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† My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Savior for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant. From this day all generations will call me blessed: the Almighty has done great things for me; and holy is his name. He has mercy on those who fear him in every generation. He has shown strength with his arm, he has scattered the proud in their conceit. He cast down the mighty from their thrones, and has lifted up the lowly. He has lled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty. He has come to the help of his servant Israel for he has remembered his promise of mercy, the promise made to our fathers, to Abraham and his children for ever. –Liturgy of the Hours

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he name of this prayer, comes from the rst words of it in Latin: Magnicat anima mea Dominum, which means:

“My soul magnies the Lord.” Also known as the Canticle of Mary, the prayer comes directly from the Gospel of Luke (1:46–55). These words are spoken by the Virgin Mary during her visit to Elizabeth, her elderly cousin, who is pregnant with John the Baptist. Elizabeth greets Mary with the words: “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb” (Lk 1:42). Mary responds with the words of the Magnicat. The Magnicat is prayed every day in the Liturgy of the Hours. Sometimes called the Divine Ofce, this is the Church’s ofcial daily prayer. Priests and those in religious life pray the Hours daily. Many lay people also pray Morning and Evening Prayer and some parishes celebrate them communally. The Magnicat is prayed during Evening Prayer, known as Vespers. An ancient tradition of the Church tells us that it was probably evening when Mary arrived at Elizabeth’s house, thus the connection with this liturgical Hour.

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All three canticles are found in chapters 1 and 2 of Luke’s Gospel.

The Canticle of Zechariah at Morning Prayer (Lk 1:68–79) The Canticle of Mary at Evening Prayer (Lk 1:46–55) The Canticle of Simeon at Night Prayer (Lk 2:24–32)

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Deep in every human heart is a desire for the living God that expresses itself in prayer. In the Catholic tradition, some prayers have become classic expressions of what the human heart seeks. Words of Faith: Our Prayers explores prayers that for centuries have revealed a faith that fosters a deep, personal, growing, and loving relationship with Jesus Christ. These prayers teach us much about who we are and about the God to whom we belong. —Keith J. Egan, Series Editor

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OUR PRAYERS: The Angelus
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OUR PRAYERS: Come, Holy Spirit
Deep in every human heart is a desire for the living God that expresses itself in prayer. In the Catholic tradition, some prayers have become classic expressions of what the human heart seeks. Words of Faith: Our Prayers explores prayers that for centuries have revealed a faith that fosters a deep, personal, growing, and loving relationship with Jesus Christ. These prayers teach us much about who we are and about the God to whom we belong. —Keith J. Egan, Series Editor

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The Angelus is traditionally prayed in a call and response format, with a leader announcing the versicle (V) and everyone present saying the response (R).

V. The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary. R. And she conceived of the Holy Spirit. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you! Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord. R. Be it done unto me according to your word. Hail Mary . . . V. And the Word was made Flesh. R. And dwelt among us. Hail Mary . . . V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God. R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray: Deep in every you, heart is a Pour forth we beseech humanO Lord,desire for the living God that expresses itself in prayer. In the Catholic tradition, some prayers have become classic expressions of your grace into our hearts, that we,what the human heart seeks. Words of Faith: Our Prayers explores prayers that for centuries have revealed a faith that fosters a deep, personal, growing, and loving relationship with Jesus Christ. These prayers teach us much about to whom the incarnation of Christ to whom we belong. who we are and about the God —Keith J. Egan, Series Editor your Son was made known by the message of an angel, may by his passion and cross be brought to the glory of his resurrection. he Benedictus is the Canticle of Zechariah

OUR PRAYERS: The Benedictus
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he Angelus is a brief devotion in honor of the Incarnation that consists of short verses, or versicles, drawn from the Bible and a triple repetition of the Hail Mary. It probably began in imitation of the monastic tradition of saying particular prayers, known as the tres orationes, at the ringing of the bell following night prayer and the medieval practice of reciting three Hail Marys during the ringing of the evening bell at six o’clock. The devotion eventually included a recitation at six o’clock in the morning and at noon as well, making the Angelus a way for lay people to sanctify the hours of the day that echoed the monastic praying of the Liturgy of the Hours. Still later, the versicles and a concluding prayer were added, strengthening the connection between the devotion and the mystery of the Incarnation. The practice seems to have always been associated with the ringing of a bell. Whole villages and towns would literally come to halt when the Angelus bell rang. Laborers in the elds, workers in shops, and families at home set aside what they were doing and prayed the Angelus together. The devotion derives its name from the opening phrase in Latin: Angelus Domini nuntiavit Mariae (the Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary). The current text of the Angelus was standardized by the seventeenth century and today many churches and monasteries— as well as a number of radio and television stations—ring the Angelus bell at six o’clock in the morning, at noon, and at six in the evening, inviting the faithful to pause at what they y are doing and pray.

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This prayer is traditionally prayed in a call and response format, with a leader announcing the verse (V) and everyone present saying the response (R).

V. Come, Holy Spirit, and ll the hearts of your faithful, R. And kindle in them the re of your love. V. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created, R. And You shall renew the face of the earth. Let us pray. Lord, by the light of the Holy Spirit you have taught the hearts of your faithful. In the same Spirit help us to relish what is right and always rejoice in your consolation. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

The gifts of the Holy Spirit, the ways in which the Holy Spirit acts in our lives, are wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude (or courage), knowledge, piety, and fear (or wonder and awe) of the Lord. These gifts are named in a prayer that the bishop or his designee prays at the beginning of the celebration of the sacrament of confirmation. When we trust in the gifts of the Holy Spirit, we are formed as good and holy people, living the fruits of the Holy Spirit in our lives: charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control, and chastity.

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and priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross. He co-edited The Cross, Our Only Hope: Daily Reections in the By Andrew Gawrych, C.S.C.,set them free. at Morning Prayer (Lauds) and from the New TestaHoly Cross Tradition. He has raised up for us Theology, University of Notre Dame; and Series Editor, Keith J. Egan, PhD, is President of the Carmelite Institute; Adjunct Professor ofment at Evening Prayer (Vespers). The canticles of a St. Mary’s savior, Aquinas Chair Emeritus, mighty College. Zechariah, Mary, and Simeon—all taken from the born of the house of his servant David. Through his holy prophets he promised of old that he would save us from our enemies, from the hands of all who hate us. He promised to show mercy to our fathers and to remember his holy covenant. This was the oath he swore to our father Abraham: to set us free from the hands of our enemies, ar, free to worship him without fear, holy and righteous in his sight all the days of our life.

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found in Luke 1:68–79. The traditional title is the rst word of its Latin version. In general, a canticle is a biblical prayer or hymn, much like a psalm but drawn from sources other than the Book of Psalms. Canticles from the Old Testament are prayed

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which you bringing extensive experience in Catholic parishes and schools to her ministry. By Leisa Anslinger, author and speaker, have prepared in the sight of every people: Series Editor, Keith J. Egan, PhD,to Presidentyou to the nations Adjunct Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame; a light is reveal of the Carmelite Institute; and Aquinas Chair Emeritus, St. Mary’s College. and the glory of your people Israel (Luke 2:29–32). Antiphon Protect us, Lord, as we stay awake; watch over us as we sleep, that awake, we may keep watch with Christ, and asleep, rest in his peace. —The Liturgy of the Hours

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Gospel of Luke—are the high point of Morning, Evening, and Night Prayer respectively. In communal settings, these are usually chanted with the participants standing as they would for any proclamation of the gospel. To pray the Benedictus at the beginning of the day is to welcome God’s ongoing creative activity in the world and to seize the unique opportunity that each day brings. The rising sun is itself an invitation to new life and Luke’s beautifully crafted prayer helps us to focus on Jesus as the “dawn from on high” come to guide us toward peace.

OUR PRAYERS: The Act of Contrition
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OUR PRAYERS: Salve Regina
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ern hemisphere where the Church was born, the In the tender compassion of our God sun is at its height on John’s birthday but gradually the dawn from on high shall begins to decline as the days become shorter and break upon us, nights longer. On Christmas, our ancient ancestors to shine on those who dwell in celebrated the “rebirth of the sun” as y ministry among the poor teaches me ev- the days were My God, I am sorry for my sins with darkness and the shadow of death, surely offer my indelity to longer. a ery day to and faithfully getting God. In As they identified all my heart. In choosing to do wrong and to guide our feet into the Jesus with the light of at world, they warm-yellow confessional the the Down- were remindand failing to do good, I have sinned way of peace. ed of John’s affirmation: “He must increase; I must town Chapel in Portland, Oregon, I hear the gut against you whom I should love above decrease”(John 3:30). wrenching sadness of the heroin addict struggling all things. I rmly Liturgy of the your —The intend, with Hours to break out of dishonesty. I receive the heartfelt conhelp, to do penance, to sin no more, and trition of the single father lying to his only son. The By Fr. Corbin Eddy. Fr. to avoid whateverin Baltimore, Eddy served for many years as pastor and teacher, most recently on the faculty of St. Mary’s Seminary and leads me Maryland. to sin. Our University young woman cries out in apology to God because she Savior Jesus Christ suffered and died for of the Carmelite Institute; Adjunct Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame; and Series Editor, Keith J. Egan, PhD, is President cannot afford to get off the streets and care for her inAquinas Chair Emeritus, St. us. In his name, my God, have Mary’s College. mercy. fant daughter. It is here that I understand that authen-

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he Latin name of this prayer is the Nunc Dimittis, drawn from its opening words, which mean “Now dismiss . . .” This canticle (hymn of praise) from the Gospel of Luke is prayed during Compline or Night Prayer. Compline is the last of the daily liturgical prayers or “Hours” that make up the Liturgy of the Hours (also called the Divine Ofce). This canticle reveals the gratitude of Simeon, a devout Jew, for having lived long enough to see the long-awaited Savior. At the end of each day, Simeon’s words help deepen our gratitude for the blessings we have received during our service of the Lord. The Canticle of Simeon is found in the second chapter of the Gospel of Luke, and in addition to Night Prayer, it is used in the readings for the day on the feast of the Presentation, February 2. It is also a beautiful prayer Deep in every human heart is a desire for the living God that expresses itself in prayer. In the Catholic tradition, some prayers have to use when praying at the become classic expressions of what the human heart seeks. Words of Faith: Our Prayers explores prayers that for centuries have revealed a faith that fosters a deep, personal, growing, and loving relationship with Jesus Christ. These prayers teach usdeathbed of a seriously ill much about The Liturgy of the Hours or Divine Office has undergone many changes person. There is great power who we are and about the Godwas firstwe belong. —Keith since it to whom standardized in the medieval Church. Current usage J. Egan, Series Editor and peace in the freedom of focuses on three major hours and between two and four minor hours: saying for a dying friend that now he or she is ready to be The Office of Readings (formerly Matins) (major hour) dismissed from this life and Lauds or Morning Prayer holy Queen, Mother of mercy, Hail, (major hour) meet the Lord in heaven.

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Daytime prayer, hail, our life, one or all of: which can be our sweetness, and our hope. Terce or Mid-Morning Prayer children of Eve; To you we cry, the

to you Prayer Sext or Midday we send up our sighs,

VespersTurn, then,Prayer gracious advocate, or Evening most (major hour)

Nonemourning and weeping in this land of exile. or Mid-Afternoon Prayer

your eyes Prayer Compline or Nightof mercy toward us; lead us home at last

Or: Lord Jesus, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

tic contrition, turning away from despair, regret, and guilt can only happen because the love of Christ compels us. My experiences as a sinner and as a confessor teach me that genuine turning away from sin takes readiness and years of faith. Change is not instant, but takes time, like all growth. God alone changes our lives and forgives our sins. We may nally understand God’s true delity toward Metanoia is a Greek word that us when we are challenged by our sinfulness and means conversion—a deep, doubt. The act of contrition, prayed most commonly profound change in our by a penitent in the sacrament of reconciliation, relives. Real contrition means veals the healing God has already given us in Christ we view our entire lives in Jesus. These sacramental moments of contrition ow light of God’s fidelity tofrom the remorse and sorrow we all feel deep within ward us and the ongoing our consciences. call to conversion. We rearContrition of the heart is revealed not in a prerange our priorities, assess our scribed formula, but by living lives of sincerity, comactions, come to terms with regrets, and review passion, and integrity. Remorse may bring us to utter our judgments all because we seek this deep silence when we realize our hard-hearted actions toconversion of heart and mind and action. ward a friend. We may discover tears of regret when we nally view the consequences of our callused responses to those we love. Honest contrition sometimes calls us to shout out our anger when we apprehend Deep in every human heart is a desire for the living God that expresses itself in prayer. In the Catholic tradition, some prayers have the injustice of Faith: Our Prayers explores prayers the become classic expressions of what the human heart seeks. Wordsof our actions in a failure to serve that for centuries have poor. We may review with Jesus Christ. These prayers teach revealed a faith that fosters a deep, personal, growing, and loving relationshipour day and recite formulas for us much about who we are and about the God to whom we belong. contrition we memorized as children when —Keith J. Egan, Series Editor fear locks

and show of the blessed fruit Christian womb, Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston. By Anne Comeaux, Director usthe Ofce of Continuingof your Education,Jesus: Series Editor, Keith J. Egan, PhD, is President of the Carmelite Institute; Adjunct Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame; and O clement, O loving, Aquinas Chair Emeritus, St. Mary’s College. O sweet Virgin Mary.

