True Love: 12 Christmas Stories, My True Love Gave to Me

True Love: 12 Christmas Stories, My True Love Gave to Me

True Love: 12 Christmas Stories, My True Love Gave to Me

by Ben Bongers

Let’s face it, life is messy and so are emotions. But, as Hellen Keller said, “The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched. They must be felt with the heart.” This book was written with love, for someone the author loves, and who loves him in return. The twelve stories contain every emotion that we feel daily, but we’re too afraid to let out. They are offered in the hope that readers will give themselves permission to really feel. To laugh, to hope, and yes… to cry. What better time of life than the Holidays to open that little door to our hearts that we slam shut and lock most of the time.
 

Hardback – Dust Jacket: $27.95 | Hardback – Case Laminate: $19.95 | Paperback: $14.95 | Kindle: $9.99

TESTIMONIALS

“CLEVER is the best word to describe Ben Bongers’ latest work True Love. The characters are well-defined and at the same time, intricately intertwined. You’ll never see around the corners Ben guides you through, but be sure to carry some tissues on this journey. Past and present come together in this heart-warming Christmas trip; it is not to be missed. God bless us, every one!” – Melissa Mader-Schaefer

True Love is a wonderful set of twelve stories that stick to your thoughts and hit you in the heart. Six geese a laying was a jewel for my imagination. Uncle Clayton and the author Ben Bongers took me on a memorable journey. Read them and see which stick in your mind and emotions.” – John Bergmann

True Love is a literary epiphany!” – Les Epstein, author Kip Divided & Sleep Cinematic: A Golem’s Quartet

True Love is a captivating read. It felt like I was seeing each story unfold before my eyes. All with a surprising and sometimes shocking twist, I felt was hard to put down.” – Courtney Boatwright, Graphic Designer, Illustrator

True Love is an uplifting collection of stories that transcend the common notion of the meaning of Christmas to embrace the best of the human condition the year ’round.” Janet Haddox

“I will never hear ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ without Ben’s inspiring stories from True Love playing through my head. Read them for Advent, or one a month throughout the year. And keep some Kleenex at hand. You’ll need it.” – Linda Ade Brand, Stage Director

“A new Christmas tradition has been born. Read this book with family around the fireplace, at bedtime, or if you simply need to be reminded of the spirit of the season. Year after year this will be at the center of many a holiday’s love and cheer.” – Dr. Erik Christianson, Ed.D.

“Witty and wise, knowing and tender, a new Christmas classic!” – Laurel Ann Winzler 

“No Sophomore slump here! In True Love, author Ben Bongers has followed up his brilliant debut novel THE SAINT NICHOLAS SOCIETY with a delightful and heartfelt take on ‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ that draws one in from the very beginning. I look forward to seeing what the talented Ben Bongers will write next! Stay tuned!” – Bill McCarty

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Ben Bongers was an international operatic tenor and sommelier for 30 years based in San Francisco, CA, and Germany and is now a Gerontologist. He has written for trade magazines in wine, singing, and is published in eldercare textbooks. Ben is currently studying for the Permanent Diaconate in Kansas City, MO, and is a Knight of Magisterial Grace in the Order of Malta. His first novel, The Saint Nicholas Society, was published by En Route Books and Media in 2022.

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Testimonials

“Put down your devices and read Rekindling Wonder. This is a most important work for our time. Fr. Seith has diagnosed a silent, omnipresent and deadly spiritual condition. Gratefully, in this engaging book he leads the reader on a journey to healing through trust and joy with Jesus Christ.” Most Reverend William D. Byrne, Bishop of Springfield, MA

“In Rekindling Wonder: Touching Heaven in a Screen Saturated World, Fr. Christopher J. Seith lays bare the true nature of acedia, showing us how to find stability within an inconstant, digitally-mediated world by grounding ourselves in the truth of Jesus Christ.” – Matt Fradd, author of Does God Exist? A Socratic Dialogue on the Five Ways of Thomas Aquinas

