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Encourages children to go on a hunt for their Star, similar to that of the Wise Men. Everyday the Star is hidden and the children participate in a fun hide-and-seek game to locate it. Once they have found their Star they move all Three Wise Men to its location. On Christmas morning the Three Wise Men reach their final destination when the Star is found at the stable with the child Jesus. The activity book includes a wooden Star, a full wooden nativity scene that matches the artwork of the...
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The response to the tale so far has been remarkable. As it turns out- this book is appealing to the heart of the child of any age. Adults are saying, “I never teared up before reading a children’s book.” A mother writes, “My children were immediately drawn into this story by the beautiful and endearing illustrations. This narrative is a wonderful way to communicate the religious meaning of Easter through our cultural idea of the Easter Bunny. It will be a favorite in our house for years to...
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The Legend of Saint Nicholasby Dandi Daley Mackall.This gentle Christmas book introduces the original Saint Nicholas and tells why we give gifts in remembrance of the greatest gift of all. Nick is much more interested in contemplating his presents under the tree than he is in being dragged along for last-minute shopping with his dad. But while his father’s offshopping, Nick hears someone say his name---it’s a mall Santa, telling a group of children a story about the original St. Nick. In the...
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The joy and hope of Christmas are at the heart of this book intended for the whole family. Starting with the 1st of December (like an Advent calendar) each day has a new story, leading up to Christmas. Richly illustrated, this collection includes stories based on the Gospel accounts of the birth of Christ, as well as stories about Advent and Christmas customs. Also presented are original tales about living the Christmas message. Ages 6 and up
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Full of wonder and joyful anticipation, the Christmas season is the perfect time for Christians to take a break from their busy schedules and ponder the wonderful works of God—in the depths of their heart.Based on the ancient Christian tradition of meditating throughout the 40 days before and after Christmas, this small monastic book follows the rhythm of the Advent and Christmas journey as it takes place in a particular monastery, a place as small and tiny as Bethlehem itself. This book...
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God announced his Son’s birth in the starry sky for all the world to see! Wise star-watchers were the first to read God’s heavenly message. They set out to seek the newborn Star of Bethlehem, and people still seek him out today! This Stick-With-Me Bible Story celebrates those first attentive travelers, the Wise Men from the East. It’s a great way to help their story, found in Matthew 2:1-11, really stick with young children!16 pages, 5 3/8" x 8 3/8".
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The Bridges to Contemplative Living with Thomas Merton Series gently leads participants on a journey toward spiritual transformation and a more contemplative and peace-filled life. Each eight-session booklet provides an introduction to Merton and contemplative living through prayers, readings from Merton and other spiritual masters, and questions for small group dialogue.Using the signature dialogue process of the popular Bridges to Contemplative Living series, this small-group resource...
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Daily Scripture and Prayers Together with Nouwen's Own WordsThe inspiring words of Henri J. M. Nouwen guide the faithful on a spiritual journey through the Advent and Christmas season in this book of waiting, hope, anticipation, and celebration. Each day of the Advent season (28 in all, to accommodate the varying number of days in the season) and each day of Christmas (12 in all, ending with Jesus' baptism in the Jordan by John the Baptist) contain a pertinent excerpt from the writings of...
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This Advent, prepare to celebrate Jesus' arrival as an infant in the small town of Bethlehem. Born into poverty, he brings us the good news that God loves us - and calls us to give of ourselves to others. Let the example of Pope Francis, as he models the humility and generosity of our Savior, inspire you. Reflect on the pope's teachings, accompanied by Scripture, prayer, and action. Then go out and share the message: Jesus Christ is born! 112pgs.
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For over 1,500 years, believers from all Christian traditions have looked to St. Benedict, the patriarch of Western monasticism, for spiritual wisdom. And rightly so: his rule has shown how one may experience a simple, holy, and common sense life, despite the increasingly busy pace of our daily existence.
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St. Vincent de Paul was very faithful to meditation, which sets a good example for us in our busy world. Advent and Christmas Wisdom from St. Vincent de Paul endeavors to present his thoughts in a way that can help us to spend some quiet time meditating. His thoughtful words will lead to a deeper relationship with God, a better appreciation of our own Christian life, and greater love for all, especially the poor.
