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The Daughters of St. Paul Counseling and Spiritual Growth Collection (11 vols.)

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This life brings challenges unexpected and fraught with emotion. How does one cope with loss, illness, stress, depression, and the variety of other emotional surprises we face? The Daughters of St. Paul have compiled these books to bring counsel to the hurting soul, reassuring the reader with Scripture, ministry, and wisdom from the saints. Whether you desire to help the hurt around you or to grow yourself in spiritual strength, this collection offers counsel for any emotional situation.

  • Excellent resources for pastors, ministers, priests, and counselors
  • Written by authors who have first-hand experience with the issues they write about
  • Perfect for small groups, especially support groups
  • Title: The Daughters of St. Paul Counseling and Spiritual Growth Collection
  • Publisher: Pauline Books & Media
  • Volumes: 11
  • Pages: 1,851
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In the Logos edition, these volumes are enhanced by amazing functionality. Important terms link to dictionaries, encyclopedias, and a wealth of other resources in your digital library. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Facing Illness, Finding Peace

  • Author: Nancy Groves
  • Publisher: Pauline Books & Media
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 124

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

The diagnosis of a serious or chronic illness is a life-altering experience for oneself as well as for that of loved ones. Facing Illness, Finding Peace gently guides the reader through the emotional responses to illness to the attainment of inner peace, all within the context of God’s abiding presence and love.

Nancy Groves has given a voice to the shifting emotions one feels when diagnosed with a chronic illness. Providing reflections and prayers for many stages of emotion, this is a valuable guide to finding the comfort of God’s loving embrace in difficult times.

—Matthew Ellis, executive director, National Episcopal Health Ministries

In the face of illness, which every person will either experience or be impacted by, there is an invitation to grow in grace and perspective. This book opens the inner door of dialogue to think, feel, and pray through suffering, to discover God’s healing love.

—Philip McGaugh, pastor, St. Bartholomew, Needham, MA, and former Catholic chaplain, Massachusetts General Hospital

Give this book to anyone who is facing serious or chronic illness. It uses Scripture and prayers that are soothing and comforting to the soul. What a gift!

—Patti Moore, RN, BSN

Nancy Groves, MSW, CSW, is a medical social worker with over twenty years of experience as an educator and counselor. She has presented many seminars in hospital, university, and church settings on the emotional impact of serious illness and has served on the Michigan Department of Public Health AIDS Advisory Board.

Holding on to Hope: The Journey Beyond Darkness

  • Author: Kathryn J. Hermes
  • Publisher: Pauline Books & Media
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Pages: 148

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Have you come through a dark time? Depression, burn-out, financial disaster, death of a family member, or emotional chaos come to us all. We get through, but we want something beyond mere survival. We feel, somehow, there must be something more.

This book is about the “something more.”

The pain of a dark time can open us to new growth in our relationship with God and ourselves. This book is about the unexpected, refreshingly, surprisingly new things God wants to do for you. Penned by the bestselling author of Surviving Depression, this book is the bridge from darkness to authentic spirituality and healing.

Sometimes we are so stuck in our pain we can’t even hear Jesus asking us that question or allow Him to come into our hearts to do the work that needs to be done. What is wonderful about Hermes’ reflections is that she, too, has been in that darkness. One can relate deeply to her experience and learn from it.

—Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur, MA, Elms College

Kathryn J. Hermes is a member of the Congregation of the Daughters of St. Paul. She works in the acquisitions office for Pauline Books & Media Centers, and is the author of numerous bestselling Pauline Books & Media titles. She has an MTS from Weston Jesuit School of Theology.

How to Handle Worry: A Catholic Approach

  • Author: Marshall J. Cook
  • Edition: 2nd
  • Publisher: Pauline Books & Media
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 160

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Anxiety can destroy your peace of mind and erode your prayer life. In How to Handle Worry, Marshall Cook offers practical suggestions for dealing with worries and banishing anxieties. He explores strategies for creating and maintaining harmony by drawing on our faith and bringing our burdens to God in prayer. With humor and insight, Marshall brings a faith perspective to managing stress.

