When Matthew Kelly was nineteen years old, he heard the voice of God. Rather than ignore His messages, he opened his heart and listened. Since that day, he has been passionate about helping others to embrace God&#39;s message and to live a Christian life. His is a remarkable story-and remarkable life - that he has shared with eager audiences in nearly every country in the world. His inspired, fresh, and authentic call to conversion has made him one of the most sought-after and listened-to Christian speakers of our time, overwhelming audiences that encompass every generation, from older Catholics to his young peers who have had no messenger to trust or believe in--until now. &quot;In a quiet, unsuspecting moment, the barriers that separated Heaven from earth were torn down, and my eyes and ears were opened to the things of the spirit. Over the months and years, starting with that night, I have come to realize that the possibilities that exist for you and me are beyond our wildest imaginings. By placing our feet firmly on the ground and allowing our consciousness to be raised to Heaven, we can allow the wonders of the sacred to fill every moment of each day.&quot; Since the night just a few years ago when supernatural realities came crashing into his life and God manifested Himself for the first time, Matthew Kelly has been preaching a message of hope and joy that has found enthusiastic acceptance among a rapidly growing international audience. Young, charismatic, and extraordinarily engaging, Kelly has embarked on a mission to bring God&#39;s word to all who need so desperately to hear it. In A Call to Joy, he shares both his remarkable personal story and his uniquely inspiring take on faith, love, and the adventure of living a spiritual life. Seizing his audience from the very start with a captivating telling of his first encounter with the Divine, Kelly sets the pace for an inspiring read that, much like his uplifting lectures, encompasses passion, wonder, wisdom, and happiness. Weaving vivid personal anecdotes with engaging, personal philosophy, A Call to Joy challenges each of us open to our hearts and minds to the wisdom that God is ready to bestow. By his words and by his example, Kelly dares us to find ourselves, to resist the pressures of the modern world, and to live Christian life to the fullest. Mixing deep religious conviction and keen, poetic insight, each chapter examines a particular element of spiritual life, from listening for the voice of God to truly understanding and pursuing truth and freedom. Throughout, simple invocations reflect on a life lived in faith while personal encounters that have touched Kelly&#39;s life illustrate his thoughts with moving examples of grace. Genuine, powerful, and deeply wise, Matthew Kelly&#39;s message has broken new ground in the search for faith and meaning in the modern world. A Call to Joy extends an irresistible invitation to join him on an adventurous journey of the soul. A Call to Joy: Living In The Presence of God By renowned speaker and author Matthew Kelly A fresh, inspiring call to your heart Learn how to your faith can be revitalized
The prayer at hand has been called many things: the&nbsp;Pater Noster, the Our Father, the Model Prayer, the Lord&rsquo;s Prayer. In&nbsp; Understanding &lsquo;Our Father,&rsquo;&nbsp; Dr. Scott Hahn presents a unique meditation on this common prayer, leading readers to consider the wealth of meaning in this seemingly simple prayer. Relying on the Fathers and Doctors of the Church as well as Sacred Scripture, Dr. Hahn takes each of the seven petitions of the Our Father individually and draws out the implications of the prayer given to us by Christ Himself. About the Author: Dr. Scott Hahn &nbsp;has delivered numerous talks nationally and internationally on a wide variety of topics related to Scripture and the Catholic faith. Hundreds of these talks have been produced on audio and videotapes by St. Joseph Communications. His talks have been effective in helping thousands of Protestants and fallen away Catholics to (re)embrace the Catholic faith. He is currently a Professor of Theology and Scripture at Franciscan University of Steubenville, and is the founder and director of the Saint Paul Center for Biblical Theology. In 2005, he was appointed as the Pope Benedict XVI Chair of Biblical Theology and Liturgical Proclamation at St. Vincent Seminary in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Dr. Hahn is also the bestselling author of numerous books including&nbsp; The Lamb&rsquo;s Supper, Reasons to Believe, and&nbsp; Rome Sweet Home&nbsp; (co-authored with his wife, Kimberly). Scott received his BA in Theology, Philosophy and Economics from Grove City College, PA, Masters of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and his Ph.D. in Biblical Theology from Marquette University. He entered the Catholic Church at the Easter Vigil, 1986. He resides in Steubenville, Ohio with his wife, Kimberly, and children. Understanding "Our Father": Biblical Reflections on the Lord's Prayer By renowned author Scott Hahn A book helping to plumb the depths of the beautiful prayer Jesus taught us 8 &frac14;&rdquo; x 5 &frac14;&rdquo;
This book should be declared a national treasure! We lead tremendously busy lives, with 1,001 things to do. Even so, every saint and renowned spiritual director through the ages has said the same thing: If we desire to become saints, we must spend time daily in meditation. With this book (which is in its fourth printing!), Fr. Bartunek has created an extensive, Christ-centered resource to serve as a daily meditation companion. Part I is an incredibly practical explanation of how to Christian meditation (along with a cheat-sheet!). Part II contains material to use during your meditations. The resource is a Bible study on the four Gospels, a survey of saints&#39; writings, a guide to prayer, and a fresh introduction to Jesus rolled into one. The Better Part&nbsp;enables us to read, meditate, absorb and apply the Gospels to our lives, and it serves as a catalyst to personalize times of prayer, enabling us to follow the Holy Spirit&#39;s lead along the path of holiness. The portable resource has a ribbon to mark your place and contains detailed indices to help you meditate either on the liturgical seasons or the virtues you feel most in need of developing. All four Gospels are included inside the Resource, divided into 303 Units, each one with prayer-sparking commentaries under the subtitles &quot;Christ the Lord, Christ the Teacher, Christ the Friend, and Christ in My Life.&quot; It is truly a book for a lifetime. The Better Part: A Christ-Centered Resource for Personal Prayer A practical daily meditation companion An amazing catalyst for personalize times of prayer A life-changing spiritual book 5 x 7 &frac12; inches
Durable and everlasting laminated holy prayer card that contains a color image of St. Patrick on the front, and a prayer to St. Patrick on the back. Card measures 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch. Back of card reads: Prayer to St. Patrick (March 17) — O Blessed Apostle of Ireland! Glorious St. Patrick! Who did become the father and benefactor of that land long before my birth, receive my prayers, and accept the sentiments of gratitude and veneration with which my heart is filled towards You. You are the channel of my grateful thanksgiving to God for having gr4anted, through you the precise gift of faith which is clearer to us than life. O most blessed father and patron of that country! Do not, I beseech You despise my weakness. Remember that the cries of little children were the mysterious indication that You did receive to go. Listen, then, to my must humble supplications; I unite them to the praises and blessings which will ever follow Your name and Your memory through the Irish Church. I unite them to the prayers of the multitude of our ancestors, who now enjoy eternal bliss, and owe their salvation, under God, to Your zeal and charity. They will eternally share Your glory, because they listened to Your word and followed Your example. Ah since I am descended from saints I will not go against them, may I begin from the moment so to love God with all my heart and serve Him with all my strength. For this end, I most humbly beg Your blessing. O great St. Patrick! And Your particular intercession, for obtaining whatever grace You see to be most necessary for me. Amen. Made in Italy!
