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Space: The Prayer Book 2007
This is a prayer guide inspired by the
very popular, successful, interactive website,
www.sacredspace.ie - Since 1999 the
site has logged over seventeen million visits. Sacred Space offers a daily
scripture selection, followed by points of inspiration to help you consider
the passage and its relevance to daily life. The book also provides weekly
themes, and you are encouraged to reflect everyday on the six stages of
prayer specially created for the theme of the week.
A thoughtful exploration of the history and vitality of
traditional Catholic prayers. Praying people have long relied on meditative
or extemporaneous prayer to express their feelings and yearnings to God.
Traditional prayer, often considered rote, tends to be neglected. In the
Words We Pray, author Amy Welborn offers an insightful exploration into
eighteen traditional prayers and the vital role they play in the spiritual
life. Read our interview with author Amy
Fulton Sheen's Wartime Prayer Book
- A wartime prayerbook written for dangerous days like ours — made
to fit in pocket or purse! Our parents before us understood that strife is
rarely far from even the best of us, and they girded themselves for warfare,
actual and spiritual. Among the wisest of men who shepherded them was
Archbishop Fulton Sheen, who won their hearts with his warm, engaging
broadcast personality . . . but in secret he put on the armor of God.
Day by Day: The Notre Dame Prayerbook for Students celebrates its 25th anniversary with this wonderful new edition. While aimed at college students, the format of the book is helpful to anyone seeking tools to develop a richer prayer life. The book has been updated to include the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary and still contains all of the classic Catholic prayers so central to our Faith. At the heart of the book, and what makes it so special, are the various “Student Life” prayers targeted at helping teens and adults face the many challenges they come up against in day to day life. The book is an excellent resource for high school and college students, young adults seeking to transition into the “real world” and any Catholic family looking to add a treasure to their Catholic home library.
In this book Therese Cirner clearly and concisely lays out six "keys" to a deeper spiritual life. Cirner acknowledges the wisdom of the spiritual masters who have lent classic wisdom to the topic of living a holy life, but offers this book for those looking to "bridge" their own spiritual journeys to such classical writers as St. John of the Cross or Teresa of Avila. Cirner's six keys, prayer, Scripture and spiritual reading, the sacraments, community, virtue and forgiveness, are each laid out in a chapter concluding with reflection questions and an inspirational prayer. The book could be used as a small prayer group resource, or would be excellent for individual contemplation and reflection. Additional literary references are recommended for each of the Keys, offering the reader a treasure trove of resources for the challenge of growing a deeper spiritual life.
The Cup of Our Life : A Guide for
Spiritual Growth - Recommended for individual or group use in faith development. In
this original and practical book Joyce Rupp shares how ordinary cups can become
sacred vessels that draw us closer to God
Mention Your Request Here: The Church's Most Powerful Novenas - More than a book of devotions, this is a tour of America's holiest shrines. Names and locations of shrines all over America, the stories behind their novenas, and of course, the prayers themselves. Other books may offer you history of the novenas and the shrines themselves, this guide also furnishes addresses and website information as well as actual prayers.
Splendor in the Ordinary: Your Home as a Holy Place - Thomas Howard insists that every room of your house - the living room, the kitchen, the bedroom, and even the bathroom - is a holy place where God’s grace awaits you, if only you know how to recognize His presence there. With a rich appreciation for the glories of God’s all-encompassing love, Howard shows you how to find Him in Splendor in the Ordinary
I Believe in Love : A Personal Retreat - a personal retreat based on the teaching of St. Therese of Lisieux broken into individual meditations
There We Stood, Here We Stand: Eleven Lutherans Rediscover Their Catholic Roots - Eleven Lutherans rediscover their Catholic roots and share their personal stories
Grace-Filled Moments - a devotional for women from Johnnette S. Benkovic
Pathways Of Trust: 101 Shortcuts To Holiness - The experience of deep inner peace is rare in our turbulent era. When our circumstances are difficult, we feel besieged; when times are good, we wonder how long our luck will hold. Never Lose Hope assures us that if we seek God in every circumstance, we'll find ourselves "too blessed to be stressed," regardless of the ups and downs of life. Father Hampsch helps us trade in our worries—those negative expectations for the future—for confident trust in God's care, tailored to our personal needs.
Latin Sayings for Spiritual Growth - by Archabbot Lambert Reilly with preface by Michael Dubruiel, Latin phrases for meditation and encouragement
Stories from My Heart by Father John Powell
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