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101 Surprising Facts about Church History

101 Surprising Facts about Church History
Meconi, David
$19.95
Think you really know Church History? Think Again
The Catholic Church is the longest-standing and the most universal of all institutions. The contributions made by Catholic men and women over the past 2000 years are most impressive, from a properly functioning calendar to the inventions of many things that we all take for granted today.
In 101 Surprising Facts About Church History, Fr. Meconi, SJ walks readers through the most amazing achievements of Christ's Body on earth. From economic and mercantile developments to scientific and astronomical advances, from the cataloging of zoological and botanical species to the cherishing of beautiful music and fine arts, Fr. Meconi shows you why the Catholic Church stands as the greatest promoter of human culture and knowledge.
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9781618907332
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2016-11-28
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101 Surprising Facts about St. Peter's and the Vatican

101 Surprising Facts about St. Peter's and the Vatican
Kirby, Jeffrey
$16.95
What do you really know about Vatican City?

The Vatican, comprising the Apostolic Palace, St. Peter's Basilica, and various other buildings, serves as the headquarters of the Catholic Church. It has done so for nearly two millennium ever since the first Pope, St. Peter, made it his home.

Thousands of Catholics flock to the Vatican and its iconic basilica each year. But what do you really know about this great basilica and the city that houses it?

Here, Father Jeffrey Kirby takes you on a whirlwind tour of this little country (yes, Vatican City is its own country, Fact # 2) and uncovers the secrets and surprising facts about the city, and its famous church.

Discover what language degree you need to work a Vatican ATM, what archi tectural feature of St. Peter's is a map of the universe, and even what the pope's license plate number is. Along the way, you'll find the deep theological meaning woven into the design and architectural features of St. Peter's Basilica and Vatican.

Whether you've already been to Rome or are still planning your first trip, 101 Surprising Facts About the Vatican will transport you to Basilica and City at the heart of the Catholic Church and enable you to appreciate them like never before.

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9781618906878
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2015-03-31
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101 Surprising Facts about the Bible

101 Surprising Facts about the Bible
Rotondi, Rick
$19.95
How Well Do You Know The Bible?

In 101 Surprising Facts About the Bible, Rick Rotondi recounts the story of how the Bible was written, translated, published, and proclaimed. Join him as he explores the mysteries of the Bible, unpacks its prophecies, and examines how this ancient text is a living word -- a rule of life and a letter from God addressed personally to you.

Read and learn...

  • How Alexander the Great helped shape the Bible (Fact 14)
  • The age of the oldest Bible (Fact 16)
  • God's other means of Revelation (Facts 24 and 25)
  • When Christ appeared in the Old Testament (Fact 38)
  • The striking prophecy of the Crucifixion, 1,000 years in advance (Fact 65)
  • How the Bible has a sense of humor (Fact 82)
  • How the Bible transformed civilization (Fact 85)
  • ...and much, much more!

    101 Surprising Facts About the Bible is a fascinating guide to the Word of God. In these pages, learn new facts about the Bible, test your knowledge of it -- and make its amazing treasures your own.

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    9781505112511
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    2019-01-15
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    Angel candle holder in antique brass, 9.75". Fits a normal size candle. Made in Italy!

    $72.00
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    130589
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    Art and Prayer: The Beauty of Turning to God

    $29.99
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781640604230
    Publication Date: 
    2019-10-22
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    Beauty: What It Is and Why It Matters

    Beauty: What It Is and Why It Matters
    Miravalle, John-Mark
    $14.95

    We are meant for beauty, and beauty is meant for us

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    9781622827121
    Publication Date: 
    2019-06-21
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    Cooking with the Saints

    Cooking with the Saints
    $34.95

    This beautiful, hardcover cookbook features over 60 recipes to help your family celebrate the liturgical year and the life of the saints.

    Both a teaching and a cookbook, this resource offers triple nourishment of body, soul and mind that makes it so much more than a trditional cookbook. From approachable saints bios with an accompanying dish to full meals associated with Holy Days of Obligation, your family will enjoy these delicious, authentic, tested, and easy-to-cook recipes.

    Each delicious recipe comes from Alexandra Greeley, a professional world travel and advocate of all things relating to food and faith.

