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Friday, April 13, 2018


Down Gospel Byways: Eighteen Stories of People Who Met Jesus by Mary Tense Dome (B1605, 1 volume): Vignettes and stories of people who have met Jesus.

How Much is Enough? by Arthur Simon (B1606, 3 volumes): Arthur Simon takes an uncompromising look at America’s wealth, reflecting what dominates the hearts and motivations of its people.

Principles, Prophecy, and a Pastoral Response: An Overview of Modern Catholic Social Teaching by U.S.C.C.B. (B1607, 1 volumes): An overview of Catholic social teaching that provides reflection questions, scripture references, descriptions of publications by the Vatican, and descriptions of documents promulgated by the U.S. bishops related to Catholic social teaching.

Resisting Happiness by Matthew Kelly (B1608, 2 volumes): Ordinary people and the finest philosophers have been exploring the question of happiness for thousands of years, and theories abound. But this is not a book of theory. Resisting Happiness is a deeply personal, disarmingly transparent look at why we sabotage our own happiness and what to do about it.

The Maronites and Their Saints by Sister Maria Philomena (B1609, 1 volume): Short biographies of Maronite saints.

The Rush to Resurrection by Donald X. Burt (B1610, 2 volumes): Uplifting book for Lent with prayers and devotional literature.

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by The Dalai Lama, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, and Douglas Abrams (B1611, 4 volumes): Nobel Peace Prize Laureates His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships or, as they would say, because of them they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. This book offers us a rare opportunity to experience their astonishing and unprecedented week together, from the first embrace to the final good-bye.

A Retreat with Pope John XXIII: Opening the Windows to Wisdom by Alfred O. McBride (B1612, 2 volumes): One book in a series designed to lead Catholics on retreat with some great saint or holy person from history. Among the directors of the retreat are: Ignatius of Loyola, Dominic, Jane de Chantal and Francis de Sales.

When A Pope Asks Forgiveness: The Mea Culpas of John Paul II by Luigi Accattoli (B1613, 3 volumes): Before his death Pope John Paul II, in the name of the Church, apologized for a number of things that have called for Christian repentance. The papal statements in this collection cover such topics as Galileo, Inquisition, antisemitism, the religious wars, and racial and sexual discrimination.

Beloved: Henri Nouwen in Conversation by Henri J.M. Nouwen (B1614, 1 volume): In this rare, previously unpublished interview Henri Nouwen, one of the most deeply loved spiritual teachers of recent times, reflects on themes that were central to his life and speaks about such things as transforming our loneliness, escaping the tyranny of busyness, and choosing to live in ways that, moment by moment, remind us of who we are—the beloved of God.

Communion of the Sick by the Order of St. Benedict (B1615, 1 volume): All ministers of Communion will want to have and use these official texts for bringing the Eucharist to the sick. Also useful for the confined person to read in preparation for receiving the Eucharist.

Our Prayer by Paul Evely (B1616, 2 volumes): A radical approach to prayer by the renowned Christian author. A work of modern spirituality that cuts away the worn-out formulas and rituals weighing down Christian life, restores immediacy and meaning to everyday prayer,
and suggests new forms for celebrating Christ’s supper.

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