Bishop Fulton Sheen

61 Minutes to a Miracle: Fulton Sheen and a True Story of the Impossible

61 Minutes to a Miracle: Fulton Sheen and a True Story of the Impossible
Engstrom, Bonnie
$13.95

After a healthy pregnancy, Bonnie L. Engstrom delivered a stillboard baby boy. AFter sixty-one minutes, when the doctors were going to call a time of death, James Fulton's heart began to beat. During that time, the Engstroms had been asking for and counting on the intercession of James's namesake: Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen. In 2014, medical experts and theological advisors to the Congregation for the Causes of Saints unanimously approved the miracle. Read the amazing true story that teaches us that miracles are possible.

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9781612787176
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2019-09-23
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Cries of Jesus from the Cross: A Fulton Sheen Anthology

Cries of Jesus from the Cross: A Fulton Sheen Anthology
Sheen, Fulton J
$18.95
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9781622826209
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2018-08-16
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Go to Heaven

Go to Heaven
$17.95

Why is it, asks Bishop Fulton Sheen, that one hears so often the expression "Go to hell!" and almost never the expression "Go to heaven!" Here, at his most penetrating, challenging, and illuminating best is Bishop Sheen with his answer, in a book that breathes new meaning into the truths about heaven and hell, and new life into the concepts of faith, tolerance, love, prayer, suffering, and death.

Beginning with "The First Faint Summons to Heaven," Sheen shows how unpopular it is today to be a true Christian, and describes the struggle for living our faith amid the disorders of our times. Keenly aware of evil in the myriad forms it takes in today's world, Bishop Sheen writes about the constant battle man faces with the "seven pallbearers of character" - pride, avarice, envy, lust, anger, gluttony and sloth - linking them with the corrosive forces that never cease in their attacks on the Church and those who earnestly desire to be serious Christians.

In Go to Heaven, a great spiritual teacher and writer, deeply aware of the human and spiritual conflicts being waged in the world, shows us the way to heaven in a most eloquent book, encouraging the reader to choose heaven now, and to understand the "reality of hell."

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9781621641544
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2017-08-07
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Greatest Commandment: A Fulton Sheen Anthology on Love

Greatest Commandment: A Fulton Sheen Anthology on Love
$17.95
The term "love" is one of the most widely misunderstood and abused in modern English. Misconceptions about love abound in our chaotic society, which is rooted in selfishness, secular humanism, relativism, and hedonism. Society, divorced from God, unfortunately propagates a concept of love that is, in fact, the antithesis of true love.

We need Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen's knowledge, wit, and logic now more than ever to fight these fallacies. His perceptive insights illuminate the most controversial topics of our day in our blind, irrational, and severely polarized world. Archbishop Sheen condemns anti-Semitism, racism, and sexism, remembering that we are all children of God. He also discusses what true tolerance entails and why anti-hate program fail.

The Greatest Commandment is a timely reissue of Archbishop Sheen's groundbreaking works Love One Another and God Love You. This collection of his best-selling comments also includes statements and prayers he gathered to promote ecumenism and societal unity. Archbishop Sheen explains, drawing on Sacred Scripture, saints' works, and philosophy:
  • The meaning of love in light of the Holy Trinity
  • Why God created us to love — and to be loved
  • The three types of love and the nine ingredients to charity
  • How Heaven is the ultimate fulfillment of our joy, desire, and love
  • Why love cannot exist without truth
  • How we give the greatest glory to God at Mass by uniting ourselves to Christ

The Greatest Commandment is a treasure to ponder because it expounds on our deep need to love God and plead His mercy by forming a personal relationship with Him through Sacred Scripture and the Sacraments, particularly the Holy Eucharist and Confession. God's loving pursuit of our souls compels us to love our neighbour. Love is a choice that necessitates sacrifice; it is the whole offering of oneself to another. Our witness helps the disillusioned find their way back to God. We shall bring about the world's restoration by collaborating with God's Love.
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9781644135648
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2022-01-25
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In the Fullness of Time: Christ-Centered Wisdom for the Third Millennium

In the Fullness of Time: Christ-Centered Wisdom for the Third Millennium
Sheen, Fulton
$14.99

This compendium, published on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of Sheen's death, is more than anything, a celebration of life: our life in Christ and our destiny in faith. If you're looking for a renewed understanding and appreciation of the Christian life and the promise of faith for the new millennium, this work offers strong and practical encouragement for growing closer to God through a deepened spirituality.

