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Religious Studies Resources 2010


Table of Contents
Theology . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 – 5 Christian Formation . . . . . .6 – 7 History. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8 – 11 Ministry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12 – 16 Spirituality and Prayer. . . . .17 – 30

Summa Theologica
Complete English Edition in Five Volumes
St. Thomas Aquinas Summa Theologica, St. Thomas Aquinas’ brilliant synthesis of Christian thought, has had a decisive and permanent impact on philosophy and religion since the thirteenth century. This complete English edition was translated by the priests of the English Dominican Province and is available both in hardcover and paperback five-volume sets.
Complete Five-Volume Set PAPERBACK SET ISBN: 9780870610691 / 3,022 pages / $165.00 HARDCOVER SET ISBN: 9780870610639 / 3,022 pages / $245.00

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Summa Theologiae
A Concise Translation
St. Thomas Aquinas Edited by Timothy McDermott “The real meat of St. Thomas Aquinas has been captured here with remarkable good judgment, and it is in fact k bl d a fresh and stimulating experience to read Aquinas’ doctrine on a given point gathered all together.” ⎯W. Norris Clarke, S.J., Fordham University, International Philosophical Quarterly
PAPERBACK ISBN: 9780870612107 / 652 pages / $42.50 HARDCOVER ISBN: 9780870612114 / 652 pages / $59.95


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A History of Doctrine and Devotion
Hilda Graef With a new chapter covering Vatican II and beyond by Thomas A. Thompson, S.M. In this classic text in the field of Marian scholarship, Hilda Graef provides a thorough review of the place of Mary in the Church, and a chronological overview of the history of Marian studies. “Hilda Graef ’s survey of Marian doctrine and devotion has near classic status. It is a great gift for all students of theology to have this estimable volume back in print with its much needed and much appreciated updating to bring it up to our contemporary period.”— Lawrence S. Cunningham, John A. O’Brien Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame
ISBN: 9780870612527 / 608 pages / $35.00

Johannes Quasten Quasten’s four-volume work offers an accessible summary of four centuries of Church Fathers and their literature. These valuable reference volumes cover Clement of Rome through the Latin writers during the time of Pope Leo the Great. “For the student of early Church History as well as of the development of Christian doctrine, Quasten’s work is an outstanding contribution. Indeed, one may confidently predict that it will be the standard work in the field for many years to come.” —The Princeton Seminary Bulletin
Complete Four-Volume Set Paperback: ISBN: 9780870611414 / 2,162 pages / $149.95 Volume 1: The Beginnings of Patristic Literature - From the Apostles’ Creed to Irenaeus ISBN: 9780870610844 / 368 pages / $41.95 Volume 2: The Ante-Nicene Literature After Irenaeus ISBN: 9780870610851 / 464 pages / $41.95 Volume 3: The Golden Age of Greek Patristic Literature

ISBN: 9780870610868 / 634 pages / $41.95 Volume 4: The Golden Age of Latin Patristic Literature ISBN: 9780870611278 / 696 pages / $41.95

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The Foundations of Religious Life
Revisiting the Vision
Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious In this collection of foundational articles, the Council of Major Superiors of Women Religious articulates how its perspective on faithful religious life is in keeping with the vision set forth by Vatican II, suggesting that its commitment to a more visibly countercultural life and ministry is what sustains its orders and attracts young women to the CMSWR communities. “At exactly the right moment, this marvelous new book on religious life, written by women from five different and thriving religious communities, offers a vision of the religious vocation for today—and into the future—that is fresh, authentic, compelling and true. I highly recommend it.”— Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Denver
ISBN: 9781594711985 / 256 pages / $18.95

“One of the best modern introductions to the spiritual life.” —Joseph Cardinal Bernardin REVISED

This Tremendous Lover
M. Eugene Boylan, O.C.R. Foreword by Lawrence S. Cunningham Dom Eugene Boylan, a Trappist monk, clearly and perceptively explains God’s plan for happiness of those “still in the world,” and how Christians 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. It is one of one hundred works in the Catholic Lifetime Reading Plan.
ISBN: 9780870612497 / 384 pages / $16.95

Matthew, Mark, Luke & You
Unraveling the Gospels
William O’Malley
ISBN: 9781594710452 / 264 pages / $14.95 $4.00


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highlights the lives and theology of some of the greatest and most influential minds in Catholic history. Respected scholars offer in-depth analysis on the works of Catholic theologians for experts and beginners alike, providing an expansive and informative appreciation of the thinkers and thoughts that have shaped the Church.


