Summer Reading with Pope Francis

Praying the Rosary with Pope Francis

Praying the Rosary with Pope Francis

by USCCB Publishing
$8.95

Praying the Rosary with Pope Francis is an easy-to-carry booklet of meditations, exclusively available from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

This booklet offers meditations by Pope Francis on the twenty mysteries of the Rosary and the life of Jesus and Mary. Immerse yourself in the Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious, and Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary with scripture passages and easy-to-understand reflections from our Holy Father. Each mystery is accompanied by beautiful, full-page color illustrations. This convenient booklet fits easily into a pocket or purse and makes a perfect gift. 

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Lent with Pope Francis

Lent with Pope Francis

by Pauline Books & Media
$7.95
Daily Reflections and Prayers

Compiled and with reflection questions and prayers by the Daughters of St. Paul

Starting with Ash Wednesday and continuing through Easter week, Lent with Pope Francis offers daily inspiration from the Pope’s writings. Francis touches on common Lenten themes—like prayer, fasting, and almsgiving—while going deeper into these practices that can lead us closer to Christ.

Pauline Books & Media

ISBN: 9780819845726
Paperback; English
128 pages,4 3/8 x 6 1/8 inches

Originally a series written by Pope Francis while he was Cardinal Archbishop of Buenos Aires, these profound meditations give an inspiring introduction to the path of humility and love needed to form true Christian communities. They are divided into two separate works, Corruption and Sin, and Self-Accusation.

As the Archbishop of Buenos Aires, Pope Francis ministered in a country that suffered greatly from the effects of corruption in public and private life. In these texts, the current Holy Father reflects on the connection between sin and corruption in the life of every Christian and how pride and self-sufficiency lead from one to the other. The roots of many of the themes of his pontificate can be found in these texts on humility, honesty and simplicity. 

The two pieces are on different but related issues. The difference between sin and corruption and the remedy for sin, which is self-accusation, meaning telling oneself the truth about one's faults. In short, pride is the problem; humility is the solution.

The Pope states: "It will do us good to reflect together on the problem of corruption and also on its relationship with sin. It will do us good to shake up our souls with the prophetic force of the Gospel, which places us in the truth about things by stirring up the layers of fallen dead leaves of human weakness and complicity that can create the conditions for corruption. It will do us a lot of good, in the light of God's word, to learn to discern the different states of corruption that surround us and threaten to lead us astray. It will do us good to say to one another again, "Yes, I'm a sinner; but no, I'm not corrupt!"-and to say it with fear, lest we accept the state of corruption as just another sin."

For the first time in print, you can now own a collection of books from Pope Francis himself.

Pope Francis has captured the attention of the world with his simple ways, humbleness, and love for the poor and sick. With the Simple Wisdom of Pope Francis, be transported to St. Peter's Square and listen to his teachings as he presents simple and profound insights for our modern times.

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This collection, in two volumes in Spanish, captures the wisdom of Pope Francis during his general audiences and consist of short, scripturally based teachings in which the pope instructs the faithful across the world.

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The Simple Wisdom of Pope Francis collection captures the wisdom of Pope Francis during his general audiences that consist of short, scripturally-based teachings in which the pope instructs the faithful across the world.  Order your Simple Wisdom Collection 3 with all 4 volumes.

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For the first time in print, you can now own a collection of books from Pope Francis himself.

Pope Francis has captured the attention of the world with his simple ways, humbleness, and love for the poor and sick. With the Simple Wisdom of Pope Francis, be transported to St. Peter's Square and listen to his teachings as he presents simple and profound insights for our modern times.

Note to Customers: This two-volume collection on The Wisdom of Pope Francis is a special price offer, therefore, quantity discounts do not apply to this or other bundled items.

Read a sample chapter from Hold on to Hope, The Simple Wisdom of Pope Francis, Volume I.

Read a sample chapter from The Joy of Evangelization, The Simple Wisdom of Pope Francis, Volume II.

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The Simple Wisdom of Pope Francis collection captures the wisdom of Pope Francis during his general audiences that consist of short, scripturally-based teachings in which the pope instructs the faithful across the world. Order your Simple Wisdom Collection 2 with volumes 3 and 4, or Collection 3 with all four volumes.