    You and your family are sure to find Cooking with the Saints to be a wonderful companion to enrich your liturgical year.

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    9781622825103
    Publication Date: 
    2019-03-01
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    Detroit's Historic Places of Worship

    Detroit's Historic Places of Worship
    $44.99

    In Detroit's Historic Places of Worship, authors Marla O. Collum, Barbara E. Krueger, and Dorothy Kostuch profile 37 architecturally and historically significant houses of worship that represent 8 denominations and nearly 150 years of history. The authors focus on Detroit's most prolific era of church building, the 1850s to the 1930s, in chapters that are arranged chronologically. Entries begin with each building's founding congregation and trace developments and changes to the present day. Full-color photos by Dirk Bakker bring the interiors and exteriors of these amazing buildings to life, as the authors provide thorough architectural descriptions, pointing out notable carvings, sculptures, stained glass, and other decorative and structural features.

    Nearly twenty years in the making, this volume includes many of Detroit's most well known churches, like Sainte Anne in Corktown, the Cathedral of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Boston-Edison, Saint Florian in Hamtramck, Mariners' Church on the riverfront, Saint Mary's in Greektown, and Central United Methodist Church downtown. But the authors also provide glimpses into stunning buildings that are less easily accessible or whose uses have changed-such as the original Temple Beth-El (now the Bonstelle Theater), First Presbyterian Church (now Ecumenical Theological Seminary), and Saint Albertus (now maintained by the Polish American Historical Site Association)-or whose future is uncertain, like Woodward Avenue Presbyterian Church (most recently Abyssinian Interdenominational Center, now closed).

    Appendices contain information on hundreds of architects, artisans, and crafts-people involved in the construction of the churches, and a map pinpoints their locations around the city of Detroit. Anyone interested in Detroit's architecture or religious history will be delighted by Detroit's Historic Places of Worship.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780814334249
    Publication Date: 
    2012-09-05
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    Fair Jesus: The Gospels According to Italian Painters 1300-1650

    $39.99
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781640602588
    Publication Date: 
    2019-11-19
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    Forth and Abroad: Still Merry, On land and by Sea

    Forth and Abroad: Still Merry, On land and by Sea
    Mary
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    Mother Mary Francis tells the story of how a cloistered Poor Clare Community, wholly content to stay where it was, has been called forth by God to go abroad and found or restore five more contemplative communities. In her own charming way, she relates the story - not only of the spiritual adventure of one contemplative nun, but also of the spread of contemplative life from New Mexico to Holland. Throughout the book the author explores spiritual themes about the call each person receives from God to venture forth into the spiritual unknown beyond the confines of our own "life plans" into the greater fulfillment of God's loving Providence. God gives His summons; the answer must be ours.
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    0898705894
    Publication Date: 
    1997-05-31
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    Icon Archangel Raphael 3x4

    Icon Archangel Raphael 3x4
    $11.95

    This St. Raphael Icon portrays the archangel of healing and the protector of travelers. He holds his angelic staff and an orb with the first letter for the Greek word for "Christ."

    St. Raphael is one of seven Archangels who stand before the throne of the Lord. He holds his angelic staff and an orb with the first letter for the Greek word for "Christ." He was sent by God to help Tobit, Tobiah and Sarah. At the time, Tobit was blind and Tobiah's betrothed, Sarah, had had seven bridegrooms perish on the night of their weddings. For anyone who needs healing or travels frequently these Catholic icons are meaningful gifts. 

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    Icon St Thomas the Apostle 3x4

    Icon St Thomas the Apostle 3x4
    $11.95

    The St. Thomas the Apostle Icon portrays one of the 12 Apostles. He was also called Didymus, meaning "the twin." St. Thomas is best known for his role in verifying the Resurrection of his Master. His unwillingness to believe that The other Apostles had seen their risen Lord on the first Easter Sunday merited for him the title of "doubting Thomas."

    Eight days later, on Christ's second apparition, St. Thomas was furnished with the evidence he had demanded - seeing in Christ's hands the point of the nails and putting his fingers in the place of the nails and his hand into His side.

