A Little Book of Reparation First Friday Devotion of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
An indispensable prayer companion for those devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and for those who want to know more about His loving Heart. This treasury of prayers explains the Nine First Fridays Devotion and offers practical and relevant ways to offer reparation to Jesus in our troubled and faithless times.
Encouraging Words to Live By: 365 Days of Hope for the Anxious and Overwhelmed
Feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or sad? Here is a collection of daily reflections that will lift your spirits and give you a sense of direction with reminders of God's great love and acceptance. Drawing from Scripture, the wisdom of the saints, and pastoral expertise, Anne Costa has written a spiritual resource that will enable you to look upon each day with hope. This book will help you (or a loved one) when overwhelmed by life or struggling with anxiety or depression to renew your connection with God and others.
Refresh Me Lord!
Meditations to Renew a Woman’s Spirit
This is my first and still best-selling book of 100 reflections to encourage, affirm and inspire women of all ages in their faith walk. We journey together, we labor in love! This book is a reminder that Jesus is with us always!
Praying for Those with Addictions: A Mission of Love, Mercy, and Hope
We all know someone who is struggling with an addiction. This book offers prayer power, practical strategies and spiritual help in the hellstorm of addictions. There is hope, and healing is possible for those we know and for all who are affected by someone an other's addiction.
Healing Promises: The Essential Guide to the Sacred Heart
The Sacred Heart of Jesus is one of the most recognizable—but least understood—symbols of our Catholic faith. Many people are familiar with the image, but have yet to experience the depths of the “hidden” love story behind it. Christ’s promises to those who perform the Sacred Heart devotion may be the best-kept secret of our faith. In Healing Promises, readers will learn about the many ways to express devotion to the Sacred Heart, as well as the history of the Sacred Heart and its relevance for modern life.
Embracing Edith Stein: Wisdom for Women from St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
Join author Anne Costa as she shares the wisdom of Edith Stein. While the author never knew Edith Stein personally, her writings had a profound affect on her, and she came to view Edith Stein as a spiritual friend.Embracing Edith Stein shows how the different aspects of the life and teachings of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross can serve as a guide for women and their unique vocation today. Written in a friendly, conversational style, this is one woman sharing the story of her friendship with this saint with her.
Breaking into Joy: Meditations for Living in the Love of Christ
The joy of the Lord is our strength (cf. Nehemiah 8:10). Worries, pressures, disappointments, and stress are the weeds that crowd out the fruit of joy in our hearts. How can we remember that God's joy is available to us at every moment? How can we resist succumbing to negativity, sadness, or cynicism? Anne Costa writes about the joy of the Lord in this book of one hundred short meditations. In each one, she challenges us to see how we can choose God's joy in the everyday events and encounters of our lives. Costa's gentle reminders can help you break into joy and live in the love that Christ has for you.
Lord, I Hurt!: The Grace of Forgiveness and the Road to Healing
At the core of every story of forgiveness is Jesus and his cross. In this book, Catholic spiritual writer Anne Costa shares her own story of forgiveness and healing as well as those of many others. In the process, she encourages readers to take their own journey. By dispelling myths about what forgiveness is—“I need to be free of bad feelings to forgive” or “In order to forgive, I have to forget”—Costa helps readers remove the obstacles that may be blocking the healing process. She explores such emotions as anger, grief, and fear and their effect on the healing process and also discusses our need to forgive God—and ourselves. Costa is a reassuring guide who shares her deep insights with compassion and offers us a road to healing that leads us right into the loving embrace of Jesus.