Do you want to find an engaging way to reach “Christmas and Easter Catholics,” while strengthening the spirituality of parishioners who faithfully attend Mass each week?

The Ave Maria Press Parish Book Program is a great opportunity to purchase one of our outstanding books at an affordable bulk price for a limited time.

This spring we are offering a special paperback edition of the bestselling and award-winning Lift Up Your Heart: A 10-Day Personal Retreat with St. Francis de Sales by Rev. John Burns, a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Normally $13.95, the book is available for bulk purchase of 100 copies or more for $2.50. And you won’t pay shipping.

In this soul-changing, ten-day mini-retreat, Burns reinterprets St. Francis de Sales’s famous meditations on the Four Last Things—death, judgment, heaven, and hell—and pulls you deeply into contemplation of your relationship with God. Easily completed in the midst of a busy life, these ten meditations will inspire you to radically reorder your priorities and live entirely for Jesus.

You’ll learn the basics of forming a daily prayer routine and be challenged to take your prayer life to a new level as you explore the most fundamental questions in life: Who am I? Why am I here? What is the purpose of my life? What happens to me after I die?

A limited number of special edition books will be available while supplies last. If you preorder by March 18, your books will be delivered before Holy Week if you want to use them as an Easter gift.

The cost is $2.50 per book when you purchase 100 or more copies. Shipping is free within the contiguous United States. You can order on our website or by calling 800-282-1865. You won’t be charged until the books ship.

This special edition makes the perfect gift for your staff and parishioners, a parishwide group study, RCIA, small groups, diocesan retreats, or high school students and teachers.

Books are nonreturnable and no other discounts apply.