Do you love movies? We do! What values do they bring into our lives? Cinema Divina is a spiritual practice drawn from lectio divina. It is a firm portal by which we can engage our noisy, over-stimulating, and technologically mediated world and share our light with the world. See you there!
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Did you ever catch yourself secretly wondering whether or not God really, really has our best interest at heart? It is so easy to slip into thinking that doing the will of God is automatically tantamount to a life of suffering and woe. Instead, Jesus came to bring us life – abundant life! As Pope Francis reminds us we are called to encounter and become messengers of the joy of the Gospel!
Paradoxically, however, we have to admit that the kingdom of God that Jesus preached and lived out in his own life does put us in the pathway of suffering and even conflict. Blessed are the poor, the meek, those who hunger and thirst for righteousness… (see Matthew 5:1-11)–these are not the values of the business-as-usual-world and we shouldn’t be surprised when we find opposition. In the face of this where do we find encouragement and confidence in following God’s loving plan for our lives?
Perhaps this is one of the reasons why Pope Francis is giving the Church – and the whole world – the gift of the canonization of John XXIII and John Paul II. Both of these men teach us with their lives and their words that a life of holiness is a life of deep confidence in God’s love for us.
As the editor for the Classic Wisdom Collection, I was delighted when two of my colleagues volunteered to prepare a book each for this series. Sr. Donna Giaimo compiled Secret to Happiness: Wisdom from John XXIII and Sr. Lorraine Trouvé worked on Be Not Afraid: Wisdom from John Paul II. Like the other titles in this series, Secret to Happiness and Be Not Afraid are short but substantial collections of writings about the spiritual life lived out in the real world. They both address overlapping issues of confidence, humility and trust in God. Let their words and their example inspire you!
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We are truly blessed once again to have Dr. Brant Pitre this Spring as he gives a talk and book signing of his newest title - Jesus the Bridegroom: The Greatest Love Story Ever Told. Call or email us to order your copy!
The book has already received great reviews:
“This book will change you. It is an invitation to the Messiah’s wedding feast–and a foretaste of heaven. It will change the way you experience the sacraments, personal prayer, Scripture study, and marriage. Most of all, it will deepen your love for Christ.”
-Scott Hahn, author of The Lamb’s Supper and Signs of Life.
“Brant Pitre helps us to know Jesus not just as a Savior and lord, but as our divine bridegroom. This excellent book show how the theme of Christ the bridegroom is at the very heart of salvation history and how it can transform the way we view baptism, the Eucharist, marriage, and our own relationship with Christ. The profound Biblical insights and clear, engaging writing style will take you deeper into the divine love story found in Sacred Scripture.”
-Edward Sri, author of Walking with Mary
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Check out the live stream of Cardinal Wuerl’s talk on the New Evangelization…Read More
“Mary makes that which is difficult easy” (Mother Thecla Merlo). If you haven’t made the 33 days to morning glory retreat on Marian consecration, here’s another chance! It’s an amazing retreat experience leading you to a closer relationship with Our Blessed Mother, and learning from her how to become a faithful disciple of the Lord in our life’s journey.
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Coming this Saturday! Join us for an amazing journey towards a greater appreciation for the legacy imparted to future generations through our Our Lady of Lourdes and her message of prayer, penance and conversion.
Happy New Year! Are you ready for a great year of experiencing God’s love anew? Get yourself off to a great start by getting Pope Francis’ new encyclical – Joy of the Gospel. Call us today to get your copy…it is worth every minute of your time!Read More