A New Year, A New Beginning




Let The Paraclete support your New Year Resolution to increase your daily prayer. Besides a wide selection of titles on prayer, spirituality, and personal growth; we carry volumes of day-by-day reflections written by or collected from some of the Church’s spiritual leaders.


Spiritual Advice From The Saints: 365 Days Of Inspiration

This beautifully crafted book contains 365 days of inspiring reflections from dozens of beloved Catholic saints, both classic and contemporary. Mark your year with a saint a day!



Voices of the Saints: A 365-Day Journey with Our Spiritual Companions

The inspiring stories of these saints are the primary focus of the book, and each entry is written in such a way as to help us feel the companionship of the saint. The voice of each saint comes through clearly in quotations drawn from their own writings, the recollection of witnesses, and the careful work of biographers.




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Through the Year with the Saints: A Daily Companion for Private or Liturgical Prayer

This devotional guide commemorates the saints universally honored in the Roman Catholic Church. Father M. Basil Pennington has written an insightful Introduction which illuminates the spiritual graces we can experience when meditating on and praying with the saints throughout the year.


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A year with the Saints: Daily Meditations with the Holy Ones of God

These 365 reflections draw from the writings and lives of holy men and women across two thousand years. Their spiritual and practical insights for Christian living are as fresh and relevant today as they were when they were first written. When you pray to the saints, you speak to them. Read A Year With the Saints , and let them speak to you.



Peace and Good: Through the Year with Francis of Assisi

This book offers a page-a-day of teachings from Francis of Assisi and his followers. Each day offers inspiration to anyone interested in Franciscan spirituality and a daily dose of “peace and good”—a phrase often associated with Francis.



Padre Pio’s Spiritual Direction for Every Day

Padre Pio was celebrated for his understanding of the spiritual life and the struggles we all face. The letters he wrote to his spiritual directors and to the many people who sought his advice are a profound source of direction and encouragement. This collection of 365 reflections drawn from those letters offers inspiration for every day of the year. Let Padre Pio share his wisdom with you and become your guide to holiness.


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Becoming Fire: Through the Year with the Desert Fathers and Mothers

The insights of the desert monks of the fifth and sixth centuries amaze, and startle, readers by their wisdom. Among other things, they teach that the first step in overcoming our sinfulness is an honest perception of things as they are.” By arranging these “words” in short Daly readings, Tim Vivian invites modern readers to savor the monks’ advice, as did those who collected these sayings, rather than dismiss them as a fascinating but irrelevant bit of history.



A Year with the Church Fathers: Patristic Wisdom for Daily Living

Learn from Saint Clement of Rome how to accept correction. Let Tertullian teach you about prayer. Read Saint Gregory the Great and deepen your love for the Eucharist. Follow Saint John Cassian on the way to true moderation and self-control. Saint John Chrysostom’s counsels will refresh you from pain and illness, and Saint Augustine will keep your mind from straying during prayer.



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Through the Year with Mary: 365 Reflections

A collection of reflections about the Mother of God that will draw you closer to Mary and also to Jesus and closer to Jesus is where Mary wants you to be. A fresh turn of phrase, an unexpected train of thought, a piercing insight from writers across the centuries will lead you into the heart of this woman uniquely chosen by God to be his mother, your mother, ready to help you all day, every day.



Walk in His Ways: A Monastic Journey of Life and Light

Brother Victor-Antoine d’Avila-Latourrette shares with us his own concerns for the New Year in this daily meditation and helps us down the path to grace and spiritual strengthening. Through anecdotes of his daily life in the New England area, stories of grace from the Saints and prayers and reflections to keep our mind on God, Brother Victor encourages us to live simply this year and to seek and find God in the silence that is so hard to find in our modern world.



The Cross, Our Only Hope: Daily Reflections in the Holy Cross Tradition

Members of the Congregation of Holy Cross offer an introduction to the rich, vibrant spirituality of the Congregation in this daily meditation book. Each day begins with a brief excerpt from the Holy Cross spiritual tradition–including the writings of Basil Moreau, Edward Sorin, and Jacques DuJarie–followed by a brief personal meditation [by a member of Holy Cross]. Themes such as trust in God, compassion, hope in the cross, discipleship, and the promotion of justice speak to members of Holy Cross, all who have been touched by their ministry, and any Catholic interested in learning more about the Congregation’s spirituality.



In Conversation with God: Meditations for Each Day of the Year

Author Francis Fernandez-Carvajal makes generous use of the writings of the great saints as he brings you focused and moving meditations on themes taken from the Mass readings for that day, the liturgical season, and more. This work is rich and extensive enough to serve as your spiritual reading for a lifetime, as it helps you relate the particulars of the message of Christ to the ordinary circumstances of your day. Each volume is small enough for you to carry to Adoration or some other suitable place for meditation.

Available in a 7-volume set in slipcase or as individual volumes.


2015: A Book of Grace-Filled Days

There are times we may feel overwhelmed by the hectic pace of our lives; and when it comes time to reflect upon our day in meditation and prayer, we may be unable to concentrate. Finding inspiration and receiving grace each day is important to a prayerful life, and 2015: A Book of Grace-Filled Daysprovides a concise and structured way to listen to God’s voice every day of the year.


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