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March From the author of My Other Self
Let Us Be What We Are The Joys and Challenges of Living the Little Way
Clarence J. Enzler Foreword by Msgr. John Enzler This final work from Clarence Enzler offers a glimpse into the life of a Christian disciple facing his own mortality and reflecting on holiness, family, and the saints—in particular St. Thérèse of Lisieux, to whom Enzler had a great devotion. First published in 1978, Let Us Be What We Are explores the Christian life as seen through a personal, intimate, one-on-one conversation with Jesus. Enzler reveals to readers his own conversations with Jesus as he faces serious illness and contemplates his life as a father, deacon, writer, and disciple. He draws readers into his devotion to the “Little Way” of St. Thérèse, explaining how this practice helped him offer his own small sufferings to God, especially when he faced a major surgery. Enzler tells how he learned to unite his suffering with that of Christ in his own personal Holy Week.
“Clarence Enzler’s work has touched many lives and brought many people closer to the Lord. It still has the power to do that.” Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick Archbishop Emeritus of Washington
Features and Benefits
Author renowned for his multi-million-selling Everyone’s Way of the Cross
A timely follow-up to the strong 2011 reissuing of Enzler’s My Other Self
Perennial interest in St. Thérèse’s Story of a Soul
Clarence Joseph Enzler (1910–1976) was an accomplished speechwriter, speaker, and the bestselling author of Everyone’s Way of the Cross, In the Presence of God, and My Other Self. He held a doctorate from the Catholic University of America and was a deacon in the Archdiocese of Washington.
Details . . . ISBN: 978-0-87061-256-5 Price: $12.95 Binding: Paperback Release Date: March 5, 2012 Foreign Rights: World 192 pages · 5" x 7" Category: Spirituality Imprint: Christian Classics
Author’s Other Titles . . . My Other Self ISBN: 978-0-87061-248-0, $13.95
Msgr. John Enzler is Clarence Enzler’s son and President and CEO of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington. Everyone’s Way of the Cross ISBN: 978-0-87793-338-0, $1.50
Through Death to Life Preparing to Celebrate the Funeral Mass
Joseph M. Champlin This comprehensive guide brings together in one place all the official liturgical texts needed for planning a Catholic funeral Mass, providing a practical tool for priests, deacons, and lay pastoral ministers as they help grieving Catholics plan the funeral of a loved one. Families can select the readings and prayers that they find most fitting and record them on an easy-to-follow selection sheet. This sheet is then passed on to the presiding priest or his designate so that he can prepare the liturgy.
Details . . . ISBN: 978-1-59471-283-8 Price: $4.95 (short discount) Binding: Saddle Stitch Release Date: February 22, 2012 Foreign Rights: US 128 pages · 6" x 9" Imprint: Ave Maria Press
Features and Benefits
Nearly 1 million copies sold in its thirty-year history
Contains all required changes from the Roman Missal, Third Edition, approved lectionary readings, and pertinent texts from the Order of Christian Funerals
Includes comprehensive selection sheet for readings and prayers
Two distinct numbering systems: one coincides with the official liturgical books and the other with the Funeral Mass and Rite of Committal ritual card set published for presiders by Ave Maria Press.
Includes brief, informative appendix explaining Church teaching on the practice of cremation.
Together at Baptism Preparing, Celebrating, and Living the Sacrament
Robert M. Hamma
Details . . . ISBN: 978-1-59471-297-5 Price: $3.95 (short discount) Binding: Saddle Stitch Release Date: April 30, 2012 Foreign Rights: World 128 pages · 6" x 9" Imprint: Ave Maria Press
This parish favorite from Robert Hamma is the perfect tool for parent formation and for preparing the baptismal liturgy. New downloadable tools help parish leaders train parents to connect the sacrament with everyday life and better understand their role as their child’s first catechists.
Features and Benefits
Bestselling parish resource with 122,000 copies sold
Downloadable tools assist parish leaders with parent formation
Official texts from the Rite of Baptism for Individual and Several Children and all approved lectionary readings contained in the booklet
Together for Life Celebrating and Living the Sacrament
Joseph M. Champlin with Peter A. Jarret, C.S.C. With over 9 million copies sold, Together for Life is the top-selling marriage planning resource. For over four decades it has been used to plan nearly 80 percent of Catholic weddings in the US. It now includes rich catechetical material and the new liturgical texts for weddings required by the Roman Missal, Third Edition. Together for Life has been meeting the needs of Catholic parishes and their engaged couples for more than forty years. Based on three years of market research, this new edition retains the long-trusted format and incorporates customer-requested updates. The previous regular and special editions have been combined into a single booklet, bringing together in one place all the approved liturgical texts needed for planning weddings during or outside of Mass. Msgr. Joseph M. Champlin served in sacramental ministry in the Diocese of Syracuse. A prolific writer on pastoral care and spirituality concerns, Champlin wrote more than fifty books and traveled more than two million miles lecturing in the United States and abroad. He died in January of 2008.
Details . . . ISBN: 978-1-59471-282-1 Price: $3.95 (short discount) Binding: Saddle Stitch Release Date: January 17, 2012 Foreign Rights: US 128 pages 路 6" x 9" Category: Pastoral Ministry Imprint: Ave Maria Press
Peter A. Jarret, C.S.C., is superior and rector of Moreau Seminary at the University of Notre Dame.
