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  • Song in My Heart

    Elizabeth Ruth Obbard
    £7.50
    The Spiritual Canticle was born from the heart of a man who knew that the love of God costs ‘not less than everything.’
  • The Church

    Chiara Lubich
    £7.50
    Chiara Lubich sees the Church as a living reality, an event of communion, and she gives a stimulating answer to the question, ‘What is the Church?’ She responds that it is not a ‘what’ but a ‘who’ because the Church is Jesus in the midst of his people. And the task of the Church is to be, within humanity, a catalyst for unity.
  • The Holy Spirit

    Chiara Lubich
    £7.50
    This collection of texts highlights the powerful action of the Holy Spirit at the beginning of the Focolare Movement. It helps us to enter into the intimacy of Chiara Lubich’s relationship with the Holy Spirit and how she communicated to others her passion that he, the ‘unknown God’ may be known, welcomed and loved.
  • A Revelation of Love

    Elizabeth Ruth Obbard
    £9.95
    ‘A Revelation of Love’ was written by a woman about whom we know very little, yet she has had an enormous impact on the spirituality of our time, and is now just being rediscovered as a teacher and theologian of great originality and depth.
  • Gym for the Soul

    Jim Deeds
    £5.95
    Gym for the Soul is a book of poetry inspired by the quest to find God in the everyday nuts and bolts of life’s experiences. The title refers to workout, something we can do each day – a spiritual workout – if only we keep our eyes and ears open for God among us.
  • Reading the Book of Life

    Elizabeth Ruth Obbard
    £5.95
    In this edited selection from the accounts Angela dictated both of her visionary experiences and her advice and insights, Elizabeth Ruth Obbard has rendered into direct speech the voice of a woman from the thirteenth century, robust and passionate, constantly open to fresh perspectives.
  • My Life – My Prayer

    Elizabeth Ruth Obbard
    £5.95
    In this book we meet a frivolous teenager, who became a frivolous nun at twenty-one, hoping thereby to avoid marriage and childbearing and attain heaven, without too much effort. Teresa of Avila writes engagingly and honestly, allowing us to follow her struggles with not only her health, but with the conflict between her desire for a life of prayer in a real relationship with God and her attachment to the comforts and distractions of her not- at- all strict convent.
  • The Music of Silence

    Elizabeth Ruth Obbard
    £5.95
    Elizabeth Catez (Sr Elizabeth of the Trinity) wrote two retreats towards the end of her life. They have been chosen here, together with her famous prayer to the Trinity, in the hope that they will help the reader to be led into Elizabeth’s silence, and into sharing her secret of total surrender in love to the One she called ‘her Three’.
  • Mary – Flower of Humanity

    Chiara Lubich
    £9.95
    In Chiara Lubich’s understanding, Mary is ‘the flower of humanity’ who through her ‘Yes’ at the Annunciation, gave Jesus physically to the world; and all of us are called to become little Marys’ generating the presence of Jesus spiritually by living out Jesus’ promise: ‘Where two or three are united in my name, I am there among them’ (Mt. 18: 20).
  • Koinonia

    Fabio Ciardi
    £17.50
    This is a book of great scholarship, one that will inspire and enlighten in equal measures. It speaks specifically to religious, but its pages have much to offer anyone seriously interested in the spiritual life.
  • Jesus Forsaken

    Chiara Lubich
    £9.95
    How could the Son of God feel forsaken, abandoned by the Father? How could the Father abandon the Son? This is the mystery that Chiara Lubich explores in this book.
  • Enriched by the Other

    Callan Slipper
    £3.95
    This insightful guide explores Receptive Ecumenism, a discipline of mutual listening, learning and understanding that encourages deeper unity between denominations.
  • My Life across the Oceans

    Silvio Daneo
    £9.95
    Silvio Daneo had been asked to put into writing the main facts which happened in the early days of the Focolare Movement in North America and in Asia.
  • Chiara Lubich was an extraordinary woman, an apostle of dialogue in ecumenism, in interreligious dialogue, and among people of no religious affiliation.
  • In this second volume, Vogue first provides historical and critical commentary on texts from the Rule of the Master and other early sources, then shows how Benedict integrated and developed this material in writing his Prologue, Epilogue and chapters on the Tools of Good Works, Silence and Humility.
  • This exceptional work explores the concept expressed by Chiara that the Lord doesn’t ask us for an individual holiness, but for a communitarian holiness in which each person must help their neighbour to become a saint. This collective way of sanctity is explored on the thematic elements of John 17: 11b-19.
  • Natalia

    Matilde Cocchiaro
    £12.00
    As the first companion of Chiara Lubich, Natalia Dallapiccola was always in the forefront of the Focolare activities towards a united world. This book traces her story and the invaluable contributions Natalia has given towards building universal fraternity world-wide.
  • This very young woman, a person of our own times, bore witness above all to the beauty of being a disciple of Christ.
  • Holiness for Everyone

    Elizabeth Ruth Obbard
    £5.95
    Introduction to the Devout Life began as a series of letters to one of Francis’ spiritual daughters, who looked to him for direction.
  • Knowing How to Lose

    Chiara Lubich
    £7.50
    This collection of short reflections will help us to see that true love between persons is possible and that our love of God is the fulfilment of our personal freedom. Again and again the meditations return to the first Christian, Mary, who emerges as the freest human being there has ever been.
  • The Choice of Jesus Forsaken

    Florence Gillet
    £9.95
    The purpose of this book is to show that love for Jesus forsaken is an act of theological faith; as a consequence, it has ecclesial, sacramental, and social dimensions.
  • Moments to Remember

