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Angelic Tails: True Stories of Heavenly Canine Companions
Joan Wester Anderson

Loyola Press, 2011

Angelic Tails is a collection of down-to-earth true stories from ordinary people who believe that God has graced their lives through heavenly canine companions. Each of the 30 stories challenges readers to reconsider their conception of angels - from the story of a former Air Force colonel whose golden retrievers served as his heavenly helpers in the Colorado wilderness to the account of St. John Bosco, who, for more than 30 years, was ...


The Gift of Peace: Personal Reflections
Joseph Louis Bernardin

Loyola Press, 1997

“I can say in all sincerity that I am at peace. I consider this as God’s special gift to me.” —Joseph Cardinal Bernardin, Archbishop of Chicago, announcing on August 30, 1996, that his cancer had returned after fifteen months of being in remission. The Cardinal died November 14, 1996. In the final two months of his life, Joseph Cardinal Bernardin made it his mission to share his personal reflections and insights in this book, The ...


Thrift Store Saints: Meeting Jesus 25 Cents at a Time
Jane Knuth

Loyola Press, 2010

First place winner for "Popular Presentation of the Catholic Faith" from the Catholic Press Association! Thrift Store Saints is a collection of true stories based on Jane Knuth’s experiences serving the poor at a St. Vincent de Paul thrift store in the inner city of Kalamazoo, Michigan. At the outset of the book, Knuth is a reluctant new volunteer at the store, sharing that her middle-class, suburban, church-going background has not ...


The Power of Pause: Becoming More by Doing Less

Loyola Press, 2009

Terry Hershey, a popular author and retreat leader, understands that slowing down is difficult when you live in a fast-forward world. However, he also knows from personal experience that there is always a price to pay if we don’t regularly take time simply to pause—to cease activity, to treasure quiet time, and to discern the deep meaning of life’s little moments. In The Power of Pause , Hershey uses powerful stories and ...


The Ignatian Adventure: Experiencing the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius in Daily Life
Father Kevin O’Brien SJ

Loyola Press, 2011

Third Place, Prayers & Spirituality category ACP Excellence in Publishing Awards, 2012 There is no better guide than St. Ignatius Loyola if one desires to discover how faith and everyday life can thrive together. In The Ignatian Adventure , Kevin O’Brien, SJ, follows St. Ignatius’s lead and offers today’s time-strapped individual a unique way of “making” the Spiritual Exercises in daily life. The first part of O’Brien’s ...


Hearts on Fire: Praying with Jesuits
Michael Harter

Loyola Press, 2005

A book of prayers based on Ignatian spiritualityó-the most influential spiritual tradition of modern times. The prayers compiled in this unique book are gleaned from the rich tradition of Jesuit reflection on the human hunger for God.


The Church of Mercy
Pope Francis

Loyola Press, 2014

"A magnificent book, bursting with profound spiritual insights, from a man who has quickly become one of the greatest spiritual teachers of our time." --James Martin, SJ , author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage In the year since he was elected, Pope Francis’s simple message of mercy, service, and renewal has spread to every corner of the world. Through his gentle demeanor, selfless actions, and welcoming call for service to others, Pope Francis has ...


A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer: Discovering the Power of St. Ignatius Loyola's Examen

Loyola Press, 2011

For most people most of the time, prayer is hard. It is especially difficult—not to mention unsatisfying—when people experience it as formal, dry, and repetitious. But what might happen if you discovered a simple prayer that changed all that? What if you discovered a prayer that changed you? In A Simple, Life-Changing Prayer , Jim Manney introduces Christians to a 500-year-old form of prayer that dramatically altered his perception of ...


God's Voice Within: The Ignatian Way to Discover God's Will
Mark E. Thibodeaux SJ

Loyola Press, 2010

Many of us do not trust our own thoughts, feelings, and desires when it comes to discerning God’s will. Instead we look outside ourselves to determine what God wants from and for us. In God’s Voice Within , spiritual director Mark E. Thibodeaux, SJ, shows us how to use Ignatian discernment to access our own spiritual intuition and understand that the most trustworthy wisdom of all comes not from outside sources, but from God working ...


Mercy in the City: How to Feed the Hungry, Give Drink to the Thirsty, Visit the Imprisoned, and Keep Your Day ...
Kerry Weber

Loyola Press, 2014

When Jesus asked us to feed the hungry, give drink to the thirsty, and visit the imprisoned, he didn’t mean it literally, right? Kerry Weber, a modern, young, single woman in New York City sets out to see if she can practice the Corporal Works of Mercy in an authentic, personal, meaningful manner while maintaining a full, robust, regular life. Weber, a lay Catholic, explores the Works of Mercy in the real world, with a gut-level honesty and ...


