Atheism is on the rise. Skeptical thinkers like Richard Dawkins, Christopher Hitchens, and Sam Harris vigorously attack belief in God as irrational or, even worse, dangerous. The so-called New Atheism has attracted millions of young people thanks to bestselling books such as The God Delusion and God Is Not Great. How should Christians respond? How can we turn the tide of secularism and draw people back to God? You'll discover how in "The Mystery of God," a new six-part film series and study program by Bishop Robert Barron. The lessons reach into our rich intellectual tradition. Using the insights of St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, Pope Benedict XVI, you'll uncover a clear yet sophisticated understanding of what we mean by "God". Lesson Summary LESSON 1 – ATHEISM AND WHAT WE MEAN BY "GOD" There are lots of views about God. Some see him as a mythical fairy in the sky, others as the Supreme Being. Some consider him a threat to our freedom. But for Christians, God is not one being among many. He's not a competitor to our flourishing. God is that than which nothing greatest can be thought, the strange and unique source of being itself. Before discussing anything about God we must become clear about one question: who is God? LESSON 2 – ST. THOMAS AQUINAS AND THE PATHS TO GOD In the thirteenth century, St. Thomas Aquinas composed his famous five paths to God. His proofs don't depend on the Bible or divine revelation. They simply start from the world around us—trees, birds, buildings, and even ourselves. Thomas noticed that none of these things have to exist. But if that's the case, there must be some cause behind them, something grounding their existence. For Thomas and all Christians since, we know this source of all being by its ancient name—God. LESSON 3 – THE DIVINE ATTRIBUTES Once we understand who God is, we naturally wonder, "What is he like? How does he act?" We can never fully answer those questions. Yet we can know that God is self-sufficient—he doesn't need the world but creates it out of love. God is omniscient, knowing all things. God is omnipresent, everywhere in existence. Through these attributes we discover a God who presses upon the world, always and everywhere, not aggressively but only with love. LESSON 4 – PROVIDENCE AND THE PROBLEM OF EVIL Perhaps the most difficult question in theology is this: Why does God allow evil? If God is all-good and all-powerful, then why are our lives marked with pain and suffering? These are not abstract questions. They go right to the heart of our experience. We have each wrestled with misery, wondering when God would intervene. As with Job, God does not give us answers. He instead offers a person: the crucified Jesus, through whom God enters our suffering and makes it his own. LESSON 5 – EXPLORING THE TRINITY The most important event in human history took place when God, infinite and incomprehensible, became a finite and familiar man, Jesus Christ. While some people reduce Jesus to a wise teacher, the testimony of scripture and the early Church makes it clear that Jesus of Nazareth was, and is, God incarnate. He's the Second Person of the Trinity. And by his sacrificial death and glorious resurrection, we too can enter into Trinitarian life. LESSON 6 – THE GOD WHO IS LOVE The book of Genesis reveals that we are made in the image and likeness of God. What does this mean? For St. Augustine it affirmed that our own traits—our minds, our self-knowledge, our self-love–can tell us something about God as a Trinity. What is Christianity finally about? What is the deepest meaning of being and all reality? The Christian answer is this: God is lov
From its beginnings, Benedictinism has touched the lives of many people beyond those who dwell in monasteries. For those looking for an everyday grounding in Benedictine spirituality and who wish to pray according to the Benedictine style of Liturgy of the Hours, Work of God is an ideal resource. While written primarily for Benedictine oblates, this simple yet elegant prayerbook also gives the unfamiliar user a starting place from which to progress into a more intense practice. Largely a two-week arrangement of morning and evening prayer, it also contains essays that provide a broad introduction to monastic spirituality and its relevance for non-monastics. Work of God relies substantially on the ICEL psalms. The psalms for each day include at least one of those which Benedict recommended for the liturgical hour. The closing prayer for each liturgy is linked through words and images to some concept or quotation in the Rule, thus providing more of a connection to Benedictine spirituality. Each day's liturgy includes a short reading and the New Testament canticle, so there's no need to turn from one section to another. Work of God is not an official manual, but rather a convenient alternative to the multiple liturgy books used in some communities, the Roman Breviary, or more general or abbreviated office books. Beautifully bound with gilt-edged pages and one ribbon marker, it is a handsome addition to any bookshelf. Those who live in the spirit of St. Benedict are always alert to God. The opening word of the Rule, "listen," is its essence. One listens first of all to the words of Scripture which teach God's way. Work of God helps the pray-er allow the Word to speak within the self in an environment of silence and solitude. Essays by Sutera are "The Life and the Spirit of St. Benedict," "Benedictinism and the World Around It: The Oblate Movement," and "Praying the Liturgy of the Hours." Irene Nowell, O.S.B., contributes the essay "Praying the Psalms." Other chapters are "Week I—Evening and Morning Praise," "The Practice of Lectio Divina," "Thoughts from the Rule of St. Benedict," "Some Benedictine Prayers," "The Medal and the Cross of St. Benedict," "Week II—Evening and Morning Praise," "Major Feasts of the Church Year," "Common for Feasts of Christ," "Common for Feasts of Mary," "Common of Apostles and Martyrs," "Common of Holy Men and Women," and "Compline (Night Prayer)."
