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OUR PRAYERS: The Magnificat
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Deep in every human heart is a desire for the living God that expresses itself in prayer. In the Catholic tradition, some prayers have

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become classic expressions of what the human heart seeks. Words of Faith: Our Prayers explores prayers that for centuries have
revealed a faith that fosters a deep, personal, growing, and loving relationship with Jesus Christ. These prayers teach us much about
who we are and about the God to whom we belong. —Keith J. Egan, Series Editor

We Pray

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† My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,

YEAR for
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me;
and holy is his name.
He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.
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He has shown strength with his arm,
he has scattered the proud in their conceit. he name of this prayer, comes from
the rst words of it in Latin: Magni-

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He cast down the mighty from their thrones,
cat anima mea Dominum, which means:
and has lifted up the lowly.
“My soul magnies the Lord.” Also known as
He has lled the hungry with good things,

PRIESTS
the Canticle of Mary, the prayer comes direct-
and the rich he has sent away empty.
ly from the Gospel of Luke (1:46–55). These
He has come to the help of his servant Israel words are spoken by the Virgin Mary during
for he has remembered his promise of mercy, her visit to Elizabeth, her elderly cousin, who
the promise made to our fathers, is pregnant with John the Baptist. Elizabeth
to Abraham and his children for ever.
greets Mary with the words: “Most blessed
–Liturgy of the Hours are you among women, and blessed is the
fruit of your womb” (Lk 1:42). Mary re-
sponds with the words of the
Magnicat.
The Magnicat is prayed

DID YOU KNOW?


D every day in the Liturgy

to catechize your
of the Hours. Sometimes
• A canticle is a called the Divine Ofce, this is
biblical hymn or song the Church’s ofcial daily prayer.

Ten steps to
that is not part of the Priests and those in religious life pray
book of Psalms. the Hours daily. Many lay people also pray
Morning and Evening Prayer and some par-
• There are three canticles in
ishes celebrate them communally.
the Church’s daily liturgical prayer:
The Magnicat is prayed during Evening

parish
All three canticles are found in chapters 1 and 2 of Luke’s Gospel.
Prayer, known as Vespers. An ancient tra-
The Canticle of Zechariah at Morning Prayer (Lk 1:68–79) dition of the Church tells us that it was

holiness
probably evening when Mary arrived at
The Canticle of Mary at Evening Prayer (Lk 1:46–55)
Elizabeth’s house, thus the connection
The Canticle of Simeon at Night Prayer (Lk 2:24–32) with this liturgical Hour.

By Robert M. Hamma, Editorial Director at Ave Maria Press.

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Series Editor, Keith J. Egan, PhD, is President of the Carmelite Institute; Adjunct Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame;
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Deep in every human heart is a desire for the living God that expresses itself in prayer. In the Catholic tradition, some prayers have
Deep in every human heart is a desire for the living God that expresses itself in prayer. In the Catholic tradition, some prayers have become classic expressions of what the human heart seeks. Words of Faith: Our Prayers explores prayers that for centuries have
become classic expressions of what the human heart seeks. Words of Faith: Our Prayers explores prayers that for centuries have revealed a faith that fosters a deep, personal, growing, and loving relationship with Jesus Christ. These prayers teach us much about
revealed a faith that fosters a deep, personal, growing, and loving relationship with Jesus Christ. These prayers teach us much about who we are and about the God to whom we belong. —Keith J. Egan, Series Editor

General Editor, Keith J. Egan, PhD


who we are and about the God to whom we belong. —Keith J. Egan, Series Editor

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The Angelus is traditionally prayed in a call he Angelus is a brief devotion in honor of the Incarnation
and response format, with a leader announcing This prayer is traditionally prayed in a call and response format, with a leader
that consists of short verses, or versicles, drawn from the
the versicle (V) and everyone present saying the announcing the verse (V) and everyone present saying the response (R).
response (R).
Bible and a triple repetition of the Hail Mary. It probably DID YOU KNOW?
began in imitation of the monastic tradition of saying particular V. Come, Holy Spirit, and ll the hearts of your faithful, The gifts of the Holy Spirit, the
V. The Angel of the Lord declared prayers, known as the tres orationes, at the ringing of the bell fol-
R. And kindle in them the re of your love.

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ways in which the Holy Spirit
unto Mary. lowing night prayer and the medieval practice of reciting three
acts in our lives, are wisdom,
R. And she conceived of the Hail Marys during the ringing of the evening bell at six o’clock. V. Send forth your Spirit and they shall be created, understanding, counsel, fortitude
The devotion eventually included a recitation at six o’clock in the R. And You shall renew the face of the earth.
Holy Spirit.

ords of Faith: Our Prayers is a series of twelve full-color bulletin inserts


(or courage), knowledge, piety,
morning and at noon as well, making the Angelus a way for lay
Hail Mary, full of grace, and fear (or wonder and awe) of
people to sanctify the hours of the day that echoed the monastic Let us pray.
the Lord is with you! the Lord. These gifts are named in
praying of the Liturgy of the Hours. Still later, the versicles and a Lord, by the light of the Holy Spirit
Blessed are you among women, concluding prayer were added, strengthening the connection be-
a prayer that the bishop or his des-
you have taught the hearts of your faithful.
and blessed is the fruit of your tween the devotion and the mystery of the Incarnation. The prac-
ignee prays at the beginning of the
In the same Spirit celebration of the sacrament of con-
womb, Jesus. tice seems to have always been associated with the ringing of a help us to relish what is right firmation. When we trust in the gifts
Holy Mary, Mother of God, bell. Whole villages and towns would literally
and always rejoice in your consolation. of the Holy Spirit, we are formed as
pray for us sinners, come to halt when the Angelus bell rang. La-
We ask this through Christ our Lord.

that will help catechize your faith community on the history, doc-
good and holy people, living the fruits
now and at the hour of our death. borers in the elds, workers in shops, and
Amen. of the Holy Spirit in our lives: char-
families at home set aside what they were
V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord. ity, joy, peace, patience, kindness,
doing and prayed the Angelus together.
goodness, generosity, gentleness,
R. Be it done unto me according to The devotion derives its name from the
faithfulness, modesty, self-control,
your word. opening phrase in Latin: Angelus Domini nun-
and chastity.
Hail Mary . . . tiavit Mariae (the Angel of the Lord declared
unto Mary). The current text of the Angelus
V. And the Word was made Flesh. was standardized by the seventeenth century
We Practice
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trine, and spiritual traditions of twelve of our most ancient and beloved
R. And dwelt among us. and today many churches and monasteries—
Hail Mary . . . as well as a number of radio and television his ancient prayer has its roots in both sacred scripture and the tradition of the Church.
stations—ring the Angelus bell at six With phrases taken from Psalm 104, this familiar prayer says much in a few brief but
V. Pray for us, O holy Mother o’clock in the morning, at noon, and beautiful words. We nd the opening line of the prayer and echoes of its meaning in the
of God. at six in the evening, inviting the sequence for Pentecost. A sequence is a liturgical prayer that is either sung or read just before the
R. That we may be made worthy of faithful to pause at what they y Gospel on certain high feast days. Those who pray