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9780764805097
Publication Date: 
1999-09-24
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Life is Worth Living

Life is Worth Living
Sheen, Archbishop Fulton J
$17.95
Bishop Fulton Sheen's renowned and inspiring television series, Life Is Worth Living, was watched by millions of viewers from all walks of life and every religious belief. This book contains the full-length scripts of forty-four of those top-rated programs that drew thousands of letters weekly to Sheen from his viewers in response to the advice and insights he gave on his shows.Bishop Sheen's writings, tapes and videos are as popular today as when he was alive. His timeless insights offered in this book give wise, personal and inspiring guidance on the problems affecting our lives in today's world. His talks cover an amazing variety of subjects, from the character of the Irish to the handling of teen-agers. He discusses education, Christianity, relativity, and world affairs. He speaks about love, conscience, fear, motherhood, work. He tells amusing anecdotes, recites poetry, and ponders the fate of the free world as well as America's destiny.Among his many best-selling books, none has greater universal appeal than Life Is Worth Living. It offers a stirring and challenging statement of Bishop Sheen's whole philosophy of life and living. It is a book for everyone - of immediate concern to all people seeking understanding, belief, and purpose in these troubled times.
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9780898706116
Publication Date: 
1999-03-01
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Life of Christ

Life of Christ
$5.79

Fulton J. Sheen-bishop, scholar, professor, radio and television personality, and writer-spent his life sharing the Word of God with millions of Christians across the world. One of his best-known works is The Life of Christ, written in 1954. This book explores the foretelling of Christ's birth, his life, temptations, death, and resurrection. But while Sheen himself was a scholar and academic, his recounting is both readable and accessible to the layperson.

Fulton J. Sheen was born in El Paso, Illinois, in 1895. Ordained in 1919, he went on to study at The Catholic University of America in Washington, DC and the Pontificium Collegium Internationale Angelicum in Rome, where he received his Sacred Theology Doctorate.

In 1925, he began teaching philosophy and theology at Catholic University. His speaking talents were noted, and he was chosen to preach at the annual University Mass honoring St. Thomas Aquinas in 1927.

In 1930, then-Monsignor Sheen was added as a weekly speaker on the NBC radio broadcast The Catholic Hour on Sunday nights. He continued the broadcast for the next 20 years, and the show eventually reached a weekly audience of four million listeners. He appealed to the audience through his extensive knowledge of Catholicism and how the teaching of Christ applied to the moral and societal questions of modern life.

By 1950, Sheen had resigned his teaching position at Catholic University of America and became director of the Society for the Propagation of Faith, where he raised millions of dollars to support Catholic missionary work.

The following year, he was consecrated a bishop and began the well-known television series, Life is Worth Living. The program ran for the next five years and reached an estimated 30 million weekly viewers. Sheen won an Emmy for Most Outstanding Television Personality in 1952. In response, he said, "I feel it is time I pay tribute to my four writers-Matthew, Mark, Luke and John." He was also featured on the cover of Time magazine that year.

Although he was now one of the most recognized Catholics in the country, Sheen still made time to write. He wrote 73 books during his life, including The Life of Christ in 1954.

Life of Christ is considered a classic work of Christian faith. It is unique in its readability, which is perhaps to unsurprising from a theologian with decades of experience bringing religion to the masses on radio and television.

Broken into five parts, the book explores the early life of Christ, his temptations, the beatitudes, his public life and Passion, and his death and resurrection. Sheen explains the meaning of Christ's words, as well as the significance of the trials and temptations he overcame. Through careful scholarship, he connects the events of Christ's life, showing how even the humble location of his birth on Earth shared an important lesson: "Divinity is always where we least expect to find it."

In his explanation of the beatitudes-the eight blessings given by Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount-Sheen shares their value to the modern world. He dismisses the words of Marx, Lenin, Nietschze and Freud. And he reminds us that the words of Christ are not "from another time." Christ is timeless and His Word is eternal.

