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LENT & EASTER RESOURCES FOR THE FAMILY


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WHAT WE DO IN LENT - Sticker book
Living Faith Kids

Lent, we all know, is a time to get ready for Easter. But why does it start with getting ashes on our foreheads? Why can't we eat meat on Fridays? Should I give up candy in Lent? Knowing what we Catholics do is important, but it is even more important to know why we do it. Learn about Lent in this booklet, and when you finish each page, mark it with a sticker which shows you understand the what and why. Suitable for 7 - 10's
Pamphlet colour illus 16pp + stickers R40.00



LED BY CHRIST
Action begins in the heart
Kathleen Finley

Family devotions for each day of Lent. A discussion question is also included for some faith-sharing conversations
Pamphlet 32pp illus R24.00




LET’S GROW INTO LENT
Daily devotions for children

Daily illustrated devotions for 9 - 12 yearolds from Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday
Pamphlet 48pp R24.00




LIVE LIKE IT’S LENT
Daily Lenten Devotions for Teens and Young Adults

These brief but powerful daily Lenten scripture reflections provide the encouragement young people need. Action prompts and journaling exercises motivate them to use their God-given gifts as they live life on Christ’s behalf during Lent and everyday.
Pamphlet 32pp R24.00 




A PLACE FOR PRAYER
Daily prayers for Lent
Carol Geisler

A one-line scripture quotation + a prayer for each day of Lent for busy people
Pamphlet 48pp pocket size illus R27.00





EASTER LOST & FOUND ACTIVITY BOOK
The story of Jesus with daily devotions, rhymes & seek and find pictures
Arden & David Mead

Each day in Lent read the scripture lesson and devotion; next, read the poem and then look for the object. Can you seek-and-find what has been lost? Do you see the story of Jesus' love for us?
On Easter morning little girls and boys often hunt for easter eggs, however here they are invited to take a closer look at what Easter means. On every page are hidden things for children to find and which lead children to the risen King. The whole family learns what it means to be lost in sin and found again, lost in death and raised to life!
Large format 21x27cm 34pp colour illus R39.00



 



ONE HAPPY EASTER MORNING - Sticker book
The Easter story for little ones with stickers to place around the stone and more!
Pamphlet with colour stickers R40.00 




THE CROSS AND YOU
Stations of the cross for Catholic youth

These Stations were written for teenagers by a teenager, Alison Lynn Fogarty. Her prayers are biblically rooted, as well as being deeply personal and practical.
Pamphlet 32pp illus R26.00





WITH JESUS TODAY
Sr Chris Koellhoffer, IHM

A contemporary Way of the Cross with reflections on the fourteen stations, illustrated
Pamphlet 32pp R27.00





NO GREATER LOVE
Stations of the Cross for young people
Amy Welborn

These meditations and prayers are written by a mother who understands  contemporary older teens and young adults. The prayers speak of truth, faithfulness, true love and service.
Pamphlet 32pp illus R14.00




CROSS EXAMINATIONS
Stations of the Cross
James Adams

These stations are in the form of Christ speaking from his heart. They can be used  in a small group or parish setting.
Pamphlet 32pp illus R19.00





CLOSE TO JESUS TO THE LAST
Stations of the Cross
Linda Short and James Adams

These meditations can be prayed in a church, outside a church, ie walking from station to station, for youth groups, or for family or individual use. Helpful suggestions are given, and  the community is drawn into these short  reflections. 
Pamphlet 32pp R18.00




WITH JESUS TODAY ........
JOURNEY TO THE CROSS
A Pop-up window calendar for Lent and Holy Week

Join Jesus on his journey to the cross this season and celebrate the path to paradise that his rising has opened for us of us. Excellent resource for couples with young children (or classroom)  as they open the thirteen windows: ie a humble donkey, Our Lord praying in the garden, a soldier by the cross....
Cardboard poster size: 23x32cm R47.00



LENT & EASTER RESOURCES FOR ADULTS



LENTEN MEDITATIONS
Gowing in friendship with God
William Barry SJ

From Ash Wednesday through Easter Sunday, Barry offers brief daily reflections that help you enter into a personal and genuine Lenten prayer practice.
Booklet 54pp R15.00




