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BEYOND ORIGINAL SIN
Recovering humanity’s creative urge
DIARMUID O’MURCHU

A provocative book that moves us toward a creative and life-giving understanding of how we live today within God’s grace. The book does not set out to discard the notion of Original Sin. Instead, it makes a compelling case for a different starting point: our fundamental goodness rather than our flawed sinful condition. 
2018 pb 205pp R340.00




THE COMPASSION CONNECTION
Recovering our original oneness
CATHERINE NERNEY, SSJ

Sr Catherine invites the local and universal church to tear down walls of fear, certainty, and privilege, and to surrender to God’s compassionate heart as it beats in our broken world. Here are reflective writings that will impel action for social activists, parish groups and spiritual seekers looking to deepen their faith.
Part I: Compassion as the character of God - who is this God who wants to be known by us? Part II: Compassion as the DNA of our human becoming - learning compassion through the rechem hearts of others Part III: Compassion as the spiraling energy of the church’s communion - How might our church resemble more closely the triune heart of God Part IV: Compassion for the healing of our aching world - why the world needs us to recover our original oneness
2018 pb 207pp R355.00




TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY
Trappist Missions in South Africa -
A guide to 22 Trappist mission stations in KwaZulu-Natal
NICKI VON DER HEYDE

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




RICHARD ROHR
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 R312.00 



PSALMS AND PRAYERS FOR TIMES OF SICKNESS
When illness disrupts our lives, we often struggle to find the words to pray. In this booklet, you will find beautiful psalms and prayers as you pray to God for help, comfort, and strength. They also serve to remind us of the hope and peace that God provides. An attractive and helpful resource for pastors to share with parishioners.
Booklet 16x16cm colour 32pp R80.00



 

 


PSALMS AND PRAYERS FOR TIMES OF GRIEFWhen death upsets our lives, we often struggle to find the words for prayer. In this booklet, you will find beautiful psalms and prayers that offer comfort and healing as you grieve. An attractive and helpful resource for pastors to share with parishioners.                  Booklet 16x16cm colour 32pp R80.00