“Do you worry that you are too tied to a smartphone? Do you worry about the consequences? Have you found nothing that resolves the problem? Then turn with author Father Chris Seith to the age-old Christian wisdom about acedia. A new Christ-centered understanding of your experience will set you free.” – Fr. Timothy M. Gallagher, OMV, author of The Discernment of Spirits: An Ignatian Guide to Everyday Living

“This book, written with deep spiritual insight and theological wisdom, deftly applies ancient Christian wisdom to the ever-expanding reach of our current technology.” – John S. Grabowski, Ph.D., Professor of Moral Theology/Ethics, School of Theology and Religious Studies, The Catholic University of America

“Father Seith has accurately diagnosed acedia as the condition of contemporary Man. Such a condition will not be disarmed by more data or information provided by the internet. It will only be wrestled to the ground by the in-breaking of the presence of Christ. It is Presence that heals the boring self-enclosed, self-imposed world we inhabit. A world of our making, a world built up through our patterned and addictive relationship to technology. Here in these pages we find a way out of boredom and obsessive control seeking. But the way out is a way of intimate healing, a way of welcoming the Divine Presence IN. Only the harrowing of ‘our’ hell by the Christ will set us free. This beautifully written and erudite book will give us the courage to say YES to this in-breaking, this rescue mission born of God’s love.” – Deacon Jim Keating, Professor of Spiritual Theology at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary

Rekindling Wonder engages the reader with a vision of living a more authentic relationship with God and man.” – Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP, author of Teaching and Learning in the Age of COVID19: Faith-Based — Online and Emergency Remote

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

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In the Spring of 2020, he successfully defended his dissertation in which he examined Josef Pieper’s thought to argue that digital devices, unless they are used in a way contrary to their intended use, will imprison their users within a workaday world and damage their ability to joyfully celebrate the sacred mysteries.

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TESTIMONIOS

“Algunos de nosotros solíamos ser soñadores despiertos, lo cual era bastante inofensivo a menos que perdiéramos el contacto con la realidad. Hoy en día, la mayoría de nosotros nos hemos convertido en YouTubers, también bastante inofensivos hasta que pierdes el contacto con las personas que te rodean. Lo que puede convertirse en una adicción grave, una adicción a las pantallas. Eso es lo que Sor Marysia Weber escribe en este excelente libro. Siendo una médica psiquiatra calificada, ella sabe de lo que está hablando. El libro no solo es extremadamente informativo, sino también muy práctico al brindarnos herramientas poderosas para ayudarnos, a nuestros hijos, a nuestros adolescentes y a nuestros adultos jóvenes. Es una mina de oro.” – Dr. Gerard M. Verschuuren, Genetista
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The New Media and Religious Life: How an Awareness of the Benefits and Risks of Electronic Media Assists and Hinders the Consecrated Religious in Communicating the Love of Jesus Christ

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Sister Marysia Weber, RSM, D.O., and Sister Mary Prudence Allen, RSM, Ph.D.

WCAT TV Presents . . . Introduction to The New Media and Religious Life
WCAT TV Presents . . . The New Media and Religious Life, Session I, Part A
WCAT TV Presents . . . The New Media and Religious Life, Session I, Part B
WCAT TV Presents . . . The New Media and Religious Life, Session II, Part A
WCAT TV presents . . . The New Media and Religious Life, Session II, Part B
WCAT TV Presents . . . The New Media and Religious Life, Session III, Part A
WCAT TV Presents . . . The New Media and Religious Life, Session III, Part B
WCAT TV Presents . . . The New Media and Religious Life, Session IV, Part A
WCAT TV presents . . . The New Media and Religious Life, Session IV, Part B
WCAT TV Presents . . . The New Media and Religious Life, Introduction to the Second Half
WCAT TV presents . . . The New Media and Religious Life, Session V, Part A
WCAT TV Presents . . . The New Media and Religious Life, Session V, Part B
WCAT TV Presents . . . The New Media and Religious Life, Session VI, Part A
WCAT TV Presents . . . The New Media and Religious Life, Session VI, Part B
WCAT TV presents . . . The New Media and Religious Life, Session VII, Part A
WCAT TV Presents . . . The New Media and Religious Life, Session VII, Part B
WCAT TV Presents . . . The New Media and Religious Life, Session VIII, Part A
WCAT TV Presents . . . The New Media and Religious Life, Session VIII, Part B
WCAT TV Presents . . . The New Media and Religious Life, Conclusion

