For many Americans the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, was the first time they had considered Islam. Were the terrorists motivated by the true dictates of their religion, or had they hijacked Islam as well as the planes in a political cause unrelated to the teachings of Muhammad? This book argues that Islam is a religion of conquest and subjugation and that in spite of 9/11 and thousands of other terrorist attacks throughout the world, many in the West still do not know or admit this because it conflicts with multiculturalism and belief in the equivalence of all cultures and religions. To meet the challenge from Islam, Christians need to know more about the important differences between Islam and Christianity, yet many have been lulled into complacency by the misleading and largely unexamined assumption that the two religions are similar. The time that Christians spend in pursuing common ground is time that Islamic activists use to press their agenda. In addition to challenging both the multicultural and the common-ground approaches, William Kilpatrick also exposes the role played by atheists and secularists in advancing Islam. Despite paying lip service to freedom, radical secularists serve as enablers of radical Islam. The civil liberties that the West enjoys are the fruit of Christian civilization, Kilpatrick argues, and only a reawakened Christianity can defend them against Islam's advance. William Kilpatrick is the author of several books, including Psychological Seduction and Why Johnny Can't Tell Right from Wrong . His articles on Islam have appeared in Investor's Business Daily, FrontPage Magazine, Jihad Watch, Catholic World Report, the National Catholic Register, World , and other publications. Professor Kilpatrick, who taught for many years at Boston College, lectures frequently to audiences in the US and abroad. "Kilpatrick's insights into Western relativism, multiculturalism, and the resultant anti-Christian attitudes form a matrix by which the rot of a crumbling society can be better understood . . . This book summons Christians to awaken their love for the true Jesus Christ of the Gospel, to learn sober truth about Christianity and Islam, and live their faith courageously in the face of Muslim aggression." - Fr. Mitch Pacwa, SJ, Author, St. Paul and the Power of the Cross "Most politicians, journalists, and intellectuals either fall silent on the subject of Islamic theology or sanitize it through platitudes, all of which revolve around religious and cultural relativism. As William Kilpatrick convincingly shows in Christianity, Islam, and Atheism , this fashionable complacency has compromised Western civilization. In this indispensable book, he wakes the politically correct up from their dogmatic slumbers, sounding a vitally important alarm about the true aims of Islam." - George Neumayr , contributing editor to The American Spectator and co-author of No Higher Power: Obama's War on Religious Freedom "This extraordinary book pierces through the politically correct miasma of unreality that envelops us and explains clearly and persuasively, with mountains of evidence, the threat that Islam poses today to the Church and to Western civilization. William Kilpatrick is to be commended for penning a concise and comprehensive introduction to the reality and magnitude of the Islamic supremacist threat. This book should be essential reading for politicians, bishops, and everyone who is on the front lines of the culture wars." - Robert Spencer, author of the NY Times bestseller The Truth About Muhammad Christian
Scott Hahn believes that families, nations and even the Church are held together by the power of personal commitments. He declares that when we really want to change our lives we mark the transition by the taking of an oath. That's what people do on their wedding day, on the day they become citizens, on the day they enter the military, or on the day they assume public office. But, he declares, the most powerful oaths of all are those that mark the Christian Sacraments. Informative, Enlightening and Inspiring In Swear to God: The Promise and Power of the Sacraments , you'll join Catholic theologian and best-selling author Dr. Scott Hahn as he recounts his personal adventure of discovery that will make the familiar topic of the Sacraments seem brand new. As you share his journey from a simply symbolic Protestant understanding of the Sacraments to the traditional teaching of the Fathers of the Church, you'll discover new insights into the Sacraments that will inspire, enlighten and inform you as never before - even if you're a lifelong Catholic! You'll learn how the Catholic understanding of a Sacrament is based on the Biblical concept of swearing an oath (Sacramentum in Latin). And how, in Biblical times, parties to covenants would swear a sacred oath, offer a sacrifice and share a meal, all elements contained in the Catholic Sacraments today. Far from later additions to Christian worship as some Protestants claim, Dr. Hahn demonstrates that the Sacraments are solidly based in Scripture and how they have always been a crucial part of the belief and practice of the Church. Heaven is with Us Now Drawing upon the Bible and the Church's Tradition, Dr. Hahn shows how God's Covenants with Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and David became the driving forces in history. But most importantly you'll see how Jesus came to fulfill all these Old Covenants by establishing a New Covenant, with greater power than ever before. You’ll learn how we already have a share in the eternal life of the Trinity, a life we hope to know fully in heaven, because heaven is truly with us here and now in the Sacraments. Scott Hahn's Swear to God: The Promise and Power of the Sacraments is a concise summary of the clear, popular teaching that has opened the depths of Catholic theology to laypeople around the world via his best-selling books, radio programs and television appearances. Now Dr. Hahn expands his straightforward explanation of the seven Sacraments in these vibrant and exciting live recordings of his popular talks that will help you experience the Sacraments like never before. Christ's Most Beautiful Gifts As Dr. Hahn reveals the truth about living the eternal promise of the New Covenant, you'll rediscover the richness of the seven Sacraments as the most beautiful gifts that Jesus Christ ever gave to the Church. See how He endowed them with His own power to change lives, save souls, and share His own Divine Life with us. Order now and begin to encounter anew the promise and the power of the Sacraments. Swear To God: The Promise and Power of the Sacraments Why the Sacraments are the most beautiful gifts that Jesus ever gave to the Church Where to look in the Bible for evidence of the Sacraments as signs of God's covenant with humanity Why the Sacraments are more than mere rituals How Christ endowed the Sacraments with His own power to change lives, save souls, & share His Divine life with us
