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For the Love of the Sinner - $14

Endorsement from His Excellency Bishop Roman Danylak.

There is one who loves you more than any love known to you. You are not redeemed at a low cost or by corruptible things such as gold or silver, but you are redeemed with the crucified Precious Blood of our Lord, Christ Jesus. For our sake He became the Sacrificial Lamb. In this book, John F. Bernardone takes us into the Passion of the Lord in great detail and leads us to a profound reflection and meditation, not only on the Passion of Christ, but he reflects upon the betrayal of Jesus by Judas Iscariot, the denial of Saint Simon Peter, of the involvement of Pontius Pilate, the high priest of the temple, and of Herod. He leads us into a profound reflection about our own participation and responsibility for the Passion and Death of Christ through our sins. You don't have to look far to see that the world is on the brink of destruction. But amidst the chaos and confusion, there is One Who loves you, One Who suffered for you, One Who has paid the ultimate price for you. Enter therein: For the Love of the Sinner.

Bishop Roman Danylak, S.T.L., J.U.D. Titular Bishop of Nissa Apostolic Administrator of Eparch of Toronto (Emeritus)

Excerpts from the Book

The Road to Calvary:
………"how many times have you had trials and tribulations and you sought the easy way out? But for our Lord, there was no easy way out. He would have to suffer the worst humiliation, the worst persecution, the worst beating and the most painful death for us. He did not suffer this for Himself, but for us. For our sins, He became the Sacrificial Lamb; the Lamb of God Who would take away the sins of the world through His Sacred Passion. Thus, is it too much for Him to ask us to pick up our cross and follow Him considering He had to give His own Life that we might find a resting place in the Kingdom of Heaven?"

Our Lord's Agony in the Garden:
……… "In the chalice He saw the Scourging at the Pillar as He would be scourged as no other man has. He would see the Crowning of Thorns that would pierce His Head. He saw the Carrying of the Cross and the painful piercing of the nails that would bind Him to the Cross. In that holy chalice that He was to bear, He saw many who were once His disciples now call for His Crucifixion. Our Lord saw that from that moment in the Garden until He died on the Cross all that is known and unknown, nameless miseries of human existence would be thrust upon Him without a moment of rest. Now my brothers can you understand why our Lord, Christ Jesus cried out "My Father let this chalice pass from me?"

Mary the Mother of God at the foot of the Cross:
…….."there was no one who embraced the Cross more than our Lord's Holy Mother. When our Lord looked down from His Cross and saw His Holy Mother, with His Dying Eyes He could see her suffering in pain and sorrow as though she was dying with Him. Our Lord is looking upon His Holy Mother. No greater woe could He ever experience than to see His Mother suffer so dearly. From the deathbed it is said that many recall the kindness of their mother. Surely when our Lord looked down upon His Holy Mother, He recalled to His Mind the loving kindness she had tenderly given to Him throughout His whole Life: the gentle touch, the comforting words, the loving embraces. His Holy Mother gave to Him perfect love. I tell you my brothers, when our Lord saw His Holy Mother in such bitter sorrow it only added to the bitterness in our Lord's Sacred Heart."


As It Was In the Beginning - $12

Endorsement from His Excellency Bishop Roman Danylak.

As it was in the Beginning is a masterful compilation of five essential, yet often forgotten, teachings of the Catholic Faith. In this book, John Francis Bernadone takes us into: The Ten Commandments, The Seven Deadly Sins, The Sacrament of Mercy, Sanctifying the Day through prayer, and The Gifts and Fruits of the Holy Spirit. John Francis Bernadone is truly a spiritual master and guide for our times. Study his works and be enlightened. Utilize the teachings contained within this book to examine your conscience and embark on the process of conversion, a process that we all need in order to enter the Kingdom of Heaven. "How narrow is the gate, and strait is the way that leadeth to life: and few there are that find it!" (Matthew 7:14)

Bishop Roman Danylak, S.T.L., J.U.D. Titular Bishop of Nissa Apostolic Administrator of Eparch of Toronto (Emeritus)


Excerpts from the Book

……… "And to those who journey along the narrow path that God has given them through His Glorious Ten Commandments shall find eternal life in the Kingdom of Heaven. We should contemplate each and every day on the Generosity of God and on His Mercy and on His Justice. It is important that we contemplate on our death as a reality and where our heart will be at the time of our death. Will it be with our Lord or with the world? It is important that we contemplate each day on our Almighty God, whether it is through the light that the Holy Gospel gives, or through the writings of the Saints that have gone before us. Each day we must recognize our need for God and call upon Him through the means of prayer, for prayer is an act that strengthens the theological virtues of Faith, Hope, and Charity."

