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"In 1994, Rwandan native Ilibagiza was 22 years old and home from college to spend Easter with her devout Catholic family when the death of Rwanda's Hutu president sparked a three-month slaughter of nearly one million ethnic Tutsis. She survived by hiding in a Hutu pastor's tiny bathroom with seven other starving women for 91 cramped, terrifying days. This searing firsthand account of Ilibagiza's experience cuts two ways: her description of the evil that was perpetrated, including the brutal murders of her family members, is soul-numbingly devastating, yet the story of her unquenchable faith and connection to God throughout the ordeal uplifts and inspires. This book is a precious addition to the literature that tries to make sense of humankind's seemingly bottomless depravity and counterbalancing hope in an all-powerful, loving God." - Publisher's Weekly, Starred Review, March 2006
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by Dennis Ference. The prayers in this pamphlet will help shut-ins, and residents of nursing homes and hospices discover God's love and tender care for them and accept God's plan and purpose for their lives at this stage.
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5 reviews, 4.80 stars
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In The Rhythm of Life Matthew Kelly exposes the lifestyle challenges and problems that face us in this age obsessed with noise, speed, and perpetual activity. In response, he proposes a lifestyle that promotes genuine well-being by attending to our legitimate needs - physically, emotionally, intellectually, and spiritually.
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It is a journal, not intended for everyday use but to record those snapshots of time that matter the most. Your initial training, schools, deployments, etc..
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We all want to be happy. Perhaps the greatest obstacle to happiness for most people is resentment. It’s easy to see how widespread this problem is: just notice the critical tone of so many conversations, the anger, the complaints and lamentations, the excuses, negative thoughts, frustrations, the distancing of person from person, family divisions, marriage breakdowns, eagerness for vindication or vengeance, labor disputes, social problems, even conflicts between nations. This short book confronts this problem, studies it, and offers solutions to resolve it.
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What do we really know about the nature of heavenly existence? Scripture gives us thrilling promises, but not an abundance of detail. Let the saints’ writings be your source of insight and hope! This new book combines scriptural passages, saintly writings and prayers from the heart, all organized into a daily meditation format... inspiring subjects such as: What the beatific vision will be like; on being in heaven with loved ones; about angels; and what we will do in our resurrected bodies. An encouraging reminder that each day we spend on earth is a preparation for the ultimate joy of life to come.
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This fresh, reassuring approach to living through depression by Kathryn J. Hermes, FSP proposes aspects of the Catholic tradition as a support for surviving even the darkest times.
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Grieving with the Help of Your Catholic Faith gives Catholics a meaningful way to help themselves or others through this challenging time.
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Father Dave takes you along with him, eager to show that God wants to take care of you whether or not you can see down the road or, if tired and sore, you're tempted to quit. His Camino hike holds real lessons for your own life's journey.
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Leveled by leukemia when she was 7 years old, Audrey Stevenson used her remaining months to learn about love, laughter, and what it really means to live in joyful hope. In the process she taught her beloved family and her astonished eyewitnesses about the wonder-working power of a simple Yes to God, no matter what he asks of us. Read Audrey's story, carefully recalled in evocative vignettes and treasured photos, and you'll see through this life's final defeat to recognize eternity's ultimate triumph.
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Seizing his audience from the very start with a captivating telling of his first encounter with the Divine, Kelly sets the pace for an inspiring read that, much like his uplifting lectures, encompasses passion, wonder, wisdom, and happiness.
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The 12 virtues we must all acquire to be happy in this world and to save our souls. Many of our readers rate this the most beautiful and inspiring book they have ever read. For absolutely all!
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Plunged into the icy waters of the Hudson...God spared Frederick Berretta's life in an instant -- and changed his heart forever.
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"God created us for great things," says Mother Teresa of Calcutta. But most of us feel we cannot do the "great things" Mother Teresa has done. How can our lives have meaning? The Blessings of Love is a collection of Mother Teresa's words that serve as instructions for how to make our daily lives count. Each page has a quote which reminds us of a "great thing" we can do--look one another in the eye, smile, listen with an understanding heart, start the day with Jesus. Topics include loving God, loving your neighbor, loving at home, expressing joy, understanding those who suffer, praying, responding to social concerns, giving and more.
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Under the Mantle: Marian Thoughts from a 21st Century Priest Father Donald H. Calloway
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Francis: Pope of a New World By-Andrea Tornielli
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NEW LEATHERETTE EDITION! In a day when Catholics have less time and yet a greater need than ever for personal prayer, The Catholic Prayer Book is a much-needed resource. Filled with a wide range of prayer from the rich tradition of the Church-including personal, family, and liturgical prayer and prayer for special occasions-The Catholic Prayer Book serves as a treasury of Catholic worship from ancient times up to the present day. Leatherette edition, 4 1/2" X 6 1/2". PAPER EDITION ALSO AVAILABLE-1003827
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The Imitation of Christ is a favorite book of Catholics throughout the world. It speaks to the soul of every true Christian, reminding us of the fleeting nature of earthly joy as opposed to the eternity of happiness with God. This new edition from TAN Books combines original content with unique features, including a durable bonded leather cover with zipper, gilded pages, and many beautiful illustrations. The translation is by Bishop Richard Challoner, an inspiring traditional translation, also found in our paperback TAN Classic edition of The Imitation of Christ.
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Female Saints: The Little Book of Prayers
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Meditations Before Mass
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The One Thing is Three (How the Most Holy Trinity Explains Everything)
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He and I
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Written with love, humility, and faith, this brief but poignant volume was first published in 1961 and concerns the death of C. S. Lewis's wife, the American-born poet Joy Davidman.
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No matter our agenda for the day of the week, Dolan masterfully combines insightful commentary and personal stories with snippets of Church history, lives of the saints, and Catholic teaching to inspire holiness through the daily details of ordinary life.
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No matter what our situation—whether we are feeling burdened by sin, enduring temptation, coping with illness, or struggling with doubt—God's healing love is as near as the air we breathe. With lively stories and inspiring meditations on Scripture, Fr. Hampsch reveals the good news that God stands by our side, persistently offering his mercy.
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Following Of Christ by Gerard Groote
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Mustard Seeds is a collection of short daily inspirations. Written during Matthew's travel from 1994 - 96, these brief reflections show the nature and focus of Kelly's interior life, and are designed to bring that same focus to our interior lives.
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Here is solid, encouraging, practical help and support for anyone who has cancer and for his or her family members and friends.
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Veteran Catholic counselor Art Bennett and his wife Laraine provide an accessible synthesis of classical wisdom, modern counseling science, and Catholic spirituality: a rich understanding of the temperaments and what they mean for you and for your family.
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Mission Libertad
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A book to be presented as a gift and keepsake for the family when their veteran passed away. A book written to celebrate military service.
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Countless women today are weighted down by the thought that they are not thin enough, pretty enough, young enough, or good enough. While bookstore shelves are well stocked with advice on how to overcome body image problems, very few take a faith-based, much less Catholic, approach to self-healing. Weightless: Making Peace With Your Body speaks not only to those who may have faced an eating disorder, but also to anyone who wants to live an abundant life, unencumbered by society's obsession with thinness, physical beauty, youth, or food.

