Fulton J. Sheen turned his voice and pen to many subjects during the course of a long and remarkable apostolate. But nothing came closer to the core of his message than bringing the life and saving words of Jesus to the problems of modern life and the modern world. In A Brief Life of Christ, Sheen employs the twin pillars of faith and reason to draw out the meaning of the life of Jesus for our times. He pointedly shows how Christ issues His challenge alike to nations, peoples, and individual souls. The final chapters on Christ’s public life, and Passion, Death, and Resurrection contain tremendous insights and provide material for a lifetime of reflection.
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.
A church destroyed. A congregation silenced. A relationship shattered. Yet even in life’s darkest valleys, a small flame can light the way toward healing and hope.
A deadly fire rips through St. James Church, devastating the congregation and Pastor Dave. Adjoining Hadleigh University uses the tragedy to kick the congregation off campus. The escalating controversy creates a dilemma for the small church – can Christians fight for their rights and be the light for Christ at the same time? Facing a court case and his own struggle to see Christ’s light in heartbreak, Dave asks for help from Pearce, his estranged brother – a big-city lawyer and an atheist – to fight for the church’s right to exist.
In these pages, you’ll learn St. Thomas Aquinas’s unique powers of intellect and will, and how he can train us to perfect them. Best-selling author Kevin Vost offers here a fully guided, illustrated tutorial of exercises to perfect your intellectual powers of memory, understanding, logical reasoning, shrewdness, foresight, circumspection, practical wisdom, and so much more that lead to happier and holier lives. He shows how thinking like Aquinas can inoculate you from twenty damaging ?isms? and worldviews wreaking havoc in our world today.
In wise and consoling letters written to a grieving mother on the death of her child, Fr Fran?ois 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!
*Spanish with English Subtitles. This beautiful film charts the beginnings of the Servants of Mary, a religious institution founded in Madrid in 1851 by inspiration of the priest Father Miguel Martinez and that Saint Soledad Torres Acosta guided in its development and expansion until her death in 1887. These religious Sisters became well known for their work in caring for the sick through the night in their homes. Mother Soledad and her order faced revolutions, epidemics and religious persecutions.
The incredible true story of St. Faustina and the message of Divine Mercy is now documented in the critically acclaimed film “Love and Mercy: Faustina,” which follows the incredible call of St. Faustina, designated by our Lord Himself as the “Secretary” and “Apostle” of His Mercy. The Lord told her: “You will prepare the world for My final coming” (Diary, 429).
This powerful docudrama portrays the life of St Faustina and the message of Divine Mercy: from her early life and calling to the Religious life, to the apparitions of Jesus and the promulgation of the devotion throughout the world today.
AUTHOR: Starring Kamila Kaminska
DETAILS: (1 DVD – 90 minutes)
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.
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.
Life changes overnight for coach John Harrison when his high school basketball team and state championship dreams are crushed under the weight of unexpected news. When the largest manufacturing plant shuts down and hundreds of families leave their town, John questions how he and his family will face an uncertain future. After reluctantly agreeing to coach cross-country, John and his wife, Amy, meet an aspiring athlete who?s pushing her limits on a journey toward discovery. Inspired by the words and prayers of a new-found friend, John becomes the least likely coach helping the least likely runner attempt the impossible in the biggest race of the year.
About a century after Jesus died, a battle began for the Old Testament. Large numbers of faithful Christians fought about its contents and even about its right to be called a Christian book! This book chronicles the Scripture Wars that ensued and introduces readers to one of early Christianity’s greatest defenders: St. Justin Martyr.
An indispensable, practical field guide for engaging in daily battle with the Adversary – combat that is both inevitable and winnable. Burke will help you recognise the ebbs and flows of consolation and desolation, and distinguish between the voices of God and of Satan.
The battle for our souls is unavoidable. The saints won theirs by learning how to be spiritual warriors and by recognising that we become stronger through battle and grow weaker from avoidance.
Hard-driving journalist, Lee Strobel, was exactly where he expected to be at work: on top.
His award-winning investigative reporting recently earned him a promotion to legal editor at the Chicago Tribune. But things weren?t going nearly as well at home where his wife Leslie?s newfound faith in Christ went against everything Lee believed or didn?t believe as an avowed atheist. Utilising his journalistic and legal training, Lee begins a quest to debunk the claims of Christianity in order to save his crumbling marriage. Chasing down the biggest story of his career, Lee comes face-to-face with unexpected results that could change everything he knows to be true. Highly recommended!
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.
Yellow Day chronicles a young man’s life-changing and inspirational journey through the mysterious Yellow Day. Yellow Day is simply a fun day celebrating outreach at a kid’s camp, but to some, God bestows visions and miracles, transforming their lives. For this young man, the Yellow Day becomes an imaginative adventure: showing him true heroes, challenging him to face his fears, find love, and inviting him to accept grace. A beautiful retreat with the motto: “Lives are changed and souls are strengthened.” Guided by a friendly 10-year-old girl, his spiritual journey back to the light, to witness the triumphs of others, face his fears, and fulfil his destiny, will test the strength of both his faith and his courage. A wonderful family film!