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Teresa of Calcutta: A Personal Memoir
by
José Luis González-Balado

September 2007 will mark the tenth anniversary of the death of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. This revised and updated edition recalls the important events of her life: her call to join the Sisters of Loreto, her assignment to teach in Calcutta, her subsequent call to consecrate herself to the poor, her founding of the Missionaries of Charity, her receipt of the Nobel Prize for Peace, her strength of spirit in the face of illness, her death and beatification. The epitome of Christian charity, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta found God present among those who suffered the most.

Living the greater part of her life in India, Mother Teresa planted seeds of goodness throughout the entire world. Her presence and left an indelible print of kindness and holiness that earned her the reputation of a "living saint." 208 pages, paperback (Item #88711) $12.95
     
No Ordinary Fool: A Testimony of Grace
by
Fr. John Jay Hughes
In a gripping narrative full of humor and self-directed irony, John Jay Hughes tells of the loss of his mother at age six, entry into the Catholic Church at the cost of estrangement from his beloved Anglican priest-father, his lifelong search for God in prayer, and his joy in priesthood, 'all I ever wanted from age twelve'.  348 pages, paperback
(Item #85725) $19.99
    
Joseph Elmer Cardinal Ritter: His Life and Times
By: Nicholas A. Schneider 
Foreword by: Archbishop
Justin Rigali


Joseph Ritter was one of the most important and forward-thinking prelates of the Church in North America during the 20th century. He served as ordinary for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis and then as "Cardinal" Ritter in St. Louis for twenty years until his death in 1967. Through his efforts, the entire archdiocesan school system was desegregated, and he was the first bishop to send priests to Latin America as missionaries. This biography provides us with the first serious account of his life and accomplishments. It is written by a priest who knew him firsthand and ministered under his guidance. Readers will find this historical account of such a great man truly inspiring. Paperback; 208 pages
(Item #86802) $19.95
   
The Greatest Gift
The Courageous Life and Martyrdom of Sister Dorothy Stang

by Binka Le Breton

In 1966, Sister Dorothy Stang went to Brazil as a missionary, and in 1982 she moved to a small town in the Amazon to work with an organization to protect poor farmers and their land from loggers and land-developers who stop at nothing—including murder—in pursuit of profits. After testifying at a government panel investigating illegal incursions into protected areas, Sister Dorothy was denounced as a “terrorist” by powerful companies and began receiving death threats. Refusing to be intimidated, she continued her work—until two gunmen shot her six times on a rural Amazon road.

THE GREATEST GIFT is the first biography of this extraordinary woman and her mission. Written by a mainstream journalist who has spent many years in Brazil, it exposes the entrenched collusion between government officials and commercial interests and celebrates the profound courage of Sister Dorothy and others fighting to protect the Amazon jungles and the people eking out a life there.

Inspired by deep religious conviction, Dorothy Stang gave of herself generously. A book that will resonate with readers of Sister Helen Prejean’s Dead Man Walking, THE GREATEST GIFT presents not only the story of Sister Dorothy’s tragic death, but the powerful and beautiful lessons of her life.  Hardcover. (Item #88104) $21.95
   

The End and the Beginning: Blessed John Paul II- The Victory of Freedom, The Last Years, The Legacy
by George Weigel
Evidently, 1,000 pages were not enough space to adequately survey the life of Blessed John Paul II in Weigel’s biography, Witness to Hope (1999). Although the three sections in this work are designed to supplement that earlier one, only the first takes a thematic approach. The theme explored is communism and covers four decades of John Paul’s life, before and during his papacy. The pope’s struggle against communism was covered sporadically in Witness but without as much detail or behind-the-scenes glimpses as there are here. The last event recorded in the earlier book was the Great Jubilee of 2000, five years before the pontiff’s death. The final years of John Paul’s papacy are covered in the second section, while the third is strictly reflective. The key question here is, What will Blessed John Paul II be remembered for? Weigel explores numerous angles to his legacy, including his personal character and a strong spirit of ecumenism. 590 pages (Item #85130)
$32.50
   
My Life with Karol: My Forty-Year Friendship with the Man Who Became Pope
by Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz
 
This intimate, affectionate portrait of Blessed John Paul II by his longtime secretary and confidant reveals fascinating new details about the opinions, hopes, fears, and dramatic life of this public man.

