Death, Grief

30 Days of Hope for Restoration in Infant Loss

30 Days of Hope for Restoration in Infant Loss
Roper, Maegan
$9.99
Your heart grieves. The tears won't stop. You sense bitterness and anger growing in you as you struggle between grief and trying to trust God through this part of your journey.
No matter how hard you try, you can't seem to find the delicate balance between your grief and faith in God for the future. It is difficult to understand God's purpose in the death of a child. You doubt you will ever find peace, comfort, or understanding.
Author Maegan Roper, who as walked this dark road, shares the light of hope she received from Christ as He restored her and brought her from grief to joy. Weaving portions of her own personal story with words of encouragement and Scripture, you'll begin to feel restored as you experience the same peace and understanding she found on her journey from loss to hope
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9781596694385
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2015-07-06
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After Suicide: There's Still Hope for Them and You

After Suicide: There's Still Hope for Them and You
Alar, Fr Chris, MIC
$16.95
Addressing the hard issue of suicide honestly and pastorally, Fr. Chris Alar, MIC, draws from the teaching of the Church, the message of Divine Mercy, and his own experience of losing his grandmother to suicide in order to offer readers two key forms of hope. There's hope for the salvation of those who've died by their own hand, and there's hope for the healing of those whom they've left behind.
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9781596144347
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2019-08-01
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Afterlife: Purgatory and Heaven Explained

Afterlife: Purgatory and Heaven Explained
Ruotolo, Fr Dolindo
$18.95

Fr. Dolindo Ruotolo's Surrender Prayer brought understanding and peace to countless souls amid the turbulence of the last century. Now, in our age of incomparable uncertainty, this miracle-worker and visionary writer offers the assurance you need to resolutely face the final things: death, judgment, Heaven, and Hell.

Read these pages, and you'll embark on the ultimate journey of discovery into what happens to the soul after death. You'll read true stories of the dead who have communicated to loved ones from the great beyond; you'll learn how the saints described their mystical experiences, and you'll investigate stunning supernatural phenomena that remain unexplained by science.

Notably, Don Dolindo provides proof for the existence of Purgatory and explains what it's like for the souls suffering there. Moreover, he describes the consequences of sin and how the souls in Purgatory are awaiting our sacrificial

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9781644136522
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2022-03-22
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Amazing Secret of Purgatory

Amazing Secret of Purgatory
Sister Emmanuel
$8.99

An Unbelievable True Account of Purgatory Told by the Souls Who Are There!
It is not often that a book touches the soul so deeply. From day one, it has been a best seller! Maria Simma, a devout Catholic, lived humbly in the hills of Austria. At 25, she was graced with a special charism: Souls from Purgatory visited her and spoke to her. Maria shares with us awesome secrets about these souls. She answers questions such as:
What is Purgatory?
How do souls get there?
Who decides if a soul goes to Purgatory?
What are the sins that most lead to Purgatory?
How can we help get a soul released from Purgatory?
Are there religions which are bad for the soul?
Are there children in Purgatory? Or suicide victims?
How can I avoid Purgatory?
This is a remarkable interview about after-death realities, a true revelation for those who have lost a dear one!

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9780998021867
Publication Date: 
2020-01-24
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Arise from Darkness: What to Do When Life Doesn't Make Sense

Arise from Darkness: What to Do When Life Doesn't Make Sense
Groeschel, Benedict C F R
$17.95
Well-known author, psychologist and priest Fr. Benedict Groeschel draws on his own years of personal experiences in dealing with people's problems, tragedies and "darkness" as he offers help and guidance for any Christian troubled or burdened by life. If you are struggling with fear, anxiety, grief, loss of loved ones, hurt, anger or anything that makes life difficult or the road through it dark, then this book was written for you. Fr. Benedict offers practical suggestions on how to keep going and even grow with the help of God's grace, even when this help seems remote.