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up our hearts. Saying an Act of Contrition alone in one’s room or in the quiet of sacramental confession gives expression to both our sorrow for sin and God’s mercy and

Our Father, who art in heaven, boundless love. hallowed be thy name; thy kingdom come; thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who By Rev. Ronald Patrick Raab, C.S.C., associate pastor at the Downtown Chapel Roman Catholic Parish in Portland, Oregon. trespass President us; Series Editor, Keith J. Egan, PhD, is against of the Carmelite Institute; Adjunct Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame; and Aquinas Chair Emeritus, St. Mary’s College. and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. (Matthew 6:9–12) Doxology For the kingdom, the power, and the glory are yours, now and forever. Amen

he anthem (a poem or hymn of praise, loyalty, and delity) Salve Regina, though known and sung in Latin around the Catholic world for centuries, is probably more familiar to English-speaking people as the prayer “Hail, Holy Queen.” Though it is not drawn directly from scripture, the text may have been inuenced by early Christian commentaries on the Song of Songs. Whatever its precise roots, this anthem reects fundamental Catholic teachings about the Mother of God. The Salve Regina is a seasonal song used in the Liturgy of the Hours, at the end of the day. Specically, it is recited or sung after Night Prayer from Trinity Sunday (Sunday after Pentecost) until the Saturday before the First Sunday of Advent (last day of the liturgical year). Religious communities of brothers and sisters, priests, and many others pray all or part of the Hours every day. Many parishes celebrate Morning and Evening Prayer (two of the major Hours that make up the Liturgy of the Hours) especially during the Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter seasons. The Salve Regina is often prayed after praying the rosary. There are four anthems in honor of Mary used during the This anthem was composed in the eleventh Church year: century and was originally used during church processions in honor Deep in every human melo- a desire for the living God that expresses itself in prayer. Mother of tradition, some prayers have of Mary. The chant heart is • Alma Redemptoris Mater, “Loving In the Catholic the become classic expressions of what the human heart seeks. Words of Faith: Our Prayers explores prayers that for centuries have dy dates from about the same time. Eventually, Redeemer,” from the First Sunday of Advent until the revealed a faith that fosters a deep, personal, growing, and loving relationship with Jesus Christ. These prayers teach us much about it was adopted by those living andmonasteries to whom Feast of the Presentation on February 2. who we are in about the God we belong. —Keith J. Egan, Series Editor and sung after their nal prayers of the day as • Ave Regina Caelorum, “Hail, Queen of Heaven,” from the they returned to their rooms to retire for the Feast of the Presentation until Wednesday in Holy Week. night. For many centuries, the Salve Regina has • Regina Caeli, “Queen of Heaven,” from Easter Sunday unbeen a means for people of faith to turn to the † In the name of the Father, andTrinity Sunday. til of the Mother of God and ask for her intercession as the nal act of their day.Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Salve Regina, “Hail, Holy Queen,” from Trinity Sunday It has inspired several • songs in honor of Mary that remain favorites of until the Saturday before Advent. many Catholics today.

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By Joel Giallanza, C.S.C. Brother Joel serves on the provincial administration for the Brothers of Holy Cross and is a spiritual director that together make up the Sign of the Cross have followed and retreat facilitator. PhD, is President of the we go within the Adjunct Professor of Theology, Series Editor, Keith J. Egan,us almost everywhere Carmelite Institute; Catholic community. Upon University of Notre Dame; and Aquinas Chair Emeritus, St. Mary’s College.

ver a lifetime we may pray no other prayer more often than the Lord’s Prayer. Ever since Jesus taught his disciples to say what we call the Lord’s Prayer, the Our Father or, by its Latin name, the Pater Noster, this prayer has had a place of honor in Christian piety.

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entering a church building, we dip ngertips into holy water and make the Sign of the Cross, recalling our baptism. Mass begins and ends with the Sign of the Cross. It marks the beginning of the gospel reading, and is made over the bread and wine as they are consecrated. The Sign of the Cross opens and closes meal prayers. Some of us hastily rub it on the foreheads of our children when they walk out the door and Catholic athletes make it at crucial moments in competition. We offer the Sign of the Cross in gratitude and blessing, and rely on it when we are frightened. It is a simple gesture, so much a part of our everyday life as Catholics that we don’t often give it much thought.

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One day he was praying in a certain place. When he had finished, one of his disciples asked him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John taught his disciples.” He said to them, “When you pray, say, Father, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come . . .”
—Luke 11:1–2

[We sign ourselves] at our coming in or going out of the house, while dressing, while putting on our shoes, when we are taking a bath, before or after meals, when we light the lamps, when we go to bed or sit down, and in all the ordinary actions of daily life.
—Tertullian, third century Christian writer

OUR PRAYERS: The Gloria
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Throughout the centuries, Christians have recited and sung the Lord’s Prayer at their liturgies, in their homes, and wherever the heart has turned to God. The prayer in Luke’s gospel is the shorter of two versions and seems to be the older, while the longer version in Matthew has been universally adopted for common use by Christians. Early on, the Lord’s Prayer found a home at the Eucharist where we pray it together after the Eucharistic Prayer. As this great prayer comes to an end, the presider Deep in every human heart is a desire for the living God that expresses itself in prayer. In the Catholic tradition, some prayers have invites the assembly to recite or sing the Lord’s Prayer. After we pray the Lord’s Prayer, become classic expressions of what the human heart seeks. Words of Faith: Our Prayers explores prayers that for centuries have thedeep, personal, a prayer known as the embolism: “Deliver us, Lord from every evil . .much about revealed a faith that fosters a priest begins growing, and loving relationship with Jesus Christ. These prayers teach us .” “For the kingdom, who we are and about the The presider and assembly then pray together an ancient doxology:—Keith J. Egan, Series Editor God to whom we belong. the power and the glory are yours, now and forever.” With a resounding “Amen” the assembly raties all that has been expressed in the Lord’s Prayer. he Gloria gets its name and Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his its  Theology, University of Notre Dame; and Aquinas By people on earth! Keith J. Egan, PhD, President of the Carmelite Institute; Adjunct Professor ofrst line from the song

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Deep in every human heart is a desire for the living God that expresses itself in prayer. In the Catholic tradition, some prayers have of St. Helena to commemorating the pilgrimage become classic expressions of what the human heart seeks. Words of Faith: Our Prayers explores prayers that for centuries have Jerusalem in search of relics of the original cross of revealed a faith that fosters a deep, personal, growing, and loving relationship with Jesus Christ. These prayers teach us much about Jesus. It reminds us that, even when things appear who we are and about the God to whom we belong. —Keith J. Egan, Series Editor

otherwise, in the end, life always overcomes death and love always conquers evil.

Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God and Father, we worship you, we give you thanks, we praise you for your glory.

of Jesus: “Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests” (Luke 2:14). It is the song the angels sang before the shepherds, the rst recipients of the news of Christ’s birth. Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father, We sing the Gloria at most Sunday and feast day Masses, and at any of our more festive or solemn ocLord God, Lamb of God, casions. However, we refrain from singing it during you take away the sin of the world: Advent, the four weeks before Christmas, as a way to have mercy on us; prepare ourselves for singing it once again with the anyou are seated at the right hand of gels at the rst Christmas Mass. We also fast from singing the Father: receive our prayer. it during Lent as a penitential practice to help us focus on conversion in preparation for the joy of Easter. For you alone are the Holy One, Although the scriptures have the angels singing it, you you alone are the Lord, don’t have to sound like one to sing the Gloria at Mass! In fact, you alone are the Most High, this prayer is meant to be sung by all God’s people gathered in the Jesus Christ, assembly for worship. At times the assembly will alternate with with the Holy Spirit, the choir in singing the prayer; on rare occasions, the choir alone in the glory of may sing it. This prayer of praise is so important that even if God the Father. there is no way of singing it, the text is recited by all. Amen. The Gloria comes from a long tradition of “canticles” or liturgical songs. The words of many canticles come directly Deep in every human heart is a desire for the living God thatsuch as the Magnicat In the Catholic tradition, some prayers have from scripture, expresses itself in prayer. or the Benedictus, become classic expressions of what the human heart seeks. Words of Faith: Our Prayers explores prayers that for centuries have both from Luke’s gospel and both sung during the Liturgy revealed a faith that fosters a deep, personal, growing, and loving relationship with Jesus Christ. These prayers teach us much about of the a line who we are and about the God to whom we belong. Hours. The text of the Gloria begins with —Keith J. Egan, Series Editor from the same gospel. However, the rest of the text was an original composition in Greek from as early as the fourth century.

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Pray one Hail Mary on each of the he Rosary is a centuries-old denext ten beads. votion intended to help us reect or meditate on the life of Jesus, at the medal his mother Mary, and the earliest days Say the rst mystery and of the Christian community. Its repetipray an Our Father. tious patterns serve as mantras, freeing the mind and heart to link one’s own life story with the great story of our salvation at the next large bead in Jesus Christ. Pray the Doxology (the Glory Be). The Rosary is structured into groupings of “Glory be to the Father, and to the prayers called decades or mysteries. Each begins Son, and to the Holy Spirit . . .” with an Our Father, followed by ten Hail Marys, and ends with the Doxology. Some people add a at each of the three smaller beads short prayer to Jesus at the end of each decade. Pray the Hail Mary. There are twenty decades of the Rosary in toDeep in every human heart is a desire for the living God that expresses itself in prayer. In the Catholic tradition, some prayers have of grace, tal that are grouped into four sets of mysteries. The human heart seeks.“Hail Mary, fullOur Prayers explores prayers that for centuries have become classic expressions of what the Words of Faith: the Lord is with you . . .” Joyful, Sorrowful, and Glorious that fosters a deep,rerevealed a faith Mysteries have personal, growing, and loving relationship with Jesus Christ. These prayers teach us much about who we earliest days of God to whom —Keith J. Egan, Series Editor mained standard since the are and about thethe Rosary we belong.

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† My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Savior for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.

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We sing the Gloria not to accompany an-

From this day all generations will call me blessed: action, as we do with the songs other ritual the Almighty has done great things for me; during the entrance and communion proand holy is his name. cessions, but simply to sing our praise to
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He has mercy on those who fear him for this part of the liturgy. In our multitaskin every generation. ing world, the Gloria reminds us to stop He has shown strength with his arm, every so often and give our complete attenhe name of this prayer, comes from he has scattered the proud in their conceit. to praising God. tion He cast down the mighty from their thrones, and has lifted up the lowly.

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and the Luminous Mysteries (or Mysteries of Light) at the first large bead were introduced by Pope John Paul II in October 2002. Pray an Our Father, While not necessary, people usually use a set of prayer the prayer that Jesus taught us. beads—called a rosary—when This prayer The Rosary praying it. is often prayed in a call and response format. who are in heaven . . .” “Our Father, can be prayed in small parts (a single decade or mystery) grant unto them, O Lord. Leader: Eternal rest, or in its entirety (all twenty decades) when one wants an And let perpetual light shine upon them. extended period of meditation. All: The Rosary is prayed by Catholics at home in the family, by and the souls of all the faithful departed, Leader: May their souls, at the crucifix individuals almost anytime, in church beforethrough the on pil- of God rest in peace. or after Mass, mercy Make the Sign of the Cross. grimages, in large public gatherings, and in many other settings. Pray the Apostle’s Creed, a summary Some are able to pray all four setsAll: of mysteriesAmen daily. Others concenof what we believe. trate on the prescribed set of mysteries for the given day: Glorious “I believe in God, the Father almighty, Mysteries on Sunday, Joyful on Monday, Sorrowful on Tuesday, creator of heaven and earth . . .” Glorious on Wednesday, Luminous on Thursday, Sorrowful on Friday, and Joyful on Saturday.

