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  1. Seven Saints for Seven Virtues
    Seven Saints for Seven Virtues
    Jean M. Heimann
    Servant Books / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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To live a virtuous life might seem like a daunting task, but we are fortunate to have examples to follow - the saints who have faced sin through the embodiment and exemplification of virtue. In this book, the reader will meet seven saints who lived seven virtues, and will discover concrete ways that they can live those virtues in their own lives.

  1. The Spiritual Meaning of the Liturgy
    The Spiritual Meaning of the Liturgy
    Goffredo Boselli
    Liturgical Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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In The Spiritual Meaning of the Liturgy, Goffredo Boselli - one of Europe’s foremost liturgical theologians - offers an accessible and important guide for both scholars and interested laypeople to understand the meaning that permeates the liturgy and its implications for daily living. Readers will find here a resource to help understand the liturgy more fully, internalize it more effectively, and live it more authentically.

Coming in September

  1. St. Francis and Pope Francis: Prayer, Poverty, and Joy in Jesus
    St. Francis and Pope Francis: Prayer, Poverty, and Joy in Jesus
    Alan Schreck Ph.D.
    Our Sunday Visitor / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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"Today, in the name of St Francis, I say to you: I have neither gold nor silver to give you, but something far more precious, the Gospel of Jesus." - Pope Francis

What do a medieval Italian Catholic and a twenty-first century Argentine pope have in common? The certainty that encountering Jesus can change your life and the world.

Alan Schreck, author and professor, considers the times and message of both St. Francis of Assisi and Pope Francis and invites you to experience the same freedom and joy that they have found in Jesus. St. Francis and Pope Francis brings together themes that are central to the mission of both these men:

  • Conversion - their stories are different but their message the same: turn to God
  • Prayer - union with Jesus is for everyone
  • Poverty - the imitation of Christ heals and restores
  • Church - faithfulness is the foundation for renewal
  • Mission - the same in every age: share the Gospel
  • Joy - the hallmark of Catholic life and possible for us today

Two men separated by 800 years. One vision. As Pope Francis said, on a visit to Assisi: "I seem to hear the voice of St Francis repeating: "The Gospel, the Gospel!"

  1. Mortal Blessings: A Sacramental Farewell
    Mortal Blessings: A Sacramental Farewell
    Angela Alaimo O'Donnell
    Ave Maria Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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In this lyrical adieu to her mother, renowned Catholic essayist, poet, and professor Angela O’Donnell explores how the mundane tasks of caregiving during her mother’s final days—bathing, feeding, taking her for a walk in her wheelchair—became rituals or ordinary sacraments that revealed traces of the divine.

With Joan Didion’s grasp of grief, the spiritual playfulness of Mary Karr, and the poetic agility of Kathleen Norris, Angela Alaimo O’Donnell narrates the events that followed her mother’s fall and the broken hip that led to surgery. As O’Donnell and her sisters cared for their mother’s failing body during the last days of her life, they unconsciously observed rituals that began to take on a deeper importance.

  1. A Catholic Parent's Tool Box: Raising Healthy Familes in the 21st Century
    A Catholic Parent's Tool Box: Raising Healthy Familes in the 21st Century
    Joseph D. White Ph.D.
    Our Sunday Visitor / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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Parenting. Some parts of the job are obvious. Brush your teeth. Be kind to animals. But some parts of parenting are not so cut and dry.

How do I set healthy limits and risk not being liked? How do I turn off technology - theirs and mine? How do I say "no" when everyone else is saying "yes"? How do I raise them Catholic and keep them Catholic? How do I manage our crazy schedules? How do I get to work on my family?

Dr. Joseph White, practicing clinical psychologist and noted author, just handed you the toolbox. With years of experience counseling children and families, Dr. White knows how to break down the tough topics into bite size pieces for families. Practical advice, actionable tips, and comforting stories combine to give parents exactly the tools they need to learn:

  • How to fearlessly form your kids in the faith
  • How to simplify the family schedule and keep your sanity
  • How to discipline your kids (and not feel guilty)
  • How to raise thankful children
  • How to make your kids gracious winners
  • How to be a married couple and parents at the same time (and why it matters)

All parents face challenges, but Catholic parents have a unique opportunity - the ability to weather any storm with the grace that comes from their Catholic faith. And a bit of help from A Catholic Parent's Toolbox.

  1. Why the Eucharist Matters for Your Life: The Practical Reality of Christ's Power and Presence
    Why the Eucharist Matters for Your Life: The Practical Reality of Christ's Power and Presence
    Chris Padgett
    Word Among Us Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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The Eucharist is a practical reality; Jesus wants to be present in our everyday encounters and experiences. And because we are a Eucharistic people, writes Chris Padgett, "we get to be the transforming presence of Christ to those who will never walk into a church." In down-to-earth and often humorous ways, Padgett helps us find an immediate connection between receiving Jesus in the Eucharist and living a holy life in difficult times. The forty reflections in this book will encourage you and enlarge your vision of the power of Christ through the Eucharist to change your life and those you meet.

