Author: Katelyn Detweiler
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Mina is seventeen. A virgin. And pregnant. Mina is top of her class, girlfriend to the most ambitious guy in school, able to reason and study her way through anything. But when she suddenly finds herself pregnant—despite having never had sex—her orderly world collapses. Almost nobody believes Mina’s claims of virginity. Her father assumes that her boyfriend is responsible; her boyfriend believes she must have cheated on him. As news of Mina’s story spreads, there are those who brand her a liar. There are those who brand her a heretic. And there are those who believe that miracles are possible—and that Mina’s unborn child could be the greatest miracle of all. From the Hardcover edition.
Author: Katelyn Detweiler
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Mina, seventeen, has everything going for her until she discovers she is pregnant and no one, especially her boyfriend and her father, will believe that she is a virgin except for the few who have faith that miracles are possible and that her unborn child could be the greatest miracle of all.
Myth, Magic and Birth
Author: Suzanne Arms
Publisher: Celestial Arts
Category: Health & Fitness
In this intimate perspective on birth, renowned author and photographer Suzanne Arms conveys the inherent wisdom in this natural process, through her eloquent words and pictures. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Author: Marian McMahon Stanley
Publisher: BRP Publishing Group
When Sister Mary Aurelius is murdered in front of the shuttered Immaculate Conception school outside of Boston, former student Rosaria O’Reilly is determined to find justice for her mentor. The Malford Police have identified a mentally unstable homeless man as the killer, but Rosaria wasn’t trained to settle for the easy answer. With help from a close childhood friend, Nuncie DiStephano, now losing the struggle with an aggressive cancer, her investigations unravel a much larger, more sinister story. Working sometimes as an adversary, sometimes as a partner with Malford Police Detective Leo Gelenian, she pieces together the motive, method, and identity of the murderer through confrontations with a powerful real-estate developer, a vicious Boston crime boss, and an autocratic monsignor with passionate ambitions for his prestigious Catholic high school. The Immaculate is a complex murder mystery with a deep sense of place, a compelling storyline, richly developed characters, and a satisfying surprise ending. “Marian McMahon Stanley’s The Immaculate draws the reader in with a haunting murder victim, Sister Mary Aurelius, who is as widely beloved as she is feared. A taut, character-rich whodunit.” —Hallie Ephron, New York Times bestselling author,Night Night, Sleep Tight “Marian McMahon Stanley leads us deep into a well-written web of secrets, past transgressions, and interwoven relationships in her debut Boston-based mystery. Protagonist Rosaria O’Reilly is a smart amateur sleuth determined to unearth the true killer of her beloved Sister Mary Aurelius.You’ll be a faithful fan of Stanley’s work when you finish this tale of ambitions and betrayals, powerful figures with something to hide, and enduring childhood friendships. This is a story which grows more compelling page by page.” —Edith Maxwell, Agatha-nominated author of theQuaker Midwife Mysteries and the Local Foods Mysteries “Each discovery is linked to the next until an edifice of lies and deception crumbles, leaving nothing for the villains to hide behind. Tightly plotted with satisfying twists, the story ends with an unexpected revelation.” —Susan Oleksiw, author, Mellingham Mysteries
The Crisis of the Immaculate Heart Community of California
Author: Anita Marie Caspary
Publisher: Liturgical Press
Witness to Integrity is a first-person account of the historic dispute between the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters (IHM) and James Francis McIntyre, the Cardinal Archbishop of Los Angeles. Former Mother General of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters and president of the Immaculate Heart Community, Anita Caspary, IHM, tells her story of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Sisters' motivations and struggles in their claim for authority and freedom to live a Christian life in accordance with their consciences. The conflicts that lead a part of the Immaculate Heart Sisters 'Community to become an ecumenical community are described with vividness. Anita Caspary's personal narrative reflections provide in-depth details of the story that has captured media attention in books, television documentaries, and plays. In addition, the use of original sources from the Immaculate Heart Community archives that have not been open to the public assists in producing new insights and correcting inaccuracies and myths. Chapters are The Accusation," *Memories of a Catholic Girlhood, - *Background and Beginnings, - *Called to be a Nun, - *Teacher, Professor, and Administrator, - *The Sixties and