Author: Scott Werner
Publisher: Health and Longevity Incorporated
Release Date: 2017-04-02
Father Gabriel Mejia has developed a rehabilitation process for addicted and abused youth that uses love consciousness and meditation as a basis of therapy. This book is a chronicle of his visit to help spread the word about an alternative to our current approach to heal our addicted youth.
Author: Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalene
Publisher: ICS Publications
Release Date: 2011-09-07
St. Teresa Margaret Redi was a Carmelite captivated by the love of God. Helping us to appreciate the holy life she led are eyewitness accounts of her spiritual directors collected soon after her death. The author of this small study builds his story on those accounts by the Discalced Carmelite friars who knew her as a young religious. Father Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalene lays out clearly the steps in Saint Teresa Margaret's spiritual biography and how she developed her deep attachment to love for God, by using classic Carmelite doctrine about growth in the spiritual life. Teresa Margaret Redi was an Italian daughter of Saint Teresa of Jesus who lived in the eighteenth century (1747-1770). Like Saints Thérèse of Lisieux and Teresa de los Andes after her, her life in Carmel was brief. Her canonization came early in the last century (1934) and only now are we coming to appreciate better the spiritual legacy she left behind. This summary study by a noted spiritual theologian is a useful companion to the fuller biography of Margaret Rowe, God is Love: Saint Teresa Margaret, Her Life (ICS Publications, 2003).
Author: Ann Ball
Publisher: TAN Books
Release Date: 1990
Stories of 55 saints, beati, and holy people of the past 200 years, along with their pictures; most are actual photographs. Includes St. Gemma Galgani, St. Bernadette, St. Maria Goretti, St. John Neumann, Padre Pio, Edith Stein, St. Peter Julian Eymard, St. Frances Cabrini, St. Maximilian Kolbe, St. John Bosco, St. Dominic Savio, and many, many more. Will bring hours and hours of pleasure and entertainment to the entire family.
Author: Father Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen, O.C.D.
Publisher: Ignatius Press
Release Date: 2017-02-02
This acclaimed commentary on Saint Teresa of Avila's classic work, Way of Perfection, discusses the various forms of Christian prayer, with an emphasis on Teresa's meditation on the Our Father. The author, a renowned expert on Carmelite spirituality, includes many quotations from Saint Teresa and Saint John of the Cross, which have been conformed to the most current authorized translations. Teresa of Avila reformed the Carmelite order in the sixteenth century. Seeing Teresa in deep prayer, her first companions asked her to teach them how to pray. The apostles made the same request of Jesus: "Teach us to pray." Jesus answered by teaching the Our Father. Teresa responded to her sisters by writing Way of Perfection, which contains an extended commentary upon the Lord's Prayer. As Jesus did in his Sermon on the Mount, Teresa, in her Way of Perfection, first teaches the necessary dispositions for prayer before teaching the different kinds of prayer. Named a Doctor of the Church by Pope Paul VI in 1970, Teresa united not only prayer and the apostolate, but contemplation and the apostolate, for contemplation is a particular kind of prayer that tends toward the most sublime intimacy with our Lord.
Author: Paul Francis Spencer
Publisher: Ovada Books
Release Date: 2007-09
Genre: Christian saints
This biography reveals Charles' inner struggles through which he learned compassion and understanding for others. Removed from Dublin for a time because of his 'extraordinary cures', he was until the end of his life subjected to criticism and humiliation, even within his own religious community.
Far more than a dry hagiographical account of the lives of saints, this entertaining and authoritative dictionary breathes life into its subjects and is as browsable as it is informative. First published in 1978, the Oxford Dictionary of Saints offers more than 1,700 fascinating and informative entries covering the lives, cults, and artistic associations of saints from around the world, from the famous to the obscure, the rich to the poor, and the academic to the uneducated. From all walks of life and from all periods of history and from around the world, the wide varieties of personalities and achievements of the canonized are reflected. An updated introduction explains the steps towards becoming a saint, the processes of beatification and canonization. This revised fifth edition includes appendices containing five maps of pilgrimage sites, a list of saints' patronages and iconographical emblems, and a calendar of principal feasts, as well as a new appendix on pilgrimages.
Author: Richard J. Arnold
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release Date: 2013
San Gabriel is often referred to as the "birthplace of the Los Angeles region." The area's first inhabitants were native peoples often called Gabriele�o because of their association with the San Gabriel Mission, which was founded in 1771; the mission became the fourth and most productive of the 21 California missions built along El Camino Real. Saloons and gambling halls arrived during the Wild West era, and shoot-outs became commonplace. Joshua Bean owned one such saloon until his 1852 murder. His brother, the future judge Roy Bean, inherited and operated his Headquarters Saloon until Roy was run out of town by local authorities. The vintage images in this book chronicle San Gabriel through the 20th century, covering city growth and oddities, including early resident William Money, the region's first documented cult leader and founder of the Moneyan Institute, and the infamous "Man From Mars" bandit, who terrorized the community with grocery store robberies.
Author: Juan Gabriel Vásquez
Release Date: 2014
Kolumbien, im Sommer 2009: Der Jura-Professor Antonio Yammara liest in der Zeitung von einem Nilpferd, das aus dem ehemaligen Privatzoo des legendären Drogenkönigs Pablo Escobar entflohen ist. Unmittelbar fühlt er sich in die Zeit zurückversetzt, als der Krieg zwischen Escobars Medellín-Kartell und den Regierungstruppen auf Kolumbiens Straßen eskalierte. Damals musste er hautnah miterleben, wie ein Freund ermordet wurde. Noch Jahre später quälen ihn die Erinnerungen. Bei seinen Nachforschungen über den Mord entdeckt Antonio, wie stark sein eigenes Leben und das seines Freundes von der gewaltsamen Vergangenheit des Landes bestimmt wurden. Das "Geräusch der Dinge beim Fallen" ist eine preisgekrönte Tour de Force und ein intimes Porträt einer Generation, die der Drogenhandel in einem lebendigen Albtraum gefangen hielt. Für diesen großen Roman wurde Juan Gabriel Vásquez mit dem mit $ 175.000 dotierten "Premio Alfaguara de novela" ausgezeichnet.
Author: H. P. Blavatsky
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 2012-07-08
Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1831-91), writer, traveller and spiritualist, is well known for her role in nineteenth-century theosophy. Born in the Ukraine, Blavatsky travelled extensively and claimed to have spent seven years studying esoteric mysteries in Tibet. From 1863 she began working as a medium and later counted W. B. Yeats among her followers. In 1875 she founded the Theosophical Society with Henry Steel Olcott. Influenced by Eastern philosophy and the Templars, Freemasons and Rosicrucians, the Society aimed to unravel the occult mysteries of nature. First published in 1877, this book outlines theosophy's precepts. The book is a mishmash of Hermetic philosophy, Christian history and Asian theology, and was allegedly dictated astrally from authorities including Plato, Solomon and Roger Bacon. Volume 2 questions the 'infallibility of religion'. Blavatsky attacks the Church's authority on spirituality and outlines its historic crimes. The book also explores the influence of Eastern philosophy on Christianity.