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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.
  • Compiled & Edited by Marie I. George Published by Angelico Press 2017, Softcover, 306 pages So, you want to do some Catholic spiritual reading! But how to begin? Where to take a seat at so abundant and varied a banquet? What better offerings could there be than a return to treasured classics served up afresh and seasoned with select recent works arising from the heart of our own time? And this is what we find laid out in 100 Books to Read Before the Four Last Things. Here are short reviews—written by lay people of all ages and walks of life, for lay people equally diverse—that will not only guide readers through our rich heritage of Catholic works on the spiritual life, past and present, but help each select works and formulate a path tailored to their own background, temperament, and stage of spiritual development. Look no further. Delay no longer. Here is a book that, no matter who you are, offers stepping-stones to a path of spiritual deepening. (From the Angelico Press Website)
  • 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 Raymond Edwards et al. Published by The Catholic Truth Society 2017, Softcover, 402 pages The Church encourages us to ask for the intercession of the saints, to locate our prayer within the annual round of the Church’s year, and to make our prayer in the tradition of the great figures of Scripture. The novenas in this beautifully bound collection help us to pray in all of these ways. It contains a rich selection for many different needs and intentions, including popular novenas to our Lady and the Holy Spirit. (From the CTS Website)
  • The recent, and unprecedented, canonization by Pope Francis of a husband and wife, Louis and Zélie Martin, the parents of Saint Thérèse, has stirred a great interest in this extraordinary family. This work, by the highly regarded expert on the Martin family, Father Stéphane-Joseph Piat, O.F.M, is the definitive biography of this amazing family of saints. Saint Thérèse, a Doctor of the Church, wrote in her classic spiritual biography, Story of a Soul, how important her family life was in setting the foundation for her spiritual life. She grew up in a close family, where the deep love of parents and children for God, neighbor, and each other was the very heart of their home and family life. This family of saints, who lived in the late 1800s and early 1900s, might appear from their quaint photographs to have lived a relatively serene and smooth path to sainthood, untarnished by modern problems. But, as this book shows, the reality is quite the opposite. They suffered from the loss of four children, the failure of a family business, and the death of Zélie, at forty-five, to breast cancer. The secret to their happiness then is the secret to our happiness now-- unfailing love made possible by boundless faith in God. All the challenges the Martins faced, great and small, were met with a profound trust in Divine Providence. Illustrated with 8 pages of photographs, 392 pages
  • By
    • Dr. John Haas, president of the National Catholic Bioethics Centre, named by Pope Benedict XVI to serve as an Ordinary Member of the Pontifical Academy for Life (PAV).
    • Dr. Douglas Farrow, associate professor of Christian Thought at McGill University, where he teaches theology and ethics and works also on religion and public policy issues.
    • Dr. François Pouliot, medical doctor and Roman Catholic priest. He is the chair of the Research Ethics Committee at the Centre Hospitalier Affilé Universitaire de Québec.
    • Dr. Maria Kraw, staff endocrinologist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto. She is the Bioethics coordinator for the Postgraduate Endocrine Training Program and an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.
    The rights of conscience are under increasing attack in Canada and the world from public authorities acting in the name of a debased conception of human freedom. This volume addresses issues of freedom of conscience from a medical perspective which also has general and universal significance. The four essays included here deal with historical, practical and theological aspects of the present crisis in the defense of rights of conscience. They originated in papers delivered at the first annual meeting of the Canadian Federation of Catholic Physicians’ Societies held in Ottawa in May 2009. (From the Justin Press Website)
  • A MARTYR FOR OUR TIMES

    "I like Theophane Venard even more than Saint Louis de Gonzaga, because the life of Saint Louis de Gonzaga was extraordinary and Theophane Venard's was quite ordinary...my soul is like his. He is the one who has best lived my way of spiritual childhood." -St. Therese of Lisieux

