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Edmund Campion Hero of God's Underground

Edmund Campion Hero of God's Underground
$11.95
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9780898703870
From the famous Vision Books series of lives of saints for young people, this is the inspiring dramatic account of the colorful and courageous life and death of the martyr, St. Edmund Campion, hero of God's underground" during the persecutions of the Catholics in England in the 1500s. Campion, the most celebrated young scholar of his day, was on his way to becoming the Archbishop of Canterbury until a crisis of conscience turned him back to his Catholic faith. He fled England, became a Jesuit priest, and was sent back to be the leader of the underground ministry to the persecuted Catholics until, after a long and frustrated search, the government finally captured him and brutally executed him. His daring and brilliant underground ministry to Catholics all over England, his zeal for the faith, and his great courage and joy in the face of martyrdom are all related in this compelling story for youth.
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1992-03-01
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Priest and Beggar

$17.95

In 1957, at twenty-seven years old, Father Aloysius Schwartz of Washington, D.C., asked to be sent to one of the saddest places in the world: South Korea in the wake of the Korean War. Just a few months into his priesthood, he stepped off the train in Seoul into a dystopian film. Squatters with blank stares picked through hills of garbage. Paper-fleshed orphans lay on the streets like leftover war shrapnel. The scenes pierced him.

Within just fifteen years, Father Schwartz had changed the course of Korean history, founding and reforming orphanages, hospitals, hospices, clinics, schools, and the Sisters of Mary, a Korean religious order dedicated to the sickest of the sick and the poorest of the poor. All the while, he himself--like the Sisters--lived the same hard poverty as the people he served and loved.

Biographer Kevin Wells tells the story of a different kind of American hero, an ordinary priest who stared down corruption, slander, persecution, and death for the sake of God's poor. "What Father Al managed to do is beyond the pale", said his longtime collaborator Monsignor James Golasinski. "He was the boldest man I ever knew. He feared nothing."

Known for his joy and his humor, even in the teeth of Lou Gehrig's disease, Schwartz was declared a Servant of God by Pope Francis in 2015. By the time of his death in 1992, his work with the Sisters of Mary had spread to the Philippines and Mexico; and since then, the Sisters have founded Boystowns and Girlstowns across Central and South America, as well as in Tanzania. Father Schwartz died calling out to his beloved Mary, the Virgin of the Poor, saying, "All praise, honor, and glory for anything good accomplished in my life goes to her and to her alone."

Includes 16 pages of photos.

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9781621645061
Publication Date: 
2021-05-20
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Set Aside Every Fear- Catherine of Siena

Set Aside Every Fear- Catherine of Siena
$10.95
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9781594719752
Set Aside Every Fear is a simple, thirty-day devotional based on the classic spirituality of St. Catherine of Siena, who was declared a Doctor of the Church in 1970. In only a few minutes each day, this book offers you a glimpse of St. Catherine's passion for living steeped in the intimate connection between love of God and service to others, which has inspired people of faith for more than six centuries.

Originally published in 1997 and now back in print, Set Aside Every Fear is the perfect prayer companion for busy people who want to root their spiritual practice in the solid ground of St. Catherine of Siena's timeless--and timely--teachings on divine and human relationships. Catherine brought together two frequently unconnected charisms--mysticism and active ministry--and embodied both throughout her life. Her intimacy with God through prayer enabled her to minister to the poor and sick more deeply and to boldly speak truth to Church authorities. When the papacy fled Rome for Avignon because of political conflict, Catherine tirelessly encouraged the popes to return to Rome, and was ultimately successful.

Set Aside Every Fear offers prayers in the voice of God and responses in the voice of humanity based on Catherine's own words, which encourage you in your own practice of dialogue with God. As you reflect on the mystery of divine love, Catherine shares her own relationship with God in a way that challenges you to place your trust in God and abandon your worries as you follow him.

All the titles in the 30 Days with a Great Spiritual Teacher series contain a brief morning meditation, a simple mantra to use throughout the day, and a night prayer to focus your thoughts as the day ends. John Kirvan is the series editor.

