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33 Days to Merciful Love: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat in Preparation for Divine Mercy Consecration

33 Days to Merciful Love: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat in Preparation for Divine Mercy Consecration
Gaitley, Michael E
$16.95
The stirring sequel to Father Michael Gaitley's 33 Days to Morning Glory -- published just in time for the Jubilee Year of Mercy!
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9781596143456
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2016-02-15
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Abandonment to Divine Providence

Abandonment to Divine Providence
De Caussade, Jean-Pierre
$19.95

God is to be found in the simplest of our daily activities and especially through total surrender to whatever is His will for each of us. That is the message of this 18th-century inspirational classic by Jean-Pierre de Caussade. Its encouragement to "live in the present moment," accepting everyday obstacles with faith, humility and love, has guided generations of believers to holiness and spiritual peace.

This special volume of the famous spiritual treatise also includes the many insightful letters of Father de Caussade on the practice of self-abandonment. These numerous letters provide a great additional source of wisdom and practical guidance for how to grow in abandonment and to deepen our union with God in our daily lives.

De Caussade shows that this practice of self-abandonment to God's will is the key to attaining true peace and virtue, and that it is readily available to all people - from beginners to those well advanced in the spiritual life. He also shows how to determine what God's will is for us. He reveals that it is not extraordinary feats that God expects for our growth in holiness, but rather heroic attention to every detail in our lives and humble acceptance of our daily lot in life as coming from His hand.

The rich spiritual lessons in this book have stood the test of time, offering real and practical assistance to all people because its message is simple and clear, one that the reader will find to be a rare treasure of inspiration and direction to be referred to again and again.

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9781586174712
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2011-10-04
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Called to Life

Called to Life
$14.95

How do I find fulfillment in life? How do I obtain happiness? How do I fully become a man or woman? Despite a multitude of self-help books in recent years, these eternal questions have become increasingly urgent in today's directionless world.

Author Jacques Philippe provides some answers. In his new book, Called to Life, he explains that a complete and fulfilled life is much more assured when we stop trying to chart our own course, when we realize that we are essentially creatures called by God. He goes on to describe where and how these calls take place: the events of life, the Word of God in Scripture, and interior motions of the Holy Spirit. Learning to recognize and follow these calls is what leads to a happy and full life.

Called to Life includes a special section on how to read Sacred Scripture prayerfully (Lectio Divina), making this a timely source of inspiration and guidance following the recommendations of Pope Benedict XVI and the 2008 Synod of Bishops on the Word of God.

"Originally published as Appelaes aa la vie"--T.p. verso
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9781594170690
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Catholic Controversy: St. Francis de Sales' Defense of the Faith

Catholic Controversy: St. Francis de Sales' Defense of the Faith
Sales, Francis de
$24.95
Between 1594 and 1598, a preacher named Francois converted 72,000 Protestants to the Catholic Faith. These are his words.

One of the most remarkable and well-documented events in Catholic history began when a young priest, St. Francis de Sales, volunteered to re-evangelize the Calvinists of the Chablais.

Finding his preaching forcefully rejected, St. Francis de Sales shrewdly switched tactics and began a written apologetics campaign, posting pamphlets on walls and slipping them beneath doors under the cover of night.

His defense of the Faith was so clear and thorough that at the end of four years nearly the entire population of 72,000 had returned to the Catholic Faith!

These powerful little tracts are as relevant today as they were in the late 1500s. St. Francis de Sales draws support from Scripture, the Fathers and Doctors of the Church to address questions still frequently posed by modern Protestants.

Revered as some of the most cogent arguments against Protestantism ever penned; they present a defense of the Catholic Faith that has never been equaled.

