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Saint John-Paul II

Saint John-Paul II

A Celebration in Words and Images
Paulist Press

Preface by Pope Francis
Celebrating one hundred years, this book beautifully traces the pontificate of St. John Paul II through photos and words from his petrine magisterium. It is addressed to all the faithful on the occasion of the centenary of his birth.

“It is right to remember this great holy witness of the faith that God has given to his Church and to humanity. He was a great witness of mercy, and throughout his pontificate he called us to this characteristic of God. It is nice to remember him in a simple way: with images, so expressive and capable of transmitting to us what John Paul II was. I hope that this book, with its short texts and prayers drawn from his homilies, his documents, and his magisterium, will reach the hands of many, and above all young people. Let us remember his faith, and may his life be an example for us to live our testimony today.”
—Pope Francis, from the preface


The Reed of God

Caryll Houselander
Caryll Houselander Ave Maria Press

First published in 1944 and now a spiritual classic, The Reed of God contains meditations on the humanity of Mary, Mother of God.

British Catholic writer Caryll Houselander lovingly explores Mary’s intimately human side, depicting Our Lady as a musical instrument—a reed—who makes herself an instrument for the divine plan. Confronting the static, surreal “Madonna of the Christmas card,” this book provides an intuitive, warmly human, and approachable image of Mary.

Let This Be The Time Book

Let This Be the Time

Spiritual Essentials for Life’s Second Act
Janet Schaeffler, OP Twenty-Third Publications

The second half of life offers many opportunities for growth, discovery, and new meanings.

Janet Schaeffler helps you explore them with wisdom, prayer and a
deep sense of appreciation for who you are and who you are still becoming. With insights from experts—those on the journey and those who study it—she describes twelve needs of people in their maturing years, always mindful of each individual’s unique needs and realities.

365 Devotions for Seniors Book

365 Devotions for Seniors

Daily Moments with God for Living Life to the Fullest
Mark Zimmerman, editor Creative Communications

Designed especially for older adults and written by older adults, these large print devotions for all 365 days of the year are meant to encourage, inspire and engage those living out their Christian faith in their later years.

With only month and day noted at the top of each devotional page, this book can be used in any year and can be started at any point in any given year. Each devotion begins with a reading from Scripture related to the theme for the day, followed by a reflection. A prayer
concludes the reflection. A suggested activity follows, with additional Bible passages listed for further reading.

My Little Catholic Encyclopedia

My Little Catholic Encyclopedia

Marie-Christine Vidal & Robin Pflaum

Answers to children’s questions about God, the Bible, the Church and more!

With easy-to-read entries, as well as prayers, ideas for living the faith and more, My Little Catholic Encyclopedia is a must-have for Catholic families.

The Life You Save May Be Your Own

The Life You Save May Be Your Own: An American Pilgrimage

Paul Elie, Farrar, Straus and Giroux Random House

In the mid-twentieth century four American Catholics came to believe that the
best way to explore the questions of religious faith was to write about them-in works that readers of all kinds could admire.

The Life You Save May Be Your Own is their story-a vivid and enthralling account of great writers and their power over us.

Thomas Merton was a Trappist monk in Kentucky; Dorothy Day the founder of the Catholic Worker in New York; Flannery O’Connor a “Christ-haunted” literary prodigy in Georgia; Walker Percy a doctor in New Orleans who quit medicine to write fiction and philosophy. A pilgrimage is a journey taken in light of a story; and in The Life You Save May Be Your Own Paul Elie tells these writers’ story as a pilgrimage from the God-obsessed literary past of Dante and Dostoevsky out into the thrilling chaos of postwar American life.

Reupholstered Psalms

Reupholstered Psalms: Ancient Songs Sung New

Greg Kennedy, SJ Twenty-Third Publications

In Reupholstered Psalms, Greg Kennedy offers us 50 psalms “sung new” that speak to our current experience: consumerism, terrorism, climate change, forced migration, the extinction of species, intolerance... and the list goes on.

The substance and structure – the bones – of the original works remain, but the outer appearance has been transformed. May the new styles, textures and colors of these psalms lead you into prayer and closer to God through your relationship to the divine, to yourself, to others and to creation.

Domestic Monastery

Domestic Monastery

Ron Rolheiser, OMI Paraclete Press

A monastery is a place set apart—a place to learn the blessings of powerlessness, and that time is not ours but God’s.

Our home and our duties can, just like a monastery, teach us those things. The vocation of monastic men and women is to physically withdraw from the world. But the principle is equally valid for those of us who cannot go off to monasteries. Certain vocations offer the same kind of opportunity for contemplation and provide a desert for reflection. In ten brief and powerful chapters, Fr. Ron explores how monastery life can apply to those who don’t live in a cloister.

Let There Be Light

Let There Be Light

Hildegard of Bingen, edited by John Kirvan Ave Maria Press

Let There Be Light is an easy-to-use devotional that encourages you to experience the light of God in your daily life.

This book offers you a personal, thirty-day  retreat based on the spiritual insight and wisdom of St. Hildegard of Bingen, the Benedictine who was canonized in 2012 and who became only the fourth woman to be elevated as a Doctor of the Church. First published in 1997 and now back in print, Let There Be Light is an excellent prayer companion for busy people who want to root their spiritual practice in the solid ground of St. Hildegard of Bingen’s timeless and timely teachings on living in the light of God. Hildegard (1098–1179) was a renowned Benedictine abbess and a popular preacher, teacher, and healer who has been venerated by Christians for centuries. She was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI in May of 2012 and in October of that same year was elevated as a Doctor of the Church.

The World On Fire Bible

The Word on Fire Bible

The Gospels
Word on Fire

A magnificent gift in terms of the visual: leather cover, gold leaf page edges, ribbon marker, and beautiful artwork throughout.

But more important, it’s rich and varied commentary from Bishop Barron and Catholic authors across the centuries make this edition of the four gospels a gift for the soul.