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Events
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Online Learning
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Grants
Interested in attending an event (online or on-site) or purchasing resource materials or renewing a professional membership? There's an
ongoing education grant for that.

Books
Click here to go to the complete list of this month's books. The following are of particular interest:

« We Are Beloved
30 Days with Thea Bowman
Thea Bowman

 « The Persecuted
True Stories of Courageous Christians Living Their Faith in Muslim Lands
Casey Chalk

« Behold It Is I
Scripture, Tradition, and Science on the Real Presence
Stacy Trasancos, PhD and Fr. George Elliott

« From Benedict's Peace to Francis's War
Catholics Respond to the Motu Proprio Traditionis Custodes on the Latin Mass
Edited by Peter A. Kwasniewski

 

« Arts & Faith: Lent ... and more resources for Lent 2022
 

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Amazing Parish Online
Features video modules on the most popular Amazing Parish conference content, featuring Patrick Lencioni and focusing on teamwork. AP Online is designed to walk parish leaders and teams through videos and exercises, giving them the tools they need to build an amazing parish. Each module takes 45-60 minutes and is accompanied by a study guide. AP Online is made available to you free of charge thanks to the generosity of our donors who believe your parish can and should be amazing.
https://amazingparish.org/aponline/

 

Ave Maria Press: Professional Development Webinar Series
Join Ave Maria Press online for a series of free, professional development webinars for parish ministers. Enjoy access to free presentations by experts in every area of parish ministry from the comfort of your home or office. Log in to the live webinars to participate in our question-and-answer sessions or watch the free recordings at your convenience.
https://www.avemariapress.com/webinars/parish

 

Boston College: STM Online: Crossroads
Offers non-credit online courses and workshops for for adult spiritual enrichment and faith formation. With a focus on shared reflection in an online learning community. Courses run four to six weeks with a fee of $85; workshops run for two-weeks for $40.
www.bc.edu/schools/stm/crossroads/

 

Center for Ministry Development
The Center for Ministry Development (CMD) works to provide dynamic resources for comprehensive youth ministry and is committed to helping parishes, dioceses, and campuses implement the vision for ministry with young adults as articulated by the U.S. Catholic Bishops in Sons and Daughters of the Light--A Pastoral Plan for Ministry with Young Adults. The webinars are leader/ministry/staff focused and are priced at $25 per participant with group discounts available.
www.cmdnet.org/cmd-store/category/24-webinars

 

CLINIC (Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc.)
CLINIC regularly offers webinars on a variety of immigration law, advocacy, and program management issues. Each webinar lasts approximately 90 minutes and covers a specific topic. CLINIC schedules at least one webinar per month on discrete immigration law issues. Participants receive a certificate of attendance and a copy of the presentation. Fees vary from no-charge to $25.
https://cliniclegal.org/webinars

 

Coursera
Every course on Coursera is taught by top instructors from the world’s best universities and educational institutions. Courses include recorded video lectures, auto-graded and peer-reviewed assignments, and community discussion forums. When you complete a course, you’ll receive a sharable electronic Course Certificate. Highlights: Online and open to everyone; Learn a new skill in 4-6 weeks; Priced at about $29-$99.
https://www.coursera.org

 

Duolingo
If you'd like to start learning a foreign language, check out Duolingo. This is an online language-learning platform designed to give everyone—worldwide—a chance to learn a language for free (no hidden fees, no premium content). You can access Duolingo via the web and/or by downloading the app for iOS, Android or Windows phones.
https://www.duolingo.com/

 

Johnson Institute / Senior Adult Ministry
Offers self-study courses covering four separate categories which provide enrichment, training, and inspirational curriculums. Course fees average $250. The site also provides additional resources and professional certification.
www.senioradultministry.com

 

McGrath Institute for Church Life
Offers online courses ranging between four and eight weeks in length, with most being six weeks. Students read texts and watch video lessons before posting weekly assignments, sharing reflections in discussion forums and participating in real-time online discussions with classmates. Subjects include Catholic Doctrine, Christian Life, Church History, Liturgy, and Scripture. The fee for most courses is $99.
https://mcgrath.nd.edu/online-courses/step/

 

Religious Formation Conference (RFC)
Offers periodic webinars to RFC members--the Chicago Province is a member--free of charge. Check the website and if you (as an SVD) are interested in a particular webinar, contact this office educsvd@uscsvd.org for registration instructions.
https://www.relforcon.org/programs/webinars

 

Religious Law and Consultation
Offers previous, recorded webcasts concerning religious law. Webcasts are available on-demand for $65 or as a CD-rom for $75.
http://www.ahereford.org/recordings

 

Spirituality & Practice
Offers a variety of online e-courses focusing on spirituality and its practice. Numerous religious traditions are represented: the Dalai Lama, Thomas Merton, Henri Nouwen, Eknath Easwaran to name a few. Among the courses offered, there are also online retreats. Prices start at $39.95.
http://www.spiritualityandpractice.com/ecourses/

 

St. Luke Institute: SLIconnect
One-hour, live presentations by experts in psychological and spiritual health. Participants may "chat" questions to the facilitator during the presentation. All webinars are recorded an can be accessed on SLIconnect after the live presentation. Webinars are offered for approximately $25-$60; registration includes access to the presentation slides, associated learning materials, and on-demand access to the webinar recording for six months.
www.SLIconnect.org/browse
 

Successfully Speaking
Offers online accent modification classes to improve your communication skills and pronunciation of the English language as well as offerings in public speaking and communication skills. Typical cost for a class is $2,200 to $2,500. Note that they also have no-charge online videos available.
http://successfully-speaking.com

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January 3-5, 2022

2022 Preaching Conference
Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology

Join us at Sacred Heart’s Fourth Annual SHSST Preaching Conference: “The Power of Passionate Preaching While Presiding at the Funeral Rites” Please check our website for more details on speakers and presentation as the details become available.

Site: Franklin, Wisconsin
Registration: $125
https://www.shsst.edu/preachingconf/

 

January 6-8, 2022

ACHA 102nd Annual Meeting
American Catholic Historical Association (ACHA)

Site: New Orleans, Louisiana
Registration: In an effort to make the Annual Meeting accessible to as many members as possible in this time of tightened budgets, the ACHA has waived the meeting registration fee for all conference attendees. If you are in a position to be able to make a contribution to our Association, you may do so in the "Optional Donation" section of this form. We will use these gifts to subsidize future meetings, and to fund awards and travel grants. We would be grateful for any gift, no matter the amount.
https://achahistory.org/neworleans2022/

 

January 6-10, 2022

NCOD Pastoral Week 2022
National Catholic Office for the Deaf (NCOD)

At this year's Pastoral Week we will continue to spread God's message that we may all be one in Christ. Pastoral workers and Deaf Catholics will be coming together in Savannah to share their experiences, support each other, and enrich their understanding and information about Deaf ministry.

