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15 DAYS OF PRAYER WITH HENRI NOUWEN

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$12.95

Henri Nouwen (1932-1996) is considered one of the greatest spiritual masters of the modern age. His rich life as a writer, lecturer and priest was cut short by a heart attack in 1996. Students flocked to hear his message that we are God's beloved children, that our God is the One of unconditional love, who loves us now, with no strings attached.

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9781565483248
Publication Date: 
2009-08-31
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15 DAYS OF PRAYER WITH THOMAS MERTON

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$12.95

One of the most prolific Cistercian authors, Thomas Merton was also one of the most humane and engaging spiritual figures of the twentieth century. He was a man of paradoxes: of words and silence, a contemplative involved in the fight for social justice, and a man of solitude who, by keeping himself in the background, sought to deepen the fundamental human experience. Ultimately, he was a man with only one goal: union with God and communion with humankind.

Enjoy your time with Thomas Merton and be prepared to be surprised a s you journey with one of the most fascinating figures of our time.

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9781565483309
Publication Date: 
2010-03-20

30 DAYS WITH THOMAS MERTON

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$2.95

In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the birth of this influential spiritual leader, this pocket-sized collection draws together words from some of Merton s greatest works including The Seven Storey Mountain, No Man is an Island, Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander, and more. Characteristically Merton, each quote is accompanied by a related Scripture passage to ponder, along with suggested prayers and actions. Spend thirty days with this beloved spiritual writer and begin your own journey toward greater joy, peace, and hope.

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9781627850612
Publication Date: 
2014-12-31
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40 DAY JOURNEY WITH JOAN CHITTISTER

$12.99

This text introduces Joan Chittister, a Benedictine nun who lives in Erie, Pennsylvania and is best known for her spiritual writing and her powerful actions for peace and justice.

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9780806680316
Publication Date: 
2007-10-31
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ABC'S OF THE CHRISTIAN LIFE THE ULTIMATE ANTHOLOGY OF THE PRINCE OF PARADOX

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Aside from C. S. Lewis, no other Christian writer of the twentieth century has had more influence on faith and understanding than the enigmatic, larger-than-life G. K. Chesterton. This anthology combines twenty-six of the most essential passages from his works--from "A" for asceticism to "Z" for Zion--offering an unprecedented roundup of Chesterton's ideas on the Christian life.

Why does it make good sense to be Catholic in the modern world?

How might a Christian balance the feasts of saints with Christ's call to asceticism?

What is useful about holy foolishness?

What's dangerous about "comparative religion"?

G. K. Chesterton, whose enduring legacy is as a Christian thinker and apologist, offers his thoughts on these topics and more in this unique anthology of his work. Chesterton converted to Catholicism midway through his career of writing some of his century's most important spiritual and theological works, including Orthodoxy, Saint Thomas Aquinas: The Dumb Ox, and Saint Francis of Assisi. He is known for having written many memorable sentences--he was a master of witty one-liners--but as this book demonstrates for the first time, Chesterton also penned some of the best long passages of Christian literature in the history of the faith.

You'll come away with a better understanding not only of Chesterton, but of the Christian faith as well.

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9780870613104
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2017-08-10
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ACTIVE MEDITATIONS FOR CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER

$14.95

This beautiful gift book contains over 200 selections from the wisdom of several of Father Keating's most popular and significant works, including the best selling 'Open Mind, Open Heart'.

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9780826428219
Publication Date: 
2007-07-31
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ADAM GOD'S BELOVED

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In the final year before his death in 1996, Henri Nouwen began to write an account of the death of his friend Adam, a severely handicapped young man from the L'Arche Daybreak Community. In the story of Adam he found a way to describe his own understanding of the Gospel message. Adam could not speak or even move without assistance. Gripped by frequent seizures, he spent his life in obscurity. And yet, for Nouwen, he became "my friend, my teacher, and my guide." It was Adam who led Nouwen to a new understanding of his faith and what it means to be Beloved of God.

Through this story, Nouwen found a new way to tell God's story and the story of all of us human creatures, broken and yet beloved, who live in a world charged and alive with the mystery of God's love. Completed only weeks before Nouwen's own death, Adam became a final, precious gift, a fitting reflection of his own message and legacy.

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9781570759949
Publication Date: 
2012-06-30
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AFTER 50

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$10.95

What are the spiritual challenges specific to one's later years? How can an older person possess one of the greatest fruits of trust in God-a hopeful heart? In this totally unique book, best selling author Robert Wicks addresses the need to prepare spiritually, rather than financially, for retirement. Wicks encourages readers to focus on three areas of preparation: building interior lives with prayer, caring for others from a deeper place in the soul and nurturing their own soul and hopeful heart.

In his characteristically engaging style, Wicks carefully mixes ideas, quotations, stories, humor and original prayers to provide practical spiritual advice and keen psychological reflection. He offers refreshing new ways to pray, including learning how to enjoy solitude, practicing "spiritual letter writing," developing one's own parables and practicing the gift of presence. All these help readers embrace God at the center of their lives.

