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Order for the Solemn Exposition of the Holy Eucharist

Music Accompaniment

This collection from approved sources of the rites and texts for use during the Solemn Exposition of the Holy Eucharist is so arranged that it may be used for one or several days, according to local custom or pastoral need. In order to provide periods for liturgical prayer during the period of exposition three services are provided: The Liturgy of the Hours during the Period of Exposition, Eucharistic Services of Prayer and Praise, and Celebration of the Eucharist during the Period of Exposition. Two forms for the Closing Celebration for the Solemn Exposition are also given, one taking place during Mass, and a second when Mass is not celebrated.A listing of suggested Scripture readings, some optional litanies, and music resources are given in the appendices. Music from Michael Joncas heads a wide selection of music. This is a necessary resource for those responsible for planning solemn expositions.

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Dayspring from on High

Advent Prayer

Robert D. Eimer and Sarah A. O'Malley, OSB

In 1994 Pope John Paul II called for Christians to prepare for the 2000th anniversary of the birth of Jesus. In 1997-99, the Church entered into an immediate period of preparation—a three- year Advent in order that the year 2000 might spiritually be a special "year of grace." In these years of preparation, the Pope emphasized the theological virtues of faith, hope, and love plus the virtue of justice. Inspired by the Pope's challenge, Dayspring from on High is a distinctive Advent devotional: the four weeks of Advent have been divided thematically, beginning with Week One, the virtue of faith; Week Two, the virtue of hope; Week Three, the virtue of justice; and culminating in Week Four with the virtue of love. Dayspring from on High includes some traditional elements like the lighting of the Advent candle and singing or reciting “Come, O Come Emmanuel.” A brief quote from Pope John Paul II is the focus of each day’s prayer. In addition, the service invites the reader to more personal prayer, which includes a reflection, a resolution, a Scripture reading, and petitions. The service ends with a contemporary profession of faith. Individuals, families, and those involved in the RCIA will find Dayspring from on High a unique way to enter wholeheartedly into the Advent of the third millennium. Robert Eimer published his first book, Tilted Haloes, in 1964. He has served as pastor in St. Paul and Duluth, Minnesota. He has collaborated with Sarah O'Malley, OSB, in writing several works, including Journey of Decision, Unless You Take Up Your Cross, and Prayer Services for Parish Councils, published by The Liturgical Press. Sarah O'Malley, OSB, is director of pastoral care at St. Thomas the Apostle Parish in Phoenix, Arizona.

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Journey into Depth

The Experience of Initiation in Monastic and Jungian Training

Mary Wolff-Salin; Foreword by Sebastian Moore, OSB

Journey into Depth is a thorough comparison of monastic formation and preparation for becoming a Jungian psychoanalyst: two domains that share deep similarities in the experience of initiation. Using anthropological guidelines, Sister Mary Wolff-Salin discusses the three stages of an initiation process: separation, a period of liminality, and integration. Of these three periods, Wolff-Salin focuses on the liminal stage and experiences, such as an ordeal, obedience to elders, receiving of tradition handed down, and spiritual guidance. Journey into Depth bases its monastic reflection on a fictional journal that combines true human encounters to encompass many historical experiences. Wolff-Salin provides in-depth analysis of what happens within a human psyche when undergoing a prolonged period of initiation into a new way of living. Reflections on Jungian training are based on interviews with trainees and recently qualified analysts. Of interest to monastics and those studying the interplay between psychology and spirituality, Journey into Depth draws together threads—both spiritual and psychological—and gives valuable insight to the initiation process. Wolff-Salin also illustrates a deep commonality of experience as well as spiritual consequences in terms of growth. Journey into Depth begins with an introduction. Part One: Monastic Initiation begins with Section One: "Anthropological Reflection on Initiation," Section Two: “A Monastic Journal,” and Section Three: “Commentaries” (includes “A Monastic Commentary,” “Anthropological Commentary,” and “Psychological Commentary”). Part Two: Analytic Initiation includes an introduction, Section One: “Theory,” Section Two: “Experiences of Training” (includes “Ordeal,” “Disillusionment,” “Integration,” “Dreams,” “Summary”), Section Three: “Archetypes” (includes “Night Sea Journey and the Hero's Progress,” “Fathers and Mothers,” “Masculine and Feminine,” “The Encounter with the Shadow,” and “The Archetype of the Self”). Part Three: Conclusions includes “Initiation and Obedience,” “Transformation,” “Transformation and Death,” “Inner/Outer, Self/Other,” “Initiation and Mystery and Identity,” “Identity and Individuation.” Journey into Depth also includes appendices. Sister Mary Wolff-Salin is a Jungian psychoanalyst who has published books on connections between Jungian thought and spirituality or community life. She lives in the community of the Hermitage of the Advent in Marshfield, Massachusetts.

