Carmelite Spirituality

Abandonment to God: The Way of Peace of St. Therese of Lisieux

Abandonment to God: The Way of Peace of St. Therese of Lisieux
$17.95
With simplicity and grace, these pages illuminate for you the wisdom in Saint Thƒrƒse's Little Way, showing how it can enable you, too, to abide in the serenity of the children of God.
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9781622828340
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2019-09-19
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Ascent of Mount Carmel

Ascent of Mount Carmel
St John of the Cross
$16.99
This volume represents a contemporary English edition of John's rarely published work, "Ascent of Mount Carmel," a commentary on his entire spiritual vision.
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9781557257789
Publication Date: 
2010-08-01
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Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila

Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila
Avila, Teresa Of
$29.95
The Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila is one of the most remarkable life stories ever written. For here, in a scrupulously accurate translation that is beloved by the Carmelites, the great Reformer of Carmel describes her life and the extraordinary workings of grace within her soul. St. Teresa's vigorous prose shows forth her robust common sense, as well as her strong Catholic faith, which embraces wholeheartedly those teachings of Christ which the world finds most absurd. St. Teresa describes her own spiritual struggles, her long period of spiritual laxity, her vision of her potential place in Hell, the great assistance she received from St. Joseph, her many mystical graces-including visions and locutions-her fears of delusion by Satan and the guidance she received from learned spiritual directors, such as St. Peter of Alcantara (1499-1562). Her ardent spirit shines forth as she writes of what she holds most dear: the faithful service of God-"His Majesty," as she calls Him-and her great eagerness for more souls to withdraw from the worthless pleasures of this earth and give themselves to Him. St. Teresa of Avila was one of the most admirable and colorful women of all time, who despite her mystical gifts, remained intensely practical and down-to-earth, such that she was much loved in her own lifetime. And The Autobiography of St. Teresa of Avila is an ever-fresh source of inspiration from which the reader will come to know the great Madre Teresa and to understand a -little better the Divine Majesty she served. As to fine and beautiful things, such as water, fields, perfume, music, etc., I think I would rather not have them, so great is the difference between them and what I am in the habit of seeing, and so all pleasure in them is gone from me. Hence it is that I care not for them, unless it be at the first sight: they never make any further impression; to me they seem but dirt. -Relations, I (page 429).
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9780895556035
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1911-01-01
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Carmelite Spirituality

Carmelite Spirituality
Arborelius, Cardinal Anders
$14.95
Bishop Anders Arborelius, an expert in the ways of authentic Carmelite spirituality, provides a powerful introduction to the spiritual insights that Carmelite saints have made to our understanding of the interior life -- insights that will deepen your prayer life and help you grow in the presence of the Lord. By exploring the writings of St. John of the Cross, St. Teresa of Avila, and St. Therese of Lisieux, you'll begin to implement the wisdom of these great spiritual masters of the past which lead to a deeper union with God.
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9781682781395
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2020-07-16
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Collected Letter of St Teresa of Avila vol 2

Collected Letter of St Teresa of Avila vol 2
$14.95
This book contains Letters from 1546 to 1577. Includes Introductions, Endnotes, Biographical Sketches and Index.
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9780935216431
Publication Date: 
2007-01-01
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Collected Letters of St Teresa of Avila vol. 1

Collected Letters of St Teresa of Avila vol. 1
$14.95
This book contains Letters from 1546 to 1577. Includes Introductions, Endnotes, Biographical Sketches and Index.
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9780935216271
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2001-01-01
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Collected Works of St Teresa of Avila- Vol 1- The Life

Collected Works of St Teresa of Avila- Vol 1- The Life
$19.95
This is the second edition of volume One of The Collected Works of St. Teresa of Avila, first woman doctor of the church. The translators have taken full advantage of all that recent scholarship has contributed to a better understanding of Teresa and her writings. This volume includes her first major work, The Book of Her Life, and two of her shorter works, the Spiritual Testimonies and the Soliloquies. Clear and contemporary, this rendering captures Teresa's spirit while remaining faithful to her thought. Includes general and biblical index.
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9780960087624
Publication Date: 
1987-01-01
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Collected Works of St Teresa of Avila- Vol 2- Way of Perfection, Interior Castle

Collected Works of St Teresa of Avila- Vol 2- Way of Perfection, Interior Castle
$19.95
This volume contains two of Teresa's most popular works: The Way of Perfection and The Interior Castle.
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9780960087662
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1980-01-01
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Dark Night of the Soul

