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Holy Land Chronicle: A Journal of the ‘Fifth Gospel’

Holy Land Chronicle: A Journal of the ‘Fifth Gospel’

Holy Land Chronicle: A Journal of the ‘Fifth Gospel’ by Fr. Jeffrey “Skip” Thompson, MSA

Fr. Jeffrey “Skip” Thompson, MSA, a Missionary of the Holy Apostles, has created an intellectually stimulating and visually delightful photo-documentary of his experiences in Israel during an intercultural study tour sponsored by Holy Apostles College & Seminary in conjunction with the Jerusalem Center for Biblical Studies from December 27, 2011, to January 10, 2012. Over the course of the journey, which begins in Galilee and ends inside of Christ’s tomb, Fr. Thompson shows us what can be seen in a two-week tour of the Holy Lands. These images will ignite a fire under anyone contemplating such a pilgrimage. This photo book should be downloaded onto the mobile devices of anyone who is heading that way or who desires one day to do so.

Hardback $39.99 | Kindle $9.99

REVIEWS

Testimonial

Fr. Thompson has developed an excellent photo-documentary that will serve as a helpful guide for anyone traveling on tour to the Holy Lands or remaining at home and living vicariously through the camera lens of one who has done so already. From the walls of Jericho to the tomb of Christ, Fr. Thompson’s eye captures it all, providing a rich narrative of explanation along the way. – Dr. Sebastian Mahfood, OP, co-author with Dr. Ronda Chervin of Catholic Realism.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Fr. Jeffrey “Skip” Thompson, MSA, is the Dean of Seminarians at Holy Apostles College & Seminary.

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The Story of Holy Apostles College and Seminary

The Story of Holy Apostles College and Seminary

The Story of Holy Apostles College and Seminary

by Dr. Cynthia Toolin-Wilson and Prof. Robert Hubbard

The Story of Holy Apostles College and Seminary is a yearbook of over sixty years of a Catholic seminary and college located in picturesque Cromwell, Connecticut. Dr. Toolin-Wilson and Prof. Hubbard begin with a brief overview of the first years of Holy Apostles, including its founder, Fr. Eusebe Menard, OFM. They next use words and pictures to describe the vibrant Holy Apostles community. This community is guided by bishops, rectors, faculty, and staff whose concern is the development of Catholic ordained, religious, and lay faithful leaders. The authors emphasize the stability of Holy Apostles in its mission of forming Catholic leaders. They document its development from a small school with fewer than ten students to an institution serving a diverse student body composed of many ethnic and national groups globally through its online programs and residentially on its home campus. Among these groups are vocations to the priesthood, candidates to the permanent diaconate, religious sisters and brothers, and the laity.

Almost 300 full-color photographic pages available to ship by December 20, 2018, for $89.99.

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TESTIMONIALS

I find this book to be a captivating journey across the first sixty years of our history. – Fr. Peter Kucer, MSA, STD, a 2001 graduate of Holy Apostles College and Seminary and currently Chief Academic Officer and Academic Dean of Oncampus Learning


Holy Apostles College and Seminary is a miracle of the Divine Providence in its foundation as well as in its continued existence. This story by Dr. Cynthia Toolin-Wilson and Prof. Bob Hubbard accurately captures that miracle. I thank the Divine Lord with all my heart for giving me the grace to work there to the formation of priests, religious and committed lay people since 1998. Long life to HACS! – Fr. Michel Legault, MSA, Professor of Philosophy, Holy Apostles College & Seminary


Cheers for the beautiful history of Holy Apostles! What a tour de force! The delightful photographic illustrations make the meticulous research come alive. Bravo!  – Dr. Ronda Chervin, Professor Emerita of Philosophy (retired), Holy Apostles College & Seminary


Holy Apostles College and Seminary is a place where contemplation meets action and visa versa. This book captures the kind of joy within our community that makes possible that kind of creative engagement. – Angelyn Arden, Ph.D., Professor of Humanities, Holy Apostles College & Seminary

ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Cynthia Toolin-Wilson is a Professor of Dogmatic and Moral Theology at Holy Apostles College and Seminary. She holds a doctorate in sociology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and a licentiate in theology from Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C. She teaches graduate courses on campus and through online learning. She is a wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She divides her time between Connecticut and Vermont.

Robert Hubbard, a retired professor at Albertus Magnus College, is the author of seven books including The Last Survivors, Legendary Locals of Middletown, and Connecticut’s Deadliest Tornadoes. He is also the webmaster of biographical websites on St. Thomas More, and entertainers Nana Mouskouri and Phil Silvers. A lifelong Catholic, he was impressed by Holy Apostles College and Seminary’s goal of “forming moral and ethical leaders who know and love God,” and asked Cynthia Toolin-Wilson to collaborate on a book that would tell the Holy Apostles story.

