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Butler's Lives of the Saints - Concise, Modernized Edition

Butler's Lives of the Saints - Concise, Modernized Edition
$27.99

There is no greater authority on the saints than Alban Butler, and his enormous research has been the standard reference on the subject for the last two and a half centuries. This new adaptation of Butler's multi-volume Lives of the Saints presents a modernized text for today's reader and provides an illuminating guide to these historic, symbolic, and foundational Christian men and women.

Butler's daily readings from the lives and works of the saints offer readers of all backgrounds the opportunity to engage directly with these great figures. Butler's distinctive contribution to stories about saints was to turn attention away from the superhuman, miraculous themes that are prevalent in earlier works. He gives us saints who are examples of Christian living, who provide inspiration for our own lives, in every time and circumstance. As Butler writes: "They were once what we are now, travelers on earth. They had the same weaknesses we have. We have difficulties; so had the saints."

Important features of this version include mention of recently canonized saints as well as those whose path to official sainthood is still in progress. Also included in the daily readings are more obscure saints whose lives and contributions to Christianity should not be forgotten.

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9781557254221
Publication Date: 
2005-10-01
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Catholic Dictionary: An Abridged and Updated Edition of Modern Catholic Dictionary

Catholic Dictionary: An Abridged and Updated Edition of Modern Catholic Dictionary
Hardon, John
$22.00

John Hardon's comprehensive, one-volume work of reference defining the key
terms of Catholicism; updated to include the most recent developments in the
Catholic Church.

Clear, concise, and faithful, with over 2,000 entries, Catholic Dictionary is the essential Catholic lexicon in the areas of faith, worship, morals, history, theology, and spirituality. Now revised to include the statements of Pope Benedict XVI and Pope John Paul II, new movements and devotions, and other recent developments within Catholicism, this edition brings the legacy of Father Hardon into the contemporary era. A worthy companion to Catechism of the Catholic Church and Scott Hahn's Catholic Bible Dictionary, this book is an essential resource for the Catholic reader.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780307886347
Publication Date: 
2013-06-25
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Larousse French English Dictionary

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Larousse
$6.99
FRENCH-ENGLISH
ENGLISH-FRENCH

Entirely revised and updated, this is the most affordable and complete French-English English-French dictionary of its kind. Now easier to read and access, with more than 50,000 definitions, it is designed expressly for the widest possible variety of interests and professions -- students, teachers, travelers, and home and office libraries.
You'll find keys to pronunciation, idioms, conjugations, and more, in both languages -- all here, in the finest resource of its kind.

FRANÇAIS-ANGLAIS
ANGLAIS-FRANÇAIS

Avec cette édition entièrement refondue et actualisée, découvrez le dictionnaire français-anglais anglais-français à la fois le plus complet et le plus économique de sa génération. Plus facile à consulter que jamais tout en offrant plus de 50 000 mots et expressions, il est utilisable par tous, en contexte scolaire aussi bien qu'en voyage, chez soi ou au bureau. De précieuses indications sur les difficultés des deux langues (prononciation, conjugaison, tournures idiomatiques...et bien plus encore) contribuent

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9780671534073
Publication Date: 
1996-06-01
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Lector's Guide to Biblical Pronunciations

Lector's Guide to Biblical Pronunciations
Staudacher, Joseph M
$7.95
Never stumble over a word in the Readings again!
ISBN/SKU: 
0879739908
Publication Date: 
2001-09-01
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Magnificat HOLY LAND COMPANION

Magnificat HOLY LAND COMPANION
$12.95

A practical, spiritual guide designed to accompany you in personal and liturgical prayer on a pilgrimage through the land of the Bible.

Whether you are experiencing the Holy Land in person or simply making a spiritual pilgrimage at home, this pocket-size guide will forever change your walk on our journey toward the heavenly Jerusalem.

For more than 30 holy sites you will find:

◗ A text detailing the significance of each site
◗ A prayer for the day, modeled after the Liturgy of the Hours
◗ Mass with prayers and readings specific to the site, drawn from the missal of the Custody of the Holy Land
◗ A meditation selected from among the writings of the Fathers of the Church, spiritual masters, and great modern Christian thinkers

Includes the Ordinary of the Mass, well-known hymns, favorite psalms, and beautiful prayers.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781941709825
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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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The American Catholic Almanac: A Daily Reader of Patriots, Saints, Rogues, and Ordinary People Who Changed the United States

The American Catholic Almanac: A Daily Reader of Patriots, Saints, Rogues, and Ordinary People Who Changed the United States
Stimpson, Emily
$16.00

WHAT DO BUFFALO BILL, JOHN F. KENNEDY, VINCE LOMBARDI, DOROTHY DAY, FULTON SHEEN, AND ANDY WARHOL HAVE IN COMMON?

They're all Catholics who have shaped America. In this page-a-day history, 365 inspiring stories celebrate the historic contributions of American men and women shaped by their Catholic faith. From famous figures to lesser-known saints and sinners, The American Catholic Almanactells the fascinating, funny, uplifting, and unlikely tales of Catholics' influence on American history, culture, and politics. Spanning the scope of the Revolutionary War to Notre Dame football, this unique collection of stories highlights the transformative role of the Catholic Church in American public life over the last 400 years.

 

Did you know...
- The first immigrant to arrive in America via Ellis Island was a 15-year-old Irish Catholic girl?
- Al Capone's tombstone reads "MY JESUS MERCY"?
- Andrew Jackson credited America's victory in the Battle of New Orleans to the prayers of the Virgin Mary and the Ursuline Sisters?
- Five Franciscans died in sixteenth-century Georgia defending the Church's teachings on marriage?
- Jack Kerouac died wanting to be known as a Catholic and not only as a beat poet?
- Catholic missionaries lived in Virginia 36 years before the English settled Jamestown?

 

From the Hardcover edition.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780553418743
Publication Date: 
2017-03-20
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