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Franciscan Spirituality Breathing Under Water Spirituality and the Twelve Steps Richard Rohr

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We are all addicted in some way. When we learn to identify our addiction, embrace our brokenness, and surrender to God, we begin to bring healing to ourselves and our world. In Breathing Under Water, Richard Rohr shows how the gospel principles in the Twelve Steps can free anyone from any addiction—from an obvious dependence on alcohol or drugs to the more common but less visible addiction that we all have to sin. Also available in audio: Item #A36121 $29.99 ISBN 978-1-61636-121-1

Francis The Journey and the Dream Murray Bodo Foreword by John Michael Talbot The story of Francis of Assisi, says Murray Bodo, connects in a marvelous way with the problems we all face, with our longing for love, our need for meaning in our lives, our conflicts with our parents and hometowns as we grow and move away into our own lives and identities. His story relates directly to the larger world Francis lived in and the world we live in as we struggle with questions about war and peace, how we live with other people who are different from us, how we relate to the poor, the marginal, and the broken in our society. It is a story for all ages because it is the story of the quest for God, a story that plumbs the depths of the human heart in search of its own deepest possibilities.

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“Francis: The Journey and the Dream depicted a Francis who ‘sang’ to me. I felt that I had found a teacher to lead me home. I had no idea where this was going to lead, but I was ready to follow.” —John Michael Talbot

Compassion Ilia Delio, O.S.F.

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What is compassion and how does it emerge in the human heart? What moves one to compassion? Can we learn compassion as a way of life? Can we let go of our fears to love more deeply? Compassion guides us through the life of Francis, tracing his growth from a selfish, materialistic young man to the humble, holy saint beloved by millions. With this book as your guide, you can do simple things every day to discover a more compassionate, open, fearless, and loving life—just as St. Francis did.

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Christmas Joy Rediscover Advent Matthew Kelly From the author of the best-selling book Rediscover Catholicism comes an inspiring new way to rediscover Advent. In this new book you will find: • brief citations from the daily lectionary readings • reflections on the beauty and importance of the Catholic faith and practice • thought-provoking questions for meditation and brief prayers.

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These timely and inspirational words will help renew your enthusiasm for being Catholic, while encouraging you to delve more deeply into the spirituality of the Advent season—a perfect companion for individual reading or for group study.

Advent With the Saints Daily Reflections

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Greg Friedman, O.F.M.

Through insightful reflections, Greg Friedman, a pastor and radio personality, connects you to the lives of saints and holy ones suggested by the scriptural readings of Advent. Fr. Greg draws on his love for the saints to offer daily inspiration during this season of preparation. Each day of Advent until Christmas Day, find: • brief reflections on each Advent lectionary reading • saintly connections to each reading • suggested actions for each day • prayers to help you slow down and savor the season of waiting and hope

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A Catholic Christmas Kathleen M. Carroll Foreword by Sr. Rose Pacatte, F.S.P. What’s so Catholic about Christmas? The Church’s celebration of Christmas isn’t just for a day (or even twelve) but starts with the joyful waiting of Advent and lasts until the feast of the baptism of the Lord. Fascinating stories of some favorite saints—such as Nicholas, Lucy, and Stephen—make their legends come alive, while the history and legends surrounding some of our most popular feasts—such as the Epiphany and the Immaculate Conception—will help you understand the importance of keeping the Mass in Christmas. Celebrate with the Church and make this a Catholic Christmas!

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A Franciscan Christmas Kathleen M. Carroll Item #: B16986 $12.99 ISBN 978-0-86716-986-7

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Stories of Faith Sinner The Catholic Guy’s Funny, Feeble Attempts to be a Faithful Catholic Lino Rulli Lino Rulli has a style and personality not typically found in the world of religious media. In this fast and funny collection of stories from his own life, The Catholic Guy speaks honestly about his failures, successes, and embarrassing moments. His “regular guy” approach to Catholicism is both humble and hilarious. It's a bold admission to say you're a sinner. Even bolder to write about it. Sinner is a winner. —ARCHBISHOP TIMOTHY DOLAN, Archdiocese of New York