The Rite of Marriage Joseph M. Champlin Newly designed and updated with the approved texts from the Roman Missal, Third Edition, this all-in-one wedding resource for parish ministers directly corresponds to the new edition of Together for Life. It contains 15 tabs along with a complete set of 96 ritual cards with prayers, readings, blessings, and other texts for the marriage rite. 30 cards have been updated as a result of the new missal.
ISBN: 978-1-59471-271-5, Price: $62.95, Binding: binder, cards, tabs, and box NOW AVAILABLE REPLACEMENT PACKS are available for customers who would like to replace their existing cards with the new, revised cards. Item: 193-R, 44 cards, $5.00 (no discounts)
May “We go by way of history and imagination to the Holy Land, and to times long past, and we meet the most fascinating people who ever lived: Abraham, Moses, David, Jesus. We can do all this because of John Bergsma’s rare gifts. This book can change lives.” Mike Aquilina Author of The Resilient Church
“A splendid book, and acutely necessary.” Michael Coren Author of Why Catholics Are Right
Features and Benefits
John Bergsma is an associate professor of theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville and a senior fellow at the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology. Twice voted Faculty of the Year by graduating classes at Franciscan University, Bergsma is a popular teacher whose love of scripture inspires his students. Scott Hahn is a Professor of Theology and Scripture at the Franciscan University of Steubenville and the author of many bestselling works, including The Lamb’s Supper: The Mass as Heaven on Earth.
Author is a popular professor at a major Catholic university
A perennially popular topic with noted lack of beginner’s-level resources for Catholics
Author is a regular guest on national Catholic media, including EWTN television and Relevant Radio
Prolific Internet presence: http://johnbergsma.com http://www.salvationhistory.com http://www.thesacredpage.com
Simple, fun illustrations to help readers understand complex biblical ideas
Author is a regular speaker at parishes and schools and has sold his talks on DVD to nationwide audiences (15,000 copies sold in 2010)
Marketing Plans . . .
National advertising campaign in America, Commonweal, National Catholic Register, National Catholic Reporter, Our Sunday Visitor, Society of Biblical Literature Journal, and St. Anthony’s Messenger
Submitted author as speaker for major Catholic conferences: Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show, National Conference on Catholic Youth Ministry
Direct mail and e-mail campaigns
Pre-publication galley and press kit mailing
Bible Basics for Catholics A New Picture of Salvation History
John Bergsma Foreword by Scott Hahn From biblical scholar John Bergsma—two-time teacher acher of the year at the Franciscan University of Steubenville— ville— comes this fresh, fun, and authentically Catholic introntroduction to the “big picture” of salvation history. This overview of the Bible is based on Bergsma’s wildly popular introduction to theology course at Franciscan University, wheree he is a cademic colleague of Scott Hahn. Bergsma combines sound theology, academic aw expertise, pastoral wisdom, and an endearing playfulness to draw ble and readers into the connection between the great stories of the Bible ignature salvation in Jesus. Central to the book’s themes are Bergsma’s signature mple but illustrations of key biblical characters, which are deceptively simple profound.
“John Bergsma is a very eﬀective teacher of Scripture with th a gift for clarity and depth.” tt Hahn Scott Author of Signs of Life: 40 Catholic Customs and Their Biblical ical Roots
“Let award-winning teacher John Bergsma guide you through rough a high-energy and entertaining walk through the Bible, illustrated with his own charming drawings. Bible Basics for Catho Catholics: A New Picture of Salvation History is so fresh, engaging, and truly instructive that you will ﬁnd yourself smiling as you read it, and you’ll be amazed at what you retain.” Elizabeth Scalia The Anchoress
“John Bergsma brings his biblical scholarship, pastoral heart, and gift for teaching together in this charming, easy-to-use overview of Salvation History. Catechists, teachers, and pastoral ministers will ﬁnd this an inestimable resource, both for their own reference, and for shepherding those under their care. Highly recommended.” Edward Sri, STD
Details . . . ISBN: 978 978-1-59471-291-3 1 59471 291 3 Price: $14.95 Binding: Paperback Release Date: May 14, 2012 Foreign Rights: World 224 pages · 5.5" x 8.5" Category: Catholicism / Bible Imprint: Ave Maria Press
Chancellor and Professor of Scripture and Theology Augustine Institute
The Cup of Our Life A Guide to Spiritual Growth
Joyce Rupp Joyce Rupp’s bestselling contemporary classic has sold over 200,000 copies. This new edition continues a fifteen-year tradition of helping individuals and groups pray. Now with a new preface and fresh design, The Cup of Our Life is available to anyone seeking a more intimate and disciplined life of prayer. Bestselling author Joyce Rupp illustrates how the ordinary cups used each day can become sacred vessels that connect readers with life and bring them into closer union with the Divine. She explores how the cup is a rich symbol of life, with its emptiness and fullness, its brokenness and flaws, and its many blessings. With daily devotions for six weeks, this book is ideal for individual usage as well as group usage in parish settings, religious communities, and small Christian communities.