Publication Date: 
2020-01-24
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Mysteries Marvels Miracles in the Lives of the Saints

Mysteries Marvels Miracles in the Lives of the Saints
$29.95
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9780895555410
Includes hundreds of true stories of miraculous phenomena in the lives of the Saints: bilocation, levitation, multiplication of food, etc. Fascinating, hard to put down, and helpful to strengthen one\'s faith. This world CANNOT be all there is -- and this book helps to make that truth more REAL to each one of us! An excellent gift book, suitable for all ages. Impr. 597 pgs 77 Illus, PB.
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1997-02-01
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Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux

Autobiography of St. Therese of Lisieux
$11.95
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9781614273103
2012 Reprint of 1958 Edition. Exact facsimile of the original edition, not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. St. Therese of Lisieux, "The Little Flower", was recently declared a Doctor of the Church by Pope John Paul II, the third woman to receive this honor in 2000 years. She thus ranks with such intellectual and theological giants as St. Augustine and Saint Thomas Aquinas. This elevation is all the more astonishing when we consider her background; born to a bourgeois family in provincial 19th century France, she entered a cloistered convent at the age of 15, and died in obscurity at age 24. The posthumous publication of her spiritual journals created a sensation in the Catholic world comparable to that produced in the postwar world by "The Diary of Ann Frank." Adopted as a universal "little sister" by the French soldiers of World War I, St. Therese's naive, charming, but profound words were carried next to many an infantryman's heart. Therese's story and the effect of her powerful personality and passionate devotion have lost none of their force. "At last I have found my calling," she declared. "My calling is love." The core of her spiritual message, the "little way" is the recognition that any act, no matter how trivial, is infinitely valuable if done out of love. Her influence on other great 20th century figures such as Theresa of Calcutta and Edith Stein is obvious. This is a unique book, to be read with pleasure, with joy, and with the assurance of great spiritual benefit. The homely and human details of Therese's short life lead to the path of enlightenment. In her memoirs, she describes spiritual life: she lived each day with an unshakable confidence in God's love. "What matters in life," she wrote, "is not great deeds, but great love." Therese lived and taught a spirituality of attending to everyone and everything well and with love. She believed that just as a child becomes enamored with what is before her, we should also have a childlike focus and totally attentive love. Therese's spirituality is of doing the ordinary, with extraordinary love.
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2012-06-06
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Elizabeth of the Trinity A Life of Praise to God

Elizabeth of the Trinity A Life of Praise to God
$14.95
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9781622823772

Available in English for the first time, this short book is a powerful introduction to the spiritual wisdom of one of the Church's newest saints: Elizabeth of the Trinity.

There was nothing extraordinary in Elizabeth of the Trinity's life. There were no ecstasies. She didn't work miracles. She didn't communicate heavenly messages through visions or words she heard.

Instead, she presented a message to modern man through her own life of fidelity, showing us that the true road to contemplative prayer is not an ascent to grasp God, but a descent into the depths of one's heart.

She teaches us that only by drawing our souls inwardly can we move toward bold abandonment and achieve immersion in God, thereby connecting our spiritual lives to the eternal praise of the saints in heaven.

Publication Date: 
2016-09-22
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Mother Teresa's Secret Fire

Mother Teresa's Secret Fire
$19.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9781681920481
Written by the co-founder of her priest's community at Mother Teresa's personal request to share her message with the world. Gain unprecedented access and understanding to Mother Teresa's secret source of passion, spirit, and impact.
Publication Date: 
2016-09-05
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Unmasking Mother Teresa's critics

Unmasking Mother Teresa's critics
$14.95
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9781622823758
In these pages, Donahue responds point-by-point to all of her critics claims, and proves that their attacks on her are motivated almost entirely by her conviction that life begins in the womb. Don't let Mother Teresa's critics win. Read this book, and be armed with all the evidence you need to put to rest those cruel myths that are being promoted by those who wish to destroy the legacy of one of the Church's most admired saints.
Publication Date: 
2016-08-18
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Relics What They Are and Why They Matter