“I had accompanied him for almost forty years: twelve in Kraków and then twenty-seven in Rome. I was always with him, always at his side. Now, in the moment of death, he’d gone on alone. . . .And now? Who is accompanying him on the other side?”
—From A Life with Karol

Cardinal Stanislaw Dziwisz worked side by side with Blessed John Paul II for almost forty years, enjoying unique access to both the public and private man. In A life with Karol, he provides a close-up glimpse into the Pope’s life and the critical events of his papacy.

Dziwisz was sitting next to the Pope during the assassination attempt in 1981. He recounts the Pope's reaction to 9/11, describing his thoughts and feelings on that day. And the Cardinal’s moving description of the Pope’s haunting memories of World War II uncovers the roots of the pontiff’s intense opposition to George W. Bush’s war on Iraq.

The two men shared moments of fun and spontaneity as well. Dziwisz writes about the times the Pope would slip out of the Vatican, wearing a Panama hat, to stroll the streets of Rome, and he describes the clandestine ski and hiking trips the pair made to escape the Vatican. His firsthand account of the Pope’s last years also reveals that John Paul II considered resigning. These stories and others lend added poignancy to Dziwisz’s extraordinary portrayal of the Pope’s courage and calmness during his final illness. Hardcover, 272 pages (Item #87987) $25.00

About the Author
CARDINAL STANISLAW DZIWISZ was personal secretary to Karol Wojtyla (Blessed John Paul II) in Kraków and in Rome. He was ordained a priest in 1963, was appointed Archbishop of Kraków in 2005, and in 2006 was made a cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI.

   
9780385520379 Come Be My Light
by Mother Teresa and Brian Kolodiejchuk
This historic work reveals the inner spiritual life of one of the most beloved and important religious figures in history.

During her lifelong service to the poorest of the poor, Mother Teresa became an icon of compassion to people of all religions; her extraordinary contributions to the care of the sick, the dying, and thousands of others nobody else was prepared to look after has been recognized and acclaimed throughout the world. Little is known, however, about her own spiritual heights or her struggles. This collection of her writing and reflections, almost all of which have never been made public before, sheds light on Mother Teresa's interior life in a way that reveals the depth and intensity of her holiness for the first time.

Compiled and presented by Fr. Brian Kolodiejchuk, M.C., who knew Mother Teresa for twenty years and is the postulator for her cause for sainthood and director of the Mother Teresa Center, MOTHER TERESA brings together letters she wrote to her spiritual advisors over decades. A moving chronicle of her spiritual journey—including moments, indeed years, of utter desolation—these letters reveal the secrets she shared only with her closest confidants. She emerges as a classic mystic whose inner life burned with the fire of charity and whose heart was tested and purified by an intense trial of faith, a true dark night of the soul.

Published to coincide with the tenth anniversary of her death, MOTHER TERESA is an intimate portrait of a woman whose life and work continue to be admired by millions of people.

“If I ever become a Saint—I will surely be one of “darkness.” I will continually be absent from Heaven—to lit the light of those in darkness on earth .”
—Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Hardcover (Item #86703) $24.00

   

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Blessed Among All Women: Women Saints, Prophets, and Witnesses for our Time
by Robert Ellsberg
From the bestselling author of All Saints comes this new collection of devotional sketches on history's greatest women. From Joan of Arc to Anne Frank to Mary Magdalene, Ellsberg offers insights into the way that women of all faiths and backgrounds have lived out the lives of sanctity, mysticism, social justice, and world reform. Blessed Among All Women features new material along with the best women saints of All Saints, for over 120 inspirational readings. Cloth; 304 pages. (Item #90532) $24.95
   