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hen someone dies, the Church steps forBy Rev. John Phalen, C.S.C., President of Holy Cross Family Ministries. Series Editor, Keith J. Egan, PhD, is President of the Carmelite Institute; Adjunct Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame; dear and uninchward. Christians hold and Aquinas Chair Emeritus, St. Mary’s College. ingly the sacredness of human life and that

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He has come to the help of his servant Israel for he has remembered his promise of mercy, the promise made to our fathers, to Abraham and his children for ever. –Liturgy of the Hours

ly from the Gospel of Luke (1:46–55). These words are spoken by the Virgin Mary during her visit to Elizabeth, her elderly cousin, who is pregnant with John the Baptist. Elizabeth greets Mary with the words: “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb” (Lk 1:42). Mary responds with the words of the Magnicat. The Magnicat is prayed every day in the Liturgy of the Hours. Sometimes called the Divine Ofce, this is the Church’s ofcial daily prayer. Priests and those in religious life pray the Hours daily. Many lay people also pray Morning and Evening Prayer and some parishes celebrate them communally. The Magnicat is prayed during Evening Prayer, known as Vespers. An ancient tradition of the Church tells us that it was probably evening when Mary arrived at Elizabeth’s house, thus the connection with this liturgical Hour.

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profound respect and love follow through to the solemn burial of every individual. When someone dies, we gather together at the home, pray in vigil, and accompany family and friends through the funeral rites and days of mourning—holding them close every step along the way. Neighbors arrive, bringing food and comfort. Work is put on hold. Time stands still as we bury a loved one. The Order of Christian Funerals contains all the liturgical prayers and rituals of the Catholic Church that we use when one of our own dies. At the heart of these solemn rites are prayers for those who are left to mourn and prayers for the person who has died. We pray for ourselves, that we might nd comfort and healing; we pray for the deceased, in gratitude for their lives and in steadfast hope that their sins will be forgiven and they well nd eternal rest with God in heaven.

DECEMBER: The Angelus JANUARy: The Benedictus FEBRUARy: Act of Contrition MARCh: The Lord’s Prayer ApRIL: The Gloria MAy: The Magnificat

JUNE: Come, Holy Spirit JULy: Canticle of Simeon AUGUST: Salve Regina SEpTEMBER: The Sign of the Cross OCTOBER: The Rosary NOVEMBER: Eternal Rest

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Many Catholic parishes invite members and guests to write the names of loved ones who have died in a special book, sometimes called the “Book of the Dead” or the “Book of Names,” during the month of November. This simple ritual reminds everyone in the parish to pray for those who have died and for those who mourn.

• There are three canticles in the Church’s daily liturgical prayer:

All three canticles are found in chapters 1 and 2 of Luke’s Gospel.

The Canticle of Zechariah at Morning Prayer (Lk 1:68–79) The Canticle of Mary at Evening Prayer (Lk 1:46–55) The Canticle of Simeon at Night Prayer (Lk 2:24–32)

The Church calls each member of Christ’s Body—priest, deacon, layperson—to participate in the ministry of consolation: to care for the dying, to pray for the dead, to comfort those who mourn.
—Order of Christian Funerals, #8

By Robert M. Hamma, Editorial Director at Ave Maria Press. Series Editor, Keith J. Egan, PhD, is President of the Carmelite Institute; Adjunct Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame; and Aquinas Chair Emeritus, St. Mary’s College.

parish, campus, and hospice ministry. Carmelite Series Editor, Keith J. Egan, PhD, is President of the Carmel Institute; Adjunct Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame; and Aquinas Chair Emeritus, St. Mary’s College.

m By Dr. Jean Donovan, theologian and lay person, widow and mother of ve. Dr. Donovan’s career includes university teaching, and

keith J. Egan, phD, is president of the Carmelite Institute, adjunct professor of theology, University of Notre Dame and Aquinas Chair Emeritus, Saint Mary’s College.

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Magnicat. is prayed The Magnicat the Liturgy every day in Sometimes of the Hours. is ne Ofce, this called the Divi prayer. ofcial daily the Church’s pray in religious life Priests and those pray le also . Many lay peop the Hours daily parer and some Evening Pray Morning and ly. them communal ishes celebrate g Evening is prayed durin The Magnicat An ancient tran as Vespers. Prayer, know us that it was Church tells dition of the at Mary arrived ing when probably even ection e, thus the conn Elizabeth’s hous Hour. this liturgical with

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im). These are people who are but do not lose often oppressed faith in the Lord . They are the God’s favor and ones singled out who fear the for Lord. “Fear” terror or frigh here does not t, but a sense mean of profound awe, steadfast con humble trust dence. , and The next verse s describe God ’s faithfulness. the lowly and God lifts up casts down the mighty; he scatt their conceit.” ers “the prou He lls the hung d in ry with good the rich away things and send empty. Mary’s s Magnicat fores words and deed hadows Jesus ’ own s. For example, in announcing quotes the prop his ministry Jesus het Isaiah (61:1 ) and says: “The is upon me, beca Spirit of the Lord use he has anoi nted me to bring the poor” (Lk glad tidings to 4:18). In the nal verse s of this grea t canticle, Mary faithfulness in recalls God’s coming to the help of his peop ing his promise le and remembe forever. r-

Magnificat is something like an overture sounding man y of the key the mes of Luke’s Gospel. called the anaw

Mary begins by proclaiming her joy at God her gratitude ’s greatness and for all the thing s God has done herself God’s for her. She calls “lowly servant” and in this way with the “poo identies herse r ones” of the lf Old Testamen t (in Hebrew they are The

n the New Testa ment there are only four time speaks: to the s when Mary angel Gabriel at the Annunci beth at the Visit ation, to Eliza ation, to the boy Jesus when found in the Temp he is nally le, and to Jesus at the Wedding The account of Feast at Cana Mary’s visit to . Elizabeth conta cord of her word ins the longest s and gives us rea wonderful insig and trust in God ht into her faith .

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Create a Mag nicat Tree by using an actua l tree branch or from colored paper. Cut out cutting one leaves on whic deeds they do h children can write good that show the greatness of God leaves nearby . Keep yet-to-be as a reminder -lled to live the mess day. age of Mary’s prayer each

he Magnicat is rst and forem ost an invitation to pray and to prais e. When we say the Hail Mary, we pray to Mary; when we say the Magnicat, we pray with Mary. Cons ider making the Mag- The nicat part of Magnificat is your daily pray er practice, perhaps “the song bot in the evening. h of the In this way you will Mother of God her join with the and of whole Church as it prays with Mary the Church.” who is our model for servant disciplesh ––The Catechism ip. of If we pray the Catholic Church, the Magnicat, we 2619 must be willing to live the Magni cat. Like Mary called to rejoi in Luke’s Gosp ce and trust in el, we are God’s promises to let God creat and to be hum ble enough e wonderful thing s out of our emp keeps the need tiness. This pray s of the poor er before us. It chall gry with “goo enges us to  d things” and ll the hunto “lift up the called to proc lowly.” Like Mary laim with our , we are lives (to mag nify) the grea mercy and love. tness of God’s • Make a list of the good thing s God has given how you can you. Make anot share those gifts her of . • Create time for a lonely neig hbor, coworker, • Prepare a meal or fellow paris for a family deali hioner. ng with sickn • Begin or end ess or grief. these actions by gratefully praying the Mag nicat. With childre

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Like the Mag nificat, Hannah’s song speaks of how God com es to the help of the poor and simple, and of Israel as God’s chosen people. It speaks of the reversal of fortu nes between the mighty and the powerles s, the full and the hungry, the barren and the fertile.

My heart exu lts in the Lord , my horn is exa lted in my God .

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Caryll houselander Foreword by Lawrence S. Cunningham

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Written in London during the blitz, Houselander’s thought-provoking reflections resonate with believers today who are challenged to find Christ in the midst of war.
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M. Eugene Boylan, O.C.R. Foreword by Lawrence S. Cunningham
Dom Eugene Boylan explains God’s plan for our happiness, and how we are each called to participate in this divine plan as members of the Mystical Body of Christ. Sixty years on, Boylan’s spiritual classic still speaks powerfully to contemporary readers.
ISBN: 9780870612497 / 384 pages / $16.95

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A Small-Group Guide for Learning and Living Environmental Justice walter E. Grazer
This small-group resource examines basic environmental justice themes through the lens of Catholic social teaching and scripture. The compact, 90-minute session format is perfect for busy adults who want to stay connected with environmental topics in a meaningful, engaged, and faith-based way.
ISBN: 9781594712104 / 64 pages / $5.95

Steve McCoy-Thompson and Randy M. haykin
As the Catholic men’s movement grows in visibility, this lively, practical resource for men’s faith groups will be widely welcomed. Authors Steve McCoy-Thompson and Randy Haykin write about their own experiences of finding spiritual balance by creating and sustaining a small, informal faith support group, providing here the necessary blueprints for other Catholic men to do the same.
ISBN: 9781594711800 160 pages / $12.95

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Rediscovering Our Mission to Transform the World

Gregory F. Augustine Pierce

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Catholics Going Green is self-contained with no additional leader’s guide needed. Each session contains:

An examination of the meaning of the Mass from an innovative and refreshing perspective—the dismissal rite. At turns entertaining, profound, and practical, this resource will renew appreciation for the beauty and wisdom of the Mass for Catholics everywhere.
ISBN: 9781594710698 128 pages / $10.95

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In this collection of compelling personal stories and theological reflection, noted spiritual guides Nancy Reeves and Bernadette Gasslein team up to revitalize Catholic understanding of the Eucharist as the communal center of the faith.
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Stories to Transform and Inspire

Nancy C. Reeves and Bernadette Gasslein

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ince its appearance four years ago, this series has led thousands of small groups around the world on a journey toward spiritual transformation and a more contemplative and peace-filled life. Guide your parishioners through the wisdom of Thomas Merton with this refreshingly different eight-booklet series for small groups:

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Each session is developed around a key principle of Merton’s thought.

At the heart of each session is a reading from the works of Merton uniquely paired with another on the same theme from a different spiritual writer.

opening reflection

Each session begins with a Psalm passage and ends in prayer.

reflection and dialogue

introduction to the texts

The focus is on listening rather than thinking about how to respond to what we hear. We are challenged to listen more carefully and approach different points of view by looking at their deepest values.

Each session has an introduction that provides continuity, context and connections between the theme of the session and the readings to follow.

a concluding prayer

End each session with a prayer. You may chose to borrow the words of Merton or those of another voice. Or you may choose to remain silent.

merton’s voice

A carefully selected passage drawn from the rich abundance of Merton’s writing leads us into deep places within ourselves and offers insights into the paradoxes of life.

solitude and silence

The time between sessions is very important. This is when the content from the readings and dialogue becomes part of everyday living. Taking time to reflect, finding places in our daily routines for silence and solitude, seeing the significance and appreciating the beauty of ordinary experiences brings it all together.

What parishioners are saying about Bridges:

“ I was brought ” “ I am stimulated, ”

to depths of self-discovery and prayer that I didn’t think possible. Merton’s teachings came alive for me. I am refreshed. Jonathan Montaldo is a gifted guide, and Merton’s words a rich resource.

style of approaching carefully chosen texts using Merton and other voices. is a wonderful way to learn, re-learn, how to be with and communicate with people in a deeper, more meaningful way.

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Prayers to Sophia aids readers in reaching new spiritual depths through the exploration of feminine images of the Divine. This book of meditative prayers offers fifty entries that include a verse from biblical wisdom literature and conversation starters for women’s book groups.
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A Story of God Arriving in Strangers Marilyn Lacey, R.S.M. Foreword by helen Prejean, C.S.J.
“with a lively mix of humor, insight, and compassion, Sr. Lacey invites those of us living behind locked doors in a world shuttered by homeland security to risk engaging unknown neighbors near and far, and there discover, perhaps to our unending surprise, that where we most felt threatened, a wealth of blessings instead awaits us.” Helen prejean, C.S.J.
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Andrea Riccardi and the Community of Sant’Egidio Foreword by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick ccording to America magazine, the Sant’Egidio community is “the most important Catholic group that you may never have heard of.” National Catholic Reporter stated that Sant’Egidio has managed to “broker peace accords in warravaged countries, pressure the United Nations to pass a worldwide moratorium on the death penalty, and run one of the most successful anti-AIDS programs in sub-Saharan Africa.” Yet for all of its accomplishments, the community of Sant’Egidio sees itself primarily as a group committed to prayer. I can recommend this volume The Sant’Egidio Book of heartily. It contains so many of the Prayer brings the comanswers to the most vital questions munity’s daily prayer to of our lives, because it moves us all readers, inviting them along the journey to that word who into its spiritual life is Life itself. and into solidarity with Cardinal theodore McCarrick its mission of service Archbishop Emeritus and peacemaking.

