From the Message of Fatima
Finding herself inundated with constantly repeated questions concerning the apparitions, the visionaries, and the message they received, Sr Lucia asked the Holy See for permission to write this text. This work is, in effect, a long letter, written entirely by Sr Lucia to address all those who had written to her concerning their questions, doubts, and difficulties, and their desire for greater fidelity in living up to what was asked for from Our Lady when she appeared at Fatima.
AUTHOR: Sister Lucia
DETAILS: 300 pages, paperback
What It Is And Why We Need It
Rice shows how the natural law works and how it is rooted in the nature of the human person whose Creator provided this law as a sure and knowable guide for man to achieve his end of eternal happiness. This book presents the teachings of the Catholic Church in her role as arbiter of the applications of the natural law on issues involving the right to live, bioethics, the family and the economy. Charles Rice has produced a firmly grounded and accessible handbook which touches on the most important topics regarding natural law that will benefit readers of all backgrounds.
AUTHOR: Charles Rice
DETAILS: 411 pages, paperback
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.
AUTHOR: Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
DETAILS: 87 pages, paperback
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.
Reviving the Ancient Tradition of Mary Gardens
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.
AUTHOR: Felicity Surridge, Illustrated by Malcolm Surridge
DETAILS: 98 pages, paperback
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