Relics What They Are and Why They Matter
$16.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9780895558596
Scripture speaks of miracles wrought through relics: a dead man was raised when Elisha s bones touched him, and the clothing of Jesus and His apostles healed the sick. In the early Church, Masses were celebrated over the bones of the martyrs, and phials of their blood have effected countless miracles. Direct successors of the Apostles themselves speak of venerating relics; Church Fathers encourage it; throughout the ages of Catholic legacy, relics of the saints are always present.The Church takes diligent care in preserving and documenting the authenticity of her relics. Best-selling author Joan Carroll Cruz takes full advantage of these resources. With painstaking research, she exposes the details behind hundreds of the Church s most famous and beloved relics. She covers 38 second-class relicsof our Lord and Lady, such as the Holy Grail and Our Lady s Veil, and relics of all sorts from 75 favorite saints, such as St. Mary Magdalene, St. Agnes, St. Charles Borromeo, St. Francis of Assisi, St. Maria Goretti, and many more!Relics is a unique collection of years of dedicated research about the lives of the saints and the mementos they left behind, to remind us of their presence and intercession for us."
Publication Date: 
2015-08-31
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Looking To St. Francis The Man from Assisi and His Message of Hope for Today

Looking To St. Francis The Man from Assisi and His Message of Hope for Today
$13.95
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9781593252540
Even before he died, his contemporaries honored Francis, the poor man of Assisi, as a saint. He has lost none of his appeal for people today even our pope has taken the name of this great saint. That s because the message of Francis for us is quite simply the message of Jesus.This book looks not only at Francis life and times but also helps us see how we can take on his spirituality in dealing with the challenges in our lives and in the world today. The authors shed light on Francis love of poverty, his rejection of violence, his call to reform the Church, his reaction to suffering, and his sacramental vision of life all the while challenging us to see how fully living out the radical call of the gospel gives us joy and answers the problems besetting our world today.
Publication Date: 
2014-06-15
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30 days with 30 saints

30 days with 30 saints
$3.95
ISBN/SKU: 
9781627851183
Publication Date: 
2015-11-15
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Lily of the Mohawks The Story of St. Kateri

Lily of the Mohawks The Story of St. Kateri
$15.99
ISBN/SKU: 
9781616365554
Even before Kateri Tekakwitha's canonization on October 21, 2012, many had been inspired by the story of the young Native American mystic who lived in the Mohawk Valley during the seventeenth century. With Emily Cavins's skill for weaving together historical facts and a compelling story, readers will discover Kateri's path to sainthood against the backdrop of her life as a Native American in New York. These pages will reveal: What led to Kateri's desire to become a ChristianHer piety and self-denial in the face of persecution and illnessHer impact on the Catholic Mohawk communityThe long road to sainthood, including two miracles attributed to KateriMore than just a compelling story of Kateri's short life, readers will also learn how to avail themselves of Kateri's intercession, why Kateri has become known as the patron saint of the environment, and of her connection to St. Francis of Assisi.
Publication Date: 
2013-07-19
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God's Doorkeepers Padre Pio, Solanus Casey, Andre Bessette

God's Doorkeepers Padre Pio, Solanus Casey, Andre Bessette
$17.99
ISBN/SKU: 
0867166991
I look on my whole life as giving, and I want to give and give until there is nothing left to give.
--Solanus Casey, from the Introduction

Padre Pio and André Bessette would have readily agreed with Solanus Casey even though, on the surface, none of the three had much to give. All grew up in humble circumstances, each suffered poor health, and none achieved academic distinction or prominent positions in their religious orders. They were, to all appearances, the sort of people others overlook.

Yet in their lifetimes, untold numbers found physical and interior healing through their ministries, and since their deaths their fame has grown enormously. Their secret was the secret of every successful Christian life: In complete humility, they abandoned themselves to the will of God.

Bessette and Casey literally answered the door at their monasteries, and Pio was something of a spiritual doorkeeper in the confessional. God's Doorkeepers reveals how these miracle-workers, in spite of their lowly circumstances, inspired and continue to inspire those who seek a healing encounter with God.

Publication Date: 
2006-09-01
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Saints and Other Powerful Men in The Church

Saints and Other Powerful Men in The Church
$15.95
ISBN/SKU: 
0926143093
Bob and Penny Lord highlight twelve men--official saints and others-- whose determination to be living signs of the love of Jesus has significance for Christians in our age.
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1995-08-01
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101 Questions & Answers on Saints