Loyola Kids Book of Heroes: Stories of Catholic Heroes and Saints throughout History
by Amy Welborn
In this book of saints for kids, best-selling author Amy Welborn tells the stories of devoted Christians, including Mother Teresa, Dorothy Day, and John the Baptist, who made significant contributions to people and the world around them. Throughout Loyola Kids Book of Heroes, Welborn introduces Christian role models who exemplify the seven cardinal virtues—faith, hope, charity, temperance, prudence, fortitude, and justice—and helps children grow in their love and admiration for the saints. Colorful illustrations and a delightful storytelling style bring to life these stories of saints for kids. Ages 8-12. Hardcover, 196 pages.
(Item #87136) $15.95
   
The Book of Saints & Heroes
The first Christians to visit Europe and the British Isles met pagans who told tales of fairies, talking beasts, and other wonderful things. To these marvelous stories, they soon added new ones about the Christian saints. Some were true, others improbable, and many simply fantastic. In the ones we include here, you’ll meet the saint who spent seven Easters on a whale’s back and the amiable lion who was St. Jerome’s friend. You’ll see St. George fight the dragon, and you’ll read about the fierce wolf St. Francis of Assisi converted.

But many of these stories have in them scarcely a wave of the fairy wand. So you’ll also find here true tales of great saints such as St. Louis of France, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Francis Xavier, and St. Elizabeth of Hungary — souls marked by courage, kindness, and piety.

These marvelous legends and exciting true stories of Christian saints and heroes will provide many hours of delightful reading to believers and non-believers alike! 336 pages (Item #97816) $24.95

Read the exciting stories of:

  • St. Anthony
  • St. Augustine
  • St. Paul
  • St. Brendan
  • St. Colette
  • St. Columba
  • St. Elizabeth of Hungary
  • St. Cuthbert
  • St. Dorothea
  • St. Dunstan
  • St. Richard of Chichester
  • St. Francis of Assisi
  • St. Francis Xavier
  • St. Louis IX
  • St. Jerome
  • St. Margaret of Scotland
  • St. George
  • St. John of God
  • St. Malchus
  • St. Senan
  • St. Simeon Stylites
  • St. Vincent de Paul, and others.
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    My Life with the Saints
    by James Martin, S.J.
    James Martin has led a thoroughly modern life: from a lukewarm childhood Catholicism, to the Wharton School of Business, to the executive fast track at General Electric, to the Jesuits, to a media career in Manhattan. But at every step along the way he has been accompanied by special friends—the saints of the Catholic Church. These holy men and women are not just historical figures to him. Martin’s attachment to them is real and personal. The saints have guided him. He convincingly shows how the saints can be our friends too.

    Martin’s saintly friends come from the whole of Christian history—from St. Paul to John XXIII—and they include Thérèse of Lisieux, Joan of Arc, Ignatius Loyola and other beloved figures. They accompany the author on a pilgrimage that includes stops in a sunlit square of a French town, a quiet retreat house on a New England beach, the housing projects in inner-city Chicago, the sprawling slums of Nairobi, and a gorgeous Baroque church in Rome. As James Martin’s inspiring, witty, and surprising account unfolds, we see how saints can help us to find our way in the world.
    Paperback (Item #84771) $15.95
    Hardcover (Item #84736)
    $22.95
        
    Light in the Dark Ages: The Friendship of Francis and Clare of Assisi - by Jon M. Sweeney - Paraclete Press Inc. Light in the Dark Ages, The Friendship of Francis and Clare of Assisi
    by Jon M. Sweeney
    The Middle Ages were not so very dark, as the old textbooks say. As you will discover in this intriguing portrait of the first Franciscans, we live in dark ages whenever we become preoccupied with power. In this popular history, Jon Sweeney reveals the timeless temptations that come with being human---greed, competition, ego, and selfishness---as well as the many ways that Francis and Clare of Assisi inspired change and brought light into darkness.

