How to Be Holy

Author: Peter Kreeft
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1621641023
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"Life, in the end, has only one tragedy: not to have been a saint." – Léon Bloy The ever-popular and prolific Peter Kreeft says that the most important question he has written about is how one becomes holy; or to put it another way, how one becomes a saint. This question is central to all the great religions, Kreeft demonstrates, for striving toward holiness, moving toward perfect love, is the whole purpose of life. Kreeft admits that he is only a beginner on the climb to holiness, and it is to novices like him that he has written this engaging and encouraging book. Using the insights and experiences of saints and great spiritual writers throughout history, Kreeft shows what holiness is and how it can be achieved. He especially draws upon the spiritual classic Abandonment to Divine Providence by Jean-Pierre de Caussade, S.J. The core of Caussade's timeless gem is that God reveals himself to all of us through the daily events of our lives. The surest way toward spiritual growth, therefore, is by perceiving and accepting the merciful will of God in every situation. Kreeft stresses the simplicity of his approach to holiness, which focuses mainly on the virtue of love. Sanctity is love, he asserts, and only that can give us what we all long for—deep and lasting joy.

Making Saints

Author: Kenneth L. Woodward
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684815303
Format: PDF, Mobi
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An explanation of the process of bestowing sainthood shows the investigations of the candidates' lives, the approval process for miracles, and other information. Reprint. 12,500 first printing.

Before I Go

Author: Peter Kreeft
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781580512244
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In Before I Go, Kreeft presents lessons learned about life, faith, morality, priorities, marriage, and more, as his legacy to his children and to readers. He shares his practical wisdom, as well as his concern for truth and goodness, in a warm and readable way."

How to Become a Saint

Author: Jack Bernard
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781587431999
Format: PDF
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Offers vision, encouragement, and practical disciplines for pursuing a life of faith while explaining that the life of a saint is simply one that is fully oriented toward God and is a life attainable for everyone.

Be Holy

Author: T. G. Morrow
Publisher: Servant Books
ISBN: 9780867168785
Format: PDF, Mobi
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If you're hoping to get to heaven, you'll need a plan to reach your goal. Do you pray? Give any thought to the virtues? Do works of mercy? And what about the sacraments? Been to confession lately? Are you doing any spiritual reading? This handy manual not only presents all the elements of a successful life, it also helps you incorporate those elements into everyday practice. Be Holy is the guide you need to achieve holiness now and heaven later.

Called to Be Holy

Author: Timothy Michael Dolan
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor
ISBN: 9781592760725
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The path to holiness is traveled step by step. The way of holiness is lived grace by grace. Your journey to God is a series of steps. But how do you take that step each day? What Archbishop Timothy Dolan urges is basic. This solid theologian, noted Church historian,and natural-born storyteller goes to the first source: what Church said and promised, what scripture and Tradition tell us. Then,building on that firm foundation, here,too,is what the Church teaches: what the saints have discovered, lived and shared: what the Fathers and Doctors of the Church have written: what "ordinary" Catholics-on that path, accepting those graces-have come to learn.

I Burned for Your Peace

Author: Peter Kreeft
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 162164040X
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Popular author and philosopher Peter Kreeft delves into one of the most beloved Christian classics of all time--Augustine's Confessions. He collects key passages and offers incisive commentary, making Confessions accessible to any reader who is both intellectually curious and spiritually hungry. The Confessions is a dramatic personal narrative of a soul choosing between eternal life and death, an exploration of the timeless questions great minds have been asking for millennia, and a prayer of praise and thanksgiving to God. I Burned for Your Peace is not a scholarly work but an unpacking of the riches found in Augustine's text. It is existential, personal, and devotional, as well as warm, witty, and thought-provoking. With Kreeft to guide them, readers of the Confessions can overhear and understand the intimate conversation between a towering intellect and the God whose peace he at last humbly accepts.

Ordinary Lives Extraordinary Mission

Author: John Wood
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1937509486
Format: PDF
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These are difficult times for the Catholic Church and the United States of America. There is only one solution to the problems we face... saints! Becoming a saint is a choice, and we must begin choosing the saint within each of us. The biggest crisis of our time is not ecomomic, health care, or vocations, but is an identity crisis. We have forgotten our mission to become saints and forgotten our story as Catholics. We must rediscover that mission and hold each other accountable to accepting responsibility for that mission. Business as usual is not going to cut it. We need heroic Catholicism. We must stop talking, and start walking... stop crying, and start sweating... stop defining ourselves by our sins, and start realizing we are saints in the making! Everything we need to accomplish our mission is in the Church... but the Catholic Church is a sleeping giant. It is time we wake the sleeping giant! This book is a five step guide to choosing the saint within you. The world doesn t need another John Paul II or Mother Teresa. The world needs YOU. Your ordinary life has an extraordinary purpose.

Forming Intentional Disciples

Author: Sherry A. Weddell
Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor
ISBN: 1612789439
Format: PDF, ePub
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How can we transmit a living, personal Catholic faith to future generations? By coming to know Jesus Christ, and following him as his disciples. These are times of immense challenge and immense opportunity for the Catholic Church. Consider these statistics for the United States. Only 30 percent of Americans who were raised Catholic are still practicing. Fully 10 percent of all adults in America are ex-Catholics. The number of marriages celebrated in the Church decreased dramatically, by nearly 60 percent, between 1972 and 2010. Only 60 percent of Catholics believe in a personal God. If the Church is to reverse these trends, the evangelizers must first be evangelized-in other words, Catholics-in-the-pew must make a conscious choice to know and follow Jesus before they can draw others to him. This work of discipleship lies at the heart of Forming Intentional Disciples, a book designed to help Church leaders, parish staff and all Catholics transform parish life from within. Drawing upon her fifteen years of experience with the Catherine of Siena Institute, Sherry Weddell leads readers through steps that will help Catholics enter more deeply into a relationship with God and the river of apostolic creativity, charisms, and vocation that flow from that relationship for the sake of the Church and the world. Learn about the five thresholds of postmodern conversion, how to open a conversation about faith and belief, how to ask thought-provoking questions and establish an atmosphere of trust, when to tell the Great Story of Jesus, how to help someone respond to God's call to intentional discipleship, and much more. And be prepared for conversion because when life at the parish level changes, the life of the whole Church will change.

Saints For Dummies

Author: Rev. John Trigilio, Jr.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9780470606919
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An in-depth resource that separates fact from myth about the lives of saints Saints For Dummies offers information on famous saints (both men and women) from the Eastern Orthodox, Protestant, and Catholic traditions. With a historical biography on each saint including information on what they are known for, what they did in life to achieve sainthood, and how readers can pray to them in time of need. This easy-to-understand guide reveals that most saints were very common, ordinary, and imperfect human beings with faults and foibles who overcame their shortcomings to become figures of great spiritual and historical significance. You get a unique glimpse into the lives and the character traits of these righteous men and women, as well as future pending saints. Explains which saints are invoked for specific situations Rev. John Trigilio and Rev. Kenneth Brighenti are the coauthors of Catholicism For Dummies, Women in the Bible For Dummies and John Paul II For Dummies Whether you're a scholar or just curious about the topic, Saints For Dummies will have you intrigued and informed from the first page.