In Consoling Thoughts on God and Providence , St. Francis de Sales, beloved Doctor of the Church, speaks of how God wants only good for us, and why we should have great confidence in His merciful love. This treasure of spirituality beautifully explains God's love for the sinner, how great His joy is upon the return of just one lost sheep, and how God's mercy extends even towards the damned. St. Francis encourages us to conform ourselves to God's will, and teaches us to abandon ourselves to the Lord who so desires our hearts. Readers of Consoling Thoughts on God and Providence will experience firsthand why St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622) is known to history as the Gentle Saint. St. Francis was Bishop of Geneva and a tireless preacher, who yet made time to correspond with numerous souls who wrote him for his insight and guidance. His Consoling Thoughts are compiled from these letters as well as from his other spiritual works. About The Author: St. Francis de Sales was born in 1567 to Francois and Francoise de Boisy in what is currently Haute-Savoie, France. His father sent him to a good school when he was young, and he received spiritual formation from the Jesuits. After a disturbing spiritual fear of being condemned, he eventually resolved his problem and decided to dedicate his life to God in 1587. He became a doctor of law at the age of 24 at the Jesuit College of Clermont, Paris, and was ordained a priest by Bishop Claude de Granier and stationed in Geneva in 1593. He became bishop of Geneva in 1602. He is the author of various collections of sermons on Mary, Lent, prayer and Christmastide, as well as a work entitled Set Your Heart Free, edited by John Kirvan. He was known as a spiritually understanding man as well as a friend of the poor. Though known for his great intellect and theological wisdom, he spoke with simplicity and earnestness, so that all could understand. An Introduction to the Devout Life , his best-loved work, is based on notes he wrote for a cousin for marriage, stressing that sanctity is possible in everyday life. He died in 1622 on December 28, and was canonized by Pope Alexander VII in 1665. His feast is celebrated on January 24. Consoling Thoughts on God and Providence The "gentle saint" speaks to you about God's merciful love A perfect means of learning to trust Profound yet very simple 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Hatred, murder, terrorism, and war spring from the sins of men. But why does God let innocent children suffer from the effects of these evils? Why does He let earthquakes devastate cities, despair drive souls to suicide, and cancer kill humans and animals? You and I would prevent these evils if we could. Why doesn't God? If He's good - as our Faith claims - why doesn't He stay the hand of those about to do evil? Why doesn't He keep little ones from violence and death? Indeed, how could He have allowed evil to enter the universe in the first place? In these pages, Benedictine author Dom Bruno Webb brings you face-to-face with evil. Without fudging or flinching, he answers these hard questions and more. In this slim volume, he gives the most convincing explanation of the mystery of evil that's available today. You'll finally come to understand the source of the appalling violence and savagery that lies close to the heart of nature; you'll discover why the insensate Earth and its inhabitants all groan in pain; you'll see why, even before they were conceived, Adam's offspring fell with him, and why God stood by, permitting all this to happen. Was God helpless? Indifferent? Outgunned? In these wise pages, Dom Bruno Webb shows that evil never defeats God. On the contrary, He uses suffering to destroy the very sin which gives birth to evil. Here you'll come to understand why, despite the evil that wracks the Earth and all the beings on it, God nonetheless assured Dame Julian of Norwich that "all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well." Here's the book that answers, once and for all, the question of why God permits evil. It will enlighten and console all the suffering and sorrowful souls who are puzzled and troubled by the evil that suffuses our universe. Better: it explains how to transform suffering into deeds that God will use to ensure that finally and indeed, "all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well." In other words, these pages are not only an explanation of evil; they're a remedy for it, a remedy you can begin using today. Why Does God Permit Evil? Straight, unflinching answers for the tough questions Hope and light in the face of darkness and suffering Is God indifferent to tragedy? Learn that He is not! 5 x 8 inches
All of us are born with distinct personality traits. Some of us live for crowds and parties; others seek solitude and time for quiet reflection. Some of us are naturally pushy, while others are content just to get along. We don’t pick and choose these traits; they’re just part of the way we’re made. For in the womb God doesn’t merely mold our body; He also gives us the temperament that, all our days, colors our understanding, guides our choices, and serves as the foundation of our moral and spiritual life. Ancient philosophers identified four basic temperaments, and over the centuries, countless wise souls have used these four to understand human nature. Now comes The Temperament God Gave You, the first Catholic book on the subject in 70 years. Here veteran Catholic counselor Art Bennett and his wife Laraine provide an accessible synthesis of classical wisdom, modern counseling science, and Catholic spirituality: a rich understanding of the temperaments and what they mean for you and for your family. Drawing on decades of study, prayer, and practical experience, Art and Laraine show you how to identify your own temperament and use it to become what God is calling you to be: a loving spouse, an effective parent, and a good friend. Best of all, they give you a Catholic understanding of the four temperaments that will bring you closer to God and help you discover the path to holiness that’s right for you. Peace. Happiness. Holiness. You’ll find yourself growing in each of these qualities as you come to understand — and learn to use as you should — the temperament God gave you. The Temperament God Gave You A life-changing, eye-opening read Learn to have patience with yourself and others Discover what a temperament is (and which one you have!)
