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A Benedictine on Christian Life
Don Talafous, OSB
Internet readers of the Daily Reflections with Fr. Don Talafous have long urged the author to publish selections in book form. Here is such a collection offering hope and encouragement in the face of ...
John Garvey in Commonweal
John Garvey, edited by Patrick Jordan
For over forty years, John Garvey was the "ballast" of Commonweal magazine. His award-winning essays and consistently notable columns revealed not only his acuity and alacrity, but his uncommon spirit ...
Sunday Lectionary Reflections
John W. Martens
In The Word on the Street, John Martens brings the Bible to where people live: in the church, at home, at work, and in the broader world. This Lectionary commentary for every Sunday of the liturgical ...
Christmas Poems to Open the Heart
John Shea, drawings by Mark and Franklin McMahon
Christmas is unavoidable. But if it is going to happen for us, we need to take time. We need to slow down and do something out of the ordinary, something that has to do with the spiritual meaning of t ...
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 ...
Women, Men, and Today's Call to Mission
Anthony J. Gittins
Vatican II's famous declaration that "the church on earth is by its very nature missionary" has often been taken out of context and used to support all manner of church initiatives. But, the conclusio ...
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 suff ...
Prose Prayers and Cheerful Chants against the Dark
Proems, taut tales, small stories with rhythm and blues and grace and bruise and laughter between the lines. Brian Doyle's The Kind of Brave You Wanted to Be is a book of cadenced notes on the swirl o ...
Spirituality for Our Times; A Conversation
David Steindl-Rast and Anselm Grün; Edited by Johannes Kaup; Translated by Linda M. Maloney; Foreword by Martin E. Marty
A personal, surprising, and heart-warming book wherein two spiritual masters of our time advance the central questions of life and faith."Brother David Steindl-Rast and Father Anselm Grün are figures ...
Pope Francis has made Christian family life a central priority of his remarkable pontificate. In 2013, he introduced this Prayer to the Holy Family that he composed himself. Join Francis in this beaut ...
El Papa Francisco presentó esta "Oración a la Sagrada Familia" compuesta por él, y ha pedido a los fieles que la recen con él por las familias de todo el mundo. El Papa Francisco ha hecho la vida de l ...
Spiritual Reflections for Advent and Christmas
Anselm Grün, OSB├»┬┐┬╜
Allow the mystery of Advent and Christmas to touch and transform you. In A Time of Fulfillment: Spiritual Reflections for Advent and Christmas, Anselm Grün brings fresh meaning to the traditional text ...
Reflections on the Prologue of Benedict's Rule
Michael Casey, OCSO
In the Prologue of his Rule, St. Benedict maps out the road that leads to heaven; he lays the foundation for life in a community that seeks God. The themes that are present throughout the Rule—obedien ...
A Year of Wisdom from the Desert Mothers and Fathers
David G. R. Keller
The wisdom of the desert fathers and mothers lies in their experiences of solitude, prayer, community life, work, and care for their neighbors. Their goal was transformation of their lives through ope ...
John Michael Talbot
Blessings of St. Benedict is a devotional that brings the Rule of St. Benedict to all people of every state of life. In these brief and accessible reflections on this ancient monastic rule, John Micha ...