“Joyce Rupp’s value as a guide for the spiritual journey is without question.” Paula D’Arcy Author of Sacred Threshold
Features and Benefits Details . . . ISBN: 978-1-93349-531-6 Price: $16.95 Binding: Paperback Release Date: April 30, 2012 Foreign Rights: World 192 pages · 6" x 9" Category: Spirituality Imprint: Sorin Books
Author’s Other Titles . . . Open the Door ISBN: 978-1-933495-14-9, $18.95
Fifteenth-anniversary edition with new preface by author
Joyce Rupp is the bestselling Catholic woman writer today
Rupp’s eleven Ave Maria Press/Sorin Books titles have sold over a million copies
Can be used by individuals as well as groups. Includes a group guide with prayers, guided meditations, questions for faith sharing, and music suggestions
Joyce Rupp is well known for her work as a writer, spiritual “midwife,” international retreat leader, and conference speaker. She is a member of the Servite (Servants of Mary) community and the author of numerous bestselling books, including Open the Door and Fragments of Your Ancient Name.
Praying Our Goodbyes ISBN: 978-1-59471-205-0, $15.95
The Messy Quest for Meaning Five Catholic Practices for Finding Your Vocation
Stephen Martin Foreword by Karen Sue Smith Drawing on lessons learned from Catholic monks and saints as well as his own experience, Stephen Martin has crafted five unique practices to help Catholics grapple with life’s truly important questions and discover their calling in the world. The Messy Quest for Meaning is one of the first books to tap into the wisdom of the Catholic spiritual tradition to help readers discern a vocation that will not only provide them with a livelihood but also just might help save their lives. Martin first tells of his own struggle to find meaning and purpose in his life and then details the five transforming practices that he learned, over time, from the Trappist monks whom he studied, interviewed, and prayed with.
“The honesty and humility with which Martin tells his own story make him a credible guide for readers of any age. Do yourself a favor and read this book.” Karen Sue Smith Editorial Director, America
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Features and Benefits
Uniquely Catholic book on finding meaning and purpose— a perennially successful genre in secular and Evangelical Christian markets
Book offers “God-help” rather than self-help. It is a practical guide for finding one’s vocation rooted in Trappist spirituality
Well-published author—America, Commonweal, US News and World Report, and the Washington Post
Author maintains an active blog presence at messyquest.com
ISBN: 978-193349-532-3 Price: $14.95 Binding: Paperback Release Date: May 14, 2012 Foreign Rights: World 192 pages · 5.5" x 8.5" Category: Spirituality / Self-Help Imprint: Sorin Books
Stephen Martin is a speechwriter, journalist, and award-winning essayist. He directs public relations for the Center for Creative Leadership and coauthors a regular column on social innovation and entrepreneurship for the Raleigh News & Observer. His essays have appeared in America, Commonweal, Portland, and on washingtonpost.com. Karen Sue Smith is the editorial director of America magazine.
May With wisdom, compassion, deep learning, and even deeper faith, Dawn Eden oﬀers hope and healing, rooted in Christ, to victims of childhood sexual abuse in this engaging and timely book.” Rev. R Scott Hurd Author of Forgiveness: A Catholic Approach
“A powerful and poignant voice formulating in words the unspoken cry of the heart from those who have been shamefully abused and violated. Dawn Eden—a victim herself—shows readers that there is healing not in repression or misplaced self-blame, but in hiding in the wounds of Christ.” Alice von Hildebrand, PhD Author of The Privilege of Being a Woman and Man and Woman: A Divine Invention
Dawn Eden is a journalist, doctoral student in theology, and the bestselling author of The Thrill of the Chaste: Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On (978-0849913112), now in its eleventh printing. She has spoken about chastity and conversion to thousands of young adults throughout North America and abroad.
Features and Benefits
Mother Agnes Mary Donovan, S.V., is the superior general of the Sisters of Life.
Eden’s first book, The Thrill of the Chaste, captured media attention on the Today Show, Fox News, and many other outlets
Active author Internet presence at www.dawneden.com
Eden has spoken at over 150 venues worldwide on the subject of chastity
First book to address sexual abuse with Christ- and saint-centered spirituality
Rich portraits of the suffering of well-known saints like Ignatius Loyola and Thomas Aquinas, as well as lesserknown figures like Josephine Bakhita and Laura Vicuña
Ideal resource for friends and family of those with sexual wounds from childhood and for priests, pastoral ministers, and marriage and family life ministers
Marketing Plans . . .
National advertising campaign in America, Faith and Family, National Catholic Register, National Catholic Reporter, and Tobias
Blog book tour, direct mail, and e-mail campaigns
Pre-publication galley and press kit mailing
My Peace I Give You Healing Sexual Wounds with the Help of the Saints
Dawn Eden Foreword by Mother Agnes Mary Donovan Dawn Eden, internationally known speaker and author of the bestselling The Thrill of the Chaste, shows how the lives of the saints have given her hope and aided her journey of spiritual healing after childhood sexual abuse. With one in four American girls and one in six American boys estimated to have experienced childhood sexual abuse, My Peace I Give You provides a much-needed resource for spiritual healing from the isolating effects of these wounds. Dawn Eden uses her own story as a backdrop to introduce numerous holy people—like Laura Vicuña, Thomas Aquinas and Bernard of Clairvaux—who suffered sexual abuse or sexual inappropriateness, as well as saints such as Ignatius of Loyola who suffered other forms of mistreatment and abandonment. Readers seeking wholeness will discover saints with wounds like their own, whose stories bear witness to the transforming power of grace. Eden explores different dimensions of divine love—sheltering, compassionate, purifying, etc.—to help those sexually wounded in childhood understand their identity in the abiding love of Christ.
