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
Publication Date: 
2018-12-21
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12 Steps to Holiness and Salvation

12 Steps to Holiness and Salvation
Warren, Cornelius J
$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
Publication Date: 
1993-11-01
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Anger and Forgiveness CD - Deacon Dr. Bob McDonald

Anger and Forgiveness CD - Deacon Dr. Bob McDonald
$4.95

Catholic psychotherapist Deacon Dr. Bob McDonald provides a spiritual and psychological prescription for overcoming the sinful anger that poisons the mind of Christ within, causing alienation and division. His practical wisdom shows that only by learning how to forgive can we hope to promote healing and understanding in our relationships and enjoy the blessings of a forgiving heart.

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691054838307
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Back to Virtue

Back to Virtue
Kreeft, Peter
$16.95
We have reduced all virtues to one: being nice. And, we measure Jesus by our standard instead of measuring our standard by Him. For the Christian, explains author Peter Kreeft, being virtuous is not a means to the end of pleasure, comfort and happiness. Virtue, he reminds us, is a word that means "manly strength." But how do we know when we are being meek--or just cowardly? When is our anger righteous--and when is it a sin? What is the difference between being virtuous--and merely ethical? Back to Virtue clears up these and countless other questions that beset Christians today. Kreeft not only summarizes scriptural and theological wisdom on leading a holy life, he contrasts Christian virtue with other ethical systems. He applies traditional moral theology to present-day dilemmas such as abortion and nuclear armament. Kreeft restores to us what was once common knowledge: the Seven Deadly Sins have an antidote in the Beatitudes. By setting up a close contrast between the two sets of behaviors, Kreeft offers proven guidance in the often bewildering process of discerning right from wrong as we move into the questionable mores of the twenty-first century. He provides a road map of virtue, a map for our earthly pilgrimage synthesized from the accumulated wisdom of centuries of Christians, from Paul and the early Church Fathers through C.S. Lewis.
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9780898704228
Publication Date: 
1992-09-09
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Becoming Holy, One Virtue at a Time: A Guide to Living the Theological and Cardinal Virtues (Stay Connected Journals for Catholic Women)

Becoming Holy, One Virtue at a Time: A Guide to Living the Theological and Cardinal Virtues (Stay Connected Journals for Catholic Women)
Estabrooks, Sara
$14.95

God calls each of us to become saints. That may seem daunting, but in Becoming Holy, One Virtue at a Time, Sara Estabrooks shows you how you can answer this call in your daily life. By drawing on Scripture and the Catechism of the Catholic Church, you will be enabled to seek virtue and pursue sainthood, starting now.

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9781681925325
Publication Date: 
2020-01-31
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Boys to Men: The Transforming Power of Virtue

Boys to Men: The Transforming Power of Virtue
Martin, Curtis
$12.95
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
Publication Date: 
2001-03-01
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Courageous Women

Courageous Women
Mitch, Stacy
$14.95

Courageous Women: A Study on the Heroines of Biblical History is another volume in Stacy Mitch's popular Courageous series of Bible studies for women.

An example is worth a thousand words. Using the stories of Sarah, Esther, Judith, the Blessed Mother, and other heroines of Scripture, Stacy Mitch helps her readers see how they can follow these examples in their daily lives. Divided into nine sections, this book is ideal for individual or group study.

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9781931018098
Publication Date: 
2002-11-01
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Cultivating Virtue: Self-Mastery with the Saints

Cultivating Virtue: Self-Mastery with the Saints
Tan Books
$39.95
How to Master 12 Essential Virtues in 12 Months

On every page Cultivating Virtue imparts the true spirit of the Catholic Faith. This book takes 12 Christian virtues--one for each month, with a reading for each day of the year--and shows you how to master each one. Featuring episodes and sayings from the lives of the Saints, it covers Perfection, Humility, Mortification, Patience, Meekness, Confidence, Charity, among others.

Master the virtues and set out on your road to becoming a saint by learning directly from the great saints, such as St. Francis de Sales, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Vincent de Paul, St. John of the Cross, St. Jane Frances de Chantal, St. John Chrysostom, and many others.

