Virtues

Man Virtues: What the Hell Am I Doing with My Life?

Man Virtues: What the Hell Am I Doing with My Life?
Lockwood, Robert P
$16.95

Robert P. Lockwood (you can call him Bob) has asked the same question you've asked dozens of times:

"What the hell am I doing with my life?"

Like you, he has wondered why he does what he does, and why it can be so hard to be the person he wants to be. In the end, it's about wanting happiness. Not three-beer happiness, I-got-a-raise happiness, or the-Steelers-made-the-playoffs happiness, but that quiet contentment that comes from living a good life.

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9781681923635
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2018-12-21
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12 Steps to Holiness and Salvation

12 Steps to Holiness and Salvation
Liguori
$10.95

The 12 Steps to Holiness is compiled from the writings of St. Alphonsus Liguori and is rated as one of the most beautiful and inspiring books by numerous TAN readers. St. Alphonsus develops, in the most simple language, yet with the greatest learning, the 12 key virtues necessary for salvation: faith, hope, love of God, love of neighbor, poverty, chastity, obedience, meekness or humility, mortification, recollection, prayer and self-denial or love of the cross. This book is written with such an encompassing view that its message is for all—religious or layman, the young or the old, the pious or the wayward. The reader will marvel at the balance, the simplicity, the learning, the interest, the calm and the holy unction that penetrate this work. And he will find himself repeatedly marking significant passage and returning to them again and again for instruction and edification. Here is a book, quite simply, for everyone who would save his soul.

The 12 virtues we must all acquire to be happy in this world and to save our souls. Many of our readers rate this the most beautiful and inspiring book they have ever read. For absolutely all! One of TAN's top 5 best-selling books. Impr. 210 pgs, PB
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0895552981
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1993-11-01
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Battle of the Virtues and Vices: Defending the Interior Castle of the Soul

Battle of the Virtues and Vices: Defending the Interior Castle of the Soul
Leo IX, Pope Saint
$19.95
What is the greatest spiritual battle?

The greatest battles do not occur in a distant land or even in past times but in the depths of the human soul. It is the battle between virtue and vice, the conflict between aspiring to be a saint or living a mediocre life. The conflict between reaching heaven or forfeiting it.

In this spiritual masterpiece, Pope Saint Leo IX, identifies our foes: "The enemies in this battle--the vices and temptations which infect our fallen nature--are invisible and internal."

These invisible and internal vices have dragged many souls to hell, and they will not stop until every person has surrendered to their pernicious and vile attacks. Are you saddened and discouraged by such daily assaults? There is hope. In these pages, you will find over twenty-five virtues to help you win the spiritual victory against sin. With God's grace and virtues like humility, detachment, prudent restraint, firm stability, and others, the battle can be won.

But keep in mind that spiritual victory does not happen overnight. The battle wages on until your final breath. The question remains: Are you willing to fight?

Just as this book is a dialogue between the virtues and vices, so too must we learn to listen to the voice of truth and not the voice of lies. The Lord, the General of our souls, whispers words of encouragement and peace while the devil, the captain of vice and enemy of our souls, tempts us to sin and then accuses us.

On our earthly pilgrimage fraught with suffering, sorrow, and trials, let us keep our eyes fixed on our celestial homeland, the eternal city, where there will be perpetual peace. In heaven, Our Lord will welcome His glorious martyrs and courageous soldiers, those who have kept the faith and fought victoriously.

There is nothing more important in this life than fortifying the interior castle of the soul with virtue.

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9781505131741
Publication Date: 
2023-08-15
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Boys to Men: The Transforming Power of Virtue

Boys to Men: The Transforming Power of Virtue
Martin, Curtis
$14.95
Need a spiritual workout? Boys to Men: The Transforming Power of Virtue, by Tim Gray and Curtis Martin, is a Bible study designed specifically for men who want to build their spiritual strength. Each challenging lesson combines rich Scriptural teaching with centuries of Christian wisdom to train today's men for the virtuous life. With thought-provoking questions at the end of each chapter, this book is ideal for individual or group study. This Bible study is intended for the growing number of men who are taking seriously their call to Christian discipleship. Steve Wood, founder of St. Joseph's Covenant Keepers, a leading Catholic men's apostolate, says that "every father needs a few essential books in his father's 'tool box.' Boys to Men is one of them."
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9781931018029
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2001-03-01
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Chastity: Reconciliation of the Senses

Chastity: Reconciliation of the Senses
Varden, Erik
$22.00

The word 'chastity', at first sight, may seem intimidating, something to be dismissed out of hand. It is, however, something very different to celibacy.

