Sacraments

7 Secrets of Confession

7 Secrets of Confession
Flynn, Vinny
$13.95
Flynn, author of the best-seller, 7 Secrets of the Eucharist (200,000 copies sold), presents a similar approach to the Sacrament of Confession in this new book that reveals 7 key secrets or hidden truths about the great spiritual beauty, power and depth of Confession.The understanding that many Catholics have of the Sacrament of Confession is so limited and narrow in its focus that it keeps them from discovering the real beauty and value of this Sacrament -- beauty and value that even a young child can understand if it's presented properly. For too many Catholics, Confession is just a means to an end: cleaning us up from sin so we can receive Communion. But, as Pope Francis tells us, Confession is much more than going to the dry cleaner. It's an encounter with Jesus, who waits for us as we are.In his years of speaking all over North America, Flynn saw that many Catholics have this limited appreciation of Confession, and the urgent need for clear teaching about this great Sacrament. If you have not yet experienced Confession as a wonderful, personal encounter with Christ; if you do not yet look forward to going to Confession with the same eagerness and expectation with which you receive Holy Communion, this book is for you. It will be a whole new way of going to Confession, inviting you to begin an exciting personal journey to healing and holiness. It may change your life.
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9781884479465
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2013-09-15
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7 Secrets of the Eucharist

7 Secrets of the Eucharist
Pacwa, Mitch
$9.95
No mattter how much or how little you already know about the Ercharist, the secrets revealed here will bring you to a new, personal Emmaus experience, again and again. Perfect for personal devotion, catechesis, study groups, book clubs, and theological...
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9781884479311
Publication Date: 
2006-11-01
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Adoration: Eucharistic Texts and Prayers throughout Church History

Adoration: Eucharistic Texts and Prayers throughout Church History
Guernsey, Daniel
$15.95

This classic collection offers rich meditation material before the Blessed Sacrament, providing prayerful souls with insights gleaned from the wealth of Church teaching and tradition. The selections are drawn from a variety of sources and times. They come from the Old and New Testaments, the Church Fathers, great saints, popes, councils, traditional prayers. These prayers and meditations offer a rich view of the Eucharist, and their unique perspectives are intended to aid us in our understanding, appreciation and worship of this Sacrament of Sacraments.

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9780898706703
Publication Date: 
1999-02-01
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Applying the Blood: How to Release the Life and Power of Jesus' Sacrifice

Applying the Blood: How to Release the Life and Power of Jesus' Sacrifice
Prince, Derek
$14.99
Jesus' blood is more powerful than you realize.

"They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony." -- Revelation 12:11 (NIV)

While many Christians believe that Jesus purchased all we need at the cross, few of us grasp the true power of His blood and its vital relevance to our daily lives.

In this essential guide for every believer, honored Christian leader and Bible teacher, Derek Prince, helps you understand and apply the power of Jesus' blood to your everyday life.

Discover...
  • The seven-fold sprinkling of Jesus' blood.
  • The four dimensions of applying the blood.
  • The importance of approaching God's throne with confidence.
  • The power of proclamation.
  • If you believe in Jesus' death and resurrection, but have never witnessed the supernatural power of His blood at work in your life, this book is for you.

    What might happen in your life today as you Apply the blood of Jesus?
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780768452808
    Publication Date: 
    2020-05-19
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    Becoming a Great Godparent: Everything a Catholic Needs to Know

    Becoming a Great Godparent: Everything a Catholic Needs to Know
    Paraclete Press
    $16.99
    The perfect combination of gift book and guide, for every man or woman asked to take on this enormous and blessed responsibility. Lively and informative. Easy-to-read. Explains who is eligible to be a godparent and how to be a great one, offers a brief history of godparenting, reflects on how the whole parish remains involved, suggests prayers and blessings for you and your godchild, and concludes by answering four commonly asked questions, such as "What if I disagree with how the parents are raising my godchild - should I say something?" and "I am a sincere Protestant Christian believer. Why can't I be the godparent to the child of my best friends, who are Catholic?"
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781612613635
    Publication Date: 
    2013-02-01
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    Behold It Is I: Scripture, Tradition, and Science on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist

