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  1. From Advent to Epiphany

    From Advent to Epiphany
    Fr Patrick Troadec

    Code: B3054
    Christmas is the season of joy and peace with a charm all its own. Yet, If we are to receive everything that the Christ Child comes to give, a spiritual preparation is necessary. Learn More
  2. Meditations for Advent

    Meditations for Advent
    Jacques-Benigne Bossuet

    Code: B2215
    £10.79 £9.95
    Don’t waste another Advent! Keep Christ in Christmas this year by turning to this slim volume of daily Advent meditations by Bishop Jacques-Bénigne Bossuet, one of the greatest homilists in the history of the Church. Learn More
  3. Words for the Advent and Christmas Season

    Words for the Advent and Christmas Season
    Bishop Hugh Gilbert, OSB

    Code: B2729
    As Abbot of Pluscarden Abbey in Scotland and now as Bishop of Aberdeen, Bishop Hugh Gilbert’s homilies have gained him a reputation as a clear and profound teacher of the faith. Learn More
  4. Feast and Fast: Food for Advent and Christmas

    Feast and Fast: Food for Advent and Christmas
    Christina Rees

    Code: B3041
    In this, Christina Rees’s second collection of writings and recipes following the Christian festivals, she explores the wonderful season of Advent and Christmas. Learn More
  5. Keeping Advent and Christmas

    Keeping Advent and Christmas

    Code: B3042
    While popular traditions of celebrating Christmas are an integral part of our shared culture, less is known about how other days of the Christian calendar at this time of year are observed and celebrated. Learn More
  6. Advent & Christmas: Catholic Customs and Traditions

    Advent & Christmas: Catholic Customs and Traditions
    Joanna Bogle

    Code: B2628
    Re-discovering the rich Catholic heritage of the Church's seasons. This handy booklet sets out the rich heritage of customs long practised by Catholics during the seasons of Advent and Christmas. The Church makes sense of the natural seasons of the year through her own liturgical seasons. Learn More
  7. Advent with the Saints

    Advent with the Saints
    Greg Friedman, OFM

    Code: B1876
    Christians know that St. John the Baptist prepares the way of the Lord. Which other saints can accompany us during the four weeks of waiting for the birth of Jesus? Through insightful reflections Friedman connects us to the lives of saints and holy ones suggested by the Scriptural readings of A Learn More
  8. The Christmas Book

    The Christmas Book
    Rev. Francis X. Weiser, S.J.

    Code: B2941
    This book unfolds the story of the celebration of Christmas. Beginning with its gospel and history, the author leads us through the festivities of the Middle Ages, to the decline and eventual revival of Christmas customs in Europe and in America. Learn More
  9. The Wonder Story

    The Wonder Story
    Marion Ames Taggart

    Code: B3030
    This sweet book for children is just one of a set of four by the same author, lovingly restored from the 1920s originals. Intended for little hands, they all have large, thick, durable pages (not quite a board book, but a step up) and lots of full color illustrations. Learn More
  10. The Christmas Story Book

    The Christmas Story Book
    St Luke, and others

    Code: B1892
    Starting with the Christmas Story according to St. Luke, this newly designed edition includes: The Legend of the Christmas Rose (Lagerlof), A Christmas Mystery (Locke), The Fir Tree (Hans Christian Anderson), The goblins and the Sexton (Charles Dickens), The Other Wise Man (Henry van Dyke), Learn More
  11. Bambinelli Sunday: A Christmas Blessing

    Bambinelli Sunday: A Christmas Blessing
    Amy Welborn

    Code: B3028
    Alessandro is staying with his grandparents, who run a small shop that sells figures for the presepe (Nativity scene), while his parents look for work in another country. To help with the boy's loneliness, his grandfather encourages Alessandro to make his own figure of the baby Jesus. Learn More
  12. The Christmas Story

    The Christmas Story
    Sophie Piper

    Code: B3136
    A traditional and reverent retelling of the Nativity story, evoking the spirit of heavenly love come down to earth at Christmas. Illustrated throughout with detailed, bold pictures by Annabel Spenceley. Learn More
  13. The Story of the Nativity