the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart, - *Cardinal James F. McIntyre, - *The Archdiocesan Visitations, - *The 1967 Chapter of Renewal: Creating the Vision, - *Embracing the Vision, - *The Cardinal's Response to Renewal, - *The Vatican Visitations, - *A Test Case for the Vatican, - *A New Life for Religious Women, - and *The Immaculate Heart Community. - Anita M. Caspary, IHM, PhD, was president of the Immaculate Heart College from 1957 to 1963. She was Mother General of the Immaculate Heart Sisters from 1963 to 1969 and president of the Immaculate Heart Community from 1970 to 1973. She is the author of several articles about the challenge of the Roman Catholic hierarchy by the Immaculate Heart Sisters and has taught in the graduate level for the last three decades. Currently, she writes and teaches poetry at the Immaculate Heart Community in Los Angeles, California. "
Author: Bob Shacochis
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Widely celebrated upon its original publication in 1999, National Book Award–winning writer Bob Shacochis’s The Immaculate Invasion is a gritty, poetic, and revelatory look at the American intervention in Haiti in 1994. In 1994, the United States embarked on Operation Uphold Democracy, a response to the overthrow of the democratically elected Haitian government by a brutal military coup. Bob Shacochis traveled to Haiti for Harper’s and was embedded—long before the idea became popular in Iraq—with a team of Special Forces commandos for eighteen months and came away with tremendous insight into Haiti, the character of American fighters, and what can happen when an intervention turns into a misadventure. With the eye for detail and narrative skills of a critically acclaimed, award-winning novelist, Shacochis captures the exploits and frustrations, the inner lives, and the heroic deeds of young Americans as they struggle to bring democracy to a country ravaged by tyranny. The Immaculate Invasion is required reading, essential for anyone who wants to understand what has happened in Haiti in the past and what will happen in the future.
A History of Perfect Innings in Baseball
Author: John Cairney
Publisher: Mosaic Press
Category: Sports & Recreation
Getting 3 batters out in order on nine pitches is one of the most remarkable feats in baseball. Since the late 1800s, only 71 pitchers have been able to do it. Yet, unlike other rare achievements in baseball, such as pitching a perfect game, the “immaculate inning” does not capture the same attention or consideration. In a game that is as unpredictable as baseball, perfection, when it occurs, should be cause for both reflection and celebration. In Immaculate, Cairney provides a short history of perfect innings through the stories of the pitchers who pitched them. Beginning with an brief overview of the numbers, the remaining chapters, one for each immaculate inning on record in major baseball, provides insight into the men, their careers and details of the inning itself, from the first recorded perfect inning in 1889 to the most recent string of innings last MLB season in 2014. The names include pitching greats such as Jim Bunning, Sandy Koufax, Nolan Ryan and Randy Johnson, but also many lesser known, if not colorful, pitchers like “Sloppy” Thurston and Bill Wilson. The teams include famous franchises like the Detroit Tigers and the New York Yankees, but also clubs now defunct like the Boston Beaneaters and the Montreal Expos. Using immaculate innings as benchmarks, the book provides an engaging and entertaining journey through the history of professional baseball that will delight both the serious student of the game, as well as the fan who enjoys reading about the game.
Why Thomas Aquinas Denied, While John Duns Scotus, Gregory Palamas, & Mark Eugenicus Professed the Absolute Immaculate Existence of Mary
Author: Father Christiaan W. Kappes
Publisher: Academy of the Immaculate
Category: Immaculate Conception
This second volume of the series Mariological Studies in Honor of Our Lady of Guadalupe treats the mystery of the Immaculate Conception, hidden in plain sight for nearly a thousand years prior to Bl. John Duns Scotus and his later influence at the Council of Florence. Until now, practically nothing was known of this history. Key to the present study is St. Gregory Nazianzen, whose Marian doctrine inspired Benedict XVI at a 2007 public audience: "Mary, who gave human nature to Christ, is true Mother of God and, in view of her highest mission, was 'prepurified,' as if a distant prelude of the Immaculate Conception." Fr. Kappes' groundbreaking thesis confirms Benedict's insight beyond anything previously imaginable. The person and mystery of Mary in Christ and the Church unfolds as indispensable for ecumenical theology. Greco-Latin agreement on the Immaculate Conception at Florence was itself a portent to subsequent harmony on other doctrinal questions, then, as now. As Pope Francis intensifies efforts to resolve differences between Orthodox and Catholics, Fr. Kappes' research clarifies Our Lady's central role in these efforts.