    Behold It Is I: Scripture, Tradition, and Science on the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist
    Elliott, George
    $27.95
    The Catholic Faith begins and ends with Jesus Christ, culminating in the Eucharist as its Source and Summit. "Behold, it is I," Jesus says, and the faithful believe. Examining these words of Jesus, Fr. George Elliott and Dr. Stacy Trasancos provide some of the most convincing proofs for the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist from Scripture, Tradition, and the scientific investigation of Eucharistic miracles. In three sections, they walk readers through:
  • A holistic and contextual reading of the Bible which points to the words of Christ at the Last Supper: "This is my body," and "This is my blood,"
  • How the Church Fathers handed on the teachings of the Apostles to the early Church in the centuries following Christ's earthly ministry,
  • How the data from the investigation of Eucharistic miracles begs the ultimate question of the certainty of faith. Do we need Eucharistic miracles to prove that Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist? Should our certainty of faith be contingent upon Eucharistic miracles?
  • The reader may be joyfully surprised at where the journey of this book will lead you, from the burning faith of the saints all the way back to Christ in the Gospels. It plainly sets forth the reality that the Eucharist is the Body of Christ. Just as in Biblical times, Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is not a ghost and not a myth, but flesh and bone, hands and feet. "Behold," He said, "It is I."
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781505117240
    Publication Date: 
    2021-10-19
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    Biblical Roots of the Mass

    Biblical Roots of the Mass
    Nash, Tom
    $19.95
    In this profoundly insightful and highly readable book, Thomas Nash brilliantly refutes the common charge that the Mass is "unbiblical." As you'll discover in these pages, the story of the Mass goes much deeper than the Last Supper and Christ's Passion. Indeed, it's part of an unbroken story that begins in the Garden of Eden and continues today in your local parish. Working systematically through Scripture, Nash offers an authoritative explanation of salvation history, showing how the Old Testament pre-figures and the New Testament wondrously records Jesus's one self-sacrifice on Calvary which is mysteriously made present at each and every Mass. Nash's meticulous, Scripture-packed analysis relies on hundreds of Bible passages to show that the story of the Mass is inextricably linked with the story of the Bible.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781622822591
    Publication Date: 
    2015-05-01
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    Biblical Walk Through the Mass

    Biblical Walk Through the Mass
    Sri, Edward
    $14.99
    Based on the revised translation of the Mass which goes into effect Advent, 2011, this book explores the biblical roots of the words and gestures experienced in the Liturgy and explains their profound significance. This intriguing look at the Mass is sure to renew faith and deepen devotion to the Eucharist and may be used as the text for the Adult Faith Formation Program.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781950784660
    Publication Date: 
    2021-06-09
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    Blessed Eucharist-Our Greatest

    Blessed Eucharist-Our Greatest
    Mueller, Michael
    $13.95
    In "The Blessed Eucharist," Father Michael Mueller describes how Christ\'s love for us moved Him to create this most beautiful Sacrament. He explains why Our Lord veils Himself in the appearance of bread - a garment so humble He is little known, little loved even neglected and insulted. Fr. Mueller helps the reader discover what a treasure the Sacrament is, sharing countless compelling accounts of miracles involving the Eucharist, quotations from Scripture and the Saints reflecting the virtues that can be obtained from Communion worthily received and the consequences of an unworthy reception of Our Lord. He instructs the reader on how to best prepare for receiving the Sacrament, and how to properly offer thanksgiving afterwards. "The Blessed Eucharist" awakens a deeper awareness of the incredible gift that God has given us in His Presence in the Eucharist, allowing us to embrace all the wondrous fruits this Sacrament has to offer.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780895555076
    Publication Date: 
    1994-07-01
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    Bored Again Catholic: How the Mass Could Save Your Life (and the World's Too)

    Bored Again Catholic: How the Mass Could Save Your Life (and the World's Too)
    O'Malley, Timothy P
    $14.95
    A series of reflections on every part of the Mass that describes boredomthe "good" boredom that opens us to the quiet interior space where we can encounter Godas a "sweet gift." It is there that full participation in the Mass becomes possible.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781681920580
    Publication Date: 
    2017-03-06
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    Bread That Is Broken

    Bread That Is Broken
    Stinissen, Wilfrid
    $12.95
    The Holy Eucharist is the Church's most precious treasure, the source and summit of her worship and life. The Church is built upon and around the Eucharist. In this book, a renowned spiritual writer and Carmelite priest shows how receiving the Lord in the Eucharist has profound consequences, because the Eucharist is not only the great Sacrament that brings about oneness with Christ and with the faithful but also the foundational norm for Christian behavior. Any Christian who wonders how he should act, he writes, will find the answer in the Eucharist. He is called to become like Jesus--bread that is broken"for the life of the world" (Jn 6:51). According to Saint Thomas Aquinas, all the sacraments are directed toward the Eucharist as toward their final purpose. The author explains that the Church must therefore guard this precious gift. She correctly challenges the faithful to approach the Eucharist with great reverence and a clear conscience so as not to receive the Lord unworthily but to become his sacrificing and serving people.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781621643173
    Publication Date: 
    2020-01-25
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    Catholic Church Saved My Marriage: Discovering Hidden Grace in the Sacrament of Matrimony

