Being on Fire

Author: Richard G. Malloy
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781626980709
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Grounded not only in scripture and tradition, but also in the joy and pain of being human, this book of affirmations encompasses the fullness of a Catholic life in Christ.

Keeping Company with Saint Ignatius

Author: Luke Larson
Publisher: Paraclete Press
ISBN: 161261664X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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“Luke Larson’s book reveals The Way as I experienced it, and in ways that I wish everyone could.” Martin Sheen Keeping Company invites you to step off the treadmill and “go for a walk”—wherever you are. There are ways that you, too, may experience God more intimately. For a spiritual pilgrim, the Road to Compostela is not about beautiful vistas, meeting interesting people, and drinking good wine. It is not about exercise. Luke Larson and his wife Evie took this famous journey for very different reasons. For a true pilgrim, walking an ancient path becomes a kind of discipleship, a renewal of faith, and in this case, a journey with Jesus himself. Join Luke and Evie as they explore a pilgrimage so central to the Christian story that it is often simply called, The Way. They also journeyed intentionally with St. Ignatius of Loyola, who knew parts of this road himself hundreds of years ago, and the major themes of Ignatian Spirituality add rich layers to this magnificent book. “Combining the beauty of Martin Sheen’s movie The Way, the allure of the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, and a gentle, original and creative introduction to Ignatian spirituality, Larson provides insight into marriage, self-knowledge and God. A great read!” —Dr. Richard G. Malloy, SJ, The University of Scranton, author of Being on Fire: The Top Ten Essentials of Catholic Faith “We are fortunate that Luke Larson has been willing to share this incredible journey. He and his wife Evie clearly have a profoundly deep spirituality that is grounded in the everyday issues that confront us in trying to encounter the living God. What they learned about themselves, St. Ignatius of Loyola, and the God of pilgrimage is an incredible window into how even lesser ‘walks’ can be transformative.” —Sr. Carol Keehan DC, President/CEO, Catholic Health Association of the United States Luke Larson spent eight years as a Jesuit seminarian. He holds a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and a master’s in religious studies from Gonzaga University. He is a mission executive with one of the largest Catholic health systems, a certified chaplain, executive coach, and spiritual director.

This is Our Faith

Author: Thomas P. Rausch
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 1587684160
Format: PDF, ePub
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A concise introductory outline of the Catholic faith based on the Apostles' Creed and including more recent developments since the Second Vatican Council and the challenges of a global church.

A Passion for Life

Author: Joan Chittister
Publisher: Orbis Books
ISBN: 1608334287
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Reflections by Joan Chittister with icons by Robert Lentz present over two dozen saints and prophets--from Hildegard of Bingen to Martin Luther King, Jr.,--who speak to the urgent spiritual questions of our time.

Tried by Fire

Author: William J. Bennett
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718018710
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Full of larger-than-life characters, stunning acts of bravery, and heart-rending sacrifice, Tried by Fire narrates the rise and expansion of Christianity from an obscure regional sect to the established faith of the world’s greatest empire with influence extending from India to Ireland, Scandinavia to Ethiopia, and all points in between. William J. Bennett explores the riveting lives of saints and sinners, paupers and kings, merchants and monks who together—and against all odds—changed the world forever. To tell their story, Bennett follows them through the controversies and trials of their time. Challenged by official persecution, heresy, and schism, they held steadfast to the truth of Christ. Strengthened by poets, preachers, and theologians, they advanced in devotion and love. In this moving and accessible narrative, Tried by Fire speaks across centuries to offer insight into the people and events that shaped the faith that continues to shape our lives today.

The Joy of the Gospel

Author: Pope Francis
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 0553419544
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The perfect gift! A specially priced, beautifully designed hardcover edition of The Joy of the Gospel with a foreword by Robert Barron and an afterword by James Martin, SJ. “The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus… In this Exhortation I wish to encourage the Christian faithful to embark upon a new chapter of evangelization marked by this joy, while pointing out new paths for the Church’s journey in years to come.” – Pope Francis This special edition of Pope Francis's popular message of hope explores themes that are important for believers in the 21st century. Examining the many obstacles to faith and what can be done to overcome those hurdles, he emphasizes the importance of service to God and all his creation. Advocating for “the homeless, the addicted, refugees, indigenous peoples, the elderly who are increasingly isolated and abandoned,” the Holy Father shows us how to respond to poverty and current economic challenges that affect us locally and globally. Ultimately, Pope Francis demonstrates how to develop a more personal relationship with Jesus Christ, “to recognize the traces of God’s Spirit in events great and small.” Profound in its insight, yet warm and accessible in its tone, The Joy of the Gospel is a call to action to live a life motivated by divine love and, in turn, to experience heaven on earth. Includes a foreword by Robert Barron, author of Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith and James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage From the Hardcover edition.

Triumph

Author: H.W. Crocker III
Publisher: Crown
ISBN: 0307560775
Format: PDF, Kindle
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For 2,000 years, Catholicism—the largest religion in the world and in the United States—has shaped global history on a scale unequaled by any other institution. But until now, Catholics interested in their faith have been hard-pressed to find an accessible, affirmative, and exciting history of the Church. Triumph is that history. Inside, you'll discover the spectacular story of the Church from Biblical times and the early days of St. Peter—the first pope—to the twilight years of John Paul II. It is a sweeping drama of Roman legions, great crusades, epic battles, toppled empires, heroic saints, and enduring faith. And, there are stormy controversies: Dark Age skullduggery, the Inquistition, the Renaissance popes, the Reformation, the Church's refusal to accept sexual liberation and contemporary allegations like those made in Hitler's Pope and Papal Sin. A brawling, colorful history full of inspiring pageantry and spirited polemic, Triumph will exhilarate, amuse, and infuriate as it extols the glories of Catholic history and the gripping stories of its greatest men and women. From the Hardcover edition.

Catholic Essentials

Author: Michael Amodei
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781594711459
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Catholic Essentials: An Overview of the Faith is a source of knowledge about Jesus, the Holy Trinity, the Catholic Church, the Sacraments, and ways those who believe in Jesus live out their faith. Organized around the new U.S. Bishops High School Curriculum Framework, this book is an essential resource to accompany a full study of Jesus Christ. Catholic Essentials provides an in-depth overview and synthesis of the eight courses of a high school theology curriculum making it perfect as a compendium for the students' four years of high school or as a primary text for an introductory or review course. It can also easily be used in a parish religious education program. The text follows each course outline of the new curriculum framework. Each required course is covered by a complete chapter; each elective course is summarized in the appendix section. Several essential prayers, glossary terms, and the frequently asked questions named in the framework are included in the text.