It's the most wonderful time of the year! Little Blue Truck is spreading cheer by delivering Christmas trees to his animal friends. Can you help count each green tree from one to five and back again? Don't forget to save one for Blue! Beep! Beep!
With the gentle rhythm and signature illustration style that made Little Blue Truck a household name, Blue's new adventure is full of holiday warmth. Sturdy cardstock pages, a compact and child-friendly text, and flashing colored Christmas lights on the final page come together in a novelty gift book that's sure to be the favorite treat of the season.
Hardcover. 24 Pages. Preschool +
Very young children are introduced to the beautiful story that changed the world, the birth of the Savior at Christmas.
With glorious illustrations by the acclaimed children’s book artist Maïte Roche, the little ones see and learn about the shepherds and angels, the sheep and donkeys, the star and the Wise Men, and the Baby Jesus and his Mother Mary, born in the humble stable in Bethlehem.
By Maite Roche
14 Pages. Illustrated.
This collection has friendly, warm illustrations and is now available in paperback for the first time.
Paperback. 24 Pages
The joy and hope of Christmas are at the heart of this book intended for the whole family. Starting with the 1st of December (like an Advent calendar) each day has a new story, leading up to Christmas. Richly illustrated, this collection includes stories based on the Gospel accounts of the birth of Christ, as well as stories about Advent and Christmas customs. Also presented are original tales about living the Christmas message.
Ages 6 and up
Advent And Christmas Wisdom from Padre Pio: Daily Scripture And Prayers Together With Saint Pio of Pietrelcina's Own Words
Saint Pio of Pietrelcina--probably best known as Padre Pio--knew with complete certainty that at all times his place was beside Jesus, whether it be Jesus the suffering servant or Jesus the innocent babe. Providing some pre-Advent counsel, he wrote, "[O]ne thing only is necessary, to be close to Jesus…." This was his lifelong quest, and his premier advice to all of his spiritual children. "Be close to Jesus." It is good counsel for all of us as we experience another Advent. Perhaps in God's presence we are shy and reticent, or nervous and talkative, or fearful and belligerent, or brave and boastful. Does it really matter what we say or feel, or if we say or feel anything? Saint Pio's continuing message to us is that only one thing counts: that we find a way to be with Jesus. This Advent, let us join Padre Pio as he hastens to the God-Child, heeding the angels and following the star, to experience God's nearness, where anything and everything are possible.
Paperback. 112 Pages
Daily Scripture and Prayers Together With Pope John Paul II's Own Words
Pope John Paul II continues to be remembered and loved for his closeness to all people around the world. In this book his own words lead readers to the holy season of Christmas. Reflections for each day--from the First Sunday of Advent until the end of the Christmas season--begin with selections from talks and statements of the late Holy Father, followed by Scripture, prayer, and a suggestion for an appropriate seasonal activity.
Advent and Christmas Wisdom is ideal for those who want to enter more deeply into the mystery of Christ's Incarnation as they prepare room in their hearts for his birth. During this special season, readers can experience the joy of praying with the words of Pope John II.
Paperback. 112 Pages
Daily Scripture and Prayers Together with Sheen's Own Words (Advent and Christmas Wisdom).
Beginning with the first day of Advent and continuing through the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord, these selections from the immortal pen of Fulton J. Sheen encourage readers to explore the essence and promise of the season. Those looking to grow in their prayer life and become more attuned to the joy of Advent and Christmas will find a wonderful guide in this spiritual companion.
The four weeks of Advent meditations are followed by reflections for the 12 days from Christmas to Epiphany. The book's final section offers a liturgy to adapt the reflections for group or individual prayer, complete with responsive readings, Psalms and hymns.
Paperback. 112 Pages
Where had it come from? Whose money was it? Was I to spend it? Save it? Pass it on to the someone more needy? Above all else, why was I chosen? Certainly there were others, countless others more needy than I...Her reporter’s intuition insisted that a remarkable story was on the verge of the front page.
Rising newspaper reporter Hope Jensen uncovers the secret behind the "Christmas Jars" – glass jars filled with coins and bills anonymously given to people in need. But Hope discovers much more than she bargained for when some unexpected news sets off a chain reaction of kindness and brings above a Christmas Eve wish come true.
Author: Jason F. Wright
Paperback: 122 pages
Jesus is the Gift: The Spirituality of Advent and Christmas explores the biblical characters that the Church presents in these liturgical seasons of grace. Author Regis Flaherty helps the reader to walk in their footsteps-to understand the themes of Advent and Christmas, to prepare for the coming of our Lord, and to embrace His plan for our lives. You'll find inspiration, opportunity, and impetus to prayer and conversion. This is a great book to help you prepare for and enter into Advent.
Paperback: 160 pages
This fall, adults of all ages everywhere who feel stressed and unfocused are quieting their minds and souls by putting away the smart phones and tablets and picking up pencils, markers and crayons to color. At home, in waiting rooms, in churches, on road trips - coloring books for adults are becoming more and more popular. These coloring books for adults from Paraclete are not only a simple path to making something beautiful, it has a spiritual element as well. For anyone looking for some relief from the stress of the season, and for a fun and artistic new activity to count the days until Christmas, this Advent Coloring Calendar will provide a daily dose of peace and focus. Create something beautiful by coloring a pattern for each of the 24 days before Christmas, and then enjoy the Christmas story from the Bible while creating more lovely and seasonal art.
62 pages. Paperback
Paperback. 104 Pages
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