Angels and Their Mission
Jean Danielou, S.J. A readable treatment of the mission of angels in the economy of salvation. Danielou’s work is notable for the synthesis that it achieves between the teaching of the Church Fathers and later theological speculation on the angels.
ISBN: 9780870610561 / 118 pages / $9.95

Aquinas 101
A Basic Introduction to the Thought of Saint Thomas Aquinas

Francis Selman This brief and readable summary of the influential thought of St. Thomas Aquinas takes complex topics and clearly summarizes the legacy of one of the Catholic Church’s greatest minds. “No longer is St. Thomas the reserve of upper-level, esoteric courses. Now he can be studied by the ‘beginners’ he cared so much for.”—Mark Johnson, PhD, Professor of Theology, Marquette University
ISBN: 9780870612435 / 224 pages / $16.95

Newman 101
An Introduction to the Life and Philosophy of John Cardinal Newman
Roderick Strange In Newman 101, Roderick Strange offers an accessible introduction to the thought of the popular and widely studied philosopher, John Cardinal Newman, from his controversial conversion to Catholicism to his highly respected publications on Church philosophy. “This short book, written in a reader-friendly style . . . provides an engaging introduction to Newman.”—John T. Ford, C.S.C., Editor-in-chief, Newman Studies Journal
ISBN: 9780870612473 / 192 pages / $15.95

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Christian Formation n
The Creed in Slow Motion
Ronald Knox Foreword by Rev. Milton Walsh “Through an odd set of circumstances, Msgr. Ronald Knox found himself chaplain to a group of high school girls during the Second World War. To these teenagers, he preached a series of sermons on the Creed, and they are a miracle of clarity, simplicity, depth, and spiritual perception. This edition will prove invaluable to anyone interested in preaching, catechesis, and apologetics. Knox’s essays are a model of how to proclaim the faith boldly and intelligently.”—Rev. Robert Barron, Author of The Priority of Christ: Toward a Postliberal Catholicism
ISBN: 9780870612503 / 256 pages / $14.95

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The Faith We Profess
A Catholic Guide to the Apostles’ Creed
Foreword by Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl Twelve chapters corresponding to the twelve articles of the Creed offer a fast-paced tour of the Catholic faith, with particular attention to sometimes neglected aspects that are distinctive to Catholicism. “I hear the questions from campus ministers, RCIA leaders, adult education organizers, even from sincere adults just longing to deepen their faith: What book do you recommend that is substantive but interesting, comprehensive yet readable, that touches both the head and the heart? Now I’ve got the answer: Get Monsignor Vaghi’s The Faith We Profess.”—Most Reverend Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York
ISBN: 9781594711770 / 160 pages / $12.95


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This Is Our Faith
A Catholic Catechism for Adults
Michael Pennock An excellent, readily accessible primer of Catholic doctrine. Arranged according to the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church and correlated to it, this book follows a dynamic question-and-answer format. Specially designed for adult learning, This Is Our Faith presents fundamental Church teaching on: 1. 2. 3. 4. The Profession of Faith The Celebration of the Christian Mystery Life in Christ Christian Prayer

ISBN: 9780877936534 / 368 pages / $16.95

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This Is Our Church Choosing to Be Catholic
For the First Time, or Once Again
William O’Malley, S.J. This is the perfect book for those who are seeking to learn more about the Catholic faith through the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults and for those who may have become disenchanted with the Church or perhaps even with God over the years.
ISBN: 9781594710438 / 240 pages / $14.95

Questions Of Faith
A Workbook Companion to the Catechism of the Catholic Church
Michael Amodei An ideal text in foundational theology courses, campus ministry study groups, parish adult education, and RCIA ministry. Referenced to the Cateti d i it chism of the Catholic Church and to This Is Our Faith.
ISBN: 9780877936893 / 96 pages / $6.95

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Vatican II in Plain English
Bill Huebsch The Second Vatican Council met from 1962 through 1965 and is the most significant event in the last 400 years of Christian history. It changed the face of the Roman Catholic Church forever and dramatically affected people all over the world. Author and theologian Bill Huebsch has provided a thorough and readable account of the story of Vatican II.
The Collection: The Council, The Constitutions, and The Decrees and Declarations (3 books, shrink-wrapped) ISBN: 9781594711084 / 688 pages / $45.00

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The Council
This volume describes the Church on the eve of the Council and gives easy-to-read versions of the opening speech of John XXIII and other speeches, provides a chronology of major events in Vatican II’s unfolding story, lists all previous Church councils, and offers biographies of key figures at Vatican II, as well as a summary of each document.
ISBN: 9781594711053 / 224 pages / $15.95

The Constitutions
This volume paraphrases the texts of the four constitutions—on the liturgy, the Church, divine revelation, and the Church in the modern world—in easily readable sense lines and invites the reader to better understand and internalize the message of the council fathers in a spirit of reverence, prayer, and reflection.
ISBN: 9781594711060 / 224 pages / $15.95

The Decrees and Declarations
Bill Huebsch provides paraphrased texts in sense lines of the nine decrees and three declarations of the council. Known for an ability to make theology accessible to lay readers, Huebsch makes the documents read like poetry.
ISBN: 9781594711077 / 240 pages / $15.95


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Butler’s Lives of the Saints
Complete Standard Edition
Edited, Revised, and Supplemented by Herbert J. Thurston, S.J., and Donald Attwater First written in the mid-eighteenth century, this four-volume set was revised in 1956 to encompass 2,565 saints compared to the original 1,486. Carefully edited to retain the charms of Butler’s original prose style, this work of devotion and scholarship offers truths central to Christianity and underlying themes of Christian love.

