Spirituality

Providence Prayers

Providence Prayers
$19.99

Pray with the Providence Associates and Saint Mother Theodore Guerin. Written by Diann Neu, who is a member of the Providence Associate program, this prayer book will help you connect with the beloved history of the Sisters of Providence. 

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PROVNEU

Pastoral Care of the Dying

Pastoral Care of the Dying
$6.99
Pastoral Care of the Dying provides a convenient resource of the official texts of the Church for those at the bedside of Catholics in their final hours.
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9781574554878
Publication Date: 
2002-08-01
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Global Climate Change: A Plea for Dialogue Prudence and the Common Good

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$9.99
The bishops open a new avenue of dialogue in the sometimes convoluted discussions about global warming, offering a distinctively religious and moral perspective on the need for environmental protection.
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9781574554311
Publication Date: 
2001-07-01
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YOUNG IN THE SPIRIT

YOUNG IN THE SPIRIT
$10.95
Exploring the impact of spirituality on aging and care-giving as well as how to strengthen our faith during our "golden years." Topics include: daily personal prayers and devotion, participating in a faith community, caring for seniors and more.
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9780967744957
Publication Date: 
2013-06-01
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Prayers and Rituals for the Home

Prayers and Rituals for the Home
$12.95
For parents seeking ways to work prayer into family life, this helpful book shows how to easily infuse prayers and practices into daily routines and special occasions. Parents will learn how to personalize prayer for their own families, get suggestions for bringing Catholic spirituality into every corner of the home, and learn why prayer is so vital especially when it is most difficult and challenging. A practical, uplifting book for today's families.
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9781585959419
Publication Date: 
2013-11-01

Spiritually Able

Spiritually Able
$12.95
For many parents seeking faith formation for their child with special needs, the resources are either severely lacking or nonexistent. A family looking to participate in the life of the Church can find it a struggle to get the support, materials, and community needed to grow the faith for their child with special needs. 

David and Mercedes Rizzo know the struggle all too well. When they searched for sacramental preparation materials for their daughter Daniella, who has autism and is nonverbal, they found a lack of suitable resources. Both memoir and manual, Spiritually Able: A Parent’s Guide to Teaching the Faith to Children with Special Needs is a life-preserver to parents who are seeking ways to grow and nourish a deeper relationship to God and their faith for their child with special needs. Full of tips, advice, and personal accounts, Spiritually Able helps bridge the gap and invites all into the welcoming embrace of the Church. 
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9780829442076
Publication Date: 
2015-02-01

A Way Other Than Our Own

A Way Other Than Our Own
$13.00

Lent recalls times of wilderness and wandering, from newly freed Hebrew slaves in exile to Jesus temptation in the desert. God has always called people out of their safe, walled cities into uncomfortable places, revealing paths they would never have chosen. Despite our culture of self-indulgence, we too are called to walk an alternative path one of humility, justice, and peace. Walter Brueggemann s thought-provoking reflections for the season of Lent invite us to consider the challenging, beautiful life that comes with walking the way of grace.

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9780664261696
Publication Date: 
2016-12-01

Love Will Steer Me True

Love Will Steer Me True
$13.95
When Ellen Knuth, a recent college graduate, decided to take a teaching job that sent her to across the world to a remote part of Japan, her mother Jane first felt the palpitations of worry.  The closest Christian church was two hours by bullet train, and Jane couldn’t be sure what kind of spiritual support her daughter would have available. Ellen, about to embark on a momentous experience, was more concerned about navigating cultural differences and handling her first classroom than the Mass schedule of far-flung churches.

Thus a mother and daughter begin a cross-continental, winding journey in learning to relate to one another and their personal faith through the different lenses of their lives. With each section written individually, Jane and Ellen separately tackle their own perspectives on faith, family, and their place in the world. Somehow, they must find a path that allows Jane to let go of her spiritual plans for Ellen, and Ellen to let God find her wherever she is.     

Delightfully conversational and inviting, Love Will Steer Me True shows how a mother and daughter swerve and weave their way into a new understanding of themselves, of their familial relationship, and of their faith.  Laugh, learn, and wonder along with Jane and Ellen as they begin to tackle their new realities. 