"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 Sign of The Cross : From the young St. Francis de Sales’ heroic efforts to bring Calvinists back to the Faith comes this succinct, eloquent defense of the age-old Catholic practice of making the Sign of the Cross, which sixteenth-century Calvinists denounced as a Popish invention and many Protestants scorn even today. Embodying the zeal of youth and the wisdom of age, this gentle jewel of Catholic apologetics traces the origins of the Sign of the Cross back to the Fathers of the Church, to the Apostles before them, and finally to our Lord Himself. As they did for the Calvinists in St. Francis’s day, so in our day these pages will bring you a better understanding and a renewed love the Sign of the Cross, that brief and lively exterior prayer by which, from time immemorial, God has been invoked by serious Christians before all of their endeavors. In addition, you will learn what scores of saints have said about it, including St. Ambrose, St. Augustine, St. Basil, St. Clement, St. Cyril, St. Cyprian, St. Dionysius, St. Efraim, St. Eugenius, St. Gregory of Tours, St. Hilarion, Saint Hippolytus, St. Ignatius of Antioch, St. James, St. Jerome, St. John Chrysostom, St. Lawrence, and many others. "Whether you sleep or wake, travel or work, eat or drink, sail on the sea or cross a river, cover yourself with this breastplate, clothe yourself with the saving Sign of the Cross, and evils will not meet you." The Catholic Controversy: This book is a collection of pamphlets written by St. Francis de Sales as a young priest (age 27 to 29) struggling to reach people who would not listen to him: the 72,000 Calvinists of the French Chablais region, who had lost the Faith 60 years previous. The task looked hopeless, yet in four years almost all 72,000 had returned to the Catholic Faith. Here are some of the most cogent arguments against Protestantism ever penned, presenting a defense of the Catholic Faith that in some respects has never been equaled. The Sign of the Cross Author: St. Frances de Sales 128 pages Softcover 5 x 7 inches ISBN: 978-1933184975 The Catholic Controversy Author: St. Frances de Sales 413 pages Softcover 5½ x 8½ inches ISBN: 9780895553874 Two book set The Sign of The Cross Learn the origin and powerful significance of the sign of the cross The Catholic Controversy A collection of writings from St. Frances de Sales that defends the Catholic Faith in a way that has never been equaled
Celebrate the release of the final chapter of The Hobbit Trilogy with this stunning collectible that ensures you won't get lost reading your favorite book! Bring home Bard the Bowman in this special edition The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies Bard Bookmark. The 6-inch tall x 2-inch wide double-sided laminated bookmark includes a clip of real film from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, with a Trend Setters certificate on the reverse side and a classis-style tassel! Made in the USA. Please note: The actual strips of film vary from piece to piece, as they are hand picked from reels of film. We cannot accept requests for specific strips, nor can we accept returns on opened items. The cell strips you receive may be different from those pictured. Each double-sided FilmCell Bookmark is made with careful attention to detail. It is carefully laminated, with the film placed within a clear front and back viewing area, allowing natural light to enhance the film frames. Each piece of film is hand cut from reels to provide you with the best possible scenes to offer a unique and varied product. This is all put together to bring you a collectible that looks great in your favorite book or as a desk accessory. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield, and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company unwittingly unleashes a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women, and children of Lake-town. Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo's frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain. As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves, and Men must decide: unite or be destroyed! Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.
Celebrate the release of the final chapter of The Hobbit Trilogy with this stunning collectible that ensures you won't get lost reading your favorite book! Bring home Bilbo Baggins in this special edition The Hobbit The Battle of the Five Armies Bilbo Bookmark. The 6-inch tall x 2-inch wide double-sided laminated bookmark includes a clip of real film from The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, with a Trend Setters certificate on the reverse side and a classis-style tassel! Made in the USA. Please note: The actual strips of film vary from piece to piece, as they are hand picked from reels of film. We cannot accept requests for specific strips, nor can we accept returns on opened items. The cell strips you receive may be different from those pictured. Each double-sided FilmCell Bookmark is made with careful attention to detail. It is carefully laminated, with the film placed within a clear front and back viewing area, allowing natural light to enhance the film frames. Each piece of film is hand cut from reels to provide you with the best possible scenes to offer a unique and varied product. This is all put together to bring you a collectible that looks great in your favorite book or as a desk accessory. The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an epic conclusion the adventures of Bilbo Baggins, Thorin Oakenshield, and the Company of Dwarves. Having reclaimed their homeland from the Dragon Smaug, the Company unwittingly unleashes a deadly force into the world. Enraged, Smaug rains his fiery wrath down upon the defenseless men, women, and children of Lake-town. Obsessed above all else with his reclaimed treasure, Thorin sacrifices friendship and honor to hoard it as Bilbo's frantic attempts to make him see reason drive the Hobbit towards a desperate and dangerous choice. Unseen by any but the Wizard Gandalf, the great enemy Sauron has sent forth legions of Orcs in a stealth attack upon the Lonely Mountain. As darkness converges on their escalating conflict, the races of Dwarves, Elves, and Men must decide: unite or be destroyed! Bilbo finds himself fighting for his life and the lives of his friends in the epic Battle of Five Armies, as the future of Middle-earth hangs in the balance.