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Strategies for Success Tom Ulrich
Whether you are looking to build upon or simply start a concerted social ministry outreach, this guidebook blends a rich stew of scripture, theological principles, social analysis, and key strategies with the practical know-how of organizing teams and even the more practical aspect of facilitating meetings to provide a truly valuable resource.
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irectly corresponding with Together for Life, this ritual set contains 15 tabs and a complete set of 91 cards with all the prayers, readings, blessings, and other texts from the Rite of Marriage.

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Anthony Garascia serious dose of reality for engaged couples preparing for marriage, remarriage, or validation. Both Before “I Do” and Catholic Remarriage ask probing questions, provide helpful case studies, and cover areas that couples may not always feel comfortable addressing. The Combined Leader’s Guide conveniently serves both resources. CoMBinED lEaDEr’S gUiDE
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For couples seeking remarriage or convalidation in the Catholic Church. Together with their pastoral minister, the couple learns to assess the health of their present relationship, identify potential problem areas, and resolve specific concerns. CoUplES WorKBooK
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Nurturing Your Heart, Mind, Body, and Soul Lisa M. hendey
rawing from the deep tradition of the Catholic faith, Lisa Hendey coaches Catholic moms how to care for themselves—heart, mind, body, and soul—so that they can better love and care for their families, neighborhoods, and their Church. to fellow blogger Lisa hendey By sharing her own story, Hendey for such a comprehensive, holistic companion enables readers to better balance their for women who can use their faith as a tool own needs with the demands of family life and faith commitment. Ideal for to empower themselves as mothers, as wives, family life ministers and for parish-based moms’ groups, this resource and as individuals on the pilgrimage of life. is sure to be welcomed by those looking for inspiration and encourtherese Borchard agement on their journeys as Catholic moms.

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Together at Baptism is designed to help parents participate more fully in the celebration of baptism.
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■ Twenty-six inspiring commentaries with reflection and discussion questions accompany each part of the rite, encouraging parents to reflect on the vital spiritual dimension of their role as parents. ■ Biblical readings for the celebration of baptism outside of Sunday Mass. ■ Guidelines for the selection of godparents. ■ An appendix of hymns and antiphons for use in the liturgy. ■ Instructions for making a baptismal candle. ■ A family prayer service for the anniversary of baptism.

Praying is one of the most vital things we can do for our kids. Just as children need our love at every age, so too they always need our prayers. Cragon provides prayers for every stage of their growth.
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A Confirmation Candidate’s Handbook for Faith Michael Amodei
Send Out Your Spirit leads teens through the major tenets of their faith—the Trinity, Jesus, scripture, Church, sacraments, morality, and more—specifically structured for the context of preparing for confirmation. This program is rooted in the idea that high school-aged candidates want the necessary information on the Catholic faith in hand as they commit personally to the promises of faith originally made for them at baptism.  CANDIDATE hANDBOOk: Each chapter of the candidate’s handbook includes a relevant story or short lesson, journal or discussion questions, and concludes with:  CAThOLIC ApOLOGETICS: A series of questions and answers on the faith.  FOR yOU: An enrichment assignment that allows the candidates to apply the material in the chapter.  RAyERS AND REFLECTIONS: Quotations, meditations, scripture passages, and traditional prayers. Glossary defip nitions of key words are also included with each chapter.
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 SpONSOR’S hANDBOOk: Offers helpful background on the sponsor’s role, tips on communicating with teens, and information on the sponsor’s role in the celebration of the sacrament. Most importantly, it provides an overview of the ten chapters in Send Out Your Spirit with questions for discussion and activities that sponsors and teens can do together.
SponSor HanDBooK: ISBN: 9781594712470 / 48 pages / $2.95

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For nearly twenty years, Sex and the Teenager has been a successful program for promoting abstinence and chastity among teenagers. Designed for use in a classroom, youth group, or retreat setting and rooted in Catholic moral teaching, the program has a clear, straightforward goal: to encourage teens to say “no” to premarital sexual activity. Some topics covered include the difference between love, infatuation, and exploitation, what to do on a date, and the necessity of setting moral limits and sticking to them. This revised edition also includes discussion and plans for teens dealing with challenges related to sexual activity faced in today’s society.  lEaDEr’S gUiDE:  partiCipant BooK:
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Youth ministry – High School Series

A new three-book high school series by Michael Pennock
Developed in accordance with the USCCB Doctrinal Elements of a Curriculum Framework, this new series offers high school students a thorough and engaging study of Jesus Christ.

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This introductory text provides a map for high school students to navigate the wonderful work of God—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—in forming a People, giving a Law. Written following the outline for Course I of the U.S. Bishops’ Framework, this onesemester course is intended to give students a general knowledge and appreciation of Sacred Scripture while coming to encounter Jesus Christ. This versatile text not only follows the new framework but is also suitable for schools teaching a one-semester scripture course or an Introduction to the Catholic Faith course in both high schools and parish religious education programs.
StUDEnt tEXt: ISBN: 9781594711855 / 8 ½” x 11” / 320 pages / $24.95 tEaCHEr WraparoUnD EDition: ISBN: 9781594711855 / 8 ½” x 11” / 384 pages / $27.95 (c. 2010) this text has been found in conformity with the Catechism of the Catholic Church.

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His Mission and Ministry
Developed and written in light of the outline for Course II of the U.S. Bishops’ framework, Jesus Christ: His Mission and Ministry highlights for teens a disciple’s response to the life and message of Jesus and encourages them to “pick up their cross” and follow the Lord in this life and beyond.
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Written in accord with Course III of the U.S. Bishops’ new framework, this text unpacks the meaning of God’s sacred and mysterious plan from creation, to the consequences and promises of Original Sin, through his compassionate and loving care culminating in the life, Passion, Death and Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
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An Overview of the Faith

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n Catholic Essentials: An Overview of the Faith, Jesus comes alive to teens! Through knowledge, prayer, and service, teens cultivate a relationship with the Lord. This handbook is a perfect catechetical tool to use in parish youth ministry or religious education programs. Each chapter is a concise overview of one of the six required courses in the U.S. Bishops’ High School Curriculum Framework allowing you to cover the necessary topics in your weekly meetings. This book is an essential resource to accompany a complete study of Jesus Christ and his Church.
CHaptEr FEatUrES to EnHanCE StUDEntS’ KnoWlEDgE oF JESUS:

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taBlE oF ContEntS
Chapter 1—The Revelation of Jesus Christ in Scripture Chapter 2—Who Is Jesus? Chapter 3—Paschal Mystery: The Mission of Jesus Christ Chapter 4—The Church: Christ’s Mission Continues in the World Today Chapter 5—The Sacraments of Christ Chapter 6—Our Life in Christ Appendix Glossary Index

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The Catholic Spirit sends teens on a journey through classical art, literature, and musical forms that bring greater clarity to important topics of religious significance found in Church teachings.
ISBN: 9781594711824 480 pages, with 8-page insert 6” x 9” / $19.95
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Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments roots the sacraments as the definitive way Jesus remains present to the Church and the world today. It expresses concrete ways for understanding the sacraments, participating in their rites, and benefiting from their graces. The text is organized around the traditional definition of sacrament from the Catechism of the Catholic Church. This definition is clarified by arranging the chapters around four dimensions of the sacrament: memorial, celebration, communion, and transformation. Through regular placement of “For Reflection” panels and assignments that focus on deeper research, developing a personal and communal prayer life, and active transformation of self and society, this text allows students to come to know Jesus through participation in the sacraments and the grace of their effects. Selections from Catholic blogs and profiles of saints offer a practical application of the sacrament to teenagers.
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Case Studies in Catholic Morality Eileen P. Flynn
he Ten Commandments: Case Studies in Catholic Morality is a single source that summarizes Catholic teaching around the Ten Commandments. Thirty case studies related to real-life issues and dilemmas addressed by each commandment make up the heart of this text. The case studies also remind students of the central importance of the Ten Commandments as a source for moral decision-making and provide contemporary ways the Commandments can be applied in their own lives. The text addresses both everyday issues of morality faced by teens, such as cheating on exams, using alcohol and drugs, sex before marriage—along with wider and new societal issues including the use of embryonic stem cells for medical research, responsibility for environmental problems, and the proper use of money.
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A resource for Catholic high schools and parish religious education that teaches teenagers about many current and practical moral issues and offers innovative ways for teens and their parents to discuss theses dilemmas.
ISBN: 9780877939931 / 192 pages / $19.95

Focuses on the essential message of Christ’s moral teaching, the importance of love of God and love of neighbor. Clearly presented and applicable to the lives of today’s teenagers.
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Learning and Living Justice Michael Pennock
Summarizes seven key themes of Catholic social teaching as highlighted by the American bishops in Sharing Catholic Social Teaching.
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Providing unique, hands-on applications for teenagers, Activities for Catholic Social Teaching offers a chance for teens to put into action the Church’s body of social teaching. Consistent with the formula that action as a part of justice is a gospel value, each unit involves activities that motivate teenagers to do something to effect change.
ISBN: 9781594710674 / 224 pages / $19.95

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Youth ministry – High School Textbooks
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Michael Pennock
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* e n cOu n t e r I nG J e s u s In tH e n e W t e s t aMe n t
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The text is intended to provide a scriptural and ecclesial foundation to answer the question of why Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the Living God. It encourages students’ growth in a personal and ecclesial relationship with Christ.
StUDEnt tEXt: ISBN: 9781594711657 / 8 ½” x 11” / 352 pages / $24.95 tEaCHEr WraparoUnD EDition: ISBN: 9781594711664 / 8 ½” x 11” / $27.95

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Living What We Believe Michael Pennock
Our Catholic Faith, written as an introduction to Catholicism, provides an overview of the Catholic faith using basic principles and teachings contained in the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church.
StUDEnt tEXt: ISBN: 9781594710223 / 288 pages / $24.95 tEaCHEr WraparoUnD EDition: ISBN: 9781594710322 / 336 pages / $27.95

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Our Call to Faith and Justice Daniel Smith-Christopher
Offers a comprehensive overview of the major themes, lessons, and people of the Old Testament.
StUDEnt tEXt: ISBN: 9780877937210 / 288 pages / $24.95 tEaCHEr WraparoUnD EDition: ISBN: 9780877936046 / 352 pages / $27.95

expLOrInG tHe reLIGIOns Of Our WOrLd Nancy Clemmons, S.N.J.M.
StUDEnt tEXt: ISBN: 9781594711251 / 416 pages / $22.95 tEaCHEr EDition: ISBN: 9781594711268 / 240 pages / $27.95

*MarrIaGe and HOLy Orders Your Call to Love and Serve Mike Amodei
StUDEnt tEXt: ISBN: 9781594710414 / 352 pages / $24.95 tEaCHEr WraparoUnD EDition: ISBN: 9781594710568 / 400 pages / $27.95

*tHIs Is Our cHurcH A History of Catholicism Michael Pennock
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There is no better way to be formed in good character than to learn by example. In Dare to Dream, legendary high school teacher William O’Malley, S.J., tells the stories of sixteen people, such as Oprah Winfrey, Helen Keller, and Anne Frank, whose lives began as typical and average. Through their cultivation of God-given virtues, along with some courage and perseverance, they grew into people who inspire others to reach their own full human potential.
ISBN: 9781594712012 180 pages / $12.95

“Doc” Pennock Answers Teens’ Questions on Life, Love, and the Catholic Faith Michael Francis Pennock
“Doc” Pennock gives clear, concrete answers to the tough questions about love, life, and faith that concern Catholic teens the most.
ISBN: 9781594711015 / 288 pages / $15.95

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Michael Pennock offers advice to help students transition from high school to college. It offers more than the basics; spirituality is intertwined with doing laundry, exercising, and studying.
ISBN: 9781893732926 / 160 pages / $13.95

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With half a million copies sold since its inception, Day by Day is the beloved prayerbook that Notre Dame students, alumni, and friends trust to deepen their prayer lives and expand their understanding of God. Includes favorites such as “Runner’s Prayer” and St. Thomas Aquinas’ “Before Study Prayer,” plus many selections from a rich Christian tradition including “The Road Ahead.” This collection of prayers is the perfect gift for college students, high school graduates, and Confirmation candidates.
ISBN: 9781594710186 224 pages / $8.95

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ISBN: 9781933495095 / 128 pages / $10.95

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Finding a Career and Getting a Life David P. Campbell
This engaging book is packed with practical advice for finding a satisfying career and leading a rewarding life. Wonderful for anyone in the church needing Christian advice for the real world!
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Features thirty simple prayer services for use throughout the year, each focusing on a saint’s day, a liturgical season, a time in the school year, or a particular need. Each service includes scripture readings, prayers, petitions, litanies, responses, activities, and much more.
ISBN: 9781594710209 / 160 pages / $14.95

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A resource of crafts, prayers, role-plays, banners, and much more to enhance a child’s walk with Jesus throughout the year. The ideas are easy to use and adapt to any religious education setting in school, parish, or home.
ISBN: 9780877939429 / 112 pages / $12.95

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Names of saints, Catholic vocabulary, biblical passages, and lessons come to life as students learn important lessons about their faith. Answers are included as well as adaptations for each game.
ISBN: 9780877936619 / 112 pages / $19.95

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Teaches children the roles of the priest, liturgical ministers, and the community. Aids in teaching and learning the components of Mass through interactive lessons and creative crafts.
ISBN: 9780877939481 / 128 pages / $18.95

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A collection of Sawyer’s best activities organized into sections of lessons, community building, prayer, and games. Offers clear directions and reproducible handouts.
ISBN: 9780877937296 / 160 pages / $21.95 This item is nonreturnable.

