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From Academy Award winning director Mel
Gibson comes a profound story of courage and sacrifice depicting the final
twelve hours in the life of Jesus Christ.
Featuring stunning cinematography and an
inspired performance by Jim Caviezel, The Passion of the Christ is a
triumphant and uncompromising filmaking achievement.
DVD (Item #73609)
||A Guide to the Passion:
100 Questions About The Passion of the Christ
This book was written to help you
understand the many theological and artistic elements of the movie. It
presents a fascinating scene-by-scene analysis of this unforgettable film
Written by Matthew Pinto, this book is an
essential resource to help you appreciate the deep riches of The Passion
of The Christ. (Item #83609)
The Dolorous Passion of
Our Lord Jesus Christ
by Anne Catherine Emmerich
This book helped inspire Mel Gibson to make the movie, "The Passion
of the Christ." Faithful to the Bible story of the Passion and death
of Jesus, it fills in many details and is edifying and inspiring beyond
belief; plus, it is surprising and heart-rending. It will melt a heart of
stone. This book is the best on the Passion we have seen. It is also
wonderful on the Blessed Mother's role in our redemption. Includes a short
biography of Sr. Emmerich. A great, great book for the whole family!
(Item #85058) $18.00
Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ CD
According to John Christopher
"There is no greater love than this: To lay down your
life for your friends." John 15:13
Opening with this antiphon, sung
beautifully by a cappella choir, this new setting of the Passion is
powerful, tender and haunting, evoking all the pathos and drama of
Jesus' suffering and death. The inspiration for it, the composer
explains, came from his desire to give added meaning and power to
the Passion reading on Good Friday, not only to contrast with the
passion reading on Palm/Passion Sunday, but also because it precedes
the Veneration of the Cross.
Reverent and emotionally immediate,
the music is a very appropriate setting for St. John's telling of
the story. It's simple without being spare, dramatic without being
melodramatic. Arranged with parts for organ, SATB choir, narrator,
Jesus, Pilate, Peter, a maid, a slave and a temple guard, Walker's Passion
also involves the assembly, which sings easily memorized refrains
that reflects on key moments in the Passion.
This innovative setting gives a new
voice to a familiar text, placing the narrator's spoken part over
keyboard accompaniment and giving dramatic crowd part s to the
choir. Jesus sings in contrast to Pilate, who speaks. Based on three
short melodies, the part of Jesus (included in the full score) can
be learned quickly by a priest or deacon. All parts, in fact, are
relatively easy to learn and perform, accessible to the resources of
a good parish choir.
The beautifully recorded CD reveals
the dramatic potential of this music. Divided into 17 tracks, one
for each of the main sequences of the Passion, it makes an excellent
preparation and rehearsal tool, in addition to being inspirational
listening for Lent and any time we meditate on the sorrowful
mysteries of the Passion.
Full Score with Narration and Jesus
(Baritone solo), Full Score w/Org (Octavo) (Item #73437)
Choral Sheet Music (Octavo) (Item
Additional Items of Interest:
Passion of the Christ and His Mother, The Linkage of Exodus and
the Night of the Passover
From well-known Marian author and
research professor, Dr. Courtenay Bartholomew, comes the companion
book to Mel Gibson's important film "The Passion of the
"The Passion of the Christ and His Mother" is perhaps
the most detailed, inspiring, and moving account of the Passion
you will ever read. The author expands on the film and reproduces
the unspeakable anguish of Our Lord during the last 20 hours (the
movie covers the last 12 hours) of His life.
Based on revelations from the Venerable Anne Catherine Emmerich
and others, the book provides further insight and detail such as:
A full account of the Last Supper
A detailed description of the agony of Mary
The medical aspects of the Crucifixion
The history of the Shroud of Turin
A theological explanation of the why the Passion was necessary
And much more
Both Mel Gibson's film and Professor Bartholomew's companion book
are sure to spark controversy and debate but above all fuel the
fires of faith for years to come. 96 pages (Item
Daily Lenten Meditations
Prayerful Reflections from John Paul II
edited by Fr. Max Polak
Meditations contains excerpts taken from the homilies, addresses, and
official letters of Blessed John Paul IIís long and generous evangelizing
activity. These excerpts have been put together to form a kind of
spiritual pilgrimage over the course of Lent. As Christ faced suffering,
the Pope has faced his own illness and infirmity with courage and
fortitude walking his own Lenten pilgrimage every day with prayerful
dignity and faith.
