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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.

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9780307886347
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2013-06-25
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Ceremonies of the Modern Roman Rite: The Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours

Ceremonies of the Modern Roman Rite: The Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours
Elliott, Peter J
$29.95

At last, a complete ceremonial manual for the celebration of the Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours. Faithful to the renewal of worship authorized by the Second Vatican Council, Ceremonies combines precise guidance to these rites with a pastoral and spiritual approach. A high ideal of noble Catholic worship is consistently maintained, respecting the "continuity of our tradition".

Ceremonies sets out the liturgical duties of bishops, priests and deacons, acolytes and servers, lectors and eucharistic ministers etc., hence it is invaluable for clergy and seminarians and all who teach or study the liturgy. Ceremonies includes a wide range of guidance on such useful themes as: vessels and vestments, how to carry out ceremonial actions, the deacon, ministering the Eucharist to the sick, children's liturgy, Eucharistic adoration, Eucharistic processions, celebrating vespers in a parish, eucharistic ministries and the laity, the location of the tabernacle, etc.

However, Ceremonies is primarily a book to be used; a practical manual for clergy, MC's, sacristans, liturgical committees and all planning worship in parishes.

At last, a complete ceremonial manual for the celebration of the Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours. Faithful to the renewal of worship authorized by the Second Vatican Council, Ceremonies combines precise guidance to these rites with a pastoral and spiritual approach. A high ideal of noble Catholic worship is consistently maintained, respecting the "continuity of our tradition".

Ceremonies sets out the liturgical duties of bishops, priests and deacons, acolytes and servers, lectors and eucharistic ministers etc., hence it is invaluable for clergy and seminarians and all who teach or study the liturgy. Ceremonies includes a wide range of guidance on such useful themes as: vessels and vestments, how to carry out ceremonial actions, the deacon, ministering the Eucharist to the sick, children's liturgy, Eucharistic adoration, Eucharistic processions, celebrating vespers in a parish, eucharistic ministries and the laity, the location of the tabernacle, etc.

However, Ceremonies is primarily a book to be used; a practical manual for clergy, MC's, sacristans, liturgical committees and all planning worship in parishes.

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9780898708301
Publication Date: 
2005-01-13
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Elements of New Testament Greek (Revised)

Elements of New Testament Greek (Revised)
Duff, Jeremy
$36.99
Since 1914, C.U.P. has published The Elements of New Testament Greek, a best-selling textbook for scholars and students of the Bible. The original work by H.P.V. Nunn was succeeded in 1965 by J.W. Wenham's book of the same title and Jeremy Duff's new edition advances a long-established tradition into the twenty-first century. Lessons are organized so the most important aspects of Greek are learned as well as the most commonly occurring words in the New Testament. Hundreds of examples cover every book of the N.T. and almost every chapter includes a passage to translate from it. The book is accompanied by a CD ROM containing additional learning material; a vocabulary audio CD is also available.
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9780521755511
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2005-05-16
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Garden Catechism: 100 Plants in Christian Tradition and How to Grow Them

Garden Catechism: 100 Plants in Christian Tradition and How to Grow Them
Realy Obl Osb, Margaret Rose
$34.95

A catechism is a way of teaching the Faith that strengthens the bonds of unity in our Church and, according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, "enlivens the faith of the People of God."

In the same spirit, Master Gardener and certified greenhouse grower Margaret Realy's A Garden Catechism: 100 Plants in Christian Tradition and How to Grow Them will help you create a garden that is more than just a landscape. Filled with an array of plants for all seasons and climates, this beautiful book shows you how to create a faith-based garden that symbolically expresses the teachings of our faith and leads you into prayer.

Presenting accurate plant culture that is easy to understand, aesthetically pleasing, and grounded in Catholic history and tradition, A Garden Catechism is perfect for beginning and experienced gardeners alike. Entries for each plant include:

  • Vintage-style color botanical drawing
  • Symbolism from Christian literature, art, and folklore
  • Horticultural information including each plant's unique characteristics, habitat needs, and attributes (such as fragrance, seasonal color, and butterfly/pollinator attractant)
  • Expert tips for successful growth and care
  • Plus, you'll find a wealth of useful information about gardening basics, how to craft a prayer garden, and selecting the right plants for your vision and space.

    This unique, comprehensive resource combines the heritage of our Faith and the joy of gardening in a way that is accessible to anyone.

    Let's get growing!

    "A remarkable, one in a million book! Never before have I seen such an exquisite blending of Creator, creation, and creativity in a single volume. A Garden Catechism is a stroke of genius that gives glory to God while educating, inspiring, and entertaining the reader. Even non-gardeners will find this book interesting and spiritually fortifying and I'm betting they will be drawn into the wonders of gardening themselves." --Marge Steinhage Fenelon, award-winning author and internationally known speaker

    "Born from a deep font of knowledge and faith, A Garden Catechism is a masterclass on the art of discerning, designing, and developing a garden where you'll find respite, hope, and a fresh way to commune with the Creator. I have always turned to Margaret for her encyclopedic knowledge of plants and have trusted her with my most intimate prayer intentions. I'm delighted to be able to turn the pages of this beautiful tool and to share it with others. A brilliant new pathway to caring for our common home and glorifying God while getting our hands dirty!" -- Lisa M. Hendey, author of I Am Earth's Keeper

    "A Garden Catechism is a beautiful work of love created by one who loves our Mother Mary and appreciates greatly how beauty and nature open us to God's presence. I know this book will be a great guide for all who garden to create sacred space, and a wonderful inspiration for many others who will often sit with this book to enter that holy presence with them."--Father James Phalan, C.S.C., National Director of Family Rosary