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Developed from the moral and doctrinal teachings of the Church, Learning about LIFE empowers parish leaders to guide parents through important conversations with their children in a way that is appropriate, comfortable, and helpful.
ISBN: 9781594710889 / 160 pages / $19.95

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Preparing to Celebrate the Funeral Mass Joseph M. Champlin

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superb planning resource for funeral liturgies, including pastoral compassion and spiritual support for bereaving families, relatives, and friends. In the “Introduction” and in a six-page “Message for the Family,” Champlin offers poignant reflections based on his pastoral and personal encounters with the death of a loved one and provides comfort and hope in God’s promise. To make the liturgy more understandable and more consoling, Fr. Champlin offers brief informative background information on: Planning the liturgy with a priest Scripture texts Music Funeral homily Personalized memorial cards Participation booklets Remarks of remembrance
ISBN: 9780877933472 / 128 pages / $3.95

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s pIrItuaL G uIdance fOr d Iff IcuLt t IMes
perfect for use in grief support groups and bereavement ministry

prayer and Meditation Booklet—perfect Gift for Those Grieving
NEW!

“ Joyce Rupp is one of the best Christian spiritual guides writing today. ” James Martin, S.J.
Author of My Life With the Saints

A Blessing for Times of Grieving Joyce rupp ereavement ministers, parish nurses, priests, deacons, and other members of pastoral teams will appreciate this simple booklet as a gift for the bereaved. It offers an elegant prayer and meditation in a beautiful layout, expressing the deep care and concern of the faith community. Joyce Rupp is loved by thousands for her best-selling books on spiritual growth, but she is also the author of numerous books on grief and consolation, including Praying Our Goodbyes and her recently published Now That You’ve Gone Home: Courage and Comfort for Times of Grief, from which this blessing is drawn.

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oyce Rupp offers reflections on the spirituality of change with enticing practical theology. An ideal resource for ministering to those dealing with many kinds of grief and loss, Praying our Goodbyes helps readers identify types of grief, evaluate attitudes toward suffering, and embrace the freedom that comes with moving forward. Each chapter concludes with probing questions, and the book ends with twenty-four prayer experiences incorporating images, symbols, and rituals as sources of strength and stepping stones toward healing.

iSBn: 9781594712050 / 192 pages / $15.95

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FINDING yOUR WAy
This series takes a Christian perspective to help readers cope with life’s most difficult times. Ideal companions for the journey from grief to recovery. f IndInG yOur Way tO s ay G OOdbye
harold Ivan Smith
ISBN: 9780877939757 224 pages / $12.95

pErFECt For:
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f IndInG yOur Way a fter yOur s pOuse d Ies
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ISBN: 9780877939320 160 pages / $13.95

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Courage and Comfort for Caregivers of the Very Ill stories by Joyce hutchison Prayers by Joyce rupp Reissued on its tenth anniversary, May I Walk You Home? remains an invaluable resource for caregivers and loved ones assisting those on their final journey home. Stories by Joyce Hutchison and prayers by Joyce Rupp make this a perfect resource for bereavement ministers, hospice workers, parish nurses, pastoral ministers, and caregivers of all kinds.
iSBn: 9781594712142 / 192 pages / $12.95

May I Walk you home?

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ISBN: 9781594710742 128 pages / $10.95

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f IndInG yOur Way a fter yOur p arent d Ies
Richard Gilbert
ISBN: 9780877936947 128 pages / $12.95

Courage and Comfort for Times of Grief stories by Joyce hutchison Prayers by Joyce rupp Building on the success of May I Walk You Home?, this collection of twenty-five stories of loss picks up where the first book left off, helping readers to navigate the bewildering landscape of grief once a loved one has died.
iSBn: 9781594712159 / 192 pages / $12.95

Now That you’ve Gone home

f IndInG yOur Way t HrOuGH d OMestIc a buse
Connie Fourré
ISBN: 9781594710766 192 pages / $12.95

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A Comprehensive Guide for Churches
Jan Nelson and David A. Aaker

My parish ministry of consolation has used The Bereavement Ministry Program for many years. I have recommended this veritable ministry ‘toolbox’ to bereavement ministers across the country. It is truly an asset to any holistic parish-based ministry to the bereaved—and now it has been made even more handy and easy to use.

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phone of ways to approach in face-to-face or There are a number ble amounts of time lay ministers; some to spend considera on of clergy and people who are able rely on a combinati by lay people. In grieving. Others out almost entirely with those who are ministries carried bereavement In some cases, a have bereavement of these, in fact, cruvisitation is far less. in fact, to play a amount of personal visitation and comes, other churches, the supplement personal group is set up to support used by anyent ministry. exible and can be cial role in the bereavem in this book is meant to be very  can replace or and lay people. It The program described a large team of clergy clergy person to your church. alalready exists in one from a single suggest that you ent ministry that this book, we supplement the bereavem the resources in person: you choose to use to each grieving No matter how 24 you minister main elements as appropriways include three packet of materials ministers bring a when bereavement 1. An initial visit, (the “Initial Packet”). of bereavement (the ate for the situation at least the rst year ing over regular letter-writ 2. A program of ). “Monthly Messages” personal visitation. ying schedule of helpful to 3. An accompan group can be very a bereavement support you can inhave found that such a group so that Many churches guidelines for creating so. We have included would like to do grieving people. ent ministry if you a heavy clude it in your bereavem from grieving is similar to that of rieving is hard work. The exhaustion symptoms of grieving are sometimes workout or prolonged illness. The Book Contains physical diagnosed as strictly physical problems. Common complaints include What This mistakenly section. These 1. Basic Resources the following: in the Basic Resources loss become included suffer a deep program is the material n that those who The heart of this • chest pains or heart problemsneeds at different with the assumptio creates different have been created that materials • process process of grief—a dizziness two primary components: involved in an ongoing , then, have The Basic Resources dry mouth • person points in the process. given to the grieving to be in the stomach • empty feeling address the person’s needs durwhich contains materials materials A. An “Initial Packet,” the loss occurs. These • fatigue immediately after of grief. throat” the of rst month, and in thethrough ing the initial phase • feelingthe“something stuckso on, for the second week, to address the issues B. “Monthly Messages” • headache materials are intended experience. These grief process. rst year of the grief way through the work their• inability to sleep one for which arise as people for children, and desire • loss of for overly active sexual one or adults, one for example, is come in three sets: page entitled “Prayer,” The Basic Resources Message • loss of weight (the Initial Packet is some overlap teenagers; the Monthly teenagers. There as the section for for children as well• nausea and vomiting used in the section • oversensitivity to noise

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his must-have, comprehensive bereavement resource provides everything needed to begin and nurture a bereavement ministry in your parish. With a new user-friendly format and updated content, this program provides extensive practical advice, schedule outlines, and adaptable letters and handouts that are the trademark of this program.

• Additional advice on

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■ ISBN: 9781594711923 / 320 pages / 3-ring binder / $49.95

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SEASONS OF HOPE
Seasons of Hope is a valuable resource for the selfhelp group I facilitate. I highly recommend this program to other facilitators and parish volunteers. This faithcentered resource has been sorely needed for years. Martha Burke Tressler Bereavement Coordinator, Catholic Cemeteries of Chicago Chicago, IL

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■ COMPREHENSIVE GUIDEBOOK • A plan for getting started • Tips for recruiting volunteers • imelines and sample T promotional materials • Session outlines and scripts ■ PARTICIPANTS JOURNALS • or use in group sessions and F then at home • Scripture-based themes • Thematic commentary • Outlines for group activities • Space for journaling • “Moving Forward” action steps • Prayers
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JOURNAL ONE ISBN: 9781594711121 / 64 pages / $5.95 JOURNAL TWO ISBN: 9781594711138 / 64 pages / $5.95

GENTLE KEEPING

Prayers and services for remembering Departed Loved ones Throughout the Year Mauryeen O’Brien, O.P.
At last—a book of simple prayers and prayer services for those who mourn that is designed for use in the home with family and friends. Author and bereavement minister Mauryeen O’Brien offers grieving loved ones words for remembering those who have died, including twenty-eight simple prayers and twenty-five prayer services. Gentle Keeping will help sustain those who mourn through any day of the year.

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Grant us peace

Rosary Meditations for Those Who Mourn Beth Mahoney
Beth Mahoney of Holy Cross Family Ministries presents Rosary meditations, related scripture passages, and prayers of petition to sustain those who mourn. Pastorally sensitive and highly adaptable, this book guides both newcomers to the Rosary and those who have long prayed it through the hours, days, and weeks following the death of a loved one. Grant Us Peace includes a simple guide on how to pray the Rosary along with all the prayer texts needed. Containing all twenty mysteries, this is a perfect devotional book for use at home or at the funeral home before and after the official funeral rites of the Church.

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ISBN: 9781594711640 / 64 pages / $4.95

With practical insight into the spiritual lives of Alzheimer’s patients, plus a guide to praying the Rosary, this is an ideal resource for caregivers of those suffering with Alzheimer’s. Combines soothing and nurturing Rosary meditations with reflections created especially for Alzheimer’s patients, offering a way to maintain or re-establish connections.
ISBN: 9781594710773 64 pages / $5.95

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A Catholic Handbook for End-of-Life Concerns Joseph M. Champlin

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A Companion for Everyday Coping harold Ivan Smith
Recognized grief educator Harold Ivan Smith offers seventy-two suggestions for healthy grieving, equipping those who have suffered profound loss with tools for coping day to day.
ISBN: 9781594711275 160 pages / $12.95

Best-selling author Fr. Joseph M. Champlin guides Catholics through the practical physical, emotional, and spiritual concerns confronted as they face end-of-life issues and attempt to put their affairs in order. Comforting and empowering for anyone preparing for the final chapter of their life.

taBlE oF ContEntS
1. Making a Will 2. End-of-Life Issues 3. Living Wills, Health Care Proxies, and Organ Donations 4. Cremation 5. Postponing Eternity 6. Heart Light as a Feather: Forgiveness and Reconciliation 7. Last Rites 8. A Comforting Farewell 9. Eternity 10. Those Left Behind

ISBN: 9781594711091 / 96 pages / $4.50

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W H en yOu r s p Ouse d I es
A Concise and Practical Source of Help and Advice Cathleen L. Curry
Writing about her own journey, Curry establishes eight practical guideposts for getting through the first year after the loss of your spouse.
ISBN: 9780877934165 128 pages / $10.95

H e a L InG
Silver Anniversary Edition Francis MacNutt, PhD
This best-selling resource provides a context to explain healthy healing. MacNutt covers topics including the basis of healing ministry, different ways of healing, and the relationships between sacraments and healing. MacNutt also discusses engaging connections between the spiritual and the physical, including scientific inquiries into the healing power of prayer.
ISBN: 9780877936763 272 pages / $18.95

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Ryan offers examples and explanations of the problems that can be encountered during each stage of development. A prayer is included for each stage to help the healing process.
ISBN: 9781594710339 128 pages / $9.95

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Presents a balanced and sensible look at healing and the accompanying aspect of prayer. MacNutt clarifies many of the common misconceptions surrounding healing prayer, providing an in-depth view of the healing ministry. Also gives the reader the unique experience from the perspective of the minister of healing, sharing his thoughts and feelings.
ISBN: 9780877931331 256 pages / $15.95