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For the first time in print, you can now own a collection of books from Pope Francis himself.

Pope Francis has captured the attention of the world with his simple ways, humbleness, and love for the poor and sick. With the Simple Wisdom of Pope Francis, be transported to St. Peter's Square and listen to his teachings as he presents simple and profound insights for our modern times.

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Pope Francis - Biography Pamphlet

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Absolutely Beautiful 2 Page laminated Biography of Pope Francis - Lives of the Saints Pamphlet...

Featuring the Beautiful Artwork of Fratelli Bonella of Italy, Gold Stamped Italian Art

Qty: 10 Per Pack Pamphlet Dimension: 5.375" X 3.25"

Pamphlet includes: Name Meaning, Patron Attributes, Prayer to Saint, Feast Day

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Pope Francis and the Family

by USCCB Publishing
$9.95

In his short pontificate, Pope Francis has already made a huge impact, constantly working for love and peace. He's not just a "doer," he's also a preacher. Family and marriage are important and are the foundation of society. In this resource, Pope Francis reflects on the many aspects and the importance of family.

For the first time in print, you can now own a collection of books from Pope Francis himself.

Pope Francis has captured the attention of the world with his simple ways, humbleness, and love for the poor and sick. With the Simple Wisdom of Pope Francis, be transported to St. Peter's Square and listen to his teachings as he presents simple and profound insights for our modern times

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Andrea Tornielli, the foremost "Vatican Insider" journalist, offers inspiring stories, incidents, encounters, and excerpts from the writings and talks of Pope Francis through his first year as Pope.

These "little flowers" add up to a powerful witness by Pope Francis of "heartwarming stories of the Gospel in action", and they refl ect on various spiritual and social themes important to the Pope: mercy, forgiveness, charity, prayer, justice, the Eucharist, Our Lady, and much more. The title echoes the Little Flowers of Saint Francis, the famous collection of stories about the beloved Francis of Assisi, whose name the Pope adopted for himself.

The Pope's little gestures and big ones, the minor or major choices he has made each day, his ability to meet everyone and to speak to everyone, his simple way of being himself— these things have made Francis not only credible but, above all, close. The Pope is perceived by many, many people throughout the world as "one of us". Seeing him embrace the sick, the suffering, and the children, one understands why this is so.

Fioretti offers a wonderful collection of insightful fragments from various aspects of the life of the Pope in his first year that will help the reader become better acquainted with the immensely popular Bishop of Rome who, as the first South American pope, came "from the end of the earth".

Hardcover; 185 pages

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Francis: Pope of a New World (Hardcover)

by Ignatius Press
$21.97
"Francis, rebuild my Church!" That is how St. Francis of Assisi heard the call of Christ. It is also how Jorge Mario Bergoglio, at the age of 76, and a Jesuit, seems to have accepted his election to the papacy with the choice of a name that no other pope has ever chosen.

Who is Pope Francis, elected in one of the shortest conclaves in history? Who is the man chosen to be the first pope from the Americas and the first Jesuit pope?

How does he see the world and his ministry? How does he understand his call to serve Christ, his Church, and the world? In short, what is the mind and heart of this new pope of a new world--of the Americas and the rest of the world of the 21st Century?

In the words, the ideas, and the personal recollections of Pope Francis--including material up to the final hours before his election--the most highly regarded Vatican observer on the international scene reveals the personality of this man of God, gentle and humble. The son of Italian immigrants to Argentina, he made radically following Christ and the way of non-violence the pillars of his pastoral ministry in a country, continually tormented by social and economic inequities.
This complete biography offers the keys to understanding the man who was a surprise choice, even a kind of revolutionary choice, for pope. It is the story of the humble pastor of one of the world's largest archdioceses; a cardinal who takes the bus, talks with common folk, and lives simply. It is the story of why the cardinal electors of the Catholic Church set aside political and diplomatic calculations to elect a pope to lead the renewal and purification of the worldwide Church of our time.

