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Living the Mysteries: A Guide for Unfinished Christians

Our Sunday Visitor, 2003

Until we get to heaven, we?re all unfinished Christians. There are no "self-made" success stories in the spiritual life. No do-it-yourself kits for aspiring saints. That?s why Living the Mysteries is ideal for a family member, friend, or fellow parishioner who was recently in the RCIA program and received the sacraments of initiation ? baptism, confirmation, and the Eucharist ? at the Easter Vigil. That?s why it?s perfect for a lifelong ...


A Year with the Angels

Saint Benedict Press, 2011

In his previous release, you were invited to a year long retreat with the Church Fathers; now, Mike Aquilina presents a new volume of contemplations and prayers about hose most mysterious of all created beings: the Angels. Drawing again from the deep well of the Fathers' wisdom, Aquilina has compiled a year's worth of reflections on the Nine Choirs of Angels. A Year With The Angels invites you to discover the authority and strength of the ...


For the Love of Literature Teaching Core Subjects with Literature
Maureen Wittmann

Ecce Homo Press, 2007

Here is the book you've been waiting for! Teach every subject with great real books! Classic Catholic literature arranged by subject and history to aid you in teaching virtually every subject from a Catholic perspective. Maureen Wittmann is a well-known Catholic speaker, writer and home educating mom who shares her experience, research, and wisdom with others through this valuable resource. Features include: grade level recommendations, top five ...


Love in the Little Things: Tales of Family Life
Mike Aquilina

St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2007

God stoops down to lift up our homes, to make them outposts of his matter how cold the winds may blow on a winter day. --From the Introduction Paradise? Family life? Really? Yes--and one filled with laughter. If that doesn't sound like your family but you wish it did, or if you're just looking for a book to lighten your spirit, Love in the Little Things is for you. Love involves sacrifice, Mike Aquilina notes, but as he ...


The Church: Unlocking the Secrets to the Places Catholics Call Home

Image, 2013

From the bestselling authors of The Mass , an insightful and practical guide that explores the architectural and spiritual components of the Catholic Church. Your local church is not only a physical place, but a spiritual home. In this through-provoking book, Wuerl and Aquilina illuminate the importance of the Church in its many guises and examine the theological ideas behind the physical structure of churches, cathedrals, and basilicas. How ...


Angels of God: The Bible, the Church and the Heavenly Hosts
Mike Aquilina

St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2010

Angels are everywhere--as a matter of fact, right at your side. Forget the sweet-faced cherubs of popular culture, however, and brace yourself for a far more potent reality: angels are powerful heavenly beings who play a significant role in the personal drama of daily life--your life. Drawing on Scripture (where angels appear often, carrying out crucial tasks), the words of the saints and Church teaching, Mike Aquilina shows how developing our ...


The Fathers of the Church: An Introduction to the First Christian Teachers
Michael J. Aquilina, Mike Aquilina, ...

Our Sunday Visitor, 1999

Book by Aquilina, Michael J., Aquilina, Mike, Congar, Yves


The Grail Code: Quest for the Real Presence
Mike Aquilina, Christopher Bailey

Loyola Press, 2006

The real mystery is the Real Presence   "The Grail Code satisfies the hunger that people have for knowledge of this mystery. The true Grail bears witness to a divine gift that exceeds even the deepest human longing.” —Scott Hahn, author of The Lamb’s Supper and Hail, Holy Queen   The Holy Grail stories possess a mysterious power that has seized the human imagination for centuries. They tell of a great secret finally ...


St. Monica and the Power of Persistent Prayer
Mike Aquilina, Mark W. Sullivan

Our Sunday Visitor, 2013

Many of us give up on prayer when we don't get the answer we want WHEN we want it. For nearly two decades, Saint Monica prayed for her wayward son. Years and years of prayers, seemingly unanswered. Countless tears shed with no relief. Yet she would not give up. That very act of persistent prayer blessed the entire Church, for we have all benefitted from the conversion of her son, Augustine, who became one of the most revered saints of all ...


The Resilient Church

Mobile Merchandise Services, LLC, 2011

Beginning with the earliest martyrs and ending with the twentieth century, The Resilient Church offers a fascinating look at the trials and triumphs of the Catholic Church over the past two thousand years. Fast-paced sketches of critical periods in church history give readers perspective on the challenges faced by the church today. Short selections in each chapter highlight some of the great heroes who influenced the course of history. Mike ...


Fire of God's Love: 120 Reflections on the Eucharist
Mike Aquilina

Servant Books, 2009

The only cure for sagging or fainting faith is Communion. J.R.R. Tolkien, from the Introduction Science falters and poetry fails when we try to speak of the Eucharist, but across the centuries saints, theologians and ordinary Catholics have nevertheless found words to express the inexpressible: Jesus, fully present, body, blood, soul and divinity, offers himself to humanity in this sacrament. Mike Aquilina brings together 120 of those ...


