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40 Days to Peace and Union with God journey in prayer through the daily gospels Year A - Gospel of St. Matthew

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Aquinas's Lenten Meditations

Aquinas's Lenten Meditations

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There's a multitude of Lenten meditation books but only one that's packed with the wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas. Journey through Lent with the Church's greatest philosopher-theologian. This unrivaled spiritual master will guide you in encountering Our Lord and experiencing the type of fruitful Lent that he often experienced.

You will relish this magnificent treasury of sixty-three of Aquinas's Scripture-based sermons specially selected for the holy season. From Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday, you'll learn how to deepen your prayer life, conquer temptation, resist the evils incurred by sin, and equip yourself for spiritual battle.

In the straightforward, logical language for which he is famous, Aquinas shows you how to detach yourself from the things of this world and refocus on the things above, reflecting on Our Lord and Our Lady as models.

You will learn the importance of fasting to the preservation of chastity and how to perform acts that will increase your humility and purity. As you contemplate the example of Our Lord on the Cross, Aquinas will help you weed out vices and cultivate virtues to prepare for the joys of Heaven.

Let the Angelic Doctor assist you in overcoming idleness and fostering a deeper devotion with stirring reflections on:

Ways in which the Blood of Jesus is precious and salvific
The confidence we should place in Our Divine Friend, even in sickness, suffering, and pain
How Our Lady suffered and how she personifies charity, patience, humility, obedience, and detachment
Why the pain suffered by Our Lord was the greatest pain possible in this life
Jesus' fourfold humiliation on the Cross -- and the fourfold exaltation it merited Him
How Christ manifested all virtues on the Cross, the "pulpit from which He taught all mankind"

Also included are forgotten or little-known traditional feast days, such as the feast of the Holy Lance and the Nails of Our Lord and the feast of the Holy Winding Sheet.

You will find rich meditations on Christ's Passion and reflections for each day of Holy Week. Best of all, you will discover the greatest love story of all time: the Father who offered His only Son, and the Son who underwent every suffering and sacrificed His life for our redemption.

There’s a multitude of Lenten meditation books but only one that’s packed with the wisdom of St. Thomas Aquinas. Journey through Lent with the Church’s greatest philosopher-theologian. This unrivaled spiritual master will guide you in encountering Our Lord and experiencing the type of fruitful Lent that he often experienced.

You will relish this magnificent treasury of sixty-three of Aquinas’s Scripture-based sermons specially selected for the holy season. From Ash Wednesday to Holy Saturday, you’ll learn how to deepen your prayer life, conquer temptation, resist the evils incurred by sin, and equip yourself for spiritual battle.

In the straightforward, logical language for which he is famous, Aquinas shows you how to detach yourself from the things of this world and refocus on the things above, reflecting on Our Lord and Our Lady as models.

You will learn the importance of fasting to the preservation of chastity and how to perform acts that will increase your humility and purity. As you contemplate the example of Our Lord on the Cross, Aquinas will help you weed out vices and cultivate virtues to prepare for the joys of Heaven.

Let the Angelic Doctor assist you in overcoming idleness and fostering a deeper devotion with stirring reflections on:

  • Ways in which the Blood of Jesus is precious and salvific
  • The confidence we should place in Our Divine Friend, even in sickness, suffering, and pain
  • How Our Lady suffered and how she personifies charity, patience, humility, obedience, and detachment
  • Why the pain suffered by Our Lord was the greatest pain possible in this life
  • Jesus’ fourfold humiliation on the Cross - and the fourfold exaltation it merited Him
  • How Christ manifested all virtues on the Cross, the "pulpit from which He taught all mankind"

Also included are forgotten or little-known traditional feast days, such as the feast of the Holy Lance and the Nails of Our Lord and the feast of the Holy Winding Sheet.

You will find rich meditations on Christ’s Passion and reflections for each day of Holy Week. Best of all, you will discover the greatest love story of all time: the Father who offered His only Son, and the Son who underwent every suffering and sacrificed His life for our redemption.

Ascension Lenten Companion Journal YEAR A

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God wants to give us more. This daily prayer resource will help readers discover what it is that God is offering them this coming Lent. Each day, they’ll get:

  • a word,
  • a scripture passage,
  • a short meditation,
  • and a prayer prompt

These will guide them to rediscover a lived personal relationship with God as they journey through Lent.

This companion is accompanied by supplemental videos that can be found online as well as on the Ascension Lenten Companion DVD.

Features:

  • Paperback
  • 108 pages
  • Matte lamination cover
Bienvenido Jesus resucitado-reflexiones de cuaresma y Pascua para la familia

Bienvenido Jesus resucitado-reflexiones de cuaresma y Pascua para la familia

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Bienvenido, Jesús Resucitado ofrece una reflexión bíblica y una dinámica para todos los días de Cuaresma que anima a las familias a PENSAR, DAR, AYUNAR Y ORAR. Estas dinámicas ayudarán a su familia a que durante la Cuaresma incluyan la Escritura y la meditación en su vida cotidiana. Con el pasar de los domingos, su fe se irá fortaleciendo e irán descubriendo el verdadero significado de este periodo.

Welcome Risen Jesus
Lenten and Easter Reflections for Families

Welcome Risen Jesus offers daily reflections and thoughts that encourage families to THINK, PRAY, ACT based on words from Scripture. These exercises are designed to engage your household during the Lenten season by tying Scripture and reflection to your daily life. With each passing Sunday, your family's faith will grow stronger, and the true meaning of this season will be discovered.