"Brothers and Sisters, before the bishop blesses the people, I ask you to pray to God that he will bless your bishop."
- Pope Francis
"Catholics and others eager to know all they can about Pope Francis will learn a great deal from Andrea Tornielli's first-person account."
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Respect Life Liturgy Guide 2013-2014

by USCCB Publishing
$0.95

Suggested homily notes and prayers of the faithful for Respect Life Sunday (October 6, 2013) and January 22, 2014, along with a Marian Litany for Compassion, Praying for Life with Pope Francis, Meditations on Life in the Roman Missal and more

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This collection, in two volumes in Spanish, captures the wisdom of Pope Francis during his general audiences and consist of short, scripturally based teachings in which the pope instructs the faithful across the world.

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ISBN: 
978-1-60137-886-6

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Pope Francis Laminated Holy Card

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"Forever" Laminated Italian Holy Cards 

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Open Mind, Faithful Heart

Open Mind, Faithful Heart

by Crossroad Publishing
$29.95
Reflections on Following Jesus

By Pope Francis

Pope Francis connects with people, especially the young, the forgotten, and the forlorn. What is the source of his spiritual vitality? Find out here, in a book that offers a path for prayer and a guide for life.

Crossroad Publication
Herder & Herder

ISBN 9780824520854
Hard cover; 2013; English
320 pages, 5.25 x 8.25
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Life for Life

by Ignatius Press
$19.95

Auschwitz, 1941. One of the prisoners, Jan, escapes from the German concentration camp while working at a gravel pit. Thanks to the help of good-hearted people he finds shelter. There Jan hears tragic news about ten random inmates sentenced to death by starvation by the Nazis as a punishment for his escape. One among the convicts is Fr. Maximillian Kolbe, a Franciscan priest who volunteered to die in place of one of the inmates.

Now Jan is not just fleeing the Nazis, but also from his guilt for his involvement in Kolbe's death. He goes to visit Niepokalanów, a very large Franciscan monastery where Fr. Kolbe had been the founder and superior. There Jan wants to learn what were the motives behind his decision to die for another prisoner, a complete stranger. Though free from Auschwitz, Jan will continue to be confronted by the life and death of Maximilian Kolbe wherever he goes.

In addition to Jan - torn between wanting to forget and a fascination with Kolbe - another key character emerges, Brother Anselm. He is a devout young Franciscan priest who quietly but strongly witnesses to Kolbe's heroic faith and love, and then rejoices at the Beatification of Kolbe by Pope Paul VI. Later Kolbe will be canonized by his fellow countryman, Pope John Paul II, who proclaimed Kolbe as the "patron saint of the difficult 20th century".

This acclaimed film was directed by Krzystof Zanussi, and stars Christoph Waltz and Edward Zentara in powerful performances.

In Polish, with English and Spanish subtitles.  

Includes a 16 page Collector's Booklet and Study Guide with color photos, and text by Catholic film critic Steve Greydanus

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Light of Faith, The (Lumen Fidei)

by USCCB Publishing
$7.95
Pope Francis' first encyclical, Lumen Fidei (Light of Faith) builds on the work of his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, completing a trilogy of encyclicals on the theological virtues-faith, hope, and love. This encyclical, "written by four hands," will encourage the People of God to embrace their faith more fully in this Year of Faith and beyond. Copies begin shipping by July 23.

The first encyclical from Pope Francis, a continuation of Pope Benedict XVI's encyclical letters on charity and hope, addresses the gift of faith that God has extended to us and how the light of faith needs to be nourished and reinforced so that it can guide us on our collective and individual faith journey.

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Pocket Gospels and Acts of the Apostles

by USCCB Publishing
$8.95
Carry the Pocket Gospels and Acts of the Apostles with you, and keep the Word of God as your constant guide and inspiration!

In April, Pope Francis handed out thousands of pocket-sized copies of the Gospels and Acts. He asked the faithful to read a passage every day, saying, "This is the word of Jesus!"

This small pocket-sized book, with a durable Kivar cover, has the four Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles with a beautiful Italian fresco on the cover just like the Pope's! Take it with you and read it anytime you have a few minutes during the day. On the bus! Waiting for an appointment! Anytime!

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Light of Faith, The (Lumen Fidei)

by USCCB Publishing
$7.95
Pope Francis' first encyclical, Lumen Fidei (Light of Faith) builds on the work of his predecessor, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, completing a trilogy of encyclicals on the theological virtues-faith, hope, and love. This encyclical, "written by four hands," will encourage the People of God to embrace their faith more fully in this Year of Faith and beyond.