OUR PRAYERS: The Benedictus


the promises of Christ. are doing and pray. Evening Prayer nd part of this prayer as the Come, Holy Spirit, come!
response to the Magnicat on Pente- And from your celestial home
Let us pray:
OUR PRAYERS: The Canticle of Simeon

texts. Prayers like the Angelus, the Lord’s Prayer, the Benedictus, and the
WORDS of FAiTH

cost. We also see its second stanza


Shed a ray of light divine!
Pour forth we beseech
Deep you, Oheart
in every human Lord,
is a desire for the living God that expresses itself in prayer. In the Catholic tradition, some prayers have in the Alleluia verse before the gos-
become Come, Father of the poor!
your grace into ourclassic expressions
hearts, that we, of what the human heart seeks. Words of Faith: Our Prayers explores prayers that for centuries have pel reading on Pentecost Sunday and the
WORDS of FAiTH

revealed a faith that fosters a deep, personal, growing, and loving relationship with Jesus Christ. These prayers teach us much about
to whom thewho incarnation of Christ votive
Deep in every humanMass of the
heart Holy Spirit,
is a desire for the which is of-thatCome,
living God expresseswithin our bosoms
itself in prayer. shine.
In the Catholic tradition, some prayers have
we are and about the God to whom we belong. —Keith J. Egan, Series Editor
your Son was made known by the tenexpressions
become classic celebratedofatwhatthe beginning
the human of seeks. You,
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Our Prayers best; prayers that for centuries have
revealed a faith that fosters
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or forpersonal, growing,
gatherings and loving
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the soul’s withmost
Jesus Christ.
welcomeThese guest;
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passion and cross be brought to the We Practice leaders each fall at an annual Red Mass. Sweet refreshment here below;

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We echo this prayer as we sing, “Lord,
glory of his resurrection. he Benedictus is the Canticle of Zechariah In our labor, rest most sweet;

Magnificat come alive in a new and captivating way.


We Pray
Through the same Christ Our Lord. found in Luke 1:68–79. The traditional title is We Pray send out your Spirit, and renew the face
of the earth” as our response to the Psalm on
Solace in the midst of woe.
Amen. † Blessed be the Lord, the rst word of its Latin version. In general, † Lord, now
Pentecost Sundayyouandlet your
often servant
during go in peace;
the celebration —from the Pentecost Sequence,
a canticle is a biblical prayer or hymn, much like a Veni, Sancte Spiritus
the God of Israel; your work
of the sacrament of con has been fullled:
rmation.
psalm but drawn from sources other than the Book of
he has come to his people my own eyes have seen the salvation
Psalms. Canticles from the Old Testament are prayed
and set
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settings, these are usually chanted with the partici-
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pants standing as they would for any proclamation
that he would save us from our enemies, of the gospel.
and asleep, rest in his peace.
from the hands of all who hate us. To pray the Benedictus at the beginning of the day —The Liturgy of the Hours
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You, my child, shall be called blessings we have received during our service of the Lord.
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he anthem (a poem or hymn of praise, loyalty, and delity) Salve Regina, though known and sung in Latin
Metanoia is a Greek word that We may nally understand God’s true delity toward
around the Catholic world for centuries, is probably more familiar to English-speaking people as the prayer
means conversion—a deep, us when we are challenged by our sinfulness and
“Hail, Holy Queen.” Though it is not drawn directly from scripture, the text may have been inuenced by early
profound change in our doubt. The act of contrition, prayed most commonly
Christian commentaries on the Song of Songs. Whatever its precise roots, this anthem reects fundamental Catholic
lives. Real contrition means by a penitent in the sacrament of reconciliation, re-
teachings about the Mother of God.
we view our entire lives in veals the healing God has already given us in Christ
The Salve Regina is a seasonal song used in the Liturgy of the Hours, at the end of the day. Specically, it is recited
light of God’s fidelity to- Jesus. These sacramental moments of contrition ow
or sung after Night Prayer from Trinity Sunday (Sunday after Pentecost) until the Saturday before the First Sunday of
ward us and the ongoing from the remorse and sorrow we all feel deep within
Advent (last day of the liturgical year). Religious communities of brothers and sisters, priests, and many others pray
call to conversion. We rear- our consciences.
all or part of the Hours every day. Many parishes celebrate Morning and Evening Prayer (two of the major Hours that
range our priorities, assess our Contrition of the heart is revealed not in a pre-
make up the Liturgy of the Hours) especially
actions, come to terms with regrets, and review scribed formula, but by living lives of sincerity, com-
during the Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter
passion, and integrity. Remorse may bring us to utter
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Deep in every human heart is a desire for the living God that expresses itself in prayer. In the Catholic tradition, some prayers have dy dates from about the same time. Eventually, Redeemer,” from the First Sunday of Advent until the
revealed a faith that fosters a deep, personal, growing, and loving relationship with Jesus Christ. These prayers teach us much about
become classic expressions of what the human heartthe injustice
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we are and about the God to whom Feast of the Presentation on February 2.
we belong. —Keith J. Egan, Series Editor
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who we are and about the God to whom we belong. contrition we memorized as children when —Keith J. Egan, Series Editor
fear locks • Ave Regina Caelorum, “Hail, Queen of Heaven,” from the
they returned to their rooms to retire for the
Feast of the Presentation until Wednesday in Holy Week.
up our hearts.
Saying an Act of Contrition alone in one’s room or
We Pray
night. For many centuries, the Salve Regina has
been a means for people of faith to turn to the • Regina Caeli, “Queen of Heaven,” from Easter Sunday un-
† In the name of the Father, and of theSunday.
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sion to both our sorrow for sin and God’s mercy and
Mother of God and ask for her intercession as
the nal act of their day.Son,
It hasand of the
inspired Holy Spirit.
several
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Our Father, who art in heaven, boundless love.
songs in honor of Mary that remain favorites of until the Saturday before Advent.
hallowed be thy name; many Catholics today.
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Give us this day our daily bread; Church as older children or adults, the gesture and prayer
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Deep in every human heart is a desire for the living God that expresses itself in prayer. In the Catholic tradition, some prayers have Jerusalem in search of relics of the original cross of
invites the assembly to recite or sing the Lord’s Prayer. After we pray the Lord’s Prayer, revealed a faith that fosters a deep, personal, growing, and loving relationship with Jesus Christ. These prayers teach us much about
become classic expressions of what the human heart seeks. Words of Faith: Our Prayers explores prayers that for centuries have Jesus. It—Keith
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otherwise, in the end, life always overcomes death
who we are and about the TheGod presider
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we belong. “For the kingdom,
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Repeat
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Carmelite Institute;pattern
Adjunctfor each ofofthe
Professor ve decades.
Theology, University of Notre Dame; and
Glory to God in the highest, and peace to his he Gloria gets its name and 8
Aquinas Chair Emeritus, St. Mary’s College. Conclude by making the Sign of the Cross.
people on earth! its of
By Keith J. Egan, PhD, President of the Carmelite Institute; Adjunct Professor rst line from
Theology, the song
University of Notre Dame; and Aquinas
Chair Emeritus, St. Mary’s College. He is Series Editor for Words of Faith: Our Prayers.
the angels sang at the birth
Lord God, heavenly King, almighty God of Jesus: “Glory to God in the highest
at the second large bead
and Father, and on earth peace to those on whom his fa- 7 Pray the Doxology or Glory Be.
we worship you, we give you thanks, vor rests” (Luke 2:14). It is the song the angels
Then, announce the second mystery,
we praise you for your glory. sang before the shepherds, the rst recipients of
and pray an Our Father.
the news of Christ’s birth.

JANUARY: The Benedictus


Lord Jesus Christ, only Son of the Father,

JULY: Canticle of Simeon


We sing the Gloria at most Sunday and feast day
Lord God, Lamb of God, Masses, and at any of our more festive or solemn oc- We Practice
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6 at the group of ten beads that follows
you take away the sin of the world: casions. However, we refrain from singing it during
he Rosary is a centuries-old de-
Pray one Hail Mary on each of the
have mercy on us; Advent, the four weeks before Christmas, as a way to
votion intended to help us reect
next ten beads.
you are seated at the right hand of prepare ourselves for singing it once again with the an-
or meditate on the life of Jesus,
the Father: receive our prayer. gels at the rst Christmas Mass. We also fast from singing
his mother Mary, and the earliest days at the medal
it during Lent as a penitential practice to help us focus on
of the Christian community. Its repeti-
5 Say the rst mystery and
For you alone are the Holy One, conversion in preparation for the joy of Easter.
tious patterns serve as mantras, freeing pray an Our Father.

