Where is God when the innocent suffer? Jennifer Hubbard began to grapple with the question in 2012 when her six-year-old daughter Catherine was killed in the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. In the depths of her grief, Hubbard founded an animal sanctuary in Catherine’s memory, creating a place of healing for her family and their community and fulfilling her daughter’s dream.
A Catholic Guide to Spending Less and Living More
Do you long for financial freedom? In A Catholic Guide to Spending Less and Living More, Sam and Rob Fatzinger share practical tips and spiritual insight to help you overcome your financial struggles and create a life of financial flexibility.
Running for a Higher Purpose
What if you could improve your health while deepening your faith life? In Running for a Higher Purpose, Bishop Thomas John Paprocki, a marathon runner and hockey player, shares how the simple discipline of running can help you unlock profound spiritual gifts. Whether you just starting to run or you are already an avid runner looking for a new challenge, Paprocki offers eight steps to help you reach both your spiritual and physical fitness goals.
The Catholic faith offers a treasure trove of spiritual riches, but its teachings and practices can often be difficult to fully grasp, even for life-long Catholics. Books in the Engaging Catholicism series from the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University Notre Dame help readers discover deep beauty and truth through a concise exploration of the Church’s most important doctrines as well as crucial pastoral and spiritual practices.
Christ in the Storm
Christ in the Storm is the first book on the Pope’s powerful and hopeful message during what we now know was just the beginning of the worldwide pandemic. This beautifully designed hardcover book gathers color photos, readings, the pope’s homily and blessing, and also provides an explanation of the symbolism and history throughout the event to create a powerful reminder that Jesus is always with us and that God’s love never fails.
In Real Presence, University of Notre Dame theologian Timothy P. O’Malley clears up the confusion by explaining the biblical origins and long tradition of the Church’s doctrines of real presence and transubstantiation. He also explores the spiritual practices necessary to form us to recognize Christ in the Eucharist and to see the Lord in others.
Give Up Worry for Good!
Are you tired of worrying, but don't know how to stop? Discover the book we all need after a year of uncertainty and constant change. A follow up to his bestselling Give Up Worry for Lent!, Gary Zimak returns with an eight-week resource you can use any time of year—by yourself or with a small group—with more insights and habits that will help you win the battle against worry and experience the peace that only Jesus can provide. Find stillness today here.
Rejoice in the Lord
Rejoice in the Lord invites you to spend thirty days exploring an authentic experience of St. Augustine’s spirituality to bring you closer to God and to help you along your Christian journey. This simple and easy-to-use devotional will help you discover the joy that only comes from delighting in God’s beauty, goodness, and love. Start your personal retreat here.
What to Say and How to Say It, Volume II
Did you know that according to a recent Pew Research Forum study, 98% of Catholics feel uncomfortable discussing their religious and moral views with people who disagree? In his second volume of What to Say and How to Say It, bestselling and award-winning author Brandon Vogt wants to help you feel more confident and less nervous to have open and loving conversations on seven of today's biggest hot-button topics. Check out this and the previous volume here.
Ten Ways to Pray
The new Engaging Catholicism series from the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame wants to help grow your relationship with God in Ten Ways to Pray by Carolyn Pirtle. Whether you are just beginning to develop a consistent prayer practice or are looking for a new approach to spiritual growth, Ten Ways to Pray is a practical guide that offers a variety of traditional forms of Catholic prayer that enable you to draw closer to God and the communion of saints.
Ave Explores: Catholicism Around the World - The Universal Church Close Up
Have you been longing for a united community in the chaos of the world today? Brenda Noriega, international youth collaborator and mission educator, discusses how to end division, create unity, and build community within our local parishes and throughout the world.
Do you feel like time is always slipping by? In Sacred Time, Christine Valters Paintner, abbess of the online Abbey of the Arts, wants to help you live a more intentional life by embracing a world that urges you toward rest, reflection, and growth, as well as help you have a better relationship to time by focusing on the eight cycles of sacred time that exist in our everyday lives.
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The well-loved four-volume set of Lives of the Saints by Alban Butler, which includes the stories of 2,565 saints, is going out of print. Grab a copy of this classic collection before it's gone for only $35 (originally $109.95). Hurry though, LIMITED QUANTITIES are available!
Ann M. Garrido’s new book, #Rules_of_Engagement, offers eight simple habits to help you navigate social media in a life-giving and Christ-like way. Starting to learn more about how to avoid negative behaviors online and bring connection, joy, and compassion into your social media interactions.