At a time when religion is in decline in the Western world and when it often seems that the senses have run riot, Erik Varden shows that chastity, the single minded direction of the senses, is a loveable quality and one that affects and beautifies humankind.

The terms sexuality and wholeness indicate that to be sexual is to exist in a state of incompleteness longing to be restored. Wholeness points to a healing embrace that we desire so greatly. In Biblical language, chastity is a function of simplicity of sight. We are no longer torn apart by our passions and our desires, indeed they may reach their fulfilment. Body and spirit, male and female, order and disorder, passion and death can move from creative tension to a new kind of wholeness.

Varden's text is enriched by a wide range of references to scripture, literature, music, painting and sculpture.

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9781399411417
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2024-01-02
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Courageous Virtue: A Bible Study on Moral Excellence for Women

Courageous Virtue: A Bible Study on Moral Excellence for Women
Mitch, Stacy
$9.95
Popular women's Bible study author Stacy Mitch followed the first book of her Courageous series, Courageous Love, with a book on the virtues, Courageous Virtue: A Bible Study on Moral Excellence for Women. Stacy Mitch's Bible study explores how virtue can help women in their daily walks with the Lord and in everyday life. She focuses on the cardinal virtues (fortitude, temperance, justice, and prudence) and the theological virtues (faith, hope, and love). As with her last book, Courageous Virtue is filled with scriptural teaching and the words of the saints, carefully laying a path to the virtues for all readers. Stacy's insightful study questions lead readers to carefully examine their lives in light of the virtues, and the book includes a leader's guide for group Bible studies. About the Series: Intended for individual or group study, our Courageous series examines the teaching of Sacred Scripture on women and the feminine pursuit of holiness for women of all ages and walks of life. Each book includes a leader's guide and study questions to help promote and direct discussion.
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9781931018005
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2000-12-01
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Faith Hope Love

Faith Hope Love
Pieper, Josef
$21.95
This volume, three separate books in one edition, is a collection of Josef Pieper's famous treatises on the three theological virtues of Faith, Hope, and Love. Each of these treatises was originally published as a separate work over a period of thirty-seven years, and here they are brought together in English for the first time. The first of the three that he wrote, On Hope, was written in 1934 in response to the general feeling of despair of those times. His "philosophical treatise" on Faith was derived from a series of lectures he gave in the late 1950s and early 1960s. His most difficult work, one that he struggled with for years - and almost abandoned - was his work On Love. Pieper now feels that this is the most important book he has written. He discusses not only the theological virtue of caritas-agape, but also of eros, sexuality, and even "love" of music and wine.
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9780898706239
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1997-03-01
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Family Virtues: A Guide to Effective Parenting

Family Virtues: A Guide to Effective Parenting
$13.95

Helping young people to form their character is an exciting endeavor that God has entrusted first of all to parents. It requires delicacy and strength, patience and joy, and is not lacking in challenges. It means helping children develop a concern for others, teaching them to form relationships that are truly human, and overcoming the fear of commitment. Educating children involves preparing them for the future—a future that will always involve difficulties, but also joys. In the end, it means preparing each child to respond fully to God’s plan for his or her life.

The twenty-one essays contained in this book will help parents in this great task. Whether dealing with adolescent development issues, discipline, modesty, passing on the faith, or other parenting matters, this book covers it all with supernatural outlook and common sense. Written in an open-ended style that empowers parents to find their own solutions, it can be read straight through from beginning to end, or by skipping to specific chapters, according to one’s interests and needs. Both young parents and those with more experience will benefit from the insights found here.

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9781594172274
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Humility of Heart

Humility of Heart
Da Bergamo, Mary
$19.95
Although not entirely a new title for TAN, we are listing it as new because this edition is newly typeset and repunctuated, so it will come alive as if you never read it before! Our Lord said, "Learn of me, because I am meek, and humble of heart." (Matt 11:29) And also, "Amen, I say to you, unless you be converted and become as little children, you shall not enter into the kingdom of Heaven." (Matt 18:3) This classic study in humility describes the nature of that virtue typical of all Saints - the one virtue that underlies every other virtue and without which none of us will enter Heaven. Says, "Impregnate yourself with humility, and you will soon find that all other virtues will follow without any effort on your part." A treasure; filled with insights. Buy copies with confidence for all your friends!
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9780895557667
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2010-03-01
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Humility Rules: Saint Benedict's Twelve-Step Guide to Genuine Self-Esteem

Humility Rules: Saint Benedict's Twelve-Step Guide to Genuine Self-Esteem
Wetta, J Augustine
$17.95

Saint Benedict's fifth-century guide to humility offers the antidote to the
epidemic of stress and depression overwhelming modern young adults. But the
language of The Rule by Saint Benedict is medieval, and its
most passionate advocates are cloistered monks and nuns. How then does this
ancient wisdom translate into advice for ordinary people?