Weightless offers:
Personal stories that debunk cultural myths about beauty
Spiritual tools to help address common struggles
Meditations to reshape the way a woman views herself
Discussion questions for personal or group reflection

KATE WICKER is a wife, mom, and journalist. She is a senior writer and health columnist for Faith & Family and has written for a wide variety of regional and national media, including Atlanta Parent, Catholic Exchange, Children's Ministry, Family Fun, Pregnancy, and Women's Day.

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In A Guy's Guide to the Good Life Lockwood weaves Scripture, Church teaching and everyday stories - from Babe Ruth's funeral to the author's doomed efforts to make the varsity basketball team - revealing the virtues for what they really are: a call to action and our tie to the living God.
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In no other kind of human relationship is knowledge of the temperaments — the fundamental personality traits, hard-wired into us at birth, that affect the way we respond to the world around us — so critical, and so fruitful, as in a Christian marriage. For it’s only through mutual understanding of our own patterns of reaction, and those of our spouse, that we can motivate, nurture, respect, and above all, love each other with the selfless patience to which Christ calls us in the sacrament.
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In Amazing Grace for Survivors, you will will witness God’s power as He forms and strengthens ordinary people who faced extraordinary circumstances. You will experience the pain in these stories and share the glory of their triumph. In the end, their grace becomes yours, for we are one body in Christ.
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During World War II, young Vincent Iezzi was at home with his grandmother in his Philadelphia neighborhood. Nonna always knew just what to say. Gifted with a native ability to tell stories, her solution for every one of Vincent's questions or problems was another elaborate story, accompanied by cups of coffee.
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Our life has not lost its meaning; indeed, it has taken on new meaning as we bury part of our past and write a new chapter in our lives.
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Some people will not know what to say to you. They may even avoid you entirely. This is just a fact and you should not allow it to hurt you too deeply. Expect changes in your relationships. Avail yourself of practical helps to ease your adjustment.
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Miracles Do Happen tells the story of Sister Briege's encounter with the healing power of God. It also shares her insights about faith, the power of the Eucharist and the importance of prayer. Most of all, it points the way to a closer relationship with Jesus, greater knowledge of his love, and deeper faith in his power to do the impossible.
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This unique prayer book offers prayers from those who have suffered through depression’s dark days and nights, and yet continue to search for light and strength in their faith. Together with favorite prayers from the Catholic tradition, they offer comfort and hope that God is close to the brokenhearted.
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Amazing Grace for Mothers will lift your heart and send your spirit soaring. You will laugh, you will cry, but most of all you will refresh your mothering through stories of love, inspiration, miracles, and God’s amazing grace.
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by Elaine E. Stillwell. Stepping Stones for the Bereaved helps readers realize that, while you can't bring back a loved one who has passed, you can use your time of grief as a stepping stone toward personal renewal in reacquainting yourself with Jesus Christ.
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Timeless wisdom on finding serenity and joy by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen.
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Nguyen van Thuan 's message to John Paul II and to us is this: the same hope that he found in imprisonment is also the hope for the world at this momentous point in history. Faced with any darkness, we have reason for confidence: Christ, Hope of the World.
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With the help of the souls best qualified to teach you to cope with life's troubles (over 350 saints!), Fr. Joseph Esper considers over forty of life's common problems, showing you how saints overcame these challenges and difficulties . . . and explains how you can, too!
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Discover the Great Outdoors!
The excitement of the hunt …
The escape from everyday work and commitments …
The reflection of the rising sun on the water's edge …
And a new appreciation of God's awesome power -- all from the glory of nature!

Take the trek of a lifetime. Join companion and confidante Fr. Joe Classen, a young priest inspired by God's creation, as he experiences the great outdoors. Share in empowering reflections about life, spirituality, and "the pursuit," as he recounts tales from boyhood to manhood, articulating the deep satisfaction and awesome responsibility of he who becomes one with nature.

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Sisterhood of Saints Daily Guidance and Inspiration
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