"Reading this book was one of the greatest graces of my life!" — St. Thérèse of Lisieux In the late nineteenth century, Father Charles Arminjon, a priest from the mountains of southeastern France, assembled his flock in the town cathedral to preach a series of conferences to help them turn their thoughts away from this life’s mean material affairs—and toward the next life’s glorious spiritual reward. His wise and uncompromising words deepened in them the spirit of recollection that all Christians must have: the abiding conviction that heavenly aims, not temporal enthusiasms, must guide everything we think, say, and do. When Father Arminjon’s conferences were later published in a book, many others were able to reap the same benefit—including fourteen-year-old Thérèse Martin, then on the cusp of entering the Carmelite convent in Lisieux. Reading it, she says, “plunged my soul into a happiness not of this earth.” Young Thérèse, filled with a sense of “what God reserves for those who love him, and seeing that the eternal rewards had no proportion to the light sacrifices of life,” copied out numerous passages and memorized them, “repeating unceasingly the words of love burning in my heart.” Now the very book that so inspired the Little Flower is available for the first time in English. Let the pages of The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life fill you with the same burning words of love, with the same ardent desire to know God above all created things, that St. Thérèse gained from them. Let them also enrich your understanding of certain teachings of the Faith that can often seem so mysterious, even frightening: The signs that will precede the world’s end The coming of the Antichrist, and how to recognize him The Judgment and where it may send us: heaven, hell, and purgatory Biblical end-times prophecy: how to read it and not be deceived Jesus commands us to be ever-watchful for his return, and ever-mindful that we have no lasting city on earth. The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life is an invaluable aid to inculcating in your spirit that heavenly orientation, without which true human happiness cannot be found—in this world or the next. The End of the Present World and the Mysteries of the Future Life Emphasizes the importance of everlasting eternity, not the time we spend here on earth Explains what will happen at the time of Christ's return Teaches how to bear misfortunes and difficulties with patience 5¾ x 8¾ inches
The reverent act of processing The Book of the Gospels from gathering to altar and from altar to ambo is an important part of the liturgical celebration. As the most visible book to the assembly, The Book of the Gospels is meant to convey the power of the word of God to our communities. Using traditional Roman design, The Book of the Gospels emphasizes the glory of the word through the use of beautiful gold- and silver-stamped liturgical art. This book has a three year cycle-Years A,B, and C . The cover art includes an enhanced version of the cross that introduces the Classic Edition Lectionary of which our Gospel book is a component. Each symbol on the cover has special meaning: The cross's four medallions represent the four evangelists; the symbols in the lower right and left corners represent the people of God; and those in the upper right and left corners represent the heavenly hosts. Its rich cover art and impressive size truly makes our Book of the Gospels a handsome work for emphasizing the dignity of the Word. The Book of the Gospels Gold- and silver-stamped front, back, and spine Elegantly bound, hardcover Superior printing, rich paper Highly readable type Impressive 9 3/4 x 13 3/4 inch size Fits most ceremonial covers
For nearly a thousand years, monks of the Carthusian Order have withdrawn from the world so they can place themselves in the presence of God. In these pages, the monk Augustin Guillerand reveals the secret of the Carthusian’s remarkable prayer. Obviously, this way of praying excludes quick Our Father’s and hasty Hail Mary’s, but it also requires that we do more than pause and say our prayers slowly. In fact, the Carthusians know that the prayer of the presence of God isn’t primarily a question of speed or even of speech. Like love, it’s not so much a deed as an attitude; a habit of tranquil listening that allows God to enter our souls by all paths and to establish His presence there. Though this is no step-by-step manual (listening can’t be reduced to steps), you’ll learn where you must begin and how to proceed if you’re finally to bring to maturity in your own soul the habit of tranquil listening that’s essential for all those who would know God and love Him as they ought. The Prayer of the Presence of God Written by a Carthusian monk Learn prayer through listening A spiritual classic
We hear the voices of the early Church Fathers even today. Their teachings, their guidance, their insights, and their sacrifice shaped the Catholic Church. They defined the canon of Scripture. They developed our creeds and forms of worship. They defined Christianity's distinctive moral sense. But who were they? What can we learn from their ancient teachings? What can the Fathers teach the 21st century - about holiness, culture, faith, and the Gospel? This is the definitive resource for anyone interested in learning about the Church Fathers and their legacy. Ideal for RCIA, catechists, clergy, as well as lay Catholics who want to learn more about the great teachers of early Christianity. In this updated version you will find: an extensively revised introduction, twenty Church Fathers never before covered in this series, & research-friendly references and citations, topical index, timeline, and detailed bibliography. The Fathers of the Church New and extensively updated 3rd edition Nearly 75 more pages of information on the early Church Covers many poets of ancient Christianity, whose hymns we still sing today 5 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches
