A Lenten Journey with Mother Mary invites you to walk with the world’s singular model of faith and purity — the Virgin Mary herself — each day of your Lenten spiritual pilgrimage to Easter. Here the enlightened Fr. Edward Looney presents Mary’s messages, dedicating each week of Lent to an overarching theme from her apparitions and drawing from each a vibrant new spiritual lesson for your life.
With the help of Our Lady and Fr. Looney, you’ll discover how to make your examinations of conscience more fruitful; you’ll learn powerful new methods of prayer; and you’ll gain an unwavering trust in Our Lord’s love and mercy.
As you struggle to pray during times of fasting, a new peace with envelop you as you grow in confidence that the Mother of God is praying for you. You’ll also learn:
- The keys to praying silently so you can hear God’s voice
- The three ways Mary works to convert sinners
- How specifically to pray for the healing of a broken heart
- Why and how you should pray the Rosary of the Seven Sorrows of Mary
- How a Marian apparition is judged to be worthy of belief
- What Mary teaches us about praying for the dead
- And, finally, Our Lady’s wise and consoling words for persons with debilitating diseases, for families struggling to conceive, and for couples struggling to heal their marriages.
Best of all, at the end of your Lenten journey with Mother Mary, you’ll be prepared to experience the Paschal Mystery through the eyes of Mary herself, grieving and rejoicing with her as the events of Holy Week give way to the palpable rising of Christ in your life.
Paperback, 144 pages.
The Last Hours of Jesus: From Gethsemane to Golgotha is an unforgettable moment-by-moment account that brings to vivid life the powerful events that transpired between Jesus’ Agony in the Garden of Gethsemane and His death on the Cross at Golgotha.Told accurately and in a manner interesting and intelligible, it actually provides a fuller treatment of the Passion than is found in the Gospels. You see, those Gospels were written for first century readers already familiar with many of the persons, places, parties, and politics that colored events in those long-past days. Not so much modern readers, twenty centuries later! That is why Fr. Ralph Gorman has here crafted for us a single detailed narrative out of the four Gospels, weaving into his narrative relevant Old Testament passages and prophecies, and facts from Jewish and Roman history, laws, beliefs, traditions, and practices, plus helpful first century military, political, geographical, and archaeological information.Faithful to the Gospels while drawing on the best commentaries on them in English, Latin, French, German, and Italian, these rich pages provide you a refreshing reading of the Gospels supplemented by reliable archaeological, historical, and theological information about the period, places, and persons involved. Plus, you have the benefit of Fr. Gorman’s keen depictions of the Gospel places based on his three years’ residence there.You can read this book straight through, or one chapter a day as a spiritual reading. Either way, you’ll come to understand better the malice of the crowds, the dismay and confusion of Christ’s friends, and the speed with which the deadly events unfolded. Most of all, you’ll come to grasp anew the depths of Christ’s love for you, awakening in you greater devotion to Him than ever before.
Paperback, 304 pages.