Site: Savannah, George
Registration: Member $349 / Nonmember $449

https://www.ncod.org/

 

January 19, 2022

March for Life Expo
March for Life

The March for Life Expo is an opportunity for March for Life attendees to connect with pro-life organizations and ministries from across the country. This event is FREE to attend and open to the public.

Site: Washington, D.C.
Registration: Free
https://marchforlife.org/expo/

 

January 20, 2022

March for Life Capitol Hill 101
March for Life

Capitol Hill 101 is a FREE seminar, giving participants the opportunity to learn how to make their voices heard by their elected representatives. Hear from the top lobbyists in the pro-life movement how to effectively navigate the legislative system, from Capitol Hill to Town Hall.

Site: Washington, D.C.
Registration: Free

https://marchforlife.org/national-march-for-life/

 

January 21, 2022

March for Life Rally
March for Life

Join us in Washington, DC for the March for Life Rally. This FREE event features inspiring speeches from pro-life leaders, sharing how to stay involved in the pro-life movement all year long. The Rally will begin at 12 pm ET on the National Mall. You can also watch the live-streamed event on our website, Facebook, and YouTube channel.

Site: Washington, D.C.
Registration: Free
https://marchforlife.org/national-march-for-life/

 

January 21, 2022

March for Life
March for Life

This is the main event! The March for Life will begin immediately following the Rally – usually around 1 p.m. – starting between 12th and 14th Streets. We will march peacefully up Constitution Ave. to the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court. After marching, consider attending the Silent No More testimonies outside the Supreme Court, visiting your Representative to advocate for life, or proceeding past the Supreme Court to help the flow of oncoming marchers.

Site: Washington, D.C.
Registration: Free
https://marchforlife.org/national-march-for-life/

 


Online

January 29 – February 1, 2022
See website for schedule
 

2022 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering
USCCB: Justice, Peace & Human Development

For more than 30 years, the Catholic Social Ministry Gathering (CSMG) has brought together hundreds of participants whose faith inspires them to address pressing current domestic and global challenges affecting our most vulnerable brothers and sisters at home and around the world. Join us at this year’s virtual gathering of U.S. Catholic social ministry leaders organized by the Department of Justice, Peace and Human Development, 10 USCCB departments, and 20 national Catholic organizations! We will pray, learn, and advocate together as we seek to create communities of justice where all can thrive.

Site: Online
Registration: $50 (financial assistance is available)
Welcome - 2022 Catholic Social Ministry Gathering (cvent.com)

 

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February 2022

Cancelled
Mid-Atlantic Congress 2022
Association of Catholic Publishers

MAC Statement: "As we emerge from the impact of COVID across the country, we decided to cancel the 2022 MAC so that you can focus your attention on the work and ministry that needs to be done in your parish, school, or diocese. We await a day in the future when we can gather as a community to learn, celebrate, and connect."
https://midatlanticcongress.org/about-the-2022-mac

 


Online

February 7, 2022
7:00-8:00 pm CT

 

Winter 2022 Shapiro Lecture: Voices of Rebellion: Christians and Jews in the Barbadian Battle for Rights
Catholic Theological Union

In 1819-1820, Isaac Lopez Brandon found himself at the unhappy center of a dispute over Jews and civil rights on the island of Barbados. Born enslaved, Brandon was the nephew of the island’s first female national hero, who fought for the religious and civil rights for all people with African ancestry. Yet even his famous aunt couldn’t save Brandon from being demoted to a second-class member of the local congregation for his attempt to gain Jews the right to vote. This lecture reveals the little-known dialogue between early Barbadian Jews and Christians over the relationship between salvation and freedom.

Site: Online
Registration: No-charge but registration is required
https://ctu.edu/event/winter-shapiro-lecture-2021/

 

February 7-11, 2022

Associate Pastor Workshop
Saint Meinrad Seminary and School of Theology

Designed for the recently ordained priest, the Associate Pastor Workshop offers a chance to reflect on the first months of priestly life and ministry. Participants engage in continuing formation with the goal of beginning to integrate priestly formation and spirituality into their sacramental configuration to Christ the High Priest. The sessions offer opportunities for formation, reflection, and individual and communal prayer in the beautiful setting of Saint Meinrad Archabbey and its Seminary and School of Theology. 

Site: St. Meinrad, Indiana
Registration: $850
https://www.saintmeinrad.edu/priests-ongoing-formation/effective-pastoring-workshops/the-associate-pastor/

 

February 10-12, 2022

St. Thomas Aquinas as Spiritual Teacher
The Aquinas Center at Ave Maria University

At this event where we celebrate the spiritual benefits of St. Thomas's theology, we will also honor Archbishop J. Augustine Di Noia, O.P., Adjunct Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

Site: Ave Maria, Florida
Registration: $70
https://avemariauniversity.lpages.co/aquinas-center/

 

February 21-24, 2022

2022 NOCERCC Convention
National Organization for Continuing Education of Roman Catholic Clergy (NOCERCC)

Theme: The Priest's Personal Encounter with Jesus in the Eucharist. The Convention will focus on the centrality of the Eucharist in the lives and ministries of priests. There will be opportunities for networking and relationship building along with engaging speakers and table conversation with colleagues. Time will be available for communal liturgies and quiet reflection.

Site: Beaumont, Texas
Registration: Members $850 / Nonmembers $1,050
https://nocercc.org/

 


Online

February 23, 2022
6:30-8:00 pm CT
 

Interreligious Dialogue as Lived Practice: Seeking Convivencia (Part Two)
Catholic Theological Union

Seeking Convivencia is an online two-part series on Zoom sponsored by the Catholic-Muslim Studies Program and the Hispanic Theology and Ministry Program of the Catholic Theological Union at Chicago. Join us for part two of the series, an engaging conversation between Dr. Zeyneb Sayilgan and Marta Felicitas Galedary on interreligious dialogue as cultivated through shared exchanges in daily life, cooperative actions for justice, and grassroots contexts that nurture mutual respect and understanding between Muslims and Christians.

Site: Online (via Zoom)
Registration: No-charge but registration is required
https://ctu.edu/event/seeking-convivencia-2/

 

February 26, 2022

Introduction to Enneagram
Genesis Spiritual Life & Conference Center

The Enneagram is an archetypal framework for reflection and growth, offering in-depth insight to individuals and groups. There are nine main Enneagram types. Each type has its own set of strengths, vulnerabilities and ways in which the world is perceived and understood. This framework offers a rich map for personal and spiritual inquiry and development, opening a pathway to self-discovery and greater personal awareness. This is a day-long program designed for those who are new to the Enneagram. You will receive an overview of the nine types and will participate through questions, exercise, and reflection. Facilitated by JoAnn Bourquard.

