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Christmas Gifts To Nourish Our Souls

5 Dec

We have the answer to at least a few of your gift needs. 

 

Holy Women, Full of Grace
Sister Joan’s new book features Jesus’ first women disciples and asks their prayers. The portrait of each woman calls readers into her story and into their own prayer. Both women and men enjoy this book. 32 pages. 1-9 copies, $8.00 each; 10-99 copies, $7.00. Order online or call 800-232-5533.





Advent Names of God
The O Antiphons are the Church’s prayer for the last days of Advent.
Each of these cards has been beautifully illustrated by Ansgar Holmberg, CSJ, and features a prayer-poem by Sister Joan. On the back of each card is the scriptural source for this name of God. The seven cards come in a case which becomes a standing easel. Only $15.00.
 Order online or by phone.
 

 

 

Our Lady of Guadalupe
Our Lady of Guadalupe is the Protectoress of the Americas. We need to shelter under her cloak these days. Click here to see the card and read the prayer. $15.00 for a pack of 10 cards (envelopes included!). Order online or by phone.

 

FREE SHIPPING!  We will ship any of the above items to you at our own expense. We are grateful for you, our customers and happy to share the blessings of Advent and Christmas with you. You can order these items at goodgroundpress.com or call Lacy at 800-232-5533.

FREE ONLINE Advent and Christmas resources for you and your families. If you need a manger scene, just click here.

Happy Thanksgiving!

22 Nov

We have created a Thanksgiving Grace for you to use at Thanksgiving dinner, or whenever you eat with friends and family. Click here to download and print it.

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Meeting At The Light

24 Dec
Photo via Flickr user  Avital Pinnick

Photo via Flickr user Avital Pinnick

I’m always looking for places to meet, hang out and talk with people of other faith traditions. Figurative places and literal places. One of my dearest friends, when we both lived in New York, invited me to her Shabbat table on Fridays as a literal place to meet, hang out, and talk about faith and life. Now she lives in Michigan and I live in Minnesota, and we still find figurative places to meet. Right now, we are meeting around the idea of light. She recently transitioned from a work trip in sunny Ethiopia to the dark winter of Michigan and resonated with my Advent posts about light. She is in the season of Hanukkah, and said this:

This year the idea of Hanukkah – literally meaning rededication – is much more striking – a rededication to each other, to faith, to life, to hope. Lighting a candle in these dark days is so important. By Jewish law, the Hanukkah candle is not to be used for anything else – you are not to use it to read something by or sew by, etc., unlike the Sabbath candles. The idea is to just let the light be and shine forth. It’s to gather people close for reflection and prayer. It’s the ultimate symbol and that’s all it’s supposed to be. We set the menorah in the window to demonstrate that we are here, not afraid, and that in this house there is light for all who wish to see…

I love the idea of the Hanukkah candle being light for just light’s sake, with no other purpose than to shine forth. And I love that Jews and Christians can come together in their respective liturgical seasons and talk about the goodness of light and rededication to hope, to faith, to life and to each other.

May your season be filled with the goodness of pure light and may that light bring your heart a sense of peace and hope.

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