Friday, August 15, 2014

How you can help make the Church holier

Holier priests
lead to a holier Church.

You possess a powerful tool
that will help form priests — and
the Church needs you to use it now!

Attacks on the
priesthood are intensifying.

 Priests are battling on the front lines
for the salvation of souls, and few people
are in more need of our help.

Priests are called to fight evil,
but they cannot fight it alone.

Those men who have answered God's
call depend upon you to wield the most
powerful weapon against the evil one — prayer.

In these pages, celebrated retreat master and author Kathleen Beckman offers church-approved ways in which you are called to contribute to the welfare of the Church today.

You'll discover the indispensability of the Catholic priesthood, your specific call to pray for priests in the context of the New Evangelization, testimonies of spiritual mothers and priests, and scriptural rosaries dedicated to vocations and reparation.

Although both men and women are responsible for priestly renewal, Kathleen explains the special vocation of spiritual motherhood. This vocation is embedded with graces that enable women to work together with Our Lady and the Holy Spirit for the sanctification of priests.

Holier priests lead to a holier Church. Because prayer is a source of grace and the mother of all virtues, you can call down showers of graces upon the priesthood.

The Church and her priests need your prayers now more than ever, and here you'll find your special calling from God that must be fulfilled for the salvation of souls.

"Praying for priests is not an option; it is a holy duty and divine mandate. Kathleen Beckman strikes at the hearts of women to let loose a stream of spiritual maternity that flows into the hearts, souls, and ministries of our priests."
Johnnette Benkovic
Host of EWTN's Women of Grace

"Praying for Priests is filled with insight, encouragement, and inspiration to lead both priests and laity to a more profound love of God's priceless gift of the priesthood."
Fr. Peter John Cameron, O.P.
Editor of Magnificat

"A masterful work of spiritual simplicity and richness. I recommend making this book a part of your day, every day."
Most Reverend David D. Kagan
Bishop of Bismarck, North Dakota

"Kathleen presents practical ways to be a prayerful supporter of those in Sacred Orders who are in need of the intercession of others to successfully maneuver though the battlefield of the world."
Archbishop J. Augustine Di Noia, O.P.
Titular Archbishop of Oregon City

"An eloquent reflection on the reality of the prayerful support needed by priests and bishops."
Most Reverend Kevin W. Vann
Bishop of Orange, California

"Praying for Priests reminds everyone that one of the most essential works of the laity to support the clergy is to pray for priests."
Msgr. Richard Soseman
Official of the Congregation for the Clergy

Praying for Priests:
A Mission for the New Evangelization

Kathleen Beckman
$19.95 - 288 pages

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Whether you’ve just begun to pray or have been faithfully praying for years, the wisdom in this book will help you pray better. It will rescue your prayers from distraction and superficiality and transform them into real occasions for communion with God.

Fr. Lawrence Lovasik here clears away misunderstandings that many people have about prayer — and shows you innumerable ways you can avoid common obstacles and deepen your prayer life, no matter how much or how little you may have prayed before.

You’ll learn what prayer is, why it’s necessary, and how to practice the essential forms of Catholic prayer. You’ll discover how the Church’s sacraments fortify your prayer — and how prayer, in turn, enhances your reception of the sacraments. You’ll find out how to bring to your own prayers the qualities that make prayer effective. Your prayers will become more heartfelt, more focused, and more full of love for God.

Soon your prayer will fill you with a divine peace and joy that no one will be able to take from you. You’ll achieve the glorious aim of all prayer: union with God!

You’ll grow in prayer and in the graces it brings you as you learn:

  • Why true prayer is not necessarily a matter of words
  • Liturgical prayer: why you must pray with the Church
  • Four things you must bear in mind in order to pray better
  • Why prayer is essential for your salvation even though God knows all that you need
  • Two essential ingredients that transform thinking about God into genuine prayer
  • Swamped with earthly cares or selfish interests? Why prayer at such moments makes such a difference, hard as it may be
  • Your Faith: how knowing it better will improve your prayers
  • Five ways you should follow Jesus' example in your own prayer
  • Temptations: practical ways prayer helps you resist even the strongest of them
  • How to keep trusting in God even when your prayers seem to go unanswered
  • Distractions in prayer: four ways you can keep them from disturbing you
  • Family prayer: how to bring God into your home life — consistently and painlessly
  • The Our Father: why it is the most perfect prayer — and how to avoid common pitfalls when praying this simple prayer

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