THE LATEST FROM AVE MARIA PRESS

  • Arriving at Amen
  • The Catholic Guide to Dating After Divorce
  • Unleashed
  • Gifts of the Visitation
  • The Soul of a Pilgrim
  • Fly While You Still Have Wings
  • Like the First Morning
  • The Thrill of the Chaste (Catholic Edition)
  • Loved as I Am
  • Chastity Is for Lovers
  • Gay and Catholic
  • Sacred Space
  • The Mystical Body of Christ
  • The Power of Daily Mass
  • The Archaeology of Faith
  •  Rebuilding Youth Ministry
  • A Catholic Gardener’s Spiritual Almanac
  • Seeking Surrender
Sacred Reading

NEW ANNUAL PRAYER BOOK BASED ON LECTIO DIVINA

Sacred Reading

Lectio divina is a traditional prayer practice that has been growing in popularity. Inspired by the traditions of Ignatian spirituality, the Sacred Reading series by the Apostleship of Prayer—an international Jesuit prayer ministry—is a unique guide to the use of lectio divinia through a simple, six-step process that provides a prayerful and imaginative exploration of the daily Gospel readings and helps readers look for application in their own lives.

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Unleashed

UNLEASH THE POWER OF THE HOLY SPIRIT IN YOUR LIFE

Unleashed

Sonja Corbitt was an evangelical Baptist before she converted to Catholicism. In Unleashed, she shares her passion for the scriptures by weaving the Word of God with her own experiences to show readers how the Holy Spirit flows through their lives in relationships, prayer, and even in times of suffering. Corbitt has been captivating Catholic women across the country with her message about God and his desire to know them in a deep and personal way. 

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LEAH LIBRESCO TALKS ABOUT HER NEW BOOK

SEVEN CATHOLIC PRAYER PRACTICES FOR YOUNG ADULTS

Arriving at Amen

Arriving at Amen
Leah Libresco
$15.95
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 Rebuilding Youth Ministry

FROM THE CHURCH THAT BROUGHT YOU REBUILT

Rebuilding Youth Ministry

Christopher Wesley, director of student ministry at Church of the Nativity in Timonium, Maryland—the Catholic parish at the center of the bestselling book Rebuilt—has doubled teen participation in his programs and tripled the number of adult volunteers who work with youth. In Rebuilding Youth Ministry, Wesley presents ten indispensable strategies for creating successful youth programs where teens feel connected, stay involved, and grow in faith.

Read the foreword by Fr. Michael White and Tom Corcoran

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AWAKEN YOUR INNER PILGRIM

The Soul of a Pilgrim

The Soul of a Pilgrim
Christine Valters Paintner
$15.95
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THE EIGHT SPIRITUAL PRACTICES IN THE SOUL OF A PILGRIM

Whether you are setting out on a physical pilgrimage or embarking on a pilgrimages within your soul, Christine Valters Paintner's eight practices for the journey within will
help you along the way.

 

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Foundations of Catholic Social Teaching: Living as a Disciple of Christ (Student Text)

NEW SOCIAL JUSTICE TEXTBOOK FOR THE USCCB FRAMEWORK

Foundations of Catholic Social Teaching: Living as a Disciple of Christ (Student Text)

Organized around the seven principles of Catholic social teaching, Foundations of Catholic Social Teaching helps students gain a greater understanding of the roots of social teaching in the Church, its context in the Bible and Catechism and real-life examples of charity and justice in action. The textbook, the second in the Encountering Jesus series released by Ave Maria Press, adheres to the USCCB guidelines for Elective Course C: Living as a Disciple of Jesus Christ.

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NINE GIFTS OF THE VISITATION

 

This infographic from Gifts of the Visitation, summarizes the nine gifts that help us share Jesus Christ with the world. The gifts include: 

1. A Spirit of Spontaneity 
2. A Spirit of Courage 
3. A Spirit of Joy 

. . . and many more

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AN ENCOUNTER WITH MARY

Gifts of the Visitation

Gifts of the Visitation
Denise Bossert
$14.95
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A Catholic Gardener’s Spiritual Almanac

MAKE THAT TIME IN THE GARDEN A SPIRITUAL EXPERIENCE

A Catholic Gardener’s Spiritual Almanac

A Catholic Gardener’s Spiritual Almanac is the first book to offer gardeners spiritual resources and creative projects that connect a love of gardening with their Catholic faith. Margaret Rose Realy, master gardener, retreat leader, and writer, presents this spiritual companion that follows the natural and liturgical seasons and offers gardening tips and easy-to-do projects for each month of the year.

  

Check out the creatively designed table of contents and read a sample chapter

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30 YEARS OF PUBLISHING WITH JOYCE RUPP

Joyce Rupp

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the publication of Joyce Rupp's first Ave Maria Press book, Fresh Bread. Thank you, Joyce, for your many years of spiritual nourishment! 

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JOYCE RUPP'S NEWEST BOOK

Fly While You Still Have Wings

Fly While You Still Have Wings

For the first time, Joyce Rupp shares the story of her own grief in the wake of her mother’s death, offering readers a voice of compassion for their own experience of loss.  

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Seeking Surrender

DEEPLY MOVING SPIRITUAL WISDOM FROM A TRAPPIST MONK

Seeking Surrender

An unlikely friendship between Colette Lafia and a silent monk at the Abbey of Gethsemani, where Thomas Merton lived, comes to life through seven years of shared letters. Readers of Seeking Surrender will find simple exercises and profound advice for living a more conscious and intentional life, with tips such as, “look at yourself through God’s eyes,” “notice when fear arrives at your door,” and “trust all is well.” Readers will ultimately discover a new attitude of acceptance and letting go.

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COMING SOON: FALL 2015 BOOKS

  • Sacred Reading
  • Rebuilding Your Message
  • Pray with Me
  • Breath of God
  • New Testament Basics for Catholics
  • Intimate Graces
  • Word by Word
  • Our Lady, Undoer of Knots
  • My Badass Book of Saints
  • River of Grace
  • Befriending Silence
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The USCCB offers three guiding principles for developing an effective adult faith formation ministry:

        
  1. Enable ongoing conversion of adults
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  3. Promote active membership in the parish
  4.     
  5. Prepare adults as missionary disciples

This free video series will help parish leaders and coordinators of adult faith formation the tools and inspiration needed to live out these three important goals

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PICK YOUR WEDDING READINGS

Together for Life

Together for Life
Joseph M. Champlin
Peter A. Jarret, C.S.C.
$4.50
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Sacred Reading
Apostleship of Prayer
$15.95
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