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Oh When the Saints...Come Marching in!

All Saints 2014

Sainthood is not only for a chosen few. In fact, so many have ascended to the heights of sanctity that we can't give each one of them their own feast day in the calendar.  So we have one super feast day, November 1st, to celebrate them all. 

Don’t let pumpkins and candy get in the way of making November 1st special – read St. Bernard on All Saints and Dr. Italy’s article "Holiness for All."


Day of the Dead –

All Souls Day 2014

Sunday, November 2nd is All Souls Day, known as the Day of the Dead in many countries.  Not all who die necessarily zoom directly to heavenly glory.  Some need the help of our prayers to speed their way there.  That brings up the controversial topic of Purgatory and praying for the dead.  If you’ve ever had trouble understanding or explaining such things, you have to read this for November 2nd, in English and in Spanish.  And for a clearer understanding on how to approach the painful topic of death from a Christian perspective, check out what Saint Ambrose says about Death as Gain, not loss.


Halloween - The REAL Story!

Happy Pumpkin 

School classrooms festooned with skeletons, spiders webs appearing on your neighbors shrubbery, haunted houses and trick or treat . . .  can Christian parents allow their children to participate in all this?  Where did it all come from? 

What are Halloween’s true origins? 

This article sorts it out more clearly than anything else we’ve seen.  Read it and forward it along.


NOVEMBER 12th - LAST CHANCE - Don't Miss the Boat!

Last Chance for the Holy Land

Mt. Zion, Mt. Tabor, the Mount of Beatitudes and Mount Carmel . . . it seems almost too much glory and beauty to bear!  The response to the Pilgrimage to the Holy Land has been wonderful! Whole families are planning on joining Dr. D’Ambrosio on this one in a lifetime trip! Time is quickly running out, but not nearly as fast as space! So if  you’d like to sail on the Sea of Galilee (you can try walking on it if you like), get transfigured on Mt. Tabor, or hear the Sermon on the Mount on the Mountain of the Beatitudes, please call today or go online to reserve your place! There are other tours available to the Holy Land, of course – but none of them offer Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio as your personal tour guide!

 

Marcellino’s background as a Historical Theologian will provide incredible insight into the Bible and the Holy Land! Remember this isn’t just a tour; this is a Pilgrimage, a Vacation and a journey into the Bible!  NOVEMBER 12 is the LAST DAY! so THIS IS YOUR LAST CHANCE!! If you are interested, call right away 214-882-7262.

This Pilgrimage to the Holy Land is December 27, 2014 – January 6, 2015.

Come to the Holy Land Pilgrimage Page for more information!

(but is it really safe to go to the Holy Land?  For Dr. Italy’s answer, click here).


Advent is Coming Quickly - Let's Begin to Prepare the Way!

 

 Mother Teresa DVD

Mother Teresa DVD
In an acclaimed film portrayal, Olivia Hussey illuminates the life story of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, the selfless missionary who brought hope, love and salvation to the poorest of the poor. The movie examines the fundamental moments of Mother Teresa's life from her childhood in Albania in the 1920s to her first calling as a nun, the decision to leave her order and live with the poorest of the poor, the vicissitudes of founding the Congregation of the Missionaries of Charity, and her great work of service in Calcutta and the rest of the world.
DVD

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Great Adventure Kids Pack
The five items included in this educational package (Chart, Game Set, Bible Story Coloring Book, Bookmark, and Prayer Beads) are based on the color-coded system of the Great Adventure and will aid in teaching children the narrative story of salvation history. Through play, memorization, prayer, and interaction, these learning tools bring familiar Bible stories into a system where children can relate them to their own life.

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 Great Adventure Kids Pack

 

 Friendly Defenders Catholic apologetics flash cards, Matthew Pinto, Catholic Church

Friendly Defenders - Catholic Apologetics Flash Cards Vol I
The Friendly Defenders Catholic Apologetics Flash Cards help you "train up your child" so that he or she will never stray from the faith of the Catholic Church. The 50 cards offer short, pithy answers to common objections people have to the Catholic faith. Great for teens, but fun and useful for all ages.