 

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Entering Mission Territory Front Door Sign

Entering Mission Territory Front Door Sign

Entering Mission Territory Front or Back Door Sign

A sign for the evangelizer’s door, the last thing he or she will see on his or her way out into the world.

Prices vary depending upon the size of the sign and kind of material on which you choose for it to be printed. Options through the link below.

 

Whenever we leave our houses and enter the world, we’re entering mission territory. We are entering, in short, a secular culture that is highly materialistic and highly egotistic. And what are we going to encounter when we get there, which is just a step outside our front door? We’re going to encounter people who live by their appetites, who lust, excessively consume, greedily waste and horde money, and anger easily. We’re going to encounter unbelievers, and we’re going to encounter believers who do not practice their faith. We will encounter these and many more, and we are going to find that our efforts to live a faith-based life may falter in the wake of them. How do we remind ourselves to be prepared for the world and the persons we’ll encounter within it? With our new door sign, of course, reminding us that when we step out our front door, we’re entering mission territory.


Inspired by the “Entering Mission Territory” sign at the bottom of the driveway at Holy Apostles College & Seminary in Cromwell, CT. We all need this kind of reminder whenever we leave our sanctuary!

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How YOU Can Build the World’s Largest Second-Hand, Catholic Bookstore

How YOU Can Build the World’s Largest Second-Hand, Catholic Bookstore

How YOU Can Build the World’s Largest Second-Hand, Catholic Bookstore

by Bruce Mac Vicar with Sebastian Mahfood

Have you ever wanted to promote your Catholic faith by sharing books with others? How about by selling books to others on the cheap? How about by going all out and building the world’s LARGEST second-hand, Catholic bookstore? Bruce Mac Vicar shows you in five easy steps how to set up the organizational structure to make your dream a reality, walking you through the process of setting up, creating a support network and steady stream of incoming books, and moving your stock into the avid hands of the faithful (and not-yet-so-faithful) persons seeking a greater understanding of their relationship with God and man. If you’re a Catholic looking for a lifelong, faith-filled and faith-sustaining project, this book is for you.
Paperback $9.99 | Kindle $9.99

INTERVERVIEW

WCAT Radio’s “I Thought You’d Like to Know This, Too” with Bob Olson

Listen to “Bob Olson interviews Catholic Author Bruce Mac Vicar (May 12, 2017)” on Spreaker.

Article in the Orange Country Catholic: http://occatholic.com/the-doghouse-ministry/

ADDITIONAL IDEAS

Bruce provides us with some excellent ideas within his book, but the idea engine never stops! Here’s another:

Mall “pop-up” stores are a popular trend for testing your product line for a couple of months without committing to a lease. They are set up in malls which are in decline and give the mall owner a chance to give more life/energy to the mall. This keeps customers from abandoning the mall as “dead.”  This is a WIN/WIN if the new business can afford to move their products in and out of the space in short order.  Nothing new, of course, as there have been popups for Halloween costumes and Christmas specialty gifts (think David’s nuts and dried fruit packs) but now, as more malls go into decline, other types of businesses are giving it a try. Since the type of shelving I propose in the book is portable and does not need to be nailed to the wall, this could work for a group, like Knights of Columbus, putting together a store – i.e., they’d have enough manpower to move the shelves and inventory in a short period of time. This “test” of the product line might be useful while building capital for the eventual permanent location.

An article on the Internet today indicated ToysRUs may go bankrupt because, in part, their brick-and-mortar venues cannot compete with Amazon.com. And, yesterday, there was an article in the Orange County Register Business section (9-17-2017) about second hand stores succeeding as traditional retailers stumble. The article noted that thrift/resale stores have grown 7 percent a year for the last two years while major department stores are having to downsize. The article goes on to note that resale stores first became popular during the recession and that clients not only love the savings but enjoy the fun of “the hunt.” This seems to support two points I made in the book: used books provide affordable merchandise, and displaying the books in a random manner adds to the fun of “the hunt.”

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Born in Glendale, CA, Bruce Mac Vicar earned his B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

He served in the U.S. Coast Guard with a tour of duty in the Presidential Honor Guard and followed that as a job placement counselor at U.C.S.B. and as a records manager for banks and the national archives.

He was the co-founder of a crisis counseling center in Isla Vista, CA, and was elected member of the Isla Vista Community Council.

Over the years, Bruce developed six used bookstores in CA, an experience he happily shares in the pages of his book.

A convert to Catholicism, Bruce is a third degree Knights of Columbus. He has been happily married for 36 years to his good wife, Ann.

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