In his first book published as Pope, and in conjunction with the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, Pope Francis here invites all humanity to an intimate and personal dialogue on the subject closest to his heart—mercy—which has long been the cornerstone of his faith and is now the central teaching of his papacy. In this conversation with Vatican reporter Andrea Tornielli, Francis explains—through memories from his youth and moving anecdotes from his experiences as a pastor—why “mercy is the first attribute of God.” God “does not want anyone to be lost. His mercy is infinitely greater than our sins,” he writes. As well, the Church cannot close the door on anyone, Francis asserts—on the contrary, its duty is to go out into the world to find its way into the consciousness of people so that they can assume responsibility for, and move away from, the bad things they have done. The first Jesuit and the first South American to be elected Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis has traveled around the world spreading God’s message of mercy to the largest crowds in papal history. Clear and profound, The Name of God Is Mercy resonates with this desire to reach all those who are looking for meaning in life, a road to peace and reconciliation, and the healing of physical and spiritual wounds. It is being published in more than eighty countries around the world. “The name of God is mercy. There are no situations we cannot get out of, we are not condemned to sink into quicksand.”—Pope Francis The Name of God is Mercy Perfect companion for the Jubilee Year of Mercy First book of Pope Francis' papacy Beautiful and inspiring 5-1/8 x 7-1/2
Simple secrets of holiness that the saints themselves use — revealed by a saint! There are as many paths to holiness as there are saints in Heaven . . . but you can't follow them all. Yet there's one thing every saint practices that you can imitate: the simple art of loving God, which the beloved St. Francis de Sales explains for you here. Under his wise and gentle guidance, you'll discover the secrets to growing holier through the simple things in life — work, play, and rest. You'll learn to avoid the distractions (even religious distractions) that trouble and weary your soul . . . and you'll soon be able to focus your energy simply on loving God. Listen to the holy words of this saint; take them to heart; make them a part of your life. Soon you'll be well on your way, following that path to Heaven that God, from all eternity, has given you as your very own. St. Francis de Sales himself will teach you the secrets of developing: Patience Trust Modesty Courage Simplicity Humility Obedience Generosity Perseverance Selflessness Gentleness Love of God and other key virtues A note for the skeptical and discouraged: Have you tried to grow closer to God using one technique after another, yet still find you haven't made much progress? That's a common problem in today's world, where devotion has become so complicated that the simple art of loving God has been lost. Don't despair. Generations of Christians have made finding God harder than it need be, which is why, every few hundred years, God sends us a saint like St. Francis de Sales to remind us that anyone can love God and that it's not really so hard to do. Listen to St. Francis, and, no matter how many times you've failed in the past, you'll soon be a master of the art of loving God.
