Lent is upon us.But there is more to it than you may think.It’s really about exposing the greatest propaganda campaign of all time and helping ourselves and others get out from under its prevailing deception.
Now that we have bent our heads and accepted the ashes on our foreheads, take a serious look at these awesome resources we have below and order something that will help you make this Lent the deepest and most fruitful ever! Or, think ahead for Easter Gifts for kids, RCIA candidates, confirmation students or yourself! Check them out here!
The Shadow of His Wings Here is the astonishing true story of the harrowing experiences of a young German seminarian drafted into Hitler's dreaded SS at the onset of World War II. Without betraying his Christian ideals, against all odds, and in the face of Evil, Gereon Goldmann was able to complete his priestly training, be ordained, and secretly minister to German Catholic soldiers and innocent civilian victims caught up in the horrors of war. How it all came to pass will astound you.
Brother Francis - The Bread of Life DVD Join Brother Francis in the delightfully inspirational and instructive presentation that teaches children all about the sacrament of the Eucharist! This episode contains: •"The Last Supper": animated presentation of Jesus instituting this blessed sacrament •"The Story of Blessed Imelda Lambertini": the Patroness of First Communicants •"I am the Bread of Life" and "What More Can He Give": two visualized songs
Making the Most out of Lent - CD Lent is not just about giving up junk food – it is about improving your own spiritual nutrition, and sharing the bread of life with a hungry world. In this talk you'll learn about the biblical and historical origins of the season, how we got the idea that Lent is about "giving stuff up," and how we can nourish ourselves spiritually so that we'll be different people when the Easter Alleluias finally sound in our ears this year.
Brother Francis - The Mass DVD Come with Brother Francis as he celebrates the life-changing power of the Mass in this inspirational and instructive presentation! This episode includes: •"The Celebration of the Mass" - an animated representation of what happens during the Mass and our encounter with Jesus as we celebrate this wonderful gift of God! •"With a Heart of Praise" - a moving prayer-song that expresses our gratitude to God. •"The Parable of the Publican and the Sinner" - a moving, animated depiction of Jesus' teaching on humility and forgiveness.
First given as a Lenten retreat, this is an awesome 4 session program to revitalize your faith and prepare you for the joy of Easter. Great for individuals or families or small groups. The workbook is a treasure of discussion questions, devotions and spiritual exercises that can serve as an easy-to-follow roadmap through the Lenten season that will break you out of stale patterns and enrich both your prayer and your understanding of the central truths of the Catholic faith, empowering you to share that faith with others.
Patrick - Brave Shepherd of the Emerald Isle - DVD Kidnapped and enslaved by pagans as a child, Patrick makes a daring escape home only to return and lead his captors and the Irish people to Christianity. Wonderful DVD to help your children grow in faith - great alternative to the mix of violence, magic, and phony-super heroes!
Spirituality of Fasting This treasury of spiritual wisdom draws on sources ancient and current—from Augustine to Michael Pollan—to consider anew how fasting informs the relationships between creator/creature, body/soul, and rich/poor. In a timely response to Pope Benedict's urging that the value and meaning of fasting need to be "rediscovered and encouraged again in our day," The Spirituality of Fasting is excellent for small groups, parish retreats, homily preparation, and recommended Lenten reading lists.
Go In Peace - Father Mitch Pacwa Confession, Penance, Reconciliation. The ancient Sacrament of Penance is called any names but has one purpose—the forgiveness of sins. In this much-needed book, Fr. Mitch Pacwa and Sean Brown put all the confusion and anxiety to rest by answering the most common questions and objections to this indispensable sacrament.
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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