Religious Life

101 INSPIRATIONAL STORIES OF THE PRIESTHOOD

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This book will give readers a glimpse of the joy and fulfillment that comes through a deep relationship with God, and an experience the great lengths that God has taken to bring each of us into close and deep communion with himself. Engaging stories reflect the living witness of others and the gentle and loving ways that God reaches out to us through the sacraments of the Church ministered to us by his priests.

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9780972844734
Publication Date: 
2005-06-30
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101 QUESTIONS & ANSWERS ON DEACONS

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9780809142651

AFTER SOME YEARS

$9.95
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9781853900389
Publication Date: 
1991-07-31
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AFTER THE HEART OF GOD LIFE AND MINISTRY OF PRIESTS AT THE BEGINNING OF THE THIRD MILLENNIUM

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What sort of priest is needed for the third millennium? The cultural and ecclesial landscape has changed so dramatically over the past fifty years. There are new and challenging forces at work influencing the direction of culture, and bearing in on the Church. The priest stands at the intersection of these forces as they play out in the lives of Catholics. Now is the time to consider the identity, character, human reality, pastoral orientation and the spiritual life of priests. Author Julian Porteous does just this in After the Heart of God, also considering new signs of hope emerging in the Church in recent times and looking at the way in which the Church itself has responded to some of the challenges that priests have faced.

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9781589795792
Publication Date: 
2011-08-16

AGING WITH GRACE

$24.95

In 1986 epidemiologist Dr. David Snowdon embarked on a revolutionary scientific study that would forever change the way we view aging and old age. Dubbed the "Nun Study" because it involves a unique population of 678 Catholic sisters, this remarkable long-term research project remains today at the forefront of some of the world's most significant research on aging.
This remarkable book by one of the world's leading experts on Alzheimer's disease combines fascinating high-tech research on the brain with the heartfelt story of the aging nuns who are teaching scientists how we grow old -- and how we can do so with grace. The Nun Study's findings are already helping scientists unlock the secrets to living a longer, healthier life.
Yet Aging With Grace is more than a groundbreaking health and hard-science book. It is the story of an altar boy who grew up to be a scientist studying the effects of aging on nuns. It is the poignant and inspiring stories of the nuns themselves. Ranging in age from 75 to 104, these remarkable women have allowed Dr. Snowdon access to their medical and personal records -- and they have agreed to donate their brains upon death.
In Aging With Grace, we accompany Dr. Snowdon on his loving visits to nuns like Sister Clarissa, who at the age of 90 drives around the convent in a motorized cart she calls her "Chevy" and knows as much about baseball as any die-hard fan a third her age.
Then there is 104-year-old Sister Matthia, who until her death in 1998 knitted two pairs of mittens a day and prayed every evening for each of the four thousand students she taught over the years. These bright, articulate, and altruistic women have much to teach us about howfaith, wisdom, and spirituality can influence the length and quality of our lives.
We also follow Dr. Snowdon into the lab as he and his colleagues race to decode one of the most devastating diseases known to humanity. We discover:
* Why high linguistic ability in early life seems to protect against Alzheimer's
* Which ordinary foods in the diet defend the brain against aging
* Why preventing strokes and depression is key to avoiding dementia
* Why it's never too late to start an exercise program
* What role heredity plays, and how lifestyle can increase our chances for a mentally vital old age
* How intangibles like community and faith help us age with grace
Both cutting-edge science and a personal prescription for hope, Aging With Grace shows how old age doesn't have to mean an inevitable slide into illness and disability; rather, it can be a time of promise and productivity, intellectual and spiritual vigor, and continuing freedom from disease.

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9780553801637
Publication Date: 
2001-05-07
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AGING WITH GRACE

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In 1986 Dr. David Snowdon, one of the world s leading experts on Alzheimer s disease, embarked on a revolutionary scientific study that would forever change the way we view aging and ultimately living. Dubbed the Nun Study because it involves a unique population of 678 Catholic sisters, this remarkable long-term research project has made headlines worldwide with its provocative discoveries.
Yet Aging with Grace is more than a groundbreaking health and science book. It is the inspiring human story of these remarkable women ranging in age from 74 to 106 whose dedication to serving others may help all of us live longer and healthier lives.
Totally accessible, with fascinating portraits of the nuns and the scientists who study them, Aging with Grace also offers a wealth of practical findings:
Why building linguistic ability in childhood may protect against Alzheimer s
Which ordinary foods promote longevity and healthy brain function
Why preventing strokes and depression is key to avoiding Alzheimer s
What role heredity plays, and why it s never too late to start an exercise program
How attitude, faith, and community can add years to our lives
A prescription for hope, Aging with Grace shows that old age doesn t have to mean an inevitable slide into illness and disability; rather it can be a time of promise and productivity, intellectual and spiritual vigor a time of true grace."

