Ignatius Press Gift Guide

  • 7 Secrets of the Eucharist

    7 Secrets of the Eucharist

    Pope John Paul II referred to the Holy Eucharist as "the greatest treasure of the Church," and yet even many devoted Catholics have a very limited understanding of this powerful sacrament. This book will change all that. The reader will come away with a completely new awareness that the Eucharist is not just about receiving Communion; it's about transforming your daily life.

    Deeply based on the Scriptures, the writings of the Saints, and the teachings of our two most recent Popes, this profound and remarkably readable book will introduce you to some of the "hidden" truths of the Eucharist — truths that have always been embraced by theologians, saints, and mystics, but have rarely been passed on to the average person in a meaningful way. In 7 Secrets of the Eucharist, these truths are finally made accessible to all, as author Vinny Flynn shows how each reception of Holy Communion can be a life-changing experience.

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  • 21 Ways to Worship

    21 Ways to Worship

    Flynn, best-selling author of 7 Secrets of the Eucharist, shares his favorite ways to pray in Eucharistic Adoration. Written in the author's personal, conversational style, complete with humor, this is an easy-to-read, practical guide, jam-packed with inspiring ideas, techniques, and prayers to make the most of your time in Adoration. See more...

  • The Hidden Manna

    The Hidden Manna

    A classic on Eucharistic teaching. Fr. O'Connor presents substantial excerpts from the major sources of Church Tradition extending all the way back to apostolic times. Focusing on the Real Presence, he follows the earliest witnesses through disputes in the Middle Ages, Reform­ation, and modern times. E-book available. See more...

  • The Mass and the Saints

    The Mass and the Saints

    A work of deep spirituality and profound insight into the glories of the Church's liturgy, this gathers passages from great spiritual writers from the centuries that have witnessed the Mass. Every aspect is covered, quotations forming a continuous commentary on the central action of the Church's worship. E-book available. See more...

  • Celebrating the Holy Eucharist

    Celebrating the Holy Eucharist

    Cardinal Arinze, the greatly esteemed African church­man and head of the Vatican congregation for worship and sacraments, elucidates the Church's faith in the Eucharist as the high point of her public worship and the source and summit of Christian life.
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  • In Memory of Me

    In Memory of Me

    The Roman Canon, also known as the First Eucharistic Prayer, holds a privileged place among the texts used in the Mass. With the new English translation of the Missal, this meditation can help deepen your understanding of what was for centuries the only Eucharistic prayer used in the Roman Rite. E-book available. See more...

  • The Beauty of the Word

    The Beauty of the Word

    Why a new translation of the Roman Missal? Why the new responses at Mass? Anthony Esolen, translator and professor of literature, will guide you through each part of the liturgy. Esolen explains the importance of this new translation, providing context, scriptural references, notes that reference the original Latin, and more. See more...

  • Know Him in the Breaking of the Bread

    Know Him in the Breaking of the Bread

    In accessible and lively prose, this book explains the ceremonies of the Mass and their meaning for lay people, including the young. It is designed to meet the complaint that the Mass is boring, incomprehensible, or alienating. Fr. Randolph goes through it step by step, looking at origin and purpose. E-book available. See more...

  • Adoration

    Adoration

    This classic collection offers rich meditation material before the Blessed Sacrament, providing prayerful souls with insights gleaned from Church teaching and trad­ition. Selections are drawn from a variety of sources and times: Old and New Testaments, Church Fathers, saints, popes, councils, traditional prayers. See more...

  • Pardon and Peace

    Pardon and Peace

    Fr. Randolph presents a very positive and practical under­standing of the immense value of confession for the modern Catholic. Father Randolph helps the reader to see how the sacrament of confession meets the deep­est needs of the penitent on the spiritual, emotional and psychological levels. E-book available. See more...

  • Living Water

    Living Water

    Understanding the gift of new life through Baptism. Not many of us consider our baptismal "birthday" as the most significant day in our lives. Yet what could be more important than receiving the sacrament that Jesus said was necessary for our salvation? (Paricipant Workbook and Leader Guide.) See more...

  • Forgiven

    Forgiven

    In Forgiven participants learn: how sin entered the world, God's constant will for our repentance, confess­ing and repentance in the Old and New Testament, why Jesus gave Peter the power to bind and loose, the power of confessing sins, and how to prepare for Con­fes­sion. (Paricipant Workbook and Leader Guide.) See more...

  • So Why Do We Do This?

    So Why Do We Do This?

    Most Catholics know the prayers and movements of the Mass, but many can't explain why we do what we do. We don't remember what gestures and prayers are all about and can become so entrenched in the ritual aspect that we no longer recognize the miracle taking place in front of us. (Paricipant Workbook and Leader Guide.) See more...

  • Understanding the Sacraments

    Understanding the Sacraments

    A popular guide for prayer and study of all seven sacra­ments, designed for use by individuals and groups. The well known Fr. Peter Stravinskas gives you a clear and faithful Catholic teaching in chapters on each of the seven sacraments. Everyday examples and anecdotes enliven the text. E-book available. See more...

  • Hostia: The Power and Presence of the Eucharist

    Hostia: The Power and Presence of the Eucharist

    This powerful and inspiring film begins with the Gospel accounts of how Jesus Christ instituted the Eucharist. Among other things, it shows Old Testament prefiguring of Jesus' sacrifice, the constant belief in the Real Presence, the role of the Mass in Christian life, and the practices of Adoration and Benediction. See more...

  • Gifts From God: The Papacy and Confession

    Gifts From God: The Papacy and Confession

    This new DVD has two excellent documentary films, one on the papacy titled Keys of the Kingdom, and the other titled Confession: The Forgotten Sacrament. Both films feature expert priests and theologians presenting in-depth commentary on these two sublime spiritual gifts from God to humanity through the Church. See more...