Saints: A Year in Faith and ArtRegular price $24.99 Save $-24.99
For the first time, all the Saints of the liturgical calendar and of popular tradition are richly illustrated in this most unique volume!
Rosa Giorgi has included over 375 Catholic Saints and arranged the book in a 365 day format with up to three Saints on the day each Beatified figure is honored. Readers will enjoy a brief accompanying description of each Saint—including etymology of names, historical background, occupations, cities, and countries of patronage. There are 380 images of these outstanding figures from the history of the Church, ranging from world-famous works of art by such masters as Caravaggio, Rubens, Velázquez, and El Greco to more modern depictions.
Encompassing angels and abbots, mystics and martyrs, priests and prophets, virgins and visionaries, the exquisite Saint portraits in these pages will not only inspire Catholics, but will also fascinate scholars and art historians.Hardcover,5 x 2 x 6.3, 780 pages
by Rosa Giorgi
Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary: Unveiling the Mother of the MessiahRegular price $24.00 Save $-24.00
Bestselling author of Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist casts new light on the Virgin Mary, illuminating her role in the Old and New Testaments.
Are Catholic teachings on Mary really biblical? Or are they the “traditions of men”? Should she be called the “Mother of God,” or just the mother of Jesus? Did she actually remain a virgin her whole life or do the “brothers of Jesus” refer to her other children? By praying to Mary, are Catholics worshipping her? And what does Mary have to do with the quest to understand Jesus?
In Jesus and the Jewish Roots of Mary, Dr. Pitre takes readers step-by-step from the Garden of Eden to the Book of Revelation to reveal how deeply biblical Catholic beliefs about Mary really are. Dr. Pitre uses the Old Testament and Ancient Judaism to unlock how the Bible itself teaches that Mary is in fact the new Eve, the Mother of God, the Queen of Heaven and Earth, and the new Ark of the Covenant.
by Brant James Pitre
The Catholic All Year Compendium: Liturgical Living for Real LifeRegular price $18.99 Save $-18.99
If you've been wondering how to bring the rich traditions of the Catholic Church's liturgical year into your home and into your family, this is the book for you. If you have no idea what the liturgical calendar is, this still might be the book for you, if you are looking for ways to bring your faith home from Sunday Mass, in every season, all year long.
Catholic blogger and mother of many, Kendra Tierney shares how her family incorporates traditional Catholic practices into today's family life throughout the Church year―from Advent and Christmas, through Lent and Easter, to Pentecost and beyond. She provides ideas for stories, decorations, activities, and foods that will help you to celebrate your Catholic faith with your family and friends without expertise or much advance planning. She also offers tips and tricks from her fifteen years in the Catholic mommy trenches on things like surviving bringing young children to Mass and saying a family Rosary.
Whether you're a convert or a revert, an expert theologian or a brand-new Catholic, a member of a big family or a little one, a stay-at-home or a working parent, you're sure to find ways to make your Catholic faith a memorable and meaningful part of your busy family life. And have fun doing it!
Paperback, 345 pages; by Kendra Tierney
Be Healed: A Guide to Encountering the Powerful Love of Jesus in Your LifeRegular price $16.95 Save $-16.95
In the tradition of such beloved spiritual teachers as Francis MacNutt and Michael Scanlan, Be Healed: A Guide to Encountering the Powerful Love of Jesus in Your Life offers in book form Bob Schuchts’ popular program for spiritual, emotional, and physical healing through the power of the Holy Spirit and the sacraments.
This renowned program for spiritual restoration is steeped in scripture and the wisdom of the Catholic Church. Deeply intimate and vulnerable about his own journey of healing, Catholic therapist Bob Schuchts connects with his readers by sharing the series of betrayals he endured in high school—his father’s infidelity, his parents’ divorce, and his older brother’s drug addiction—and his subsequent seasons of struggle with God and faith.
Be Healed is based on the program first used in dioceses across the United States to form the hearts and minds of Catholic clergy. Schuchts’ trusted process for finding inner peace and healing is now expanded to serve the entire body of Christ, helping people recognize their brokenness and find hope in the risen Christ.-Schuchts is the founder of the John Paul II Healing and Training Center and speaks internationally on spiritual healing.
-He has been a marriage and family therapist for more than thirty-five years and is well-respected as a counselor who offers a Christ-centered model for healing.
Readers will find helpful tools (such as charts, tables, lists, reflection questions) and personal challenges to help guide them on their journey of healing.
