This simple missal allows a young child to follow the prayers and actions of the holy Mass step by step. The prayers and colorful illustrations show a boy and a girl at Mass, what they say and what they do, as well as the words and actions of the priest. The mystery of Jesus, who died on the cross, rose from the dead, and opened the way to Heaven for us, is the essence of the holy Mass, which a child can enter into little by little with the help of this charming book. Color illustrations throughout.
6.9 x 5 x 0.4 inches
What to do when the honeymoon is over!
Because of human imperfections, difficulties crop up in marriage, even between people who love each other deeply. You’ll soon find that for this reason, although love is a gift, it must also be learned.”
So begins this remarkable book of letters to Julie, a young bride — letters that reveal the beauty and importance of high ideals in marriage while teaching you practical tips to help you live up to those ideals daily.
You’ll learn how to grow in wisdom and in love as you encounter the unglamorous, everyday problems that threaten all marriages. As the author says: “If someone were to give me many short bits of wool, most likely I would throw them away. A carpet weaver thinks differently. He knows the marvels we can achieve by using small things artfully and lovingly. Like the carpet weaver, the good wife must be an artist of love. She must remember her mission and never waste the little deeds that fill her day — the precious bits of wool she’s been given to weave the majestic tapestry of married love.”
This remarkable book will show you how to start weaving love into the tapestry of your marriage today, as it leads you more deeply into the joys of love.
Paperback: 216 pages
Communion with Christ According to Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
Pope Saint John Paul II declared that the great challenge for Christians today is to become “the home and school of communion.”St. Teresa Benedicta (Edith Stein) is a sure guide to attaining the communion for which every human heart longs. This work considers St. Teresa’s life and writings in the context of the “spirituality of communion”. As a philosopher she was directed towards attaining communion with the Truth, and she discovered that Truth was a Person, Jesus Christ. As a Carmelite nun she gave up everything for communion with him.
Dr. Alice von Hildebrand, in the foreword, says Edith Stein's message “is above her time” and that the author, Sister M. Regina van den Berg, F.S.G.M. “is well qualified to write such a book.” Sister Regina explores in detail Edith Stein's theory of empathy as developed in her doctoral dissertation, as well as her later theory of community. Sister Regina has also used a number of Edith Stein's writings that, until this work, have not yet been available in English translation.
Each chapter explores an aspect of “communion”, richly revealing the wisdom of Edith Stein, “a Jew who became a philosopher . . . a convert to Catholicism who became a Carmelite nun and crowned her life with martyrdom”. Stein’s work “provides insights that can help us to grow in the spirituality of communion, first by presenting to us the truth about the human person's nature and vocation and then by showing us how we can arrive at a spirituality of communion in the various aspects of life.”
"Sister Regina unveils the depths of Edith Stein's insights, revealing Stein's nuanced account of community between women and men, human and angelic communities, membership in the Mystical Body, etc. An impressive achievement that teaches much about how to be more fully human."
- Sarah Borden Sharkey, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Wheaton College
"This book will help the reader deepen an appreciation for the significance of Teresa Benedicta/Edith Stein in contemporary debates."
- Fr. John Sullivan, O.C.D., Institute of Carmelite Studies
Pub crawl your way through the sacred seasons with this entertaining and useful collection of cocktail recipes, distilled spirits, beer, and wine for virtually every occasion on the Catholic liturgical calendar. One part bartender's guide, one part spiritual manual, a dash of irreverence, and mixed with love: Drinking with the Saints is a work that both sinner and saint will savor.
Hardcover: 487 pages
Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.3 x 1.4 inches
Finding True Happiness: Satisfying Our Restless Hearts (Happiness, Suffering, and Transcendence)
One of the hottest topics in contemporary culture is happiness. The explanation for this current fixation seems to lie in the contrary phenomenon unhappiness. Despite the fact that we have tremendous access to every imaginable form of entertainment, we experience a pervading sense of insecurity, emptiness, and malaise amid sporadic peak experiences.
Finding True Happiness attempts to provide a way out of this personal and cultural vacuum by helping people to identify and then reach for happiness. As Aristotle noted 2,400 years ago, happiness is the one thing we can choose for its own sake everything else is chosen for the sake of happiness.
After an exhaustive investigation of philosophical, psychological, and theological systems of happiness, Fr. Spitzer developed the Four Levels of Happiness, which he based on the classical thinkers Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, and Aquinas; the contemporary philosophers Marcel, Scheler, Buber, Ricoeur, and Jaspers; and the modern psychologists Maslow, Frankl, Erikson, Seligman, Kohlberg, and Gilligan.
