Growing in Holiness and Prayer

The Sister Servants would like to share various articles and items from our bookstore that we think will help you to live a life of virtue and grow in holiness.
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Elizabeth of the Trinity (Elizabeth Catez), who died in 1906 at the age of 26 in the Carmel of Dijon, is a mystic for our times, with a profound spirituality rooted not in visions and voices but in attention to the indwelling Trinity and in the call to become a "praise of glory" for God. This first volume of her Complete Works contains her major spiritual writings. (http://store.casamaria.org/the-complete-works-of-elizabeth-of-the-trinity-major-spiritual-writings-vol-1/)

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In this third volume of Fire of Mercy, Heart of the Word, Erasmo Leiva-Merikakis examines the Christologial and ecclesial sense of chapters 19-25 of St. Matthew's Gospel. The lay reader, as well as priests, seminarians & religious, can derive great profit from reading this work as it is scholarly yet approachable. (http://store.casamaria.org/fire-of-mercy-heart-of-the-word-meditations-on-the-gospel-according-to-st-matthew-volume-3/)

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In this amazing conversion testimony, you’ll literally be on the edge of your seat as Fr. Don Calloway, a former “Deadhead” and drug-addict, candidly shares how he was unexpectedly led to the Roman Catholic Church and eventually into a Roman collar as a priest. (http://store.casamaria.org/extreme-mercy-ii-the-expanded-fr-donald-calloway-conversion-story-dvd/)

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To the modern mind, the concept of poverty is often confused with destitution. But destitution emphatically is not the Gospel ideal. A love-filled sharing frugality is the message, and Fr. Dubay's Happy Are You Poor explains the meaning of this beatitude lived and taught by Jesus himself (http://store.casamaria.org/happy-are-you-poor-the-simple-life-and-spiritual-freedom-fr-thomas-dubay/)

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Behold Thy Mother is a Scriptural Rosary book with verses from the Old and New Testaments. Each English Scripture verse is mirrored with a Latin Verse. Each Mystery of the Rosary is preceded by a beautiful meditation by a Saint, Pope, or esteemed Catholic theologian, & adorned with a gorgeous masterpiece of sacred art.

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Pier Giorgio Frassati was a handsome, fun-loving, athletic, courageous and devout Catholic born into a prominent Italian family. Although he only lived 24 years, he has become a model for people all over the world. Beatified by Pope Saint John Paul II in 1990, Pier Giorgio teaches us that holiness is possible for everyone! (http://store.casamaria.org/pier-giorgio-frassati-get-to-know-him-dvd/)

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The practicality of St. Teresa's teaching about mental prayer shines through in this wonderful synopsis of her writings about it--something she said "the whole world could not purchase." Learn how we should pray, in order to grow in the spiritual life. It includes demonstrations of the methods of prayer that Rohrbach discusses in order to help the reader grow in contemplative prayer and the spiritual life.

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A Heart on Fire by Fr. James Kubicki, SJ, is one of the best books on the Sacred Heart of Jesus that has been published recently. Each chapter ends with an activity to help you deepen your devotion to the Sacred Heart. (http://store.casamaria.org/a-heart-on-fire-fr-james-kubicki-sj/)

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In this retreat set, Fr. Jacques Philippe examines personal prayer, helping us enter into a more intimate relationship with God that will transform our hearts. To hear the first conference for free click here: http://store.casamaria.org/thirsting-for-prayer-cds-fr-jacques-philippe/

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In this retreat set, Fr. Angelus encourages the listener to remain close to Christ and grow ever deeper in holiness. Click through to hear the first conference for free: http://store.casamaria.org/jesus-keep-me-close-to-you-mp3s-fr-angelus-shaughnessy/

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