……… "How blessed we are to be able to share these teachings on the Seven Deadly Sins, for the Seven Deadly Sins have been forgotten in so many brother's and sister's hearts. It is sad that so few realize the malice of sin. For many in the world today sin means pleasure, some call it happiness and others call it having a good time, but to our Lord sin means complete and utter agony...."

……… "As Catholics, we have been instructed through the Traditional teachings of the Holy Catholic Church in how to prepare for the Sacrament of Reconciliation, and it is most important that we remember what we have been taught. We must always bless God with an open heart in this Sacrament and we must always thank God for having waited for us to come and receive His Mercy. Then we must beg God to bring to our conscience the number and grievousness of our sins. The best guideline for examining our conscience is the Ten Commandments of God, for there we will find our sin and it will be open to our eyes, our heart, and our mind."

……… "Joy is another Fruit of the Holy Ghost. It is not joy as you find in this world. The joy that the Holy Ghost gives to you can pierce through a heart of emptiness and fill it with the Love of God, bringing complete joy to your heart, mind and soul. But joy is only obtained by living a contemplative life that is pleasing to God."


A Journey To God: Through The Eyes of Creation - $10

"If thy heart were right, then every creature would be to thee a mirror of life and a book of holy doctrine" (Imitation of Christ, Book II, ch. IV).

"All creatures bear a certain resemblance to God, most especially man, created in the Image and Likeness of God. The manifold perfections of creatures-their truth, their goodness, their beauty-all reflect the infinite perfection of God. Consequently we can name God by taking his creatures' perfections as our starting point, 'for from the greatness and beauty of created things comes a corresponding perception of their Creator" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 41).

All of God's creation is a reflection of the All-Powerful Creator. In this book, John Francis Bernadone gives us a compilation of powerful contemplations upon creation, and through them, draws us into a greater understanding of Almighty God, and a greater knowledge of the Faith in Christ Jesus.

Reflect upon these short stories and be enlightened to what they teach. Share these stories with others, both young and old, so that they too will be enriched with the knowledge of how all creation is truly a mirror of life and a book of holy doctrine! --- Bishop Roman Danylak, Titular Bishop of Nissa Apostolic Administrator of Eparch of Toronto (Emeritus)

Excerpts from the Book

Brother Sun:
………"My brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, in the splendor of God's creation, He created the brilliant sun that warms the earth. Reflect upon brother sun and how essential the sun is to the world. Through the creation of God, brother sun gives warmth to the world. Without the sun there would be no warmth or light to make the trees and the plants grow, which would bring forth death upon the earth from the cold. Brother sun blesses the splendorous trees; brother sun blesses the fragrant flowers; brother sun blesses all of creation through the Grace of God. Amen, amen I say to you, the world could exist far better with the loss of brother sun than the loss of the Redeemer of the world, Christ Jesus, in the Holy Eucharist.

Brother sun helps you sustain life upon the earth and then no more; but amen, amen I say to you, the Supersubstantial Bread that comes down from Heaven, the Holy Eucharist, is the Sacrifice of the Holy Altar, which will sustain you in your journey to God on the earth. Those who receive worthily the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar, the Holy Eucharist, and stand fearless in the Holy Words of the Gospel shall receive at the end of their journey the most splendorous creation that God our Father has created, the most splendorous, most joyous Kingdom, the Kingdom of Heaven.

