A simple, practical guide to the practice and the benefits of ConfessionThe purpose of this booklet is to help those who make use of the sacrament to appreciate it more, and to encourage those who do not, to reconsider its many benefits. Describing the sacrament as "one of the greatest treasures of the Catholic Church," this booklet considers both the human and spiritual perspectives of Confession... [More]
If you ever feel bored at Mass or think that you don't get much out of it, this talk is for you. Most Reverend Alexander K. Sample, Archbishop of Portland, provides theological and practical reasons why we need to come to a deeper understanding of the nature of the Mass. By understanding the Mass as a sacrifice and a sacred banquet, we can tap into the transforming power offered whenever we wors... [More]
Some Catholics go to Mass simply because they have always done so, out of obligation, or because their parents, teachers or peers demand that they come. Others have either given up completely or are still searching. Relying greatly upon the new Catechism of the Catholic Church, Fr Michael Evans provides a beautiful summary of the meaning of the Mass and the powerful reasons why it holds the centra... [More]
"Paul VI's genius proved prophetic: he had the courage to stand against the majority, to defend moral discipline, to exercise a 'brake' on the culture, to oppose present and future neo-Malthusianism." — Pope Francis After half a century, how has the teaching of Pope Paul VI on marriage and birth control, presented in his encyclical Humanae vitae (On Human Life), held up? Very well, says philos... [More]
Abby Johnson is a widely recognized Catholic speaker who was once the director of one of Planned Parenthood’s largest clinics where she came face to face with the reality of abortion. She shares an insider’s perspective about the true motivations of the abortion industry, and her courageous journey away from it and towards life. Her story is a testament to God’s grace and mercy, and the joy ... [More]
In this moving study on hell, Dr. Scott Hahn shares what scripture teaches about why hell is necessary. What it is like? Who goes there? How can you stay out forever? He explains why Lucifer refused to serve and then responds from a scriptural perspective to the most seductive modern errors about hell. Included are two bonus excerpts from Dr. Hahn's talk, The Healing Power of Confession.
Since beyond the mists of history people have been drawn to making pilgrim journeys. In this modern, frenetic world, pilgrimage is on the increase. This booklet seeks to answer why, as well as giving insights, inspiration and ideas for anyone contemplating pilgrimage. It also highlights some popular, and not so well known, pilgrim destinations, and proposes "Reasons to Go." Pope Francis encourages... [More]
Unleash the Holy Spirit in Your Life In this professionally filmed and cinematographically stunning series, Fr. Dave Pivonka, TOR will lead you on an unforgettable journey around the world and into the very heart of God. Discover the immense power and beauty of the unconditional love of God that is the Holy Spirit. Why the Name: “The Wild Goose” The “Wild Goose” was a term that the ancient... [More]
Discover the Holy Spirit AnewThe Holy Spirit desires a relationship with us that will take us on the greatest adventure imaginable; a journey to the very heart of God. This book is meant to act as a journal for this adventure. In the first section of this journal, you will find a guide for The Wild Goose series. This guide will be a reference for discussion and reflection on the topics covered in ... [More]
To win any war, there are three things that you must know: that you are at war, who your enemy is, and what weapons or strategies can defeat him. Acknowledging that our culture is clearly in crisis, Dr. Peter Kreeft shows us that the only weapon strong enough to defeat the demons of this age is saints. Above all, Dr. Kreeft assures us that victory is assured for those who hope in Christ, because g... [More]
This comprehensive Coordinator Kit comes with everything needed to lead a Wisdom and Works of Mercy Small Group Study. In addition to all the materials in the Participant Packet, the coordinator kit includes the DVD set of 10 talks from Fr. Gaitley, as well as the Retreat Coordinator's Guide. Click the image to the left to enlarge and see all kit contents.
This Coordinator Kit comes with everything needed to lead a Wisdom and Works of Mercy Small Group Study. In addition to all the materials in the Participant Packet, the coordinator kit includes the DVD set of 10 talks from Fr. Gaitley, as well as the Retreat Coordinator's Guide. Click the image to the left to enlarge and see all kit contents. Please note: The book being studied, The One Thin... [More]
This Participant Packet for Stage Two of the Hearts Afire Program is the ideal packet for those who would like to join a Wisdom and Works of Mercy Small Group Study, and do not yet own the book The 'One Thing' Is Three. Each item in this packet was thoughtfully chosen as an aid to bring participants deeper into the Catholic Faith and the works of mercy. Click the image to the left to enlarge ... [More]
This Participant Packet for Stage Two of the Hearts Afire Program is the ideal packet for those who would like to join a Wisdom and Works of Mercy Small Group Study, yet already have the book The 'One Thing' Is Three. Each item in this packet was thoughtfully chosen as an aid to bring participants deeper into the Catholic faith and the works of mercy.Click the image to the left to enlarge and see ... [More]
Watch this series weekly as part of your small group study within Stage 2 of the Hearts Afire Program: Wisdom and Works of Mercy. This two-disc set includes ten sessions which accompany the lessons from the Wisdom and Works of Mercy Two-in-One Retreat Companion workbook. - Total run time: Approximately 350 minutes - Each retreat group needs one DVD set - Workbook not included Learn more about... [More]
This beautiful full-color certificate contains the "Three Points of Communion" with space for a date and name. Printed in the United States on 8.5" x 11" card stock, this certificate is sure to become a treasured keepsake for all retreat participants.Click the image to the left to enlarge and see the details!
Is it ever too late to start over? In this inspiring talk, Crystalina Evert explains that it doesn't matter what you've done or where you've been; all that matters now is where you go from here. Crystalina has spoken about chastity to hundreds of thousands of people on four continents and is the author of several books including Pure Womanhood and How to Find Your Soulmate Without Losing Your Soul... [More]
"Among his many books, Sheen cherished this book as his personal favorite."-Fr. Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R.With his characteristic eloquence and brilliance, Venerable Fulton Sheen presents a moving portrayal of the Blessed Virgin Mary that combines deep spirituality with history, philosophy, and theology. While considering the different phases of Mary's life, he discusses various problems common to ma... [More]
Signs of Grace: You Are Forgiven prepares children to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time by revealing that God is indeed “rich in mercy.” Parent sessions using award-winning Augustine Institute Studio’s Forgiven: The Transforming Power of Confession help meet the crucial need for ongoing formation and catechesis for the entire family. The kit includes the You Are For... [More]
This pack includes 20 Confession cards that include the Examination of Conscience based on the 10 Commandments, the 7 Steps to Make a Good Confession based on the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and the Act of Contrition prayer. About You Are Forgiven Signs of Grace: You Are Forgiven prepares children to receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation for the first time by revealing that God is indeed ... [More]