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101 Surprising Facts about Church History

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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

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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

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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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    Forth and Aborad: Still Merry, On land and by Sea

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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
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    1997-05-31
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    Icons: The Essential Collection

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    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

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    9781941709870
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    Literature What Every Catholic Should Know

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    9781733522120
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    Music of Angels: A Listener's Guide to Sacred Music from Chant to Christian

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    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.
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    9780829410198
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    1999-01-01
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    Piazzas, Popes, and Pasta: Notes from a Rome Sojourn

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    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.
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    9781596144330
    Publication Date: 
    2018-09-30
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    Pilgrim's New Guide to the Holy Land

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    In his The Pilgrim's New Guide to the Holy Land, second edition, Father Doyle writes from the perspective that there are major differences between visiting the Holy Land as a pilgrim and as a tourist, or even as a student of history or archaeology. While providing basic information about the sacred places, he focuses on how a pilgrim may experience a renewal of faith that is enriched by prayerful attention to the Bible and to worship.
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    9780814659557
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    1999-01-01
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    Summon Spirit's Cry: A Collection of Poems

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    0898705738
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    1996-03-01
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    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.

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

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    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.
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    9781612618944
    Publication Date: 
    2017-09-12
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