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Advent Journeys

By Alfred Colo
  • ISBN Code: : 1514483246
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Pages : 308
  • Category : Religion
  • Reads : 560
  • Book Compatibility : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Pdf : advent-journeys.pdf

Book Excerpt :

Christmas past and present never changes. However, this authors insights infusing the poetry of every new chapter vary with every retelling from the years 1999 through 2012.

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  • Total of Pages : 160
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Celebrate A Season of Renewal and Reflection The theme of bitterness runs through Bible as a sour reminder of sin’s presence in our world—yet it’s because of this bitterness that Jesus’ grace is so sweet and satisfying. As we learn to turn from our vices and crave real beauty, goodness, and truth through the pursuit of virtues, we grow nearer to God and become more like who He made us to be. From Tsh Oxenreider, bestselling author of Shadow and Light: A Journey into Advent, arrives a devotional to help you meditate and rejoice in the transcendent miracle of Easter. You will… uncover what it means to participate in the liturgical traditions of Lent, from fasting to almsgiving experience artwork and music that illuminate the impact—both personal and global—of Jesus’s death and resurrection contemplate the wonder of Christ’s redemption of all humankind, especially as this time of introspection reveals your human limitations Starting on Ash Wednesday and leading you all the way through Holy Week, Bitter and Sweet is an invitation to better understand Jesus’s sacrifice as you delight in His ultimate love for you.

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  • Total of Pages : 215
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In these homilies, most of which are previously unpublished, Joseph Ratzinger, now Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, addresses the theme he has celebrated, pondered, and witnessed by his life more than any other: love. For him, love is the vital nucleus of the Church and to serve Christ is above all a question of love: "Peter, do you love me? Feed my sheep" (Jn 21:15–17). Love is also the quest of every human being on the journey toward eternity. He beautifully states, "Christianity is a movement, a journey; it is not a theory, a sum total of doctrine; Christianity is life, it is a vital impetus that carries us toward true life. . . . Someone who has found love can say: I have found life." Arranged by the liturgical seasons of the Church year, the homilies predate the author's pontificate. The earliest dates from 1970 while he was still a professor of theology. Thus, this collection traces the way Joseph Ratzinger has been enamored of the love of God throughout his years of serving the Church.

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The Catholic Catalogue

By Melissa Musick,Anna Keating
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  • Publisher : Image
  • Book Code : 110190318X
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 120
  • Pdf File: the-catholic-catalogue.pdf

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The popular mother-daughter team behind the hit website TheCatholicCatalogue.com helps readers to discover, rediscover, and embrace the holidays and seasons of Catholic life through this collection of prayers, crafts, devotionals and recipes. This beautifully designed book will help readers celebrate Catholicism throughout the years, across daily practice and milestones. The Catholic Catalogue is a field guide, a list of far ranging topics, that should aid any Catholic, whether steeped in the tradition or just discovering spirituality for the first time, to understand the daily acts that make up a Catholic life. And like the most useful field guides, it is divided into user-friendly sections and covers such topics as the veneration of relics, blessing your house, discovering a vocation, raising teenagers, getting a Catholic tattoo, planting a Mary garden, finding a spiritual director, and exploring your own way in the tradition. With more than 75 inspiring chapters, this book promises to be a resource that individuals and families will turn to again and again, helping to make room in their busy lives for mystery and meaning, awe and joy.

The Midwife's Story

By Nancy Christine Reeves,Margaret Kyle
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wood Lake Publishing Inc.
  • Book Code : 1896836593
  • Total of Pages : 48
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 638
  • Pdf File: the-midwife-s-story.pdf

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Still your busy heart with The Midwife's Story: Meditations for Advent Times. In this season of waiting, it is easy to get caught up in the tension and the stress. There is great value in taking quiet time for reflection. The Midwife's Story will allow you to ready yourself spiritually for the birth of the Divine. As the title suggests it is a poem about a very special midwife who may have been present at the birth of Christ. The poem, which reminds us that holiness comes to the world through a physical body, is accompanied by beautiful illustrations that are meant to help open your mind and heart, and bring new awareness and insight. The second half of the book invites you to delve deeper, by exploring a different theme for each of the poem's eight sections. The Midwife's Story will assist you on the journey through Advent and help you learn what healing or growth God is wanting to bring to birth in you.

A Family Advent

By Thomas Nelson Gift Books
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  • Publisher : Thomas Nelson
  • Book Code : 1418583863
  • Total of Pages : 96
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 130
  • Pdf File: a-family-advent.pdf

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A perfect Advent celebration guide for families! Celebrating the season of Advent keeps us focused on the most important reasons we celebrate Christmas. A Family Advent presents guided heartfelt and thought-provoking devotionals with fun facts, journeys back in time, activities, and much more. This book is a perfect way to get the whole family together for a few minutes every day to discover fun yet meaningful ways for keeping Jesus the center of the season. Do you know what each verse of The Twelve Days of Christmas really means? Do you know how many different kinds of angels there are or which nativity character is most like you? Do you know how wonderful God's gifts of Hope, Peace, Love, and Joy are? It's time to find out. Begin your journey by lighting the first candle!