“It is my hope that this book may become a resource readily available: in churches, schools, counseling centers, young adult ministries, libraries, and hospitals. I pray that for every reader this book will be an instrument of grace and instruction.” Mother Agnes Mary Donovan, S.V. Superior General Sisters of Life
“Dawn Eden tackles this most diﬃcult of issues with tenderness and grace. She mixes practical advice with inspiration from the lives of the saints, and in doing so reminds us that there are no wounds so deep that the Lord cannot heal them.” Jennifer Fulwiler
Details . . . ISBN: 978-1-59471-290-6 Price: $16.95 Binding: Paperback Release Date: May 14, 2012 Foreign Rights: World English 256 pages · 5.5" x 8.5" Category: Spirituality / Personal Growth Imprint: Ave Maria Press
Blogger at ConversionDiary.com
“A sensitive and poignant eﬀort to oﬀer the gift of healing to some of the most wounded people of our time, with the aid of the wisdom of the great saints. A book that is both moving and useful.” James Martin, S.J. Author of Between Heaven and Mirth
Angelique Ruhi-López has been married to Richard since 2003. They experienced infertility for one year before deciding to adopt their first child, Emmanuel, from Vietnam. They also have three biological children, Sebastian, Madeleine and Anabella. She is a stayat-home mom, a freelance writer, and a parenting blogger and web editor for the Archdiocese of Miami.
Carmen Santamaría has been married to Alex since 2001. They have two children, Monica and Antonio Javier. They experienced three years of secondary infertility following the birth of their first child. She currently writes and edits for the Association of Corporate Counsel and is a full-time mother and part-time attorney.
“The perfect primer for married couples facing the stress, heartbreak, and uncertainty of infertility. Also a fantastic resource for family members, friends, and pastoral staﬀ sharing this diﬃcult path with infertile couples.” Lisa M. Hendey Author of A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms
Features and Benefits
First and only comprehensive Catholic book for the one in six infertile couples
Has received an imprimatur
Includes a variety of spiritual resources: prayers, devotions, wisdom of the saints
Helpful suggestions on how to talk about infertility with friends and family
Appendixes include suggested further reading, reference materials, Catholic documents, and Catholic blogs about infertility
Authors are active in Christian Life Community, a lay Ignatian movement, and have cowritten articles for Harvest, the group’s national magazine
Both authors are well known in the Archdiocese of Miami
Marketing Plans . . .
National advertising campaign in America, Faith and Family, National Catholic Register, National Catholic Reporter, Patheos, and Today’s Parish
Direct mail and e-mail campaigns
Pre-publication galley and press kit mailing
Promotion in April for National Infertility Awareness Month
John Grabowski is a professor of moral theology and ethics at Catholic University of America. He and his wife, Claire, serve on the Pontifical Council for the Family.
The Infertility Companion for Catholics Spiritual and Practical Support for Couples
Angelique Ruhi-López and Carmen Santamaría Foreword by John and Claire Grabowski This is the first book to address not only the medical, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of infertility, but also the particular needs of Catholic couples who desire to understand and follow Church teaching on the use of assisted reproductive technology. One in every six United States couples experiences infertility but Catholic couples face additional confusion, worry, and frustration as they explore the medical options available to them. Filling a major void in Catholic resources, The Infertility Companion for Catholics describes the Church’s teaching on reproductive technologies and provides a rich spiritual perspective on the emotions and faith involved in embracing the cross of infertility. The authors both experienced periods of being unable to conceive and they walk in solidarity with readers, compassionately coaching them through the challenging landscape of infertility.
“In a genre where both Christian and secular books abound, we are so blessed to ﬁnally have a resource that is authentically Catholic! The Infertility Companion for Catholics provides a wellthought-out, comprehensive, and sensitive manual for Catholic couples struggling with the diﬃcult cross of infertility.” Laura Flaherty Founder of Hannah’s Heart Catholic Infertility Support Group
“A sensitive, thought-provoking reﬂection on the eﬀect of infertility in the lives of couples who experience it. . . . a must-read for couples having diﬃculty conceiving and for those who love them!” Steven Bozza
Details . . . ISBN: 978-1-59471-289-0 Price: $16.95 Binding: Paperback Release Date: April 16, 2012 Foreign Rights: World 224 pages · 5.5" x 8.5" Category: Family & Parenting / Christian Living Imprint: Ave Maria Press
Director of the Respect Life Office Archdiocese of Philadelphia
The Seeker’s Catechism The Basics of Catholicism
Michael Pennock Now updated and referenced to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, this excellent primer remains a perennial favorite with over 125,000 copies sold. Renowned catechetical author Michael Pennock conveys foundational Catholic beliefs in a familiar question-and-answer format. In this concise and readable introduction to the riches of the Catholic faith, the author poses and then briefly answers 210 questions that are essential to understanding the basics of Catholicism such as: What is divine revelation? What is grace? What does a sacrament do? Why confess our sins? Ideal for adults or teens interested in becoming Catholic through RCIA, preparing for Confirmation, returning to the Church, or simply wanting to begin a closer examination of the faith, this makes an ideal gift for seekers as they begin to explore or work to enhance their understanding of Catholicism and deepen their relationships with God.