The Christian response to the problem of evil and suffering began with the cross of Christ. Our answer is inseparable from the cross-from Jesus' own encounter with evil and his triumph over it. In this light, Fr. Benedict recalls some of our most frequently encountered sorrows and griefs: the failure of friends, financial and personal insecurity, the failure of some in the Church, our own inconsistent behaviors and weaknesses, and the death of loved ones. As we examine these painful experiences, he shows that we can find solutions in the Gospel and in the lives of saints, heroes, and very brave ordinary people.

"Many guides have been written for people struggling with the mystery of evil. But each generation, each age has its own dark background in front of which the struggle to keep going must be worked out. In every age, men ask 'how am I going to go on to arise from darkness?' It is that which my book will address."
ùFr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR

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9780898705256
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1995-09-14
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Caring for a Dying Loved One: A Comprehensive Guide

Caring for a Dying Loved One: A Comprehensive Guide
Fischer, Bob
$9.95
Someone in your family is diagnosed with a terminal disease and your whole world is turned upside down. What can you do to help them through their final days? Where will they be cared for? And by whom? How do you decide? What do you do when members of the family disagree on the best way to care for the dying loved one? What resources are available to make it easier for everyone involved? What ethical issues may arise regarding the withholding or withdrawal of life support? How can the loved one be ministered to spiritually as he or she prepares for etemity? When is it time to let them go and how do you go about it? How might hospice help? This is only a small sample of the many matters covered in this handy guide for those who are responsible for the care of a dying loved one.
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9780818908965
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2001-10-01
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For Those Who Grieve (Companion in Faith)

For Those Who Grieve (Companion in Faith)
Ewing, Jeannie
$5.95

Grief, like a fingerprint, is unique to every person. The circumstances that cause grief are particular -- losing a loved one; losing a job or home; losing trust or a dream -- and can develop suddenly or over a long, painful period of time.

When we grieve, we all long for light in the dark places. We need a light to warm our hearts when they are chilled by grief. For Those Who Grieve includes 22 brief devotions and prayers, drawing on the saints, Scripture, and modern reflections to encourage readers to turn to God each day and find the light of hope, healing, and wholeness.

Part of the Companion in Faith series.

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9781681923659
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2018-12-10
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Grief Unveiled: Fifteen Years Later

Grief Unveiled: Fifteen Years Later
Floyd, Gregory
$18.90

Gregory Floyd reveals his heart-breaking journey through the sorrow of losing his youngest son. He deals not only with his own broken heart, but also with the struggle to reconstruct his role as husband, father, and protector. A Grief Unveiled offers encouragement not only to those who have experienced the agony of losing a child, but also to anyone who has suffered a loss. This book is a witness to the intimate presence of God in the midst of unbearable grief.

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9781612612393
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2012-11-01
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Grieving Together: A Couple's Journey Through Miscarriage

Grieving Together: A Couple's Journey Through Miscarriage
Fanucci, Franco David
$17.95

"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted, saves those whose spirit is crushed." (Ps 34:19)

You might feel, in the days and weeks after a miscarriage, like the Lord is anything but close.

Laura and Franco Fanucci understand. After struggling with infertility, they miscarried their third child in the first trimester. Later, their twin daughters were born prematurely and lived only a few days. Laura and Franco are here to tell you that, while your miscarriage is a deeply personal loss, you are not alone.

Grieving Together is written by a couple specifically for couples, understanding that both spouses have experienced a loss and grieve differently. Drawing from Catholic tradition and teaching, Laura and Franco gently guide you through:

  • The physical and emotional experiences of miscarriage -- including help in making the hardest decisions
  • How couples respond to grief -- and how to support each other
  • Turning to family, friends, and the Church -- finding help and support from loved ones and your Church community
  • The future after miscarriage -- where to go from here as a couple
  • Grieving Together is the book the Fanuccis had wished for after their miscarriage. Practical resources include Scripture, prayers, and official Catholic rites. It also speaks to the unique concerns of fathers, and includes many real-life stories from couples in many different circumstances.

