Behind monastery walls, men of God spend their lives preparing for the passage of death. Best-selling French author Nicolas Diat sets out to find what their deaths can reveal about the greatest mystery faced by everyone – the end of life.
How to die? How to respond to our fear of death? To answer these and other questions, Diat travelled to eight European monasteries. Through extraordinary interviews with monks, he learned that their death experiences are varied and unique, with elements of peace, pain, humility, sorrow, and joy. These monks have the same fears, torments, and sorrows as everyone else, Diat discovered. What is exemplary about them is their humility and simplicity. When death approaches, and its hand reveals its strength, they are like happy and naïve children who wait with impatience to open a gift. They have complete confidence in the mercy of God.
AUTHOR: Nicolas Diat
DETAILS: 180 pages, paperback
Leaning heavily on Scripture and the teachings of the Church, as well as on his own extensive experiences as an exorcist, Fr Paolo Carlin here unveils Satan’s plan of attack while giving you the telltale signs that the Evil One is at work in your life or in the life of others. You’ll learn the special conditions that facilitate the work of the devil – particularly ones that appeal to the youngest and most defenceless among us.
Armed with knowledge of the antics of Satan, Fr. Carlin also enumerates the many spiritual weapons that Our Lord has placed at our disposal. Best of all, you’ll learn to employ each one effectively to keep the devil and his army of fallen angels at bay.
Finally, Father will show you how to distinguish between mental illnesses and diabolical attacks, as well as how to determine when you must turn away from amateur efforts and urgently seek the expert help of an official exorcist.
AUTHOR: Fr Paolo Carlin
DETAILS: 160 pages, paperback
The Antics of Satan and His Army of Fallen Angels
Fr Gabriele Amorth From Fr. Gabriel Amorth comes this powerful book on the deadly antics of Satan and his fallen angels, as well as spiritual remedies for each. These pages provide a basic orientation in the dark phenomenology, explaining Catholic doctrine on the fallen angels.
AUTHOR: Fr Gabriele Amorth
DETAILS: 160 pages, paperback
Spiritual Insights into an Essential Encounter with God
Fr Donald Haggerty This book discusses the essential elements of a soul’s return to God, including the repercussions of sin, the proper understanding of mercy, and the importance of a more radical response to God’s will.
AUTHOR: Fr Donald Haggerty
DETAILS: 243 pages, paperback
This Book of Meditations is a classic and is seeped in Carmelite spirituality. For every day it offers two meditations, in liturgical arrangement, that enable the soul to enter the conscious presence of God and to reflect on the theme of the day. These are followed by a ‘Colloquy’ that helps the person at prayer to start a friendly conversation with God where acts of praise and love, petition and thanksgiving are made, together with good resolutions for the future. Here we are at the very heart of prayer, which is a heart-to-heart encounter in faith with the living God. Divine Intimacy is the highest state attainable on earth. In this union of love, the soul produces acts of love which have an immense apostolic influence on a multitude of souls. This knowledge of the ways that lead to God, according to the teaching of the renowned Spanish mystics, is distilled into the pages of this book.
AUTHOR: Fr Gabriel of St Mary Magdalene, O.C.D.
DETAILS: 1216 pages, leatherbound
The Invisible Companions of Our Spiritual Life
Discreet but ever faithful, the angels play a vital role in God’s plan for our lives. Created as spiritual beings who mediate between us and God, angels serve as our constant companions, advisers, and protectors, watching over us while standing before God’s throne in Heaven. This book carefully combines the writings of Scripture, Tradition, and the testimony of saints who met angels face-to-face to unveil for you the breathtaking facts behind these heroic heavenly beings. Haumonté shows you how to identify the subtle signs – not the overtly miraculous, but consequential details – of angelic presences in the here and now.
AUTHOR: Odile Haumonte
DETAILS: 243 pages, paperback
A Spiritual Road Map to Eternity
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen Why it is that one hears so often the expression “Go to hell!” And almost never the expression “Go to heaven!” Here, is Bishop Sheen with his answer. This is a book that breathes new meaning into the truths about heaven and hell, and new life into the concepts of faith, tolerance, love, prayer, suffering, and death.
AUTHOR: Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
DETAILS: 258 pages, paperback
The Cokeville Miracle is an astounding true story about survival in the face of unimaginable terror. On May 16th, 1986, in the small town of Cokeville, Wyoming, David and Doris Young entered the local elementary school with a bomb and held the entire school hostage in one room. In the mayhem that followed the bomb was detonated, but not one hostage was killed and the parents must put their skepticism aside as children start to tell stories of how they survived. How is it possible for a packed building to explode yet leave no casualties?
The story of the conflict between slave-traders and Jesuits during the colonisation of South America by Spain and Portugal. In 1750 Jesuit priest Gabriel (Jeremy Irons) arrives in the Amazon to build a mission for the Guarani Indians. He comes into conflict with slave trader Mendoza (Robert De Niro), who kills or captures many of the tribe but escapes punishment due to the fact that he is an aristocrat. However, it transpires that even Mendoza has a conscience when he comes to Gabriel asking for penance. A visually stunning epic, The Mission recounts the true story of two men – a man of the sword (Robert De Niro) and a man of the cloth (Jeremy Irons) – both Jesuit missionaries who defied the colonial forces of mighty Spain and Portugal to save an Indian tribe from slavery in mid-18th-Century South America.
The Saints and Scripture on Our Heavenly Reunion
In wise and consoling letters written to a grieving mother on the death of her child, Fr François Rene Blot draws from the greatest saints who testify with one voice that death’s wound, though grievous, separates us but a short while from those who have died before us. Acknowledging that profound sorrow at the death of a loved one is appropriate, Fr Blot nonetheless gives us reasons to be joyful: not only will we be reunited with our loved ones in heaven, but we can also look forward to our friendships being perfect, free of all selfishness and regrets. Moreover, the saints say, in heaven we will love and know the love of countless souls we never met on earth, our Guardian Angel, and all the choirs of angels!
AUTHOR: Fr Francois Rene Blot
DETAILS: 130 pages, paperback
When Heart Speaks to Heart
A Benedictine Monk In 2007, Our Lord and Our Lady began to speak to the heart of a monk in the silence of adoration. He was prompted to write down what he received, In Sinu Jesu, whose pages shine with an intense luminosity and heart-warming fervour that speaks directly to the inner and outer needs of our time with a unique power to console and challenge.
AUTHOR: A Benedictine Monk
DETAILS: 313 pages, paperback