevent our children (and us!) from responding to the world in the best way. Learning how to respond to life's ups and downs positively empowers our children and helps them mature into emotionally healthy adults.
A crash course unlike any you’ve had before, meant for Catholic parishes, dioceses, religious orders, Catholic organizations, start-ups, apostolates, and anyone who is passionate about their Christian faith and looking for ways to share it effectively.
The perfect size for pocket or purse, these are the little guides you'll turn to again and again. They focus on topics that are often on our minds as Catholics no matter where we are on our faith journey. Keep them all or share with friends or family who need a little extra encouragement.