Marshall J. Cook is a professor in the Department of Liberal Studies and the Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He teaches workshops, seminars, and credit courses on writing and editing, creativity, stress management, and media relations and speaks at conferences nationwide.

Making Peace with Yourself: 15 Steps to Spiritual Healing

  • Author: Kathryn J. Hermes
  • Publisher: Pauline Books & Media
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 148

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Empty. Broken. Unfinished. Alone. We all find ourselves in this place at one point or another in our life, perhaps through unexpected illness, financial struggles, personal vulnerability and failure, broken relationships, boredom, or struggles with faith. In mysterious ways these times cause people to plumb the depths of the human spirit, seeking for peace. This book is an essential guide to making peace with life as it is and finding the face of God in the midst of life’s confusion. Life won’t become easy. We won’t be spared disaster, but we can give ourselves to this reality with complete assurance that our best interests are always at the heart of God’s design.

In the midst of life’s confusion, the presence of God is the deepest reality at work in the world.

Beautifully humble, empowering, and inspiring, Sister Kathryn Hermes teaches restless souls like me how to move into the silence and into our personal vulnerability so to find peace and healing.

—Therese J. Borchard, blogger, “Beyond Blue,” Beliefnet.com

Kathryn J. Hermes is a member of the Congregation of the Daughters of St. Paul. She works in the acquisitions office for Pauline Books & Media Centers, and is the author of numerous bestselling Pauline Books & Media titles. She has an MTS from Weston Jesuit School of Theology.

Midwife for Souls: Spiritual Care for the Dying

  • Author: Kathy Kalina
  • Publisher: Pauline Books & Media
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 160

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

This classic work on the spirituality of caring for the dying is now expanded with moving stories and lessons gleaned from the author’s experience as a hospice nurse. Caregivers, friends, and family members often feel unsure of what to say or do as they care for the terminally ill. Midwife for Souls provides insight, showing how the support of one’s faith and the power of prayer can guide one in ministering to a dying person. Written in a style that is poetic and beautiful, practical and credible, this book is essential reading for anyone who accompanies others to the edge of life—and helps in their birthing to eternal life.

Midwife for Souls is a book on hospice care, but it is much more than that. It is a ‘how to’ for family members, friends, and hospice care professionals involved in caring for terminally ill patients as they enter into the phase of their last moments, when life slowly ebbs away and death releases the soul to go home to God. Kalina’s deep understanding of what human beings go through as their lives come to and end makes this book useful to everyone, regardless of religious preference.

—Josefina B. Magno, MD, past president, International Hospice Institute

I wish I had read this before my dad’s death. . . Midwife for Souls is a book full of hope, emphasizing the integrity, love, and spiritual care of the dying person. It speaks of the gift of relationship between family members and the importance of reconciliation. It blends practical psychological insights with an emphasis on the importance and power of prayer.

—Sandra Guancial, BSSW, Londonderry, NH

Kathy Kalina completed her ADN at Tarrant County Junior College, Fort Worth, TX, in 1978, and her BSN at the University of Texas at Arlington in 1987. Kathy is a certified hospice and palliative nurse in Fort Worth, Texas.

Prayers for Surviving Depression

  • Author: Katheryn J. Hermes
  • Publisher: Pauline Books & Media
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 176

When depression strikes, prayer can seem impossible, a distant light in the dark land of loneliness. Words fail, and even the desire for God fades into night.

This unique prayer book offers prayers from those who have suffered through depression's dark days and night, and yet continue to search for light and strength in their faith. Together with favorite prayers from the Catholic tradition, they offer comfort and hope that God is close to the brokenhearted.

Kathryn J. Hermes is a member of the Congregation of the Daughters of St. Paul. She works in the acquisitions office for Pauline Books & Media Centers, and is the author of numerous bestselling Pauline Books & Media titles. She has an MTS from Weston Jesuit School of Theology.