“Pennock’s great gift is identifying questions that frequently cross the minds of those seeking to better understand the Catholic faith. And what is more; he answers those questions in a concise, easy-to-understand way.” Neil A. Parent
Details . . . ISBN: 978-1-59471-285-2 Price: $6.95 (short discount) Binding: Paperback Release Date: April 30, 2012 Foreign Rights: World 160 pages · 5" x 7" Category: Catholic / Catechism Imprint: Ave Maria Press
Author’s Other Titles . . . This Is Our Faith ISBN: 978-0-87793-653-4, $16.95
Author of A Concise Guide to Adult Faith Formation
Features and Benefits
Twenty years of solid backlist sales—over 125,000 copies sold
Now updated and correlated to the Catechism of the Catholic Church
Author remains one of the most respected names in catechetical circles
Michael Francis Pennock (1945–2009) was the author of several bestselling textbooks for Catholic high schools, including Encountering Jesus in the New Testament, Your Life in Christ, Our Catholic Faith, and three recent texts to support the new U.S. Bishops’ curriculum framework.
This Is Our Church ISBN: 978-1-59471-075-9, $21.95
The Prayer We Offer A Catholic Guide to Communion with God
Peter J. Vaghi Foreword by Cardinal Seán O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap. In this final book in the four-volume Pillars of the Faith series, renowned Washington, DC, pastor and teacher Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi illuminates scripture, the Catechism, and the writings of Benedict XVI to help readers begin or deepen their life of prayer. Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi guides readers in an exploration of the practice of Christian prayer, starting from the perspective that prayer is God’s gift to his people. Following the outline of the fourth section of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, he explores the Old Testament roots of prayer, Jesus as the Master Teacher of prayer, and Jesus’ own prayer—especially during Holy Thursday and Good Friday. Vaghi guides readers into the riches of prayer and offers practical guidance for overcoming common obstacles to conversation with God. Chapters are also devoted to the Rosary and the Our Father.
“In concluding his four-volume series, it is ﬁtting that this book provides such rich and nourishing insight into the challenge to every believer to pray always and, in doing so, to lift our hearts and minds to God.” Cardinal Donald Wuerl Archbishop of Washington
Features and Benefits
Now-complete series provides accessible guidance on all four parts of the Catechism
Free downloadable leader’s guide for using the series in RCIA
Msgr. Vaghi has been a regular guest on such Sirius XM shows as The Busted Halo Show, Seize the Day with Gus Lloyd, and A Conversation with the Archbishop
Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi is pastor of the Church of the Little Flower in Bethesda, Maryland, and a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington. He is the author of The Faith We Profess and The Sacraments We Celebrate and has written articles for America, Priest, and Our Sunday Visitor.
Details . . . ISBN: 978-1-59471-294-4 Price: $12.95 Binding: Paperback Release Date: March 19, 2012 Foreign Rights: World 128 pages · 5.5" x 8.5" Category: Catholic / Prayer Imprint: Ave Maria Press
Author’s Other Titles . . . The Sacraments We Celebrate ISBN: 978-1-59471-231-9, $12.95 The Faith We Profess ISBN: 978-1-59471-177-0, $12.95 The Commandments We Keep ISBN: 978-1-59471-261-6, $12.95
Cardinal Seán O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap., is the archbishop of Boston.
A Heart on Fire Rediscovering Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
James Kubicki, S.J. A lively introduction to one of the greatest Catholic devotions—the Sacred Heart of Jesus—showing clearly how the Heart of Christ can be a source of joyful transformation for contemporary Catholics. The Sacred Heart of Jesus, an age-old and often misunderstood devotion, is presented in this persuasive and engaging guide by Rev. James Kubicki, S.J. He delves into the devotion’s rich theological and spiritual roots and demonstrates how the faithful may encounter the Heart of Jesus in one another, scripture, the sacraments, and especially in the Eucharist. Kubicki brings to life the rich imagery associated with the devotion’s history and provides a contemporary look at traditional devotions like the Twelve Promises, family consecration and enthronement, the Sacred Heart Badge, the Litany of the Sacred Heart, holy hours, and devotion to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Details . . . ISBN: 978-1-59471-287-6 Price: $13.95 Binding: Paperback Release Date: May 14, 2012 Foreign Rights: World 192 pages with 4-page, color insert · 6" x 9" Category: Spirituality / Catholic Imprint: Ave Maria Press
“At ﬁrst communion I was taught to say ﬁrst thing every morning, ‘Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in Thee!’ Reading Father Kubicki’s splendid book has only made that prayer all the more sincere and meaningful.” Most Reverend Timothy M. Dolan Archbishop of New York
Features and Benefits
Kubicki appears frequently as a guest in Catholic media and maintains active blog/social media presence
Kubicki makes a once over-romanticized devotion relevant for today’s Catholics
In 2008, Pope Benedict XVI called for renewal of devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus
James Kubicki, S.J., is the national director of the Apostleship of Prayer, a ministry with over 50 million members, whose mission is to encourage Christians to make a daily offering of themselves to the Lord and at whose center is the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. He is a popular conference speaker, retreat director, and parish mission speaker.