FEBRUARY: Act of Contrition


you alone are the Lord, Although the scriptures have the angels singing it, you
the mind and heart to link one’s own life

AUGUST: Salve Regina


you alone are the Most High, don’t have to sound like one to sing the Gloria at Mass! In fact,
story with the great story of our salvation
Jesus Christ, this prayer is meant to be sung by all God’s people gathered in the at the next large bead
assembly for worship. At times the assembly will alternate with
in Jesus Christ. 4 Pray the Doxology (the Glory Be).
with the Holy Spirit, The Rosary is structured into groupings of
the choir in singing the prayer; on rare occasions, the choir alone “Glory be to the Father, and to the
in the glory of prayers called decades or mysteries. Each begins
may sing it. This prayer of praise is so important that even if Son, and to the Holy Spirit . . .”
God the Father.
OUR PRAYERS: The Magnificat OUR PRAYERS: 3Eternal Rest
with an Our Father, followed by ten Hail Marys,
there is no way of singing it, the text is recited by all.
Amen. The Gloria comes from a long tradition of “canticles” or
and ends with the Doxology. Some people add a
short prayer to Jesus at the end of each decade. at each of the three smaller beads
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There are twenty decades of the Rosary in to-

MARCH: The Lord’s Prayer


Deep in every human heart is a desire for the living
from God thatsuch
scripture, expresses itself
as the in prayer.
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orthe
theCatholic tradition, some prayers have
Benedictus, Deep in every human heart is a desire for the living God that expresses itself in prayer. In the Catholic tradition, some prayers have

SEPTEMBER: The Sign of the Cross


become classic expressions of what the human heart seeks. Words of Faith: Our Prayers explores prayers that for centuries have tal that are groupedbecome
into four sets
classic of mysteries.
expressions Thethe human heart seeks.“Hail
of what
Mary, full of grace,
Words of Faith: Our Prayers explores prayers that for centuries have
both from Luke’s gospel and both sung during the Liturgy the Lord is with with
you Jesus
. . .” Christ. These prayers teach us much about
revealed a faith that fosters a deep, personal, growing, and loving relationship with Jesus Christ. These prayers teach us much about Joyful, Sorrowful, and Glorious
revealed Mysteries
a faith that fosters ahave
deep,re-
personal, growing, and loving relationship
who we are and about the God to whom we belong. of the Hours. The text of the Gloria begins with —Keith a line J. Egan, Series Editor
whothe
mained standard since we are and about
earliest days the GodRosary
of the to whom we belong. —Keith J. Egan, Series Editor
from the same gospel. However, the rest of the text was
and the Luminous Mysteries (or Mysteries of Light) at the first large bead
an original composition in Greek from as early as the 2
We Pray fourth century. We Pray
were introduced by Pope John Paul II in October 2002.
While not necessary, people usually use a set of prayer
Pray an Our Father,
the prayer that Jesus taught us.
† My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, beads—called a rosary—when This prayer
praying is often
it. The prayed in a call and response
Rosary format.
“Our Father, who are in heaven . . .”
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior DID YOU KNOW? can be prayed in small parts (a single decadeEternal
Leader: or mystery)
rest, grant unto them, O Lord.

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for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant. or in its entirety (all twenty decades) when one wants an

OCTOBER: The Rosary


We sing the Gloria not to accompany an- extended period of meditation. All: And let perpetual light shine upon them. 1
From this day all generations will call me blessed:
other ritual action, as we do with the songs Leader:
The Rosary is prayed by Catholics at home May their
in the souls,
family, by and the souls of all the faithful departed,
at the crucifix
the Almighty has done great things for me;during the entrance and communion pro- individuals almost anytime, in church beforethrough
or after Mass, on pil-
the mercy of God Make rest inthepeace.
Sign of the Cross.
and holy is his name. cessions, but simply to sing our praise to grimages, in large public gatherings, and in many other settings.
Some are able to pray all four setsAll:
of mysteriesAmen
Pray the Apostle’s Creed, a summary
God. Our praise of God is the sole reason daily. Others concen-
He has mercy on those who fear him of what we believe.
for this part of the liturgy. In our multitask- trate on the prescribed set of mysteries for the given day: Glorious
in every generation. “I believe in God, the Father almighty,
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ing world, the Gloria reminds us to stop creator of heaven and earth . . .”
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MAY: The Magnificat


every so often and give our complete atten-
he has scattered the proud in their conceit. he name of this prayer, comes from
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tion to praising God. Friday, and Joyful on Saturday.

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the rst words of it in Latin: Magni-
He cast down the mighty from their thrones, hen someone dies, the Church steps for-
cat anima mea Dominum, which means: By Rev. John Phalen, C.S.C., President of Holy Cross Family Ministries.
and has lifted up the lowly. ward. Christians
Series Editor, Keith J. Egan, PhD, is President of the Carmelite Institute; Adjunct Professor of Theology, University hold dear and uninch-
of Notre Dame;
“My soul magnies the Lord.” Also known as
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He
Series Editor, Keith J. Egan, hasis President
PhD, lled the hungry
of the with
Carmelite good
Institute; things,
Adjunct Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame; and
and Aquinas Chair Emeritus, St. Mary’s College. ingly the sacredness of human life and that
the Canticle of Mary, the prayer comes direct-
Aquinas Chair Emeritus, and the College.
St. Mary’s rich he has sent away empty. profound respect and love follow through to the sol-
ly from the Gospel of Luke (1:46–55). These emn burial of every individual. When someone dies, we
He has come to the help of his servant Israel words are spoken by the Virgin Mary during gather together at the home, pray in vigil, and accompa-
for he has remembered his promise of mercy, her visit to Elizabeth, her elderly cousin, who ny family and friends through the funeral rites and days
the promise made to our fathers, is pregnant with John the Baptist. Elizabeth of mourning—holding them close every step along the
to Abraham and his children for ever. way. Neighbors arrive, bringing food and comfort. Work
greets Mary with the words: “Most blessed
is put on hold. Time stands still as we bury a loved one.
–Liturgy of the Hours are you among women, and blessed is the
The Order of Christian Funerals contains all the litur-
fruit of your womb” (Lk 1:42). Mary re-
gical prayers and rituals of the Catholic Church that we
sponds with the words of the use when one of our own dies. At the heart of these sol-
Magnicat. emn rites are prayers for those who are left to mourn
The Magnicat is prayed and prayers for the person who has died. We pray for
ourselves, that we might nd comfort and healing; we
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D every day in the Liturgy
pray for the deceased, in gratitude for their lives and in
of the Hours. Sometimes
steadfast hope that their sins will be forgiven and they
• A canticle is a called the Divine Ofce, this is
well nd eternal rest with God in heaven.
biblical hymn or song the Church’s ofcial daily prayer.
that is not part of the Priests and those in religious life pray The Church calls each member of
DID YOU KNOW?

Keith J. Egan, PhD, is president of the Carmelite Institute,


book of Psalms. the Hours daily. Many lay people also pray Christ’s Body—priest, deacon,
Morning and Evening Prayer and some par- Many Catholic parishes invite members and
• There are three canticles in layperson—to participate in
ishes celebrate them communally. guests to write the names of loved ones
the Church’s daily liturgical prayer: who have died in a special book, sometimes the ministry of consolation:
The Magnicat is prayed during Evening
All three canticles are found in chapters 1 and 2 of Luke’s Gospel.
Prayer, known as Vespers. An ancient tra-
called the “Book of the Dead” or the “Book to care for the dying, to
of Names,” during the month of November.
The Canticle of Zechariah at Morning Prayer (Lk 1:68–79) dition of the Church tells us that it was pray for the dead, to comfort
This simple ritual reminds everyone in the
probably evening when Mary arrived at parish to pray for those who have died and those who mourn.
The Canticle of Mary at Evening Prayer (Lk 1:46–55)

adjunct professor of theology, University of Notre Dame and


Elizabeth’s house, thus the connection for those who mourn. —Order of Christian Funerals, #8
The Canticle of Simeon at Night Prayer (Lk 2:24–32) with this liturgical Hour.

