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Praying with the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods

Praying with the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods
$7.99

New! In these chaotic times, wouldn't it be nice to have a calming prayer? Sister Cathy Campbell shares with us "Place Yourself Gently," in the new Praying with the Sisters of Providence prayer book, on page 57. Have you ever wanted a blessing for your home? You'll find one from Sister Ann Casper on page 21. You'll also find prayers for special times of year, like Christmas and New Year's Day. There is a specific prayer for teachers, children going back to school and college students. These prayers, written by Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, will inspire and comfort you.

With almost seventy pages, you'll be sure to find something for every day to reflect on and grow in your love for God. With sections such as:

Our Lady of Providence                  Saint Mother Theodore Guerin          Blessings        

Care for Giving/Aging/Grief          Education                                              Eucharist                    

Everyday Prayers                            Family                                                    Justice              

Mary, Mother of Jesus                    Nature                                                    Providence          

Seasonal                                           Service

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Once a Day Forty Days to Easter

Once a Day Forty Days to Easter
$2.99

As you read this powerful booklet during the Lenten season, you will experience spiritual growth through interaction with Scripture from both the Old and New Testaments. The readings culminate in the Passion Week and Easter Sunday, and you will gain a greater understanding of the life, death and resurrection of Jesus as you examine critical passion narratives in the Gospels. Through your interaction with these Lenten readings, you will be a joyful witness of God's carefully orchestrated plan to redeem the world through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

These 40 devotions will allow you to gain a more complete perspective on your personal relationship with Jesus and the power of his work in your life today. Written by Dr. Kenneth Boa, president of Reflections Ministries, each devotion provides thoughts for meditation along with a prayer for each day, making this the perfect devotional for personal, family or small-group use.

Features:
- 40 daily devotions with multiple Scripture readings
- A meditation that amplifies the Scripture passages
- Each daily reading ends with a prayer
- Scripture text from the clear, accessible New International Version (NIV) Bible

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9780310421320
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2013-02-05
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Sacred Space For Lent 2018

Sacred Space For Lent 2018
$3.95

Lent, a holy time of introspection and penance in preparation for the passion, death, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus Christ, can be further enriched with Sacred Space for Lent 2018, a daily prayer experience from Sacred Space, the internationally known online prayer guide.

Sacred Space for Lent invites readers to develop a closer relationship with God during this season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. What we know and trust about the Sacred Space online prayer experience is now available in a compact print format to heighten our Lent prayer practice in a way that is accessible, engaging, and meaningful to daily life.

Throughout the Lenten season, each day includes a Scripture reading and points of reflection, as well as a weekly topic enhanced by six steps of prayer and meditation. With its small size and meaningful message, Sacred Space for Lent is a simple way to build a richer relationship with God and embrace the Lenten season as a sacred space.


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9780829445855
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2017-11-01
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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
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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
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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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A Worrier's Guide to the Bible 50 Verses to Ease Anxieties

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$10.99

Ever wished for a way to stop worrying? That fears or anxieties would leave you? When you listen to Scripture, do you wonder if it is even possible not to worry?

Gary Zimak writes that anxiety can be a blessing. If you think this sounds just crazy, then this is the book for you. Consider what the Word of God teaches us on the subject of worry in times of confusion, despair, doubt, fear, persecution, sickness, and troubles.

With astute reflection, Zimak brings Scripture to life in A Worrier's Guide to the Bible: 50 Verses to Ease Anxieties. Though your life is filled with struggles that might seem endless or insurmountable, you will remember, with the help of these powerful verses, that we are an Easter people; a people of hope. So, as Padre Pio emphatically proclaimed: "Pray, hope, and don't worry"!

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9780764821639
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2012-10-01
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A Letter of Consolation

A Letter of Consolation
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Finding Faith in a Time of Sorrow

Beloved author Henri Nouwen reflects on the spiritual significance of death and life in this moving meditation dedicated to "all those who suffer the pain that death can bring and who search for new life."

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9780060663148
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2009-04-07
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Kateri Tekakwitha Mohawk Maiden

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$11.95
This book is from the famous line of Vision books of saints that are one of the most popular and well-told series of stories for young people. This is the inspiring story of Blessed Kateri Tekakwitha, a holy young Indian woman, who was converted to Christianity by the French missionaries led by St. Isaac Joques during the 1600's.
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9780898703801
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1991-09-01
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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
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Embracing the Uncertain A Lenten Study for Unsteady Times

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$12.99

Just turning on the news lets us know we are living in uncertain times. Economic instabilities, eruptions of violence, and natural catastrophes can alter the lives and landscapes of entire communities. Our individual lives are often just as unsteady: relationships can break, plans can falter, and confidence can fail.

Uncertainty can definitely be uncomfortable. Many of us prefer stability and a predictable future to an unknown fate. We are wired to want to control our destiny.