Finding True Happiness is both a philosophical itinerary and a practical guidebook for life s most important journey from the mundane and the meaningless to transcendent fulfillment. No other book currently available combines such breadth of practical advice and such depth of philosophical, psychological, and spiritual wisdom.
"One of the most dangerous and destructive illusions of the modern era is the notion that individuals are entirely free to choose what will make them happy. Fr. Spitzer shows that there is a genuinely objective dimension to human happiness, and that some approaches to life are simply incapable of actually bringing about the happiness that human beings desire. He offers a timely explanation of the routes that are really productive of fulfillment and true happiness."
- Fr. Joseph Koterski, S.J., Professor of Philosophy, Fordham University
"All who are interested in true happiness and finding it will find this book a very valuable contribution to their search. Spitzer identifies many practical steps for finding the happiness that so many find illusive. I especially admired his rationale for the validity and importance of his highest level of happiness, that which is found in our experience of the transcendent. I recommend that all examine his brilliant summary of evidence for transcendence --and for its fundamental contribution to happiness. This is a book to read and ponder."
- Paul Vitz, Ph. D., Institute for the Psychological Sciences
He's introduced the Blessed Virgin Mary as our spiritual mother in Meet Your Mother. Now, renowned Marian scholar and popular author Dr. Mark Miravalle brings an oft-forgotten, but great, saint out of the shadows: St. Joseph. Learn to entrust yourself (as Jesus did) to the Just Man, the Blessed Virgin Mary's most chaste and humble spouse and your spiritual father.
Author: Mark Miravalle
$ 12.95Addressed not only to Catholics but to every person living on this planet, Pope Francis second encyclical is a challenging call for a bold cultural revolution in how we think about technological progress and economic growth. The degradation of our environment, he says, is a symptom of deeper problems: rapid change, unsustainable overconsumption, indifference to the poor, and the decay of social values. He offers a variety of solutions, including a change in lifestyles away from extreme consumerism and towards a greater sense of social responsibility. For Christians, an ecological spirituality one that is grounded in the convictions of our faith is not an optional or a secondary aspect of our Christian experience.
Drawing on the rich social teachings of the Church, Laudato Si is a groundbreaking document that will be discussed and studied by both believers and non-believers for years to come.
Dear families, you know very well that the true joy which we experience in the family is not superficial; it does not come from material objects, from the fact that everything seems to be going well. . . . True joy comes from a profound harmony between persons, something which we all feel in our hearts.
Since his election, Pope Francis has expressed his concern for the urgent pastoral needs of families. In this collection, the Holy Father speaks to families personally, offering his distinctive combination of love and pastoral wisdom.
Pope Francis Speaks to Families includes words to families in general as well as advice directed specifically to married and engaged couples, mothers, fathers, and children. These excerpts from Pope Francis public addresses will hearten and enlighten you, whatever your role in the greater family of the Church. This is a joyful book, easy to dip into or read straight through.
-- A book that belongs in every Catholic family home.
--The perfect gift for those newly engaged or starting a family.
Bringing together Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition in one volume!
The Fathers of the Church Bible, NABRE will instruct in the faith and enliven your interest in Scripture through the insights from the Church fathers. You'll enjoy the latest NABRE translation of the Bible, along with 88 full color inserts covering a wide range of writings from the Church fathers, including:
Each topic features the wisdom of one or more of the Church fathers including St. Augustine, St. Justin Martyr, St. John Chrysostom, St. Cyprian, Irenaeus, Tertullian, St. Gregory the Great, St. Ambrose, and more.
The Fathers of the Church Bible, NABRE is ideal for anyone wanting to combine Scripture with insights on the Church fathers, their lives, and their thoughts on topics crucial to the Church and our Faith.
Paperback: 2008 pages
Product Dimensions: 9 x 6 x 1.8 inches
$ 23.992-piece 8.5" Crucifix with Stand - St. Joseph Renaissance Collection
Materials RESIN/STONE MIX
Dimensions 8.5"H 6"W 1.25"D
$ 12.95 $ 14.95
From Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC, author of the bestselling book Consoling the Heart of Jesus, comes an extraordinary 33-day journey to Marian consecration with four giants of Marian spirituality:
St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, and Blessed John Paul II. Fr. Michael masterfully summarizes their teaching, making it easy to grasp and simple enough to put into practice. More specifically, he weaves their thought into a user-friendly, do-it-yourself retreat that will bless even the busiest of people. So, if you've been thinking about entrusting yourself to Mary for the first time or if you're simply looking to deepen and renew your devotion to her, 33 Days to Morning Glory is the right book to read and the perfect retreat to make.