  1. The Witness of Early Christian Women: Mothers of the Church
    The Witness of Early Christian Women: Mothers of the Church
    Mike Aquilina
    Our Sunday Visitor, Inc. / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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The Witness of Early Christian Women demonstrates the radical nature of Christianity's understanding of women and their roles, especially in a pagan society that viewed them as little more than property. Each chapter features a concise biography accompanied by writings from the early Church about the woman in question. The Mothers of the Church include women of the New Testament, St. Blandina, St. Perpetua, St. Felicity, St. Helena, St. Thecla, St. Agnes of Rome, St. Macrina Proba the Widow, St. Marcella, and St. Paula St. Eustochium.

  1. The Spiritual Meaning of the Liturgy
    The Spiritual Meaning of the Liturgy
    Goffredo Boselli
    Liturgical Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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In The Spiritual Meaning of the Liturgy, Goffredo Boselli - one of Europe’s foremost liturgical theologians - offers an accessible and important guide for both scholars and interested laypeople to understand the meaning that permeates the liturgy and its implications for daily living. Readers will find here a resource to help understand the liturgy more fully, interiorize it more effectively, and live it more authentically.

  1. Sacred Fire: A Vision for Deeper Christian and Human Maturity
    Sacred Fire: A Vision for Deeper Christian and Human Maturity
    Ronald Rolheiser
    Franciscan Media / 2014 / Compact disc
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Beloved author Ronald Rolheiser continues his search for an accessible and penetrating Christian spirituality in this follow-up to his contemporary classic, The Holy Longing. With his trademark acuity, wit, and thoughtfulness, Rolheiser shows how identifying and embracing discipleship will lead to new heights of spiritual awareness and maturity. He takes us on a journey through the dark night of the senses and of the spirit. Here, we experience the full gamut of human life, pleasure and fervor, disillusionment and boredom. But, as Rolheiser explains, when we embrace the struggle and yearning to know God, we can experience a profound re-understanding of our daily lives.

  1. Sacrament: Personal Encounters with Memories, Wounds, Dreams, and Unruly Hearts
    Sacrament: Personal Encounters with Memories, Wounds, Dreams, and Unruly Hearts
    Patrick Hannon
    Ave Maria Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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This collection of perceptive personal essays brings the meaning of the sacraments to life with unflinching realism and compassion. Drawing on his experiences as a priest as well as memories of childhood and adolescence, Patrick Hannon weaves his stories with quirky characters and startling insights into the central actions of Catholic faith in Sacrament: Personal Encounters with Memories, Wounds, Dreams, and Unruly Hearts.

Coming in October

  1. Breaking into Joy: Meditations for Living in the Love of Christ
    Breaking into Joy: Meditations for Living in the Love of Christ
    Anne Costa
    Word Among Us Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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"The joy of the Lord is our strength." Worries, pressures, disappointments, and stress are the weeds that crowd out the fruit of joy in our hearts. How can we remember that God's joy is available to us at every moment? How can we resist succumbing to negativity, sadness, or cynicism? Anne Costa writes about the joy of the Lord in this book of one hundred short meditations. In each one, she challenges us to see how we can choose God's joy in the everyday events and encounters of our lives. Costa's gentle reminders can help you break into joy and live in the love that Christ has for you.

  1. Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?: . . . and Other Strange Questions from the Inbox at the Vatican Observatory
    Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial?: . . . and Other Strange Questions from the Inbox at the Vatican Observatory
    Guy Consolmagno, Paul Mueller
    Image / 2014 / Hardcover
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In May 2014, Pope Francis revealed that, if Martians wanted to be baptized, he would welcome aliens to the Church. Vatican astronomer Guy Consolmagno and science historian Father Paul Mueller agree! Would You Baptize an Extraterrestrial? sheds provocative light on some of the strange places where religion and science meet.

  1. My Big Book Of Catholic Bible Stories
    My Big Book Of Catholic Bible Stories
    Thomas Nelson / 2014 / Hardcover
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With almost 200 stories, My Big Book of Catholic Bible Stories is an excellent resource to help children and families to grow together in their faith and knowledge of the Bible and Catholic tradition.

  1. Peace and Good: Through the Year with Francis of Assisi
    Peace and Good: Through the Year with Francis of Assisi
    Pat McCloskey
    Franciscan Media / 2014 / Hardcover
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Peace and Good is a page-a-day book of teachings from Francis of Assisi and his followers. Each day offers inspiration to anyone interested in Franciscan spirituality and a daily dose of “peace and good” - a phrase often associated with Francis and his followers.

  1. Dorothy Day for Armchair Theologians
    Dorothy Day for Armchair Theologians
    Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty
    Westminster John Knox Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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In this contribution to the Armchair Theologians series, Elizabeth Hinson-Hasty demonstrates how Day's tireless work on behalf of the marginalized arose from and articulates a deeply theological commitment to the Reign of God and the dignity of all God's children. This book is the perfect introduction to the Day's remarkable life and powerful vision.