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God’s On the Phone Stories of Grace in Action Regis Flaherty “By the grace of God and the work of the Holy Spirit, a wrong number led to a change of heart. A man needed to make the right decision, and God was ready and willing to help him. I was available, and God worked through me. Wrong number, indeed!” —adapted from Chapter Seventeen, God’s on the Phone You’ll also be touched by the stories of: • a booklover’s decision to give away her library • an agnostic who is innocently challenged by a little boy Item #T16978 $14.99 ISBN 978-0-86716-978-2

Party of One Living Single With Faith, Purpose, & Passion Beth M. Knobbe

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In this candid look at being single, Beth Knobbe draws on the experiences of men and women who share their personal stories and reflections on what it means to be single—with faith, purpose, and passion. With insights from both Scripture and ordinary people, Knobbe shows us that the single life can be one of abundance and joy. She addresses the fears singles face, the assumptions people make, and the questions singles ask themselves. She includes practical and spiritual advice for finding happiness and contentment as a single person.

Atheist to Catholic Stories of Conversion Rebecca Vitz Cherico, editor Some of the compelling stories in Atheist to Catholic: • a university professor unexpectedly attracted to the faith when a student described her retreat at a monastery • a young woman impressed by a colleague's Mass attendance: "I wanted to find her ridiculous, but quite unexpectedly, I felt like the ridiculous one" • a Polish immigrant who once shared communism's disdain for religion

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Saints and Mary Padre Pio’s Spiritual Direction for Every Day Gianluigi Pasquale

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Translated by Marsha Daigle-Williamson Padre Pio was celebrated for his understanding of the spiritual life and the struggles we all face. The letters he wrote to his spiritual directors and to the many people who sought his advice are a profound source of direction and encouragement. This collection of 365 reflections drawn from those letters offers inspiration for every day of the year. Let Padre Pio share his wisdom with you and become your guide to holiness.

Meet the Saints With an introduction by Bishop Robert F. Morneau Saints are an important part of our faith tradition, but just who are these holy men and women? Where are they from, what did they do, and what can they do for us? Meet the Saints offers you an introduction to some of the bestknown and most beloved saints. This easy-to-read and inspiring book will help you meet saints who: • knew Jesus, such as Mary Magdalene and Martha and Mary of Bethany • were contemplatives and mystics, such as Thérèse of Lisieux and Padre Pio • shared deep friendships, such as Francis de Sales and Jane de Chantal

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Wholly Mary Mother of God Chris Padgett

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There’s a little bit about Mary in Scripture. We can glean a bit more from the tradition of the Church. Some of the approved apparitions add a little insight too. But where can we go to get the complete picture, to find out about the whole Mary? Wholly Mary does just that. In an engaging style, Chris Padgett walks us through what the Bible has to say about the Mother of God—what she has meant to the Church throughout the centuries, what the apparitions add, what the saints have told us about her and, most important, what we can learn from her ourselves!

The Rosary Project A Celebration of Prayer and Song Chris Padgett Experience the rosary like never before with this unique celebration of prayer and song. Talented songwriter and musician Chris Padgett offers a fresh look at the ancient practice of meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary. Join Chris and his friends as they recite the Rosary, interspersed with songs to lead you deeper into the life of Christ.

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Family Life Marriage 911 How God Saved Our Marriage (and Can Save Yours, Too) Greg and Julie Alexander

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Greg and Julie Alexander thought divorce was the only way out of their lifeless, loveless marriage. Quite unexpectedly, a faithful priest guided them back to the truths of the church, and as they began to incorporate these truths into their lives, they were able to restore the love they once had for each other. Marriage 911 chronicles their journey back from the brink of divorce to marital happiness built on a strong Catholic faith.

Marriage Small Steps, Big Rewards Dr. Ray Guarendi Marriage expert Dr. Ray Guarendi has counseled enough couples to know that building a better relationship with your spouse doesn't mean learning exotic new communication techniques or rearranging your lifestyle. In fact, a few of his ten “small steps” are lessons you learned in grade school. Plus, with his “resistance rationales,” Dr. Ray helps you overcome any reluctance you might feel to take these small steps. Filled with straightforward advice, this book reminds you that a happier, more rewarding marriage is just a few small steps away.

