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  • "This volume presents to us Mary in the tracings of art, as art, guided by the teachings of Holy Writ and the inspirations of Christian piety". - from the back cover of the book. Please Note: When purchasing, please choose the appropriate shipping class. Call us (416-267-7126 or 416-696-2573) for possible home delivery in the Greater Toronto area.
  • By Michael E. Gaitley , MIC A do-It-Yourself Retreat In Preparation for Marian Consecration.
  • By Brian O'Neel Published by Servant Books 2010, Softcover, 158 pages The saint mentioned in this book were beatified or canonized between 1977 and 2007. Some will be familiar to you (eg. St. Pio), but most should be new to you (eg. Blessed Isidore Bakanja). Three to five pages are devoted to each saint which allows one to get acquainted with each one. Joseph Pearce wrote the foreword. Each of the saints' short biographies end in a prayer.  
  • By Charles Rice Published by Ignatius Press 1999, Softcover, 414 pages Charles Rice, professor of the jurisprudence of St. Thomas Aquinas for the last twenty years at Notre Dame Law School, presents a very readable book on the natural law as seen through the teachings of Aquinas and their foundations in reason and Revelation. Reflecting on the most persistent questions asked by his students over the years, Rice shows how the natural law works and how it is rooted in the nature of the human person whose Creator provided this law as a sure and knowable guide for man to achieve his end of eternal happiness. This book presents the teachings of the Catholic Church in her role as arbiter of the applications of the natural law on issues involving the right to live, bioethics, the family and the economy. Charles Rice has produced a firmly grounded and accessible handbook which touches on the most important topics regarding natural law that will benefit readers of all backgrounds. (From the Ignatius Press Website)
  • By Lorraine V. Murray Published by Saint Benedict Press 2009, Softcover, 233 pages Flannery O'Connor has been studied and lauded under many labels: the Southern author whose pen captured the soul of a proud region struggling to emerge out of racism and poverty, the female writer whose independent spirit and tragically short life inspired a generation of women, the Catholic artist whose fiction evokes themes of sin and damnation, mercy and redemption. Now, and for the first time, The Abbess of Andalusia affords us an in-depth look at Flannery O'Connor the believer. In these pages you will come to know Flannery O'Connor not only as a writer and an icon, but as a theologian and apologist; as a spiritual director and a student of prayer; as a suffering soul who learned obedience and merited grace through infirmity; and truly, as the Abbess of her own small, but significant, spiritual house. For decades Flannery O'Connor the author has touched her readers with the brilliance of her books. Now be edified and inspired by the example of her life.
  • By R.J. Snell Published by Angelico Press 2015, Softcover, 134 pages While the term acedia may be unfamiliar, the vice, usually translated as sloth, is all too common. Sloth is not mere laziness, however, but a disgust with reality, a loathing of our call to be friends with God, and a spiteful hatred of place and life itself. As described by Josef Pieper, the slothful person does not “want to be as God wants him to be, and that ultimately means he does not wish to be what he really, fundamentally is.” Sloth is a hellish despair. Our own culture is deeply infected, choosing a destructive freedom rather than the good work for which God created us. Acedia and Its Discontents resists despair, calling us to reconfigure our imaginations and practices in deep love of the life and work given by God. (From the Back Cover)
  • By Frank J. Sheed Published by The Word Among Us 2006, Softcover, 128 pages Frank J. Sheed, one of the most distinguished and popular Catholic writers of the twentieth century, is known as a champion of the faith. The Action of the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life, a new edition of his original book, is another example of Sheed’s ability to shed light on the mysteries of our faith. With his keen insight, Sheed notes that “action upon mankind, individually and in community, is the special function of the Holy Spirit.” He then traces the action of the Holy Spirit in the Old Testament, in the gospels, and in the beginning of the church. Finally, he helps us to see how Christians today can live life in the Spirit by making this third Person of the Trinity the very “air we breathe.” By looking back and looking forward, Sheed renews our appreciation for the Holy Spirit, “the Lord and Giver of life.” (From the Amazon.com Website)  
  • By Dr. Ray Guarendi Published by Servant Books 2009, Softcover, 182 pages Ray Guarendi, psychologist, husband and father of ten adopted children, considers the most commonly asked adoption questions with insight, humor and a heart for the adoptive family. His aim? To dispel unsettling misperceptions about adoption, to encourage others to think about and act on adoption, and to guide adoptive parents to a more relaxed, rewarding family life for all involved. A must-have resource for those considering adoption, those who have already adopted and those in the mix as family members or friends of adoptive parents. (From the back cover)
  • By Dwight Longenecker Published by Sophia Institute Press 2003, Softcover, 170 pages Christians often find the Creed as tedious as a contract, and orthodoxy dull as dirt. In these lively pages — written for Christians and non-Christians alike — Dwight Longenecker shows that, on the contrary, orthodoxy is exciting and the Creed the beginning of a grand, mysterious adventure! Longenecker demonstrates that, like an ornate cathedral rich with endless nuances of light and shade, the Creed teases with paradoxical possibilities; it bursts with magnificent meaning and unexpected, eternal insights. It sweeps away nihilism, challenges indifference, and uproots religion grown stale and pedestrian. In a word, says Longenecker, the Creed catapults believers to the brink of mystery and invites them to dwell there, in silent wonder and contemplation. Here you'll finally encounter the Creed as it really is: a striking affirmation that bears us not into theological dead ends, but unto a world that never ends; not into an obsolete medieval universe — closed, dark, and dying — but unto a bright and exciting world that moves in ever increasing spirals of glory, a world to which the only natural response is a grateful and hearty "Amen!" (From the back cover)
  • By Camille Lewis Brown, PH.D. Published by Franciscan Media 2008, Softcover, 145 pages From the brilliant Saint Augustine and his long-suffering mother, Monica, to the heroic Ugandan martyrs of the twentieth century, the saint of Africa inspire. As told by Dr. Camille Brown, these stories will astonish, inform and delight all with the history and drama of our Catholic heritage. (from the back cover)  
  • Translated By J. F. Webb & D. H. Farmer Published by Penguin Books This selection of writings from the sixth and seventh century AD provides a powerful insight into the early history of the Christian Church in England and Ireland. From Bede's Life of Cuthbert and Lives of the Abbots of Wearmouth and Jarrow to the anonymous Voyage of St Brendan - a whimsical mixture of fact and fantasy that describes a quest for paradise on earth - these are vivid accounts of the profoundly spiritual and passionately heroic lives of Christian pioneers and saints. Both vital religious writings and a revealing insight into the reality of life at a formative time for the church, they describe an era of heroism and bitter conflict, and the rapid spread of the Christian faith. (From the back cover)
  • By Francis Johnston Published by TAN Books 1988, Softcover, 120 pages A Portuguese victim soul; crippled jumping from a window to escape a rapist; she suffered the Passion of Christ on Fridays; spoke with Our Lord; and ate nothing save Communion her last 13 years. D. 1955. Fascinating! (From the TAN Website)
  • By John A. Hardon, S.J. Published by Eternal Life 1998, Softcover, 201 pages All My Liberty is"...a modern theological appraisal of the Spiritual Exercises intended to facilitate their use in giving retreats, and to give retreat ants, whether priests, religious or laity, a deeper insight into the treasures of the Exercises in order to make them more profitable. Also, retreats already made will take on a new and more incisive meaning...." It fills a need for"... a professional study of the master-ideas around which the Exercises are built and in which their special value for sanctification reputedly consists" (page xi) (From the backcover)  
  • Author Basil Christopher Butler Published by Sophia Institute Press Softcover, 120 pages

