"Grief is like a long valley, a winding valley where any bend may reveal a totally new landscape." C.S. LewisLorene Duquin, an experienced grief counselor was no stranger to understanding and explaining grief, and had helped many people work through it. But when she lost her mother she found herself living in an entirely new space. Grieving the Loss of a Loved One contains 52 powerful, one-page meditations that will help you work through the various aspects of grieving as they did for Lorene herself. The meditations are wide-ranging: they are deeply personal, but yet they address the emotional, physical, mental, spiritual, and social aspects of grief. Rooted in prayer, inspired by the Holy Spirit, and conveying important life lessons, each meditation features: A quote from a well-known figure that speaks to the meditationA brief reflection that expands upon the topic at handA prayerSidebar with a timely quote or anecdote Walk hand in hand with Lorene and experience the gift of a companion who can walk this painful walk at your side, through this unknown territory, where each passing day seems to reveal a new dimension of pain, loss, confusion but eventually transforms to healing and peace.
“Out of darkness is born the light.” – St. Catherine of Sienna The Way of the Cross with the Saints is a fruitful way for parishioners to walk the dark steps to Calvary with Jesus – toward the light of our redemption. At each of the stations we are accompanied by a saint whose thoughts illuminate the way, revealing the light-filled moment behind the darkness. Saints include: St. John Paul II St. Pio of Pietrelcina St. Thomas More St. Bernard of Clairvaux St. Leo the Great St. Thérèse of Lisieux Dame Julian of Norwich St. John Chrysostom St. Faustina St. Thomas Aquinas St. Cyril of Jerusalem St. Augustine St. Catherine of Siena St. Teresa of Calcutta St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
As followers of Christ, we are among those souls walking the steep slope to Calvary with Jesus ó to his death, but to our life. At each of the 15 stations we are accompanied by a saint whose thoughts illuminate the way, revealing the light-filled moment behind the darkness of each moment. Some of the saints include: St. John Paul II St. Pio of Pietrelcina St. Thomas More St. ThÈrËse of Lisieux St. Faustina St. Teresa of Calcutta Every Step with Jesus is a new and fruitful way to consider the Way of the Cross, not just in public display, but in our private meditation and reflection. Pray through one station per day or week. Choose a station to help you focus on a particular need or intention. Taking every step of every day with Jesus we become more like him, and become more able to take his light out into a darkened world.
“O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams.” —Saint Augustine The Holy Spirit, the third person of the Trinity, remains a mystery for many of us. We “adore and glorify” the Spirit with the Father and the Son, but do we really understand the power or the actions of the Spirit? Father Mitch Pacwa, renowned spiritual leader and popular author and TV host, guides us through seven sessions on the Holy Spirit, and answering questions like: What’s the Holy Spirit’s role in creation?How does the Holy Spirit bestow authority and empower us?How did the Spirit work through the prophets?How does the Spirit give us wisdom and «lead us into all truth»?What is the relationship between the Holy Spirit, Jesus, and the Trinity?How did the Holy Spirit empower Mary and others in the New Testament?What role does the Holy Spirit play in our spiritual lives? Written to be used by groups or individuals, each session includes catechesis, discussion, and a call to put the learning into practice. Let this study encourage you, the words of the Veni, Creator Spiritus, which dates back to the ninth century, pray, “Come Holy Spirit, Creator blest, and in our souls take up Thy rest.”
Discover the Bible-believing, Jesus-centered, morally pure Christianity of the Middle Ages</p><p>Superstitious peasants and relic-hawking clergy—if this says Medieval Christianity to you, then think again. </p><p>Not only were those years filled with dynamic Catholic leaders and thinkers, but they flourished in times very like our own: an increasingly secular culture hostile to Christianity, threats to religious liberty, scandal in the Church, cultural degradation and more.</p><p>In <strong>Positively Medieval</strong> you’ll encounter some of the leading figures of the time, men and women who not only passed on the torch of Christian faith, but also rebuilt society in the wake of the barbarian invasions. Their energetic response to very dark times will inspire you to meet today’s challenges with the same smart, creative, clear-eyed confidence.
Сборник христианских рассказов. Трогательные, высокодуховные, глубокие по сути рассказы, задевающие струны человеческого сердца, отмечены удивительной нравственной чистотой. В каждом раскрывается один из аспектов христианства: милосердие, жертвенность, сострадание, вера. Герои рассказов – не только люди, но и Ангелы, незримо присутствующие среди нас. Лёгкие, воздушные сюжеты, прозрачный слог, серебряная нить фантазии и чуть старомодное благородство – вот то, что делает рассказы близкими читателю всех возрастов и рангов.