The reality is that in our fast-changing, unpredictable world there are few guarantees in life. It's those who are willing to embrace uncertainty and make the risky decision to follow Jesus despite the many "unknowns" who will reap the greatest rewards.

Embracing the Uncertain invites readers this Lent to engage and wrestle with life's uncertainties, not ignore them. The first six chapters focus on six post-Transfiguration, pre-Passion stories in the Gospels. Each of these stories are signposts in the gospel narrative, pointing down at a world filled with uncertainty, but pointing us forward to a cross that can show us how to follow Jesus with courage, hope, and obedience. Includes discussion questions that can be used in small-group Bible study session or for personal growth.

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9781501840586
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2017-12-19
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The Promise of Lent Devotional

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$12.99
Lent is a time of remembering Christ's sacrifice--and yet it is not meant to be depressing; it is meant to be reorienting. The 40-day holy season is one of transition when we turn our eyes away from fading disappointments and move ever closer to the radiance of Easter hope.

This is the purpose of The Promise of Lent Devotional: to stir up the hope that God has given us in the midst of a fallen world. Each day you'll read of death and new life, temptation and the power to overcome it, the life and ministry of Jesus, and the transformative power of God. Because when we gaze at God's true nature--his sacrificial love and his glorious resurrection--everything changes. The past fades, the tomb's stone rolls away, and our hearts awaken to faith once again. Discover that to be true this year, through The Promise of Lent Devotional.

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9781496419132
Publication Date: 
2018-01-15
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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
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Lily of the Mohawks: The Story of St. Kateri

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$14.99
Even before Kateri Tekakwitha's canonization on October 21, 2012, many had been inspired by the story of the young Native American mystic who lived in the Mohawk Valley during the seventeenth century. With Emily Cavins's skill for weaving together historical facts and a compelling story, readers will discover Kateri's path to sainthood against the backdrop of her life as a Native American in New York. These pages will reveal: What led to Kateri's desire to become a ChristianHer piety and self-denial in the face of persecution and illnessHer impact on the Catholic Mohawk communityThe long road to sainthood, including two miracles attributed to KateriMore than just a compelling story of Kateri's short life, readers will also learn how to avail themselves of Kateri's intercession, why Kateri has become known as the patron saint of the environment, and of her connection to St. Francis of Assisi.
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9781616365554
Publication Date: 
2013-07-19
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The Third Miracle: An Ordinary Man, A Medical Mystery, and a Trail of Faith

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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 Théodore Guérin, 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 Théodore, 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
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2012-11-13
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Music Selections from Jan Phillips - Singing for the Soul or Ever With You

Music Selections from Jan Phillips - Singing for the Soul or Ever With You
Music Selections from Jan Phillips - Singing for the Soul or Ever With You
$15.00
$15.00

A collection of songs for ritual, prayer and community singing.

 

 

For more information about the upcoming seminar with Jan Phillips, click the link here. 

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8845018467521
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Prayer Seeds

Prayer Seeds
$15.95
Named one of the 50 best spiritual books of 2017 by Spirituality & Practice. Winner of a 2018 Catholic Press Association Award: Prayer Collections (First Place). and a 2018 Association of Catholic Publishers Award: Prayer & Spirituality (First Place).


Some of Sr. Joyce Rupp's most perennially popular books have been collections of her original prayers, blessings, poems, and reflections. In Prayer Seeds, the bestselling author and retreat leader offers almost a hundred new selections on a variety of themes such as the feasts and seasons of the liturgical year, compassion, ministry, difficult times, and important events--all suitable for personal or group prayer.

People who attend Rupp's retreats or workshops often approach her to ask for a copy of a prayer that she composed for the event. In 2000, she collected her prayers in the book Out of the Ordinary. In Prayer Seeds, Rupp follows up with about a hundred never-before-published prayers written since the publication of the first collection. The prayers are organized thematically.

Rupp's warmth and closeness to God along with her sensitivity to the joy and sadness of life make her an ideal prayer companion. Her prayers are like seed planted in your soul. Tended and watered by love, they will grow and bear a rich harvest in your life.
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9781933495989
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2017-03-03
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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
Publication Date: 
2015-03-23
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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
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2002-09-01
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Boundless Compassion: Creating A Way of Life

Boundless Compassion: Creating A Way of Life
$18.95
"Living compassionately is rarely convenient and often downright challenging," writes Joyce Rupp, bestselling and award-winning author and retreat leader. The definitive Christian guide to compassion, Boundless Compassion is the culmination of Rupp's research and work as codirector of the Servite Center of Compassionate Presence. Through this six-week personal transformation process for developing and deepening compassion, Rupp nudges, encourages, and inspires you to grow in the kind of love that motivated Jesus' life and mission for his disciples.

