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"What happens when your quiet life is disrupted by tragedy? What happens when your day-to-day busy-ness is disrupted by eternity? As one of the characters in this tale says, "The unforeseen has a way of happening." But what then? What happens when your faith really has to matter? This lovely story will pull you in and will not let you go. But it will surprise you. So will life." - Dale Ahlquist, President, American G. K. Chesterton Society
Everywhere in Chains: A Novel James Casper This highly thought-provoking, sometimes amusing and always life-affirming novel illustrates one family's experiences with America's criminal justice system. As Penelope searches for the truth about her father, she rattles the skeletons in her family's closet and shakes up the complacency of her community, which has tried to sweep the past under the rug. With both perception and compassion, the author creates a colorful cast of characters while challenging the wisdom of imprisoning the mentally ill.
On the cusp of adulthood, Penelope begins to understand that she has grown-up in a web of silence. The denial in her family and small Minnesota hometown is so thick that she does not know how to cut through it, that is, until she begins a seemingly innocuous pen-pal correspondence with someone in another town. Little by little, Penelope unravels the secrets meant to protect her from the truth. She proves herself to be stronger and wiser than anyone could have predicted and leads the way to healing. Also available as an e-book. Regular price: $22.95, sale price: $18.36
Pope declares Jesuit Pierre Favre a saint By Associated Press, Updated: Tuesday, December 17, 10:23 AM
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has declared the 16th-century Jesuit Pierre Favre a saint, bypassing the Vatican’s typical saint-making procedures to honor the first recruit of Jesuit founder St. Ignatius Loyola.
The announcement was made Tuesday on Francis’ 77th birthday, something of a gift to his Jesuit family for whom Favre is a beloved role model. Keep reading here.
Learn more about the life of the now Saint Peter Favre in the Ignatius Press title To the Other Towns. See details below.
To the Other Towns: The Life of Blessed Peter Favre, First Companion of St. Ignatius William Bangert While it is well remembered that St. Francis Xavier was an original companion of St. Ignatius at the beginning of Jesuit Order, it has too often been forgotten that there was a very important third person who made up the original trio that were the foundation stones upon which Ignatius built the Society of Jesus. That third person was Blessed Peter Favre, the quiet, gentle and congenial companion of Francis Xavier and Ignatius who labored tirelessly to preach the Gospel with ceaseless travel through Italy, Portugal, Germany and the Netherlands, going wherever he was ordered by Ignatius to lay Jesuit foundations and win souls for Christ.
This is the life of Peter Favre, first companion of St. Ignatius, a holy and energetic missionary who, as a young college student had met Ignatius and Francis Xavier at the University of Paris in 1525, and there began the origins of the great Society of Jesus. In this inspiring biography, Fr. William Bangert, S.J., has drawn on many essential historical sources and consulted various experts and documents to present a detailed, moving portrait of this prayerful, humble and zealous Jesuit who spent himself for the cause of Christ, packing into the last seven years of his forty years on earth an incredible program of travel and work that kept him always on the move "to the other towns" to proclaim the Kingdom of God. Also available as an e-book. Regular price: $14.95, sale price: $11.96
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Aprender a amar: 30 preguntas para no equivocarse en la aventura más importante de la vida Pontificio Instituto Juan Pablo II Cuando nace una relación, la cuestión surgida por la pregunta «¿me amas?» no se puede contestar en soledad, requiere un acompañamiento. El Instituto Juan Pablo II, creado por el Papa para estudiar el matrimonio y la familia, no podía sino sentirse interpelado por esta pregunta de los jóvenes, y por ello ha preparado este documento: Aprender a amar. 30 preguntas para no equivocarse en la aventura más importante de la vida. En él simplemente se recogen las preguntas que los jóvenes llevan en su corazón. Es lo que hacía el Papa en sus encuentros con la juventud cuando decía: «Lo que yo os voy a decir no es tan importante como lo que vosotros me vais a contar a mí». Regular price: $5.95, sale price: $4.76
Learning to Love: 30 Questions to Avoid Mistakes on the Most Important Adventure in Life The John Paul II Institute on marriage and family prepared this document with 30 key questions on the meaning of love.
San Maximiliano Kolbe: Mártir de la caridad Felix Ochayta En san Maximiliano M.ª Kolbe, cuya heroica muerte en el campo de concentración de Auschwitz sigue conmoviendo, se hermanan la vocación religiosa y la sacerdotal, el amor a la Inmaculada y el ansia de martirio, la adhesión a la tradición de la Iglesia y la apertura al mundo moderno.
Fue un testigo de la dignidad y el valor de la persona humana en el atormentado siglo XX, un sacerdote moderno, maestro y modelo de sacerdotes, a quien Juan Pablo II declaró «Patrono de nuestro difícil siglo». La lectura de esta obra comprueba la exactitud y justicia de esta declaración. A todos será útil, especialmente a sacerdotes, seminaristas y devotos en general de la Madre Inmaculada. Regular price: $12.95, sale price: $10.36
Saint Maximillian Kolbe: Martyr of Charity Maximillian Kolbe was a witness to the value and dignity of the human person in the 20th century, a great teacher and model for priests. This book tells his inspiring story.
