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We are grateful to Sophia Institute Press for their invaluable assistance in sharing the writings of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen for over 20 years.  Their mission to nurture the spiritual, moral and cultural life of souls and to spread the gospel of Christ in conformity with the authentic teachings of the Roman Catholic Church is very much appreciated.

Archbishop Sheen’s Book of Sacraments

Controversy was brewing and confusion sewn among Catholics by the time Sheen wrote these classics. He shies away from nothing, even while teaching traditional doctrine in appealing and unique prose. With Bishop Sheen and Father Hardon as your guides, you’ll learn:

  • Why no sacrament is “more significant” than any other, though their natures differ markedly

  • How Protestantism, even at its most alluring, undermines sound doctrine

  • Why the sacraments have both “power and efficacy”

  • How Baptism confers “the infusion of virtues”

  • How the sacramental rites in the early Church differed from now

  • How Christ Himself instituted each sacrament

  • The power and meaning of the tabernacle

  • The Old Testament roots of the Eucharist

  • How to “examine” your conscience

  • How the Last Rites expel sickness from the soul

  • The twelve dimensions of the sacrament of Holy Orders

  • The most critical spiritual strategies for married couples

  • The difference between Christian and non-Christian marriages

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Lord, Teach Us To PrayA Fulton Sheen Anthology

Over the course of Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s storied career, thousands approached him with a simple request: “Teach us to pray.” Now, for the first time ever, his wise teachings on prayer have been collected into a single volume to help you perfect your prayers and make them what they must become: a daily, holy habit.

First come Bishop Sheen’s insightful reflections on the Our Father and its indispensable connection to the Seven Last Words of Christ. Then Bishop Sheen unveils smoldering, oft-overlooked riches in other everyday Catholic prayers, transforming them from rote recitations into powerful moments of communion with God.

With his help, you’ll then journey through the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, learning how to bring peace to your soul and grow more receptive to God’s grace. You’ll also discover how to make your Holy Hours more efficacious and master a variety of other techniques that Bishop Sheen employed in his own fruitful quest for holiness. Best of all, you’ll immerse yourself in an incomparable collection of Fulton Sheen’s reflections on the Mass, meditations for Holy Hours, and dozens of prayers he recommends for most occasions in the Christian life.

Prayer, meditation, Holy Hours, the Mass, and even a bit of philosophy: it’s all here in this delightful anthology of the works of the saintly archbishop Fulton J. Sheen!

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The Cries of Jesus from the Cross, A Fulton Sheen Anthology

For the first time ever, Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s complete writings and reflections on Christ’s last words have been compiled into this one book. Sheen shows how the seven words are, in fact, a full catechism on the spiritual life. From them, you’ll learn the secrets to living the Beatitudes, ways to avoid the deadly vices of anger, envy, lust, and pride, and how to cultivate the heavenly virtues of fortitude, prudence, justice, and charity.

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The Greatest Commandment – An Anthology

A treasure to contemplate, The Greatest Commandment expounds upon our deep-seated need to love God and implore His mercy by developing a personal relationship with Him through Sacred Scripture and the Sacraments, especially the Holy Eucharist and Confession. God’s loving quest for our souls in turn impels us to love our neighbor. Love is a decision and requires sacrifice; it is the total gift of self for another. Our witness aids the disillusioned in finding their way to God. By cooperating with God’s Love, we will bring about the restoration of the world.

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Victory Over Vice

Fulton Sheen shows you how to win a lasting victory over vice.

Fulton Sheen claims that since all seven deadly sins led Christ’s enemies to nail Him to the Cross, we can find in the example of His suffering and death sure means to overcome each of those sins, plus the key to understanding — and to nurturing in our own soul — each corresponding virtue.

So, for example, in these pages filled with wisdom and hope, Blessed Sheen teaches us not only how to conquer our gluttony; he shows us how to satisfy our spiritual hunger. We learn not merely how to overcome pride; we discover what we must do to grow humble. From Christ’s holy response to each of the seven deadly sins that led to His Crucifixion, Blessed Sheen draws a lesson in how you and I must deal with those same sins, whether we meet them in others or in ourselves.

Day after day, Christians struggle to do good, to avoid evil, and to take up with patience and love the crosses that threaten to crush them. For those of us who still know more of sin than sanctity, Fulton Sheen’s revelation of the light that vice sheds on virtue affords a way to understand even better, and a means to attain it. If you abide by the holy counsel of these pages, enduring virtue will soon be yours: you will have achieved your own long-sought-after victory over vice.

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God’s World and Our Place In It

God and the world explained – by Bishop Sheen, the T.V. personality who captivated the nation and won countless converts.

In the 1950s, Fulton J. Sheen was one of the most popular television personalities in America, captivating millions of prime-time viewers weekly with enlightening talks on the essentials of Christianity and the moral life.

Relying on the same wise, lucid explanations that won the hearts of so many viewers, Archbishop Sheen here demonstrates that Christianity makes good sense – even to persons with no religious background.

Indeed, argues Sheen, Christianity alone is able to explain the goodness we encounter in the universe and the evil; it alone makes sense of our impulses to love and to sacrifice and our repeated failures to do so.

Along the way, Bishop Sheen shows you:

  • How conscience proves the existence of God
  • Why sacrifice is the road to lasting happiness
  • Why there must be both a heaven and a hell, and
  • What you must do to find your proper place in God’s world.

If you’re not a Christian, you’ll come away with a sure sense of why so many good people are. If you’re already Christian, you’ll come to understand your faith better, learn to explain it to others, and grow in gratitude for God’s gift of this world and the glorious role He has called you to play in it.

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Archbishop Sheen’s Book of Sacraments Set

Archbishop Sheen’s Book of Sacraments

His cause for canonization is progressing, and his videos and books are widely viewed and in persistent demand. But of all his writings, Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s most influential and practical guides, by far, were These Are the Sacraments and Three to Get Married.

These two books are once again available in this rich single volume, along with comprehensive commentaries by the late, revered Father John Hardon—themselves a powerful tutorial in how to read the great archbishop.

The Cries of Jesus from the Cross

For the first time ever, Archbishop Fulton Sheen’s complete writings and reflections on Christ’s last words have been compiled into this one book. Sheen shows how the seven words are, in fact, a full catechism on the spiritual life. From them, you’ll learn the secrets to living the Beatitudes, ways to avoid the deadly vices of anger, envy, lust, and pride, and how to cultivate the heavenly virtues of fortitude, prudence, justice, and charity.

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Wartime Prayer Book

Written for soldiers by Blessed Fulton Sheen in the darkest moments of World War II, this small prayer book has been proven in combat and hallowed by the suffering, prayers, and sacrifices of thousands of Catholic fighting men and women on ships, submarines, and aircraft, in fortresses and foxholes, and even in hellish prisoner of war camps across Europe and the Pacific.

Peacetime led those soldiers and sailors to put aside this powerful wartime prayer book as they entered a world rendered more secure because of their sacrifices. New enemies have shattered the security those good soldiers won. Terrorism now takes as its battlefield our homes, our schools, and our workplaces, threatening even those of us who are not in the military. Duct tape may protect us from chemical and biological weapons, but it surely won’t protect us from the corrosive, soul-destroying impact of fear, anger, uncertainty, and despair, which daily life on this battlefield is causing already.

Now is the time to draft The Armor of God back into God’s service. We have published it as Fulton Sheen’s Wartime Prayer Book, in a pocket-sized leatherette edition similar to the original that you can carry with you in your car or on the subway, and that soldiers can carry in their uniforms as they face the enemy.

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