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Annunciation
A Call to Faith in a Broken World
Sally Read

Sensing the precarious nature of faith in an overwhelmingly secular world, Read, through meditation and anecdote, began writing down the compelling reasons for holding onto both God and Church. Taking the Annunciation as her template (that most fundamental yes to God), she explores common

experiences of the spiritual life: His presence and invitation (And he came to her); the fears we have to let go of (Do not be afraid); the realization of our identity in God (Behold, I a the handmaid of the Lord) and what our vocation might be (Let it be to me according to your word); and when God feels verydistant from us (And the angel departed from her).

                     978 1 62164 302 9   150 pages  £12.99



           Ceremonies Explained for Servers
              A Manual for Altar Servers, Acolytes, Sacristans,
                         and Masters of Ceremonies
                              Bishop Peter Elliott

An in-depth, detailed manual for all those who assist the clergy in various ways in carrying out Catholic liturgical ceremonies according to the Roman Rite. There is no other book available like this. Primarily addressed to altar servers, of all ages, but should also be used by those who train them: priests, deacons, seminarians, sacristans, teachers, pastoral associates and youth leaders


978 1 62164 299 2  330 pages £19.99



                        Conciliar Octet
           
A Concise Commentary on the Eight Key Texts of
                         the Second Vatican Council
                                Aidan Nichols, O.P.

In this work Dominican scholar and writer Aidan Nichols maintains that the Council texts must be interpreted in the light of their genesis, not their aftermath. They must be seen in the light of the public debates in the Council chamber, not the hopes (or fears) of individuals behind the scenes. On this basis, he provides a concise commentary on the eight most significant documents produced by the Council, documents which cover pretty comprehensively all the major aspects of the Church’s life.


978 1 62164 286 2  150 pages  £13.99



The Day Is Now Far Spent
Robert Cardinal Sarah


In this powerful book by the acclaimed spiritual leader and best-selling writer, one he calls his "most important", he analyses the profound spiritual, moral and political crisis in the contemporary world. He says that he "considers that the decadence of our time has all the faces of mortal peril."

"At the root of the collapse of the West, there is a cultural identity crisis. The West no longer knows who it is, because it no longer knows and does not want to know who made it, who established it, as it was and as it is. Many countries today ignore their own history. This self-suffocation naturally leads to a  decadence that opens the path to new, barbaric civilizations."

In these words, Cardinal Sarah summarizes the theme of his book. His finding is simple: our world is on the brink of the abyss. Crisis of faith and of the Church, decline of the West,betrayal by its elites, moral relativism, endless globalism, unbridled capitalism, new ideologies, political exhaustion, movements inspired by Islamist totalitarianism.... The time has come for an unflinching diagnosis.

                   978 1 62164 324 1   385 pages  £16.50




Literature
What Every Catholic Should Know
Joseph Pearce


In Literature: What Every Catholic Should Know, Joseph Pearce provides a survey of literary works of which all Catholics should be aware. Beginning with Homer and Virgil, the book progresses chronologically through the greatest works of all time, including Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Jane Austen,

Dickens, Chesterton, Eliot, Tolkien and Lewis.


978 1 7335221 2 0   224 pages  £13.99




                     My Body Given for You
                   
History and Theology of the Eucharist
                                  Helmut Hoping

In this work Helmut Hoping combines the approaches of dogmatic theology and liturgy while examining the Eucharist from an historical and systematic perspective. The second German edition of this major work, which this new English translation is taken from, was revised and expanded, adding a comparative analysis of the Second Eucharistic Prayer and a chapter on the theology of the words of institution.


978 1 62164 189 6   565 pages  £16.50



Prayers, Verses and Devotions
John Henry Newman

                       Foreword by Louis Bouyer

A beautifully printed, Bible paper volume of Newman's most profound devotional writings. His meditations on the Litany of Loreto for the month of May, and on the Stations of the Cross are already recognized as classics of Catholic spirituality. And in his meditations on Christian doctrine Newman shows that the source of true piety is sound teaching. His verses on various occasions are profoundly inspiring as are the spiritual hymns and canticles which distill the wisdom of the incomparable Newman.


