Saint Gianna Molla

Author : Pietro Molla
ISBN : 0898708877
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This Italian woman who loved skiing, playing piano, attending concerts at the Milan Consevatory, was a dedicated physician and devoted wife and mother who lived life to the fullest, yet generously risked death by cancer for the sake of her child. This moving account of the multi-faceted, selfless St. Gianna Molla, who made the ultimate sacrifice to save her unborn child, will be an inspiration to all readers. [Back cover].
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Saint Gianna Beretta Molla

Author : Susan Helen Wallace
ISBN : 9780819871824
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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As a mother, wife, and doctor St. Gianna Molla is not your typical saint. She loved fashion, being outdoors, and traveling in her native Italy. Children will enjoy learning about her life s journey and how this modern woman became a saint! Ages 9 12.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction


Author : Andrew Hofer OP
ISBN : 9781595250414
Genre :
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Divinization: Becoming Icons of Christ through the Liturgy explains the startling claim, so often overlooked, that God transforms the Christian people through the Church’s liturgy to share in his divine nature. This resource serves as an excellent introduction to the Catholic theology of divinization through the Liturgy. This remarkable work forms a coherent introduction to how God makes the faithful in the pews partakers in his divine nature through the action of the liturgy.

Encyclopedia Of Catholic Social Thought Social Science And Social Policy

Author : Michael L. Coulter
ISBN : 9780810882751
Genre : Religion
File Size : 85.24 MB
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The two original volumes of the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought, Social Science, and Social Policy were published in 2007. Those two volumes included 848 entries from nearly 300 contributors and included a wide range of entries in three general categories: entries exploring Catholic social thought at a theoretical level, entries reflecting the learning of various social science and humanistic disciplines as this learning relates to Catholic social thought, and entries examining specific social policy questions. This third, supplemental volume continues the approach of the original two. First, the volume includes entries that explore Catholic social thought at its broadest, most theoretical level; for example, an entry on Pope Benedict’s important social encyclical Caritas in Veritate. Second, the volume includes entries that discuss recent social science research that bears on issues important to Catholic social thought; for example, an entry on the social costs of pornography draws on recent research on the topic. Third, the volume includes entries discussing specific issues of social policy that have become increasingly important in recent years; for example, an entry on embryo adoption and/or rescue. This third volume contains 202 entirely new entries from over 100 contributors. The contributors include distinguished scholars such as Father Robert John Araujo, S.J. (Loyola University of Chicago), Father Kevin L. Flannery, S.J. (Gregorian University), Robert P. George (Princeton University), William E. May (John Paul Institute and the Culture of Life Foundation), D. Q. McInerny (Our Lady of Guadalupe Seminary), and Michael Novak (Ave Maria University). The work will appeal to anyone who is looking for a clear and accurate introduction to Catholic social thought.
Category: Religion

Discover Your Next Mission From God

Author : Julie Onderko
ISBN : 9781622822614
Genre : Religion
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"If you are what you should be, you will set the whole world on fire.” —St. Catherine of Siena God created each person for a specific purpose and with a specific mission. How do I find out what that mission is? Every saint in heaven once asked this question. Their path to discovering God’s will was often frustrating and tedious, but their reward for perseverance is eternity in heaven. In Discover Your Next Mission from God, author and retreat-leader Julie Onderko uncovers the lives of countless saints to show how they searched for — and ultimately discovered — God’s will for their lives. By reflecting on the decisions, circumstances, and ever-guiding love of God in the saints’ lives, you’ll come to a greater knowledge of how to see and live the plan He has for your life. You’ll learn how Maximillian Kolbe got God’s plan wrong before he got it right. You’ll read about St. Helena who persevered under the most challenging circumstances, including watching her son murder her grandson. You’ll discover how St. Andre Bessette found his calling to heal physical afflictions through devotion to St. Joseph. Time after time, Julie shows us, God doesn’t call the holy and qualified. Instead, he calls sinners like you and me, lifts them up to greatness, and sets them out to do His will. Read these pages, and you’ll be armed with saintly strategies and examples as you begin the greatest adventure of your life. God is calling you right now, and He stands ready to fill your soul with the grace needed to achieve His mission for you on earth.
Category: Religion

God Will Provide

Author : Patricia Treece
ISBN : 9781612610467
Genre : Religion
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A specialist in human goodness, divine providence, and recent saints, Patricia Treece offers the fruits of years of research on how God meets the financial needs, in varying ways, or his people. Mother Teresa of Calcutta, for instance, refused to let anyone raise money in her name, insisting if God wanted something done through her, he'd send the money. Other friends of God did seek donations and got them in amazing ways. In this lively book she offers copious examples of miracles, answered prayers and nine universal principles to live by so you can join those who know, in good times or bad, God will provide.
Category: Religion

Biomedicine And Beatitude

Author : Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco
ISBN : 9780813218823
Genre : Philosophy
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Besides ethical questions raised at the beginning and the end of life, Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., discusses the ethics of the clinical encounter, human procreation, organ donation and transplantation, and biomedical research.
Category: Philosophy

Look Into Me

Author : Brenda K. O'Bella
ISBN : 9781491751732
Genre : Body, Mind & Spirit
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Brenda K. O’Bella never allowed herself to cry as a child, despite her continual struggles dealing with her emotionally distant and verbally abusive father. Lacking in confidence, Brenda had no idea how to find her place in the world. In her story of love lost and found again, Brenda shares a poignant look into her coming-of-age journey and beyond as she became a young wife and mother who found herself easily angered, anxious, and immersed in self-destructive behaviors. Feeling hopeless and broken, Brenda could not stop crying and was led to make decisions she would later come to regret. Brenda details how she eventually realized—with help from a professional—that her childhood pain had followed her into adulthood, leaving her no choice but to forgive her father and make peace with him. As she quietly began to chronicle her powerful story, Brenda set the truth free, overcame her shame, found faith, and became empowered to realize her purpose in life. Look into Me is the true story of a woman’s emotional journey as she bravely soared through her pain to find the true meaning of life.
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Gianna Beretta Molla

Author : Thomas Rosica
ISBN : 0814648150
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the very last canonization ceremony of his pontificate, Pope John Paul II included Gianna Beretta Molla among the saints of the church. Before her death in 1962, Gianna lived the typical life of a modern wife, mother, and medical doctor—and yet she did it with an extraordinary measure of love and faith. She stands, therefore, as a powerful witness to people of our day. It is no wonder that Pope Francis has named Gianna patron saint of the 2015 World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. In Gianna Beretta Molla, Fr. Thomas Rosica, CSB, a friend of the Molla family, tells Gianna's story as only he is able to do. He draws on his own personal conversations with members of her family, as well as original letters that Gianna wrote to and received from her beloved husband Pietro. His narrative brings to light a remarkable contemporary woman who truly lived a consistent ethic of life. She was a physician who died protecting the life of her own unborn child, and yet insisted by her own way of living that an authentic respect for human life will always call us to care for the poor and the weak at all stages of life. Readers will surely be inspired, strengthened, and moved by St. Gianna's story.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Mission Of The Family

Author : Jon Leonetti
ISBN : 9781937509620
Genre : Religion
File Size : 38.77 MB
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How will the world change? What is the key to moving the culture from death to life? The key is to communicate God’s will to people in a way that they can understand and follow. The best place to pass on God’s magnificent plan of sheer goodness is in the family. Through discussion of the Holy Family, Saints, prayer, sacraments, family dynamics, personal stories and anecdotes, Jon Leonetti inspires people to build families that are living witnesses to the Gospel. Mission of the Family serves as an excellent guide to equip families so that their change will change the world.
Category: Religion