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Soul Searching

The Journey of Thomas Merton

Edited by Morgan Atkinson, with Jonathan Montaldo

The Documentary as seen on PBS. Noted by GoogleT as a best book of 2008 Award-winning producer Morgan Atkinson's documentary and the companion book of the same title come together for the first time in Soul Searching: The Journey of Thomas Merton book with DVD. The documentary DVD is included in the inside back cover of this new hardcover edition of the companion book. The book draws us into the geographical landscape of Thomas Merton's life in America, a landscape that was intrinsic to his spiritual journey. Containing a considerable amount of rich material unused in the documentary, Soul Searching is alive with the narrative of those who either knew Merton well or passionately care about him: Father Daniel Berrigan, Rosemary Ruether, Martin Marty, Paul Elie, and many others. Their insights are linked to the places-from the Abbey of Gethsemani to the Redwoods Monastery in California, from New York City to Christ in the Desert Monastery in New Mexico-that both nurtured and shaped Merton. The picture that emerges, through both the narrative and vivid photography, is filled with provocative insights into the interior landscape of one of the spiritual giants of modern times.

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The Monk's Tale

A Biography of Godfrey Diekmann, OSB

Kathleen Hughes, RSCJ

This book is not merely the biography of a man, it is the biography of an era. It recounts a time of turmoil and change that continues to shape the Church even as the life-work of Father Diekmann continues to shape the thought of his colleagues and students. Through his story, this work captures the history and the spirit of the liturgical movement in the U.S. and attempts to recover the vision of liturgy articulated at Vatican II. It also captures the breadth of this man's interests and his roles: scholar, teacher, retreat master, world traveler, ecumenist, social activist, peritus at the Council, storyteller, and, first of all, monk.

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The Historical Atlas of Eastern and Western Christian Monasticism

Juan María Laboa, Principal Author; Matthew J. O'Connell, Translator

From common origins, both African and Middle Eastern, Christian monasticism travels along two parallel streams, branched and informed by mutual influences: the Eastern and the Western. In The Historical Atlas of Eastern and Western Christian Monasticism historians have collaborated to examine the history of Christianity and provide a work of reference where East and West meet and are mutually enriched. The Historical Atlas of Eastern and Western Christian Monasticism brings together many voices speaking from different influences. Russians, Serbians, Bulgarians, Greeks, Latins, Anglosaxons, Americans, Germans, and others serve at the same time as co-authors and readers of a diverse reality that is a common property of Christianity. The Historical Atlas of Eastern and Western Christian Monasticism bears witness to the twofold Christian paradox: on the one hand, "being in the world without being worldly," while the very monastics who have most fully embodied that statement also show us the other side of the paradox, namely, that monasticism has changed the world and even its natural and cultural landscape. Without centuries of monasticism the world would be a different place. Through its engaging text and use of 59 full-color illustrated maps to detail specific locations of important places and events, The Historical Atlas of Eastern and Western Christian Monasticism points out some of the religious goals and thoughts most pursued and most clearly present in the great representatives of the surprising and moving history of monasticism. Chapters are “Universality of the Monastic Phenomenon,” “The Origins of Christian Monasticism,” “Early Christian Monasticism,” “The Western Monastic Tradition,” “Development of Monasticism in the East,” “Development of Monasticism in the West,” “A Millennium of Christian Monasticism in the East,” and “A Millennium of Christian Monasticism in the West.”

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The Glenstal Book of Readings for the Seasons

This superb collection of one- and two-page readings is intended to provide a liturgical theology of the mysteries of Christianity throughout the Advent, Christmas, Lenten, and Easter seasons. Readings from theology, biblical studies, poetry, literature, and spiritual writings can all be found in The Glenstal Book of Readings for the Seasons. While these readings will be informative for anyone seeking a spiritual thought for the day, they will be especially appealing to those who use the daily Divine Office. Attractively bound in pocketbook format with two-color printing throughout, The Glenstal Book of Readings for the Seasons is convenient and easy to use. A wonderful companion to Benedictine Daily Prayer.