Brother Francis: Let's Learn about Lent

Brother Francis: Let's Learn about Lent

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"The Let's Learn About" series is designed for elementary-school aged children, covering important aspects of our Catholic Faith! "Let's Learn about Lent" teaches children the significance and meaning of the season of Lent. Beautifully illustrated in full color, this book is a wonderful way to help children understand the importance of this very special season.

Cardinal Zen's Lenten Reflections

Cardinal Zen's Lenten Reflections

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"The merciful Lord has given us one more year. Let us take it seriously as the last chance. We should not take the risk of delaying." -- Joseph Cardinal Zen

Lent is a time of preparation and renewal through prayer, mortification, and charity. With candor and compassion, Joseph Cardinal Zen of Hong Kong explains how you can open your heart to grow in love of God to make this your most fruitful Lent ever. These eighteen Lenten meditations, collected from His Eminence's homilies and pastoral letters during a time of social and political tension, will fortify you to face the temptations that beset you so as to choose consistently the light of life.

Also included are thirteen stirring Easter themed reflections. With Cardinal Zen journeying with you, you will find the path to healing amid suffering and discover as never before the glory of resurrected love.

In this volume, you will discover:

  • God's wedding gift to you -- and your response
  • Five attitudes to cultivate to become a cheerful giver
  • How to restore your amazement and awe in the Paschal Mystery
  • Ways to make your Lenten, Holy Week, and Easter celebrations more meaningful
  • What you must do to be saved and embrace God's healing and liberating power
  • Seven lessons on the road to Emmaus that will transform your life
  • These beautifully crafted reflections will give you renewed fervor in your devotion to Jesus, our Savior, who wants to take you to a higher level. You will find out how to live in true imitation of the Good Shepherd and how to love your neighbor with a mother's heart. Through Cardinal Zen's wisdom, thought-provoking questions, and unique perspective, you will see as never before how Jesus' messages in the Gospels affirm the dignity of the human person.

    As His Eminence reveals the mystery of the cross, you will learn what it means to have the faith of a child and experience the comfort and tenderness of the Holy Spirit, especially in times of persecution and suffering. You will also perceive the steps to take to follow God's call, and, with the man healed of blindness, come to say, "I went, I washed, I was able to see."

    Celebrating A Holy Catholic Easter: A Guide to the Customs and Devotions of Lent and the Season of Christ's Resurrection

    Celebrating A Holy Catholic Easter: A Guide to the Customs and Devotions of Lent and the Season of Christ's Resurrection

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    Alleluia! Christ is Risen! Celebrating a Holy Catholic Lent and Easter provides individuals and families with a valuable resource for understanding and celebrating Lent and Easter as a Catholic.
    Celebrating Lent

    Celebrating Lent

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    One of 101 titles in the St. Joseph Picture Book Series, this book by popular author Rev. Jude Winkler, OFM. Conv. helps children understand the holy season of Lent, the time of preparation for Jesus' Resurrection on Easter Sunday. Among the features of this book are:

  • vibrant full-color illustrations
  • durable sewn paperback binding
  • Topics explained in this title include:
  • God's Love for Us
  • Preparing for Easter
  • Forty Days of Lent
  • Preparing for Baptism
  • The Rite of Christian Initiation
  • Ash Wednesday
  • Signs of Lent
  • Holy Scripture
  • Fasting
  • Good Deeds
  • A Time of Prayer
  • The Way of the Cross
  • Palm Sunday
  • Holy Thursday
  • Good Friday
  • Holy Saturday
  • We invite you to view other titles in this series here: https: //catholicbookpublishing.com/browse/st-joseph-picture-books

    Christ of Easter Special Church Edition

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    Conversing with God in Lent Praying the Sunday Mass Readings

    Conversing with God in Lent Praying the Sunday Mass Readings

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    Lectio divina is an ancient spiritual practice that can help us to hear God speaking to us through the words of Scripture. In recent times, Pope Benedict XVI and a Synod of Bishops have recommended that lay people pray with the Scriptures using this method. In this book, respected biblical scholar Stephen J. Binz chooses one of the three Mass readings for each Sunday in cycles A, B, and C during Lent, including the complete text of the reading. Then he leads readers through the steps of lectio divinareading, meditation, prayer, contemplation, and actionby suggesting themes and verses on which to focus. Discussion questions are provided for each of the Sunday readings. A perfect Lenten resource for both individuals and parish groups.
    Daily Lenten Journey

    Daily Lenten Journey

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    Embark on a prayer journey to draw closer to the Lord and make room in your heart for Easter joy!

    During the forty days of Lent, the Church helps us prepare our hearts for the great feast of Easter. MagnifiKid! Daily Lenten Journey invites you to follow a daily liturgical reading and offers ways for you to grow in holiness and faith through fasting, prayer, and almsgiving.

    Designed to be used individually or as a support for family and community prayer, each day Magnifikid! Daily Lenten Journey features an opening reflection, a Scripture reading from daily Mass, intercessions, and small self-giving steps toward Easter.

    Devotional Journey Into the Easter Mystery

    Devotional Journey Into the Easter Mystery

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    Download the printable summary guide to participation in the Easter Mystery HERE.

    If you're unhappy because the Mass has become for you routine â " or even boring and tedious â " these pages are for you. They teach you eight simple ways to make your every Mass a joyful time of piety and intense devotion.

    Explaining the spiritual meanings behind the signs and symbols, words and actions of the Mass, author Christopher Carstens teaches you spiritually-enriching ways to enter the church building, make the Sign of the Cross, pray the Opening Prayer, listen to the Readings, prepare your soul at the Offertory, participate in the Eucharistic Prayer, receive Communion, and even respond to the Dismissal.