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    756SM
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    Icons: The Essential Collection

    Icons: The Essential Collection
    Riccio, Faith
    $16.99
    This lovely gift book about approaching and praying with icons everyday has over 60 full color images of Sr. Faith's icons, each paired with a scripture and an inspirational word. Experience how these beautiful icons help us live a good life, what they have to offer, what they did for Sr. Faith, and what they can do for you. Icons are an invitation to go beyond our world; to take a moment to look as through a window into heaven. The space they create gives us a wonderful and open access to reach out toward God and know him deeply in a new way. They are meant to enrich our spiritual lives. They were created to touch and form us and have an ability to soothe and confront where necessary. They provide a place to gather our wandering attention and direct it toward God.
    Click here to see the book trailer!
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    9781612618319
    Publication Date: 
    2016-10-01
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    Light From the East: Meditations and icons illuminate the life of Christ

    $24.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781941709870
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    Literature What Every Catholic Should Know

    Literature What Every Catholic Should Know
    $16.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781733522120
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    Music of Angels: A Listener's Guide to Sacred Music from Chant to Christian

    Music of Angels: A Listener's Guide to Sacred Music from Chant to Christian
    Kavanaugh, Patrick
    $16.95
    This popular guide to Christian music is a must-have for any music lover. Tracing the development of Christian music in its cultural context, each chapter includes a recommended listening list and sidebars that highlight important musicians, influential works, and musical styles. Perfect for the beginner looking for a handbook to illuminate the roots of sacred music but also of interest to the advanced listener who can use this as a reference guide.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780829410198
    Publication Date: 
    1999-01-01
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    Piazzas, Popes, and Pasta: Notes from a Rome Sojourn

    Zurlo, Luanne
    $14.95
    Acting on inspiration from the Holy Spirit, Luanne Zurlo spent 4 months living in Rome and studying theology at the Angelicum Pontifical University. Part memoir, part travelogue, and part religious reflection, Piazzas, Popes, and Pasta: Notes from a Rome Sojourn will encourage you to open your heart to God's will, even when it seems risky, for the rewards of saying "yes" are unfathomable.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781596144330
    Publication Date: 
    2018-09-30
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    Pilgrim's New Guide to the Holy Land

    Pilgrim's New Guide to the Holy Land
    Doyle, Stephen C
    $19.95
    More than an updated second edition, this book combines the best information from the popular first edition with new insights to help you turn your travels into pilgrimages. In this edition of The Pilgrim's New Guide to the Holy Land, Stephen Doyle adds the words to familiar hymns, and maps and photos, and includes new insights gathered from the documents of Vatican II, Paul VI's Decree on Evangelization, and prose and poetry that foster the spirit of prayer.

    After a brief introduction to each Holy Place, Doyle provides the Scripture passages appropriate to those locations. In offering these passages, Doyle reminds us of Pius XII's statement that to find the meaning of God's word, we must go back to the original languages, determine the intention of the author, and take into account the literary form. Following Pius XII's suggestion, Doyle provides his own translation of Scripture passages. By presenting these passages he offers new meaning by exploring a new experience, in a new context, in a new culture.

    Doyle explains that there are major differences between going to the Holy Land as a pilgrim and going there as a tourist, or even as a student of history or archaeology. People join a pilgrimage from faith and for faith. This is not the same as a deepening of theological insight, or becoming more knowledgeable about the facts and beliefs of Christianity. The basic vision that distinguishes a pilgrim from a tourist is summed up in a passage by Paul: 'Since you have accepted Christ Jesus as Lord, sink your roots deep in him, build your faith upon him, and overflow with thanksgiving' (Col. 2:6). In The Pilgrim's New Guide to the Holy Land, Doyle brings together the elements that facilitate that vision.

    Chapters are "Jerusalem, Jerusalem," "Holy Places East of Jerusalem," "Holy Places West of Jerusalem," "Holy Places South of Jerusalem" and "Holy Places North of Jerusalem." Also includes appendices and an index.

    Stephen C. Doyle, O.F.M., has guided more than one hundred pilgrimages to the Holy Land and to Greece and Asia Minor. He has taught Scripture and biblical preaching at St. John Vianney Seminary, East Aurora, New York; Christ the King Seminary, St. Bonaventure, New York; Pope John XXIII Seminary, Weston Massachusetts; St. Bonaventure University; St. Michael&'s College; and Emmanuel College.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780814659557
    Publication Date: 
    1999-11-01
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    Roman Pilgrimage: the Station Churches

    Weigel, George
    $39.99
    A preeminent scholar of Catholicism transports readers to Rome for the traditional station churches pilgrimage, offering a vivid and informative guide to the Eternal City and the Lenten season.