By Dr. Jean Donovan, theologian and lay person, widow and m


mother of ve. Dr. Donovan’s career includes university teaching, and
By Robert M. Hamma, Editorial Director at Ave Maria Press. parish, campus, and hospice ministry.
Series Editor, Keith J. Egan, PhD, is President of the Carmelite Institute; Adjunct Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame; Series Editor, Keith J. Egan, PhD, is President of the Carmel
Carmelite Institute; Adjunct Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame; and
and Aquinas Chair Emeritus, St. Mary’s College. Aquinas Chair Emeritus, St. Mary’s College.

Aquinas Chair Emeritus, Saint Mary’s College.

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with the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Choices and Decisions
Kieran Sawyer, S.S.N.D.
 Leader’s Manual: Provides several “how to use” tips for For nearly twenty years, Sex and the Teenager
catechists and other adult leaders to share the monthly lessons in diverse has been a successful program for promoting
groups and settings. abstinence and chas-
Send Out Your Spirit offers three flexible models for confirmation prepara- tity among teenagers.
tion: Designed for use in
 Ten 3-Hour Sessions a classroom, youth
group, or retreat set-
 Twenty 1-Hour Sessions ting and rooted in
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T Catholic moral teach-
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mation on the sponsor’s role in the celebration of the sacrament. Some topics cov-
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Out Your Spirit with questions for discussion and activities that spon- tion, and exploitation, what to do on a date, and
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Youth Ministry – High School Series

A new three-book high school series by Michael Pennock


Developed in accordance with the USCCB Doctrinal Elements
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J esu s C h ri st
God’s Revelation to the World
This introductory text provides a map for high school students to navigate the won-
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Written following the outline for Course I of the U.S. Bishops’ Framework, this one-
semester course is intended to give students a general knowledge and appreciation of
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His Mission and Ministry
Developed and written in light of the outline for Course II of the U.S. Bishops’ frame-
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Br. Michel Bettigole, O.S.F.,
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The Catholic Spirit sends teens on a


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“ This book understands fully that the
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rites, and benefiting from their graces. The text is organized around
the traditional definition of sacrament from the Catechism of the Catholic
Church. This definition is clarified by arranging the chapters around
four dimensions of the sacrament: memorial, celebration, communion,
and transformation.
Through regular placement of “For Reflection” panels and assign-
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T he T en C ommand ments
Case Studies in Catholic Morality
Eileen P. Flynn

T he Ten Commandments: Case Studies in Catholic Morality is a single source that sum-
marizes Catholic teaching around the Ten Commandments. Thirty case studies
related to real-life issues and dilemmas addressed by each commandment make up
the heart of this text. The case studies also remind students of the central importance
of the Ten Commandments as a source for moral decision-making and provide con-
temporary ways the Commandments can be applied in their own lives.
The text addresses both everyday issues of morality faced by teens, such as cheat-
ing on exams, using alcohol and drugs, sex before marriage—along with wider and
new societal issues including the use of embryonic stem cells for medical research,
responsibility for environmental problems, and the proper use of money.
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Michael Pennock Sean Lynch and Brian O’Brien
Focuses on the essential message of A resource for Catholic high
Christ’s moral teaching, the impor- schools and parish religious
tance of love of God and love of neigh- education that teaches teenagers
bor. Clearly presented and applicable about many current and practical
to the lives of today’s teenagers. moral issues and offers innovative
Student Text: ISBN: 9781594711237 ways for teens and their parents to
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A Resource Guide for Teachers
T eac hin g and Youth Ministers
Learning and Living Justice James McGinnis
Michael Pennock Providing unique, hands-on appli-
Summarizes seven key themes of cations for teenagers, Activities
Catholic social teaching as high- for Catholic Social Teaching offers a
lighted by the American bishops in chance for teens to put into action
Sharing Catholic Social Teaching. the Church’s body of social teach-
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288 pages / $24.95 that action as a part of justice is a gospel value, each
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Q uestions from S eventh P eriod
Dare to D r e am “Doc” Pennock Answers Teens’ Questions on Life, Love,
Stories of 16 People Who Became Somebody and the Catholic Faith
William O’Malley, S.J. Michael Francis Pennock
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With half a million copies sold since its inception, Day by Day is
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T ime to P ray !
Seasonal Prayer Services for Middle Grades
Patricia Mathson
Features thirty simple prayer services for use throughout the year,
each focusing on a saint’s day, a liturgical season, a time in the school
year, or a particular need. Each service includes scripture readings,
prayers, petitions, litanies, responses, activities, and much more.
ISBN: 9781594710209 / 160 pages / $14.95

B undles of F aith and Tons of F un


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Patricia Mathson
A resource of crafts, prayers, role-plays, banners, and much more to
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Kieran Sawyer, S.S.N.D.
Names of saints, Catholic vocabulary, biblical passages, and lessons
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C hildren D iscover the M ass


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Joseph M. Champlin

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In the “Introduction” and in a six-page “Message for the Family,”
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S piritual G uidance for D iff icult T imes
Perfect for use in grief support groups and bereavement ministry

Prayer and Meditation Booklet—Perfect Gift for Those Grieving

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May You Find Solace


A Blessing for Times of Grieving
Joyce Rupp

B ereavement ministers, parish nurses, priests, deacons, and other mem-


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Times of Grief, from
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writing today.
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Joyce Rupp

J oyce Rupp offers reflections on the spirituality of change with entic-


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ISBN: 9781594712050 / 192 pages / $15.95

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finding your way
This series takes a Christian perspec-
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F inding Your
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Reissued on its tenth anniversary, May I Walk You
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The Bereavement have recommended this veritable

Ministry Program
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Part I: Getting
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Ministry
3 • Easy-to-use tabs
Bereavement clergy
Approaches to bereavement ministry.
Some churches have

• Binder pockets for


contact phone
of ways to approach in face-to-face or
There are a number ble amounts of time lay ministers; some
to spend considera on of clergy and
people who are able rely on a combinati by lay people. In
grieving. Others out almost entirely
with those who are ministries carried bereavement
have bereavement In some cases, a
of these, in fact, visitation is far less. to play a cru-
amount of personal and comes, in fact,
other churches, the nt personal visitation
group is set up to suppleme
support used by any-
ent ministry. exible and can be
cial role in the bereavem in this book is meant to be very  can replace or
The program described and lay people. It
a large team of clergy
clergy person to in your church.
one from a single that already exists that you al-

additional storage
ent ministry suggest
supplement the bereavem this book, we
the resources in
you choose to use to each grieving
person:
No matter how 24 you minister
main elements as
ways include three packet of materials
appropri-
bereavem ent ministers bring a
when
1. An initial visit,
(the “Initial Packet”). ent (the
ate for the situation at least the rst year of bereavem
ing over
regular letter-writ
2. A program of
).
“Monthly Messages”
personal visitation.
ying schedule of to
3. An accompan group can be very helpful
a bereavement support can in-
a group so that you
Physical Symptoms of Grieving
have found that

• Searchable CD-ROM that


Many churches guidelines for creating such
We have included so.
grieving people. would like to do
ent ministry if you