    Discover how Francis was first found by God and then joined by Clare despite the violent objections of her family. Explore a variety of issues that they faced, including the treatment of lepers in medieval society, corruption in the Church, and attitudes toward the created world. You will also learn how Clare's spirituality influenced that of other prominent women, how St. Francis lost control of his own movement, and why Francis's body was secretly buried upon his death.

    The examples of early Franciscan spirituality challenge any of us who would follow Christ today. How would we view a young person today who rejected family for spiritual reasons? Is it possible for men and women to have deep friendship and remain true to a call to chastity? Is intentional poverty of any value? Have we sentimentalized family to the point of ignoring what Jesus taught his disciples on the subject?  204 pages. Paperback (Item #87440) $16.95

       

    Meet Fulton Sheen:
    Beloved Preacher and Teacher of the Word

    by
    Janel Rodriguez
    Fulton Sheen was a not-to-be-missed radio and television evangelist during the mid-twentieth century, but his broadcasting career got off to a rocky start. "I don't know why I invited that man," the host remarked quietly as Sheen failed to ignite the airwaves during his first radio address. By the 1950s, however, Bishop Sheen was preaching to millions on his weekly TV show, Life Is Worth Living, had won an Emmy and appeared on the cover of Time magazine.

    Far more than a media personality, Bishop Sheen was above all a priest with a single-minded determination to bring people to Christ. Although he counted the rich and famous among his converts, he was friend and benefactor to many poor, sick or lonely people and not a few hardened sinners. He introduced Catholics to the "hour of power," an hour of prayer daily before the Blessed Sacrament; his own life as an evangelist, writer, scholar, bishop and fundraiser flowed from this practice. Bishop Sheen was a "loyal son of the church," John Paul II told him, and his story is especially relevant in this time of renewed evangelization. Paperback, 158 pages (Item #84960)
    $9.99
       
    Love That Produces Hope
    The Thought of Ignacio Ellacuría
    by Kevin F. Burke, S.J., and Robert Lassalle-Klein, Editors

    Father Ignacio Ellacuría, S.J., president of the University of Central America, leading Latin American philosopher, and liberation theologian, was assassinated with five Jesuit companions and two women on November 16, 1989. Love That Produces Hope brings together leading authorities on key aspects of Ellacuría’s thought. The book introduces readers to the groundbreaking life and thought of Ignacio Ellacuría. His biography and writings embody late twentieth-century transformations and tensions that reshaped the life of the Catholic church among the “crucified peoples” of Central America.

    Love That Produces Hope evaluates the significance of Ellacuría’s work, particularly his impact on theology, philosophy, and education. Ellacuría found hope in his faith that God’s grace sustains the tenacious struggle of millions of men, women, and children to nurture those they love in the face of poverty and an uncertain future. Paperback, 328 pages. (Item #86619) $29.95

       
    Light in the Dark Ages: The Friendship of Francis and Clare of Assisi - by Jon M. Sweeney - Paraclete Press Inc. Light in the Dark Ages, The Friendship of Francis and Clare of Assisi
    by Jon M. Sweeney
    The Middle Ages were not so very dark, as the old textbooks say. As you will discover in this intriguing portrait of the first Franciscans, we live in dark ages whenever we become preoccupied with power. In this popular history, Jon Sweeney reveals the timeless temptations that come with being human---greed, competition, ego, and selfishness---as well as the many ways that Francis and Clare of Assisi inspired change and brought light into darkness.

    Discover how Francis was first found by God and then joined by Clare despite the violent objections of her family. Explore a variety of issues that they faced, including the treatment of lepers in medieval society, corruption in the Church, and attitudes toward the created world. You will also learn how Clare's spirituality influenced that of other prominent women, how St. Francis lost control of his own movement, and why Francis's body was secretly buried upon his death.

