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For patrons interested in some of our most recent titles, we have braille and audio materials to meet your every need!
BRAILLE - Please let us know if you would like any of these braille titles in BRF, and we make them available to download from the website as requested! It saves on the cost of braille paper and is not as labor intensive. Thank you in advance!
Women In the Old Testament
(B1580, 4 volumes):
The women in the Old Testament, too long invisible, have rich stories that are vital to the on-going revelation of God's relationship with a covenant people. Here, readers meet mothers and wives, queens and slaves, prophets and warriors, powerful women and victims; women whose stories offer us courage and insight.
Before I Sleep...The Last Days of Dr. Tom Dooley
by James Monahan (B1584, 3 volumes): This book about the man who dedicated his life to helping the sick and the poor of southeastern Asia includes recollections of the people who were with Dr. Dooley from the time of his cancer operation in August, 1959, to his death in January, 1961.
: For our braille clients interested in fiction, please note that we have
by Maura Weiler (B1476, 5 volumes). It is the story of twin sisters, one a cloistered nun and one a painter, who were separated at birth. They reconnect through art, faith and their father who touched the world through his paintings.
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Dear Pope Francis
by Pope Francis and the Children of the World (B1462, 1 volume):
A compilation of letters from children around the world written to Pope Francis and his responses to them which can be accompanied with the print version of the book so the sighted can read along!
Meister Eckhart's Sermons
by Meister Eckhart (D1171):
This is a collection of seven sermons of Meister Eckhart, the German medieval (circa 13th century) scholastic philosopher-theologian, which were translated by Claude Field and published with a Preface in approximately 1909.
On Union With God
by Blessed Albert the Great (D1172):
Albert the Great's work on how in this life one can become in Union with God and details how God lives within each and everyone of us. To become closer we must go into ourselves and reflect on God. The first necessary step is to shut out the distractions of the world and cleave to Christ.
Saint John Of The Cross: From His Birth to the Start of the Carmelite Reform
by Fr. Paschasius Heriz (D1173):
The humble beginnings and early life of the man who the Church would name as the mystic doctor of the Church. St. John's life is sure to be edifying and inspirational to Catholic Families trying to raise Saints, and Catholics who desire to live an authentic Christian life like that of our forefathers.
The Fruits of the Holy Ghost
by Rev. D. Chisholm
Learn about the Fruits of the Holy Ghost (Charity, Joy, Chastity, etc.) taken from the lives of the Saints, holy writings and parables. The excerpts are taken from the Catechism in Examples which was a book that became widely popular over the entire English speaking Catholic world.
The Orthodox Faith
by St. John of Damascus (D1175): The Orthodox Faith is the epitome of the writings of the Early Greek Fathers. Written just before the last of the truly Ecumenical Councils (787 AD), St. John of Damascus remains to this day, the last of the Eastern theologians whole-heartedly received by the West.
by Professor Christopher Bellitto, Ph.D. (D1180): Glorified in its time, the Crusades are now seen as a troubling chapter of world history. Like all historical events, however, the Crusades cannot be viewed in black and white terms. This course looks at the Crusades through the eyes of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, coming to understand the importance of the Holy Land to all three groups.
Books for Every Season
Next month heralds the Memorials of the Guardian Angels, Saint Francis of Assisi, Saint Ignatius of Antioch, and many more. Here are some books for these occasions!
The Little Flowers of St. Francis of Assisi
by Brother Ugolino (B0956, 3 volumes): In the first new English translation in 30 years, readers are offered details of the saint's conversion and deeply personal meditations in clear, modern English.
The Angels and Us
by Mortimor J. Adler (B1495, 4 volumes): Written several years ago, before the current interest in angels, this book speculates on the existence of angels; why Jews, Christians, and Muslims believe in angels, and the ways angels have been viewed as objects of religious belief and philosophical thought. It is a wonderfully enlightening work on the affinities between angels and human beings.
Francis and Clare: Saints of Assisi
by Helen Walker Homan (B1167, 2 volumes):
Homan tells the stories of the lives of Francis and Clare of Assisi and their centuries-long influence on the whole world through their radical living of the Gospel and founding of two great religious orders.
Saint Francis of Assisi
by G.K. Chesterton (B0961, 2 volumes):
Story of the life of Saint Francis told by the classic author, G.K. Chesterton.
A Tree Full of Angels: Seeing the Holy in the Ordinary
by August Derleth (B1515, 3 volumes):
The Benedictine tradition and practice of divine reading made accessible for everyone.
Prayers written by St. Francis of Assisi
by St. Francis of Assisi (B1506, 1 volume): Prayers written by St. Francis of Assisi.
Angels and Saints: A Biblical Guide to Friendship with God's Holy Ones
by Scott Hahn (D1135):
Dispels traditional notions of angels and saints, telling stories of several and explaining that we need to be more like the saints if we want to live in heaven someday. Dr. Hahn shows us that our heavenly life can begin now
The Spirituality of St. Francis of Assisi
by Brother William Short OFM (D1165):
This was previously published under the title "The Treasure of a Poor Man: St. Francis of Assisi and Franciscan Spirituality." This is a second edition with completely re-recorded and updated lectures.
Church Fathers: From Clement of Rome to Augustine
by Pope Benedict XVI (D6026):
Biographical history of the Apostolic Fathers of the Early Church. Figures include Clement of Rome, Ignatius of Antioch, Justin Martyr, and Irenaeus of Lyon. Benedict also discusses such great Christian figures as Tertullian, Origen, and Cyprian of Carthage, the Cappadocian Fathers, as well as the giants John Chrysostom, Jerome, Augustine, Leo the Great, and Benedict of Nursia.
33 Days to Morning Glory
by Fr. Michael Gaitley (D0950): Do-It-Yourself Retreat in preparation for Marion Consecration. Fr. Gaitley summarizes the teachings of St. Louis de Montfort, St. Maximillian Kolbe, St. Teresa of Calcutta and St. John Paul II, summarizing them and making them easy to grasp and simple to put into practice.
The Apostolic Fathers
by Donald Wuerl (D9099):
Picture of the Church presented by early Christian writers; focuses on Clement, Ignatius of Antioch, and Polycarp.
The Peace of Saint Francis
by Maria Sticco (D0328):
Life of the beloved Saint of Assisi.