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I Just Can't Take It Anymore!: Encouragement When Life Gets You Down Maria: Pope Benedict XVI on the Mother of God The Illustrated History of Catholicism & the Catholic Saints
By pairing a thoughtful story line with amusing full-color photographs of children, bestselling author Anthony DeStefano succeeds in delivering a lighthearted look at the age-old question, "Why me?" Using specially chosen photos and carefully crafted sentiment, Anthony shares his delightful sense of humor, lifts the reader's spirit, and plants a firm message of hope and encouragement. Fun for all, this is one book that can be given-or received!-on any occasion. By Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI

This glorious volume is a lavishly illustrated coffee-table book with dozens of inspirational and famous color paintings, sculptures and artwork of the Blessed Virgin Mary from all over the world. The beautiful pictures are accompanied by the profound writings and homilies of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on the person of Mary, and her unique role in human history and in the plan of God for salvation history.

The gorgeous paintings and artwork are from many different centuries, some very famous and others less well-known. Many of these artworks are located at popular Marian shrines that Pope Emeritus Benedict has visited and honored with special events, prayers and homilies, depicted throughout this volume. Some of the famous Marian images include Our Lady of Lourdes, Our Lady of Czestochowa (the “Black Madonna”), Queen of the Holy Rosary, Our Lady of Loreto, Queen of Carmel, and many others.

Pope Emeritus Benedict offers in-depth, inspirational reflections on the unique spiritual role Mary has as the Mother of the Savior, showing her to be the universal “woman” that Jesus calls her in the Gospels, his mother that God made the spiritual mother of all mankind. Using Biblical references of Mary as “full of grace” and the “woman clothed with the sun”, Pope Benedict emphasizes that Mary’s main role is to lead us to union with Jesus, to help us know and love him much better and to be his true followers.

A lovely gift book as well as one to use for inspiring spiritual reading, meditation and reflection.
Tessa Paul

An encyclopedic history of Catholicism and its major saints, lavishly illustrated with 1000 fine-art images.
Shroud of Turin, The: A Critical Summary of Observations, Data, and Hypotheses Three Kings, Ten Mysteries: The Secrets of Christmas and Epiphany Fathers, The: Volume II - St. Augustine to St. Maximus the Confessor (Illustrated Edition)
Polish author Grzegorz Górny traces the mysteries of the Magi from the Gospel of Matthew to modern-day astronomy to revived Epiphany celebrations on the streets of secularized European capitals. By Pope Benedict XVI

St. Augustine of Hippo...St. Leo the Great...St. Romanus the Melodist...St. Gregory the Great...St. Columban...St. Isidore of Seville...St. Maximus the Confessor...and more. These illustrious Church Fathers are the first and second generations of the Church, following the Apostles. It is upon their backs that the Church's journey through history is established and solidified. The Apostolic Fathers created a timeless anchor of faith that extends through the challenges of today. In this beautiful book, the stories of our Church Fathers are intertwined with the greatest painters in Christendom in a one-of-a-kind collection of timeless truths and dozens of visually stunning full-color illustrations. Pope Benedict carefully explains the stories of the Fathers' rich history and the vital role each one played not only in preserving the Church at the time, but also in anchoring the Church of today as well as the future. "Let us now devote our attention to the Apostolic Fathers; that is, to the first and second generations in the Church subsequent to the Apostles. And thus, we can see where the Church's journey begins in history."-- Pope Benedict XVI
Pope Francis: A Photographic Portrait of the People's Pope Trust: In Saint Faustina's Footsteps Witnesses to Mystery: Investigations into Christ's Relics
With more than 250 previously unpublished photographs, Pope Francis: A Photographic Portrait of the People's Pope follows the pontiff through a year in his life. This is a story about Saint Faustina - the greatest Christian mystic of the twentieth century - and her devotion to the Divine Mercy, which has become the fastest spreading religious devotion in the world.

This lavishly illustrated book is essentially a love story about God's immense love for his people and the reciprocation of this love by the humble Polish nun declared a saint by Pope John Paul II.

In fulfilling the mission entrusted to her, Sister Faustina met with many obstacles, but she came through all her trials victoriously. The power of her message about God's infinite mercy, forged in the fire of adversity, has accomplished seemingly impossible things. Although coming from the spiritual visions of just one person, devotion to the Divine Mercy has spread throughout the world like lightning, bringing to mind the parable of the mustard seed: from one small seed grew a great tree with many branches.

This book is also a story about Jesus Christ, who is not remote and abstract, but who enters human history, who enters the events of our lives and forges relationships with us. The work of Jesus Christ is very real and so, too, is this book marked by reality.

To follow in the footsteps of Saint Faustina, the author and photographer moved from place to place- real places in eastern Europe such as Warsaw, Krakow, Plock and Vilnius. They encountered real people, such as Blessed Michal Sopocko and Blessed John Paul II. They recorded their observations and impressions in beautiful prose and gorgeous photographs in order to bring the realness of these places and people to as wide an audience as possible.
By Grzegorz Górny and Janusz Rosikon

In this lavishly illustrated large coffee-table volume, writer Gorny and photographer Rosikon embarked on a two year investigative journey to seek the truth behind all the relics associated with the passion of Christ. The authors investigated a rich body of documentary evidence found in various museums, archives and churches surrounding sacred objects believed to have been preserved since Jesus' lifetime, exploring and collaborating with historians and scientists in their attempt to verify the relics' authenticity. They reach their conclusions not so much on the basis of faith as on the evidence supplied by historical sources and expert scientific opinion.

The relics associated with the Passion - the suffering, death and burial of Christ - have long proved something of an enigma for the scientific community. Relics investigated, and photographed, for this glorious volume include: the Cross, nails, crown of thorns, pillar of scourging, Christ's tunic, the Veil of Manoppello, the Sudarium of Oviedo, the famous Shroud of Turin burial cloth and more.
Meditations on Vatican Art Prophets : The Saint Johns Bible  N
Meditations on Vatican Art
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Prophets : The Saint Johns Bible N
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Deepen your relationship with God as you reflect on art from the Vatican collections and pray the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises. Fr. Mark Haydu, International Coordinator of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums, serves as the spiritual guide for this exquisite collection of art, contemplation, and prayer. Jackson, Donal