Amen, amen I say to you, do not become neglectful in your reverence to the Most Blessed Sacrament of the Altar, the Holy Eucharist, for it is the key that unlocks the gates of Heaven. When you receive our Savior in the Most Blessed Sacrament, He lives in you, and you in Him. Whoever shall lose their life for the Divine Son of God, Christ Jesus, shall find their life; but whoever finds their life in the prostitution of the world, shall lose their life into the eternal fires of hell. Always recognize your need for God, for without God you are nothing, and without God you shall suffer the eternal fires of hell.

May the Light of God open your eyes to the Truth in Christ Jesus. Amen."

The Starfish:
………"My brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus, in the splendor of God's creation came forth the steadfast starfish that clings to the rocks. Reflect upon the simple starfish, how with all its strength it holds onto the rocks beneath the ocean water. If the slow moving starfish should wash ashore, it would bring it sure death; for the swift flying and keen sighted birds would surely destroy the simple starfish.

My brothers and sisters reflect upon when Christ Jesus asked His Apostles, 'Who do you say I Am?' and Peter said, 'You are the Christ, the Anointed One of God.' Then Christ Jesus told Peter, 'You are the rock that I will build My Church upon.' The reflection of the starfish, that holds on to the ocean rocks so that they may live, teaches us that we must stand fast in Pope Benedict XVI, who is seated on the throne of Peter, the rock, and is the leader of the Good Shepherd's flock.

There are many in the Holy Church who seek not to follow Pope Benedict XVI, for they seek to compromise with the Truth in Christ Jesus. Pope Benedict XVI stands in the complete Truth of Christ Jesus. Many brothers and sisters excommunicate themselves from the Holy Church to follow other churches that only have part of the truth. Amen, amen I say to you, the Holy Roman Catholic Church has the complete Truth of Christ Jesus.

Do not change what God has given to the Holy Church for self-desires, for you shall be accountable for what you do and what you fail to do. Continue to follow the successor of Peter, Pope Benedict XVI, for if you should become detached from the rock, you could become as the starfish swept ashore, and destroyed by the devious evil one. Do not allow yourself to be deceived by the evil one, but rather let yourself be consumed by the Divine Light of the Holy Ghost.

May God bless you abundantly with the Light of the Holy Ghost. Your friend in Christ. Amen."


The Sacrament of Marriage - $7

"And The Two Shall Become One Flesh"

Separation and divorce is of grave concern in our society, and sadly divorce has many times found its way into Holy Mother Church. We should understand how those who live atheistic lives could fail in their commitment to marriage, yet we should examine why so many marriages are failing within the Catholic Faith. Therefore, this book is to assist you in understanding the duties within the Sacrament of Marriage. We must understand that God in His Infinite Wisdom instituted marriage between husband and wife. The Sacrament of Marriage is a covenant with God.

Take time to read and learn about this ever so important Sacrament, one that surely needs some good and solid instruction.






As It Was In the Beginning - $12

Endorsement from His Excellency Bishop Roman Danylak.

“Como era en el Principio” es una compilación magistral de cinco enseñanzas esenciales, aunque a menudo olvidadas, de la Iglesia Católica. En este libro, John Francis Bernadone nos conduce a Los Diez Mandamientos, Los Siete Pecados Capitales, El Sacramento de la Misericordia, La Santificación del Día mediante la oración, y los Dones y Frutos del Espíritu Santo. John Francis Bernadone es verdaderamente un maestro y guía espiritual para nuestros tiempos. Estudie sus escritos y sea iluminado. Use las enseñanzas contenidas en este libro para examinar su conciencia y embarcarse en el proceso de la conversión, un proceso que todos necesitamos a fin de poder entrar al Reino de los Cielos. “¡Qué estrecha es la puerta, y qué angosto el camino que lleva a la vida: y son pocos los que lo encuentran!” (San Mateo 7, 14).

Roman Danilak, Obispo Titular de Nissa, Administrador Apostólico de la Eparquía de Toronto (Emérito).