Site: Westfield, Massachusetts
Registration: $50 (includes lunch)
https://www.genesisspiritualcenter.org/retreats-programs/calendar/on-site-introduction-to-enneagram/

 

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Online or On-Site

March 18-20, 2022
See website for schedule
 

RECongress 2022
Religious Education Congress

RECongress is a dynamic gathering of the global church, welcoming all to meet Jesus through Connection, Learning and Worship. RECongress inspires, transforms and sends us out to spread the joy of the Gospel, to be a voice for justice and to serve the needs of the world. The 2022 theme: Living Waters of Hope.

Site: Online
Registration: $35
https://www.recongress.org/

Site: Los Angeles, California
Registration: $75 before February 4, $85 after
https://www.recongress.org/

 

March 21, 2022

Spring 2022 Shapiro Lecture: Insiders, Outsiders and In Between: The Jews of Medieval Europe
Catholic Theological Union

The Jews of medieval Europe were simultaneously insiders and outsiders in medieval culture. During a period in which medieval urban centers thrived and Jews were present in many localities, they were both a theological “other” and familiar neighbors. This talk will focus on Jewish Christian relations and provide examples of the affinities and gaps between declared ideology and theology and everyday practice. The talk will examine instances of business partnerships, neighborly interactions and religious ritual and attempt to provide a complex understanding of the dynamics of daily life.

Site: CTU Campus, Chicago, Illinois
Registration: Opening in December
https://ctu.edu/event/spring-shapiro-lecture-2022/

 

March 25-26, 2022

Symposium on Transforming Culture
Benedictine College

This annual conference is held on the campus of Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas. The Symposium brings together scholars, field professionals and students for a time of fellowship, reflection and dialogue concerning topics integral to the Catholic Faith and the New Evangelization. The 2022 theme, ‘See How They Love One Another’: Community and the New Evangelization, looks to the example of the early Christian community as a model and guide for building authentic Christian community in the world today.

Site: Benedictine College campus, Atchison, Kansas
Registration: Standard: $95 / Priests and Religious: Free
https://www.benedictine.edu/academics/symposium/index

 

March 25-28, 2022

NACC 2022 National Conference
National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC)

The National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) is continuing to plan for an in-person Conference in Buffalo, New York, at the end of March 2022. We are excited about, and look forward to, gathering with attendees in-person. Please know however that we are monitoring the everchanging health environment and we will continue to follow all guidelines instituted by the CDC, the city of Buffalo, and the state of New York. The Conference Planning team is working creatively to put together an enriching program and know how important and centering our common prayer and commemorative gatherings are to our Conference. We plan to announce the full program details and open registration in mid-late December.

Site: Buffalo, New York
Registration: $425
https://www.nacc.org/conference/

 

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April 4-7, 2022

Conference on Human Formation: Practical Models for Celibacy Formation
Saint Luke Institute and Saint Meinrad Archabbey, Seminar and School of Theology

The fourth biennial Conference on Human Formation returns to the topic of initial and ongoing celibacy formation for priesthood and religious life. Presenters will provide a comprehensive framework for celibacy formation and offer the skills and resources needed to prepare men and women for the charism of celibate chastity. This conference is designed for religious and diocesan formation and vocations personnel as well as spiritual directors and mental health providers involved in seminary and religious formation.

Site: St. Meinrad, Indiana
Registration: $595 (includes conference materials, meals and single room)
https://www.sliconnect.org/conferences/human-formation-2022/

 

April 7-10, 2022

ACA Conference & Expo
American Counseling Association (ACA)

Site: Atlanta, Georgia
Registration: Coming soon
https://www.counseling.org/conference/conference-2022

 

April 11-14, 2022

On Aging 2022
American Society on Aging

The theme of On Aging 2022 is Advancing Economic Security. Learn from Keynotes, General Sessions, Workshops and Special Events aligned to ASA’s Five Priority Areas--Justice & Equity, Innovation & Social Impact, Health & Well-Being, Economic Security, and Ageism & Culture. Please note that ASA will require all attendees, speakers and exhibitors to be fully vaccinated.

Site: New Orleans, Louisiana
Registration: Members: $575 / Nonmembers: $825
https://www.asaging.org/on-aging

 


Online or On-Site

April 19-21, 2022
See website for schedule
 

NCEA 2022
National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA)

NCEA invites you to join us for this one-of-a-kind event that brings together Catholic and other religious educators from across the United States, Canada and other countries to exchange ideas and debut cutting-edge research and technologies related to education. Those participating represent all aspects of Catholic and faith-based education from preschool, elementary, secondary, adult education, colleges and universities to local parish pastors, priests, parish volunteers and more. Enjoy a wide variety of professional development sessions, beautiful liturgies and special events.

Site: Online
Registration: Member $235 / Nonmember $435
https://www.ncea.org/NCEA2022

Site: New Orleans, Louisiana
Registration: Member $235 before January 31; $335 February 1 – April 8; $435 after / Nonmember Registration: $435 before January 31; $535 February 1 – April 8; $635 after

https://www.ncea.org/NCEA2022

 

April 24-27, 2022

Annual CCFM Conference
Conference for Catholic Facility Management (CCFM)

The mission of the Conference for Catholic Facility Management (CCFM) is to serve its members who work for the Roman Catholic Church in facility management, construction, real estate, and sustainability. CCFM seeks to promote professional development and provide a collaborative forum for its members to share knowledge and develop professional relationships.

Site: Denver, Colorado
Registration: Coming soon
https://ccfm.net/conferences/

 

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May 1-3, 2022

2022 NACPA Convocation
National Association of Church Personnel Administrators

NACPA's annual convocation allows members to learn from experts in HR and the world of HR in the Church; from those who have succeeded in creating a better and more prosperous environment, through the field of HR, within their communities. During the three-day meeting, delegates attend a spirited Opening Ceremony, uplifting prayer services, and networking opportunities. They will hear from outstanding Plenary speakers; select four compelling workshops from a choice of 16; participate in a hot topic round table (out of four), welcoming forums, as well as post-session and speaker chats, and will be able to meet face-to-face with vendors specific to the fields of HR and HR within the Catholic Church.

Site: Albuquerque, New Mexico
Registration: Member $590 / Nonmember $600 (includes a one-year membership)
https://www.nacpa.org/convocation

 

May 13-15, 2022

Marian Eucharistic Conference (9th Annual)
Ave Maria University (Ave Conferences)

A weekend full of dynamic talks, moving music, prayer, adoration, Mass and the opportunity to make some incredible friends! It is an awesome opportunity to come to know Jesus through Mary in a more personal way as well as to learn how to touch the lives of others through your own life.