We all crave an authentic experience of intimacy. We all yearn for intimacy, but we avoid it. We want it badly, but we often run from it. At some deep level we sense that we have a profound need for intimacy, but we are afraid to go there. Why? We avoid intimacy because having intimacy means exposing our secrets. Being intimate means sharing the secrets of our hearts, minds and souls with another fragile and imperfect human being. Intimacy requires that we allow another person to discover what moves us, what inspires us, what drives us, what eats at us, what we are running toward, what we are running from, what self-destructive enemies lie within us, and what wild and wonderful dreams we hold in our hearts. In The Seven Levels of Intimacy , Matthew Kelly teaches us in practical and unforgettable ways how to know these things about ourselves and how to share ourselves more deeply with the people we love. He both acknowledges and calms our fears, while showing us how to move beyond them to experience the true power of intimacy. Table of Contents Part One Sex Is Not Intimacy Common Interests Are Not Enough You Know The Storm Is Coming What Is Driving Your Relationships? The Opposite Of Love Is Not Hate Part Two How The Seven Levels Of Intimacy Will Change Your Relationships And Your Life! Clichés: The First Level Of Intimacy Facts: The Second Level Of Intimacy Opinions: The Third Level Of Intimacy Hopes And Dreams: The Fourth Level Of Intimacy Feelings: The Fifth Level Of Intimacy Faults, Fears, And Failures: The Sixth Level Of Intimacy Legitimate Needs: The Seventh Level Of Intimacy Part Three The Reasons People Don't Have Great Relationships Designing A Great Relationship Don't Just Hope The Seven Levels of Intimacy: The Art of Loving and the Joy of Being Loved (Audio Book) Learn what true intimacy really is Discover how to give and receive true love Simple and powerful 5 CD set Each disc approx 1 hour
On March 13, 2013, the world waited in hushed anticipation, eyes fixed on a small chimney atop the Sistine Chapel. Just after 7 p.m. Rome time, a billow of white smoke erupted and Catholics the world over rejoiced. Habemus Papam! We have a pope! An hour later, Jorge Maria Bergoglio, the humble Cardinal from Argentina emerged onto the loggia and chose the name Francis, in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. After taking in the scene of Saint Peter’s Square, Pope Francis greeted the pilgrims: “You know that the work of the conclave is to give a bishop to Rome," the new Pontiff said. "It seems as if my brother cardinals went to find him from the end of the earth, but here we are. Thank you for the welcome." These words encapsulate the humility, gentleness, and humor of the Church’s newest pontiff. In Pope Francis: The Pope from the End of the Earth, best-selling author Thomas J. Craughwell gives a first look at the life and journey of the first pope from the New World – and offers a glimpse of what his pontificate could mean for the Church. This lavishly illustrated volume explores the life of Pope Francis, including his birth and early years; his mystical experience as a teenager that drew him to religious life; his years as a priest and bishop with a heart for the poor and marginalized; and his unflagging courage to teach and defend the Catholic Faith. Features a foreword by Sean Cardinal O'Malley, Francis' first homilies as Pope, and supplemental sections on Catholic beliefs, practices, and traditions. Pope Francis: The Pope from the End of the Earth Author: Thomas J. Croughwell The humble Cardinal from Argentina Lavishly illustrated hardcover volume Get to know Pope Francis in a personal and spiritual way 5.5 x 8.5 inches Over 60 full-color photographs
The Missionaries of the Poor have requested thousands of these books to be used in their missions throughout the world. Your purchase of this item will be sent to the Missionaries of the Poor to distribute to those in need. Also known as A Catechism of Christian Doctrine , The Penny Catechism was given its name because of its original cost of one penny. While the price has changed, The Faith has not! This handy catechism gives 307 questions and answers on all aspects of the Catholic Faith. Having been approved by the Archbishops and Bishops of England and Wales for use in their dioceses, it is an official catechism of the Catholic Church. Topics covered include: God, the Sacraments, the Ten Commandments, the Precepts of the Church, grace, virtue, sins, and so forth. The Penny Catechism is excellent both as a basic class text and as a pocket-sized review of Catholic teaching for everyone. It contains concise, direct answers and provides a wonderful summary of the Catholic Faith. This book has been given the Imprimatur. The Penny Catechism is divided into four sections: 1. Faith As to Man - His first beginning. - His last end. The Belief - in God the Father - in Jesus Christ - in the Holy Spirit - in the Holy Catholic Church 2. Hope The Our Father - The seven blessings to be hoped for and to be prayed for The Hail Mary - Assistance of the Blessed Virgin - and of the Angels and Saints. 3. Charity The Commandments - of God - of the Church 4. The Sacraments The Seven Great Means of Grace Corresponding to - the birth - the growth - the nourishment - the medicine of the soul - the journey of the soul - the Christian Priesthood - the Christian Family Also included are: The Virtues and contrary Vices, The Christian's Rule of Life, and The Christian's Daily Exercise.
Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle is a Catholic author, a radio and television host, and an inspirational speaker known and admired from coast to coast. Yet with all of her public exposure, she has revealed very little about her personal history; that is, until now. When she discovered that sharing her struggles gave encouragement to others, she was persuaded to write this story of her life. Growing up in a Polish-American Catholic family, Donna-Marie was blessed with hard-working parents who provided a stable home for their eight children. At times her childhood was golden and carefree, but other times it was tarnished by pain that she felt was best left unspoken as she sought God for help and strength. After she left home after high school, her path took some harrowing turns. A Vietnam veteran fiancé snapped and held her against her will. She suffered pregnancy loss, serious illness, divorce, and single motherhood. Perhaps her greatest trial was an epic custody battle in which she needed to defend both her reputation as a mother and the safety of her five children. Yet through all the dark valleys, Donna-Marie kept the fire of her faith burning. Helping her to see the beauty of the crosses in her life, and to rely on the presence and the providence of God, were saintly souls who became her friends and mentors. One of these was Blessed Mother Teresa, who was her confidant and spiritual mother for ten years. The Kiss of Jesus: How Mother Teresa and the Saints Helped Me to Discover the Beauty of the Cross A powerful, deeply moving life story Written by a friend of Mother Teresa's A life-changing read 6 x 9 inches
In this special edition of Pope Francis's popular message of hope and faith in the 21st century—including a foreword by Robert Barron and an afterword by James Martin, SJ—the Holy Father explores a number of themes that are important for Catholics around the world, examining the many obstacles of faith and what can be done to overcome those hurdles. Moreover, he advocates for the least, the lost and the lonely—“the homeless, the addicted, refugees, indigenous peoples, the elderly who are increasingly isolated and abandoned”—and shows us how to respond to poverty and current economic challenges that affect us locally and globally. Ultimately, Pope Francis shows us how to develop a more personal relationship with Jesus Christ; foster more faithful and effective communication with God; and learn from the example of the Virgin Mary “to recognize the traces of God’s Spirit in events great and small.” “The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus… In this Exhortation I wish to encourage the Christian faithful to embark upon a new chapter of evangelization marked by this joy, while pointing out new paths for the Church’s journey in years to come.” – Pope Francis Joy of the Gospel The Holy Father examines the many obstacles of faith and what can be done to overcome those hurdles A call to action to live a life motivated by love and service and, in turn, to experience heaven on earth 5 x 7½ inches
St. Thérèse of Lisieux sought a new way to Heaven: “a little way that is quite straight, quite short: a completely new little way.” Blessed with personal limitations that might have discouraged another, Thérèse believed God would not have given her a desire for holiness if He did not intend for her to achieve it. She learned to humbly accept herself as she was and trust completely in God’s love. First given as a retreat by renowned author Father Jacques Philippe, The Way of Trust and Love navigates excerpts of St. Thérèse’s writings phrase by phrase, extracting powerful, resonating insights. To Thérèse, the journey seemed “little” as she traveled it. A hundred and fifteen years after her death, the message of the young saint and Doctor of the Church has traveled around the world inspiring millions. With this newly translated study of her spirituality, many today will rediscover—or find for the first time—the relevance of “the little way,” in all seasons of life. Fr. Jacques Philippe is well-known for his books on prayer and spirituality. A member of the Community of the Beatitudes, he regularly preaches retreats in France and abroad. He also spends much of his time giving spiritual direction and working for the development of the Community in Asia and Oceania where he travels frequently. Size: 5 X 7.25
The aim and scope of Scanlon's Latin Grammar are to prepare those with no previous knowledge of Latin to read the Missal and Breviary. Unlike most First Year Latin textbooks, it is not an introduction to the reading of Caesar. It prepares students to read the Roman Missal and Breviary. Lessons and readings from these two books, plus from the Latin Vulgate Bible. Fantastic tool for the study of Church Latin. This way, when you participate in the Lain Mass, you will have a much richer experience. Its twenty lessons embrace Latin grammar completely, from the first declension to the various uses of the subjunctive. Well-planned exercises, lessons and vocabulary provide a solid foundation in Latin. After the student has made a fair start, he will encounter reading lessons, which are connected passages from the two liturgical sources for which the whole book is a preparation. A valuable part of the book is the Latin-English vocabulary. In it and throughout the book, the accented syllable is marked in all Latin words of more than two syllables. The one-year course of study provided by this textbook should enable a diligent student to read the Missal and Breviary with reasonable facility. Latin Grammar: For the Reading of the Missal and Breviary Excellent, unique resource Perfect even for those with no previous Lain knowledge Clear and helpful Wonderful preparation to truly participate in the Latin Mass
The first Christians to visit Europe and the British Isles met pagans who told tales of fairies, talking beasts, and other wonderful things. To these marvelous stories, they soon added new ones about the Christian saints. Some were true, others improbable, and many simply fantastic. In the ones we include here, you'll meet the saint who spent seven Easters on a whale's back and the amiable lion who was St. Jerome's friend. You'll see St. George fight the dragon, and you'll read about the fierce wolf St. Francis of Assisi converted. But many of these stories have in them scarcely a wave of the fairy wand. So you'll also find here true tales of great saints such as St. Louis of France, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Francis Xavier, and St. Elizabeth of Hungary — souls marked by courage, kindness, and piety. These marvelous legends and exciting true stories of Christian saints and heroes will provide many hours of delightful reading to believers and non-believers alike! Read the exciting stories of: St. Anthony St. Augustine St. Paul St. Brendan St. Colette St. Columba St. Elizabeth of Hungary St. Cuthbert St. Dorothea St. Dunstan St. Richard of Chichester St. Francis of Assisi St. Francis Xavier St. Louis IX St. Jerome St. Margaret of Scotland St. George St. John of God St. Malchus St. Senan St. Simeon Stylites St. Vincent de Paul and others.