Now with beautiful new cover, easier to read size, updated typesetting, and the original content. 320 pps PB

St. Francis de Sales was one of the most effective Catholic apologists and evangelists of the past five centuries. Undoubtedly, he is the most effective apologist to Protestant Calvinists who has ever lived.
Steve Wood (Family Life Center International)

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9780895553874
Publication Date: 
1986-01-01
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Consoling the Heart of Jesus

Consoling the Heart of Jesus
$16.95
Endorsed by EWTN hosts Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ, and Fr. Benedict Groeschel, CFR, this do-it-yourself retreat combines the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius with the teachings of Sts. Therese of Lisieux, Faustina Kowlaska, and Louis de Montfort. The author, Br. Michael Gaitley, MIC, has a remarkable gift for inspiring little souls to trust in Jesus, The Divine Mercy. As Danielle Bean, editorial director of Faith & Family magazine, puts it, "The voice of Christ in these pages is one that even this hopelessly distracted wife and mother of eight could hear and respond to." Includes practical helps an in appendices.
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9781596142220
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Consoling Thoughts of St. Francis de Sales On Eternity

Consoling Thoughts of St. Francis de Sales On Eternity
De Sales, St Francis
$11.95
In Consoling Thoughts on Eternity, St. Francis de Sales, the beloved Doctor of the Church, speaks to us of the Christian manner in which we should mourn those whom we have lost. Taken mostly from the letters of the saint, this masterful work gives us the consolation he offered to parents on the deaths of their sons, to a lady on the death of her father, a wife on the death of her husband, and others mourning their loved ones. Throughout he gives reason to hope, and explains how much the thought of Heaven should console us, and how agreeable it will be to parents and friends to meet again and converse together in Heaven. Readers of Consoling Thoughts on Eternity will experience firsthand why St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622) is known to history as the Gentle Saint. St. Francis was Bishop of Geneva and a tireless preacher, who yet made time to correspond with numerous souls who wrote him for his insight and guidance. His Consoling Thoughts are compiled from these letters as well as from his other spiritual works.
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9780895552310
Publication Date: 
2013-01-01
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Cross and the Beatitudes: Lessons of Love and Forgiveness

Cross and the Beatitudes: Lessons of Love and Forgiveness
Sheen, Fulton
$10.99

This classic work from the pen of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen brings together Christ's Sermon on the Mount with his Seven Last Words. From the Mount of the Beatitudes to the Hill of Calvary, Our Lord's public ministry and statements centered on the themes of love and forgiveness, which are explored here with Archbishop Sheen's characteristic insight and passion.

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9780764805929
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2000-02-14
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Fire Within: St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and the Gospel, on Pray

Fire Within: St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and the Gospel, on Pray
DuBay, Thomas
$19.95
This book is the fruit of Fr. Dubay's many years of study and experience in spiritual direction and in it he synthesizes the teachings on prayer of the two great doctors of the Church on prayer--St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila--and the teaching of Sacred Scripture.

But the teaching that Fr. Dubay synthesized is not collected from Teresa and John for contemplatives alone. It is meant for every Christian and is based on the Gospel imperative of personal prayer and the call to holiness. All the major elements of these great teachers are ordered, commented on and put in the context of their scriptural foundations. Here is an outstanding book on prayer and the spiritual life written by one of the best spiritual directors and retreat masters of our time, and based on the writings of the Church's two greatest mystical doctors.

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9780898702637
Publication Date: 
1989-10-06
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From the Angel's Blackboard: The Best of Fulton J. Sheen

From the Angel's Blackboard: The Best of Fulton J. Sheen
Sheen, Fulton
$21.99
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen (1895-1979) is arguably this century's most widely acclaimed and best-loved Roman Catholic prelate. A master of the media, spiritual leader, and witty, literate, urbane teacher, Sheen had a far-ranging impact on American culture. There remains in his spoken and written words a keen insight into the universal human condition, and the universal quest for the Divine in the ordinary.
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9780892439256
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1996-10-16
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Go to Heaven

Go to Heaven
Sheen, Fulton
$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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2017-08-01
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Jesus Christus

