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Stations of the Cross

Community Prayer Edition, Large Print

Timothy Radcliffe, OP; Art by Martin Erspamer, OSB

Stations of the Cross: Community Prayer Edition offers parishes and other communities a unique and contemporary way to pray the Stations. It includes brand-new prayers composed by Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, along with excerpts from his full-length meditations and the remarkable images that accompanied them in the original, hardcover edition of Stations of the Cross. This profound and beautiful resource will guide the faithful to enter more deeply into communion with the crucified Jesus. It is ideal for parishes, parish-based organizations, prayer groups, youth groups, school and campus ministry programs, families, and individual faithful to experience.Timothy Radcliffe, OP, is a member of the community at Blackfriars, Oxford, and was master of the Order of Preachers from 1992 to 2001. He is the only member of the English Province of the Dominicans to have held the office since the Order's foundation in 1216.He is the author of Stations of the Cross and a contributor to Give Us This Day, published by Liturgical Press.Martin Erspamer, OSB, is a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in southern Indiana. He is a well-known liturgical artist and liturgical consultant. Erspamer works in a wide range of media, including pottery, stained glass, and wood, and is nationally known for his illustration of sacred themes.

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"""Your Hearts Will Rejoice"""

Easter Meditations from the Vita Christi

Ludolph of Saxony; Translated by Milton T. Walsh

Vita Christi, a spiritual classic of the fourteenth century by the Carthusian Ludolph of Saxony, was an early and extremely comprehensive book of meditations on the events recorded in the gospels. A popular and influential book for centuries, it was instrumental in the conversion of Ignatius Loyola, and Teresa of Avila directed that every convent of her reform include "the Carthusian" in its library.This volume, which consists of excerpts from the full Vita Christi (forthcoming from Cistercian Publications), presents Ludolph's meditations on the resurrection and the appearances of the risen Christ, concluding with Pentecost. Although shelves of books are dedicated to Christ's passion, comparatively little spiritual reading for the Easter Season exists. This book is intended to help fill that lacuna and to introduce readers to this classic text.Milton T. Walsh holds a doctorate in sacred theology from the Gregorian University in Rome. For many years he taught theology at St. Patrick's Seminary in Menlo Park, California. He is the author of several books, including Second Friends: C. S. Lewis and Ronald Knox in Conversation, In Memory of Me: A Meditation on the Roman Canon, and Witness of the Saints: Patristic Readings in the Liturgy of the Hours.

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Stations of the Cross

Community Prayer Edition

Timothy Radcliffe, OP; Art by Martin Erspamer, OSB

Stations of the Cross: Community Prayer Edition offers parishes and other communities a unique and contemporary way to pray the Stations. It includes brand-new prayers composed by Fr. Timothy Radcliffe, along with excerpts from his full-length meditations and the remarkable images that accompanied them in the original, hardcover edition of Stations of the Cross. This profound and beautiful resource will guide the faithful to enter more deeply into communion with the crucified Jesus. It is ideal for parishes, parish-based organizations, prayer groups, youth groups, school and campus ministry programs, families, and individual faithful to experience.Timothy Radcliffe, OP, is a member of the community at Blackfriars, Oxford, and was master of the Order of Preachers from 1992 to 2001. He is the only member of the English Province of the Dominicans to have held the office since the Order's foundation in 1216.He is the author of Stations of the Cross and a contributor to Give Us This Day, published by Liturgical Press.Martin Erspamer, OSB, is a monk of Saint Meinrad Archabbey in southern Indiana. He is a well-known liturgical artist and liturgical consultant. Erspamer works in a wide range of media, including pottery, stained glass, and wood, and is nationally known for his illustration of sacred themes.

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O Cross of Christ

Pope Francis

O Cross of Christ is an original, new prayer composed by Pope Francis himself and recited by him on the occasion of Good Friday 2016. It guides all who pray it to recognize Jesus' cross in some of the most distressing circumstances of today's world—modern-day martyrs, victims of war, unfaithful ministers, and more—as well as in the lives of people who do great good—consecrated men and women, families, volunteers, and others.Presented as a litany, with responses that make it ideal for group use, this little booklet is beautifully illustrated with original art by the American artist Deborah Luke. The result is a prayer resource that promises to serve as a profound source of spiritual nourishment for Christians for years to come. Recommended for personal, family, group, or parish-wide prayer.