    "We are fellow travelers on the road: parents who have suffered significant losses yet have grown in our marriage because of the gifts of our children's lives." -- Laura and Franco Fanucci

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    9781681921860
    Publication Date: 
    2018-10-29
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    Grieving: A Beginner's Guide

    Grieving: A Beginner's Guide
    McCormack, Jerusha Hull
    $14.99
    There is no sure route through grieving. Jerusha McCormack provides instead a series of signposts by which we may find our own path to a new life. "We are all amateurs at grief," she writes, "it comes to us all; we must all go through it. To treat grief as a problem to be fixed, or (worse still) to medicalize it, is to rob us of the extraordinary privilege of encountering this experience on our terms: for each of us has our own way of grieving, and each of us has something special to learn from the process."
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    9781557254931
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    2006-03-01
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    Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief

    Healing After Loss: Daily Meditations for Working Through Grief
    Hickman, Martha W
    $18.99

    The classic guide for dealing with grief and loss. Daily reflections to find solace in our own lives, and comfort in the connection of sharing these meditations with countless others.

    After the focus on planning and outpouring of love from family and friends in the immediate aftermath following the loss of a loved one, we are left to enter a new version of our lives where someone important is missing.

    For days, months, years, the pain of the loss can crash in all at once. It is tempting to push that wave of grief back and soldier on with our new lives, but the loss will never lose its controlling power if we don't find the courage and love to face it. Meditating on the loss, along with the rush of love that comes with it, gives us a chance to rejoice in the life that was shared, and to look forward in which memories of our loved ones continue to bless us.

    The short, poignant meditations given here follow the course of the year, but it is not a necessity to follow them chronologically. They will strengthen, inspire, and give comfort for as long as they are needed.

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    9780380773381
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    1994-12-01
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    Hope to Die: The Christian Meaning of Death and the Resurrection of the Body

    Hope to Die: The Christian Meaning of Death and the Resurrection of the Body
    Hahn, Scott
    $22.95
    As Catholics, we believe in the resurrection of the body. We profess it in our creed. We're taught that to bury and pray for the dead are corporal and spiritual works of mercy. We honor the dead in our Liturgy through the Rite of Christian burial. We do all of this, and more, because when Jesus Christ took on flesh for the salvation of our souls he also bestowed great dignity on our bodies.

    In Hope to Die: The Christian Meaning of Death and the Resurrection of the Body, Scott Hahn explores the significance of death and burial from a Catholic perspective. The promise of the bodily resurrection brings into focus the need for the dignified care of our bodies at the hour of death. Unpacking both Scripture and Catholic teaching, Hope to Die reminds us that we are destined for glorification on the last day.

    Our bodies have been made by a God who loves us. Even in death, those bodies point to the mystery of our salvation.

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    9781645850304
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    2020-04-17
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    I Am with You Always: The Nearness of God in Times of Loss: The Nearness of God in Times of Loss

    I Am with You Always: The Nearness of God in Times of Loss: The Nearness of God in Times of Loss
    Gallagher, Fred
    $29.95
    When we are alone, isolated, afraid, and grieving the loss of a loved one, Jesus tells us plainly, "Behold, I am with you always!" It is His presence and constant companionship that brings us comfort, consolation, and hope through all the seasons of our lives.
    I Am with You Always invites the ordinary Catholic to once again "behold Jesus." In doing so, we will realize with joy and gratitude the wonderful connection between the ordinary teachings and practices of our Catholic faith and the strength we derive from them to weather the storms of life.
    The authors gently invite their readers to respond to Christ's perennial call to "come and see" and to verify for yourself that:
  • God truly is Love and His mercy endures forever;
  • Christ draws near in order to remain with us;
  • we truly encounter Christ in the sacraments and in the liturgy;
  • we live, even now, in the communion of His saints;
  • Our Lady of Compassion constantly intercedes for us; and
  • God hears our prayers and responds to our heartache and pain.
  • This book was written as an act of friendship, as one heart speaking to another about the reality of God's love for us. It is an act of companionship, a drawing near to a beloved friend in their time of need. It is a gift that reminds a broken heart that there is always hope in Jesus Christ. For He alone is the victory over death that we seek for ourselves and for our loved ones.
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    9781505115338
    Publication Date: 
    2022-08-30
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    I Will See You in Heaven Cat Lovers Edition

    I Will See You in Heaven Cat Lovers Edition
    Wintz, Jack
    $14.99
    Beautiful New Expanded Edition Includes:
    Blessing and prayers
    Special presentation pages
    Photos of readers' beloved companions

    Franciscan Jack Wintz wants you to know--the Bible gives us many clues that we will be with our pets in heaven for eternity!