Site: Ave Maria University Campus, Ave Maria, Florida
Registration: Standard Attendees: $250 / Priests and Religious: Free
https://www.aveconferences.com/marian-eucharistic-conference

 

May 15-20, 2022

New Listing
Laudato Si' "Care of our Common Home": Pope Francis Calls Us to Care for God's Imperiled Creation, It is Time to Act!
Maryknoll Mission Institute

Laudato Si’ is a wakeup call for all of us! A call to become involved, a call to take action. In this program we will look closely at the elements of concern and the consequences of climate change as we listen to testimonies from around the world: many of unfairness and injustice of this crisis and how it is affecting the poor and mother earth. Participants will share their own involvement, calling forth the importance of our commitment to “Care of our Common Home.” The Laudato Si’ Animator model will guide our reflections and actions enabling us to enhance our skills of prayer and action leading to a deeper ecological conversion. This profound act of care invites us into this Global Movement of solidarity.

Site: Maryknoll, New York
Registration: $60 deposit (one time for year), $200 tuition, $60 room and board (per night)
Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic (convio.net)

 

May 17-22, 2022

MSA Annual Conference
Mariological Society of America

The MSA is a Catholic theological association dedicated to studying and making known the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the mystery of Christ and in the Church and in the history of salvation. Through its annual meeting and in its publication, Marian Studies, the Society seeks to promote original research in Marian doctrine and devotion. The annual meeting usually includes a presidential address, five or six presentations, and a survey of recent Marian publications, focusing primarily on books and articles in English, but including recent writings on Mary in other languages as well. 

Site: Marytown (National Shrine of St. Maximilian Kolbe), Libertyville, Illinois
Registration: To be advised
https://www.mariologicalsociety.com/

 

May 24-26, 2022

 

New Listing
CALLED22
Catholic Campus Ministry Association

CALLED22 is a Catholic experience of prayer, fellowship, dialogue and rest. From engaging keynotes to over 20 workshops, CALLED22 has you covered. Featuring thought leaders from the Church and higher education, CALLED22 will challenge you to bring the Gospel to every corner of campus. All are welcome to attend CALLED22 even if you’ve never participated in a CCMA event before or aren't member. CALLED22 is for any campus ministry professional who wants to improve his/her ministry skills within the context of a dynamic, caring and fun professional community.

Site: San Antonio, Texas
Registration: Members: $400 by February 28, $450 by March 30, $550 after / Nonmembers: $450 by February 28, $500 by March 30, $600 after
https://called22.live/

 


Online or On-Site

May 31 – June 3, 2022
See website for schedule
 

NAFSA 2022 Annual Conference & Expo
NAFSA: Association of International Educators

NAFSA: Association of International Educators, the world’s largest association dedicated to international education and exchange, invites you to the NAFSA 2022 Annual Conference & Expo. Be a part of the most diverse and comprehensive global event attended by professionals from across the field. We are pleased to welcome you, in-person and virtually, to our most extraordinary conference ever! The global international education community unites at NAFSA 2022 to discover the latest innovations, new strategies, and best practices. Establish and build upon your institutional partnerships as we come together to develop pathways for a sustainable international education future. Attend sessions developed by your peers from international education leaders and changemakers across the globe. Connect with fellow attendees and build a network essential to your professional success. Also available is a Virtual-Only Pass which enables you to enjoy virtual programming and networking opportunities online. This offering will enable those of you who cannot travel to Denver to still participate in a meaningful virtual experience.

Site: Online (Virtual-Only Pass)
Registration: Member $329 before April 15; $479 after / Nonmember $489 before April 15; $639 after
https://www.nafsa.org/conferences/nafsa-2022

Site: Denver, Colorado
Registration: Member $749 before April 15; $899 after / Nonmember $1,049 before April 15; $1,199 after
https://www.nafsa.org/conferences/nafsa-2022

 

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June 2-5, 2022

New Listing
CTS Sixty-Eighth Annual Convention 2022
The College Theology Society (CTS)

This year's theme, "Why We Can't Wait: Racism and the Church" makes note that we live in a fractured and racially-divided America. Not only are overt racism and racially motivated hate crimes on the rise in the United States; racism persists in deeper, less obvious ways. Subtle acts of exclusion or avoidance, racial “jokes” and stereotyping, implicit racial bias, and racialized microaggressions are all acts of covert racism propping up racist structures and seeping into every facet of society, including the religious life. Racism is tearing our community apart; it rips the fabric of the social order at personal and public levels. Theologians and scholars of religion must take on the difficult process of self-examination and articulation of complicity in the sin of racism, as well as work in all areas of thought and practice in order to develop a faith defined by racial justice. We cannot wait.

Site: Detroit, Michigan
Registration: To be advised
http://collegetheology.org/Annual-Convention

 

June 3-5, 2022

New Listing
Power & Purpose Conference
Steubenville Conferences

Discover and deepen your life in the Spirit. Come experience the Holy Spirit’s power and healing. Allow him to reveal the purpose of your life: to live in true freedom and joy of the Spirit. Be uplifted by the witness and fellowship of disciples like you. 2022 Theme: "Jubilee". “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring glad tidings to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, and to proclaim a year acceptable to the Lord.” -- Luke 4:18-19

Site: Steubenville, Ohio
Registration: Regular: $182 / Religious & Deacons: $100 / Priests: Free
https://steubenvilleconferences.com/events/ppc/

 

June 5-10, 2022

New Listing
Healing the Earth: Spiritual Practices for Personal and Planetary Transformation
Maryknoll Mission Institute

Great Spiritual traditions proclaim that transformation, personally and planetary are interconnected. During this program, we will integrate theological reflection, spiritual practices and our stories. People who changed their lives and also the world, will inspire us: Dorothy Day, Howard Thurman, Albert Schweitzer, Abraham Joshua Heschel, Thich Nhat Hanh, Martin Luther King, and Oscar Romero. Stories of spiritual transformation from guides such as Julian of Norwich, Hildegard of Bingen, Brother Lawrence, Pierre de Caussade, Rumi, Francis and Clare of Assisi, will lead us on our journey.

Site: Maryknoll, New York
Registration: $60 deposit (one time for year), $200 tuition, $60 room and board (per night)
Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic (convio.net)

 

June 5-10, 2022

New Listing
Fifteenth Institute for Seminary Formators
Society of St. Sulpice

The Fifteenth Institute for Seminary Formators is presented by the Society of St. Sulpice, Province of the United States, as a formational program for those who minister within the seminary as an advisor, a spiritual director or a member of the formation team. The Institute employs a workshop format to provide an opportunity for the education and formation for those who assume the responsibility of forming future priests. The Institute for Seminary Formators seeks to situate these important formational roles within the vision of Pastores Dabo Vobis and the Program of Priestly Formation.

Site: Washington, D.C.
Registration: $750 before February 1, $850 after
http://sulpicians.org/other-ministries/institute-for-seminary-formators-15/

 

June 6-7, 2022

New Listing
Summer Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership
Archdiocese of New Orleans and Loyola Institute for Ministry

We are busy planning the 2022 Summer Institute for Catholic Educational Leadership! Please check back for updates on the focus and registration details.