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Sor Marysia Weber, RSM, DO, MA es una religiosa de la Orden Hermanas de la Misericordia de Alma, Michigan. Es médica, certificada en psiquiatría con una beca en Psiquiatría de Consulta y Enlace, y se capacitó en la Clínica Mayo de Rochester, Minnesota. También tiene una Maestría en Teología de la Universidad de Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana. Ejerció la psiquiatría en la clínica médica multidisciplinaria de su instituto religioso, Sacred Heart Mercy Care Center en Alma, Michigan de 1988 a 2014. Se convirtió en la Directora de Vida Consagrada para la Arquidiócesis de San Luis en 2014.

Actualmente es miembro de la Junta de Revisión de la Arquidiócesis de San Luis, del Comité de Seguridad Infantil. Es facilitadora del Proyecto Raquel, es miembro de la Junta Ejecutiva de la Asociación Médica Católica, Capítulo de San Luis y del Instituto para el Encuentro Teológico con la Ciencia y la Tecnología. También es instructora clínica adjunta en el Departamento de Psiquiatría de la Facultad de Medicina de la Universidad de Washington, en San Luis, Missouri.

Sor Marysia ofrece talleres sobre diversos temas, como el apego humano, los límites y el desarrollo del carácter, la depresión y la ansiedad, el diálogo y la resolución, así como sobre los medios de comuni- cación social y sus efectos en el cerebro para el clero, seminaristas, comunidades religiosas para hombres y mujeres, padres, maestros y estudiantes. Es formadora en su propia comunidad religiosa. Presenta sobre la adicción a la pornografía en Internet—un enfoque católico del tratamiento a obispos, clérigos, seminaristas, comunidades religiosas, y laicos en todo los Estados Unidos y Europa. Presentó a los Obispos de los Estados Unidos, en Dallas, Texas, en 1992, el tema “Pedofilia y Otras Adicciones”. Fue miembro del Comité Ad Hoc de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de Estados Unidos (USCCB) sobre abusos sexuales de 1994-1995.

Sor Marysia ha presentado a la Curia del Estado de la Ciudad del Vaticano el tema “Abuso sexual de menores por parte del Clero en Norteamérica” en 2002. Ha actuado como consultora experta en psicología para la Secretaría del Clero, Vida Consagrada y Vocaciones, de la USCCB. Entre sus publicaciones se encuentran “Medical Aspects of Addiction”; “The Roman Catholic Church Sexual Abuse of Minors by Priests and Religious in the United States and Canada: What Have We Learned? Where Are We Going?”; “Pornography, Electronic Media and Priestly Formation”; Sus publicaciones en Seminary Journal incluyen: “Significant Markers of Human Maturation Applied to the Selection and Formation of Seminarians”; “The Discernment of a Priestly Vocation and the Expertise of Psychiatry and Psychology”; e “Internet Pornography and Priestly Formation: Medium and Content Collide With the Human Brain”. Su libro The Art of Accompaniment: Practical Steps for the Seminary Formator (En Route Books and Media, 2018) está a la venta en junto con Screen Adiction: Why You Can’t Put that Phone Down. Su capítulo “Guideposts for the Seminary Formator in Understanding and Assessing Levels of Preoccupation with Use of Internet Pornography and a Formative Process for Moving from Vice to Virtue” en Spiritual Husband-Spiritual Fathers: Priestly Formation for the 21st Century está aún pendiente de publicación. También ha producido un breve vídeo sobre “Adicción a la Pantalla,” disponible al público en http://cathmed.org/videos.

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por Obispo Felipe J. Estévez, S.T.D., y Obispo Andrew H. Cozzens, S.T.D.

¡Ahora en español!