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Easter Fire

Fire Starters for the Easter Weekday Homily

Richard J. Sklba and Joseph Juknialis

Widely embraced by homilists and those interested in reflecting more deeply on the daily Lectionary readings, Bishop Richard Sklba's Fire Starters: Igniting the Holy in the Weekday Homily has served as a practical resource for preparing engaging weekday homilies for Ordinary Time. After much anticipation, Bishop Sklba and coauthor Fr. Joseph Juknialis now offer Easter Fire, a welcome companion to support anyone called to preach at Easter weekday Masses.Easter Fire provides the biblical citations and summary phrases for the reading and the gospel plus the refrain from the psalm each day. After each citation, the authors offer a series of meaningful insights based on Scripture scholarship, their own prayerful reflection on the texts, and years of preaching and pastoral experience. These brief "bullet point" entries provide nuggets of knowledge and inspiration that will stimulate personal prayer and spark homily possibilities for the preacher every day. Easter Fire will ignite sparks that can be enflamed by God's Spirit, to not only enrich the spiritual journey but to add light and warmth for the preparation of weekday homilies during the Easter season.Bishop Richard J. Sklba served as auxiliary bishop of Milwaukee for over thirty years. He is a well-known biblical scholar, completing the licentiate in Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome. He is a member and former president of the Catholic Biblical Association of America. He has served on many committees of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, chairing its subcommittee on the Review of Scripture Translations from 1991 to 2001. In 1988, he received the Catholic Theological Society of America's John Courtney Murray Award for achievement in theology. He is the author of Fire Starters: Igniting the Holy in the Weekday Homily (Liturgical Press, 2013).Rev. Joseph Juknialis is a priest of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Now retired, he teaches homiletics courses for the archdiocese's permanent diaconate program, writes a monthly reflection on the Sunday Scriptures for archdiocesan newspaper, and does parish ministry in a variety of capacities.

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Washing Feet

Imitating the Example of Jesus in the Liturgy Today

Thomas O'Loughlin

More than half a century after its introduction into the Easter liturgy, the rite of the washing of feet on Holy Thursday goes to the heart of what it means to take part in Christian liturgy—as well as to live a Christian life. In Washing Feet: Imitating the Example of Jesus in the Liturgy Today, Thomas O'Loughlin explores the significance of mutual footwashing in early Christian communities and in the rituals of churches today. Washing Feet is a sound and engaging combination of liturgical theology, historical exploration, and practical pastoral guidance. Clergy, liturgy committees, and RCIA leaders involved in Holy Week liturgies will find this a useful and accessible resource for understanding how this practice is a key to how ordinary Christians understand the nature of the church and their relationship to others within their particular communities.Thomas O'Loughlin is the author of The Eucharist: Origins and Contemporary Understandings and many other books. He is professor of historical theology at the University of Nottingham, UK.

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Three Great Days

Preparing the Liturgies of the Paschal Triduum

Jeremy Helmes

As the summit of the church's liturgical year, the Paschal Triduum requires the energy, time, and talents of many people within the parish community. In Three Great Days, Jeremy Helmes draws on rubrics, liturgical theology, the church's tradition, and plenty of lived experience to offer a sound guide to planning and preparing. He draws attention to rituals requiring special attention and helps you determine liturgical roles and responsibilities. He also offers templates, worksheets, planning forms, and other ready-to-use resources that any parish can use to make their liturgical preparation and evaluation easier and more effective. Whether it's your first time preparing these liturgies, you're looking for fresh ideas, or you just want to make sure you're covering everything, this book will help your parish make this year's Triduum three truly great days.Jeremy Helmes is the pastoral associate for worship at St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish in Cincinnati. He serves on the board of directors for the National Association of Pastoral Musicians and his articles have been published in Pastoral Music and Worship.

