Drawing from the deep tradition of the Catholic faith, Lisa Hendey coaches Catholic moms how to care for themselves--heart, mind, body, and soul--so that they can better love and care for their families, their neighbors, and their Church. With warmth and wisdom, Hendey creates an environment where Catholic moms can reflect peacefully upon often-competitive topics like parenting style, types of schooling, and working outside the home. By sharing her own story, Hendey inspires readers to better balance their own needs with the demands of family life and faith commitment.
Drawing from the deep tradition of the Catholic faith, Lisa Hendey coaches Catholic moms how to care for themselves - heart, mind, body, and soul - so that they can better love and care for their families, their neighbors, and their Church. With warmth and wisdom, Hendey creates an environment where Catholic moms can reflect peacefully upon often-competitive topics like parenting style, types of schooling, and working outside the home. By sharing her own story, Hendey inspires listeners to better balance their own needs with the demands of family life and faith commitment. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lisa Hendey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/009770/bk_acx0_009770_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Great Continental Divide in the Western States in America defines water running east or west. Not just a geologic formation in its younger age 100 million years ago, this awesome and continent-defining set of snow-capped mountains offers the barrier of imagination through which migrating Americans traveled to come to what are now States like California (38 million residents). Like a book of facts, the majestic formations that characterized this area of the world are spiced even by its denizens, its citizens, its friends as a part of the Pacific Rim. These words, seemingly encyclopedic in their arrangement and tone, turn the man-made, the humble and the unusual in the Wild West (where in a City named Oakland - situated on San Francisco Bay and sharing with its more romantic and celebrated sister San Francisco), toward the recognition that the construction of a modern Roman Catholic Cathedral captures the sensibilities of its diverse worshipers - worshipers who have built, with skill, style and advanced techniques, a monument to God for its 600,000 Diocesan members´ use. A holy place, a Benedictine Monk told this writer, is a place of worship and a House of God. This Cathedral of Christ the Light as it is called was a work of devotion and love. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Joe Leahy. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/008384/bk_acx0_008384_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Do this in memory of me. This commandment is spoken every week at Catholic Mass, but what does it really mean? Now you can discover how to become the Eucharist as Christ desired. The celebration of the Eucharist is one of the most sacred and ancient traditions in Christianity. The very first Christians gathered together and ate ´´agape feasts´´, sharing and encouraging one another in remembrance of Christ. This tradition has evolved into our modern sacrament of communion, and Catholics rightly consider the Eucharist to be the heart of their faith. At the Last Supper, Jesus gave his own Body to eat and Blood to drink, but what did he mean when he gave this commandment? Is it simply remembering and making present what Jesus did at that supper? Or does this command have larger implications? Under Fr. Crosby´s guidance, you will discover the reason it is called a celebration of the Eucharist. You will uncover a fuller meaning and challenge in the gift of the Eucharist through Scripture, the early Fathers, and Liturgy. Through the actions and words of the Church and the example of such inspiring figures as St. Francis of Assisi and Archbishop Oscar Romero. Over the course of these lectures, you will deepen your relationship with Christ and reinvigorate your participation in Mass and communion. By becoming the Eucharist we celebrate, you will understand what it means to live a truly Christian life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Fr. Dan Crosby OFM Cap.. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/nykm/000074/bk_nykm_000074_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Church Evangelizing! is Bishop David A. Zubik´s fourth pastoral letter. The Church Evangelizing! describes how Jesus made friends with the disciples: by speaking their language, joining in their activities, sharing meals, taking long walks with them, being in their homes, listening to their worries, praying with them, and by being a friend. The Church Evangelizing! acknowledges that although Pope Francis captivates large crowds in Saint Peter´s Square, there are many more people he simply cannot reach. They are the ones you see day after day in your homes, neighborhoods, and offices. They are the people you can lead to Jesus Christ. The Church Evangelizing! more than a letter, is a movement. It is a movement to be better friends. It is movement to be a closer friend to Jesus and to introduce our friends to Him. It is a movement to be The Church Alive! in the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Most Reverend David Zubik. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/022252/bk_acx0_022252_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In the tradition of such beloved spiritual teachers as Francis MacNutt and Michael Scanlan, Be Healed: A Guide to Encountering the Powerful Love of Jesus in Your Life offers in an audiobook form Bob Schuchts´s popular program for spiritual, emotional, and physical healing through the power of the Holy Spirit and the sacraments. This renowned program for spiritual restoration is steeped in scripture and the wisdom of the Catholic Church. Deeply intimate and vulnerable about his own journey of healing, Catholic therapist Bob Schuchts connects with his readers by sharing the series of betrayals he endured in high school - his father´s infidelity, his parents´ divorce, and his older brother´s drug addiction - and his subsequent seasons of struggle with God and faith. Be Healed is based on the program first used in dioceses across the United States to form the hearts and minds of Catholic clergy. Schuchts´s trusted process for finding inner peace and healing is now expanded to serve the entire body of Christ, helping people recognize their brokenness and find hope in the risen Christ. 1. Language: English. Narrator: George W. Sarris. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hove/003542/bk_hove_003542_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Entangled with anxiety? Twisted with trepidation? Contorted with conflicts? From snarls in the workplace to hitches on the homefront, most of us find ourselves shaking our heads thinking: Is there any way to untangle this mess I call life? Greg Willits, Catholic author, media trailblazer, husband, and father, has experienced his share of knots, and he s here to assure you that there s no tangle you can t undo provided you have the right tools. Greg becomes your friend and (sometimes hilarious) companion in this endeavor, sharing his own experiences and those of others, as well as Scripture and Catholic teaching, walking along side you as you begin to untie the knots in your life. Tied in Knots begins to pull the thread so that you: See the knots in your life maybe for the first time Uncover your joy where it is, or where it went Look at who you really are and how that reveals God s will Rediscover what you love and make the time to start doing it again Create a concrete plan (finally) for finding true joy and lasting peace 1. Language: English. Narrator: Greg Willits. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/101182/bk_acx0_101182_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In Between Heaven and Mirth, James Martin, SJ, assures us that God wants us to experience joy, to cultivate a sense of holy humor, and to laugh at life’s absurdities—not to mention our own humanity. Father Martin invites believers to rediscover the importance of humor and laughter in our daily lives and to embrace an essential truth: faith leads to joy. Holy people are joyful people, says Father Martin, offering countless examples of healthy humor and purposeful levity in the stories of biblical heroes and heroines, and in the lives of the saints and the world’s great spiritual masters. He shows us how the parables are often the stuff of comedy, and how the gospels reveal Jesus to be a man with a palpable sense of joy and even playfulness. In fact, Father Martin argues compellingly, thinking about a Jesus without a sense of humor may be close to heretical. Drawing on Scripture, sharing anecdotes from his experiences as a lifelong Catholic, a Jesuit for over twenty years, and a priest for more than ten, and including amusing and insightful sidebars, footnotes, and jokes, Father Martin illustrates how joy, humor, and laughter help us to live more spiritual lives, understand ourselves and others better, and more fully appreciate God’s presence among us. Practical how-to advice helps us use humor to show our faith, embrace our humanity, put things into perspective, open our minds, speak truth, demonstrate courage, challenge power, learn hospitality, foster effective human relations, deepen our relationship with God, and ... enjoy ourselves. Inviting God to lighten our hearts, we can enjoy a little heaven on earth. 1. Language: English. Narrator: James Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/002769/bk_harp_002769_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.