Grieving With Mary

Author: Mary K. Doyle
Publisher: ACTA Publications
ISBN: 087946397X
Size: 53.87 MB
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More art, music and literature have been devoted to Mary than to any other woman in history, and millions of believers make hard pilgrimages to visit her shrines every day. But why do Catholics pray to Mary in times of sorrow or need? And how does she help them develop a closer relationship to Christ? In Grieving with Mary, author Mary K. Doyle finds comfort and healing in devotion to the Blessed Virgin. Doyle walks readers through the illustrious history of the many ways Catholics have of approaching Mary, and encourages readers to use one or more of the following to nurture their own personal relationship with the Mother of God: [[Hymns and prayers [[Devotional art [[Shrines [[Rosary beads [[Labyrinths [[Feasts and processions When Catholics pray to Mary (or any other saint), they ask for her intercession. In prose that is clear and precise, Doyle makes clear that adoration of Mary does not replace worshipping God, but rather draws believers closer to God. Ultimately, devo

Peter The Popes And Mary Whatever Happened To Jesus

Author: Paul I. Johnson
Publisher: Redemption Press
ISBN: 168314113X
Size: 75.70 MB
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An expose’ of the heretical teachings of the Roman Catholic Church shows how the truths of the Bible and historical reality directly contradict key structures of this religious system. Designed for use as a Bible study, or to share with friends who want to understand Catholicism, or Catholics who have doubts about what they have been taught.

Grieving With The Help Of Your Catholic Faith

Author: Lorene Hanley Duquin
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor
ISBN: 1612783058
Size: 76.94 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Losing a loved one is perhaps the most painful and overwhelming of life's experiences. It challenges you physically and emotionally and raises tough questions about the future -- about where God is in the midst of your pain. Your key to understanding all these issues -- and healing -- is your Catholic Faith. Grieving with the Help of Your Catholic Faith gives Catholics a meaningful way to help themselves or others through this challenging time. With personal stories, reassuring prayers, and spiritual wisdom, it provides: An understanding of how grief affects -- and can be lightened by -- the heart, soul, and mind The perspective to sort through difficult physical, emotional, and spiritual feelings Positive ways to deal with sorrow Empowering wisdom for building a stronger faith Tips for providing comfort to adults, teens, and children who are grieving A perfect resource for individuals, grief support groups, clergy, and lay ministers alike, Grieving with the Help of Your Catholic Faith offers comfort, empathy, and inspiration that will be relied upon time and time again.

No One Cries The Wrong Way

Author: Joe Kempf
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor
ISBN: 1612782191
Size: 69.65 MB
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Have you ever found yourself tongue-tied when encountering someone suffering, dying, or having just lost someone close? As people of faith, we are invited to trust in the wonderful goodness of God. Then how are we to understand the sufferings of so many of God's people? Where is God to be found in the midst of a world filled with so much pain and loss? What difference does it make to pray? No One Cries the Wrong Way offers some glimpses into these great questions. Certainly, there are no easy answers. Any words about God will fall far short of the truth of who God is. Indeed, we stand here before the great mystery. But we do not stand along; without hope; or without something to offer. Consoling in a way that is both simple and profound, Fr. Kempf helps us trust the Love in the midst of the pain. At the end of the book, there is a prayer service for each chapter, questions for reflect or discussion, and quotes for meditation and prayer.