  1. Joyful Witness: How to Be an Extraordinary Catholic
    Joyful Witness: How to Be an Extraordinary Catholic
    Randy Hain
    Servant Books / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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We want others to know the joy we’ve discovered as Catholics and have an impact for good in the lives of others. But can busy, ordinary men and women of faith do something that really makes a difference? Author Randy Hain shares creative ways Catholics can live their faith and pass it on to others - often with extraordinary results.

  1. Pope Francis: Conversations with Jorge Bergoglio: His Life in His Own Words
    Pope Francis: Conversations with Jorge Bergoglio: His Life in His Own Words
    Francesca Ambrogetti, Sergio Rubin
    NAL Trade / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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This is a portrait of a man more interested in substance than style. In spontaneous, intimate terms, he talks about his childhood and family life, his first job, the discovery of his calling, and his early days in the seminary. He was a teacher of psychology and literature who befriended writers such as Jorge Luis Borges. He cites Homer and Cervantes with ease, and names Babette’s Feast as a favorite film and Marc Chagall as a favorite painter. He also takes on uncomfortable subjects: the declining number of priests and nuns; celibacy; the scandals that have rocked the Church; and his experience with the military dictatorship of Argentina.

  1. Pope Francis: Conversations with Jorge Bergoglio: His Life in His Own Words
    Pope Francis: Conversations with Jorge Bergoglio: His Life in His Own Words
    Francesca Ambrogetti, Sergio Rubin
    NAL Trade / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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This is a portrait of a man more interested in substance than style. In spontaneous, intimate terms, he talks about his childhood and family life, his first job, the discovery of his calling, and his early days in the seminary. He was a teacher of psychology and literature who befriended writers such as Jorge Luis Borges. He cites Homer and Cervantes with ease, and names Babette’s Feast as a favorite film and Marc Chagall as a favorite painter. He also takes on uncomfortable subjects: the declining number of priests and nuns; celibacy; the scandals that have rocked the Church; and his experience with the military dictatorship of Argentina.

Coming in November

  1. Loved as I Am: An Invitation to Conversion, Healing, and Freedom through Jesus
    Loved as I Am: An Invitation to Conversion, Healing, and Freedom through Jesus
    Miriam James Heidland S.O.L.T.
    Ave Maria Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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When Sr. Miriam James Heidland’s life as a successful college athlete proved unfulfilling, she went searching for something deeper and ended up falling in love with Jesus. By charting her own journey toward wholeness, Heidland invites young Catholics to pursue their own relationship with Jesus.

Although originally full of athletic ambition and goals for a career in sports news, Heidland was transformed in a very slow but deep way during her undergraduate years, moving from party girl to bride of Christ. In Loved as I Am: An Invitation to Conversion, Healing, and Freedom through Jesus, Heidland helps readers learn from her experience of seeking love in the wrong places and instead finding it in Christ. She shares her struggles—learning she was adopted, battling alcoholism, and healing from childhood sexual abuse—as signs of hope that anyone who desires to know Christ can find him and be loved intimately by him in return. By bringing readers into Heidland’s healing process, Loved as I Am provides a gentle and subtle template for finding peace and freedom in Jesus.

  1. Sacred Space: The Prayer Book 2015
    Sacred Space: The Prayer Book 2015
    The Irish Jesuits
    Ave Maria Press / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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Sacred Space: The Prayer Book has become the yearly prayer companion for busy Christians, providing insightful daily meditations in the rich traditions of lectio divina (sacred reading) and Ignatian spirituality.

  1. Bernard of Clairvaux: Sermons for Autumn
    Bernard of Clairvaux: Sermons for Autumn
    Irene Edmonds, Mark A. Scott, Wim Verbaal
    Cistercian Publications / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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On the anniversary of the dedication of the monastery church at Clairvaux, Saint Bernard spoke to the community to explain the meaning of the feast: "What sanctity can these stones have that we should celebrate their festival? They do indeed have sanctity, but it is because of your bodies. . . . Your bodies are holy because of your souls, and this house is holy because of your bodies."

The thirty-eight sermons in this volume carry forth this theme, revealing the holiness of the monastic life as monks alternate through the rhythm of the day and the year between the opus Dei and manual labor, journeying faithfully through life to death and the transitus to glory.

  1. Revelation
    Revelation
    Peter S. Williamson
    Baker Academic / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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In this addition to the well-received Catholic Commentary on Sacred Scripture (CCSS), seasoned New Testament scholar and popular speaker Peter Williamson interprets Revelation from within the living tradition of the Church for pastoral ministers, lay readers, and students alike. Drawn from the best of contemporary scholarship, series volumes are keyed to the liturgical year and include an index of pastoral subjects.

Coming in December

  1. A Book of Uncommon Prayer: 100 Celebrations of the Miracle & Muddle of the Ordinary
    A Book of Uncommon Prayer: 100 Celebrations of the Miracle & Muddle of the Ordinary
    Brian Doyle
    Sorin Books / 2014 / Trade Paperback
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Acclaimed, award-winning essayist and novelist Brian Doyle—whose writing, in the words of Mary Oliver, is “a gift to us all”—presents one hundred new prayers that evoke his deep Catholic belief in the mystery and miracle of the ordinary (and the whimsical) in human life.