    "Our God is a God of overflowing love, goodness, and beauty who is ready to give over everything to those he loves. This goodness is reflected in the whole family of creation. When God says of any creature, whether human or nonhuman, that it is good or very good, it's not simply a matter of moral goodness. The creature also has an inherent goodness and beauty--a beauty that reflects God, who is Beauty itself."

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    9781557259592
    Publication Date: 
    2018-12-06
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    I Will See You In Heaven Dog Lover's version

    I Will See You In Heaven Dog Lover's version
    Wintz, Jack
    $14.99

    Expanded edition of the original bestseller!

    Friar Jack Wintz's bestselling book now includes readers' photos of their beloved four-footed companions who are waiting for them in heaven -- where Friar Jack reassures us, with simple teachings from scripture and St. Francis of Assisi, we will see them again!

    "Our God is a God of overflowing love, goodness, and beauty who is ready to give over everything to those he loves. This goodness is reflected in the whole family of creation. When God says of any creature, whether human or nonhuman, that it is good or very good, it's not simply a matter of moral goodness. The creature also has an inherent goodness and beauty--a beauty that reflects God, who is Beauty itself."

    Cover photo: Hollie Betzler (2001-2018), Michigan's first grief therapy dog, served faithfully at her family's funeral home and area nursing homes for 16 years, giving a comforting paw at just the right time to just the right person. Her family anticipates her serving the same role at the gates of heaven, where she now waits for them.

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    9781557257321
    Publication Date: 
    2018-12-06
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    Jerome's Tears: Letters to Friends in Mourning

    Jerome's Tears: Letters to Friends in Mourning
    Bonagura Jr, David G
    $18.95

    The mystery of death strikes at the core of the human soul. We instinctively recoil at the pain of losing loved ones, and as we grapple, we are quick to seek remedies to console ourselves. There is no one better suited to assuage our grief than the translator of the Bible, St. Jerome (ca. 347-420). This book presents -- for the first time in English -- a fresh translation of seven of his most moving letters that sought to soothe his friends who suffered the loss of spouses, children, relatives, and loved ones.

    You will be struck by the relevance of St. Jerome's words to your experiences of grief today. You will learn how to find peace after the death of a dear one as St. Jerome, with palpable emotion, points to the hope promised in Christ's Resurrection. You'll also learn to transform your loss into a new opportunity to follow the Lord more closely through deeper Christian living, a union that St. Jerome explains powerfully to his friends.

    This book begins with an introduction that presents the challenge of providing solace to the suffering along with a summary of St. Jerome's long life and of his theology of consolation. Each of the seven letters is contextualized with a brief paragraph about the people and the situation at hand as well as key themes for the contemporary reader's focus.

    These precious letters reveal the compassionate heart of this enigmatic and eminent Church Father. By reflecting on the words that he used to hearten his spiritual children, you will be comforted in your own grief and fortified to support others in theirs. In these invaluable letters, you will encounter:

  • A mother whose daughter led a worldly life until just a few months before her death
  • An elderly bishop mourning the death of his young priest nephew
  • An influential and holy widow and widower grieving the deaths of their spouses
  • A wealthy man who lost two of his little daughters and his wife in close succession
  • Early Christians who converted, led lives of heroic charity, and became saints
  • St. Jerome also encourages those who remain in their grief to consider the blessings they received from the lives of their loved ones and to look forward to a happy eternity together with them in Heaven. After reading his letters, you will never think of death in the same way again.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9798889110439
    Publication Date: 
    2023-10-17
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    Littlest Suffering Souls: Children Whose Short Lives Point Us to Christ

    Littlest Suffering Souls: Children Whose Short Lives Point Us to Christ
    Ruse, Austin
    $24.95
    It is said that children learn what they live. But children also teach the adults in their lives lessons on subjects such as unconditional love, self-sacrifice, self-forgetfulness, patience and more. The ordinary way an adult learns these things from his or her children is by caring for them.

