Introduced and Translated by Hugh Feiss, OSB; Maureen M. O'Brien; and Ronald Pepin
The period between 1025 and 1150 was a time of creativity and new beginnings in monastic life. Robert of La Chaise-Dieu and Stephen of Obazine established two very successful monastic families in the neighboring regions of the Auvergne and Limousin respectively. La Chaise-Dieu became the head of a vast Benedictine congregation; Obazine had a number of dependencies. With them it joined the Cistercian Order in 1147. The saintly lives of these two founders, recounted by near contemporaries and here translated into English for the first time, unfolded against a backdrop of political unrest and lawlessness. While devoting themselves to monastic life according to the Rule of St. Benedict, these communities served the poor and uprooted. Both reformer monks are models and inspiration for our era, which too calls for creativity and new beginnings. Fr. Hugh Feiss, OSB, (Monastery of the Ascension, Jerome, ID), a specialist in twelfth-century religion, has translated several books for Cistercian publications. Dr. Maureen M. O’Brien, an assistant professor of history at St. Cloud State University, is a specialist in the history of La Chaise-Dieu and has edited several books for Cistercian Publications. Ronald E. Pepin received his PhD from Fordham University. His recent translations include The Vatican Mythographers (Fordham University Press, 2008) and Anselm & Becket (PIMS, 2009).
Este volumen recoge una serie de reflexiones del Santo Padre que como bálsamo y signo de esperanza abren el corazón de quien sufre la pena de la enfermedad. Este título disponible solamente en Español./This book is written in Spanish only. This volume presents a series of reflections from the Holy Father as a balm and signal of hope to open the hearts of those who suffer the pain of disease.
La Confirmación invita a vivir la vida cristiana plenamente, con la ayuda del Espíritu Santo. Una vida que dé testimonio del amor del Padre ante el mundo. Confirmation invites us to live the Christian life fully, with the help of the Holy Spirit. A life that gives witness of the love of the Father before the world.
El Rosario es una oración que concentra el mensaje evangélico; con él aprendemos de María a experimentar la profundidad del amor de Cristo y obtenemos abundantes gracias. Conozca el significado y el modo de hacer la meditación y la oración del Rosario. The Rosary is a prayer that concentrates on an evangelistic message with which we learn of Maria and experience the profound love of Christ and we obtain abundant thanks. Este título disponible solamente en Español./This book is written in Spanish only.
Este catecismo nos ayuda a recordar lo fundamental de la fe cristiana y a disipar las dudas más comunes de nuestra religión, orientándonos hacia una vida mejor, como verdaderos hijos de Dios. This catechism helps us remember that which is fundamental in our Christian faith and dissipates the most common doubts about our religion, pointing us toward a better life as true children of God. Este título disponible solamente en Español./This book is written in Spanish only.
Este volumen recoge las reflexiones del Santo Padre Benedicto XVI sobre el sacerdocio. "Queridos hermanos sacerdotes, Cristo, que es el camino, la verdad y la vida, sea el tema de nuestro pensar, el tema de nuestro hablar, el motivo de nuestro vivir"--S.S Benedicto XVI. Este título disponible solamente en Español./This book is written in Spanish only. This volume presents reflections from the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI about the priesthood. Dear brother priests, Christ, who is the path, the truth and the life, is the subject of our thinking, the subject of our speech, the reason for our living--Pope Benedict XVI.
2006 Catholic Press Association Award Winner! After suffering an eclipse during the post-Vatican II liturgical reform, popular piety has regained its vital role in the spiritual life of Catholics. In response to its re-emergence, the Congregation for divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments issued the Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy on December 17, 2001. The Directory was written for bishops and their collaborators as a pastoral guide addressing the relationship between liturgy and popular piety. Directory on Popular Piety and the Liturgy: Principles and Guidelines, A Commentary by Peter C. Phan provides a chapter-by-chapter commentary on the Directory, summarizing its contents, highlighting its strengths and weaknesses, and offering suggestions on how devotional practices can be implemented in the United States. For liturgists, religious educators and students, pastoral leaders, and other interested Christians, this volume is helpful toward promoting a vigorous and authentic devotional life in the community, while respecting the preeminence of liturgical worship. The Commentary begins with a preface by Peter C. Phan and an introduction by James Empereur, entitled "Popular Piety and the Liturgy: Principles and Guidelines." Chapters in Part One: Emerging Trends: History, Magisterium, Theology are Liturgy and Popular Piety in a Historical Perspective, by Mark R. Francis; Liturgy and Popular Piety in the Church's Magisterium, by Peter Fink; and Theological Principles for an Evaluation and Renewal of Popular Piety, by Nathan Mitchell. Chapters in Part Two: Guidelines for the Harmonization of Popular Piety with the Liturgy are The Liturgical Year and Popular Piety, by Keith F. Pecklers; Veneration of the Holy Mother of God, by Joyce Ann Zimmerman; Veneration of the Saints and Beati, by Raúl Gómez; Suffrage for the Dead, by Peter C. Phan; Shrines and Pilgrimages, by Ana Maria Pineda. Concludes with a bibliography that presents the most significant recent writings on popular piety and liturgy, by Robert Brancatelli. Peter C. Phan, PhD, is the Ignacio Ellacuría Professor of Catholic Social Thought at Georgetown University.
Este folleto habla de lo que es el sacramento de la Reconciliación y cómo el amor de Dios nos ofrece la posibilidad de ser perdonados. This pamphlet speaks about what the sacrament of Reconciliation is and how the love of God offers us the possibility to be forgiven. Este título disponible solamente en Español./This book is written in Spanish only.