With candor,
humor, and a unique approach to classical art, Father Augustine, a high school
teacher and coach, breaks down Saint Benedict's method into twelve pithy steps
for finding inner peace in a way that can be applied to anyone's life.


Drawing upon his own life experiences, both before and after becoming a
Benedictine monk, the author explains every step, illustrating each chapter with
color reproductions of sacred art that he has embellished with comic flourishes.
The winsome combination is sure to keep readers from taking themselves too
seriously--which is already a first step on the path to humility.

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9781621641490
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2017-10-05
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Imitating Mary: Ten Marian Virtues for the Modern Mom

Imitating Mary: Ten Marian Virtues for the Modern Mom
Fenelon, Marge
$15.95
In an age when women are bombarded with mothering advice, awardA(c)\winning Catholic journalist Marge Fenelon delves into eight instances of Mary AZs life that depict Mary as the ultimate model and companion for the modern mom.
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9781594713644
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2013-04-22
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Manual for Conquering Deadly Sin

Manual for Conquering Deadly Sin
Kolinski S J C, Dennis
$29.95
It is of vital importance that each individual soul recover this lost sense of sin and to begin the struggle to conquer the deadly sins that threaten his or her salvation. The Manual for Conquering Deadly Sin will help you do just that in your own life.

In any struggle, you must know your enemy. Hence, Part I:
- Defines sin and distinguishes between mortal and venial sins.
- Examines each of the classical seven deadly sins: lust, gluttony, avarice, sloth, anger, envy, and pride.
- Reveals their causes, manifestations, and more.
- Provides specific advice and remedies for conquering each deadly sin in your own life.
- Identifies those corresponding virtues which must be cultivated in order to rid yourself of deadly sin.

Part II, features a compilation of passages from Church teaching and Scripture, along with quotes from the saints that complement and give life to the reflections in Part I.

As Fr. Kolinski makes clear-- the truest medicine is found in the sacramental life of the Church. But, in addition to the graces found in frequent confession and reception of the Eucharist, the Manual for Conquering Deadly Sin will be an indispensable aid in your fight; an invaluable resource for every person serious about salvation.
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9781505109078
Publication Date: 
2017-10-20
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Passions and Virtue

Passions and Virtue
Pinckaers, Servais
$34.95
"This magnificent work has all the beauty of a late career book written by a master who speaks about his area of expertise simply and wisely. This is not a heavily detailed and footnoted argument. It is a book about the virtues and passions by someone so steeped in the thought of Aquinas that he can approach his topic creatively and boldly, and yet still be firmly rooted in the Angelic Doctor's thought." - Theological Studies

"This was the last book written by the respected Belgian Dominican moral theologian Servais Pinckaers before his death in 2008will be of interest to the libraries of major seminaries and to academic libraries with moral theology collections." - Catholic Library World

"This is an accessible treatment of a complex subject from an undisputed master of the field. Less a scholarly work than a profound, personal reflection on a topic of perennial significance. Recommended." - Choice

"[Passions and Virtue] is brief, and printed in a small format. Each short chapter is divided into smaller sections, and given a subtitle. This means that it is read profitably in shorter sections, interspersed with longer periods of reflection on the content, keeping an eye on the overall thread of the bookan important addition to the Pinckaers English-language canon. One can hope that it will be read by a wider audience, and will serve as a means of introducing his other works to the uninitiated, and that his thought will become accepted as essential reading in seminaries and places where Catholic theology is taught and studied. To this end, the more material available in English the better." - New Blackfriars

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9780813230115
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2017-06-15
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Prudence: Choose Confidently, Live Boldly

Prudence: Choose Confidently, Live Boldly
Pine, Gregory
$16.95

Decisions, decisions ... life presents us with so many, big and small. How can we confidently make choices that bring us true happiness? The life of the virtues holds the key, and among those virtues, prudence holds the reins.