    The annual Lenten pilgrimage to dozens of Rome's most striking churches is a sacred tradition dating back almost two millennia, to the earliest days of Christianity. Along this historic spiritual pathway, today's pilgrims confront the mysteries of the Christian faith through a program of biblical and early Christian readings amplified by some of the greatest art and architecture of western civilization.

    In Roman Pilgrimage, bestselling theologian and papal biographer George Weigel, art historian Elizabeth Lev, and photographer Stephen Weigel lead readers through this unique religious and aesthetic journey with magnificent photographs and revealing commentaries on the pilgrimage's liturgies, art, and architecture. Through reflections on each day's readings about faith and doubt, heroism and weakness, self-examination and conversion, sin and grace, Rome's familiar sites take on a new resonance. And along that same historical path, typically unexplored treasures-artifacts of ancient history and hidden artistic wonders-appear in their original luster, revealing new dimensions of one of the world's most intriguing and multi-layered cities.

    A compelling guide to the Eternal City, the Lenten Season, and the itinerary of conversion that is Christian life throughout the year, Roman Pilgrimage reminds readers that the imitation of Christ through faith, hope, and love is the template of all true discipleship, as the exquisite beauty of the Roman station churches invites reflection on the deepest truths of Christianity.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780465027699
    Publication Date: 
    2013-10-29
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    Summon Spirit's Cry: A Collection of Poems

    Summon Spirit's Cry: A Collection of Poems
    Mary
    $11.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    0898705738
    Publication Date: 
    1996-03-01
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    The Holy Gospels of St. Luke and St. John - Sacred Art Series

    The Holy Gospels of St. Luke and St. John - Sacred Art Series
    $39.95

    William R. Bloomfield

    A Bible you'll want to read. A Bible your kids can read.

    Too often, Bibles intimidate readers with their many thin pages, small text, and lengthy footnotes. The Sacred Art Series has removed these obstacles with a unique format that will delight readers both young and old.

    Features. Easy-to-read, story-by-story format of the complete text of the Gospels of Luke and John in large print alongside beautiful images of sacred art. More than 100 full-color images of sacred art bring the text alive and aid in comprehension and prayerful meditation. The art comes from some of the greatest artists of Christendom, including Fra Angelico, Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Titian, and Raphael. The book is also gorgeously bound with a black leatherette cover, gold embossed lettering, gilt pages, a durable sewn binding, and a ribbon.

    Exquisite Gift. The Holy Gospels makes an exquisite gift for both children and adults. And it's perfect for First Communion or Confirmation.

    Intended Audience. The Holy Gospels is intended for ages 7 and up. Because of its accessible format, now your kids can easily develop a daily habit of reading the scriptures. Adults will also love the large print and beautiful images.

    Translation. The translation is based on the Challoner Revision of the Douay-Rheims--an excellent Catholic translation--with minor updates to ease readability by removing most thee's, thy's, thou's, and -eth endings.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780990732525
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    Visions of Mary: Art, Devotion, and Beauty at Chartres Cathedral

    Geoffrion, Jill Kimberly Hartwell
    $29.99
    Through image and word, author and photographer Jill Geoffrion unfolds the the story of Mary at Chartres on the pages of this book. Geoffrion offers a unique visual and meditative journey through Chartres Cathedral in this newest addition to the Mount Tabor Books series. Showing and explaining the most engaging images of Mary created in this location over the last eight centuries, Jill Geoffrion gently introduces the reader to the depth and breadth of the story of Mary at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Chartres. Included are over seventy-five images of the Virgin of Chartres that have been recently restored as well as works of sculpture, painting and liturgical items. Readers will discover an architectural marvel, a stunning showcase for the most complete twelfth and thirteenth century collection of stained glass in the world, with many images of Mary as Jesus's mother, based on biblical stories such as the Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Presentation at the Temple, and Flight to Egypt.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781612618944
    Publication Date: 
    2017-09-12
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