Let Pope Francis guide you through the Rosary with down-to-earth meditations. The Rosary is a remedy for our spiritual ills and a means to help us grow. In praying it, we think about the mysteries in the lives of Jesus and Mary, and we ask for the grace to imitate their virtues. The Rosary with Pope Francis offers the Holy Fathers insightful words for each Hail Mary, using quotes from his various homilies, addresses, and written texts. With his simple, unassuming way of speaking, Pope Francis has caught the attention of the world, and this book brings his gentle encouragement and straightforward way of thinking to this powerful prayer and beloved devotion.
Publisher: Usccb / United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Praying the Rosary with Pope Francis is an easy-to-carry booklet of meditations, exclusively available from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. This booklet offers meditations by Pope Francis on the twenty mysteries of the Rosary and the life of Jesus and Mary. Immerse yourself in the Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious, and Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary with scripture passages and easy-to-understand reflections from our Holy Father. Each mystery is accompanied by beautiful, full-page color illustrations. This convenient booklet fits easily into a pocket or purse and makes a perfect gift.
God doesn’t want your marriage to simply survive. He wants it to be superabundant. Indeed, Christ’s first public miracle was to bring joy to a young couple when he turned approximately 150 gallons of ordinary water into the choicest of wines. The Choice Wine: 7 Steps to a Superabundant Marriage moves well beyond divorce-proofing your marriage to place a happier, healthier, and wealthier future within your grasp. Follow Steve Bollman on an amazing journey as he integrates the latest findings from modern science with the wisdom of the ages and a little common sense to expand your vision of marriage, including • the neurological research revealing the reality that husband and wife truly “become one,” • the medical science indicating that the human person transcends the limits of the visible world, and • the neurological reality that spouses are driven to be profoundly merciful to each other. Along the way, you’ll hear amazing stories destined to touch your heart: • the Nobel Laureate in Medicine who witnessed two instantaneous miracles, • the mother whose prayers transformed the heart of a mafia enforcer, and • a very special couple who reveals the power of love to transcend the limits of this world to have a foretaste of Paradise. The Choice Wine will help you experience the superabundant joy intended for marriage from the beginning.
The New York Times bestselling historian takes on a pressing question in modern religion—will Pope Francis embrace change? Pope Francis, the first Jesuit pope and the first from the Americas, offers a challenge to his church. Can he bring about significant change? Should he? Garry Wills, the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, argues provocatively that, in fact, the history of the church throughout is a history of change. In this brilliant and incisive study, Wills describes the deep and serious changes that have taken place in the church or are in the process of occurring. These include the change from Latin, the growth and withering of the ecclesiastical monarchy, the abandonment of biblical literalism, the assertion and nonassertion of infallibility, and the erosion of church patriarchy. In such developments we see the living church adapting itself to the new historical circumstances. As Wills contends, it is only by examining the history of the church that we can understand Pope Francis's and the church's challenges. From the Hardcover edition.
If you pray the rosary, this is an ideal small booklet to enrich your prayer experience. The Rosary with St. Thérèse of Lisieux offers relevant selections from Scripture and from the writings of the saint for your reflection at each mystery. Designed to fit in a pocket, purse, briefcase or backpack, this helpful resource lets the Little Flower guide your prayer through reflection on each mystery in the lives of Jesus and Mary. The booklet also includes a brief history of the rosary devotion, an explanation of How to Pray the Rosary and the texts of all the prayers used in the rosary—ideal for newcomers to this Marian prayer, those in the RCIA, and a help for everyone to reflect on the prayers themselves. The writings from St. Thérèse cited in this book include selections from most of her extant works: Story of a Soul (her autobiography), Letters, Poetry, and Last Conversations. Handy abbreviation codes are provided for each selection, to help readers identify the source material. If so desired, readers may then refer to and read the full ICS Publications editions of the works that are quoted in this booklet. The Rosary with St. Thérèse of Lisieux is the first in a forthcoming series of five similar booklets, all featuring selections from the writings of Carmelite saints woven together with Scripture texts. The other booklets will be: St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, St. Elizabeth of the Trinity, and St. Edith Stein. Small and affordable, these booklets on the rosary with our Carmelite saints make perfect Christmas stocking stuffers or for the Easter basket of a special family member or friend who loves the rosary. Or any time you’d like a small energizer for your prayer and rosary devotion.
