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in the Catholic Mystic Tradition

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With all your mind, learn the Faith in its fullness and depth;

With all your strength, defend the Faith from ignorance and hate;

With all your soul, desire the Faith as your most cherished hope;

With all your heart, live the Faith in gentleness and love.

 
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BOOKS


Healing
Psychological Healing in the Catholic Mystic Tradition
(2nd Edition)

 
 paperback


Anger and Forgiveness
(3rd Edition)

 
 paperback and Kindle


Though Demons Gloat
They Shall Not Prevail

 
 paperback


Falling Families
Fallen Children

 
 paperback


Disasters and Trauma
 
 paperback and Kindle


Psychology from the Heart
The Spiritual Depth of Clinical Psychology

 
 paperback and Kindle


Praying the Liturgy of the Hours
(3rd Edition)

 
 paperback


Beyond the Veil of Lust
 
 paperback and Kindle

 


RELAXATION CD


Guided Imagery Relaxation: The Catholic Way
 
 CD and MP3 download

 

PRAYER CARDS & PRAYER BOOKLETS

Laminated Cards

 

Prayer Booklets

The Angelus / The Divine Praises bookmark / The Divine Praises / Father, Forgive Them / The Golden Rope / Prayer to the Holy Spirit / Prayer to Saint Joseph / Prayer to Saint Rita / Swept Away (English and Spanish) / Prayer to the Venerable Cross / Waking Prayers

 

Little Praises to the Blessed Virgin / The Angelus and the Regina Coeli / The Litany of Humility / The Litany of Humility Plus / Supplement to the Liturgy of the Hours

 

BOOKLETS

I print these booklets individually on demand and then fold, saddle staple, and trim them by hand.

Borderline Personality Disorder | Breviary & Lectionary Pronunciation Guide  | Catholic Compassion | Desire and Distraction | Stopping Smoking | The Veil of Purity | Weight Reduction

 

 

Weight Reduction

Weight Reduction Through Faith and Prayer

Right now you use food to numb your emotional distress, and you fear that without using food and excess body fat as psychological defenses your life will be nothing but empty pain.
 
Therefore, to overcome the habit of constantly reaching for something to deaden your emotional pain, endeavor to teach yourself to act in new ways through love. Recognize the urge to use food as a way to numb painful emotions, and then return food to its proper place in your life: not as a psychological defense but as a holy gift of nutrition. In this way, your food will participate with you in a divine mystery of love, rather than be reduced to a mere object of consumption.
 
If you follow the guidance within this booklet, you will be able to say, “Thank You, Lord, for the grace to not use food to fill my craving for love. In You, Lord, I am filled with all the fullness of divinity; there is no greater love than this.”

5" x 8"  Softcover booklet, 32 pages

ISBN 13: 978-0-9831171-5-5
ISBN 10: 0983117152

$7.94

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Note. The text in this booklet can also be found as a chapter in my book Healing. Nevertheless, even if you have that book you might still want this booklet for yourself or to give to others.
 

Giving the Pain to God

In contrast to all the human illusion—and sin—of anger and revenge, you have another option. That is, when you are hurt, you don’t have to fight back, trying to hurt others as they have hurt you. If you trust in God’s perfect justice to protect you, then you can accept all injury quietly, peacefully, and without grumbling or protest. Despite your injuries, you can give patience, understanding, compassion, forbearance, mercy, and forgiveness to those who hurt you, all the while praying that they will repent their behavior.
 
Moreover, even if others continue to treat you unfairly, you can still achieve healing from your emotional and psychological wounds. If you remember always that nobody—not even God—owes you anything, then you will be able to grow in purity simply because you desire healing regardless of what others around you do.

5" x 8"  Softcover booklet, 24 pages

ISBN 13: 978-0-9831171-8-6
ISBN 10: 0-9831171-8-7

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The Veil of Purity

The Holy Purpose of the Chapel Veil

Sadly, many women who do wear a veil do so for the wrong reasons, and most women who refuse to wear a chapel veil don’t understand its real purpose.
 
So, should women wear a chapel veil out of duty? No. Is the veil a sign of oppression of women? No; in fact, it’s just the opposite.
 
If women dress modestly at all times they will be a holy influence on men and society, and if they cover their heads when praying they will protect themselves spiritually from those who feed upon irreverence and impurity.
 
Women have a crucial mission—a mission of purity—in liberating themselves, the Church, and society in general from the oppression of irreverence and impurity that, day by day, are increasingly attacking us all.
 
Our help is in the name of the Lord, Who made heaven and earth—and Who made woman as the glory of man, to honor her and protect man from himself.