    In arguments both lucid and thorough, Benedictine Abbott Basil Christopher Butler shows why the Bible can never be the sole criterion of faith nor serve as a sufficient foundation for the full Christian life to which Jesus calls us.

    Butler reminds us that Jesus did not reveal himself to us by means of any written documents whatsoever (the first inspired written texts — all the books of the New Testament — were penned decades after Jesus died).

    For in His divine person, Jesus Himself was the final word of God’s revelation: the living Jesus who walked among men and spoke to them — the Jesus who, before He returned to the Father, established His Church, endowed it with authority, and implemented the Sacraments as the continuation of His living presence among men . . . a living presence that He has sustained down through the ages even unto today.

    Butler affirms that the books of the Old and New Testament are inspired — inspired but incomplete. As the Apostle John notes: “There are many other things Jesus did which, if they all were written, the world itself, I think, would not be able to contain the books that should be written.” (John 20:25)

    Written decades after His death, the books of the New Testament do reveal much about Jesus, but they lack the living presence of His person and they have neither the continuing authority with which He endowed His Church nor the soul-saving efficacy of the Sacraments He instituted.

    Although the books of the Bible are inspired by God, they are insufficient as the full measure of faith. There is only one source, shows Butler, where Christians can turn for the full truth of Jesus and the means of salvation He gave us: the Catholic Church, which He Himself established 2,000 years ago.

     
  • Author Thomas C. Reeves. Published by Encounter Books Fulton J. Sheen may someday become a saint.  In the meantime, Thomas C. Reeves has shown us the man.  America's Bishop is a fascinating biography and a brilliant social history of the Catholic Church during the American Century.
  • Author Russell Kirk. "Russell Kirk is a compelling storyteller at a time when contemporary fiction sadly lacks a sense of story.  I read all of his tales with enormous pleasure and a most willing suspension of disbelief.  It is also refreshing to  find stories of heavenly and profane love which deal with the grand theological themes." - Madeleine L'Engle