The Joy of Origami wonderfully reinvents the traditional origami book. Margaret van Sicklen, author of the Origami Page-A-Day Calendar, brings a delightfully fresh twist to the ancient art of paper folding.With 100 sheets of paper featuring bold, often whimsical patterns specially designed to complement the models, it-s a jazzy, essential book for every origami hobbyist, whether an old hand at folding or new to the craft.Among the 50 models are a chef-s hat adorned with BBQ sauce labels, a -Card Shark- with a card-and-chip motif, and "The Patient Dog," whose spots are little clock faces. There are decorative models (African masks), action models (the Jumping Leopard Frog), models for kids (the Tyrannosaurus Rex), touching models (the Kissing Cranes), and origami disguises (fake noses, mustaches, and eyebrows).The Joy of Origami also includes fun ways to fold a dollar bill, cool napkin folds, awesome newspaper hats, and oria
The great beauty of belly dancers has always been known throughout the world since its very beginning. The dancing sends us all into a trance as their bodies sway with the music and intoxicates us with the mystery of who could be behind that thin veil. However We believe that many dancers from all sorts of exotic places have done also that to us, so what sets them apart from the common dancers without the intense intrigue? It's the dazzling adornment of gold and jewels they have on their bodies literally from head to toe. Think you have the moves to take up an occupation like that? You won't have to make a single move and you can still be the most dazzling belly dancer in the caravan show when you wear this women's belly dancer headpiece! It is a detailed look that your audience will appreciate. Just give it a spin as soon as you put it on. You'll understand.
Without getting all graphic or philosophical about it, reproduction is weird. And human reproduction is not even half as weird as it gets in a world teeming with animals, plants, and all kinds of micro-organisms. As a human, we only have to deal with a fairly straightforward Pregnant Belly like this, made from lightweight foam. But other creatures are probably strapping on any number of weird swellings or protrusions to make it look like they're expecting a plus one in the near future!And figure this out: the word reproduction itself has more than one meaning, both of which apply to this seemingly simple prop. You could call it a reproduction reproduction if you wanted, though that might give people the wrong idea. We tend to think that it's best not to overthink these things. What was that old saying? Don't look a prop belly in the navel?
This book is designed to help preschool teachers arrange and equip their classroom or center including the outdoor play space. In addition to explaining the principles of designing active learning preschool settings it provides helpful strategies detailed lists of equipment and materials and sample classroom layouts to guide teachers in designing an entirely new learning environment or in making improvements to an existing space. The book is organized around specific interest areas (play spaces) with individual chapters on art block house toy reading and writing computer music and movement sand and water woodworking and outdoor areas. Also included in the interest area chapters are suggestions for environments that include children with special needs or that serve seniors along with young children.
Computer and video games are the entertainment media of the 21st century, and game characters like Lara Croft and Mario are now as famous as Mickey Mouse and Homer Simpson. This definitive guide examines the appeal of these iconic characters from the early days of gaming to the present. A follow-up to the successful Art of Game Worlds, this book examines the remarkable work that goes into the creation of captivating, realistic game characters. Each subsection takes an in-depth look at a specific type of character and uses examples to discuss how that type is used effectively in games. All games enthusiasts, from amateur to expert, will benefit from this comprehensive and beautifully illustrated volume. Paperback book measures 8 1/4 in. x 9 1/4 in., 192 pages. Harper Design, 2005. ISBN 0060724315
When it comes to sin, no one's an innocent bystander. But do we really need to bring those sins to a priest in the sacrament of penance? Why? And what do priests think of the sacrament? Are they bored in the confessional? Distracted? Shocked by what they hear? As The Untapped Power of the Sacrament of Penance makes clear, priests cherish the sacrament of reconciliation as a powerful movement of God's healing love. If you have abandoned the confessional out of fear or apathy or the conviction that you don't have any "real" sins to confess—or if you are merely a once- or twice-a-year penitent—this book will put you back on track. There's no time like the present to return to this remarkable source of God's mercy and grace. Forward by Father Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R.
