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In a society where so many of us are on the move—relocating because of employment, to be near extended family, or even just to pursue a dream of living somewhere new—staying connected is a real challe ...
Part One, Volume 1, Chapters 1-40
Ludolph of Saxony; Translated and Introduced by Milton T. Walsh
The Vita Christi of the fourteenth century Carthusian, Ludolph of Saxony, is the most comprehensive series of meditations on the life of Christ of the late Middle Ages. Ludolph assembles a wealth of c ...
Thomas Merton; Foreword by Sarah Coakley
This guide to monastic prayer, written in 1968 and thus turning out to be Thomas Merton's final testament to us, is now available in a new edition commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of his death. ...
Pope Paul VI (1963-78) was one of the most important and influential pontiffs of the twentieth century. In this engaging biography, Michael Collins examines this deeply spiritual man who is remembered ...
Advent means arrival or coming. During this sacred season, we actively recall the arrival of Jesus as the Word made flesh, and we joyfully await his final return at the end of the age. But as we remem ...
It is not possible to celebrate the birth of Jesus, the Christ, the very Son of God, in a single day. The church gives us a season—from Christmas Eve to the feast of the Baptism of the Lord—to reflect ...
The Gospels and the Interior Life
The incarnation has made mystics of us all. What if we read the gospels as if that were true? In his book Contemplating Christ, Vincent Pizzuto offers an exploration of the interior life for modern co ...
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 ...
Edited by Cindy Wooden and Joshua J. McElwee
A Pope Francis Lexicon is a collection of over fifty essays by an impressive set of insightful contributors from around the globe, each writing on a specific word that has become important in the mini ...
A Transformative Spiritual Practice
The Lord's Prayer accompanies the lives of Christians. When we are happy or sad, when we eagerly wait for a child to be born or silently keep watch as an elder dies, alone in the woods or together in ...
Laura Kelly Fanucci
Loss comes to each of us, without fail. Scripture can serve as a companion to us in the grief we bear and ultimately in our surrender to our compassionate God. Through this set of insightful reflect ...
Jerome Kodell, OSB
Among the leaders of the early church, Barnabas is not as well-known as the likes of Peter or Paul. However, Barnabas vouched for Paul before the other apostles, traveled with him as an evangelizer, a ...
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 Lu ...
A Monk's Alphabet of Spiritual Practices
Benoît Standaert, Translated by Rudolf Van Puymbroeck
Spirituality: An Art of Living was born out of a generous impulse: to pass on lessons from the monastic tradition to lay people so as to help them achieve a more ardent and fulfilling spiritual life. ...
A Commentary on Chapters 4-7 of Benedict's Rule
Aquinata Böckmann, OSB; Translated by Marianne Burkhard, OSB, and Andrea Westkamp, OSB; Edited by Marianne Burkhard, OSB
In a new volume of her exegetical commentary, Sr. Aquinata Böckmann explores chapters 4-7 of the Rule of St. Benedict. They contain Benedict's instruction of how to learn and live the spiritual art of ...