With master teacher Joyce Rupp, you will learn to develop compassion as never before. You will discover compassion from science, medicine, theology, spirituality, sociology, and psychology. You will be encouraged to explore personal and professional expressions of compassion, and to re-energize your ability to offer loving kindness to those around you.

Rupp has felt the call to walk with others in their suffering since she was a young member of the Servants of Mary, whose charism is compassion. She eventually cofounded the Boundless Compassion program with Sr. Margaret Stratman, O.S.M.

Based on the format and theme of Rupp's bestselling books like Open the Door and her popular workshops conducted by the Center of Compassionate Presence, Boundless Compassion has the power to transform your life, giving you wisdom, confidence, understanding, and inspiration to be a more caring presence. It will help you build on relational skills, learn self-care, gain wisdom for incorporating loss and suffering into your active life, and find ways to show compassion at work.

By the book's end, you will feel prepared to live with a renewed commitment to a compassionate presence for yourself and those who are in the midst of pain, struggle, and transition.
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9781932057140
Publication Date: 
2018-03-02
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St. Katharine: The Life of Katharine Drexel

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$18.95
"Powerful and profoundly moving, Saint Katharine is a book of rich and lively scholarship and of deeply felt devotion. You will not be able to put it down."-Donald Spoto, author of Reluctant Saint: The Life of Francis of Assisi
When Katharine Drexel was born in 1858, her grandfather, financier Francis Martin Drexel, had a fortune so vast he was able to provide a loan of sixty million dollars to the Union's cause during the Civil War. Her uncle and mentor, Anthony, established Drexel University to provide instruction to the working class regardless of race, religion, or gender. Her stepmother was Emma Bouvier whose brother, John, became the great-grandfather of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. Katharine Drexel's family were American royalty. As a Philadelphia socialite, "Kitty," as she was often called, adored formal balls and teas, rowing regattas, and sailing races. She was beautiful, intelligent, and high-spirited. But when her stepmother died in 1883, and her father two years later, a sense of desolation nearly overwhelmed her. She was twenty-seven and in possession of a staggering inheritance. Approached for aid by the Catholic Indian Missions, she surprised her family by giving generously of money and time. It was during this period of acute self-examination that she journeyed to Rome for a private audience with Pope Leo XIII. With characteristic energy and fervor, she detailed the plight of the Native Americans, and begged for additional missionaries to serve them. His reply astonished her. "Why not, my child, yourself become a missionary?"
In Saint Katharine: The Life of Katharine Drexel, Cordelia Frances Biddle recounts the extraordinary story of a Gilded Age luminary who became a selfless worker for the welfare and rights of America's poorest persons. After years of supporting efforts on behalf of African Americans and American Indians, Katharine finally decided to follow her inner voice and profess vows. The act made headlines. Like her father and grandfather, she was a shrewd businessperson; she retained her financial autonomy and established her own order, the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament. Until her death in 1955, she devoted herself and her inheritance to building much-needed schools in the South and Southwest, despite threats from the Ku Klux Klan and others. Pragmatic, sometimes willful, ardent, and a charismatic leader, Katharine Drexel was an indefatigable champion of justice and parity. When illness incapacitated her in later years, divine radiance was said to emanate from her, a radiance that led to her canonization on October 1, 2000.
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9781594162428
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2015-09-04
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IMMORTAL DIAMOND

IMMORTAL DIAMOND
$19.95
Dissolve the distractions of ego to find our authentic selves in God

In his bestselling book Falling Upward, Richard Rohr talked about ego (or the False Self) and how it gets in the way of spiritual maturity. But if there's a False Self, is there also a True Self? What is it? How is it found? Why does it matter? And what does it have to do with the spiritual journey? This book likens True Self to a diamond, buried deep within us, formed under the intense pressure of our lives, that must be searched for, uncovered, separated from all the debris of ego that surrounds it. In a sense True Self must, like Jesus, be resurrected, and that process is not resuscitation but transformation.

  • Shows how to navigate spiritually difficult terrain with clear vision and tools to uncover our True Selves
  • Written by Father Richard Rohr, the bestselling author of Falling Upward
  • Examines the fundamental issues of who we are and helps us on our path of spiritual maturity
  • Immortal Diamond (whose title is taken from a line in a Gerard Manley Hopkins poem) explores the deepest questions of identity, spirituality, and meaning in Richard Rohr's inimitable style.

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    9781118303597
    Publication Date: 
    2013-01-22
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    Hallelujah Anyway: Rediscovering Mercy

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    $19.99
    The perfect graduation gift

    "Anne Lamott is my Oprah." --Chicago Tribune

    The New York Times bestseller from the author of Hallelujah Anyway, Almost Everything and Bird by Bird, a powerful exploration of mercy 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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    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
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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
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