En este libro se dan muchas referencias que asisten en la formación integral y que tienen en cuenta las necesidades humanas y espirituales de cada seminarista católico. El libro está dividido en tres secciones. La primera parte del libro suministra la meditación espiritual y teológica para ayudar a los sacerdotes y seminaristas a entender el don del celibato del esposo. La segunda parte del volumen presenta una colección de recursos psicológicos para la formación de la madurez afectiva. La tercera parte de este trabajo suministra las herramientas espirituales para profundizar la madurez afectiva. En esta sección lo espiritual y lo psicológico se unen, tal como lo saben los buenos formadores espirituales, para obtener una visión de la libertad espiritual de un hombre afectivamente maduro. La finalidad de este libro es escribir un recurso de ayuda espiritual y psicológica profunda que engendre madurez afectiva y una fructífera y casta celibato para la renovación de la formación de sacerdotes. Este es el deseo de la Iglesia expresado en la Ratio Fundamentalis de 2016 y en el Programa de formación sacerdotal, sexta edición. Esperamos que los formadores en el seminario, los seminaristas y muchos más encuentren en este libro un recurso que les ayude en su misión.

Libro en rústica: $29.95 | Libro electrónico: $9.95

LA PUERTA ABIERTA

THEOLOGY TODAY – ST. VINCENT DE PAUL REGIONAL SEMINARY

AUTHOR INTERVIEWS

Listen to "WCAT Radio Evening Review with Fr Kubicki on Consciousness Examen (February 18, 2009)" on Spreaker. In support of Chapter 18 "Consciousness Examen" by Fr. George Aschenbrenner, SJ.

Rev. Larry Christenson on “Unilateral Forgiveness” – in two parts on YouTube.

TESTIMONIALS

“¡Esposos espirituales – Padres espirituales es una profunda contribución a la Iglesia y debe ser una lectura prioritaria para todos los obispos como formación episcopal permanente esencial! Esta colección de recursos, editada por los obispos, Estévez y Cozzens, proporciona una presentación esencial del celibato y una guía práctica para todos los que tienen encomendada la obra de formación en el seminario. La comprensión del celibato sacerdotal ricamente desarrollada en estos artículos es un recurso único en la Iglesia para formadores de seminarios, obispos y clérigos. Esposos Espirituales – Los Padres Espirituales serán altamente referenciados en el trabajo de formación sacerdotal para las generaciones venideras”. — Mons. Joseph Hanefeldt, Diocesis de Grand Island, Nebraska

“A menudo miramos a los sacerdotes como ‘Padres Espirituales’ y rara vez como ‘Esposos Espirituales’. Es un enfoque interesante y abarcador profundamente arraigado en la teología patrística con el objetivo de preparar a los seminaristas de hoy afectiva, intelectual, pastoral y espiritualmente para asumir ese papel de entregarse a la Iglesia (esposos) y al pueblo (padres)”. — Mons. A. Elias Zaidan, Eparquía Maronita de Nuestra Señora de Líbano de Los Ángeles.

“Tanto los obispos Estévez como Cozzens, así como los otros contribuyentes a este libro, tienen amplios antecedentes de formación en seminarios y clérigos, y ofrecen muchas ideas útiles tanto para formadores como para discernidores. Los autores ofrecen perspectivas equilibradas, aunque matizadas, para ayudar a nuestros futuros sacerdotes a entenderse a sí mismos como padres castos, célibes, padres espirituales y novios de la Iglesia. Los artículos contenidos en este documento ayudarán en la formación de hombres sanos e íntegros que sean capaces de convertirse, para el pueblo de Dios, en donación de sí mismos, a través del autoconocimiento y la curación. Después de casi una docena de años como formador de seminario, encuentro este libro una contribución útil a mi trabajo con ideas a las que a menudo volveré para una mayor oración y reflexión”. — Mons. David L.Toups, S.Th.D., Obispo de la Diocesis  de Beaumont, Texas, ex Rector/Presidente, St. Vincent de Paul Seminario Regional, Boynton Beach, Florida