"What you are doing I cannot do, what I’m doing you cannot do, but together we are doing something beautiful for God, and this is the greatness of God’s love for us.” —Mother Teresa, from Where There Is Love, There Is God In this book, Mother Teresa’s relationship with God and her commitment to those she served—the poorest of the poor—is powerfully explored in her own words. Taken largely from her private lessons to her sisters, published here for the first time, Where There Is Love, There Is God unveils her extraordinary faith in, and surrender to, God’s will. Love is perhaps the word that best summarizes Mother Teresa’s life and message. She sought to be an extension of God’s heart and hands in today’s world. She was called to be a missionary of charity, a carrier of God’s love to each person she met, especially those most in need. Yet she did not think that this was a vocation uniquely hers; she believed each person is in some way called to be a carrier of God’s love. Through the practical and timely advice she offers, Mother Teresa sets us on the path to closer union with God and greater love for our brothers and sisters. Where There Is Love, There Is God: Her Path to Closer Union with God and Greater Love for Others Beautiful, practical advice Learn how to deeply love God and others in your own daily life
A highly successful abridgment of the monumental 2,676-page, 4-vol. life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, as seen in mystic vision by Ven. Mary of Agreda (1602-1665). This book overflows with enthralling information about Our Lord and Our Lady, about the creation of the world, the meaning of the Apocalypse, Lucifer's rebellion, the location of Hell, the hidden life of Jesus, etc. Venerable Mary saw in ecstasy all the events recorded here. Later, Our Lady told her to write them down in a book - the result is The Mystical City of God, acclaimed by Popes, cardinals and theologians, a book which has inspired the laity and clergy for over 300 years and which has gone into sixty editions in various languages. More than just the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, this book also contains information about the creation of the world, the meaning of the Apocalypse, Lucifer's rebellion, the location of Hell, the hidden life of Jesus, Mary and Joseph, intimate details about Our Lord's life, and many other enthralling topics. The translator, Father George J. Blatter, a Chicago priest, first read the book in German and was so impressed that he learned Spanish in order to make a proper translation into English. His first edition appeared in 1912, ten years after he had started work. The Mystical City of God (Abridged) Beautifully-crafted abridgment Contains stunning insight about Our Lady's life, Our Lord, and more A must-read
Jennifer Fulwiler told herself she was happy. Why wouldn't she be? She made good money as a programmer at a hot tech start-up, had just married a guy with a stack of Ivy League degrees, and lived in a twenty-first-floor condo where she could sip sauvignon blanc while watching the sun set behind the hills of Austin. Raised in a happy, atheist home, Jennifer had the freedom to think for herself and play by her own rules. Yet a creeping darkness followed her all of her life. Asking the unflinching questions about life and death, good and evil, led Jennifer to Christianity, the religion she had reviled since she was an awkward, skeptical child growing up in the Bible Belt. Mortified by this turn of events, she hid her quest from everyone except her husband, concealing religious books in opaque bags as if they were porn and locking herself in public bathroom stalls to read the Bible. Just when Jennifer had a profound epiphany that gave her the courage to convert, she was diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition-and the only treatment was directly at odds with the doctrines of her new-found faith. Something Other Than God is a poignant, profound and often funny tale of one woman who set out to find the meaning of life and discovered that true happiness sometimes requires losing it all. Something Other than God Author: Jennifer Fulwiler Transformation from Atheism to Christianity
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
This magnificent set is an heirloom that should be in every Catholic home library. Dictated to Ven. Mary of Agreda (1601-1664) by the Blessed Mother herself, The Mystical City of God is an amazing collection of four books of revelations about the life of Mary and the divine plan for creation and the salvation of souls that has been enthralling readers for centuries. Composed of the Conception, Incarnation, Transfixion and Coronation, this magnificent narrative takes the reader through the various stages of the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary, plus it reveals all sorts of facts about our entire salvation history. Beautiful hardcover binding with elegant gold-foil details. The interior is reproduced at 100% of the size in the original book and printed from the original negatives for complete fidelity. Sold as a set of 4 only. " Mystical City of God is the only book I read anymore. I'm going to read it for the rest of my life. When I get through the 4 volumes, I start over." -- A.B. , LA Mystical City of God Set of 4 heirloom books Beautifully bound Elegant gold-foil details Set of 4 heirloom books Gold foil edges 2,676 total pages
“What do angels do all day, Papa?” When Papa finds Little Cub looking for angels, it gives him a chance to tell his beloved child about those that may be in their midst, even when they can’t be seen. Exploring their exhilarating Arctic world as they talk, Papa lovingly answers all of Little Cub’s questions about angels—and as usual, she has a lot. She wants to know what they do, how they look, how they guard God’s loved ones, and best of all, how they serve the Creator of the world. “God really created angels to serve him more than us, Little Cub. They love him and would do anything for him.” This uplifting tale will encourage young hearts by exploring the glory and design of God’s messengers, while turning toward him with praise. God Gave Us Angels Author: Lisa Tawn Bergren This charming book explains God’s special gift of angels to little ones 8½ x 8½ inches