No, this isn't your grandmother's definition of prudence. This virtue actually inspires practical wisdom, allowing us to choose well and to bring order into our lives. In Prudence: Choose Confidently, Live Boldly, Fr. Gregory Pine, OP, aims to work prudence back into the conversation and to explain how it can transform us along our path toward what really matters.

In the face of fleeting emotions and conflicting convictions, learn how prudence will help you find wholeness, happiness, and freedom.

About the Author

Fr. Gregory Pine, OP, is a Dominican friar of the Province of Saint Joseph. He is coauthor of Credo: An RCIA Program and Marian Consecration with Aquinas. He contributes to the podcasts Godsplaining and Pints with Aquinas. Currently, he is assigned as a doctoral student in dogmatic theology at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland.

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9781681927329
Publication Date: 
2022-03-14
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Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue

Return to Modesty: Discovering the Lost Virtue
Shalit, Wendy
$17.00
Revised and updated, this fifteenth anniversary edition of A Return to Modesty reignites Wendy Shalit's controversial claim that we have lost our respect for an essential virtue: modesty.When A Return to Modesty was first published in 1999, its argument launched a worldwide discussion about the possibility of innocence and romantic idealism. Wendy Shalit was the first to systematically critique the "hook-up" scene and outline the harms of making sexuality so public. Today, with social media increasingly blurring the line between public and private life, and with child exploitation on the rise, the concept of modesty is more relevant than ever. Updated with a new preface that addresses the unique problems facing society now, A Return to Modesty shows why "the lost virtue" of modesty is not a hang-up that we should set out to cure, but rather a wonderful instinct to be celebrated. A Return to Modesty is a deeply personal account as well as a fascinating intellectual exploration into everything from seventeenth-century manners to the 1948 tune "Baby, It's Cold Outside." Beholden neither to social conservatives nor to feminists, Shalit reminds us that modesty is not prudery, but a natural instinct--and one that may be able to save us from ourselves.
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9781476756653
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2014-05-20
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Seven Capital Sins: Pride, Covetousness, Lust, Anger, Gluttony, Envy, Sloth

Seven Capital Sins: Pride, Covetousness, Lust, Anger, Gluttony, Envy, Sloth
Adoration
$4.95
Everyone, unfortunately, will see his or herself described in the pages of this booklet. As all our sins are traceable to these seven roots: Pride, Covetousness (Avarice), Lust, Anger, Gluttony, Envy and Sloth. The Seven Capital Sins explains the true nature, degrees, acts and family relationships between these seven vices, and it gives the remedies and safeguards against them."
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9780895556790
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2007-10-01
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Seven Deadly Sins

Seven Deadly Sins
$19.95

The Seven Deadly Sins: Sayings of the Fathers of the Church is the inaugural volume in a new series from the Catholic University of America Press. This series will feature a wide range of scholars compiling material from the Fathers of the Church series to focus on a specific area of theology. Forthcoming titles will focus on Death, Judgement, Heaven and Hell, and Angels and Demons, with others to be announced shortly.


Sacred Scripture did not neatly list the seven deadly sins, so where did this tradition come from? Unsurprisingly, it can be traced back to the Church Fathers. But were there eight or seven? In a sense, the answer is "both." The tradition of the capital sins has a rich development in the patristic era, not only in the presentation of the list of vices but in the preaching and teaching of the early shepherds of the Church. So how do the capital sins spawn other vices in the soul? How does one cultivate the virtues that heal the soul from those vices? How are gluttony and lust related? Is sadness really a vice? How is vainglory different from pride? What role does almsgiving have in soothing the passion of anger? The Fathers of the Church answer these questions and more in this volume.


The capital vices are the gateway drugs to countless sins. The path of the book descends through the vices, culminating with their queen ruler, pride. The words of the Fathers will assist the reader in being more realistic about the attacks upon the soul. The text should also be edifying and medicinal. Since each chapter begins with vice and ends with virtue, one's path through the chapters represents a sort of ascent out of vice and into the freedom of the virtues. The text gives special attention throughout to the thought of Augustine of Hippo, Evagrius of Pontus, John Cassian, Gregory the Great, and Maximus the Confessor.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780813230214
Publication Date: 
2018-05-16
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The Art of Living

The Art of Living
Sri, Edward
$16.95

In this new book by bestselling author, Edward Sri, we discover the close connection between growing in the virtues and growing in friendship and community with others. A consummate teacher, Dr. Sri leads us through the virtues with engaging examples and an uncanny ability to anticipate and answer our most pressing questions. Dr. Sri shows us in his inimitable, easy-to-read style, that the virtues are the basic life skills we need to give the best of ourselves to God and to the people in our lives. In short, the practice of the virtues give us the freedom to love.