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9780553380927
Publication Date: 
2002-03-31
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AND YOU ARE CHRISTS

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Father Thomas Dubay, one of the foremost authorities on the religious life, discusses one of the most important but not fully appreciated or understood charisms of the consecrated life, the charism of virginity. Although the idea of virginity is unpopular and even despised in modern society, Dubay emphasizes that the importance of evangelical virginity is rooted in its Biblical foundation, both in the Old and New Testaments.

Examining in detail what the call to virginity is and how it is integrated into the whole of consecrated life, Dubay presents his study in such a way as to be of importance to men as well. Noting that a woman, because of her feminine nature and traits, can image and live the Church's wedded relationship to Christ more realistically, Dubay points out that men with the celibate charism are also members of the virgin Church that is wedded to Christ, just as in the Old Testament the People of God was a virgin bride wedded to Yahweh. The common and distinct elements of male and female consecrated love are fully captured in these pages.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780898701616
Publication Date: 
1987-10-31
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APOSTOLIC ORIGINS OF PRIESTLY

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Christian Cochini, S.J. He examines the question of when the tradition of priestly celibacy began in the Latin Church, and he is able to trace it back to its origins with the apostles. He examines evidence about the marital status of every known bishop, priest or deacon of the period and gives an exhaustive list of married clerics from apostolic times until the end of the seventh century, a list that includes not only the Western Church, but the East and also the Nestorian, Novatian and Pelagian Church. Then Cochini examines the relevant Church documents for the same period, including council and synod documents, papal letters, ecclesial and even secular legislation as it relates to the problem. He also provides a survey of scholarly literature on the topic. This is the definitive scholarly statement on the discipline of priestly celibacy in the Church East and West. What Cochini

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9780898702804
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1993-05-31
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AT THE FOUNTAIN OF ELIJAH

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This popular introduction emphasizes the creative tension between solitude and contemplation and the call to be open to contemporary circumstances. McGreal shows how the figures of Elijah and Mary represent the symbolic poles in Carmelite spirituality, reflected in the witness of its best-known representatives, including Teresa of Avila, Therese of Lisieux, and
Edith Stein.

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9781570752926
Publication Date: 
2005-12-02
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AWE-FILLED WONDER THE INTERFACE OF SCIENCE AND SPIRITUALITY

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Invites us to enter into the spiritual transformation and the expansion of consciousness that the extraordinary discoveries especially in quantum physics and cosmology are opening up for us today and inviting us to apply to our God quest, to our personal understanding of ourselves, and to our view of the world we live in.

Invites us to enter into the spiritual transformation and the expansion of consciousness that the extraordinary discoveries especially in quantum physics and cosmology are opening up for us today and inviting us to apply to our God quest, to our personal understanding of ourselves, and to our view of the world we live in.

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9780809145294
Publication Date: 
2008-06-30
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BECAUSE THERE IS JESUS

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In this volume are collected the sermons and conference talks of a spiritual leader who has all his life preached but one theme: Jesus. The leader is Lambert Reilly, O.S.B., Archabbot of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, in Indiana.

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9780870293054
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1998-03-14
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BEING A PRIEST TODAY

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9780814650325
Publication Date: 
1992-04-30
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BEING PRIEST TO ONE ANOTHER

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Through a series of meditations inspired by archetypes of priests found in all religions and cultures, Dwinell casts light on a variety of images that can be lived out today by persons who seek to deepen their spiritual lives. His book is divided into 24 separate reflections, each combining fresh exposition sections with bold illuminations of priestliness.

