Searching for and Maintaining Peace

Searching for and Maintaining Peace


  • Release: 2002-01-01
  • Publisher: Saint Pauls/Alba House
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 110 page
  • ISBN: 0818909064
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We live in a day and age characterized by an extraordinary amount of agitation and lack of peace. This tendency manifests itself in our spiritual as well as our secular life. In our search for God and holiness, in our service to our neighbor, a kind of restlessness and anxiety take the place of the confidence and peace which ought to be ours. What must we do to overcome the moments of fear and distress which assail us all too often in our lives? How can we learn to place all our confidence in God and abandon ourselves into his loving care? This is what is taught in this simple, yet profound little treatise on peace of heart. Taking concrete examples from our everyday life, the author invites us to respond in a Gospel fashion to the upsetting situations we must all confront. Since peace of heart is a pure gift of God, it is something we should seek, pursue and ask him for without cease. This book is here to help us in that pursuit.

Interior Freedom

Interior Freedom


  • Release: 2017-03-29
  • Publisher: Scepter Publishers
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 96 page
  • ISBN: 9781594170966
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Interior Freedom leads one to discover that even in the most unfavorable outward circumstances we possess within ourselves a space of freedom that nobody can take away, because God is its source and guarantee. Without this discovery we will always be restricted in some way and will never taste true happiness. Author Jacques Philippe develops a simple but important theme: we gain possession of our interior freedom in exact proportion to our growth in faith, hope, and love. He explains that the dynamism between these three theological virtues is the heart of the spiritual life, and he underlines the key role of the virtue of hope in our inner growth. Written in a simple and inviting style, Interior Freedom seeks to liberate the heart and mind to live the true freedom to which God calls each one.

Called to Life

Called to Life


  • Release: 2017-03-30
  • Publisher: Scepter Publishers
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 117 page
  • ISBN: 9781594170942
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How do I find fulfillment in life? How do I obtain happiness? Despite a multitude of self-help books in recent years, these eternal questions have become increasingly urgent in today’s directionless world. Author Jacques Philippe provides some answers. In his new book, Called to Life, he explains that a complete and fulfilled life is much more assured when we stop trying to chart our own course, when we realize that we are essentially creatures called by God. He goes on to describe where and how these calls take place: the events of life, the Word of God in Scripture, and interior motions of the Holy Spirit. Learning to recognize and follow these calls is what leads to a happy and full life. Called to Life includes a special section on how to read Sacred Scripture prayerfully (Lectio Divina), making this a timely source of inspiration and guidance following up on the recommendations of Pope Benedict XVI and the 2008 Synod of Bishops on the Word of God.

In the School of the Holy Spirit

In the School of the Holy Spirit


  • Release: 2017-03-30
  • Publisher: Scepter Publishers
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 144 page
  • ISBN: 9781594170959
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In the School of the Holy Spirit will help you get to know the Sanctifier of your soul. It will lead you to be more attentive to the movements of the Holy Spirit in your life as you learn to love the third person of the Holy Trinity. Philippe explains the rewards of being attentive to the Holy Spirit and provides simple and concrete ways to grow in this inner sensitivity. In his clear and simple style, he illustrates his points with many examples from modern life. In the School of the Holy Spirit is a valuable aid in your own spiritual journey.

Time for God

Time for God


  • Release: 2017-03-29
  • Publisher: Scepter Publishers
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 96 page
  • ISBN: 9781594170973
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Many people today are thirsty for God and feel a desire for an intense, personal prayer life that is deep and ongoing. But they encounter obstacles that prevent them from following the path seriously, and especially from persevering on it. Time for God was written with these desires and difficulties in mind. In Time for God, author Jacques Philippe mainly concentrates on mental prayer: prayer that consists of facing God in solitude and silence for a time in order to enter into intimate, loving communion with him. Practicing this kind of prayer regularly is considered by all spiritual masters to be an indispensable path that gives access to genuine Christian life—a path to knowing and loving God that empowers us to respond to his call to holiness addressed to each individual. Philippe draws on years of experience as a spiritual guide to illuminate the fundamental principles of mental prayer and describes some common mistakes and misconceptions that can lead it astray. With simplicity and clarity he explains the foundational principles for a healthy prayer life and gives advice for overcoming the various obstacles that arise when one sets off on the path of interior prayer.

Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence

Trustful Surrender to Divine Providence


  • Release: 1980
  • Publisher: TAN Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 144 page
  • ISBN: 9781618909169
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"To remain indifferent to good fortune or to adversity by accepting it all from the hand of God without questioning, not to ask for things to be done as we would like them but as God wishes, to make the intention of all our prayers that God's will should be perfectly accomplished in ourselves and in all creatures is to find the secret of happiness and content."

