Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA)

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FSPA Books, Video and Art

The Architecture of Eugene Liebert: Teutonic Style in the American Midwest

The Architecture of Eugene Liebert: Teutonic Style in the American Midwest
by H. Russell Zimmermann

Each of the three chapters, Residential Work, Commercial Work & Schools, and Ecclesiastical Work includes many never-previously published images that illustrate Liebert's artistry and all-encompassing design style. Liebert was recognized for his attention to the smallest design elements in his structures, and the manuscript's illustrations highlight the detailed as well as the grand scale of his designs. 

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Exploring Sacred Symbols and Art in Mary of the Angels Chapel

Exploring Sacred Symbols and Art in Mary of the Angels Chapel

Learn the stories behind the one-of-a-kind bronzed statues, the Franciscan women saints who are depicted in rare and beautiful Bavarian stained glass, and the unique paintings devoted to Franciscan themes. This special tour, only available on DVD, highlights the rich symbolism of the chapels and expresses the mystery and beauty of the Christian faith. Price of DVD is $15.00. Shipping charges $1.50 + $0.50 for each additional DVD.

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Eucharistic Adoration, Reflections in the Franciscan Tradition

Eucharistic Adoration, Reflections in the Franciscan Tradition

This book provides Catholics who pray before the Real Presence with a new and unique resource to deepen their adoration experience and do so within the Franciscan tradition. Each of 52 reflections for Eucharistic Adoration - one for each week of the year - features four parts that address the spiritual advice of St. Clare to gaze, consider, contemplate and imitate Christ. Order here.


Crescentia Hoess, canonized Franciscan Saint

Crescentia Hoess, canonized Franciscan Saint

The 40-page book can be ordered from the FSPA by sending $5.00 plus $1.75 for postage and handling to: FSPA, Crescentia Book, 912 Market St., La Crosse, WI 54601.


Thea's Song: The Life of Thea Bowman, by Charlene Smith, FSPA and John Feister

Thea's Song: The Life of Thea Bowman, by Charlene Smith, FSPA and John Feister

The definitive, authorized biography of Thea Bowman, a modern-day heroine, with never before-seen writings, interviews, and photographs.

Thea Bowman was a black girl born in civil-rights-era Mississippi who joined a convent of white Catholic sisters in Wisconsin, and went on to inspire millions of all faiths and none. She fought prejudice, sadness, and brought joy to others even during her struggle with cancer and long after her untimely death in 1990.Order Thea's Song here

 

 

Thea Bowman: In My Own Words

Thea Bowman: In My Own Words

Explore the thoughts, memories, and reflections of Sr. Thea Bowman, a devoted Franciscan woman, joyful Christian, prophetic preacher, and tenacious teacher. Drawing on such sources as her preaching, national addresses, professional writings, personal correspondence, and a CBS "60 Minutes" interview, Fr. Maurice Nutt has compiled her insightful reflections into themes that include "The Wisdom of the 'Old Folks,'" "The Giftedness of Children," "On Being Black and Catholic," "Hope," and "The Power of Prayer."

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Sister Malinda Gerke: Come Pray with Me 

Sister Malinda Gerke is a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration. Sister Malinda Gerke: Come Pray with Me She spent most of her life as a professional music teacher and liturgist. Sister Malinda is currently promoting the traditional healing ministry of the congregation by providing harp therapy in hospitals, nursing homes and hospice situations in the greater La Crosse area.

Come Pray with Me is a collection of meditations with harp music by Sister Malinda Gerke. More of Sister Malinda's harp music and her book, Instrument of Peace, are available on our partner site, Ruah Media.

 


Blessed Christmas

Blessed Christmas

A collection of 18 Christmas hymns and carols. Selections include:
O Sacrament Most Holy, Low, How a Rose, Ave Maria, In Dulce Jubilo, He is Born
The Twilight is Falling, Come All Ye Faithful, A Child Is Born, Silent Night, Canticle of the Sun,
Blessing of St. Francis

All Praise... All Thanksgiving... Every Moment Thine!

25 year-round favorite hymns. Selections include:
Prayer of Praise, See Our Lord is Risen, Jesus, My Lord, My God, My All; May Jesus Christ be Praised, I Love Thee, O Mary!, Sing We Now in Fullest Chorus, Organ Toccata, Receive Me,All Praise... All Thanksgiving... Every Moment Thine! Magnificat, In Paradisum, May the Blessing of the Lord

CD $15.00 + $2.25 shipping/handling

Both releases are recorded by a fifty-voice choir, and also include keyboards, violins, cello and harp. To order, mail payment to FSPA, c/o CD order, 912 Market Street, La Crosse, WI 54601. Please indicate which CD you are ordering.


Original artwork by Sister Betty Bradley

Original artwork by Sister Betty Bradley

Sister Betty has always had a passion for art, but only began painting with professional watercolors in 1990. Having the blessing of being able to take classes with a variety of national and international artists, her skill developed quickly.  By requests from prospective students, She began teaching watercolor classes in 1993 and has been teaching students ever since then. View and purchase Sister Betty's original watercolors and religious icons.

 

Franciscan Intellectual Tradition
Our partners at Ruah Media are the exclusive distributors of scholarly presentations available to all who want to learn about the Franciscan Tradition through the works of scholars including William J. Short, OFM; Zachary Hayes, OFM; Mary Beth Ingham, CSJ; Ilia Delio, OSF; and more.

 


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