The Domestic Church

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Room by Room Donna Marie Cooper-O’Boyle

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Pope John Paul II wrote that the “little domestic church, like the greater Church, needs to be constantly and intensely evangelized: hence its duty regarding permanent education in the faith.” The home is a center of living faith, a domestic church, and motherhood is a vocation. This book offers a systematic course for mothers that's equally useful for groups and individuals. The leader's guide contains helpful suggestions for women on how to begin a study group in their parish or neighborhood.

Parenting Your Adult Child Keeping the Faith (and Your Sanity) Susan V. Vogt It is eighteen years after the birth of your child. He is now stronger than you. She is now taller than you. Either one of them can work a cell phone faster, text message, IM, or design a Web page while you're still reading the newspaper. How did your baby grow up so quickly? As a parent, do you have anything left to say to your son or daughter? Parenting Your Adult Child addresses such thorny issues as: • when to rescue and when not • how to keep your faith when your child seems to be abandoning it.

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Women of Faith Homegrown Faith Nurturing Your Catholic Family Heidi Bratton Introduction by Cardinal Seán P. O'Malley A series of insightful and often humorous weekly reflections on raising faithful Catholic families, Homegrown Faith draws on familiar situations—sibling rivalry, fender-benders, lost shoes before Mass— to reveal unexpected sacramental riches. What you can expect to harvest: • short readings designed to fit into even the most chaotic family Item #T36134 $15.99 schedule ISBN 978-1-61636-134-1 • a guide for using the book for group study

Legacy of Love Biblical Wisdom for Parenting Teens and Young Adults Kimberly Hahn Applying sacred Scripture, church teaching, and pastoral wisdom, Legacy of Love helps you explore strategies and tips to fully engage with your teens and young adults. Legacy of Love also includes chapters on compassion, humility, and how your family's faith can make a difference in society. Discussion questions help you apply the material to your own life and make the book a valuable resource for small group discussion. The book is the fourth in a series of Bible studies based on Proverbs 31.

Becoming

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The Woman God Made You to Be Tammy Evevard Sharing personal stories and practical advice, Tammy Evevard addresses the issues women face as we struggle to find our true identity. Becoming calls us to a greater self-confidence, a deeper appreciation of our gifts and how to use them, and a clearer understanding of what it means to be an authentic, spiritually faithful woman in today’s culture. Tammy’s message is clear: Belonging to God means becoming the woman you are meant to be! Item #T16998 $13.99 ISBN 978-0-86716-998-0

Weightless Making Peace with Your Body Kate Wicker Countless women today are weighed down by the thought that they are not thin enough, pretty enough, young enough, or good enough. While bookstore shelves are well stocked with advice on how to overcome body-image problems, very few take a faith-based, much less Catholic, approach to self-healing. Weightless: Making Peace With Your Body speaks not only to those who may have faced an eating disorder but also to anyone who wants to live an abundant life, unencumbered by society's obsession with thinness, physical beauty, youth, or food.

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Personal Faith Dion The Wanderer Talks Truth (Stories, Humor & Music) Dion DiMucci with Mike Aquilina Dion came up out of the Bronx in the ’50s and tore through the music charts in a ferocious display of talent. He continued to make great music while slowly returning to his Catholic roots. His hard-won wisdom filters through his stories whether he’s recalling how he went shopping with John Lennon and ended up on the cover of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band or what it was like to travel in the Jim Crow South with Sam Cooke. Item #T16999 $16.99 Audiobook Item #A36119 $24.99 ISBN 978-0-86716-999-7 ISBN 978-1-61636-119-8

Spirituality You Can Live With Stronger Faith in 30 Days Chris Padgett Wondering if you can still be spiritual as you deal with life’s daily grind? Are you nearer to God now than you were a few years ago? Lost hope in the chaos of your daily routine? Chris Padgett has some practical help for you. Thirty lively chapters geared to the busy person cover the essentials of the faith from brokenness and repentance to joy, dryness in prayer, and loving yourself and your neighbor. Questions for reflection help you make the content your own. A low-key guide for those interested in habits of holiness they can actually maintain given the frantic pace of daily life.