Mourning To Morning

Author: Nancy James
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1483519856
Size: 53.70 MB
Format: PDF
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Have you experienced a loss of a child or know someone who has? Mourning to Morning is a 90-day devotional filled with personal stories and “prescriptions for healing” that will help you process pain, grief, and anger, and come into wholeness after tragedy. Mourning to Morning is an amazing story of how a grieving mother in her brokenness found her only comfort in God’s grace and compassion. She speaks volumes of love with integrity to fill the void that is so wide. This book is soothing for the soul and it provides hope after despair. —Glenda Lenchanko, Honolulu, Hawaii Nancy’s journey tugs at the heartstrings of anyone who has known loss, whether of a child, family member, or friend. Her writing is refreshing, honest, and open—as if you and a close friend were engaged in conversation about life and experiences that matter. I’m amazed at Nancy’s ability to tuck humor inside her stories. Each devotional is filled with heartfelt expression that has known pain, suffering, loss, anger, forgiveness, joy, peace, and ultimate healing through God. —Dana Lee Haines, Baylor University Ed.D. Anyone who has experienced the loss of a child will benefit from reading this book on hope and healing. Nancy takes us from a place of confusion and utter despair to a place of trust and dependence on God. Nancy is open and shares honestly about grief and how to move on to what God has called you to after you have lost a child. —Dawn, Houston, Texas Being a mother of five myself, I couldn’t imagine losing a child. Nancy doesn’t sugar coat her pain or her anger; it is real and it is raw. I gave a draft of her book to a friend of mine who was grieving the loss of her son. She had been searching for a book to comfort her and help her understand her emotions, but could not find one. She quickly devoured the words of comfort, understanding, and hope that Mourning to Morning offered her. —Debbie Roberts, Kona, Hawaii

Healing After Loss

Author: Martha W. Hickman
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061925771
Size: 61.51 MB
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For those who have suffered the loss of a loved one, here are strength and thoughtful words to inspire and comfort.

Empty Arms

Author: Pam W. Vredevelt
Publisher: Multnomah
ISBN: 1576738515
Size: 56.73 MB
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With warmth and compassion, licensed counselor Pam Vredevelt offers sound answers, advice, and reassurance to the woman fighting to maintain faith while experiencing the heartbreak of Empty Arms.

After Miscarriage

Author: Karen Edmisten
Publisher: Servant Books
ISBN: 9780867169973
Size: 20.46 MB
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After Miscarriage: A Catholic Woman’s Companion to Healing and Hope is a book about grief, healing, and hope after miscarriage. Not afraid to examine the raw emotions that accompany such an experience, the author tells women that they are not alone in reacting strongly, even frighteningly, to their loss and reassures them that hope and healing will come. Having experienced multiple miscarriages herself, Karen shares excerpts from her personal journals, as well as other women’s stories, rich quotes about grieving and the healing process, and practical advice. A helpful resource section includes a wide variety of information from both Catholic and secular sources.

Surviving The Loss Of A Child

Author: Elizabeth B. Brown
Publisher: Revell
ISBN: 9781441207371
Size: 43.16 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Nothing can steal peace and joy and undermine the very foundation of someone's life like losing a child. It is devastating on a level that most of us can't imagine. Written after the loss of the author's own child, Surviving the Loss of a Child offers encouragement and hope to those who may think they will never be able to live fully after such tragedy. Bereaved parents, as well as friends, counselors, pastors, and caregivers, will find this book a source of comfort and discover coping mechanisms as they move through their grief. Revised and updated, it has short chapters that are easy to take in, perfect for people going through this difficult time.

Shaking Hands With God

Author: Dick Bernal
Publisher: Gospel Light Publications
ISBN: 0830746854
Size: 63.71 MB
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How much do we know about God? Are we merely supposed to worship God but not know Him? The prophet Isaiah instructs us to, Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near (55:6). Yet how does God, who cannot be seen with the natural eye, relate to humans? God's chosen way of restoring relationship with His creation is covenant. With the book of Genesis as his starting point, Dick Bernal, founding pastor of Jubilee Christian Center in San Jose, CA, creates a vivid portrait of God's redemptive plan for His people by examining covenant as it unfolds through biblical history and into our lives today. Through nearly 30 years of pastoral ministry, Pastor Bernal has discovered that those who understand covenant possess a strong and trusting faith in God, and he has a passion to instill in believers a resounding affirmation of their rightful position in Christ, the ultimate consummation of God's covenant. In this in depth yet accessible exploration of God's agreements with His people, he offers readers a biblical way to understand God's dealings with humanity, and practical, faith-changing principles for applying this fresh understanding to their lives.