THE LATEST FROM AVE MARIA PRESS

  • Fly While You Still Have Wings
  •  Rebuilding Youth Ministry
  • The Mystical Body of Christ
  • Sacred Space
  • The Thrill of the Chaste (Catholic Edition)
  • The Power of Daily Mass
  • The Grace of Yes
  • Gay and Catholic
  • Then Comes Baby
  • A Book of Uncommon Prayer
  • Loved as I Am
  • Sacrament
  • When Saint Francis Saved the Church
  • Three Moments of the Day
  • Renewed
  • 5 Minutes with the Saints
  • Chastity Is for Lovers
  • The Franciscan Heart of Thomas Merton

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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NEWLY RELEASED!

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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 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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Gifts of the Visitation

A TOUCHING REFLECTION ON MARY AND ELIZABETH

Gifts of the Visitation

The biblical encounter between the Virgin Mary and her cousin Elizabeth, before the births of Jesus and John the Baptist, is at the heart of Gifts of the Visitation by popular speaker and syndicated columnist Denise Bossert. She uses their story to highlight nine gifts experienced by both women as they awaited the arrival of their sons and to encourage readers to develop these gifts themselves.

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Sacred Space

THE YEARLY PRAYER COMPANION FOR BUSY CHRISTIANS

Sacred Space

Sacred Space: The Prayer Book has become the yearly prayer companion for busy Christians. Sacred Space books have sold more than 400,000 copies since their inception in 2005, providing insightful daily meditations in the rich traditions of lectio divina (sacred reading) and Ignatian spirituality.  

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The Living Gospel: Daily Devotions for Lent 2015

THE NEWEST EDITION OF THE LIVING GOSPEL SERIES

The Living Gospel: Daily Devotions for Lent 2015

Nicholas Ayo, C.S.C.—award-winning author of twelve books—comforts, challenges, probes, and prods readers to do a “map check” of their spiritual lives, asking, “Where am I going? Am I on the way of God?” The simple five-step devotions and Ayo’s rich contemplative style provide a perfect balance for any Catholic eager to pray deeply and be converted this Lenten season. 

The Living Gospel devotional prayer books for Lent and Advent offer practical insight and spiritual wisdom from popular Catholic preachers, speakers, and homilists. 

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When the Trees Say Nothing

THOMAS MERTON'S WRITINGS ON NATURE

When the Trees Say Nothing

First published in 2003 and now available in paperback to celebrate the one hundredth anniversary of Thomas Merton’s birth, When the Trees Say Nothing has sold more than 60,000 copies and continually inspires readers with its unique collection of Merton’s luminous writings on nature, arranged for reflection and meditation. In When the Trees Say Nothing, editor Kathleen Deignan sheds new light on Merton by focusing on a neglected theme of his writing: the natural world as a manifestation of the divine.

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The Power of Daily Mass

THE IMPACT OF FREQUENT PARTICIPATION IN THE MASS

The Power of Daily Mass

In The Power of Daily MassBert Ghezzi reveals how the Eucharist is the center of his daily life and calls him to witness the Real Presence of Christ to others in his work and relationships. Using quotations from saints and testimonies from fellow daily Mass attendees, Ghezzi encourages Catholics to grow closer to Jesus and receive Christ’s power for daily Christian living through the Eucharist. Ghezzi highlights how more frequent participation in weekday Mass is a wonderful way to grow in love for the Lord and receive the guidance for living that can only come from scripture and the Eucharist.

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The Thrill of the Chaste (Catholic Edition)

COMPLETELY REVISED CATHOLIC EDITION OF EDEN'S CLASSIC WORK

The Thrill of the Chaste (Catholic Edition)

Dawn Eden, internationally known speaker and author, presents a completely revised Catholic edition of her bestselling work, The Thrill of the Chaste. In this version, Eden shares her story of conversion to Catholicism and invites readers into a Catholic understanding of chastity and its spiritual benefits. This revised, Catholic version offers spiritual and practical advice for both men and women seeking to live chastely in a world that glorifies sex.

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The Mystical Body of Christ

CLASSIC WORK BY ARCHBISHOP FULTON J. SHEEN

The Mystical Body of Christ

The Mystical Body of Christ captures the theological precision and communicative genius of Fulton J. Sheen (1895–1979), whose radio and television broadcasts, including Life Is Worth Living, have reached millions of homes since the 1950s. First published in 1935, the book’s themes of the Eucharist as a source of unity for the Mystical Body of Christ—the Church—and the link between the liturgy and works of social justice were echoed in the Second Vatican Council several decades later.

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Gay and Catholic

A HUMANE, BRAVE, AND GROUNDBREAKING NEW BOOK

Gay and Catholic

In this first book from an openly lesbian and celibate Catholic, widely published writer and blogger Eve Tushnet recounts her spiritual and intellectual journey from liberal atheism to faithful Catholicism and shows how gay Catholics can love and be loved while adhering to Church teaching. In Gay and Catholic: Accepting My Sexuality, Finding Community, Living My Faith Tushnet articulates how gay Catholics can pour their love and need for connection into friendships, community, service, and artistic creation.  

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Jesus and the Church: One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic (Student Text)

NEW ECCLESIOLOGY TEXTBOOK: JESUS AND THE CHURCH

Jesus and the Church: One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic (Student Text)

Jesus and the Church: One, Holy, Catholic, Apostolic supports Course IV of the USCCB curriculum and is the first high school textbook released by Ave Maria Press in its new Encountering Jesus series. As they engage with the content of this text, students will recognize Christ present and active in their lives through the visible and vibrant mission of Church, defined by her four characteristics—one, holy, catholic, and apostolic.

Request a review copy today! 

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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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  • The Living Gospel: Daily Devotions for Lent 2015
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  • Bringing Lent Home with Mother Teresa
  • Bringing Lent Home with St. Thérèse of Lisieux
  • The Gift of the Cross
  • You Have Redeemed the World
  • Open Our Hearts
  • Lent and Holy Week
  • The Spirituality of Fasting
  • Simplifying the Soul
  • Heart Speaks to Heart
  • Cravings

PICKING YOUR WEDDING READINGS

Together for Life

Together for Life
Joseph M. Champlin
Peter A. Jarret, C.S.C.
$4.50
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3 MILLION COPIES SOLD

Everyone's Way of the Cross

Everyone's Way of the Cross
Clarence Enzler
$1.50
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SPIRITUAL READING FOR LENT

Strange Gods

Strange Gods
Elizabeth Scalia
$14.95
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