Durable and everlasting laminated holy prayer card that contains a color image of Saint Padre Pio of Pietrelcina on the front, and a prayer on the back. Card measures 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch. Back of card reads: Beloved Padre Pio, Saint of Pietrelcina, today I come to add my prayer to the thousands of prayers offered to you everyday by those who love and venerate you. They ask for cures and healings, earthly and spiritual blessings, and for peace for body and mind. Because of your friendship with the Lord, He heals those you ask to be healed, and forgives those you forgive. Through your visible wounds of the Cross, which you bore for 50 years, you were chosen in our time to glorify the crucified Jesus. Because the cross has been replaced by other symbols, please help us to bring it back in our midst, for we acknowledge it is the only true sign of salvation. As we lovingly recall the wounds that pierced your hands, feet and side, we not only remember the blood you shed in pain, but your smile and the invisible halo of sweet smelling flowers that surrounded your presence, the perfume of sanctity. Padre Pio, the healings of the sick are the testimony that the Lord has invited you to join the holy company of saints. In your kindness, please help me with my own special request. (Mention here your petition, and make the sign of the Cross) Bless me and my loved ones, in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen. Made in Italy!
Durable and everlasting laminated holy prayer card that contains a color image of St. Alphonsus on the front, and a prayer on the back. Card measures 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch. Back of card reads: Saint Alphonsus — The Arthritis Saint — For a Cure — Glorious Saint Alphonsus, loving Father of the poor and sick, all your life you devoted yourself with a charity really heroic to lightening their spiritual and bodily miseries. Full of confidence in your tender pity for the sick, since you yourself have patiently borne the cross of illness, I come to you for help in my present need … (Mention it!) Loving Father of the suffering, Saint Alphonsus, whom I invoke as the arthritis Saint, since you have suffered from this disease in your lifetime, look with compassion upon me in my suffering. Beg God, to give me good health. If it is not God's will to cure me, then give me strength to bear my cross patiently and to offer my sufferings in union with my Crucified Savior and His Mother of Sorrows, for the glory of God and the salvation of souls, in reparation for my sins and those of others, for the needs of this troubled world, and for the souls in purgatory. Our Father … Hail Mary … Glory Be … Saint Alphonsus, patron of the sick, pray for me. Amen. Feast Day, August 2 Made in Italy!
Durable and everlasting laminated holy prayer card that contains a color image of an icon of Mary, Mother of Perpetual Help on the front, and a prayer on the back. Card measures 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch. Back of card reads: O Mother of Perpetual Help! You are the dispenser of all the gifts which God grants to us, miserable sinners. He has made you so powerful so rich and so bountiful, that you may aid us in our misery. You are the advocate of the most wretched and abandoned sinners who have recourse to thee. Come to my help: I commend myself to you. In your hands I place my eternal salvation. To thee I entrust my soul. Count me among your most devoted servants. Take me under your protection, and it is enough for me, I fear nothing; not from my sins because you will obtain for me the pardon of them. Not from the devils, because you are more powerful than all hell together. Not even from Jesus, my Judge, because by one prayer of yours He will be appeased. But one thing I fear, that, in the hour of temptation, I may, through negligence, fail to have recourse to the, and thus perish miserably. Obtain for me the pardon of my sins, love for Jesus, final perseverance, and the grace ever to have recourse to thee, O Mother of Perpetual Help! Made in Italy!