101 Questions & Answers on Saints
$14.95
ISBN/SKU: 
0809144425
While there are many books on saints, this one is different. Keeping in mind the questions he has been asked by people over the years, George Evans has written a book in popular question-and-answer format that treats not only the saints' existence, place, and functions, but also the kind of honor given to them in the Church's liturgy and life. The author treats such topics as beatification and canonization; hagiography, the study of the lives of the saints; and the role of saints in art. An informational text as well as a book to pick up now and then for entertaining reading, this book offers readers a deeper sense of why the saints and the honoring of them has been influential in the lives of Catholics and others who strive to follow Jesus Christ and experience his love. It is a happy medium between the scholarly and devotional books that are its competition. +
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2007-03-01
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My Best Teachers Were Saints What Every Educator Can Learn from the Heroes of

My Best Teachers Were Saints What Every Educator Can Learn from the Heroes of
$15.95
ISBN/SKU: 
082942329X

Dry spells and indifferent students, acrimonious meetings and recalcitrant colleagues, isolation and self-doubt--the stresses of the teaching profession are plentiful. In times of strain, many teachers draw on the wisdom of their mentors, the seasoned teachers who taught them classroom skills and became trusted models and friends. For Susan H. Swetnam, some of the best, most inspiring, and most insightful mentors she has are saints of the Catholic Church--and a remarkable number of these men and women were teachers themselves. In fact, many of the church's heroes schieved their saintly stature by facing challenges identical to those that teachers face today.

Some of the fifty-two saints described in My Best Teachers Were Saints give lessons on how to overcome the teaching profession's unique problems; others show today's teachers how to identify successes that are often quite difficult to discern. All of the saints in this book share one thing in common: they persevered in the educational work that God called them to do. Swetnam brings to life each story of perseverance and makes it easy for today's educatiors to discover mentor-companions wh can help them rekindle and fortify their passion in the classroom.

Publication Date: 
2007-02-01
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Kolbe...Saint of the Immaculata

$13.95
ISBN/SKU: 
0898708850
Publication Date: 
2014-12-02
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Hidden Life: Essays Meditations Spiritual Texts Collected Works of Edith Stein

Hidden Life: Essays Meditations Spiritual Texts Collected Works of Edith Stein
$12.95
ISBN/SKU: 
0935216170
Shorter spiritual writings on prayer, liturgy, and the spirit of Carmel, with 5 photos and index.
Publication Date: 
1992-01-01
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Illustrated Lives of the Saints Vol. II

Illustrated Lives of the Saints Vol. II
$13.95
ISBN/SKU: 
0899429483

This companion to the Illustrated Lives of the Saints, with over 60 beautiful illustrations and large, easy-to-read type, offers a new journey to travel as you walk with Saints and Blesseds each day of the year. A ribbon marker makes it easy to keep one's place in this rich treasury of Saints' lives.

  • Read about the lives of Saints and Blesseds with whom you may not be familiar.
  • Let their short, inspiring biographies touch you.
  • Learn from their trials and triumphs, their joys and sorrows.
  • Ponder the daily reflections and embrace the prayers.
  • Publication Date: 
    2006-08-01
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    Eighth American Saint - Saint Mother Theodore Guerin

    Eighth American Saint - Saint Mother Theodore Guerin
    $12.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    0879463244
    Born in France in 1798, Anne-Th?r?se Guerin served with the Sisters of Providence for seventeen years before being asked to lead a small missionary band of Sisters of Providence to the United States in 1840. She established a motherhouse in Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana. She overcame great trials, including prejudice against Catholics and a devastating fire, while building a strong congregation. By the time of her death in 1856 she had opened schools in towns throughout Indiana. The Eighth American Saint is a reissue of the book Faith Is the Substance, but it includes a new Foreword and Afterword by Mary K. Doyle that include a discussion and description of the canonization ceremony taking place on October 15, 2006.
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    2006-11-15
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    Forget Not Love the Passion of Maximilian Kolbe

    Forget Not Love the Passion of Maximilian Kolbe
    $16.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    0898702755

    The famous French author's unique writing style captivates the reader with the heroic story of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, a modern apostle of Catholic evangelization, Marian spirituality, and a martyr of charity. With the encouragement of Pope John Paul II and the help of documentation (some unpublished) given to him by the Vatican, Frossard chronicles the dramatic and moving life of this Polish Franciscan who volunteered to die in place of a fellow prisoner in Auschwitz.