“El llamado de cada discípulo cristiano es hacer un don sincero de sí mismo en amor y sacrificio por el bien del otro. Para el sacerdote, esto sucede de manera especial a través del carisma del celibato casto, donde se configura como novio de Cristo en su amor por la Iglesia. Este libro ayudará a los formadores de seminario en su tarea de ayudar a los seminaristas a recibir este precioso don y equiparlos para vivirlo por el resto de sus días en un servicio gozoso a la Iglesia”.  — Padre Joseph C. Taphorn, JCL, Rector, Seminario de Saint Paul, Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Esposos Espirituales – Padres Espirituales proporciona un exceso de riquezas para aquellos involucrados en el trabajo de formación sacerdotal. La variedad de autores proporciona una profundidad de perspectiva, y las múltiples áreas de experiencia representadas en este documento aseguran una presentación que es a la vez global y equilibrada. Este volumen será una adición bienvenida a la biblioteca de cualquier persona involucrada en el trabajo de formar a los futuros sacerdotes de la Iglesia de Cristo”. — Padre Robert S. Horihan, Rector del Seminario del Inmaculado Corazón de María, Winona, MN.

“El Papa San Juan Pablo II escribió en Pastores Dabo Vobis, n. 44. ‘ La madurez humana, y en particular la madurez afectiva, requiere una formación clara y fuerte en libertad». Los ensayos de este volumen ayudarán a formadores y seminaristas a formarse en la libertad que conduce a la madurez afectiva. Agradecido a los autores por este trabajo”. Mons. Dan Trapp, Director de  Formación Espiritual del Seminario del Sagrado Corazón de Jesús, Detroit.

“En estos tiempos difíciles en la historia de nuestra Iglesia, este libro es muy oportuno.  En estas páginas, los católicos descubrirán de nuevo la belleza del don del sacerdocio y la sabiduría de la Iglesia. Este libro es verdaderamente un tesoro de formación de artículos y ensayos inspiradores no solo para sacerdotes, seminaristas y sus directores espirituales y formadores, sino para todos los católicos que aman a la Iglesia y buscan inspiración y consejos prácticos para su propio crecimiento personal en santidad”. — Alicia G. Goodwin, M.A.T.S., Presidente de la Casa de Oración Nuestra Señora de la Divina Providencia®

“San Juan Pablo II escribió una vez: ‘Vive tu vida en la dimensión del don’. Toda vocación tiene que ver con esto; ciertamente el Santo Sacerdocio. Pero nemo dat quod non habet: uno no puede dar lo que no tiene. Es precisamente porque la auto posesión siempre precipita el don de uno mismo que requiere madurez afectiva. Esta colección de 22 artículos sobre la madurez afectiva es un tesoro para directores de vocaciones y formadores de seminarios escritos por algunos de los mejores educadores. ¡Será una tremenda bendición a medida que la Iglesia continúe progresando en la implementación de la Ratio!” — Padre Brett A. Brannen, autor de To Save A Thousand Souls: A Guide for Discerning a Vocation to the Diocesan Priesthood

“Basándose en las Sagradas Escrituras, los Padres de la Iglesia, los místicos, los concilios ecuménicos y los escritores espirituales contemporáneos, “Esposos espirituales – Padres espirituales,” habla directamente del deseo de cada sacerdote de una mayor conformidad con Cristo Sumo Sacerdote, a través de una relación más íntima y vivificante con María. Será una herramienta útil, especialmente para aquellos encargados de la formación de futuros sacerdotes en medio de estos tiempos difíciles”.   — Padre Mark Ivany, Director de Vocaciones Sacerdotales, Arquidiócesis de Washington, Director de Formación Pastoral, Seminario San Juan Pablo II

Esposos Espirituales – Padres Espirituales presenta una visión cautivadora para la formación sacerdotal basada en el llamado universal de todos los hombres a la paternidad fundada en un llamado esponsal. Ya sea que este llamado sea al matrimonio carnal, o espiritual, se cumple genuinamente con un compromiso maduro con un don de sí mismo libre, total, fiel y fructífero a su amada. Para el sacerdote, este don sincero de sí mismo se vive auténticamente a través del celibato casto, liberándolo para cumplir su llamado a ser el padre espiritual de su rebaño. Esta antología de artículos es un complemento importante a los recursos de formación sacerdotal”. — Catherine Loh, M.A. Teología, Diocesis de Palm Beach, Director de Matrimonios, Vida Familiar, Formación de la Fe, y Ministerio Joven.

