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The Way of Perfection

by John Venard OCD

 

A classic of religious thought, The Way of Perfection is St Teresa of Avila's principles of the spiritual life, with special emphasis on prayer.

All who read it will discover great inspiration.

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 No Time For Goodbyes

NO TIME FOR GOODBYES - Coping with Sorrow, anger and  injustice after a tragic death by Janice Harris:

 

The Sudden violent death of a loved one is never aticipated by friends or family members. This book gives hope and useful suggestions to the survivors of those killed violently - the victim families and friends.

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Secrets of A Soul

Padre Pio's Letters to his Spiritual Directors

Beyond the extraordinary events that accompanies Padre Pio's life, these intimate letters attest to his personal struggles, worries, temptations, and fears. These letters prove once again that "difficulties and sorrows, if accepted out of love, are transformed into a privileged way of holiness..." (Pope John Paul 11).

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Joseph of Nazareth

A DVD  -  This is the first feature film ever on the story of St. Joseph - carpenter, husband of Mary and the chosen father of Jesus Christ.  Scripture tells us that St. Joseph was a "just man", and that God gave him the most daunting task ever asked of a man - to be the husband of the woman who would give birth to the Messiah, and the father and protector of this Holy Family, the man closest to Christ.

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An Exorcist Tells His Story

by Gabriele Amorth

In this book Fr. Amorth allows the reader to witness the activities of the exorcist, to experience what an exorcist sees and does.  It is utterly fascinating, filled with insights into an often overlooked cause for the world's evils. Those who deny or doubt the power of the devil will be shocked at what they find in this book.                                                                                                                                                                                   

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Entering the Silence

by Thomas Merton

This second volume in the Merton journals includes descriptions of monastic life -- silence, chanting, farm work, the community of monks combined with his dedication to writing. Taking one thing at a time he contemplates it slowly and patiently forgetting the other jobs that have to take their turn. This a lesson we can all learn.

 

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Amazing Grace

by Saint John Bosco

This DVD is the incredible, true story of the campaign to abolish slavery in Britain led by William Wilberforce who worked tirelessly, speaking out against the massive injustice, fighting hard for the freedom of others. It will encourage its viewers to do the same.

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