Jesus Christus
Guardini, Romano
$12.95
Romano Guardini, widely recognized as the theological mentor of Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI), offers a series of meditations on the life of Christ in a similar vein to the Popes Jesus of Nazareth series.
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9780870612572
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2012-05-14
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Lift Up Your Heart: A Guide to Spiritual Peace

Lift Up Your Heart: A Guide to Spiritual Peace
Sheen, Fulton
$21.99

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
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1997-02-17
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Lord

Lord
Guardini, Romano
$24.99
The only true and unedited telling of the life of Christ--his life and times, in historical context, but not lacking the psychology behind his physical being and spirit. Unlike other books seeking to strip Jesus' story to reveal only the human being, Romano Guardini's The Lord gives the complete story of Jesus Christ--as man, Holy Ghost, and Creator. Pope Benedict XVI lauds Guardini's work as providing a full understanding of the Son of God, away from the prejudice that rationality engenders. Put long-held myths aside and discover the entire truth about God's only begotten Son.
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9780895267146
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1996-09-01
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Making All Things New - Reissue

Making All Things New - Reissue
Nouwen, Henri J M
$15.99
"During the past few years, various friends have asked me, 'What do you mean when you speak about the spiritual life?' Every time this question has come up, I have wished I had a small and simple book which could offer the beginning of a response. I have felt that there was a place for a text that could be read within a few hours and could not only explain what the spiritual life is but also create a desire to live it. This feeling caused me to write "Making All Things New.".."

"The beginning of the spiritual life is often difficult not only because the powers which cause us to worry are so strong but also because the presence of God's Spirit seems barely noticeable. If, however, we are willing to live a life of prayer and practice the disciplines of solitude and community, a new hunger will make itself known. This new hunger is the first sign of God's presence. When we remain attentive to this divine presence, we will be led always deeper into the kingdom. There, to our joyful surprise, we will discover that the power of our worries is weakening and all things are being made new."
- -from "Making All Things New"

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9780060663261
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2009-09-22
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Meditations on the Christ: The Model of All Holiness

Meditations on the Christ: The Model of All Holiness
Guardini, Romano
$14.95

These pages don't tell you what Jesus did -- you know that already! Instead, they take you into the mind and heart of the Son of God in a way you may not have thought possible. You'll come to understand the inner logic of Jesus' ministry: why He did what He did, including puzzling aspects of His life -- ones that may trouble your mind and your faith.

You'll find out why Jesus' life had to take the course it took -- why He couldn't have been the earthly King many were expecting, and why He couldn't have conformed to the conventional ideas of a warrior, a hero, or even just a successful man.

You'll even see why He had to be abandoned by everyone -- including His disciples -- yet His Father remained close to Him then, just as He remains close to you now. Your new insight into why Jesus chose His particular paths then will illuminate the paths He is choosing for you now, for which you'll be filled with gratitude!

Let your newfound knowledge of Jesus blossom into joy as -- directed by these pages -- you open yourself to the One whose whole being will resound in your heart and will nourish your soul.

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9781622822225
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2014-09-08
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New Seeds of Contemplation

New Seeds of Contemplation
Merton, Thomas
$16.95
New Seeds of Contemplation is one of Thomas Merton's most widely read and best-loved books. Christians and non-Christians alike have joined in praising it as a notable successor in the meditative tradition of St. John of the Cross, The Cloud of Unknowing, and the medieval mystics, while others have compared Merton's reflections with those of Thoreau. New Seeds of Contemplation seeks to awaken the dormant inner depths of the spirit so long neglected by Western man, to nurture a deeply contemplative and mystical dimension in our lives. For Merton, "Every moment and every event of every man's life on earth plants something in his soul. For just as the wind carries thousands of winged seeds, so each moment brings with it germs of spiritual vitality that come to rest imperceptibly in the minds and wills of men. Most of these unnumbered seeds perish and are lost, because men are not prepared to receive them: for such seeds as these cannot spring up anywhere except in the soil of freedom, spontaneity and love."
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9780811217248
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2007-11-01
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No Man Is an Island

No Man Is an Island
Merton, Thomas
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In No Man Is an Island, religious scholar and theologian Thomas Merton offers "a stimulating series of spiritual reflections which will prove helpful for all struggling to find the meaning of human existence and to live the richest, fullest and noblest life" (Chicago Tribune).

