Our Lady of Fatima

Our Lady of Fatima Author Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle
ISBN-10 1632531585
Release 2017-03-31
Pages 160
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On May 13, 2017 Catholics worldwide will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima, who is believed to have appeared the first time to three peasant children in Portugal on May 13, 1917 and every month thereafter until the great miracle of the sun on October 13, 1917.In Our Lady of Fatima, devotional writer Donna-Marie Cooper O Boyle captures in fascinating detail the Church-approved messages, mysteries, and intriguing testimonies of those who have a devotion to this expression of Mary s loving compassion, with contemporary prayers and reflections that may be used by individuals and families who wish to commemorate and carry out this classic Catholic devotion, as well as those who are new to it."

Our Lady s Message

Our Lady   s Message Author Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle
ISBN-10 9781622824564
Release 2017
Pages 240
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In this warm retelling of the story of Our Lady of Fatima, Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle unfolds vividly before the eyes of children the mysterious radiant holy Lady who suddenly appeared to three peasant farm children in Portugal. At a tumultuous time when the First World War was at its height and Portuguese farm families were devastated by the horrors of the Great War, miraculous events mysteriously occurred in 1916 and again in 1917 in an obscure little agricultural hamlet in Portugal. As Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta were grazing their flock of sheep, a great white Angel emerged, preparing the little shepherds’ hearts and souls for what was to come. Soon, the Queen of Heaven appeared over a little holm oak tree, bringing many graces and important messages about penance, prayer, and peace. She even performed a miracle—the Great Miracle of the Sun – to prove her message was from Heaven, a message that would wake up the sleepy village and ultimately change the world! In reading this beautifully-illustrated chapter book, children will walk in the footsteps of Lucia, Francisco, and Jacinta and will be led to ponder Our Lady’s message and how it should be applied to their own prayer lives. Award-winning author and journalist, catechist, and EWTN television host Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle’s love for children and family shines through these pages. A master storyteller, she now presents this authentic book which reads like a page-turning novel for children ages seven to one hundred and seven.

The Catholic Imagination

The Catholic Imagination Author Skya Abbate
ISBN-10 9781621892069
Release 2012-05-03
Pages 182
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Designed primarily for the layperson, The Catholic Imagination is a journey through the liturgical year by way of weekly reflections on the life of the church. Through reading, thinking, and discussion, the religious imagination is stimulated and structured so the reader can reflect and act upon the richness of our faith to enter into a relationship with God. Reflections on the lives of the saints, their writings, their meaning for our times, the importance and value of creation and the natural world, the significance of the sacraments, sacramental devotions, and the timelessness of the gospel message encourage the reader to coordinate their actions with the weekly topic. Ideas on the church's artistic environment and related Scripture enhance the written materials. Special supplements are provided for Advent and Christmas, Lent and Easter, due to their importance in the life of the church. Just as we repeat the themes of the liturgical year over and over again, simple little lessons and readings like this go a long way in the continuing education of the lay Catholic with their straightforward message and inspirational writing style that capture the faith.

The Children of Fatima

The Children of Fatima Author Mary Fabyan Windeatt
ISBN-10 9781618905093
Release 2014-04-29
Pages 162
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"What if nothing happens on the 13th? Aren't you afraid people will laugh at you?" asked the parish priest as he looked closely at 10-year-old Lucia. "Oh no, Father!" replied Lucia. "I know something wonderful is going to happen on the 13th. The Lady told us so." This book tells what happened and gives the wonderful story of Our Lady's appearances to little Jacinta, Francisco and Lucia.

Saint Louis de Montfort

Saint Louis de Montfort Author Mary Fabyan Windeatt
ISBN-10 9781618902832
Release 1994-12-01
Pages 211
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"Well, what do you think of Fr. De Montfort?" asked the Bishop eagerly. "Is he preaching heresy? Is he a tool of the Devil, as some people say? Or a mad-man, as others think?" The city was in an uproar over Fr. Louis De Montfort, and Bishop de Champflour had sent 3 wise priests to investigate. "I'm especially interested in learning about the True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary;" he had told them. Yes, huge crowds of people were coming to Fr. De Montfort's mission services, and hundreds of souls had been converted. No one left his confessional unconsoled. But some people had their doubts about what Fr. De Montfort was preaching. What was all this talk of becoming a saint easily and quickly through the True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary-by a holy "slavery" to Jesus in Mary? Now the 3 priests were back, and the Bishop awaited their report. What would they tell him about this unusual missionary priest? This book tells what the priests had found out. It also tells about the trouble stirred up for Fr. De Montfort by the Calvinists, by the Jansenists, and even by some Catholics who did not understand what True Devotion to Mary was all about. In short, here is the remarkable story of the priest who went about helping others become saints by show-ing them how to be "slaves" for Jesus through Mary.