Benedict's Way: An Ancient Monk's Insights for a Balanced Life
Lonni Collins Pratt, Daniel Homan OSB

Loyola Press, 2001

An excellent source for spiritual reading today, Benedict's Way is actually a collection of practical principles for living developed back in the sixth century. Devised by a monk named Benedict so that he and his fellow monks could grow together in Christian spirit, the Rule of St. Benedict continues to guide and nurture ordinary men and women today who seek to live a balanced spirituality. In 30 short chapters, authors Lonni Collins ...


The Power of Miracles: True Stories of God's Presence

Loyola Press, 2005

From the New York Times best-selling author of Where Angels Walk   Now, for the first time in paperback, The Power of Miracles brings together Joan Wester Anderson’s most glorious and remarkable accounts of unexpected healings, celestial visions, mysterious rescues, and angelic encounters. The amazing occurrences shared within these pages teach us to be conscious of God’s work in our everyday lives. These wonderful stories ...


Praying the Truth: Deepening Your Friendship with God through Honest Prayer

Loyola Press, 2012

We don�t question our desire to be open with our close friends about our feelings, even if those feelings are difficult to express. We recognize that being honest with our loved ones will only deepen our bonds and help us feel peace in being able to express our innermost thoughts. Why then is it so challenging for us to come as we are, however we are, when approaching God in prayer? In Praying the Truth: Deepening Your Friendship with God ...


Thrift Store Graces: Finding God's Gifts in the Midst of the Mess

Loyola Press, 2012

The “ridiculous” religious thinking that when we help the poor, they end up helping us is at the heart of the 30 stories that Jane Knuth shares in Thrift Store Graces, the sequel to her popular Thrift Store Saints. Witty, inspiring, and thought-provoking all at once, the stories in Thrift Store Graces subtly compel us to redefine what it means to volunteer and to rethink why it is that we volunteer in the first place.


A Friendship Like No Other: Experiencing God's Amazing Embrace

Loyola Press, 2008

Live in the love of a God who desires a relationship with you. T hroughout A Friendship Like No Oth er, renowned spiritual director William A. Barry, SJ, explores the premise that God wants to relate to us as a close friend. Barry has contemplated this idea—radical for many Christians—throughout his lifetime, and he explains that it actually traces back to the “developing revelation of God contained in the Bible.” A ...


Just as You Are: Opening Your Life to the Infinite Love of God

Loyola Press, 2009

Stop spinning your spiritual hamster wheel. Start living in the limitless love of God.   Many of us go through life thinking and acting as though we can somehow, in some way, earn God’s love and favor. If only we do this, or that, or both, or more, God just might offer us at least a small bit of Divine approval or acceptance. Eventually realizing the impossibility of “getting right” with God through our own efforts, and tired of ...


Heroic Living: Discover Your Purpose and Change the World

Loyola Press, 2009

Each of us has a special purpose in life—do you know what yours is? In Heroic Living , best-selling author and former investment banker Chris Lowney combines the proven practices of Ignatian spirituality with his business expertise to help each of us discover our mighty purpose in life and develop a personal life strategy to achieve it. By merging Ignatian Spirituality with astute business knowledge, Lowney provides the tools and ...


A Well-Built Faith: A Catholic's Guide to Knowing and Sharing What We Believe
Joe Paprocki DMin

Loyola Press, 2008

Nail down the facts, tear down the barriers! The Catechism of the Catholic Church is over nine hundred pages long, so it comes as no surprise that many Catholics think of their faith as complex—and certainly too complex to share with others! A Well-Built Faith —cleverly developed around a construction theme—makes it easy and flat-out fun for any Catholic to know what they believe and to feel confident in sharing those beliefs with ...


Angels and Wonders: True Stories of Heaven on Earth

Loyola Press, 2008

Sometimes, the only answer is an angel. As a woman flees an abusive boyfriend, her gas tank on empty, money materializes in her empty purse. Millions of fireflies suddenly appear and offer guiding light to desperate refugees trying to find a path through a mountain storm. Two women strongly sense that a missionary priest, far away, needs prayer at the exact moment when he faces catastrophe. These are just a few of the more than thirty ...


Rock-Bottom Blessings: Discovering God's Abundance When All Seems Lost (NONE)

Loyola Press, 2013

What does it mean to live an abundant life? Some might say living abundantly means living comfortably, having the family you always dreamed of, receiving accolades from your peers, in short—living a life that is commonly accepted by many as blessed. But what if having an abundant life is more than the “good life”? Can we actually be blessed in the midst of serious disappointments and setbacks? In Rock-Bottom Blessings , Karen Beattie ...



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