Joyce Rupp

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ISBN: 1626982333
Release Date: 2017-04
Number of pages: 224
Author: Michael Leach

Download and read online Joyce Rupp in PDF and EPUB Drawn from more than 30 of her books and dozens of essays, here are moving reflections on life by Joyce Rupp, one of the most beloved spiritual writers of our day.

Joyce Rupp

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ISBN: 9781608336999
Release Date: 2017-04-20
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Author: Rupp, Joyce
Publisher: Orbis Books

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James Martin

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ISBN: 9781608336784
Release Date: 2017-03-16
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Author: Martin, James
Publisher: Orbis Books

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Fatima and the Sons of Abraham

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ISBN: 9780998767116
Release Date: 2017-03-28
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Author: Val Bonacci
Publisher: BookBaby

Download and read online Fatima and the Sons of Abraham in PDF and EPUB Paolo Giobatti is the first Major League Baseball star from the Italian League. He’s nursing an ailing back along the shores of the Mediterranean when, thanks to modern technology, both he and his archrival Eli Kohn, half the world away in Cleveland, witness a stunning moment at the hands of Darius Salamah, a Syrian refugee struggling for survival. In the time it takes for a dove to flap its wings, each of their lives is irrevocably entwined forever. Thus begins the journey of three young men: a Catholic, a Muslim, and a Jew, from Italy’s southernmost beaches and America’s baseball diamonds, to the beating heart of Jerusalem. The trio will dance a bitter tango for the sake of advancing their careers until the fearless heart of a woman named Fatima reshapes their individual destinies in a way none had thought possible. Fatima and the Sons of Abraham is an allegorical tale for our time based on a curious interpretation of the mysterious events that took place in Fatima, Portugal between May and October of 1917. One hundred years later, author Val Bonacci has reimagined those events, taking you on a ride from darkness into light at autobahn speed – a story that will have you laughing, crying, and rooting for her characters to the finish line.

Joan Chittister

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ISBN: 1626980918
Release Date: 2014-08-01
Number of pages: 239
Author: Joan Chittister

Download and read online Joan Chittister in PDF and EPUB Joan Chittister, a Benedictine nun, is one of the most popular and prophetic religious voices in the world today. In her many books and countless speeches, she has addressed the burning social issues of our time—justice, peace, the role of women, and the survival of the planet. She has explored the deepest questions of human existence, including love, suffering and death, the quest for happiness, and the meaning of life. She has probed the word of God, the message of the gospel, the call to contemplation, and the challenge of faithful living. To all of these she has brought her characteristic courage, honesty, and above all, passion. This volume, more than any other, captures and distills her spirit and her message for women and men today—including reflections on her own journey, why she remains in the church, and what sustains her faith and hope.

Vesper Time

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ISBN: 9781608336968
Release Date: 2017-02-16
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Author: Cunningham, Frank
Publisher: Orbis Books

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Modern Spiritual Masters

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ISBN: 1570757887
Release Date: 2008
Number of pages: 183
Author: Robert Ellsberg

Download and read online Modern Spiritual Masters in PDF and EPUB "Through biographical reflections and selected writings, this anthology highlights the essential teachings of a dozen modern spiritual masters, each of whom embodied a form of engaged spirituality - attuned both to God and the needs of a wounded world. Each opposed a style of spirituality focused entirely on the inner life, while at the same lime stressing the importance of prayer and silence as the foundation for service and activism. Balancing contemplation and compassion, these figures - including some of the world's best-known spiritual writers - represent a model of spirituality sensitive to tradition as well as the challenges of our time."--BOOK JACKET.