See Yourself Through God’s Eyes: 52 Meditations to Grow in Self-Esteem

  • Author: Marie Paul Curley
  • Publisher: Pauline Books & Media
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Pages: 170

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This amazing book will take you on a journey not only of self-discovery but of inner healing through the experience of how much you are cherished by God. These 52 meditations are short enough for daily prayer but profound enough to break open your heart to the grace that saves and rebuilds what has been broken. Indeed, you will learn to see yourself through God’s eyes!

Many people struggle with serious problems with self-hate and self-rejection. Often these are genuinely deeply religious people who have turned to God and Christ because they did not [know] where else to go. Sister Marie Paul has taken on this challenge of self-hate, which troubles so many people. Her own well-thought and clear understanding can lead many to a relationship with Christ. She gives a meaningful answer to this question that troubles so many people.

—Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR, author, A Virtue-Driven Life

Drawing from her deeply profound struggle to move to a sense of God’s unconditional love, Marie Paul Curley throws lifelines of purpose, meaning and hope to others. The combination of evocative stories-her own and others, relevant scripture, spirit-touching mediations, and daily mantras make this a unique and useful book.

—Suzanne Mayer, professor of pastoral studies, Neumann University

As a Daughter of St. Paul, Marie Paul Curley finds inspiration and joy in daily Eucharistic adoration and in the Pauline mission of communicating Christ through the media. A former video producer, Sister Marie Paul writes books and screenplays, and assists young women to discern the call of God in their lives.

Surviving Depression: A Catholic Approach

  • Author: Kathryn J. Hermes
  • Publisher: Pauline Books & Media
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 160

Sample Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

For over a decade, Surviving Depression has helped thousands of readers find a reassuring approach to living through depression. By drawing upon the strength inherent in the Catholic tradition and discussing the biological, psychological, environmental, and genetic components of the illness, this companion offers a holistic understanding of depression-for the depressed, their family members and friends, and those who counsel or care for them.

Having recommended the earlier edition of Surviving Depression to colleagues and students alike, I wondered what could be added to improve it! Happily, Sister Kathryn still speaks in the same voice, rich in compassion and wise in lived experience, to those who suffer with or support others with depression. Scripture still interweaves with sound psychological understanding. This tenth anniversary revision features a new sense of the even more complicated world in which her readers live and the even more distressing weights that rest upon them. The new second part provides a clear, lived-out eight step process inviting a contemplative stance acquired, as the author evidences, not by efforts to battle depression as an antagonist, but by coming out from under it.

—Suzanne Mayer, professor of pastoral studies, Neumann University

This book sheds considerable light on the dark subject of depression with extraordinary insight and wisdom. When the author writes that ‘people who have suffered depression can learn much from each other’s stories,’ I know it is true, because I have the illness, and I learned even more about it from this book which blends sound spiritual and psychological principles with masterful articulation. The depressed and those who care about them will benefit greatly from this book.

—William Rabior, author, Emerging from Depression: Revised Edition, hospital chaplain at Saint Mary’s, Michigan

Depression is often a dark and lonely path, but in Surviving Depression, we are given a guide and a hand to hold that embraces the beauty and richness of our Catholic faith. In these pages, there is companionship and hope, and I am grateful to have it as part of my personal library.

—Sarah Reinhard, blogger, www.snoringscholar.com

Kathryn J. Hermes is a member of the Congregation of the Daughters of St. Paul. She works in the acquisitions office for Pauline Books & Media Centers, and is the author of numerous bestselling Pauline Books & Media titles. She has an MTS from Weston Jesuit School of Theology.

Tender Mercies: Prayers for Healing and Coping

  • Author: Mary Peter Martin
  • Publisher: Pauline Books & Media
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Pages: 160

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Tender Mercies is a beautiful collection of prayers and Scripture passages for anyone struggling through particularly difficult circumstances, and for those who love them. An indispensable resource during times of turmoil and uncertainty, these peaceful meditations offer hope, support, comfort and guidance.