Peace Time

Peace Time


  • Release: 2018-06-05
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, page
  • ISBN: 9780691187952
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Why do cease-fire agreements sometimes last for years while others flounder barely long enough to be announced? How to maintain peace in the aftermath of war is arguably one of the most important questions of the post--Cold War era. And yet it is one of the least explored issues in the study of war and peace. Here, Page Fortna offers the first comprehensive analysis of why cease-fires between states succeed or fail. She develops cooperation theory to argue that mechanisms within these agreements can help maintain peace by altering the incentives for war and peace, reducing uncertainty, and helping to prevent or manage accidents that could lead to war. To test this theory, the book first explores factors, such as decisive victory and prior history of conflict, that affect the baseline prospects for peace. It then considers whether stronger cease-fires are likely to be implemented in the hardest or the easiest cases. Next, through both quantitative and qualitative testing of the effects of cease-fire agreements, firm evidence emerges that agreements do matter. Durable peace is harder to achieve after some wars than others, but when most difficult, states usually invest more in peace building. These efforts work. Strong agreements markedly lessen the risk of further war. Mechanisms such as demilitarized zones, dispute resolution commissions, peacekeeping, and external guarantees can help maintain peace between even the deadliest of foes.

My Catholic Faith

My Catholic Faith


  • Release: 2015-08-27
  • Publisher: Ravenio Books
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 430 page
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Anyone deeply interested in converts seeks an exposition of the Catholic Faith which not only defines each article of the Creed and each doctrine of the Church, but which also gives an explanation and a reason for the doctrine,” writes Fulton J. Sheen in the Foreword to this classic of religious instruction. “Such an ideal is beautifully satisfied in a Catechism written by one of our zealous missionary Bishops, Most Reverend Louis L. R. Morrow, S.T.D., Bishop of Krishnagar. The presentation is such as to satisfy the mentality of both children and adults, and is even not beyond an excellent review for those who have studied both Dogmatic and Moral Theology.” This work is organized as follows: 1. Religion and the End of Man 2. The Apostles’ Creed 3. God the Supreme Being 4. The Perfections of God 5. Divine Providence 6. Existence of God 7. Divine Revelation 8. Holy Scripture, or The Bible 9. Divine Tradition 10. The Church and Divine Revelation 11. One God in Three Persons 12. Unity of the Blessed Trinity 13. Creation 14. Revelation and Science 15. The Angels 16. The Devils; Temptation 17. An Image of God 18. Adam and Eve: Our First Parents 19. Evolution and the Bible 20. Original Sin 21. Actual Sin 22. Mortal Sin 23. Venial Sin 24. Occasions and Sources of Sin 25. Pride, Covetousness, Lust 26. Anger, Gluttony, Envy, Sloth 27. The Promise of the Redeemer 28. The God-Man 29. Our Lord Jesus Christ 30. The Incarnation 31. The Nativity 32. The Hidden Life of Jesus Christ 33. The Public Life of Jesus Christ 34. The Passion 35. Calvary 36. The Resurrection 37. The Ascension 38. The Holy Ghost 39. Sanctifying Grace 40. Actual Grace 41. The Theological Virtues 42. Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Ghost 43. Moral Virtues 44. Humility, Liberality, Chastity 45. Meekness, Abstinence, Zeal, Brotherly Love 46. The Eight Beatitudes 47. Foundation of the Church 48. The Apostles: First Bishops of the Church 49. The Primacy of Peter 50. Marks of the True Church 51. The One True Chu

A Mind at Peace

A Mind at Peace


  • Release: 2017-08-11
  • Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 192 page
  • ISBN: 9781622823819
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These past two decades, modern technology has brought into being scores of powerful challenges to our interior peace and well-being. We’re experiencing a worldwide crisis of attention in which information overwhelms us, corrodes true communion with others, and leaves us anxious, unsettled, bored, isolated, and lonely. These pages provide the time-tested antidote that enables you to regain an ordered and peaceful mind in a technologically advanced world. Drawing on the wisdom of the world’s greatest thinkers, including Plato, Aristotle, St. Augustine, and St. Thomas Aquinas, these pages help you identify – and show you how to cultivate – the qualities of character you need to survive in our media-saturated environment. This book offers a calm, measured, yet forthright and effective approach to regaining interior peace. Here you’ll find no argument for retreat from the modern world; instead these pages provide you with a practical guide to recovering self-mastery and interior peace through wise choices and ordered activity in the midst of the world’s communication chaos. Are you increasingly frustrated and perplexed in this digital age? Do you yearn for a mind that is more focused and a soul able to put down that IPhone and simply rejoice in the good and the true? It’s not hard to do. The saints and the wise can show you how; this book makes their counsel available to you.