“Attwater’s second edition, which has been reissued by w Christian Classics . . . . makes great reading any time mak . . . . The underlying theme r remains that of Christian love, a love willing to underg great sacrifices for the undergo sake of God and neighbor. C Comparisons may be drawn with common inspirational literature, legends of mythical heroes, and skillfully wri written biography. The critic of literary styles sees woven t together in Butler’s Lives of the Saints many of the skills of the storyteller’s th craft. A theologian finds on every page living witness to the central truths of the Christian cen Faith.”—Our Sunday Visitor Complete Four-Volume Set

PAPERBACK SET ISBN: 9780870611377 / 708 pages / $109.95 HARDCOVER SET ISBN: 9780870610455 / 708 pages / $159.95

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Basil Moreau
Founder of Holy Cross
Gary MacEoin Foreword by Hugh Cleary, C.S.C. The story of Father Basil Moreau, the beatified founder of the Congregation of Holy Cross— a story of war, persecution, controversy, and sacrifice—comes to life in this edition of the biography written by popular Catholic journalist Gary MacEoin. First published in 1962, MacEoin’s biography gives due reverence to Moreau as he offers readers a look back at the struggles of this humble French priest. B
ISBN: 9781594711336 256 pages, with 8-page photo insert / $15.95


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A Holy Cross Book

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The church at Yvres l’eveque near Le Mans where Father Moreau performed his final apostolic mission and celebrated his final Mass.

Vincent McCauley, C.S.C.
Bishop of the Poor, Apostle of East Africa
Richard Gribble, C.S.C. In this definitive biography of Vincent McCauley, C.S.C., Richard Gribble, C.S.C., shows how his life was one of exceptional challenges. This compelling biography demonstrates how McCauley maintained an immovable faith and uncompromising vision, hewn within the long-standing missionary spirit of the Congregation of Holy Cross.
ISBN: 9781594711107 / 520 pages / $22.95

A Holy Cross Book

The Early Years: 1906–1936 Yea

ince the time of Jesus Christ, the missionary C spirit has been active among the C Christian faithful. Jesus’ exhortation to his disciples was crystal clear: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you” (Mt 28: 18b–20a). Church historian St Stephen Neill gives three prominent reasons for the initial Christian Ch evangelization process. First, since Jesus did not retur as soon return as anticipated there was a need to spread his teach teaching to the then-known world. Secondly, unlike Judaism, whi saw which the movement of faith from the periphery to Jerusale Christians Jerusalem, saw the need to move from the center to the periphery. pe Lastly, the destruction of Jerusalem and subsequent Diaspora D of 70 CE sent disciples of the “New Way” to all regions to preach (Acts 8:4).1

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This Is Our Church
A History of Catholicism
Michael Pennock A companion to This Is Our Faith, this comprehensive, readable overview chronicles the growth of the largest body of believers on earth. Highlighting important events, people, trends, and teachings, This is Our Church is complete with photos, charts, and chronologies—a rich resource for anyone interested in the history of the Catholic Church. The book is organized by key eras—from the Church’s earliest roots in the original covenant made between God and Israel, through its institution by Christ, and onward in human history from the apostolic age to the present.
ISBN: 9781594710759 360 pages, with 8-page color insert / $21.95

Table of Contents 1. The Mystery of the Church in Salvation History 2. Christianity Takes Root 3. The Spread of Christianity 4. The Church in the Middle Ages 5. Schism, Reform, and Renewal 6. The Church in an Era of Change 7. The Catholic Church in Modern Times 8. The Church in America 9. Pope John Paul II Ushers in the Church of the Twenty-First Century Afterword, Glossary, End Notes Catholic Handbook for Faith

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Building Community
Christian, Caring, Vital
Loughlan Sofield, S.T., Carroll Juliano, S.H.C.J., and Rosine Hammett, C.S.C. This practical workbook describes the development of community, provides an understanding of its interdynamics, and explores beliefs that directly affect its development.
ISBN: 9780877936480 / 192 pages / $15.95

Uniting Our Gifts in Ministry
Loughlan Sofield, S.T., and Carroll Juliano, S.H.C.J. A comprehensive look at collaborative ministry, chronicling its development, practice, and the often messy and painful issues that ministers confront.
ISBN: 9780877936831 / 192 pages / $15.95

The Collaborative Leader
Listening to the Wisdom of God’s People
Loughlan Sofield, S.T., and Donald H. Kuhn Sofield and Kuhn offer recommendations on how those in formal ministry might examine their own approach to leadership.
ISBN: 9780877935445 / 244 pages / $16.95 This title is nonreturnable.