"Without a life of the spirit, our whole existence becomes unsubstantial and illusory. The life of the spirit, by integrating us in the real order established by God, puts us in the fullest possible contact with reality -- not as we imagine it, but as it really is."

A recapitulation of Merton's earlier work Seeds of Contemplation, this collection of sixteen essays plumbs aspects of human spirituality. He addresses those in search of enduring values, fulfillment, and salvation in prose that is, as always, inspiring and compassionate.



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9780156027731
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2002-10-28
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Peace of Soul

Peace of Soul
Sheen, Fulton
$21.99

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
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1996-06-01
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Searching for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart

Searching for and Maintaining Peace: A Small Treatise on Peace of Heart
Philippe, Father Jacques
$11.95
We live in an age characterized by agitation and lack of peace. This tendency manifests itself in our spiritual as well as our secular life. In our search for God and holiness, in our service to our neighbor, a kind of restlessness and anxiety take the place of the confidence and peace which ought to be ours. What must we do to overcome the moments of fear and distress which assail us? How can we learn to place all our confidence in God and abandon ourselves into his loving care? This is what is taught in this simple, yet profound little treatise on peace of head. Taking concrete examples from our everyday life, the author invites us to respond in a Gospel fashion to the upsetting situations we must all confront. Since peace of heart is a pure gift of God, it is something we should seek, pursue and ask him for without cease. This book is here to help us in that pursuit.
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9780818909061
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2002-01-01
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Second Greatest Story Ever Told

Second Greatest Story Ever Told
Gaitley, Michael E
$16.95
In The Second Greatest Story Ever Told bestselling author Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, reveals St. John Paul II's witness for our time. Building on the prophetic voices of Margaret Mary Alacoque, Thrse of Lisieux, Maximilian Kolbe, and Faustina Kowalska, The Second Greatest Story Ever Told is more than a historical account of the Great Mercy Pope. This book expounds on the profound connection between Divine Mercy and Marian consecration. It serves as an inspiration for all those who desire to bear witness to the mercy of God, focused on Christ and formed by Mary. Now is the time of mercy. Now is the time to make John Paul's story your own.
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9781596143166
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2015-02-28
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Sermons of St. Francis de Sales For Lent, The

Sermons of St. Francis de Sales For Lent, The
$15.95
St. Francis de Sales, famous Doctor of the Church, is one of the four or five greatest masters of the spiritual life--a wise, learned and gentle teacher for all. In these 12 sermons, preached to the Visitation nuns in Lent of 1622, St. Francis covers most of the central teachings of the Christian life, including fasting, temptation and how to resist it, God's special providence toward those living a spiritual life, and the hidden spiritual meanings of the events of Our Lord's Passion.
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9780895552600
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Set Your Heart Free

Set Your Heart Free
De Sales, Francisco
$10.95

Set Your Heart Free by Francis de Sales offers readers the same spiritual wisdom, encouragement, and spellbinding insights that once drew people from all over Europe to this saint's door. Drawn from Francis's immensely popular writings, this prayer resource for individuals or groups emboldens readers to encounter God and pray in their own unique way.

Each book in the Great Spiritual Teachers series provides a month of daily readings from one of Christianity's most beloved spiritual guides. For each day there is a brief and accessible morning meditation drawn from the mystic's writings, a simple mantra for use throughout the day, and a night prayer to focus one's thoughts as the day ends. These easy-to-use books are the perfect prayer companion for busy people who want to root their spiritual practice in the solid ground of these great spiritual teachers.

