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Discover a beautiful, personal way to engage with Scripture through The Catholic Journaling Bible. The first of its kind for Catholic women, this journaling bible is the perfect companion as you dive deeper into the Word of God. Including the full text of the New American Bible, Revised Edition, this single-column bible offers wide margins that are perfect for:
- Recording prayers
- Creative Expression
The elegant design includes hand-lettered quotes and space for personal reflection. Ideal for gift-giving, this beautifully bound bible invites Catholic women to immerse themselves in God s Word like never before.
From Genesis we know that God created men and women in His image and likeness, and from the first letter of John that "God is love." Therefore men and women are made in the image and likeness of Love. This isn't hard to see. Look at the design of the male and female bodies. They are made for each other. In fact, neither makes complete sense apart from the other. The man's body is made for a woman's body - made to be a life-giving gift to her; her body reveals his calling - and vice versa. In this book - which utilizes a dynamic, "flip" book design to be "two books in one" well-known chastity speaker and author Jason Evert unpacks the mystery of what is means to be male and female in light of the Theology of the Body in a language teenagers understand. Teens will learn about the profound realities to which their bodies point - and how to live chastely and lovingly towards those of the opposite sex.
Starting from the premise that God blesses all marriages, Father Hater offers a pastoral approach to dealing with the difficulties Catholics face in marrying someone from another faith background. Tips for both the married (or marrying) couple and parish professionals range from how to manage the wedding ceremony to creating a faith-centered home environment. Drawing on his own extensive pastoral experience, Father Hater provides stories of those who have successfully overcome these difficulties and who have been enriched by embracing the challenges, rather than avoiding them.
Bestselling author Richard Leonard has written an accessible, engaging, and educational journey through the history, liturgy, and theology of the seven sacraments, as well as the Rite of Christian Burial, where history, liturgy, and contemporary theology intersect. The book expands the ritual and theological horizons of those who have celebrated the sacraments for their whole lives and introduces neophytes to the question of why sacraments are essential in the Christian life. In addition, it explores the endless possibilities they provide in developing our Christian lives.
From the continent of Africa come a wealth of saints and other inspirational people included in the Catholic tradition. Some are well-known, like Saints Augustine, a doctor of the church, and his mother, Monica, while others may be unknown to us, such as Blessed Daudi Okelo and Blessed Jildo Irwa, twentieth-century Ugandan martyrs. Regardless of popularity, each holy person included in "African Saints, African Stories" displays perseverance in faith and can inspire us all.
As an ardent feminist Simone de Beauvoir was in the vanguard of French intellectual life for more than forty years. Raised in a strict and highly traditional Catholic family, De Beauvoir rejected the religious and social values of her family early on and advanced a radical political and philosophical debate that was in direct opposition to the Catholic Church. This provocative, carefully argued book reveals that the woman whose most important and famous work - "The Second Sex" - was banned by the Catholic Church, had a tenacious grasp of the rudiments and refinements of Catholicism. Indeed, this was one of the foundations on which she built her philosophy. Joseph Mahon documents the formative influences of home, school, and Church on the mind of France's most famous female philosopher, novelist, and essayist. Examining her memoirs, philosophical monographs, and short stories, Mahon reveals a vocabulary that remains richly Catholic. This book offers a major contribution to feminist philosophy, ethical theory, philosophy of religion, and cultural studies.
'Through the Narrow Gate' is Karen Armstrong's memoir of life inside a Catholic convent in the 1960s. With gentleness and honesty, Armstrong takes her readers on a revelatory journey that begins with her decision, at the age of seventeen, to devote her life to God as a nun. Yet once she embarked upon her spiritual training, she encountered a frightening and oppressive world, fossilized by tradition, which moulded, isolated and pushed her to the limit of what she could endure.
The book was an international best-seller when it was first published in 1981. This revised edition, with a new introduction by the author, brings Karen Armstrong's remarkable story of devotion and suffering to a new generation of readers.
“This articulate and sensitive writer spares no punches in her account of the agonising fight to find herself under the weight of rules and expectations, lies and aggression… 'Through the Narrow Gate' is written as racily and as emotionally as a novel… the picture of convent life is vivid and terrifying.”
“Painful and honest…Karen Armstrong's simple account of her struggles – both in pursuit of that self-death that the true religious craves, and, later, against her unconscious reflection of life in an ultra-strict Order – says a great deal about destructive trends in modern life… A very moving book.”
“The strength of this unself-pitying chronicle is the author's capacity to convey the overwhelming attraction of the life she sought, even as she documents its shattering effect on the human personality… A scrupulous record of one woman's spiritual journey, excellently written and profoundly moving.”
Beautifully illustrated in color for young elementary school readers, King of the Shattered Glass is a gentle parable about asking for forgiveness and receiving God's mercy!
During his life, St. Gerard Majella helped mothers in need. Since
his death, many extraordinary favors have been granted to mothers
who prayed to him. Today women look to him for help in obtaining
the blessing of motherhood. Includes the prayers people say when
they seek his intercession.
In this encyclical letter, Pope John Paul II seeks to rekindle in the faithful the profound sense of "amazement and gratitude" that surrounds the Eucharist.
Begun five years after he entered the Abbey of Our Lady of
Gethsemani, The Sign of Jonas is an extraordinary view of Merton's
life in a Trappist monastery, and it serves also as a spiritual log
recording the deep meaning and increasing sureness he felt in his
vocation: the growth of a mind that finds in its contracted
physical world new intellectual and spiritual dimensions.
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