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9780829441437
Publication Date: 
2014-11-01

The New Faithful

The New Faithful
$14.95

The New Faithful is a groundbreaking book that examines the growing trend toward religious orthodoxy among today's young adults.  author and Journalist Colleen Carroll Campbell offers strong opinions on how this movement might transform an American society steeped in moral relativism and secularism.

Blending investigative journalism with in-depth analysis, Campbell seeks the reasons behind the choice of orthodoxy in a socity that often denigrates traditional morality and rejects organized religion.

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9780829420425
Publication Date: 
2004-05-01

The Third Miracle: An Ordinary Man, A Medical Mystery, and a Trail of Faith

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$14.99
Part detective story and part courtroom drama--with a touch of the supernatural--"The Third Miracle "exposes, for the first time ever, the secret rituals and investigations the Catholic""Church today undertakes in order to determine sainthood.
On a raw January 2001 morning at a Catholic convent deep in the Indiana woods, a Baptist handyman named Phil McCord made an urgent plea to God. He was by no means a religious man but he was""a "desperate" man. McCord's right eye was a furious shade of red and had pulsed for months in the wake of cataract surgery. He had one shot at recovery: a risky procedure that would replace part of his diseased eye with healthy tissue from a corpse. Dreading the grisly operation, McCord stopped into the convent's chapel and offered a prayer--a spontaneous and fumbling request of God: "Can""you help me get through this? "He merely hoped for inner peace, but when McCord awoke the next day, his eye was better--suddenly and shockingly better. Without surgery. Without medicine. And no doctor could explain it. Many would argue that Mother ThEodore GuErin, the long-deceased matriarchal founder of the convent, had "interceded" on McCord's behalf. Was the healing of Phil McCord's eye a miracle?
That was a question that the Catholic Church and the pope himself would ultimately decide. As part of an ancient and little-known process, top Catholic officials would convene a confidential tribunal to examine the handyman's healing, to verify whether his recovery defied the laws of nature. They would formally summon McCord, his doctors, coworkers, and family to a windowless basement room at the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. They would appoint two local priests to serve the roles of judge and prosecutor. And they would put this alleged miracle on trial, all in an effort to determine if Mother ThEodore, whose cause for beatification and canonization dated back to 1909, should be named the eighth American saint.
In "The Third Miracle," journalist Bill Briggs meticulously chronicles the Church investigation into this mysterious healing and offers a unique window into the ritualistic world of the secretive Catholic saint-making process--one of the very foundations on which the Church is built. With exclusive access to the case and its players, Briggs gives readers a front-row seat inside the closed-door drama as doctors are grilled about the supernatural, priests doggedly hunt for soft spots in the claim, and McCord comes to terms with the metaphorical "third miracle" his own reconciliation with the metaphysical. As the inquiry shifts from the American heartland to an awaiting jury at Vatican City in Rome, Briggs astutely probes our hunger for everyday miracles in an age of technology, the Catholic Church's surprisingly active saint-making operation, and the eternal clash of faith and science.

"From the Hardcover edition."

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9780767932714
Publication Date: 
2012-11-13
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A Journey to The Heart Of Jesus Guideposts Along the Way

A Journey to The Heart Of Jesus Guideposts Along the Way
$16.95

"Every day, every trip, and every task can become a pilgrimage if we decide to live that way."- Archbishop Sartain

 

Archbishop J. Peter Sartain shares reflections on the pilgrimage of Christian discipleship.

Through these often humorous, but always deeply personal, pieces you will discover:

  • How to keep your perspective along the road to discipleship
  • How to remove the stumbling blocks to spiritual maturity
  • How to encounter God in prayer
  • How to share the fruit of the cross
  • How to experience happiness through works of mercy

 

A Journey to the Heart of Jesus is an insightful collection of meditations that offer timely counsel to any Christian disciple making the journey to the heart of Jesus.

