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The Word of God can touch us like no other book can. And once we have been touched by it, we cannot keep to ourselves how it has changed us. We want to testify to the power and love we have experienced. The teens who contributed to this book all have experienced the power of the Word of God in their lives, and now they share it with you.
How will I get through this? Will I ever feel God's love again? Prayer, once filled with insight and consolation, now feels routine. When all roads seem impassable where do you turn? John of the Cross offers you his wise counsel as a roadmap through rough terrain. St. John of the Cross is the author of the best-selling classic Dark Night of the Soul.
Saint Joseph, foster father of Jesus and husband of Mary, is often called on to intercede in the selling of a house. However, those with a devotion to Saint Joseph know that he can help with much more: employment, family issues, happy death, finances, divine providence, home improvement, and good health. Let the stories and prayers in this book help you open your heart to the care that Saint Joseph can provide.
Saint Jeanne Jugan, foundress of the Little Sisters of the Poor, was not recognized as such until after her death. Jeanne lived through repeated betrayals and transformed these trials into a path toward holiness that helped her connect with the suffering of Christ. Read the fascinating spiritual journey of this remarkable saint.
Does suffering have meaning? Drawing from the timeless spiritual classic The Imitation of Christ, this book helps the reader discover the meaning of suffering in everyday life and how these trials can lead him or her closer to God. Thomas á Kempis teaches the reader how to relate their own struggles with those of Jesus. Uncover the value of suffering in this enlightening book.
Drawing from historical sources and eye-witness accounts, Shepherds of Fátima is a captivating retelling of Mary's apparitions at Fátima, Portugal, in 1917. Fr. Silva leads readers through the lives of the three little shepherds--Lucia dos Santos and her cousins, Blessed Jacinta Martos and Blessed Francisco Martos--and the events at Fátima with skillful storytelling and expertise. This well-researched account reads like a novel and includes photos.
Discover the life story of St. John Vianney--beloved patron saint of parish priests. From his youth during the tumultuous French Revolution, to his difficult years of study and amazing work to rebuild the parish of Ars, John Vianney is a model of love for God that spilled over into tireless care for others. Historical and cultural details make the story of this remarkable saint come alive for young readers.
Through the use of meditations, Scripture passages, stories, and prayers, Sr. Marie Paul Curley offers a way to develop a personal relationship with God and to discover his unconditional love for us. Curley writes from her own experience, creating a guide to fostering healthy self-esteem and a sense of personal affirmation for even the busiest reader.
Many have been introduced to the story of Saint Joan of Arc through big screen movies and TV. This biography follows her life, illustrating how she heard God's call to fight for her country.
No difficulty could stop this heroic Jesuit priest. Father Isaac's greatest desire was to bring Jesus to the Native Americans he encountered in the wilderness of the New World.
The Encounter the Saints series offers intermediate readers down-to-earth portrayals of the saints. Each story vividly recreates for the reader the saint's place of origin, family life, and corresponding historical events.
Joseph De Veuster was an ordinary boy growing up in Belgium, planning to take over the family farm as he grew older, until he was called to a new vocation--the life of a priest. Joseph became Father Damien and was sent as a missionary to Hawaii and, eventually, to Molokai to become a priest for those suffering from leprosy.
This noblewoman was so moved by St. Francis of Assisi's preaching that she gave up all of her worldly goods and devoted her life to Jesus. St. Clare eventually founded an order of nuns called the Poor Clares.
This much-loved thirteenth-century priest lived and taught in Northern Italy. Anthony committed his life to helping those who were doubtful or confused. With joyful preaching he turned many towards Jesus.
An ordinary Brother of Holy Cross, Saint André Bessette spent most of his life answering the door for his religious community. Through his extraordinary devotion to Saint Joseph and his prayers for those in need, thousands of people were miraculously healed and helped. Inspired by God to build the Oratory of Saint Joseph, Brother André Bessette is beloved in his native Canada and beyond. Saint André Bessette was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI in October 2010.
n this companion volume to Surviving Depression, Sr. Kathryn provides a wealth of prayer resources--some traditional, some contemporary, and all encouraging.
How do I know if I'm living an authentic Christian life? Jesus calls each person to holiness, yet he calls each of us in a unique way. Where can we find the guidance we need as we walk along our paths to God? Catherine is a sure guide along the way of loving service to our neighbors for the sake of Christ.
Written by a friend of Cardinal Van Thuan, this biography chronicles the life of the man Pope John Paul II said was "...marked by a heroic configuration with Christ on the cross."
Filled with personal accounts, approachable spirituality, and meaningful reflections, this is the only Lenten reflection booklet you'll need! Best-selling author Sr. Kathryn J. Hermes offers profound spiritual meditations that can be read quickly and savored slowly throughout your day.
This is a guide to the deepest reality at work in our lives: God's presence in the midst of life's confusion. "This book explores the stories of people like you and me, people faced with situations that often were irreparable, people who need to make peace with themselves" -- Kathryn J. Hermes, FSP
Does life have meaning? What's the purpose of my life? Drawing from both his sermons and writings, Life's Purpose: Wisdom from John Henry Newman lets us reflect with one of the great philosophers of the 19th century on a problem that continues to perplex us today. Find meaning in your life with Newman, a masterful preacher, influential thinker, and follower of God.
As we get ready again for the coming of the King, who better to have by our side than Mary, his mother? Busy folks can indeed prepare themselves for the holy Christmas birth with Joyous Expectation: Journeying Through Advent with Mary.
Stories from Scripture, true life experiences and prayers from the Christian tradition draw the reader to look at life from a renewed perspective. In these pages you will be challenged to make changes in your life, your way of thinking and your choices. Allow the Lord's unconditional love and limitless mercy to transform your life.
How do I find peace of mind in my stressed-out life? Caussade tells us not to fret over the past, nor worry about the future because God is at work for our good in the midst of every duty and every event. Jean-Pierre de Caussade was a Jesuit priest best-known as the author of Abandonment to Divine Providence.
In the 20th Century three social revolutions--the industrial, sexual, and technological revolutions--challenged the religious convictions of many. John Paul II's teaching on the theology of the body was his response to the resulting societal shifts. Fr. Bransfield explores John Paul II's response to the challenges raised by these revolutions. In this context Bransfield then explores how Theology of the Body leads us to live the fullness of the Christian life.
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