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Beautiful, colorful reminders of our faith: Copper bracelets by Caroline Simas!

New: St. Faustina Prayer Book

Susan Tassone, known worldwide for her work to empty purgatory, turns to St. Faustina, known as an Apostle of Mercy, as a powerful guide to help us devote ourselves more intensely to the duty and privilege of praying for the holy souls in purgatory. In this  little paperback, you’ll find a wealth of spiritual tools including devotions, meditations, novenas, and prayers, coupled with the wisdom of St. Faustina that you can use to join in this soul-changing mission. Call us at 703-273-5956 to reserve your copy.

St. Faustina Prayer Book

Why pray for the Poor Souls?

“…the Poor Souls are united with us in the one Kingdom of Christ. They can pray and obtain blessings for us here on earth. They are united, as the Second Vatican Council teaches, with the pilgrim Church in the Communion of Saints. We are therefore encouraged to invoke their aid, with a confidence of being heard by those who understand our needs.”

~Father John Hardon

 

 

 

 

New! Will Wilder: The Relic of Perilous Falls

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Will Wilder: The Relic of Perilous Falls

 New in stock: Raymond Arroyo’s latest book – an action-adventure novel for middle school and up.

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Fans of Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians and Peter Lerangis’s Seven Wonders series will embrace this first epic adventure in a rollicking new series by a New York Times bestselling author.

Will Wilder is a mischievous, headstrong twelve-year-old with an otherworldly gift—he alone can see the nefarious creatures encroaching on Perilous Falls. For nearly a century, a sacred relic has protected his hometown from the raging waters surrounding it. But when Will “borrows” the relic for his own purposes, he accidentally unleashes an ancient evil.

As boats sink and hideous creatures crawl from the rising waters, Will must set things right before it is too late. With the help of his sweet (if lethal) Great Aunt Lucille, the curator of a museum of powerful artifacts, Will proves that the actions of one twelve-year-old boy can change the world.

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Praise for Will Wilder: The Relic of Perilous Falls:

“With shades of Indiana Jones and Percy Jackson, Will Wilder’s antics are sure to appeal to middle-grade readers looking for the next great adventure.” —Booklist

“[A]n action-packed story of pith helmets and secret passageways, prophecy and skepticism, temptation and wickedness, and the most agile and lethal great-aunt a boy could hope to have.”—The Wall Street Journal

“Suspense, adventure, humor, a compelling story, and characters that fired my imagination. Great fun and great frights.” —Dean Koontz, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“You’ll love this wild and thrilling tale. It DOES NOT STOP!” — Dave Barry, #1 New York Times bestselling author

“Will Wilder is a brand-new, refreshing, entertaining, intrepid young hero who magically combines humor and genuine suspense. And I love Great Aunt Lucille!” —Mary Higgins Clark, New York Times bestselling author and “Queen of Suspense”

In Stock: The Case for Jesus

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The Case for Jesus

The Biblical and Historical Evidence for Christ

“This book will prove to be a most effective weapon… against the debunking and skeptical attitudes toward the Gospels that are so prevalent, not only in academe, but also on the street, among young people who, sadly, are leaving the Churches in droves.” – Robert Barron, author of Catholicism.

For well over a hundred years now, many scholars have questioned the historical truth of the Gospels, claiming that they were originally anonymous. Others have even argued that Jesus of Nazareth did not think he was God and never claimed to be divine.
In The Case for Jesus, Dr. Brant Pitre, the bestselling author of Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist, goes back to the sources—the biblical and historical evidence for Christ—in order to answer several key questions, including:

• Were the four Gospels really anonymous?
• Are the Gospels folklore? Or are they biographies?
• Were the four Gospels written too late to be reliable?
• What about the so-called “Lost Gospels,” such as “Q” and the Gospel of Thomas?
• Did Jesus claim to be God?
• Is Jesus divine in all four Gospels? Or only in John?
• Did Jesus fulfill the Jewish prophecies of the Messiah?
• Why was Jesus crucified?
• What is the evidence for the Resurrection?
As The Case for Jesus will show, recent discoveries in New Testament scholarship, as well as neglected evidence from ancient manuscripts and the early church fathers, together have the potential to pull the rug out from under a century of skepticism toward the traditional Gospels. Above all, Pitre shows how the divine claims of Jesus of Nazareth can only be understood by putting them in their ancient Jewish context.

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33 Days to Merciful Love

New in stock by Michael E. Gaitley: 33 Days to Merciful Love: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat in Preparation for Consecration to 33DML_pDivine Mercy.
Live the Jubilee Year of Mercy to the full. 33 Days to Merciful Love is the stirring sequel to the international sensation, 33 Days to Morning Glory. Using the same 33-day preparation format, 33 Days to Merciful Love journeys with one of the most beloved saints of modern times, St. Therese of Lisieux, and concludes with a consecration to Divine Mercy. So whether you want to deepen your love of Divine Mercy or have a devotion to St. Therese, 33 Days to Merciful Love is the book for you.

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A New Look at Lent

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40 Days, 40 Ways: A new Look at Lent by Marcellino D’Ambrosio

If you’re looking for a new Lenten experience, here are forty fresh ideas. Some will challenge you to deepen your prayer life; others will open your mind to new ways to serve others. Each of the forty ways includes a reflection to help you understand more about Lent and why it matters. You’ll learn how to have a more creative experience of Lent. You’ll discover positive, proactive ways to take action instead of the same old routine of giving something up. The result will be spiritual transformation and a closer walk with Christ—not only during Lent but throughout the year.

Marcellino D’Ambrosio — 144 pgs.
Publisher: Servant Books
ISBN: 9781616368944

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Don’t just do something, sit there—especially during Lent. This is the powerful message woven throughout this beautiful devotional from Dr. Italy. 40 Days, 40 Ways offers spot-on suggestions to help even the busiest of Catholics slow down and spend less time in front of a screen and more time with the Lord. Readers are sure to make this devotional their “go-to” book for Lent—and any time they need to reconnect with Jesus.
Teresa Tomeo, author and media expert

Lenten Spiritual Reading

magnificatWe have many resources for your Lenten journey. Stop by our store and browse or search “Lent” on our online store. Lent begins February 10th, only a week away.

May you grow in grace in this special Year of Mercy!

The Reality of God Book Signing

Join us on Saturday, December 19th, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. for a book signing with author Steven R. Hemler. Mr. Hemler is President of the Catholic Apologetics Institute of North America (CAINA) and author of the new book entitled The Reality of God: The Layman’s Guide to Scientific Evidence for the Creator.

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