G
a heavy
clude it in your bereavem from grieving is similar to that of
rieving is hard work. The exhaustion of grieving are sometimes
Conta ins physical workout or prolonged illness. The symptoms include
What This Book physical problems. Common complaints
mistakenly diagnosed as strictly
section. These
1. Basic Resources included in the
the following: Basic Resources
become Part I
program is the material suffer a deep loss
whoproblems
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assumptio that those
n pains or heart
needs at different
have been created with the that creates different
materials • process
process of grief—a dizziness primary componen
ts:
involved in an ongoing , then, have two

contains reproducible
The Basic Resources • dry mouth
points in the process. given to the grieving
to be in
person
which contains • materials
empty feeling address the stomach
the person’s needs
dur-
A. An “Initial Packet,” materials
the loss occurs.•These
immediately after fatigue
of grief. throat” the
thethrough
ing the initial phase • feelingthe rst month, and
of “something inon,
stuckso
for the second week, to address the issues
B. “Monthly Messages” materials are intended
• headache
experience. These
rst year of the grief through tothe
grief process.
sleep
work their•way inability

resources
which arise as people one for children,
sexual desire and one for
• loss of for adults,active
or overly
come in three sets:
one for example, is
The Basic Resources Packet page entitled “Prayer,”
of weight Message
(the Initial
• loss
teenagers. There
is some overlap teenagers; the Monthly
as the section for
for children as well• nausea and vomiting
used in the section
• oversensitivity to noise
• pain Getting Started
• purposeless activity
• shortness of breath

• Revised lists of suggested


• trembling
• uncontrollable sighing and sobbing
• weakness in the muscles
gas
constipation, diarrhea, or excessive
• various gastrointestinal symptoms:
Worden, Olders, and Rando.)
and research by Lieberman and Jacobs,
(This information taken from books
but if they persist or
normal part of the grieving process,
Any of these symptoms can be a physician and tell
make an appointment with your
become very uncomfortable, please from your
a recent major loss. If you are on medication
her/him that you have experienced

Sample reading
Pages
The Bereavement
Ministry Program

• Updated lists of national


grief support networks
T his must-have, comprehensive bereavement resource provides
everything needed to begin and nurture a bereavement min-
istry in your parish. With a new user-friendly format and updated • Additional advice on
content, this program provides extensive practical advice, schedule healthy grieving practices
outlines, and adaptable letters and handouts that are the trademark
of this program.
■ ISBN: 9781594711923 / 320 pages / 3-ring binder / $49.95

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SEASONS OF HOPE

Creating and Sustaining
Seasons of Hope is a
Catholic Bereavement
valuable resource for the self-
help group I facilitate. I highly Groups
recommend this program M. Donna MacLeod, R.N., M.S.N.
to other facilitators and
parish volunteers. This faith-
centered resource has been T his parish-proven and eminently
user-friendly program is
sorely needed for years.

Martha Burke Tressler
Bereavement Coordinator,
focused on our faith in Jesus Christ.
It offers extended care for grieving
parishioners. Up to twenty-four
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• Timelines and sample • Scripture-based themes
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• Session outlines and scripts • Outlines for group activities
• Space for journaling
• “Moving Forward” action steps
• Prayers

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GENTLE KEEPING
Prayers and Services for Remembering Departed Loved Ones Throughout the Year
Mauryeen O’Brien, O.P.
At last­­—a book of simple prayers and prayer services for those who ■ Prayers for Loved Ones
mourn that is designed for use in the home with family and friends. ■ Seasonal Services
Author and bereavement minister Mauryeen O’Brien offers grieving ■ Holiday Services
loved ones words for remembering those who have died, including
■ Anniversary Services
twenty-eight simple prayers and twenty-five prayer services.
■ Morning & Evening Prayers
Gentle Keeping will help sustain those who mourn through any day
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Pastoral Care & Bereavement

FROM HOLY CROSS FAMILY MINISTRIES

Grant Us Peace P ray wi th M e S t ill


Rosary Meditations for Those Who Mourn Rosary Meditations and Spiritual Support
Beth Mahoney for Persons with Alzheimer’s, Their
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ABC s of P re p aring f or E t ern ity


H ea lt hy A Catholic Handbook for End-of-Life Concerns
Joseph M. Champlin
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Recognized grief educator for the final chapter of their life.
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W h en You r S p ouse D i es H e a ling


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S e ve n S acred P a use s
Living Mindfully Through the Hours of the Day
Macrina Wiederkehr
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Spirituality – Joyce Rupp

M a y I H a v e T hi s D a n c e ?
An Invitation to Faithful Prayer
Throughout the Year
This revised edition of the best-selling
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Other Small Group Resources from Joyce Rupp


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Prayers, Poems, and Reflections A Guide for Spiritual Growth
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Spirituality – Thomas Merton

C ompass io n a t e F i re S eas o ns of C e l e b r a t io n
The Letters of Thomas Merton Meditations on the Cycle of Liturgical Feasts
and Catherine de Hueck Doherty Foreword by William H. Shannon
Edited by Robert A. Wild

J ust after Thomas Merton’s death in 1968, Catholic


social activist Catherine de Hueck Doherty wrote to
F orty years after his death, fans of Thomas Merton—from a
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tual wisdom found in his voluminous writings.
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some strange mysteri- tion includes a new foreword
ous way I never quite by renowned Merton scholar
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development from a
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social justice. A large
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Spirituality – Henri J.M. Nouwen

T h e D an ce of L if e
Weaving Sorrows and Blessings into One Joyful Step
Edited by Michael Ford W ith O pen H ands
Foreword by Sue Monk Kidd
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I n this anthology,
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B eauty of the L ord

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I n M emo r ia m
Foreword by Michael O’Laughlin
A gentle invitation to all those in grief to O ut of S olitude
open themselves to a deeper sense of faith
Three Meditations on the Christian Life
and trust in God. Henri J.M. Nouwen
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Foreword by Thomas Moore
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sion, and doubt as he leads the reader to
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Spirituality

T h omas H. G reen , S.J.

NEW! O p e ni n g to
G od
E xpe riencing G od A Guide to Prayer
The Three Stages of Prayer Opening to God demys-
In Experiencing God, Thomas Green, S.J., pres- tifies prayer, explain-
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Green reminds readers that prayer life is, all about, and offers
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W i l l ia m A. B arry , S.J.

Revised Edition new design


F ind i ng G o d in A ll T hi ng s P a y ing A t t e n t io n
A Companion to the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius t o G od
Finding God in All Things gives new life to the spiritu- Discernment in Prayer
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Peter van B r eemen , S.J.

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Seven Biblical Meditations A message as old as
Draws on the spirituality of John’s gospel and Ignatius Christianity, this inspiring
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will for us coincide when we let go of selfishness; and is permanent and that there
that God’s deepest longing is to dwell in us, to make a is nothing that can stop His
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C om e H om e
A Prayer Journey to the Center Within
Marie Schwan, C.S.J.
“ Marie Schwan, C.S.J.,
brings to this slim yet potent text years
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“Home” is a powerful spiritual theme, particu- retreat work. Enriching and challenging,
larly in uncertain and difficult times. In Come Come Home is a call to live at the center,
Home, trusted spiritual director Marie Schwan rather than the circumference of our
blends insights from the contemplative tradi-
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lives.
Bishop Robert F. Morneau
gently guiding readers to discover and embrace Auxiliary Bishop
the wonder of God’s presence within them. of Green Bay
Come Home is an ideal book for parish
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T he R e collect ed E n t e r i ng C h r is t ’ s P r a y e r
H ear t A Retreat in 32 Meditations
A Guide to Making a Contemplative Eric Jensen, S.J.
Weekend Retreat Ignatian retreat leader Eric Jensen guides spiritual seekers through Luke’s
Philip Zaleski Gospel as they meditate on Christ’s spoken and unspoken bond with his
Amid the chaos Father. This practical yet thought-provoking
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Title / Author Index

