Bringing Lent Home with St John Paul II

Author: Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
ISBN: 1594715610
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This timely new addition to the Bringing Lent Home series focuses on the life and wisdom of recently canonized St. John Paul II. Designed by Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle for families with young children, it offers a variety of prayers and practices for each day of Lent. This family guide to prayer and Lenten devotion is the perfect way to deepen a family’s observance of Lent while also learning about St. John Paul II, beloved pope for more than thirty-five years (1978 –2005) and one of the Church’s newest saints. Structured around a daily quotation from St. John Paul II, a story about his life, and practical suggestions for living the threefold call of Lent—prayer, fasting, and almsgiving—Bringing Lent Home with St. John Paul II: Prayers, Reflections, and Activities for Families takes the worry and the work out of planning the family’s Lent and can be used with any of the three Catholic lectionary cycles. Parents can enhance their own daily prayer by using the booklet’s reflections for parents. On Sundays, families focus on the themes assigned to that Sunday of Lent, and Cooper O’Boyle suggests a project for the week ahead.

Bringing Lent Home with Pope Francis

Author: Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
ISBN: 1594716188
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This timely fourth title in the Bringing Lent Home series by EWTN host and popular author Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle invites families with children to let the wisdom and spiritual insight of Pope Francis be their guide through Lent. The story of the popular Holy Father’s life, brief words of inspiration from him, and a variety of prayers and activities are included for each of the 40 days of Lent. Known for his humility and concern for the poor, Pope Francis has been an inspiration to millions of Catholics and non-Catholics alike since he became the Church’s first Jesuit pope in 2013. In Bringing Lent Home with Pope Francis, popular author and EWTN host Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle , offers Pope Francis as a guide through Lent. Guided by the threefold Lenten practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, the booklet offers inspiring stories, practical ideas for family prayer, easy-to-do activities, and suggestions for conversations. Building on the popularity of Bringing Lent Home with St. John Paul II, Bringing Lent Home with Mother Teresa and Bringing Lent Home with St. Thérèse of Lisieux, this edition provides the same practical elements: a quotation from Pope Francis, a story about his life, and practical suggestions for living the threefold call of Lent—prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Parents can enhance their own daily prayer by using the booklet’s reflections for parents. On Sundays, families focus on the themes assigned to that Sunday of Lent, and Cooper O’Boyle suggests a project for the week ahead. The booklet can be used with any of the three Catholic lectionary cycles. Previous books in the series have been praised by parents, catechists, and pastors alike as helpful, creative, and transformative resources.

Bringing Lent Home with St Th r se of Lisieux

Author: Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
ISBN: 1594714665
Format: PDF
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Popular author and EWTN host Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle offers the second in a series of daily Lenten devotional resources for families with children through the pre-teen years, this time focusing on the life and wisdom of beloved St. Thérèse of Lisieux. Bringing Lent Home with St. Thérèse of Lisieux: Prayers, Reflections, and Activities for Families provides everything a parent needs to gather the family together for a time of prayer and conversation, including a daily quotation from St. Thérèse and a story about her life. Cooper O’Boyle also offers practical suggestions on how to put into practice each day the threefold call of Lent: to fast, pray, and give alms or care for the poor. On Sundays, the focus is on the themes assigned to that Sunday of Lent, and a project for the week ahead is suggested. The booklet can be used with any of the three Catholic lectionary cycles and is designed for use with children through the pre-teen years.

Bringing Lent Home with Mother Teresa

Author: Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781594712869
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"This helpful and creative family guide offers practical suggestions for Lenten devotion, inspired by the life and wisdom of beloved pope and newly canonized St. John Paul II"--P. [4] of cover.

Bringing Lent Home with Mother Teresa

Author: Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
ISBN: 1594718016
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Popular author and EWTN host Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle presents a daily devotional companion for families with young children in Bringing Lent Home with Mother Teresa: Prayers, Reflections, and Activities for Families. O'Boyle illustrates how to bring Lent home, doing “small things with great love” under the guidance of the St. Teresa of Calcutta, with whom she enjoyed a close friendship. While many Lenten reflection booklets are for individuals or small groups, this one is formatted specifically for families and draws on the wisdom of Mother Teresa. This daily guide shows parents and children alike how to put her words into practice with practical suggestions on how to live the threefold call of Lent: to fast, pray, and care the poor. Each Sunday’s focus is drawn from the themes assigned to that Sunday of Lent and a project for the week ahead is suggested. The booklet is usable in all three Catholic lectionary cycles.