Catholic Teaching on Homosexuality New Paths to Understanding
Louis J. Cameli Rev. Louis Cameli, nationally renowned pastoral leader and priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago, presents the Catholic Church’s teaching on homosexuality with insight, new possibilities for spiritual care, and a vision for greater hospitality within the Church.
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Is homosexuality a blessing or a curse? Does it lead a person to God or away from God? Can a homosexual person be a good Catholic? With humility and pastoral sensitivity, Rev. Louis Cameli offers hope to the many who feel alienated from the Church because of these questions. Taking his cue from Pope Benedict’s call to “express the teaching pastorally, theologically, and intellectually in the context of today’s studies of sexuality and anthropology,” Cameli provides a deeper understanding of the Church’s theological language and stresses that while the Church is a teacher, it must also be a learner.
“At last, an objective but compassionate look at same-sex attraction that places the moral struggle involved squarely (and fairly) in the larger arena of the whole Church’s eﬀorts to live the virtue of chastity. Thank you, Fr. Cameli!” Rev. Patrick Lee Archdiocesan of Chicago Gay and Lesbian Outreach (AGLO)
Features and Benefits
An innovative, insightful perspective on a sensitive and often misunderstood topic
Author is a nationally recognized pastoral leader who delivered the keynote address at 2011 National Federation of Priests’ Councils conference
An excellent resource for priests and pastoral ministers who want to present the Church’s teaching in a fresh way
Ideal as a text for moral theology and human sexuality courses
Rev. Louis J. Cameli is a priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Ordained in 1969, Cameli serves as a resource theologian in the Archdiocese. He holds a doctorate in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.
Details . . . ISBN: 978-1-59471-293-7 Price: $18.95 Binding: Paperback Release Date: May 14, 2012 Foreign Rights: World 256 pages · 5.5" x 8.5" Category: Catholic / Ministry Resource Imprint: Ave Maria Press
Author’s Other Title . . . The Devil You Don’t Know Recognizing and Resisting Evil in Everyday Life ISBN: 978-1-59471-272-2 $15.95
Jesus Christus Romano Guardini Foreword by Robert Krieg Roman Guardini, widely recognized as the theologiRomano mentor of Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI), and cal men author of The Lord, offers a series of meditations on the life Christ in a similar vein to the Pope’s Jesus of Nazareth of Chri series. This serie series of illuminating sermons on the life of Christ was delivered to students at Berlin Univesity, where Romano Guardini (1885-1968) taught. He was a mentor to such prominent theologians as Hans Urs von Balthasar and Jose Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI) and in this book, Guardini’s teaching style truly comes alive. Delivered while writing his bestselling masterw masterwork The Lord, these reflections inspire the reader to contemplate the presence prese that Jesus Christ manifested to the world. Guardini masterfully carr carries the reader beyond the stories and events of scripture to focus on tthe he p person of Jesus Christ. These meditations are accessible and clear, butt ma bu ain maintain the theological depth found in Guardini’s seminal work.
Details . . . ISBN: 978-0-87061-257-2 Price: $12.95 Binding: Paperback Release Date: June 4, 2012 Foreign Rights: World 128 pages · 5.5" x 8.5" Category: Religon / Theology Imprint: Christian Classics
“We “W We ten tend to stand at a distance when encountering a mystery. In Jesus Christus, Guardini invites us to enter into the mystery of In Christ aand experience the mysteries of God that are forever challenging us.” Rev. Eugene F. Hemrick Director, National Institute for the Renewal of the Priesthood
Features and Benefits
Guardini’s name is back in theological discourse because Pope Benedict XVI was his student
Guardini’s The Lord is a consistent seller
Guardini’s backlist has been republished by such publishers as Ignatius Press, Liturgy Training Publications, and Orbis
Romano Guardini (1885–1968) is regarded as one of the most important Catholic intellectuals of the twentieth century. Guardini’s prolific status as a scholar and teacher heavily influenced the reforms of the Second Vatican Council and his intellectual disciples include Pope Benedict XVI. Robert Krieg is Professor of Theology at the University of Notre Dame and editor of Romano Guardini: Spiritual Writings.
Stages on the Road Sigrid Undset Foreword by Elizabeth Scalia A fascinating collection of saints’ lives, a prophetic critique of modernity, and a surprisingly contemporary take on being Catholic—in particular a Catholic woman—in a sometimes-hostile secular world, from the Nobel Prizewinning author of Kristin Lavransdatter. Stages on the Road is a series of essays about the relationship between the Church and the modern world. In the spirit of G. K. Chesterton and C. S. Lewis, Undset points to inconsistencies, hypocrisies, and blind spots of the modern secular mindset by introducing readers to the stories of h somewhat-forgotten Catholic figures like St. Angela Merici and the English martyrs Margaret Clitherow and Robert Southwell—people who stood fast to their faith in the face of both intellectual and political hostility. Und-set tackles such topics as religious freedom, Christian/Muslim relations, and the vocation of women.