If you know any teenagers who... Want to develop a deeper prayer life... Have difficulties with prayer... Just can&rsquo;t find the time to pray... Don&rsquo;t know how to pray... or don&rsquo;t see much value in prayer... &nbsp; ...then you &mdash; and they &mdash; need to know about Jason Evert&rsquo;s new book Pure Faith: A Handbook of Prayer for Catholic Youth. It&rsquo;s a unique prayer guide designed exclusively for teenagers. It&rsquo;s short enough that a teenager will read it, yet it&rsquo;s packed with spiritual wisdom and advice from saints and holy men and women, as well as prayers for a variety of needs, circumstances, and individuals. With this guide in hand, your teen will know how to pray simply and effectively... how to draw closer to God through prayer... and how to use prayer to meet and overcome the challenges he or she faces. Pure Faith is a treasure trove of spiritual wisdom that every teen (and probably many adults!) needs. Pure Faith: A Prayer Book for Teens Filled with short, easy-to-understand and relatable readings A great inspirational book&nbsp; For teens who want to encounter Christ in a deeper, more personal way 4 x 6&frac12; inches
Prayer is a&nbsp;Dialogue includes: &nbsp;Prayer is a dialogue? &nbsp;What is Prayer? &nbsp;Why should we pray? &nbsp;How are we to pray? &nbsp;Two special forms of prayer &nbsp;How then are we to live? &nbsp;The Cross and our world view &nbsp;Intimacies of Love &nbsp;The world in which we live Details&nbsp; The dictionary defines the word dialogue as a noun- A&nbsp;conversation between two or more people; and a verb-&nbsp;Taking part in a conversation or discussion. Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen will keenly and lovingly describe what Dialogue with God means, and how you can have an ongoing conversation with your Father in Heaven/ In Prayer is a Dialogue , Archbishop Fulton&nbsp;J. Sheen reveals the power of the prayer that&nbsp;listens to God. Learn to have the intimacy and&nbsp;strength of a constant internal dialogue with our Lord, as the renowned orator and theologian&nbsp;explains the problems with most Christians&rsquo; concept of prayer, and details the mindset in which&nbsp;we should approach prayer. &nbsp; Dimension &amp; Specifications 7.5 x 5.25 &nbsp; &nbsp;inches packaged 1CD Language: English Audio Book CD
This brilliantly illustrated Prayer Card depicts scholars and saints of the Church on the front with St. Thomas Aquinas in the prominent position, and a terrifically inspirational &#39;A Student&#39;s Prayer&#39; by Saint Thomas Aquinas on the reverse side. Great for students young and old, and those of us who are praying for them! A Student&#39;s Prayer Creator of all things, true source of light and wisdom, origin of all being, graciously let a ray of your light penetrate the darkness of my understanding. &nbsp; Take from me the double darkness in which I have been born, an obscurity of sin and ignorance. &nbsp; Give me a keen understanding, a retentive memory, and the ability to grasp things correctly and fundamentally. &nbsp; Grant me the talent of being exact in my explanations and the ability to express myself with thoroughness and charm. &nbsp; Point out the beginning, direct the progress, and help in the completion. &nbsp; I ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen. A Students Prayer Card Features St. Thomas Aquinas on front Aquinas&#39; Prayer for Students on back Laminated to prevent ragged edges Beautiful artwork 4 1/2&quot; x 2 3/4&quot; Laminated
Durable and everlasting laminated holy prayer card that contains the familiar color image of St. Michael the Archangel on the front, and a prayer on the back. Card measures 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch. Back of card reads: Glorious Saint Michael, guardian and defender of the Church of Jesus Christ, come to the assistance of His followers, against whom the powers of hell are unchained. Guard with special care our Holy Father, the Pope, and our bishops, priest, all our religious and lay people, and especially the children. Saint Michael, watch over us during life, defend us against the assaults of the demon, and assist us especially at the hour of death. Help us achieve the happiness of beholding God face to face for all eternity. Saint Michael, intercede for me with God in all my necessities, especially (Mention Special Petition). Obtain for me a favorable outcome in the matter I recommend to you. Mighty prince of the heavenly host, and victor over rebellious spirits, remember me for I am weak and sinful and also prone to pride and ambition. Be for me, I ask, my powerful aid in temptation and cruelty, and above all do not forsake me in my time of struggle with the powers of evil. Amen. Made in Italy!
Durable and everlasting laminated holy prayer card that contains a small picture of praying hands in the top right corner and printed the shorter version of the Serenity Prayer on the front, and the Gal in the Glass poem on the back. Card measures 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch. Back of card reads: When you get what you want in your struggle for self and the world makes you queen for a day, just go to a mirror and look at yourself, and see what THAT gal has to say. For it isn't your husband or family or friend who judgment upon you must pass; the gal whose verdict counts most in the end is the one staring back from the glass. Some people may think you a straight-shootin' chum and call you a person of place, but the gal in the glass says you're only a bum if you can't look him straight in the face. She's the gal to please, never mind all the rest for she's with you clear up to the end, and you've passed your most dangerous, difficult test if the gal in the glass is your friend. You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years and get pats on the back as you pass, but your final reward will be heartaches and tears if you've cheated the gal in the glass. Made in Italy!
Durable and everlasting laminated holy prayer card that contains a small picture of praying hands in the top right corner and printed the shorter version of the Serenity Prayer on the front, and the Man in the Glass poem on the back. Card measures 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch. Back of card reads: When you get what you want in your struggle for self and the world makes you king for a day, just go to a mirror and look at yourself, and see what THAT man has to say. For it isn't your father or mother or wife who judgment upon you must pass; the fellow whose verdict counts most in your life is the one staring back from the glass. Some people may think you a straight-shootin' chum and call you a wonderful guy, but the man in the glass says you're only a bum if you can't look him straight in the eye. He's the fellow to please, never mind all the rest for he's with you clear up to the end, and you've passed your most dangerous, difficult test if the man in the glass is your friend. You may fool the whole world down the pathway of years and get pats on the back as you pass, but your final reward will be heartaches and tears if you've cheated the man in the glass. Made in Italy!
