Books

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Note: you can buy books from the parish on-site from Cynthia mulcaire at the parish faith formation office.

The Ignatius Bible: Revised Standard Version - Second Catholic Edition

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Nabre - New American Bible Revised Edition

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A completely new design and typeset edition of the popular Ignatius Revised Standard Version-Catholic Edition Bible, with minor revisions to some of the archaic language used in the first edition. This revised version is a contemporary English translation without dumbing-down the text. This second edition of the RSV doesn't put the biblical text through a filter to make it acceptable to current tastes and prejudices, and it retains the beauty of the RSV language that has made it such a joy to read and reflect on the Word of God.

Drawing upon recent textual scholarship and reflecting careful consideration of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Revised Edition NAB contains a fully revised Old Testament and a Psalter that is rendered to provide a smooth, rhythmic translation.

The Catholic Study Bible - 3rd Edition

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This landmark resource, the first fully-based on the authoritative NABRE translation, contains the trustworthy study notes, expanded essays, and informational sidebars which have guided and informed students and general readers for 25 years. In this new edition, which comes in a protective slipcase, one-third of the Reading Guide materials are new, and all of the other Guides have been reviewed and revised by their original authors.

Catechism of the Catholic Church

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Compendium: Catechism of the Catholic Church

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Catholic Customs & Traditions: A Popular Guide

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The Catechism draws on the Bible, the Mass, the Sacraments, Church tradition and teaching, and the lives of saints. It comes with a complete index, footnotes and cross-references for a fuller understanding of every subject. The word catechism means "instruction" - this book will serve as the standard for all future catechisms.

The Compendium of Catechism of the Catholic Church is an excellent "condensation"  of the Catechism. It's written in clear, easy-to-understand English without sounding pedestrian. It's in question and answer format but still following the CCC outline.

This newly revised, expanded edition answers the questions most commonly asked by both Catholics and non-Catholics. Dues outlines traditional Catholic religious history, gives an engaging overview of the rich variety of customs associated with Advent, Christmas, Holy Week, and Lent, and provides a thorough understanding of why Catholics practice their faith the way they do.

The Reed of God

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Why do Catholics do That?

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The Catholic All Year Compendium

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First published over half a century ago, Caryll Houselander's The Reed of God is a spiritual classic that deserves to be rediscovered by a whole new generation of readers. Houselander's beautiful and profound mediation depicts the intimately human side of Mary, Mother of God, as an empty reed waiting for God's music to be played through her. She shares her insightful and beautiful vision of Mary on earth, Mary among us, Mary as a confused but trusting teenager whose holiness flowered with her eternal "Yes."

Blending religious history, a deep appreciation for art and culture, and an enlightened reverence for the traditions of the Church, Why Do Catholics Do That? is the definitive resource for any one who wants to learn more about the rituals, symbols, and traditions that can strengthen our faith every day.

If you've been wondering how to bring the rich traditions of the Catholic Church's liturgical year into your home and into your family, this is the book for you. If you have no idea what the liturgical calendar is, this still might be the book for you, if you are looking for ways to bring your faith home from Sunday Mass, in every season, all year long.

The Seven Storey Mountain

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Orthodoxy

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The Confessions of

St. Augustine

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A modern-day Confessions of Saint Augustine, The Seven Storey Mountain is one of the most influential religious works of the twentieth century. This edition contains an introduction by Merton's editor, Robert Giroux, and a note to the reader by biographer William H. Shannon. It tells of the growing restlessness of a brilliant and passionate young man whose search for peace and faith leads him, at the age of twenty-six, to take vows in one of the most demanding Catholic orders--the Trappist monks.

Orthodoxy (1908) is a book by G. K. Chesterton that has become a classic of Christian apologetics.

The religious and philosophical value of The Confessions is unquestionable--now modern readers will have easier access to St. Augustine's deeply personal meditations. Chadwick's lucid translation and helpful introduction clear the way for a new experience of this classic.

Story of a Soul

The Little Oratory: A Beginner's Guide to Praying in the Home

The Life of Saint Teresa of Avila by Herself

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Two and a half years before her death in 1897 at the age of 24, as Thérèse Martin began writing down her childhood memories at the request of her blood sisters in the Lisieux Carmel, few could have guessed the eventual outcome. Yet this Story of my soul, first published in 1898 in a highly edited version, quickly became a modern spiritual classic, read by millions and translated into dozens of languages around the world.

