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Searching for and Maintaining Peace

Searching for and Maintaining Peace Book
Author : Jacques Philippe
Publisher : Saint Pauls/Alba House
Release : 2002-01-01
ISBN : 9780818909061
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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We live in a day and age characterized by an extraordinary amount of agitation and lack of peace. This tendency manifests itself in our spiritual as well as our secular life. In our search for God and holiness, in our service to our neighbor, a kind of restlessness and anxiety take the place of the confidence and peace which ought to be ours. What must we do to overcome the moments of fear and distress which assail us all too often in our lives? How can we learn to place all our confidence in God and abandon ourselves into his loving care? This is what is taught in this simple, yet profound little treatise on peace of heart. Taking concrete examples from our everyday life, the author invites us to respond in a Gospel fashion to the upsetting situations we must all confront. Since peace of heart is a pure gift of God, it is something we should seek, pursue and ask him for without cease. This book is here to help us in that pursuit.

Interior Freedom

Interior Freedom Book
Author : Jacques Philippe
Publisher : Scepter Publishers
Release : 2017-03-29
ISBN : 1594170967
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Interior Freedom leads one to discover that even in the most unfavorable outward circumstances we possess within ourselves a space of freedom that nobody can take away, because God is its source and guarantee. Without this discovery we will always be restricted in some way and will never taste true happiness. Author Jacques Philippe develops a simple but important theme: we gain possession of our interior freedom in exact proportion to our growth in faith, hope, and love. He explains that the dynamism between these three theological virtues is the heart of the spiritual life, and he underlines the key role of the virtue of hope in our inner growth. Written in a simple and inviting style, Interior Freedom seeks to liberate the heart and mind to live the true freedom to which God calls each one.

Living the Truth in Love

Living the Truth in Love Book
Author : Janet Smith, Ph.D.
Publisher : Ignatius Press
Release : 2015-10-05
ISBN : 1621640604
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Living the Truth in Love grew out of the desire to provide answers to the questions posed in the Lineamenta for the Synod on Marriage of 2015 in Rome: “How can the Christian community give pastoral attention to families with persons with homosexual tendencies? What are the responses that, in light of cultural sensitivities, are considered to be most appropriate? While avoiding any unjust discrimination, how can such persons receive pastoral care in these situations in light of the Gospel? How can God’s will be proposed to them in their situation?” (40) People who want to be instruments of Christ’s love to those who experience same sex attraction—among them our children, brothers and sisters, aunts and uncles, parents, friends, and coworkers—seek guidance on how best to do so. We need to listen to the stories of those who experience SSA and the stories of those who have accompanied them on their journeys. We also need to ground our responses in a genuine Christian understanding of the human person and of human sexuality. More and more of those who have left the gay life style are telling their stories, stories that disclose that engaging in homosexual sexual acts has not delivered the happiness sought. Fortunately, for many there is a second chapter to the story, a beautiful story of falling in love with Jesus and his Church, of finding an ennobling understanding of the truth of the human person. Their journeys and transformations have often been facilitated by family members and friends, counselors and spiritual directors, who have been affirming and accepting of those who experience same-sex attraction without approving all their choices. Those who courageously face the realities of their lives and resolutely make the changes necessary—a process generally involving a significant amount of suffering, prayer, commitment to the sacraments, and a refashioning of relationships— eventually find peace, not misery, in accepting the Church’s teaching on sexuality. In their willingness to undergo conversions of many kinds and in their desire to seek holiness and live lives of complete self-giving, they become witnesses of the saving power of Jesus’ love and the graces he bestows on those who love him. This volume includes essays that lay out the Christian view of the human person and of human sexuality, essays that challenge the bifurcation of sexualities into “heterosexual” and “homosexual.” Topics include an explanation of the meaning of the word “disorder”, a discussion of the therapeutic power of friendship, and an application of St. Pope John Paul II’s personalism to the question of same-sex attraction. Psychologists and counselors explain various ways of affirming those who experience SSA and of leading them to experience the power of Christ’s healing love. Several of those who experience SSA tell their touching and inspiring stories.

Spiritual Survival in the Modern World

Spiritual Survival in the Modern World Book
Author : Andrew Dean Swafford
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2016-12-02
ISBN : 1498295207
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In this work, Dr. Swafford opens up the wisdom of C.S. Lewis' Screwtape Letters. From challenges at home, evangelization, overcoming anxiety, doubt, prayer, and becoming other-centered--these and many other struggles a Christian is bound to face show up in these pages. What unites this book is Swafford's ability to untwist the demonic plan to keep us down and bring us to despair. Truly, this work provides a roadmap for spiritual survival in the modern age, one that will empower us to live a life of joy and peace right now.

