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Drawing on the wisdom of the Second Vatican Council's landmark teaching on the universal call to holiness, Pope Francis addresses all Christian women and men in his latest apostolic exhortation Gaudete et Exsultate and invites them to fully embrace their baptismal call to live the Gospel. Fr. Horan guides readers through Pope Francis's apostolic exhortation with helpful commen. . .
Easter Vigil Homilies offers readers a unique view into the mind and heart of Pope Francis. Here are collected the homilies he has preached year after year, in Buenos Aires and more recently in Rome, on the most sacred night of the Christian calendar. While Francis's words and convictions on many topics are now widely known, here we see how he understands the very heart of Christian fait. . .
Balaam's Donkey is a series of daily reflections based on the homilies preached by Cistercian monk Michael Casey over his fifty years of priesthood. What remained of the original homilies was a large box full of index cards with a few talking points on each. From there, Casey has re-created the homilies and recast them into short reflections, arranged randomly for every day of the year. . . .
Using vignettes set in or near his monastery in downtown Newark, New Jersey, Benedictine monk Albert Holtz helps us to see that the Easter mystery, which can often seem abstract and distant, is in fact present all around us. As we accompany him through the fifty days of the Easter season, we listen in on his intriguing interactions with local street people and his inner-city high school student. . .