    While his heroic martyr's death is well known, Frossard shows how Kolbe's whole life was one of extraordinary generosity in devotion to his ideal of "love without limits." Kolbe was that rare combination of mystic, intellectual genius, theologian, and down-to-earth practicality. His tremendous creative energies (despite constant bouts of tuberculosis and less than one lung) enhanced the lives of all those who knew him, the millions who read his publications, and the countless persons inspired by his example. Forget Not Love reveals the interesting and impressive details of Kolbe's childhood, vision of Mary, brilliance in his studies, his founding of the largest monastery in the world (700 Franciscans), massive printing apostolate, missionary journeys to Japan, and his final act of love in Auschwitz. Frossard has captured the heart of the man whom Pope John Paul II declared "the patron saint of this difficult century."

    Publication Date: 
    1991-10-01
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    Illustrated Lives of the Saints Vol. I

    Illustrated Lives of the Saints Vol. I
    $12.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    0899429394

    This volume, with over 80 beautiful full-color illustrations and large, easy-to-read type, can accompany you as you walk with the Saints each day of the year. A ribbon marker makes it easy to keep one's place in this rich treasury of Saints' lives.

  • Read about the lives of many familiar and some lesser-known Saints.
  • Be moved by their short, inspiring biographies.
  • Discover their trials and triumphs, their joys and sorrows.
  • Pray with them in mind.

  • Publication Date: 
    2006-05-01
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    Francis and the San Damiano Cross Meditations on Spiritual Transformation

    Francis and the San Damiano Cross Meditations on Spiritual Transformation
    $11.99
    ISBN/SKU: 
    0867167351
    The San Damiano crucifix is a stage where a story is being told. There are different sets and players on the stage and we are the audience viewing it; and it too has an audience upon it that is both viewing the crucifixion and playing a part in it....Francis walked onto that stage a person who had within him the violence of war, unrest and severe doubts. And on this stage he became a person of peace. His prayer before the crucifix is also our prayer, 'What will be ours to be and do'?
    --from the Introduction

    Francis and the San Damiano Cross: Meditations on Spiritual Transformation is an invaluable prayer resource that uses the cross of San Damiano--the cross that spoke to Francis of Assisi--as inspiration for personal reflection. Susan Saint Sing, a former resident of Assisi and follower of Francis, takes the reader on a journey to the place where Francis prayed before the San Damiano Cross. Not only does she recall her own personal journey to Assisi, she recounts the spiritual and physical transformation of Francis in his quest to rebuild the Church--a quest that began in the small, broken-down church of San Damiano but was the catalyst for a much broader reconstruction.

    These meditations not only detail and explain the images on the cross itself, but they explain the powerful message of the cross--transformation: It speaks to us still, beckoning us to repair our lives, our relationships, our failings--in honor of Him who gave his life there on the cross in order for us to become more in the fullness of his presence, to be instruments of peace. Christ's death and resurrection, celebrated on this gilded cross is a call to each of us, like it was to Francis, to become great through Him. We are called to live like Francis, to be like him and to be transformed.

    Publication Date: 
    2006-08-02
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    Saint Bakhita of Sudan: Forever Free

    Saint Bakhita of Sudan: Forever Free
    $8.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    0819870943
    The name "Bakhita," which means "fortunate," was sarcastically bestowed upon this young child when she was kidnapped into slavery. After being taken to Italy and put into service as a nanny, she was sent to live with the Canossian Sisters in Venice, eventually becoming part of their community. For twenty-five years, she joyously carried out humble services in the convent, including taking care of the wounded during World War I. This African saint's engrossing life story, heroic choices, and forgiving heart make her a wonderful role model!
    Publication Date: 
    2006-08-01
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    Mary Magdalen In the vision of Anne Catherine Emmerich

    Mary Magdalen In the vision of Anne Catherine Emmerich
    $16.95
    ISBN/SKU: 
    0895558025
    The visions of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich are the world's greatest source of detail on the life of St. Mary Magdalen -- great sinner and penitent. Fully referenced to The Life of Jesus Christ (their source), these pages agree completely with Sacred Scripture, but also tell of Mary Magdalen's sinful life from age 9, her extravagant attire, her second repentence after falling back into sin, her exorcism by Our Lord, His defense of her against the self-righteous, her relationship with Martha and Lazarus, her external appearance, her role at Calvary and much more. Impr. 191 pgs, PB
    Publication Date: 
    2005-08-01
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