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9781612787688
Publication Date: 
2014-03-31

Fly While You Still Have Wings

Fly While You Still Have Wings
$16.95
In this heartfelt memoir about her mother Hildas final years, Joyce Rupp shares the lessons her mother taught her, especially to fly while you still have wings. As a poor farmers wife and the mother of eight living on rented land in Maryhill, Iowa, Hilda lived a life of hard labor and constant responsibilityfrom milking cows and raising chickens to keeping the farms financial ledger. Rupp shows how the difficulties of her mothers early years and family life, including the loss of a twenty-three-year-old son, forged a resilience that guided her through the illnesses and losses she faced in later years. This affectionate profile of their relationship is, at the same time, an honest self-examination, as Rupp shares the ways she sometimes failed to listen to, accept, and understand her mother in her final years.
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9781933495842
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GOD IS NEAR

GOD IS NEAR
$16.95
In his new book, Michael Morwood reminds readers that the Christian God is closer to us than our very hearts. He seeks to counter commonly held notionslike the need for people to earn or be worthy of God's lovewith the loving portrait of the Father handed down by Jesus and captured in the Gospels."
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9780824519841
Publication Date: 
2002-09-01

Women Who Wrestled with God Biblical Stories of Israel's Beginnings

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$16.95

Israel's story as a people of God is a tale of women, men, and their children. Moving past a patriarchal reading of the Bible, Fischer presents a new interpretation of neglected biblical narratives. From a gender-balanced perspective, she reveals the political dimension and narrative continuation of ancestral stories in the Book of Ruth. "Women Who Wrestled with God" demonstrates the significance of women in religious history in a way that will inspire as well as inform.

Chapters are: The 'Fathers' and the Beginnings of the People - An Introduction to Israel's Ancestor's, - - Sarah, Hagar, and Abraham: Scenes From a Marriage Under the Promise, - - Rebecca: A Strong Woman With a Colorless Husband, - - Rachel and Leah: The Founders of the House of Israel, - - Dark Sides of the Family Chronicle, - - Subversive Women at the Beginnings of the People in Egypt, - - Naomi and Ruth: The Unconventional Women Ancestors of the Royal House of David, - and - Women Who Wrestled with God. -

"Irmtraud Fischer is professor of Old Testament and women's studies (theology) at the University of Bonn, as well as chair of Old Testament studies at the University of Graz, Austria. President of the European Society for Women's Research in Theology, Fischer was given the 2003 Bad Herrenalber Akademie Preis.""

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9780814651605
Publication Date: 
2005-03-01
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BREATHING UNDER WATER

BREATHING UNDER WATER
$16.99
We are all addicted in some way. When we learn to identify our addiction, embrace our brokenness, and surrender to God, we begin to bring healing to ourselves and our world. In "Breathing Under Water," Richard Rohr shows how the gospel principles in the Twelve Steps can free anyone from any addiction from an obvious dependence on alcohol or drugs to the more common but less visible addiction that we all have to sin."
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9781616361570
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2011-09-15
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GOD ALONE IS ENOUGH

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$16.99

No one can teach a Christian to pray, like Teresa can.

This lively little book introduces postmodern readers to one of Christianity’s most endearing prayer warriors, and guides them through her most radical teachings. Here, Teresa of Avila is not a lofty, inaccessible saint; she’s a companion, taking readers on a rollicking journey through their own interior castles. The secrets of Teresa’s intimate devotional life are revealed, and readers learn practical ways to abandon complicated contemplative prayer techniques, and simply “enjoy” God.  
 
This journey through the life and writings of Teresa of Avila will engage Christians who would have never before considered encountering a post-Reformation Catholic nun. Mair Burney makes Teresa accessible—and essential—for understanding what it means to come to know God, and how it’s possible.
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9781557256614
Publication Date: 
2010-04-01

Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy

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$19.99
From the bestselling author of Help, Thanks, Wow and Stitches comes a powerful exploration of mercy, its limitless (if sometimes hidden) presence, why we ignore it, and how we can embrace it.