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With simplicity and holy wisdom, authors David Clayton and Leila Marie Lawler show you how to bring peace to your home by integrating your family into the calm, truly joyful way of Mother Church. 

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Teresa always denied her own saintliness, however, saying in a letter: "There is no suggestion of that nonsense about my supposed sanctity." This frank account is one of the great stories of a religious life and a literary masterpiece—after Don Quixote, it is Spain's most widely read prose classic.

On Being Catholic

Making Sense Out of Scripture: Reading the Bible as the First Christians Did

Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism

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Thomas Howard presents his wonderful, refreshing insights on the "glad tidings" of the deeper meaning of Catholic piety, dogma, spirituality, vision and practice.

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Reading the Bible in a way that is as old as Scripture itself, award-winning author Mark P. Shea takes us on a “fly-over” of the biblical story from Genesis to Revelation. He shows you how to explore the literal, allegorical, moral, and analogical sense of Scripture.

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The well-known and very popular Catholic couple, Scott and Kimberly Hahn, have been constantly travelling and speaking all over North America for the last few years about their conversion to the Catholic Church. Now these two outstanding Catholic apologists tell in their own words about the incredible spiritual journey that led them to embrace Catholicism.

The Sacred That Surrounds Us: How Everything in a Catholic Church Points to Heaven

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The Three Questions: And Answers that Could Save Your Life

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33 Days to Morning Glory

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The Sacred That Surrounds Us helps reveal Catholic churches as shrines of devotion. Sacred Tradition and Sacred Scripture are made tangible with this book, which explains with clarity the symbolism and history behind the sacred items we see in every Catholic church.

In this insightful and humorous conversation with a young woman named Emma, Sean Forrest takes us on a journey. Together, they identify the key questions of life, uncover powerful answers … and, in the process, reveal why each of our lives matters. 

From Fr. Michael E. Gaitley, MIC, author of the bestselling book Consoling the Heart of Jesus, comes an extraordinary 33-day journey to Marian consecration with four giants of Marian spirituality: St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximilian Kolbe, Blessed Teresa of Calcutta, and Blessed John Paul II. 

Apps

The Bible

Laudate

Vatican News

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Already installed on over 410 million unique devices all over the world, the Bible App offers a free Bible experience for smartphones, tablets, and online at Bible.com.

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Laudate includes many awesome resources such as an interactive Rosary, Daily Readings, the Liturgy of the Hours, the Roman Missal changes, and the NAB and Douay-Rheims versions of the bible – all in a simple to navigate layout. But what makes this app shine for me is the HUGE selection of prayers – in both Latin and English!

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Vatican News gives you the latest news and information on Pope Francis and the Holy See as produced by the Vatican’s own media services and featured on VaticanNews, the official network hub of Vatican communication.

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3 Minute Retreat

iBreviary

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Download Loyola Press’s free app, the 3-Minute Retreat, for a peaceful prayer experience that helps you re-connect with God, re-center your day, and relax, wherever you are. 

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iBreviary TS Pro Terra Sancta is the application that brings the traditional Catholic prayer of the Breviary and all the texts of the Liturgy on your Android phones and tablet.

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EWTN’s TV and Radio: Live and On-Demand. Lots of great EWTN resources.

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Daily Readings for Catholics

Pray As You Go

Reimagining the Examen

Catholic daily missal gospel passages following the daily and weekly gospel lectionary readings from the Roman Catholic Lectionary. 

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Pray as you go is a daily prayer session, designed for use on portable devices, to help you pray whenever you find time, but particularly whilst travelling to and from work, study, etc. 

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Reimagining the Examen offers a unique prayer experience that’s tailored to your needs and mood. Choose an Examen that matches your current state of being, or pray that day’s scheduled reflection. 

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Relevant Radio

Maginficat

Focus Equip

Relevant Radio brings you "Talk Radio for Catholic Life".

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Presented in a day-by-day format, the Magnificat App puts at your fingertips a treasury of beautiful prayers. 

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FOCUS Equip is the curriculum department of FOCUS (The Fellowship of Catholic University Students).

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