Paperback. 204 Pages
In a beautiful padded format ideal for gifting, this child-focused collection of Bible stories is perfect for first readers. Simple, engaging text retells classic Bible stories, and questions are included to encourage interaction with the content. The perfect inspirational gift for christenings or holidays, this title is sure to remain a treasure in any children's library.
Simple retellings of 12 favorite tales, these first Bible Stories are the perfect way to introduce your child to your faith and the love of God. Use the added interactive elements in each story to help your child develop their own relationship with God.
Busy Bible is a soft, handcrafted book that contains 12 Bible stories for children ages 3 and older. Each page features a scene from a different Bible story complete with colorful felt and fabric pieces that can be snapped, zipped, buttoned, laced and tied.
Ideal for home, church and school, an enclosed story sheet helps parents and teachers tell the Old or New Testament story related to each page.
In addition, a small wordless book consisting of colorful felt pages is included. The story sheet contains information about what each color in the book represents, so that even the youngest child can understand the simple message of the Gospel.
The Busy Bible comes in an attractive vinyl carrying bag for carrying to church, Grandma's, etc.
How do I find fulfillment in life? How do I obtain happiness? Despite a multitude of self-help books in recent years, these eternal questions have become increasingly urgent in a directionless world.
Author Jacques Philippe provides some answers. In his new book, Called to Life, he explains that a complete and fulfilled life is much more assured when we stop trying to chart our own course, when we realize that we are essentially creatures called by God. He goes on to describe where and how these calls take place: the events of life, the Word of God in Scripture, and interior motions of the Holy Spirit. Learning to recognize and follow these calls is what leads to a happy and full life.
Called to Life includes a special section on how to read Sacred Scripture prayerfully (Lectio Divina), making this a timely source of inspiration and guidance following up on the recommendations of Pope Benedict XVI and the 2008 Synod of Bishops on the Word of God.Author: Fr. Jacques Philippe
Anna feels quite grown up when she spends the night at her grandpa and grandma's house. But at bedtime, when night falls and the big house seems less familiar, Anna wants to know, "Can God see me in the dark?" Weaving the tender and child-friendly story of Anna with a Biblical account of Pentecost, CAN GOD SEE ME IN THE DARK? helps children learn how to know and see Jesus with the "eyes of their heart." This simple yet powerful story explains the gift of the Holy Spirit to children in a way that assures them of Jesus' abiding love and presence in their lives.
Author: Neal Lozano
This striking 400-page Bible, written for five- to seven-year-olds, introduces young readers to approximately fifty Bible stories, each around eight pages in length, designed to be engaging and age-appropriate. Arranged in chronological order and with Scripture references throughout, this instant favorite is brought to life by artist Jo Parry, illustrator of the Candle Read and Play series. Perfect for graduates of the Candle Bible for Toddlers.
Juliet David has written many children’s stories and Bible activity books. Her other interests include painting, music, and travel to Israel and other Bible lands. This experienced author lives in London with her family.
Jo Parry trained at Bournemouth Arts Institute before becoming a full-time artist. She illustrates mainly greetings cards, fine art, and children’s books, adapting her fun, colorful style to each of these genres. She creates her characteristic style using an Apple Mac, and is fulfilling a lifelong dream working as an illustrator. Jo lives in Bournemouth, on England’s south coast.
Hardcover. 400 Pages
$ 16.95This best-selling line of board books comes with a carry-along handle making it ideal for young children. Each title in the larger format measures 6.5" x 7.75". Features Catholic Scripture. Stories include: What God Made (Genesis 1), Noah's Ark, Baby Moses, David the Shepherd, Daniel, Baby Jesus, Jesus at the Temple, Zaccheus, Jesus Stops a Storm, Jesus is Alive. Also includes the Our Father and Hail Mary prayers. A classic gift for any occasion.
Reads "a child's blessing - every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the father of heavenly lights." James 1:17
Reads "a child's blessing - then Jesus said to them, let the children come to me. Because god's kingdom belongs to such as these." Luke 18:16
$ 19.99A thoughtful gift, this wood-look cross is 3" x 4" with an inset dove in the center . It comes boxed with a card that shows how to hold the cross and Jane's poem:
Interior Freedom leads one to discover that even in the most unfavorable outward circumstances we possess within ourselves a space of freedom that nobody can take away, because God is its source and guarantee. Without this discovery we will always be restricted in some way and will never taste true happiness.
Author Jacques Philippe develops a simple but important theme: we gain possession of our interior freedom in exact proportion to our growth in faith, hope, and love. He explains that the dynamism between these three theological virtues is the heart of the spiritual life, and he underlines the key role of the virtue of hope in our inner growth. Written in a simple and inviting style, Interior Freedom seeks to liberate the heart and mind to live the true freedom to which God calls each one.