    The Story of the Nativity
    Elena Pasquali

    Code: B3137
    A traditional retelling of the first Christmas with echoes of the gospels and a gentle storytelling style. Sophie Windham (a Kate Greenaway Medal shortlisted illustrator) complements the text with beautiful, glowing pictures and lots of detail, Learn More
  14. Christmas Treasury - Book set

    Christmas Treasury - Book set

    Code: B3135
    These books are an ideal gift for Christmas for little ones. Each story includes clear text allowing children to follow along easily. The books measure 20cm x 14cm, and are presented in a sturdy cardboard slipcase. 29 colour pages per book. Learn More
  15. Caroling through Advent and Christmas

    Caroling through Advent and Christmas
    Mark G Boyer

    Code: B3047
    Sometime in November, or commonly as early as October, Christmas songs are heard in shopping malls, in discount stores, on the radio, on TV, and through all manner of electronic devices. Learn More
  16. My Very First Christmas Story Sticker Book

    My Very First Christmas Story Sticker Book
    Alex Ayliffe

    Code: B3134
    This child-friendly book gives a wonderful retelling of the nativity story, with spaces left for children to fill with the appropriate sticker to complete the story. Learn More
  17. A Mary Christmas

    A Mary Christmas
    Kathleen M Carroll

    Code: B2545
    A Mary Christmas focuses on the Marian aspects of the Advent and Christmas seasons of Christmas, using the theme of the Seven Joys of Mary: the annunciation, the visitation, the nativity of our Lord, the adoration of the magi, the finding of the child Jesus in the temple, Learn More
  18. Advent Meditations with Fulton J Sheen

    Advent Meditations with Fulton J Sheen

    Code: B1877
    Drawn from Archbishop Sheen's best-selling books, these 28 reflections will lead you day by day through the Advent season. Eloquent quotes are paired with beautiful Scriptures on the themes of the season - patience, waiting, gift, hope, humility, joy and more. Learn More
  19. Baby Jesus is Born Sticker Book

    Baby Jesus is Born Sticker Book
    Karen Williamson

    Code: B2004
    Delightfully festive sticker book retelling the story of Christmas, perfect for toddlers and early readers. Story begins wtih the Angel appearing to Mary and carries through to the Wise Men presenting gifts. Learn More
  20. O Come Let us Adore Him

    O Come Let us Adore Him
    Christopher Hayden

    Code: B1846
    This enchanting book is a boost and a tonic for the faith we celebrate at Christmas time. Carefully setting the stage for the birth of the Saviour, he gradually populates the crib with all its different characters, explaining the significance of each one. Learn More
  21. Christmas Colouring Book

    Christmas Colouring Book

    Code: B2005
    This colouring book about Christmas explained in Pictures and Rhymes. 32 pages of line drawings for colouring. The Christmas story is interspersed pages on Christmas tradition and prayers, and even a dot-to-dot! 8.5 x 11 inches. Learn More
  22. Busy, Busy Bethlehem

    Busy, Busy Bethlehem

    Code: B3038
    Stories and games for Children. Here’s a Christmas surprise the youngest children in church will truly enjoy. This colorful booklet is filled with rhyming stories, pictures to color and games to play, all centered around the activity in the bustling city of Bethlehem. Learn More
  23. Holy Infant Jesus

    Holy Infant Jesus
    Ann Ball and Damina Hinojosa

    Code: B1677
    Catholic storyteller Ann Ball joins Damian Hinojosa to offer remarkable stories about Jesus’ infant life, including scripture stories andapocryphal narratives. Photos from around the world highlight unforgettable art that depict the young Jesus. Learn More
  24. Celebrating Advent with the Jesse Tree

    Celebrating Advent with the Jesse Tree
    Rev. Jude Winkler, OFM Conv.

    Code: B1135
    Celebrating Advent with the Jesse Tree. The Jesse Tree tradition shows how the stories and characters of Old Testament lead up to and foretell the birth of Christ, the promised Saviour. Learn More
  25. The Story of the Birth of Jesus

    The Story of the Birth of Jesus
    Rev. Jude Winkler, OFM Conv.

    Code: B0885
    Illustrated booklet from the St Joseph Bible Story Book series. From the Annunciation, through the birth Jesus, and on as far as Jesus lost in the Temple. Ages 3 - 10+. Learn More

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