This is a book of stories. True stories. Stories about remarkable saints who want to be your friends in heaven. Here you will find a peace-loving Viking and a saint who was captured by pirates. You will meet a horse dealer who was really a priest and a queen who became a nun. You can even read about a young saint who had lots of pets and played games on his computer. Complete with beautiful illustrations and pages to colour in, A Little Book of British Saints is a book to treasure and enjoy.
AUTHOR: Written by Roy Peachey, Illustrated by Michelle Pitt
DETAILS: 112 pages, A4 size, paperback
Almost 500,000 copies of this classic high school text were printed, which was used to teach the Faith to generations of English-speaking Catholics around the world for more than four decades. Its outstanding clarity, persuasiveness and comprehensiveness are
totally unique. This book gave many young Catholics the support and knowledge to sustain their Faith throughout their lifetime. They knew the Catholic Religion, and they knew the reasons for it. The structure and sequence of the argument of Sheehan’s Apologetics have a unique clarity and logical force. The exposition of the deposit of faith in Catholic Doctrine is clear and thorough. Objections are faced openly and honestly. Dr Sheehan’s whole text breathes a loving confi dence in the truth of the Faith
founded on Him to Whom all honour and glory is due: Jesus Christ, the same, yesterday, today and forever.
AUTHOR: Archbishop Michael Sheehan, Edited by Fr Peter Joseph
DETAILS: 686 pages, hardcover
The Priesthood and the Ascetic Life
In this book, Cardinal Sarah confronts some of the most burning issues facing the priesthood and Christian life in general, while also presenting a diagnosis of the lack of faith and zeal which has become so common among clergy and Catholics in general. He responds with an exhortation to move beyond ministry as mere work, but rather as a path of sanctification in which ongoing formation, the careful and dignified celebration of the liturgy and the ascetic life are fundamental to rediscovering the greatest good, which is the salvation of souls.
AUTHOR: Robert Cardinal Sarah
DETAILS: 156 pages, paperback
The Pope Emeritus
“Benedict XVI: The Pope Emeritus” shows us the great milestones of his life: professor, expert of the Second Vatican Council, collaborator of John Paul II, and his pontificate that ended with an unimaginable surprise: his resignation. His battles for faith and for transparency within the Church provoked criticism and disloyalties. It was a long Way of the Cross which ended with a master lesson of humility giving way to his successor.
DETAILS: (1 DVD – 54 minutes)
First written in the mid-eighteenth century, Butler’s Lives of the Saints is now available in a four-volume set which was revised in 1956 to include 2,565 saints compared to the original 1,486. After the Bible, the Missal and The Imitation of Christ it is the most popular Catholic book. Each day of the year contains a reading for the saints of that day. Ideal for a daily meditation; each Saint’s life is followed by a “lesson” from the life to help us apply the virtues of the Saint to ourselves. Carefully edited by Herbert J. Thurston, S.J., and Donald Attwater to retain the charms of Butler’s original prose style, this work of devotion and scholarship offers truths central to Christianity and underlying themes of Christian love.
AUTHOR: Alban Butler
DETAILS: 2932 pages, hardcover
St. Thomas Aquinas’ Catena Aurea is a masterpiece anthology of Patristic commentary on the Gospels – it includes the work of over eighty Church Fathers. For each of the four Gospel writers, the Catena Aurea starts by indicating the verses to be analyzed, then phrase-by-phrase, provides the early Fathers’ insights into the passage. The Catena Aurea, compiled by one of the Catholic Church’s greatest minds, is of immeasurable use to priests writing homilies, lay people engaged in private or family study or of the Gospels and religious instructors will find it an invaluable help in preparing lessons. It is the perfect companion to study the Scriptures in detail and receive the wisdom of St. Thomas on particular passages.
To give us a better understanding of the Catholic Faith, in Characters of the Passion Fulton J. Sheen returns us to Calvary. There he dramatically brings to life in brief but penetrating characterizations many who played important roles in the “Eternal Drama of the Cross.” Peter, Judas, Pilate, Herod, Barabbas, and others make an appearance, and through them the author shows us new aspects of the glory of the Faith. Fulton Sheen was unparalleled in his ability to combine theology, devotion, and the profoundest meditations on the central events of the Christian narrative. His writing is a message of inspiration to all: to those wavering in their beliefs he brings comfort and strength; to others he affirms the knowledge that true faith is the most powerful weapon in the world today, ever-ready to meet the challenges of modern life.