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Desperately Seeking Spirituality

A Field Guide to Practice

Meredith Gould

In Desperately Seeking Spirituality, sacred spelunker and sociologist Meredith Gould combines practical wisdom with lived experience to explain why and when traditional practices don't work for today's seeker and then how to choose ones that will. In short, easy-to-read chapters and with characteristic wit, Gould provides counsel for reframing perception to discover the sacred in everyday life. This guide is for self-identified seekers who have tried some, many, or even all the classic spiritual practices and then given up on them when they stop working. In Desperately Seeking Spirituality, Gould invites readers to embrace a broader definition of practice that shifts focus from doing to being.Meredith Gould, PhD, is a sociologist with well over a decade of hands-on experience with communications at all levels of church across denominations. She's the author of nine books about faith and everyday life. Dr. Gould is the founder and lead moderator of the weekly ecumenical Twitter-based chat about church social media (#chsocm), founder and comoderator of the monthly Health & Spirituality chat (#hlthsp), Platinum Fellow of the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network, and nationally known for her passionate advocacy of using online tools for ministry and to encourage practical spirituality. Learn more at www.meredithgould.com.

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Desperately Seeking Spirituality

A Field Guide to Practice

Meredith Gould

In Desperately Seeking Spirituality, sacred spelunker and sociologist Meredith Gould combines practical wisdom with lived experience to explain why and when traditional practices don't work for today's seeker and then how to choose ones that will. In short, easy-to-read chapters and with characteristic wit, Gould provides counsel for reframing perception to discover the sacred in everyday life. This guide is for self-identified seekers who have tried some, many, or even all the classic spiritual practices and then given up on them when they stop working. In Desperately Seeking Spirituality, Gould invites readers to embrace a broader definition of practice that shifts focus from doing to being.Meredith Gould, PhD, is a sociologist with well over a decade of hands-on experience with communications at all levels of church across denominations. She's the author of nine books about faith and everyday life. Dr. Gould is the founder and lead moderator of the weekly ecumenical Twitter-based chat about church social media (#chsocm), founder and comoderator of the monthly Health & Spirituality chat (#hlthsp), Platinum Fellow of the Mayo Clinic Social Media Network, and nationally known for her passionate advocacy of using online tools for ministry and to encourage practical spirituality. Learn more at www.meredithgould.com.

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An Ignatian Journey of the Cross

Exercises in Discernment

Bert Daelemans, SJ

This book is a collection of fifteen spiritual exercises for people who seek to experience God in everyday life with the help of Ignatian discernment. At times, life looks like a way of the cross. Pain is there, uninvited. Art and beauty have long been able to deepen our spirituality. By contemplating a work of art, we are invited to follow step by step the downward path of the disfigured Christ, who configures us in his glorious transfiguration. This Ignatian journey follows the steadfast rhythm of a bronze way of the cross, in which artist Werner Klenk has captured with astonishing and disarming power the essence of a Christian lifestyle made of encounters.Bert Daelemans, SJ, graduated as engineer-architect and theologian (PhD, KU Leuven, 2013). He is the author of Via Crucis: Overwegingen bij de bronzen kruisweg van Werner Klenk in Altenhundem (Averbode: 2103), Spiritus Loci: A Theological Method for Contemporary Church Architecture (Brill: 2015), and Encuentros en el camino: Una propuesta de discernimiento spiritual (PPC: 2015). He is currently professor of pneumatology and sacramental theology at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid, Spain.

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Not By Bread Alone

Daily Reflections for Lent 2018

Michelle Francl-Donnay

Prayerfully journey through Lent with Michelle Francl-Donnay's fresh and meaningful reflections on the daily Mass readings. In just minutes per day, the insightful meditations of Not by Bread Alone can deepen your experience of this solemn season of prayer and penance and prepare you to participate more fully in the joy of the great Easter mystery. Michelle Francl-Donnay is a writer, teacher, wife, and the mother of two college-aged sons. Her regular column, Catholic Spirituality, appears at the Philadelphia Archdiocese's news site, CatholicPhilly.com. She is a professor of chemistry at Bryn Mawr College and an adjunct scholar of the Vatican Observatory. She blogs about faith and science at http://mfrancldonnay.blogspot.com/ and is a contributor to Give Us This Day, published by Liturgical Press

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An Ignatian Journey of the Cross

Exercises in Discernment

Bert Daelemans, SJ

This book is a collection of fifteen spiritual exercises for people who seek to experience God in everyday life with the help of Ignatian discernment. At times, life looks like a way of the cross. Pain is there, uninvited. Art and beauty have long been able to deepen our spirituality. By contemplating a work of art, we are invited to follow step by step the downward path of the disfigured Christ, who configures us in his glorious transfiguration. This Ignatian journey follows the steadfast rhythm of a bronze way of the cross, in which artist Werner Klenk has captured with astonishing and disarming power the essence of a Christian lifestyle made of encounters.Bert Daelemans, SJ, graduated as engineer-architect and theologian (PhD, KU Leuven, 2013). He is the author of Via Crucis: Overwegingen bij de bronzen kruisweg van Werner Klenk in Altenhundem (Averbode: 2103), Spiritus Loci: A Theological Method for Contemporary Church Architecture (Brill: 2015), and Encuentros en el camino: Una propuesta de discernimiento spiritual (PPC: 2015). He is currently professor of pneumatology and sacramental theology at the Universidad Pontificia Comillas in Madrid, Spain.