Author: Gatan Soucy
Publisher: House of Anansi
In 1920s Montreal, 75 parishoners die one terrible night at the hands of an arsonist. Among the survivors are Remouald, whose nightmarish, repressed childhood memories cause him constant turmoil; Séraphon, his invalid father who holds a self-destructive secret; and schoolteacher Clémentine Clément, who obsesses in solitude over past tragedies, unrequited passions, and the grim suspicion that something is woefully amiss with a group of young boys in her class. Gaétan Soucy applies his trademark vivid language, bracing wit, and fearless insight to this compelling story of horror and hope.
A Fresh Look at Childbirth
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
Category: Health & Fitness
Examines modern childbirth practices, arguing that current hospital and medical procedures interfere with and unnecessarily complicate the birth process, and discusses available alternatives to hospital childbirth
In Reply to Several Works which Have Appeared on that Subject of Late Years
Author: Abbé Jean Joseph Laborde,Arthur Cleveland Coxe (bishop of Western New York.)
Category: Immaculate Conception
Father Maximilian Kolbe
Author: Fr. Jeremiah J. Smith
Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Includes 204 photos, plans and maps illustrating The Holocaust St. Maximilian Kolbe is famous as the saint of Auschwitz who volunteered to die of starvation and thirst in place of another prisoner. But his heroic death in 1941 in the worst of the Nazi concentration camps was only the culmination of an amazing life—for St. Maximilian was fired by the supernatural ideal of conquering for Christ through Mary all souls in the entire world—to the end of time! Full of interesting stories, this little book describes his mischievous boyhood, his youthful prophetic vision of two crowns, his dream of martyrdom, his use of modern printing technology to further Our Lady’s work, his agreement with St. Therese the Little Flower, his “Cities of the Immaculata” (the one in Poland grew from 19 members to 762 and was the largest religious community in the world), his knowledge that he was fighting Satan, and his prison abuse for being a Catholic priest.
The Path to Lifelong Weight Management
Author: Deena Solomon
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
Category: Health & Fitness
Immaculate Consumption: The Path to Lifelong Weight Management offers a scientifically based weight loss program designed to empower dieters to achieve long-lasting results.
Author: A Nun of Kylemore Abbey,Anonymous
Best reference book on the Messages from the Sacred Heart of Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin Mary to Berthe Petit on the Devotion to the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary, along with a detailed biography of the messenger, Berthe Petit. Jesus states, "The hearts of men must be changed. This will only be realized through the devotion known, developed, preached and counseled everywhere... Recourse to my Mother under the title I wish for her universally, is the last help I shall give before the end of time... My Mother has acquired from her Heart the title of 'Sorrowful' by sharing generously in all the sufferings of My Heart and My Body from the crib to the cross...The title of 'Sorrowful' belongs therefore to the Heart of My Mother, and more than any other, this title is dear to Her because it springs from the union of her Heart with Mine in the redemption of humanity." Many black and white photographs. Imprimatur; Nihil Obstat.
Author: Leighton Rockafellow
Publisher: Wheatmark, Inc.
Attorney Larry Ross has made a name for himself by getting a not-guilty verdict in an impossible first-degree murder case and driving a major automobile manufacturer to its knees in the process. On the heels of his success, Larry and his new partner, Bill Wilson, find themselves embroiled in cases filled with mystery, intrigue, conflict, and deceit. Larry is working on a huge claim against another auto manufacturer. Matters grow complicated when his expert witness is murdered and a string of similar murders across the county is discovered. Lead homicide detective, Greg Kelly, is charged with the task of finding the killer and bringing the masterminds to justice. Meanwhile, Bill takes on the sheriff of Pima County in a "case that can't be won." Bill must prevail in the Supreme Court of Arizona before he can even go to trial. Can Bill and Larry overcome insurmountable odds to ensure that their grieving clients receive justice?
