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
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
A Conversation on Faith
Robert Cardinal Sarah In this autobiographical interview, one of the most prominent Catholic Cardinals gives witness to his Christian faith and comments on many current controversial issues, discussing topics like, the mission of the Church, the joy of the gospel, the “heresy of activism”, and the definition of marriage.
AUTHOR: Robert Cardinal Sarah
DETAILS: 285 pages, paperback
First Steps in Becoming a Saint
Peter Kreeft Arguably the greatest Christian writer of our day, Peter Kreeft says that the most important question he has written about is how one becomes holy; or, how one becomes a saint. Engaging and practical as ever, Kreeft offers a sure guide on what holiness is and how it can be achieved.
AUTHOR: Dr Peter Kreeft
DETAILS: 172 pages, paperback
Augustine’s Confessions Unpacked
Peter Kreeft Popular writer and philosopher Peter Kreeft delves into one of the greatest Christian classics of all time: Augustine’s Confessions. In I burned for Your Peace, Kreeft collects key passages and offers incisive commentary, unlocking the treasures of Confessions to any reader who is both intellectually curious and spiritually hungry.
AUTHOR: Dr Peter Kreeft
DETAILS: 240 pages, paperback
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
A Guide To The Spiritual Life And Christian Discipleship
Echoing the petition of the disciples, Lord, teach us to pray, this book guides the reader through the challenges of discipleship and the various stages of prayer. Fr. Kirby lovingly and expertly examines this crucial petition, shedding light on its three parts: the call to follow the Lord, to live virtuously, and to pray, while laying out a course for growing in discipleship and strengthening the interior life.
AUTHOR: Fr Jeffrey Kirby
DETAILS: 164 pages, paperback
Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful and Glorious
The Most Holy Rosary is one of the greatest prayers in the history of the Church. Garnished as it is with the testimony of saints and Popes for the last thousand years, the only greater prayers are the Mass and the Divine Office. It is a prayer for the people, to be said over and over, and yet, many still seek ways to enter into the deeper mansions of spiritual richness to be found in this devotion. Here, stands a unique work, arranged through the eyes of the great mystic, Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich. Discover her magnificent and terrifying visions that will help you to more fully contemplate the lives of Jesus and Mary as told in the Mysteries of the Rosary.
AUTHOR: Anne Catherine Emmerich
DETAILS: 130 pages, paperback
Illustrated and bound in a soft imitation leather cover, this edition includes all the contents of the Simple Prayer Book, the best prayer book money can buy. The Simple Prayer Book is the trusted and timeless best-selling Catholic prayer book. Includes a doctrinal section updated in the light of the Catechism. Improved sections on Confession, Morning and Evening Prayer. New sections on Eucharistic Adoration, Prayers to the Holy Spirit and the Divine Mercy Devotion. Additional Prayers and devotional material arranged for easy access. Full and detailed contents list. Contains full text of the Mass.
DETAILS: 128 pages, paperback