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Sacraments speak a language and disclose their power through symbols. Beyond 'representing' another reality, sacramental symbols are intimately connected with the reality they express and sources of j ...
A Primer for Catholics
Nicholas E. Denysenko
What is chrismation? Nicholas Denysenko breaks open chrismation as sacrament of belonging by exploring its history and liturgical theology. This study offers a sacramental theology of chrismation by e ...
Lessons for and from the RCIA
David Yamane and Sarah MacMillen with Kelly Culver
The Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) is too often presented as an abstract ideal, detached from the actual parish settings in which it is implemented. This study takes the opposite approa ...
Craig A. Satterlee
Mystagogy, or sustained reflection on baptism and the Eucharist, is the method of postbaptismal catechesis used in the R.C.I.A. In Ambrose of Milan's Method of Mystagogical Preaching, Craig Satterlee ...
The First Two Christian Millennia: With CD-ROM of Source Excerpts
Opinions abound about the appropriate age of candidates for the sacraments of initiation and the sequence of their reception. Ages of Initiation makes accessible in a CD-ROM format those texts from Ne ...
Do rites such as the scrutinies of the RCIA enhance your community's celebration or do they "just make Mass longer"? This book will help liturgy preparers understand the vital relationship of these ri ...
Readings on Christian Initiation
Maxwell E. Johnson, Editor
Now that further research into the various rites of Christian initiation has challenged traditional assumptions, it is time to rewrite the textbooks. The ritual structure, specific detail, prayer cont ...
Sandra Figgess, RSCJ
This revised and updated edition of Preparing Older Children for Baptism prepares non-baptized children of catechetical age, with the help of a parent, to become full members of the Church. The first ...
What Does Baptism in the Holy Spirit Have to Do with Christian Initiation?
Heart of the Church Consultation; Kilian McDonnell, OSB, and George Montague, SM, Editors
The authors of this document supply much-needed clarification of baptism in the Holy Spirit. They also provide evidence that baptism in the Spirit belongs not to the personal experience of the few, no ...
Second Revised Edition
Kilian McDonnell, OSB, and George Montague, SM
Up to now the teaching on baptism in the Holy Spirit has been based on a few scriptural texts, whose interpretation was disputed. This doubt cast its shadow on those who promote baptism in the Holy Sp ...
The first section of the ritual, marking the steps of the spiritual journey into the full communion of the Catholic Church, offers the procedures and periods that make up the full rite. The second sec ...
This paper-bound edition of the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults gives presiders and lay ministers an inexpensive way to thoroughly study the new rite while preserving the appearance of the Ritu ...