    The examples of early Franciscan spirituality challenge any of us who would follow Christ today. How would we view a young person today who rejected family for spiritual reasons? Is it possible for men and women to have deep friendship and remain true to a call to chastity? Is intentional poverty of any value? Have we sentimentalized family to the point of ignoring what Jesus taught his disciples on the subject?  204 pages. Paperback (Item #87440) $16.95

       

      Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery

    Amazing Grace: William Wilberforce and the Heroic Campaign to End Slavery
    by Eric Metaxas
    Amazing Grace tells the story of the remarkable life of the British abolitionist William Wilberforce (1759-1833). This accessible biography chronicles Wilberforce's extraordinary role as a human rights activist, cultural reformer, and member of Parliament.

    At the center of this heroic life was a passionate twenty-year fight to abolish the British slave trade, a battle Wilberforce won in 1807, as well as efforts to abolish slavery itself in the British colonies, a victory achieved just three days before his death in 1833.

    Metaxas discovers in this unsung hero a man of whom it can truly be said: he changed the world. Before Wilberforce, few thought slavery was wrong. After Wilberforce, most societies in the world came to see it as a great moral wrong.

    To mark the 200th anniversary of the abolition of the British slave trade, HarperSanFrancisco and Bristol Bay Productions have joined together to commemorate the life of William Wilberforce with the feature-length film Amazing Grace and this companion biography, which provides a fuller account of the amazing life of this great man than can be captured on film.

    This account of Wilberforce's life will help many become acquainted with an exceptional man who was a hero to Abraham Lincoln and an inspiration to the anti-slavery movement in America.  Hardcover (Item #*HP-9780061173004) $21.95

       
    Mother Angelica
    The Remarkable Story of a Nun, Her Nerve, and a Network of Miracles

    by Raymond Arroyo
    In 1981, the year after Ted Turner founded CNN, a simple nun using her entrepreneurial instincts and $200 for seed money, launched what would become the world’s largest religious media empire in the garage of a Birmingham, Alabama monastery. Today, EWTN offers twenty-four hours of English and Spanish television programming reaching 105 million viewers around the globe. How did a crippled nun achieve so much and reach so many?

    Born Rita Rizzo in Canton, Ohio, in 1923, Mother Angelica was abandoned by her father and raised in poverty by a mother who suffered suicidal depressions. Awakened to the power of prayer, she vowed to dedicate her life to God and become a cloistered nun. She expected to spend her life hidden from the world. But Rita’s faith compelled her to unlikely endeavors, accomplishing what the highest echelon of the Catholic Church could not.

    Raymond Arroyo’s engrossing biography traces Mother Angelica’s tortured rise to success and exposes for the first time the fierce opposition she faced, inside and outside of her church. It is an inspiring story of survival and proof that one woman’s faith can move more than mountains. Hardcover. 400 pages.
    (Item #82162) $23.95

       

     


    John Paul II's Book of Saints
    Containing an exhaustive gathering of the saints canonized by Blessed John Paul II, as well as extensive biographical listings of the hundreds of beatifications he has authorized, this new release makes an important addition to any library.

    With its emphasis on the Pope's vision of the Faith and how holy men and women from around the globe have lived out that vision over the centuries, John Paul II's Book of Saints is more than a mere compilation of the Pope's saints and blesseds. Hardcover. 384 pages. (Item #87215) $24.95

      ALL SAINTS- Daily Reflections on Saints, Prophets, and Witness for Our Time. by Robert Ellsberg. From Therese of Lisieux to Mother Teresa, from Moses to Gandhi, this inspiring treasury combines traditional saints with other spiritual giants
    whose lives speak to the meaning of holiness for our time. (Paperback Item #89858) $24.95

    97665.jpg (4099 bytes) LIVES OF THE SAINTS
    An authority on saint history, this condensed version extracts from the full 4 volume set, one saint for each day of the year. Paperback.  (Item #97665)
    $22.
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    365 SAINTS
    The life of a saint is the life of an ordinary person lived well. Here is a surprising collection of 365 saint stories. Each profile ends with a thought provoking question. (Item #95114)