Shortly before his death in 1979, Archbishop Sheen encountered Pope John Paul II in St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York. The Pope told Sheen that he had "...written and spoken well of the Lord Jesus. You are a loyal son of the Church!" Two months later, Archbishop Sheen passed away in his private chapel. He is a candidate for beatification, which may pave the way for future canonization.

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9781946774989
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2020-09-09
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Life of Christ: Complete (Revised)

Life of Christ: Complete (Revised)
Sheen, Fulton J
$21.00

Widely proclaimed a classic work of Christian faith, Life of Christ has been hailed as the most eloquent of Fulton J. Sheen's many books. The fruit of many years of reflection, prayer, and research, it is a dramatic and moving recounting of the birth, life, Crucifixion, and Resurrection of Christ, and a passionate portrait of the God-Man, the teacher, the healer, and, most of all, the Savior, whose promise has sustained humanity for two millenia.

With his customary insight and reverence, Sheen interprets the Scripture and describes Christ not only in historical perspective but also in exciting and contemporary terms -- seeing in Christ's life both modern parallels and timeless lessons. His thoughtful, probing analysis provides new insight into well-known Gospel events.

An appealing blend of philosophy, history, and biblical exegesis, from the best-known and most-loved American Catholic leader of the twentieth century, Life of Christ has long been a source of inspiration and guidance. For those seeking to better understand the message of Jesus Christ, this vivid retelling of the greatest story ever lived is a must-read.

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9780385132206
Publication Date: 
1977-08-16
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Lift Up Your Heart: A Guide to Spiritual Peace

Lift Up Your Heart: A Guide to Spiritual Peace
Sheen, Fulton
$18.99

Contains a brilliant analysis of the spiritual life. It is full of profound lessons and words of wisdom on sanctifying the present moment, the effect of conduct on belief, how to pray and meditate, and making up for the past.

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9780764800580
Publication Date: 
1997-02-17
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Lord, Teach Us to Pray: A Fulton Sheen Anthology

Lord, Teach Us to Pray: A Fulton Sheen Anthology
Sheen, Fulton J
$18.95
From Roman Catholic Archbishop Fulton Sheen's vast body of work, Catholic evangelist Al Smith has here gathered many of Sheen's finest writings, focusing on six major themes presented in classical Sheen style, both deep and succinct: the Our Father, the Mass, the Holy Hour, Thoughts for Meditation, the Stations of the Cross, and Prayers of Meditation and Petition.

Together, these readings constitute a journey of prayer, a mini retreat that carries you through the central events in Christ's life: His Passion, His Death, His Resurrection, His sending of the Holy Spirit, and His coming again in glory.

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9781644130834
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2020-02-20
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My Uncle Fulton Sheen

My Uncle Fulton Sheen
Sheen Cunningham, Joan
$15.95
Joan Sheen Cunningham was happily growing up with her family in Illinois when her uncle Bishop Fulton Sheen offered her the opportunity of a lifetime: to attend a private school in New York City. With the blessing of her parents, she eagerly accepted, and Fulton Sheen became a second father, a role model, and a lifelong friend. In this memoir, Joan describes many formative experiences she had with Fulton Sheen--from shopping for a winter coat to meeting Al Smith, the governor of New York. She fondly recollects how her uncle guided her courtship, helped her and her new husband find an apartment, and baptized their children and grandchildren. Sheen is most known for his popular television show, Life Is Worth Living. The Sheen that Joan presents, however, is not only a polished television personality, but a man of prayer, generosity, and missionary zeal who interacted with countless people from all walks of life. In one story after another, she illustrates that this great man's chief concern was sharing the mercy of God with everyone.
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9781586178208
Publication Date: 
2020-02-05
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Mystical Body of Christ

Mystical Body of Christ
Sheen, Fulton J
$19.95
The Mystical Body of Christ captures the theological precision and communicative genius of Fulton J. Sheen (18951979), whose radio and television broadcasts, including Life Is Worth Living, have reached millions of homes since the 1950s. With more than thirty of his works still in print, Sheen is one of the most beloved Catholic evangelists of all time.
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9780870612947
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2015-03-09
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Our Grounds for Hope: Enduring Words of Comfort and Assurance

Our Grounds for Hope: Enduring Words of Comfort and Assurance
Sheen, Fulton J
$7.95

Like many great orators throughout history, Fulton Sheen was able to reach the minds and hearts of millions around the world through a small screen. This small book communicates to the reader the extraordinary gift of Jesus' life and death. Small as it is, you may spend many hours reflecting on the illuminating words that capture some of the events in Jesus' life.