“An energetic, passionate voice—one that urges the faithful onward, and onward still, through brambles of history and passingg modern trends, toward a Truth that is startlingly alive.” Elizabeth Scaliaa Blogger at The Anchoress ss
“In Undset, we ﬁnd the consummate Catholic author, seeing life both steadily and whole, and unveiling for us its deep and ultimate meaning as we read.” Jeffrey A. Mirus, PhD Founder of CatholicCulture.org
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Nobel prize-winning novelist whose books have been in print for more than seventy-five years
Author’s book on St. Catherine of Siena was republished in 2009 by Ignatius Press
Details . . . ISBN: 978-0-87061-258-9 Price: $16.95 Binding: Paperback Release Date: June 4, 2012 Foreign Rights: World 256 pages · 5.5" x 8.5" Category: Religion / Literature Imprint: Christian Classics
Sigrid Undset (1882–1949), novelist, essayist, Catholic convert, and lay Dominican, was born in Denmark, but lived most of her life in Norway. She is best known for her novel Kristin Lavransdatter and in 1928 became the third woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Elizabeth Scalia is a writer and blogger best known as “The Anchoress.”
Bringing Lent Home with Mother Teresa Prayers, Reflections, and Activities for Families
Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle Popular author and EWTN host Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle presents a daily devotional companion for families with young children. She illustrates how to bring Lent home, doing “small things with great love” under the guidance of the Blessed Mother Teresa, with whom she enjoyed a close friendship. While many Lenten reflection booklets are designed for individuals or small groups, this one is formatted specifically for families and draws on the wisdom of Blessed Mother Teresa. This daily guide shows parents and children alike how to put her words into practice with practical suggestions on how to live the threefold call of Lent: to fast, pray, and care the poor. Each Sunday’s focus is drawn from the themes assigned to that Sunday of Lent and a project for the week ahead is suggested. Usable during all three Catholic lectionary cycles.
Details . . . ISBN: 978-1-59471-286-9 Price: $2.50 (short discount) Binding: Saddle Stitch Release Date: January 9, 2012 Foreign Rights: World 96 pages · 6" x 9" Category: Lent / Christian Living Imprint: Ave Maria Press
“Donna-Marie provides timeless wisdom, practical and yet meaningful fasting and almsgiving opportunities, and prayers that will be cherished by your family.” Lisa M. Hendey Founder of CatholicMom.com and author of A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms
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Cooper O’Boyle has national Catholic media presence on EWTN television, Ave Maria Radio, and Relevant Radio
Usable during all three Catholic lectionary cycles
Cooper O’Boyle has an active Internet presence through website, blog, and social media
Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle is a bestselling author, award-winning journalist, sought-after speaker, and the EWTN television host of Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms. She is the recipient of apostolic blessings from Blessed Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI and a frequent guest on national Catholic radio and television.
Simplifying the Soul
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Lenten Practices to Renew Your Spirit
Paula Huston Award-winning author and Benedictine oblate Paula Huston invites readers to declutter their minds, hearts, relationships, and souls in a book of daily Lenten practices woven from the gospels, the Desert Fathers, and the author’s own wealth of spiritual experience.
ISBN: 978-1-59471-269-2, 192 pages, paperback, 5" x 7", $14.95, Ave Maria Press
“A verbal retreat that invites both the soul and the body to a holy retooling.” Phyllis Tickle Author of The Great Emergence
The Spirituality of Fasting Rediscovering a Christian Practice
Charles M. Murphy Pope Benedict XVI recently stated that fasting “needs to be rediscovered and encouraged again in our day.” In timely response to this, Msgr. Charles Murphy considers anew how fasting informs the relationships between creator/creature, body/soul, and rich/poor.
ISBN: 978-1-59471-243-2, 128 pages, paperback, 5.5" x 8.5", $12.95, Ave Maria Press
“For those of us seriously seeking to renew our spiritual lives, Msgr. Murphy’s comprehensive book gives a deeply helpful understanding of the indispensable rediscovery of fasting as a pillar of our faith and an integral part of our lifelong quest for the Lord Jesus.” Msgr. Peter J. Vaghi Author of The Faith We Profess
Open Our Hearts A Small-Group Guide for an Active Lent, Cycle B
Donna L. Ciangio, O.P. Thomas B. Iwanowski This perennial favorite from pastoral experts Sr. Donna Ciangio, O.P., and Fr. Thomas B. Iwanowski returns for Lent 2012. The small-group program calls Catholics to active discipleship by connecting their everyday lives to the Cycle B Lectionary texts, Church teaching, and Catholic spiritual traditions.
ISBN: 978-1-59471-276-0, 96 pages, paperback, 5.5" x 8.5", $5.95, Ave Maria Press
“Friendly, self-directing, and solidly rooted in the Lectionary.” Bill Huebsch Director of ThePastoralCenter.com Author of The Growing Faith Project
Sacred Space for Lent 2012 The Irish Jesuits A trusted daily Lenten prayer resource, the sixth annual Sacred Space for Lent 2012 is drawn from the popular Jesuit website www.sacredspace.ie and the bestselling series of Sacred Space books. It is the engaging, life-filled companion Christians want for their Lenten journey.