    Carol Ann Smith, Eugene F. Merz
    £10.95
    A faith perspective for reflecting on the experience of ageing, drawing especially upon the wisdom of St. Ignatius of Loyola.
  • Writings on the Spiritual Life

    Christopher P. Evans
    £39.50
    Exegesis, Theology and Spirituality from the Abbey of St Victor
  • Here and Now

    Chiara Lubich
    £4.95
    Thought-provoking reflections to help us grasp and live in the ‘here and now’. ‘In the light of her Christian faith and a lifetime of experience with her friends, Chiara Lubich gives us advice on how to use well the ‘here and now’. If we focus on the present moment, we are planting a seed in eternity, to be enjoyed forever.
  • The Sun that Daily Rises

    Chiara Lubich
    £5.00
    The excerpts on the Eucharist from Chiara Lubich’s writings that are collected here reflect the deep union with God that she experienced both as an individual and as a living member of the Body of Christ which is the Church.
  • Gospel Joy

    Dennis J. Billy
    £7.95
    This book examines the central elements of Pope Francis’ vision of the Church as it sets out to preach the gospel to people of every nation and every walk of life.
  • Now

    Màire O'Byrne
    £5.95
    Máire O’Byrne shares stories from people who, in a particular moment, made that spontaneous decision to be truly present when facing a situation at home, work, church, school…
  • Poverty – Simplicity – Joy

    Elizabeth Ruth Obbard
    £5.95
    Occasionally in the Church some spirit is raised up who proves to have a universal significance that endures through the ages. Such a one was Francis of Assisi, whose life continues to inspire countless thousands of Christians, and even people of other faiths and none.
  • Going to God Together

    Brendan Leahy
    £7.95
    Brendan Leahy offers reflections rooted in the Focolare’s communitarian spirituality which stresses undertaking the Christian journey together and the mutual sharing of what happens when we try to put the words of the Gospel into daily practice.
  • Like the Sunshine

    Susan Gately
    £8.95
    Lieta (Blanca) Betoño (1951-2002) is considered a pioneer of the Focolare Movement in Ireland. As a twenty year old, she wrote ‘I only want to give joy to others’ – a quality confirmed by the name by which she then became known – Lieta – meaning happy or joyful.
  • 15 Days of Prayer with Blessed Frédéric marks the 200th anniversary of Ozanam's birth. Verheyde's meditations reflect the breadth of Ozanam's interests: his love for his family; his desire to proclaim the faith authentically.
  • Travelling Inwards

    Elizabeth Ruth Obbard
    £5.95
    The Interior Castle, also known as the Book of Mansions, is considered Teresa of Avila’s greatest and most mature explanation of the spiritual journey. For Teresa, growing spiritually is traveling inwards to the centre of our being where God dwells, yet too few set out with resolution to reach the Divine Presence.
  • Making Peace

    Roberto Morozzo Della Rocca
    £13.95
    This book presents the fascinating story of Sant’Egidio’s activities for peace and reconciliation for the good of humanity. And their motivation: love of God and love of neighbour.  
  • The work of Dom Adalbert de Vogüé, O.S.B. serves as the basis of all serious study of the Rule of Benedict. In the first volume Vogüé uses literary criticism to show how the Rule of Benedict developed.
  • Tending the Mustard Seed

    Dennis J. Billy
    £8.95
    Father Billy’s powerful reflections on faith in the life of the disciple of Christ, with accompanying reflection questions, can be an excellent vehicle for prayer and study groups, RCIA programmes, and ongoing faith formation for adults.
  • Notes of Thanksgiving

    Robert F. Morneau
    £4.50
    With characteristic simplicity and love, Bishop Robert Morneau shares his passion to understand and relate to the mystery of God.
  • Chiara Lubich – A Biography

    Armando Torno
    £9.95
    The New York Times called Chiara Lubich ‘one of the most influential women in the Catholic Church’. This biography transports readers inside the story of a young woman, born to a poor family in Trent, who felt called to dedicate her life to God.
  • The Pearl of the Gospel

    Chiara Lubich
    £5.00
    Jesus’s new commandment is one of the cardinal points of the Focolare Spirituality: ‘I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also should love one another’ (Jn 13:34). The new commandment is one of those wondrous gifts that Jesus ‘held hidden in his heart’ only to reveal them on the last day of his life on earth.
  • One in the Lord

    Susan Muto
    £8.95
    Susan Muto challenges us to turn away from the cultural impulse toward me-centeredness.
  • Dorothy Day connected radical faith with doing radical deeds; beginning from her discovery of God in the Word when she was eight years old.
  • Rediscovering Prayer

    Pierre Guilbert
    £7.50
    This book has no other ambition than to pass on an experience, that is to say, it is the telling of a story, a road that has actually been travelled: the road of prayer.    
  • Early Letters

    Chiara Lubich
    £10.95
    Chiara Lubich is now being called a great Catholic mystic of our times. Here we encounter this mystical side of Chiara who is also the bearer of a charism, a gift from the Holy Spirit in response to the special needs of the Church and of the world.
  • These meditations invite you to reflect upon the courage and selflessness that imitate the spirit of Mary and that continue to draw people to the Marist life.
  • On Love

    Hugh Feiss
    £27.50
    This volume provides a magnificent point of entry into the fascinating diversity of Victorine authors, all of whom contributed in their own way to fresh thinking about love, human and divine.
  • Day by Day with St Francis

    Gianluigi Pasquale
    £14.95
    This collection of carefully selected passages from the Early Documents series of the Franciscan movement published by New City sets out a plan for meditation during the course of the year.
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