    Every parent knows that. But some extraordinary children seem sent by God to teach us about the -big questions- such as life, death, suffering, and the existence of God. The children in this book, all of whom suffered terribly during their short lives, bore witness to God's love and an understanding of the meaning of suffering and -what to do with it- that belied their years. And their teaching was not limited to their immediate family: Everyone with whom they came into contact, from doctors and nurses, to major political figures and popes to family friends and other children, was profoundly affected by the encounter.

    This book will make you cry, yes, but the tears will be mixed with something akin to joy at the beauty of the short lives of Brendan, Margaret, and Audrey, and awe at the grace and dignity with which they bore their crosses, lived and enjoyed this life, and ultimately left it to be with the God they all loved. In this time in which there is so much despair and sadness, and in this world in which we are so frequently reminded that it can truly be a -vale of tears, - let the Littlest Suffering Souls remind you that this present life is not all there is; let the Littlest Suffering Souls point you to heaven and to Christ.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781505108392
    Publication Date: 
    2017-03-30
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    Loving Baby Louie: Hope in the Midst of Grief

    Loving Baby Louie: Hope in the Midst of Grief
    Currie, Colleen
    $18.95

    Some take a lifetime to fulfill their purpose. Others, such as babies that die prematurely, need much less time to accomplish God's plan for their lives. Authors David and Colleen Currie share the story of their tenth grandchild, Louis Gerard, to offer hope to families suffering the loss of an infant and to assist children in the grieving process. Loving Baby Louie is a poignant story that will help small children understand the loss of a sibling and the eternal life that awaits them in Heaven. As Scripture tells us, "No eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, what God has prepared for those who love Him" (1 Corinthian s 2:9).

    About the Authors
    Colleen and David Currie reside in the Chicago area. They have eight children and eleven grandchildren. Loving Baby Louie is the true story of their tenth grandchild, Louis Gerard. In 1993, Colleen and David and all of their children joyfully entered the Catholic Church from Protestant fundamentalism. Colleen is a full-time mother and grandmother and David is a popular Catholic author and lecturer. He has been a frequent guest on both radio and television, including Relevant Radio, EWTN, and the History Channel.

    About the Illustrator
    Talena Streeter earned a degree in graphic design from the University of Colorado at Denver. She has worked professionally on all kinds of illustration projects--from advertisements to corporate logos. She especially enjoys illustrating children's books and helping talented authors bring their stories to life. Talena thanks God every day for her 'husband, her family, and the chance to do what she loves for a living.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781941447451
    Publication Date: 
    2015-12-11
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    Memento Mori (Pb): Prayers on the Last Things

    Memento Mori (Pb): Prayers on the Last Things
    Noble, Theresa
    $25.95

    Memento mori--Latin for "remember you will die"--refers to the practice of meditation on one's inevitable death. Encouraged by Scripture and the saints, this ancient tradition can help you to manage the chaos of this world, grow closer to God, and focus on heaven.


    Sr. Theresa Aletheia Noble, FSP is a religious sister at the forefront of the movement to revive this practice in the Church. She has written several resources to help people to incorporate memento mori into their daily lives. Her Memento Mori: A Lenten Devotional and the Memento Mori Journal have touched thousands of lives. Now she has compiled and written a beautiful prayer book to help people to meditate on death and the afterlife, traditionally called "the Last Things," in order to prepare for heaven.


    Meditation on the Last Things--death, judgment, hell, and heaven--is not a dark and depressing practice. Rather, the practice is hopeful and lifechanging. It helps people to take stock of their lives, grow closer to God, and to live with renewed purpose and fervor. May this practice open your heart to the work God wants to do in you and through you before your last day on earth, whenever that day might be.


    May God find us prepared!