Author: Fr. Jacques Philippe
OUR LADY UNTIER OF KNOTS IN AN BEAUTIFULLY DETAILED ORNATE GOLD LEAF ANTIQUE FRAME
12-1/2" x 14-1/2" Overall Dimensions.
2.5" Wide Facing to Fit a 8" x 10" Italian Lithograph Under Glass.
$ 10.99 $ 11.95The Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii Gaudium) is the long-awaited teaching of Pope Francis on the proclamation of the Gospel. Pope Francis is calling upon the Church and the world with encouragement to begin a new chapter in evangelization. This dynamic document is written in the plain, everyday language for which the pope has become famous.
88 Colorful insert pages explain Catholic teaching in Scripture and the Catechism, including Eucharist, Baptism, Mary, Bible, papacy, faith and works. With Bible background, Lectionary readings, fine white paper, laminated cover, presentation page.
6.75 x 9.75 x 1.25
One of our most popular items for those looking for Christian gifts for kids from 5-105, this Bedtime Prayer Cube helps teach kids positive prayer habits as well as a reflective and grateful attitude to end each day. Today’s hectic environment seems to discourage the practice of reflecting and offering prayer at the end of each day; the Bedtime Prayer Cube, as well as our other prayer cubes, are a great antidote to this, making prayer fun and teaching kids to lead the family in prayer before going to bed. A fun way to teach a centering habit that will benefit the kids for their whole lives.
1. Good evening, God, I come to rest. I hope today I did my best. Forgive me if I missed Your mark. Be with me always in the dark. Amen
2. God, I thank you for this day! Be with me while I sleep. Comfort all who weep. Guard your world tonight! Bless us with your might! Amen.
3. Now I lay me down to sleep. I pray the Lord my soul to keep. May angels cradle me at night And bless me in the morning light. Amen.
4. Angels bless and angels keep, angels guard me while I sleep. Bless my heart, bless my home, bless my spirit as I roam. Guide and guard me through the night, wake me with the morning’s light. Amen
5. God, hold me and bless me, grant me rest. When You are with me, I sleep the best. Amen
6. Angel of God, my guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here, watch over me throughout the night, and keep me safe within your sight. Amen
One of our most popular items for First Communion gifts, The Original Mealtime Prayer Cube enables your family to slow down to give thanks; it is also a great way to teach positive prayer habits to the kids. It is also known as a “table grace die” perfect for remembering to say grace at the dinner table.
In today’s hectic environment, the simple acts that serve to center a family and cultivate gratefulness for the gifts we’re given seem to have fallen by the wayside. Now children of all ages can lead the family in prayer before each meal at home with the aid of one of our prayer cubes.
1. Bless our food, dear God we pray, and bless us, too throughout this day. Keep us safe and close to you. Keep us just in all we do. Amen.
2. We thank you, Lord, for generous hearts, for sun and rainy weather. We thank you, Lord, for drink and food, and that we are together. Amen.
3. For life and food, for love and friends, for everything Thy Goodness sends, Almighty God, we thank Thee. Amen.
4. Thank you for the earth so sweet. Thank you for the food we eat. Thank you for the birds that sing. Thank you, God, for everything! Amen.
5. God, bless this food we are about to receive. Give bread to those who hunger, and hunger for charity and justice to us who have bread. Amen.
6. Bless us, O Lord, and these Thy gifts which we are about to receive from Thy bounty, through Christ our Lord. Amen.
250 Pages of Prayers and Testimonies for the knots in your life.
Knots in Our Emotional Lives
Knot of Unemployment
Knot of Loss
Knot of Fear
Knot of Illness and Disease
Knot of Resentment
Knot of Idle Chatter
Knot of Greed and Financial Difficulties
Knot of Refusing to Accept the Unacceptable
Knot of Lusting After Younger Women
Knot of Sadness
Knot of Fear of Dying
Knot of Denying the Existence of God and Mary in Our Lives
The Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute:
A faith-formation resource for Catholic adults of the Archdiocese
The Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute is an ongoing formation resource for Catholic adults of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis who wish to deepen their knowledge of the Catholic faith and further their spiritual formation.
In essence, the Catechism is seen as the road map for the journey in faith, with each module of the four-module program focusing on one of the four pillars of the Catechism:
Creed: The Story in Miniature
Sacraments: The Blessing Revealed and Communicated
The Moral Life: Fulfillment in Beatitude
Prayer: The Blessing Given and Received