The Essentials of Prayer: The Key to Salvation - $7

In this book titled, “The Essentials of Prayer: The Key to Salvation” John Francis Bernardone instructs us on the necessity of prayer and the urgency to do so in these times of such great confusion. Today, many do not take time to pray, and because of this they find themselves far from God and His Light of Salvation. There is a simple fact that is essential in your journey to the Kingdom of Heaven which Holy Mother Church has always taught: without a prayer life there is no hope for salvation. How many today even know this? Prayer is essential for salvation, and this is rarely, if ever, being taught in our Church today. Many have good intentions in their heart and they seek the goodness of God, and they begin to pray for a time, perhaps in a time of need or a time of great suffering, and then when the trial has come to an end, they lapse back into old habits, and with their free will they choose to refuse to maintain a healthy prayer life.

This book contains morning prayers, midday prayers, and night prayers…It also has many beautiful traditional Catholic prayers. It contains short spontaneous prayers, the Stations of the Cross and the Sorrows of our Blessed Mother. It’s small size makes is easy to take along with you.

Excerpts from the Book

"Brothers and sisters, one must understand that life does not consist of tomorrow, for we only live in the present. Though we plan to do many things in the future, we must understand that we live in the present. So many brothers and sisters journey through life without any direction. The reason why so many brothers and sisters do not have a true direction to follow is because they have no prayer life. They do not sanctify their life daily in the light of God’s Grace. Even most who consider themselves to be good Catholic brothers and sisters do not sanctify their life daily.

How many things try to keep us from God each day? There are so many obstacles that prevent us from journeying in the Divine Light of God. Brothers and sisters, from the moment we wake until the moment we sleep, the devil continuously seeks to make battle with us. He brings trials and tribulations upon us that without God’s Grace we would not be able to overcome."

Prayer for Mercy
"O my Divine Masterful Creator of Heaven and earth, I implore you: Where there is pride, let there be humility; where there is anger, let there be peace; where there is sorrow, let there be joy; where there is injury, let there be forgiveness; where there is selfishness, let there be generosity; where there is suffering, let there be comforting; where there is sickness, let there be health; where there is hunger, let there be sustaining grace; where there is error, let there be truth; where there is hatred, let there be love; and where there is darkness, let there be light.

O Divine Masterful Creator, in the darkness of the storm, shelter me in Your Infinite Love. Allow not my weakness to overcome me. Let not my will be done, but Your Divine Will be done in me. O Divine Masterful Creator, allow my heart to become an instrument of Your Love, so that I may do what is truly Your Holy Will. Amen."

Prayer for Moral Courage
It would be good for you to ask Saint Peter for moral courage that you may be able to overcome the trials and tribulations of your life as he did in his own. You must consider Saint Peter, our first Pope, had many sufferings of his own after the life, death and resurrection of our Lord. Thus, in times of great sorrow and sufferings ask Saint Peter to intercede for you before the throne of his Master. For our Lord, Saint Peter was not only a friend and an Apostle but the foundation upon which He would build His Church. Saint Peter’s intercession will cause great results for you:

"Pray for us Saint Peter who after denying our Lord three times would not deny Him again even unto death. Pray for us that we will have moral courage when we are confronted so that we will stand to be counted as one of our Lord’s own disciples even unto death. We ask this of you Saint Peter in the Name of our Lord, Christ Jesus. Amen."



Stories from the Heart: To Rekindle the Soul - $12

In today's world, when living the Christian Faith is becoming increasingly difficult, we all require some inspiration and guidance to encourage and direct us. This book does just that. It contains a wealth of masterful stories, both long and short, to help awaken in us our responsibilities towards God and neighbor, and to see the plan of the Masterful Creator more clearly.

It would be good for us to take some time to reflect upon the truth contained in these simple yet profound stories and be inspired, uplifted, and guided by their teachings. There is more that could be written about these stories, for they are much more than just teachings, they are reflections on all of our lives that can touch the core of our hearts, enabling us to enter into the mystery God's Love.

I remain yours in Christ the Lord,

Bishop Roman Danylak, Titular Bishop of Nissa, Apostolic Administrator of Eparchy of Toronto (Emeritus)




Significant Topics

  • The Seven Deadly Sins
  • The Sacraments
  • Our Youth
  • The Gifts and The Fruits
  • Prayer

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