SACRED READING FOR LENT 2017
Apostleship of Prayer

Inspired by Ignatian spirituality, this book guides you through an accessible, six-step process of imaginative prayer and exploration of the Church’s daily gospel readings for Lent. It will set you on a personal prayer journey with Jesus from Ash Wednesday through the end of Holy Week and Easter Sunday. 
A catalyst for an intimate encounter with Christ as you read, reflect, pray and respond to the Word of God in a way that is both familiar and fresh!
2016 pb 107pp R35.00




CONSOLED BY THE CROSS
The Seven Last Words of Jesus
John Kavanaugh, SJ

These 7 meditations are reminders that Jesus suffered and died not only as a human like us, but also as the eternal God who loves us into existence from moment to moment. 
Pamphlet 16pp R20.00




AN IGNATIAN JOURNEY OF THE CROSS
Exercises in discernment
Bert Daelemans SJ

This book is a collection of fifteen spiritual exercises for people who seek to experience God in everyday life with the help of Ignatian discernment.
The author gently guides us in the contemplation of the Passion of Jesus through a series of sculptural images. As we, reverently or even shyly, approach Jesus in this via crucis, we are led to discover that it is Jesus who walks with us during the course of our lives. 
2015 pb black and white illus 109pp R274.00



SEVEN LAST WORDS
An invitation to a deeper friendship with Jesus
James Martin SJ

Based on Martin's homilies on Good Friday 2015, each meditation reflects on one of the seven traditional saying of Jesus: Father, forgive them; Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in Paradise; My God, why have you forsaken me? Woman, here is your son...; Father, into your hands I commend my spirit; I am thirsty; It is finished.
2016 hc 134pp R345.00



ICONS OF THE PASSION
A Way of the Cross
W H Vanstone; Illustrations by Sheila Wrigley

Canon Vanstone was inspired to write Icons of the Passion when he saw Sr Sheila Wrigley’s moving woodcarvings of the crucifixion on the chapel walls of the Community of St Peter at Horbury, in West Yorkshire.
Twelve colour reproductions of the woodcarvings are set alongside Vanstone’s simple and insightful meditations.
This is a reprint of a much admired work and devotional gem!
Booklet colour illus 32pp R80.00




LENT IS FOR LOVING
A Lent course about Love
Sheila Cassidy

In short chapters suitable for individual reading or group study, and questions for meditation and reflection, Cassidy considers how we are to live as Christians today:
Lent is for .... Week 1: Loving, 2: Empathy, 3: No, 4: Thank you and 5: Holy Week
2012 pb 127pp R100.00




"TEACH ME, LORD, YOUR WAY!"
Meditations on the weekday gospels
LENT AND EASTER
Richard Baawobr, M. Afr.

Meditate on the Word of God during Lent, Holy Week and Easter with newly elected Bishop Baawobr of Ghana, and taste the forgiveness of God. Our fasting invites us to a joyful longing for communion with God and an open-hearted sharing with our sisters and brothers most in need here and now.
2016 pb 112pp R98.00



THE PASSION AND DEATH OF JESUS
Henry Wansbrough

This is a wonderfully accessible guide to the three days of trial and execution of Jesus by a leading biblical scholar. His masterly and well-balanced investigation turns the search for the historical Jesus into an intriguing intellectual adventure, welcomed by scholars, students and bible study groups. 
Contents: The mission of Jesus; Politico-historical background to the execution of Jesus; The accounts by Mark, Matthew, and Luke of The agony in the garden; Four accounts of The arrest of Jesus, Before the High Priest, Jesus before Pilate and The crucifixion 
2003 pb 136pp R110.00 



THE WEEK THAT OPENED FOREVER
The Passion of Christ in a different voice
William O’Malley, SJ

A dramatic retelling of the Passion brings us into each of Jesus’ last days, together with questions and meditations. Its vivid lesson is that there is no rebirth or renewal without personal suffering and death, surmounted with dignity and faith. 
Jesus’ life, death and resurrection become not only our model for living but our life itself.
“Brian O’Malley, the Jesuit CS Lewis of our times, does it again, revealing for us why Jesus did what he did, who Jesus was and is, and what it all means for us.” -Richard Malloy
2014 pb 238pp R227.00 




