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Saintly Deacons

Author: Owen F. Cummings
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809143221
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Owen Cummings explores, through the lives of eight notable deacons, the remarkable history and evolution of the diaconate over the two millennia of Christian history. This book traces the tradition from its origins with New Testament "apostolic deacons" Stephen and Philip, to patristic deacons Lawrence and Ephrem, and medieval deacons Alcuin of York and Francis of Assisi, and ends with Reformation Era deacons Reginald Pole and Nicholas Ferrar. Cummings shows that, throughout their long history, deacons have not been defined by a narrow job description, but rather have offered themselves to serve the local church as best they can, in accordance with their God-given gifts, the request of their bishops, and the tasks that needed to be done. And he demonstrates the particular value and relevance for today's church of this versatile role.

Compassionate Awareness

Author: Adolfo Quezada
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809145225
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COMPASSIONATE AWARENESS is about experiencing life to the fullest extent, and allowing the compassion of God to flow through us into the world in mystical, awakened living.

Life Death And Christian Hope

Author: Daneen Georgy Warner
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809145966
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Emphasizes the role of hope in God in viewing death through a Christian lens rather than through the contemporary secular culture's denial.

Finding A Grace Filled Life

Author: Rick Mathis
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809145287
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How to learn quickly and simply to lead a spiritually satisfied life in an increasingly complicated and fast-paced world.

Illuminations

Author: Mary Sharratt
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547840578
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“Sharratt brings one of the most famous and enigmatic women of the Middle Ages to vibrant life in this tour de force, which will captivate the reader from the very first page.” —Sharon Kay Penman “One could not anticipate this majesty and drama . . . Illuminations is riveting, following von Bingen through . . . to emerge as one of the significant voices of the 12th century . . . Unforgettable.” —January Magazine One of the most extraordinary women of the Middle Ages, Hildegard von Bingen—Benedictine abbess, healer, composer, saint—experienced mystic visions from a very young age. Offered by her noble family to the Church at the age of eight, she lived for years in forced silence. But through the study of books and herbs, through music and the kinship of her sisters, Hildegard found her way from a life of submission to a calling that celebrated the divine glories all around us. In this brilliantly researched and insightful novel, Mary Sharratt offers a deeply moving portrait of a woman willing to risk everything for what she believed, a triumphant exploration of the life she might well have lived. “Gripping . . . Like Ann Patchett’s Bel Canto, [Illuminations] is primarily about relationships forged under pressure.” —Publishers Weekly “Masterful.”—Saint Paul Pioneer Press

Deacons And The Church

Author: Owen F. Cummings
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809142422
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"Deacons and the Church presents a popular narrative history of the Order of the Diaconate in the Catholic Church from its dawn on the biblical scene in the Acts of the Apostles (with Saints Stephen and Philip), through the "golden age" of deacons in the fifth century. With the emergence of the "cultic priesthood," the diaconate as a unique and discrete member of the clergy declined into a transitional role - but never disappeared. Indeed, Dr. Cummings points out that the most popular saint (after Mary), Francis of Assisi, was a deacon - as were Saints Lawrence and Ephrem, all of whom are offered here as models of "Deacons for Deacons."" "The Second Vatican Council restored the Order of Deacon to a "full and permanent" membership in the clergy, along with priests and bishops. Now thirty thousand deacons serve the Church throughout the world and remain the fastest-growing clerical rank within the Latin Church. Deacon Cummings reflects on how this surge in the membership of the Order of Deacons will affect the Church in the years to come."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Ninja Farts

Author: J. B. O'Neil
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1510724370
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Ready to laugh your butt off? Get ready to be blown-away by the outrageous adventures of Milo Snotrocket! His name is Milo Snotrocket and he has the same problems any kid has. School is boring, he has a bully, and sometimes he farts. Well, more than sometimes. What nobody else knows about this special kid is that he’s more than just your average everyday child, he’s also a Fart Ninja—taking on bullies and all evildoers with the amazing power of his horrible farts! Warning: This book has farts. Lots of them. And if you focus on farting as much as the people in this book, you might want to check your pants when you’re done!

Heroes And Villains

Author: Anthony Horowitz
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447203755
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A fun collection of five bite-size myths from across the globe, Heroes and Villains by Anthony Horowitz includes gripping tales from Greek, Polynesian and English mythology. Part of the Legends series of six books, Heroes and Villains from heroes such as Gawain and Achilles to classic villains such as Polyphemus the cyclops and the monster Grendel, these adventurous stories chart some of the greatest conflicts in storytelling. Featuring black and white illustrations, the Legends series by Anthony Horowitz, the author of the phenomenally successful Alex Rider series, brings classic stories to life with thrilling imagination.