    $14.95
    Saints of the Americas
    Hardcover Book
    Biographies of the Saints of North and South America. Illustrated full color. 5" x 7". 132 pages.
    (Item #83917) $9.95

    A Catholic Child's Illustrated Lives of the Saints
    Hardcover Book
    The lives of over 65 saints are fully illustrated and explained. Ages 6-9. Size 5.5" x 8.5"; 160 pages.  (Item #83921) $12.95  
      


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    The Adventures of Saint Patrick
    This book is the first in our series of many saint stories designed and illustrated to captivate the interest and strengthen the faith of every child.

    Open the cover of this true and exciting adventure story and join Patrick on his quest to spread Christianity to the dangerous and unfriendly land of Ireland. We invite children to venture into Patrick’s world and become his traveling companion. With the turn of each page a thrilling episode in his life unfolds.

    Read about Patrick’s capture by thieves and pirates, his daring escape from an evil chieftain, pagan king, and deadly arrows!

    25 breathtaking, full-page illustrations illuminate the lively and stimulating text. Learn about the power of prayer and how God stepped in and worked many miracles to protect his loyal friend. 

    We promise this is one book that will not collect dust on your child’s bookshelf. It will be cherished and read over and over again! St. Patrick will become your child’s prayer partner and hero!

    They will remember, “With God, all things are possible!” 56 pages with 25 full-color illustrations - soft-cover.  (Item #84794) $8.99

    BUTLER'S LIVES OF THE SAINTS (4 Volume Set) - Alban Butler (Item #90471) $109.95

    BUTLER'S LIVES OF THE SAINTS (Concise) -Edited by Michael Walsh. A biography of a saint for each day of the year. (Item #97665) $22.00

    LIVES OF THE SAINTS (Volume I) - Rev. Hugo Hoever (Item #86978) $8.95

    LIVES OF THE SAINTS (Volume II) - Rev. Hugo Hoever (Item #87525) $8.95

    STORY OF A SOUL - John Clarke. The autobiography of Saint Therese of Lisieux. (Item #81355) $13.95

    KOLBE: SAINT OF THE IMMACULATA
    Edited by Bro. Francis Mary, F.I.
    The most in-depth book yet on the life and work of the great modern martyr of charity and Marian
    Saint, Maximilian Kolbe, whom Blessed John Paul II called "The Saint of our difficult century". Over ten
    authors, including foremost Mariologists Fr. Peter Fehlner, Fr. James McCurry, Fr. Jerzy Domanski,
    and Mark Miravalle have contributed insightful and inspiring chapters that plumb the depths of Kolbe's multi-faceted life, holiness and profound Marian spirituality.   This book explains the controversial misrepresentation of Kolbe as anti-Semitic, his insights and strong stand against Freemasonry, and his unique, powerful Marian teachings that have made him the "prophet of the Immaculata". (Item #90761) $12.95

    90762.gif (8151 bytes) The Joyful Beggar
    A Novel of St. Francis of Assisi
    by Louis de Wohl
    In this magnificent and stirring novel, Louis de Wohl turns his famed narrative skill to the story of the soldier and merchant's son who might have been right-hand man to a king … and who became instead the most beloved of all saints. Set against the tempestuous background of 13th Century Italy and Egypt, here is the magnificent and inspiring story of Francis Bernardone, the brash, pleasure-loving young officer who was to become immortalized as St. Francis of Assisi.

    The story teems with action, pageantry and intrigue with finely conceived characters-the beautiful, saintly Clare, Frederick, the hawk-faced King of Sicily and Holy Roman Emperor, the Sultan Al Kamil, Pope Innocent III. The scene shifts from Assisi, Rome and Sicily to the deadly sands of Egypt. (Item #90762)
    $14.95
    90763.gif (8391 bytes) A Pilgrim's Journey
    The Autobiography of St. Ignatius of Loyola
    by Joseph Tylenda, S.J.
    Saint Ignatius of Loyola was a man who saw above and beyond his century, a man of vision and calm hope, who could step comfortably into our era and the Church of our time and show us how to draw closer to Christ.