From the Heart Volume 2B Weekday Homilies 2011 2019

From the Heart Volume 2B  Weekday Homilies 2011 2019 Book
Author : Rusty Baldwin
Publisher : Lulu.com
Release : 2019-08-26
ISBN : 0359879942
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

A collection of homilies given by Deacon Rusty Baldwin at St. Peter Catholic Church and Emmanuel Catholic Church in Dayton, Ohio.

In the School of the Holy Spirit

In the School of the Holy Spirit Book
Author : Jacques Philippe
Publisher : Scepter Publishers
Release : 2017-03-30
ISBN : 1594170959
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In the School of the Holy Spirit will help you get to know the Sanctifier of your soul. It will lead you to be more attentive to the movements of the Holy Spirit in your life as you learn to love the third person of the Holy Trinity. Philippe explains the rewards of being attentive to the Holy Spirit and provides simple and concrete ways to grow in this inner sensitivity. In his clear and simple style, he illustrates his points with many examples from modern life. In the School of the Holy Spirit is a valuable aid in your own spiritual journey.

Measuring Well being

Measuring Well being Book
Author : Matthew T. Lee,Laura D. Kubzansky,Tyler J. VanderWeele
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2021
ISBN : 0197512534
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

This edited volume focuses on both conceptual and practical challenges in measuring well-being. Leveraging insights across diverse disciplines, contributors consider the philosophical and theological traditions on happiness, well-being and the good life, as well as recent empirical research on well-being and its measurement.

Faith and Reason

Faith and Reason Book
Author : Brian Besong,Jonathan Fuqua
Publisher : Ignatius Press
Release : 2019-05-01
ISBN : 1621642011
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Too smart to believe in God? The twelve philosophers in this book are too smart not to, and their finely honed reasoning skills and advanced educations are on display as they explain their reasons for believing in Christianity and entering the Roman Catholic Church. Among the twelve converts are well-known professors and writers including Peter Kreeft, Edward Feser, J. Budziszewski, Candace Vogler, and Robert Koons. Each story is unique; yet each one details the various perceptible ways God drew these lovers of wisdom to himself and to the Church. In every case, reason played a primary role. It had to, because being a Catholic philosopher is no easy task when the majority of one's colleagues thinks that religious faith is irrational. Although the reasonableness of the Catholic faith captured the attention of these philosophers and cleared a space into which the seed of supernatural faith could be planted, in each of these essays the attentive reader will find a fully human story. The contributions are not merely collections of arguments; they are stories of grace.

Created to Relate

Created to Relate Book
Author : Kelly Wahlquist
Publisher : Franciscan Media
Release : 2015-03-09
ISBN : 1616368772
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Created to Relate explains the natural gift women have for building and maintaining life-giving relationships. Understanding the role of relationship within the Trinity can help you understand the importance of connection with others—the key to living the Gospel fully and joyfully. Wahlquist shows how you can use your ability to build relationships as a way to lead others to Christ. She provides practical tips to help you stay focused in the midst of the distractions and responsibilities that can lead to superficial connections. Each chapter contains a Scripture reading, reflection, discussion questions, and a practical application exercise. Gain new dignity in your role as a master relationship builder and new confidence in sharing the Gospel with others.

Believe in You

Believe in You Book
Author : Christina Cimorelli,Katherine Cimorelli,Lisa Cimorelli,Amy Cimorelli,Lauren Cimorelli,Dani Cimorelli
Publisher : Thomas Nelson
Release : 2019-10-15
ISBN : 1400213037
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Growing up can be tough, and sometimes you just need a big sister to help you through it. In Believe in You, the six Cimorelli sisters share their experiences and accumulated wisdom on everything from dating and friendship to faith and family. As Christina, Katherine, Lisa, Amy, Lauren and Dani tour the world with their music and read their social media messages, they meet and hear from thousands of girls sharing their hearts. Now, in Be URself, the sisters are connecting with young women who have the same concerns. The teen years may be difficult, confusing, awkward and scary, but it's a lot better when you have someone to go to for advice and some positive, encouraging words. Reading Believe in You is like receiving a big hug and the assurance that you never, ever have to try to change who you genuinely are to be like someone else. You are amazing and unique!