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The Glenstal Book of Prayer

A Benedictine Prayer Book

The Monks of Glenstal Abbey, Ireland

The Glenstal Book of Prayer is a rich, nourishing resource on the dark, mysterious, but exciting journey that is prayer. It draws on things both old and new: on the wisdom of the Bible, enshrined in Benedictine liturgy, on the experience of modern monks, and on the wisdom of the Christian Church throughout her long and varied history. Coming as it does from an Irish monastery, it reflects in a special way the Celtic tradition with its earthy, popular and devotional prayers. Beautifully bound and designed, it is both prayer and inspiration. The first section is a simplified Liturgy of the Hours to dedicate and bless those two great moments of the day that bear witness to Christ: morning, when we celebrate his rising as the light of the world, and evening, when we acclaim him as the unquenchable light that never sets. Through psalms, canticles, and other words of scripture, through invocations and concluding prayers, the day is hallowed and the presence of the risen Christ is gratefully remembered. In addition, elements have been included stemming from the ancient custom of consecrating special moments to the Lord in the bustle of the daily round. These "prayer-stops" are the modern equivalent to monastic “Little Hours,” recalling as they do the coming of the Holy Spirit and the dramatic events of Christ's passion. They are an invitation and an opportunity to pause in the midst of work and turn our hearts to God. Night prayer (Compline), the last monastic office of the day, is included as the prayer before sleep. Its haunting psalms and canticles, its prayers for protection, its calling upon Mary are some of the most beautiful treasures from the storehouse of monastic prayer. They lead us gently across the bridge of sleep, from the glaring light of day to the dark cradle of the night and the world of dreams. This liturgical section includes a seasonal element so that the great festivals of the Christian year may be incorporated in our prayer, and a calendar of saints’ days so that they can be commemorated. A selection of prayers for that purpose is also provided. These can be used in place of the prayer at the end of morning and evening prayer. The second section consists of familiar prayers, those tried and tested prayer texts stretching back through the centuries: the Lord’s Prayer, the Apostles’ Creed, the Stations of the Cross, the Rosary, and many others. The third section, ritual prayers, provides prayer forms for various needs and occasions as they arise in every life, and a series of blessings. It will be a valuable and useful resource for the many times when spoken or formal prayers are looked for in situations of necessity, sorrow, joy, or grief. The Celtic element is particularly marked in this part of the book. There is also a special prayer for Benedictine Oblates. The fourth and final part includes psalms (to supplement the liturgical section or for meditation) and a series of quotations from the Rule of Saint Benedict. The latter, encapsulating the wisdom of this great foundational text of Christian civilization, can be read as part of night prayer (Compline) or simply meditated or ruminated upon as a source of inspiration in one’s spiritual life. Thus, The Glenstal Book of Prayer provides for the whole sweep of prayer. It captures that movement of the Holy Spirit in the human heart that is prayer and through which God reaches out and embraces us. Includes two-color printing throughout and a ribbon marker.

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Reflections on a Dying Life

Donald X. Burt, OSA

Reflections on a Dying Life is a series of reflections based on two common themes in Saint Augustine's Spirituality. Donald Burt OSA, explores Augustine’s recurrent idea that as human beings we are living in an Inn for Travelers—a hospice for those who are still on the road—as well as the idea that every moment of our existence is a movement towards death, the moment when we must "exit" this hospice to the life waiting for us beyond the doors. These ideas are developed in three sections; Part One: "Life in the Inn for Travelers," Part Two: "Death: the Door to Life," and Part Three: "Life After Death." In hopes that his reflections on these ideas will assist himself and his readers to be happy, Fr. Burt focuses on the support the Christian faith provides for those in transit. The Christian faith assures us that whatever happens to us in this life, we will never be without the presence of a loving God who guaranteed through God's own death that we can have perfect happiness on the other side of the door of death, and who in the meantime has promised that God will stay with us, supporting us along the way. A remarkable collection of essays that provides thoughtful rumination on our life now, our future death, and the life that awaits us thereafter, Reflections on a Dying Life is an excellent navigational tool for any thoughtful guest in this mostly pleasant Inn for Travelers. Donald X. Burt, OSA, PhD, is a member of the Augustinian Order. Recently retired as professor emeritus in philosophy at Villanova University, Father Burt has published twelve books and numerous articles on the thought of St. Augustine.