    AN EXAMPLE FOR US ALL

    Theophane Venard's example, particularly his way of accepting his martyrdom, was a valuable aid to Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, especially his words before martyrdom: "I do not rely on my own strength, but on the strength of Him who defeated the power of Hell and of the world through the Cross." 180 pages softcover Revised and annotated by the very Rev. James A. Walsh
  • By St. Ignatius of Loyola Introduction, Translation and Commentary by Joseph N. Tylenda, S.J. 1989 (second printing), Softcover, 156 pages USED BOOK  - Good copy with clean pages. Slight wear along the edges. Throughout the journey of life, we all have moments of feeling lost. Experiences where we feel tested. It's at these times we need a signpost to point the way through the darkness and confusion to a clearer and better path. A PILGRIM'S JOURNEY is composed of 20 signposts, excerpts from the full-length work by Kampmann entitled SIGNPOSTS: A DEVOTIONAL, which shares the insights and wisdom he discovered as he journeyed through the pages of the New and Old Testaments. Designed as a daily devotional, it is built page by page on the assumption that the meaning and purpose of our lives is available to be discovered if only we take the time and trouble to look. Prepare yourself for the journey and keep your eyes open to the signposts along the way. You too will discover that God is always near and available for those who seek him. (From the Goodreads Website)
  • By St. Ignatius of Loyola Published by Michael Glazier Introduction, Translation and Commentary by Joseph N. Tylenda, S.J. Copy is signed by Fr. Tylenda 1989 (Second printing), Softcover, 156 pages USED BOOK  - Readable copy, pages mostly clean though some have comments in margins. No dust cover. there are three cracks in the spine. Significant  wear at edges around spine. Previous owner's name on title page. Throughout the journey of life, we all have moments of feeling lost. Experiences where we feel tested. It's at these times we need a signpost to point the way through the darkness and confusion to a clearer and better path. A PILGRIM'S JOURNEY is composed of 20 signposts, excerpts from the full-length work by Kampmann entitled SIGNPOSTS: A DEVOTIONAL, which shares the insights and wisdom he discovered as he journeyed through the pages of the New and Old Testaments. Designed as a daily devotional, it is built page by page on the assumption that the meaning and purpose of our lives is available to be discovered if only we take the time and trouble to look. Prepare yourself for the journey and keep your eyes open to the signposts along the way. You too will discover that God is always near and available for those who seek him. (From the Goodreads Website)
  • By Fr. Gerard Bogan Published by The Catholic Truth Society 2019, Leatherette Flexi Bound, 128 pages There are many challenges faced by clergy working in pastoral situations. Bishops, priests, and deacons often find they are in need of guidance, a reminder that they are part of the Universal Church, that they are not alone. Now a parish priest is offering guidance in the form of a Rule, a code of practice similar to those of religious communities, but written specifically for clergy serving in pastoral ministry. Addressing themes both practical and spiritual, A Rule for the Clergy considers a number of issues faced by clergy, including personal prayer, homiletics, the difficulties in being alone, visiting the sick and housebound, celibacy, and obedience. By creating a Rule, it offers clergy the chance to feel a sense of fraternal collaboration. Filled also with inspirational quotes, reflective art in full colour, and original prayers written by the author, this book is a must-have for all clergy and the perfect gift for parish priests and deacons. (From the CTS Website)  
  • Written by James V Schall, S.J A Student's Guide to Liberal Learning is an inviting conversation with a learned scholar about the content of an authentic liberal arts education. It surveys ideas and books central to the tradition of humanistic education that has fundamentally shaped our country and our civilization. This accessible volume argues for an order and integration of knowledge so that meaning might be restored to the haphazard approach to study currently dominating higher education. Freshly conveying the excitement of learning from the acknowledged masters of intellectual life, this guide is also an excellent blueprint for building one's own library of books that matter.  
  • By Thomas Merton Published by Farrar, Strauss, Giroux Used, 1988, Hard Cover, 212 Pages Readable copy in good condition with some underlining and marks in the margins mostly in the first half of the book. Library copy. Dust jacket is in good condition. During the years 1964-65, Merton sought, and was finally given, permission to live alone in his hermitage at the Abbey of Gethsemani. These years were criticalhe had to balance commitment to the demands of the monastic community with the call to a more solitary lifeand the writing from that time is consequently charged with disappointments and uncertainties, as well as quiet reflection and humor. Merton's frustration with church complacency and the censorship of his ideas is evident, a factor that probably hindered publication of this journal until now. But he also records musings, dreams, the visits of special friends. A very personal piece of writing blending "heavenliness and anguish," wherein unfolds its special appeal. Carol J. Lichtenberg, Washington State Univ. Lib., Pullman Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title. (From Amazon.com website)
  • Edited by Fr. Marcus Holden Published by The Catholic Truth Society 2014, Softcover, 160 pages This booklet offers brief biographies of the saints of the English calendar as well as suggestions of places to visit in connection with each saint and quotations from the saint’s own writings. It combines familiar saints such as Thomas Beckett and Edward the Confessor with less familiar ones from the nation’s history – among them Wulstan, Alban, Etheldreda, Hilda. Also included are brief biographies of the saints of Wales. These holy men and women remind us both of our rich native Christian heritage, and of the Church in England’s links with the wider Catholic Church. Co-written by Fr Nicholas Schofield, Fr Gerard Skinner and Fr Richard Whinder.(From the CTS 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.
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