Chosen for Christ

Chosen for Christ Book
Author : Heather Holleman
Publisher : Moody Publishers
Release : 2018-10-02
ISBN : 0802496482
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Do you long to know your unique purpose? Do you feel you have a calling but wonder how to fulfill it? As we pursue a sense of purpose and scramble to be the ones chosen for internships, graduate schools, marriages, careers, or some special honor, we often tie our identity to people, places, and clear plans that leave us frustrated and unfulfilled. We feel like we’re missing the life we’re supposed to live and we somehow veered off course. We ask questions like, “Is this God’s plan for me? How do I know? What is His plan, anyway?” What if Scripture not only answered these questions but also taught us an entirely new way of living? Instead of waiting for the perfect person, place, or plan, what if we lived, above all else, as chosen for Christ? Chosen for Christ invites you to step into the life you’ve been missing. You were chosen for a Person, not a plan. Now it’s time to live out your calling to: worship Jesus live as His treasured possession belong to a new household become like Jesus display God’s power complete the good works He designed for you live differently from the rest of the world In a world fixated on personal purpose and impact, Chosen for Christ presents a new way to think about calling. Each chapter includes discussion questions that will help women embrace their identity as chosen ones and step into a new way of living each new day. Chosen for Christ completes Heather Holleman’s vivid verbs trilogy, which also includes Seated with Christ and Guarded by Christ. It works wonderfully as a stand-alone book or as a powerful companion to her previous works. It also provides an expansion of ideas that appear briefly in Holleman’s devotional Included in Christ.

Fire Light

Fire   Light Book
Author : Jacques Philippe
Publisher : Scepter Publishers
Release : 2017-01-01
ISBN : 1594172544
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In a series of essays linked by his examination into key areas of spiritual growth, Fr. Jacques Philippe develops themes relating to prayer, freedom, the Holy Eucharist, and man’s constant struggle for contentment amid the stresses of everyday life. Through spiritual insights of amazing women of the Church—Etty Hillesum, Thérèse of Lisieux, and Teresa of Avila—Fr. Jacque’s essays examine topics such as: Why look for interior peace? Knowing God through Mary Touching God through prayer The theological virtues and the Eucharist

The Imitation of Mary

The Imitation of Mary Book
Author : Fr. Quan Tran
Publisher : Sophia Institute Press
Release : 2020-11-19
ISBN : 164413330X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Our Lord is constantly pouring out graces upon mankind, yet only a few — those closest to His heart — know how to receive them. Sadly, countless graces are left unclaimed (likely many by you!) and are thus never allowed to further God’s will on earth. How different our lives would be if we accessed God’s grace more intentionally! Thankfully, God in His compassion gave us a perfect model for disposing ourselves to His graces and responding to them: the Blessed Virgin Mary. In The Imitation of Mary, Fr. Quan Tran shows you how to imitate the twelve essential qualities of Mary in order to unleash a torrent of graces in your life. He explains that, like any gift, grace must be received, opened, and used. As you learn how, you’ll begin to acquire the temperaments, dispositions, and qualities that are most pleasing to God — and you’ll serve as a channel of God’s grace for others. You’ll also learn: The three major obstacles to living a life of faith What to do if you experience a crisis of faith The four levels of happiness — and how to acquire them How it’s possible for you to merit an increase in graces Seven ways you can cultivate a rich devotion to Our Lady The difference between sanctifying grace and actual grace The four effects that grace will have on your soul

Imaginative Prayer

Imaginative Prayer Book
Author : Jared Patrick Boyd
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2017-07-11
ISBN : 083089229X
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

How do we help our kids connect with God and experience his presence? Jared Patrick Boyd has discovered that children's spiritual formation is rooted in the imagination. This unique resource helps us guide our children through weekly sessions of imaginative prayer, providing a yearlong experience of spiritual formation.

Called by God Discernment and Preparation for Religious Life

Called by God  Discernment and Preparation for Religious Life Book
Author : Rachael Marie Collins
Publisher : Emmaus Road Publishing
Release : 2017-08-01
ISBN : 1945125500
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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In Called by God: Discernment and Preparation for Religious Life, Rachael Marie Collins provides an overview of the spiritual life—both its joys and its challenges—and guides women as they discern whether they are called to be religious sisters or nuns. In a series of letters written by the author to a trusted friend discerning whether to enter religious life, Called by God explores both discernment and spirituality. The key to discernment, Collins argues, is to prepare for religious life by entering deeply into a life of prayer and sacrifice so that one experiences and begins to understand the “work” of a religious before entering the convent. Called by God draws heavily on the wisdom of great Catholic women such as Teresa of Ávila, Thérèse of Lisieux, Zélie Martin, Edith Stein, Teresa of the Andes, Elizabeth of the Trinity, Miriam Teresa Demjanovich, Elizabeth Leseur, and Caryll Houselander, among others. Women discerning a vocation will benefit immensely from the discussions about the difference between religious life and marriage, the nature of a vocation, the supernatural superiority of religious life, and spiritual motherhood in Called by God.