-Mercy is radical kindness, - Anne Lamott writes in her enthralling and heartening book, Hallelujah Anyway. It's the permission you give others--and yourself--to forgive a debt, to absolve the unabsolvable, to let go of the judgment and pain that make life so difficult.
In Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy Lamott ventures to explore where to find meaning in life. We should begin, she suggests, by -facing a great big mess, especially the great big mess of ourselves.- It's up to each of us to recognize the presence and importance of mercy everywhere---within us and outside us, all around us---and to use it to forge a deeper understanding of ourselves and more honest connections with each other. While that can be difficult to do, Lamott argues that it's crucial, as -kindness towards others, beginning with myself, buys us a shot at a warm and generous heart, the greatest prize of all.-
Full of Lamott's trademark honesty, humor and forthrightness, Hallelujah Anyway is profound and caring, funny and wise--a hopeful book of hands-on spirituality.
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9780735213586
Publication Date: 
2017-04-04
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ADULT FAITH

ADULT FAITH
$20.00
Adults today seek spiritual meaning in ways very different from previous times. They seek adult answers to adult questions & wish to be part of the dialogical process that helps to unearth deeper truth.
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9781570758867
Publication Date: 
2010-10-31
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LIVING INTO HOPE

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$21.99

Step beyond the walls of the church and into the thick of humanity.

"Joan Brown Campbell's career can be regarded as prophetic. For Joan, faith has meant engagement with the world and its pain. Her words remind us that at its best, religion should not narrow our horizons, but enable us to live more fully; should not cause us to withdraw from the world, but to do our utmost to make it a better place."
from the Foreword by Karen Armstrong

Drawing on her amazing life experiences, Rev. Dr. Joan Brown Campbell speaks out on the pressing issues that face us today: love, justice, reconciliation, forgiveness and community. With a bold, distinctive voice, this visionary minister asserts that we have the capacity to transcend the barriers that separate us from one another. She poses that "Who is my neighbor?" may be the most crucial question in our world where so many are hungry and hurting and weary of war. She calls us to live life fully not carefully or cautiously, but wholly engaged with the world and with the messiness of humanity. She dares us to act as the people we are called and created to be to claim our freedom to care, to risk and to step out into the unknown.

Capturing the essence of her wisdom gained from years of world travel and experience, Campbell offers inspiration and challenge for all who would claim their lives as people of hope.

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9781594732836
Publication Date: 
2010-10-17

New Feminist Christianity: Many Voices, Many Views

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$21.99

Powerful insights from ministers, theologians, activists, leaders, artists and liturgists who are shaping the future.

"Christianity has been a source of the oppression of women, as well as a resource for unleashing women's full humanity. Feminist analysis and practice have recognized this. Feminist Christianity is reshaping religious institutions and religious life in more holistic, inclusive, and justice-focused ways."
from the Introduction

Feminism has brought many changes to Christian religious practice. From inclusive language and imagery about the Divine to an increase in the number of women ministers, Christian worship will never be the same. Yet, even now, there is a lack of substantive structural change in many churches and complacency within denominations.

The contributors to this book are the thought leaders who are shaping, and being shaped by, the emerging directions of feminist Christianity. They speak from across the denominational spectrum, and from the many diverse groups that make up the Christian community as it finds its place in a religiously pluralistic world. Taken together, their voices offer a starting point for building new models of religious life and worship.

Topics covered include feminist:

  • Theological Visions
  • Scriptural Insights
  • Ethical Agendas
  • Liturgical and Artistic Frontiers
  • Ministerial Challenges
  • Contributors include:

    Maria Pilar Aquino Rachel A. R. Bundang Wanda Deifelt Marie M. Fortune Mary E. Hunt W. Anne Joh Eunjoo Mary Kim Kwok Pui-lan Cynthia Lapp Shelly Matthews Virginia Ramey Mollenkott Eleanor Moody-Shepherd Surekha Nelavala Diann L. Neu Kate M. Ott Nancy Pineda-Madrid Marjorie Procter-Smith Meg A. Riley Victoria Rue Rosemary Radford Ruether Letha Dawson Scanzoni Elisabeth Schussler Fiorenza Deborah Sokolove Jeanette Stokes Janet Walton Traci C. West Gale A. Yee Barbara Brown Zikmund

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    9781594734359
    Publication Date: 
    2012-10-01

    THE UNBEARABLE WHOLENESS OF BEING

    THE UNBEARABLE WHOLENESS OF BEING
    $22.00
    This title explores the meaning of Christian theology in light of the scientific discoveries of our age. Like Teilhard de Chardin and Thomas Berry, Delio opens out eyes to the omni-active, all-powerful, all-intelligent Love that forms and guides the interrelatedness and interbeing of everything and everyone - ourselves included.
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    9781626980297
    Publication Date: 
    2013-02-21
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    Making All Things New

    Making All Things New
    $25.00
    A new paradigm for being Catholic: catholicity, a conscious awareness of how everything - the sun, moon, stars, Kepler, Saturn, maple trees, muddy rivers, amoeba, bacteria and all peoples of the earth - form a whole.