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Advent and Christmas with the Saints offers spiritual sustenance from those holy men and women whom we honor because of their close spiritual relationship with God. Readers walk day-by-day with the saints, recalling the Scriptures they read, meditating on the thoughts they had, praying as they might have prayed, and talking openly with God. Christians looking for a way to re-spiritualize their Christmas practices, prayer groups, small-faith communities, Bible study classes, teachers, clergy,...
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Each year Americans spend billions of dollars on material items at Christmas. That is a pretty weird way to celebrate the birth of Jesus, who gave up all of his riches to save the world. Christmas for Christians can be a time, however that is not a contradiction. It can be a time of worship, meaning and giving that is prophetic, powerful and transformative. In celebrating Christmas in the way of the story Christ followers are taught how to worship fully, spend less, give more and love. ...
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The angels are God’s special messengers. And this season we prepare to receive, celebrate and share their most exciting message of all: the good news and great joy that comes to us through Jesus’ birth. Hear the angels’ heavenly announcement of the promised Savior from the Old and New Testament as, throughout the season, the skies over Bethlehem fill with a multitude of heavenly host. Each day in Advent an angel sticker is added to the Bethlehem skyline. When Christmas arrives, we join in...
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by Gloria TruittThis is a presentation of the Christmas story (Luke 2:1-20). The Arch® Books series tells popular Bible stories through fun-to-read rhymes and bright illustrations. This well-loved series captures the attention of children, telling scripturally sound stories that are enjoyable and easy to remember.
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Teach children the Christmas story with the Best-Loved Christmas Stories Arch Book, a 50th anniversary edition that includes six complete Arch Book favorites:Mary's Christmas Story, Joseph's Christmas Story, Baby Jesus Is Born, The Shepherds Shook in Their Shoes, The Star of Wonder, & My Merry Christmas Arch Book
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by: Melinda Busch
This book retells the story of Jesus’ Birth (Luke 2:1-20). The Arch® Book series tells popular Bible stories through fun-to-read rhymes and bright illustrations. This well-loved series captures the attention of children, telling scripturally sound stories that are enjoyable and easy to remember.
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When Donald Zolan painted sweet angels and gave them wings to light upon these pages, he declared that Christmas is in the air! He made them bright with the light of heaven and sparkling with the joy of holiness. They beckon the reader to come and discover the truth and beauty of Christmas. There, amidst the stardust, readers will also find joyful quotes and timeless carols resounding with Christmas peace, hope, and gladness.This lovely book is a sure way to share the joy and love of this...
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Christmas holds a warm place in the heart as no other time of year. It is the joyful celebration of God's love in the birth of Jesus, the Word made flesh. The Christmas novena has long been one of the most cherished ways to prepare for the coming of the Messiah. Christmas Novena guides readers on a pilgrimage of the heart and is a spiritual treasure that you will want to make a part of your preparation for Christmas each year.
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Traditional Nativity Offering Envelope3 1/8" X 6 1/4"; 100 pkg
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There is nothing more beautiful than the Christmas season as it is celebrated at St. Peter's Basilica and throughout Vatican City. The dark nights, glowing candles, incense and music infuse the season with the spirit of God. This book will help you mark the events of the season. Guided by the Holy Fathers, you will hear the meaning of Advent, honor the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, adore with the shepherds on Christmas Eve, experience the morning of the Nativity itself, listen to a call...
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Paula D'Arcy is a grief counselor and in this issue of Daybreaks she shows us how to truly approach this holiday season from the heart. She also describes what we can bring to Advent and Christmas to make them a more gratifying experience for ourselves and others. Each reflection--enhanced with full-color artwork--takes only a few moments but can help you enjoy the season in ways that will have a lasting impact all year long.
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Advent and Christmas is the time we celebrate our Lord, Jesus Christ, and reflect upon the miracle of His birth. As Catholics, how can we truly reflect and be thankful for the glorious gift of salvation His birth gave to us? Daybreaks offers the faithful daily meditations and prayers that guide us to a quite, special place with God. Taking only a few moments each day, Daybreaks provides a way to renew our faith and become capable of seeing through the hectic pace of the holidays and...
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Well-known writer and preacher on social-justice issues Father John Kavanaugh will lead readers on an Advent journey reflecting on the needs of God's created world and our responsibilities to our fellow human beings, who are members of the Body of Christ. Every day of Advent is a prayerful opportunity for spiritual growth with Daybreaks, a thought-provoking collection of fresh, lively Advent prayers and reflections that link the gospel to everyday life.Each page includes a list of...