    Ignatius' autobiography spans eighteen very important years of this saint's 65-year life…from his wounding at Pamplona (1521) through his conversion, his university studies and his journey to Rome in order to place his followers and himself at the disposal of the Pope. These critical years reveal the incredible transformation and spiritual growth in the soul of a great saint and the events that helped to bring about that change in his life.

    This classic work merits a long life. Apart from providing a splendid translation of the saint's original text, Father Tylenda has included an informative commentary which enables the modern reader to grasp various allusions in the text-and to gain a better view of a saintly man baring his soul. (Item #90763)
    $14.95
    90758.gif (8052 bytes) St. Benedict: Hero of the Hills
    by Mary Fabyan Windeatt
    Mary Fabyan Windeatt presents the powerful story of the famous life and miracles of St. Benedict for the Vision Book series of saints for youth. Known as the Father of Western Monasticism, St. Benedict played a major role in the Christinization and civilization of post-Roman Europe in the sixth century.

    Having lived in an era of great immorality and vice, Benedict founded an order for monks whose strong life of prayer and work helped convert the godless society around them. It tells how his Benedictine order of monks spread throughout Europe and the New World. The heroic life of his sister St. Scholastica, his saving a boy from drowning, raising one from the dead, and the story of poisoned wine are all told in this exciting, dramatic tale of a great saint. Illustrated. (Item #90758)
    $9.95
    St. Benedict & St. Therese: The Little Rule & The Little Way
    How to become great by being little.
    by Dwight Longenecker

    They were the "apostles of the ordinary" -- two great saints, centuries apart, united in their appreciation of the little things.

    St. Benedict called his rule "a little Rule for beginners." St. Therese called her way of spirituality "the little way." By bringing the two of them together, we can see how to turn our ordinary day-to-day living into an extraordinary spiritual life. St. Benedict and St. Therese show us that God is in the little things. Paperback (Item #81416) $11.95

    85285.jpg (178534 bytes) The Life of St. Benedict
    by St. Gregory the Great
    The life of St. Benedict (480-547) by Pope St. Gregory the Great (540-604) is the famous, classic life of St. Benedict of Nursia, the "Father of Western Monasticism" and founder of the Benedictine Order- which is largerly responsible for preserving culture and civilization in Europe during the dark ages. This is a little book that will surprise and inspire every reader. All Catholics should know these stories of St. Benedict- they are part of our Catholic patrimony- for St. Benedict was a great, great Saint, a most influential founder, and is still today a powerful protector in dangers to soul or body, to hearth and home, and is a Saint to invoke in every sort of necessity. Paperback. 70 pages
    . (Item #85285) $3.00
    Engaging Benedict: What the Rule Can Teach Us Today
    by Laura Swan
    Nearly fifteen centuries ago, Benedict of Nursia wrote a rule for Christians who wanted to live, work and pray together in community. With its core values of contemplation, hospitality, and simplicity, the rule remains as useful and fresh today as it was when Benedict created it in Italy those many centuries ago. But the Rule is not without its difficulties in contemporary practice. Author Laura Swan, a Benedictine Sister, looks at the Rule with a critical eye, seeking to unpack those parts that are problematic and to uncover gems that support the yearnings of today?s seekers. She takes the obstacles that women and young people find in the Rule, and offers them insights that resonate with their experience and are still faithful to the challenge of the Rule. Readers will discover that Benedict?s wisdom can shed much light on their own lives. By wrestling with the Rule, and hence taking it seriously, Laura Swan offers readers guidance on many difficult and painful questions. Paperback. 192 pages. (Item #84156) $12.95
    The Benedictine Handbook
    Anthony Marett-Crosby, Editor
    The Benedictine Handbook is a lifelong companion for oblates, associates, and friends of the Benedictine communities. Many people who visit communities for retreats and quiet days look for help in integrating into their daily lives some of the things they see and experience. This handbook will help people follow the Rule of Benedict as it explains the essential elements of Benedictine spirituality. It provides information on the spread of the Benedictine movement, its outstanding figures, and the main branches of the Benedictine family today. It also includes a simple version of the Daily Office and a collection of Benedictine devotions. It is a "member's handbook" that deepens the sense of belonging among those who seek regular contact with a Benedictine community.