The first encyclical from Pope Francis, a continuation of Pope Benedict XVI's encyclical letters on charity and hope, addresses the gift of faith that God has extended to us and how the light of faith needs to be nourished and reinforced so that it can guide us on our collective and individual faith journey.

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Joy of the Gospel, The: Evangelii Gaudium

by USCCB Publishing
$14.95

The Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii Gaudium) is the long-awaited teaching of Pope Francis on the proclamation of the Gospel. Pope Francis is calling upon the Church and the world with encouragement to begin a new chapter in evangelization. This dynamic document is written in the plain, everyday language for which the pope has become famous.

Product Code: 7-458 
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Guadalupe Mysteries Deciphering the Code

Guadalupe Mysteries Deciphering the Code

by Ignatius Press
$31.95

Our Lady of Guadalupe is the most beloved symbol of Mexican Catholicism, and devotion to her is widespread in the USA. While she has entranced and encouraged Mexican Catholics for several centuries, believers and even nonbelievers the world over are inspired and intrigued by her. Millions of pilgrims visit her shrine in Mexico City every year. Both Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis have travelled there to pray for her motherly intercession. And scientists from many disciplines have studied the amazing attributes of her mysterious image.

Ignatius Press

ISBN: 9781621641155Hardback; English Pages 280, 8 x 10.25
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Padre Pio The Wonder Worker

by Ignatius Press
$12.95

Edited by Brother Francis Mary, F.F.I.

The many gifts Padre Pio had such as the stigmata, bilocation, miraculous scents, prophecy, reading hearts, healing, interpreting languages and many other charisms, rank him among the most extraordinary Saints in the two-thousand year history of the Church.Padre Pio—The Wonder Worker not only examines these gifts close up and from different perspectives, but is capable of challenging the faithless, of exciting interest among the wavering and of inspiring the faithful to strive for holiness.

Though the book records many authenticated wonders, the book's main virtue consists in recounting the life and heroic virtues of this modern day Saint who shows that the way to personal holiness is very much with us in our day. The first seven chapters are a biographical sketch, followed by over thirty chapters dealing with the many inspiring facts pertaining to his life and charisms. Also included are chapters on the Beatification ceremony in Rome and the Pope's homilies.

These short interesting chapters are written by a host of writers and devotees of the Padre such as Fr. John Schug, OFM Cap, Fr. Stefano Manelli, F.I., Mary Ann Budnik, Padre Alberto, Cardinal Ursi, Fr. Bernardino of Siena, Fr. Andre Apostoli and many others. Illustrated with dozens of photos.

"Totally absorbed in God, always bearing the marks of Jesus' Passion in his body, Padre Pio was bread broken for men starving for God's mercy and forgiveness."
—Pope John Paul II

Faith is the source of light, of guidance for the Christian life. "We walk by faith, not by sight", wrote St Paul. In his first encyclical Pope Francis reflects on the meaning of faith, the beginning of God's gracious salvation.

 

Faith is the means by which man encounters the living God through Jesus Christ in the Holy Spirit. Francis draws on key themes of his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, who wrote encyclicals on charity and hope. He intended to complete the set with a reflection on faith, which would also have underscored the Year of Faith that he launched. Benedict's history-making retirement meant he was unable to finish his encyclical. Francis took up the task, adding his own insights, themes, and emphases to the work begun by Benedict XVI.

According to Pope Francis, Light of Faith is a "four hand document". Pope Benedict, Francis notes, "handed it to me, it is a strong document. He did the great amount of work". Thus, although officially Light of Faith (Lumen Fidei) is an encyclical of Pope Francis and reflects his teaching ministry, it is also reflects the work of Pope Emeritus Benedict. This is not only Francis' first encyclical; it is also the first encyclical to have been openly written by two successors of St. Peter.

"There is an urgent need, then, to see once again that faith is a light, for once the flame of faith dies out, all other lights begin to dim. The light of faith is unique, since it is capable of illuminating every aspect of human existence. A light this powerful cannot come from ourselves but from a more primordial source: in a word, it must come from God. Faith is born of an encounter with the living God who calls us and reveals his love, a love which precedes us and upon which we can lean for security and for building our lives." -- Pope Francis

The Simple Wisdom of Pope Francis collection captures the wisdom of Pope Francis during his general audiences that consist of short, scripturally-based teachings in which the pope instructs the faithful across the world.