    Soon â " with the help of author Carstens wise suggestions â " you will be surprised to find each Eucharistic Celebration a fountain of peace for you, a profound refreshment for your soul.

    Among other things you'll learn from these pages:

  • The meaning of the â oesacramental principle⠝ if you don't understand it, then Mass is almost surely flat for you.
  • How each element of the Liturgy has a sacramental quality about it, and can be for you a grace-filled encounter with Jesus.
  • How to transform your prayers at Mass into a conversation with God.
  • Why silence â " both within the liturgy and outside of it â " is a necessary element of that conversation with God.
  • There's a proper spiritual way to make the Sign of the Cross (do you know what it is?).
  • How the Creed can be for you the highpoint of the Liturgy of the Word.
  • Why, during the collection, you should also explicitly offer Christ your heart.
  • The best way in the Mass to participate in Jesus' saving work: do you know what it is?.
  • What you should desire in order to receive the Eucharist most efficaciously (and what that desire presupposes in you).
  • Coming and going through the church doors: what, each time, it should mean for you spiritually.
  • Plus, at the end of each chapter, a list of action items for the next time you go to Mass, and much, much more to awaken in you the bright spirit of joyful devotion that we are all called to have at Mass.

    Everyone's Way of the Cross

    Everyone's Way of the Cross

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    This perennially popular meditation booklet combines imaginative, full-page photos with a dialogue between Christ and the reader, urging us to carry on Christ's unfinished business and unite our human will with the divine will. Each mediation is an authentic application of Jesus' suffering to our personal lives. Ideal for either private devotion of public Stations of the Cross, for adult parish Lenten programs, and high school use.
    From the Cross to the Empty Tomb

    From the Cross to the Empty Tomb

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    Bishop Serratelli invites you to journey with those who were with Jesus in His last hours. You may be like Peter one day, and like Judas, Simon, Mary Magdalene, or Our Lady on another. This Lenten book provides a deeper appreciation for God\'s eternal saving love. The author weaves Scripture and history so seamlessly that you feel the pain and betrayal of Our Lord and truly appreciate what He has done for you and how precious is His love.

    God for Us

    God for Us

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    Examine the meaning of Lent and its significance in spiritual formation and the preparation for Easter, and walk through the holy season of Easter. Leading North American spiritual writers reflect on what one theologian has called the "bright sadness" of Lent: that it is not about feeling of broken and lost, but about cleansing the palate so we can taste life to a greater extent. In the Lent and Easter seasons, we encounter the God who, in all of life, is for us--for our liberation, for our healing, for our wholeness. Even in death we can find resurrection.

    Holy Thursday: The Night That Changed the World

    Holy Thursday: The Night That Changed the World

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    On the night before His death, His betrayer already at work, our Lord lifted a simple chalice in a world covered in darkness. Elevating it, He sealed for eternity a new covenant between God and man, imparting to us the gift of His Body and Blood.

    In these sublime meditations on the events of Holy Thursday, Nobel laureate François Mauriac reminds us of the ineffable value of the gift given us that evening in the Upper Room: the Eucharist, present still in the tabernacles of the world...where Christ waits patiently for us to visit Him, pray with Him, and receive fullness of life from Him.

    To read these stirring pages is to rejoice again in the fact that Christ has not left us orphans. He remains with us at all times in the Eucharist, without which we can never attain true peace. As Mauriac notes, "No man knows himself, if he has not looked at his soul in the light of the Host lifted above the ciborium."

    Come, then, into the heart of this m

    Imagine the Passion

    Imagine the Passion

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    This soul stirring collection takes readers on an immersive experience, guiding them hour by hour through the poignant moments of Jesus Christ's Passion from the heart wrenching agony in the garden to the triumphant Resurrection. Each hour is captured through exquisite poetry that delves deep into the emotions and significance of that moment, inviting readers to reflect, meditate, and connect with the profound story of redemption.Alger's stunning full color illustrations, crafted exclusively for this Devotional, breathe life into the words and enhance the spiritual experience. 'Imagine The Passion' is more than a book;it's a companion for Lent, aves sel for contemplation, and a source of inspiration as we walk alongside Jesus on his journey of love and sacrifice."

    Jesus, Companion in my Suffering

    Jesus, Companion in my Suffering

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    Lent can be a time of bearing heavy burdens, of carrying the worries, pains, and sorrows that weigh on our hearts. Joyce Rupp reminds us that even though we may feel alone during these times of personal distress, we have the loving, empathetic, and ever-present companionship of Jesus by our side.

    In Jesus, Companion in My Suffering, Rupp--bestselling author of several books on grief, loss, and suffering, including Praying Our Goodbyes and Jesus, Friend of My Soul--will guide you to see Jesus not only as someone who understands deeply what you have experienced but also as a teacher whose wisdom you can apply to your own life. By allowing Jesus to accompany you in times of trial, Rupp says, you'll be encouraged to move toward more compassion for yourself and others.

    For each of the forty days of Lent, Rupp offers a brief reflection on a story from the life of Jesus, applying his actions and teachings to our own experiences. She also includes a prayer and daily intention that invites us to spiritual growth and to reach fuller depths in our faith. Questions for personal reflection or group discussion are included.

