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Mortal Blessings

Author : Angela Alaimo O'Donnell
ISBN : 9781594714092
Genre : Religion
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Winner of a 2015 Catholic Press Award: Family Life Category (First Place) In this lyrical adieu to her mother, renowned Catholic essayist, poet, and professor Angela O'Donnell explores how the mundane tasks of caregiving during her mother's final days--bathing, feeding, taking her for a walk in her wheelchair--became rituals or ordinary sacraments that revealed traces of the divine. With Joan Didion's grasp of grief, the spiritual playfulness of Mary Karr, and the poetic agility of Kathleen Norris, Angela Alaimo O'Donnell narrates the events that followed her mother's fall and the broken hip that led to surgery. As O'Donnell and her sisters cared for their mother's failing body during the last days of her life, they unconsciously observed rituals that began to take on a deeper importance. Bathing her each morning was a kind of baptism, the nightly feeding of pie took on a Eucharistic significance, trimming and polishing nails became a kind of anointing. Beyond the seven there are the myriad sacraments they made up: the sacrament of community via cell phone, the sacrament of wheelchair pilgrimage around the nursing home, and the sacrament of humor and laughter. This deeply human portrait of loss is balanced by the surprising grace found in letting go; it will resonate with any spiritual reader but especially caregivers and those currently in grief.

The Bread Of Life A Manual Of Instruction For The Blessed Sacrament Signed A D C

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ISBN : OXFORD:600108180
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Manual Of Devotions For The Blessed Sacrament Compiled From Various Sources

Author : Henry Nutcombe OXENHAM
ISBN : BL:A0017391731
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Parting Counsel A Farewell Sermon On Acts Xx 32 Also A Pastoral Letter From Rome

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ISBN : BL:A0021774769
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Waking My Mother

Author : Angela Alaimo O'Donnell
ISBN : 1625490445
Genre : Poetry
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Angela Alaimo O'Donnell's WAKING MY MOTHER reaches through memory to truth, enlarging family history and stories of her mother's life into connections that twine us all: story, spirit, family. "If art is what we do to break bread with the dead (Auden), and rhyme and meter are the table manners (Heaney), then Angela Alaimo O'Donnell's hard-won, well-wrought, acoustically sumptuous poems set forth a proper feast: haunting, abundant, free of pieties. As with any good wake, here the living and the dead behold one another.The kinship is astonishing."-Thomas Lynch

Still Pilgrim

Author : Angela Alaimo O'Donnell
ISBN : 9781612619873
Genre : Poetry
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Still Pilgrim is a collection of poems that chronicles the universal journey of life as seen through the eyes of a keenly-observant friend and fellow traveler. The reader accompanies the Still Pilgrim as she navigates the experiences that constitute her private history yet also serve to remind us of our own moments of enlightenment, epiphany, and encounter with mystery. Each of the 58 poems of the collection marks a way station along the pilgrimage, a kind of holy well where the Pilgrim and reader might stop and draw knowledge, solace, joy, and the strength to continue along the path.

The Province Of Joy

Author : Angela Alaimo O'Donnell
ISBN : 1557257035
Genre : Literary Criticism
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“Like a beautiful quilt, Province of Joy is a deeply loving, imaginative work of art and faith.” - Elizabeth A. Johnson This unique “Book of Hours” is modeled on the spiritual life and prayer practices of one of our most interesting writers. “Flannery O'Connor's stories help us see grace in the most difficult of circumstances. O'Donnell artfully combines selections from her writings with daily prayers and readings for something wonderful: a prayer book that is old and new, timely and timeless, comforting and provocative.” - James Martin, SJ, author of Between Heaven and Mirth

Prayer Seeds

Author : Joyce Rupp
ISBN : 9781933495996
Genre : Religion
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Named one of the 50 best spiritual books of 2017 by Spirituality & Practice. Some of Sr. Joyce Rupp’s most perennially popular books have been collections of her original prayers, blessings, poems, and reflections. In Prayer Seeds, the bestselling author and retreat leader offers almost a hundred new selections on a variety of themes such as the feasts and seasons of the liturgical year, compassion, ministry, difficult times, and important events—all suitable for personal or group prayer. People who attend Rupp’s retreats or workshops often approach her to ask for a copy of a prayer that she composed for the event. In 2000, she collected her prayers in the book Out of the Ordinary. In Prayer Seeds, Rupp follows up with about a hundred never-before-published prayers written since the publication of the first collection. The prayers are organized thematically. Rupp’s warmth and closeness to God along with her sensitivity to the joy and sadness of life make her an ideal prayer companion. Her prayers are like seed planted in your soul. Tended and watered by love, they will grow and bear a rich harvest in your life.

Visits To The Most Holy Sacrament And The Blessed Virgin Mary

Author : A. Liguori
ISBN : BL:A0023328151
Genre : History
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The Good Listener

Author : James E. Sullivan
ISBN : 0877939438
Genre : Religion
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Readers learn the effects that their listening has on others and insight into the effects that the listening skills of others have upon them.

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