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What really happened during the Reformation? 🤔 In The Church and the Age of Reformations (1350–1650), historian Joseph T. Stuart and theologian Barbara A. Stuart highlight the watershed events of a confusing period in history, providing a broader—and deeper—historical context of the era, including: ✍️ the Council of Trent ✍️ the rise of humanism ✍️ the impact of the printing press Order now! Use code RECLAIM22 for 25% OFF books in the Reclaiming Catholic History series.
Tired of all of the division in the world? 💔 What if we looked at the things we see wrong with empathy and understood hurtful words as a cry for consolation? If we could do that, we’d be living as Jesus taught us in the #Beatitudes. In The Way of Beatitude, Casey Cole, OFM—host of YouTube's #BreakingintheHabit—wants you to embrace the pain caused by anger and division in the world and then look to Jesus for hope through the Beatitudes. Use code BEATITUDE22 for 25% OFF. ✨ Order now!
What does musical icon Luther Vandross have to do with appreciating the people and cultures that make up the Catholic Church? 📚 Marcia Lane-McGee and Shannon Wimp Schmidt, hosts of the Plaid Skirts and Basic Black podcast, share the answer to that question in their vibrant NEW book. 📖 This book was featured in Essence as one of “56 New Books We Can’t Wait To Read In 2022"! 🎉 Pick up a copy today! Use code FATLUTHER22 for 25% OFF. . #NewBooks #Publishing #Catholic #Catholicism #Christian
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Celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth with Marcia Lane- McGee and Shannon Wimp Schmidt! 🎉 In their new book, Fat Luther, Slim Pickin’s, cohosts of the Plaid Skirts & Basic Black Podcast share their faith and reflections on the liturgical year to honor the Black Catholic experience and to help other Catholics understand Black culture.
What are your plans for Lent? Abiding Together Podcast has just announced that Restore: A Guided Lent Journal for Prayer and Meditation by Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT, will be this year's Lenten book study! With the purchase of Restore you will gain access to a series of weekly companion videos from Sr. Miriam, and customizable resources to use at a parish or with a small group. Don't miss out! Preorder Restore now!
Have you heard the news? 🎉 Fat Luther, Slim Pickin's has been featured as a recommended read in @essence. In this one-of-a-kind book, Marcia Lane-McGee and Shannon Wimp Schmidt , hosts of the Plaid Skirts & Basic Black podcast, share their faith and reflections on the liturgical year to honor the #BlackCatholic experience and to help other Catholics understand Black culture. Preorder today: . #blackcatholics #catholicism
Does your spiritual life need a refresh in the new year? We've created a playlist, full of some of the most impactful Catholic podcast episodes, just for you! 🎧 Start listening now! Want to pair your listening with the perfect spiritual book? 📚 Enjoy 20% off and free standard shipping on select titles with code RENEW2022. Shop the sale now through January 14 at avemariapress.com. . #catholicpodcasts #spirituality #spiritual
Renew your spirit in 2022! ✨ This year, grow closer to Christ than ever before. Explore our selection of transformative reads and enjoy 20% off + free standard shipping with code RENEW2022. If you prefer to use an eReader, download one of our inspiring reads in eBook format and enjoy this special limited-time pricing! Sale ends 1.14.22. Shop now, before it's too late!
Be inspired by the woman who inspired thousands. 💫 We Are Beloved takes you on a personal, thirty-day retreat based on the prophetic words of Servant of God Sr. Thea Bowman, a renowned Black Catholic evangelizer, teacher, writer, and singer. Featuring selections from four decades of Bowman’s writings, reflections, presentations, and interviews, this book will help you enter more deeply into the life and work of this holy woman. Use code BOWMAN21 to receive 25% off. Learn more and order now!
Christopher Baglow—in partnership with the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame—writes from within the deep well of Catholic tradition and his personal love of both science and faith to provide probing yet lively and often-humorous answers to the foundational questions of human existence.
“This is your cross, and I am not going to take it away from you. I will be with you, and I will help you, but it is yours to carry.” In Awakening at Lourdes, @csawilkens pilgrimage story will help you learn to be open to what God has in store for you and to see that if you surrender control, open yourself to grace, and lean on your community, that you are never alone. Read her story here!
"My whole life is centered on the Eucharist. My life must be a continuing proclamation of the death and resurrection of Christ."—Henri Nouwen On the 25th anniversary of Henri Nouwen's passing, we thank God for his example and pray that we, too, can keep the Eucharist at the center of our life. Spend 30 days with Henri Nouwen's life-changing wisdom in his easy-to-use devotional, Draw Ever Closer.
When Pope Francis puts pen to paper, people around the world pay attention. Between 2017 and 2020, the Holy Father published six groundbreaking documents—including Gaudete et Exultate, Christus Vivit, and Fratelli Tutti—that address the biggest issues in the Church and in the world today. Now, for the first time, you can get this collection of works all in one volume.
Are you looking for new ways to nourish your personal relationship with Jesus and maintain a constant dialogue of prayer? NEW in the Recursos para el ministerio hispano series, Oración y Espiritualidad by Andrés Arango offers the perfect guide on how to talk to God and love like Jesus.
What guidance does the Church give for combatting racism in our everyday lives? The new book by Fr. Dan Horan offers us the hope and surety of the Gospel, the wisdom of Catholic tradition, and some practical ways to educate ourselves and advocate for justice. Learn more about Fr. Dan Horan's new book today!
We all have habits that we know we would be better off without, but what can we do to make real change stick? Join us on #AveSpotlight as host Chenele Shaw talks with licensed counselor Regina Boyd about the challenges of self-change and how we can take action to become our best selves.
“Brother André was living proof that the weak, the outcast, the poor could also achieve great and beautiful things.” Today we celebrate St. André Bessette, the first canonized saint from the Congregation of Holy Cross. His example reminds us how God can use our smallness for great things. Learn more about Brother André here.
Catholic Finance Tip of the Day: Give first, save second, spend third. Changing your mindset to this order will help you spend less and live more, while also growing your trust in the Lord. Learn more financial success tips in A Catholic Guide to Spending Less and Living More by Sam and Rob Fatzinger and find FREE downloadable resources (including budgeting worksheets) here.
FALL 2021 SNEAK PEEK 👀 Look at some of the amazing #CatholicBooks coming this Fall, including a prayer journal by Emily Wilson Hussem, a collection of prayers for Catholic moms, and an Advent journal by Fr. John Burns and illustrated by Valerie Delgado! Available for preorder here.
"I would like to greet all grandmothers and grandfathers, thanking them for their valuable presence in families and for the new generations.”—Pope Francis The love and wisdom from our grandparents are some of life's greatest blessings. On #WorldDayforGrandparents, we pray that we will honor and cherish our grandparents and pray for those who are no longer with us.
🏃🏽 Running for a Higher Purpose Tip "A good way to steel your resolve to achieve your goals is to run for others."—Bishop Thomas John Paprocki Whether it raising money for your favorite charity by collecting pledges or offering up hard runs for prayer intentions, running for others can help motivate you to keep going. Get more spiritual running tips here.