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Children in grades 1, 2, and 3 will love the games, puzzles, mazes, and activities designed to help them focus on the themes and traditions of the Advent season. Packed with colorful illustrations, Every Day of Advent and Christmas includes an Advent calendar to help children focus day by day on the meaning of Advent and Christmas in a way they are sure to enjoy and remember. 32 page booklet; 8.5 x 11
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by Timothy ClaytonThis creative exploration of Advent guides readers to rediscover the power of the events leading up to the birth of Christ. The four questions of Luke chapter 1, as posed by Zechariah, Mary, Elizabeth, and the people in the Temple, spur readers to personal reflection on disappointment, inadequacy, openness, and trust.In Exploring Advent with Luke: Four Questions for Spiritual Growth, Timothy Clayton deftly shows how Luke composed this first chapter of his gospel to deepen...
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This beautiful booklet by Terry and Mimi Reilly is an excellent tool families can use to celebrate Advent and strengthen loving bonds at home. It adds special meaning to the holiday season! 5" x 7". 32 pages.
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by Julie Desloge Dubray & June Arthur HermanHave you ever seen downtown St. Louis from the top of the Arch? Played in the fountains at Citygarden? Heard the lions roar at the Saint Louis Zoo? Get ready for a whimsical journey with Goodnight St. Louis! An exploration of the region’s most popular attractions, iconic landmarks, historical neighborhoods, and family-friendly locations. Hardcover; 25 pgs.
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A charming addition to the Liguori Kids series, this deluxe four-color Advent pamphlet is designed for teachers and parents to use with grade-school kids in mind. Children now have their own daily reflections for the Advent season with a common theme for each week: waiting, light, sharing, and presents. Each meditation ends with a question to help children think more about the season and what it means. Younger children might want to read aloud in class, while the older ones could be journaling...
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An Advent Project for Family, Classroom or Parish Written and illustrated by Lynn M. Simms and Betsy Walker Three-piece kit. This kit offers two options designed to make the Jesse Tree project accessible to any family, class or parish. Option 1: Provides instructions to prepare an actual tree with designs for do-it-yourself three-dimensional ornaments. Option 2: Provides a Jesse Tree Poster with pre-drawn ornaments to be colored and attached. Kit also includes a short history of the Jesse...
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Jesus in the Manger tells the story of Christ's birth to very young children. Warm and inviting illustrations with enchanting, interactive flaps help toddlers learn to recognize Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus, as well as the angel Gabriel, Mary's house in Nazareth and the stable in Bethlehem. This engaging book will be enjoyed over and over again by little ones who will soon be telling the Christmas story themselves. Ages 2 years old and up
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Opening each daily reflection is a Scripture quote from the day's readings. The reflection then reaches out to us in our busy lives to consider what God's Word has to offer us during the holidays. Next, a thought to ponder brings home the message for you-to really apply the reading and reflection to your life. Now say a Prayer, an offering and petition to the Lord in our anticipation of his arrival; finally a practice, a chance to change your daily routine in simple ways to bring God's love to...
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by Lori WalburgOne dark November night a stranger rides into a small prairie town. Who is he? Why has he come? The townspeople wish he were a doctor, a dressmaker, or a trader. But the children have the greatest wish of all, a deep, quiet, secret wish. Then a young girl named Lucy befriends the newcomer. When he reveals his identity and shares with her the legend of the candy cane, she discovers fulfillment of her wishes and the answer to her town's dreams. Now will she share what she has...
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Lent calls each of us to be hobos: Homeward Bound pilgrims who cannot rest until we rest in God, our final destination. Paperback.
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Little Orphan AngelaIllustrated and written by: Edward M. HaysChristmas is enchanting. And the heart of the Christmas Gospel story possesses the captivating magic to endlessly reproduce itself over the centuries in new stories and legends. Creative storyteller Edward Hays, author of numerous books of stories and parables, has once again been enchanted by the power and charm of Christmas and has gifted us with fresh stories for the season. Each of the tales of this trilogy is beautifully...
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ARE YOU LOOKING for a way this Lent to return to the Church or to develop a more fervent practice of your faith? A Time of Blessing is the perfect help. The holy season of Lent speaks to our daily struggles and sorrows, showing how the answer to all life’s troubles is found in the Mystery of Jesus Christ. This handy little booklet provides a series of original reflections to guide you through every day of Lent into the heart of that Mystery. By spending a few moments meditating on the...