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Saints and their Symbols

Recognizing Saints in Art and in Popular Images

Fernando Lanzi and Gioia Lanzi; Matthew J. O'Connell, Translator

Images that tell the story of salvation illustrate saints in various scenes. They are often depicted by an emblem or icon. It used to be that we knew enough about the saints to recognize them in images or artworks without much trouble, but it is becoming a struggle. Saints and Their Symbols is a solution. It is a guide for recognizing and understanding the saints. This text explains such things as why so many of the saints appear in images with Jesus and the Virgin Mary, yet remain unnamed, which symbols are associated with each saint, and what their roles were in Christian salvation. With full-color images and biographical information about the saints, it is a work of popular religious culture and anthropology. Fernando Lanzi and Gioia M.G. Lanzi are founders and directors of the Centro Studi Per La Cultura Popolare, a cultural association that studies and researches the expression of the sacred and the Christian faith. Fernando is a member of the Commission on Sacred Art and the Institute for the History of the Church of the Diocese of Bologna and Gioia is a professor of Sacred Art at the Phylosophical Dominican Stadium in Bologna.

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Love That Produces Hope

The Thought of Ignacio Ellacuría

Kevin F. Burke, SJ, and Robert Lassalle-Klein, Editors

Father Ignacio Ellacuría, SJ, president of the University of Central America, leading Latin American philosopher, and liberation theologian, was assassinated with five Jesuit companions and two women on November 16, 1989. Love That Produces Hope brings together leading authorities on key aspects of Ellacuría’s thought. The book introduces readers to the groundbreaking life and thought of Ignacio Ellacuría. His biography and writings embody late twentieth-century transformations and tensions that reshaped the life of the Catholic church among the crucified peoples of Central America. Love That Produces Hope evaluates the significance of Ellacuría’s work, particularly his impact on theology, philosophy, and education. Ellacuría found hope in his faith that God’s grace sustains the tenacious struggle of millions of men, women, and children to nurture those they love in the face of poverty and an uncertain future. Robert Lassalle-Klein, PhD, is associate professor of theology and philosophy at Holy Names University in Oakland, and the author of several books and articles. Kevin F. Burke, SJ, PhD, is associate professor of systematic theology and the director of the licentiate in sacred theology program at Weston Jesuit School of Theology. He has written several books and articles, including various works about Ignacio Ellacuría.

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Joseph, Mary, Jesus

Lucien Deiss, CSSp; Madeleine M. Beaumont, Translator

Father Deiss helps us discover the environment of light—Joseph and Mary's tenderness—in which Jesus' humanity developed. Today, we refer to the Holy Family as "Jesus, Mary, and Joseph." In Nazareth, they said, "Joseph, Mary, and Jesus," or "Joseph, Mary, and child." This work reflects on the child Jesus, stressing the influence that Joseph and Mary had on Jesus' childhood at the human level both intellectually and spiritually. Mindful that post-paschal Christological formulas God, Savior, Messiah, Lord, King, High Priest often run the risk of erasing Jesus' humanity, Joseph, Mary, Jesus, focuses on Jesus' childhood years, highlights his humanity, and presents him to us "familiarly" as a child. It concentrates on the "sources" of Jesus' formation, the rich tradition of the people of Israel, the family practices of Joseph and Mary, and finally on what Jesus discovered on his own in his relation with God. Mary is presented here in her relationship to the child Jesus and in her role as initiator of Jesus' piety. The themes of her Magnificat are also developed in Jesus' preaching. Joseph, nearly forgotten in salvation history, appears for what he was in the tradition of the time, the head of the Holy Family and the one responsible for the formation—including the religious formation—of his child. Throughout this work, Fr. Deiss' aim remains the same, to bestow on readers an understanding of Joseph and Mary's profound love - a love whose single focus was for their child, Jesus. Lucien Deiss, CSSp, for ten years a professor of theology and Scripture at the Grand Scholasticat de Chevilly-Larue, is a pioneer of the biblical and liturgical renewal. He worked for the reform brought about by Vatican II and participated in the ecumenical translation of the Bible. He is the author of numerous books, including Celebration of the Word; Springtime of the Liturgy; and The Mass, published by The Liturgical Press. He has composed many liturgical songs, some of which have been translated into the principal world languages, including Chinese.

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Rule of Prayer, Rule of Faith

Essays in Honor of Aidan Kavanagh, O.S.B.