Molly McGolly and Mother Nature An Earth Day Story

Molly McGolly and Mother Nature  An Earth Day Story Author Virginia Marie Capps
ISBN-10 9781483460666
Release 2016-12-15
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Molly McGolly is a little ten-year-old Irish Catholic girl who attends public school. She decides this is the year to teach her classmates to become green, like her family. Recycle, reduce, reuse, and along the way, repent. Molly discovers trying to change people is a much bigger task than she ever imagined. Catholics are reminded of the truths of the Catholic faith (scripture passages, sacraments, prayers, Ten Commandments, divine mercy, Eucharistic adoration, etc.) throughout the book as the humorous story of the McGolly family unfolds. So laugh, cry, get angry, or whatever it takes to get your attention, and wake up! God does not change.

Saint Thomas Aquinas

Saint Thomas Aquinas Author Mary Fabyan Windeatt
ISBN-10 9781618902870
Release 1993-03-01
Pages 81
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"The Dumb Ox" was a perfect nickname for young Thomas Aquinas-although it was none too kind. Thomas was big, slow to speak-a quiet and solemn youth. Even Father Albert was inclined to think him rather dull. No one knew about Thomas' amazing memory, or that he knew most of the Bible by heart, or that no subject was difficult for him. One day Thomas decided to amuse himself by writing a paper on a really hard problem in Theology. Then somehow, after writing it, he lost it. A few days later the paper turned up on Father Albert's desk. Father Albert read it, then called Thomas to his cell. `Brother Thomas;' he asked, as the student entered the room, "did you write this?" This book describes what happened next, plus the other events in Thomas' remarkable life. It tells how his mother fought against his vocation, how his brothers kidnapped him and put him in a tower, how his sisters helped him, and how angels brought him some-thing from Heaven. All in all, this book shows how Thomas "The Dumb Ox" came to be the Patron of Catholic Schools and the greatest teacher ever in the history of the Catholic Church.

Blessed Marie Of New France

Blessed Marie Of New France Author Mary Fabyan Windeatt
ISBN-10 9781618903716
Release 2009-04-01
Pages 152
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"It's almost upon us!" yelled a frantic voice as the ship neared the iceberg. "God's Will be done," prayed Mother Marie. If God wanted her to drown in the icy Atlantic Ocean before ever reaching Canada, His Holy Will be done. Yet perhaps . . . This book tells what happened next, plus the many other adventures that met the Sisters who brought the Holy Catholic Faith to Canada.

King David and His Songs

King David and His Songs Author Mary Fabyan Windeatt
ISBN-10 9781618904270
Release 2009-05-01
Pages 138
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"They've sent a mere boy to fight against me!" roared the giant Goliath, as he caught sight of David across the valley. "Am I just a dog?" Things did not look good for David, yet wasn't the Lord on his side? This book describes what happened next, plus the many other great events in the life of this shepherd boy who became a warrior, a hero, a fugitive, a king, and the ancestor of Our Lord.

Saint Paul the Apostle

Saint Paul the Apostle Author Mary Fabyan Windeatt
ISBN-10 9781618902955
Release 1991-01-01
Pages 231
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We just found out theres a plan to kill you! blurted out one man among the little group of Christians as they stumbled into the house of Soul (who later became known as Paul). The murderers have been hired, and the Damascus authorities have agreed to look the other way, put in another breathlessly. For a moment there was silence from Saul. Well, what are you going to do? Whispered the visitors fearfully. Saul thought joyfully of how Saint Stephen had been martyred for Christ. But he knew that was not Gods will for him just yet. Ill leave Damascus and escape to Jerusalem, he answered. Ill go after dark. Will you help me? But the watchmen will never let you pass the city gates. Theyve all been bribed by you enemies. Well bypass the city gates, answered Saul calmly. Just let me explain. What did Saul have in mind? Would it be dangerous? And would it work? This book tells what happened. It also describes how Paul won victories over the Devil, how he was mistaken for a god, and how he faced court trials, scourging, imprisonment, angry mobs and, finally, martyrdom for Christ. In short, this is the story of the many adventures in the life of the great Saint Paul, the Apostle to the Gentiles.