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9780892438723
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2008-01-28
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BENDING THE RULES

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This candid book reveals how American priests ignore the hardline message from Rome, tailoring their advice and pastoral care on dozens of issues to 53 million Catholics. Told in priests' own words, this account will generate a shock of recognition in Catholics, and will fascinate all readers interested in religion and the power of compassion over blind adherence to a given rule.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780824513603
Publication Date: 
1994-05-31

BORN OF THE EUCHARIST SPIRITUALITY FOR PRIESTS

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Moving personal narratives combine with timely & accessible spiritual reflections to offer this meditation on the importance of the Eucharist in the life of a priest & that of the Church.

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9781594712173
Publication Date: 
2009-08-31
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BROTHER MATHIAS

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Details the founding of the Congregation of the Little Brothers of the Good Shepherd (BGS), a Roman Catholic pontifical institute of religious Brothers, whose members profess the canonical, public vows of chastity, poverty and obedience.

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9780879734855
Publication Date: 
1987-11-30
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BROTHERS

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Brothers: An Inside Look is the story of one Roman Catholic brother living out his call to the consecrated religious life. Br. Larry Schatz reflects on his ministerial journey in the light of the vows that he made upon entering his community. He describes the requirements, the opportunities, the work, the rewards, and the challenges of being a brother.

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9780884897217
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2002-02-28
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BURDENS OF SISTER MARGARET

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Harline gives readers the whole of a hidden world--from all the routine aspects of life in a counter-Reformation convent (like, he writes, unpolished, more heated Flemish versions of Jane Austen) to the more exotic events that defined the life of poor Sister Margaret, who earned the other sisters' hostility by accusing a young chaplain of sexual harassment.

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9780385473958
Publication Date: 
1994-06-30
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BUYING THE FIELD: CATHOLIC RELIGIOUS LIFE IN MISSION TO THE WORLD

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In this third and final volume of the Religious Life in a New Millennium series, Sandra Schneiders continues her rethinking of the traditional religious vows in the context of postmodernism. She reaches back into the gospels for the meaning of "world" in order to discern the meaning of renunciation of the "world" by religious, and how that tradition needs to be rethought for our times while keeping in mind the prophetic character of religious life that enables witness and ministry. The vow of poverty is examined, both in its economic and spiritual sense (that is, religious life as an alternate economy and the poverty of spirit needed in the quest for God). Finally and this is the part that made this so difficult to write, Sandra examines the vow of obedience, taking into account the role that blind obedience played in the Holocaust and other wrongs committed by misuse of power and authority. She concludes by synthesizing all three volumes.

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9780809147885
Publication Date: 
2013-06-30
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CALL AND RESPONSE

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People who leave the religious life capture the headlines, but what of those who stay? This book introduces eight Jesuits from around the world who reveal their pilgrimages of faith.

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9780829408683
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1996-06-30
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CALLED BY NAME: THE INSPIRING STORIES OF 12 MEN WHO BECAME CATHOLIC PRIESTS

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9781934217368
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2007-12-31
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CALLED TO JOY CELEBRATING PRIESTHOOD

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In this book, Fr. George Augustin offers encouragement to priests, based on his own theological reflection, personal experience in parish ministry, and work giving retreats and conferences to fellow priests. Years of uncertainty and scandal have caused some priests to question their own vocations. In Called to Joy he invites priests to look at their vocation from a new perspective. In these challenging times, there is much more cause for joy and encouragement than is commonly thought.

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9780809148608
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2015-06-30
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CALLING AND CHARACTER

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In Calling & Character, Willimon lays out a clear and compelling picture of the pastoral life, one that will inform both those embarking on ordained ministry and those who have been in it for many years. He lays out specific habits such as study, collegiality, and humor as the day-by-day means of following the difficult and dangerous, yet deeply rewarding, calling of a pastor.

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9780687090334
Publication Date: 
2000-09-30
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CAN RELIGIOUS LIFE BE PROPHETIC

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In our chaotic world, people from all walks of life hunger for a sense of direction and purpose. This is especially true for lay and religious Christians seeking resources to live with faith and work for social justice. But too often, Christians lose sight of the treasures we inherit from scripture and tradition. In "Can Religious Life Be Prophetic?," Michael Crosby, a Franciscan priest and authoritative voice in Catholic renewal, helps us rediscover the abundant gifts of Christianity. By making the great prophetic voices of scripture come alive he shows us how we can renew our spiritual lives, invigorate our communities, and revitalize the church as a whole.

ISBN/SKU: 
9780824522704
Publication Date: 
2005-02-28

CARMELITE WAY

$14.95
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9780809136520
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