30 Days with a Great Spiritual Teachers Holy Mary (Classics with Commentary), COMMUNITY OF SAINT’EGIDIO, THE,
series—45 Imitation of Christ (Classics with The Sant’Egidio Book of Prayer—25, 55
Commentary)—19 Compassionate Fire, WILD—48
A Bless My Child, CRAGON—28 Concise Guide Series—10, 11
Book of Hours, A, MERTON—48 Concise Guide to Adult Faith Formation, A,
AAKER, DAVID A., The Bereavement Born of the Eucharist, ROSSETTI—13 PARENT—11
Ministry Program—40 BOYLAN, M. EUGENE, This Tremendous Concise Guide to Canon Law,
Abandonment to Divine Providence, Lover—20 McKENNA—11
CAUSSADE—18 Bridges to Contemplative Living with Concise Guide to Catholic Social Teaching,
ABCs of Healthy Grieving, SMITH—42 Thomas Merton series, MONTALDO / A, McKENNA—11
Activities for Catholic Social Teaching, TOTH—22, 23 Concise Guide to Church Management,
MCGINNIS—33 Brother André, DUBUC—7 A, THE VINCENTIAN CENTER FOR
ADAMS, Let Me Sow Love—55 Building Community, SOFIELD / CHURCH AND SOCIETY—10
Adjusting Your Life’s Vision (Bridges), JULIANO / HAMMETT—14 Concise Guide to Pastoral Planning, A,
MONTALDO / TOTH—22 Bundles of Faith and Tons of Fun, PICKETT—10
AELRED OF RIEVAULX, Spiritual MATHSON—36 Concise Guide to Supervising a Ministry
Friendship (Classics with Student, A, GARRIDO / McKENNA—11
Commentary)—19 C Concise Guide to Your Rights in the
All Will Be Well (30 Days series), JULIAN Catholic Church, A, McKENNA—11
OF NORWICH—45 CAMPBELL, DAVID, If You Don’t Know COUNCIL OF MAJOR SUPERIORS OF
ALPHONSUS DE LIGUORI, Visits to the Where You’re Going, You’ll Probably End WOMEN RELIGIOUS, The Foundations
Most Holy Sacrament and to Most Holy Up Somewhere Else—35 of Religious Life—12
Mary (Classics with Commentary)—19 Can You Drink the Cup?, NOUWEN—49 CRAGON, JULIE, Bless My Child—28
AMIDEI, KATHIE, Learning about CANNATO, JUDY, Field of CREASY, WILLIAM C., The Imitation of
LIFE—Love, Infatuation, Friendship, Compassion—53 Christ—18
Exploitation—36 Catholic Essentials, AMODEI—31 Cross, Our Only Hope, The, GAWRYCH—6
AMODEI, MICHAEL, Questions of Faith— Catholic Remarriage, GARASCIA—27 Crossing the Desert, WICKS—54
15; Send Out Your Spirit—29; Catholic Catholic Social Teaching, PENNOCK—33 Cup of Our Life, The, RUPP—47
Essentials—31; Marriage and Holy
Orders—34 Catholic Spirit, The, BETTIGOLE / CURRY, CATHLEEN L., When Your Spouse
CHILDS—32 Dies—43
Ascent of the Mountain of God, The,
HAYS—4 Catholics Going Green, GRAZER—21
AYMOND, BISHOP GREGORY M., Facing CAUSSADE, JEAN PIERRE DE, D
Forgiveness—14 Abandonment to Divine Providence—18
CHAMPLIN, JOSEPH M., Bible Reading for DALL, MARY DOERFLER, Children
Beginners—17; Together For Life, Rite of Discover the Mass—36
B Marriage—26; Through Death to Life—37; Dance of Life, The, NOUWEN / FORD—49
Preparing for Eternity—42; Slow Down, Dare to Dream, O’MALLEY—35
BARRY, WILLIAM A., Finding God in All Take Five—54
Things, Paying Attention to God—50 Day by Day, STOREY / McNALLY—35
Children Discover the Mass, DALL—36 Design for Wholeness, SOFIELD /
Basil Moreau, MacEOIN—7
CHILDS, JAMES D., The Catholic JULIANO / HAMMETT—14
Becoming Who You Already Are (Bridges), Spirit—32
MONTALDO / TOTH—22 Discovering the Hidden Ground of Love
Choosing to Be Catholic, O’MALLEY—15 (Bridges), MONTALDO / TOTH—22
Before “I Do,” GARASCIA—27
CIANGIO, DONNA, Open Our Hearts—2 DUBRUIEL, MICHAEL, John Paul II’s
Behold the Beauty of the Lord,
NOUWEN—49 Circle of Life, The, RUPP / Biblical Way of the Cross—5
WIEDERKEHR—47 DUBUC, JEAN-GUY, Brother André—7
Behold Your Mother, ROSSETTI—13
CLARK, BISHOP MATTHEW H., Forward
Bereavement Ministry Program, The, in Hope—12
NELSON / AAKER—40 E
Classics with Commentary series—18, 19
BETTIGOLE, MICHEL, The Catholic
Spirit—32 CLEMMONS, NANCY, Exploring the EGAN, KEITH, Words of Faith: Our
Religions of Our World—34 Prayers—8, 9
BEYER, RICHARD J., Medjugorje Day by
Day—55 CLOUD OF UNKNOWING, THE, Where Encountering Jesus in the New Testament,
Only Love Can Go (30 Days series)—45 PENNOCK—34
Bible Reading for Beginners,
CHAMPLIN—17 Collaboration, SOFIELD / JULIANO—14 Entering Christ’s Prayer, JENSEN—51
BILLY, DENNIS, Spiritual Friendship Collaborative Leader, The, SOFIELD / Entering the School of Your Experience
(Classics with Commentary), Interior KUHN—14 (Bridges), MONTALDO / TOTH—22
Castle (Classics with Commentary), Visits Come Home, SCHWAN—51 ENZLER, CLARENCE, Everyone’s Way of
to the Most Holy Sacrament and to Most the Cross—5