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A Spiritual Guide to Recovery Barbara Shlemon Ryan
The author shares her own experience with divorce and the healing process that followed by offering seventeen chapters dealing with such issues as children, finances, relatives, fear, guilt, and forgiveness.
ISBN: 9780877934837 136 pages / $9.95

t e n t HI nG s t O H e L p yOu s u r v I v e a n d H e a L W HI Le G rI e vInG
Janet k. Lang
This brief, readable booklet provides ten practical aids to help those coping with loss and emptiness. Focus on personal growth, deepened spirituality and a stronger sense of direction in life.
ISBN: 9780939516605 48 pages / $6.95

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Robert J. Wicks

Awakening to the Fullness of Life
lending insights from Christian contemplative practice and contemporary psychology, Dr. Robert J. Wicks—well-known speaker, therapist, and spiritual guide—introduces what he calls “prayerfulness,” a way of being truly in the present to experience God and life in dynamic new ways. Wicks offers a rich array of insights including seven practical steps, a thirty-day retreat, and a Spiritual Mindfulness Questionnaire. This creative combination of ancient wisdom and contemporary psychology is designed to help readers develop a loving, clear, and spiritually balanced outlook. ISBN: 9781933495200 / 192 pages, hardcover / $20.00

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the SAnt’egidio book of PrAyer
Andrea Riccardi and the Community of Sant’Egidio
The Community of Sant’Egidio is internationally known for its work in justice and peacemaking, and is a growing phenomenon in the United States. The Sant’Egidio Book of Prayer invites readers into the community’s spiritual life and into solidarity with its mission of prayer, service, and peacemaking. ISBN: 9781594712067 / 212 pages / $14.95

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Using scripture, poetry, reflections, personal stories, and quotes from a rich array of spiritual teachers, Wiederkehr helps readers become more attuned to living in the present moment and develop a kindred spirit with the rich tradition of the sacred hours. Seven Sacred Pauses is a wonderful gift to those who seek to find balance in their busy days and to bring the practice of the Divine Hours home to their own hearts.
ISBN: 9781933495101 / 224 pages / hardcover / $20.00

Living Mindfully Through the Hours of the Day Macrina wiederkehr Foreword by Paula D’Arcy

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This redesigned edition of the best-selling Loving Yourself More (over 60,000 copies sold) reminds busy women of God’s love with 101 brief, inspiring meditations.
ISBN: 9781594711312 160 pages / $10.95

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An Invitation to Faithful Prayer Throughout the Year
This revised edition of the best-selling book invites readers to join God in the dance of life, a dance of truth and wholeness. She explores twelve themes, each followed by prayer suggestions such as litanies, guided meditations, and journal keeping.

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The Heart’s Journey Through the Seasons Joyce Rupp and Macrina wiederkehr Artwork by Mary Southard
Through reflections, poems, and prayers, readers explore the relationship between the seasons of the earth and the seasons of their lives. Ideal for any group gathering.
ISBN: 9781893732827 / 288 pages / $22.95

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In this collection of scriptural reflections and prayers, Joyce Rupp offers us the encouragement we so often require to stop and pray.
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This popular classic introduced a hungry world to Joyce Rupp’s unique brand of spiritual nourishment: prose, poetry, and prayer to help us reflect upon and rejoice in the sacred everyday world that is at once around and within us.
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Prayers, Poems, and Reflections for Every Season
Contains over 125 thoughtful compositions drawn from the author’s never-before published work. Joyce Rupp has just the right prayer or ritual for a small group meeting, parish gathering, faithsharing group, or pastoral team.
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A Guide for Spiritual Growth
Explores how the cup is a symbol of life, with its emptiness and fullness, its brokenness and flaws, and all of its blessings. An excellent resource for a themebased retreat based upon the sacredness of life.
ISBN: 9780877936251 184 pages / $15.95

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ust after Thomas Merton’s death in 1968, Catholic social activist Catherine de Hueck Doherty wrote to Merton’s abbot: “In some strange mysterious way I never quite understood, [he] was in part my spiritual son.” The friendship originated when Merton worked at Friendship House in Harlem, and this volume of warm, candid correspondence traces nearly three decades of friendship through thirty-one surviving letters. The exchange reveals Merton’s development from a young man searching for his place in God’s plan, to a monk testimony of two great souls seeking God through aflame from the same holy solitude and work for Spirit. social justice. A large and growing Merton richard J. payne readership will enjoy Founding Editor-in-Chief, this book, and it can The Classics of Western be used both by indiSpirituality viduals and as a book Executive Producer, study group on spiriArcadia Films tual friendship.

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orty years after his death, fans of Thomas Merton—from a wide array of faith traditions—continue to consult the spiritual wisdom found in his voluminous writings. Merton called this work his “Liturgy book,” and this edition includes a new foreword by renowned Merton scholar William H. Shannon. These essays remain timely in view of the ongoing liturgical renewal initiated by Vatican II and are a must-read for those seeking to deepen their grasp of the liturgy and the cycles of the Church year. Seasons of Celebration has enjoyed longstanding popularity among traditional Catholic Merton readers and also by those from ecumenical traditions.
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For twenty-five years, Merton’s Palace of Nowhere has been the standard for exploring and understanding Merton’s thought.
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n this anthology, Michael Ford gathers Henri Nouwen’s selections that encourage us to embrace our imperfections and find the transforming power of God at work within us. Offers spiritual refreshment and guidance during the darkness, loneliness, and turmoil of life’s challenges.
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A gentle invitation to all those in grief to open themselves to a deeper sense of faith and trust in God. Henri J.M. Nouwen shares his own experience of pain, confusion, and doubt as he leads the reader to a recognition that despite turmoil, God is present.
ISBN: 9781594710544 / 64 pages / $7.95

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Nouwen reflects upon the metaphor of the cup, using the images of holding, lifting, and drinking to articulate the basics of spiritual life.
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The Three Stages of Prayer
In Experiencing God, Thomas Green, S.J., presents a brief and accessible guide to prayer. Green reminds readers that prayer life is, above all, a relationship with God and a deepening of our experience of God. Thomas Green, S.J., spent a lifetime teaching fellow Christians to pray; Experiencing God is a fantastic collection of his best insights. Drawn from lectures given by Fr. Green, Experiencing God is now in print for the first time—an appropriate commemoration of the faithful life and work of this beloved teacher and author. Ideally suited to faith sharing groups, parish retreats, and ministry formation workshops.
ISBN: 9781594712456 / 128 pages / $10.95

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Finding God in All Things gives new life to the spirituality of St. Ignatius and illuminates the transforming power of the Exercises. Written by a renowned expert on spirituality and prayer, this book is an ideal resource for parish retreats, spiritual formation courses, and as RCIA supplementary reading.
ISBN: 9780877934608 / 144 pages / $12.95

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Paying Attention to God increases our sensitivity to the ways God is trying to reveal himself in our lives. This resource is ideal for spiritual leaders trying to encourage individuals to develop their personal relationships with God.
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Seven Biblical Meditations
Draws on the spirituality of John’s gospel and Ignatius of Loyola to stress that our deepest desires and God’s will for us coincide when we let go of selfishness; and that God’s deepest longing is to dwell in us, to make a home in our souls. This resource is perfect for retreat centers and can be used for parish retreats and reading groups.
ISBN: 9781594712005 / 128 pages / $11.95

t He G Od W H O WOn ’ t L e t G O
A message as old as Christianity, this inspiring book reminds us that God is permanent and that there is nothing that can stop His love. Perfect for introducing seekers to God’s love.
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“Home” is a powerful spiritual theme, particularly in uncertain and difficult times. In Come Home, trusted spiritual director Marie Schwan blends insights from the contemplative tradition with Ignatian and twelve-step spirituality, Bishop robert F. Morneau gently guiding readers to discover and embrace Auxiliary Bishop the wonder of God’s presence within them. of Green Bay Come Home is an ideal book for parish retreats, small groups, staff development, and as a recommended resource for parishioners seeking spiritual direction.
ISBN: 9781594712296 / 128 pages / $12.95

brings to this slim yet potent text years of experience in spiritual direction and retreat work. Enriching and challenging, Come Home is a call to live at the center, rather than the circumference of our lives.

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A Guide to Making a Contemplative Weekend Retreat Philip Zaleski
Amid the chaos of work, family, and the myriad responsibilities that dominate our lives, the need for retreat remains everpresent. Calling us to solitude, reflection, and quiet, acclaimed author and editor Philip Zaleski identifies with the need for retreat and offers his monastic prescription for how to properly and effectively find spiritual refreshment. Ideal reading for those who appreciate the depth of monastic spirituality but find it difficult to go away for weekends, this resource is perfect for parish groups, campus ministry groups, and religious communities, and for individual reflection and growth.
ISBN: 9781594711992 / 192 pages / $15.95

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Ignatian retreat leader Eric Jensen guides spiritual seekers through Luke’s Gospel as they meditate on Christ’s spoken and unspoken bond with his Father. This practical yet thought-provoking resource is ideal for individual use or group retreats.
ISBN: 9781594711343 / 224 pages / $17.95

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A Retreat in Everyday Life Carol Ann Smith, S.h.C.J., and Eugene Merz, S.J.
Drawing on the classic retreat model, The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius, Moment by Moment offers a new and inviting way to find God in our often busy and complex lives.
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Selections from scripture, writings of St. Ignatius, and documents of Vatican II will lead you to discover how each relationship holds the opportunity to be taught by God.
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Miraculous Stories of Healing and Conversion through Mary’s Intercession Christine watkins
Foreword by Robert Faricy, S.J.
In Full of Grace, Watkins tells her own dramatic story of miraculous healing and conversion to Catholicism, along with the stories of five others, including a homeless drug addict, a stripper, and a modern-day hero. Each story is accompanied by scripture, prayer, and discussion exercises designed to remind readers of Mary of Medjugorje’s intercession on their behalf and God’s personal love for them. Ideal for parish faith-sharing groups, addiction recovery support groups, and for parish retreats.
ISBN: 9781594712265 / 224 pages / $14.95

This treasury of spiritual wisdom draws on sources ancient and current—from Augustine to Michael Pollan—to consider anew how fasting informs the relationships between creator/creature, body/soul, and rich/poor. In timely response to Pope Benedict’s urging that the value and meaning of fasting need to be “rediscovered and encouraged again in our day,” The Spirituality of Fasting is excellent for small groups, parish retreats, homily preparation, and recommended Lenten reading lists.
ISBN: 9781594712432 / 128 pages / $12.95

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“ Monsignor Charles Murphy

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presents a comprehensive history of fasting and offers a sound rationale for the need to revive this ancient practice. A must-read for any serious Christian and a wonderful resource for adult faith formation, small faith communities, or parish social justice committees.

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beautiful and touching collection of conversion stories prompted or touched by Medjugorje’s apparitions is further proof of the good fruits of this ongoing phenomenon. The stories are direct, honest, heart-rending, and miraculous.

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This resource offers a contemporary spirituality of this traditional devotion, highlighting seven moments of suffering in Mary’s life, from Jesus’ infancy to his death on Golgotha. In this practical and devotional approach, Giallanza teaches how Mary guides us in our own struggles as we aim to be closer to her son.
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Judy Cannato illumines the Christian concepts of grace, empathy, and the kingdom of God by examining them in light of cutting-edge scientific theory. Cannato offers a provocative vision for readers—complete with anecdotes, prayers, and reflection questions. Cannato travels extensively—throughout the U.S. and in Ireland, the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand—giving lectures, workshops, and retreats. Her work has been awarded by the Catholic Press Association and praised by such spiritual leaders as Diarmuid O’Murchu and Paula D’Arcy.
ISBN: 9781933495217 / 256 pages / $15.95

writes like a poet, visions like a mystic, and weaves a story that is original, provocative and inspiring. her ability to integrate the wisdom of field theory, Christian compassion and personal narrative provides the reader with nourishment for intellect and spirit alike. A message of reassurance and hope for troubled times.