Dark Night of the Soul
John of the Cross
$14.00
While imprisoned in a tiny prison cell for his attempts to reform the Church, sixteenth-century Spanish mystic John of the Cross composed many of his now classic poems of the soul's longing for God. Written on a scroll smuggled to him by one of his guards, his songs are the ultimate expression of the spiritual seeker's journey from estranged despair to blissful union with the divine

After escaping his captors, John fell into a state of profound ecstasy and wrote Dark Night of the Soul. Later, he added an important commentary to his poem to guide other searching souls along the arduous path to communion with God. Here, for the first time, a scholar unaffiliated with the Catholic Church has translated this timeless work. Mirabai Starr, who has studied Buddhism, Hinduism, and Judaism, lends the seeker's sensibility to John's powerful text and brings this classic work to the twenty-first century in a brilliant and beautiful rendering

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9781573229746
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2003-02-04
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Dark Night of the Soul (Tan Classics)

Dark Night of the Soul (Tan Classics)
Cross, John Of
$12.95
In Dark Night of the Soul, Saint John of the Cross presents for us a portrait painted from his own experience of one who advances successfully through the struggles of the spiritual life. The dark night that St John describes is not abandonment by God but special consideration from Him for those who desire to purify and perfect their souls. With a soul purified from earthly attachments, we can advance through the much quoted but oft misunderstood dark night of the souls into unity with God. By accepting the desolation and difficulty of this process, the soul cooperates with God and opens itself to receiving and revealing more perfectly God's glory. Be not afraid--Dark Night of the Soul, though austere and exacting in its instructions for holy living, is laced with St. John's charity and kindness, his love of all things beautiful and sacred--including you.
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9780895552303
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2010-04-01
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Edith Stein and Companions on the Way to Auschwitz

Edith Stein and Companions on the Way to Auschwitz
McInerny, Ralph M
$17.95

On the same summer day in 1942, Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) and hundreds of other Catholic Jews were arrested in Holland by the occupying Nazis. One hundred thirteen of those taken into custody, several of them priests and nuns, perished at Auschwitz and other concentration camps. They were murdered in retaliation for the anti-Nazi pastoral letter written by the Dutch Catholic bishops.

While Saint Teresa Benedicta is the most famous member of this group, having been canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1998, all of them deserve the title of martyr, for they were killed not only because they were Jews but also because of the faith of the Church, which had compelled the Dutch bishops to protest the Nazi regime. Through extensive research in both original and secondary sources, P.W.F.M. Hamans has compiled these martyrs' biographies, several of them detailed and accompanied by photographs. Included in this volume are some remarkable conversion stories, including that of Edith Stein, the German philosopher who had entered the Church in 1922 and later became a Carmelite nun, taking the name Sister Teresa Benedicta of the Cross.

Several of the witnesses chronicled here had already suffered for their faith in Christ before falling victim to Hitler's "Final Solution," enduring both rejection by their own people, including family members, and persecution by the so-called Christian society in which they lived. Among these were those who, also like Sister Teresa Benedicta, perceived the cross they were being asked to bear and accepted it willingly for the salvation of the world. Illustrated

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9781586173364
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2010-04-01
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Edith Stein, a Biography

Edith Stein, a Biography
Herbstrith, Waltraud
$16.95
This is the powerful and moving story of the remarkable Jewish woman who converted to Catholicism, gained fame as a great philosopher in Germany, became a Carmelite nun, and was put to death in a Nazi concentration camp. Recently beatified by Pope John Paul II, Edith Stein was a courageous, intelligent and holy woman who speaks powerfully to us even today.
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9780898704105
Publication Date: 
1992-10-01
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Edith Stein: Essays on Woman

Edith Stein: Essays on Woman
$16.95
Edith Stein's writings on woman are the fruit of both reflection and debate with other leaders of the Catholic feminist movement in German-speaking countries between the World Wars. Edith Stein has been called one of the most significant German-Jewish women of the 20th century. Includes topical and place index.
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9780935216592
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1987-01-01
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Edith Stein: The Hidden Life

Edith Stein: The Hidden Life
$12.95
Shorter spiritual writings on prayer, liturgy, and the spirit of Carmel, with 5 photos and index.
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9780935216172
Publication Date: 
1992-01-01
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Elizabeth of the Trinity Complete Works Volume 2:

