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Questioning is the first step to knowledge. The word "fundamental" means basic, essential, deep-rooted, the foundation of a structure. In 131 FUN-damental Facts for Catholic Kids popular children's author Bernadette McCarver Snyder answers questions about basic things kids might see in a Catholic Church...and in a fun, yet reverent way. They may be surprised to see a lion or a lily, a banner or a boat, a fish or a fountain in a church. But just wait till they hear about monstrances and aspergillums, epistles and apostles, pulpits and pyxes!
This book is for all children who have questions about the Church and the adults who are looking for answers.
Dip into this book and discover a new idea for each day of the year. Look up today, look up yesterday, look up last week. Look up your birthday, your best friend’s birthday, or your unbirthday! But look up! Life is fun. Facts are fun. And so is this book. Don’t wait. Don’t hesitate. You’ll find an idea to help you meditate and cogitate—on every date. It’s great! Bernadette McCarver Snyder is well known for her books full of snickers and surprises. In this book, she uncovers 365 "did you know?s" and "wonder why?s" to fill each day with fun facts for children of all ages.
Following Christ isn't always easy. You need faith, courage, patience, and love.
We are all called to follow Christ in our own ways. This book will inflame your heart with vivid storytelling, saintly challenges, prayers, images, and more. Discover how you can set your world ablaze with love for the Lord!
Handbook for Today’s Catholic, popular for decades, is written in easy-to-understand language with content divided into four sections: Beliefs, Practices, Prayers, and Living the Faith. It’s fully indexed to the Catechism of the Catholic Church. RCIA and parish adult faith formation groups, high school religious education classes, inquirers into the Catholic Faith, and anyone who wants to have the essentials of Catholicism at their fingertips will welcome this affordable faith resource.
Sheen brilliantly examines the vast differences between the benefits of psychotherapy and true confession that leads to conversion. While one may help the patient gain some peace of mind, the Christian gains something far greater through the grace of Confession: peace of soul.
"Sheen has...analyze[d] the inner troubles of frustrated post-war man...to make religion up-to-date, attractive, and necessary to the unhappy, God-repelling souls of the present." (Library Journal)
Today's parents consistently struggle to meet their deadlines and check off their "to-do" lists, and are often stressed, exhausted, and lamenting. This often results in well-meaning parents putting off their children's faith formation for "another time" or relying on others to teach their children. This book is uniquely suited to come to their rescue.
Too often, the noises and pressures of the world drown out the still, small voice of our heavenly Father. This little book will help Catholic families take advantage of quiet moments — in the mornings, at mealtimes, throughout the day, and at night—to join together for times of thanksgiving, intercession, petition, praise, and all sorts of prayer, drawing closer to the Lord and to each other.
This book will affirm women on their journey while celebrating the strength, dignity, and specific gifts of women in the context of the faith. Donna-Marie offers words of encouragement for women who are single, married, consecrated women, and single mothers, while straightforwardly addressing specific difficulties in women's lives, with prayers for stress, complicated pregnancies, and walking through divorce. Through this book, women will know that they are deeply loved by Christ, that He understands their lives, and that they share this journey with their sisters.
Age Range: 2 and up
In its mother’s womb, a tiny baby grows, explores the waters, and talks with the angel who is there.
These gentle illustrations and wise words tell the story of that baby and the angel in the waters... a story that will delight all young children, because the journey from conception to birth is their story, too.
Find God's plan for your life and savor the peaceful certainty that you are on the path He has personally chosen for you.
If your life seems to make no sense, or if you don't know which path to take, St. Francis de Sales will console and inform you. In this warm little book, he explains to you what God's will is and how He reveals it — yes, even to you, and even in the seemingly random events of your life.
No matter what you're going through now (or may have gone through), you'll see why you should love and trust in God's will and long for its fulfillment. Best of all, you'll learn a sure method for discovering God's will in any situation today!
Helps you find simple, step-by-step, and spiritually crucial directions for how to overcome the habitual unkindnesses that creep undetected into the behavior of even the most careful soul. Includes a 67-question self-examination you can use to monitor your progress in growing kinder and holier.
The key to happiness from one who found it in joyful abundance: St. Therese of Lisieux. This spiritual classic has long been beloved by Catholics for its wondrous distillation of the teaching of St. Therese of Lisieux into a reader-friendly set of meditations.
Drawing on decades of study, prayer, and practical experience, Art and Laraine show you how to identify your own temperament and use it to become what God is calling you to be: a loving spouse, an effective parent, and a good friend. Best of all, they give you a Catholic understanding of the four temperaments that will bring you closer to God.
Written for soldiers by Blessed Fulton Sheen in the darkest moments of World War II, this small prayer book has been proven in combat and hallowed by the suffering, prayers, and sacrifices of thousands of Catholic fighting men and women on ships, submarines, and aircraft, in fortresses and foxholes, and even in hellish prisoner of war camps across Europe and the Pacific.
Completed in 1881 by an aged French priest, this remarkable book surfaced long enough to draw Therese of Lisieux into the convent and then, for more than a century, plunged back into obscurity.
Now we offer you the very first English translation of this hope-filled, chilling work.
The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life: let it show you how to read the signs of the times and prepare you to bear yourself as a Christian (as it did Therese) . . . no matter what the future holds!