Blessed Among Us

Author: Robert Ellsberg
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814647456
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Since the early centuries, Christians have held up the saints as models of living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. While the church officially recognizes a relatively small number of saints, the actual roster is infinitely wider. Blessed Among Us explores this eclectic “cloud of witnesses”—lay and religious, single and married, canonized and not, and even non-Christians whose faith and wisdom may illuminate our path. Brought to life in the evocative storytelling of Robert Ellsberg, they inspire the moral imagination and give witness to the myriad ways of holiness. In two stories per day for a full calendar year, Ellsberg sketches figures from biblical times to the present age and from all corners of this world—ordinary figures whose extraordinary lives point to the new age in the world to come. Blessed Among Us is drawn from Ellsberg’s acclaimed column of the same name in Give Us This Day, a monthly resource for daily prayer published by Liturgical Press.

All Saints

Author: Robert Ellsberg
Publisher: Crossroad Classic
ISBN: 9780824516796
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Provides a biographical portrait of 365 saints and religious people, from the Virgin Mary to Martin Buber

Blessed Among All Women

Author: Robert Ellsberg
Publisher: Crossroad 8 Avenue
ISBN: 9780824524395
Format: PDF
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The author of the bestselling All Saints offers a new book that focuses on female saints, presenting 120 inspirational readings from and twenty pieces of black-and-white art highlighting female women of God.

The Franciscan Saints

Author: Robert Ellsberg
Publisher: Franciscan Media
ISBN: 163253195X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Reading Robert Ellsberg’s profiles of holy men and women is like throwing open a window in a stuffy old church and taking in great gulps of fresh air. Henri Nouwen has described his writing as “evocative without being pious.” He broadens the traditional vision of sanctity and calls modern readers of all stripes to claim their potential for moral and spiritual growth, courage and action. By choosing relevant models and contemporary heroes, he makes holiness accessible and attractive to ordinary people. These 101 spiritual trailblazers span the centuries from Francis and Clare to Solanus Casey and Mychal Judge, with representatives from every walk of life and corner of the world. Each entry features the essential biographical facts and adds the insight and depth only Ellsberg can provide. The author’s sharp eye for signs and stories of holiness in the gritty, messy real world informs his selections, making his work unique. Obscure lay peasants, married activists, and controversial social reformers take pride of place alongside better-known theologians, founders, and canonized saints.

Jesus and Paul

Author: Jerome Murphy-O'Connor
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 9780814651735
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Jesus and Paul: Parallel Lives gives us incisive comparisons that include but also go beyond the Scriptures to suggest novel ways of picturing Jesus-Paul.

The Saints Guide To Happiness

Author: Robert Ellsberg
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 0385515669
Format: PDF, ePub
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The author of All Saints draws on the lives and wisdom of the saints to explain how readers can find true happiness in terms of personal growth, career success, fitness, and more, presenting a series of lessons in the life of the spirit that cover such topics as friendship, meaningful work, enduring love, grief, and understanding the significance of life. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

O Cross of Christ

Author: Pope Francis
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814645798
Format: PDF, Kindle
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O Cross of Christ is an original, new prayer composed by Pope Francis himself and recited by him on the occasion of Good Friday 2016. It guides all who pray it to recognize Jesus’ cross in some of the most distressing circumstances of today’s world — modern-day martyrs, victims of war, unfaithful ministers, and more—as well as in the lives of people who do great good—consecrated men and women, families, volunteers, and others. Presented as a litany, with responses that make it ideal for group use, this little booklet is beautifully illustrated with original art by the American artist Deborah Luke. The result is a prayer resource that promises to serve as a profound source of spiritual nourishment for Christians for years to come. Recommended for personal, family, group, or parish-wide prayer.

Prayer Book for Catholics

Author: Jacquelyn Lindsey
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor
ISBN: 1612782396
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Since the time of Christ -- when Jesus taught us the Lord's Prayer -- our prayers have been more than words of adoration, thanksgiving, contrition, and supplication. Our prayers have focused our mnds and hearts on what we believe and in Whom we believe. If you wish to deepen and enrich your knowledge of our loving God and your faith in Him, deepen and enrich your prayer life using the traditional prayers that have comforted and encouraged Catholics century after century. Here is the book to help you refresh and renew your prayer life with favorite prayers of the Church. Here is the book to help young and new members of the Church discover this spiritual treasury -- this rich Catholic heritage -- that is now theirs.

Many Tongues One Faith

Author: David J. Endres
Publisher: Academy of American Franciscan History
ISBN: 9780883822692
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The history of Franciscan parishes in the United States mirrors the social, religious and cultural shifts brought about by repeated waves of immigrants to the United States during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. This study offers a glimpse into the struggles of Franciscan priests, sisters, and laity attempting to live out their faith amidst the challenges of the time: religious bigotry, racial and ethnic strife, and cultural and religious challenges. The Franciscan experience provides an important element in the tapestry of the American experience. Readers of this work will learn about the Franciscan priest who persuaded his fellow Polish immigrants to engage in an ill-fated settlement experiment in Texas. They will learn about Franciscan efforts to evangelize Native Americans, the Menominee at Keshena, Wisconsin, utilizing catechetical material in the natives' language. Readers will become acquainted with one of the first Italian churches in New York City, St. Anthony of Padua, where a multiethnic parish gave rise to disputes over leadership in the community. In Los Angeles, the parish of St. Lawrence of Brindisi is highlighted, providing an exploration of ministry to an impoverished community located near the epicenter of the 1965 Watts riots. And readers will be transported to the serene setting of ruralnorthern Ohio where a Marian shrine has been the site of dozens ofclaimed miraculous healings. While the portraits of fourteen Franciscan parishes contained in this work are diverse--geographically, ethnically, and chronologically--they collectively witness to the distinctiveness of the Franciscan charism of embracing poverty, fostering community, offering reconciliation, and serving those on society's margins. Their story is part of the American story.

The Work of Your Hands

Author: Diana Macalintal
Publisher: Liturgical Press
ISBN: 0814638287
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A prayer book for one and for all, for personal prayer and family blessing, The Work of Your Hands gives voice to the prayers of the heart. Diana Macalintal lifts up the extraordinary and the ordinary moments of life in humble yet beautifully wrought prayers that evoke our longings, confess our fears, and sing of our joys. Offering praise and asking for blessing, she helps us recognize the presence and grace of God in the work and play, the up and down of daily life.