    Lent and Easter Wisdom from St. Vincent DePaul

    Lent and Easter Wisdom from St. Vincent DePaul

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    John Rybolt, CM, matches passages from St. Vincent's meditative writings with seasonal reflections and prayers. Through the Apostle of Charity's words and thoughts, we are led to a greater love for all, especially the poor. Let St. Vincent's wisdom inspire you to free yourself of the burdens and temptations of this world, so that you, too, may be ready to serve. Each entry includes a quote from St. Vincent, a scripture verse, a prayer, and a action all in keeping with the daily wisdom.

    Lent and Holy Week with Mary

    Lent and Holy Week with Mary

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    Make Lent and Holy week even more meaningful with brief daily meditations that will help focus on Our Lord's passion and resurrection alongside his mother, Mary. Focusing on various themes from self-control to generosity, you will be brought into a deeper relationship with Jesus. Each daily meditation includes Scripture, a question to think about or act to consider, and a short prayer to the Blessed Mother.

    Lent and Holy Week with Saint Joseph

    Lent and Holy Week with Saint Joseph

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    Make Lent and Holy Week even more meaningful with brief daily meditations that will help you focus on Our Lord's passion, death, and resurrection. Scripture readings, personal reflection, a question to ponder or an act to consider, and a short prayer to Saint Joseph are sure to lead you to a deeper relationship with Jesus and his foster father, Joseph.

    Lent Coloring Book

    Lent Coloring Book

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    St. Joseph Coloring Books
    The St. Joseph Coloring Books are a magnificent series of Catholic Coloring Books that will help children begin learning their Faith.

    Lent Coloring Book, written by Michael Goode and illustrated by Margaret A. Buono, is a fun and creative way for children to learn about preparing for the Resurrection of Jesus. Children reading and coloring in this book will specifically learn about the following topics:

  • Lent
  • Season of Preparation for Easter
  • Time to gain God's Grace
  • Lenten Symbols
  • Ashes
  • Fasting
  • The Color Purple
  • Palm Branches
  • Lenten People
  • The Patriarch Abraham
  • The Apostle Paul
  • The Samaritan Woman
  • The Man Born Blind
  • Lazarus
  • The Children of Jerusalem
  • Lenten Devotions
  • Coing to Confession
  • Receiving Holy Communion
  • Participation at Sunday Mass
  • Participation at Weekday Mass
  • The Way of the Cross
  • Visits to the Blessed Sacrament
  • Praising God
  • This title features:

  • Large, easy-to-color illustrations
  • Short, simple, readable texts
  • High-quality paper
  • Most convenient size
  • Proven educational approach
  • Imprimatur
  • attractive holograpic foil on the front cover
  • Lent Easter Awaits Us: Returning to the Way of God

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    Lenten Cookbook

    Lenten Cookbook

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    From breads to stews to omelets and desserts, award-winning chef and former Vatican Swiss Guard David Geisser returns with 75 new international recipes that were specially conceived for the penitential season of Lent. From delicious soups and salads to zesty curries and classic Lenten staples, Chef Geisser offers here a uniquely Catholic way of celebrating the Lenten season in your home each year.

    Much more than a cookbook, this first-ever guidebook for mealtimes in Lent features essays from acclaimed biblical scholar Scott Hahn, who reflects on the history of fasting and its integral role in our personal spiritual growth. Hahn guides you on how to practice a holy Lent that will enable you to return your focus to Christ, and how to carry the unique and extraordinary joys of Lent forward into the rest of the year. You'll also learn of forgotten Catholic traditions and timeless customs, such as St. Martin's Lent, Ember Days, and Rogation Days and how you can apply these time-honored periods of grace to your spiritual life today.

    Here's a culinary masterpiece that is a must-have for any Catholic and an ideal gift for a loved one's kitchen or coffee table. It also includes:

  • Scores of meatless dishes that are both simple and savory
  • Nearly 50 pages of exclusive content from Scott Hahn on the Lenten season
  • Over a dozen meals ideally suited for those pursuing a rigorous Lent
  • Several variations on the traditional Lenten hot-cross bun recipe
  • Inspiring Scripture verses and quotes from the saints to keep you on track this Lent.
  • From breads to stews to omelets and desserts, award-winning chef and former Vatican Swiss Guard David Geisser returns with 75 new international recipes that were specially conceived for the penitential season of Lent. From delicious soups and salads to zesty curries and classic Lenten staples, Chef Geisser offers here a uniquely Catholic way of celebrating the Lenten season in your home each year.

    Much more than a cookbook, this first-ever guidebook for mealtimes in Lent features essays from acclaimed biblical scholar Scott Hahn, who reflects on the history of fasting and its integral role in our personal spiritual growth. Hahn guides you on how to practice a holy Lent that will enable you to return your focus to Christ, and how to carry the unique and extraordinary joys of Lent forward into the rest of the year. You’ll also learn of forgotten Catholic traditions and timeless customs, such as St. Martin’s Lent, Ember Days, and Rogation Days and how you can apply these time-honored periods of grace to your spiritual life today.

    Here’s a culinary masterpiece that is a must-have for any Catholic and an ideal gift for a loved one’s kitchen or coffee table. It also includes:

    • Scores of meatless dishes that are both simple and savory
    • Nearly 50 pages of exclusive content from Scott Hahn on the Lenten season
    • Over a dozen meals ideally suited for those pursuing a rigorous Lent
    • Several variations on the traditional Lenten hot-cross bun recipe
    • Inspiring Scripture verses and quotes from the saints to keep you on track this Lent.
    Made for Heaven - A Guided Lent Journal for Prayer and Meditation

    Made for Heaven - A Guided Lent Journal for Prayer and Meditation

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    Join Fr. Agustino Torres, CFR--founder of Corazón Puro--on a multimedia Lenten journey inspired by St. Francis. Begin the season with a vow of poverty and end at Easter with a heart free from the desert of sin and open to love, serve, and care for others.

