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Going Home is a reflection on the parable of the prodigal son in the light of the teaching of Catherine de Hueck Doherty. Fr. Denis Lemieux shows us the astonishing power of the parable to heal the wounds of sin and division in our lives and set us anew on the journey to the Father.
What is a human being? What does it mean to be free? What is human dignity? These questions lie at the heart of modernity. Pope Benedict XVI has tackled these tough questions his whole life in the Church. This exciting new book presents his vision of Mary as the one who shows the true face of humanity to the modern world, a vision of hope and healing for our fragmented era.
Explores the relations between Catherine Doherty and six of the most influential Catholic figures of her time, in essays that bring them to life and illuminate their spirituality. G.K. Chesterton, Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, Fr. Paul Watson of Graymoor, Jean Vanier, and Vladimir Soloviev all influenced Catherine in significant ways.
“The secret Catherine knew, and she learned it at the feet of Mary, is that joy comes only from the total abandonment of one’s heart to God, and this joy is eternal and absolute.” Come sit at Mary’s feet and allow her to teach you all the paths of joy and surrender, along with Catherine and Fr. Lemieux, who is one of her spiritual children.
This volume of warm, candid correspondence traces nearly three decades of friendship through 31 surviving letters. Doherty's previously unpublished letters reveal Merton's development from a young man searching for his place in God's plan, to a monk seeking God through solitude and work for social justice.
Their relationship, as proved by the correspondence between them over many years (published for the first time in this book), is a profound example of how Christ can bind together people of very diverse temperaments and backgrounds and unite them in love by the power of the Holy Spirit, thus inspiring us all.
These writings, drawn from 25 books, highlight Catherine's distinctive spirituality, with its emphasis on the presence of God, the practice of prayer, a love for the church, and a deep apprehension of the social dimension of the gospel. Selected with an introduction by David Meconi, S.J.
"For twelve years I lived in northeastern Russia, in Magadan—a city that was once the administrative center for the Kolyma gulag system. My presence as a Jewish Christian was not a coincidence. God had brought me to this place from France, from Combermere, and from my American childhood..."
The security to which most people cling is mere illusion. God offers us an insecurity that leads to perfect security. His security begins when we start loving him with our whole heart, our whole mind, and our whole soul, and our neighbor as ourselves.
Fr. Pat guides us through the veil of our own wounds, sins, and history and calls us to look beyond what could have been, should have been and perhaps must yet be. Then with the way cleared he ushers us into the heart of the mystery of the Incarnation where we discover Christ himself was actually present in every aspect of our personal history and most especially is present now.
A handsome new edition of Catherine Doherty’s autobiography, including 40 photographs. The reader meets a woman of joy, humor, suffering and sheer exuberance, who shares, in a conversational and very personal way, her painful, growing experiences as a disciple who attempts to live the Gospel. Catherine Doherty emerges from these pages as a woman to contend with, a heroic Christian example for our times.
This new edition features four new stories and folk art illustrations. Catherine Doherty believed that stories help us to understand the deep truths about life, because they are closer to life than mere ‘ideas’. Gathered here are three types of parables, or stories, that reveal the mysterious presence of God in the persons and events.
This new edition of Catherine Doherty’s popular book brings us to the very heart of prayer. Her words offer encouragment for growing in our prayer life, giving us a book to meditate on, to open our perceptions, and showing us how to find space in our lives for prayer. More than just ideas on prayer, this book is about how to develop a personal, intimate life with God.
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