Join internationally-renowned Catholic author and speaker, Patrick Madrid, and discover the majesty and power of scripture in A Year with the Bible: Scriptural Wisdom for Daily Living. &nbsp;Beautifully bound and embossed, this daily devotional offers rich passages from the Bible accompanied by thoughtful meditations by Madrid, recognized as one of the top writers and scholars in the Church today. This vibrant and spiritual collection is the perfect daily companion, packed with the wisdom of the Scriptures; the Word of God. A Year with the Bible is a worthy introduction to Scripture, a daily devotional, a tool for deeper prayer, and as versatile as it is beautiful. Features Premium Ultrasoft that retains a leather-like look and feel with two-tone sewn binding, ribbon marker and gold edges.&nbsp; A Year With the Bible: Scriptural Wisdom for Daily Living A devotional with thoughtful meditations By renowned apologetics author and speaker Patrick Madrid Daily scriptural companion with over 900 scripture verses Personalization available Approx. 6" (W) x 8.5" (H) Premium Ultrasoft two-tone binding Gold page edges Ribbon marker 900 scripture verses
Durable and everlasting laminated holy prayer card that contains a color image of praying hands on the front, and a prayer for the Hands of a Priest on the back. Card measures 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch. Back of card reads: We need them in life's early morning, we need them again at its close; we feel their warm clasp of true friendship, we seek them when tasting life's woes. At the altar each day we behold them, and the hands of a king on his throne are not equal to them in their greatness; their dignity stands all alone; and when we are tempted and wander to pathways of shame and of sin, it's the hand of a priest will absolve us — not once, but again and again; and when we are taking life's partner, other hands may prepare us a feast, but the hand that will bless and unite us is the beautiful hand of a priest. God bless them and keep them all holy for the Host which their fingers caress; when can a poor sinner do better than to ask Him to guide thee and bless? When the hour of death comes upon us may our courage and strength be increased by seeing raised over us in blessing the beautiful hands of a priest! Made in Italy!
Prayer to St. Michael Prayer Stone - laser engraved with inspirational prayer Prayer to St. Michael St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in the day of battle Be our safeguard against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do Thou, O Prince of the Heavenly Host, by the power of God, cast into Hell, Satan and all other evil spirits who prowl through the world, seeking the ruin of souls. Amen This 2.25" x 4" prayer on stone stand is carved from beautiful Jerusalem Stone quarried in the Holy Land then handcrafted in the USA. All of our Jerusalem Stone products come in a gift box with a certificate of authenticity/giftcard. History of the Stone: Jerusalem Stone is a limestone material found in the areas between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, and between Galilee and Haifa. This stone was excavated by the Israelites as early as 1000 to 2000 B.C, and used to construct such historical, religious sites as the "City of Jerusalem" and "King Solomon's Temple". Today this treasured stone is used in all modern construction within the city of Jerusalem.
Durable and everlasting laminated holy prayer card that contains a color image of Jesus embracing another individual on the front, and the Safely Home Prayer on the back. Card measures 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch. Back of card reads: I am home in Heaven, dear ones; Oh, so happy and so bright! There is perfect joy and beauty in this everlasting light. All the pain and grief is over, every restless tossing passed; I am now at peace forever, safely home in Heaven at last. Did you wonder why I so calmly walk the valley of the shade? Oh! But Jesus' love illuminated every dark and fearful glade. And He Came Himself to meet me in that way so hard to tread; and with Jesus' arm to lean on, could I have one doubt or dread? Then you must not grieve so sorely, for I love you dearly still; try to look beyond earths shadows, pray to trust our Father's Will. There is work still waiting for you, so you must not idly stand; do it now, while life remaineth — you shall rest in Jesus' land. When that work is all completed, He will gently call you Home; Oh, the rapture of that meeting, Oh, the joy to see you come! Made in Italy!
Durable and everlasting laminated holy prayer card that contains a color image of the Divine Mercy 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: Dear Lord Jesus, I Need YOU! — Dear Lord Jesus, I need You. I can't live the Christian life by myself. When I try to do that, my struggle ends in failure and defeat. I need You to take over my life and live Your life through me. I believe that You died on the cross for my sins, and You rose from the dead to bring me new life. I am sorry for all my sins. Please forgive me. I forgive anyone who has ever offended me. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord. I turn over my whole life, every detail of my life to You. Take control of my life. Help me to be the kind of person You want me to be. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Please send Your Holy Spirit upon me to fill me with love for the Father and for You and to guide and direct me in everything I do and say. I ask this in Your name, Jesus Christ my Lord. Amen. Made in Italy!
Durable and everlasting laminated holy prayer card that contains a color image of the bust of Christ on the front, and the Prayer in Time of Economic Hardship on the back. Card measures 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch. Back of card reads: Heavenly Father, it is symptomatic of our life today that economics play a large part in it. People labor zealously for a wage so that they can acquire the needs of life. They also work for the so-called luxuries of life, for the opportunity to have more leisure to develop themselves in more ways, and to keep up with their particular state of life. Right now I find myself in a bad economic condition. I just cannot seem to make enough money to meet my obligations. Please help me in this dangerous situation. Teach me to live within my means while at the same time striving to increase those means. Let me never lose heart but continue to work on. Most of all, inspire me to see first Your kingdom in the knowledge that everything else will be given me together with it. Made in Italy!
