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For All the Saints, who from their labors rest!

October 5, 2006

 

 

From now until All Saints day, you will receive a FREE Saint holy card with any product purchase from our Saint category.

Are you looking for a way to reclaim Halloween as “All Hallows’ Eve”? Anne Joan Flanagan, FSP, draws from her experience to offer themes for three All Saints parties. Halloween Alternatives is filled with wholesome-and saintly-Halloween activities and party ideas, so that Catholic children can enjoy the innocent fun of costumes and candy. Includes reproducible invitations, game materials and take-home leaflets, plus recipes and constume ideas.

Mystics and Miracles:True Stories of Lives Touched by God

“Bert Ghezzi combines a wonderfully engaging style with real spiritual substance that feed the soul.” -Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Denver

Saints Behaving Badly:The Cutthroats, Crooks, Trollops, Con Men, and Devil-Worshippers Who Became Saints.

In celebration of the golden age of monasticism, this unique book explores the lives of various Celtic saints from Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Brittany and Gaul. The mysticism, art and learning associated with this period and these saints are superbly recalled here. Keaney gives a brief account of the lives of various Celtic saints including: St. Patrick, St. Brendan, St. Kilian, St. Bridget, St. Malachy, St. Margaret and nine more. Jeanette Dunne’s superb illustrations provide the perfect complement to the author’s text. Celtic Heritage Saints is written in a very accessible style and gives concise, anecdotal and factual accounts of the lives of these popular saints.

Married Saints and Blesseds Through the Centuries

Countless saints have been priests or religious, living out lives of penance and sacrifice for the good of the Church. But many Catholics don’t realize that married couples are called to holiness as well.

Fr. Holböck’s tells the inspiring stories of over 200 married saints and blesseds from the Virgin Mary and St. Joseph to Margaret of Scotland, King Louis of France, Thomas More, and modern examples like Gianna Molla and Louis and Z

élie Martin, parents of St. Thérèse of Lisieux. The example of these holy men and women is essential to living a truly Catholic married life.

The Saints and Our Children gives not only a fresh account of some of our most familiar and beloved Saints, but it also draws out the lessons to be learned from their lives. It is therefore not just a book for parents, but is actually excellent reading for all Catholics-and may well be the most interesting Saints’ Lives the reader will ever encounter.

The first edition of Butler’s Lives of the Saints was written by Alban Butler, an English priest and scholar, and appeared between 1756 and 1759.Father Herbert Thurston, SJ., produced the Revised Edition of Butler’s Lives which appeared in 12 volumes between 1926 and 1938, This edition was a major rewrite of the original Butler’s, This was necessitated, be wrote, because Butler’s style, it must be confessed, as judged by modern standards, is deplorably stilted and verbose.

Butler’s became an immediate hit, in the tradition of the first edition, and held the field until the appearance of the second edition, in 1956. The work of an English layman, Donald Attwater, this edition eliminated what remained from the first edition-mostly pious homilies better suited to Butler’s era, and some saints whose very existence was highly unlikely. Attwater also added more saints, however, which brought the total to 2,565, compared to Alban Butler’s original 1,486.

Giving approximately one page per Saint, plus a brief Reflection based on the virtues of the Saint of the day, Lives of the Saints is extremely valuable to read daily in order to put oneself in tune with our holy Catholic traditions and to develop a truly Catholic approach to life. Included here are the feast days of canonized Martyrs, Confessors, Virgins, Popes, Bishops, etc., plus holy days like the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (September 8), the Assumption (August 15), the Exaltation of the Holy Cross (September 14), and many other feasts.

The Original Complete Four-Volume Set, The Classic Text Illuminated and Expanded on CD-ROM

The historic Christian practice of asking our departed brothers and sisters in Christ—the saints—for their intercession has come under attack in the last few hundred years. Though the practice dates to the earliest days of Christianity and is shared by Catholics, Eastern Orthodox, the other Eastern Christians, and even some Anglicans—meaning that all-told it is shared by more than three quarters of the Christians on earth—it still comes under heavy attack from many within the Protestant movement that started in the sixteenth century.Read More here.

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