Advent of the Heart

By Alfred Delp
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  • Publisher : Ignatius Press
  • Book Code : 1681490331
  • Total of Pages : 240
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 553
  • Pdf File: advent-of-the-heart.pdf

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Fr. Alfred Delp,S.J., was a heroic German Jesuit priest who was imprisoned and martyred by the Nazis in a Nazi death camp in 1945. At the time of his arrest, he was the Rector of St. Georg Church in Munich, and had a reputation for being a gripping, dynamic preacher, and one who was an outspoken critic of the Nazi regime. He was an important figure in the Resistance movement against Nazism. Accused of conspiring against the Nazi government, he was arrested in 1944, tortured, imprisoned, and executed on Feb 2, 1945. While in prison, Fr. Delp was able to write a few meditations found in this book, which also includes his powerful reflections from prison during the Advent season about the profound spiritual meaning and lessons of Advent, as well as his sermons he gave on the season of Advent at his parish in Munich. These meditations were smuggled out of Berlin and read by friends and parishioners of St. Georg in Munich. His approach to Advent, the season that prepares us for Christmas, is what Fr. Delp called an "Advent of the heart." More than just preparing us for Christmas, it is a spiritual program, a way of life. He proclaimed that our personal, social and historical circumstances, even suffering, offer us entry into the true Advent, our personal journey toward a meeting and dialogue with God. Indeed, his own life, and great sufferings, illustrated the true Advent he preached and wrote about. From his very prison cell he presented a timeless spiritual message, and in an extreme situation, his deep faith gave him the courage to draw closer to God, and to witness to the truth even at the cost of his own life. These meditations will challenge and inspire all Christians to embark upon that same spiritual journey toward union with God, a journey that will transform our lives.

Messages of Hope

By Sheila Harvey
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  • Publisher : WestBow Press
  • Book Code : 1664262865
  • Total of Pages : 348
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 194
  • Pdf File: messages-of-hope.pdf

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Now more than ever, we need messages of hope. My book delivers weekly messages of hope for peace and justice for all through love letters preached to a racially, economically, and culturally diverse congregation during the COVID-19 pandemic and at the height of the Black Lives Matter movement. This book is unique because it offers messages of hope in the wake of an ongoing viral pandemic and heartbreaking global unrest. Yet, even in times of despair, this book calls upon all people of faith to remain hopeful that peace and justice will be possible for everyone, everywhere. In a world filled with hopelessness, consider reading my book to fill your heart and mind with messages of hope.

Oil Enough to Make the Journey

By Jack R. Lundbom
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1666700452
  • Total of Pages : 198
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 345
  • Pdf File: oil-enough-to-make-the-journey.pdf

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This book is a collection of sermons preached at home and abroad, intended mainly for a lay audience, which presents teachings and applications of biblical texts from both the Old and New Testaments. It builds around the theme of the Christian life being a walk with a hidden and revealed God, a walk requiring understanding, a walk in which one remains faithful, a walk that has developmental stages, and a walk requiring wisdom.

Breaking Open God’S Word

By Celine Goessl SCSC
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  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Book Code : 1491771607
  • Total of Pages : 392
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 838
  • Pdf File: breaking-open-god-s-word.pdf

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Breaking Open Gods Word: A Three-year Cycle of Reflections on the Sunday Readings of the Liturgical Year invites readers to embark upon a journey through the riches of the Catholic Churchs three-year lectionary for readings for Sunday Mass. The lectionary, a sequence of appointed passages from the texts of the Old and New Testaments, pairs readings with the seasons and feasts of the church year. Sister Celine Goessl, a member of the Sisters of Mercy of the Holy Cross, has taken a lifetime practice of prayerful listening to the messages God shares through scriptural texts and brought it into conversation with her immersion in the details of daily life to create the collection of reflections appearing in Breaking Open Gods Word. The intent of this collection is to help Gods Word enflesh itself in the readers daily life and to empower him or her to take action to live as Christs presence in other peoples lives. You may watch the changing of the seasons in your parishs worship and hear the variety of texts read at Mass. As you do, and you find life presenting you with ever-changing challenges to your faith, Breaking Open Gods Word offers to accompany you on your daily journey. Along the way, Sister Celine Goessls prayerful reflections can offer you inspiration and guidance for living and witnessing faithfully in whatever circumstances you face each day.

Christmas

By Adam C. English
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1498239323
  • Total of Pages : 176
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 460
  • Pdf File: christmas.pdf

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Christmas cheers the birth of Christ with a fresh look at the festive season. English engages the rich theological and biblical themes of Advent as well as family traditions, popular carols, and legends of the holidays. Topics range from a theology of the incarnation of the Word, the role of Mary, the historical origin of December 25, the significance of Bethlehem and the star, the plight of the holy family in a hostile world, and the place of American pop icons like Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus, and Buddy the Elf. Christmas brims with anticipation.

Nourishment for the Spiritual Pilgrimage

By Vernon T. Jones
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  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1498237096
  • Total of Pages : 336
  • Category : Religion
  • Members : 449
  • Pdf File: nourishment-for-the-spiritual-pilgrimage.pdf

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"In the morning, while it was still very dark, he got up and went out to a deserted place, and there he prayed" (Mark 1:35). Jesus taught by his words and actions. He went by himself to pray when he was tired, when faced with upcoming trying events, or when he just wanted to be alone in the presence of his Lord. He gave us guidance about what to pray, how to pray, and why to pray, and was very familiar with the Hebrew Scriptures. Thus, if we want to become Jesus' disciple we should follow his model and invest time and emotional energy into prayer, Bible study, and reflection. <>Nourishment For The Spiritual Pilgrimage provides an aid for those who want to participate in the spiritual pilgrimage of becoming a lifelong disciple of Jesus Christ. It offers insight and support for those who daily want to turn their hearts, souls, and minds to God's will in their lives, as they strive to help in bringing about God's kingdom in this present time. There are countless other devotionals, but hopefully this can offer something that many of the others may not, a specific focus on the concept of discipleship.