An essential companion to the survival-horror game The Last of Us! Based on the E3 award-winning video game from developer Naughty Dog. 184 full-color pages of concept art, character designs, landscapes, and more! An essential companion to the E3 award-winning survival-horror video game The Last of Us from developer Naughty Dog, The Art of The Last of Us Hardcover Book is as richly detailed and compelling as the video game itself. This hardcover book features concept art, character designs, and astonishing settings and landscapes pulled directly from the game. Measuring 12-inches long x 9-inches tall, The Art of The Last of Us Hardcover Book provides a unique inside look at one of the gaming world's strongest survival-horror games in ages. 184 full-color pages. Ages 15 and up.
Compiled under the direction of St. Charles Borromeo and recognized as the most authoritative Catholic catechism. Leo XIII recommended two books--the Summa and this Catechism--for all seminarians! Pope Benedict XVIth, as a Cardinal, called it the most important Catholic Catechism. Originally designed to supply parish priest with an official book of instruction, it has been used extensively by the laity as a steadying guide in our confused age. New typesetting and beautiful hardbound cover. The Catechism of the Council of Trent One of the most important documents of Church history Highly recommended by Popes Leo XIII and Benedict XVI Should be owned by every Catholic
A good partner-in-crime is worth her weight in gold! The Joker often fails to appreciate the value of his loving assistant Harley Quinn, but her value won't be in question once you fill her with your spare change. With a coin slot in the back and an access door in the base, this Batman: The Animated Series Harley Quinn Bust Bank depicts Harley as she appeared on Batman: The Animated Series, and features collectible-quality sculpting and paint. Best of all, she's in scale to the companion Joker bank, so you can pair them up for the crime of the century! Packaged in a clear polybag. Sculpted by Varner Studios. Ages 8 and up.
This concise booklet will instruct and guide Catholics on how to pray the rosary. Includes clear and concise explanations of the Mysteries, and separate pages on St. Dominic, indulgences, and the individual prayers of the rosary. All 4 mysteries included with short meditations and beautiful full-page color pictures. Conclusion lists the 15 promises of the rosary and the Litany of the Blessed Virgin. The Rosary: Roses of Prayer for the Queen of Heaven Inspiring booklet on how to pray the rosary Includes "Roses of Prayer for The Queen of Heaven" Features convenient large print 5 x 7 inches
Only a few states will rally around a football program, as much as the State of Nebraska has rallied round the Cornhuskers. The Legends of College Football are truly born in Nebraska. This DVD features such superstars of the Cornhusker Football as Irving ï¿½The Reverendï¿½ Fryar, Roger Craig, Neil Smith, Tom Rathan, Vince Ferragamo, Ahman Green, Fabian Washington, Barrett Ruud, Josh Bullocks, Richie Incognito, and Daniel Bullocks. As a bonus feature, this DVD also showcases some of the recent star college players and Heisman trophy winners, such as Reggie Bush, Vince Young and Matt Leinart.