Paperback, 244 pages, written by Dr. Bob Schuchts
Jesus Speaks to Faustina and YouRegular price $16.95 Save $-16.95
In her celebrated 700-page spiritual Diary, St. Faustina Kowalska (1905-1938) tells of her many visions of Jesus and her conversations with Him. For years now, best-selling and award-winning author Susan Tassone has lived in the thrall of that spiritual classic, recently drawing forth from its rich mystical depths 365 meditations.
Each meditation features Jesus’ words to Faustina, to which Tassone has added a short original reflection and a prayer to help you hear and live by Jesus’ words as if they had been spoken directly to you. From these pages, you’ll discover the mercy, love, and compassion of the Lord that’s available for you – day by day, each day of the year.
In Jesus Speaks to Faustina and You, you’ll learn:
- The amazing depths of Jesus’ infinite, unfathomable love for you
- Ways to heal your family through the mystery of God’s mercy
- How to develop stronger, deeper, more effective daily prayers
- How to increase your awareness of and response to the inspirations of the Holy Spirit
- How to overcome temptations – all of them!
- That purgatory is real, important ... and a blessing
- How you can use the Divine Mercy Chaplet for all your needs, including overcoming despair, converting sinners, appeasing God’s anger, comforting the dying, and finding solace in the midst of suffering
- How to become a saint by learning from the Saint of Mercy, a woman who spent her life – day by day – learning about infinite love and the compassion of God, who is Divine Mercy
- And much more!
Paperback, 448 pages, written by Susan Tassone
I Went to Mass: What Did I See?Regular price $16.95 Save $-16.95
Favorite images from the Mass fill the pages of this beautiful book, helping children learn, label, and love what they see in their own church. With the book’s upbeat cadence, whimsical rhyme, and adorable illustrations, children will delight right along with the little boy at all there is to see at Mass!
"This beautifully illustrated treasure will be enjoyed by young children and parents as they prayerfully ponder the signs and images seen at the Mass. Truly it will help the children to a more fully active participation in the liturgy. It is a wonderful addition to any family’s library and a perfect gift." -Mary Mirrione, National Director for the Catechesis of the Good Shepherd in the United States
“I Went to Mass is a greatly needed treasure for children and the grown-ups who love them. With bright, detailed illustrations and inviting prose, this book offers your family a look at the many treasures of our faith present in the celebration of the Mass. Give your children the gift of I Went to Mass and find them excitedly anticipating the Eucharist!” - Lisa M. Hendey, Founder of CatholicMom.com and author of the Chime Travelers series
“What a charming, delightful delivery of catechetical content for the very young! Not only does it present the child’s experience at Church in the sacramental setting of Sunday Mass, but it concentrates that content in repetition, with a definitive rhythm and even some rhyme. Very young children can “read” within the arms of their parents – cementing their “learning with love.” Quick! I need two copies immediately for a grandson and a great grandson!” -Dr. Carol Younger, Author for WINE (Women in the New Evangelization), Retired teacher, counselor, administrator, and grandmother of eight
“I Went to Mass is a charming book that will draw little hearts into the joy of going to Mass. With gentle illustrations and warm prose, it is the perfect companion for every Catholic kid.” - Sam Guzman, founder of The Catholic Gentleman and father of fourAge Range: 3-6 years, Grade Level: Preschool - 1
Hardcover, 24 pages; Katie Warner
Kiddie Cat: A Child's First Catechism LessonRegular price $9.95 Save $-9.95
Put this beautiful introductory story of God’s love for His creatures in the hands of your littlest disciple with the Kiddie Cat: A Child’s First Catechism Lesson from the First Faith Treasury series. Through colorful and symbolic illustrations, simple statements of truth inspired by the pillars of the Catechism will come to life for your child. This book will be their first and unforgettable encounter with the story of their Catholic faith.
Age Range: 2-5, Grade Level: Preschool - Kindergarten
Board book, 24 pages; by Katie Warner
My Sisters the Saints: A Spiritual MemoireRegular price $16.00 Save $-16.00
A poignant and powerful spiritual memoir about how the lives of the saints changed the life of a modern woman.
In My Sisters the Saints, author Colleen Carroll Campbell blends her personal narrative of spiritual seeking, trials, stumbles, and breakthroughs with the stories of six women saints who profoundly changed her life: Teresa of Avila, Therese of Lisieux, Faustina of Poland, Edith Stein of Germany, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, and Mary of Nazareth. Drawing upon the rich writings and examples of these extraordinary women, the author reveals Christianity's liberating power for women and the relevance of the saints to the lives of contemporary Christians.
Paperback, 226 pages, written by Colleen Carroll Campbell
Rediscover the Rosary: The Modern Power of an Ancient PrayerRegular price $24.99 Save $-24.99
Your whole experience with the Rosary—how you feel about it, how you pray it—is all about to change.