Site: New Orleans, Louisiana
Registration: Coming soon
http://cnh.loyno.edu/lim/lplc/summer-institute

 

June 9-12, 2022

New Listing
76th Annual Convention of the CTSA (2022)
Catholic Theological Society of American (CTSA)

The convention's theme of “Thinking Catholic Interreligiously” highlights attention to religions, but even this attentiveness is not simple. Scholars regularly debate the meaning and use of the term “religion” as a modern Western invention. Here in the United States and other parts of the world, many people, particularly younger, are seeking authentic ways of living that do not depend on any particular specific religious belonging. How can we still think as Catholics, attentive to the many religions around us, yet in ways not confined by outmoded frames of knowing? All of this lies before us in Atlanta in June 2022.

Site: Atlanta, Georgia
Registration: To be advised
https://ctsa-online.org/Convention

 

June 12-15, 2022

New Listing
Catholic Youth Ministry Convention
Life Teen

Save the Date

Site: To be advised
Registration: Coming soon
https://lifeteen.com/events/catholic-youth-ministry-convention/

 

June 12-17, 2022

New Listing
Eco-Justice and the Emerging Challenges for Christian Faith
Maryknoll Mission Institute

In the light of Covid-19, our human relationship with the organic world, and particularly with other life forms, is an ethical and spiritual issue of growing significance. The implications for how we are called to live and practice our faith are quite substantial and will be reviewed in detail in this program.

Site: Maryknoll, New York
Registration: $60 deposit (one time for year), $200 tuition, $60 room and board (per night)
Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic (convio.net)

 

June 14-18, 2022

New Listing
Lyke Conference 2022
Lyke Foundation

After a two-year hiatus, the nation's premier Black Catholic liturgical event is scheduled for June 14-18, 2022. The theme for the gathering is “Listen to the Lambs: Black Confirmation - Rejoicing in the Gifts of the Young”. As in previous years, the 2022 event will begin with two days of specialized ministry tracks, this time around including music, preaching,and dance.

Site: Grapevine, Texas
Registration: Coming soon
https://lykefoundation.org/

 

June 17-19, 2022

New Listing
American Society of Missiology 2022 Annual Meeting
American Society of Missiology (ASM)

The theme is "The Ongoing Conversion of the Missionary". It is common knowledge that conversion is a central theme of the gospels. This process is called ongoing conversion. Sensitivity to our need for ongoing conversion happens as we open ourselves to the gift of God's light and grace and we see ourselves as we are bearing the effects of sin. Those of us who have been sent to people of another culture, language, and country and those within our own country whose values and attitudes are different than our own challenge us to be faithful to God's call to us to live in love so that we can make God known and loved. Ongoing conversion is essentially about learning to love as God loves as revealed in Jesus.

Site: St. Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana
Registration: Opening in February 2022
https://www.asmweb.org/annual-meeting

 

June 19-24, 2022

New Listing
Integrating Mindfulness Tools with Christianity Toward Compassion and Justice
Maryknoll Mission Institute

This week will offer us the opportunity to learn the basic tools of mindfulness. We will explore how these tools can help us move into deeper centeredness. This will enable us to be open to the awareness of God in our midst and inspire us to continue the work of justice.

Site: Maryknoll, New York
Registration: $60 deposit (one time for year), $200 tuition, $60 room and board (per night)

Maryknoll Sisters of St. Dominic (convio.net)

 

June 20-22, 2022

New Listing
2022 Notre Dame Preaching Conference
Department to Theology, University of Notre Dame

The conference theme is "Living in the Light of the Word: Enlivening the Scriptural Imagination for Preaching". At this conference, we will take a deep look at how the Holy Scriptures shape and inspire our preaching. Keynote speakers: Tom Long, Bandy Professor Emeritus of Preaching at Candler School of Theology, Emory University, Atlanta, GA; Rita Ferrone, Catholic scholar and journalist; Gary Anderson, Hesburgh Professor of Catholic Thought, Old Testament scholar, University of Notre Dame; Fr. Donald Senior, CP, Professor of New Testament Studies and President Emeritus, Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL. In addition, at least twelve workshop sessions are planned.

Site: Notre Dame, Indiana
Registration: Coming soon

https://theology.nd.edu/graduate-programs/initiatives/marten-program/conferences-lectures/2021-preaching-conference/

 

June 20-23, 2022

New Listing
AUSCP 2022 Assembly
Association of U.S. Catholic Priests (AUSCP)

This year's theme is "Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future". Featured speakers are: Cardinal Peter K.A. Turkson; Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv, Bishop of Lexington, Kenturcky and president of Pax Christi USA, Fr. Dan Horan, OFM, Director, Center for Spirituality, Saint Mary's College; Mary Novak, Executive Director NETWORK; Fr. Scott Detisch, author of From Hero to Servant to Mystic; and Sr. Christine Becket, SCN, Contemplative Guide.

Site: Linthicum, Maryland
Registration: $890 (includes $495 registration fee, single room for three nights, and all meals)
https://auscp.org/assembly-2022-path-to-a-better-future/

 

June 27-29, 2022

New Listing
Expecting the Miracle: The Work and Ministry of Guest House
Guest House, Inc.

This complimentary three-day workshop is offered for diocesan leadership and leadership of men’s and women’s religious communities, including vocation/formation staff and nursing/health leaders who are responsible for personnel and ministry issues and health care policies and services. The sessions are designed to promote knowledge and understanding of addiction and other compulsive behaviors and to teach skills for helping community members who may be suffering from such conditions.

Site: Lake Orion, Michigan
Registration: Details coming soon
https://guesthouse.org/events/

 

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« Behold It Is I
Scripture, Tradition, and Science on the Real Presence
Stacy Trasancos, PhD and Fr. George Elliott

Christ is really present in the Holy Eucharist! And therefore, the Holy Eucharist is the greatest gift in this world. But many have lost faith in Christ’s presence at every Mass. This compelling book provides the most convincing proofs for the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist from Scripture, Tradition, and scientific investigations of Eucharistic miracles. Accompanied by Church Fathers Ignatius of Antioch, Justin Martyr, Irenaeus of Lyons and Cyril of Jerusalem, Fr. George Elliott leads the reader to an encounter with our Lord like a first century Christian. Dr. Stacy Transacos analyzes the popular Eucharistic miracles reported in Bolsena and Lanciano, Italy, and Buenos Aires, Argentina, with a twenty-first-century chemist’s objectivity. Together, Fr. Elliott and Dr. Trasancos lead you from the burning faith of the saints to the light of the Gospels, to modern science, and right back to the Word. With well researched details and thought provoking questions at the end of each chapter, this book will convict and empower you to evangelize to the world that the Holy Eucharist is not a symbol but truly flesh, bone, hands, and feet.