- Day-by-day reflections of John Paul II
through the season of Lent
- Readings of the day
- Beautiful 4-color images
- A compact and easy-to-use format
The texts have been
chosen to help readers, day-by-day, consider, examine themselves or pray
over a theme that is relevant to Lentís call to faith and conversion.
This book for is for all Christians who wish to meditate on the Scripture
and walk their own prayerful Lenten pilgrimage. Designed to be accessible
for daily use, this book is helpful to Catholic readers who hunger for
deeper reflection and prayer in the Lenten season.
Hardcover, 4 3/4 x 7,
100 pages. (Item #90069)
Emblem Wall Cross
The stations of the life of
Jesus are every person's plight. Jesus counsels us how to live and how to
die. The art that complements a building indoors, as well as, outdoors
bespeaks the focus, character, and mission of an institution. Sacred art
is a most powerful expression of its call to the world, especially in
relationship with an institution that is meant to be a sacred space, such
as a church, a chapel or your home. Imported from Germany where
master artisans work in the foundry casting, polishing, and finishing the
pieces guaranteeing you bronze art of the highest quality.
10.5" tall. Bronze.
(Item #10616) $130.00
Supper Wall Cross
This piece reminds us of the
sacred meal. Jesus chosed the symbol of the meal to admonish hi followers
to serve each other, to nurture each other, to be with each other. The art
that complements a building indoors, as well as, outdoors bespeaks the
focus, character, and mission of an institution. Sacred art is a most
powerful expression of its call to the world, especially in relationship
with an institution that is meant to be a sacred space, such as a church,
a chapel or your home. Imported from Germany where master artisans
work in the foundry casting, polishing, and finishing the pieces
guaranteeing you bronze art of the highest quality.
5" Tall. Bronze. (Item
Passion Novena: A Scriptural Rosary
by Larry London
In times of need and distress,
no prayer is more effective than the Rosary. Now Larry London, author of The
Seven-Day Scriptural Rosary, has combined the comfort, familiarity,
and power of the Rosary with Scripture-based meditations on Christ's
Passion and death in his book, The Passion Novena, A Scriptural Rosary.
A unique set of nine Rosary
mysteries, this novena for the new millennium allows you to reflect on the
mysteries of salvation, while asking Mary herself to join you in your
prayer of petition.
About the Author:
A convert to Catholicism, Larry London is the author of the bestselling
book The Seven-Day Scriptural Rosary. He leads various prayer
groups in his diocese, as well as teaches Bible classes.
Passion of Our Lord Jesus Christ
x 11"; 64 pages; Paperback (Item
B, and C are included, complete in one volume. A perfect
resource for use during Holy Week, this volume is arranged
for recitation by several ministers.
in Two Colors
Passion and Resurrection Narratives of Jesus:
by Stephen J. Binz
This commentary will enrich any reader's understanding of the heart of the
Christian faith: the passion and resurrection of Jesus. Father Binz shows
the differences in the four accounts and the reasons behind those
differences. Text segments are followed by appropriate commentary.
Paperback; 120 pages; 5.5" x 8.5" (Item
The Passion of our
Lord Jesus Christ
prepared and with notes by
George R. Szews
This book shows how
several readers can proclaim the Passion on Palm Sunday or Good Friday and
do it well. Matthew is not Mark is not Luke is not John. Each account of
the passion is unique. Thatís the starting point in this careful and
pastoral approach. Participation and understanding by the entire assembly
will increase when everyone clearly hears each facet of the story on which
our lives are founded. Rather than simply dividing the Passion into the
parts of Narrator, Single Speaker, Christ and Crowd, this book allows the
evangelistís understanding of the Passion to be heard and pondered. An
introduction and specific commentary preceding each Passion account is
included. Here youíll find proclamation tips and suggestions for musical
refrains, acclamations and hymns. The cover is suitable for use in front
of the assembly and, inside, the size of the type, the use of sense lines
and the arrangement of the page allows for ease of proclamation by
readers. The text is exactly as given in the revised lectionary.
