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"Universal Call to Contemplative Prayer"

Retreat Talks for Lay People
given by Fr. Thomas Dubay, S.M.

Complete Set of Fr. Dubay's Weekend Retreat talks.
(These retreat CDs are not available elsewhere.)

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Scriptural Rosary: How to Pray the Rosary and Meditate on the Mysteries including Bible Verses, Art, Reflections, and the Fatima Story
by Kathryn Marcellino

"Scriptural Rosary: How to Pray the Rosary and Meditate on the Mysteries" uses Scripture, beautiful full-color art masterpieces, reflections, and the messages of Fatima to help lift one’s mind and heart to God as one prays the prayers of the rosary. The book is a help to pray the rosary as it was meant to be prayed, which is a meditation on important events in the life of Jesus Christ and his mother Mary. These meditations help one to know and love Jesus and Mary better. The rosary when prayed well becomes a pathway to contemplation and a closer union with God. The book is written from a Carmelite perspective as the author is a member of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites (OCDS). Also included is information on the prayers of the rosary, how to pray the rosary, the reasons to pray, preparing for prayer, and how to meditate on the mysteries of the rosary including information given to the child Jacinta from Our Lady of Fatima on how to meditate. There are also sections explaining how the rosary is a Biblical prayer, ideas on how to pray as a family, and a simple overview of God’s revelation including short summaries of some main teachings from the Old Testament and New Testament. The book concludes with the story of Our Lady of Fatima including the secrets of the Fatima message as revealed later by Sister Lucia, one of the seers at Fatima, and the Fifteen Promises of the Blessed Virgin to Christians who faithfully pray the rosary. The back cover has the art masterpieces for all twenty mysteries from the book interior for a quick reference.
Children rosary book for children  

How to Pray the Rosary for Children: with Color Art for the 20 Mysteries

by Kathryn Marcellino

"How to Pray the Rosary for Children with Color Art for the 20 Mysteries" has large full-color art masterpieces mostly by famous artists. There is art and a brief reflection for each mystery and a Bible reference to look up if desired. The mysteries are important events from the lives of Jesus and his mother Mary. While designed as a simple rosary book for kids, it can be used by those of any age while praying as a help in visualizing the mysteries. It includes instructions on how to say the rosary and the prayers of the rosary. Also included are sections on how the rosary is a Bible-based prayer and ideas for praying the rosary with children. The back cover has the art masterpieces for all twenty mysteries for a quick reference.

 

How to Pray the Rosary as a Pathway to Contemplation (color interior)
by Kathryn Marcellino

how to say the vocal prayers of the rosary
• how to meditate on the mysteries with art and scripture quotations for each mystery
• how to pray the rosary in a way to remain receptive to the highest form of prayer which is infused contemplation.
• how to recognize the transition from meditation to contemplation from the teachings of St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila
• insights on prayer and the spiritual life
• tips on saying the rosary as a family with children
• how the rosary is a Biblical prayer

Book Review: "Kathryn Marcellino's book, How to Pray the Rosary As a Pathway to Contemplation, takes you from the basics of praying the rosary, all the way to simple and direct instruction on how to move towards the gift of contemplative prayer. In each of the twenty mysteries of the rosary, she gives the reader the related scriptures and a picture image to aid in meditation. I highly recommend this little book for both beginners in prayer and those experienced in prayer. It's a neat, short but complete handbook for praying the rosary well and more." -- Virginia Barber, OCDS Formation Director

 

Rosary Meditations: The Gospel in Miniature (color interior)

by Kathryn Marcellino

Rosary Meditations: The Gospel in Miniature with Scripture, Art, Coloring Pages, and Bible Stories for Christian/Catholic Kids, Children, Youth, and Adults including How to Pray the Rosary is a book to help children and adults learn the Gospel message of Jesus Christ and to learn to pray the rosary and meditate on the mysteries.The mysteries of the Rosary cover important events in the lives of Jesus and his mother, Mary. The interior of the book is in color and contains art masterpieces and coloring book pages for the 20 mysteries. Each mystery also has a Bible reading, Bible story (or other information), and a short reflection. The reflections are meant to be an encouragement to be a follower of Jesus Christ and to love God and others. There is a section explaining how the Rosary is a Biblical prayer, how to pray the rosary, ideas on how to pray as a family, and a brief overview of the Old Testament as an introduction to understanding the Gospel message. Also included is a short version of the story of Our Lady of Fatima and a coloring page of Jesus Blessing the Children.

The above image shows 2 side-by-side interior pages with the reflection for the mystery on the left (passage from Scripture and Bible Story) and the coloring page on the right.

The front cover shows a miniature version of each coloring page inside.
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The back Cover shows art masterpieces inside that the coloring pages shown on the front cover are inspired by.