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
In the prayer lives of many Christians there is one person of the Trinity that often goes overlooked – The Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is no less involved in our lives than the Father and the Son, yet many are unaware of this. Jesus said about the Holy Spirit, “If I go, I will send you another Comforter.” But are we aware of the Holy Spirit in our lives? In The School of the Holy Spirit by renowned retreat master Father Jacques Philippe will help. It will lead you to be more attentive to the movements of the Holy Spirit in your life as you learn to value the third person of the Trinity as the Sanctifier of your soul. Philippe explains the rewards of being attentive to the Holy Spirit and provides simple and concrete ways to grow in this inner sensitivity. In his clear and simple style, he illustrates his points with many examples from modern life. In the School of the Holy Spirit is a valuable aid in your own spiritual journey. In the School of the Holy Spirit Simple and easy to read, yet so profound Learn the rewards of being attentive to the Holy Spirit Simple and concrete ways to grow in awareness of the Holy Spirit's presence 5 x 7¼ inches
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
Five miners are buried in a cave-in for five days. All five are rescued and found in perfect health. They attribute their deliverance to Our Lady of Czestochowa's intercession. A man sentenced to be executed is given a small picture of the Madonna of Czestochowa. With tears in his eyes, he promises to serve Our Lady if his life is spared. All ten bullets shot by the firing squad strike his chest and fall harmlessly to the ground. In The Glories of Czestochowa and Jasna Gora , read about these and many more miracles attributed to the powerful intercession of Our Lady of Czestochowa. Also, read the fascinating story behind Our Lady's miraculous image that has been preserved for centuries at Jasna Gora in Czestochowa, Poland. Discover for yourself why Our Lady of Czestochowa is for the Poles what Our Lady of Lourdes is for the French, and our Lady of Fatima is for the Portuguese. The Glories of Czestochowa and Jasna Gora A reminder that God is Great and miracles DO happen! A book that gives the gift of hope Through the Blessed Mother, God has allowed unexplainable miracles 8 x 5 inches
Yes, we know that memorizing the Faith is no substitute for living a holy life, but even devout people can’t live by truths and precepts they don’t remember. That’s why, over 700 years ago, St. Thomas Aquinas perfected an easy method for his students to memorize most any information, but especially the truths taught by Christ and His Church. Indeed, Dr. Vost will teach you to remember virtually anything, but he devotes most of his book to showing you how to improve your memory of Catholic truths so you can live the Faith better. Memorize the Faith! will teach you and your children how to remember anything, but it’s particularly useful to those involved in religious education: catechists and converts, CCD teachers, RCIA members, and homeschoolers of all ages. Memorize the Faith! (And Most Anything Else) Using the Methods of the Great Catholic Medieval Memory Masters Tips to utilizing ancient memorization practices Find that you can remember more than you ever knew! A simple, not-overwhelming book 9” x 6.4” x 0.7”
"I still remember the moment I first saw his open, jovial face, that one-of-a-kind smile, the lively and luminous eyes that seemed that they might be laughing even more. I should have understood already from that smile who he would truly become, what he would represent for me, for us, for everyone, for history." Saint Pope John Paul II was an avid sportsman, a skilled skier, and a lover of the outdoors. That much is known. But the story of his secret trips to the mountains with a handful of his closest friends remains hidden. No longer. For the first time in English, join Lino Zani, John Paul's ski guide and friend for a behind-the-scenes look at the Pope away from the Vatican. The Secret Life of Pope John Paul II is the story of the Pope as you've never seen him before, at play and prayer in his beloved mountains. The Secret Life of John Paul II Behind-the-scenes "secret" life of John Paul II A beautiful hardcover edition, to keep with your treasured collection Come to know John Paul II in a way you never have before
For Eternia! In 1982, the world was introduced to He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. What followed was a cultural sensation that changed the landscape of children's entertainment forever! This Art of He-Man and the Masters of the Universe Hardcover Book is definitely a must-have for any Masters of the Universe fan! Join Mattel and Dark Horse in this comprehensive retrospective chronicling He-Man's decades-long epic journey from toy, to television, to film, to a true pop culture phenomenon! This beautiful hardcover collects over 30 years of behind-the-scenes material, lore, and classic art! Includes rarely seen images of concept sketches, prototypes, and more from Mattel's archives! Features beautifully restored art from master illustrator Earl Norem - celebrated artist of He-Man's most memorable images! Made in close cooperation with Mattel and He-Man historians! The first official Masters of the Universe art book ever! Full color, with 320 pages. The hardcover book measures approximately 12-inches wide x 9-inches tall. Ages 15 and up.
