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Facing Forgiveness

Facing Forgiveness

A Catholic's Guide to Letting Go of Anger and Welcoming Reconciliation 

Author: Loughlan Sofield, S.T.

Author: Carroll Juliano, S.H.C.J.

Author: Archbishop Gregory M. Aymond

Price: $11.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 128

Trim size: 5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59471-122-0

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: April 2, 2007

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Out of the wealth of their shared experience, authors Sofield, Juliano, and Aymond have fashioned an inviting exploration of the process of forgiveness that blends compelling personal narrative, wise spiritual guidance, and sound practical suggestions. Written with Catholics in mind, this simple primer is designed to encourage the first steps in the process of forgiving with over twenty-five stories of real people who found their way to forgiveness or sometimes who choose not to forgive. As readers look into the faces of the wounded people profiled in this book they recognize forgiveness is indeed possible.


"Heartrending and inspiring."

"A heartrending and inspiring collection of stories drawn from personal experiences, reminding us that 'Christian forgiveness is about remembering, not forgetting.' Facing Forgiveness is an excellent and practical resource for all who struggle to forgive and for those accompanying others on this sometimes painful, but ultimately freeing journey."

Edith Prendergast, R.S.C.
Director of Religious Education, Archdiocese of Los Angeles

"Touching and powerful stories."

"In an era when the capacity to forgive seems pushed to its limits, this eloquent book radiates much needed hope. These touching and powerful stories are required reading for the heart. Facing Forgiveness is an interactive work of the best practices for a healthy and whole spiritual life."

Br. Joel Giallanza, C.S.C., Author of Praying from the Heart of Holy Cross Spirituality

"An ideal resource."

"The down-to-earth stories are gems that show the reader what forgiveness means and how to choose it. Filled with practical wisdom, this is an ideal resource for personal spiritual growth and small group reflection."

Sheila Garcia, Secretariat for Family, Laity, Women, and Youth
U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops


"This exceptional book describes how real lives are changed by a person's ability to forgive, the true essence of Christianity. A must-have resource for all pastoral ministers, parish teams, caregivers, and grief groups."

Linda Amadeo, R.N., M.S., Executive Editor
Human Development magazine

"Small but helpful."

"The three authors, a 'brother-sister-bishop team,' distill their experiences gathered over many years of teaching and counseling into a small but helpful book on the dynamics of forgiving."

Catholic Online

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