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Trappist Missions in South Africa -
A guide to 22 Trappist mission stations in KwaZulu-Natal

This richly illustrated guidebook tells the story behind the Trappist movement in South Africa and gives an account of each mission church in KwaZulu-Natal, and its precise location. The monastery churches are architectural masterpieces. There are over 150 historical and modern black and white photographs; the story of Francis Pfanner’s early life; the Trappists, their origin and rules; the Trappist movement in South Africa and reasons for its tragic end and a brief biography of Brother Nivard Streicher who constructed the church buildings.
2018 pb illus 75pp R120.00

Daily inspiration from Isaiah to Revelation
Gerald O’Collins
O’Collins reflects on biblical passages from Isaiah to the Book of Revelation, bringing out the Spirit-filled light and power that the inspired scriptures embody. The reflections vary in length, use clear and accessible language and appropriate images and stories. Once again, he shows himself to be not only an outstanding theologian but also a great spiritual guide.
2018 pb 235pp R220.00 

Peggy Weber

Celebrate with Pope Francis the rich Catholic tradition of devotion to our Blessed Mother Mary. Marian shrines exist all around the globe, and Pope Francis has visited many of them, displaying his devotion to Mary and urging us to foster a closer relationship with her ourselves. In Pope Francis Devoted to Mary, you will learn why Pope Francis has visited so many Marian shrines, why he calls Mary his “Mama” and why such devotion is important for all Catholics.
2017 Booklet 31pp R32.00

Essential Teachings on Love - Modern Spiritual Masters series
Selected with an introduction by Joelle Chase & Judy Traeger

Richard Rohr, OFM, is a Franciscan priest, the founder of the Center for Action and Contemplation in Albuquerque, NM, and one of the most popular spiritual teachers today. This volume, drawn from his many books and interwoven with a probing personal interview, illuminates Richard's lifelong journey of growing in love -- a journey open to all who are willing: how we love God by loving others, how we learn to love ourselves, and how we ultimately seek and find love in everything
2018 pb 263pp R245.00 

The Pope speaks to the youth of the world
Pope Francis

Nowhere does Pope Francis's exuberance and outgoing personality seem to come more alive than in the company of young people. That vitality, tenderness, and love is on display in this comprehensive collection of his talks with young people around the world. Constantly he exhorts his "dear young people" to "have a deep spirit," "to dream of great things," to have "the courage to be happy."
Included here are his talks with young people in Rome and in his travels throughout the world, including World Youth Day gatherings in Rio and Krakow, his annual Youth Day messages, and preparations for the upcoming Synod on Youth. But there are also spontaneous encounters and intimate conversations, in which he shares personal reflections on prayer and faith. Here is the essential Pope Francis -- rooted in the Gospel, looking to the future with hope and love.
2018 pb 190pp R223.00 



Finding your way through the mystery of grief
Paula D'Arcy

Winter of the Heart is a companion for anyone early in grieving process—for the person experiencing shock, emotional pain, an inability to move, guilt, intense anger, and a range of other emotions that might be new to you.
"If you're heavy of heart from loss, you need this book. Winter of the Heart is a GPS that can guide you along some pretty dark roads."
-Ronald Rolheiser
2018 pb 50pp R120.00