Nathan Mitchell, OSB, and John F. Baldovin, SJ, Editors

Aidan Kavanagh, O.S.B., is one of the most influential liturgists of the postconciliar period. This volume honors and highlights his contributions as a teacher, writer, and researcher in liturgics by bringing together historical and theological essays by specialists with international reputations, such as Robert Taft (Eastern liturgies), Kenneth Stevenson and Paul Bradshaw (Anglican liturgy; early Christian liturgical history), James F. White (North American liturgical history), and R. Kevin Seasoltz (the impact of postconciliar reforms within Roman Catholicism). In a distinguished career spanning four decades, Father Kavanagh launched the doctoral program in liturgical studies at the University of Notre Dame, supervised the creation of its Center for Pastoral Liturgy, and was professor of liturgics at Yale Divinity School for more than twenty years. His books The Shape of Baptism(1-978) and On Liturgical Theology (1984) are modern classics. A Festschrift designed to celebrate Kavanagh's seminal contributions to liturgical studies, this volume is a collection of essays by fifteen colleagues, friends, and former students. Its contents and authors are ecumenical, representing research by Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Methodist scholars. Its historical range is broad, covering liturgical issues in the early Christian, medieval, and Reformation periods, as well as topics related to the Restoration in seventeenth-century England, and twentieth-century reforms. An annotated bibliography of Father Kavanagh's work is also included. These essays will interest students, members of theology or religious studies departments (in colleges and seminaries, Catholic and Protestant), and other liturgy professionals (directors of diocesan offices, directors of religious education, and directors of catechumenate programs in larger parishes). It's also an ideal addition to any college, university, or seminary library. Contributors and their articles are: Redating the Apostolic Tradition: Some Preliminary Steps by Paul F. Bradshaw Roman Culture and Roman Liturgy by Thomas J. Talley Understanding the Byzantine Anaphoral Oblation by Robert Taft, SJ An Instruction of Philoxenus of Mabbug on Gestures and Prayer When One Receives Communion in the Hand, with a History of the Manner of Receiving the Eucharistic Bread in the West Syrian Church by Aelred Cody, OSB Some Early Medieval Vesting Prayers by Joanne M. Pierce The Medicus and Its Transformation from Its Patristic to Its Medieval and Tridentine Usages by Regis Duffy, OFM Accepit Panem: The Gestures of the Priest at the Institution Narrative of the Eucharist by John F. Baldovin, SJ Crossing Over: Dante's Purgatorial Threshold by Peter S. Hawkins The Mensa Mystica of Simon Patrick (1626-1707): A Case Study in Restoration Eucharistic Piety by Kenneth Stevenson Aspects of the Issue of Per Saltum Ordination: An Anglican Perspective by Louis Weil "Freely by His Grace": Baptismal Doctrine and the Reform of the Baptismal Liturgy in the Church of Scotland 1953-1993 by Bryan D. Spinks The Reconstruction of Rite: The Liturgical Legacy of Wilhelm Löhe by Thomas Schattauer Commendation of the Dying and the Reading of the Passion by David N. Power, OMI The Liturgical Assembly: Light from Some Recent Scholarship by R. Kevin Seasoltz, OSB Thirty Years of the Doctoral Program in Liturgical Studies at the University of Notre Dame, 1965-1995 by James. F. White. John F. Baldovin, SJ, is professor of liturgy at the Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, California. Nathan Mitchell is associate director for research at the Notre Dame Center for Pastoral Liturgy, Notre Dame, Indiana.

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Butler's Lives of the Saints: New Full Edition

Supplement of New Saints and Blesseds, Volume 1

Paul Burns

The pontificate of Pope John Paul II has produced an unprecedented wealth of beatifications and canonizations. The twentieth century in particular has been noted as the century of martrys, many of which are featured prominently in this supplement to the new full edition of Butler’s Lives of the Saints, a continuation of the tradition of one of the most well-known and relied-upon reference works of all time. The Supplement of New Saints and Blesseds covers canonizations and beatifications enacted from late 1999 to the end of 2003 in chronological order. Blesseds appearing in previous volumes who have since been canonized have had their information updated and expanded. How to live a Christian life of faith is a question every generation has sought to answer. Invariably, they have turned to the lives of the saints. The candidates included in this volume are worthy and offer challenge and inspiration to us all. Paul Burns is the general editor of the Butler’s Lives of the Saints series and The Butler’s Lives of the Saints: New Concise Edition, published by Liturgical Press.

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Christian Marriage

A Journey Together

David M. Thomas

Authentic Christianity is an expression of love that involves God. The first extension of this love in the realm of human life is the very common and extraordinary relationship of marriage.

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