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Anne Bryan Smollin shows us that while difficulty, stress, and sorrow will always be a part of life, a positive attitude—and a healthy dose of good humor—will help us live each moment, both good and bad, more fully.
ISBN: 9781893732988 128 pages / $12.95

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Facing the Hard Stuff with Hope
With poignant stories of family and friends, joy and heartbreak, Livingston blends thoughtful insights with practical suggestions that encourage us to reframe our responses to difficulty and darkness, to embrace life’s imperfection and let the light stream in.
ISBN: 9781933495002 160 pages / $12.95

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Live Well, Love Much, Laugh Often
Capturing a happy blend of psychological and spiritual principles, coupled with anecdotes.
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Finding Hope Amidst Life’s Chaos
The author reassures us that in the midst of all the “craziness” we can discover the seeds of creativity and hope.
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spirituality – Robert J. Wicks
p rayer fu L n e s s
Awakening to the Fullness of Life Foreword by Joyce Rupp
lending insights from Christian contemplative practice and contemporary psychology, Dr. Robert J. Wicks—well-known speaker, therapist, and spiritual guide—introduces what he calls “prayerfulness,” a way of being truly in the present to experience God and life in dynamic new ways. Wicks offers a rich array of insights including seven practical steps, a thirty-day retreat, and a Spiritual Mindfulness Questionnaire. This creative combination of ancient wisdom and contemporary psychology is designed to help readers develop a loving, clear, and spiritually balanced outlook. It is ideal for book groups, retreats, and as a resource for individuals experiencing burnout.
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These 101 spiritual messages were inspired by a series of reflections aired on the radio by Father Champlin in Syracuse, New York. Now people everywhere can reduce the stress that results from our never-slow-down days See page 17 for with a little help from Father Champlin. Bible Reading for Each message is accompanied by a spiriBeginners tual suggestion for reflection and a prayer taken from the Psalms.
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Now in its sixth year of publication, Sacred Space: The Prayer Book 2010 is the ideal year-long prayer book for thoughtful Christians with busy lives. With daily scripture readings and meditations in the Ignatian tradition, this well-respected book is a refreshing introduction to Jesuit spirituality.
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Since its original publication in 1978, Lord Hear Our Prayer has served as a guide for those seeking to combine the richness of traditional Catholic prayers with the spirit of the liturgy. Now in paperback, this new edition makes an affordable gift for college students, seminarians, and those entering the Catholic Church through RCIA.
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Andrea Riccardi and the Community of Sant’Egidio Foreword by Cardinal Theodore McCarrick
The Community of Sant’Egidio is known internationally for its work in justice and peacemaking, and is a growing phenomenon in the United States. The Sant’Egidio Book of Prayer invites readers into Sant’Egidio’s spiritual life and into solidarity with its mission of prayer, service, and peacemaking.
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This book offers a program of daily meditations on the messages of Our Lady and the words of sacred scripture. It offers an inspiring reflection connecting the messages and readings and also suggests a meaningful way to put Our Lady’s words into practice.
ISBN: 9780877934943 / 544 pages / $17.95

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A Marian Book of Hours william G. Storey
This helpful prayer book offers brief, simply structured contemporary Marian devotionals for nine feast days and the five liturgical seasons. Each morning and evening service includes a hymn, psalms, short readings, a canticle, and prayers of intercession. Ideal for both personal and group use.
ISBN: 9781594711046 / 320 pages / $15.95

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Opens the beloved Peace Prayer of St. Francis line by line in a fresh new way.
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title / author index
30 Days with a Great Spiritual Teachers series—45 Holy Mary (Classics with Commentary), Imitation of Christ (Classics with Commentary)—19 Bless My Child, CRAGON—28 Book of Hours, A, MERTON—48 Born of the Eucharist, ROSSETTI—13 BOYLAN, M. EUGENE, This Tremendous Lover—20 Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton series, MONTALDO / TOTH—22, 23 Brother André, DUBUC—7 Building Community, SOFIELD / JULIANO / HAMMETT—14 Bundles of Faith and Tons of Fun, MATHSON—36 COMMUNITY OF SAINT’EGIDIO, THE, The Sant’Egidio Book of Prayer—25, 55 Compassionate Fire, WILD—48 Concise Guide Series—10, 11 Concise Guide to Adult Faith Formation, A, PARENT—11 Concise Guide to Canon Law, McKENNA—11 Concise Guide to Catholic Social Teaching, A, McKENNA—11 Concise Guide to Church Management, A, THE VINCENTIAN CENTER FOR CHURCH AND SOCIETY—10 Concise Guide to Pastoral Planning, A, PICKETT—10 Concise Guide to Supervising a Ministry Student, A, GARRIDO / McKENNA—11 Concise Guide to Your Rights in the Catholic Church, A, McKENNA—11 COUNCIL OF MAJOR SUPERIORS OF WOMEN RELIGIOUS, The Foundations of Religious Life—12 CRAGON, JULIE, Bless My Child—28 CREASY, WILLIAM C., The Imitation of Christ—18 Cross, Our Only Hope, The, GAWRYCH—6 Crossing the Desert, WICKS—54 Cup of Our Life, The, RUPP—47 CURRY, CATHLEEN L., When Your Spouse Dies—43

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AAKER, DAVID A., The Bereavement Ministry Program—40 Abandonment to Divine Providence, CAUSSADE—18 ABCs of Healthy Grieving, SMITH—42 Activities for Catholic Social Teaching, MCGINNIS—33 ADAMS, Let Me Sow Love—55 Adjusting Your Life’s Vision (Bridges), MONTALDO / TOTH—22 AELRED OF RIEVAULX, Spiritual Friendship (Classics with Commentary)—19 All Will Be Well (30 Days series), JULIAN OF NORWICH—45 ALPHONSUS DE LIGUORI, Visits to the Most Holy Sacrament and to Most Holy Mary (Classics with Commentary)—19 AMIDEI, KATHIE, Learning about LIFE—Love, Infatuation, Friendship, Exploitation—36 AMODEI, MICHAEL, Questions of Faith— 15; Send Out Your Spirit—29; Catholic Essentials—31; Marriage and Holy Orders—34 Ascent of the Mountain of God, The, HAYS—4 AYMOND, BISHOP GREGORY M., Facing Forgiveness—14

C
CAMPBELL, DAVID, If You Don’t Know Where You’re Going, You’ll Probably End Up Somewhere Else—35 Can You Drink the Cup?, NOUWEN—49 CANNATO, JUDY, Field of Compassion—53 Catholic Essentials, AMODEI—31 Catholic Remarriage, GARASCIA—27 Catholic Social Teaching, PENNOCK—33 Catholic Spirit, The, BETTIGOLE / CHILDS—32 Catholics Going Green, GRAZER—21 CAUSSADE, JEAN PIERRE DE, Abandonment to Divine Providence—18 CHAMPLIN, JOSEPH M., Bible Reading for Beginners—17; Together For Life, Rite of Marriage—26; Through Death to Life—37; Preparing for Eternity—42; Slow Down, Take Five—54 Children Discover the Mass, DALL—36 CHILDS, JAMES D., The Catholic Spirit—32 Choosing to Be Catholic, O’MALLEY—15 CIANGIO, DONNA, Open Our Hearts—2 Circle of Life, The, RUPP / WIEDERKEHR—47 CLARK, BISHOP MATTHEW H., Forward in Hope—12 Classics with Commentary series—18, 19 CLEMMONS, NANCY, Exploring the Religions of Our World—34 CLOUD OF UNKNOWING, THE, Where Only Love Can Go (30 Days series)—45 Collaboration, SOFIELD / JULIANO—14 Collaborative Leader, The, SOFIELD / KUHN—14 Come Home, SCHWAN—51

D
DALL, MARY DOERFLER, Children Discover the Mass—36 Dance of Life, The, NOUWEN / FORD—49 Dare to Dream, O’MALLEY—35 Day by Day, STOREY / McNALLY—35 Design for Wholeness, SOFIELD / JULIANO / HAMMETT—14 Discovering the Hidden Ground of Love (Bridges), MONTALDO / TOTH—22 DUBRUIEL, MICHAEL, John Paul II’s Biblical Way of the Cross—5 DUBUC, JEAN-GUY, Brother André—7

B
BARRY, WILLIAM A., Finding God in All Things, Paying Attention to God—50 Basil Moreau, MacEOIN—7 Becoming Who You Already Are (Bridges), MONTALDO / TOTH—22 Before “I Do,” GARASCIA—27 Behold the Beauty of the Lord, NOUWEN—49 Behold Your Mother, ROSSETTI—13 Bereavement Ministry Program, The, NELSON / AAKER—40 BETTIGOLE, MICHEL, The Catholic Spirit—32 BEYER, RICHARD J., Medjugorje Day by Day—55 Bible Reading for Beginners, CHAMPLIN—17 BILLY, DENNIS, Spiritual Friendship (Classics with Commentary), Interior Castle (Classics with Commentary), Visits to the Most Holy Sacrament and to Most

E
EGAN, KEITH, Words of Faith: Our Prayers—8, 9 Encountering Jesus in the New Testament, PENNOCK—34 Entering Christ’s Prayer, JENSEN—51 Entering the School of Your Experience (Bridges), MONTALDO / TOTH—22 ENZLER, CLARENCE, Everyone’s Way of the Cross—5

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title / author index
Eternal Seasons, NOUWEN / FORD—49 Everyone’s Way of the Cross, ENZLER—5 Experiencing God, GREEN—50 Exploring the Religions of Our World, CLEMMONS—34 GARRIDO, ANN M., A Concise Guide to Supervising a Ministry Student—11 GASSLEIN, BERNADETTE, Gifts of the Eucharist—21 GAWRYCH, ANDREW, The Gift of the Cross, The Gift of Hope, The Cross, Our Only Hope—6 Gentle Keeping, O’BRIEN—41 Getting Married, Living Together, GARASCIA—27 GIALLANZA, JOEL, Praying from the Heart of Holy Cross Spirituality—7; The Seven Sorrows of Mary—52 Gift of Hope, The, GAWRYCH—6 Gift of the Cross, The, GAWRYCH—6 Gifts of the Eucharist, REEVES / GASSLEIN—21 GILBERT, RICHARD, Finding Your Way After Your Parent Dies—39 GOD KNOWS You’re Stressed, SMOLLIN—53 God of Our Deepest Longings, The, VAN BREEMEN—50 God Who Won’t Let Go, The, VAN BREEMEN—50 GORHAM, KATHY BREWER, Finding Your Way Through Divorce—39 GRAEF, HILDA, Mary: A History of Doctrine and Devotion—20 Grant Us Peace, MAHONEY—42 GRAZER, WALTER E., Catholics Going Green—21 GREEN, THOMAS H., Experiencing God, Opening to God, Weeds Among the Wheat, When the Well Runs Dry—50 GRIBBLE, RICHARD, Vincent McCauley, C.S.C.—7 GUSTAFSON, JANIE, Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments—32 Healing, MacNUTT—43 HENDEY, LISA M., The Handbook for Catholic Moms—28 HOLTZ, LOU, A Teen’s Game Plan for Life—35 HOLY CROSS FAMILY MINISTRIES, Pray with Me Still—42 HOUSELANDER, CARYLL, The Reed of God, This War Is the Passion—20 HUTCHISON, JOYCE, May I Walk You Home?, Now that You’ve Gone Home—39

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Facing Forgiveness, SOFIELD / JULIANO / AYMOND—14 Faith Difference, The, SAWYER—36 Faith Facts for Young Catholics, SAWYER—36 Faith We Profess, The, VAGHI—16 FELBER, MARTA, Finding Your Way After Your Spouse Dies—39 Field of Compassion, The, CANNATO—53 Finding God in All Things, BARRY—50 Finding God in Each Moment, SMITH / MERZ—51 Finding Your Way After Your Parent Dies, GILBERT—39 Finding Your Way After Your Spouse Dies, FELBER—39 Finding Your Way Through Divorce, GORHAM—39 Finding Your Way Through Domestic Abuse, FOURRÈ—39 Finding Your Way to Say Goodbye, SMITH—39 FINLEY, JAMES, Merton’s Palace of Nowhere—48 FLYNN, EILEEN P., Ten Commandments—33 FORD, MICHAEL, The Dance of Life—49 Forward in Hope, CLARK—12 Foundations of Religious Life, The, COUNCIL OF MAJOR SUPERIORS OF WOMEN RELIGIOUS—12 FOURRÈ, CONNIE, Finding Your Way Through Domestic Abuse—39 FRANCIS DE SALES, Set Your Heart Free (30 Days series)—45 FRANCIS OF ASSISI, Peace of Heart (30 Days series)—45 Fresh Bread, RUPP—47 FROEHLE, VIRGINIA ANN, Loving Yourself More—46 Fuel, McCOY-THOMPSON / HAYKIN—21 Full of Grace, WATKINS—52 Funeral Mass and Rite of Committal—37

i
If You Don’t Know Where You’re Going, You’ll Probably End Up Somewhere Else, CAMPBELL—35 Imitation of Christ, The (Classics with Commentary), THOMAS Á KEMPIS / BILLY—19 Imitation of Christ, The, CREASY / THOMAS Á KEMPIS—18 In Memoriam, NOUWEN—49 Interior Castle (Classics with Commentary), TERESA OF AVILA / BILLY—19 Inviting God In, RUPP—47 IWANOWSKI, THOMAS B., Open Our Hearts—2