    Catholic Church Saved My Marriage: Discovering Hidden Grace in the Sacrament of Matrimony
    Anders, Dr David
    $17.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781682780527
    Publication Date: 
    2018-06-21
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    Catholic Mass: Steps to Restoring God to the Center of Liturgy

    Catholic Mass: Steps to Restoring God to the Center of Liturgy
    Schneider, Bishop Athanasius
    $21.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781644135402
    Publication Date: 
    2022-01-25
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    Catholicism & Life: Commandments and Sacraments

    Catholicism & Life: Commandments and Sacraments
    Drummey, James J
    $14.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    0964908735
    Publication Date: 
    1996-09-01
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    Celebrating Mass: A Guide for Understanding and Loving the Mass More Deeply

    Celebrating Mass: A Guide for Understanding and Loving the Mass More Deeply
    Praem, O
    $4.95
    Make the most of every Mass with this informative and instructive booklet. Also available in packs of 10.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    0879731486
    Publication Date: 
    1999-09-01
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    Ceremonies of the Modern Roman Rite: The Eucharist and the Liturgy of the Hours

    Elliott, Peter J
    $29.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780898708301
    Publication Date: 
    2004-09-03
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    Confession: Its Fruitful Practice (with an Examination of Conscience)

    Confession: Its Fruitful Practice (with an Examination of Conscience)
    Adoration
    $4.95
    This wonderful and practical little book explains clearly and thoroughly how to make a good Confession but in much greater detail than covered in most catechisms. It includes an examination of conscience, contrition and its necessary qualities, the purpose of amendment and its necessary qualities, avoiding the near occasion of sin, the actual Confession of sins to the priest, and the penance given by the priest.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780895556752
    Publication Date: 
    2009-01-01
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    Devotional Journey Into the Mass: How Mass Can Become a Time of Grace, Nourishment, and Devotion

    Devotional Journey Into the Mass: How Mass Can Become a Time of Grace, Nourishment, and Devotion
    Carstens, Christopher
    $14.95

    If you're unhappy because the Mass has become for you routine or even boring and tedious these pages are for you. They teach you eight simple ways to make your every Mass a joyful time of piety and intense devotion.

    Explaining the spiritual meanings behind the signs and symbols, words and actions of the Mass, author Christopher Carstens teaches you spiritually-enriching ways to enter the church building, make the Sign of the Cross, pray the Opening Prayer, listen to the Readings, prepare your soul at the Offertory, participate in the Eucharistic Prayer, receive Communion, and even respond to the Dismissal.

    Soon with the help of author Carstens wise suggestions you will be surprised to find each Eucharistic Celebration a fountain of peace for you, a profound refreshment for your soul.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781622824809
    Publication Date: 
    2018-01-18
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    Doors to the Sacred, Vatican II Golden Anniversary Edition: A Historical Introduction to Sacraments in the Catholic Church (Updated)

    Doors to the Sacred, Vatican II Golden Anniversary Edition: A Historical Introduction to Sacraments in the Catholic Church (Updated)
    Martos, Joseph
    $34.99

    Doors to the Sacred has endured as an indispensable account of the sacraments of the Catholic Church. Used in hundreds of university and seminary courses and full of critical acclaim, it details their historical and cultural evolution and the rituals and practices associated with them. This Vatican II Golden Anniversary Edition explains the liturgical changes found in The Roman Missal, Third Edition, and provides extensive resources for students and seekers alike, including:

  • A visual timeline of people, events, and sacramental changes in Church history,
  • A glossary of philosophical and theological terms
  • An updated annotated bibliography for further reading
  • An improved design for easier reading and reference.
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    0764824511
    Publication Date: 
    2014-06-23
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    Eucharistic Adoration: Reflections in the Franciscan Tradition

    Eucharistic Adoration: Reflections in the Franciscan Tradition
    Franciscans Sisters of Perpetual Adoration
    $9.99
    This book provides Catholics who pray before the Real Presence with a new and unique resource to deepen their adoration experience and do so within the Franciscan tradition. Each of 52 reflections for Eucharistic Adoration--one for each week of the year--features four parts that address the spiritual advice of St. Clare to gaze, consider, contemplate, and imitate Christ. Each reflection encourages us to:

    Gaze upon Christ, using a quote from a Franciscan source, primarily the letters of Clare of Assisi, but also the writings of St. Francis. Consider Christ, using a brief reflection that will inspire you to reverence the Real Presence, the Body and Blood of Christ. Contemplate Christ, by praying a few lines that help you go deeply into the spiritual experience of adoration. Imitate Christ in your daily life with a challenge to act like Christ after time spent in adoration.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781616363253
    Publication Date: 
    2012-02-24
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    Everything Is Sacred: An Introduction to the Sacrament of Baptism

    Everything Is Sacred: An Introduction to the Sacrament of Baptism
    $16.99
    "The perfect guidebook for curious parents, enthusiastic newcomers, and confused cradle Catholics. Frankly, this is the best book on baptism I've ever read." --James Martin, S.J. author of the New York Times Bestseller, The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything

    Baptism is the beginning of one's life in the community of the church, and the "gateway" to the rest of the sacraments.
    - Isn't it better to get baptized when you're older, and can understand what you're doing?
    - Does my baby have to be baptized immediately?
    - Will my child go to hell, limbo or purgatory if--God forbid--he or she dies before baptism?
    - Why are so many baptisms done during the Mass these days?
    - What's the role of the godparents? Do they have to be Catholics? Christians? Believers?

    These are questions from good Catholics that deserve good answers. If people remain confused about baptism, they will be confused about the sacramental life of the church, and, by extension, their faith.

    "Thomas Scirghi has written a fine book on baptism for the 21st century church. Rooted deeply in Scripture, the authoritative teaching of the Catholic Church, and the living tradition of sacramental practice, Scirghi's book is laced with literary, cultural, and everyday examples that allow readers to grasp (or grasp anew) the continuing significance of baptism in the life of the Church and in their own lives." -Timothy Brunk, Assistant Professor of Theology, Villanova University

    From the foreword by James Martin, SJ:

    Frankly, this is the best book on baptism I've ever read. It's wise without being overly academic; inviting without being overly informal; and concise without being slapdash. Fr.
    Scirghi, a distinguished scholar, compassionate pastor, and popular teacher at Fordham University, is the perfect guide to the history, theology, and application of the sacrament.

    Father Scirghi's book could easily become a standard introduction to the sacrament, and is the perfect guidebook for curious parents, enthusiastic newcomers, and confused cradle Catholics. After reading it, you'll understand why we invite parents to have their children baptized, and also why we baptize adults at the Easter Vigil Mass. You'll know the significance of the oil (and the candle) in the rite. And the next time you see a priest or deacon pour water over a child's head and pronounce the ancient baptismal formula, you'll have a richer appreciation for his words and his actions.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781557256768
    Publication Date: 
    2012-04-01
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    First Society: The Sacrament of Matrimony and the Restoration of the Social Order

    First Society: The Sacrament of Matrimony and the Restoration of the Social Order
    Hahn, Scott
    $22.95
    Everyone seems to agree that Western Civilization is in trouble. The problem is that no one agrees on what has gone wrong or what to do about it. Some think we have too much government, some not enough; some think we have too much capitalism, some not enough; some think we have too much sexual freedom, some not enough.

    But what if the problem is much more fundamental? What if the problem goes to the very foundations of who we are as human beings in relationship with God?

    In The First Society: The Sacrament of Matrimony and the Restoration of the Social Order, Scott Hahn makes the startling claim that our society's ills and its cures are rooted in whether we reject or accept the divine graces made available through the Sacrament of Holy Matrimony.

    Man, he argues, is social in his very nature. We were created for community. As it was in the beginning, so it remains today. The family, formed through the Sacrament of Matrimony, is the most basic building block of every societywhether we like it or not. We've corrupted marriage, and so we have a corrupt society. If we get marriage right, our society, through God's grace, will flourish.

    This is so because Matrimony, like all the sacraments, heals and elevates human nature. Without marriage, our ambitions toward a just social order will remain forever foolhardy. With it, the seemingly impossible, a truly peaceful and humane civilization, becomes possible.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781947792548
    Publication Date: 
    2017-04-02
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    Fourth Cup: Unveiling the Mystery of the Last Supper and the Cross

    Fourth Cup: Unveiling the Mystery of the Last Supper and the Cross
    Hahn, Scott
    $23.00
    From the bestselling author of The Lamb's Supper comes an illuminating work on the Catholic Eucharist and its link to the Jewish Passover meal.