"The guidance that you will find in this book will refresh your memory of the power of Archbishop Sheen\'s clear thoughts and deep personal spirituality." -from the Foreword by Msgr. Eugene V. Clark

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9781878718563
Publication Date: 
2000-01-01
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Peace of Soul

Peace of Soul
$14.99

Sheen brilliantly examines the vast differences between the benefits of psychotherapy and true confession that leads to conversion. While one may help the patient gain some peace of mind, the Christian gains something far greater through the grace of Confession: peace of soul.

Sheen has...analyze[d] the inner troubles of frustrated post-war man...to make religion up-to-date, attractive, and necessary to the unhappy, God-repelling souls of the present. (Library Journal)

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9780892439157
Publication Date: 
1949-05-01
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Priest Is Not His Own

Priest Is Not His Own
Sheen, Fulton J
$17.95
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The beloved Archbishop Sheen, whose cause for canonization is open in Rome, presents a profound and deeply spiritual look at the meaning of the priesthood and relationship of the priest with Christ as an "alter Christus."

Sheen delves deeply into what he considers the main character of the priesthood, and one not often discussed, that of being, like Christ, a "holy victim." To be like Christ, Sheen emphasizes that the priest must imitate Christ in His example of sacrifice, offering himself as a victim to make His Incarnation continually present in the world.

"Unlike anyone else, Our Lord came on earth, not to live, but to die. Death for our redemption was the goal of His sojourn here, the gold that he was seeking. He was, therefore, not primarily a teacher, but a Savior. Was not Christ the Priest a Victim? He never offered anything except Himself. So we have a mutilated concept of our priesthood, if we envisage it apart from making ourselves victims in the prolongation of His Incarnation."
--Bishop Fulton Sheen

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9781586170448
Publication Date: 
2004-10-01
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Remade for Happiness

Remade for Happiness
Sheen, Fulton J
$16.95

When asked, What's wrong with the world?, G.K. Chesterton famously replied simply, I am. People who reflect on life's problems find many of them of to be of their own making. We want to be happy and yet we often seem to be the source of our own unhappiness--as well as that of others. Even when that is not the case, our lives, as blessed as they may be, have their share of disappointments, shocks, and disillusionments. How do we respond? Do we become cynical and try at all costs to get as much pleasure as we can? Or do we recognize we were made for more?

In this classic work, Fulton Sheen explains the secret of authentic happiness: being spiritually remade. A genuinely spiritual life, Sheen contends, consists in more than obeying a set of commands, submitting to certain laws, reading the Bible, or even following the example of Jesus. Before all else, it consists in being re-created and incorporated into a new, higher kind of life--the supernatural life of grace--and brought into a new kind of spiritual relationship--as a child of God through Jesus Christ.

What does it mean to be a Christian? Christianity is not a system of ethics; it is a life. It is not good advice; it is Divine adoption. Being a Christian does not consist in being kind to the poor, going to Church, reading the Bible, singing hymns, being generous to relief agencies ... serving on Church committees, though it includes all of these. It is first and foremost a love relationship.

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9781586177836
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2014-10-07
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Simple Truths: Thinking Life Through with Fulton J. Sheen

Simple Truths: Thinking Life Through with Fulton J. Sheen
Sheen, Fulton
$12.99

Brimming with rich and life-changing words of wisdom from one of this century's most beloved Catholic writers, this book touches on virtually every aspect of the human condition.

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9780764801693
Publication Date: 
1997-12-30
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Three to Get Married

Three to Get Married
$15.95

One of the greatest and best-loved spokesmen for the Catholic Faith here sets out the Church's beautiful understanding of marriage in his trademark clear and entertaining style. Frankly and charitably, Sheen presents the causes of and solutions to common marital crises, and tells touching real-life stories of people whose lives were transformed through marriage. He emphasizes that our Blessed Lord is at the center of every successful and loving marriage. This is a perfect gift for engaged couples, or for married people as a fruitful occasion for self-examination.

