Finding God Every Day God is present to us in ways too numerous to count. Unfortunately, we are often so busy that we fail to recognize and respond to this active presence. A Catholic Woman’s Book of Days offers daily meditations that clear a spiritual place—a time in our day when we can set our hearts on God. The meditations are brief, pointed, direct, and personal—and will connect you to God’s word and the Catholic faith.While a number of successful devotionals for women have been published for the general Christian market, A Catholic Woman's Book of Days is the first resource in the Catholic market featuring daily devotions and prayers for women. Written by Amy Welborn, the devotional entries are pointed and brief, and help Catholic women connect their everyday concerns with God's Word in the context of their Catholic faith. Each entry is introduced by a Scripture verse and followed by a one-sentence prayer. These devotions and prayers are sure to provide Catholic women with a dose of God's grace each day of the year.
A vibrant prayer life unfolds when we regularly open ourselves to inspiration and God’s grace. 2020: A Book of Grace-Filled Days provides a daily prayer experience to help us build and nurture our faith. Beginning with the start of the church year in Advent 2019 and continuing through the 2020 calendar year, this daily devotional notes major feast days, saint commemorations, and holidays. Each page combines readings from the Scripture of the day with reflections to provide a few minutes of solace for quiet prayer and meditation. 2020: A Book of Grace-Filled Days is an accessible and insightful way to deepen our connection to God’s loving presence and fill each day with grace.
Beautiful matte finish on this self-guided Catholic prayer Retreat, color-filled book. Bathe yourself in the beauty of giant blossoms, bicycles, bumblebees and birds all while traveling a deeper journey toward God. Catholic quotes, Bible verses and prayer prompts are included. Spend time in a lavish garden setting, all hand-painted watercolor artwork, while enjoying the serenity that communion with God will bring to your day, your week, your year. The Little Flower Garden encourages prayer through inspirational books and gifts. The Little Flower Garden on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and Google.com.
Book of SaintsWho are the saints, why are the lives of saints important for children, and what can children learn from lives and actions? In Loyola Kids Book of Saints, the first in the Loyola Kids series, best-selling author Amy Welborn answers these questions with exciting and inspiring stories, real-life applications, and important information about these heroes of the church. This inspiring collection of saints’ stories explains how saints become saints, why we honor them, and how they help us even today. Featuring more than sixty saints from throughout history and from all over the world, Loyola Kids Book of Saints introduces children to these wonderful role models and heroes of the church. Ages 8-12.
Traditional prayer, often considered rote, tends to be neglected by people who claim to take their faith seriously. In The Words We Pray, author Amy Welborn offers an insightful exploration into 18 traditional prayers and the vital spiritual role each one can play. This enchanting prayer book includes the history and traditional use of each prayer as well as personal anecdotes to show why the body of Catholic traditional prayers is "a treasure worth rediscovering." From the Psalms to traditional Marian prayers to the Lord's Prayer to Amen, the prayers explored in The Words We Pray are gifts from the past that can greatly benefit our spiritual life today.
A moving collection of wise reflections on everyday experiences. Exploring topics such as friendship, courage, envy and family, Donna Sinclair looks beneath the surface of daily living to create a rich spirituality grounded in a woman's view of the world.
What do heroes do? Do they fight monsters? Sometimes, but they also hold the hands of people who are sick and lonely. They build schools. They study the planets. They forgive those who have harmed them. Heroes are people who look at the world around them, see what needs to be done, and through the grace of God find the strength to help others. In the thirty-six stories in Loyola Kids Book of Heroes, you’ll meet a Catholic nun who stood up to the most infamous outlaw in the Old West. You’ll learn how entire villages of men and women devoted their lives to building great cathedrals to show their love and respect for God. You’ll learn about John the Baptist, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, Charlemagne, St. Albert the Great, Dorothy Day, St. Patrick, and many others. Most of all, you’ll learn that with God’s help anyone can be a hero and make the world a better place.
2019 Best Book Awards, Winner: Children's Religious 2018 Moonbeam Award Winner, SILVER: Religion/Spirituality Written by popular Catholic children’s author Amy Welborn, this beautifully illustrated collection of Bible stories for kids and their families is uniquely arranged according to where the stories fall in the liturgical year and when they are proclaimed at Mass. Divided into five sections—Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter Season, and Ordinary Time—each section is subdivided into Old and New Testament stories. From “the Fall” to St. Paul, from the Exodus of the Israelites to the Ascension of Jesus, Loyola Kids Book of Bible Stories nurtures family and individual reading of the Bible at home, while familiarity with these stories will help children connect far more meaningfully with the liturgy.
