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POPE FRANCIS: DEVOTED TO MARY 
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





THE JOY OF THE GOSPEL
Apostolic Exhortation Evangelii Gaudium of 
Pope Francis
November 2013 pb 144pp R58.00





LAUDATO SI'
Encyclical Letter - Praise be to you
Pope Francis
On care for our common home

2015 pb 200pp R70.00




THE JOY OF LOVE
Apostolic Exhortation Amoris Laetitia of
Pope Francis

On marriage and family life
March 2016 pb 166pp R85.00






MISERICORDIA ET MISERA
Apostolic Letter on the Conclusion of the Jubilee Year of Mercy
Pope Francis

Misericordia et Misera is a phrase used by St Augustine in recounting the story of Jesus' meeting with the woman taken in adultery (cf Jn 8: 1-11) It would be difficult to imagine a more beautiful or apt way of expressing the mystery of God's love when it touches the sinner: "the two of them alone remained: mercy with misery".  What great mercy and divine justice shine forth in this narrative! Its teaching serves not only to throw light on the conclusion of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy, but also to point out the path that we are called to follow in the future. 
A prophetic roadmap for our future, for individuals, communities, societies and the human family itself! 
November 2016 booklet 37pp R57.00




FRANCIS
Bishop of Rome
Michael Collins

In its first edition, Collins introduced readers to the pope who had grabbed the attention of the world. Now, in this second edition, Collins takes account of the most important events and development of Pope Francis's remarkable pontificate. With a focus on compassion, Francis has challenged world leaders to be more attentive to the poor, begun important reforms of the Curia and the Vatican Bank, and called for two synods of bishops to discuss pastoral challenges that face modern families. This new edition is 25% longer than the first. It includes more details about Jorge Bergoglio's early life and a far more expansive understanding of the potificate of this remarkable spiritual leader.
2015 pb 146pp R184.00




THE COURAGE TO BE HAPPY
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 




THE FRANCIS FACTOR 
and the PEOPLE OF GOD
New life for the church
Gerald Arbuckle

"Gerald Arbuckle has once again done us a great service in analyzing some of the pressing issues of our time regarding obstacles and opportunities for renewal. He has also shown why Pope francis has captivated the imagination of so many. This book is a must-read for anyone seeking to understand future directions in Catholicism."
- Robert Schreiter, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago

2015 pb 230pp R326.00





THE ALLURE OF GOODNESS AND LOVE
Pope Francis in the United States
Complete texts
2016 pb 116pp R257.00





THE PREACHING OF POPE FRANCIS
Missionary Discipleship and the Ministry of the Word
Gregory Heille, OP

An introduction to the pope's preaching, his insights about the preaching vocation of the ordained, and his call to all the baptized to go to the margins as missionary disciples and evangelists of the Word.
2015 pb 84pp R211.00