From Fire, by Water: My Journey to the Catholic Faith by Sohrab Ahmari

01-01-2022Recommended Reading

Sohrab Ahmari was a teenager living under the Iranian ayatollahs when he decided that there is no God. Nearly two decades later, he would be received into the Roman Catholic Church.

In From Fire, by Water, he recounts this unlikely passage, from the strident Marxism and atheism of a youth misspent on both sides of the Atlantic to a moral and spiritual awakening prompted by the Mass. At once a young intellectual’s finely crafted self portrait and a life story at the intersection of the great ideas and events of our time, the book marks the debut of a compelling new Catholic voice.

From Fire, by Water: My Journey to the Catholic Faith by Sohrab Ahmari

12-20-2021Recommended Reading

Sohrab Ahmari was a teenager living under the Iranian ayatollahs when he decided that there is no God. Nearly two decades later, he would be received into the Roman Catholic Church. In From Fire, by Water, he recounts this unlikely passage, from the strident Marxism and atheism of a youth misspent on both sides of the Atlantic to a moral and spiritual awakening prompted by the Mass. At once a young intellectual’s finely crafted self portrait and a life story at the intersection of the great ideas and events of our time, the book marks the debut of a compelling new Catholic voice.

Advent Meditations with Fulton Sheen by Fulton J. Sheen

12-01-2021Recommended Reading

Drawn from Archbishop Sheen's best selling books, these 28 reflections will lead you day by day through the Advent season. Eloquent quotes are paired with beautiful Scriptures on the themes of the season patience, waiting, gift, hope, humility, joy and more. Spend a few quiet moments of each day with one of the 20th century's greatest preachers, preparing your heart to receive the Savior of the world.

Advent Meditations with Fulton Sheen by Fulton J. Sheen

12-01-2021Recommended Reading

Drawn from Archbishop Sheen's best selling books, these 28 reflections will lead you day by day through the Advent season. Eloquent quotes are paired with beautiful Scriptures on the themes of the season patience, waiting, gift, hope, humility, joy and more. Spend a few quiet moments of each day with one of the 20th century's greatest preachers, preparing your heart to receive the Savior of the world.

Bernadette Speaks by Laurentin Rene

11-01-2021Recommended Reading

A Life of St. BernadetteSoubirous in Her Own Words

This is a different kind of saint'sbiographyone that reads almostlike a novel. In these pagesBernadette lives again. We followher from birth to death, hearing herspeak, watching her interact,experiencing with her the lifechanging impact of the eighteenapparitions of the Virgin Mary at Lourdes.

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Living on Love by Fr. Didier Marie Golay

10-01-2021Recommended Reading

Thérèse of Lisieux is one of the most popular modern saints in the world, but the details of her life and spirituality are still not widely known and are somewhat of a mystery even to her devoted followers.

With over 150 stunning photographs, in depth text, and plentiful sidebars on history, geography, and themes, this gorgeous work helps us enter into the universe of "the greatest saint of modern times" to discover the simplicity, yet depth of her daily life and of her relationships, both human and spiritual.

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St. Monica: The Power of a Mother's Love by Giovanni Falbo

09-05-2021Recommended Reading

The story of Monica's life is more relevant today than ever, because it is close to the problems we face in our own time.

Using extensive excerpts from the writings of St. Augustine, notable for his Confessions, Giovanni Falbo sheds new light on St. Monica's patience, sweetness, and unwavering determination. This mother never yielded in her efforts to see her beloved son find comfort and peace in God, and she endured countless sacrifices and health risks in her quest to help Augustine embrace the faith. Monica's quiet wisdom and courage, coupled with her earnest tears and prayers to God, bore fruit she could only have dreamed of.

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30 Days With Married Saints A Catholic Couples' Devotional by Lasnoski & Lasnoski

08-01-2021Recommended Reading

The married saints lived lives of sanctity amid family life's inevitable adventures, risks, sorrows, and joys. From Mary and Joseph to Luigi and Maria Beltrame Quattrocchi (the first couple to be beatified together), 30 Days with the Married Saints will help you to pray with a variety of holy married men and women of the Church. These married couples did not live picture-perfect lives. They all faced the weariness and trying times that come with every marriage.

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Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati: An Ordinary Christian by Maria DiLorenzo

07-01-2021Recommended Reading

Athletic, handsome, and always good for a laugh, Pier Giorgio Frassati was the charismatic leader of a band of rowdy friends. He smoked, pulled pranks, relished extreme sports, fiercely debated politics into the night....and secretly gave away his wealth to help the poor: a mother unexpectedly widowed, a homeless invalid, a boy without warm clothes....and plunged eagerly into intense experiences of Eucharistic prayer.

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The Other Side Of Chaos: Breaking Through When Life Is Breaking Down by Silf Margaret

06-01-2021Recommended Reading

From satisfying work to sudden unemployment. From a happy marriage to a hurtful divorce. From caring for the kids to caring for an aging parent. These are just a few of the countless ways that life hurls us into the chaos of change, where our certainties are shaken and our faith may even begin to falter. But what if we saw the chaos-the "mess"-of our lives not as something to fear or eschew, but as something to embrace?

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