Mary Peter Martin is a Daughter of St. Paul originally from Youngstown, Ohio. She has a Master’s in education from Boston College and has worked in media evangelization in various parts of the U.S. and Canada. She currently lives with other members of her religious community in Toronto, where she is involved in the formation of those interested in the Pauline charism and mission.

Wisdom for Living the Final Season

  • Author: Kathy Kalina
  • Publisher: Pauline Books & Media
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Pages: 97

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A fear of death is a common concern among all of us. In fact, it could even be considered an emotional thread that ties the human race together. Even those who have a strong faith in God’s limitless mercy and love often fear death and the process of dying.

In this book, hospice nurse Kathy Kalina addresses the physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges experienced by those who live in the shadow of a terminal illness. From her many years of experience, the author offers straightforward and encouraging guidance to:

  • Find hope, comfort, and meaning in the final season of life
  • Choose your own attitude
  • Find peace by letting go of the things weighing you down
  • Prioritize how to spend your energy
  • Grow in faith and love
  • Know what to expect as death approaches

Kathy Kalina completed her ADN at Tarrant County Junior College, Fort Worth, TX, in 1978, and her BSN at the University of Texas at Arlington in 1987. Kathy is a certified hospice and palliative nurse in Fort Worth, Texas.

Facing Infertility: A Catholic Approach

  • Author: Jean Dimech-Juchniewicz
  • Publisher: Pauline Books & Media
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Pages: 208

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Drawing upon her personal struggles with infertility as well those of other Catholic women, Dimech-Juchniewicz evokes a heartfelt, tangible honesty. While she operates from a highly supportive standpoint, she is also realistic and practical in acknowledging that some couples will never deliver a child of their own into this world. Yet, an overriding sense of comfort and hope prevails, affirming that the “Divine Physician” has a plan for each of us—a plan which may involve “bear[ing] fruit in the desert” in a way other than childbearing.

Blending Catholic teaching with the best that medical science has to offer, this book offers a path to healing in a sensitive and gradual manner. Dimech-Juchniewicz is deeply grounded in Catholicism, and explains the morality or immorality of various infertility treatment options in context of the Church’s teachings. You will discover that help is available from doctors who share your faith and are at the cutting edge of infertility treatments with effectiveness that rivals IVF.

In addition to the religious, Dimech-Juchniewicz considers the emotional, psychological, medical, biological, cultural, and financial aspects to dealing with infertility, offering a comprehensive overview. Each chapter contains a Scripture passage, a reflection from a Catholic woman who has been struggling with infertility, commentary, discussion questions, tips for friends and family, and a prayer from the Book of Psalms.

The desolation of infertility leaves many Catholic couples feeling alone and misunderstood. Jean weaves psalms, testimonials, and faithful reflections in this much needed book to guide and console those touched by infertility. This book will be a catalyst for hope and healing for many as they discern God's will for their families.

—Jean Golden-Tevald, DO, CFCMC, FCP, family physician, past president, American Academy of FertilityCare Professionals

The moment I began reading Facing Infertility I felt that I was stepping into my life. The chapters were easy to read and incredibly insightful, providing hope and reminding the reader that they are not alone on this journey. There was also an invaluable section at the end of each chapter to help family and friends better support a struggling couple. I would highly recommend this book to any couple struggling with infertility. It will remind you that God is with you, you are not alone, and there is great hope for all of us if we but trust in him!

—Lottie Hilgefort, owner and webmaster, www.catholicinfertility.org

Jean Dimech-Juchniewicz has served as a lay ecclesial minister in the Catholic Church since 2001. After studying at St. John’s Seminary and Boston College, she earned an MA in Pastoral Ministry from the latter institution. Firmly rooted in the Catholic tradition, she has lectured on matters of theology, liturgy, morality, and spirituality. She currently works as an educational consultant, facilitates a parish-based support group for Catholics struggling with infertility, and is blessed to be a stay-at-home mom to her three little miracles.

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