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The Last Hours of Jesus and Holy Thursday Set

by Fr. Ralph GormanFrancois Mauriac

Begin your Lent by reflecting on the permanent and scrificial love that was portrayed by Jesus's last hours during the Crucifixion.


The Illustrated Liturgical Year Calendar Coloring Book: Easter Cycle

February 13 - June 4, 2022

by Michaela HarrisonJeremiah Harrison

Give the gift that keeps on giving! Share this fun and engaging tool for mastering the Faith — and learning to love it.


The Illustrated Liturgical Year Calendar: Easter Cycle

by Michaela HarrisonJeremiah Harrison

A treasure trove of riches is available to us in the ancient Roman liturgy of the Church. Its feasts and fasts, ember days, rogation days, and octaves make for a rising and falling consistent with that of Gregorian Chant. Yet, we have forgotten so much of it, and recovering these precious traditions in our age of noise and ugliness and cynicism is challenging.


The Lenten Cookbook

by Scott HahnDavid Geisser

From delicious soups and salads to zesty curries and classic Lenten staples, Chef Geisser offers here a uniquely Catholic way of celebrating the Lenten season in your home each year.


The Pain of Christ and the Sorrow of God

Lenten Meditations

by Fr. Gerald Vann

In seven chapters marked by originality and striking clarity, Fr. Vann gets under the rind and into the heart of every aspect of Christ’s Passion. Fr. Vann emphasizes that in neither our spiritual lives nor our lives in the world can we ignore a crucial aphorism that will play a role in determining our destiny: “the importance of small things.”


The Thief Who Stole Heaven Set

by Fr. Geoffrey BlissRaymond Arroyo


Praying with Jesus and Faustina During Lent

and in Times of Suffering

by Susan Tassone

Susan Tassone presents the Diary's words of Christ and St. Faustina on his sorrowful Passion. The book will engage you in Jesus' horrific sufferings, giving you grace, light and strength to bear your own sufferings.


Way of the Cross (Ganswein)

by Archbishop Georg Ganswein

Archbishop Gänswein’s stunning reflections on the Stations of the Cross will give life to your own Stations of the Cross devotions and awaken in you a love and sympathy for our Lord greater than any you have felt before.


A Devotional Journey into the Easter Mystery

How Prayerful Participation in the Paschal Mystery Brings Life, Joy, and Happiness

by Christopher Carstens

A Devotional Journey into the Easter Mystery shows readers how prayerful participation in the Paschal Mystery brings life, joy, and holiness. It’s a powerful aid for every Christian who seeks to make Lent and Easter a truly life-changing experience.


Lenten Journey with Mother Mary

by Fr. Edward Looney

A Lenten Journey with Mother Mary invites you to walk with the world’s singular model of faith and purity — the Virgin Mary herself — each day of your Lenten spiritual pilgrimage to Easter.


The Road to Spiritual Fitness

A Five-Step Plan for Men

by Danny Abramowicz

Retired NFL star Danny Abramowicz shares key details of his journey down the Road to Spiritual Fitness and provides you with some of the first-class tools that have sustained him along the way (and will sustain you, too).


Holy Thursday

The Night that Changed the World

by Francois Mauriac

A Catholic Novelist's Dramatic look at the events of Holy Thursday, Nobel laureate Francois Mauriac walks you through the Last Supper and more in this enduring classic. In this beautifully drawn and moving portrait, he brings you closer to the great mysteries that won salvation for us all.


The Cries of Jesus From the Cross

A Fulton Sheen Anthology

by Archbishop Fulton J. SheenAllan Smith

For the first time ever, Archbishop Fulton Sheen's complete writings and reflections on Christ’s last words have been compiled into this one book.


The Handbook of Spiritual Perfection

by Philip Dion

Fr. Philip Dion shows you how to pray more deeply, how to identify and root out your faults, how to make your confessions more fruitful, how to abandon yourself to God’s will, and more.


The Last Hours of Jesus

From Gethsemane to Golgotha

by Fr. Ralph Gorman

Here for the ordinary reader is an unforgettable moment-by-moment account that brings to vivid life the powerful events that transpired between Jesus’ Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane and His death on the Cross at Golgotha.


Making a Holy Lent

40 Meditations to Prepare You for the Church's Holiest Season

by Fr. William Casey, CPM.

Fr. Bill Casey turns our attention to Jesus in brief reflections on topics ranging from the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist to the role that the Blessed Virgin Mary plays in every healthy prayer life.


The Four Last Things

A Catechetical Guide to Death, Judgment, Heaven, and Hell

by Fr. Wade Menezes

Death, Judgment, Heaven and Hell; these are the Four Last Things toward which we are moving each hour of the day and night. This book explains and explores these vital doctrines of Holy Mother Church.


Praying with Mother Angelica

Meditations on the Rosary and the Way of the Cross

by Mother Angelica

Mother Angelica’s meditations combine the spiritual insights of a master with the warmth of a loving mother. Her short but powerful reflections will lift your soul to Heaven and lead you into a thoughtful and penetrating reflection on the love of God and the life of Our Lady.