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9781594711534
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2008-07-01
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Simple Truths: Thinking Life Through with Fulton J. Sheen

Simple Truths: Thinking Life Through with Fulton J. Sheen
Sheen, Fulton
$14.99

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
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1997-12-30
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Spiritual Direction and Meditation

Spiritual Direction and Meditation
Merton, Thomas
$11.95

Merton, whose own tortuous path to spiritual maturity is well known, here offers the knowledge gained during that experience. He discusses the meaning and purpose of spiritual direction, and how to profit from that direction.

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0814604129
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1960-06-01
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Treatise on the Love of God: A

Treatise on the Love of God: A
St Francis de Sales
$39.95
Treatise on the Love of God is in every respect a great work. Because of the book's order, clarity and sound doctrine, and because of St. Francis de Sales' vast knowledge and mastery of language, the work is an acknowledged classic. Excellently versed in both the Fathers and the Scholastics-especially St. Thomas Aquinas-St. Francis de Sales also shows his intimate knowledge of Sacred Scripture, startling the reader with surprising insights into its hidden spiritual meanings. A learned man in a learned era, St. Francis de Sales was moreover widely read in the Greek and Latin classics. The Treatise on the Love of God has well been called "the greatest work of genius in theology since St. Thomas, and one of the most learned." After laying the Scholastic groundwork (Book 1 of the Treatise), St. Francis de Sales launches into a masterful combination of theological principles and practical application regarding divine love-which is the subject of Our Lord's First and greatest Commandment. Going right to the heart of true religion, he shows how everything in the Catholic Faith hinges on this holy love and its growth in the soul. And in harmony with all Catholic teaching, he affirms that human actions are worthless when done without divine love (i.e., not in the state of Sanctifying Grace). Treatise on the Love of God brings the reader a giant step forward toward learning the great science of the Saints-the practice of the love of God.
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9780895555267
Publication Date: 
1884-01-01
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Wounded Healer: Ministry in Contemporary Society

Wounded Healer: Ministry in Contemporary Society
Nouwen, Henri J M
$14.00
"The Wounded Healer" is a hope-filled and profoundly simple book that speaks directly to those men and women who want to be of service in their church or community, but have found the traditional ways often threatening and ineffective. In this book, Henri Nouwen combines creative case studies of ministry with stories from diverse cultures and religious traditions in preparing a new model for ministry. Weaving keen cultural analysis with his psychological and religious insights, Nouwen has come up with a balanced and creative theology of service that begins with the realization of fundamental woundedness in human nature. Emphasizing that which is in humanity common to both minister and believer, this woundedness can serve as a source of strength and healing when counseling others. Nouwen proceeds to develop his approach to ministry with an analysis of sufferings -- a suffering world, a suffering generation, a suffering person, and a suffering minister. It is his contention that ministers are called to recognize the sufferings of their time in their own hearts and make that recognition the starting point of their service. For Nouwen, ministers must be willing to go beyond their professional role and leave themselves open as fellow human beings with the same wounds and suffering -- in the image of Christ. In other words, we heal from our own wounds. Filled with examples from everyday experience, "The Wounded Healer" is a thoughtful and insightful guide that will be welcomed by anyone engaged in the service of others.
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9780385148030
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1979-02-02
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You Did it to Me

You Did it to Me
Gaitley, Michael E
$14.95
What Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC, has done in 33 Days to Morning Glory to promote true devotion to Mary, and what he has done in Consoling the Heart of Jesus to promote devotion to the Merciful and Sacred Heart of Jesus, he now does in 'You Did It to Me' to promote the works of mercy.

Fr. Michael Gaitley [MIC] has a genius for bringing together the spiritual and corporal works of mercy under the umbrella of 'The Five Scriptural Works of Mercy' that Jesus will use to judge us at the end of the world, Matthew 25:31-46. He then enriches these Scriptural texts on mercy with the practical insights of St. Pope John Paul II, St. Faustina, and Pope Francis.

He also has a very fertile imagination in bringing to life practical ways of implementing these works of mercy in our own individual lives, in our parish ministries as well as in the workplace, together with a plan of action for making these works of mercy concrete and livable.

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9781596143043
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2014-04-27
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