Combining her passion for prayer with her love for little ones, beloved writer and speaker Stormie Omartian teams with talented illustrator Shari Warren to share an important message: “It’s never too early to teach a child to pray.” Stormie encourages children to develop the life-changing practices of talking to God every day and explains prayer in easy-to-understand ways. With examples taken directly from the lives of young boys and girls, she helps kids get to know God, thank Him for His love and care, and ask for His help in tough times. Stormie also touches upon forgiveness, the power of praying with others, and having a relationship with Jesus as she assures children that their prayers do make a difference. Bright, contemporary watercolors depicting a broad spectrum of children accompany the text to present a beautiful picture of growing closer to God in prayer. For children ages 3 to 7. A sweet book to help children learn to pray Develop their life of prayer Colorful illustrations for kids 9" x 9"
This musical figure features a small praying child in a white mantle with angel wings at his side. Engraved on the decorative base are the words, "Jesus loves me this I know, for the bible tells me so" . The musical angel figure also plays the classic Christian children's song we all grew up with, "Jesus Loves Me". This Jesus Loves Me Musical Angel would made an ideal baby shower gift to display in the nursery, or as a gift for the Sacraments of baptism or First Communion. From the popular Joseph Studio collection, artists known for quality craftsmanship of religious gifts. Jesus Loves Me Musical Angel Features praying child angel Plays "Jesus Loves Me" 7.5" (H) x 4" (W) x 4" (D) Joseph Studio collection Resin / Stone mix Wind-up mechanism on bottom
Looking for a Christmas sweater for the man in your life? This fits the bill. It's warm, cuddly, and not overly frilly. A simple design features nine blocks on both the front and back, filled with cheerful images of Christmas trees, jingle bells, snowmen, presents, candy canes and snowflakes! Black sleeves sport Christmas wreaths. It's a veritable smorgasbord of holiday cheer. Welcome to TipsyElves.com, home to the world famous Tipsy Elves ugly Christmas sweaters. This is not your typical Christmas sweater store. In fact, at Tipsy Elves, we strive to be different. Our ugly Christmas sweaters are designed from the bottom up, mixing traditional styles with modern humor. Our slogan is “Not your momma’s Christmas sweater,” and when you see our collection of funny Christmas sweaters, you’ll instantly know why.
Looking for a fun and easy way to calm your busy mind and let God’s Word penetrate your heart? Immerse yourself in the Bible’s promises with these beautifully crafted, hand-drawn verses- all ready for you to add your own creative touch with paints, markers, colored pencils, or crayons. As you spend a few restful moments contemplating these well-loved passages of scripture, each page will become a personal reminder that God’s Word is for you. You’ll enjoy filling these images with color and filling your soul with the confident assurance that God is walking with you, watching over you, and guiding you into a wonderful future. Coloring book for teens and adults Quiet, reflective activity Fun, stress-free way to fill some free time 8.5" x 11"
Little Nellie of Holy God. Little Nellie was not yet four and a half when God took her to Heaven, but she had already made her First Holy Communion. Nellie received five of the Seven Sacraments. Before she died, she had received Our Lord 32 times. She knew that in Holy Communion she was receiving God. She always called Him "Holy God." When the Holy Father, Pope St. Pius X, heard about Little Nellie, he cried, "There! That is the sign for which I was waiting." Then the Holy Father said that children could receive Holy Communion when they were little. They would no longer have to wait till age 12. Little Nellie is called the Little Violet of the Blessed Sacrament. Perfect to teach children love and reverence for Our Lord in the Holy Eucharist!
One of the most pain-filled letters I ever received was from a young mother whose firstborn child had died. She was overwhelmed with the depth of this loss. All her plans and hopes and dreams came crashing down around her, an she couldn't fathom how she could ever find joy in life again. The letter poured out her angish and despair. She felt, she said, as if God had abandoned her … You'll find this small book contains some of the most concise wisdom and guidance available in one short volume. This book will be a sure comfort to the grieving soul, a book to be read and read again. Turning to God to Get Through Grief A beautiful book that will touch your heart Find consolation for true grief and loss Discover hope and peace with God
This charming board book explains God's special gift of guardian angels to little ones. Little ones will also learn the beloved traditional prayer to our guardian angels. Encourage your children to come and meet their guardian angels! Perfect for little ones ages 1—3. About the author Mary Elizabeth Tebo, FSP , was born in Bay City, Michigan, and has been a Daughter of St. Paul since 1964. Her first book was the best-selling I Learn about Jesus, a story book for preschoolers about the life of Jesus, published by Pauline Books & Media. Sr. Mary Elizabeth has written other books, including several titles in Pauline Books and Media's Encounter the Saints series for middle grade readers. Her favorites, however, are books for preschoolers.