This comprehensive guide demystifies perspective, presenting it as merely the art of mimicking what the artists sees. By pointing out the ways that a distant mountain appears blue, or a road seems to narrow in the distance, author Phil Metzger illustrates simple techniques for creating the illusion of depth and distance in your work.The engaging step-by-step tutorials will guide you through applying each concept for yourself, making lessons clear and memorable. The theories can be applied to any medium.Author: Phil MetzgerISBN: 1581808550208 pages
The football players of this state like the high country! Mountaineers are boastful, and they have a reason to be. Their football program continues to produce star players, each and every year. This DVD features the collegiate highlights of such star players as Marc Bulger, Amos Zereoue, Adam "Pac-Man" Jones, Chris Henry, and Rasheed Marshall. As a bonus feature, this DVD also showcases some of the recent star college players and Heisman trophy winners, such as Reggie Bush, Vince Young, Mario Williams, Vernon Davis and Matt Leinart
Sons of Anarchy Crystal Ball Belly Ring Carry a crystal ball with you when you wear this Sons of Anarchy belly ring! Made of surgical steel, the Sons of Anarchy Crystal Ball Belly Ring is black and externally threaded. It features part of the emblem for the fictional motorcycle gang of the TV series Sons of Anarchy , a crystal ball with a black and red letter "A" on it, held up by the skeletal hand of the Grim Reaper. The initials "SAMCRO" in white letters stand for "Sons of Anarchy Motorcyle Club Redwood Original."
Even Batman needs a wingman sometimes! There's nothing more annoying than fighting crime with a pocketful of loose change, so why not give it to your sidekick to hold? This vinyl bust bank of Robin is based on his appearance in Batman: The Animated Series , and features cartoon-accurate details, as well as a coin slot in the back and an access door in the base. Once secured inside the Boy Wonder, your money will be as safe as your secret identity! Measures approximately 7-inches tall. Ages 8 and up.
"Hey, Batman! You stink so bad, I can smell you from here!" The first release in a line of vinyl banks based on Batman: The Animated Series is none other than the villainous Joker! Sculpted by Steve Varner Studios in his famous animated look, the Joker features high quality collectible sculpting and paint applications. The Clown Prince of Crime has a coin slot in his back to store his ill-gotten gains and an access door in his base will return the money to its rightful owners (you!). Ages 8 and up.
The battle for the loose change of Gotham City has begun! The Batman: The Animated Series Batman Bust Bank stands about 8-inches tall. This vinyl bust of Batman, as he appears in Batman: The Animated Series, is actually a bank, with a coin slot in the back and an access door in the base. Featuring detailed sculpting and exacting paint details! With Batman available as a vinyl bank, there's never been a safer place in Gotham City to keep your money! Packaged in a clear polybag. Ages 8 and up.
Doraemon knows about all the coolest future gadgets! From the Animal Beam to the Time TV, that little robot cat seems to be able to get any kind of cool device from his 4D pocket. Of course, we're not in the future yet, so we can't fully recreate the 4D pocket, but this adorable Doraemon Belly Coin Purse looks just like the one that the cute Japanese kitty uses. It stores coins and other small items you might need, so you can use it while waiting for real 4D technology to become available!
From the pages of The New 52 's Superman comic book series, it's the Superman The New 52 Bust Bank! Superbly detailed to match his look in the Superman series from George Perez and Jesus Merino, this bust bank features the Man of Steel striking an intimidating pose with fists at the ready, prepared to save Earth yet again. The durable, plastic Superman The New 52 Bust Bank includes a coin slot in the back of his cape so you can store all your loose change with ease! Ages 4 and up.
In his house at R'lyeh, dead Cthulhu waits dreaming and glowing! This Cthulhu Glow-in-the-Dark 8-Inch Vinyl Bank of the Old God Cthulhu, as described in the stories of H.P. Lovecraft, measures approximately 8-inches tall and is cast in a glowing material that is recharged in sunlight. Bring him along when exploring the tunnels beneath the Mountains of Madness, or even the sunken city of R'lyeh! Packaged in a clear polybag and sculpted by Eli Livingston! Ages 8 and up.
This Klingon collects coins! Where's the safest place on the Enterprise? Right behind Worf! Make your money that safe by putting it inside this 7-inch tall vinyl bust bank depicting the famous Klingon crew member, with his phaser at the ready. With detailed, bust-quality paint applications and a coin slot on his back, this Star Trek Select The Next Generation Worf Bust Bank is torn between two cultures - does he belong to both, or neither? You decide! Ages 8 and up.
You'll never be caught without the right size block again! These grooved rulers lock onto a seam, eliminating slipping, sliding, rocking and all-around frustration. There are perimeter markings to 1/8" and solid, easy-to-read markings every 1/2", so you can cut and measure quickly and easily with absolute accuracy. Package contains a 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" acrylic ruler, a 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" acrylic ruler and a 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" acrylic ruler. Made in the USA.
