A biography story of why the cardinal electors of the Church set aside political and diplomatic calculations to elect a Pope to lead the renewal and purification of the worldwide Church of our time.
By Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI)
Brotherhood as an ideal has meant many different things to different men. In this disarmingly simple study Ratzinger begins by examining two contrasting views: that of the ancient mystery religions which created ‘closed’ brotherhoods of the initiated; and that of the Enlightenment, which looked to a future achievement of an open brotherhood of all men.
Encouragement and daily Prayer.
In this frank memoir, Mattson chronicles his journey to and from a gay identity, finding peace in his true identity, as a man, made in the image and likeness of God. Part autobiography, part philosophy of life, and part a practical guide in living chastely, the book draws lessons from Mattson's search for inner freedom and integrity, sharing wisdom from his failures and successes.
Advent and Christmas wisdom from St Francis of Assisi compiled by John V Kruse. Daily meditations, Scripture readings, and action-orientated spiritual exercises based on the writings of this beloved saint. We are invited to find the great expression of God’s overflowing love through reflection and prayer.
This reader-friendly companion provides everything Catholics need for a richer experience of the Advent and Christmas seasons. Whether readers wish to follow a traditional, contemporary, or family programme of devotion and prayer for Advent and Christmas, this all-in-one resource will be a treasured guidebook.
This book offers a simple meditation from a well-know Christian writer from December 1st until 12 days after Christmas.
This Advent prepare to celebrate Jesus’ arrival as an infant in the small town of Bethlehem. Born into poverty, he brings us the good news that God loves us – and calls us to give of ourselves to others. Let the example of Pope Francis, as he models the humility & generosity of our Saviour, inspire you. Reflect on the Pope’s teachings, accompanied by scripture, prayer & action.
Diane M Houdek One of the most beloved saints in history, Francis of Assisi had a special insight into the importance of the Incarnation.
St. Vincent de Paul was very faithful to meditation, which sets a good example for us in our busy world. Advent and Christmas Wisdom from St. Vincent de Paul endeavors to present his thoughts in a way that can help us to spend some quiet time meditating.
Fr Ivano Millico looks at the Covid pandemic through a prophetic lens enlisting the help of Saints who have lived through moments of great personal or societal crisis.
Pope Francis’s third encyclical is inspired by the life and example of St Francis of Assisi, his love for the poorest and his openness to all, and was completed during the global Coronavirus pandemic.
Sunday is to be observed as the foremost holy day of obligation in the Universal Church. This leaflet explains why.
A collection of the most common Catholic prayers assembled conveniently in a useful leaflet. Responding to a widely felt need, these can be easily distributed.
This leaflet describes different types of prayer and practical points to help us pray.
This helpful leaflet provides several different methods to examine our conscience prior to the Sacrament, with a helpful explanation of each. An indispensable guide for all Catholics, and all those who are learning about the faith.
These leaflets explain the Rosary in an easy step by step guide on how to pray this ancient prayer, including the mysteries and how to use Rosary beads.
A succinct and masterly summary of what Catholics believe and the reasons for their belief, offering a very accessible introduction to Catholicism for those who are interested to know more.
Fr Ritaccio offers practical and spiritual help to those who are lonely – revealing that loneliness, instead of crushing us, can become a significant mechanism that leads us to discover who we really are.
This booklet looks at the psychological and spiritual effects of sickness and suffering and gives the good news that Jesus can make even our suffering glorious.
Drawing on Jesus’s own suffering on the cross, the author shows how hope, prayer, forgiveness, closeness to God and an understanding of his plan for our lives can act as powerful lifelines.
Everyone is searching for happiness, but when we really explore what lies at the heart of this goal we find that it is inextricably linked to our search for God.
This unique booklet explains the origins in the Gospel and the continuing value of the Consecrated life as a sign of God’s love to the Church and to the world.
This engaging survey of Scripture, the Church Fathers, Christian history, distinguished writers, and the Catechism, provides answers to the many questions we have regarding purgatory.