The nativity story comes to life in this exquisite champagne-hued Glory to God circle wall hanging. With angels above, the Wise Men from afar, and shepherds kneeling in adoration, the Newborn King is welcomed into the world as words proclaim, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” An attractive Christmas accessory with a timeless style to be appreciated for years to come. Relief-style detailing. Warm silver and champagne colors. Can be displayed on an easel or wall. A beautiful accessory for your home Simple, versatile way to display the nativity scene Elegant silver and champagne colors Wall or easel display Resin Plaque: 10” diam. Easel not included
"What is heaven like?" With tender words, her Papa describes a wonderful place, free of sadness and tears, where God warmly welcomes his loved ones after their life on earth is over. Little Cub and Papa spend the day wandering their beautiful, invigorating arctic world while she asks all about God's home: How do we get to heaven? Will we eat there? Will I get to see you in heaven? Papa patiently answers each question, assuring her that… "Heaven will be full of everything good." This gentle story provides satisfying answers for a young child's most difficult questions about what happens after this life, inviting "little cubs" to find comfort in knowing that God Gave Us Heaven.
Spiritual masters have always taught that prayer is crucial in our relationship with God. But many of us feel unsure about how to go about it. What exactly is prayer? Who is it for? And where, when and how should we pray? These questions find an answer in this excellent little work. Written in simple and modern style, author Jacques Philippe draws on years of experience as a spiritual guide to lead you down the path of a fruitful and happy prayer life. He outlines the fundamental principles of true prayer and describes some common mistakes and misconceptions that can lead it astray. Rich in inspirational examples and practical tips, this little book will help you make the most of your time with God.
We seek God's blessing on every marriage union. The special blessing is remembered in this elegant polished woodgrain-finish music box from the popular Cottage Garden collection. The melody is the beautiful "Ave Maria," played by a quality Sankyo musical movement which is visible through a glass enclosure. The photo frame lid, trimmed in detailed rope trim, can hold a 4"x6" photo of the couple, and opens to a velvet lined keepsake space for the treasures in their life. The polished woodgrain-finish box measures 8"L x 6"W x 2.75"H, and sits on four brass-finished feet with foam pads, to prevent scratching the display surface.
It is often said that there is no better gift that you can give a child than love. Who Loves Me? features the names of family members and friends who love the child, and encourages the child to reach to the sky when asked 'how much' each of one of them loves him or her. This beautifully illustrated book reassures the child that he or she is loved 'so much' by each person, with melodious rhymes describing the depth of each individual's love. Written by Jennifer Dewing, with colorful, whimsical illustrations by Maria Carluccio, this 8.5 inch x 8.5 inch hardcover book has 20 tear-free pages that are made for babies and young children to read every day!
A great resource for quiet meditation, creative expression, or personal devotion, this unique collection of beautifully rendered Bible verses invites you to fill the pages with color as you meditate on the names of God. With Color the Names of God you can reflect on God’s names and attributes, releasing the stress of the day as you add color to these intricate line drawings. Special instructions are included to display your works of art so these truths of God can continue to breathe life into your soul. Reflective pages for you to color Coloring gift book for teens and adults Creative, expressive activity 8.5" x 11"
Lamb of God Snakes Music Baby Tee This is an officially licensed Lamb of God Baby Tee in which this girls shirt has been screen printed with a Lamb of God design on the front of this cotton junior fitted babydoll tee shirt. These Lamb of God Baby Tee shirts are usually made from a softer 5oz. stretchy cotton baby doll tee shirts. These Lamb of God Baby Tees are designed to be fitted babydoll style shirts for someone who likes to wear form fitted style of a shirt. Check back often for some of our new Lamb of God clothing and other Lamb of God Merchandise at great prices only at - www.StylinOnline.com .
The God Loves You! personalized children's book tells your child just how much God loves them... and that they are God's special creations! It comes personalized with a child's name on the cover and throughout the text. God Loves You! features beautiful poetry by award-winning children's author Jennifer Dewing and colorful, whimsical illustrations by award-winning artist Maria Carluccio. The book is perfect for the birth of a baby, baptism, naming ceremony, first communion, Easter, Passover or everyday occasion. It makes a perfect gift for children of the Christian, Jewish or Muslim faith.
