Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (FSPA)

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FSPA Books, Video and Art

 

Sister Malinda Gerke Books and CDs
Sister Malinda Gerke spent most of her life as a professional music teacher and liturgist.Sister Malinda Gerke: Mary of the Angels Chapel, God's Answer to a Bold Promise book cover

Her works include:
 

New Release: "Mary of the Angels Chapel: God's answer to a bold promise" - Sister Malinda shares the history and architectural marvels of Mary of the Angels Chapel! Her book presents visual details of exquisite art and sculptures. This hardcover book, features more than 360 pages and includes more than 800 photographs from many contributors. 

Order online at our partner site, Ruah Media. To order by phone or email: 608-791-5260 or mgerke@fspa.org. Or, visit St. Rose Convent, 701 Franciscan Way, La Crosse, Wisconsin, to buy in person. The book sells for $50 + $13 shipping. Learn more in our informational brochure (with order form).


Read "La Crosse Sister Malinda Gerke chronicles history of Mary of the Angels Chapel in new book" (La Crosse Tribune, Jan. 21, 2018)
View La Crosse Tribune photographer Erik Daily's Mary of the Angels Chapel photo gallery 
 

Come Pray with Me is a collection of meditations with harp music.

Instrument of Peace is an inspirational book of healing, comfort and consolation through harp music. A companion CD is included.

More of Sister Malinda's works are available on our partner site, Ruah Media.

 

However Long the Night
Available through Amazon
Print edition: $14.99; Kindle edition: $9.99However Long the NIght book cover 

This is the story of what was learned by the Leadership Conference of Women Religious during a
six-year crisis (2009-2015). A high-ranking and very powerful Vatican office suddenly and very publicly confronted the organization with forceful questions and negative assumptions about the foundation of the lives of Catholic sisters. The conflict grew more intense midway through those years. The Vatican office threatened the autonomy and even the existence of the conference, an organization on which the great majority of US Catholic sisters rely for many kinds of resources, supports, and connections. The experience rocked LCWR's officers, its hundreds of members, and the approximately 60,000 sisters who belonged to member congregations at that time. Yet the ultimate resolution benefited everyone. How did that happen? This book answers that question

Eucharistic Adoration, Reflections in the Franciscan Tradition

Eucharistic Adoration, Reflections in the Franciscan TraditionThis 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.

 

 

 

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. 

To purchase this book, visit our partners on Amazon.


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.

To print out a form and send in your order via US Mail, please follow this link.


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."

To print out a form and send in your order via US Mail, please follow this link.


 

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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