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9780933932876
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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.
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9781928832300
Publication Date: 
2004-02-01
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War and Peace: A Sheen Anthology

War and Peace: A Sheen Anthology
Sheen, Fulton J
$19.95
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9781644136881
Publication Date: 
2022-06-28
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Way to Inner Peace

Way to Inner Peace
Sheen, Fulton J
$9.99

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (b. 1895 - d. 1979) had a gift for connecting with people of all religious backgrounds. Rather than limit his ministrations to the Catholics within his diocese, this devout man used popular media like radio and television to reach millions.


Archbishop Sheen was also a prolific writer, with nearly 70 books published during his life. Way to Inner Peace, published in 1954, explores eight different themes on the path to a life of contentment and serenity. With four to five short chapters on each theme, this work makes an excellent daily devotional.


The first theme, Inner Peace, could also have been titled Humility. "A proud man thinks himself better than he is," writes Archbishop Sheen, "and when criticized always believes his neighbor is jealous or has a grudge against him." How often we see this in today's world of social media! And how often do we criticize others despite knowing so little of their lives or situations? This lack of humility is a thief of our inner peace.


On the theme of Goodness, Archbishop Sheen tells us that we find that which we look for in our lives. When we overlook good in favor of scandal and misdeeds, then we invite these evils into our hearts. He writes, "...the fallacy is that man always thinks of this perfection as coming to him without his own effort or the exercise of his own will." Inner perfection must be earned through the acknowledgment that we are imperfect-but that perfection does exist in God.


Regarding Happiness, it is not simply a matter of creating joy, but of actively working to dispel sadness and melancholy. Psychology tells us that sadness leads us to "...take a darker view of life than the facts justify. Thus, sadness leads to pessimism..." But there is a solution-the Scriptures. When we internalize the fact that "...we are loved by God," and that in the face of the knowledge, any sadness or discontent is our own folly, then we can cast off the shadow and live in the light of God's joy.


The section on Virtue includes chapters regarding selflessness and the evils of insincerity, as well as a chapter on war. At a macro level, war may seem out of place in a section on the virtue of the individual. But when we zoom in to the micro level, we see that war is the symptom of the moral failures in each of us. "When civilization is made up of millions of men and women who are at war with themselves, it is not long until communities, classes, states and nations will be at war with one another."


Another key to inner peace is Learning. This ability is a gift, as "...man is the only creature in the universe that has the power of being able to look at himself in a mirror...see his faults and his good deeds, and thus either be pleased or angry with himself in the light of his conscience." Being able to wonder at the world, to learn, and to know and improve ourselves-only through such humility can we reach wisdom.


With Wisdom comes the knowledge of when to speak and when to be silent. It teaches us how to practice patience and helps us to avoid judging others. Those that would be wise must listen more and speak less.


In the section titled You, Archbishop Sheen warns against the vices of hatred and judgment. But we are not alone in our struggles, for we can ask God for help. Crowd out the evil thoughts with good, for "A mind filled with ideas of love and beauty has little room for evil notions."


Finally, there is Faith. In prayer and faith, we find relief from our burdens and cares. When we have the humility to look inward, view our faults with an open eye, and beg God's help and forgiveness, then we are at our best.

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9781684930210
Publication Date: 
2022-02-06
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World's First Love Mary Mother of God

World's First Love Mary Mother of God
Sheen, Archbishop Fulton J
$17.95
With his characteristic eloquence and brilliance, Fulton J. Sheen presents a moving portrayal of the Blessed Virgin Mary that combines deep spirituality with history, philosophy and theology. All the major aspects and events of Mary's life are lovingly portrayed in this word portrait that is a never failing source of information, consolation and inspiration. Sheen also gives profound insights into all the Marian beliefs ranging from the Immaculate Conception to the Assumption to the miracle of Our Lady of Fatima. While considering the different phases of Mary's life, Bishop Sheen discusses various problems common to mankind of every age and reveals clearly that every problem can be resolved. He emphasizes the unique dignity, strength and gifts of women and their ability to help heal the world's problems. Sheen stresses mankind's need of the Mother of God and her burning love for all her children. The great resurgence of devotion to Mary is God's way of emphasizing the worth and dignity of every person against the false doctrines that have so confused the modern world.
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9781586174743
Publication Date: 
2010-07-05
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