If you’re ready to take the next step on the path of spiritual progress, these pages will help you to identify the greatest challenges you face as you seek to live a spiritual life, and you'll discover sound strategies you can use to overcome each one of those challenges.
A young girl — taken back to the time of Jesus — gets a first-hand account of the Crucifixion. She struggles on in fear, as she tries to save Jesus, while trying to avoid the deadly grasp of the soldiers who want Him dead.
8 Thirty-Minute Lectures
Father McBride, named one of the most influential religious educators of the 20th century, explains the four complimentary images of Christ found in the Gospels. To gain a more complete picture of Our Lord, Father McBride guides us through a reflection on Matthew's emphasis on Jesus' kingdom, Mark's on His discipleship, Luke's on His humanity, and John's on His divinity. Here is an exceptional resource for the question we all need to continually ask: "Who is Jesus?".
This is the book you need for those times in your life when even your most strenuous efforts to follow Christ end in frustration. Christian Self-Mastery explains why following Him can be so difficult — and how you can start now to make progress even in the most vexing areas of your life.
Here is a goldmine for Christian caregivers and essential reading for those who wisely want to be ready for serious illness and death.
Discover for yourself the true grandeur, Christian nature, and sheer artistry of Dante's Divine Comedy. Professor Esolen will more than satisfy your curiosity about Hell and the fate of the damned. He will reveal in all its starkness the horror of sin, and awaken in your heart a longing for divine love.
In these pages St. John of Avila—declared a Doctor of the Church in 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI—offers the life-giving habits of an authentic Christian life and explains how suffering is frequently the means by which God reveals His mercy and design for our lives.
Learn what God’s will is and how He reveals it — in even the seemingly random events of your life. You’ll see why you should love and trust in God’s will, and you’ll learn a sure method for discovering God’s will in any situation.
St. Catherine of Genoa’s sensible view of Purgatory, tainted neither by childish superstition nor modern skepticism, reveals the glow of God’s love in the purifying fires of Purgatory.
Professor Martin identifies the Last Things each of us is destined to face: Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell. Exploring these realities in the context of Christian hope — the virtue most necessary to the happy outcome of our journey home to God — he will teach you to see these mysterious and sometimes daunting realities as beautiful elements within God's Providence.
Find Freedom from Persistent Sinful Habits. Here’s help for those who struggle against anger, anxiety, addictions, sexual temptations, and more. Bert Ghezzi shows you how you can tap into the Holy Spirit’s power to overcome these difficulties.
Our Lord was Perfect Man because he was also God. Jesus alone can show us that goodness, that holiness is worth striving for, that our existence has a meaning and a direction. These are not illusions; they are truths we all need to know with conviction and hope.
Transform confession into a profound experience of God’s love. Here you’ll get solid guidelines to help you make the most of this sacrament and carry its grace into your daily life. Try it! Soon you’ll start winning your battles against sin.
Lighten your burdens and learn to bear your troubles well. Gain happiness and peace by understanding and conquering any trouble; learn how to avoid the mistakes that make our spiritual burdens heavier. Soon you’ll be using your troubles to unleash God’s healing power in your soul.
Here an experienced priest shows you how to direct your heart away from temptations and toward God. You'll learn how to guard yourself against temptations even when their causes are out of your control. This practical guide will help you respond to God’s grace and overcome the world in Christ.
Discover the incredible strength of humility, the only virtue that has the power to drive pride — the most dangerous sin of all — from your soul. This book will help you begin experiencing the joys of humility today.
A personal encounter with Jesus in His full humanity. Only by experiencing a close, personal encounter with Jesus in his full humanity — just as his first disciples did — can we develop a true and salvific belief in the Christ of Faith. Cardinal Giacomo Biffi gives us an intimate portrait of Jesus so we can encounter Him in His full humanity — just as his first disciples did — and develop a true and salvific belief in the Christ of Faith.
The profound wisdom found Meditations Before Mass will help you to quiet your soul, concentrate your mind, and grow more receptive to God's grace in the Holy Mass. How to Make a Good Confession will open your soul to the vast reservoir of mercy found in Confession.
Help for the restless or distracted at Mass: Here are the keys to prayerful participation at Mass. You’ll learn how to quiet your soul and concentrate your mind so that you can grow more receptive to the graces Christ offers you in the Mass.
By reading and meditating briefly on just one of these reflections each day in Lent, Bishop Bossuet's eloquence will soon have you not merely remembering the events of Christ's journey to His Crucifixion; it will have you spiritually walking with Him on that journey . . . which is precisely what we are called to do in Lent!