JOUSTING WITH THE DEVIL
Chesterton's battle with the Father of Lies
Robert Wild

Wild explores Cherterton's fascinating duel with Satan, both on paper and in his personal life.  Poring over Chesterton's voluminous work, Wild examines how Chesterton's insights on evil extend beyond the philosopher's "problem of evil," proving Chesterton's personal belief as well as confrontation with Lucifer and his demons.
2014 pb 161pp R218.00




THE GAZE OF LOVE
Ruth Patterson

What if God's gaze of love was upon us before we were born, and remains so throughout our lives? How would we accept and engage with this truth on our spiritual journey? Patterson examines these pivotal questions by inviting us into a deeper exploration of scriptural passages, from both the Old and New Testaments, and the lives of those who were transformed by the gaze of love.
By understanding our intrinsic value and allowing ourselves to surrender to God's love, which is without judgement or limitation, we can transform our hearts and minds, as well as those of others.
We are invited, in these sixteen chapters,  to affirm our relationship with God with open hearts and minds, and to connect with the One who has loved us from the very beginning.
"Receive and trust the wise and holy gaze from this book"- Richard Rohr, OFM
2016 pb 208pp R250.00



IN THE REDEEMING CHRIST
F. X. Durrwell
Introduction by Scott Hahn

Priest and theologian F X Durrwell opens In the Redeeming Christ, his forgotten masterpiece, with: "The Christian's salvation lies in his personal sanctification. There too lies the salvation of others."
First published in English in 1963 and now back in print with an introduction by Scott Hahn, this classic offers a hopeful and lucid vision of the Christian spiritual life to inspire and teach readers about the mystery of living in personal holiness - and becoming most truly themselves - by being "in Christ" as members of his body.
"Offers a genuinely sacramental vision of Christian life and a must-read for those who seek to embrace this life in its fullness."
- Msgr Michael Heintz, Department of Theology, University of Notre Dame
2013 pb 296pp Was R295.00; Special price while stocks last R100.00



EVERYONE'S WAY OF THE CROSS
Clarence Enzler
Illustrated by Annika Nelson & Gertrud Mueller Nelson

Christ speaks: 
"These fourteen steps that you are now about to walk you do not take alone. I walk with you. Though you are you, and I am I, yet we are truly one - one Christ.
And therefore my way of the cross two thousand years ago and your "way" now are also one.
But note this difference.
My life was incomplete until I crowned it by my death. Your fourteen steps will only be complete when you have crowned them by your life."
Fourteen reflections in which "Christ speaks" and "I reply".
1970/2014 booklet black and white illus 32pp R30.00




THE FINAL ACT OF CREATION
A poetic Way of the Cross
David Michael Belczyk

Belczyk looks to the Passion as God's authorship of life, as an act that proves both the love of God's creation and the beauty of the humanity he creates, which God further beautifies and sanctifies in the suffering of our exile. His reflection on the Passion of Christ as the final act of creation treats the Passion as a sacrifice foreknown and accepted in God's plan of creation and therefore part of the creative act itself. The Passion is abiding Love and Hope. We are as we are because Christ is before - before the choice of exile - sanctifying death before it ever closed our eyes.
"It is my hope that these Stations will bring readers a new perspective on the compelling beauty of suffering and not simply its pain. I hope readers will recall not only Christ's suffering but also Christ's unity with our suffering, giving a deeper scope to the existence and redemptive meaning of the suffering that remains in creation."
2012 booklet 64pp R35.00



THE WAY OF THE CROSS
St Josemaria Escriva

This work, published after Escriva's death was prepared to help people pray, and with the grace of God, to grow in a spirit of reparation - of love-sorrow - and of gratitude to Our Lord.
It contains brief commentaries on the fourteen stations, fruit of the founder of Opus Dei's personal prayer life.
1983/2011 pocket size pb 112pp R30.00




WE ADORE THEE
A Way of the Cross for Eucharistic Adoration
Portia Webste
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Each Station contains a Scripture quotation, a meditation, and a prayer for us at Eucharistic holy hour, or during Lent. It ends with the fifteenth Station: The Resurrection
2006 booklet 48pp R41.00