Design for Wholeness
Dealing with Anger, Learning to Forgive, Building Self-Esteem
Loughlan Sofield, S.T., Carroll Juliano, S.H.C.J., and Rosine Hammett, C.S.C. The authors present a model and a case study for understanding and dealing with anger, a discussion of forgiveness, and a proposed model for understanding and increasing self-esteem.
ISBN: 9780877934301 / 152 pages / $16.95 This title is nonreturnable.


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The books of the Concise Guide series, edited by Kevin E. McKenna, tackle questions of central importance for contemporary Catholicism. The series offers excellent reference as each book carefully outlines the issues, references the necessary documents, and sketches answers to pressing pastoral questions in highly accessible language and easily understood formats. Glossaries, diagrams, and up-to-date bibliographies are all regular features of these pastorally sensitive and doctrinally sound resources.


A Concise Guide to Adult Faith Formation
Neil A. Parent
ISBN: 9781594712081 192 pages / $15.95

A Concise Guide to Pastoral Planning
William L. Pickett
ISBN: 9781594711350 256 pages / $16.95

A Concise Guide to Canon Law
A Practical Handbook for Pastoral Ministers
Kevin E. McKenna
ISBN: 9780877939344 128 pages / $12.95

A Concise Guide to Supervising a Ministry Student
Ann M. Garrido, DMin
ISBN: 9781594711794 160 pages / $17.95

A Concise Guide to Catholic Social Teaching
Kevin E. McKenna
ISBN: 9780877939795 160 pages / $13.95

A Concise Guide to Your Rights in the Catholic Church
Kevin E. McKenna
ISBN: 9781594710797 128 pages / $12.95

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Simple Changes
Overcoming Barriers to Personal and Professional Growth
Robert J. Wicks Offers sixteen “seeds of change”— simple yet powerful approaches to encourage readers toward modest, gradual changes in personal attitudes and perspectives. Additional features include answers to common questions on the nature of change and on how to be more open, a special chapter on “How to Defeat Yourself Effectively and Make Yourself Miserable No Matter How Good Your Life Is,” a bibliography, and a 30-day retreat for use at home.
PAPERBACK ISBN: 9781933495019 160 pages / $12.95 HARDCOVER ISBN: 9780883474624 144 pages / $15.95 $4.00

Are You Really Listening?
Keys to Successful Communication
Paul J. Donoghue, PhD, and Mary E. Siegel, PhD Listening is an essential skill worth every effort to learn and to master. Practicing psychotherapists, Donoghue and Siegel offer a helpful look at the reasons why people don’t listen. Filled with vivid examples that clearly demonstrate easy-to-learn listening techniques, Are You Really Listening? is a guide to the secrets and joys of listening and being listened to.
ISBN: 9781893732889 / 224 pages / $16.95

The Good Listener
Rev. James Sullivan Readers learn the effects that their listening have on others and insight into the effects that the listening skills of others have upon them. “A brilliant and convincing confirmation of the therapeutic value of listening.”—Vincent Conigliaro, Psychiatrist
ISBN: 9780877939436 / 96 pages / $9.95


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The Joy of Priesthood
Stephen J. Rossetti Foreword by Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of New York Invites priests to recognize the dignity of their calling through honest and psychologically based selfassessment—because happiness in the priesthood t b h i flows from both wholeness and holiness.
ISBN: 9781594710667 / 224 pages / $16.95

Born of the Eucharist
A Spirituality for Priests
Edited by Stephen J. Rossetti Msgr. Stephen Rossetti weaves together reflections on the Eucharist from over twenty notable contributors, including Cardinal Francis George, Archbishop Donald Wuerl, and the late Cardinal Avery Dulles. Moving personal narratives combine with timely and accessible spiritual reflections to make this book a must-read meditation on the importance of the Eucharist in the life of the priest, and that of the Church.
ISBN: 9781594712173 192 pages / $15.95

Stephen J. Rossetti
Behold Your Mother
Priests Speak About Mary
Edited by Stephen J. Rossetti Foreword by Archbishop Donald W. Wuerl The author of the influential The Joy of Priesthood has assembled a group of nine esteemed fellow priests, bl d f i t including Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R., Gerald O’Collins, S.J., and Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli, whose fascinating reflections on how their devotion to the Blessed Mother has supported their lives and ministries.
ISBN: 9781594710285 / 160 pages / $14.95

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“With the heart of a pastor and three decades of experience fostering the gifts of the baptized, Bishop Clark celebrates the call of lay ecclesial ministers and challenges the whole Church to move forward in hope.”
Edward P. Hahnenberg, PhD
Author of Ministries: A Relational Approach