 

4.75" x 7"  Softcover booklet, 18 pages

ISBN 13: 978-0-9831171-6-2
ISBN 10: 0983117160

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Borderline Personality Disorder

Healing the Rage

The the whole purpose of bringing a child into the world is to take responsibility for guiding an innocent soul into mature purity before God. So, if your childhood was filled with loving trust in God because your parents lived in chaste loving trust in God, then we can say your parents loved you.
 
But if your childhood was filled with insecurity, hostility, self-loathing, and disobedience, then you have the truth right under your nose. All you have to do is see it. Here’s how to fix it.

 

5" x 8"  Softcover booklet, 18 pages

ISBN 13: 978-0-9831171-7-9
ISBN 10: 0-9831171-7-9

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Note. The text in this booklet can also be found as an appendix in my book Falling Families, Fallen Children. Nevertheless, even if you have that book you might still want this booklet for yourself or to give to others.
 

Catholic Compassion

How can Catholics “take the emphasis off sin” and focus on God’s healing mercy—and not end up condoning sin?

All of us are tempted today by those who try to convince us to doubt the moral teachings of the Catholic Church.
 
We are induced to look with desire at behaviors that separate us from a holy life, saying to ourselves, “How can there be anything wrong with something that seems so nice?”
 
This booklet, in explaining real Catholic compassion, can help you understand how friends, teachers, professors, the entertainment industry—and even priests, bishops, and popes—can lead you away from God under the deceptive guise of “being compassionate.”

 

5" x 8"  Softcover booklet, 24 pages

ISBN 13: 978-0-9831171-2-4
ISBN 10: 0-9831171-2-8

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Note. The text in this booklet can also be found my book Healing; see Chapter 9 (Desire and Motivation) and Appendix III (Distractions). Nevertheless, even if you have that book you might still want this booklet for yourself or to give to others.
 

Desire and Distraction

If you desire success, you will likely achieve it, but if, somewhere deep in your heart, you desire failure, all your attempts to achieve success will fail.

If you don’t desire to be healed, that’s proof that you really can’t do it all yourself. That’s proof of your need for God. With divine grace, you can be inspired to desire healing. But maybe you have never learned to care much about yourself, and when you don’t care much about yourself, you don’t care about much at all—and when you don’t care about much at all, you end up desiring failure.
 
You can remain in this place of not caring and just keep on walking to your destruction. Or, if you were to notice that God has been trying to get your attention, you would know that there is more than destruction, something so beautiful and desirable that only one thing can resist its pull: hate.
 
So now, and in every moment until you die, you will have a choice between the ugliness of hatred and the beauty of God. That decision has to come from you.
 
You will go where you desire.
 

5" x 8"  Softcover booklet, 41 pages

ISBN 13: 978-0-9831171-4-8
ISBN 10: 0983117144

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Stopping Smoking

Stopping Smoking Through Faith and Prayer

If you are addicted to any substance, you are declaring with your behavior that you “love” the addiction more than you love God, and so you will fail to love God as Christ commanded us: You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind (Matthew 22:37). But, if only you train yourself, through faith and prayer, to desire holiness more than you desire an addiction, any addiction can be overcome.
 
Accordingly, to stop smoking it will be necessary not only to overcome the addiction to nicotine, but also it will be necessary to overcome the habit of always reaching for a cigarette (either as a behavioral reward or as a means to relieve anxiety) instead of reaching out to God in prayer.
 
If you follow the guidance within this booklet, you will be able to say, “When I trust in You, Lord, You are my best and oldest friend. I do not need to soothe myself with cigarettes. With Your grace, I am not a slave to impulses and addiction.”
 

5" x 8"  Softcover booklet, 18 pages

ISBN 13: 978-0-9831171-3-1
ISBN 10: 0983117136

$7.94

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Breviary & Lectionary Pronunciation Guide
In English

Have you ever questioned the pronunciation of a word with someone who then scoffs and says, “God doesn’t care if I don’t pronounce every word correctly!” Well, it isn’t the words themselves that God cares about, it’s our desire to be good servants that God cares about—and to be a good servant is to put our hearts into making liturgy as pure and beautiful and correct as possible. Carelessness about anything only defiles the holy. So strive, therefore, for excellence in everything.

Although other books can be found to assist a reader with the pronunciation of Biblical names, they all have two deficiencies. First, they are all books—that is, they are stiffly bound and relatively thick—and so they can be cumbersome to carry around on a daily basis. In contrast, the present booklet can be carried easily for constant reference. Second, other books neglect many names, such as the names of saints and ancient writers who appear often in the Liturgy of the Hours, especially in the Office of Readings.

I have searched through several dictionaries of the English language, as well as dictionaries and pronunciation guides for languages such as Latin, French, Spanish, and Italian, to collect suggested pronunciations for a comprehensive list of names that appear in English liturgy.
 

4" x 6¾"  Softcover booklet, 47 pages

ISBN-13: 978-0-9786627-3-8
ISBN-10: 0-9786627-3-3

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