    Ilia Delio introduces a new word, catholicity, which is destined to become as discussed and familiar in this century as the word Catholic was in the 2nd century.

    Catholicity is a dynamic, spiritual quality of being Catholic that literally means "becoming whole." It is an inner principle which first burst forth in the life of Jesus, and has the power to reconnect all the dimensions of life: spirituality, religion, the new sciences, culture, and society.

    Catholicity is a spirit of love, a love of the spirit, which resists ideology and attracts new followers. "Where the Spirit of the Lord is there is freedom" (2 Cor 3"17). Catholicity makes all things new. "If any be in Christ he is a new creature. The old way of living disappears. A new way of living comes into existence" (2 Cor: 5:17).
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781626981362
    Publication Date: 
    2015-09-01
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    Personal Transformation and a New Creation: The Spiritual Revolution of Beatrice Bruteau

    Personal Transformation and a New Creation: The Spiritual Revolution of Beatrice Bruteau
    $26.00
    Top scholars examine the theories of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin through the lens of Beatrice Bruteau's pioneering work on evolution and consciousness. Contributors include Cynthia Bourgeault, Ursula King, Barbara Fiand, Kerrie Hide, Gabrielle Stoner, Kathleen Duffy, John Shea, Carla De Sola, and Joshua Tysinger.
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    9781626982093
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    The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World (Large Print)

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    $26.00
    An instant New York Times bestseller
    Two spiritual giants. Five days. One timeless question.


    Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships--or, as they would say, because of them--they are two of the most joyful people on the planet.
    In April 2015, Archbishop Tutu traveled to the Dalai Lama's home in Dharamsala, India, to celebrate His Holiness's eightieth birthday and to create what they hoped would be a gift for others. They looked back on their long lives to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering?
    They traded intimate stories, teased each other continually, and shared their spiritual practices. By the end of a week filled with laughter and punctuated with tears, these two global heroes had stared into the abyss and despair of our time and revealed how to live a life brimming with joy.
    This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecendented week together, from the first embrace to the final good-bye.
    We get to listen as they explore the Nature of True Joy and confront each of the Obstacles of Joy--from fear, stress, and anger to grief, illness, and death. They then offer us the Eight Pillars of Joy, which provide the foundation for lasting happiness. Throughout, they include stories, wisdom, and science. Finally, they share their daily Joy Practices that anchor their own emotional and spiritual lives.
    The Archbishop has never claimed sainthood, and the Dalai Lama considers himself a simple monk. In this unique collaboration, they offer us the reflection of real lives filled with pain and turmoil in the midst of which they have been able to discover a level of peace, of courage, and of joy to which we can all aspire in our own lives.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9781524708634
    Publication Date: 
    2016-09-20

    Power of Sisterhood Women Religious Tell The Story of the Apostolic Visitation

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    $33.00
    In 2008, the Vatican Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life initiated an Apostolic Visitation to examine the quality of life of women religious in the United States. Power of Sisterhood: Women Religious Tell the Story of the Apostolic Visitation serves as an historical record of the event and describes the experience of the women who participated in it. This book, initiated by a group of women in leadership in their communities during this unprecedented time, grew out of a survey that gleaned the essence of the experience from as many congregations of women religious as possible. After framing the Visitation as a story, situating it in an historical and theological context, tracing its chronology, and detailing the experience as revealed in the survey, the book delves into the deeper meaning of the Visitation for women religious as they experienced it and as they move into the future.
    ISBN/SKU: 
    9780761864301
    Publication Date: 
    2014-09-01
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