God wants to put things in order. He wants to rearrange our priorities. If we let him, we will be happier than we ever thought possible in this lifetime, and finally then we will come to know the peace for which we all yearn, but so few of us ever find. Our Catholic spirituality is constantly inviting us to establish the deep roots of order in our lives, and one of the best ways to do that is by praying the Rosary.
The Rosary works. It’s a very powerful way to pray. There is just something about it that settles our hearts and minds. It puts everything in perspective and allows us to see things as they really are. It reaches deep down into our souls and puts us at ease, creating a peace that is rare and beautiful.
Hardcover, 288 pages; by Matthew Kelly
Glorious Adventure: Discovering the Treasure of Taking Christ to the NationsRegular price $11.99 Save $-11.99
Do you desire to share the joy and love of Jesus Christ that is welling up within you? Do you dream of following Jesus in a radical manner without constantly counting the cost?
Glorious Adventure invites all of us deeper into the heart of Jesus Christ and His command to go and make disciples of all nations. The stories and testimonies inside this book bring us to the heart of the mission of the church: to evangelize.
This book is written by Phillip Douglas, a native of the Acadiana area! Paperback
Rediscover the Saints: Twenty-Five Questions that will Change Your LifeRegular price $25.00 Save $-25.00
This is not just another book about the saints!
Both personal and practical, this book proves the saints are not long gone, but alive and well--and ready to join you on your journey! Discover how inviting the saints into your everyday life will open your eyes to the amazing possibilities God has in store for you!
We are capable of so much more than we think. You have no idea what you are capable of. None of us do. God is constantly trying to open our eyes to the amazing possibilities that he has enfolded in our being. The saints continue this work, encouraging us to explore all our God-given potential, not with speeches but with the example of their lives.
Hardcover, 124 pages; by Matthew Kelly
Hiding in the Upper Room: How the Catholic Sacraments Healed Me from Child LossRegular price $17.00 Save $-17.00
Kelly and her husband Ryan were given a cross that no parent should have to carry, watching two of their children die before their very eyes. For years, Kelly battled numbness, despair, and anger, repeatedly asking God “Why?”
Though Catholic, she avoided attending Mass where she was haunted by images of funerals, by other little children who resembled her own children, by people looking at her with sympathetic eyes or asking her questions she didn’t want to answer. Until one night when God visited Kelly in a dream and gave her the answer she’d been asking of Him. This dream punctured the ice of grief that Kelly had been trapped under and she felt a deep longing for intimacy with God.
Through the sacraments of the Catholic Church, God has given Kelly a way to turn her grief into a mission of love and healing.
"Kelly reveals her gut-wrenching encounter with this unbearable sorrow. She shows each of us ... the pain of her cross. We see her pain, bitterness, anger, despair, and brokenness, all symptoms of the burden of the cross. Suffering is real and it’s ugly and it’s very human. This is not only the story of a mother’s grief, however. Kelly shows us the depth of her pain so we may know the heights of Christ’s healing power." Rev. Garrett McIntyre, Pastor, St. Bernard Catholic Church, Breaux Bridge, Louisiana
"In my grief on the darkest days of my life I didn’t want my cross. I hated the fact that I had to carry the weight of child loss. It was heavy and hard and scary....This book is my story. Of how I clawed my way out of that black hole. This book is so others could find healing in our faith, in the sacraments, and through the grace, mercy, and love that is poured out from the Cross. The tool that was used to destroy our Lord, the Cross, conquered death. My healing journey is just a simple witness to the power of the Cross and the grace and mercy that was found at the foot of it." Kelly Breaux
“Having lost a child through miscarriage ourselves, we personally know the grief that can challenge a marriage and how that grief can be a stepping stone to the arms of Christ and His mother Mary. Watching our friends Ryan and Kelly Breaux’s witness and their passion for walking with couples who have lost a child tells us that there is no doubt that they are living out their vocation to be balm to the souls of grieving parents. This book is like none other as it follows the heart of a grieving mother all the way to healing.” Ryan and Mary-Rose L. Verret, Founders, Authors, and Speakers of Witness to Love: Marriage Prep Renewal Ministry
This book is written by Kelly Breaux, a native of the Acadiana area! Each book is signed and comes with a bookmark prayer written by Kelly, Prayer to Readers.
Kelly, along with her husband Ryan, are the founders of Red Bird Ministries, a Catholic grief support non-profit ministry serving individuals and couples who have lost someone they love, with special attention for those who have experienced the loss of a child from pregnancy through adulthood, and those who have lost a spouse or parent.
