The Treasury of Catholic Wisdom

Author: John A. Hardon
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 0898705398
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The Treasury of Catholic Wisdom is a Catholic library in miniature, a one-volume microcosm of what the Church's great minds have thought and said since the apostolic age. Indeed, in The Treasury of Catholic Wisdom, noted theologian Fr. John A. Hardon has compiled the works of thirty-three of the greatest Catholic thinkers and writers, representing every period of the Church's passage through time, from the beginnings of Christianity to the present day. Here are men and women, bishops and priests, religious and the laity "whose native talents were elevated by the supernatural light that God reserves for those who are most submissive to His will". Included in this extraordinary and fascinating anthology are the works of the early saints, such as Gregory, Basil, Augustine, John Crysostom, Patrick, Bernard, Francis, and Thomas Aquinas. Here, too, are the writings of the great reformers Ignatius, Catherine of Siena, and Teresa of Avila; the mystic John of the Cross; the practical wisdom of Francis de Sales, Louis de Montfort, and Peter Julian Eymard; and the modern-day reflections of Gerard Manley Hopkins, Francis Thompson, Therese of Lisieux, G. K. Chesterton, and Fulton J. Sheen. Fr. Hardon has selected those writings which are representative of the thought and philosophy of each contributor, and has carefully chosen excerpts which are not always the most familiar. Thus, his volume provides not only a fresh collection of the best of Catholic wisdom, but also a uniquely comprehensive work which offers enlightenment and faith for generations of readers.

Praying Our Lives

Author: Eleanor Bernstein
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
ISBN: 1594713227
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Praying Our Lives: A Woman's Treasury of Catholic Prayer is a comprehensive and deeply intimate prayer book meant to empower women to understand and live their Catholic faith through a deeper connection to their spiritual heritage. Not just a compilation, the book is a treasury of Catholic wisdom that teaches women how to pray as women—both alone and in community. Eleanor Bernstein, C.S.J., begins by guiding women to recognize how their life experiences—in the workplace, in their communities, and as mothers, daughters, and wives—relate to those of the great women of the Bible and the great saints. Readers will discover fresh ways to pray with scripture, to know the saints and mystics, and to participate in the Liturgy of the Hours. The great mystery of the Eucharist as well as the feasts and seasons of the Church year will be enlivened in a way that is fresh and relevant for today’s Catholic women.

Behold the Lamb of God

Author: Patrick J. Miron
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
ISBN: 1412022606
Format: PDF, ePub
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Like all of us I have been given a number of "gold coins" to invest by and for our Savior Jesus Christ. This manual on our faith and the current state of our Church is I pray a multiplication and proper use of the gifts loaned to me. "Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; and there are varieties of working, but it is the same God who inspires them all in every one. To each is given the manifestation of the Spirit for the common good." 1 Corinthians Chapter 12:4-8 I am compelled to write and compile this work for a variety of reasons. Foremost is the urgent need for an Orthodox, compelling, easy to read comprehensive source for all those who desire to teach and share our faith with our family and in our Church. It is an ideal Catechesis resource. Working part-time with a strong sense of dedication, it has taken about five years to complete this work. My mentor, Father John A. Hardon S.J. (Deceased: may he rest in peace.) was fond of reminding us that " we can't teach what we ourselves don't know or understand." If you wish to know a lot more about your Roman Catholic faith, you will find what you're seeking in this manual. Included are bites of the collective Wisdom of Christ, and the Church Fathers of the past and present. There are a wide variety of topics and subjects to expose issues and topics seldom taught, discussed or explained in today's often-permissive catholic church. We cover topics from prayer to Popes, Sacraments to Crucifixion, Truth to Saints, the proper role of the laity, include a Catholic resource guide and much more. We explain how our current Church culture came to be and how and where it's heading. The news is not all good. This is a book I pray my kids and grandkids will read and take to heart. Read it, you'll likely feel the same way. There are many things, despite our attempts and desires that we must leave to the Holy Spirit. That too is a gift from God. To be clear and fair, this is not a novel; it is a manual, formatted as "mini-books." that explain faithfully and clearly who we as Roman Catholics are called to be and how we are to live and share our faith. It is Traditional Orthodoxy in an abbreviated and easy to understand script. This Treasury will inform you about our Faith and the status of our Church and world today. It is filled with quotes of timeless wisdom. It is my prayerful hope that you will enjoy and share it with those you love and those you catechize. God's continued blessings, Pat

Not Less Than Everything

Author: Catherine Wolff
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062223763
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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In Not Less Than Everything, Catherine Wolff gathers the world's best contemporary Catholic writers, including Alice McDermott, Tobias Wolff, and Ann Patchett, to share their thoughts on brave men and women such as Joan of Arc and Oscar Romero—heroes who've challenged the dogma while holding steadfastly to their faith. In each of these thought-provoking essays, these greatly respected writers and thinkers engage personally with his or her favorite heretic, exploring the tensions that arise from conflicting demands of conscience and authority, of inspiration and orthodoxy, and from the challenge of living one's faith in the real world.

Treasury of Catholic Prayers

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ISBN: 9780819875396
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This collection of traditional Catholic prayers finds new life in a large-print edition that makes the prayers and devotions accessible to everyone, including those with less visual acuity. Daily prayers, special prayers to Jesus, Our Lady, the Holy Trinity and the angels and saints make this the perfect devotional companion for the visually challenged, and its beautiful enough for gift-giving.

The Catholic Family Book of Prayers

Author: Jerry J Windley-Daoust
Publisher: Peanut Butter & Grace
ISBN: 9781944008468
Format: PDF, Docs
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The Catholic Family Book of Prayers: A Treasury of Prayers and Meditations for Families to Pray Together. is packed with prayers, blessings, meditations, saintly wisdom, and artwork--all selected specifically for Catholic families to pray together.

The Sheed Ward Anthology of Catholic Philosophy

Author: James Swindal
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742531987
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The Sheed & Ward Anthology of Catholic Philosophy is a thorough introduction to the evolution of Catholic philosophy from Biblical times to the present day. The first comprehensive collection of readings from Catholic philosophers, this volume aims to sharpen the understanding of Catholic philosophy by grouping together the best examples of this tradition, both well-known classics and lesser-known selections. The readings emphasize themes integral to the Catholic tradition such as the harmony of faith and reason, the existence and nature of God, the nature of the human person and the nature of being, and the objectivity of the moral law. Each reading includes a brief introduction and is historically placed within five major groups 1) Preliminaries, including readings from the Bible, Plato and Aristotle, 2) The Patristic Era, selections from Aristides to Boethius, and a heavy focus on Augustine, 3) The Middle Ages, readings from the early Moslem and Jewish thinkers to William of Ockham, with an emphasis on Aquinas, 4) The Renaissance through the Nineteenth Century, including Suarez, Descartes, Pascal, Newman, and Pope Leo XIII, and 5) The Twentieth Century and Beyond, including Maritain and Lonergan, Blondel and Marcel, Geach and Rescher, and others like Chesterton and Teilhard. "