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Eternal Seasons, NOUWEN / FORD—49 GARRIDO, ANN M., A Concise Guide to Healing, MacNUTT—43
Everyone’s Way of the Cross, ENZLER—5 Supervising a Ministry Student—11 HENDEY, LISA M., The Handbook for
Experiencing God, GREEN—50 GASSLEIN, BERNADETTE, Gifts of the Catholic Moms—28
Exploring the Religions of Our World, Eucharist—21 HOLTZ, LOU, A Teen’s Game Plan for
CLEMMONS—34 GAWRYCH, ANDREW, The Gift of the Life—35
Cross, The Gift of Hope, The Cross, Our HOLY CROSS FAMILY MINISTRIES, Pray
Only Hope—6 with Me Still—42
F
Gentle Keeping, O’BRIEN—41 HOUSELANDER, CARYLL, The Reed of
Facing Forgiveness, SOFIELD / JULIANO / Getting Married, Living Together, God, This War Is the Passion—20
AYMOND—14 GARASCIA—27 HUTCHISON, JOYCE, May I Walk You
Faith Difference, The, SAWYER—36 GIALLANZA, JOEL, Praying from the Heart Home?, Now that You’ve Gone Home—39
Faith Facts for Young Catholics, of Holy Cross Spirituality—7; The Seven
SAWYER—36 Sorrows of Mary—52 I
Faith We Profess, The, VAGHI—16 Gift of Hope, The, GAWRYCH—6
FELBER, MARTA, Finding Your Way After Gift of the Cross, The, GAWRYCH—6 If You Don’t Know Where You’re Going,
Your Spouse Dies—39 Gifts of the Eucharist, REEVES / You’ll Probably End Up Somewhere Else,
Field of Compassion, The, CANNATO—53 GASSLEIN—21 CAMPBELL—35
Finding God in All Things, BARRY—50 GILBERT, RICHARD, Finding Your Way Imitation of Christ, The (Classics with
After Your Parent Dies—39 Commentary), THOMAS Á KEMPIS /
Finding God in Each Moment, SMITH / BILLY—19
MERZ—51 GOD KNOWS You’re Stressed,
SMOLLIN—53 Imitation of Christ, The, CREASY /
Finding Your Way After Your Parent Dies, THOMAS Á KEMPIS—18
GILBERT—39 God of Our Deepest Longings, The, VAN
BREEMEN—50 In Memoriam, NOUWEN—49
Finding Your Way After Your Spouse Dies,
FELBER—39 God Who Won’t Let Go, The, VAN Interior Castle (Classics with Commentary),
BREEMEN—50 TERESA OF AVILA / BILLY—19
Finding Your Way Through Divorce,
GORHAM—39 GORHAM, KATHY BREWER, Finding Inviting God In, RUPP—47
Finding Your Way Through Domestic Your Way Through Divorce—39 IWANOWSKI, THOMAS B., Open Our
Abuse, FOURRÈ—39 GRAEF, HILDA, Mary: A History of Hearts—2
Finding Your Way to Say Goodbye, Doctrine and Devotion—20
SMITH—39 Grant Us Peace, MAHONEY—42 J
FINLEY, JAMES, Merton’s Palace of GRAZER, WALTER E., Catholics Going
Nowhere—48 Green—21 JENSEN, ERIC, Entering Christ’s
GREEN, THOMAS H., Experiencing God, Prayer—51
FLYNN, EILEEN P., Ten
Commandments—33 Opening to God, Weeds Among the JESUIT COMMUNICATION CENTRE,
Wheat, When the Well Runs Dry—50 Sacred Space for Lent 2010—4, Sacred
FORD, MICHAEL, The Dance of Life—49 Space: The Prayer Book 2010—55
Forward in Hope, CLARK—12 GRIBBLE, RICHARD, Vincent McCauley,
C.S.C.—7 Jesus Christ, PENNOCK—30
Foundations of Religious Life, The, John Paul II’s Biblical Way of the Cross,
COUNCIL OF MAJOR SUPERIORS OF GUSTAFSON, JANIE, Meeting Jesus in the
Sacraments—32 WELBORN / DUBRUIEL—5
WOMEN RELIGIOUS—12
Joy of Priesthood, The, ROSSETTI—13
FOURRÈ, CONNIE, Finding Your Way
Through Domestic Abuse—39 H JULIAN OF NORWICH, All Will Be Well
(30 Days series)—45
FRANCIS DE SALES, Set Your Heart Free
(30 Days series)—45 Hail Mary, STOREY—55 JULIANO, CARROLL, Collaboration,
HAMMA, ROBERT M., Together at Building Community, Facing Forgiveness,
FRANCIS OF ASSISI, Peace of Heart (30 Design for Wholeness—14
Days series)—45 Baptism—28
Fresh Bread, RUPP—47 HAMMETT, ROSINE, Building
FROEHLE, VIRGINIA ANN, Loving
Community, Design for Wholeness—14 K
Yourself More—46 Handbook for Catholic Moms, The,
HENDEY—28 KUHN, DONALD H., The Collaborative
Fuel, McCOY-THOMPSON / HAYKIN—21 Leader—14
HAYKIN, RANDY M., Fuel—21
Full of Grace, WATKINS—52
HAYS, EDWARD, The Ascent of the
Funeral Mass and Rite of Committal—37 Mountain of God, A Lenten Hobo L
Honeymoon—4; The Pilgrimage Way of
G the Cross—5; Prayers for the Domestic LACEY, MARILYN, This Flowing Toward
Church—28 Me—25
GARASCIA, ANTHONY, Before “I Do,” LANG, JANET K., Ten Things to Help You
Catholic Remarriage, Getting Married, Healing the Hidden Self, RYAN—43
Survive and Heal While Grieving—43
Living Together—27 Healing the Wounds of Divorce, RYAN—43

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Learning about LIFE—Love, Infatuation, Meeting Jesus in the Sacraments, Faith, This Is Our Church—15, 34; Jesus
Friendship, Exploitation, SAWYER / GUSTAFSON—32 Christ—30; Your Life in Christ, Catholic
AMIDEI—36 MERTON, THOMAS, Seasons of Social Teaching—33; Encountering Jesus
Lent and Holy Week, MONTALDO / Celebration, A Book of Hours—48 in the New Testament, Our Catholic
TOTH—3 Merton’s Palace of Nowhere, FINLEY—48 Faith—34; Questions from Seventh
Lenten Hobo Honeymoon, A, HAYS—4 MERZ, EUGENE, Moment by Moment, Period, Ready for College—35
Lessons of the Heart, LIVINGSTON—53 Finding God in Each Moment—51 PICKETT, DR. WILLIAM L., A Concise
Let in the Light, LIVINGSTON—53 Moment by Moment, SMITH / MERZ—51 Guide to Pastoral Planning—10
Let Me Sow Love, ADAMS—55 MONTALDO, JONATHON, Lent and Holy PIERCE, GREGORY F. AUGUSTINE, The
Week—3; Bridges to Contemplative Living Mass Is Never Ended—21
Let Nothing Disturb You (30 Days series),
TERESA OF AVILA—45 with Thomas Merton series—22, 23 Pilgrimage Way of the Cross, The, HAYS—5
Live, Laugh, and Be Blessed, SMOLLIN—53 MURPHY, CHARLES M., Spirituality of Power to Heal, The, MacNUTT—43
Living Your Deepest Desires (Bridges), Fasting—52 Pray with Me Still, HOLY CROSS FAMILY
MONTALDO / TOTH—22 MINISTRIES—42
LIVINGSTON, PATRICIA, Let in the N Prayerfulness, WICKS—54
Light, This Blessed Mess, Lessons of the Prayers for the Domestic Church,
Heart—53 NELSON, JAN, The Bereavement Ministry HAYS—28
Lord Hear Our Prayer, STOREY / Program—40 Prayers to Sophia, RUPP—24
McNALLY—55 NOUWEN, HENRI J.M., The Dance of Life, Praying from the Heart of Holy Cross
Loving Yourself More, FROEHLE—46 In Memoriam, Can You Drink The Cup?, Spirituality, GIALLANZA—7
LYNCH, SEAN, Tough Choices—33 With Open Hands, Behold the Beauty Praying Our Goodbyes, RUPP—38
of the Lord, Out of Solitude, Eternal Praying Through Grief, O’BRIEN—41
Seasons—49 Preparing for Eternity, CHAMPLIN—42
M Now that You’ve Gone Home, PSALMS, THE, You Shall Not Want (30
HUTCHISON / RUPP—39 Days series)—45
MacEOIN, GARY, Basil Moreau—7
MacLEOD, M. DONNA, Seasons of
Hope—41 O Q
MacNUTT, FRANCIS, Healing, The Power O’BRIEN, BRIAN, Tough Choices—33
to Heal—43 QUASTEN, JOHANNES, Patrology—18
O’BRIEN, MAURYEEN, Gentle Keeping, Questions from Seventh Period,
MAHONEY, BETH, Grant Us Peace—42 Praying Through Grief—41
Marriage and Holy Orders, AMODEI—34 PENNOCK—35
O’MALLEY, WILLIAM, Choosing to Be Questions of Faith, AMODEI—15
Mary: A History of Doctrine and Devotion, Catholic—15; Dare to Dream—35
GRAEF—20 Old Testament, The, SMITH—
Mass Is Never Ended, The, PIERCE—21 CHRISTOPHER—34 R
MATHSON, PATRICIA, Time to Pray, Open Our Hearts, CIANGIO /
Bundles of Faith and Tons of Fun—36 Ready for College, PENNOCK—35
IWANOWSKI— 2
May I Have This Dance? (book & audio), Recollected Heart, The, ZALESKI—51
Open the Door, RUPP—24
RUPP—47 Reed of God, The, HOUSELANDER—20
Opening to God, GREEN—50
May I Walk You Home?, HUTCHISON / REEVES, NANCY C., Gifts of the
Our Catholic Faith, PENNOCK—34 Eucharist—21
RUPP—39
Our Journey Into Joy, ROSSETTI—13 Rest Your Dreams on a Little Twig,
May You Find Solace, RUPP—38
Out of Solitude, NOUWEN—49 RUPP—47
McCOY-THOMPSON, STEVE, Fuel—21
Out of the Ordinary, RUPP—47 RICCARDI, ANDREA, The Sant’Egidio
McDERMOTT, TIMOTHY, Summa
Theologiae—19 Book of Prayer—25, 55
MCGINNIS, JAMES, Activities for Catholic P Riding the Dragon, WICKS—54
Social Teaching—33 Rite of Marriage, CHAMPLIN—26
PAINTER, CHRISTINE VALTERS, Water, ROSSETTI, STEPHEN J., Born of the
McKENNA, KEVIN, E., A Concise Guide Wind, Earth, and Fire—46
to Your Rights in the Catholic Church, A Eucharist, Behold Your Mother, The Joy
Concise Guide to Supervising a Ministry PARENT, NEIL, A., A Concise Guide to of Priesthood—13
Student, A Concise Guide to Catholic Adult Faith Formation—11 RUPP, JOYCE, The Star in My Heart,
Social Teaching, A Concise Guide to Parish Social Ministry, ULRICH—25 Prayers to Sophia, Open the Door—24;
Canon Law—11 Patrology, QUASTEN—18 May You Find Solace, Praying Our
Paying Attention to God, BARRY—50 Goodbyes, May I Walk You Home?, Now
McNALLY, THOMAS, Day by Day—35, Peace of Heart (30 Days series), FRANCIS that You’ve Gone Home—38, 39; The
Lord Hear Our Prayer—55 OF ASSISI—45 Circle of Life, May I Have This Dance?
Medjugorje Day by Day, BEYER—55 PENNOCK, MICHAEL, This Is Our (book & audio), Fresh Bread, Inviting

