Sophia Institute Press

Sophia Institute Press publishes and distributes faithful Catholic classics and new texts by the great enduring figures of the Catholic intellectual tradition. In 30 years, we have published 300 titles and distributed 3 million books worldwide to hundreds of thousands of individuals, bookstores, and institutions. Sophia’s authors include St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Therese of Lisieux, Archbishop Fulton Sheen, Dietrich von Hildebrand, and many others.

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June Was Made For Love: The Fruit of the Sacred Heart

Story of the (Sacred) Heart There are many experiences in life that can touch our hearts; some touch us so deeply that we remember them forever. While on a high school mission trip to Jamaica, my eyes were opened to truth, beauty, and goodness. The Jamaicans taught my classmates and me how to sing, to

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The Pilgrim Church: A Universal Call to Holiness

The Pilgrim Church and Holiness The concept of the Church as viator or pilgrim has caused much difficulty in the post-Vatican II Church. This is odd, as the difficulty seems to rest on a fundamental misunderstanding of why this chapter was included in the document and what the concept of “pilgrim” means. Many have interpreted

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You’re Never Too Old to Learn Your ABCs: Catholic Teaching A-Z

I absolutely love the Catholic Church. There is nothing that gives me such stalwart confidence and hope for my salvation. In response to this love, I have made it my mission to dialogue with Catholics all over the world, and what I’ve discovered is that many Catholics want to know more about their faith but have

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It All Starts with a Step – How to Climb the Ladder of Happiness

Some of us turn to pleasure for happiness. And marketers definitely encourage us to do so because they can sell us momentary pleasures. There are lots of things that bring us pleasure. Good food is one example. Maybe you really like fresh strawberries. And look! They’re on sale right now! You could get a pound of fresh

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Cancel Culture – What a Faithful Jesuit Priest Can Teach Us

Fr. Paul Mankowski, S.J., is not a common Catholic household name like Archbishop Fulton Sheen, Fr. Mike Schmitz, or Fr. James Martin, S.J. He would have been had he not been silenced by the superiors of his religious order, the Society of Jesus, the Jesuits. In 2003, the Jesuits banned him from writing and from

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Blessed Solanus Casey’s Devotion to Mary

There is a popular image of Fr. Solanus standing near a grotto of Mary, with book in hand, praying. According to a caption I came across, it says Solanus is praying the Little Office. He took this devotion quite seriously, believing that to neglect it would be a sign of his ingratitude toward the Blessed

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Prayer in Early Christianity

When we consider how important prayer is for the life of the Church, it is very surprising just how little the Church fathers and mothers wrote about prayer. They talk about it, of course, but they almost never engage in teaching their people how to pray. If you want to write a book on how

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Consolation in Prayer and Activation through Mercy

God gives us the gifts of faith, hope, and love in Baptism. To be rooted in faith and hope and to live out love, we need prayer. Prayer brings us consolation and, by allowing God into our lives, brings Him consolation. Moreover, prayer makes us new, as the prophet Haggai illustrates in the following parable:

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Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus

The devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a powerful one that renews the hesed covenantal love between God and man. This devotion consists of five basic elements, which renew humanity by restoring our relationship with the God who loves us. Our Lord gave these five aspects of the Sacred Heart devotion to St.

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The Roots of the Sabbath

Remember the sabbath day—keep it holy. Six days you may labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath of the Lord your God. You shall not do any work, either you, your son or your daughter, your male or female slave, your work animal, or the resident alien within your

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