Fancy. Call Me Maybe. California Girls. Umbrella. What could they have in common? If you guessed the â€œSongs Of The Summerâ€�, you would be oh-so correct!! With the summer season upon us, it is time for another song to be anointed the one that will be on everyoneâ€™s lips and all we they talk about! I believe that we ought to bequeath that honor to this blouse as when you show it off for the first time, people will not be able stop talking about it! Let all the love come to you as girls from all around will be searching for the song that only you know the words to and they will desperately be trying to learn the right words to so they can follow suit!! This short sleeve blouse has a scoop neckline and an exposed zipper on the back. Unlined. 100% Polyester. Wash by hand in cold water or dry clean. Lay flat to dry. Do not bleach. Made in the U.S.A. Model is wearing a small. *RDB stylists recommend consulting exact measurements below for the best fit* Length: Small measures 23", Medium
No words of St. Joseph are recorded In Scripture. In fact, little mention is made of him there. Yet, despite these seeming limitations, the Church nonetheless possesses an indescribably rich knowledge of St. Joseph and of his cultus. This book will astound most readers both with its scope and with its profundity. Based mainly on Scripture, but supported also by Tradition and the depositions of saints, it is a carefully reasoned analysis of the entirety of that great saint's role in the history of salvation and the life of the Church. Includes details about his spiritual life and noble lineage; how he was prefigured in the Old Testament; his relationship to Mary and Jesus; why he has been named by Pope Pius IX "The Patron of the Universal Church;" and so forth. The Life and Glories of Saint Joseph A beautiful book about the "Forgotten saint" Perfect way to learn about the Patron of the Universal Church Many beautiful insights
The Rosary of the Seven Sorrows of Mary is actually a chaplet that consists of seven groups of seven beads, with three additional beads and a Crucifix. The seven groups of seven Hail Marys are recited in remembrance of the Seven Sorrows of Mary: 1. The Prophecy of Simeon 2. The Flight into Egypt 3. The Loss of the Child Jesus in the Temple 4. Mary meeting Jesus as He carried His Cross 5. The Crucifixion 6. Mary receiving the Body of Jesus from the Cross 7. Jesus' Body being placed in the tomb Three Hail Marys are added in remembrance of the tears Mary shed because of the suffering of her Divine Son. This "Seven Sorrows" chaplet has 7mm black glass beads and pictures of the Seven Sorrows around the chaplet. The center and crucifix are made of silver oxidized metal. The rosary measures 21 3/8" long. Gift box included. Our Lady of Sorrows chaplet Unique devotional Seven Sorrows of Mary
Join Alice as she steps into the pages of her storybook and takes a magical trip to Bibleland! Whimsical rhymes and engaging, full-color illustrations invite young readers to follow Alice on her journeys as she witnesses some of the Bible’s best-loved stories—and learns important lessons along the way. In The Story of the Loaves and Fishes, Alice joins a crowd of thousands gathered to hear Jesus' word. She sees Jesus perform miracle after miracle, offering his healing touch to the sick, lame, and blind—then turning a small offering of two small fish and five small loaves of bread into a feast for five thousand. Alice leaves Bibleland with full trust in God above “for He provides for everyone, and shares His endless love!” Alice in Bibleland storybook Colorful, engaging illustrations For young readers 7.5" x 7.5" Ages: 4-10
Here is a Bible to enrich your spiritual study with the real presence of the Madonna. Available in four rich color styles and featuring printed artwork (Madonna of the Streets), this cover vividly communicates what Mary's tender love means for your own life while intimately inspiring you to know her more fully through the pages of the Holy Bible. A tremendous gift for the woman of faith who seeks to grow in grace, and to love like Our Lady. Cover features Roberto Ferruzzi's Madonna of The Streets Intriguing and universal depiction of the Blessed Mother and Child Softcover bible comes in four color styles Captivating gift idea for mothers and women of all ages Exclusive to The Catholic Company 10 point font size; 5½ x 8¼ x 1½ inches Publisher: Saint Benedict Press, LLC Publication Date: 2013
Origami-the art of paper folding-is a traditional Japanese pastime that is enjoyed all over the world. The author of this book, Kunihiko Kasahara, is recognized as one of the world-s best origami artists, and travels worldwide doing demonstrations and presentations. The remarkable popularity of origami, combined with the experience and talent of Mr. Kasahara, makes this collection of projects a much-anticipated arrival for beginner and experience origami enthusiast alike. The projects featured show both traditional Japanese origami and also Kasahara-s latest -cube art- technique. Other projects feature building block-style units, beautiful boxes that look like flowers, snow crystals, and much more. CD-ROM enclosed featuring live demonstrations. Paperback book measures 7 1/8 in. x 10 1/8 in., 136 pages with 500 color images. Quarry, 2005. ISBN: 1592532136
Chasing the Daisy Dukes around town is a walk in the park now that the shirt and pant sleeves are 86'd off of this son-of-a-bitch. When you're chasing a stone cold fox in the heat of the summer, things get hot real quick in areas you may not want them to be. So, the people spoke and we listened. Well, it wasn't the people, but rather one guy spoke up and said he was hot as shit at his sons Bar Mitzvah because the pant leg kept sticking to his sack due to lack of proper breathability. That's neither here nor there, so we'll just let the suit do the talking. DEETS Some real men have curves, some are thin as rails. Mix and match any size jacket with any size pant…only at Shinesty. Brand: Opposuits Material: 100% Polyester, 200% Awesome Model is wearing size US 40 Jacket and 32" Waist Pant Suit includes sport coat jacket, dress pants, and tie
This long-awaited new filming of The Chaplet of The Divine Mercy is touching millions of people who are drawn to this powerful prayer as they watch it on EWTN and hear it on DVD. Filmed in the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, MA, the day after Mercy Sunday 2006, this Chaplet features the traditional chanted melody used by the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy at Saint Faustina's convent in Poland. It replaces the original version filmed 10 years before-now airing regularly on EWTN at the 3 o'clock hour. On DVD, experience this powerful prayer that has inspired so many through wonderful stories of dramatic conversions, physical and spiritual healings, comfort for the sick and grieving, peaceful deaths, reconciliation in families. The beautiful imagery of The National Shrine will enhance your prayer experience.