ABOUT THE EDITORS

El Muy Rev. Obispo Felipe J. Estévez, S.T.D., nació el 5 de Febrero de 1946 en la Habana, Cuba y llegó a los Estados Unidos en la operación de los vuelos Pedro Pan cuando era todavía un adolecente. Fue ordenado en 1970 y ha hecho estudios extensivos en teología espiritual obteniendo su doctorado en la universidad Gregoriana de Roma. Habla con fluidez inglés, español, francés e italiano. De 2001 a 2003, el obispo Estévez sirvió como director espiritual en el Seminario Regional San Vincente de Paúl en Boynton Beach, Florida, en donde sirvió como rector entre 1980 y 1986. Durante 14 años, fue el pastor de San Agatha en Miami, dirigiendo al mismo tiempo el ministerio universitario en la universidad Florida International. El 21 de noviembre de 2003, fue nombrado Obispo Auxiliar y ordenado el 7 de enero de 2004. Estuvo a cargo de los servicios pastorales de la arquidiócesis incluyendo la vida familiar, la juventud, prisiones y respeto a los ministerios de la vida y de todos los movimientos de la iglesia y de las nuevas comunidades. En el año 2010, fue nombrado Vicario General de la Arquidiócesis de Miami. En Abril 27 de 2011, el Papa Benedicto XVI nombró al Obispo Auxiliar Felipe J. Estévez el décimo Obispo de San Agustin. En junio 2 de 2011, en la Iglesia Católica de San José de Jacksonville fue consagrado como Obispo. El obispo Estevez es el segundo de los tres hijos (Carlos y Marty) del difunto Adriano y Estrella Estévez.

El Reverendo Andrew Cozzens, S.T.D., es el obispo auxiliar de la Archidiócesis de San Pablo de Minneapolis. Actuó como formador del seminario durante ocho años, en el foro externo, profesor y rector interino. En el momento sirve como presidente del Consejo de Formación de Seminaristas, del cual también es socio fundador, y es el presidente del Instituto de Formación de Sacerdotes con sede en Omaha, Nebraska. Su disertación doctoral la hizo en Imago Vivens Iesu Christi Sponsi Ecclesiae: el sacerdote como imagen viviente de Jesucristo el Novio de la Iglesia a través de los consejos evangélicos, enfocado en la relación entre el sacerdote y los consejos evangélicos, basados en el llamado al sacerdocio para vivir en imitación de Jesucristo, el Novio de la Iglesia.

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Romans by Paul, authored by Richard L. Akins

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Special congratulations to Rick for his being awarded third place in the 2020 Catholic Book Awards contest for best Catholic novel for Rebirth of Nicodemus.Romans by Paul: The Apostle's Defense of Catholic Doctrine by Richard L. Akins We are often challenged in our...

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Teaching Research Processes by William Badke

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Soulful Organizational Leadership by Arthur William McVey

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Wisdom Literature

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Pentateuch by Very Rev. Peter Samuel Kucer, MSA

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The Historical Books by Very Rev. Peter Samuel Kucer, MSA

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Prophetic Literature by Very Rev. Peter Samuel Kucer, MSA

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Prophetic Literature by Fr. Peter Samuel Kucer, MSA This book engages the canonical prophetic literature of the Old Testament, demonstrating how it points to Christ and is fulfilled in Christ. Like Wisdom Literature, prophetic literature teaches perennial moral truths...

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Recent Catholic Philosophy: The Twentieth Century

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Help Dante Help Italy

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Help Dante Help Italy A new translation by Daniel Fitzpatrick accompanied by the new sculptures of Timothy Schmalz Donate today!Canto 100 Revealed!The Inferno is now available in Paperback and Kindle! Click a link below to order your copy today! And, as you're...