Relics from the Crucifixion

Where They Went and How They Got There

by J. Charles Wall

Here you’ll read of the tree from which the Cross was made, the Nails, the Crown, the Thorns, and even His Blood, all treasured by Christians for generations.


Strength in Simplicity

The Busy Catholic's Guide to Growing Closer to God

by Bishop Emmanuel De Gibergues

Essential (and easy) reading for busy Catholics, Strength in Simplicity shows you how to grow closer to God in the things you already do every day.


When God Is Silent

Finding Spiritual Peace Amid the Storms of Life

by Archbishop Luis M. Martinez

Martinez shows how you can make better sense of your life once you realize that God has actually been closest to you when He seemed farthest away.


Treasury of Catholic Meditations

by Fr. Romano GuardiniSt. John Henry NewmanBishop Jacques-Benigne Bossuet

This four-volume set of meditations have been carefully selected to lift your soul to God while affording you an admirable distillation of the doctrines and piety of our Holy Catholic Church.

Meditations for Lent

by Bishop Jacques-Benigne BossuetChristopher O. Blum

Bishop Bossuet's eloquence will have you not merely remember the events of Christ's Crucifixion; it will have you spiritually walk with Him on His journey.


Lent At Ephesus



Meditations Before Mass

by Fr. Romano Guardini

For the restless or distracted at Mass, here you’ll learn how to quiet your soul in order to grow more receptive to the graces Christ offers you in the Mass.


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Finding Confidence in Times of Trial

Letters of St John of Avila

by St. John Of Avila

In these pages St. John of Avila, doctor of the Church, explains how suffering is frequently the means by which God reveals His mercy and design for our lives.


The Good Galilean

Lessons in Living from the Son of Man Himself

by Archbishop Alban Goodier

Our Lord was Perfect Man because he was also God. Christ alone reveals that our existence has a meaning, a direction, and that holiness is worth striving for

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by Claudia Cangilla McAdam

Age Range: 8 and up

A young girl, taken back to the time of Jesus, gets a first-hand account of the Crucifixion.


Saints for Sinners

Nine Desolate Souls Made Strong by God

by Archbishop Alban Goodier

God's grace can conquer every human flaw . . . Christ came not to call saints but to make them — often out of weak, stupid, and sinful men.


The Year and Our Children

Catholic Family Celebrations For Every Season

by Mary Reed Newland

Celebrate the Faith with your kids — all year round; give them the gift of a fully lived faith, every day and in every season.


How to Make Sense of Suffering

by Marguerite Duportal

Learn to bear your troubles well, and how to avoid the mistakes that make your spiritual burdens heavier.


Victory Over Vice

by Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

Archbishop Fulton Sheen shows you how to win a lasting victory over vice.


Spiritual Combat

How to Win Your Spiritual Battles and Attain Inner Peace

by Lorenzo Scupoli

St. Francis de Sales carried a copy of this book in his pocket for 18 years. It doesn’t just describe the Christian life — it also shows you how to live it.


The Spiritual Life

A Comprehensive Manual for Catholics Seeking Salvation

by Fr. Jean Nicholas Grou

This book is a tough, uncompromising handbook to help you deal with all the obligations and problems of the spiritual life.


How to Resist Temptation

by Fr. Francis J. Remler

Here an experienced priest shows you how to direct your heart away from temptations and toward God, and how to overcome the world in Christ.


How to Make a Good Confession

A Pocket Guide to Reconciliation With God

by Fr. John A. Kane

Here you’ll get solid guidelines to help you make the most of this sacrament and carry its grace into your daily life. Try it!


Christian Self-Mastery

How to Govern Your Thoughts, Discipline Your Will, and Achieve Balance in Your Spiritual Life

by Fr. Basil W. Maturin

Christian Self-Mastery explains why following Christ can be so difficult — and how you can start to make progress even in the most vexing areas of your life.


Comfort for the Sick and Dying

by David L. Greenstock

Here is a goldmine for Christian caregivers and essential reading for those who wisely want to be ready for serious illness and death.


Finding God’s Will for You

by St. Francis De Sales

Learn what God’s will is and how He reveals it — in even the seemingly random events of your life.


Humility: Wellspring of Virtue

by Dietrich Von Hildebrand

Discover the incredible strength of humility, the only virtue that has the power to drive pride — the most dangerous sin of all — from your soul.


What Jesus Saw From the Cross

by A. G. Sertillanges

Written by Rev. A. G. Sertillanges, this acclaimed devotional classic gives you vivid and dramatic details not included in the Gospel.


Fire of Love

Understanding Purgatory

by St. Catherine Of Genoa

St. Catherine of Genoa’s sensible view of Purgatory, tainted neither by superstition nor by skepticism, reveals the glow of God’s love in those purifying fires.

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