To Jesus Daily Through Mary
1 to 4
A Compilation of spiritual readings
by John Bautista de Mayo
from the Revised Standard Version
Bible, Catholic Edition, copyright
1993 and 1989 by the Division of
Christian Education of the National
Council of the Churches of Christ
in the U.S.A.
and quotations from Friends of God,
Christ is Passing By, The Way, Forge,
and Furrow by St. Josemaria Escriva.
from Practical Meditations for every
day in the year on the life of our
Lord Jesus Christ…composed
by a Father of the Society of Jesus;
from In Conversation with God, Volumes
1 to 7 by Francis Fernandez; from
Jesus as Friend by Salvatore Canals;
from Blessed Be God by Very Rev
Charles J. Callan, OP, STM and Very
Rev John a McHugh, OP. STM; from
Two Months with Mary by Rev Joseph
A. Viano, SSP; from Children of
God by Francis Fernandez-Carvajal
and Peter Beteta; and from Encounters
with Christ by Fr. M. Guzman.
of the Devotion to St. Joseph: The
Seven Sundays and May Devotions
including excerpts for the homilies
“ In Joseph Workshop”
and “The Epiphany of the Lord”
in Christ is Passing By and Friends
of God by St. Josemaria Escriva,
from Handbook of Prayers edited
by Fr. Charles Belmonte and Fr.
from Prayers and Devotions from
Pope John Paul II, The Private Prayers
of Pope John Paul II, and Breakfast
with the Pope, Daily Readings by
Pope John Paul II.
Novena for the Dead
by Fr Fernand L. Cruz, S.T.D.
Our affection for those who accompanied us here on earth remains alive even after theirdeath. And it is a consoling truth of our Faith that, through theCommunion of Saints, wecan help the faithful departed attainthe eternal happiness of heaven as soon as possible.
Consequently we remember them and pray for their eternal rest, make sacrifices and perform good works, refer indulgences to them, and most especially, we have Masses offered for them. In the Scriptures we read that Judas Maccabee “made atonement for the dead, that they might be delivered from their sin” (2 Mac 12:48).
With death the time for repentance and for gaining merit ends. The suffering souls in purgatory depend now on the members of the Church on earth and in heaven to alleviate their sufferings and attain their eternal glory.
Praying for the dead is one of the spiritual works of mercy. In many cases, if the person was close to us, it may also be a duty of justice. We have to repay the love that they showed us here on earth with love, through our prayers.
The custom of gathering together in prayer for nine consecutive days (novena) after the death of a loved one is an act of charity that is very pleasing to God. Jesus himself said, “I assure you, as often as you did it for one of my least brothers, you did it for me” (Mt 25:40). And so, we ourselves merit by praying for the dead.
This particular collection of liturgical prayers, scriptural readings and spiritual considerations was prepared to help families and friends participate actively in group prayer. The reader can also make good use of the texts herein for private prayer anytime during the year, e.g., wakes, death anniversaries, visits to cemeteries, and during the month of November traditionally dedicated to prayer for the faithful departed.
(Fr Fernand L. Cruz, STD)
presents what the Mass is, what happens
in the liturgy, and what impact the
Eucharist can have on a person's life.
- Incorporates the most
recent legislation of the Church on
the liturgy of the Mass and explains
it in a way that is easy to understand.
- Addresses all who are
puzzled, who cannot see the relevance
of the Mass to their daily living.
- Suitable for use as
a reference for the preparation of
homilies, talks, and meditations.
- Divided in two sections.
The first is a systematic explanation
of the Mass as a whole. The second
studies the different parts of the
Mass from the viewpoints of liturgy,
history, theology, and practical piety.
- For daily Mass-goers,
this excellent book is worth having
- For the ordinary church-goer
and anyone who wants to love the Mass
- 7" x 4.5"
• 300 pages • bookpaper
First Edition 1989
Daily Roman Missal (DRM) has the prayers
(Missale Romanum, 1975) and readings
(Ordo Lectionum Missae, 1981) of the
Saunday and weekday Masses of the Proper
of Seasons, Solemnities and Feasts of
Our Lord, the Proper of Saints from
the Universal Roman Calendar, as well
as the National Calendars of most of
the English-speaking countries. A selection
of votive and ritual Masses, Masses
for various needs and occasions, and
Masses for the dead has also been incorporated.
The DRM is a one-volume
compilation of the texts for Sunday
Masses, Solemnities and weekday Masses
printed in their entirety. Latin antiphons,
presidential prayers, Gospel acclamations
and responses to the Psalms are included
to facilitate active participation of
the faithful during Latin Masses. The
scriptural readings are taken from the
The Missal includes at
the back the Treasury of Prayers. It
is a compilation of prayers that could
help in conversing with God confidently
and intimately. Most are traditional
and are thus grounded in the piety of
the Communion of the Saints.