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Mary and Bioethics: An Exploration

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A Study of the New Testament by Rev. John Paul Heil, S.S.D.

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John Paul Heil is a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Louis. Ordained in 1974, he studied at the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome, where he received his Doctorate in Sacred Scripture in 1979. After teaching at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis for 27 years, he...

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The Battle for the 20th Century Mind by Ronda Chervin

LIFE Runner

LIFE Runner

by Aqif Shahzad

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TESTIMONIALS

“Aqif Shahzad’s LIFE Runner about his pro-life work in Pakistan is an incredible witness to the great miracles God can do when we offer Him the five loaves and two fish of our ordinary lives. Looking with mercy on the Pakistani people, the Lord has inspired Aqif to spread the Gospel message of the sanctity of human life in a myriad of ways -and He has blessed Aqif’s missionary work with abundant fruit, including the saving of many little girls from abortion. I hope and pray that by reading this book people will be inspired to join in the pro-life mission in Pakistan through prayer and financial donations to both the families in need and to printing the books Aqif uses to teach the sanctity of human life. Come Holy Spirit!” – Mary Kloska, author of Raising ‘Children of the Cross,’ The Holiness of Womanhood, Out of the Darkness, A Heart Frozen in the Wilderness, In Our Lady’s Shadow, and Mornings with Mary

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Aqif Shahzad was raised in a family of four brothers and two sisters in a village in Pakistan. He lost his father early, and his mother, whose faith in Our Lady strengthened and deepened his love for Our Lady, played a significant role in his life.

Teaching and translation are his passions. Children of the Cross (Ministry) is the answer to his continued prayers. Giving life, hope, and healing to persecuted Christians in Pakistan and throughout the world is his vision. God has called him to reach the unreached. He lives in Pakistan with his small daughter, Eliana, who is four years old. 

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The Call to Prayer: Intimate Moments with God

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Miracle Mission to Medjugorje: A Journey of Faith

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Memoir of Grace (Children of the Cross) by Aqif Shahzad

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Memoir of Grace (Children of the Cross) by Aqif Shahzad Memoir of Grace (Children of the Cross) helps us to see the wonders and miracles that God has provided through the works of Mary Kloska, a woman from the first world who has touched the hearts of those in the...

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Eugenio Zolli: Prophet for a New World

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"The life of Eugenio Zolli, chief rabbi of Rome during the Second World War, is in itself a prophesy for a new world. After years of research that led to the publication of the French edition, I am happy to present this book to an American public. From his studies in...

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Chosen One

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Portion of the proceeds will support the Corpus Christi Hope House. Chosen One: From Homeless Infant to Priest at Home in My Heavenly Father's Heart by Fr. Bob Shaldone, SOLT This is a story of the life of Fr. Bob Shaldone, SOLT, whose earthly mother gave him up for...

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Stepping Up!

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Ennobling Encounters

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Survivor: A Memoir of Forgiveness by Cynthia Toolin-Wilson

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Providential by Steve Mamanella

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東尼的50,000個 巧合神蹟

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This is the TRADITIONAL VERSION. (点此进入):东尼的50,000个 巧合神迹 [Click Here for Simplified Chinese] 本頁面提供了這本書的詳盡內容介紹。 若您希望直接購買,請點選以下連結: #1. 點此訂購 (電子書)#2. 點此訂購 (平裝書) 請使用有語言轉換功能的瀏覽器,自動將英文譯為中文瀏覽所有東尼的書+免費項目,點此進入Tony's 50,000 Co-Incidence Miracles (Traditional Chinese) 東尼的50,000個...

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Dear Momma by Alex Gotay

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Just Page Down for our book in English,  or Click on the links below for Translated Versions. And if you just want to order the book from Amazon or Barnes and Noble, you can page down to the bottom of this web page (to item number 10) to order your book. FREE ITEMS …...

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Becoming a Handmaid of the Lord

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The Fabric of Our Lives

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Healing from Heaven

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