    Made for Heaven features stunning original art by Valerie Delgado of Pax.Valerie, along with daily meditations on a passage from scripture, reflection questions, prayer, and space for journaling and notetaking.

    A life of simplicity and poverty orients you toward God's love and reminds you that you are made for heaven. Torres says the best way to prepare yourself for that final destination is to live as true pilgrims who need to "travel lightly" and detach from earthly pleasures.

    In six transformative weeks, you will learn how to allow the Holy Spirit to move in your heart through a new theme each week:

  • Week one: commit yourself to a Lenten vow of poverty and reflect on the story of Jesus being cast into the desert as you learn to make your life entirely about Christ;
  • Week two: be a witness to the Transfiguration and allow yourself to become transformed, letting your spiritual gifts shine forth;
  • Week three: accept the call to conversion and say yes to a life of simplicity and poverty as St. Joseph did;
  • Week four: let the healing power of God challenge you to become a vessel of mercy and a source of loving compassion to others;
  • Week five: learn how to pray with confidence and look beyond ourselves; and
  • Holy Week: experience a deep encounter with God through the ancient liturgy of the Church.
  • Made for Heaven is perfect for both individual and group use. Free companion videos and a downloadable leader's guide are available at avemariapress.com. The book and other resources are also available in Spanish.

    Make Room-child's guide to Lent

    Make Room-child's guide to Lent

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    While the Advent season is filled with fun and expectations, Lent can be more difficult for children. How can we help children approach this season in a way that is meaningful and not frightening?

    Make Room presents Lent as a special time for creating a welcoming space for God. Other books offer excellent ideas for going through the Lenten season with children, but Make Room uniquely connects its projects to the story of Jesus. Simple and practical activities such as baking bread, having a neighbor over for dinner, uncluttering your room, and watching less TV become acts of justice and kindness, part of a life of following and imitating Christ, and a way to make room for God in our lives and in the world around us.

    Other books tell the Passion narrative for young readers; this unique book integrates themes of hospitality and self-giving that echo Jesus' ministry, Jesus' entire life. Make Room invites children to wonder about the story, to encounter Lent with all their senses, and to experience activities in Lent as part of a life of discipleship.

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    Pain of Christ and the Sorrow of God

    Pain of Christ and the Sorrow of God

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    "It is not merely penance that the Church asks of us during Lent. It is extra prayer."

    Some preachers are more notable than others. Fr. Gerald Vann, O.P., was ordained in 1929 at the remarkable age of twenty-three in a Dominican Order known for its careful discrimination about its candidates. Despite fame both in his native England and in the United States, his brilliant and accessible writing has largely disappeared from view.

    Of great significance is this compendium of Lenten inspirations. In seven chapters marked by originality and striking clarity, Fr. Vann gets under the rind and into the heart of every aspect of Christ's Passion. You'll learn:

  • What the Agony in the Garden tells us about our own struggles, sorrows, and sins

  • What Christ's betrayal reveals about the depth of our love, faith, and devotion

  • How the scourging teaches us to rule our flesh, rather than letting it rule us

  • How we can replicate the stillness of Mary in our lives

  • Ways we can prepare for and withstand the Valley of the Shadow of Death

  • What the difference between the two thieves teaches us about the glory of God

  • How, through the sorrow of God, the world is renewed

  • Fr. Vann emphasizes that in neither our spiritual lives nor our lives in the world can we ignore a crucial aphorism that will play a role in determining our destiny: "the importance of small things." He draws out a plan for noticing, appreciating, and prospering from these simple treasures.

     “It is not merely penance that the Church asks of us during Lent. It is extra prayer.”

    Some preachers are more notable than others. Fr. Gerald Vann, O.P., was ordained in 1929 at the remarkable age of twenty-three in a Dominican Order known for its careful discrimination about its candidates. Despite fame both in his native England and in the United States, his brilliant and accessible writing has largely disappeared from view.

    Of great significance is this compendium of Lenten inspirations. In seven chapters marked by originality and striking clarity, Fr. Vann gets under the rind and into the heart of every aspect of Christ’s Passion. You’ll learn:

    • What the Agony in the Garden tells us about our own struggles, sorrows, and sins

    • What Christ’s betrayal reveals about the depth of our love, faith, and devotion

    • How the scourging teaches us to rule our flesh, rather than letting it rule us 

    • How we can replicate the stillness of Mary in our lives

    • Ways we can prepare for and withstand the Valley of the Shadow of Death

    • What the difference between the two thieves teaches us about the glory of God

    • How, through the sorrow of God, the world is renewed

    Fr. Vann emphasizes that in neither our spiritual lives nor our lives in the world can we ignore a crucial aphorism that will play a role in determining our destiny: “the importance of small things.” He draws out a plan for noticing, appreciating, and prospering from these simple treasures.

    Passion and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ

    Passion and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ

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    This absorbing account provides you with an intimate look at the sufferings of Our Lord through the minds and hearts of those closest to Him. You'll see Jesus through the eyes of His apostles, of those who condemned Him, of His executioners, and of those He met along the way of the Cross. Drawing from historical research, culture, and his own profound spiritual insights, Archbishop Alban Goodier, S.J., masterfully intersperses scriptural accounts and narration to bring the Passion of Jesus fully to life.

    You will be moved by subtle observations, emotions, and actions swirling around Jesus as He endures His most terrible and triumphant moments. You will come to understand Judas Iscariot's thoughts and motives in betraying Jesus, St. John's personal intuitions about the agony of Jesus' Heart, St. Peter's impetuousness, and Jesus' unconditional love.

