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Run Toward the Fatherland

By Oliver Davies, excerpted from this month’s free Catholic book.

It is natural for travelers to hurry on to their homeland; it is natural too that they should experience anxiety on the roadway and peace when they arrive home. And so we too who are on the road should hasten on, for the whole of our life is like one day’s journey. Our first duty is to love nothing here, but to love the things above, to desire the things above, to relish the things above and to seek our home there, for the fatherland is where our Father is. [Read more…]

Verbum’s Free Book Goes Away Soon

You only have a few days left to get these resources on Mary and the Catholic tradition at a great discount. [Read more…]

What Was Original before Original Sin?

Suppose we are asked to complete this phrase: “Original ——.” What do we answer? My guess is that we, and most people who have received adequate Christian education, would respond: “Original Sin.”

With St. Pope John Paul II’s Theology of the Body, the response is radically different. The response becomes: [Read more…]

Get Lexicon of Saint Thomas Aquinas for Free

Start the new year with new reading.

First, grab a free book, A Lexicon of Saint Thomas Aquinas. It’s a one-of-a-kind volume wherein Dr. Roy J. Deferrari analyzes every word in St. Thomas’ Summa Theologica and other works.

You can also add two more books for under $12: [Read more…]

Last Chance to Get October’s Free Book

St. Catherine of Siena’s crowning work, The Dialogue, features her conversations with God on topics such as virtue, sin, and suffering.

In the excerpt below (the whole book is free this month), St. Catherine of Siena paints a vision for how the Church’s suffering today transforms it into Christ’s likeness, which will soon result in joy. She writes imaginatively from the perspective of God the Father. [Read more…]

Bridging the Chasm between God and Humanity: Get October’s Free Book

A new month brings a new free book, and this one’s a classic.

October’s free book of the month is Catherine of Siena: The Dialogue, in which St. Catherine, named a Doctor of the Church in 1970, shares her conversations with God on the topics of salvation, suffering, perfection, and more. [Read more…]

Save Up to 30% on Top Resources for Deeper Study

The September monthly sale has arrived, and with it, up to 30% off a great selection of valuable resources.

Shop the sale now, and take a look at these three resources that will add a wealth of biblical scholarship and insight to your library. [Read more…]

Last Chance to Save on the Popular Patristics Series

It’s your last chance to save 30% on resources from the outstanding Popular Patristics Series during the Verbum Monthly Sale.

The Popular Patristics Series makes early Christian literature more accessible than ever. [Read more…]

Free Resource: The Future of Catholic Biblical Scholarship

Thoughtful and thorough Catholic scholarship is vital to the health of the Church and the edification of all believers.

But how do we measure its health, and how do we know where it’s headed?

In this month’s free book, Future of Catholic Biblical Scholarship: A Constructive Conversation, New Testament scholars Luke Timothy Johnson and William Kurz open a conversation with the Church about biblical scholarship that maintains the freedom of critical inquiry but remains loyal to tradition. [Read more…]

Dive Deep into 3 Aquinas Works for under $8

It’s your last chance to get The Bread of Life, or, St. Thomas Aquinas on the Adorable Sacrament of the Altar for free this month, along with two other Aquinas works for under $8.

Discover Aquinas’ meditations on the beauty and mystery of the Blessed Sacrament in The Bread of Life, or, St. Thomas Aquinas on the Adorable Sacrament of the Altar for free. Divided into 7 parts and containing 30 meditations, Henry Augustus Rawes has translated the original Latin into English and provided summaries for each meditation in the table of contents. [Read more…]

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