                       978 1 62164 319 7  765 pages £19.99



Probes
Deep Sea Diving into Saint John’s Gospel

                                       Peter Kreeft


This is no ordinary book. It is a set of probing questions (1,450 in fact) designed to help individuals or groups, especially groups, to dive deeply into Saint John’s Gospel. No answers are provided, but the questions are phrased in such a way as to set a person in a reliable direction for finding the answers.

                       978 1 62164 156 8  305 pages £14.99




Ressourcement After Vatican II
Essays in Honour of Joseph Fessio, S.J.
Edited by Matthew Levering and Nicholas Healy, Jr.


Among the major 20th century figures treated in these essays are Hans Urs von Balthasar, Louis Bouyer, Henri de Lubac, Joseph Ratzinger, and Josef Pieper. The contributors hope that the topics of the essays represent a large swath of the interests of Father Fessio, from his early scholarly work on the Church, his commitment to liturgical renewal and Catholic catechesis, through his devotion to Ignatian spirituality and his appreciation for Thomistic philosophy, and his lifelong engagement with the theology of von Balthasar and Ratzinger.

                            
978 1 62164 276 3  425 pages  £19.99



Saint Therese of Lisieux
Story of a Life
Guy Gaucher, O.C.D.


Based on Therese's famous notebooks, letters, poems, plays, and prayers, Story of a Life reveals her true face: the Therese who detested "old wives" devotions; the Therese who longed passionately to be priest, martyr, and apostle - and could still fall asleep over her prayers in chapel.

                        978 1 62164 298 5  275 pages  £14.99






Salvation

What Every Catholic Should Know
Michael Patrick Barber

At every Sunday Mass, Catholics confess that Jesus came down from heaven “for us men and for our salvation.” But what does “salvation” mean? In this robust and accessible book, Scripture scholar and theologian Michael Patrick

Barber provides a thorough, deeply Catholic, and deeply biblical, answer. He deftly tackles this complex topic, unpacking what the New Testament teaches about salvation in Christ, detailing what exactly salvation is, and what it is not. In easy and readable prose, he explains what the Cross, the Church,

and the Trinity have to do with salvation.


978 1 7335221 8 2  208 pages  £13.99



A Time to Die
Monks on the Threshold of Eternal Life
Nicolas Diat

                       Foreword by Cardinal Robert Sarah

Best-selling French author Nicolas Diat approaches subtly but frankly the mystery of a major question for all - the end of life - and reveals the profound and moving insights on death from monks in monasteries around Europe.

“In reading
A Time to Die, we better understand that death is the most important act of earthly existence. All life is made to explode, to go farther, to merge with Life, with God. I am infinitely thankful to Nicolas Diat for having brought us for a moment before the mystery of death, and I recommend to all the reading of this wonderful book.”

— Cardinal Robert Sarah, From the Foreword

978 1 62164 274 9  180 pages £14.99



Water and Spirit
Meditations on St. John’s Gospel 1:19-5:47
Adrienne von Speyr


Von Speyr reflects deeply on the text, taking it sentence by sentence, but this precise adherence to the words is developed into a much broader picture. The meditations are confluent with the scenes and themes of the Gospel itself, and perhaps the most characteristic note of her meditations is determined by the author's use of the whole imagery of St.John to convey his thought.

                   978 1 62164 273 2  305 pages  £14.99



       Western Culture Today and Tomorrow
                   
Addressing the Fundamental Issues
                            Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger

Ratzinger presents incisive analysis on the fundamental challenges confronting the twenty-first century West. He shows how western culture was forged by the interaction of Jerusalem, Athens, and Rome. And reveals how our return to the truths taught by the God of the Bible is essential for the renewal of western culture.


“The witness of Christian lives nobly lived is the beginning of reconversion of the West—and that return to the truths taught by the God of the Bible is essential if the great Western civilizational project is not to crumble. Joseph Ratzinger understood that danger long before many others. It would be well to attend to his prescription.”

— George Weigel, From the Foreword

                   978 1 62164 316 6   132 pages  £12.50




















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