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Saints for Healing Stories of Courage and Hope Janice McGrane, S.S.J.

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Have you ever been in pain? Suffered from an emotional or physical hardship? Who have you turned to for empathy or support? In Saints for Healing, Janice McGrane shares the stories of others who have followed in Christ’s path and who, through their example, afford us all the courage and hope necessary to endure life’s most painful trials. Some of the saints to help you on your journey: Joan of Arc, Edith Stein and Maximilian Kolbe, Damien of Molokai, Dorothy Day, Oscar Romero, Mychal Judge.

Staying Faithful Today To God, Ourselves, One Another Alfred McBride, O.PRAEM. The crisis of fidelity has reached dangerous levels for both the church and our culture, believes Fr. Alfred McBride. The signs of the impact of the breakdown of fidelity to God, self, friendships, country, marriage, and celibacy surround us. Staying faithful is now more relevant than ever. With clarity and conviction, McBride presents church teaching on fidelity and suggests practical ways to maintain and renew our commitments to God, ourselves, and one another.

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Catholic Life Understanding the Mass 100 Questions, 100 Answers Mike Aquilina

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Though it is celebrated throughout the world over a span of centuries, there is more to the Mass than meets the eye. Mike Aquilina not only answers practical questions about this central act of Catholic worship but also explains the meaning behind the prayers and practices, just in time for the new translation of the missal. What is the "Real Presence"? Why does the priest mix water with the wine? Why do some receive Communion on the tongue and others in the hand?

Living the Sacraments Grace Into Action Bert Ghezzi “We Catholics simply don't expect enough of the sacraments. Sometimes I think they must be the most underutilized power sources on the planet.”—from Chapter One The sacraments lie dormant for many because we don't understand them and don't know how to tap into their supernatural energy. Living the Sacraments weaves together Scripture, the writings of the saints, and personal stories to help us understand these seven gifts of the church and experience their practical and spiritual rewards.

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Roots of the Faith From the Church Fathers to You Mike Aquilina

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This highly readable introduction to the roots of many Catholic beliefs and practices provides a sense of connection to our brothers and sisters who have gone before us and who helped shape the faith. Mike Aquilina makes it clear that as far as the essentials are concerned, a time-travel trip back to the beginning of the church would reveal a church familiar to Catholics today. Just as an acorn grows into a tree and yet remains the same plant, so the Catholic Church is a living organism that has grown from the faith of the earliest Christians into the Body of Christ we know today.

Happy Catholic Glimpses of God in Everyday Life Julie Davis As she does in her blog Happy Catholic, Julie Davis taps into quotes not only from Scripture and John Paul II but from The Simpsons and The Princess Bride, and doing so she discovers that all around her are glimpses of God. Her reflections on pithy quotes such as the one by famed rocker Alice Cooper (“Trashing your hotel room is easy, but being a Christian—that's rebellion”) draw back the veil, letting you connect with God in unexpected ways. With unique and inventive perspective, Davis’s reflections will help you reflect on the strange economy of suffering, live with gusto, see the big picture, explore the value of quirkiness, and learn the truth about happy and unhappy families.

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Sacramental Life Catholic Update Guide to Baptism Mary Carol Kendzia, series editor

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What is baptism? Why is it critical to our faith? How does it bring about new spiritual life? When you affirm your baptismal promises at Mass, do you grasp the full commitment of those vows? The first sacrament of initiation is not just a one-time event but an invitation to a lifelong journey of Christian discipleship. Drawing on the trusted and popular Catholic Update newsletter, the Catholic Update Guide to Baptism will answer your questions about baptism. Whether you were baptized as an infant or as an adult, this guide will help you fully understand and accept God’s call to be renewed in faith and love.