    "Read this book. And don't just read it. Pray about it. Reflect on it. And share it with others."--Brant Pitre, author of The Case for Jesus

    In this brilliant book--part memoir, part detective story, and part biblical study--Scott Hahn opens up new vistas on ancient landscapes while shedding light on his own enduring faith journey. The Fourth Cup not only tracks the author's gradual conversion along the path of Evangelicalism to the doorsteps of the Catholic faith, but also explores the often obscure and misunderstood rituals of Passover and their importance in foreshadowing salvation in Jesus Christ.

    Revealing the story of his formative years as an often hot-headed student and earnest seeker in search of answers to great biblical mysteries, Hahn shows how his ardent exploration of the Bible's Old Testament turned up intriguing clues connecting the Last Supper and Christ's death on Calvary. As Hahn tells the story of his discovery of the supreme importance of the Passover in God's plan of salvation, we too experience often-overlooked relationships between Abel, Abraham, and the Hebrews' liberation from slavery in Egypt. Along the way, Hahn reveals how the traditional fourth cup of wine used in the concluding celebration of Passover explains in astonishing ways Christ's paschal sacrifice.

    Rooted in Scripture and ingrained with lively history, The Fourth Cup delivers a fascinating view of the bridges that span old and new covenants, and celebrates the importance of the Jewish faith in understanding more fully Christ's life, death, and resurrection.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781524758790
    Publication Date: 
    2018-02-20
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    Freedom and Forgiveness: A Fresh Look at the Sacrament of Reconciliation

    Freedom and Forgiveness: A Fresh Look at the Sacrament of Reconciliation
    Farren, Paul
    $9.99
    In "Freedom & Forgiveness: A Fresh Look at the Sacrament of Reconciliation", Father Farren examines the history of the Sacrament of Reconciliation and the ways it brings us into a deeper experience of God. Totaling just 85 pages, this little book is simple, easy to read, and deeply prayerful. Father Paul's Irish storytelling background comes to the forefront as he articulates simply but effectively the history of confession with a fresh look to the sacraments which profoundly centers a tone of New Evangelization.

    Confession is somewhat daunting for many of us; yet Farren argues, "Our understanding of the sacrament reveals our image of God. If our image of God is one of an uncompromising judge, then the sacrament can fill us with dread." Instead of coming to confession to avoid judgment and hellfire, Father Farren paints a picture of the Sacrament of Reconciliation which presents a loving God who longs for a restored relationship with His children. It is an inspirational picture and one that is presented compellingly.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781612614984
    Publication Date: 
    2018-09-04
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    Getting More Out of Confession

    Getting More Out of Confession
    Stepanek, Joel
    $6.95
    Forgiveness is possible! God always has more for usmore of this love, more of his grace, more of his peace. Getting More out of Confession will guide you or your small group in growing closer to God through the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

    Like a merciful father, God meets us in the Sacrament. Each booklet is 40 pages, and features five sessions, including a Scripture passage, a short commentary, and questions for discussion and reflection. Suggested prayer exercises for during the week deepen the reader's connection with the Lord and help set the pattern for a regular time of daily prayer and examination of conscience.

    These booklets were especially designed for individuals or parish groups that have limited time but are looking to grow closer to the Lord. They are idea for any small group or for individual use.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781593253394
    Publication Date: 
    2018-06-01
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    Getting More Out of Mass

    Getting More Out of Mass
    Muir, Fr John
    $6.95
    God always has more for usmore of this love, more of his grace, more of his peace. Getting More out of Mass will guide individuals and groups in experiencing God in Mass. Each booklet features five sessions, including a Scripture passage, a short commentary, and questions for discussion and reflection. Suggested prayer exercises for during the week deepen the reader's connection with the Lord and help set the pattern for a regular time of daily prayer and reflection. These books were especially designed for individuals or parish groups that have limited time but are looking for a great impact. They are perfect for any small group or for parents whose children are attending religious education classes. Award-winning author and speaker Mark Hart, editor of the series, introduces each booklet and, in his engaging style, assures us that there really is"something more" that the Lord wants to give us!
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781593253271
    Publication Date: 
    2017-01-01
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    Guidebook for Confession

    Guidebook for Confession (4pk)
    $2.95

    The sacrament of reconciliation and penance is one of the great helps to friendship with God and spiritual progress. This booklet advises on ways to prepare for confession -- a necessary step to making a good confession and avoiding the routine which can so easily creep into religious practice.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780933932982
    Publication Date: 
    1996-12-31
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    Handy Little Guide to Confession