Moments of Grace and Spiritual Warfare in the Lord of the Rings

Moments of Grace and Spiritual Warfare in the Lord of the Rings Book
Author : Anne Marie Gazzolo
Publisher : WestBow Press
Release : 2012-10
ISBN : 1449769683
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"In J. R. R. Tolkien's desire to create a mythology for his homeland, he actually made one for every person, every land, and every age. "The Lordof the Rings "is a catechism of spiritual warfare cleverly disguised as a fantasy. The struggle against evil that takes place inside its pages is the same one that occurs even now within the soul of each person." As we cannot leave the field of battle until death takes us from it, we should learn as much as we can about how to fight from those who have labored before us. Certainly the Red Book of Westmarch is one source to use. We may not have to sacrifice ourselves as does Gandalf, but we can learn from him and his wise counsels and from the others who he taught. Frodo guides us as well, as he makes his torturous journey to Mount Doom and endures the Ring's unceasing temptations. With him, we see that sometimes we overcome our temptations, and at other times they overwhelm us. We also learn, as he and Boromir do, to get back up and start the struggle anew. Sam shows us the height of hope and the depth of devotion. In fact, everyone in the tale, good as well as evil, has something to teach us. Anne Marie Gazzolo hopes that you will find inspiration within to apply to your life.

Forged

Forged Book
Author : Jason Evert,Matt Fradd
Publisher : Totus Tuus Press
Release : 2020-12-07
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Good men don’t need more reasons why it’s wrong to use women online, in their imagination, or in reality. What they need are effective strategies to win daily battles and to obtain lasting freedom and victory in the war against lust. Forged is a 33-day exercise designed to purify, heal, and strengthen a man, gradually replacing old vices with new virtues. Each day offers a unique weapon that belongs in every man’s arsenal against the world, the flesh, and the devil. After completing the 33 days, a man will be well equipped for the battles ahead. Readers will also receive a free 3-minute video each day from more than 30 presenters, including Fr. Mike Schmitz. Fr. Jacques Philipe, Sister Miriam James, Jeff Cavins, Christopher West, and others. Because brotherhood is an essential component of the experience of Forged, this book is sold in pairs. Get two copies, and find a brother to walk this journey with you towards freedom! The program is also ideal for fathers to do with their teenage sons.

Unrepeatable Cultivating the Unique Calling of Every Person

Unrepeatable  Cultivating the Unique Calling of Every Person Book
Author : Luke Burgis,Joshua Miller
Publisher : Emmaus Road Publishing
Release : 2018-07-18
ISBN : 1947792695
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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“Beautifully written, compellingly personal, and a treasure to read.” —Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, OFM, Cap., Archbishop of Philadelphia “This spiritually grounded, easy-to-read treatise is a solid piece of research, and yet is still packed throughout with supporting anecdotes that the reader will recognize and appreciate. Eminently practicable, Unrepeatable is for every Christian, especially the teacher, counselor, or spiritual director, who is truly serious about sifting through the cultural morass to find the ‘right’ vocation, rather than just a job.” —Bishop Robert Barron, Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Los Angeles What if we were able to gain profound insight into the unique design, creative drive, and potential destiny of the people in our lives? The bold promise of this book is that we can. This ability carries an awesome responsibility: We must all be mentors and midwives to the personal vocations of others. Unrepeatable is about the urgent need for each of us to cultivate the vocations of others and the steps we should take to do it well. By smartly weaving evocative stories of those who have radically lived out their callings with practical tools for discernment and mentorship, Luke Burgis and Joshua Miller—who have a combined twenty-five years of experience helping people and organizations discover their purpose—turn staid perceptions of vocation on their head. Unrepeatable will equip you to: • Renew your church, school, community, or company by empowering every member to discover, embrace, and fully live out their unique calling • Confidently teach and mentor young people in critical skills of discernment and decision-making • Know and be known by others in a deeply personal way through a technique that unlocks and awakens the deepest desires of the heart As we enter into the stories of others’ lives, we enter into the story of God’s love. There is no greater adventure. Unrepeatable invites you to be a part of it.