Place Belle of the Ball Square Centerpieces on each of your tabletops to add a romantic look and feel to the celebration The background is blue with scrolls of gold and a red rose accent Your choice of text is printed through the center Personalized Square Centerpiece features Made from cardboard Measures 6 Square Centerpiece is four-sided Easy assembly Add a small vase or balloon weight and balloons to the centerpiece to create a gorgeous bouquet
Guardians of the Galaxy Line-Up Fleece Blanket Enjoy an intergalactic lineup of superheroes with this fun Guardians of the Galaxy blanket! The Guardians of the Galaxy Line-Up Fleece Blanket is a warm and comfortable fleece throw blanket that features a lineup involving the superhero team from the movie Guardians of the Galaxy , with Gamora, Star-Lord (Peter Quill), Rocket Raccoon, Drax and Groot. "When things get bad, they'll do their worst."
Slimer wants your dough! Slimer, the slime-dispensing spud from the Ghostbusters movies is back, and this time, this engorged ghost glows in the dark! The 8-inch vinyl bank has been given a glow-in-the-dark color scheme, so you can see Slimer hovering nearby in your room at night, but it still has a coin slot in the back and an access door in the base, so he can keep your spare change in his near-bottomless gullet. Ages 8 and up.
Sons of Anarchy Reaper Dangle Belly Ring The Grim Reaper dangles from a faux gem on this Sons of Anarchy belly ring made of surgical steel! The Sons of Anarchy Reaper Dangle Belly Ring is silver and externally threaded. The smiling, skeletal face of the Grim Reaper stares out from the pendant, an image from the emblem for the fictional motorcycle gang of the TV series Sons of Anarchy , complete with bloody scythe held high!
He's back! Frank Miller's powerful depiction of Batman from his seminal graphic novel Batman: The Dark Knight Returns is sculpted for this bust bank! Made of vinyl, the bank stands roughly 6-inches tall and approximately 9-inches wide. This Previews Exclusive The Dark Knight Returns Batman Black Version Bust Bank can serve as a decoration in your office or home, or you can use it to store your loose change! Ages 4 and up.
He's back! Frank Miller's powerful depiction of Batman from his seminal graphic novel Batman: The Dark Knight Returns is sculpted for this bust bank! Made of vinyl, the bank stands roughly 6-inches tall and approximately 9-inches wide. This Previews Exclusive The Dark Knight Returns Batman Blue Version Bust Bank can serve as a decoration in your office or home, or you can use it to store your loose change! Ages 4 and up.
Sons of Anarchy Crystal Ball Dangle Belly Ring The crystal ball of anarchy dangles from a faux gem on this Sons of Anarchy belly ring! The Sons of Anarchy Crystal Ball Dangle Belly Ring is silver with the crystal ball portion of the emblem for the fictional motorcycle gang of the TV series Sons of Anarchy . It also features the "SAMCRO" acronym, for "Sons of Anarchy Motorcyle Club Redwood Original." Are you an original?
Sons of Anarchy Reaper Belly Ring Blood drips from the scythe carried by the Grim Reaper on this Sons of Anarchy belly ring! The Sons of Anarchy Reaper Belly Ring is silver, made of surgical steel and externally threaded. The pendant features a portion of the emblem for the fictional motorcycle gang of the TV series Sons of Anarchy , the Grim Reaper's smiling face carrying a rifle butt with a scythe attached.
The Personalized Luck of the Irish Square Decal Stickers feature a shamrock design. Each Luck of the Irish Square Sticker is printed on a white sticker that is available in 2 inch and 4 inches and can be personalized with your sweet message. Use the Luck of the Irish Square Decal Stickers to personalize plain glassware, books, lockers or give to your guests as a favor to remember your St. Patrick's Day event!
The clown prince of crime is now his own worst enemy! With its ability to store your pocket change, this 8-inch vinyl bank of The Joker is the perfect target for The Joker, who loves himself even more than he loves money. Based on the likeness of Cesar Romero as he appeared in the 1966 Batman Classic TV Series, this vinyl bust bank has a coin slot on his back and an access door in his base. Ages 8 and up.
