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An excellent account of the contribution made by six great saints of the Catholic Church. We read how figures like Thomas More and Francis de Sales inspired genuine renewal of the Church. The life of each saint is recounted in an inspiring and uplifting way.

The 2017 book by Ed Kelly has been very well received. "This is a remarkable book based on an almost fifty year experience of life in the village of Garabandal by an American pilgrim and frequent resident. His conversations with the visionaries, their families and ordinary villagers who witnessed events that they can neither forget nor explain provide a marvellous confirmation of this controversial series of Marian apparitions. Having read much of the literature on Garabandal over many decades myself, I found this book engaging, convincing and informative" (review on Amazon by Rev J.G. Horgan). 

An account of the roots of science in medieval Christendom. Contrary to popular belief, the Middle Ages gave rise to great achievements in science and technology. Church figures were often at the forefront of the new innovations. It is simply not true to assert that the Church opposed the rise of science. On the contrary, science arose from a thoroughly-Christian worldview.

Biography of St. Therese for children aged 7 to 13. This easy-to-read book tells the story beautifully.

A classic biography  of St Francis based on sound scholarship and keen insight into the life of St. Francis.

33 Days to Morning Glory is a 33 day prep for Marian Consecration. Written in a fun, easy-to read style, this book will not disappoint.

Using the same 33 day prep format as 33 days to Morning Glory, 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.

Putting mercy into action.

This Do-It-Yourself retreat combines the spiritual exercises of St.Ignatius with the teachings of Saints Therese of Lisieux, Faustina Kowalska, and Louis De Montfort.

Learn the key to the Church's wisdom and the greatest mystery of the Catholic faith: the Most Holy Trinity.

The inspiring story of a young mother who sacrificed herself for her unborn child.

Hahn explores the "covenant love" God reveals to us through the Scriptures and explains how God patiently reaches out to us—despite our faults and shortcomings—to restore us into relationship with his divine family. Join Hahn as he follows the high adventure of God's plan for the ages, beginning with Adam and Eve and continuing down through the generations to the coming of Christ and the birth of the Church. You'll discover how the patient love of the Father revealed in the Bible is the same persistent love he has for you

This biography for children ages 6-9, tells the captivating story of Saint John Paul II, revealing how his answer to the question, "Who do you love most?" blossomed into heroic virtue, holiness, and service to the Church and the world.

Pope Francis encourages us to draw life from the good news.

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