    As he guides you through this introspective contemplation of the Gospels, Fr. Goodier reveals Jesus' thoughts, feelings, and actions and explains the sufferings Jesus felt in His soul.

    Most significantly, you will see who Jesus is for you and who He longs you to be both for Him and for others. We need "active compassion," explains Archbishop Go(more...)

    Pauses for Lent; 40 Words for 40 Days

    Pauses for Lent; 40 Words for 40 Days

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    In this beautifully minimalist book, Trevor Hudson focuses on 40 single words one for each day of the season of Lent. Each brief meditation pairs the word for the day with a scripture verse, brief insight, and a thought or action for the day. Each pause for Lent will refresh and challenge readers.
    Pocket Guide to Stations of the Cross Building Blocks of Faith Series

    Pocket Guide to Stations of the Cross Building Blocks of Faith Series

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    St. Alphonsus Liguori's Stations of the Cross are the most popular and best loved in our Catholic tradition. Here is the guide that you need to bestow this powerful and essential devotion on children, faithfully, using the time-tested method of this great saint.

    Charming Catholic friends Fulton and Cynthia return in this enthralling comic book to take children back in time to walk the way of our Lord's Cross. The glorious and endearing Lego-set photos will help readers of all ages to enter into these classic meditations on Jesus' Passion and death in an entirely new way.

    Every time you pray these Stations, you will truly understand the abundant love that Jesus has for you. Through the sacred scenes, full-color illustrations, and revealing dialogue, children will draw ever closer to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

    Features include:

  • Stirring meditations from St. Alphonsus Liguori
  • Instructions on how to pray the Stations
  • Short preparatory prayers
  • Engaging photo scenes for each Station
  • Prayers for the leader and the people
  • Closing prayers
  • This handy, pocket-size companion will help you and your family meditate on the sufferings of our Lord more often and be more willing to unite your struggles with His for the salvation of souls. A Pocket Guide to the Stations of the Cross is an ideal gift for classes and all the children in your life.

    Pray, Fast, Give Lenten Devotional

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    Prayerfully we Prepare - A Lenten Examination of Conscience

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    Praying Freedom A Book of Lenten Meditations

    Praying Freedom A Book of Lenten Meditations

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    With meditations, imaginative techniques, and prayer exercises, Praying Freedom is a Lenten devotional book that can help improve your prayer life and guide you towards spiritual freedom.

    In Praying Freedom, author Vinita Hampton Wright discusses how being spiritually free requires self-awareness and prayer, imagination as well as good intention, and practical activity in addition to belief. Through Ignatian spirituality principles, imaginative techniques, and the power of God's grace, we can become more spiritually mature and free to live as God wants us to live.

    Praying the Stations Mary's Way of the Cross

    Praying the Stations Mary's Way of the Cross

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    Each booklet below is tailored to a specific audience and can be used year after year. These economical booklets are appropriate for group and/or individual use.
    Praying the stations of Mercy with Pope Francis

    Praying the stations of Mercy with Pope Francis

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    Return guided lent journal for prayer and meditation

    Return guided lent journal for prayer and meditation

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    Reorient your mind and heart this Lent so you can more fully experience the joy of Easter--Christ's victory over sin and death.

    In this beautiful guided journal for prayer and meditation, Fr. John Burns--author of the bestselling and award-winning book Adore--invites you to strip away your confusion, attachments, and sin so you can return to the Lord and undergo real and lasting conversion.

    In the liturgy's first reading on Ash Wednesday, the prophet Joel call us to wholehearted conversion: "Even now, says the Lord, return to me, with your whole heart, with fasting and weeping and mourning, rend your hearts, not your garments, and return to the Lord, your God" (Jl 2:12-13).

    Each week throughout Lent, Burns breaks down these two verses:

  • Week 1, return to me--recognize the need to reorient our lives through Lent;
  • Week 2, return to me with your whole heart--reorient not only the mind but also the heart to the Lord;
  • Week 3, return to me with fasting--acknowledge hardness of heart and the value of discipline;
  • Week 4, return to me with weeping and mourning--bring forward personal agonies and unbind hidden bitterness that divides us from God; and
  • Week 5, Rend your hearts, not your garments, return to the Lord, your God.
  • Then, during Holy Week and the Resurrection on Easter, you are invited to weave your own stories into that of the Paschal Mystery.

    Burns uses the opening prayer of each day's Mass--called the Collect--as a starting point for your meditations through the forty days leading up to Easter Sunday. He also focuses on the traditional Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, which come together as our sacred penance during this solemn season, and ultimately lead us to heaven.

    Each day of Return includes the prayer from the Collect, an inspiring meditation, thought-provoking reflection questions, and a prayer. There's plenty of space for journaling as well.

    Return features stunning original art by Josiah Henley of Heart of IESVS. Free weekly companion videos, a downloadable discussion guide, and other resources make this book perfect for parish-wide, individual, and book club use leading up to Easter.

    Roman Pilgrimage The Station Churches

    Roman Pilgrimage The Station Churches

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    A preeminent scholar of Catholicism transports readers to Rome for the traditional station churches pilgrimage, offering a vivid and informative guide to the Eternal City and the Lenten season.

    The annual Lenten pilgrimage to dozens of Rome's most striking churches is a sacred tradition dating back almost two millennia, to the earliest days of Christianity. Along this historic spiritual pathway, today's pilgrims confront the mysteries of the Christian faith through a program of biblical and early Christian readings amplified by some of the greatest art and architecture of western civilization.