Forward in Hope
Saying Amen to Lay Ecclesial Ministry
Bishop Matthew H. Clark Foreword by Zeni V. Fox A long-time advocate of lay ecclesial ministry, Bishop Matthew Clark offers his vast theological knowledge and engaging stories from years of ministry to make this an informative and accessible read for anyone called to leadership in today’s Catholic Church. Forward in Hope examines the ever-growing significance of lay ecclesial ministry and the way it is changing the face of the Church.
ISBN: 9781594711916 / 128 pages / $11.95

Words Made Flesh
Scripture, Psychology and Human Communication
Fran Ferder
ISBN: 9780877933311 / 184 pages / $15.95
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Fran Ferder and John Heagle
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Classics with Commentary, a series in the Christian Classics line devoted to rediscovering classic Christian literature, mines the depths of the rich tradition of Christian spirituality. Critical translations accompanied by thought-provoking commentary and probing questions revitalize these works for today’s generation of spiritual seekers.

Interior Castle
Teresa of Avila
The Classic Text with a Spiritual Commentary by Dennis Billy, C.Ss.R.
ISBN: 9780870612411 / 320 pages / $17.95

The Imitation of Christ
Thomas à Kempis
A Spiritual Commentary and Reader’s Guide Dennis Billy, C.Ss.R.
ISBN: 9780870612343 / 272 pages / $15.95

Spiritual Friendship
Aelred of Rievaulx
The Classic Text with a Spiritual Commentary by Dennis Billy, C.Ss.R.
ISBN: 9780870612428 / 160 pages / $15.95

Visits to the Most Holy Sacrament and to Most Holy Mary
Alphonsus de Liguori
The Classic Text Translated and with a Spiritual Commentary by Dennis Billy, C.Ss.R.
ISBN: 9780870612442 / 160 pages / $17.95
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Prayer of the Heart
The Contemplative Tradition of the Christian East
In this comprehensive guide to contemplative prayer, George Maloney, S.J., a leading exponent of the Eastern Orthodox spiritual tradition in the decades after Vatican II, opens up this tradition of prayer—in particular the Jesus Prayer—to Western Christians.
ISBN: 9781594711831 / 224 pages / $14.95

The Way of Prayer The Imitation of Christ
A Timeless Classic for Contemporary Readers
Thomas à Kempis Translated by William C. Creasy Working from the 1441 Latin Autograph Manuscript, Creasy succeeds in creating a dramatically different interpretation of The Imitation by working through its historical, cultural and linguistic contexts. For Creasy, Thomas à Kempis offers profound insights into a person’s relationship with God, insights that only deepen when they accommodate a post-Vatican II understanding of what he has to say.
ISBN: 9780870612312 / 192 pages / $14.95

Learning to Pray with the Our Father
St. Teresa of Avila Edited by William J. Doheny, C.S.C. Drawn from the heart of Teresa of Avila’s timeless classic The Way of Perfection, her most personal and accessible book, this masterful primer on prayer is a compelling guide to the Lord’s Prayer.
ISBN: 9780870612466 / 160 pages / $12.95

When the Lion Roars
A Primer for the Unsuspecting Mystic
Stephen J. Rossetti
ISBN: 9780877939856 / 160 pages / $11.95


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Spirituality & Prayer
When in Doubt, Sing
Prayer in Daily Life
Jane Redmont First published in 1999, and now reissued with a new preface, this book is a rich, practical compendium of prayer types (such as centering prayer, praying with icons, and lectio divina) and is a thoughtful introduction to prayer and the life of prayer. “It is a book that stretches traditional thinking about God without discarding tradition, distilling what is salient while gently nudging fresh ideas our way…. When in Doubt, Sing is a revitalizing book, meant to be pondered slowly.”—National Catholic Reporter
ISBN: 9781933495163 / 448 pages / $18.95

I Am a Daughter of the Church and I Want to See God
A Practical Synthesis of Carmelite Spirituality
Complete Set P. Marie-Eugene, O.C.D. I Want to See God and its companion I Am a Daughter of the Church are written works of Father MarieEugène of the Child Jesus, O.C.D. A synthesis of rich doctrinal teachings in the Carmelite tradition, with the sureness born of a deep contemplative experience. Bringing to light the dynamics of baptismal grace, Father Marie-Eugène opens up the paths of contemplation and holiness to all, in the midst of ordinary life. Both books illustrate the untiring search for God through time and the need for reliable spiritual Masters. s.
ISBN: 9780870611346 / 2-book set / $52.00

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I Am a Daughter of the Church
A Practical Synthesis of Carmelite Spirituality
P. Marie-Eugene, O.C.D.
ISBN: 9780870612244 / 668 pages / $28.50

I Want to See God
A Practical Synthesis of Carmelite Spirituality
P. Marie-Eugene, O.C.D.
ISBN: 9780870612237 / 552 pages / $27.50

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Spirituality & Prayer

Thomas Merton

“It can be highly recommended to all seekers of the truth.”—Brother Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O., Abbey of Gethsemani