Cultivating Virtue possesses the unique quality of touching the soul with just a few paragraphs and putting a person in tune with God's view of our affairs. The reader can pick it up for a few moments and gain incomparable inspiration. For this is one of the most moving and powerful Catholic books ever written and one that will enflame the reader with the love of God and desire for true Christian perfection.

Cultivating Virtue was formerly published by TAN Books as A Year with the Saints: A Virtue for Every Month of the Year.

The original text has been re-typeset as an attractive daily meditation. The new trim size is 5"x7". It is bound in a Premium UltraSoft cover, with a ribbon marker and gold edges. Personalization is available.

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9781505108590
Publication Date: 
2016-10-24
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Faith Hope Love

Faith Hope Love
$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
Publication Date: 
1997-01-01
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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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Four Cardinal Virtues

Four Cardinal Virtues
Pieper, Josef
$25.00
In The Four Cardinal Virtues, Joseph Pieper delivers a stimulating quartet of essays on the four cardinal virtues. He demonstrates the unsound overvaluation of moderation that has made contemporary morality a hollow convention and points out the true significance of the Christian virtues.
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9780268001032
Publication Date: 
1990-03-31
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Grace and Truth: Twenty Steps to Embracing Virtue and Saving Civilization

Grace and Truth: Twenty Steps to Embracing Virtue and Saving Civilization
Rutler, Fr George W
$14.95
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9781682780930
Publication Date: 
2019-03-15
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Humility and the Elevation of the Mind to God

Humility and the Elevation of the Mind to God
Kempis, Thomas À
$18.95
This classic work from Thomas à Kempis, author of The Imitation of Christ, is now available in English for the first time.

It is a simple truth that, without the virtue of humility, we cannot enter the Kingdom of Heaven. It simply cannot be done. Just as pride is the root and source of all sin, so is humility the foundational virtue in which all other virtues must be grounded if they are to bear fruit.

Humility is the heartbeat of the saints. It is the virtue that conforms us most closely to Christ. In this short but deeply rich book, the great spiritual master, Thomas à Kempis, will teach you the necessity of humility and how to cultivate it, how to identify the manifestations of pride, how to elevate your mind to God, and how to pray with humility and reverence.

This timeless work also includes some of the most beautiful prayers ever written to God, the Blessed Mother, and the saints that will help you advance in virtue and pray with fervor.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781505122343
Publication Date: 
2021-10-05
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Humility of Heart

Humility of Heart
Da Bergamo, Cajetan 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
Publication Date: 
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.

ISBN/SKU: 
9781621641490
Publication Date: 
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
Publication Date: 
2013-04-22
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Know Thyself: 100 Guided Meditations on Humility of Heart

Know Thyself: 100 Guided Meditations on Humility of Heart
$24.95
Humility is the key to all the virtues. It's the necessary foundation for growth in all the others. If we do not know ourselves--if we cannot see our flaws and strengths (but especially our flaws)--clearly, how can we grow in virtue? How can we begin to make ourselves less and God more?

Indeed, in our age of social media where it's a constant race to appear the best, to put up a front, to show others a false image (and to show ourselves a false image) cultivating humility is perhaps more important now than ever.

Know Thyself then is an invaluable resource for a prideful age. Adapted from Rev. Fr. Cajetan da Bergamo's classic Humility of Heart and supplemented with writings from the saints and powerful scripture passages, Know Thyself will reinvigorate you each day in the struggle to be like Christ, to be "meek and humble of heart."

This beautiful hardcover book--with updated language for the contemporary reader and reorganized with a logical progression--is perfect for everyday use. New features that help you put your reading into spiritual action include:
  • Saints quote for every day followed by a short meditation on humility.
  • With Prayers for Humility and Scripture Verses on Humility
  • Guided meditations that will bring about a deeper self-knowledge
  • Are you having problems in a family relationship? Struggling to find fulfillment in your work? Do you find it difficult to have regular, deep prayer? Whatever your struggle, growing in true humility will help solve it.