Durable and everlasting laminated holy prayer card that contains full color depiction of Mary and Joseph with child Jesus on the front, and a Prayer for a Family on the back. Card measures 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch. Back of card reads: O dear Jesus, I humbly implore You to grant Your special graces to our family. May our home be the shrine of peace, purity, love, labor and faith. I beg You, dear Jesus, to protect and bless all of us, absent and present, living and dead. O Mary, loving Mother of Jesus, and our Mother, pray to Jesus for our family for all the families of the world, to guard the cradle of the newborn, the schools of the young and their vocations. Blessed Saint Joseph, holy guardian of Jesus and Mary, assist us by your prayers in all the necessities of life. Ask of Jesus that special grace which He granted to you, to watch over our home at the pillow of the sick and dying, so that with Mary and with you, heaven may find our family unbroken in the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Amen. Made in Italy!
Durable and everlasting laminated holy prayer card that contains a color image of Saint Gerard, Patron Saint of Mothers to Be, on the front, and a prayer to St. Gerard on the back. Card measures 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch. Back of card reads: O Great Saint Gerard, beloved servant of Jesus Christ, perfect imitator of thy meek and humble Saviour, and devoted Child of the Mother of God: enkindle within my heart one spark of that heavenly fire of charity which glowed in thine and made thee a seraph of love. O glorious saint Gerard, because when falsely accused of crime, thou dist bear, like thy divine Master, without murmur or complaint., the calumnies of wicked men, thou has been raised up by God as the Patron and Proctor of expectant mothers. Preserve me from danger and from the excessive pains accompanying childbirth, and shield the child which I now carry, that it may see the light of day and receive the lustral waters of baptism, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen. Made in Italy!
Durable and everlasting laminated holy prayer card that contains a color image of Mary on the front, and Prayer to Immaculate Virgin on the back. Card measures 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch. Back of card reads: O Mary Ever Virgin most pure and Immaculate Daughter of the Eternal Father, Mother of the Eternal Son, Spouse of the Holy Ghost, august and living Temple of the Most Blessed Trinity, lily of purity and mirror without spot, obtain for me O dear Mother, from thy good Jesus and mine, purity of soul and body, and beg of Him to make this virtue flourish more and more in all classes of the faithful. Ejaculation: In thy conception, O Virgin Mary, thou wast immaculate. Pray for us to the Father, whose Son, Jesus Christ, conceived of The Holy Ghost thou didst bring forth. (300 days, each time S. P. April 24, 1932) Ejaculation: To thee, O virgin Mother, never defiled by The slightest stain of original or actual sin, I commend and entrust the purity of my heart. Amen. Made in Italy!
Durable and everlasting laminated holy prayer card that contains a color image of St. Maria Faustina on the front, and a Prayer to be Merciful on the back. Card measures 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch. Back of card reads: A Prayer to be Merciful -- Help me, O Lord, that my eyes may be merciful, so that I may never suspect or judge from appearances, but look for what is beautiful in my neighbor's soul. Help me, O Lord, that my ears may be merciful, so that I may give heed to my neighbor's needs. Help me, O Lord, that my tongue may be merciful, so that I should never speak negatively of my neighbor. Help me, O Lord, that my hands may be merciful and filled with good deeds, so that I may do only good to my neighbor. Help me, O Lord, that my feet may be merciful, so that I may hurry to assist my neighbor. Help me, O Lord, that my heart may be merciful, so that I myself may feel all the sufferings of my neighbor. May Your mercy, O Lord, rest upon me. Amen. Made in Italy!
Godparent Baptism Prayer Stone - laser engraved with prayer To my Godparent I thank you for your gift of love I thank God for bringing us together and for all the special blessings we will share May the light of Jesus guide us as you help me to grow to understand His ways. This 4" x 3.75" prayer stone is carved from beautiful Jerusalem Stone quarried in the Holy Land then handcrafted in the USA. All of our Jerusalem Stone products come in a gift box with a certificate of authenticity/giftcard. History of the Stone: Jerusalem Stone is a limestone material found in the areas between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, and between Galilee and Haifa. This stone was excavated by the Israelites as early as 1000 to 2000 B.C, and used to construct such historical, religious sites as the "City of Jerusalem" and "King Solomon's Temple". Today this treasured stone is used in all modern construction within the city of Jerusalem.
The Meditation Prayer on Mary Immaculate is one of Padre Pio&rsquo;s few published writings, penned before he was forbidden by the Church to publish or to engage in correspondence&mdash;this for fear a cult would arise around him. Here we encounter a profound spiritual penetration into the mystery of Mary&rsquo;s unique and sublime role in our salvation. Though brief, it can be read over and over with great benefit since it is &ndash;just as the title suggests&mdash;both a meditation and a prayer on the meaning of Mary. This booklet also contains a brief sketch of Padre Pio&rsquo;s life and numerous edifying pictures of this saintly stigmatist. Meditation Prayer on Mary Immaculate One of Padre Pio's few writings, which portrays his love and devotion for our Holy Mother Mary&nbsp; Includes a brief sketch of Padre Pio's life&nbsp; Both a meditation on the meaning of Mary and a prayer 4&frac14; x 7 inches
Durable and everlasting laminated holy prayer card that contains a color image of Saint Anne with daughter Mary on the front, and a prayer to St. Anne on the back. Card measures 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch. Back of card reads: Glorious and holy St. Anne, whom the Heavens admire, whom the Saints honor, and the earth reveres. The just, the penitent, and the sinner consider you as their powerful advocate before God, for by your intercession the just hope for an increase of grace, the penitent for their justification, the sinners for the remission of their sins. Be, then, kind and generous to me. Pray for me in Heaven. Use in my favor the great influence you have before God, particularly for (Here make your request). Obtain my request and grant that I may live always close to God. Good St. Anne, Mother of her who is our life, our sweetness, and our hope, pray to her for me and obtain my request. OUR FATHER, HAIL MARY, GLORY TO BE Made in Italy!
