Dr. Jung uses his own story and the stories of people he has assisted to dramatically illustrate how the miraculous power of hope—in times of despair as much as in times of triumph and joy—can transform and enrich our lives. Mental health professionals and educators, clergy and seminarians, marriage and family counselors, spiritually-based therapists, social workers, students of psychology, and practicing and aspiring spiritual advisors and directors will benefit from reading this book. So will victims of a troubled childhood, sufferers from depression, those lacking self-confidence, seekers of all faiths, and survivors of all manner of abuse—as well as the family members, friends, and other loved ones trying to understand and help them.
Chants of the monks of the New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur, California, include psalms, antiphons, hymns, canticles, acclamations, and responsorials that make up the vigils, lauds, vespers, and compline prayed and sung by Christians throughout the world each Sunday.
This documentary examines the life of a modern American monk who was described as part Augustine, part Emerson, part Gandhi. The writings that flowed from his cell examined spirituality (of the East and West), the Cold War, the civil rights movement and the challenges for the individual in the post-modern world. In short, Merton's life embodied many of the struggles of the 20th and 21st century.
Norbert Krapf, past Indiana Poet Laureate, Pulitzer Prize nominee, emeritus prof. of English at Long Island University, and author of twenty-five critically acclaimed books, has written a new book, "Catholic Boy Blues: A Poet's Journal of Healing." Norbert is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. After fifty years of struggling with his past, he felt that by confronting it in writing, he could offer fellow victims comfort, healing, and a sense of freedom from the long-term effects of abuse. The 130 poems he selected from the 325 he wrote came in four voices: the boy he was, the man he became, Mr. Blues (a fictional friend, mentor, and counselor), and the Priest.
Designed to complement the Catechism of the Catholic Church, the IRish Catholis Catechism for Adults is adapted for an Irish audience and written in accessible, easy-to-understand language. Each chapter begins with a "Story or Lesson of Faith," featuring many notable figures from Ireland, such as Edmund Rice, Matt Talbot, Catherine McAuley, and Nano Nagle. These stories and lessons present the richness of the Church's teaching within the Irish cultural context. A very useful supplemental resource for those in religious education or RCIA.
A Daily Reader of Patriots, Saints, Rogues, and Ordinary People Who Changed the United States
In this page-a-day history, 365 inspiring stories celebrate the contributions of American men and women shaped by their Catholic faith. From famous figures to lesser-known saints and sinners, The American Catholic Almanac tells the fascinating, funny, uplifting, and unlikely tales of Catholics' influence on American history, culture, and politics. Spanning the scope of the Revolutionary War to Notre Dame football, this unique collection of stories highlights the transformative role of the Catholic Church in American public life over the last 400 years.
What do you call a nun who walks in her sleep?
A Roamin' Catholic!
Laugh. Groan if you must. But you have to admit that Catholics aren’t afraid to make fun of themselves.
The Message: Catholic/Ecumenical Edition
Eugene Peterson's The Message® is a fresh, compelling, insightful, challenging, faith-filled translation of the Bible into contemporary idiomatic American English and is first and foremost a reader's Bible. Eugene Peterson and William Griffin (translator of the deuterocanonical books) have made the Scriptures come alive again by translating them in a way that people can understand what God is trying to say to us today.
This Bible is meant to be read. The Message® is not meant to be a subsititue for your other bible translations. It is meant to sit next to them where you can pick it up and simply start reading. We hope it will send you back to your other translations with new insight and curiosity.
The College Study Bible
Introductions to each section of the Bible that are easy to understand and ninety short articles accompanying the text that address social concerns, life issues, and spiritual needs of students.
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A Pre-Vatican II Movement of the Specialized Lay Apostolate the Young Christian Workers
Here is the story of a Jewish woman of the first century, Miryam of Natzeret, who lived in a time village nestled in the hills of Yisreal at the western end of the Mediterranean Sea. She had parents, friends, a husband, a son, and she struggled to understand the strange things happening to her in a time and a place with more than its share of turmoil, both political and religious. What happened tested both her faith and courage.
"Two Popes Walk Into a Bar..."
Pope Francis has quickly shown that he can tell a joke (3/17/13 Vatican City) CNA/EWTN News reports "The new Pope's spontaneity was revealed again today when he cracked two jokes after his very first Angelus prayer in front of thousands..."
The Art of Pausing is built upon haiku by one of the three authors, all Christians, inspired by the ninety-nine names of God found in the Koran. Each haiku is accompanied by a reflections by the same author or an abstract photo of nature by Brother Paul. This book is for anyone who loves beauty, has a penchant for reflection, yet feels overworked and overwhelmed.