    In Roman Pilgrimage, bestselling theologian and papal biographer George Weigel, art historian Elizabeth Lev, and photographer Stephen Weigel lead readers through this unique religious and aesthetic journey with magnificent photographs and revealing commentaries on the pilgrimage's liturgies, art, and architecture. Through reflections on each day's readings about faith and doubt, heroism and weakness, self-examination and conversion, sin and grace, Rome's familiar sites take on a new resonance. And along that same historical path, typically unexplored treasures-artifacts of ancient history and hidden artistic wonders-appear in their original luster, revealing new dimensions of one of the world's most intriguing and multi-layered cities.

    A compelling guide to the Eternal City, the Lenten Season, and the itinerary of conversion that is Christian life throughout the year, Roman Pilgrimage reminds readers that the imitation of Christ through faith, hope, and love is the template of all true discipleship, as the exquisite beauty of the Roman station churches invites reflection on the deepest truths of Christianity.

    Season of Beauty A Lent and Easter Treasury of Readings, Poems, and Prayers

    Season of Beauty A Lent and Easter Treasury of Readings, Poems, and Prayers

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    Experience the deep solemnity and joy of the sacred seasons of Lent and Easter 

    Each year Christians across the globe observe Lent and Easter, the holiest seasons of the church year. In this collection, the editors of Paraclete Press have gathered Scriptures and beloved writings by authors, poets, and saints, combined with reproductions of great works of Christian art. From the ancient words of the Bible, to works of Dostoyevsky, Louisa May Alcott, Henry Van Dyke, Oscar Wilde, Kierkegaard, and Gerard Manley Hopkins, to contemporary voices such as SAID, Scott Cairns, and Nikki Grimes, it is our prayer that these words and images will capture your heart, mind, and spirit, and help you to contemplate the love of Christ during these holy days of mystery and miracles.

    Simplifying the Soul

    Simplifying the Soul

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    Invited readers to de-clutter their minds, hearts, relationships, and souls in a book of daily Lenten practices woven from the gospels, the Desert Fathers, and the author's own wealth of spiritual experience.
    Small Surrenders A Lenten Journey

    Small Surrenders A Lenten Journey

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    Griffin is a trustworthy guide . . . She writes with the unmistakable authenticity and authority of a woman steeped in prayer."
    - America

    Join Emilie Griffin in this daily companion for the Lenten journey. Using ancient and modern texts as inspiration for her own reflections, Emilie Griffin nurtures and guides us into a deeper knowledge of ourselves and God. We discover that Lent is our chance for a fresh start,
    and an opportunity to joyfully put ourselves in God's hands.

    Lent is a time when we deepen our faith in a journey not of grand gestures but of small surrenders.

    We are converted not only once in our lives but many times, and the conversion is little by little
    and often imperceptible. But Lent gives us a time to move the process along, intentionally,
    by a series of small surrenders. When we choose some exercise for Lent-daily worship, daily prayer, abstinence from one thing or another,
    it is not so much the practice that transforms us, but it is our willingness to change. -from Small Surrenders

    Stations of the Cross

    Stations of the Cross

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    During Lent we are surrounded by visual reminders of Jesus' last hours. In Stations of the Cross, renowned author and spiritual master Timothy Radcliffe, OP, offers readers a thoughtful meditation on this powerful devotion. Through word and image Radcliffe offers a profound experience of reflecting on the Stations of the Cross that is both visually and spiritually inspiring. With each reflection, he draws from stunning art commissioned by award-winning liturgical artist Martin Erspamer, OSB.Stations of the Cross is perfect Lenten reading by an author well regarded for his spiritual writings. It is a beautiful invitation to deeper meditation and richer contemplation of this solemn season of prayer and penance.
    Stations of the Cross Coloring Book

    Stations of the Cross Coloring Book

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    St. Joseph Coloring Books
    The St. Joseph Coloring Books are a magnificent series of Catholic Coloring Books that will help children begin learning their Faith.

    Stations of the Cross Coloring Book is adapted from Stations of the Cross by Rev. Lawrence G. Lovasik, S.V.D., one of the titles in the Saint Joseph Picture Books series. Stations of the Cross Coloring Book is illustrated by Paul T. Bianca and is a fun and creative way for children to learn about the sufferings of Jesus as He approached His death. Children reading and coloring in this book will specifically learn about the following fourteen Stations:

  • First Station: Jesus is condemned to death by Pilate.
  • Second Station: Jesus bears His Cross.
  • Third Station: Jesus falls for the first time.
  • Fourth Station: Jesus meets His Mother, Mary.
  • Fifth Station: Jesus is helped to carry the Cross by Simon of Cyrene.
  • Sixth Station: Veronica wipes the face of Jesus.
  • Seventh Station: Jesus falls for the second time.
  • Eighth Station: Jesus consoles the women of Jerusalem.
  • Ninth Station: Jesus falls for the third time.
  • Tenth Station: Jesus is stripped of His garments.
  • Eleventh Station: Jesus is nailed to the Cross.
  • Twelfth Station: Jesus dies on the Cross for our salvation.
  • Thirteenth Station: Jesus is taken down from the Cross.
  • Fourteenth Station: Jesus is placed in the tomb.
  • A short prayer to Jesus accompanies each Station.