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by Teresa OliveThis book retells the Christmas story from Mary's viewpoint (Luke 1:5—2:18).The Arch® Books series tells popular Bible stories through fun-to-read rhymes and bright illustrations. This well-loved series captures the attention of children, telling scripturally sound stories that are enjoyable and easy to remember.
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Jennifer Galvin's activity books for children have been enormously popular because, unlike other activity books, these are designed specifically to teach children about their Catholic faith. And her latest one does just that. She has put together entertaining word finds, crossword puzzles, color-by-number puzzles, and crack-the-code puzzles that will teach children about Advent and Christmas, all the while emphasizing the real meaning of the holiday. An added advantage is that the activities...
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With sweet, four-color pictures, this board book with rounded corners introduces toddlers to the story of Christmas. Baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph, the shepherds, the angels, and the wise men - all are illustrated with large, inviting pictures. On the opposing pages, are several smaller pictures with details from the scene: the donkey, the manger, the sheep, etc. By pointing out and naming the pictures with a parent, even very young children can come to know and love the Christmas story. Ages 2...
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The story of Saint Nicholas comes to life in colorful, full-page illustrations and lively text for children ages 4 through 9. St. Nicholas was well-known for his joyful spirit of giving. He had a kind heart just like Jesus. Many Christmas traditions were inspired by this holy and loving saint. Author and long-time elementary educator Barbara Yoffie helps readers develop an understanding of saints as real-life heroes and heroines who live all around and inspire us to become more like Christ....
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by Joan TietzArch Books tell popular Bible stories through fun-to-read rhymes and bright illustrations. This well-loved series captures the attention of children, telling scripturally sound stories that are enjoyable and easy to remember. Each Arch Book presents a complete Bible story in a fun-to-read way. This Arch Book tells the story of Christmas as told in Luke 2:1-20.
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by: Joy Davis
This book retells the story of Christmas (Luke 2:1-20). The Arch® Books series tells popular Bible stories through fun-to-read rhymes and bright illustrations. This well-loved series captures the attention of children, telling scripturally sound stories that are enjoyable and easy to remember.
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by Jeff Burkart
Generations of children have learned the Bible from this best-selling book series. Each book includes a letter to adults that offers background to the story and suggestions for its application to effectively teach Bible stories to children. Told in easy-to-read rhyme and featuring engaging illustrations! Arch Books was selected by Christian Reader as one of the top 10 resources children should read. Once Upon a Clear, Dark Night tells the story of Christmas from Luke 2 &...
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by Karin Dahl Silver You want Christmas to be meaningful and memorable�and that is the idea behind Our Family Christmas. This unique, keepsake gift book will inspire your family to write down what Christmas means to them, celebrate togetherness, recount holiday travels, and highlight the importance of Christ�s birth. Our Family Christmas is designed to encourage your family to come together and discover the true meaning of Christmas while celebrating and recording their own unique traditions...
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This collection of 14 reflections, based on the scriptural birth narratives and applied to contemporary life, empower busy Christians to re-focus on the true meaning of the Advent season. Written by popular author Mary Latela, these gentle meditations are aimed at helping readers recall and reconnect with Jesus through the Christmas story. A wonderful personal companion for the Advent season and a marvelous way to awaken the Christmas spirit in your home!
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Preparing for Christmas with Pope Benedict XVI, An Advent Novena by Pope Benedict XVIPreparing for Christmas with Pope Benedict XVI is an ideal prayer companion for the busy days leading up to Christmas. Available for the first time in English, this Advent companion is brief enough to be used whenever a few minutes are available and can easily be carried in a purse or pocket. The antiphons, reflections, and meditations in this novena are all derived from homilies, audiences, and other talks by...
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Sacred Space for Advent and the Christmas Season 2014–2015by: The Irish JesuitsSacred Space for Advent and the Christmas Season 2014–2015 is drawn from the wildly popular Jesuit website Sacred Space and the series of Sacred Space annual books. Offering short daily prayers grounded in Ignatian spirituality, it offers busy adults a quick and useful spiritual guide crafted specially for the season. Priced to suit parish budgets, it is a portable, accessible, and thought-provoking prayer...