Twenty Mysteries of the Rosary Coloring Book
with Illustations of Art Masterpieces and Bible Stories

by Kathryn Marcellino

Children nowadays in general learn a lot about our secular world but not as much about our Catholic faith. The new Twenty Mysteries of the Rosary Coloring Book by Kathryn Marcellino was created to help children become more familiar with Jesus, Mary and the Rosary as well as becoming more familiar with our Catholic roots through coloring pages based on art masterpieces. This coloring book has basically the same information and coloring pages as Rosary Meditations:The Gospel in Miniature (below) with black and white interior and larger page size at 8.5 x 11 inches. There are 2 copies of each coloring page.

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Back Cover.

Jesse Tree Ornaments:
Advent Coloring Activities and Craft Projects for Kids with Bible Stories

by Kathryn Marcellino

The front and back covers above show the ornament designs inside the book to color. The color ornaments on the covers can also be used to make ornaments as they are printed on card stock. This is a fun project to help kids learn more about the Christian faith. This Jesse Tree helps to tell the story of the Bible from creation to the birth of Jesus Christ. Jesse Trees can be used during Advent to help prepare for Christmas. This book has 24 ornaments to color and cut out and a pattern to make a tree out of construction paper to display the ornaments. There are also Bible stories for children and Bible passages for each ornament.

Front Cover. (Click on covers or links for ordering information.)

Back Cover. Covers show coloring page designs inside.

Christian Cathedrals Stained Glass Coloring Book:
For Adults and Children including Bible Themes, Rose Windows, Gothic and Floral Designs from the Medieval and Renaissance to Modern Eras

by Kathryn Marcellino

Relax and have fun coloring inspirational pictures and designs while becoming acquainted with exquisite stained glass windows from around the world. This coloring book is designed for children, teens, and adults, from kindergarten age to senior citizens. The 32 beautiful full-page illustrations in this book were adapted from actual stained glass windows from some of the world’s most magnificent Catholic and Christian cathedrals and churches dating from the Medieval and Renaissance to the Modern era. They include rose patterns, Gothic and floral designs, and Bible themes. There are also 20 gift cards to color and cut out taken from the same illustrations used for the full-size coloring pages. The illustrations for the card take up 1/4 of the page so that the pages can be cut out and folded into quarters to make a greeting card. Cathedrals are generally designed to be spiritually touching and awe-inspiring with the idea to lift one’s attention to the heavenly things. Sometimes one need only to step inside such splendid churches to feel a wonderful sense of inner peace. Many stained glass windows are also designed to teach about God, Bible stories, and the lives of the saints. As with the great cathedrals, the illustrations in this coloring book are intended to inspire the mind, sooth the heart, and uplift the spirit.

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Back Cover showing inside coloring pages.


Saint Quotes on Love Catholic Meditations Coloring Book
plus Note Cards to Color

by Kathryn Marcellino

This Catholic coloring book for adults, teens, and older children has 30 full-page illustrations including religious art, floral designs, and other patterns to color. There are also 22 note cards to color, cut out, and give away. The simpler design of many of the illustrations and the short saint quotes make it easy for kids, busy people, and senior citizens to color. The book also makes a unique gift for grandparents and the elderly and can be used as a quiet activity for the sick, disabled, and those in nursing homes or assisted living as well. One way to use this book is to reflect on the inspirational quotes from saints and the Bible while coloring inspirational art. The quotes by saints and from the Catholic Bible help set the mood for reflection and meditation on Jesus Christ and his teachings regarding the importance of love. Meditating on the quotations and coloring the pages helps lift the mind to heavenly things. Additional information for each featured quote is provided on the preceding page.

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Back Cover showing inside coloring pages.


Dialogue of St. Catherine of Siena
by St. Catherine of Siena


The Dialogue of St. Catherine of Siena is a Catholic Classic. This writing was dictated by the saint while in the mystical state of ecstasy while in dialogue with God the Father. Saint Catherine of Siena (1347-1380) was the second woman to be given the title of Doctor of the Church by the Catholic Church mainly because on her writings. Her "Dialogue" will help one better understand God's plan of salvation through Jesus Christ, the real meaning of life, and how to live an authentic Christian life. It includes sections on Divine Providence, Discretion, Prayer, and Obedience. These mystical writings contain explanations and affirmations of many Bible passages and traditional Church teachings including what is needed to attain Heaven and avoid hell, and how to progress through the stages of the spiritual life to union with God. Highly recommended for a better understanding of what God desires and requires of us. The book is also filled with wisdom including insights how to be happy, for example, "Man is placed above all creatures, and not beneath them, and he cannot be satisfied or content except in something greater than himself. Greater than himself there is nothing but Myself, the Eternal God. Therefore I alone can satisfy him." (page 111)



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The word "Catholic" with a crucifix and miraculous medal.

"It is love alone that counts."
St. Therese of Lisieux



Virgin and Child Shirt with famous art by Sandro Botticelli

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Pray, Hope, and Don't Worry
Saint Padre Pio Shirt.



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Our Lady of Guadalupe Shirt
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