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9780809146741
Publication Date: 
2009-11-01

AGING: THE FULFILLMENT OF LIFE

$15.00

The author shares his moving and inspirational thoughts on what aging can mean to all of us. It is a warm, caring book that shows us how to make the later years a source of hope rather than a time of loneliness.

B & W photographs throughout

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9780385009188
Publication Date: 
1976-01-12
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ALL OF LIFE IS A HOLY FESTIVAL

$6.95

Rupp brings the accessibility of God to her listeners. We have only to look for God here and now in ordinary things and events to see that creation bears the touch of God and to live with an awareness of the sacred in life.

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9780877938262
Publication Date: 
1999-09-30
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ANGELS AND SAINTS A BIBLICAL GUIDE TO FRIENDSHIP WITH GODS HOLY ONES

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$23.00

Angels and saints. Catholics tend to think of them as "different" from the rest of us. They re cast in plaster or simpering on a holy card, performing miracles with superhero strength, or playing a harp in highest heaven.
Yet they are very near to us in every way. In this lively book, Scott Hahn dispels the false notions and urban legends people use to keep the saints at a safe distance. The truth is that Jesus Christ has united heaven and earth in a close communion. Drawing deeply from Scripture, Dr. Hahn shows that the hosts of heaven surround the earthly Church as a "great cloud of witnesses." The martyrs cry out from heaven s altar begging for justice on the earth. The prayers of the saints and angels rise to God, in the Book of Revelation, like the sweet aroma of incense.
Dr. Hahn tells the stories of several saints (and several angels too) in a way that s fresh and new. The saints are spiritual giants but with flesh-and-blood reality. They have strong, holy ambitions and powerful temptations and opposition that must be overcome. Their stories are amazing and yet familiar enough to motivate us to live more beautiful lives. In this telling of their story, the saints are neither otherworldly nor this-worldly. They exemplify the integrated life that every Christian is called to live.
Still, their lives are as different from one another as human lives can be. Dr. Hahn shows the heavenly Church in all its kaleidoscopic diversity from Moses to Mary, Augustine to Therese, and the first century to the last century.
Only saints will live in heaven. We need to be more like the saints if we want to live in heaven someday. Dr. Hahn shows us that our heavenly life can begin now.
It must."

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9780307590794
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2014-05-26
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ANTHONY DEMELLO

$18.00

Essential writings provide a penetrating introduction to the Indian Jesuit who bridged East and West with his stories and parables.

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9781570752834
Publication Date: 
1999-09-30
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ANTHONY DEMELLO THE HAPPY WANDERER

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$25.00

Anthony deMello, an Indian Jesuit who died in 1987, was along the most popular and influential spiritual teachers of our time. Through his books and retreats he achieved a world-wide following that has only continued to grow in recent years. But who was Anthony deMello? What were the sources that nourished his spiritual development? In this biography, Bill deMello, Tony's younger brother, provides an honest and intimate portrait.

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9781626980204
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2013-01-31
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APOLOGIA PRO VITA SUA

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John Henry Newman, one of the towering figures of the early Victorian Church of England, caused shock and outrage in equal measure when he announced his espousal of Roman Catholicism in 1845. His "Apologia," written nearly twenty years later in response to a scurrilous public attack by Charles Kingsley, is a superbly crafted response to those who criticized his actions and questioned his motives, and traces his spiritual development since boyhood, his close involvement in the high church Tractarian Movement and his agonizing decision to reject the church he had been born into. Ostensibly an autobiography and a speech for the defence, the Apologia transcends self-justification to explore the very nature of Christianity and its place in the modern age.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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9780140433746
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1994-12-31
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APOLOGIA PRO VITA SUA

$14.95

The Apologia, Newman's classic account of the religious ideas which led in 1845 to his leaving the Church of England and joining the Church of Rome, is published in this edition iwht an introduction by Maisie Ward.

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9780722079034
Publication Date: 
1945-12-31

APOLOGIA PRO VITA SUA

$9.95

John Henry Newman, one of the towering figures of the early Victorian Church of England, caused shock and outrage in equal measure when he announced his espousal of Roman Catholicism in 1845. His "Apologia", written nearly twenty years later in response to a scurrilous public attack by Charles Kingsley, is a superbly crafted response to those who criticized his actions and questioned his motives, and traces his spiritual development since boyhood, his close involvement in the high church Tractarian Movement and his agonizing decision to reject the church he had been born into. Ostensibly an autobiography and a speech for the defence, the "Apologia" transcends self-justification to explore the very nature of Christianity and its place in the modern age.