Transformers Decepticon Logo Belly Ring Let the logo for the menacing Decepticons do the talking when you wear this cool Transformers belly ring! The Transformers Decepticon Logo Belly Ring is silver surgical steel, externally threaded. It features a black circle framing the blue and purple logo for the evil Decepticons from the Transformers series. Rise up and go out in style!
The Personalized Luck of the Irish Square Decal Stickers feature a shamrock design Each XXXX Square Sticker is printed on a white sticker that is available in 2 and 4 and can be personalized with your sweet message Use the Luck of the Irish Square Decal Stickers to personalize plain glassware books lockers or give to your guests as a favor to remember your St Patricks Day party
Cheer for your favorite team in style with this Top of the World memory fit hat. This team color crown with gray visor hat features raised embroidered team logo on the front script team name on side additional team graphic on back contrast stitching Memory-Fit sweatband for comfort Top of the World branding and made of polyester on the crown & a wool visor. One size fits all.
These elegant The Perfect Pair Square Stickers feature a white background adorned with a black stripe and white polka dots and black swirls surrounding your text This customized Wedding Couple Square Sticker is available in a 2 or 4 size The Perfect Pair Square Stickers make great add-ons to glassware favor bags or hand out to each of your party guests as a special memento
The Around the World Square Sticker features a variety of things that you would need for a journey around the world Each Personalized Around the World Square Stickers are printed on a white sticker and can be personalized with your message Use the Around the World Square Decal Stickers to personalize plain glassware favor bags invitations and much more
Lord of the Rings Eye of Sauron T Shirt Carry the all-seeing Eye of Sauron with you when you wear this dramatic Lord of the Rings t shirt! The Lord of the Rings Eye of Sauron T Shirt is black with a striking image of the Eye of Sauron from the Lord of the Rings movie trilogy. See what the Eye of Fire can do to liven up your wardrobe!
These Circle of Elegance Square Stickers feature your personalization surrounded by beautiful circle designs Each personalized Elegant Wedding Sticker comes in 2 and 4 diameter Use these Circle of Elegance Square Stickers to personalize plain glassware add to favor bags or hand out to each of your party guests as a special memento
Maternity wear for before and after pregnancy, Stretchy and comfortable seam detail over belly panel, Treggings for work or casual weekend looks, Soft, stretch ponte jersey, Over the belly light jersey panel for comfort and support, Pockets at side and back, Vertical line through center thigh helps slim your figure.
Your purchase of this item will be sent to the Missionaries of the Poor for their men in formation. The complete set of The Liturgy of the Hours in four volumes. The set includes the current St. Joseph Guide for the Liturgy of the Hours, the Liturgy of the Hours supplement, and inserts for the Liturgy of the Hours.
These Lots of Dots Square Stickers feature a red background with black and white polka dots and a white banner showcasing your custom text Each Dots Personalized Square Sticker is available in 2 inch 4 or 8 sizes and may be used to personalize glassware add to favor bags or handed out to each of your party guests
The Jelly Belly Flip Top Box has a flip top box that makes these jelly beans easy to share and more fun to eat Each 16 oz box of Jelly Belly jelly beans contains assorted flavors and colors From birthdays to graduations Jelly Belly Flip Top Box favors are the perfect way to treat your guests to something sweet
Use these Jelly Belly Champagne Bottles as unique favors for each of your party guests Place Jelly Belly champagne flavored jelly beans on the tabletops or simply pass them out as guests begin to arrive Each novelty Champagne Bottle contains 15 ounces of Jelly Belly Jelly Beans Sold individually
As the Master Thief, infiltrate the City’s most secure location to retrieve the coveted Hudnall family’s necklace an item all local thieves are desperate to get their hands on. None so far have managed to snatch it…Will you be able to outsmart the Bank’s security to steal this rare artifact?
How do you balance -- and indeed encourage -- a war between factions without letting either side obliterate the other? How do you rule over gods, creatures, and men who refuse to obey you? How do you build a landscape of villages when bandits and mythology are conspiring to tear it down?