Compassionate Fire
The Letters of Thomas Merton and Catherine de Hueck Doherty
Edited by Rev. Robert A. Wild The correspondence between Thomas Merton and Catherine de Hueck Doherty reveals an inspiring portrait of true spiritual friendship. For the first time, the letters exchanged between these two prophetic voices are brought together in one volume. This collection of warm, candid correspondence traces nearly three decades of friendship through thirty-one surviving letters— fourteen written by Merton, and seventeen by Doherty.
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ISBN: 9781594712166 / 128 pages, with 4-page photo insert / $12.95
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Seasons of Celebration
Meditations on the Cycle of Liturgical Feasts
Thomas Merton Foreword by William Shannon Merton called Seasons of Celebration 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. “Merton presents the best of the liturgical movement with a clarity and freshness that has lost none of its relevance since the time these articles were writl it df h th t h ten. Each article stands fixed in the great tradition, while it simultaneously breathes the aggiornamento that the Second Vatican Council wished for the Church.”—David Fagerberg, Associate Professor of Theology, Liturgical Studies, University of Notre Dame
ISBN: 9781594711701 / 224 pages / $17.95

The Vision of Thomas Merton
Patrick O’Connell
ISBN: 9780877939917 / 256 pages / $14.95


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Spirituality & Prayer
A Book of Hours Thomas Merton
Edited by Kathleen Deignan Foreword by James Finley The voluminous writings of Thomas Merton have been mined and arranged for the first time into prayers for Dawn, Day, Dusk, and Dark for each of the days of the week. A Book of Hours is a resource for daily prayer and contemplation that imitates the increasingly popular ancient monastic practice of “praying the hours.” “Deignan has woven a tapestry of Merton’s prayer, prose, and poetry at their most ardent so as to reeducate our awareness that God is Beautiful and most worthy of our daily praise.”—Jonathan Montaldo, Editor of A Year with Thomas Merton
ISBN: 9781933495057 / 224 pages, hardcover / $20.00

bridges to contemplative living with thomas merton
Edited by Jonathan Montaldo & Robert G. Toth of The Merton Institute for Contemplative Living

Thomas Merton

Bridges is an eight-booklet series that gently leads participants on a journey toward spiritual transformation and a more contemplative and peace-filled life. Each eightsession booklet offers an introduction to Merton and contemplative living. All booklets: 64 pages / $5.95 each


One: Entering the School of Your Experience—Revised
ISBN: 9781594712340

When the Trees Say Nothing
Writings on Nature
Thomas Merton Edited by Kathleen Deignan This collection of Merton’s writings on nature serves as a primer on eco-spirituality, revealing Merton’s approach to ecology as a spiritual issue that exposes the degree of human alienation from the sacredness of the planet. “This splendid volume by Kathleen Deignan evokes the sense of the sacred . . . a handsome book for all seasons.”—Brother Patrick Hart, O.C.S.O., Co-editor of The Intimate Merton
ISBN: 9781893732605 / 192 pages, hardcover / $16.95

Two: Becoming Who You Already Are—Revised
ISBN: 9781594712357

Three: Living Your Deepest Desires—Revised
ISBN: 9781594712371

Four: Discovering the Hidden Ground of Love—Revised
ISBN: 9781594712364

Five: Traveling Your Road to Joy
ISBN: 9781594710933

Six: Writing Yourself into the Book of Life
ISBN: 9781594710940

Seven: Adjusting Your Life’s Vision
ISBN: 9781594710957

Eight: Seeing that Paradise Begins Now
ISBN: 9781594710964

Lent and Holy Week
ISBN: 9781594712043

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Henri J.M. Nouwen

Behold the Beauty of the Lord
Praying with Icons
Henri J.M. Nouwen Foreword by Robert Lentz, O.F.M. Nouwen’s writing on four Russian icons invites readers to pray with the icons with their eyes open. Four full-color icons are included. “As a western Christian, Henri Nouwen opened his heart in prayer as he gazed upon these four icons, and found meaning which spoke directly to his own soul.”— Robert Lentz, O.F.M., from the foreword
ISBN: 9781594711367 / 128 pages / $14.95

Can You Drink the Cup?
Henri J.M. Nouwen Foreword by Ron Hansen Henri J.M. Nouwen reflects upon the metaphor of the cup, using the images of holding, lifting, and drinking to articulate the basics of the spiritual life.
ISBN: 9781594710995 / 128 pages / $11.95

In Memoriam
Henri J.M. Nouwen Foreword by Michael O’Laughlin 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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Henri J.M. Nouwen

Heart Speaks to Heart
Three Gospel Meditations on Jesus
Henri J.M. Nouwen Foreword by Christopher de Vinck The reader follows Nouwen during a Holy Week retreat when he desired to write about the Sacred Heart. As his words took shape, he instead spoke directly to the heart of Jesus. “This is a precious book revealing how our hearts can be changed and transformed by the human and divine heart of Jesus.”—Jean Vanier, Founder of L’Arche
ISBN: 9781594711169 / 64 pages / $7.95