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Title / Author Index

God In, Out of the Ordinary, The Cup of Star in My Heart, The, RUPP—24 VAN BREEMEN, PETER, The God of Our
Our Life, Rest Your Dreams on a Little STOREY, WILLIAM G., Day by Day—35; Deepest Longings, The God Who Won’t
Twig—47 Lord Hear Our Prayer, Hail Mary—55 Let Go—50
RYAN, BARBARA SHELMON, Healing Summa Theologiae, AQUINAS / Vincent McCauley, C.S.C, GRIBBLE—7
the Hidden Self, Healing the Wounds of McDERMOTT—19 VINCENTIAN CENTER FOR CHURCH
Divorce—43 Summa Theologica, AQUINAS—19 AND SOCIETY, THE, A Concise Guide to
Church Management—10
S T Visits to the Most Holy Sacrament and
to Most Holy Mary (Classics with
Sacraments We Celebrate, The, VAGHI—16 Take Five, CHAMPLIN—54 Commentary), ALPHONSUS DE
Sacred Space for Lent 2010, JESUIT Teen’s Game Plan for Life, A, HOLTZ—35 LIGUORI / BILLY—19
COMMUNICATION CENTRE—4 Ten Commandments, The, FLYNN—33
Sacred Space: The Prayer Book 2010, Ten Things to Help You Survive and Heal W
JESUIT COMMUNICATION While Grieving, LANG—43
CENTRE—55 Water, Wind, Earth, and Fire, PAINTER—46
TERESA OF AVILA, Interior Castle
Sant’Egidio Book of Prayer, The, (Classics with Commentary)—19; The WATKINS, CHRISTINE, Full of Grace—52
RICCARDI / THE COMMUNITY OF Way of Prayer—20; Let Nothing Disturb Way of Prayer, TERESA OF AVILA—20
SANT’EGIDIO—25, 55 You—45 Weeds Among the Wheat, GREEN—50
SAWYER, KIERAN, Sex and the THÉRÈSE OF LISIEUX, Simply Surrender WELBORN, AMY, John Paul II’s Biblical
Teenager—29; Faith Facts for Young (30 Days series)—45 Way of the Cross—5
Catholics, The Faith Difference, When the Well Runs Dry, GREEN—50
Learning about LIFE—Love, Infatuation, This Blessed Mess, LIVINGSTON—53
Friendship, Exploitation—36 This Flowing Toward Me, LACEY—25 When Your Spouse Dies, CURRY—43
SCHWAN, MARIE, Come Home—51 This Is Our Church, PENNOCK—15, 34 Where Only Love Can Go (30 Days series),
This Is Our Faith, PENNOCK—15 THE CLOUD OF UNKNOWING—45
Seasons of Celebration, MERTON—48
This Tremendous Lover, BOYLAN—20 WICKS, ROBERT J., Prayerfulness, Crossing
Seasons of Hope, MacLEOD—41 the Desert, Riding the Dragon—54
Seeing that Paradise Begins Now (Bridges), This War Is the Passion,
HOUSELANDER—20 WIEDERKHER, MACRINA, Seven Sacred
MONTALDO / TOTH—22 Pauses—46, The Circle of Life—47
Send Out Your Spirit, AMODEI—29 THOMAS Á KEMPIS, The Imitation of
Christ—18; The Imitation of Christ WILD, ROBERT A., Compassionate
Set Your Heart Free (30 Days series), Fire—48
FRANCIS DE SALES—45 (Classics with Commentary)—19; True
Serenity (30 Days series)—45 With Open Hands, NOUWEN—49
Seven Sacred Pauses, WIEDERKEHR—46 Words of Faith: Our Prayers, EGAN—8, 9
THOMAS AQUINAS, Summa Theologica,
Seven Sorrows of Mary, The, Summa Theologiae—19 Writing Yourself into the Book of Life
GIALLANZA—52 (Bridges), MONTALDO / TOTH—22
Through Death to Life, CHAMPLIN—37
Sex and the Teenager, SAWYER—29
Tickle Your Soul, SMOLLIN—53
Simply Surrender (30 Days series),
THÉRÈSE OF LISIEUX—45 Time to Pray, MATHSON—36 Y
Slow Down, CHAMPLIN—54 Together at Baptism, HAMMA—28
Together For Life, CHAMPLIN—26 You Shall Not Want (30 Days series), THE
SMITH, CAROL ANN, Moment by PSALMS—45
Moment, Finding God in Each TOTH, ROBERT G., Lent and Holy Week—
3; Bridges to Contemplative Living with Your Life in Christ, PENNOCK—33
Moment—51
SMITH, HAROLD IVAN, Finding Your Way Thomas Merton series—22, 23
to Say Goodbye—39; ABCs of Healthy Tough Choices, LYNCH / O’BRIEN—33 Z
Grieving—42 Traveling Your Road to Joy (Bridges),
MONTALDO / TOTH—22 ZALESKI, PHILIP, The Recollected
SMITH-CHRISTOPHER, DANIEL, The Heart—51
Old Testament—34 True Serenity (30 Days series), THOMAS À
SMOLLIN, ANNE BRYAN, Live, Laugh, KEMPIS—45
and Be Blessed, Tickle Your Soul, GOD
KNOWS You’re Stressed—53 U
SOFIELD, LOUGHLAN, Collaboration,
Building Community, Facing Forgiveness, ULRICH, TOM, Parish Social Ministry—25
The Collaborative Leader, Design for
Wholeness—14
V
Spiritual Friendship (Classics with
Commentary), RIEVAULX / BILLY—19 VAGHI, PETER J., The Sacraments we
Spirituality of Fasting, MURPHY—52 Celebrate, The Faith We Profess—16

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