What is the Breviary? How do I pray it each day? The Liturgy of the Hours is the daily prayer of the universal Church, but all those "hours," the hymns, the multicolored ribbons, and page-flipping are intimidating. Daria Sockey provides a solid overview in this practical handbook, giving you the confidence you need to start right away. Learn about the history of the Liturgy of the Hours, why it is relevant today, and how to choose from the many resources available for the prayers and hymns. Sockey helps you start slowly and build a daily habit that can fit into even the busiest schedule. The Everyday Catholic's Guide to the Liturgy of the Hours The daily prayer of the Universal Church Includes the top reasons to pray the Liturgy of the Hours Taking it piece by piece and hour by hour 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches
Use The Secret Life of Pets Latex Balloons to quickly and easily make your party fabulous These blue red white and yellow The Secret Life of Pets Balloons feature a design that includes Duke and Max Each balloon measures 12 inches Includes 8 balloons in assorted colors Latex Balloon Instructions Our latex balloons are helium quality and will arrive uninflated When inflating latex balloons with air or helium we recommend inflating until the balloon has a tear drop shape Be careful not to under-inflate round in shape or over-inflate pear shaped for maximum flying times Latex balloons can be sealed by knotting tying the balloon neck or using our one of our balloon closures The float time for each latex balloon filled with helium is approximately 5-7 hours
Step into the action-packed world of LEGO Ninjago, and discover everything there is to know about the legendary Ninja. Meet the heroes of LEGO Ninjago, learn all about their foes, and join them in their fierce battles with the LEGO Ninjago: Secret World of the Ninja Hardcover Book. Discover their amazing weapons, vehicles, and dragons. Learn how to become a powerful Ninja, just like Kai, Zane, Cole, Jay, Lloyd, with the help of their wise leader, Sensei Wu. Featuring an exclusive mini-figure to guide you on your way, LEGO Ninjago: Secret World of the Ninja Hardcover Book will have you mastering the ways of the ninja in no time! Measures about 11-inches tall x 9 1/4-inches wide. 96 pages. Ages 6 and up.
The wearers of the Maize and Blue have made the ï¿½Big Houseï¿½ the place to be in college football. The Michigan program is in the elite status of college football, and the Wolverine players routinely make their presence known in the NFL. This product features the 3-time NFL Super Bowl Winning Tom Brady, Heisman trophy winner Charles Woodson, Amani Toomer, Heisman trophy winner Desmond Howard, Ben Joppru, Braylon Edwards, Drew Henson, Marlin Jackson, Ernest Shazor, David Baas, Tim Massaquoi, Gabe Watson, Jason Avant, and Adam Stenavich. 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.
The border wars of Oklahoma, Texas, Nebraska and Colorado have become legendary. Each and every year, new players emerge to make battle grow by epic proportions. This DVD features the collegiate highlights of such Sooners greats as Roy Williams, Billy Sims, Jason White, LeRoy Selmon, Andre Woolfolk, Brian Bosworth, Keith Jackson, Teddy Lieman, Jammal Brown, Mark Clayton, Brodney Pool, Mark Bradley, Dan Cody, Brandon Jones, Antonio Perkins, Michael Hawkins, Lance Mitchell, Dustin Dvoraciek, Chijioke Onyenegecha, and Davin Joseph. 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.
The story of The Hobbit continues with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ! Boasting a real clip of film from the movie, The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug Gandalf the Grey Bookmark features the powerful wizard Gandalf holding up his sword, Glamdring. Measuring 6-inches tall x 2-inches wide, this is the ultimate bookmark for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings fans! Measures about 6-inches long. Ages 10 and up. Please note: The actual strips of film vary from piece to piece, as they are hand picked from reels of film. We cannot accept requests for specific strips, nor can we accept returns on opened items. The cell strips you receive may be different from those pictured.
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
The Secret Life of Pets Mylar Balloon shows off a a fun design that includes Max and Duke Add coordinating colors of latex balloons to this The Secret Life of Pets Mylar Balloon for an awesome looking balloon bouquet Made of mylar foil Measures 18 inches Printed on both sides Mylar Balloon features Mylar balloons are helium quality and shipped flat without helium Mylar balloons are easily inflated and are self-sealing Properly filled mylar balloons are tight with uniform creases along the outer seams Mylar balloons will appear deflated in cold temperatures but will fill out at room temperature Mylar Balloons filled with helium will float for approximately 2-4 days
W-a-a-a-a-a-r Eagle! Clearly, the Auburn Tigers are the breeding grounds for some of the greatest running backs ever! In fact, in regard to college football, Auburn should be renamed ï¿½Running Back U.ï¿½ This football rich state produces the likes of Bo Jackson, Ronnie Brown, Carnell ï¿½The Cadillacï¿½ Williams, and many, many more. This DVD features some of the most exciting plays of the Legends of the Auburn Tigers, such as James Brooks, Rudi Johnson, Stephen Davis, Carnell "Cadillac" Williams, Ronnie Brown, Bo Jackson, Jason Campbell, Carlos Rodgers, Devin Aromashodu, Ben Obomano, Travis Wilson, Marcus McNeil and Copper Wallace.