AUTHOR: Archbishop Fulton J Sheen
DETAILS: 72 pages, paperback
Father William Doyle S.J. (1873-1917) is undoubtedly one of the greatest military chaplains of all time. A steadfast Irishman by birth and mentality, he gave his life as a martyr of Charity on Frezenberg Ridge, Belgium, on the 16th August 1917. He had spent the previous year and a half administering the Sacraments in harrowing circumstances to the many Irish soldiers who were fighting during World War I “for little Belgium” (to quote the last words of one of the dying men to Father Doyle).
AUTHOR: Alfred O’Rahilly
DETAILS: 328 pages, paperback
Fundamentals of Catholic Dogma has been considered as the definitive single volume summary of Catholic dogmatic theology ever since its original publication in German in 1952. This great work by Ludwig Ott presents a comprehensive yet concise outline of the entire system of Catholic doctrine, laying out its sources in Scripture and Tradition as taught by the Magisterium of the Church. The level of authority behind each doctrinal point is indicated and there are frequent references to the teachings of Fathers, Doctors and numerous Saints of the Church. This definitive work of dogmatics is presented in a language that is both academically rigorous and accessible to laymen. Whilst written for study purposes it is suitable to anyone who wants to go beyond the basics in understanding the faith.
AUTHOR: Dr Ludwig Ott
DETAILS: 568 pages, leatherbound
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.
Punishing a child is a serious affair! It is the most delicate responsibility of all! How should we go about inflicting a punishment? What moment should we pick? What tone should we adopt? What kind of punishment should we prefer? How should we measure it out? These are the main questions raised by this right which often imposes itself as a duty. What teacher, what leader, what father or mother, what educator has not asked themselves these questions and tried to answer them? One day, a saint had the courage to meditate on this essential chapter of every educational method. The answer he gave us was his forty-five years’ experience. Who was this saint? His name was Don Bosco.
AUTHOR: Fr Augustin Auffray
DETAILS: 108 pages, paperback
The Catholic Priesthood
The Catholic priesthood comes to us from Jesus Christ. He is the High Priest, the mediator between God and man. Building on the pattern of priesthood from Old Testament times, Jesus chose twelve men to act in His place as priests of the new covenant.
This film explores the essential nature and theology of the sacred priesthood, the importance of a deep prayer life, the centrality of the Mass and Eucharistic Adoration, devotion to the Blessed Virgin, priestly fatherhood and celibacy, and the necessity of a missionary zeal.
Commentary and insights are provided by numerous priests, as they reflect on their own calling and consider what it means to act “In Persona Christi”. Featuring Bishop Mark Davies, Fr Hugh Allan, Fr Marcus Holden, Fr Andrew Pinsent, Fr John Saward, Fr Lawrence Lew, Fr Paschal Uche, Fr Behruz Raf’at, Fr Toby Lees, and Fr Matt Roche-Saunders.
DETAILS: (1 DVD – 52 minutes)
Living the Catholic Faith in Our Daily Lives
The fruit of much pastoral experience, this book addresses both perennial and current challenges facing Catholics, giving reasons for hope and joy. Touching on a wide range of topics, from prayer to evangelisation, it offers insights into living the Catholic faith with humility and heroism as it focuses on the person of Jesus Christ – his identity, mission, and presence in our lives. Having been a pastor of souls in a variety of settings, Bishop Hying has interacted with all kinds of people, and he has learned much about God’s purpose and action among us. He provides readable and practical reflections to feed the Christian mind and heart with inspiration.
AUTHOR: Bishop Donald Hying
DETAILS: 187 pages, paperback
This book is a completely unique presentation of the Catholic faith for children preparing for First Holy Communion. It is a rare combination of gifted writing, wonderful vibrant illustration, and exquisite design. Through stories from the Bible, bits of the Church’s history, and descriptions of the sacraments, this book leads young people and their parents or grandparents into the mystery of the Eucharist. The heart of the Church and her sacraments is presented as the life of Jesus himself.First published in Ireland under the guidance of renowned theologian Father Vincent Twomey, SVD. A glorious volume with gorgeous full color illustrations on every page. Provides thorough sacramental preparation, and includes parent pages with important in-depth explanations.
AUTHOR: Deidre Ascough, Illustrated by Lisa E Brown
DETAILS: 72 pages, hardcover