The Treasury Of Catholic Wisdom

Author: John A. Hardon
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 0898705398
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The Treasury of Catholic Wisdom is a Catholic library in miniature, a one-volume microcosm of what the Church's great minds have thought and said since the apostolic age. Indeed, in The Treasury of Catholic Wisdom, noted theologian Fr. John A. Hardon has compiled the works of thirty-three of the greatest Catholic thinkers and writers, representing every period of the Church's passage through time, from the beginnings of Christianity to the present day. Here are men and women, bishops and priests, religious and the laity "whose native talents were elevated by the supernatural light that God reserves for those who are most submissive to His will". Included in this extraordinary and fascinating anthology are the works of the early saints, such as Gregory, Basil, Augustine, John Crysostom, Patrick, Bernard, Francis, and Thomas Aquinas. Here, too, are the writings of the great reformers Ignatius, Catherine of Siena, and Teresa of Avila; the mystic John of the Cross; the practical wisdom of Francis de Sales, Louis de Montfort, and Peter Julian Eymard; and the modern-day reflections of Gerard Manley Hopkins, Francis Thompson, Therese of Lisieux, G. K. Chesterton, and Fulton J. Sheen. Fr. Hardon has selected those writings which are representative of the thought and philosophy of each contributor, and has carefully chosen excerpts which are not always the most familiar. Thus, his volume provides not only a fresh collection of the best of Catholic wisdom, but also a uniquely comprehensive work which offers enlightenment and faith for generations of readers.

Praying Our Lives

Author: Eleanor Bernstein
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
ISBN: 1594713227
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Praying Our Lives: A Woman's Treasury of Catholic Prayer is a comprehensive and deeply intimate prayer book meant to empower women to understand and live their Catholic faith through a deeper connection to their spiritual heritage. Not just a compilation, the book is a treasury of Catholic wisdom that teaches women how to pray as women—both alone and in community. Eleanor Bernstein, C.S.J., begins by guiding women to recognize how their life experiences—in the workplace, in their communities, and as mothers, daughters, and wives—relate to those of the great women of the Bible and the great saints. Readers will discover fresh ways to pray with scripture, to know the saints and mystics, and to participate in the Liturgy of the Hours. The great mystery of the Eucharist as well as the feasts and seasons of the Church year will be enlivened in a way that is fresh and relevant for today’s Catholic women.

Behold The Lamb Of God

Author: Patrick J. Miron
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1412022606
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Like all of us I have been given a number of "gold coins" to invest by and for our Savior Jesus Christ. This manual on our faith and the current state of our Church is I pray a multiplication and proper use of the gifts loaned to me. "Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of working, but it is the same God who inspires them all in every one. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good." 1 Corinthians Chapter 12:4-8 I am compelled to write and compile this work for a variety of reasons. Foremost is the urgent need for an Orthodox, compelling, easy to read comprehensive source for all those who desire to teach and share our faith with our family and in our Church. It is an ideal Catechesis resource. Working part-time with a strong sense of dedication, it has taken about five years to complete this work. My mentor, Father John A. Hardon S.J. (Deceased: may he rest in peace.) was fond of reminding us that " we can't teach what we ourselves don't know or understand." If you wish to know a lot more about your Roman Catholic faith, you will find what you're seeking in this manual. Included are bites of the collective Wisdom of Christ, and the Church Fathers of the past and present. There are a wide variety of topics and subjects to expose issues and topics seldom taught, discussed or explained in today's often-permissive catholic church. We cover topics from prayer to Popes, Sacraments to Crucifixion, Truth to Saints, the proper role of the laity, include a Catholic resource guide and much more. We explain how our current Church culture came to be and how and where it's heading. The news is not all good. This is a book I pray my kids and grandkids will read and take to heart. Read it, you'll likely feel the same way. There are many things, despite our attempts and desires that we must leave to the Holy Spirit. That too is a gift from God. To be clear and fair, this is not a novel; it is a manual, formatted as "mini-books." that explain faithfully and clearly who we as Roman Catholics are called to be and how we are to live and share our faith. It is Traditional Orthodoxy in an abbreviated and easy to understand script. This Treasury will inform you about our Faith and the status of our Church and world today. It is filled with quotes of timeless wisdom. It is my prayerful hope that you will enjoy and share it with those you love and those you catechize. God's continued blessings, Pat

Not Of This World

Author: James S. Cutsinger
Publisher: World Wisdom, Inc
ISBN: 9780941532419
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Anthology of nearly two thousand years of Christian mystical writings from Catholic, Eastern Orthodox, and Protestant perspectives.

Beyond Secularism And Jihad

Author: Peter D. Beaulieu
Publisher: University Press of America
ISBN: 0761858385
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Peter D. Beaulieu examines the challenges to secular modernity and Islam as they encounter one another. By restoring a place at the table for Trinitarian Christianity alongside the monotheism of Islam and the skeptical indifference of Western rationalism, Beaulieu broadens the pallet of inter-religious and intercultural contact points.

Saint Mary Magdalene

Author: Fr. Sean Davidson
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1681497395
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This work is an extended Eucharistic meditation inspired by the traditional biblical texts associated with the life of St. Mary Magdalene, known as the "Apostle of the Apostles" because the Risen Christ appeared first to her, and she announced his Resurrection to the apostles. It is designed to help readers learn from the inspiring example of Magdalene to enter more deeply into adoration and love of Jesus Christ truly present in the Blessed Sacrament. In telling the story of her profound conversion after a life so steeped in sin that the Lord had to expel seven demons from her soul, this book shows how Magdalene is a shining witness to the transforming power of an encounter with Jesus Christ, an encounter for her which blossomed into a life of adoration, meditation and prayer. Thus she is seen as the perfect biblical model for those who have encountered Christ, and who seek to deepen their life of adoration at the feet of the Eucharistic Lord. Adoration is essentially about love, and in the gospels there are few people who understood love as well as Mary Magdalene. Throughout the book the author draws out her profound secrets of love, through which the adorer can learn how to become ever more pleasing to the Heart of Christ. These pages will help many people find nourishment for their souls and discover anew the timeless figure of the "Apostle of the Apostles."

Discover Your Next Mission From God

Author: Julie Onderko
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
ISBN: 1622822617
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"If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world on fire.” —St. Catherine of Siena God created each person for a specific purpose and with a specific mission. How do I find out what that mission is? Every saint in heaven once asked this question. Their path to discovering God’s will was often frustrating and tedious, but their reward for perseverance is eternity in heaven. In Discover Your Next Mission from God, author and retreat-leader Julie Onderko uncovers the lives of countless saints to show how they searched for — and ultimately discovered — God’s will for their lives. By reflecting on the decisions, circumstances, and ever-guiding love of God in the saints’ lives, you’ll come to a greater knowledge of how to see and live the plan He has for your life. You’ll learn how Maximillian Kolbe got God’s plan wrong before he got it right. You’ll read about St. Helena who persevered under the most challenging circumstances, including watching her son murder her grandson. You’ll discover how St. Andre Bessette found his calling to heal physical afflictions through devotion to St. Joseph. Time after time, Julie shows us, God doesn’t call the holy and qualified. Instead, he calls sinners like you and me, lifts them up to greatness, and sets them out to do His will. Read these pages, and you’ll be armed with saintly strategies and examples as you begin the greatest adventure of your life. God is calling you right now, and He stands ready to fill your soul with the grace needed to achieve His mission for you on earth.