A totally unique heart cuff bracelet, the words from John 4:8, “God is Love” are written in Greek on the sides of the heart pendant. This beautiful wire bracelet is made of gold wiring and painted in beautiful pink and gold hues. Cuff bracelet measures approx. 2 inches with six gold (with a tint of green) ceramic balls hanging from the cuff. Painted in gold and pink Uniquely designed to replicate biblically inspired antiquities Handcrafted by two artists in Mobile, Alabama - Hypo allergenic and nickel free
Kids are great, aren't they? You can dress them up in ridiculous outfits and they actually wear them thinking that they're the coolest clothes around. "Why yes, I'd like to wear that sweater with that makes me look like Christmas exploded on my shirt. That would be just aces, mum!" That's what we imagine a your child would say if you asked him to wear this funny Christmas shirt and if he also happened to be British. We suggest you keep pictures of your little one wearing this shirt for leverage against them during their teenage years. Trust us, you're going to need those pics.
From producers Mark Burnett and Roma Downey comes Son of God - the most important chapter of the Greatest Story Ever Told for a whole new generation of families to enjoy. Acclaimed Portuguese actor Diogo Morgado delivers a spectacular portrayal of Jesus as this powerful and inspirational feature film depicts the life of Christ, from His humble birth through His teachings, crucifixion and ultimate resurrection. Son of God DVD The story of the life of Jesus His birth through crucifixion and resurrection Language: Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French 138 minutes
Just as the title indicates, this famous booklet of St. Alphonsus Liguori teaches us how to speak personally and with confidence in prayer to God, who, the Saint says, will not speak to us unless we first speak to Him. Covers every aspect of our personal relationship with God. St. Paul says of Our Lord, In whom we have boldness and access with confidence by the faith of him.(Ephesians 3:12). Thus, we can approach God as His friends, with confidence and boldness! But that is how God wants us to be - familiar, confident, bold and constant! Imprimatur.
Durable and everlasting laminated holy prayer card that contains a color image of an icon of the Mother of God holding Jesus on the front, and a prayer on the back. Card measures 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch. Back of card reads: Prayer To the MOTHER OF GOD — It is truly right to bless you, O God-bearing One, as the ever-Blessed and most-pure Mother of our God. More honorable than the cherubim and by far more glorious than the seraphim; Who without corruption gave birth to God the Word, o true Mother of God we magnify you. Made in Italy!
It takes a big heart to shape little minds, so show your appreciation for the loving teachers in your child's life. Makes a great gift for those educating our young Catholics. A thoughtful gift for faith formation teachers, too. Show appreciation throughout the year: - Christmas - End-of-school-year gift - Teacher retirement - Teacher appreciation week Holy water bottle God bless our wonderful teachers! Personalization included Plastic screw top 5" (H) x 2" (L) x 1.2" (W) Holy Water not included
The Blessed Sacrament is the great "open secret" of the Catholic Church--the great truth that Jesus Christ is in the Tabernacle and is accessible to all who believe in Him. But this truth is not immediately obvious, and thus it is not really appreciated as it should be. The Blessed Sacrament--God With Us is a call to all Catholics to appreciate and love Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, for in that perpetual miracle is all the wealth of His love, and our "heaven" on earth! Imprimatur.
This Child of God wall plaque makes a great addition to any nursery or child’s bedroom. Perfect for a Baptism or shower gift, with a blessing prayer to encourage them as they grow on their faith journey. This plaque has a natural stone look and feel with etched details, cut out design and adorned with a metallic coated raised shell. Child of God stone-like wall plaque Etched prayer and scroll design A memorable Baptism or shower keepsake Measures 5 ½ x 8 inches Hole in back for hanging Resin crafted
Generously oversized for play and sewn for comfort, this elephant is soft and cuddly, with charming features and high-quality design. Soft, huggable blessings that your little one can tote around for years! Makes a wonderful gift for your next baby shower or Baptism! Elephant blessing buddy! Sweet personalized sentiment Perfect Baptismal or baby shower gift Cuddly elephant comes in your choice of pink or blue Exclusive to The Catholic Company 16 inches tall Stitched eyes and nose
Beautifully drawn classic images of Our Lady and the Christ Child from famous shrines and miraculous images. Excellent short stories accompany each illustration to provide an outstanding resource for a child to be instructed in his faith while creatively coloring the glorious images of Mary. 35 finely drawn images of Our Lady, including Guadalupe, Fatima, Perpetual Help, Good Counsel, Czestochowa and more. Mother of God Coloring Book Beautiful images to color Cultivates a deep love for Our Lady
