Grieving With Mary

Author: Mary K. Doyle
Publisher: ACTA Publications
ISBN: 087946397X
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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
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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
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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
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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.

The Healing Touch Of Mary

Author: Cheri Lomonte
Publisher: Divine Impressions
ISBN: 0976716496
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The Healing Touch of Mary explores the fascinating connection between the human and spiritual world. These personal accounts are of answered prayers, celestial visions, and reclaimed lives. In The Healing Touch of Mary you can share in the power and inspiration of these miracles through the many true stories and achingly beautiful photographs of Madonnas from around the world. You will find a source of strength and healing, a sense of comfort and peace. Original.

Grieving God S Way

Author: Margaret Brownley
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0849949998
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The loss of a loved one is devastating, and the grief that follows is often crippling. While modern Western culture has adopted an aren't-you-over-it-yet? attitude toward death and the grief it brings, the grieving process can take years. Weeks and months go by with no visible improvement. We might even wonder if God has forsaken us. Then one day it happens: We laugh. We feel connnected, restless, maybe even hopeful. We're no longer consumed by our loss, and our thoughts turn outward. These are the first signs of healing. Though the tendency in our fast-paced society is to suppress our grief or ignore it all together, Grieving God's Way inspires a different course of action. In this 90-day devotional Margaret Brownley provides the framework for a methodical grieving process that follows God's plan. Grieving God's way requires us to trust that He will lead us through the darkness, heal our pain, take away our weariness, and fill our hearts with hope, peace, and new purpose. From defining what grief is to validating its importance, Brownley gives us the components necessary to find God within our sorrow and grieve with Him. Divided into four sections, Grieving God's Way offers insight into healing our grieving body, soul, heart, and spirit. Infused with scriptures and inspirational haiku by Diantha Ain, this book motivates us to shift our grieving from man's way to God's way. . . slow and often invisible but with truly amazing results. So how long does it take to grieve? As long as it takes God to heal.

Healing After Loss

Author: Martha W. Hickman
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061925771
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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 Vredevelt
Publisher: Multnomah
ISBN: 9780307565341
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Now with updated content. “I’m not picking up a heartbeat.” These are the most dreaded words an expectant mother can hear. As joy and anticipation dissolve into confusion and grief, painful questions refuse to go away: Why me? Did I do something wrong? How will this affect my ability to have a family? What do I say to my children without scaring them? With the warmth and compassion of a Licensed Professional Counselor and writing as a mother who has suffered the loss of a baby and a sixteen-year-old son, Pam Vredevelt offers sound answers and advice. As an expert in love and loss, Pam gives reassuring comfort to any woman fighting to maintain stability and faith in the midst of devastating heartbreak. Empty Arms: Hope and Support for Those Who Have Suffered a Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Tubal Pregnancy is the essential guidebook for anyone suffering the agony of losing a baby. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Healing The Soul Finding Peace And Consolation When Life Hurts

Author: Eddie Ensley
Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications
ISBN: 9781585959211
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In thirty years of ministry, Deacon Eddie Ensley has seen pain. The prayer experiences he shares here can "feed our deeper selves with affirmations of God's love" so we can heal and be made whole again. These simple but startling powerful prayer methods can bring hope to spouses, parents, teens, professionals, the unemployed, the lonely, and anyone who suffers from physical pain, grief, depression, anxiety, family hurts, and even violence. When we enter this kind of deep prayer, Deacon Eddie says, "We are grasped by God's affirmation. We experience his love at the very heart of things; a love that cannot and will not let us go. And that love makes all things fresh and new." Even us.

In God S Embrace

Author: Sandra Degidio
Publisher: Twenty-Third Publications
ISBN: 9781627850186
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An honest and inspiring guide for all who seek to be made well in body and spirit. Each prayer offers food for thought as well as deep reverence for God's healing powers. For those whose illness has progressed, these profound yet candid prayers will be sure companions for seeking God's will and ultimate peace. With beautiful photographs throughout.