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St. Francis of Assisi -
Adolescent Rebellion Can Be Good
On October 4, the Church celebrates someone whose youthful rebellion led to holiness and provoked a spiritual revolution that renewed the Church.St. Francis of Assisihas charmed Catholics and non-Catholics alike for some 800 years now.
Our Jesuit Pope was so inspired by him that he took his name.
October, the month of Mary is here! Be sure to check out the incredible resources that we have below to deepen your faith and devotion. For even more, check out this page dedicated to our sales! But don't look now - ADVENT is coming quicker than you realize and this next book will go FAST!!
Exploring Advent with Luke: Four Questions for Spiritual Growth This creative exploration of Advent guides readers to rediscover the power of the events leading up to the birth of Christ. The four questions of Luke 1, as posed by Zechariah, Mary, Elizabeth, and the people in the Temple, spur readers to personal reflection on disappointment, inadequacy, openness, and trust. In this fresh, new contemplative Advent companion, Timothy Clayton deftly shows how Luke composed this first chapter of his gospel to deepen understanding of the birth of Jesus and how meditation on the questions posed by its main characters can help resolve issues that hinder the joy of Christmas. Designed to be used on a weekly basis through Advent and during the Twelve Days of Christmas, this reflective guide is ideal for individual and small-group use. Clayton's insight is reminiscent of Henri Nouwen or Thomas Merton and brings the story of Christ's birth to life anew.
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The Miracle of Love Rosary - Kitty Cleveland Our hope is that The Miracle of Love Rosary CD will lead you into a deeper state of union with out Lord as you contemplate with Mary the face of Christ. We pray that the mediations will deepen you appreciation for the gift of life, which is truly a Miracle of Love, and strengthen your commitment to defend life in all its stages.
The Miracle of Life Rosary for Children - Kitty Cleveland - 2 CD Set Award-winning singer, Kitty Cleveland, partnered with Cecilia, her 7-year-old daughter, to record a spirited children’s rosary CD. Reaching kids on their level, this Rosary engages the youth through upbeat, life-affirming music and meditations written specifically for them. 2 CD set.
A Father's Heart - Rosary Meditations for Dads Discover the heart of true fatherhood as it relates to the life, death, and resurrection of Christ. With pearls of wisdom and glimpses into the eternal and relentless love of God, Father Doug Lorig draws on his own experiences as a father and pastor to bring parents to a deeper perfect plan of salvation. Grow in holiness within the wondrous vocation of fatherhood as you pray these rosary meditations written especially for dads.
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Brother Francis - The Rosary DVD Join Brother Francis in this entertaining and guidance-filled presentation that will inspire children to deepen their faith by praying the Rosary!
This episode includes: •The prayers of the Rosary as well as the Apostles' Creed -- each wonderfully visualized! •The Annunciation- an animated portrayal of Mary's joyful submission to God's will.
Two visualized songs: •"I Love to Pray": an energetic, catchy song that will encourage children to communicate with God anywhere and anytime! •"The Our Father": an uplifting musical rendition that celebrates our Heavenly Father's presence in our daily lives!
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A Mother's Bouquet - Rosary Meditations for Moms Grow in holiness within the wondrous vocation of motherhood with these rosary meditations written especially for moms. This booklet serves as an aid for busy mothers who want to embrace the beauty and the power of the Holy Rosary. Every mystery is included along with reflections on how they directly relate to God's special gift of motherhood.
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How Mary and the Rosary Can Change Your Life -CD Set Two talk set by Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio that explains the Virgin Mary as the model of faith, the true meaning of the Rosary and how both can change your life! Wonderful for anyone who has questions about the Catholic belief with regards to Mary and the Rosary!
Living the Rosary The Rosary, often called “the Gospel in miniature,” is both explained and meditated upon by Rev. John Phalen, C.S.C., president of Holy Cross Family Ministries and one of today’s leading Rosary evangelists. Living the Rosary: Finding Your Life in the Mysteries situates each of the twenty “mysteries” of the life of Jesus within both biblical and modern stories of conversion and spiritual growth. Beginning with his own vocation story (an example of “annunciation”), Phalen offers twenty different stories—some scriptural, some personal, all of them practical—that will help readers better understand and live each mystery of the Rosary.
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