Nuns Having Fun

Author: Maureen Kelly
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 9780761150411
Format: PDF
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Welcome to the lighter side of convent life. Culled from the black-and-white 1950s and '60s, here are hundreds of nuns caught in the act of letting their wimples down.--[book cover]

Manual for Conquering Deadly Sin

Author: Dennis Koliński
Publisher: Tan Books
ISBN: 9781505109078
Format: PDF, Docs
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It is of vital importance that each individual soul recover this lost sense of sin and to begin the struggle to conquer the deadly sins that threaten his or her salvation. The Manual for Conquering Deadly Sin will help you do just that in your own life. In any struggle, you must know your enemy. Hence, Part I: - Defines sin and distinguishes between mortal and venial sins. - Examines each of the classical seven deadly sins: lust, gluttony, avarice, sloth, anger, envy, and pride. - Reveals their causes, manifestations, and more. - Provides specific advice and remedies for conquering each deadly sin in your own life. - Identifies those corresponding virtues which must be cultivated in order to rid yourself of deadly sin. Part II, features a compilation of passages from Church teaching and Scripture, along with quotes from the saints that complement and give life to the reflections in Part I. As Fr. Kolinski makes clear-- the truest medicine is found in the sacramental life of the Church. But, in addition to the graces found in frequent confession and reception of the Eucharist, the Manual for Conquering Deadly Sin will be an indispensable aid in your fight; an invaluable resource for every person serious about salvation.

Mary

Author: John Henry Cardinal Newman
Publisher: TAN Books
ISBN: 1505104432
Format: PDF, Docs
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Proves that today's Marian doctrine is firmly rooted in the early Church's teachings and refutes the Protestant claim that Catholics invented devotion to Mary. Fresh, beautiful insights--typical of Cardinal Newman.

Happiness in This Life

Author: Pope Francis
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0525510974
Format: PDF, ePub
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A collection of homilies, speeches, and "messages of the day" that brings together Pope Francis's wisdom on finding happiness in the here and now For Pope Francis, the appreciation of our everyday lives is a spiritual undertaking. Joy is a divine attribute, and creating joy around us an essential part of faith. Every homily and speech in this book delivers, in warm, engaging language accessible to believers and nonbelievers alike, a key lesson, instructing readers on finding love and happiness in a chaotic world. Along the way, Pope Francis discusses the sanctity of women's rights, talks about how the love of sports can bring out our best qualities, and explains why fighting discrimination is the essence of loving thy neighbor. He shares personal stories and anecdotes from his life, provides comforting messages of hope, and discusses the ways flawed families can make you a better person. The core ideas of Francis's papacy--mercy, support for marginalized people, and diplomacy--shine through. Praise for Happines in This Life "Though the title of the book mentions happiness, this collection of thoughts addresses something much deeper--joy. Bringing together excerpts from Pope Francis's sermons, speeches, prayers, and addresses, these pieces address a range of themes, from mercy and humility to simplicity and family. . . . Readers will be encouraged to clear away the cacophony of modern society and embrace the simplicity of joy. A book as loving and encouraging as the man himself seems to be."--Booklist "With this wide-ranging collection of writings, homilies, and addresses, the current pontiff dispels any notion that religious practice is dour and antiquated. . . . It brings together the pope's most affecting passages to inspire Catholics (and those of other faiths) to lift up those around them."--Publishers Weekly "Reminiscent of the gentle encouragement of the Dalai Lama . . . Family-centered and practical--especially on difficult matters of familial contention--these homilies are, on the whole, gentle encouragements to do the right thing. . . . [This] collection offers clear insight into the pope's doctrinal concerns."--Kirkus Reviews

Darth Vader and Son

Author: Jeffrey Brown
Publisher: Chronicle Books
ISBN: 1452138230
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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What if Darth Vader took an active role in raising his son? What if "Luke, I am your father" was just a stern admonishment from an annoyed dad? In this hilarious and sweet comic reimagining, Darth Vader is a dad like any other—except with all the baggage of being the Dark Lord of the Sith. Celebrated artist Jeffrey Brown's delightful illustrations give classic Star Wars® moments a fresh twist, presenting the trials and joys of parenting through the lens of a galaxy far, far away. Life lessons include lightsaber batting practice, using the Force to raid the cookie jar, Take Your Child to Work Day on the Death Star ("Er, he looks just like you, Lord Vader!"), and the special bond shared between any father and son. Plus, this is the fixed-format version, which looks almost identical to the print edition.