Durable and everlasting laminated holy prayer card that contains a color image of Mary holding white lillies on the front, and the Courtship Prayer on the back. Card measures 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch. Back of card reads: Remember, O most blessed Mother, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, unworthy as I am of thy protection, in the presence of God the Father, the Author of Life, of God the Son, Who gave marriage the dignity of a sacrament, of God thy Holy Ghost, Who sanctified marital love. I entrust my courtship to thy motherly protection. Guide me in the choice of a partner. Keep my courtship pure and chaste. Bless our union with a holy love. Watch over us from heaven. Send us grace to live in the favor of God and to share in the eternal love in which we shall be united forever in Heaven. Amen. Made in Italy!
Durable and everlasting laminated holy prayer card that contains a color image of Jesus holding a sheep on His shoulder on the front, and the Prayer in Time of Distress on the back. Card measures 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch. Back of card reads: O Heavenly Father, we thank You for the graces and blessings You have bestowed upon mankind. In Your love You have placed us here to work out our eternal salvation, and until life's journey is over, many vicissitudes meet us on the way. Today poverty and want prevail, and we turn to You for help, for all things are Yours in heaven and on earth. In these days of distress we pray You to let Your blessing descend upon industries of the world, that man may labor to obtain the means to procure the needs and the necessities of life. O Heavenly Father, O Divine Provider, grant that the sufferings and the trials of the present day may teach man to know, love and serve You better. Amen. Made in Italy!
Durable and everlasting laminated holy prayer card that contains a color image of the Pieta in front of a Cross draped with cloth on the front, and a prayer for Widows and Widowers on the back. Card measures 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch. Back of card reads: Prayer of Widows and Widowers — Lord Jesus Christ, during Your earthly life You showed compassion to those who had lost a loved one. Turn Your compassionate eyes on me in my sorrow over the loss of my life's partner. Fill this emptiness until we are together again in Your heavenly kingdom as a reward for our earthly service. Help me to cope with my loss by relying on You even more than before. Teach me to adapt to the new conditions of my life and to continue doing Your will. Enable me to avoid withdrawing from life and make me give myself to others more readily, so that I may continue to live in Your grace and to do the task that You have laid out for me. Made in Italy!
Durable and everlasting laminated holy prayer card that contains full color depiction of St. Francis of Assisi on the front, and a Prayer for my Pet on the back. Card measures 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch. Prayer reads: In your infinite wisdom, Lord God, when You created the Universe You blessed us with living creatures. We especially thank You for giving us our pets who are our friends and who bring us so much joy in life. Their presence very often helps us get through trying times. Kindly bless my pet. May my pet continue giving me joy and remind me of Your power. May we realize that as our pets trust us to take care of them, so we should trust You to take care of us, and in taking care of them we share in Your love for all Your creatures. Enlighten our minds to preserve all endangered species so that we may continue to appreciate all of Your creations. Grant this though Christ our Lord. Amen. Made in Italy!
Durable and everlasting laminated holy prayer card that contains a color image of Saint Joseph holding a toddler Jesus on the front, and a Prayer to St. Joseph for Employmenton the back. Card measures 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch. Back of card reads: Prayer to St. Joseph for Employment — Dear Saint Joseph, you were yourself once faced with the responsibility of providing the necessities of life for Jesus and Mary. Look down with fatherly compassion upon me in my anxiety ever my present inability to support my family. Please help me to find gainful employment very soon, so that this heavy burden of concern will be lifted from my heart and that I am soon able to provide for those whom God has entrusted to my care. Help us to guard against bitterness and discouragement, so that we may emerge from this trial spiritually enriched and with even greater blessings from God. Amen. Made in Italy!
Durable and everlasting laminated holy prayer card that contains a color image of St. Nicholas 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 St. Nicholas — O good St. Nicholas, you who are the joy of the children, put in my heart the spirit of childhood, which the gospel speaks, and teach me to seed happiness around me. You, whose feast prepares us for Christmas, open my faith to the mystery of God made man. You good bishop and shepherd, help me to find my place in the Church and inspire the Church to be faithful to the gospel. O good Saint Nicholas, patron of children, sailors and the helpless, watch over those who pray to Jesus, your Lord and theirs, as well as over those who humble themselves before you. Bring us all in reverence to the Holy Child of Bethlehem, when true joy and peace are found. Amen. Made in Italy!
Durable and everlasting laminated holy prayer card that contains a color image Jesus, looking up to heaven praying on the front, and a prayer reinforcing how powerful prayer can be on the back. Card measures 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch. Back of card reads: The day was long, the burden I had borne seemed heavier than I could longer bear, and then it lifted — but I did not know some one had knelt in prayer; had taken me to God that very hour, and asked the easing of the load, and He in infinity compassion, had stooped down and taken it from me. We cannot tell how often as we pray for some bewildered one, hurt and distressed, the answer comes, but many times those hearts find sudden peace and rest. Some one had prayed, and Faith, a reaching hand, took hold of God, and brought Him down that day! So many, many hearts have need of prayer: Oh, let us pray! Made in Italy!
Durable and everlasting laminated holy prayer card that contains a color image of the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the front, and Novena Prayer to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on the back. Card measures 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch. Back of card reads: O Most Blessed Mother, heart of love, heart of mercy, ever listening, caring, consoling, hear our prayer. As your children, we implore your intercession with Jesus your Son. Receive with understanding and compassion the petitions we place before you today, especially … (special intention). We are comforted in knowing your heart is ever open to those who ask for your prayer. We trust to your gentle care and intercession, those whom we love and who are sick or lonely or hurting. Help all of us, Holy Mother, to beat our burdens in this life until we may share eternal life and peace with God forever. Amen. Made in Italy!