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9780385126465
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1977-01-10
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APOLOGIA PRO VITA SUA

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$22.95

Even before the publication of his masterwork, John Henry Newman had been regarded as one of the most important religious thinkers on the 19th Century. His decision in 1845 to leave his Anglicanism behind and convert to the Roman Catholic faith was one that rocked the Victorian establishment at a time when virulent anti-Catholic feeling ran high. It was in response to one particularly vicious attack by the Reverend Charles Kingsley that Newman wrote his "Apologia Pro Vita Sua." A humane and vivid account of the development of his ideas and his faith and a passionate defence of both, the book remains a landmark work of Victorian literature and autobiography and one that continues to resonate to this day."

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9781472578662
Publication Date: 
2014-11-30
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ART OF LIFE MONASTIC REFLECTIONS FOR EVERY DAY

$19.95
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9781585958917
Publication Date: 
2012-10-01

ASCENT TO TRUTH

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Merton defines Christian mysticism, especially as expressed by the Spanish Carmelite St. John of the Cross, and he offers the contemplative experience as an answer to the irreligion and barbarism of our times. For those...curious about mysticism...this is an excellent book (Catholic World).
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9780156027724
Publication Date: 
2002-10-31
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ASIAN JOURNAL OF THOMAS MERTON

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"The moment of takeoff was ecstatic...joy. We left the ground I with Christian mantras and a great sense of destiny, of being at last on my true way after years of waiting and wondering..." With these words, dated October 15. 1968, the late Father Thomas Merton recorded the beginning of his fateful journey to the Orient. His travels led him from Bangkok, through India to Ceylon, and back again to Bangkok for his scheduled talk at a conference of Asian monastic orders. There he unequivocally reaffirmed his Christian vocation. His last journal entry was made on December 8, 1968, two days before his untimely, accidental death. Amply illustrated with photographs he himself took along the way and fully indexed, the book also contains a glossary of Asian religious terms, a preface by the Indian scholar Amiya Chakravarty, a foreword and postscript by Brother Patrick Hart of the Abbey of Gethsemani, as well as several appendices, among them the text of Merton's final address. "

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9780811205702
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1975-02-27

ASPECTS OF THE HEART: THE MANY PATHS TO A GOOD LIFE

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In this lovely book, Sr. Joan looks at 50 aspects, all of which in some way can fill our hearts and our lives. She talks about a prayerful heart, a peaceful heart, a risking heart, a wise heart, a cosmic heart, a compassionate heart. Each brief chapter offers abundant food for reflection and prayer, and each offers an opportunity to become persons who produce Good from the treasure of the heart (Luke 6:45).

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9781585958719
Publication Date: 
2012-09-30

AT HOME IN THE WORLD LETTERS

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This is an extraordinary exchange between one of the most famous monks in history and a radical theologian whose career and influence at the time of these letters was only just beginning. This spirited and provocative correspondence provides a rare glimpse into how two committed Christians struggled with the questions and uncertainties of their times.

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9781570750151
Publication Date: 
1995-03-31
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AT PLAY IN CREATION MERTONS AWAKENING TO THE FEMININE DIVINE

$17.95

In this series of deeply meditative retreat conferences, Christopher Pramuk leads the reader through a sustained meditation on Wisdom-Sophia, the feminine face of God s presence alive in the world, who speaks and sings in the writings of Thomas Merton. With the sensitivity of a poet and the intellectual acuity of a seasoned teacher and Catholic theologian, Pramuk invites readers to taste and see for themselves the hidden presence of Christ and the dynamism of Love at play in creation; the biblical and mystical tradition from East to West calls this presence Sophia. Looking beyond Merton to seek out her presence in the silent and broken landscapes of our world today, Pramuk shows Sophia above all to be the bearer of hope in an age of unspeakable violence and planetary destruction.
Includes illustrations and photos."

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9780814648162
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2015-01-19
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AUTHENTIC HEALING

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Henri J.M. Nouwen invites us to see the world through God's eyes. He sees God's compassion and God's anger in how we, especially religious people, use power to exclude or hurt other people. But even in Jesus' life, he sees the divine powerlessness which leads to authentic healing of souls and hearts that worldly power cannot accomplish.

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9780824522490
Publication Date: 
2017-04-30

AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GK CHESTERTON

$16.95

Here is a special two-in-one book that is both by G.K. Chesterton and about Chesterton. This volume offers an irresistible opportunity to see who this remarkable man really was. Chesterton was one of the most stimulating and well-loved writers of the 20th century. His 100 books, and hundreds of essays and columns on a great variety of themes have made G.K. Chesterton the most widely quoted writers of modern times.

Here is Chesterton in his own words, in a book he preferred not to write, but did so near the end of his life after much insistence by friends and admirers. Critic Sydney Dark wrote after Chesterton died that "perhaps the happiest thing that happened in Gilbert Chesterton's extraordinarily happy life was that his autobiography was finished a few weeks before his death. It is a stimulating, exciting, tremendously interesting book. It is a draughtindeed, several draughts one after the otherof human and literary champagne.""

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9781586170714
Publication Date: 
2006-03-31
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