This antiqued white planter is a lovely gift for anyone who has lost a loved one. Its sides are imprinted with words of comfort, including the verse from Exodus 23:20: “I am going to send an angel in front of you, to guard you on the way and bring you to the place that I have prepared.” Decoratively crafted of resin. Decorative planter Antique white finish Thoughtful design Memorial gift idea Made of resin Planter has drainage hole Planter: 6.25" (H) x 6.5" (W)
Your little one will love snuggling up with their lamb...and you will love a sincere, personal blessing for your baby. This cuddly chum is a charming way to bring a prayerful presence into your nursery or playroom. A lush lamb as soft as it is sweet. Lamb blessing buddy! Personalize for baby Cuddly and soft Perfect gift for Baptism or baby shower Exclusive to The Catholic Company 16 inches tall Plush Stitched eyes and nose
A great reminder that "With God all things are possible," this scripture block will add an inspirational touch to any space. Perfect for teens and young adults, but definitely a message for everyone! Fun design will look great on a desk or bedside table. With God all things are possible Colorful scripture sign Great gift of encouragement Reminder to trust in the Lord Perfect for teens and young adults Measures: 7.87 x 1.5 x 5.91 Materials: MDF
This contemporary, yet reverently designed bangle bracelet features a sweet angel, a pearl bead, and a small sparkly cross for a look that she’ll appreciate as it accents her beautiful faith. A great accessory for any celebrated occasion. Perfect for First Communion and Confirmation. Share a more meaningful gift! Simple, stylish faith accessory Popular bangle bracelet Petite pink angel and cross Youth size: 2.5” diameter Rhodium plated 6mm glass pearl
Mother Teresa understood what it meant to thirst for God, and she poured out her life on behalf of God, whom she saw in the poorest of the poor. In Thirsting for God, you will encounter in each of these 365 daily readings the woman who yearned to know God above all else and whose words point the way for those who long to quench that same thirst. Thirsting for God Beautiful words from Mother Teresa Inspiring, moving, deeply encouraging A way to learn to love Jesus more
"Dear God, you thought up the world and the people and the fish in the sea and even my favorite rock, the round one. Dear God, thank you so much!" A collection of prayers about everyday things in a child's life shows that God is always there—when he or she wakes up, plays outside, helps to rake the lawn, after a snowfall, when angry, and when sick. Beautiful illustrations accompany each prayer and make this board book a delight for children ages 4-7.
This decorative "God Bless Our Home" cross will be that constant reminder of His presence each day. A special gift for any family and for any home. Warm, neutral colors will add a complementary touch to any room. Fill your space with thoughtful accents that celebrate the gift of the enduring message of the cross. God Bless Our Home cross Decorative faith-focused accent A message for any home Cross: 10" (L) Resin
You've seen these kind of sweaters before... nowadays they get worn ironically, but if you're old enough you might just remember wearing one of these things for real! Luckily, this is just a recreation; it's made of a comfortable polyester and not that gnarly itchy wool that grandma brought back from the old country. When you wear this you're sure to get some laughs, and, funny enough, you'll probably get some honest to goodness compliments, too.
This lamb-shaped decorative plaque offers a thoughtful blessing for a new baby. A sweet gift for baby showers and baptisms. Neutral coloring makes it ideal for boys and girls. Lamb plaque Wee Child of God - May the Lord guard you, guide you, and bless you with laughter, good fortune, and love. Sweet gift to welcome baby Decorative accessory for a child's room Material: Hardboard Measures: 5.75" (L) x 1" (D)
Your wee one will love snuggling up with their bear and you will love a sincere, personal blessing for your baby! This cuddly chum is a charming way to bring faith into the nursery or playroom. This lush bear is as soft as it is sweet. Bear blessing buddy! Personalized for baby Cuddly and soft Perfect gift for baptism or baby shower Exclusive to The Catholic Company 16 inches tall Plush Stitched eyes and nose
Lamb of God Prayer T-Shirt This is an officially licensed Lamb of God t-shirt in which these Lamb of God shirts have been screen printed with the Lamb of God image on front. These Lamb of God tshirts are usually made from heavyweight preshrunk 6oz. cotton tee shirt blanks. Check back often for some of our new Lamb of God clothing and other Lamb of God Merchandise at great prices only at - www.StylinOnline.com .
An adorable little lamb that will joyfully welcome a new life into the world, this sweet companion makes a great gift for Baptisms and baby showers. Perfect for girls and boys. Features a stitched sentiment “God Bless You.” Adorable plush lamb God Bless You Perfect for baby showers and Baptisms Plush animal Approx. 6.5” (T) Remove all tags for a child under 12 months