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9781950939268
Publication Date: 
2021-06-15
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Uncommon Virtue: Everyday Methods for Attaining Spiritual Excellence

Uncommon Virtue: Everyday Methods for Attaining Spiritual Excellence
Plus, Fr Raoul
$17.95
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9781644136461
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2022-03-22
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Vices and Virtues: Knowing, Accepting and Improving Yourself

Vices and Virtues: Knowing, Accepting and Improving Yourself
Trillo, Alejandro
$16.99

Behind every virtue is a vice. Likewise, behind every vice is a virtue that, when developed and strengthened, can overcome the vice, writes Fr. Ortega, an authority in moral behavior. In Vices and Virtues, he reveals how to leverage faults and weaknesses to forge virtues. In this three-part how-to guide, readers will get to know themselves with honesty, learn to accept themselves and their faults in humility, and begin to improve their lives by cultivating virtues. It might seem like an impossible task, but you'll have help and motivation from the highest source. Developing virtue can help you achieve balance in your life and holiness.

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9780764826085
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2015-04-01
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Victory Over Vice

Victory Over Vice
Sheen, Archbishop Fulton
$9.95

Fulton Sheen shows you how to win a lasting victory over vice.

Fulton Sheen claims that since all seven deadly sins led Christ's enemies to nail Him to the Cross, we can find in the example of His suffering and death sure means to overcome each of those sins, plus the key to understanding -- and to nurturing in our own soul -- each corresponding virtue.

So, for example, in these pages filled with wisdom and hope, Blessed Sheen teaches us not only how to conquer our gluttony; he shows us how to satisfy our spiritual hunger. We learn not merely how to overcome pride; we discover what we must do to grow humble. From Christ's holy response to each of the seven deadly sins that led to His Crucifixion, Blessed Sheen draws a lesson in how you and I must deal with those same sins, whether we meet them in others or in ourselves.

Day after day, Christians struggle to do good, to avoid evil, and to take up with patience and love the crosses that threaten to crush them. For those of us who still know more of sin than sanctity, Fulton Sheen's revelation of the light that vice sheds on virtue affords a way to understand even better, and a means to attain it. If you abide by the holy counsel of these pages, enduring virtue will soon be yours: you will have achieved your own long-sought-after victory over vice.

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9781928832300
Publication Date: 
2004-02-01
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Virtue Cards small complete set

Virtue Cards small complete set
$49.95

Show your children what living virtue “looks like” and “sounds like,” so that they can put it into practice.

An indispensable tool for teaching children what each virtue ‘looks like and sounds like’.

Useful in instruction and classroom management.

272 cards featuring colorful and applicable examples of how to live the virtues.

Back of the card includes a prayer, saint picture, brief biography and scripture passage.

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VCSSET.01
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Virtue of Hope: How Confidence in God Can Lead You to Heaven

Virtue of Hope: How Confidence in God Can Lead You to Heaven
Bochanski, Philip
$27.95
In this marvelous series of reflections on Hope, adapted from a series of talks, Father Philip Bochanski not only lays out what hope is but also shows how we can exercise this theological virtue, through being daring, changing our ways, serving the Lord, struggling, suffering, and praying. Beginning with the Book of Genesis and proceeding through the Gospels, Aquinas, and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, he examines how hope directs us to our ultimate goal of life with God and gives us the strength and perseverance to attain it.

Bochanski's fascinating stories of "Heroes of Hope"-- inspiring saints such as St. Augustine and St. Teresa of Calcutta--show us how these familiar names learned to hope through moments of intense personal difficulty and crisis. Bochanski also tells fascinating stories about the lives of individuals like Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati, St. Gianna Beretta Molla, and Chiara Luce Badano, showing how these seemingly ordinary Catholic laypeople applied their hope in God to the challenges of their state in life and the modern world.

The Virtue of Hope is excellent spiritual reading for everyone, an instruction manual for how to grow in hope and in bravery in the face of life's challenges. It is a clarion call that hope must not be merely theoretical, but must "lead us to a deeper relationship with God, an encounter with the One who loves us and calls us to friendship with Himself."
ISBN/SKU: 
9781505114188
Publication Date: 
2019-06-03
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