Catholic Update Guide to Marriage Mary Carol Kendzia, series editor What is marriage? Why is the sacrament important? How does a couple make marriage work? A true Christian marriage is far more than just a wedding. The insights in this book bring perspective on the sacramental nature of marriage as an outward sign of a couple's lifelong commitment not only to each other but also to Jesus. Drawing on the trusted and popular Catholic Update newsletter, the Catholic Update Guide to Marriage will help you understand marriage as a promise of love, compassion, and fidelity that makes a couple a symbol of God’s plan and of his love for the world.

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Catholic Update Guide to Mass Mary Carol Kendzia, series editor

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Catholics have many questions about the central practice of the faith: Why do I need to go every Sunday? Why can’t non-Catholics receive the Eucharist? What are the differences in the parts of the Mass? The Catholic Update Guide to the Mass compiles the best of Catholic Update to answer these and many other questions. In addition to offering clear guidance to the changes in the Roman Missal, this resource is also ideal for anyone returning to the practice of the Catholic faith, for those who are becoming Catholic, and for parents who want to know more about the Mass as they bring their children to celebrate the Eucharist.

Catholic Update Guide to Confession Mary Carol Kendzia, series editor The Catholic Update Guide to Confession offers a concise understanding of what confession is and does for Catholics, and gives a step-by-step guide to participating in the sacrament. There is information on how to prepare for confession, prayers including the Act of Contrition, and other helpful tips for making the experience meaningful and lifeenriching. This resource is ideal for anyone returning to confession or preparing to receive for the first time or for those who want to review the sacrament of reconciliation as they prepare a child for the sacrament.

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Travelers Along the Way NEW AUDIOBOOK!

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The Men and Women Who Shaped My Life Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R. Read by Hilarion Kistner, O.F.M. In his first-ever memoir, Fr. Benedict Groeschel introduces you to the men and women who have influenced him over the course of his life. Some are unknown, such as Mr. Graff, a Jewish man who tailored the suit the young man would wear to the seminary. His advice: “Look, I don't understand about monasteries, but I’ll give you a piece of advice. Be a good boy.” Some are famous, such as Mother Teresa, Cardinal O’Connor, and Fr. Solanus Casey, who once, in Fr. Benedict’s presence, stepped unprotected into a swarm of angry bees, pulled out his harmonica, and played “Mother McCree” to calm them. All of them changed his life in big and small ways. Their stories will not only inspire you but also help you appreciate those you have met over the years who have enriched and deepened your own life and inspire you to make a difference in someone else’s life.

What I Wish Someone Had Told Me About the First Five Years of Marriage NEW AUDIOBOOK!

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Roy Petitfils; read by the author How does a newly married couple make “happily ever after” really happen? Is marital bliss a myth or something truly attainable in the first few years of marriage? Roy Petitfils knows firsthand, and as a counselor, that a lasting, fulfilling, and happy marriage needs planning, hard work, and dedication. He uses stories from friends, clients, and his own marriage to provide advice, humor, and practical tips for the newly married. Chapter titles include: • From the Wedding to Married Life • Can You Hear Me Now? Communicating as Husband and Wife • You Complete Me: Sex and the Christian Marriage • Serenity Now! Nothing Can Make You Lose It Like Your In-laws • In Sickness and in Health, in Good Times and in Bad

The Four Teresas NEW AUDIOBOOK!

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Gina Loehr; read by the author An out-of-the-box look at four of the greatest women of the church and what their example can mean for you. Thérèse of Lisieux, Teresa of Avila, Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, and Mother Teresa—who wouldn't want these women as friends and guides? Lively, determined, devout but never passive, they were all straight shooters with an abundance of common sense. They were also deeply in love with God, clinging to him with a tenacity that freed them to do the impossible. Using the Great Commandment as her guide, Gina Loehr focuses on how each of these women lived out one particular aspect of the command to love God with heart, mind, and soul and neighbor as self. Practical tips offer suggestions on how to be like the Teresas and points for reflection drive the lessons home. These friends of God will help you become, as they were, expert in living out Christ's perfect law of love.