    "Divine, practical, encouraging, and inspiring! What a treasure trove this book is! Margaret Rose Realy has done the exhaustive research and organization, and we reap the benefits. Veteran and novice gardeners, converts and cradle Catholics alike will all find something to love and learn in this gorgeous book."--Danielle Bean, author of Whisper: Finding God in the Everyday

    "If you pick this book up and thumb through it you will be immediately 'hooked' and want to own it, and that for good reason. Master Gardener and Benedictine Oblate Margaret Rose Realy has brought all of her extensive knowledge on raising and nurturing the abundant delights of color and scent which grace each season, and married it to her deep study of scripture, Catholic devotionals, saintly hagiographies (and even delightful legend), and brought us a book that is almost impossible to put down. I was happy to discover that the Hosta beside which I pray the rosary in my backyard in summer carries a similar symbolism as the lily, and so goes with the rosary! Coupled with the gorgeously wrought illustrations of Mary Sprague, this book is an informative and entertaining treasure. It will become the classic reference for its topic."-- Elizabeth Scalia, author of Little Sins Mean a Lot: Kicking Our Bad Habits Before They Kick Us (OSV)

    "It's easy to sense God's grandeur in a garden. The variety of petals and stamens and leaves, the rich colors, the fragrance, all point to a Creator with an unlimited imagination. And Margaret Rose Realy's newest book, A Garden Catechism, is chock-full of reminders that God is great. Margaret shares her years of hands-on experience to help her readers design and care for the flowerbeds they've always dreamed of. She offers a beautifully illustrated primer of gardening basics, describing the trees and shrubs, grasses and herbs and blooming plants that work well together. But that's not all: Margaret teaches us fledgling gardeners the spiritual significance of each flower. She shows us how to create a Mary garden, a labyrinth, a rosary garden, and more. And she teaches us the spiritual significance of each flower. A Garden Catechism, like the many flowers described on its pages, helps readers to bring their prayer life into the garden, enriching both soils and souls." -- Kathy Schiffer, Correspondent and Blogger, National Catholic Register

    "John Paul II thought faith is important for culture, but also culture is important for faith. Margaret Rose Realy's beautiful book reflects this perfectly -- and it is beautiful! Mary Sprague's illustrations are vintage-feel vignettes you'll want to hang on your wall. Most of us haven't grown up in the Catholic culture still present in parts of Europe or Latin America, but A Garden Catechism is a way to start planting a faith-inspired culture into our lives, one graceful grass or fragrant flower at a time. It will do for our yards what stain glassed windows do for churches: not just adorn, but also instruct and inspire. I live in a Spanish apartment with no garden, but I still am happy to have this book to enjoy with my kids - it's a true catechism of our faith, presented bloom by bloom."-- Kathleen N. Hattrup, Spirituality/Church News Editor, Aleteia.org, English Edition

    "In A Garden Catechism, Margaret Rose Realy has achieved the extraordinary: she has made me interested in plants! How did she do this? By ushering me into a contemplative garden space, immersing me in the lesser-known stories of faith surrounding the fruits of the earth, and offering practical tips on the cultivation of the soil (as well as the soul). With lyrical writing and lush illustrations, A Garden Catechism is an instant classic -- a truly sublime, sensible, one-of-a-kind work of homey genius. I can't wait to see what Margaret does next!" -- Dr. Tod Worner, Managing Editor of Evangelization & Culture, Word on Fire Institute

    "Margaret Rose Realy's A Garden Catechism provides the framework for gardening as a meditative practice. Beautifully illustrated, with religious symbolism associated with various plant and prayer garden themes, the book provides guidance and ideas for planning gardens based on these deeper meanings. Margaret also tells some lovely stories from the church's tradition associated with the plants. The Catechism provides detailed culture notes - useful to gardeners the world over." -- Clara Geoghegan, Executive Secretary of the Bishops Commission for Evangelisation, Laity and Ministry of the Australian Catholic Bishops Conference

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    9781681925561
    Publication Date: 
    2022-09-23
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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
    $9.95

    Create An Embargo On Embarrassment With the Guide

    Few things are more publicly embarrassing than stumbling over a word during the readings at Mass. Avoid a fiasco by learning the correct pronunciation of hundreds of biblical names with Lector's Guide to Biblical Pronunciations, Updated.

    This very popular bestseller has been completely updated and expanded to correspond with the new Lectionary. With nearly double the entries of the original edition, it is still the same small size that will fit neatly into your pocket, purse, or out of sight on the Ambo. So reasonably priced, every lector should have his or her own copy.

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    0879739908
    Publication Date: 
    2001-08-31
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    Order of Christian Funerals with Cremation Rite

    Order of Christian Funerals with Cremation Rite
    International Commission on English in the Liturgy
    $39.00

    The Order of Christian Funerals (with Cremation Rite) from Catholic Book Publishing contains texts for the Vigil and related rites and prayers, the Funeral Liturgy, Rite of Committal, and Funeral Rites for Children, as well as texts for Scripture Readings, the Office for the Dead, and additional texts. This liturgical book for Catholic funerals also includes the material from Appendix 2: Cremation (except for \"Reflection\"), approved and published in 1997. The Order of Christian Funerals (with Cremation Rite) is beautifully bound in flexible blue gold-stamped leather.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    0899423515
    Publication Date: 
    1989-01-01
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    Pilgrim's New Guide to the Holy Land

    Pilgrim's New Guide to the Holy Land
    Doyle, Stephen C
    $24.95
    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.

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    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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