A Lenten Journey with Jesus Christ and Saint Benedict

Author: John R. Fortin
Publisher: Christus Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 0984170707
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Come to know the spiritual depths of Saint Benedict, a man who thought that there was nothing more important in life than to seek God and for whom nothing was to be preferred to the love of Christ. Benedict found God in many different ways: in the goodness and wonders of creation; in his fellow human beings, created in the image and likeness of God; in the prayerful reading of the Scriptures; in the Sacraments and in the prayer of the Church. This book can help you to journey with Jesus and Saint Benedict in Lent and thus help you to seek God more fervently and to live according to his commandments in faith, hope, and love. ...from A Lenten Journey with Jesus Christ and Saint Benedict Inside you will find a short biography of Saint Benedict, a brief history of the Order of Saint Benedict (O.S.B.), and more, along with readings and prayers for every day of Lent. May Jesus Christ and Saint Benedict accompany you on your Lenten Journey, and lead you to God's Holy Easter of Peace, Love, and Joy.

Rooted in Love

Author: Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
ISBN: 1594713553
Format: PDF
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In her book Rooted in Love Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, bestselling author and popular EWTN television and radio personality, accompanies Catholic women through the ups and downs of their lives, encouraging them to be reflections of Christ in all things. With warmth and candor, Cooper O’Boyle demonstrates why she is so beloved by her readers, viewers, and listeners. Through sometimes-unexpected stories from her own journey, she shows that being a faith-filled Catholic woman does not mean being perfect. Rather, in the midst of parenting difficulties, marital problems, economic hardships, and sickness—among other challenges—one finds strength in Christ and in the wisdom and community of the Church. She highlights how the sacraments, the virtues, prayer, Mary and the saints, the works of mercy, and various devotions and practices all offer women grace and guidance for their lives.

Contemplative Rosary

Author: Dan Burke
Publisher: EWTN Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1682780449
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You know that in an Apostolic Letter in 2002, Pope John Paul II added five Luminous Mysteries. Did you know that in that same Letter he also called for a new way of praying the Rosary? St. John Paul II’s new way of praying the Rosary was based on the teachings of St. Theresa of Avila and has become known as the Contemplative Rosary because it more perfectly unites vocal prayer and meditation, transforming the prayers of the Rosary into a contemplative meeting with God. Did you know about these changes? Have you tried them? In our new book, The Contemplative Rosary, we have not only incorporated the five new Luminous Mysteries, we have included as well the many other changes Pope John Paul made to the Rosary. Here are his additions to the texts and prayers — additions small and large — that, as John Paul intended, unite the Rosary more closely to the official liturgical prayers of the Church as well as to Scripture. Here are also scores of full-color images for your contemplation that anchor your attention in each Mystery and transform your Rosary from a hasty, habitual recitation into a profound speaking to God and a keen listening to Him. Following the wise advice of St. Theresa of Avila and the new method proposed by St. John Paul, you’ll find here for each mystery: • A lovely, full-color classical painting depicting the events in the Mystery, for help in your contemplation • A unique announcement of the Mystery • A statement of the expected fruits of the Mystery • The Scriptural passage you should consider before embarking on your prayers of the Mystery • A call for a moment of silence in order to recollect yourself before entering the presence of God • Each Mystery’s own unique Hail Mary, including within each a John Paul II recommended statement of faith “to pull wandering minds back to Christ and center them in the mystery” • Seven meditations tailored to each Mystery, to accompany your recitation of the Hail Marys (but only employ one at a time) • A concluding short prayer asking God for the fruits specific to that Mystery • Plus much more, so that finally you can begin to pray the Rosary as Saint John Paul wants you to pray it!

The Joy of the Gospel

Author: Pope Francis
Publisher: Image
ISBN: 0553419544
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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The perfect gift! A specially priced, beautifully designed hardcover edition of The Joy of the Gospel with a foreword by Robert Barron and an afterword by James Martin, SJ. “The joy of the gospel fills the hearts and lives of all who encounter Jesus… In this Exhortation I wish to encourage the Christian faithful to embark upon a new chapter of evangelization marked by this joy, while pointing out new paths for the Church’s journey in years to come.” – Pope Francis This special edition of Pope Francis's popular message of hope explores themes that are important for believers in the 21st century. Examining the many obstacles to faith and what can be done to overcome those hurdles, he emphasizes the importance of service to God and all his creation. Advocating for “the homeless, the addicted, refugees, indigenous peoples, the elderly who are increasingly isolated and abandoned,” the Holy Father shows us how to respond to poverty and current economic challenges that affect us locally and globally. Ultimately, Pope Francis demonstrates how to develop a more personal relationship with Jesus Christ, “to recognize the traces of God’s Spirit in events great and small.” Profound in its insight, yet warm and accessible in its tone, The Joy of the Gospel is a call to action to live a life motivated by divine love and, in turn, to experience heaven on earth. Includes a foreword by Robert Barron, author of Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith and James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage From the Hardcover edition.

John Paul II s Book of Mary

Author: Margaret R. Bunson
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor
ISBN: 9781592761845
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The devotion of Pope John Paul II to Mary has shaped his entire life. This permanent keepsake collect his most profound reflections on our Holy Mother.