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30 days with saint Paul
Saint Paul was perhaps the most important evangelist in the early church. baptising scores into a burgeoning Christianity. An Apostle and a martyr, he is most often remembered as a firebrand, but his letters were deeply and profoundly spiritual. In 30 days with saint Paul, Thomas J. Craugwell delve into the the scriptures and brings forth the devotional power of saint Paul.
30 Days with the Irish Mystics
As Pagans, the Irish people were passionate about song and poetry. As Christians, their passion, combined with a fiery love for Christ, produced some of the finest and touching spiritual poetry of the church. in 30 days with the Irish Mystics, join Thomas J. Craughwell as he meditates on the works of the great Irish saints. fro the well known Saint Patrick and Saint Brigid to the obscure St Molaise and Saint Ita, the prayerful poetry of the Irish Mystic is uplifting, beautiful and devotional.
A book of Saints
this book offers a new look at the saints. from the ancient martyrs to the sixteenth-century mystics to the modern-day missionaries, she profiles some of the real-life men and women who became God's human representatives on earth, and whose moving stories of courage and determination, unconditional love and self-sacrifices still speak to us today.
A book of Saints for Catholic Moms
whether you are a spiritual mom or a mom with children who keep you on the move, A book of saints for catholic moms will provide much joy, guidance, and companionship on your journey. this book introduces fifty-two holy companions as guides for the vocation of Catholic motherhood. read this book and get more
Blessed Devasahayam Pilla (Martyr of modern Travancore)
Devasahayam Pilla was an upper-caste Hindu convert to Christianity. Born a Nair on 23 April 1712, he was a member of the royal service of the then ruler of Travancore, King Marthanda Varma. He embraced Catholicism in 1745 under the influence of Captain Eustace de Lannoy, the chief of the Travancore army. Baptized by Jesuit Father R. Bouttari Italus, he changed his name from Neelakanta Pilla to Lazar, in time coming to be popularly known as Devasahayam (God’s help). It was not long before his wife, Bhargavi Ammal, also became Catholic, taking the name Gnanapoo Ammal (Theresa), even as he freely practised and propagated his new-found Faith. This antagonized the upper-caste Hindus. Yet, he did not heed even to the command of Marthanda Varma – to whom he was known to be close – to return to the Hindu fold. He was therefore dismissed from service in 1749 and imprisoned.
Blessed Jacinta and Francisco Marto (Shepherds of Fatima)
Of the three seers of Fatima, .- Jacinta and Francisco went to their eternal reward when still children. But they left behind a legacy of faith matched by but a few while their cousin, Lucia, the surviving one, continues to live that faith as a nun. Simple shepherd children that they were, Jacinta and Francisco had eyes that could see with faith what they saw and hearts that could feel in depth the sentiments expressed by Mary in her appari-tions to them at the Cova da lria in Fatima. Their claims to the appari-tions brought them sneers of doubt and suspicion even torture.But it was their unshakeable faith that saw them through it all.
Blessed Jacita Marto
Blessed Jacita Marto was one of the three little children who saw the blessed virgin Mary at Fatima, Portugal 1917. from May 13 through October 13 our lady appeared to the children six different times. Jacita died shortly after, at the tender age of 9. yet in her brief life time, especially after the appearance of the blessed mother, she achieved heroic sanctity, and was declared blessed by Pope Saint John Paul II in 2000.
Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara
An interesting book on the life and the work of one of the most illustrious sons of the Church in India presented in a highly scientiﬁc manner! Blessed Chavara has been variously described as the guiding light to believers and non-believers alike, a good shepherd, selﬂessly committed to the care of his sheep, a man of moral integrity and as a pillar that supported the Catholic Church because of the Zeal he evinced in its expansion and in the protection of the Faith. Written in a commendably readable manner, a life like his cannot but be a guide and support for people of all times and places.
Catherine of Siena: her and wisdom
The saints are gurus of our time despite historical distance, bizarre stories about them, and their obvious human frailty, their lives reflect a deep level of truth. They have become icons to last through the ages, pointing beyond themselves to profound truths about the spiritual world and our place within it.
Catherine of Siena: To Purify God’s Church
This book presents the essential stages of St Catherine of Siennna's human and spiritual development as exemplified in her symbolic "Tree of Virtue" with its circle of soil trunk and crown that would evolve, as the three matures, into the "Tree of the Cross." The grief that Catherine experienced in the final days of her life, the physical suffering she endured, the sorrow she felt at having failed to achieve her life goal - to purify the church and to restore it to its pristine virtue - would bear fruit at a later date, in a new springtime of growth. she would plant the seed; God would provide the harvest.
Charles de Foucauld
Gold is tested in fire before its value is assessed. A man of distinction in all the fields he served, Charles was no pious religious as a youth. His voracious reading on modernism carried him out of the purview of religious teachings. However, the restlessness, loneliness, aimlessness and meaninglessness of life kicked him to and for until he found Fr Havelin who was instrumental to his conversion. From then on his was a life after the example of his own poor Master, ]esus of NaZareth. Today, several religious congregations of men and of women hark back to him and consider him the father of the spirituality and the style of religious life they have adopted. This book, thus, is the deeply moving story of an exceptional man of our century and his profound, yet simple spirituality.
