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We are not all called to travel far from home to serve others. You can live out the missionary dimension of your Christian vocation right now in your current state of life! In Go! 30 Meditations on How Best to Love Your Neighbor as Yourself, Fr. John Bartunek insightfully combines Bible passages and Church teaching with practical and actionable advice that you can apply to your daily life. Throughout the book, he clarifies commonly misunderstood terms like mission, apostolate, evangelization, and new evangelization.
Seeking First the Kingdom is full of practical examples and down-to-earth wisdom which will show you how to bring Christ into each facet of your life. Along the way, you'll discover how to cultivate a deep and joy-filled friendship with Christ – an adventure that begins today, here on earth, and continues for all eternity.
Engage more deeply in your daily prayer life with A Guide to Christian Meditation. In this how-to journey, you will grow in intimacy with God through personal prayer. If you or a loved one are seeking to strengthen your prayer life, overcome difficulties in prayer, or learn the fundamentals of Christian meditation, this is the book for you.
Mary Gannon Kaufmann describes the life-giving nature of womanhood and seeks to guide women to live a deeper contemplative life of faith and prayer that can awaken holiness in themselves and others, in their families and the priests and deacons that they pray for.
This book should be declared a national treasure! We lead tremendously busy lives, with 1,001 things to do. Even so, every saint and renowned spiritual director through the ages has said the same thing: If we desire to become saints, we must spend time daily in meditation. The Better Part enables us to read, meditate, absorb, and apply the Gospels to our lives. It serves as a catalyst to personalize times of prayer, enabling us to follow the Holy Spirit's lead along the path of holiness.
Drown out the pressures of the world and add more reflection and prayer into your family’s life.. This set of books will not only help your family members grow closer to the Lord individually, but will help you grow closer as a family.
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 Power of Forgiveness includes reflections on the topic of forgiveness, inspirational stories of saints, simple prayers, and questions to help you meditate and pray. By opening ourselves to forgiving others, we participate in God’s mercy and begin the process of healing.
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.
Do you want to introduce your kids to the richness of the Christian prayer tradition? The best way to do that is to pray with them, and now there’s a beautiful collection of Catholic prayers and meditations designed just for that purpose: The Catholic Family Book of Prayers: A Treasury of Prayers and Meditations for Families to Pray Together. It’s packed with prayers, blessings, meditations, saintly wisdom, and artwork—all selected specifically for Catholic families to pray together.
Sense of the Sacred: Illuminated Book of Catholic Prayers contains thirty traditional Catholic prayers every child should have at hand, each accompanied by a beautiful, hand-drawn illustration to aid in meditation on the mysteries of the faith. The perfect birthday or First Communion gift for children ages 7-12.
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.