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  • Max & Benedict: A Bird's Eye View of the Pope's Daily Life by Jeanee Perego

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    This lovely book for children (of all ages!) is a sequel to Joseph and Chico, the international best-seller that told the story of the life of Pope Benedict XVI from his youth through his election as the Pope. With the same award-winning author and illustrator, this book is aimed at children but ...

  • Evangelical Is Not Enough: Worship of God in Liturgy & Sacrament by Thomas Howard

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    In this deeply moving narrative, Thomas Howard describes his pilgrimage from Evangelicalism, which he loves and reveres as the religion of his youth, to liturgical Christianity. He soon afterward became a Roman Catholic. He describes Evangelicalism with great sympathy and then examines more forma...

  • The Song of the Scaffold: A Novel by Gertrud von Le Fort

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    "The point of departure for my creation was not primarily the destiny of the sixteen Carmelites of Compiegne but the figure of the young Blanche. . .. Born in the profound horror of a time darkened by the signs of destiny, this figure arose before me in some way as the embodiment of the mortal ag...

  • Saint Paul by Pope Benedict XVI

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    St. Paul is one of the most important figures in Christian history. As Saul of Tarsus he vigorously persecuted Christianity, even collaborating in the death of Christianity's first martyr, Stephen. His encounter with the resurrected Jesus on the road to Damascus changed Paul's life, the Christian...

  • Tears of God: Persevering in the Face of Great Sorrow or Catastrophe by Fr. Benedict Groeschel

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    Fr. Benedict Groeschel, best-selling author and beloved spiritual teacher, writer, and psychologist, wrote this book for all those who have suffered great sorrow or catastrophe in their lives and for those close to such persons, who share their deep suffering. Sorrow comes into the life of every ...

  • Letter to the Elderly by Pope St. John Paul II

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    Narrated by Christopher O. Blum

    In 1978, Pope John Paul II became one of the youngest popes ever elected. At the time of his death in 2005, he was also one of the longest serving popes, having lived into his early 80s. From his own experience of growing old, and only five and a half years befo...

  • The Restless Flame: A Novel about St. Augustine by Louis de Wohl

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    This is a stirring novel that deals reverently but realistically with the fascinating life and era of St. Augustine, one of the most remarkable men of all time. In his vigorous and inimitable style, Louis de Wohl tells the story of St. Augustine's transformation from a vain, sensual youth to the ...

  • Holiness is Always in Season by Pope Benedict XVI

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    For a Christian, the way to reach perfection is to strive for holiness. What is true perfection? Christ's words are clear, sublime, and disconcerting, "Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect." To have God as our model is a dizzying thought! Yet the Church reminds us that, "All the faithful...

  • Into Your Hands, Father: Abandoning Ourselves to the God Who Loves Us by Fr. Wilfrid Stinissen

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    In the spiritual life, we need a central idea: something so basic and comprehensive that it encompasses everything else. According to Carmelite Father Wilfrid Stinissen, surrender to God, abandonment to the One who loves us completely, is that central reality. The life of Jesus shows us the centr...

  • Theology for Beginners by Frank Sheed

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    Theology for Beginners has been acclaimed as one of the outstanding modern introductions to theology. It is a clear, precise, and inspiring compendium of the central doctrines of the Christian faith.

  • What Catholics Really Believe: 52 Answers to Common Misconceptions about the Catholic Faith by Karl Keating

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    The popular apologist and best-selling author of Catholicism and Fundamentalism addresses fifty-two of the most common misconceptions about the Catholic Faith that are held by many Catholics and Protestants. Drawing upon Scripture and the Catholic tradition, he not only shows the logical errors i...

  • What to Do When Jesus Is Hungry? A Practical Guide to the Works of Mercy by Fr. Andrew Apostoli

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    "The works of mercy provide us with the opportunity to let every person know he is a child of God and a brother in Christ. From the works of mercy will emerge a community of love and peace centered on Christ."
    According to the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus will judge us on the basis of whether or not...

  • What We Can't Not Know: A Guide by J. Budziszewski

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    In this new revised edition of his groundbreaking work, Professor J. Budziszewski questions the modern assumption that moral truths are unknowable. With clear and logical arguments he rehabilitates the natural law tradition and restores confidence in a moral code based upon human nature.

    What We...

  • Three Women and the Lord by Adrienne von Speyr

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    Von Speyr gives us inspirational spiritual commentary on passages from Scripture relating to Mary Magdalen, Mary of Bethany and the woman who was a sinner.

  • Saved in Hope by Pope Benedict XVI

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    Pope Benedict XVI's second encyclical, Saved In Hope (Spe Salvi in Latin), takes its title from St. Paul, who wrote, "In hope we have been saved" (Rom 8:24). Benedict XVI continues a line of thought he began with his first encyclical, God is Love.
    Love and hope are closely related in the spiritua...

  • God is Love (Deus Caritas Est) by Pope Benedict XVI

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    Everyone needs love. Everyone desires love. But not everyone understands love. In fact, love is probably the most misunderstood subject in history.
    In his first encyclical, Pope Benedict XVI helps to clarify the meaning of love. He examines the nature of various kinds of love. Human love and div...

  • The Spirit of Father Damien: The Leper Priest—A Saint for Our Times by Jan de Volder

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    Father Damien, famous for his missionary work with exiled lepers on the Hawaiian island of Molokai, is finally Saint Damien. His sanctity took 120 years to become officially recognized, but between his death in 1889 and his canonization in 2009, amid creeping secularization and suspicion of the m...

  • The Eternal Woman: The Timeless Meaning of the Feminine by Gerturd von le Fort

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    When The Eternal Woman was first published in Germany, Europe was a battlefield of modern ideologies that would sweep away millions of lives in war and genocide. Denying the Creator, who made male and female, Nazism and Communism could only fail to appreciate the true meaning of the feminine and ...

  • The Priest Is Not His Own by Fulton Sheen

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    The beloved Archbishop Sheen, whose cause for canonization is open in Rome, presents a profound and deeply spiritual look at the meaning of the priesthood and relationship of the priest with Christ as an alter Christus.Sheen delves deeply into what he considers the main character of the priesthoo...

  • Church Fathers and Teachers by Pope Benedict XVI

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    After meditating on the Apostles and then on the Fathers of the early Church, as seen in his earlier works Jesus, the Apostles and the Early Church and Church Fathers, Pope Benedict XVI devoted his attention to the most influential Christian men from the fifth through the twelfth centuries. In hi...

  • Church Fathers by Pope Benedict XVI

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    Following his best selling book, Jesus of Nazareth, and his talks published in Jesus, the Apostles, and the Early Church, Pope Benedict's Church Fathers presents these important figures of early Christianity in all their evangelical vitality, spiritual profundity, and uncompromising love of God. ...

  • Dayspring: A Novel by Harry Sylvester

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    Spencer Bain is a modern man of science, a university anthropologist doing fieldwork in a small New Mexican town. Used to long separations from his wife, a UCLA professor equally dedicated to her career, he is mostly untroubled by his infidelities, and hers; that is, until now.
    In order to study ...

  • Edith Stein and Companions by Fr. Paul F. W. Hamans

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    On the same summer day in 1942, Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) and hundreds of other Catholic Jews were arrested in Holland by the occupying Nazis. One hundred thirteen of those taken into custody, several of them priests and nuns, perished at Auschwitz and other concentration ...

  • Faith and the Future by Pope Benedict XVI

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    Increasingly, the future is becoming a theme for theological reflection. In the background we can detect a growing concern among many people for the future of faith. Does faith have any future at all, and, if so, where in all the confusion of today's trends will we discover its embryo?
    But the pr...