Elizabeth of the Trinity Complete Works Volume 2:
$22.95
This second of three volumes of her Complete Works contains all of Elizabeth's surviving letters from Carmel. It includes 8 photos, background information and the horarium for the Dijon Carmel, as well as the floor plan for the monastery. In simple and tender language, writing to friends and family, Elizabeth returns again and again to the great themes of her spirituality: the indwelling Trinity, silence and solitude, living by love, becoming a "praise of glory" (laudem gloriae) by sharing in the dying and rising of Jesus Christ. Here too we find many of her best-known sayings, e.g., "I have found my heaven on earth, for heaven is God, and God is in my soul."
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9781939272201
Publication Date: 
1995-01-01
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Elizabeth of the Trinity: The Complete Works- Volume 1

Elizabeth of the Trinity: The Complete Works- Volume 1
$15.95
Elizabeth of the Trinity (Elizabeth Catez), who died in 1906 at the age of 26 in the Carmel of Dijon, is a mystic for our times, with a profound spirituality rooted not in visions and voices but in attention to the indwelling Trinity and in the call to become a "praise of glory" for God. This first volume of her Complete Works contains her major spiritual writings, including two sets of retreat notes ("Heaven in Faith" and "Last Retreat") and her famous prayer "O My God, Trinity Whom I Adore." A comprehensive introduction to Elizabeth's life and spirituality by the editor, Conrad De Meester, is also included, along with detailed notes and 5 pages of photos.
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9780935216011
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1984-01-01
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Finding the Mystic Within You

Finding the Mystic Within You
Wilkinson, Peggy
$9.95
Reprint of popular introduction to the mystical way, based on the teachings of Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross, and written by a Secular Carmelite especially for lay readers. The wisdom of St. Teresa of Avila and St. John of the Cross has been distilled to help us understand the stages and experiences of the inner journey. The reader is guided through the classic works of these time-tested directors, in a logical, easily understood fashion.
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9780935216653
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1999-01-01
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Guidelines for Mystical Prayer

Guidelines for Mystical Prayer
Burrows, Ruth, Ocd
$16.95
When first published in 1976, and still relevant today, this critically acclaimed work of spiritual theology as reflection on spiritual experience was a growing trend; but at the same time there was a new interest in, and a return to, the classical Carmelite theology of prayer, with an effort to formulate that theology in contemporary thought categories. Guidelines for Mystical Prayer embodies both tendencies. It offers a personal narrative, a reflection on the spiritual history of two gifted people, St. Teresa and St. John of the Cross; and yet it speaks clearly out of the Carmelite tradition, and in the language of today.
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9780809153589
Publication Date: 
2017-04-30
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He Is My Heaven Life of Elizabeth of Trinitiy

He Is My Heaven Life of Elizabeth of Trinitiy
Moorcroft, Jennifer
$15.95
Elizabeth of the Trinity (Elizabeth Catez) was a young French woman who became a Discalced Carmelite in the Carmel of Dijon. She was just twenty-one when she died in 1906. But those few years were enough for her to develop and deepen a distinctive approach to God, one that has since inspired countless people in their quest for a deeper relationship with the indwelling God. Although influenced by St. Thrse of Lisieux, Elizabeths spirituality is distinctive, highly biblical, simple to understand and to practice. Her perennial theme is the Blessed Trinitys indwelling within the human persona reality promised in the Gospel, discovered in the silence of prayer and adoration, and then lived out in love for God and neighbor.
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9780935216257
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2001-01-01
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Hidden Face: A Study of Therese of Lisieux

Hidden Face: A Study of Therese of Lisieux
Gorres, Ida Friederike
$19.95
This study of the life and character of Therese of Lisieux is a remarkable, penetrating, and fascinating search for the truth behind one of the most astounding religious figures of modern times. A young nun who entered a convent at fifteen and died at twenty-four, Therese roused an incredible storm of spontaneous veneration only a few months after her death, and has been called by one Pope as "the greatest saint of the modern times." Countless images of the sweetly smiling saint flooded the world. But who was she, really? The Hidden Face has sprung from this question. It presents the true Therese, as objectively as possible, and gives a convincing interpretation of her sainthood. It is a book not for Catholics alone, but for anyone fascinated by the force of spirituality, by the incalculable effects of what Pascal called the "greatness of the human soul." It opens the cloistered world of the Carmel, takes off the sugar coating, and reveals the stark drama behind convent walls, the tension between personalities, the daily details of conventual life. And it throws light on the tremendous purifying process that turned the pampered darling into a saint of heroic virtue. The work of a mind of rare intelligence and integrity, this book is unique among the lives of saints. First published in Germany in 1944, the original is now in its eighth edition. This first English translation is based on a new, revised version using the latest edition of the saint's writings.
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9780898709278
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2003-03-01
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Holy Spirit Within (Insights of St John of Avila)