    Spend the next 100 days with this book--spend the next 100 days contemplating, meditating upon, and growing in humility--and your problems, your struggles will improve. That's the power of humility and that's the power of Know Thyself.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781505112863
    Publication Date: 
    2018-10-10
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    Learning the Virtues that Lead You to God

    Learning the Virtues that Lead You to God
    $14.95
    Grow Beyond, Thou Shalt NotLearn how to cultivate virtue so that you'll please God in what you do not just in what you don't do. Here are ways to make the key virtues that lead you to God a permanent part of your character.
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    9780918477644
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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.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781505109078
    Publication Date: 
    2017-10-20
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    Patience & Humility: A Handbook for Christians

    Patience & Humility: A Handbook for Christians
    Ullathorne, Fr William
    $14.95
    Lasting happiness through patience & humility. Learn how to develop these virtues without which heroism, self-denial, and martyrdom are worthless. Learn why Jesus said that to save your life, you must lose it, and see how happiness can be found in self-surrender.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780918477743
    Publication Date: 
    1998-05-01
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    Prudence: Choose Confidently, Live Boldly

    Prudence: Choose Confidently, Live Boldly
    Pine, Gregory
    $16.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781681927329
    Publication Date: 
    2022-04-18
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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.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781476756653
    Publication Date: 
    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."
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780895556790
    Publication Date: 
    2007-10-01
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    Seven Deadly Sins: A Thomistic Guide to Vanquishing Vice and Sin

    Seven Deadly Sins: A Thomistic Guide to Vanquishing Vice and Sin
    Vost, Kevin, PhD
    $18.95

    If you want to make progress in the spiritual life, you must know your enemy. Best-selling author Kevin Vost shines a light on the seven deadly sins, showing how they take root in our souls and keep us from being raised to heaven.

    In these pages, Dr. Vost unpacks the teachings of St. Thomas Aquinas history's greatest theologian in an engaging and accessible way. He unveils the hidden connections between common sins and shows how each gives birth to daughters other thoughts and deeds that help it reach its sinful goals.

    We all struggle with the seven deadly sins to varying degrees. Read this book, and you'll walk away armed with an arsenal of practical weapons to combat these sins and to clear the path for greater virtue, deeper happiness, and more profound union with God.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781622822348
    Publication Date: 
    2015-05-18
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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.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    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
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781644136461
    Publication Date: 
    2022-03-22
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    Victory Over Vice

    Victory Over Vice
    Sheen, Fulton J
    $9.95
    Archbishop Fulton Sheen shows you how to win a lasting victory over vice. From Christ's holy response to each of the seven deadly sins that led to His Crucifixion, Bishop Sheen draws a lesson in how you and I must deal with those same sins, whether we meet them in others or in ourselves.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    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.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    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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    Way of Humility

    Way of Humility
    Bergoglio, Jorge Mario
    $12.95

    Originally a series written by Pope Francis while he was Cardinal Archbishop of Buenos Aires, these profound meditations give an inspiring introduction to the path of humility and love needed to form true Christian communities. They are divided into two separate works, Corruption and Sin, and Self-Accusation.

    As the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Pope Francis ministered in a country that suffered greatly from the effects of corruption in public and private life. In these texts, the current Holy Father reflects on the connection between sin and corruption in the life of every Christian and how pride and self-sufficiency lead from one to the other. The roots of many of the themes of his pontificate can be found in these texts on humility, honesty and simplicity.

    The two pieces are on different but related issues. The difference between sin and corruption and the remedy for sin, which is self-accusation, meaning telling oneself the truth about one's faults. In short, pride is the problem; humility is the solution.

    The Pope states: "It will do us good to reflect together on the problem of corruption and also on its relationship with sin. It will do us good to shake up our souls with the prophetic force of the Gospel, which places us in the truth about things by stirring up the layers of fallen dead leaves of human weakness and complicity that can create the conditions for corruption. It will do us a lot of good, in the light of God's word, to learn to discern the different states of corruption that surround us and threaten to lead us astray. It will do us good to say to one another again, "Yes, I'm a sinner; but no, I'm not corrupt!"-and to say it with fear, lest we accept the state of corruption as just another sin."

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781586178918
    Publication Date: 
    2014-02-13
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