With Open Hands
Henri J.M. Nouwen Foreword by Sue Monk Kidd With Open Hands gently encourages an open, trusting stance toward God and offers insight into the components of prayer: silence, acceptance, hope, compassion, and prophetic criticism.
ISBN: 9781594710643 / 128 pages / $9.95

Out of Solitude
Three Meditations on the Christian Life
Henri J.M. Nouwen Foreword by Thomas Moore Three beautifully written, scripture-based meditations show how it was in solitude that Jesus found the courage to follow God’s will, not his own—the core of the Christian life and a message of profound importance.
ISBN: 9780877934950 / 64 pages / $7.95

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Caryll Houselander

The Reed of God
Caryll Houselander With profound theological teachings and appealing imagery, Caryll Houselander, a modern English Catholic apologist, depicts the intimately human side of Mary. Through a series of meditations on the life of Mary, Houselander teaches readers to unite their will with God’s will, just as Mary did. “Today, when devotion to the Virgin Mary is frequently misunderstood, The Reed of God is much needed. . . . Through a series of meditations on moments in Mary’s life, Houselander discusses the spiritual journey of all Christians seeking sanctity.”—John Wauck, New Oxford Review
ISBN: 9780870612404 / 192 pages / $12.95

This War Is the Passion
Caryll Houselander Foreword by Lawrence S. Cunningham Renowned British mystic and spiritual writer Caryll Houselander’s first book, This War is the Passion, was originally published in 1941, during the height of World War II. Houselander’s thought-provoking reflections continue to speak to believers today about the complex challenge they face to find Christ in the midst the war. Writing in the tradition of Julian of Norwich, Catherine of Siena, and Teresa of Avila, Houselander’s words resonate with Christians today regardless of their perspective on theology and the Church.
ISBN: 9780870612459 / 192 pages / $11.95

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Thomas H. Green, S.J.

Opening to God
A Guide to Prayer
Thomas H. Green, S.J.

When the Well Runs Dry
Prayer Beyond the Beginnings
Thomas H. Green, S.J.

I hi d In this concise and practical introduction In this proven and popular roadmap for h d those digging deeper into the mystery of to prayer, Fr. Green, a Jesuit missionary and spiritual director, reveals prayer to be prayer, Fr. Green skillfully coaxes readers to re-examine their perspectives on a passageway to new spiritual terrain, accessible to all who want to cultivate a more prayer. “A marvelous example of theological meaningful prayer relationship with God. devotion.”—Catholic Library World
ISBN: 9781594710711 / 128 pages / $11.95 ISBN: 9781594711374 / 224 pages / $15.95

Drinking From A Dry Well
A Sequel To When The Well Runs Dry
Thomas H. Green, S.J.

Weeds Among the Wheat
Discernment: Where Prayer and Action Meet
Thomas H. Green, S.J.

Fr. G Green returns to the “dry well” and h finds there a spot where both mature pray-ers and active contemplatives can be at home and can learn to live gracefully “drinking from the dry well of prayer.”
ISBN: 9780877934509 / 128 pages / $9.95
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With wisdom and common sense, Fr. Green engages the topic of spiritual discernment and shows that it is a function of an individual’s personal relationship with God. Discernment, he says, is where prayer meets action.
ISBN: 9780877933182 / 208 pages / $15.95

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Finding God in All Things
A Companion to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius
William A. Barry, S.J. With over 50,000 copies sold of the first edition, this edition offers a clear presentation of the themes and contemporary practice of this classic spiritual retreat. Finding God in All Things gives new life to the spirituality of St. Ignatius and illuminates the transforming power of the Exercises.
ISBN: 9780877934608 / 144 pages / $12.95

Paying Attention to God
Discernment in Prayer
William A. Barry, S.J. In a down-to-earth and clear manner, Barry gives depth to our understanding of prayer by drawing on exciting insights from theology and philosophy.
ISBN: 9780877934134 / 128 pages / $9.95

The God of Our Deepest Longings
Seven Biblical Meditations
Peter van Breemen, S.J. Draws on the work of Meister Eckhart, Teresa of Avila, Blaise Pascal, and Antoine de Saint Exupery, to weave a picture of what it means to be Jesus’ light in the world, and to live in personal peace, without fear.
ISBN: 9781594712005 / 128 pages / $11.95

The God Who Won’t Let Go
Peter van Breemen, S.J. In this beautifully written, personal exploration, van Breemen enters the depths of forgiveness, mercy, compassion, and resurrection.
ISBN: 9780877937463 / 160 pages / $13.95


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Finding God in Each Moment
The Practice of Discernment in Everyday Life
Carol Ann Smith, S.H.C.J., and Eugene Merz, S.J. Selections from scripture, writings of St. Ignatius, and documents of Vatican II will lead readers to discover how each relationship holds the opportunity to be taught by God.
ISBN: 9781594711008 / 224 pages / $16.95