The years of liturgical
reform after the Second Vatican Council
have underscored the need for a missal
for the faithful, one that would enable
them to savour the richness of the sacrifice
of the Holy Mass throughout the liturgical
year and which would gather all the
wealth of prayers and readings used
in the liturgy. This book is intended
to answer that need. It helps prepare,
participate in, and live the daily celebration
of the Eucharist.
The missal of the faithful
is a book for the home as well as the
church. It familiarizes the people of
God with the Sacred Scripture, explaining
For an ordinary Christian,
the missal is the best book of prayers.
It contains the experience of the Church,
the .teacher of prayer. With it one
may converse with God in Christ through
the Holy Spirit, whether in the liturgical
synaxis or in the intimacy of one's
pages • Printed on Bible paper.
Hardbound • 1993 edition
Do You Want
to be Great?
on the Virtue of Humility
you want to be great?--Become little.
Do you plan to erect a building of colossal
height? Apply yourself first to set
a solid foundation--the higher your
building, the deeper the foundation
should be. The building will be going
up; it will soar high; but first someone
must dig the foundations, sink in the
depths. Before going up, buildings go
down; they humble themselves. The finials
and pinnacles gracefully stand up only
after the hu¬miliation" (St.
Augustine, Sermon 142).
Are you willing to go
along this route? Begin your journey
of humility by the hand of great saints,
masters of spirituality, from St. Augustine
to Pope Leo XIII and beyond. In this
book, you will find many thoughts of
a modem saint, St. Josemaria Escriva;
he, more than any other man, helped
many of us to live better our Christian
pages • 4.5" x 7" •
Path to Victory
victory you try to get will come only
after treading a path. You will find
difficulties, but remember, in this
life, like in sports, one loss does
not make a season.You must trasverse
a long drive strewn with hopes and fears,
satisfaction and disappointments, joys
and suffering. You will tread that path
going through each of these elements.
Yet, you must set your eyes in the final
goal, reject any sadness resulting from
these hardships, and continue fighting.
When you do that, you are living the
virtue of patience. (Excerpt from the
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8.5” • 256 pages •
bookpaper • softbound
To Know Christ Jesus
by F.J. Sheed
THIS IS NOT A BIOGRAPHY--the
Gospels were written by men who were
not biographically-minded. It is not
a Gospel Commentary either, though written
in the light shed upon the text by scholars.
The author's concern with the Gospels
is to see the face which looks out from
them upon men. The book is about Christ--not
the Christ of the great preachers or
the great Painters, but the Christ of
Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. It is
written for the great mass of people
in our world who reverence him but barely
know him. Its object is not to prove
anything but to meet Someone.
pages • 5.5" x 8.25"
• bookpaper • softbound
Printed by National Bookstore
in collaboration with Theological Centrum
to a Divine Gift
is God’s gift to us. Let us be
grateful for it. Let us safeguard it
as we would take care of the precious
gifts given to us by those whom we love
and hold close to our hearts.
Celibacy is our gift to
God. Let us keep it beautiful. It is
a gift that we offer to God not only
at the rite of ordination but at every
moment of our lives. God cherishes this
gift from us. May it remain pure and
holy, undefiled and whole.
Celibacy is a gift. Celibacy
is our task. It is our obligation. We
owe the people of God the powerful witnessing
of happy and dedicated celibates. Let
us give the Lord and the people of God
our very best. Only our best is good
L. SIN, D.D.
Archbishop of Manila
x 8 ½”• 272 pages•
50 Questions on the Natural
it is and Why we need it)
book approaches the subject on two levels.
First, if offers to state, as plainly
as possible, the natural law jurisprudence
of Saint Thomas Aquinas and its bases
in reason and revelation. On the second
level, especially in Questions 35 through
49, it examines relevant teachings of
the magisterium, or teaching authority,
of the Catholic Church. Saint Thomas
accepted the Magisterium as the indispensable
arbiter of morals as well as of faith.
The Magisterium is the arbiter of the
meaning of the natural law on specific
issues. However, the Magisterium does
not undertake merely to explain the
natural law. Rather, it incorporates
natural law as an aspect of the Truth,
who is a person, Jesus Christ.
x 8” •334 pages• bookpaper•
The Battle for Normality
for (Self-) Theraphy for Homosexuality
J.M. Van Den Aardweg, Ph.D.
book is primarily meant for those persons
afflicted with homesexuality who seek
practical advice in order to change,or,
at least, to deal with it constructively
and (morally) responsibly. It is written
with their needs, anxieties, and weakness
in mind, as Dr. van den Aawweg has learned
them during more than 30 years of theraphy
with homosexual persons.
There is a need for such
a practical “guide” because
there are very few able therapists who
want to help the well-intentioned homosexual
to change, and because most existing
works on homosexuality-no matter how
excellent their content may be- are
chiefly about theory, not about every-day
self-theraphy. Theoretical subjects
are discussed, too, insofar, as they
are necessary to be able to fight the
homosexual inclination and to refute
certain myths that may undermine the
homosexual’s confidence in the
possibility of a change.
from Theological Centrum
Tel. nos. 635-6113, 634-8590