Hebrew Illuminations

Author: Adam Rhine
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781631362750
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"The spirit of Jewish tradition comes alive in the Hebrew Illuminations 2017-2018 Jewish calendar, featuring sacred letters and words from Jewish scripture. Jewish artist Adam Rhine's stunning Judaic paintings combine modern aesthetics with the influence of medieval illuminated manuscripts and lettering. This unique calendar features the final eleven letters of the Hebrew alphabet plus five illuminations of significant Jewish themes, such as Gavishi Menorah (the Crystalline Menorah) and Mizrach (The East)."--

The Purpose driven Life

Author: Richard Warren
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 0310255252
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Rick Warren helps readers to discover, develop, and fulfill God's purpose for their lives.

100 Holy Hours for Women

Author: Mary Raphael Lubowidzka
Publisher: Tan Books
ISBN: 9781505110296
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you" (James 4:8). Christ waits for us, every day, in the Eucharist. But, in the chaos of our lives, we often find it difficult to draw near to him. Even when we make the time to be in his presence, we lose focus, become distracted, or grow impatient with ourselves. 100 Holy Hours for Women provides a solution with its collection of one hundred Eucharistic meditations, giving inspiration for directed, efficacious prayer before Our Lord in the Eucharist. Whether you are a mother, a single woman, or a consecrated religious, this spiritually uplifting work is a valuable resource for cultivating an intimate relationship with our Eucharistic Lord. Originally written as a religious sister's guide for daily adoration, 100 Holy Hours for Women contains a plethora of profound spiritual insight into the mystery of the Eucharist. Each of the mediations focuses on a single verse from Scripture. The first part of the mediation explores the deeper implications of the verse, especially in light of the Eucharist. Then, the second half of the mediation takes the form of a personal examination and a prayer, with questions and exhortations to encourage the adorer to look at and cultivate her own spiritual life. These meditations draw from the entirety of Sacred Scripture, particularly following Christ's life, death, and resurrection. Through them, learn to look to the Virgin Mary and the angels as models of perfect adoration. Be inspired to comfort Our Lord in his agony, as he suffered it in his passion and as he suffers it today through people's abuse and neglect of the Eucharist, his great gift to the Church. By fruitful meditation and grace, develop virtues such as gratitude, faith, love, trust, and humility, all of which are absolutely essential for living in union with Christ. 100 Holy Hours encourages Christian women, of every calling and stage of life, to enter into quiet, loving conversation with Jesus. This book enables all to comprehend the love of Christ, who gave us his Body and Blood that we might come closer to him. Only in the Eucharist can we find the perfect example of total humility, self-sacrificial love, and holy submission. Only through the Eucharist can we hope to attain happiness in this world and the next.

The Power of Right Believing

Author: Joseph Prince
Publisher: FaithWords
ISBN: 1455553174
Format: PDF, Mobi
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What you believe is everything! Believing the right things is the key to a victorious life. In THE POWER OF RIGHT BELIEVING, Joseph Prince, international bestselling author and a leading voice in proclaiming the gospel of grace, unveils seven practical and powerful keys to help you find freedom from every fear, guilt, and addiction. These keys come alive in the precious testimonies you'll read from people across America and around the world who have experienced breakthroughs and freedom from all kinds of bondages-from alcoholism to chronic depression-all through the power of right believing. God intends for you to live with joy overflowing, peace that surpasses understanding, and an unshakable confidence in what He has done for you. Get ready to be inspired and transformed and learn how to win the battle for your mind by developing habits for right believing.

The Disney Dreams Collection Original Art by Thomas Kinkade Coloring Book

Author: Thomas Kinkade
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781449483180
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Now you can color along with the master, Thomas Kinkade, painter of light. And what could be better than coloring these paintings with the timeless magic of classic Disney stories and their captivating characters? In this unique coloring book, sixty-three of Thomas Kinkade's Disney Dreams images are presented in color across from the black line art of the same image to be colored. Enter the world of the painter of light yourself, as you create your own renditions of these classic Disney character paintings, including Alice in Wonderland, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Lion King, Snow White, and, of course, Mickey and Minnie.