J
JENSEN, ERIC, Entering Christ’s Prayer—51 JESUIT COMMUNICATION CENTRE, Sacred Space for Lent 2010—4, Sacred Space: The Prayer Book 2010—55 Jesus Christ, PENNOCK—30 John Paul II’s Biblical Way of the Cross, WELBORN / DUBRUIEL—5 Joy of Priesthood, The, ROSSETTI—13 JULIAN OF NORWICH, All Will Be Well (30 Days series)—45 JULIANO, CARROLL, Collaboration, Building Community, Facing Forgiveness, Design for Wholeness—14

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Hail Mary, STOREY—55 HAMMA, ROBERT M., Together at Baptism—28 HAMMETT, ROSINE, Building Community, Design for Wholeness—14 Handbook for Catholic Moms, The, HENDEY—28 HAYKIN, RANDY M., Fuel—21 HAYS, EDWARD, The Ascent of the Mountain of God, A Lenten Hobo Honeymoon—4; The Pilgrimage Way of the Cross—5; Prayers for the Domestic Church—28 Healing the Hidden Self, RYAN—43 Healing the Wounds of Divorce, RYAN—43

K
KUHN, DONALD H., The Collaborative Leader—14

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LACEY, MARILYN, This Flowing Toward Me—25 LANG, JANET K., Ten Things to Help You Survive and Heal While Grieving—43

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GARASCIA, ANTHONY, Before “I Do,” Catholic Remarriage, Getting Married, Living Together—27

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Learning about LIFE—Love, Infatuation, Friendship, Exploitation, SAWYER / AMIDEI—36 Lent and Holy Week, MONTALDO / TOTH—3 Lenten Hobo Honeymoon, A, HAYS—4 Lessons of the Heart, LIVINGSTON—53 Let in the Light, LIVINGSTON—53 Let Me Sow Love, ADAMS—55 Let Nothing Disturb You (30 Days series), TERESA OF AVILA—45 Live, Laugh, and Be Blessed, SMOLLIN—53 Living Your Deepest Desires (Bridges), MONTALDO / TOTH—22 LIVINGSTON, PATRICIA, Let in the Light, This Blessed Mess, Lessons of the Heart—53 Lord Hear Our Prayer, STOREY / McNALLY—55 Loving Yourself More, FROEHLE—46 LYNCH, SEAN, Tough Choices—33 Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments, GUSTAFSON—32 MERTON, THOMAS, Seasons of Celebration, A Book of Hours—48 Merton’s Palace of Nowhere, FINLEY—48 MERZ, EUGENE, Moment by Moment, Finding God in Each Moment—51 Moment by Moment, SMITH / MERZ—51 MONTALDO, JONATHON, Lent and Holy Week—3; Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton series—22, 23 MURPHY, CHARLES M., Spirituality of Fasting—52 Faith, This Is Our Church—15, 34; Jesus Christ—30; Your Life in Christ, Catholic Social Teaching—33; Encountering Jesus in the New Testament, Our Catholic Faith—34; Questions from Seventh Period, Ready for College—35 PICKETT, DR. WILLIAM L., A Concise Guide to Pastoral Planning—10 PIERCE, GREGORY F. AUGUSTINE, The Mass Is Never Ended—21 Pilgrimage Way of the Cross, The, HAYS—5 Power to Heal, The, MacNUTT—43 Pray with Me Still, HOLY CROSS FAMILY MINISTRIES—42 Prayerfulness, WICKS—54 Prayers for the Domestic Church, HAYS—28 Prayers to Sophia, RUPP—24 Praying from the Heart of Holy Cross Spirituality, GIALLANZA—7 Praying Our Goodbyes, RUPP—38 Praying Through Grief, O’BRIEN—41 Preparing for Eternity, CHAMPLIN—42 PSALMS, THE, You Shall Not Want (30 Days series)—45

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NELSON, JAN, The Bereavement Ministry Program—40 NOUWEN, HENRI J.M., The Dance of Life, In Memoriam, Can You Drink The Cup?, With Open Hands, Behold the Beauty of the Lord, Out of Solitude, Eternal Seasons—49 Now that You’ve Gone Home, HUTCHISON / RUPP—39

M
MacEOIN, GARY, Basil Moreau—7 MacLEOD, M. DONNA, Seasons of Hope—41 MacNUTT, FRANCIS, Healing, The Power to Heal—43 MAHONEY, BETH, Grant Us Peace—42 Marriage and Holy Orders, AMODEI—34 Mary: A History of Doctrine and Devotion, GRAEF—20 Mass Is Never Ended, The, PIERCE—21 MATHSON, PATRICIA, Time to Pray, Bundles of Faith and Tons of Fun—36 May I Have This Dance? (book & audio), RUPP—47 May I Walk You Home?, HUTCHISON / RUPP—39 May You Find Solace, RUPP—38 McCOY-THOMPSON, STEVE, Fuel—21 McDERMOTT, TIMOTHY, Summa Theologiae—19 MCGINNIS, JAMES, Activities for Catholic Social Teaching—33 McKENNA, KEVIN, E., A Concise Guide to Your Rights in the Catholic Church, A Concise Guide to Supervising a Ministry Student, A Concise Guide to Catholic Social Teaching, A Concise Guide to Canon Law—11 McNALLY, THOMAS, Day by Day—35, Lord Hear Our Prayer—55 Medjugorje Day by Day, BEYER—55

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O’BRIEN, BRIAN, Tough Choices—33 O’BRIEN, MAURYEEN, Gentle Keeping, Praying Through Grief—41 O’MALLEY, WILLIAM, Choosing to Be Catholic—15; Dare to Dream—35 Old Testament, The, SMITH— CHRISTOPHER—34 Open Our Hearts, CIANGIO / IWANOWSKI— 2 Open the Door, RUPP—24 Opening to God, GREEN—50 Our Catholic Faith, PENNOCK—34 Our Journey Into Joy, ROSSETTI—13 Out of Solitude, NOUWEN—49 Out of the Ordinary, RUPP—47

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QUASTEN, JOHANNES, Patrology—18 Questions from Seventh Period, PENNOCK—35 Questions of Faith, AMODEI—15

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Ready for College, PENNOCK—35 Recollected Heart, The, ZALESKI—51 Reed of God, The, HOUSELANDER—20 REEVES, NANCY C., Gifts of the Eucharist—21 Rest Your Dreams on a Little Twig, RUPP—47 RICCARDI, ANDREA, The Sant’Egidio Book of Prayer—25, 55 Riding the Dragon, WICKS—54 Rite of Marriage, CHAMPLIN—26 ROSSETTI, STEPHEN J., Born of the Eucharist, Behold Your Mother, The Joy of Priesthood—13 RUPP, JOYCE, The Star in My Heart, Prayers to Sophia, Open the Door—24; May You Find Solace, Praying Our Goodbyes, May I Walk You Home?, Now that You’ve Gone Home—38, 39; The Circle of Life, May I Have This Dance? (book & audio), Fresh Bread, Inviting

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PAINTER, CHRISTINE VALTERS, Water, Wind, Earth, and Fire—46 PARENT, NEIL, A., A Concise Guide to Adult Faith Formation—11 Parish Social Ministry, ULRICH—25 Patrology, QUASTEN—18 Paying Attention to God, BARRY—50 Peace of Heart (30 Days series), FRANCIS OF ASSISI—45 PENNOCK, MICHAEL, This Is Our

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God In, Out of the Ordinary, The Cup of Our Life, Rest Your Dreams on a Little Twig—47 RYAN, BARBARA SHELMON, Healing the Hidden Self, Healing the Wounds of Divorce—43 Star in My Heart, The, RUPP—24 STOREY, WILLIAM G., Day by Day—35; Lord Hear Our Prayer, Hail Mary—55 Summa Theologiae, AQUINAS / McDERMOTT—19 Summa Theologica, AQUINAS—19 VAN BREEMEN, PETER, The God of Our Deepest Longings, The God Who Won’t Let Go—50 Vincent McCauley, C.S.C, GRIBBLE—7 VINCENTIAN CENTER FOR CHURCH AND SOCIETY, THE, A Concise Guide to Church Management—10 Visits to the Most Holy Sacrament and to Most Holy Mary (Classics with Commentary), ALPHONSUS DE LIGUORI / BILLY—19

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Sacraments We Celebrate, The, VAGHI—16 Sacred Space for Lent 2010, JESUIT COMMUNICATION CENTRE—4 Sacred Space: The Prayer Book 2010, JESUIT COMMUNICATION CENTRE—55 Sant’Egidio Book of Prayer, The, RICCARDI / THE COMMUNITY OF SANT’EGIDIO—25, 55 SAWYER, KIERAN, Sex and the Teenager—29; Faith Facts for Young Catholics, The Faith Difference, Learning about LIFE—Love, Infatuation, Friendship, Exploitation—36 SCHWAN, MARIE, Come Home—51 Seasons of Celebration, MERTON—48 Seasons of Hope, MacLEOD—41 Seeing that Paradise Begins Now (Bridges), MONTALDO / TOTH—22 Send Out Your Spirit, AMODEI—29 Set Your Heart Free (30 Days series), FRANCIS DE SALES—45 Seven Sacred Pauses, WIEDERKEHR—46 Seven Sorrows of Mary, The, GIALLANZA—52 Sex and the Teenager, SAWYER—29 Simply Surrender (30 Days series), THÉRÈSE OF LISIEUX—45 Slow Down, CHAMPLIN—54 SMITH, CAROL ANN, Moment by Moment, Finding God in Each Moment—51 SMITH, HAROLD IVAN, Finding Your Way to Say Goodbye—39; ABCs of Healthy Grieving—42 SMITH-CHRISTOPHER, DANIEL, The Old Testament—34 SMOLLIN, ANNE BRYAN, Live, Laugh, and Be Blessed, Tickle Your Soul, GOD KNOWS You’re Stressed—53 SOFIELD, LOUGHLAN, Collaboration, Building Community, Facing Forgiveness, The Collaborative Leader, Design for Wholeness—14 Spiritual Friendship (Classics with Commentary), RIEVAULX / BILLY—19 Spirituality of Fasting, MURPHY—52

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Take Five, CHAMPLIN—54 Teen’s Game Plan for Life, A, HOLTZ—35 Ten Commandments, The, FLYNN—33 Ten Things to Help You Survive and Heal While Grieving, LANG—43 TERESA OF AVILA, Interior Castle (Classics with Commentary)—19; The Way of Prayer—20; Let Nothing Disturb You—45 THÉRÈSE OF LISIEUX, Simply Surrender (30 Days series)—45 This Blessed Mess, LIVINGSTON—53 This Flowing Toward Me, LACEY—25 This Is Our Church, PENNOCK—15, 34 This Is Our Faith, PENNOCK—15 This Tremendous Lover, BOYLAN—20 This War Is the Passion, HOUSELANDER—20 THOMAS Á KEMPIS, The Imitation of Christ—18; The Imitation of Christ (Classics with Commentary)—19; True Serenity (30 Days series)—45 THOMAS AQUINAS, Summa Theologica, Summa Theologiae—19 Through Death to Life, CHAMPLIN—37 Tickle Your Soul, SMOLLIN—53 Time to Pray, MATHSON—36 Together at Baptism, HAMMA—28 Together For Life, CHAMPLIN—26 TOTH, ROBERT G., Lent and Holy Week— 3; Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton series—22, 23 Tough Choices, LYNCH / O’BRIEN—33 Traveling Your Road to Joy (Bridges), MONTALDO / TOTH—22 True Serenity (30 Days series), THOMAS À KEMPIS—45

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Water, Wind, Earth, and Fire, PAINTER—46 WATKINS, CHRISTINE, Full of Grace—52 Way of Prayer, TERESA OF AVILA—20 Weeds Among the Wheat, GREEN—50 WELBORN, AMY, John Paul II’s Biblical Way of the Cross—5 When the Well Runs Dry, GREEN—50 When Your Spouse Dies, CURRY—43 Where Only Love Can Go (30 Days series), THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING—45 WICKS, ROBERT J., Prayerfulness, Crossing the Desert, Riding the Dragon—54 WIEDERKHER, MACRINA, Seven Sacred Pauses—46, The Circle of Life—47 WILD, ROBERT A., Compassionate Fire—48 With Open Hands, NOUWEN—49 Words of Faith: Our Prayers, EGAN—8, 9 Writing Yourself into the Book of Life (Bridges), MONTALDO / TOTH—22

Y
You Shall Not Want (30 Days series), THE PSALMS—45 Your Life in Christ, PENNOCK—33

Z
ZALESKI, PHILIP, The Recollected Heart—51

U
ULRICH, TOM, Parish Social Ministry—25

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VAGHI, PETER J., The Sacraments we Celebrate, The Faith We Profess—16

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