Champions of the Rosary, by bestselling author Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, tells the powerful story of the history of the Rosary and the champions of this devotion. The Rosary is a spiritual sword with the power to conquer sin, defeat evil, and bring about peace. Read this book to deepen your understanding and love for praying the Rosary. Endorsed by 30 bishops from around the world!
From his first appearance on a Vatican balcony Pope Francis proved himself a Pope of Surprises. With a series of potent gestures, history's first Jesuit pope declared a mission to restore authenticity and integrity to a Catholic Church bedevilled by sex abuse and secrecy, intrigue and in-fighting, ambition and arrogance. He declared it should be 'a poor Church, for the poor'. But there is a hidden past to this modest man with the winning smile. Jorge Mario Bergoglio was previously a bitterly divisive figure. His decade as leader of Argentina's Jesuits left the religious order deeply split. And his behaviour during Argentina's Dirty War, when military death squads snatched innocent people from the streets, raised serious questions – on which this book casts new light. Yet something dramatic then happened to Jorge Mario Bergoglio. He underwent an extraordinary transformation. After a time of exile he re-emerged having turned from a conservative authoritarian into a humble friend of the poor – and became Bishop of the Slums, making enemies among Argentina's political classes in the process. For Pope Francis – Untying the Knots, Paul Vallely travelled to Argentina and Rome to meet Bergoglio's intimates over the last four decades. His book charts a remarkable journey. It reveals what changed the man who was to become Pope Francis – from a reactionary into the revolutionary who is unnerving Rome's clerical careerists with the extent of his behind-the-scenes changes. In this perceptive portrait Paul Vallely offers both new evidence and penetrating insights into the kind of pope Francis could become.
This pocket-sized volume contains a treasure of reflections and quotations from the beloved Pope Francis for each day of the year. With topics ranging from personal spiritual gems to discipleship, ecology, prayer, human rights and general advice on living a more Christian life, they will undoubtedly inspire readers in their simplicity and purity of heart. These topics for daily prayer and reflection and essential small "beads" of this thought are arranged to illumine your days, linking them into a living rosary of the mysteries of our faith. Take your portion for each day and spend time to savor every word. Every day has its own flavor, its own rhythm. These works from Pope Francis will strengthen you in faith, build you up in hope, and bring you closer to God.
Money, Masons and Occultism in the Decline of the Catholic Church
Author: Leo Lyon Zagami
Publisher: CCC Publishing
TREACHERY, INTRIGUE, AND WORLD DOMINATION BEHIND THE VATICAN WALLS The last pope narrative regained importance with the historical abdication of Pope Benedict XVI in February, 2013. His resignation led to the surprising election of Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio as the first Jesuit pope in history. It’s very unusual to have two popes living in the Vatican at the same time. What’s more, Pope Francis fits the profile of one whom many have prophesied to be the last, and who will oversee the final transformation and destruction of the Catholic Church. This book details the history of various prophecies, some of which were hidden away in the Vatican for hundreds of years, and predicts that the reign of the last pope will herald the beginning of “great apostasy” followed by “great tribulation.” Pope Francis: The Last Pope? Money, Masons and Occultism in the Decline of the Catholic Church also explores the recent scandals within the Catholic Church and addresses questions including: What pressures decreed the end of the pontificate of Benedict XVI? What powers have an interest for the Church to end? and What is the relationship between the Vatican and the New World Order? Ideal for anyone interested in prophecies about the end of times, Pope Francis: The Last Pope? reveals the truth about the extent of Freemasonry’s influence in the Vatican and the darkness that may follow the parallel institutions, as well as fascinating investigations into the Gay Lobby, presence of Islamic prayers in the Vatican, the Jesuit agenda, the legend of the White Pope and the Black Pope, the Third Secret of Fátima, and how Benedict’s resignation may fulfill an ancient prophecy. The author substantiates his research by including secret, never before seen documents, as well as hard evidence from the heart of Freemasonry and the Holy See.