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Creation: A Catholic's Guide to God and the Universe
Christopher Baglow—in partnership with the McGrath Institute for Church Life at the University of Notre Dame—writes from within the deep well of Catholic tradition and his personal love of both science and faith to provide probing yet lively and often-humorous answers to the foundational questions of human existence.
New Book Alert! Awakening at Lourdes
“This is your cross, and I am not going to take it away from you. I will be with you, and I will help you, but it is yours to carry.” In Awakening at Lourdes, @csawilkens pilgrimage story will help you learn to be open to what God has in store for you and to see that if you surrender control, open yourself to grace, and lean on your community, that you are never alone. Read her story here!
Draw Closer to Jesus
"My whole life is centered on the Eucharist. My life must be a continuing proclamation of the death and resurrection of Christ."—Henri Nouwen On the 25th anniversary of Henri Nouwen's passing, we thank God for his example and pray that we, too, can keep the Eucharist at the center of our life. Spend 30 days with Henri Nouwen's life-changing wisdom in his easy-to-use devotional, Draw Ever Closer.
The Complete Encyclicals, Bulls, and Apostolic Exhortations Volume 2
When Pope Francis puts pen to paper, people around the world pay attention. Between 2017 and 2020, the Holy Father published six groundbreaking documents—including Gaudete et Exultate, Christus Vivit, and Fratelli Tutti—that address the biggest issues in the Church and in the world today. Now, for the first time, you can get this collection of works all in one volume.
NEW - Oración y Espiritualidad
Are you looking for new ways to nourish your personal relationship with Jesus and maintain a constant dialogue of prayer? NEW in the Recursos para el ministerio hispano series, Oración y Espiritualidad by Andrés Arango offers the perfect guide on how to talk to God and love like Jesus.
A White Catholic's Guide to Racism and Privilege
What guidance does the Church give for combatting racism in our everyday lives? The new book by Fr. Dan Horan offers us the hope and surety of the Gospel, the wisdom of Catholic tradition, and some practical ways to educate ourselves and advocate for justice. Learn more about Fr. Dan Horan's new book today!
Ave Spotlight - Regina Boyd
We all have habits that we know we would be better off without, but what can we do to make real change stick? Join us on #AveSpotlight as host Chenele Shaw talks with licensed counselor Regina Boyd about the challenges of self-change and how we can take action to become our best selves.
“Brother André was living proof that the weak, the outcast, the poor could also achieve great and beautiful things.” Today we celebrate St. André Bessette, the first canonized saint from the Congregation of Holy Cross. His example reminds us how God can use our smallness for great things. Learn more about Brother André here.
A Catholic Guide to Spending Less and Living More
Catholic Finance Tip of the Day: Give first, save second, spend third. Changing your mindset to this order will help you spend less and live more, while also growing your trust in the Lord. Learn more financial success tips in A Catholic Guide to Spending Less and Living More by Sam and Rob Fatzinger and find FREE downloadable resources (including budgeting worksheets) here.
New Catholic Books
FALL 2021 SNEAK PEEK 👀 Look at some of the amazing #CatholicBooks coming this Fall, including a prayer journal by Emily Wilson Hussem, a collection of prayers for Catholic moms, and an Advent journal by Fr. John Burns and illustrated by Valerie Delgado! Available for preorder here.
Bless My Grandchild
"I would like to greet all grandmothers and grandfathers, thanking them for their valuable presence in families and for the new generations.”—Pope Francis The love and wisdom from our grandparents are some of life's greatest blessings. On #WorldDayforGrandparents, we pray that we will honor and cherish our grandparents and pray for those who are no longer with us.
The Boundless Compassion Journal
Though it can feel like compassion is in short supply these days, we as Christians are called to share kindness and mercy with others to make the world a brighter place. Learn how to practice boundless compassion with these books by Joyce Rupp.
🏃🏽 Running for a Higher Purpose Tip
🏃🏽 Running for a Higher Purpose Tip "A good way to steel your resolve to achieve your goals is to run for others."—Bishop Thomas John Paprocki Whether it raising money for your favorite charity by collecting pledges or offering up hard runs for prayer intentions, running for others can help motivate you to keep going. Get more spiritual running tips here.
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G I V E A W A Y 🎧 Did you know that one of the earliest dystopian novels was written by a Catholic priest? Enter for the chance to win one of five audiobooks of this classic (and eerily prophetic) novel, which Pope Francis said every Christian should read! Submit your entry by 11:59 p.m. on July 11, 2021, here. This giveaway is not associated with Pinterest. Continental United States residents only.
Stumbling into Grace
"I tried to learn about God from textbooks and teachers. But along the way, I learned about God in the Works of Mercy." Mary Pezzulo had intended to learn about the Lord in her graduate studies, but serious illness ruined those plans and landed her young family in desperate straits. Despite her circumstances, Pezzulo began tripping over God in the tiny works of mercy she offered to others and received herself. Learn practical ways to live out the Works of Mercy here.
Ave Authors Sweep Prayer Category in ACP Awards
We are pleased to announce that EIGHT #AveAuthors won 2021 Excellence in Publishing Awards from the Association of Catholic Publishers. Congratulations Jennifer Norton, Emily Wilson Hussem, Robert M. Hamma, Deacon Ed Shoener, Bishop John P. Dolan, Debra Kelsey-Davis, Kelly Johnson, and Rafael Ramírez!
Secrets of the Sacred Heart
In a vision to St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, Jesus said that those who “honor his most Sacred Heart” will find peace in the home, consolation in sorrow, and a source of refuge in times of trouble. We pray that we may grow closer to the Lord's heart, in good times and in bad, and trust in his promises. Would you like to start a devotion to The Sacred Heart of Jesus? Learn how with Secrets of the Sacred Heart by Emily Jaminet.
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Give Up Worry for Good!
"When we run to his open arms and allow ourselves to receive his merciful love the Spirit helps us to turn the tide of fear and worry."—Gary Zimak, Give Up Worry for Good! During #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth, we remember how we can always surrender what we cannot control to the Lord and how that surrender can free our mind and soul. We pray that we may run to him with our stresses and trust him with our anxieties.
A Deacon Prays
A Deacon Prays by Deacon Greg Kandra, creator of The Deacon's Bench blog, offers spiritual support that speaks to deacons as no other book has and is an indispensable prayer book that is a perfect gift for ordinations, birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions. Learn more here.