$12.95
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9781594171802
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Holy Thirst: Essentials of Carmelite Spirituality

Holy Thirst: Essentials of Carmelite Spirituality
$18.99

These saints have spoken to the hearts of millions. They've helped many on the way to understanding the role of God in their lives. In this collection, may their words again help all who long for a life of meaning, touched and transfigured by God.

Holy Thirst presents all the essential themes of Carmelite spirituality, excerpted from classics such as The Way of Perfection of St. Teresa of Avila, The Ascent of Mount Carmel by St. John of the Cross, The Story of a Soul of St. Therese of Lisieux, and The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence. Also included are shorter portions by lesser known, more recent Carmelites: St. Elizabeth of the Trinity, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein), and Sr. Miriam of the Holy Spirit (Jessica Powers).

"As you hold this collection, it is important to recall the beginnings of Carmelite spirituality, a beginning that takes us back to the twelfth century and the time of the Crusades. A band of brothers-conscientious objectors, of sorts-witnessed firsthand the clash of civilizations and all that it entailed. They knew death, they knew loss, and their very souls were bruised. The only next step that they could envision was to leave the world as they knew it and settle on the sacred mountain known for centuries to Jews, Christians and Muslims as the holy home of the Prophet Elijah..." -Adam Bucko, from the Foreword

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9781640602045
Publication Date: 
2019-06-11
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I Believe in Love

I Believe in Love
D'Elbee, Fr Jean C J
$18.95
A personal retreat based on St. Therese of Lisieux. A wondrous distillation of the teachings of St. Th r se of Lisieux on God's love and on confidence in Him; on humility, peace, and charity; on the Cross; and on abandonment to Providence. Learn to rest in God amid troubles, living joyfully with Him always.
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9781928832287
Publication Date: 
2001-07-01
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I Want to See God VOL 1

I Want to See God VOL 1
Marie-Eugene, P
$30.00
Following the footsteps of the Masters of Carmel, Fr. Marie-Eugene opens up the paths of contemplation and holiness to all, in the midst of ordinary life. This is a classic for all interested in Carmelite spirituality.
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9780870612237
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1997-10-01
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Interior Castle

Interior Castle
Teresa of Avila
$29.95
Interior Castle guides the spiritual seeker through each stage of development until the soul's final union with the divine. Includes an introduction written by Teresa Tomeo.
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9781681922867
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2018-08-22
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Little Way of Lent: Meditations in the Spirit of St. Therese of Lisieux

Little Way of Lent: Meditations in the Spirit of St. Therese of Lisieux
Caster, Gary
$12.99
Lent is not meant to foster morbid gloominess and debilitating self-loathing, but to thrust us into the heart of Divine love.--From the Introduction

While reading the autobiography of St. Thérèse, Fr. Caster had an 'ah ha' moment that transformed his experience of Lent from one of narrow concern over what to give up to one of joyful freedom to enter into the sacrificial love of Jesus Christ. "What struck me," he says, "was her insistence on the way we do things for God and not the things we do for him. It wasn't about what I was offering; it was about why." The daily Lenten meditations in this book--all colored by St. Thérèse's Little Way of Spiritual Childhood--will transform you, too, helping you focus not so much on what you have done to offend God, but on what he has done to redeem you.

The audio edition of this book can be downloaded via Audible.

