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The Law of Love
Modern Language for Ancient Wisdom

Richard Leonard, SJ

Meditations on the sources of formation in Christian approach to law, its application to contemporary living, and how our approach to the law should set us free, not bind us up. This is a positive contribution to the present and lively debate about the tension between Christian liberty and obedience.

1. The what the 'law' of love means;
2. The 10 Commandments;
3. The Lord's Prayer;
4. Love God, Neighbor and Self;
5. The Beatitudes;
6. 1 Corinthians 13;

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Beholding Paradise
The Photographs of Thomas Merton

Edited by Paul M. Pearson

Beholding Paradise: The Photographs of Thomas Merton provides the reader with the only available overview of Thomas Merton's photographs while also providing a highly accessible introduction to Merton as a photographer. For Merton, his photography, as his writing, became a way for him to explore and express his relationship with the world. As he discovered contemplative photography, and how to use a camera as a contemplative instrument, he produced images that had the same effect as much of prose and poetry writings in the last decade of his life. Media and advertisers use images manipulatively to sell a story or an object. By contrast, Merton's images have nothing to sell, they cause us to pause, to stop, to see, to see what is right in front of us every day.

This volume allows the reader to explore, meditatively, the way that Thomas Merton came to see the world in the final decade of his life.

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St. Joseph, Pray for Us
Meditations and Prayers

In St. Joseph, Pray for Us, Pope Francis captures the spiritual lessons of one of our most beloved saints. With these meditations from his Apostolic Letter, Patris Corde, Francis seeks "to increase our love for this great saint, to encourage us to implore his intercession and to imitate his virtues and his zeal." Alongside many beautiful images of St. Joseph, readers can prayerfully reflect on these meditations and consider how to apply them in their daily lives. In the final section we are invited to join the Holy Father in praying to this great saint for our needs, the needs of the whole Church, and the needs of all the world.

This title is available for pre-order, scheduled to ship on March 11, 2021.

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Liturgy and Sacraments in a COVID World
Renewal, Not Restoration

Kevin W. Irwin

As states shut down public gatherings, including worship, parishes attempted to keep their congregants attached to the Eucharist by use of technology such as streaming video. However, this practice has underlined some of the problems with liturgical practice as it has developed in the decades since Vatican II. Streaming liturgies have no "live" congregations, often only a single priest in the sanctuary, skewing the roles of congregation and presider.

The celebration of other sacraments has been no less affected, as they've been "streamlined" for the sake of expediency and observance of social distancing rules. Where liturgical reforms emphasized scripture, whether it be through the expanded lectionary used at Mass or the inclusion of readings in the celebration of every sacrament, this has gradually been lost in practice. The increasingly sloppy application of norms has led to bad liturgies, betraying a basic lack of understanding of the meaning of the liturgy itself.

Rather than return to "business as usual" pre-COVID, Kevin Irwin says we should use this "break" as an opportunity to revisit the renewal and truly implement it.

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The Stations of the Cross-El Via Crucis
Journey in Prayer-Una Jornada En Fe

Mónica González

Here is a useful prayer resource for parishes with a Hispanic population, as well as bilingual families. In it Monica González offers bilingual stations of the cross, English and Spanish on facing pages. It will be much appreciated in families with older or newly arrived members who may be more comfortable praying in Spanish, as well as younger members who may prefer English.

Bilingual stations of the cross, English and Spanish on facing pages.

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Mother Teresa
Saint of the Peripheries

Ines Angeli Murzaku

Here is a biography that looks at Mother Teresa through the lens of Pope Francis's papacy of the peripheries. It was Mother Teresa's experiences living as a minority in the Balkans that formed her mission and ministry. The book especially explores her Albanian roots and upbringing among a Muslim majority population.

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The Law of Love

Modern Language for Ancient Wisdom

Richard Leonard, SJ

Meditations on the sources of formation in Christian approach to law, its application to contemporary living, and how our approach to the law should set us free, not bind us up. This is a positive contribution to the present and lively debate about the tension between Christian liberty and obedience.

1.   The what the 'law' of love means;
2.   The 10 Commandments;
3.   The Lord's Prayer;
4.   Love God, Neighbor and Self;
5.   The Beatitudes;
6.   1 Corinthians 13;

Paperback   –   ISBN: 978-08091-5537-8   –   $16.95

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Beholding Paradise

The Photographs of Thomas Merton

Edited by Paul M. Pearson

Beholding Paradise: The Photographs of Thomas Merton provides the reader with the only available overview of Thomas Merton's photographs while also providing a highly accessible introduction to Merton as a photographer. For Merton, his photography, as his writing, became a way for him to explore and express his relationship with the world. As he discovered contemplative photography, and how to use a camera as a contemplative instrument, he produced ...

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Hardcover   –   ISBN: 978-08091-0625-7   –   $39.95

eBook   –   ISBN: 973-15876-8574-3   –   $26.77

St. Joseph, Pray for Us

Meditations and Prayers

Pope Francis

In St. Joseph, Pray for Us, Pope Francis captures the spiritual lessons of one of our most beloved saints. With these meditations from his Apostolic Letter, Patris Corde, Francis seeks "to increase our love for this great saint, to encourage us to implore his intercession and to imitate his virtues and his zeal." Alongside many beautiful images of St. Joseph, readers can prayerfully reflect on these meditations and consider how to apply them in their daily lives. In the final section we are invited to join the Holy Father in praying to this great saint for our needs, the needs of the whole Church, and the needs of all the world.

Paperback   –   ISBN: 978-08091-5582-8   –   $9.95

eBook   –   ISBN: 978-15876-8986-4   –   $6.67

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Liturgy and Sacraments in a COVID World

Renewal, Not Restoration

Kevin W. Irwin

As states shut down public gatherings, including worship, parishes attempted to keep their congregants attached to the Eucharist by use of technology such as streaming video. However, this practice has underlined some of the problems with liturgical practice as it has developed in the decades since Vatican II. Streaming liturgies have no "live" congregations, often only a single priest in the sanctuary, skewing the roles of congregation and presider.

The celebration of other sacraments has been no less affected, as they've been "streamlined" for the sake of expediency ...

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Paperback   –   ISBN: 978-08091-5551-4   –   $24.95

The Stations of the Cross-El Via Crucis

Journey in Prayer-Una Jornada En Fe

Mónica González

Here is a useful prayer resource for parishes with a Hispanic population, as well as bilingual families. In it Monica González offers bilingual stations of the cross, English and Spanish on facing pages. It will be much appreciated in families with older or newly arrived members who may be more comfortable praying in Spanish, as well as younger members who may prefer English.

Bilingual stations of the cross, English and Spanish on facing pages.

Paperback   –   ISBN: 978-08091-4821-9   –   $3.95

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Mother Teresa

Saint of the Peripheries

Ines Angeli Murzaku

Here is a biography that looks at Mother Teresa through the lens of Pope Francis's papacy of the peripheries. It was Mother Teresa's experiences living as a minority in the Balkans that formed her mission and ministry. The book especially explores her Albanian roots and upbringing among a Muslim majority population.

Paperback   –   ISBN: 978-08091-5377-0   –   $29.95

eBook   –   ISBN: 978-15876-8750-1   –   $20.07

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