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 Friendly Defenders Catholic Flash Cards

Friendly Defenders - Catholic Flash Cards Vol II
Building on the success of Friendly Defenders - we are pleased to offer Friendly Defenders 2! In this new set of Catholic Flash Cards, kids will learn answers to some of the most commonly-asked questions about God, Jesus, the Bible, the Catholic Church, the Afterlife, and more. Each card includes an inspirational verse and a list of relevant Bible verses and Catechism references.


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The Seven Deadly Sins - 3 CD Set
What are the Seven Deadly Sins? There are books written about them and movies made about them, but what are they?

From about the fifth century, Christian spiritual writers identified seven patterns of sin that, if not broken, would lead to spiritual death. In this fascinating series by Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio, we learn the destructive, addictive dynamics of these seven vices and how they infiltrate, and ultimately take over people's lives. Most importantly, we find out how to get free of the chains forged by these sins and the necessary qualities to cultivate to make us immune to them in the future.

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 The Seven Deadly Sins, Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio


Other Resources Not to Miss -

October, the month of Mary is here, but it is also time to look ahead to prepare our hearts for Advent and Christmas! Be sure to check out the incredible resources that we have below to deepen your faith and devotion. For even more, check out this page dedicated to our sales!

 

 When the Church was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers Audio CDs

When the Church was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers Audio CDs
In this engrossing book, Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio brings out the colorful personalities of dynamic Christian leaders from the age of the apostles up to the dawn of the middles ages and makes their rich teaching accessible, enjoyable, and relevant to the challenges we face every day.

The Fathers of the Church succeeded in bringing a pagan society to Christ. If we pay attention to what they taught, we will succeed in doing the same for our own increasingly de-Christianized society.

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When the Church was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers
In this engrossing book, Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio brings out the colorful personalities of dynamic Christian leaders from the age of the apostles up to the dawn of the middles ages and makes their rich teaching accessible, enjoyable, and relevant to the challenges we face every day.

The Fathers of the Church succeeded in bringing a pagan society to Christ. If we pay attention to what they taught, we will succeed in doing the same for our own increasingly de-Christianized society.

 When the Church Was Young: Voices of the Early Fathers.

 

 Ear of the Heart

Ear of the Heart
"Listen and attend with the ear of your heart." - Saint Benedict.
Dolores Hart stunned Hollywood in 1963, when after ten highly successful feature films, she chose to enter a contemplative monastery. Now, fifty years later, Mother Dolores gives this fascinating account of her life. Dolores was a bright and beautiful college student when she made her film debut with Elvis Presley in Paramount's 1957 Loving You. She acted in nine more movies with other big stars such as Montgomery Clift, Anthony Quinn and Myrna Loy. She also gave a Tony-nominated performance in the Broadway play The Pleasure of His Company and appeared in television shows, including The Virginian and Playhouse 90. An important chapter in her life occurred while playing Saint Clare in the movie Francis of Assisi, which was filmed on location in Italy.
She entered the Abbey of Regina Laudis in Bethlehem, Connecticut, at the peak of her career, not in order to leave the glamorous world of acting she had dreamed of since childhood, but in order to answer a mysterious call she heard with the "ear of the heart". She abandoned everything to become a bride of Christ.

 

Liturgy of the Hours 4 fvolume set Leather | Free Shipping | No Tax
This complete set of THE LITURGY OF THE HOURS in four volumes is Leather bound and sold only as a set. This is the perfect way to delve deeper into the Church Fathers and the History of the Church. FREE SHIPPING -- No TAX!