TAN Books, ISBN 9781505117240, 240 pages, $27.95 hardcover
Behold It is I (tanbooks.com)

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Being with God
The Absurdity, Necessity, and Neurology of Contemplative Prayer
AJ Sherrill

According to pastor, Enneagram teacher, and author AJ Sherrill, being with God is what empowers doing for God. Sherrill shares his own journey from "busy" Christianity to the ancient paths of contemplative practices. He equips readers to integrate rhythms of stillness, silence, and solitude, offering step-by-step guidance and examples of finding solitude both personally and on retreats. Sherrill warns that making these changes appears absurd in a society where time is money, productivity is central, and hurry is a way of life. He guides readers gently through the beginning and often confusing stages of contemplative practice. Citing timely insights from the world of neurology and mental health, he shows that solitude is crucial not only for Christian growth but also for holistic flourishing.

Brazos Press, ISBN 978-1587434730, 176 pages, $16.18 softcover
Being with God: The Absurdity, Necessity, and Neurology of Contemplative Prayer: Sherrill, AJ, Villodas, Rich: 9781587434730: Amazon.com: Books

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The Case for Patriarchy
Timothy J. Gordon

For two thousand years, Christianity has taught, with startling specificity, that married men are patriarchs who should relate to their wives as Christ relates to His Bride, the Church. Yet as feminism swept across Western society in recent decades, our understanding of patriarchy became corrupted, and men have been astoundingly swift in their forfeiture of their God-given patriarchal rights and duties. Gordon demonstrates that the Word of God single-handedly foils all the toxic plans of modern radicals, and centuries of Christian theology in the East and West have reinforced it. He pulls the curtain back on the “waves” of feminism that have swept over Western culture, and he refutes the methodology they employ to undermine men. Finally, he examines what the restoration of the Christian vocation should look like, as well as explores the patriarchal virtues that all men should exercise in their home and society. Here is a book that boldly pushes back on the narrative that the patriarchy is dangerous to women and to society. Indeed, it is a book that unapologetically seeks a restoration of Western society based on patriarchal order, where justice and the common good can triumph.

Sophia Institute, ISBN 978-1-622828-401, 272 pages, $21.95 hardcover
The Case for Patriarchy | Sophia Institute Press

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Essential Letters
Saint Augustine

The Essential Letters volume in the series of Augustine's complete works features a rich selection from the Bishop of Hippo's extensive surviving correspondence. Following an informative introductory chapter by Augustine scholar Przemyslaw Nehring, the letters are then arranged in categories that focus on Augustine in his different roles, for example, as philosopher, theologian, exegete, and monastic founder. These writings display Augustine’s wide-ranging concerns with a similarly wide range of correspondents and often provide a glimpse of his character that cannot be obtained in his other writings, not even in The Confessions. The translation is by Ron Teske and edited by Boniface Ramsey.

New City Press, ISBN 978-1-56548-508-2, 556 pages, $44.95 softcover
The Essential Letters by Saint Augustine (newcitypress.com)

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« From Benedict's Peace to Francis's War
Catholics Respond to the Motu Proprio Traditionis Custodes on the Latin Mass
Edited by Peter A. Kwasniewski

The sheer volume of writing occasioned by Traditionis Custodes is unlike anything seen in the history of papal documents—testimony to a neuralgic subject on which arguments proliferate and passions run high.The two-month period following the release of the motu proprio gave proof that the traditionalist movement was no fringe phenomenon, but something that had gained significant strength and sympathy during the relatively peaceful years from 2007 to 2021 (the “Pax Benedictina” to which the book’s title refers). The purpose of this volume is to gather in one convenient place some of the finest and most appreciated essays and articles published in the period from mid-July through September of this fateful year, 2021—not only from America and England (although these predominate), but also from other nations: France, Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Argentina, Poland, Kazakhstan, and China. This book is not, and makes no pretense of being, a presentation of “both sides of the argument.” It offers a variety of critiques of this profoundly unwise and unpastoral decree, which suffers from incoherent doctrinal foundations, grave moral and juridical defects, and impossible ecclesiological implications.

Angelico Press, ISBN  406 pages, $22.95 softcover, $32 hardcover
From Benedict's Peace to Francis's War, Peter Kwasniewski — Angelico Press

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Going Deeper
A Reasoned Exploration of God's Truth

Leo Severino

The vast majority of human beings believe in a higher power, but few can clearly and articulately explain what they believe in or why. When it comes to explaining one's beliefs, most rely on intuition or personal experience, relegating faith to the realm of subjective judgment as opposed to objective truth. In Going Deeper: A Reasoned Exploration of God and Truth, Leo Severino presents a systematic, easy-to-understand, journey that grounds the certitude of faith in logic and reason. The author maps out a train of thought that begins with everyday events, reasons its way through proofs of the existence of God, then goes on to describe the deep purpose inscribed in every human heart. For those not well versed in theology or philosophy, this book is an accessible way to tether matters of faith to demonstrable premises and logical conclusions. For those with deeper theological formation, this book will provide fresh perspectives on the classic arguments that demonstrate how faith and reason go hand in hand.

Lighthouse Catholic Media (The Augustine Institute), ISBN n/a, 155 pages, $8.95 softcover
Going Deeper: A Reasoned Exploration of God and Truth - Lighthouse Catholic Media

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In My Staying Is Your Going
The Life and Thoughts of Chiara Luce Badano
Chiara Badano Foundation

Inside the pages of this book we find the story of a life-loving, strong-willed teenager, Chiara Luce Badano, who faced her cancer diagnosis and terminal illness with extraordinary faith and grace. Today, her words and actions continue to deeply touch people throughout the world – especially youths – as Chiara Luce gives witness to the power of love. This unique book gathers the events and the words of Blessed Chiara Luce Badano through the eyes of the very people who shared her journey on earth and were transformed by her light. This book was designed and edited by the Chiara Badano Foundation. The purpose of the Foundation is to preserve and guard the authentic memory of Chiara Badano and to keep it alive with particular reference to the spirituality that guided her existence; that is, the charism of Chiara Lubich and of the Focolare Movement (also known as “Work of Mary”), in which Chiara Badano was raised and which inspired her for the majority of her life.

New City Press, ISBN 978-1-56548-706-2, 132 pages, $19.95 softcover
"In My Staying is Your Going" (newcitypress.com)

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Journey with God
Finding Peace and Happiness
Gary Zimak

Have you spent time and effort trying to discover lasting peace, only to end up frustrated and anxious? It is hard to know where to begin, and you are not alone! After all, how does one go about getting to know the Creator of the universe? Feeling compelled to do make a change in his life, Gary Zimak decided to take action, and Journey with God was born. In this book, he lays out a practical, step-by-step approach to knowing, loving, and serving God. Learn to spend time in God's presence and encounter him in your daily life. No matter where you are in your relationship with the Lord, peace and happiness will be found in your journey of faith with him.

The Word Among Us, ISBN 978-1-59325-554-1, $13.95 softcover
The Word Among Us Press: Journey with God: Finding Peace and Happiness (wau.org)

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Mother Angelica's Guide to the Spiritual Life
Mother Angelica

Mother Angelica, the celebrated founder of EWTN Global Catholic Network, dedicated her life to directing the gaze of her audience to Heaven. This volume assembles her most profound and timeless advice on how you can grow in holiness and achieve your ultimate purpose — to spend eternity in Heaven with Jesus. In her typical entertaining but uncompromising style, Mother Angelica reminds you that salvation is won at a great price.