Durable and everlasting laminated holy prayer card that contains a color depiction of Jesus suffering on the front, and the Prayer of St. Gertrude the Great on the back. Back of card reads: &quot;A Prayer which would release 1000 Souls from Purgatory each time it is said. Our Lord told St. Gertrude the GREAT that the following prayer would release 1000 souls from Purgatory each time it is said. The prayer was extended to include living sinners as well: &quot;Eternal Father, I offer thee the most precious blood of thy Divine Son, Jesus in union with the Masses said throughout the world today, for all the Holy Souls in Purgatory, for sinners everywhere, for sinners in the universal church, those in my own home and within my family. Amen.&quot;&nbsp; &nbsp; Dimensions &amp; Specifications 2 1/2&quot; x 4 1/2&quot; Made in Italy
The Little Flower Prayerbook is a vintage manual of prayers combined with a treasury of St. Therese&#39;s spiritual writings that showcases the wisdom and contemplation she achieved in her short lifetime. Originally published in 1926 and faithfully re-typeset by TAN Books, The Little Flower Prayerbook: A Carmelite Manual of Prayers is an introduction to the time-honored Carmelite prayers and devotions that St. Therese herself practiced during her lifetime. Just right for devotees of the Little Flower, Third Order Carmelites, and all those who wish to follow the &quot;Little Way&quot;. The Little Flower Prayer Book: A Carmelite Manual of Prayer Devotions for Confession and Benediction Extraordinary Form of the Mass Devout Exercises for Every Day of the Week Novena to Our Lady of Mount Carmel 7 x 4.75 inches
Durable and everlasting laminated holy prayer card that contains an image of St. Benedict on the front, and a prayer on the back. Card measures 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch. Back of card reads: Dear St. Benedict, you are a "blessing" indeed, as your name indicates. Practicing what you preached, you founded the monastic tradition of the West by joining prayer to labor for God — both liturgical and private prayer. Help all religious to follow their Rule and be true to their vocation. May they labor and pray for the world to the greater glory of God. God our Father, You made St. Benedict an outstanding guide to teach men how to live in Your service, Grant that by preferring Your love to everything else, we may walk in the way of Your commandments. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen. Made in Italy!
Join Patrick Madrid and discover the majesty and power of scripture in&nbsp; A Year with the Bible: Scriptural Wisdom for Daily Living .&nbsp; This daily devotional offers rich passages from the Bible accompanied by thoughtful meditations by Madrid, world-renowned writer and scholar.&nbsp;This vibrant and spiritual collection is the perfect daily companion, packed with the wisdom of the Scriptures; the Word of God. A Year with the Bible &nbsp;is a worthy introduction to Scripture, a daily devotional, a tool for deeper prayer, this book is as versatile as it is beautiful. A Year With the Bible Discover the power of scripture written by a world renowned author and scholar Versatile and beautiful book is a daily devotional Excellent tool for deeper prayer 5 &frac12; x 8 &frac12; inches
Saint Lucy was one of the early martyrs for the Christian faith, killed during the reign of the Roman emporer Diocletian. St. Lucy is depicted hold a lily, symbolizing purity as a virgin, as well as a dish with two eyes on it.&nbsp; According to tradition St. Lucy had her eyes put after she refused to marry a pagan suitor, choosing instead to give her dowry to the poor and offer her virginity to God.&nbsp; She was betrayed to the Romans who put her to death on account of her faith. Lucy&#39;s name means &quot;light&quot; and she is the patron saint of blindness. Saint Lucy is one of seven female saints, other than the Blessed Virgin Mary, mentioned by name in the Canon of the Mass. St. Lucy Prayer Card Includes prayer to St. Lucy on back Laminated 2 1/2 x 4 1/2 inches Made in Italy
Durable and everlasting laminated holy prayer card that contains a color image of St. Joseph with child Jesus on the front, and Prayer to Saint Joseph on the back. Card measures 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch. Back of card reads: O Thou head of the house of God upon earth, in faithful imitation of Jesus and Mary, I place myself and all my concerns under thy care and protection. Forsake me not. Adopt me as a little one in your household. Watch over me at all times but especially in the last awful hour of my life on earth; then visit, console and strengthen me with them, and thee, that I may praise the Adorable Trinity. Dear St. Joseph, receive me for thy client, instruct me in every doubt, comfort me in every affliction, defend and protect me in the hour of my death. Amen. Made in Italy!
Christian Prayer &nbsp;is the official one-volume edition of the internationally acclaimed Liturgy of the Hours. This regular edition of Christian Prayer contains the complete texts of Morning and Evening Prayer for the entire year. With its readable 10-pt. type, ribbon markers for easy location of texts, and beautiful two-color printing, this handy little one-volume Christian Prayer from Catholic Book Publishing simplifies praying the official Prayer of the Church, the Liturgy of the Hours, for today&#39;s busy Catholic. &nbsp; Christian Prayer A concise, laymen-friendly version of the Liturgy of the Hours Features shorter morning and evening prayers than in the 4-volume set Beautifully-bound treasury of scripture and prayer 4&frac12; x 6&frac34; inches
Durable and everlasting laminated holy prayer card that contains a collage of color images of Jesus, chalice, doves, Bible and altar on the front, and a Prayer for After Holy Communion on the back. Card measures 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch. Back of card reads: I have sought thee, I have found Thee, Lamb of mercy, Holy Guest, Thy eternal love has bound Thee, captive in a mortal breast. Oh! That I had sooner tasted joys I never knew before; Oh! Had the youth I wasted, back again to live it over. Oh! That I have sooner known Thee Oh! Could I the past recall, yet thou will not disown me, Father of the Prodigal! To my breast Thy Son descending, sweetly there appeals for me, let me then, thus humbly bending, pledge the rest of my life to Thee. Made in Italy!