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9780867169676
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2010-10-18
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Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thrse of Lisieux

Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thrse of Lisieux
$13.95
Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thrse of Lisieux is the latest in the Navigating the Interior Life series, which brings the wisdom of the saints into the hands of today's readers. In this presentation of intimate letters from St. Thrse of Lisieux to her sisters and close friends, authors Anthony Lilles and Dan Burke lay out the Little Flower's program for complete self-offering to God through her Oblation to Merciful Love.
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9781941447963
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2016-09-16
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Love That Keeps Us Sane: Living the Little Way of St. Therese of Lisieux

Love That Keeps Us Sane: Living the Little Way of St. Therese of Lisieux
$9.95
Seeing life in light of Eternity This is not a book about using Thérèse's little way as a path to holiness. Thérèse's spirituality is often dismissed as cloyingly sweet and sentimental, useless for modern seekers. This new IlluminationBook uncovers how Thérèse's sweetness was just a stylistic convention expected in the religious writing of her day. Beneath the form, says the author, is a straightforward spirituality that offers a practical, concrete, and very realistic method for preserving one's sanity in an often-insane world. At the heart of Thérèse's method is learning how to keep one's perspective by seeing all things in light of eternity, seeing all things the way God sees. This enables one to live more authentically and more attentively. The method helps readers to become involved in life without being absorbed by it, to love without becoming enmeshed, and to deal with life's absurdities without losing faith or peace of mind. Five simple everyday choices help foster this perspective and transform ordinary life into moments of true grace. Those already devoted to the Little Flower will love this fresh new look at her spirituality. In addition, the book makes for enlightening and perhaps surprising reading for pastors, clergy and religious, directors of religious ed, retreat directors, chaplains, and family counselors. The principle of viewing life in light of eternity can also provide comfort and relief for parents dealing with children, for those experiencing change or loss, and for people in therapy. +
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9780809140022
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2000-11-01
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Mornings with Saint Therese

Thaeraese
$14.95
Millions love St. Therese of Lisieux, not only for her wisdom, but for her unwavering passion to serve God in life and in death. Listen with your heart as this most popular of saints speaks with simple charm about her life. These 120 readings excerpted from the writings of St. Therese of Lisieux will help you get to know first hand the pure, simple girl whom Pope Pius X called "the greatest saint of modern times.
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9781622822485
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2015-03-31
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My Vocation Is Love: St. Therese's Way to Total Trust (English)

My Vocation Is Love: St. Therese's Way to Total Trust (English)
LaFrance, Jean
$14.95
Find your way to total trust in God with Saint Thérèse of Lisieux as your guide. This spiritual biography includes rich commentary on Thérèse's reflections and offers glimpses into her interior life of contemplation and prayer. Lafrance captures Thérèse's growth--from accepting her own powerlessness, to placing complete confidence in God, to experiencing God's response of merciful love. Beatified, canonized, and declared Doctor of the Church, Saint Thérèse is a source of inspiration for believers to place unwavering trust in God.
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9780819849014
Publication Date: 
2012-05-01
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Practice of the Presence of God

Practice of the Presence of God
Brother, Lawrence
$14.99

The original guide to "practicing the presence of God"

"We must not grow weary of doing little things for the love of God, who looks not on the great size of the work, but on the love of it."
In this classic work, which has instructed and inspired millions, a humble 17th-century monk reveals the secrets of daily, moment-by-moment fellowship with God. "In the way of God, thoughts count very little," writes Brother Lawrence, who spent much of his monastic life in the kitchen. "Love does it all." Full of realistic honesty, friendliness, and simplicity, Brother Lawrence shows that it is possible to meet God amongst the pots and pans--in the ordinary, daily events of life. This edition, rendered from the original French into graceful, contemporary English, will nourish and delight all those who seek to practice the presence of God.

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9781557256942
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2010-06-01
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Practice of the Presence of God (translated by John J Delaney)

Practice of the Presence of God (translated by John J Delaney)
$9.99

Here is a guide for all Christians aspiring to union with God, which, according to Brother Lawrence, is the ultimate goal of every soul. The new Image edition of The Practice of the Presence of God is a reissue of the 1977 translation that was the first to appear in decades. It features an in-depth Introduction by John J. Delaney that examines what is known about Lawrence's life, how the book came to be, and its ongoing relevance throughout the ages.

In the words of this humble seventeenth-century lay Carmelite, we must trust God once and for all and abandon ourselves to Him alone. This difficult task necessarily requires perseverance and continual conversation with God in all activities great and small: speaking humbly and talking lovingly with Him at all times, at every moment, without rule or system... In reading these conversations, letters, and spiritual maxims, we learn the key to endless joy.

In short, this little spiritual classic -- in its fresh, contemporary English translation -- renders the simple wisdom of Brother Lawrence accessible to every Christian who yearns for the fullness of life.

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9780385128612
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1977-08-16
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