Sophia Institute, ISBN 978-1-68278-230-9, 160 pages, $17.95 softcover
Mother Angelica’s Guide to the Spiritual Life | Sophia Institute Press

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The Other World We Live In
A Catholic Vision of Angelic Reality
Scott Randall Paine

Of all the invisible realities we live among — from virtual networks to rays of sunshine — none are more overlooked than the world of angels, which most relegate either to fundamentalist religion or to elitist cults. But there is another option. We stand with all three Abrahamic faiths (as well as with the majority of the world’s traditions) in acknowledging that God’s creation consists in a threefold, ascending order: cosmic, human, and angelic. This hierarchy may seem to dethrone our sensitive egos from the pinnacle of creation, but in truth it assigns our human nature a far more dignified, intermediate station that Aquinas calls a “marvelous connection,” serving to join the world of matter and the realm of pure spirit. Furthermore, the vexing problem of evil takes on a new dimension when we realize there is mischief not only in us but in the spiritual order as well. When angelic reality is factored into our view of creation and our moral struggles, that view matures and broadens. The “plane” of humankind and cosmos will lack three-dimensionality until intersected by the companion world of the pure spirits.

Angelico Press, ISBN 978-1621387800, 194 pages, $17.95 softcover, $26 hardcover
The Other World We Live In - Scott Randall Paine — Angelico Press

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 « The Persecuted
True Stories of Courageous Christians Living Their Faith in Muslim Lands
Casey Chalk

The Persecuted is an astonishing book that tells the real-life stories of brave Christians who are suffering intimidation, oppression, and violence right now as they resolutely live out their Faith in Muslim lands. The author, Casey Chalk, shocked by what he saw as a journalist living overseas, presents with skill and sensitivity these riveting stories that he witnessed firsthand. Chalk also addresses other fundamental issues, explaining why Islam’s radicals feel they must declare war on Christianity and why they persist in enslaving the Christians in their midst. He also explains how they have managed to get away with this appalling conduct in the face of powerful international organizations—and the Catholic Church herself—spotlighting the persecution and calling for its end. These harrowing stories bring you face-to-face with fellow Christians enduring the ultimate test in distant lands. They will strengthen your faith and also prepare you for what may lie ahead here in the West if we fail to heed the advice given in this timely and important book.

Sophia Institute, ISBN 978-1-64413-550-1, 224 pages, $18.95 softcover
The Persecuted | Sophia Institute Press

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Soul Training with the Peace Prayer of Saint Francis
Albert Haase, OFM

Using stories of ordinary people working to grow in their spiritual lives, Franciscan Albert Haase illuminates each phrase of the familiar Peace Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi.

Franciscan Media, ISBN 9781632533494, 192 pages, $16.99 softcover
Soul Training with the Peace Prayer of Saint Francis — Franciscan Media

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The St. Gallen Mafia
Exposing the Secret Reformist Group Within the Church
Julia Meloni

In the mid-1990s, a clandestine group of high-ranking churchmen began gathering in St. Gallen, Switzerland. Opposed to Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, the circle plotted a revolution in stealth. By 2015, their secret ached to be told. Before an audience, Cardinal Godfried Danneels joked of being a part of a “mafia.” But as explosive as Danneels’s confession was, a thick cloud of mystery still enshrouds the St. Gallen mafia. In this compelling book, Julia Meloni pieces together the eerie trail of confessional evidence about the St. Gallen group. Copiously researched and grippingly narrated, The St. Gallen Mafia exposes a long-simmering plan to dramatically reshape the Catholic Church.

TAN Books, ISBN 97815051222879, 168 pages, $24.95 hardcover
The St. Gallen Mafia: Exposing the Secret Reformist Group Within the Church (tanbooks.com)

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« We Are Beloved
30 Days with Thea Bowman
Thea Bowman

We Are Beloved offers you a personal, thirty-day retreat based on the prophetic words of Servant of God Sr. Thea Bowman, a renowned Black Catholic evangelizer, teacher, writer, and singer. Requiring only a few minutes each day, We Are Beloved allows you to reflect deeply on your fundamental need for belonging, the healing community offered by the Church, and the challenge to welcome all people in the Body of Christ. Reflecting perceptively on the dignity of all people, Bowman also encourages you to root out sources of division in your life and calls you to continual conversion.

Ave Maria Press, ISBN 9781646800995, 112 pages, $10.95 softcover
We Are Beloved: 30 Days with Thea Bowman | Ave Maria Press

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The World of Marian Apparitions
Mary's Appearances and Messages from Fatima to Today
Wincenty Laszewki

The world-changing appearance of Our Lady at Fatima ushered in a continuing series of remarkable apparitions worldwide that the Church has either officially approved or marked as likely-authentic. Author and Mariologist Wincenty Laszewski summarizes the powerful and urgent messages of these apparitions in this unparalleled, encyclopedic work-instantly the new standard on the subject. Most of these riveting chapters include portentous warnings - some are ominous, others more hopeful. Each message and appearance is analyzed and quoted precisely.

Sophia Institute, ISBN 978-1-64413-202-9, 432 pages, $39.95 hardcover
The World of Marian Apparitions | Sophia Institute Press

 

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« Arts & Faith: Lent
Commentary by Daniella Zsupan-Jerome

Enter into a visual prayer experience this Lent with Arts & Faith: Lent. Each week we’ll provide a video commentary about a work of art inspired by the Sunday Scriptures. Use these videos to take a new look at this season of spiritual renewal through the lens of sacred art. Cycle C: Lent 2022 starts with Ash Wednesday, continues weekly through Week 5, then Palm Sunday, the Triduum, and finally Easter Sunday. Each segment's commentary is available for download.

Loyola Press, Free of charge
Arts & Faith: Lent | Loyola Press

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The Characters of the Crucifixion
Joseph Fichtner, OSC

Fr. Fichtner offers a striking retelling of the passion narrative that enables anyone to participate in the crucifixion today as a Peter; Mary Magdalene; John, Son of Zebedee; or Mary, Mother of Jesus - not only in the suffering but also in the triumph. He vividly retells thirty-eight of Jesus' stories by characterizing fifteen people who are somehow, for better or worse, involved in the crucifixion of Christ. The characterizations are drawn from the gospel sources of the Passion narrative and described in the historical present tense to be applicable today. Each presentation concludes with a reflection-prayer that updates the event of the crucifixion and shows its personal and social implications.