    Handy Little Guide to Confession
    Jones Schroeder, Michelle
    $5.95

    In this easy-to-read booklet, you'll gain the confidence you need to return to the Sacrament of Confession, where you will experience God's mercy and unconditional forgiveness.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781681923666
    Publication Date: 
    2018-12-28
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    Hidden Manna - A Theology of the Eucharist

    Hidden Manna - A Theology of the Eucharist
    O'Connor, Rev James T
    $21.95
    The Hidden Manna has become a classic on Eucharistic teaching. Now in a second edition, accompanied by a new introduction by Fr. Kenneth Baker, a new preface from the author, new material from John Paul II, and the original foreword by Cardinal John O'Connor, this in-depth study lets the breadth and richness of the Church's Tradition speak for itself. Fr. O'Connor presents and comments on substantial excerpts from the major sources of the Church's Tradition extending all the way back to apostolic times. Focusing on the doctrine of the Real Presence, he follows the earliest witnesses through the challenge in the Middle Ages of Berengarius through the Protestant Reformation and modern disputes.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781586170769
    Publication Date: 
    2005-03-15
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    HIDDEN TREASURE: HOLY MASS

    HIDDEN TREASURE: HOLY MASS
    Port, Leonard Of
    $8.95
    I believe that were it not for holy Mass, at this moment, the world would be in the abyss, unable to bear up under the mighty load of its iniquities. Mass is the potent prop that holds the world upon its base. Therefore, when we are assisting at it, we ought to practice that which once Alphonsus of Albuquerque did, who, finding himself with his fleet in danger of perishing during a fierce and terrific tempest, adopted the following means: He took in his arms an innocent little child which was on board his ship, and lifting it up toward heaven, he said, "If we are sinners, this creature is certainly free from sin; O Lord, for love of this innocent, remit to us the death we deserve!" Will you believe it? The spectacle of the stainless babe was so pleasing to God that He tranquilized the sea, and changed into joy for these unfortunates their terror of a death already imminent. Now, what do you believe is done by the Eternal Father when the priest, lifting in the air the thrice-sacred Victim, shows to Him the innocence of His Divine Son? An, then his compassion cannot resist the sight of the most spotless innocence of Jesus, and He feels as if compelled to calm our storms, and to provide for all our necessities.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    0895550369
    Publication Date: 
    1952-01-01
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    Holy Bread of Eternal Life: Restoring Eucharistic Reverence in an Age of Impiety

    Holy Bread of Eternal Life: Restoring Eucharistic Reverence in an Age of Impiety
    Kwasniewski, Peter
    $17.95

    Recent decades have been marred by pervasive Eucharistic abuse, from violations of liturgical norms and rubrics to practices that encourage irreverence and facilitate habitual sacrilege. The coronavirus crisis in 2020 has occasioned a further wave of sacramental manipulation, desacralization, and deprivation that has left almost no Catholic in the world unharmed.

    These disturbing signs of the times call for an unsparing reassessment of official and unofficial policies, practices, customs, and attitudes, along with fresh appreciation for creative minorities that are taking a different, more difficult, and more successful path to reverence.

    The Holy Bread of Eternal Life is a powerful and timely book by scholar Peter Kwasniewski that exalts the divine gift of the Blessed Sacrament, which can never be too much adored, too much loved, too much cared for, or too much sacrificed for.

    Drawing on both Testaments, the Fathers of the Church, St. Thomas Aquinas, and the Magisterium, Kwasniewski describes the fitting veneration and handling of this mystery of faith past and present, the dispositions we need to cultivate for a fruitful reception of the Lord, and the blessings that follow from a life centered on Holy Communion. At the same time, the book critiques many novelties in modern Catholic worship and shows why they must be set aside for the health of souls and the Church.

    There is far more at stake in today s debates concerning Holy Communion than what preferences should be indulged or slip-ups tolerated. At stake is whether we truly believe in Jesus Christ, our God, our Savior, our Friend, and our Judge, really present in the Eucharist; whether we acknowledge and accept His lordship over us in every aspect of what we do and say; and whether we will act, react, worship, and pray in a manner consistent with true belief.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781644134337
    Publication Date: 
    2020-11-19
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    Holy Mass

    Holy Mass
    $19.95
    "Sayings of the early Church fathers on all aspects of the Catholic Mass, drawn largely from the Catholic University of America's Fathers of the Church series"--
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780813233352
    Publication Date: 
    2021-01-08
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