    2020 CPA Award Winner!
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780819850089
    Publication Date: 
    2019-11-02
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    Midwife for Souls

    Midwife for Souls
    Kalina, Kathy
    $12.95
    This best-selling, classic work on the spirituality of caring for the dying is now expanded with moving stories and lessons gleaned from the author's experience as a hospice nurse. Caregivers, friends, and family members are provided with valuable insights into the power of the Catholic faith and prayer in ministering to a dying person. Poetic, practical, and credible, this book is an invaluable guide for anyone who accompanies others during their final pilgrimage here on earth--and helps in their birthing to eternal life.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780819848567
    Publication Date: 
    2007-01-01
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    Prayers for Grief, Loss and Depression

    Prayers for Grief, Loss and Depression
    $2.95

    These tiny but mighty books feature the world's most popular Catholic prayers. With large, easy-to-read type, this pocket book is a perfect prayer resource that can fit in the palm of your hand.

    Includes prayers to Mary Undoer of Knots, prayers from the Scriptures for times of distress, and prayers of surrender in a time of loss. Features reflections on life and death, the value of sorrow, and patience in times of grief. A true help and consolation to all who mourn.

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    9781617962769
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    Praying Our Goodbyes: A Spiritual Companion Through Life's Losses and Sorrows (Revised)

    Praying Our Goodbyes: A Spiritual Companion Through Life's Losses and Sorrows (Revised)
    Rupp, Joyce
    $16.95
    A compassionate, spiritual work about soothing the sting of any kind of loss--a job change, the end of a friendship or of youth, or the death of a loved one. This thoughtful work focuses on the spirituality of change. Sister Joyce Rupp offers topics for reflection and discussion, as well as specific prayers, to heal the hurts of everyday life and death.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781594712050
    Publication Date: 
    2009-05-09
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    Praying Through Our Losses

    Praying Through Our Losses
    Simsic, Wayne
    $11.95
    Grief is the painful process of adjusting to a loss. This collection of meditations is designed for anyone experiencing loss, whether it be the death of a loved one or the loss of health, financial security, or relationships. Each reflection focuses on a different topic, moving readers from acknowledging pain and loss to healing and new life. Using Scripture and prayer, Simsic gently shepherds readers through difficult issues like forgiveness, shock, depression, and the fear of letting go, without ever resorting to shallow sentimentality. This expanded version of the original book, Cries of the Heart: Praying Our Losses, features additional meditations and photographs from nature. A wonderful resource for people going through times of loss as well as for those looking for a gift to comfort family or friends.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781593250980
    Publication Date: 
    2018-03-20
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    Sweet Cross: A Marian Guide to Suffering

    Sweet Cross: A Marian Guide to Suffering
    Phelps, Laura Mary
    $17.95

    As Christians, we know we have not been promised an easy, carefree life. And yet we resist suffering at every turn, despite Jesus' clear and direct conditions if we want to be his disciples: "Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me" (Mt 16:24).

    The truth is most of us find the cross bitter. We'd rather not have to carry it, and we wonder why God demands it of us. In Sweet Cross: A Marian Guide to Suffering, Laura Phelps reveals not only why suffering is a necessary part of our Christian life, but how we can learn to carry our cross without fear or complaint -- and even to find that it is sweet. The secret is Mary.

    Mary teaches us to be patient in our pain and strong in our suffering. Imitating her virtues fortifies us to embrace our suffering and to see the cross as it truly is: the place where Jesus shows his incredible love for us, and where we are given the opportunity to love him in return.

    Click here for a FREE study guide to go along with the book!

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    Laura Phelps is a speaker, visionary leader, and author of Victorious Secret: Everyday Battles and How to Win Them. She is a regular contributor at WalkingWithPurpose.com, blogs at LauraMaryPhelps.com, and has written for various online publications, including Catholic Mom. She lives with her husband, Nick, their four children, and a menagerie of pets in Connecticut.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781681927343
    Publication Date: 
    2021-08-02
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    Tears of God

    Tears of God
    $12.95
    Fr. Benedict Groeschel, best-selling author and beloved spiritual teacher, writer, and psychologist, wrote this latest book for all those who have suffered great sorrow or catastrophe in their lives and for those close to such persons, who share their deep suffering. Sorrow comes into the life of every person, but only into the lives of some people comes catastrophe. These are disasters that occur either suddenly or with terrible effects, like the death of a child. They can be natural disasters like hurricanes, or they can be horrific accidents or tragedies caused by people's evil acts. They can also arise from wars and situations of great tension.