The story of The Hobbit continues with The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug ! Boasting a real clip of film from the movie, The Hobbit The Desolation of Smaug Bard the Bowman Bookmark features the mysterious Bard. Measuring 6-inches tall x 2-inches wide, this is the ultimate bookmark for The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings fans! Please note: The actual strips of film vary from piece to piece, as they are hand picked from reels of film. We cannot accept requests for specific strips, nor can we accept returns on opened items. The cell strips you receive may be different from those pictured.
From the same ink artist and original publisher who brought you Secret Garden and Enchanted Forest (both international bestsellers), comes an exciting new coloring format: the poster book. Over-sized, printed on a single side on extremely thick card stock of 400 gsm, and easy to pull out for framing, Secret Garden: Artist's Edition provides larger spaces for an easier coloring experience. This poster book features 20 enlarged designs from Johanna Basford's first book, Secret Garden, a #1 New York Times Bestseller.Author: Johanna Badsford42pp., 13x10 paperbackISBN: 9781856699853
In this apostolic exhortation, Pope Francis responds to the suggestions of the 2012 Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization by outlining a roadmap for the Church’s pastoral mission and work in the world. He envisions a Church of “Spirit-filled evangelizers” who exude joy and care for God’s people, especially the poor. The Joy of the Gospel: Evangelii Gaudium Pope Francis outlines a roadmap for the church’s pastoral mission and care for God’s people Includes a study guide for reflection and discussion
Men's 3.4 oz EDT Spray. After the fragrances The Secret from 2010 The Golden Secret from 2011 Her Secret from 2012 and Her Golden Secret from 2013 Antonio Banderas presents two new editions of the Secret Collection: The Secret Game and Her Secret Game. These perfumes come out in summer 2015 as limited editions.The Secret Game is announced as a sophisticated and sensual fragrance featuring fruity and woody accords. It opens with notes of pomelo mandarin and green apple. Cumin and orange blossom in the heart give way to the base of cedar vanilla tonka bean and musk.
Have you ever tried to catch a LSU Tiger by the tail? No one has, and live to tell about it! This DVD features some of the recent Legends of LSU Football, such as Anthony "Bugger" McFarland, Mark Clayton, Eddie Kennison, Kevin Faulk, Marcus Spears, Cory Webster, Travis Daniels, Ben Wilkerson, Cameron Vaughn, Kyle Williams, Claude Wroten, Joseph Addai, and Skyler Green. 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.
Few people will deny the strength of Clemson Tigers. Year in and year out, this football program send its stars to the NFL. This DVD features such Clemson great as Dwight ï¿½the Catchï¿½ Clark, William "The Refrigerator" Perry, Rod Gardner, Trevor Pryce, Anthony Simmons, Justin Miller, Leroy Hill, Airese Currie, and Charlie Whitehurst. 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.
Your purchase of this item will be sent to the Missionaries of the Poor for their men in formation. A famous Catholic classic on the strategy for achieving spiritual perfection and salvation. Shows how to combat our passions and vices with an intelligent method in order to achieve a final victory. Also shows how to concentrate one's energies to make constant progress. One of the Church's all-time greatest books on the spiritual life and a favorite book of St. Francis de Sales.
Join Mother Angelica and the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration as they recite the Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary. Taped at the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament, these Cloistered Nuns lift their hearts and voices to Our Lord for the intentions of the world. Mother Angelica leads each of the decades - an added touch of love to this already exquisitely beautiful devotional. 2 hrs. Available as 1 DVD (Item #4001202) or 1 CD (Item #8001744).
A fun and creative way for children to learn about the sufferings of Jesus as He approached His death. Each station includes the traditional scene from Christ's passion with a secondary coloring page showing your children how to apply His teachings in their own lives. Pray along with your children as they read the short prayer for each station. Stations of the Cross Coloring Book Pray along with your children Creative way to teach The Passion Crayons not included
A short, famous classic on "true devotion to Mary"--an excellent, easy means of attaining holiness and salvation, a way followed by Popes and Saints, but also perfect for lay people. It is at least every bit as good as True Devotion to Mary! Small but powerful--seems almost divinely inspired! The Secret of Mary A classic by Saint Louis de Monfort A powerful, life-changing read Important addition to any Catholic library
Look at that guy. Now look at the tank. We thought he was lyin' when he said this was very tank he wore when he gave Kim Jong Un a noogie of the century. They say he rode that bald eagle with lightning bolts flying from the talons like Falcor from the Never Ending Story. It's loose, so it won't make you aerodynamic when you fight. It's cotton, so just like when you jump into cold water, you can expect some shrinkage. Model is wearing size M.