An Ignatian Introduction to Prayer: Scriptural Reflections According to the Spiritual Exercises
In this guide for prayer with Scripture, Fr. Gallagher offers 40 practical, directed meditations for learning the Ignatian way to pray. This book is for those learning to pray with Scripture and for those who seek new depth in such prayer.
Author: Fr. Timothy Gallagher
In the first few centuries of Christianity, thousands of believers left the cities for the desert, in order to seek a purer spirituality than they could find among the distractions of ordinary life. Their teachings began our rich heritage of Christian mysticism, and continue to inspire people today who desire to be transformed in the counter-cultural image of Christ.
This collection of short sayings from the desert fathers and mothers provides a powerful word of wisdom for every day of the year. Together, they show us how the desert, or any place of inner solitude, is fertile ground for a relationship with God to grow and flourish.
Bernard Bangley, a retired pastor, is the editor of many Christian classics, including The Imitation of Christ; Talks on the Song of Songs by Bernard of Clairvaux; Nearer to the Heart of God: Daily Readings with the Christian Mystics and The Cloud of Unknowing.
Paperback. 386 Pages
Catholic Book of Prayers: Popular Catholic Prayers Arranged for Everyday Use
Today's most popular general prayerbook, The Catholic Book of Prayers contains many favorite prayers for everyday, to the Blessed Trinity, to Mary and the Saints, and a summary of our Faith Flexible binding.
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There's no substitute for making Fr. Michael's do-it-yourself retreat, but this portable prayer companion is the next best thing. Its three simple parts summarize the whole retreat and teach a spirituality that even the busiest of people can follow. Even if you've never heard of Consoling the Heart of Jesus, this guide to the best-selling book will explain to you in a clear, step-by-step way what Consoling the Heart of Jesus is all about. You'll find all the main ideas, prayers, and meditations included in the retreat compiled for easy reference. If you loved Fr. Michael's Consoling the Heart of Jesus retreat, now you can always have with you everything you need to live Consoling spirituality. Take it with you wherever you go.
Paperback. 126 Pages
"If we, by our prayers and sacrifices, freed a soul from purgatory, we would then have another intercessor for us in heaven." - Venerable Solanus Casey
Every day we have another opportunity to pray for the holy souls in purgatory - author, speaker, and purgatory expert Susan Tassone gives you a unique tool to do just that.
Day by Day for the Holy Souls includes prayers, teachings about purgatory, real-life stories, Susan's own wisdom, meditations, quotes from the saints, and more. You can use this book however you like - as a daily devotional, as a year round novena, to follow the liturgical seasons - or, just pick it up and read as the Spirit leads you.
God has given us the duty, power and privilege of praying for the release of the holy souls. Now Susan Tassone has given you a powerful way to accomplish that mission
Paperback. 192 Pages
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These five dimensions of the spiritual life: (1) the Holy Eucharist, (2) spontaneous prayer, (3) the Beatitudes, (4) partnership with the Holy Spirit, and (5) the contemplative life itself, generally do not develop simultaneously or even in parallel ways. Some develop very quickly, but do not achieve significant depth; while others develop quite slowly, but seem to be almost unending in the depth of wisdom, trust, hope, virtue, and love they engender. The best way of explaining this is to look at each of the pillars individually.
Before doing this, however, it is indispensable for each of us to acknowledge (at least intellectually) the fundamental basis for Christian contemplation, namely, the unconditional Love of God. Jesus taught us to address God as Abba. If God really is Abba; if His love is like the father of the prodigal son; if Jesus' passion and Eucharist are confirmations of that unconditional Love; if God really did so love the world that He sent His only begotten Son into the world not to condemn us, but to save us and bring us to eternal life (Jn 3:16-19); if nothing really can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus (Rm 8:31-39); and if God really has prepared us "to grasp fully, with all the holy ones, the breadth and length and height and depth of Christ's love, and experience this love which surpasses all understanding, so that we may attain to the fullness of God Himself" (Eph 3:18-20), then God's love is unconditional, and it is, therefore, the foundation for unconditional trust and unconditional hope. There can be nothing more important than contemplating, affirming, appropriating, and living in this Unconditional Love. This is the purpose of contemplation; indeed, the purpose of the spiritual life itself.
"The publication of Father Spitzer's book is a happy coincidence, coming soon after Pope Benedict's Jesus of Nazareth. Both are strong statements of New Testament spirituality and provide an escape from the `bleaching of Christ's image', caused by the exclusive use of the historical-critical method. Informed Catholic readers are summoned by this book to take the Christ of the Gospels intelligently and seriously."
--Father Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R., author of Arise from Darkness
Paperback. 171 Pages
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224 Page Full Color Book of Jesus Featuring Stations of the Cross, Novenas, Life of Christ Prayers, and Much More.
224 Page Full Color Book of Mary Featuring Rosary Novenas, Marian Prayers, Apparitions and Much More.
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Drink from the foundation of holiness and rediscover the mystery of grace and the peace of living life in the spirit as you encounter Christ in a new way.
In the Beatitudes, Jesus describes how we can live as his followers and enjoy God's blessings in this life and in the next. In Living the Beatitudes, best-selling author J. Brian Bransfield reveals the richness contained in the Beatitudes and gently guides you along the journey of growing into the person God called you to be. The admirable qualities that we see in Jesus and desire for ourselves-gentleness, fidelity, purity of heart, mercy, poverty of spirit, justice, peace, and perseverance in times of persecution-offer a life-giving practice and understanding of the Catholic faith.
Paperback. 245 Pages
Praying with My Fingers: An Easy Way to Talk with God
With gentle rhyme, children ages 1-5 will delight in learning how to pray by simply looking at their fingers.
Counting with my fingers,
I learn how to pray.
Looking at each finger,
I know what to say.
My thumb is the closest,
So I pray for those closest to me,
Like Mom and Dad,
My whole family tree!...
This creative form of prayer has been around for a long time, and is often credited, especially today,
to Pope Francis when he was the Archbishop of Argentina. Regardless of its origins, it’s a powerful
way to teach our children to pray that the Holy Father has often utilized in his ministry.
Padded Board Book
1-5 Years old
Pope Francis, Draft Writer
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