We suggest that parishes
purchase five copies per scheduled liturgy: one copy for each of the three
readers, one copy for the presider and one copy for the music minister.
Paperback, 8 1/2 x 11,
48 pages. (Item #93107) $7.00
Passion of Jesus in the Gospel of John
by Donald Senior, C.P.
With this volume on John
the Passion series concludes its study of the meaning of Jesus' death in
each of the Gospels. But though last, it is certainly not less important
or a repetition of the other Gospels. In fact, John's portrayal of the
death is as distinctive and unique as the rest of this
Father Senior explores how
the rest of the Gospel prepares for the Passion story. He then gives a
detailed analysis of the Passion narrative itself. Finally, he explores
the theological motifs that dominate the Passion narrative. With scholarly
finesse and deep pastoral awareness, he makes John's vibrant message of
the Passion speak to our life and times.
". . . should be
purchased now and read before John's passion is solemnly proclaimed next
Passion of Jesus in the Gospel of Luke
by Donald Senior, C.P.
The recent resurgence of
scholarship on Luke's Gospel is due, in part, to this Gospel's special
appeal for an age in which questions of economic justice, peace, and the
prophetic role of the Churches questions all important in Luke are so
exegesis yields a strong sense of what Luke intended to communicate to his
readers and, to some degree, what may have been the circumstances
that shaped his message. He reveals the Luke who presents Jesus as a
champion of the poor and marginalized, whose message of justice is
proclaimed with a sharp prophetic edge.
Passion of Jesus in the Gospel of Mark
by Donald Senior, C.P.
Which came first: a
coherent Passion story or the Gospel of Mark? Contemporary biblical
scholarship is divided over this issue of how, exactly, the Passion story
Whatever the shape of the story prior to
Mark, it must have been imprinted with Christian experience as well as
historical memory. Mark, in turn, felt free to retell and reinterpret that
story for his own time and place. The Passion of Jesus was not only a
story from the past but also, in the sufferings and hopes of the
Christians of Mark's time, a living reality of the present.
The readers of this insightful work will
find that the Passion of Jesus as told by Mark continues to hold meaning
for the present. Paperback, 176 pages, 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Passion of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew
by Donald Senior, C.P.
The Word of the cross is a
living word, crying out for reinterpretation as life takes new shape and
expression. Reinterpreting the Gospel was particularly compelling for
Matthew's church because his Christians lived in a time of profound
transition. The Passion of Jesus, then, was not simply a story of
suffering out of the past but a point of identification for the Christians
of Matthew's own time.
For us twentieth-century
Christians, who also know the peculiar suffering and hope of living in an
age that is both dying and being born, the Passion of Jesus according to
Matthew has special meaning. Paperback, 200 pages, 5 1/2" x 8
the Passion/Living the Gospel
by Malcolm Cornwell, C.P.; Foreword by Donald Senior, C.P.
This book has one purpose:
to assist adult believers in praying the gospel message, with special
emphasis on the narratives of Christ's passion. Each concise reflection
invites the reader/pray-er to grow in gospel knowledge and spiritual
insight. The reflections would also serve well as a source for a Holy Week
retreat or for fruitful preaching during Holy Week.
Malcolm Cornwell draws on
both the power of his community charism and his strong interest in
biblical/liturgical spirituality to represent a new and prayerful
perspective on the timeless stories of the Lord's passion and death.
Practical suggestions for prayer and guided reflection follow each
chapter, and a short bibliography points the way to further reading and
reflection. Paperback, 80 pages, 5 3/8" x 8 1/4"
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