The Fullness of Life is the fourth volume on The Simple Wisdom of Pope Francis collection of his Wednesday audiences.

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Joy of the Gospel, The: Evangelii Gaudium

by USCCB Publishing
$14.95

The Joy of the Gospel (Evangelii Gaudium) is the long-awaited teaching of Pope Francis on the proclamation of the Gospel. Pope Francis is calling upon the Church and the world with encouragement to begin a new chapter in evangelization. This dynamic document is written in the plain, everyday language for which the pope has become famous.

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978-1-60137-458-5

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This collection captures the wisdom of Pope Francis during his general audiences that consist of short, scripturally-based teachings in which the pope instructs the faithful across the world

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978-1-60137-876-7

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Voice of Joy Music CD

Voice of Joy Music CD

by Ignatius Press
$16.95
Voice of Joy Music CD

Artist: Friar Alessandro

Popular young Italian tenor Friar Alessandro presents a soaring new album of Christmas Carols and sacred arias, two tracks recorded in Bethlehem. Also features the Buenos Aires Cathedral Choir, the official choir to Pope Francis when he was Archbishop in Argentina. Voice of Joy is an album of beautiful music, a beautiful voice from a wonderful man, a celebration of Christmas - an album of Joy.

Track List:
Adeste Fidelis, Ave Maria, Joy to the World, O Tannenbaum, Agnus Dei, Veni Veni Emmanuel, Silent Night, Caro Gesu Bambino, Tu Scendi dalle Stelle, O Santa Notte and 5 more.

Homiletic Directory

Homiletic Directory

by USCCB Publishing
$20.95

The Homiletic Directory from the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments will help deacons, priests, and bishops renew homiletic preaching. It answers the call from Pope Francis and Pope Benedict XVI to make preaching a priority for the Church. The Homiletic Directory will strengthen appreciation for the homily as a tool to preach the Catholic faith.

USCCB Publishing

Binding Information: Paperback
Product Code: 7-517
Pages:
124
The People Wish to See Jesus

The People Wish to See Jesus

by Crossroad Publishing
$19.95
Reflections for Those Who Teach
Pope Francis Resource Library
These reflections, written with great gratitude for the work of teachers, and translated exclusively for this volume from talks by then Archbishop Bergoglio to the catechesis of Buenos Aires, offer deep understanding and challenge for successful catechists, teaching, and education. Limited Edition

Crossroad Publishing

ISBN: 9780824520366
Trade paper; 2014; English
140 pages, 5.25 x 8.25
Pope Francis in the U.S.

Pope Francis in the U.S.

by Pauline Books & Media
$8.95
Words of Mercy and Hope

2016 CPA Award

Introduced and compiled by Marianne Lorraine Trouvé, FSP

Savor the most soul-stirring aspects of Pope Francis' visit to the United States. Arranged by topic, this collection of excerpts from Pope Francis' talks will help you reflect on his words and be moved to put them into action.

Pauline Books & Media

ISBN: 9780819860279
Paperback; English
128 pages, 4 3/8 x 6 1/8

The Rosary with Pope Francis

The Rosary with Pope Francis

by Pauline Books & Media
$9.95

Compiled and with an introduction by Marianne Lorraine Trouvé, FSP

Let Pope Francis guide you through the Rosary with down-to-earth meditations. This book offers the Holy Father’s insightful words for each Hail Mary, using quotes from his various homilies, addresses, and written texts.

Pauline Books & Media

ISBN: 9780819865007
Paperback; English
112 pages, 3¾ x 6 inches

The Joy of the Gospel

The Joy of the Gospel

by Pauline Books & Media
$10.95

By Pope Francis

In his first apostolic exhortation, Pope Francis references Paul VI, John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and many Church documents, calling the Church  to a greater evangelization empowered by a deeper relationship with Jesus Christ.

Pauline Books & Media

ISBN: 9780819875051
Paperback; English
208 pages, 5 x 7  1/4 inches