Heroic Living

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ISBN: 9780829431506
Release Date: 2010-06
Number of pages: 224
Author: Chris Lowney
Publisher: Loyola Press

Download and read online Heroic Living in PDF and EPUB There's a life that's better than the life you've imagined?.?.?. You wake up one morning and realize that the life you've dreamed of has eluded you. You sense that something better—something bigger—is waiting out there for you, but you can't quite put your finger on it. You know that fame and fortune aren't the answers to true satisfaction in life . . . but, then, what is? The answer lies in discovering and following your "mighty purpose" for life—a reason for living that is so much bigger than yourself that it transforms you, your relationships, and the world as a result. In Heroic Living, best-selling author and former investment banker Chris Lowney combines his business expertise with proven practices of Ignatian spirituality to help each of us—regardless of calling, career, or current situation—discover a mighty purpose and develop a personal life strategy to achieve it. By merging astute business knowledge and spiritual wisdom, Lowney provides the tools needed to make practical, long-term life changes that move us away from our fractured, compartmentalized lives and toward the satisfaction and wholeness that each of us desires so deeply. Praise for Chris Lowney and Heroic Living "Chris Lowney's most recent book is a substantive blend of 'why' and 'how' to construct a life of purpose and integrity amidst the exigencies and complexities of our fast-paced daily lives." —Stephen A. Privett, SJ, President, University of San Francisco "Lowney's whole-life strategy connects us with our deepest beliefs, and connects these beliefs with what we do every day to 'make the world not only life-giving and sustaining but beautiful and interesting.'?" —Thomas M. Loarie, Chairman and CEO, Mercator MedSystems, Inc. "This book is not about guaranteed steps to success but suggests a thoughtful and convincing path to an integrated life." —Karen M. Ristau, EdD, President, NCEA "Lowney's powerful book refreshingly integrates strategic management, religious tradition, and human stories. The book is full of teachable moments that help one view life from the 'inside out' rather than the 'outside in'—calling all of us to a better version of ourselves." —Michael D. Connelly, President and CEO, Catholic Healthcare Partners "This work is a welcomed contribution for anyone longing for a more authentic and purposeful life." —Steve G. W. Moore, Executive Director, M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust

Prayer Seeds

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ISBN: 1933495987
Release Date: 2017-03-03
Number of pages: 224
Author: Joyce Rupp
Publisher: Sorin Books

Download and read online Prayer Seeds in PDF and EPUB Some of Sr. Joyce Rupp s most perennially popular books have been collections of her original prayers, blessings, poems, and reflections. In Prayer Seeds, the bestselling author and retreat leader offers almost a hundred new selections on a variety of themes such as the feasts and seasons of the liturgical year, compassion, ministry, difficult times, and important events all suitable for personal or group prayer. People who attend Rupp s retreats or workshops often approach her to ask for a copy of a prayer that she composed for the event. In 2000, she collected her prayers in the book Out of the Ordinary. In Prayer Seeds, Rupp follows up with about a hundred never-before-published prayers written since the publication of the first collection. The prayers are organized thematically. Rupp s warmth and closeness to God along with her sensitivity to the joy and sadness of life make her an ideal prayer companion. Her prayers are like seed planted in your soul. Tended and watered by love, they will grow and bear a rich harvest in your life."

The Wounded Angel

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ISBN: 9780814646472
Release Date: 2017-02-10
Number of pages: 242
Author: Paul Lakeland
Publisher: Liturgical Press

Download and read online The Wounded Angel in PDF and EPUB In this unique book, readers are taken on a journey to explore the role of the imagination in the face of mystery, whether it be the mystery of God, whose full reality lies beyond our earthly horizons, or the deepest mysteries of life hinted at in the work of fiction. By attending to a series of novels, Paul Lakeland proposes serious fiction as an antidote to the failure of the religious imagination today and shows how literature might lead the secular mind at least to the threshold of mystery.

Prayer in the Catholic Tradition

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ISBN: 1632530325
Release Date: 2016-10-07
Number of pages: 640
Author: Robert J. Wicks

Download and read online Prayer in the Catholic Tradition in PDF and EPUB "Prayer in the Catholic Tradition" breaks new ground, offering 40 voices on 40 topics in prayer for a wide-ranging look at the learning, the practice and the teaching of approaches to spiritual connection. Seminaries, spiritual direction/formation programs, permanent deacons and those in lay pastoral ministry will find a valuable resource in this compendium of ways to be open and find God.