    Fr. Benedict has written previously about faith and sorrow (Arise from Darkness) and seeks in this book to study catastrophes of all different kinds in relationship to our faith in divine providence, in God's goodness and mercy, and finally in the light of Christ's suffering and death. Christianity is the only religion which speaks of a God who suffered a terrible catastropheùcrucifixion and death. Therefore, the Christian must, in the midst of catastrophe, find his way to the foot of the cross, and there he will find answers which cannot be given by any other religious faith.

    All religions attempt to deal with catastrophe, all confront the mystery of suffering and of evil. Christianity invites you to share the burden of your catastrophe with the person who is our Savior and Redeemer, one who Himself endured great pain and sorrow, the son of God, Jesus Christ.

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    9781586172893
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    To Die Is Gain: A Theological (Re-) Introduction to the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick for Clergy, Laity, Caregivers, and Everyone

    To Die Is Gain: A Theological (Re-) Introduction to the Sacrament of Anointing of the Sick for Clergy, Laity, Caregivers, and Everyone
    Nutt, Roger W
    $29.95

    The Anointing of the Sick is possibly the most underappreciated and understudied sacrament. In To Die Is Gain, Roger Nutt seeks to bring greater attention to and appreciation for the Anointing of the Sick. Beginning with an examination of cultural perceptions of dying, death, and burial, To Die Is Gain exposes the ways in which contemporary atheism and physicalism mark a clear divergence from ancient attitudes. In contrast to contemporary hopelessness, the Anointing of the Sick is a powerful counter witness that highlights the great dignity of the human person and the depth of Christian hope. Unlike the cures to particular ailments facilitated by modern medical science, in Holy Anointing Jesus gives his dying followers the healing graces that they need to pass from this life to the next in loving union with Him. As Nutt exposes the biblical and traditional foundations of this sacrament, he corrects common misconceptions and malpractice of this sacrament, especially the ways in which Vatican II is often misleadingly enlisted to support a broadening of the sacrament from end-of-life situations to non-life threatening illnesses. Finally, Nutt carefully describes the graces and effects of the Anointing of the Sick and richly expounds the theological depth of the rite of the Anointing of the Sick. The result is that readers can confidently say with St. Paul that "To die is gain" (Philippians 1:21).

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    9781645851967
    Publication Date: 
    2022-04-01
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    To Die Well: A Catholic Neurosurgeon's Guide to the End of Life

    To Die Well: A Catholic Neurosurgeon's Guide to the End of Life
    Doran, Stephen
    $17.95

    Dr. Stephen Doran draws from his vast experience as a neurosurgeon, a bioethicist, and a permanent deacon to present the Catholic perspective on the art of dying well. The spiritual and moral issues related to death and the process of dying can be challenging and complicated. To Die Well provides a detailed yet readily understandable guide to these topics.

    Each chapter begins with a story from Dr. Doran's personal or professional life that not only provides context for the topic at hand but also gently draws the reader toward the personal realities of dying. The first part focuses on the moral issues that surround death and dying, including end-of-life medical decisions. The second part is devoted to the Catholic spiritual understanding of dying and the rites that accompany the death of a Catholic.

    To Die Well will help readers contemplate, pray about, and prepare for the end of their earthly lives.

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    9781621645108
    Publication Date: 
    2023-10-10
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    We Are the Lord's: A Catholic Guide to Difficult End-Of-Life Questions

    We Are the Lord's: A Catholic Guide to Difficult End-Of-Life Questions
    Kirby, Jeffrey
    $16.95
    No one likes to think about death and many are not ready for it, either as the patient or a loved one. And yet, the dying process is oftentimes marked by an array of diverse and confusing questions that can catch anyone off guard.

