In these pages, author Maggie Green provides wise, compassionate guidance for members of what she calls “The Saint Monica Club”: good Catholics suffering like Monica the rejection of the Faith by persons they love dearly. Herself a longtime and long-suffering member of the club, Green shows how persevering as Monica did in devoted love for straying souls – loving them as God does – will not only quiet the lingering, aching cry of our hearts, but will draw our lost loved ones back to the Faith and into the arms of Jesus again.
What witness would not believe in the Miracle? Skeptical reporters were there, in force, to expose what they were sure was a fraud. Their unbiased reports amply demonstrate that they also believed: this was not mass hypnotism or religious hysteria. The Miracle was not reserved solely for the faithful – it was “…so that all might believe.” What did the Church say about it? What effect did it have on those who saw it? What effect did it have on the nation where it happened? What effect did it have on our future? The answers are all in this improtant book, which explores the Miracle at Fatima and how this event impacts our lives today.
St Benedict was the first recorded saint to create a garden at his monastery, as a place for prayer and contemplation. His was a rose garden or ‘rosary’. It was St Fiacre in 670, however, who became the first to plant a garden in honour of Our Lady, using those flowers which bore her name. This idea quickly spread with many ‘Mary Gardens’ being created to honour Mary. Here is an exquisitely illustrated guide to creating a Mary Garden in the home, parish, school, with an extensive guide to traditional plant names dedicated to Our Lady, their legends, use in art and in prayer and meditation.
Memorising the Faith is no substitute for living a holy life, but even devout people can’t live by truths they can’t remember. That’s why, over 700 years ago, St. Thomas Aquinas perfected an easy method for his students to memorise most any information, but especially the truths taught by Christ and His Church. Refining techniques taught by the ancient philosophers, St Thomas created a mental “memory mansion” and a way to store information in “rooms,” where it remains, fresh and accessible, until you return to retrieve it.
Dr Vost remains faithful to St Thomas’ vision, showing how you can use this system to recall hundreds of key Church teachings, Bible verses, theological terms, and other elements of the Faith every Catholic needs to know by heart.
Fr Spiteri offers brief, but lucid explanations of the origins and meanings of the fascinating canons that lay out the Church’s official principles and procedures governing matters as various as abbots and annulments, scandals and Sacraments, homeschoolers, Councils, impotence, imprimaturs, and, even marriages to the person who murdered your spouse! If you want to know the Church for who She is – and to love Her more – Canon Law Explained is the book for you.