Liturgical Press, ISBN 9780814623602, 64 pages, $4.95 softcover
The Characters of the Crucifixion: : Joseph Fichtner, OSC: 9780814623602: Litpress.org : Paperback

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Essential Lenten Prayers
Compiled by Editors at Paraclete Press

A companion book for anyone observing the Christian season of Lent, with prayers and practices from a variety of denominations and traditions. Beginning with Ash Wednesday, there are prayers for mornings and evenings, for good penance, of confession, “Lord, please” prayers of devotion, and more. These words will challenge and inspire any Christian during this most passionate time of the year.

Paraclete Press, ISBN 9781640606272, 96 pages, $10.99 softcover (quantity discount available)
Essential Lenten Prayers (paracletepress.com)

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Forty Days Plus Three
Daily Reflections for Lent and Holy Week
John J. McIllhon

In these reflections on the readings for Lent and the Triduum, Monsignor McIlhon invites us to ponder the consistency between what we believe about human dignity and how we live that dignity. If Lent becomes a daily journey whereby we consent to become one with the visible features of Christ's risen life, waiting to be raised from the dyings of our life, then the paschal mystery becomes a marvelous experience. Although he writes with great sensitivity and theological depth, Monsignor McIlhon does not become pedantic nor does he go beyond the depth of the average reader. For priests, religious, and serious lay people looking for something more than pious writing about the most important season of the Church year, this book will make excellent Lenten reading.

Liturgical Press, ISBN 9780814617694, 135 pages, $14.95 softcover
Forty Days Plus Three: Daily Reflections for Lent and Holy Week: John J. McIlhon: 9780814617694: Litpress.org : Paperback

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Holy Week at Home
Adaptations of the Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, and Easter Sunday Rituals for Family and Household Prayer
John T. Kyler

Holy Week at Home invites individuals and families to explore the rich ritual of Palm Sunday and the Paschal Triduum. A great way to “bring the liturgy home,” this resource works well as an extension of prayer for those who celebrate the Holy Week liturgies in person and gives those who are unable to participate in communal prayer an opportunity to pray with the Holy Week rituals. A combination of prayer, ritual action, Scripture references, and questions for reflection, Holy Week at Home helps all enter more fully into these holiest days of our church year and the ritual that makes these days so special.

Liturgical Press, ISBN 9780814666661, 24 pages, $2.95 softcover
Holy Week at Home: Adaptations of the Palm Sunday, Holy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Vigil, and Easter Sunday Rituals for Family and Household Prayer: John T. Kyler: 9780814666661: Litpress.org : Paperback

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Not by Bread Alone
Daily Reflections for Lent 2022
Amy Ekeh and Thomas D. Stegman, SJ

Prayerfully journey through Lent with fresh and meaningful reflections on the daily Mass readings. In just minutes per day, the insightful meditations of Not by Bread Alone can deepen your experience of this solemn season of prayer and penance.

Liturgical Press, ISBN 9780814666074. 104 pages, $2 softcover (quantity discount available)
Not by Bread Alone: Daily Reflections for Lent 2022: Amy Ekeh and Thomas D. Stegman, SJ: 9780814666074: Litpress.org : Paperback

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The Passion and Resurrection Narratives of Jesus
Stephen J. Binz with Little Rock Scripture Study Staff

The gospel stories of the passion and resurrection of Jesus are at the core of Christian faith, revealing the nature of God, the person of Jesus, and the path of every disciple. Explore these essential stories in the unique accounts of Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John with reliable guide Stephen Binz, and embrace the cross and resurrection in your own life. Ideal for Lent/Easter study. Commentary, study and reflection questions, prayers, and access to online lectures are included (six lessons).

Liturgical Press, ISBN 9780814665237, 96 pages, $16.95 softcover (plus access to online lectures)
The Passion and Resurrection Narratives of Jesus: : Stephen J. Binz with Little Rock Scripture Study Staff: 9780814665237: Litpress.org : Paperback

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Sacred Space for Lent 2022
The Irish Jesuits

Sacred Space for Lent invites readers to develop a closer relationship with God during this season of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Throughout the Lenten season, each day includes a Scripture reading and points of reflection, as well as a weekly topic enhanced by six steps of prayer and meditation. With its small size and meaningful message, Sacred Space for Lent is a simple way to build a richer relationship with God and embrace the Lenten season as a sacred space.

Loyola Press, ISBN 978-0-8294-5099-6, 112 pages, $3.99 softcover
Sacred Space for Lent 2022 | Loyola Press

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Stations of the Cross
Timothy Radcliffe

During Lent we are surrounded by visual reminders of Jesus' last hours. In Stations of the Cross, renowned author and spiritual master Timothy Radcliffe, OP, offers readers a thoughtful meditation on this powerful devotion. Through word and image Radcliffe offers a profound experience of reflecting on the Stations of the Cross that is both visually and spiritually inspiring. With each reflection, he draws from stunning art commissioned by award-winning liturgical artist Martin Erspamer, OSB.

Liturgical Press, ISBN 9780814665367, 72 pages, $14.95 softcover
Stations of the Cross: : Timothy Radcliffe; Art by Martin Erspamer, OSB: 9780814665367: Litpress.org : Paperback

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The Stations of the Cross in Atonement for Abuse and for the Healing of All
Paul Turner

The Stations of the Cross in Atonement for Abuse and for the Healing of All invites a wounded church to contemplate the passion and death of Jesus through the experience of clerical abuse survivors. This one-of-a-kind resource is written and illustrated by priests to foster healing amidst the destruction committed by their brothers. Award-winning author and acclaimed liturgist Paul Turner pairs each of the fourteen Scripture-based stations with powerful quotes from survivors of clerical sexual abuse and responds to each with profound confessional prayer. Thought-provoking paintings by author and liturgist Ronald Patrick Raab, CSC, accompany each station.

Liturgical Press, ISBN 9780814665633, 32 pages, $4.95 softcover (quantity discounts available)
The Stations of the Cross in Atonement for Abuse and for the Healing of All: : Paul Turner, illustrated by Ronald Patrick Raab, CSC: 9780814665633: Litpress.org : Paperback

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Three Great Days
Preparing the Liturgies of the Paschal Triduum
Jeremy Helmes

As the summit of the church's liturgical year, the Paschal Triduum requires the energy, time, and talents of many people within the parish community. In Three Great Days, Jeremy Helmes draws on rubrics, liturgical theology, the church's tradition, and plenty of lived experience to offer a sound guide to planning and preparing. He draws attention to rituals requiring special attention and helps you determine liturgical roles and responsibilities. He also offers templates, worksheets, planning forms, and other ready-to-use resources that any parish can use to make their liturgical preparation and evaluation easier and more effective. Whether it's your first time preparing these liturgies, you're looking for fresh ideas, or you just want to make sure you're covering everything, this book will help your parish make this year's Triduum three truly great days.

Liturgical Press, ISBN 9780814646021, 106 pages, $16.95 softcover
Three Great Days: Preparing the Liturgies of the Paschal Triduum: Jeremy Helmes: 9780814646021: Litpress.org : Paperback

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