 The Liturgy of the Hours complete Four 4 volume leather set, Divine Office or Breviary of the Roman Catholic Church

 

 Marcellino D'Ambrosio, EWTN Early Church Fathers, Fathers of the Catholic Church, Doctors of the Early Church

Early Church Fathers - VOL I - 2 audio CDs
Audio Recording of twenty TV shows on the Early Church Fathers by Marcellino D'Ambrosio as seen on EWTN. 10 Shows on the Early Fathers of the Church on each CD:
Album 1: The Apostolic Fathers and Irenaeus
Album 2: The Apologists, Ambrose, and Augustine

 

 

 Taking Aim at the Tough Issues: Abortion, Sex, War, Capital Punishment

Taking Aim at the Tough Issues: Sex, Abortion, War and Capital Punishment - CD
A lot of people skirt the difficult issues. In this hard hitting series of two talks, Marcellino D'Ambrosio takes dead aim at the most controversial of moral issues sharing the wisdom of the Catholic tradition in a way that makes eminent sense.

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Vatican II: The Real Story 2 CD

Dr. Marcellino cuts through the confusion and explains what the Second Vatican Council actually taught.
Some in the Catholic Church love Vatican II because they think it finally brought the Catholic Church out of the dark ages. Some suspect the Second Vatican Council because they fear it sold out faithfulness to the truth in favor of current opinion.
But what was the Second Vatican Council really after? What did the 16 documents of the Council really teach?
Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio, a specialist in one of the principal theological currents of the council, is especially qualified to cut through the confusion and give us the straight scoop.
Entertaining. Fascinating. Energizing. When you’re done with these CDs, you’ll have a clearer picture not only of Vatican II but of where the Catholic Church has come from and where it is going in the first years of the new millennium.


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 Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio, Vatican II, Second Vatican Coucil, Catholic Church, Pope John XXIII

 Exploring Advent with Luke: Four Questions for Spiritual Growth

Exploring Advent with Luke: Four Questions for Spiritual Growth
This creative exploration of Advent guides readers to rediscover the power of the events leading up to the birth of Christ. The four questions of Luke 1, as posed by Zechariah, Mary, Elizabeth, and the people in the Temple, spur readers to personal reflection on disappointment, inadequacy, openness, and trust.
In this fresh, new contemplative Advent companion, Timothy Clayton deftly shows how Luke composed this first chapter of his gospel to deepen understanding of the birth of Jesus and how meditation on the questions posed by its main characters can help resolve issues that hinder the joy of Christmas. Designed to be used on a weekly basis through Advent and during the Twelve Days of Christmas, this reflective guide is ideal for individual and small-group use. Clayton's insight is reminiscent of Henri Nouwen or Thomas Merton and brings the story of Christ's birth to life anew.

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Dr. Marcellino D'AmbrosioDr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio is well known in Catholic media for his regular appearances on the Eternal Word Television Network and Catholic radio. But he is also a New York Times best-selling author who has appeared on Fox News' Geraldo Rivera At Large and Bill O'Reilly's syndicated radio show. Few Catholic speakers have the ability to speak on such a wide ranch of topics and hold the attention of such diverse kinds of audiences - from teens to religious educators to businessmen.

Call 1-800-803-0118 today to get your date on the calendar.

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D'Ambrosio TwinsWe have assembled on this website Catholic resources to help all Christians unpack the precious gift of the Eucharist. Our resources are delivered via audio, video, written, and electronic formats as well as through live seminars. They are appropriate for individual and group study, adult faith formation, RCIA, home schooling and teen religious education covering as they do the Eucharist, the theology of the body to Catholic Bible Study, the sacrament of confirmation and the Early Church Fathers. There are many wonderful Catholic websites out there. We believe that this site is distinctive both because of a unique collection of resources in our on-line Catholic store, and because the entire site is so user-friendly, with easy navigation, a fast search function, and many PDF files ready to download, print and use as religious education handouts. So browse, enjoy and sign up for our weekly e-mail that links to a punchy, real-life commentary on the Sunday readings plus links to the newest Catholic resources on our site. Visit often! This website is changing daily!

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