Saint Catherine of Siena

Saint Catherine of Siena Author Mary Fabyan Windeatt
ISBN-10 9781618902894
Release 1993-04-01
Pages 65
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"Oh, but I must hurry!" thought young Catherine very early one morning as she picked up a loaf of bread and a jug of water from the kitchen. "No one must suspect anything:" Catherine had made up her mind to run away. She wanted to become a hermit in a cave so she could pray and think about God all day long. Catherine slipped out the door and into the court-yard, then out into the cobbled street, then out beyond the city gates. Farther and farther she walked. Several hours went by. The countryside was growing wilder and stranger. "I am miles and miles away from home now;' said Catherine to herself. Suddenly, there it was! A beautiful cave! It looked like the perfect place. Catherine was overjoyed. But was Catherine really old enough to be a hermit? And wouldn't her father come looking for her to take her home? Most of all, was it really God's will for her to be a hermit? This book gives the answers. It also tells how Catherine cut off her hair, how she cared for the rude old woman, how she saved her dear father from Purgatory, and how she advised the Holy Father himself. All in all, this is the wonderful story of how little Catherine became one of the very greatest saints in the Catholic Church.

St Rose of Lima

St  Rose of Lima Author Mary Fabyan Windeatt
ISBN-10 9781618902931
Release 1993-04-01
Pages 132
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"The child's name is Isabel! That's all there is to it!" Grandma Isabel's voice showed she was in no mood for argument. But Rose's mother was just as insistent: "Her name is Rose!" "It's Isabel!" "Rose, I tell you!" "Isabel!" Mary Fabyan Windeatt Sometimes Senor Flores lost patience with his wife and mother-in-law. "Call the child anything you like," he pleaded-"only let a man have some peace in his own house!" The matter of Rose's name finally got settled, but then there were other things to cause puzzlement and misunderstanding. Why, for instance, did Rose have to turn part of the house into a hospital? And why did she want to live in a tiny little hut in the backyard? Why didn't she just go to a convent and become a nun? This book gives the answers. It also relates what happened when Rose tried to become a nun, describes how she cared for the sick, and tells what happened in the end to Rose's mother. All in all, this is the beautiful story of the little Rose of South America, the first canonized Saint of the New World.

Saint Benedict

Saint Benedict Author Mary Fabyan Windeatt
ISBN-10 9781618904614
Release 1942
Pages 158
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The famous life and great miracles of St. Benedict, for all children 10 and up. The story of poisoned wine, saving a body from drowning, raising one from the dead, plus, how he founded the Benedictine Order, his sister, St. Scholastica, etc.

The Little Flower

The Little Flower Author Mary Fabyan Windeatt
ISBN-10 9781618902771
Release 2009-05-01
Pages 167
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The story of St. Therese, for children 10 and up, and of her "Little Way of Spiritual Childhood," whereby she would say "yes" to whatever Our Lord asked of her, and how she thereby became a great Saint.

Saint Martin de Porres

Saint Martin de Porres Author Mary Fabyan Windeatt
ISBN-10 9781618904812
Release 1979
Pages 122
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Saint Martin de Porres has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Saint Martin de Porres also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Saint Martin de Porres book for free.

Saint Hyacinth of Poland

Saint Hyacinth of Poland Author Mary Fabyan Windeatt
ISBN-10 9781618902917
Release 1945-06-15
Pages 189
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The story for children 10 and up of St. Hyacinth, the Dominican who planted the Faith in Poland, Lithuania and Russia and worked many miracles. He went to Rome, where he met St. Dominic, and was one of the first to receive at his hands the habit of the newly established Order of Friars Preachers. After his novitiate he made his religious profession, and was made superior of the little band of missionaries sent to Poland to preach.

Saint Francis Solano

Saint Francis Solano Author Mary Fabyan Windeatt
ISBN-10 9781618902993
Release 1994-01-01
Pages 205
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The captivating story & many adventures of St. Francis Solano for children 10 and up: his converting the slaves on a sinking ship & 9,000 Indians with one sermon, healing the sick, finding a spring in the desert, etc.