Moment by Moment
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 readers a new and inviting way to find God in their often busy and complex lives.
ISBN: 9780877939450 / 96 pages / $13.95

The Mass Is Never Ended
Rediscovering Our Mission to Transform the World
Gregory F. Augustine Pierce
ISBN: 9781594710698 / 128 pages / $10.95

Bread of Heaven
A Treasury of Carmelite Prayers and Devotions on the Eucharist
Penny Hickey, O.C.D.S. Foreword by Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D.
ISBN: 9780870612398 / 192 pages / $12.95

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Walking with Wisdom’s Daughters
Twelve Celebrations and Stories of Women of Passion and Faith
Gloria Ulterino Discover women of faith from the New Testament, Old Testament, Christian tradition, and modern times who have been forgotten, overlooked, or misinterpreted. Powerful liturgies and moving reflections make this a rich and challenging resource.
ISBN: 9781594710636 / 224 pages / $19.95

Engaging Benedict
Laura Swan With its core values of contemplation, hospitality, and simplicity, the Rule of St. Benedict remains as useful and fresh today as it was when Benedict created it in Italy fifteen centuries ago. But the Rule is not without its difficulties in contemporary practice. Swan looks at the Rule with a critical eye, seeking to unpack those parts that are problematic and to uncover gems that support the yearnings of today’s seekers.
ISBN: 9780870612329 192 pages / $12.95

Drawing from Wisdom’s Well
Stories, Celebrations, and Explorations of Courageous Women of Faith
Gloria Ulterino Many women of faith are brought to life in this extraordinary collection of communal celebrations. These celebrations involve readers in the stories, l b the struggles, the hopes, and the deepest convictions of these amazing women of scripture and history.
ISBN: 9780877939542 / 224 pages / $17.95
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This Flowing Toward Me
A Story of God Arriving in Strangers
Marilyn Lacey, R.S.M. Foreword by Helen Prejean, C.S.J. Timely and engaging, This Flowing Toward Me offers fresh, personal insights into the world of refugees and international immigrants. Sr. Marilyn Lacey’s spiritual memoir urges readers to see that their best chance of meeting God face to face is to stand close to the poor and the brokenhearted. Part memoir and part call to a greater commitment to justice, it is even more a book of spiritual growth and enrichment. “A warm, personal and inviting memoir about one of the most important issues of our time—the refugee crisis—told through the eyes of a remarkable woman of faith. In Sister Marilyn’s beautiful new book, you will not only encounter a remarkable gathering of men and women, but also better understand how much the poor have to teach us about life, about hope, and about God.”—James Martin, S.J., Author of This Our Exile: A Spiritual Journey with the Refugees of East Africa
ISBN: 9781594711978 / 224 pages / $15.95

Into the Heart of Mary
Imagining Her Scriptural Stories
Rea McDonnell, S.S.N.D. Drawing on a lifetime of biblical study and work as a retreat director, Rea McDonnell re-introduces us to Mary by teaching us to appreciate anew the spiritual truths found in her scriptural stories. “Rea McDonnell’s book on Mary is just what it should be—one of warmth, restraint, sound theology, and vision.”—Andrew Greeley, Author of Jesus: A Meditation on His Stories and His Relationships with Women
ISBN: 9781594712074 / 160 pages / $12.95

Paths to Prayer
A Field Guide to Ten Catholic Traditions
Pat Fosarelli This handbook introduces ten spiritual traditions—including Benedictine, Carmelite, Cistercian, Dominican, Franciscan, Ignatian, and Mystic spirituality—and recounts a brief history of each tradition’s founder, highlights its characteristics, and provides a prayer or spiritual practice for each one.
ISBN: 9781594712180 / 128 pages / $11.95

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Radical Amazement
Contemplative Lessons from Black Holes, Supernovas, and Other Wonders of the Universe
Judy Cannato Radical Amazement unifies the worlds of science and religion, weaving profound spiritual lessons from our new knowledge. Through thoughtful and practical reflections, enhanced by prayers and meditations, Judy Cannato reveals the connectedness of all creation and invites us to explore the harmony of science and spirituality.
ISBN: 9781893732995 / 160 pages / $12.95

When God Is Gone, Everything Is Holy
The Making of a Religious Naturalist
Chet Raymo Raymo, a renowned science writer and “religious naturalist,” assembles a stunning array of scientists, philosophers, mystics, and poets who help him discover “glimmers of the Absolute in every particular.” “In an age of militant atheists and strident believers, Chet Raymo dares to stand, where mystics and philosophers have always stood, in the place of mystery. Neither a defense of faith nor a denunciation of the possibility of belief, Raymo invites the reader to consider the endless beauty and grace of the physical world—a necessary spiritual practice for our age.”—Douglas Burton-Christie, PhD, Professor of Christian Spirituality, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles
ISBN: 9781933495132 / 160 pages, hardcover / $22.95


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