Cure of Ars
This book tells about the time John Vianney hid in a hayloft to escape the police, about the terrible sins he discovered when he became the cure, or parish priest, in the town of Ars, as well as his strategy for loosening the Devil's grip on souls there. It also describes what the Devil did back to Fr Vianney, as well as what happened when Fr Vianney tried to run away from his parish. In short, here is the true story of the many adventures that met young St John Vianney when he set out to become a priest.
Daily Reflections with the Saints
Dally Reflections with the Saints A beautifully illustrated prayer book containing a reflection and prayer focusing on the saints for each day of the month. Every prayer is written out of deep love for and devotion to the Saints who are our guides to and intercessors with Jesus.
Born on Yom Kippur, Jewish day of Atonement her jewish mother wept when Edith fell in love with that Jew who died upon the cross. She died a Martyr's death at Auschwitz because she was a Catholic jewess, in retaliation by the Nazis for the Bishop's condemmation of their treatment of the Jesus.
Foundations of Western Monasticism
In this book these three texts - The Life of St Anthony, the Rule of St Benedict, and the Twelve Degrees of Humility and Pride - are offered as a short path to the essence of Christian monasticism and authentic Christian teaching. Taken together, these men and their writings will allow the reader to ascend the very heights of Christian monasticism and arrive at certain firm principles by which to evaluate and deepen his commitment to the faith. With illuminating introductions and a new updated translation of St Benedict's Rule by Dr William Fahey, these classic texts are primed for the contemporary reader.
Fragrance Of Holiness in India
Every country has its saints. The holy men and women presented in this book brought about in their lives what others only talked about. By God’s grace the Church in India is not lacking in holiness. Fragrance of Holiness in India contains brief life-sketches of twenty-one extraordinary men and women — bishops, priests, founders of Religious Congregations, eminent missionaries and a convert -Who were born, lived and excelled in holiness on Indian soil. Though not born in India Blessed Teresa of Calcutta who had become an Indian citizen before her death has also been listed among the Indian saints. This little book will help the readers to know something more about our brothers and sisters who showed us the path of holiness.
Francis: Pope from the new World
Francis: The Pope From the New World unveils the personality, passion and extraordinary faith of the new Pope. Filmed on location in Buenos Aires, and featuring interviews with close friends, collaborators, and his official biographer — this documentary traces the remarkable rise of Jorge Mario Bergoglio.
Francis: The Saint Of Assisi
A modern retelling of the life of saint Francis of Assisi, this book combines historical details and dramatic style. The author explores the daily lives of Francis and Clare and the lives of thirteen-century Assisi and beautifully translates their stories in these pages.
Go to Joseph
Joseph. every Christian knows the name, We know who he was, but what do we really know about him? for most of us, the answer is, not much. now, in the es highly intimate, insightful, easy to read meditations, the late, noted scripture scholar Fr. Richard Gilsdolf investigates the new testament's most mysterious.
Good St. Anne
St. Anne, beloved mother of our lady and grand-mother of our lady, has proved herself a heavenly helper in every need. this booklet has already proved very popular. it is being republished now so that many more people can discover the catholic devotion to this wonderful Saint and powerful intercessor in heaven.
I Loved Jesus in the Night
I Loved Jesus in the Night is one priest’s compelling account of meeting with the saint of Calcutta. Sharing anecdotes and ﬁrst-hand experiences, Paul Murray offers a glimpse into Why Mother Teresa could declare, in one of her letters, that if ever she Were to “become a saint”, she Would surely be one of “darkness”. This very personal yet powerful book is an attempt to come to terms with the dark night experiences endured by Mother Teresa in the light of the Gospel and the mystical teachings of St John of the Cross. And something else as Well revelations of Mother Teresa’s sense of humour!
I Thirst (St Therese of Lisieux & Blessed Teresa of Kolkata)
The heartfelt bond between Saint Therese of Lisieux and Blessed Teresa of Kolkata can be traced to their common interest in assuaging the thirst of Christ on the Cross. Not only their thirst for Jesus, but Jesus' thirst for them, for us. Their profound resemblance to each other is to be found in their unalterable desire to slake the thirst of Christ, to console Him in the face of the indifference of so many people, to quench His thirst for love, to love Him in others and letting them to be loved by Him. They did so by opening up the floodgates of tenderness which had prevented the love in His heart from being welcomed as it ought. The cry of Jesus, mentioned countless times in their writings, was a determining factor in each of their lives. St Therese and Bl. Teresa are like two mirrors mutually reflecting the compassion
Joseph Shadow of the father
Allusions, Prefigurations and prophecies concerning the role St. Joseph in the plan of God the father, from the backdrop to this book which charts the growth of devotion to Joseph from the first centuries of the church up to the present. Using biblical reflections, pastoral experience and the personal prayers and thoughts of such great devotees of Joseph as Teresa of Avila, John of the cross.