    The Benedictine Handbook will appeal to a broad range of readers who may or may not be familiar with Benedictine literature. The contributors to The Benedictine Handbook come from Benedictine backgrounds in the United States and Europe. Hardcover. 320 Pages. (Item #83031) $24.95

        
    St. Benedict
    The Story of the Father of the Western Monks
    By: Mary Fabyan Windeatt
    The famous life and great miracles of St. Benedict, for all children 10 and up. The story of poisoned wine, saving a body from drowning, raising one from the dead, plus, how he founded the Benedictine Order, his sister, St. Scholastica, etc. Paperback.
    (Item #80942) $11.
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    90807.gif (9436 bytes) Mother Seton and the Sisters of Charity
    by Alma Powers-Water
    In 1975, Mother Elizabeth Seton was canonized as America’s first native-born Roman Catholic saint. This Vision Book tells the inspiring true story of the life of Elizabeth Bayley Seton from her childhood in a distinguished New York family to her becoming a sister and foundress of an order of nuns.

    Born in 1774, Elizabeth Bayley grew up in a well-to-do Protestant family and seemed destined for a tranquil life. At age 19 she married William Seton and together they had five children. Tragedy struck when William died of tuberculosis in 1803. Elizabeth learned that her family fortune was lost as well. She converted to Catholicism at a time when Catholics were the object of persecutions in the United States. Her family was shocked by this decision. Elizabeth met Bishop Carroll of Maryland, and he gave her the inspiration to found the American Sisters of Charity and the first American parochial Catholic school. In time her order of sisters flourished, and they established more schools, orphanages and hospitals across the United States. At her early death (46 years old) Mother Seton’s congregation numbered twenty-one communities throughout the country. Illustrated (Item #90807)
    $9.95
    And God Blessed The Irish: The Story of Patrick NEW!
    And God Blessed The Irish: The Story of Patrick (Hardcover)
    by Chris Driscoll (Author), Patrick Kelley (Illustrator)

    St. Anthony's Messenger, March 1998
    A children's book with much wider appeal. Accented with charming, simple, cartoon-style illustrations, the book tells the story of St. Patrick, including legends and folklore about the saint along with his actual history. Although definitely geared towards children, And God Blessed the Irish can teach even adults.

    Catholic Parent, March 1998
    A powerful and fascinating telling of Saint Patrick's life- the first in a series of saints' stories by an exciting new publisher whose motto is "Spirit et Veritas."

    59 pages, Hardcover (Item #85053) $14.95

        
    90811.gif (14935 bytes) The Soul of a Lion
    The Life of Dietrich Von Hildebrand
    by Alice von Hildebrand
    Dietrich von Hildebrand, widely regarded as one of the great Catholic philosophers of the 20th century, is well-known for his numerous books, but, until this present work, not much has been known of his remarkable and inspiring life. Written by his wife, Alice, also a highly respected Catholic thinker, this is a fascinating, moving and, at times, gripping account of a truly great man of the Church who suffered much for the faith.

    Based on a very long “letter” Dietrich wrote to his wife late in his life, it tells his story from his glorious youth with a unique intellectual and cultural formation, his coversion to Catholisism, his great passion for truth and beauty, his extensive writing on Christian philosophy and theology, and his steadfast, determined opposition to Nazism that made him a marked man who miraculously escaped execution. A powerful biography of a relentless fighter against injustice, a devoted son of the Church, a man who had the “soul of a lion”. Illustrated. (Item #90811)
    $14.95

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