Historia de un alma Therese de Lisieux Santa Teresa de Lisieux ha sido un huracán de gloria desde su muerte a los veinticuatro años de edad. Teresa fue una joven carmelita que impresionó a toda clase de personas en todo el mundo: intelectuales y analfabetos, activos y contemplativos, cristianos fervorosos y no practicantes, y hasta incluso a no cristianos. Teólogos eminentes como Philipon y H. Urs von Balthasar han puesto de relieve la vida y los escritos de esta mujer oculta en el Carmelo.
Con el título de Historia de un alma, Inés de Jesús, priora del mismo convento y hermana de la santa, publicó, algo retocados, los «Manuscritos autobiográficos» de Teresa un año después de su muerte. Desde el año 1957 se ha logrado la edición auténtica, sin añadiduras ni recortes, de dichos manuscritos. Regular price: $12.95, sale price: $10.36
Story of a Soul: St. Therese of Lisieux: This is the classic autobiography of the saint.
Presente y futuro del Concilio Vaticano II Marc Cardinal Ouellet Cincuenta años después de la apertura del Concilio Vaticano II, que ha supuesto un importante cambio en la historia de la Iglesia, el papa Benedicto XVI promulgó el Año de la Fe, a partir de octubre de 2012. Lejos de convocar un nuevo concilio e igualmente opuesto a la idea de arrojar el Vaticano II a las mazmorras de la historia, el cardenal Marc Ouellet nos entrega con confianza la certeza de la fe contenida en las cuatro constituciones conciliares y los decretos consiguientes. «Es necesario volver al Concilio», decía el beato Juan Pablo II en el año 2000. Y esto precisamente es lo que el cardenal Ouellet quiere proponer en esta interesante entrevista que mantuvo con el P. Geoffroy de la Tousche. Regular price: $12.95, sale price: $10.36
The Relevance and Future of the Second Vatican Council Fifty years after the opening of the Second Vatican Council, Cardinal Marc Ouellet-considered by many to have been a top candidate to succeed Pope Benedict XVI-gives his thoughts on the Council and what the Vatican II means for us today. In interviews with French priest Fr. Geoffroy de la Tousche, Cardinal Ouellet speaks both personally and professionally about the state of the Church since the Council, explaining what went wrong-and right-in the implementation of the Council's teachings.
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The Ignatius-Angelicum Liberal Studies Program and Holy Apostles College & Seminary are pleased to announce that LSP online students may apply any or all of their American Council on Education (ACE CREDIT) recommended credits (60 total) towards their BA degree at Holy Apostles, including towards the new Holy Apostles Great Books major. The American Council on Education's College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT) has recommended the LSP Great Books Program online for 48 college credits (6 per semester/8 semesters) and the LSP Theology Online courses (lectures by Fr. Joseph Fessio for 12 college credits 4 courses - 3 credits each) - that's a total of 60 hours, which is 2 years of college credit (1/2 of a typical BA degree) completed before you enter college.
Holy Apostles College & Seminary campus is located in historic Cromwell, Connecticut, easy driving distance for a day trip to either New York City or Boston and welcomes distance learning students, lay commuter students, as well as seminarians. Besides the on-campus undergraduate, graduate, and seminary degrees in philosophy & theology offered on-campus, 18 courses are scheduled to be offered through the Holy Apostles Distance online Learning program, undergraduate level, for the Spring 2014 semester. Graduate courses may be used for credit toward the M.A., Post Master’s Certificate in Theology, and M.Div. programs, as well as for Certificate programs. Holy Apostles College & Seminary is a regionally accredited, co-educational Catholic college for lay and clerical students.
Pope Francis has been candid about his appreciation for Paul VI’s 1975 apostolic exhortation. Many theologians and evangelization experts agree that the document has remained relevant and challenging to the Church today.
Readers of Blessed John Paul II’s documents have noted his frequent references to a sentence in Gaudium et Spes, the Second Vatican Council’s Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World: “man, who is the only creature on earth which God willed for itself, cannot fully find himself except through a sincere gift of himself” (no. 24).
Similarly, readers of Pope Francis’ writings have observed his frequent references to Evangelii Nuntiandi, Venerable Paul VI’s 1975 apostolic exhortation on evangelization. Pope Francis has cited it at least 31 times on at least 11 different occasions, including 13 times in his new apostolic exhortation Evangelii Gaudium.Evangelii Nuntiandi is an important part of the soil from which the teaching of Evangelii Gaudium has sprung; to use another image, they are akin to two plates of a diptych...
Homiletic & Pastoral Review
Jesus’ Infancy through the Eyes of Benedict XVI By Dr. Matthew J. Ramage, Ph.D. As Benedict’s entire Jesus of Nazareth trilogy masterfully illustrates, the answer lies in carefully balanced exegesis that takes the historicity of the Gospels seriously, while also attending to the particularities of their unique literary form.
It is time to stop and pay close attention when the theologian you are reading starts talking about his “method.” In the final volume of his Jesus of Nazareth series of books, released a year ago this Advent, Benedict XVI painted a beautiful portrait of Jesus’ early life, but he began it with a discourse concerning method.
As we prepare for the season of Advent, it is worth following Benedict’s advice to step back for a moment before we delve into our meditation upon the events surrounding Jesus’ birth: “Before we consider the content of the texts,” the emeritus pontiff says, “a brief word about their particular literary character is necessary...