Mary, the angel, a manger, an infant... You've heard this story before. You've read it, seen it, and heard it countless times before. This Advent and Christmas season won't be any different. Or will it? This Advent and Christmas season, author Amy Welborn encourages you to see the Christmas story with new eyes. Not just the Christmas story you know, but how Christ reveals himself to you in ways you don't expect, through a family vacation that was more than you expected or a chance encounter with a stranger. Each day offers Scripture and a related reflection to enhance your experience of the season. Daybreaks is a affordable, full-color, daily devotional for Advent and Christmas. Daybreaks reflections take only moments a day, and you will enjoy an Advent season that will have a lasting impact all year long. What are the benefits of Daybreaks for your parish? Scripture selections match each day's theme Beautiful color interior offers a meditative backdrop for the daily reflections Popular authors in both English and Spanish give a multicultural parish a common seasonal prayer How can you use Daybreaks in your parish? Place Daybreaks in the pews for parishioners or leave it at the exits for easy pickup after Mass. Mail Daybreaks to parish families, catechists, and volunteers. Use Daybreaks as a seasonal prayer or study group.
Matthew 26–28: Jesus' Life-Giving Death offers a close look at the passion, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ in Matthew's Gospel. A Guided Discovery of the Bible The Bible invites us to explore God’s word and reflect on how we might respond to it. To do this, we need guidance and the right tools for discovery. The Six Weeks with the Bible series of Bible discussion guides offers both in a concise six-week format. Whether focusing on a specific biblical book or exploring a theme that runs throughout the Bible, these practical guides in this series provide meaningful insights that explain Scripture while helping readers make connections to their own lives. Each guide• is faithful to Church teaching and is guided by sound biblical scholarship • presents the insights of Church fathers and saints • includes questions for discussion and reflection • delivers information in a reader-friendly format • gives suggestions for prayer that help readers respond to God’s word • appeals to beginners as well as to advanced students of the Bible By reading Scripture, reflecting on its deeper meanings, and incorporating it into our daily life, we can grow not only in our understanding of God’s word, but also in our relationship with God.
Are you a Catholic mom who prays for the wisdom and patience to get through each day? Do you pray for your children, husband, family and friends, and sometimes even yourself?The Catholic Mom s Prayer Companionoffers a new, daily resource to make the most of those few, precious minutes you have to pause and reflect. For more than fifteen years, the award-winningCatholicMom.comwebsite has been a trusted source for sound, practical, and spiritual guidance. In their new book, authors Lisa M. Hendey and Sarah A. Reinhard bring together more than eighty moms, dads, and trusted spiritual companions to provide fresh, uplifting meditations for every day of the year. You ll find encouragement when you re struggling, reassurance when you feel alone, and comfort when you re distracted by worry. Created by moms for moms, these hope-filled meditations touch on the issues and concerns you face as you try to get through the day with a sense of God s presence in your life. Whether you are a new or seasoned mom working in or outside of your home, this inspiring collection of reflections for every day of the year will help you stay in touch with the seasons of the Church year; remember Mary s loving presence on her feast days; keep company with both new and familiar saints; see the spiritual meaning of secular holidays; and make you smile with occasions such as Houseplant Appreciation Day and National Popcorn Day. Each day begins with a brief quotation from scripture, saints, recent popes, or important spiritual writers. A personal reflection written by contributors including Danielle Bean, Donna-Marie Cooper O Boyle, Lisa Mladinich, Elizabeth Scalia, Carolyn Woo, Mark Hart, and Jeff Young focuses on some dimension of your spiritual, emotional, intellectual, or physical life. Each day also includes a brief prayer and a question or thought to ponder throughout the day. In just a few minutes of quiet you ll find the boost you need from a friendly voice. Each month also has a special theme such as love, family fun, and slowing down. Start these reflections any time throughout the year and feel your days become more grace-filled and inspired."
Prayer lifts us up and transforms our livesand the lives of those we love. This beautiful prayer book is the perfect guide for women of all ages who want to deepen their personal relationship with the Lord. Through traditional and contemporary prayer, women will engage in conversation with a loving and compassionate God about their lives, their families, and the cares of their hearts.Beautifully designed and easy to use, this book is an ideal resource for any woman who desires special time with the Lord in prayer each day. The selections bring together the bounty of favorite traditional prayers of the Church with original prayers that will provide inspiration and strength. Organized around the seasons of a womans life and her spiritual journey, it will enable all womenno matter what their age or state in lifeto experience Gods deep love for them and the gift of his grace for each day.
Through the Bible parables, Jesus reveals who he is and how we are to follow him. Learn how to relate the parables of Jesus to life today in Parables: Stories of the Kingdom. For busy adults who want to study the Bible but don't know where to begin, Six Weeks with the Bible provides an inviting starting point. Each guide is divided into six concise, 90-minute segments that introduce one book of the Bible. All biblical text is printed in the guides, which means no additional study aids are required.
Beautiful matte finish on this Prayer Retreat, color-filled book. This Day Planner celebrates Mother's Day, Motherhood and Mom! Bathe yourself in the warmth of tea, cakes, corsages, Catholic quotes, Bible verses and prayer prompts all while traveling a deeper journey toward God. Spend sweet prayer time away amid all hand-painted watercolor artwork, enjoying the serenity that communion with God will bring to your day, your week, your year. The Little Flower Garden encourages prayer through inspirational books and gifts. The Little Flower Garden on Amazon.com, Barnes & Noble and Google.com.