Through, With, and In Him: The Prayer Life of Jesus and How to Make It Our Own
Shane Kapler

Angelico Press, 2014

"Lord, teach us to pray"--the petition of the most intimate followers of Jesus--remains the heartfelt petition of every Christian disciple down to the present day. The divine gift of the "Our Father" is the foundation of our life of prayer, but it is only the beginning of how Jesus leads us through himself to the Father.  Shane Kapler's Through, With, and In Him offers practical ways to open up this vital dimension of our spiritual lives, ...


Roots of the Faith: From the Church Fathers to You
Mike Aquilina

St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2010

This highly readable introduction to the roots of many Catholic beliefs and practices provides a sense of connection to our brothers and sisters who have gone before us and who helped shape the faith. Mike Aquilina makes it clear that as far as the essentials are concerned, a time-travel trip back to the beginning of the Church would reveal a Church familiar to Catholics today. Just as an acorn grows into a tree and yet remains the same plant, ...


Take Five: Meditations with Pope Benedict XVI
Mike Aquilina, Fr. Kris D. Stubna

Our Sunday Visitor, 2009

"God speaks quietly...But He gives us all kinds of signs...through a friend, through a book, or through what we see as a failure even through accidents. If I remain alert, I begin to feel how God is guiding me." -- Pope Benedict XVI   Discover Pope Benedict's wise and visionary perspective as a guide for your own daily spirituality. Find clarity, direction, and inspiration with five brief minutes of quiet reflection as if led by Pope Benedict ...


A Doubters Novena: Nine Steps to Trust With the Apostle Thomas
Mike Aquilina, Christopher Bailey

Our Sunday Visitor, 2010

We are believers in God, but we also struggle with doubts. The Apostle Thomas understood what it means to wrestle with doubt. But that's only the beginning of the story. After Jesus answered his skepticism, Thomas became one of the Church s most successful missionaries, evangelizing India despite hardships, misunderstandings, and temptations. Even today, whether you are inclined to trust or to question, you can find tremendous satisfaction by ...


Take Five: Meditations with John Henry Newman
Mike Aquilina, Father Juan R. Velez

Our Sunday Visitor, 2010

John Henry Newman's journey to Catholicism is one of the greatest stories of the nineteenth-century Church. He relied on divine revelation, together with logical reasoning and historical facts, to reach religious truths and vigorously defend religious doctrines. Each topical entry begins with an excerpt from this saintly man's writings, followed by these helpful prompts: Think About It -- Points that serve as a springboard for prayerful ...


Sense Nonsense, second edition: The Final Answers to the Lack of Answers
Francisco J Garcia-Julve

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013

For many people, “to think” is to move from unexamined assumptions to inevitable conclusions without ever asking why—without ever knowing how to ask. Francisco Garcia-Julve asks the hard questions and proposes exhilarating approaches to new answers. Like Blaise Pascal, he packs his ideas into paradoxical aphorisms that provoke a reconsideration—and re-valuation—of even the most ordinary things. It's a book for a culture whose standard ...


Take 5: On the Job Meditations With St. Ignatius
Mike Aquilina, Kris Stubna

Our Sunday Visitor, 2008

Build your career while you build your faith by discovering the balance and insight of one of history's greatest workers--St. Ignatius--founder of the Jesuits. Literally designed and written to be used in short breaks from work, there are three prompts following each meditation to help you apply St. Ignatius's teaching to interpersonal issues, stress, office politics, goal setting, moral issues, and more: Think About It - Makes the ...


Faith of Our Fathers: Why the Early Christians Still Matter and Always Will
Mike Aquilina

Emmaus Road Publishing, 2012

Getting to know the Church Fathers means getting to know our own roots. It means knowing more deeply who we are as we learn more and more about who they are. The early Christians are our ancestors, our common genealogy, our family. When we look to our roots, what do we see? That's what Mike Aquilina shows you in this book. The Fathers managed to pull off an amazing achievement. They converted the pagan world in a mere two and a half centuries. ...


The Fathers of the Church
Mike Aquilina

Our Sunday Visitor, 2013

We hear the voices of the early Church Fathers even today. Their teachings, their guidance, their insights, and their sacrifice shaped the Catholic Church. They defined the canon of Scripture. They developed our creeds and forms of worship. They defined Christianity's distinctive moral sense. But who were they? What can we learn from their ancient teachings? What can the Fathers teach the 21st century - about holiness, culture, faith, and the ...



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