Paperback, 212 pages, by Kelly Breaux
Dear Pope FrancisRegular price $18.95 Save $-18.95
Dear Pope Francis: The Pope Answers Letters from Children Around the World
We love this delightful book for children! Perfect as a gift or for your family to enjoy together! Gathered from more than 250 submissions, 30 letters from children to Pope Francis are answered in this precious picture book!
If you could ask Pope Francis one question, what would it be? Children have questions and struggles just like adults, but rarely are they given the chance to voice their concerns and ask the big questions resting deep in their hearts. In Dear Pope Francis, Pope Francis gives them that chance and celebrates their spiritual depth by directly answering questions from children around the world. Some are fun. Some are serious. And some will quietly break your heart. But all of them are from children who deserve to know and feel God’s unconditional love.
A New York Times Best Seller and winner of multiple book awards including
Book of the Year from the Association of Catholic Publishers, Gold Medal in Children's Picture Book from the Illumination Book Awards, and First Place in Children's Books from the
Catholic Press Association Book Awards!
Age Range: 6 and up; Grade Level: 1 - 3; Lexile Measure: 650L
Hardcover, 76 pages; by Pope Francis
Light of Heaven: A Children's Book of SaintsRegular price $16.95 Save $-16.95
"Light of Heaven: A Children's Book of Saints" is a beautiful way to teach your children or grandchildren about our heavenly friends and helpers, the saints. Created by artist Adalee Hude, each amazing illustration is rich with color and detail, reminiscent of magnificent stained glass windows. Each page includes a Latin word associated with that particular saint, along with a brief discussion of the word's meaning. The saints include:
Holy Mary, Mother of God, Saint Joseph, Saint Elizabeth, Saint Peter, Saint Mary Magdalene, Saint George, Saint Augustine of Hippo, Saint Patrick, Saint Benedict, Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Clare of Assisi, Saint Catherine of Siena, Saint Joan of Arc, Saint Thomas More, Saint Martin de Porres, Saint Kateri Tekakwitha, Saint Thérèse of Lisieux, Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, Saint Gianna, Beretta Molla, Saint Teresa of Calcutta, Pope Saint John Paul II
Age Range: 4 - 8 years; Grade Level: Preschool - 3
Hardcover, 48 pages; by Adalee Hude
When Wisdom Speaks: Living Experiences of Biblical WomenRegular price $18.95 Save $-18.95
Female voices of the Bible have been silenced throughout much of history. What would it be like to get to know the women of the Bible as real, living figures whose lives can challenge our own? What can we learn from their faith journeys? What would it be like to pray alongside them?
Two lively spiritual directors take us into the world of the women of the Bible. Provoked by the desperation of the Canaanite woman, empowered by Mary's fiat, affirmed by the loyalty of Mary Magdalene and challenged by Ruth's fidelity, Doucet and Hebert enter into a new sisterhood with these active and contemplative holy women who emerge out of history. All of the stories link these holy women from the past with contemporary women, all of them longing after God's own heart.
Paperback, 192 pages; by Lyn Holly Doucet and Robin Hebert
How the Catholic Church Can Restore Our CultureRegular price $18.95 Save $-18.95
Former Prefect of the Papal Household Archbishop Georg Ganswein presents a stirring defense of Catholic theology, Church tradition, and the primacy of the Catholic Faith in his much-anticipated American book debut, How the Catholic Church Can Restore Our Culture.
As one of the most distinguished figures in the Catholic Church and the only man to have been in daily interaction with two popes simultaneously, Archbishop Ganswein presents an array of profound observations about the state of the Church and its likely future in an increasingly secular society. He offers a vigorous and convincing argument for the indispensability of the Catholic Church as a civilizing force in culture, and how she alone can, and must, serve as a bulwark against the growing cultural totalitarianism seizing the West.
Ganswein also interprets what the “expanded papacy” means for the Church and explains how Pope Benedict’s resignation has played a critical and necessary role in demythologizing the office of the papacy.
Finally, he offers a framework for spiritual renewal, beginning with the personal reform of priests and bishops. To save the Church, the archbishop explains, we need clerics who prioritize and epitomize the proclamation of God’s Word in their own lives and work. The “pastoral approach” of today is important, but only if it recaptures its original, evangelical dimension.
Paperback, 224 Pages, Written by Archbishop Georg Gänswein
A Devotional Journey into the Easter MysteryRegular price $18.95 Save $-18.95
A Devotional Journey into the Easter Mystery shows you how prayerful participation in the Paschal Mystery brings life, joy, and holiness. It’s a powerful aid for every Christian who seeks to make Lent and Easter a truly life-changing experiencePaperback, 240 pages; by Christopher Carstens