Durable and everlasting laminated holy prayer card that contains a color depiction of Mary praying on the front, and a Nurse's Prayer on the back. Card measures 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch. Back of card reads: O my God, teach me to receive the sick in Thy Name, Give to my efforts success for the glory of Thy holy Name. It is Thy work: without Thee, I cannot succeed. Grant that the sick Thou hast placed in my care may be abundantly blessed, and not one of them be lost because of any neglect on my part. Help me to overcome every temporal weakness, and strengthen in me whatever may enable me to bring joy to the lives of those I serve. Give me grace, for the sake of Thy sick ones and of those lives that will be influenced by them. Amen. Made in Italy!
Durable and everlasting laminated holy prayer card that contains a color image of Jesus Christ on a hill on the front, and the Prayer for a Retreat on the back. Card measures 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch. Back of card reads: Lord Jesus Christ, you told the apostles to retire to a desert place and rest a while. I am taking this time to follow your example. Grant that I may obtain all the fruits that I can from this retreat. Enable me to make it in union with you, to know myself better and to get closer to you. Help me to listen attentively, to ponder prayerfully, and to speak wisely. Let me emerge from this spiritual renewal as a more committed Christian, better equipped to advance along the path that you have laid out for me. Amen. Made in Italy!
Hang it on the Cross Prayer Cards Inspired by one of our most popular Treasure Visions, this prayer card is just the right size for slipping in Easter baskets, purses, briefcases and more. Laminated prayer card comes in a set of 25. 2 1/2" x 3 1/2". Hang It On The Cross text reads: If you have a secret sorrow, a burden or a loss, An aching need for healing ... Hang It On The Cross. If worry steals your sleep and makes you turn and toss, If your heart is feeling heavy ... Hang It On The Cross. Every obstacle to faith or doubt you come across, Every prayer unanswered ... Hang It On The Cross. For Christ has borne our brokenness and dearly paid the cost To turn our trials to triumph ... Hanging On The Cross. --Lisa O. Engelhardt
Durable and everlasting laminated holy prayer card that contains a color image of Saint Sebastian, Patron Saint of Athletes, on the front, and a prayer to St. Sebastian on the back. Card measures 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch. Back of card reads: Prayer to St. Sebastian (Patron of Athletes) — Dear Commander at the Roman Emperor's court, you chose to be also a soldier of Christ and dared to spread faith in the King of Kings, for which you were condemned to die. Your body, however, proved athletically strong and the executing arrows extremely weak. So another means to kill you was chosen and you gave your life to the Lord. May athletes be always as strong in their faith as their Patron Saint so clearly has been. Amen. Made in Italy!
Durable and everlasting laminated holy prayer card that contains a color image of the Our Lady of Fatima with the 3 children on the front, and the Prayer to Our Lady of Fatima on the back. Card measures 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch. Back of card reads: Most Holy Trinity — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit I adore Thee profoundly. I offer Thee the most precious Body, and Divinity of Jesus Christ, present in all tabernacles of the world, in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifferences whereby He is offended. And through the infinite merits of His most Sacred Heart and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, I beg of Thee the conversion of poor sinners. In the name of the Father, the Son and Holy Spirit. Amen. Made in Italy!
Shorter Christian Prayer from Catholic Book Publishing is an abbreviated version of the internationally acclaimed Liturgy of the Hours, containing Morning and Evening Prayer from the Four-Week Psalter and selected texts for the Seasons and Major Feasts of the year. It includes handy ribbon markers and is bound in flexible maroon simulated-leather. Its handy, practical size (4 3/8&quot; x 6 3/4&quot;) makes it ideal for parish or individual use. Shorter Christian Prayer A must have for anyone looking to pray the psalms in the tradition of the Church A perfect book to start praying the Liturgy Of The Hours Neatly-sized to fit into a purse or bag to take on-the-go 4&frac12; x 6&frac34; inches
Durable and everlasting laminated holy prayer card that contains a color depiction of the head of Jesus Christ on the front, and a Physician's Prayer on the back. Card measures 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch. Back of card reads: Lord, Thou Great Physician, I kneel before Thee. Since every good and perfect gift must come from Thee, I PRAY: Give skill to my hand, clear vision to my mind, kindness and sympathy to my heart. Give me singleness of purpose, strength to lift at least a part of the burden of my suffering fellowmen, and a true realization of the rare privilege that is mine, Take from my heart all guile and worldliness, that with the simple faith of a child I may rely on Thee. Amen. Made in Italy!
Durable and everlasting laminated holy prayer card that contains a color image of a statue of St. Nicholas on the front, and a prayer on the back. Card measures 2 1/2 inch by 4 1/2 inch. Back of card reads: God, Our Father, we pray that through Your intercession of St. Nicholas you will protect our children. Keep them safe from harm and help them grow and become worthy in Your Sight. Give them strength to keep their Faith in You; and to keep alive their joy in Your creation. Through Jesus Christ Our Lord. Amen. St. Nicholas — December 6 Abbot — (ca. 270-342) Patron of Children, Patron Saint of Russia — The word Santa Claus originated from His name. Made in Italy!