    What are we supposed to do?

    We Are the Lord's is a succinct, quick-reference guide to difficult end-of-life questions, framed by divine wisdom and Church teaching. Its easy-to-read chapters and question-and-answer format can be a welcomed help to any person or family who are searching for answers during a difficult and traumatic time.

    We Are the Lord's answers such questions as:
  • What's the difference between medical care and medical treatment?
  • Are pain medications okay? How much is too much?
  • What should I do if my loved one refuses to eat or drink?
  • When is it okay to suspend nutrition and hydration?
  • What to do if medical personnel pressure you to accept treatment that you feel is not morally acceptable?
  • Is a breathing tube considered "extraordinary care"?
  • Is a breathing tube morally different from a feeding tube?
  • How do I know when it's okay to let go and stop treatment of my loved one?
  • How to handle challenging situations concerning DNR ("do not resuscitate").
  • How do I handle the guilt of making a decision that ended a person's life?
  • ...and more
  • This book is an invaluable resource for direct and focused responses to some of life's most difficult and painful questions. It straightforwardly addresses end-of-life questions, such as the gift of life, redemptive suffering, judgment, and the hope of eternal life, as well as how to properly understand the Catholic Funeral Mass.

    Whether as a preparation for a future journey or as an immediate guide for you now, We Are the Lord's is available and ready to help.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781505114614
    Publication Date: 
    2019-06-28
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    When It Feels Impossible to Pray: Prayers for the Grieving

    When It Feels Impossible to Pray: Prayers for the Grieving
    McPherson, Thomas
    $7.99

    When words don't come easily, there are still ways to pray.

    For those who have experienced a sudden and terrible loss, it is important to realize that you don't have to do the things one normally associates with prayer to actually be connecting with God in a way that's prayer-like. Just sit still, if you like. Grieving people often find themselves doing a lot of sitting still. Stunned. Allow yourself a time to be quiet, to answer to no one, to accomplish nothing at all. Quietness in itself is where prayerfulness begins.

    This little book can be your entry to talking with God -- with and without words -- in this most difficult time.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781640600683
    Publication Date: 
    2017-12-01
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    Wish You Were Here: Travels Through Loss and Hope

    Wish You Were Here: Travels Through Loss and Hope
    Welborn, Amy
    $16.00
    Wish You Were Here: Travels Through Loss and Hope is the story of Amy Welborn's trip to the island of Sicily with three of her children five months after her husband's sudden death from a heart attack. Her journey through city and countryside, small town and ancient ruins, opens unexpected doors of memory and reflection, a pilgrimage of the heart and an exploration of the soul. It is an observant and wry memoir and travelogue, intensely personal yet speaking to universal experiences of love and loss.
    Along the narrow roads and hairpin turns, the narrative reveals the beauty of the ordinary and the commonplace and asks stark questions about how we fill the empty places that a loved one leaves behind. It is a meditation on the possibility of faith, one that is unflinching, uncompromising, and altogether unsentimental when confronted by the ultimate test of belief. This book is not only a well-told memoir, but a testimony to the truth that love is stronger than death.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780307716385
    Publication Date: 
    2012-02-07
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    Your Grieving Child

    Your Grieving Child
    Dodds, Bill
    $8.95

    When someone close to your family dies, children naturally have questions. Questions you may find hard to answer. Author Bill Dodds gives you the tools you need to answer real questions kids ages 3 to 8 have about death and dying.

    Your Grieving Child not only gives calm answers to emotional questions, it also provides advice on how to adapt answers to best meet the needs of individual kids as well as provide additional resources for grieving families.

    The many difficult questions answered here include:

  • Why did she have to die?
  • Why did he look so funny in the coffin?
  • What happens at a funeral?
  • Does dying hurt?
  • Where does a person go after they die?
  • Did she talk about me?
  • Did he die because I was bad?
  • Why didn't God answer our prayers?
  • Am I going to die?
  • Plus more than 100 other important concerns of kids.

    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780879733988
    Publication Date: 
    2001-02-23
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