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Spiritual Listening Wondrous Encounters Scripture for Lent Richard Rohr Read by John Quigley AUDIOBOOK Item #A36059 $24.99 ISBN 978-1-61636-059-7

Rohr’s meditations on the daily readings of Lent are not for the sake of mere information, or even for academic exercise (although the author hopes these will satisfy both), but for the sake of our transformation into our original “image and likeness,” which is the very image of God. What always and finally matters for all of us is encounter! Father Rohr begins each meditation with a single title or phrase that sums up the point. Then he offers the meditation followed by key passages from the readings. He ends each meditation with a Starter Prayer that invites you to self-disclosure and to enter the wondrous divine dialogue with clarity, insight, and holy desire!

Things Hidden Scripture as Spirituality Richard Rohr Read by John Quigley AUDIOBOOK Item #A16889 $49.99 ISBN 978-0-86716-889-1

In this exploration of central themes of Scripture, Richard Rohr transforms the written word, discovering in these ancient texts a new and vital meaning, relevant and essential for modern Christians. Rohr offers his listeners a Christian vision of abundance, grace, and joy to counteract a world filled with scarcity, judgment, and fear—a vision that can revolutionize how we relate to ourselves, others, and the world.

Uncommon Gratitude Alleluia for All That Is Joan Chittister and Rowan Williams Read by Joan Chittister and Dan Havron, O.F.M. AUDIOBOOK Item #A36006 $29.99 ISBN 978-1-61636-006-1

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This series of reflections reveals the importance of gratitude in helping us see beyond the immediate to a broader and deeper reality. The discovery of this perpetual alleluia will help you discover what you are, become who you are, and grow with gratitude into the unknown.

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Best-selling Audiobooks My Life with the Saints James Martin, S.J.; read by the author AUDIOBOOK

Unabridged audiobook Ten CDs, 13 hours (approx.) Item #A16953 $39.95 ISBN 978-0-86716-953-9

Winner of the Prestigious Christopher Award! Be inspired by the Catholic saints like never before in My Life with the Saints by James Martin, S.J. This best-selling memoir of spiritual self-discovery is an homage to the Catholic saints who have accompanied Fr. Martin throughout his life. From a lukewarm childhood Catholicism to the Wharton School of Business, to the executive fast track at General Electric, to the Jesuits, to a media career in Manhattan, Martin has relied on the Catholic saints to intervene in and guide his life. As Martin shares with us his many surprising encounters and journeys with the saints, he convincingly shows how we too can be close friends with the saints of the Catholic Church.

Armchair Mystic Easing Into Contemplative Prayer AUDIOBOOK

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Mark E. Thibodeaux, S.J.; read by the author This user-friendly audiobook blends theory and practice, gently and concretely taking the listener through the first steps of contemplative prayer. Armchair Mystic begins with the necessary details of time and place to pray, then presents the maturation of the prayer life in four stages. Step-by-step exercises provide concrete examples of how to use the concepts.

United States Catholic Catechism for Adults United States Conference of Catholic Bishops AUDIOBOOK

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The long-awaited national catechism by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops is now available as an unabridged audiobook. This audio version of the United States Catholic Catechism for Adults brings to life an exciting combination of the seven basic elements that make up the print version. The lessons, stories, doctrinal summaries, sidebars, and prayers are all presented in self-contained tracks as short as a minute and usually no longer than four or five minutes, which will also prove useful for RCIA groups, study groups, and other gatherings of believers.

Blessed Are the Bored In Spirit A Young Catholic’s Search for Meaning Mark Hart; read by the author AUDIOBOOK

Unabridged 3 CDs: 4 hours (approx.) Item #A16966 $19.99 ISBN 978-0-86716-966-9

Too many young Catholics experience their faith as Mark Hart did: They rarely miss Mass even if they don't understand it; they have a Bible even if they never read it; they go to confession even if they aren’t particularly repentant. Is that your experience of Catholicism? Is yours a faith of Thou Shalt Nots? If so, forget about a dreary life of mindless obedience to rules you don’t understand. It’s time to enter into the transforming light of your Creator, who invites you to live from the still center of his undying love. The author’s humorous and hard-hitting reflections drive home the point that God isn’t calling the reader to be a good person—someone who merely obeys the rules—but a new person in Jesus Christ.

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