    This title features:

  • Large, easy-to-color illustrations
  • Short, simple, readable texts
  • High-quality paper
  • Most convenient size
  • Proven educational approach
  • Imprimatur
  • attractive holograpic foil on the front cover
  • Stations of the Cross for Children A Dramatized Presentation

    Stations of the Cross for Children A Dramatized Presentation

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    In this dramatized presentation of the Stations of the Cross, children of Jesus' era tell the story of their friend, who loved them and was so kind to them. The children follow Jesus on his road to Calvary and give their account of all the happenings on the journey. After each station, they meditate on how Jesus' suffering is relevant to the lives of all young people.

    A story related by children for children.

    Stations of the Cross With Pope John Paul II

    Stations of the Cross With Pope John Paul II

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    On Good Friday 1991 in the Roman Colosseum, Pope John Paul II created new Stations of the Cross. He altered the fourteen traditional stations and added a fifteenth station on the Resurrection. All of the Stations His Holiness used were based on incidents in the Gospels.

    Father Champlin adapts these historic stations--with their richly biblical approach--by featuring a short passage from the Gospel Passion narratives, a brief reflection, and a response adapted from the Psalms, set as a motet.

    Surrender All

    Surrender All

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    Winner of a first-place award for prayer books from the Association of Catholic Publishers and honorable mentions for design and first-time authors from the Catholic Media Association.

    Contemporary Catholic artist Jen Norton offers a unique opportunity to ponder the extravagant love of Christ through the Stations of the Cross. Combining Norton's powerful, full-color illustrations with scripture, her original reflections and prayers, and journaling space, Surrender All will help you encounter Christ's Passion in a new light.

    Full of passion, energy, and faith, Jen Norton's paintings have inspired believers from every walk of life. In this beautiful book, Norton takes you on a personal retreat, inviting you to walk with Jesus from the joy of Palm Sunday through the Stations of the Cross and to the glory of the Resurrection.

    In each chapter you will find:

  • stirring interpretations of scenes from Jesus' final days leading up to his death and resurrection, with complementary scripture art to deepen your devotion;
  • brief scripture readings accompanied by a reflection from the author;
  • journal prompts to help you experience the stations more deeply;
  • a creative exercise based on the Gospel passage; and
  • prayers to draw your heart to Jesus.
  • As you ponder each image and meditate through the day's readings and journaling prompts, you will find yourself surrendering to the Son of Man who offered himself up for us all.

    Surrender All is a perfect prayer companion for adoration or holy hour, Lenten devotions, or personal prayer any time of the year.

    Tale of Three Trees Board Book

    Tale of Three Trees Board Book

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    Once upon a mountaintop, three little trees stood and dreamed of what they wanted to become when they grew up. Each of their dreams come true in an unexpected way in this lovely retelling of an old folk tale. This classic story, beloved by young and old, is now retold in simpler text for younger readers. Recommended for ages 4 and under.
    The Handy Little Guide: Lent

    The Handy Little Guide: Lent

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    Lent is the forty-day journey through the ultimate expression of self-sacrifice that our Savior endured for us. If this season doesn't create some lasting change in us, we've done it wrong.

    Whether you're giving up chocolate (again) or just trying to figure out meatless Fridays, if you want to get the most out of each and every Lent, The Handy Little Guide to Lent is for you.

    Way of the Cross

    Way of the Cross

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    For centuries, the Church has encouraged us to pray the Stations of the Cross as a way to draw closer to Christ and gain the strength to carry our own crosses by meditating on His Passion. Yet even while doing so, many of us have had trouble imagining and contextualizing the sorrowful events of that day and even the horrid details of the Crucifixion.

    In these prayerful pages, Archbishop Georg Gänswein, longtime secretary to Pope Benedict XVI, remedies that failure of our imaginations. Here he vividly depicts Jesus' final, slow, sorrowful passage through the narrow, dusty streets of Jerusalem, out the gate in the city's wall, and unto Golgotha, where our Lord is crucified.

    With the help of these powerful meditations, you'll come to feel as if you've been transported all the way back to Jerusalem, to that grim day in A.D. 33, and stand there now, a direct witness to it.

    Archbishop Gänswein's stunning reflections on the Stations of the Cross will give life to your own Stations of the Cross devotions and awaken in you a love and sympathy for our Lord greater than any you have felt before.

    Way of the Cross for Children

    Way of the Cross for Children

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    One of 101 titles in the St. Joseph Picture Book Series, this book by popular author Rev. Jude Winkler, OFM. Conv. introduces Catholic children to the prayerful practice of the Stations of the Cross in easily understandable terms. For each Station, the parts to be read aloud by the leader and the parts to be read aloud by all are clearly marked.

    Among the features of this book are:

  • full-color illustrations
  • durable sewn paperback binding
  • a contextual explanation of each of the Stations of the Cross
  • a short hymn for each Station
  • The fifteen Stations that are covered in this title are:
    1. Jesus Is Condemned to Death
    2. Jesus Takes Up His Cross
    3. Jesus Fall the First Time
    4. Jesus Meets His Mother, Mary
    5. Simon Helps Jesus Carry the Cross
    6. Veronica Wipes the Face of Jesus
    7. Jesus Falls the Second Time
    8. Jesus Meets the Weeping Women
    9. Jesus Fall the Third Time
    10. Jesus Is Stripped of His Clothes
    11. Jesus Is Nailed to the Cross
    12. Jesus Dies on the Cross
    13. Jesus Is Taken Down from the Cross
    14. Jesus Is Placed in the Tomb
    15. Jesus Rises from the Dead
    This title includes a short conclusion prayer to be said at the completion of the Stations of the Cross.

    We invite you to view other titles in this series here: https: //catholicbookpublishing.com/browse/st-joseph-picture-books