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You Have Set Us Free

Scriptural Reflections for Trauma Survivors

Kenneth W. Schmidt

You Have Set Us Free helps survivors of trauma, and their family and friends, to understand the deep and long-lasting effects of their trauma. It also helps them to correlate their experiences of suffering and healing in the light of the paschal mystery of Christ. This book combines Stations of the Cross with therapeutic information for survivors of abuse and neglect. While reflecting upon the experience of Jesus during Holy Week, You Have Set Us Free addresses the healing of trauma survivors in a prayerful context and offers hope that can assist survivors as they engage in their process of healing.Fr. Kenneth Schmidt is the pastor of St. Catherine of Siena Parish in Portage, Michigan, after having served as pastor of St. Thomas More Catholic Student Parish in Kalamazoo, Michigan for 21 years. He is a canonist and the diocesan director of Priestly Life and Ministry. He is also a licensed professional counselor and in 2002 co-founded the Trauma Recovery Program in the Diocese of Kalamazoo. In the past ten years, he has worked with individuals and small groups of survivors, as well as canonists, formators for religious communities, dioceses, and congregations, and the public. He now serves as executive director of Trauma Recovery Associates, which trains mental health professionals and spiritual caregivers in the US and several other nations.

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A Spirituality of Mission

Reflections for Holy Week and Easter

Mark G. Boyer

Mission is an essential part of the vocation of every baptized Christian. In A Spirituality of Mission, Mark G. Boyer draws on a lifetime of priestly ministry to help readers think, reflect, and pray through that call with the aim of integrating it into their very lifestyle. The sixty vibrant and insightful reflections gathered here draw on the spirit and the liturgy of Holy Week and the Easter season, which remind us of the very birth of the church and origins of its mission. A Spirituality of Mission offers the newly baptized and longtime members of the church, as well as its clergy, an opportunity to recall the vocation we all share and to live it more faithfully and effectively.Fr. Mark G. Boyer, a retired priest of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Missouri, is the author of fifty books, including three editions of The Liturgical Environment, on biblical and liturgical spirituality. He continues as a part-time instructor in the Religious Studies Department of Missouri State University, Springfield, where he has taught courses in New Testament and Bible and Film for twenty-eight years. His other books include the following titles: Praying Your Way through Luke's Gospel and the Acts of the Apostles, An Abecedarian of Animal Spirit Guides: Spiritual Growth through Reflections on Creatures, and Overcome with Paschal Joy: Chanting through Lent and Easter-Daily Reflections with Familiar Hymns.

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Via Lucis

The Life of Jesus in the Light of Easter

Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle

The Via Crucis, or Way of the Cross, reflecting on the Lord's passion and death, is a common approach to Catholic prayer and pilgrimage. But as he led a recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land, Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle chose a different approach: the Via Lucis, or Way of Light.What the cardinal meant by his chosen theme was to approach the life of Jesus from the perspective of the resurrection-that is, a life suffused with light, hope, and joy. We are Easter people, he reminded the faithful who traveled with him and reminds too all who read this book. We follow the Lord filled with the hope of the Easter morning.These reflections, offered by one of the most insightful voices in the church today, make the cardinal's spiritual guidance available to all readers. It will be especially welcome by Christians who face uncertainty or despair, and also by those who seek new ways to proclaim Jesus in our day and to live as bearers of light to all.Luis Antonio G. Cardinal Tagle is archbishop of Manila, Philippines. Cardinal Tagle is a theologian and church historian of international distinction, and a pastor close to the people and to the poor. He was most recently appointed by Pope Francis as a member of the Pontifical Council for the Laity, president-delegate of the Third Extraordinary Synod of Bishops on the Family, and a member of the Sacred Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life and Societies of Apostolic Life.

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