ISBN: 978-1-59471-279-1, 128 pages, paperback, 4.25" x 6.25", $2.50, Ave Maria Press
“Friendly, concise, and consistently thought provoking, these books are perfect for anyone who would like to pray more and be more connected to God, but may feel too busy to do so. In other words, everyone!” James Martin, S.J. Author of Between Heaven and Mirth
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Streams of Contentment Lessons I Learned on My Uncle’s Farm Robert J. Wicks In fifteen poignant, sometimes humorous, and always instructive lessons, Wicks builds on the insights first developed in Riding the Dragon to demonstrate how contentment is found through simplicity, gratitude, and compassion.
ISBN: 978-1-933495-27-9, 224 pages, hardcover, 5" x 7", $22.95, Sorin Books
“This is Robert Wicks’s signature mix of storytelling and spirituality at its best.” Therese J. Borchard Associate Editor Psych Central
“This is commonsense spirituality that unfortunately is no longer common sense. Bob Wicks makes it so!” Richard Rohr, O.F.M. Center for Action and Contemplation
A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms 52 Companions for Your Heart, Mind, Body, and Soul Lisa M. Hendey Lisa Hendey, founder of CatholicMom.com and author of The Handbook for Catholic Moms, introduces fifty-two holy companions as guides for the vocation of Catholic motherhood. Hendey eloquently links personal stories, scripture, prayer, and simple soul-strengthening exercises into this spiritually rich resource for Catholic women.
ISBN: 978-1-59471-273-9, 352 pages, paperback, 6” x 9”, $16.95, Ave Maria Press
“Accessible, inviting, and above all, useful.” James Martin, S.J. Author of Between Heaven and Mirth
“Lisa Hendey knows exactly what inspires and encourages so many Catholic moms, and in this book, she absolutely delivers it.” Danielle Bean Editorial Director Faith & Family
Prayerfulness Awakening to the Fullness of Life Robert J. Wicks Now in paperback, Prayerfulness, by Robert J. Wicks—therapist, speaker, and bestselling author of Riding the Dragon—examines what it means to live fully in the present moment, with eyes wide open to life and to God.
ISBN: 978-1-933495-30-9, 192 pages, paperback, 5" x 7", $14.95, Sorin Books
“A triumph of the human spirit!” Kerry Kennedy Author of Being Catholic Now
Praying Our Lives A Woman’s Treasury of Catholic Prayer Eleanor Bernstein, C.S.J. A treasury of Catholic prayer, meditation, reflection, and ritual—classic and contemporary— crafted especially for women and designed to help them see how their lives and their Catholic heritage are vitally connected.
ISBN: 978-1-59471-270-8, 288 pages, paperback, 5.5" x 8.5", $17.95, Ave Maria Press
“You don’t have to be a believer to pray with this book. All you need is a longing, a thirst, an ache, even, to connect with the living God.” Helen Prejean Author of Dead Man Walking
5 Minutes with Christ Spiritual Nourishment for Busy Teachers Lou DelFra, C.S.C. Ann Primus Berends In these Gospel reflections, educators will find comfort and strength in the life of Christ the Teacher. The contributing authors draw from their own teaching experiences to provide personal and insightful reflections into what it means to be a Christian teacher with the challenges that each day brings.
ISBN: 978-1-59471-275-3, 224 pages, paperback, 5" x 7", $12.95, Ave Maria Press
“The greatest gift we can give ourselves is the opportunity for daily prayer.” Diane Starkovich, PhD Superintendent of Schools Archdiocese of Atlanta
Why Priests Are Happy A Study of the Psychological and Spiritual Health of Priests Stephen Rossetti Stephen J. Rossetti, the leading American authority on the Catholic priesthood and former director of Saint Luke's Institute, reveals the unexpected results of a groundbreaking, peerreviewed study of nearly 2,500 priests in the United States.
ISBN: 978-1-59471-274-6, 256 pages, paperback, 6" x 9", $18.95, Ave Maria Press
“By clearing away the debris of myth and public prejudice, [Rossetti] helps the Church focus on the very real challenges facing the priesthood.” From the Foreword by John L. Allen Jr. Senior Correspondent National Catholic Reporter
Heart to Heart A Cardinal Newman Prayer Book John Henry Newman Heart to Heart is a comprehensive gathering of the luminous prayers of the recently beatified Cardinal John Henry Newman. The only Newman prayer book, it is ideal for both those who love Newman’s work and for those getting to know Newman for the first time.
ISBN: 978-0-87061-255-8, 288 pages, paperback, 5" x 7", $15.95, Christian Classics
“Compassionate, intelligent and so, so beautiful.” Mike Aquilina Coauthor of Take Five: Meditations with John Henry Newman
The Devil You Don’t Know Recognizing and Resisting Evil in Everyday Life Louis J. Cameli While remaining a fixture of popular culture, the devil has—until now—been largely ignored in contemporary spiritual writing. Rev. Louis J. Cameli exposes the devil’s subtle tactics of deception, division, diversion, and discouragement, which harm relationships with God, both in individuals and also in institutions.
ISBN: 978-1-59471-272-2, 192 pages, paperback, 5.5" x 8.5", $15.95, Ave Maria Press
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