Author: Benjamin Swan
Publisher: Bee and the Swan Publishing
…BREAKING NEWS… Literary Fiction is dead. All subsequent content will be wholly plot-based, and will not cause a reader to think or feel but, instead, may be binged, guilt-free. All deviation from this norm should be reported to Global law entertainment enforcement. Redemption follows... . Heartfelt Care Worker, Lucian, is trying to get some rest, but is his blog directing or else distracting him from purpose? The Senseless appear to understand such difficulties, before the shadowy group blot his domestic landscape, bringing a hole more clearly into focus, including the woes of a journalist uncovering the story, and Deanna, the woman making sense of it all. The novel, immaculate, lyrically scrolls across continents and heartlands with humour, timely hope, and in apprehension of belief, of narrative, and of the natural world.* *(Apology: All prior text is rated 19.84 on The Gunning Fog Scale Level) 'Another Faithbook for the posting postmodern media age in a mysterious miniature epic.' 'Infuriating and Mesmerising' - someone's mum
Sex in an Age of Mechanical Reproduction
Author: Carl Djerassi
Publisher: World Scientific
One of the most challenging issues of the 21st century is the impending separation of sex (in bed) and reproduction (under the microscope) as a result of recent advances in contraception and assisted reproduction. Many of the ethical and societal issues associated with these new reproductive technologies, notably intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), are raised in an unusual format — namely in dialogic form — which is both entertaining and pedagogically informative. Contents: Act 1Act 2 Readership: General. Keywords:ICSI;Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection;Human Reproduction;Contraception;In Vitro Fertilization;Biological Clock;Male Infertility;Contraception;Sperm Donor Selection;Pre-Implantation Embryonic ScreeningReviews:“Carl Djerassi's thoughtful new play … a host of intriguing issues about medical ethics, parenthood, and the rights of child … a welcome and successful experiment.”The Times, London “Stunning new play … Wears scholarship lightly, using wit and humor to smuggle in serious scientific ideas.”The Economist “… wry and witty … the play airs some of the ethical and social issues raised by in vitro fertilization … appeals because of unusual plot, well-drawn characters, and the simple but effective touches of modern technology.”Science “… Brings science and theatre together in a way rarely seen … an enjoyable and thought-provoking play.”Chemistry in Britain “The play is fast-paced, entertaining and sprinkled with witty dialogue … fascinating.”New Scientist “An alternative to the usual fluff of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.”The Independent “The triumph of Carl Djerassi's first theatrical work is to present the language of the laboratory in an involving, accessible fashion … Engage your brain and see it.”The List, Edinburgh “Djerassi's writing exhibits wit and warmth… a good, healthy 90-minute drama.”Time Out “Engrossing entertainment … This production of Carl Djerassi's comedy screen drama is pretty much faultless.”Stage “Djerassi has taken one of the most contentious, headline-grabbing and deeply personal issues on the front lines of modern science … to write a play that is both intellectually engaging and personally dramatic.”San Francisco Examiner “The show [invites] an audience to stretch into the strange new territory of reproductive science … it uses dramatic suspense to animate real-world issues of personal and social responsibility.”San Francisco Chronicle “A humdinger of a play … excellent theater which engages its audience with a well written story, well directed, and well acted.”Marin Independent Journal “… unique combination of drama, wit, and science … a fascinating production.”Barre-Montpelier Times Argus
Author: Padre Pio
Publisher: TAN Books
The Meditation Prayer on Mary Immaculate is one of Padre Pio’s few published writings, penned before he was forbidden by the Church to publish or to engage in correspondence—this for fear a cult would arise around him. Here we encounter a profound spiritual penetration into the mystery of Mary’s unique and sublime role in our salvation. Though brief, it can be read over and over with great benefit since it is-–just as the title suggests—both a meditation and a prayer on the meaning of Mary. This booklet also contains a brief sketch of Padre Pio’s life and numerous edifying pictures of this saintly stigmatist.
Author: William H. Woestman
Publisher: Faculty of Canon Law Saint Paul University
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Defining the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception : Apostolic Constitution of Pius IX, Issued December 8, 1854
Author: Catholic Church. Pope (1846-1878 : Pius IX),John R. Sheets,Pope Pius IX
Category: Immaculate Conception