Bede Griffiths

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ISBN: 1570752001
Release Date: 2004-01
Number of pages: 128
Author: Bede Griffiths

Download and read online Bede Griffiths in PDF and EPUB Bede Griffiths, who died in 1994, was an English Benedictine monk who settled in India in 1955 and went on to become one of the great mystical teachers of our time. In India, where he assumed the dress and ascetic discipline of a Hindu holy man, Griffiths established a Christian community following the customs of a Hindu ashram. Through his immersion in the scriptures of India, he found wisdom and inspiration for his own Christian faith. This volume, which draws on his autobiographical volumes and his many other books, presents the ideal entry to the cosmic and mystical spirituality of a great spiritual guide.

The Way of Mercy

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ISBN: 9781608336524
Release Date: 2016-03-08
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Author: Bochen, Christine M.
Publisher: Orbis Books

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On My Way Home

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ISBN: 159471729X
Release Date: 2017-03-03
Number of pages: 128
Author: Joyce Hutchison
Publisher: Ave Maria Press

Download and read online On My Way Home in PDF and EPUB Joyce Hutchison, a pioneer in the hospice movement who twice chronicled her work as an oncology nurse in the popular books May I Walk You Home? and Now That You've Gone Home, reveals her own journey with lung cancer as her death approaches. Hutchison shares not only the heartbreak and pain she experienced in these last years of her life, but also her continued sense of God walking with her during these challenging times. When Joyce Hutchison received the diagnosis of stage-four lung cancer, she couldn t believe it. I have worked in oncology, hospice, and palliative care for thirty-five years. It makes no sense for me to have cancer especially terminal cancer. As she shared the painful news with her children, endured the hardships of chemotherapy, and coped with weakness and exhaustion, she came to the realization that she wanted to share this journey with others, to assist those in . . . the most difficult stage of life. In sixteen brief chapters Hutchison gives an account of the physical, emotional, and mental challenges of each step: when chemo made her dreadfully sick, when her emotions fluctuated wildly in a matter of minutes, how she felt when people told her she looked so good. She shares how her sense of humor helped her cope with the weariness of yet another procedure and the isolation that accompanies cancer. Her account includes not only the story of her illness, but also how she responded when her second husband left their marriage and when her daughter was diagnosed with cancer, too. Despite her suffering, Hutchison held fast to faith. Supported by her family and friends, she tells how she experienced God s love in a new way. A foreword and afterword by Joyce Rupp, Hutchison s writing partner on her two previous books, provide context for the book and relate the circumstances of Hutchison s death on May 7, 2016, and the Mass of the Resurrection that followed."

A Gathering of Larks

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ISBN: 9781467446839
Release Date: 2017-03-06
Number of pages: 108
Author: Abigail Carroll
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

Download and read online A Gathering of Larks in PDF and EPUB Who was Saint Francis? Today he is most often a sweet ceramic statue in a garden, a sentimentalized romantic figure. But A Gathering of Larks, containing forty personal letters from Abigail Carroll to Francis, reveals him to be a complex man who lived a fascinating life of radical faith. These letters—part devotion, part historical biography, part contemporary engagement, and part inspiration—reveal Carroll's curiosity and wonder about Francis. She celebrates his whimsical idealism and impetuousness, explores his spirituality and commitment to poverty, and sometimes even questions him. She also uses Francis as a sounding board for larger questions about the world—and, through her own experience, explores how brokenness makes experiencing redemption possible. As beautiful as it is insightful, alight with a pilgrim's growing sense of discovery, A Gathering of Larks has both range and depth that will uplift readers and challenge them to better understand this singular saint and how he might speak to and shape their way of living in today's world.