Designed to be used as a guide to meditate daily, make or give an eight-day retreat based on the Gospel of John, this book is a great help to experientially discover Jesus, the Christ, the Son of God, and the Life-Giver and to walk along the path of faith and love to the fullness of life and to become life-givers today. It gathers the fruits of forty years of study and reﬂection, prayer and meditation, making and giving J ohannine retreats. Its aim is to assist Priests, Religious, Seminarians and Laypersons to recharge their spiritual batteries and to render their life more relevant and their ministries more meaningful.The overall plan of each day of the retreat is: a) read, b) reﬂect, c) meditate, and d) live. Explanations and reﬂections on the Gospel text, anecdotes and short stories that illustrate the spiritual truths, different kinds of meditations and contemplations are given. “Questions/Suggestions for Prayerful Reﬂection/ Action” facilitate the retreatants to personalize and actualize the insights.
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Wow Jesus! Homilies for School Students
Wow Jesus! has Biblical themes flitting like a butterfly through the narrative with flashbacks and close-ups. The use of non-formal language, Jesus’ words sometimes translated into jargon or teen-language, helps bring about an easier understanding on the part of youngsters and grownups alike, secular ideas crisscrossing with the religious with equal ease. While keeping close to the beliefs and values of the original listeners of these homilies, the emphasis is on dysfunctional behaviour rather than on “technical” sins. Wow Jesus! evidently follows advice given by Saint Pope John Paul II to priests, “Come out of the sacristy!”
Living God’s Word – Year A
Living God's Word: Reﬂections on the Sunday Readings for Year A (the first of three volumes) explores the readings of the liturgical year of Matthew. Author Terrence Prendergast, S.J., Archbishop of Ottawa and a noted scripture scholar, offers a brief introduction to Matthew's Gospel and gives valuable suggestions on how to prepare for Sunday Mass using the readings. Archbishop Prendergast has updated the text, which was originally written as columns in The Catholic Register, Canada's national Catholic newspaper, to reﬂect xthe new lectionary and the understanding of Scripture that emerged from the 2008 Synod of Bishops on Scripture. These careful and thoughtful reﬂections on the Sunday readings (including major feast days) offer readers fresh insights into the land and the people of the Bible, which can help shed light on our lives today.
Lectio Divina – The Year of Mark– Year B
Michel de Verteuil guides the reader through the process of lectio divina with each Sunday gospel for Year A — the Year of Matthew. Each gospel text is followed by a reﬂection on the content of the reading, and a prayer Which Will assist those who would like to move on to further prayer. The main purpose of the book is to help readers enter more fully into the richness of the gospel message and, in so doing, to associate themselves in prayer and reﬂection with the Wider Church community.
Sunday Readings cycle B
This set of three volumes covers every Sunday and Holy-day of Obligation for the whole of the liturgical cycles A, B and C. Every volume includes complete Scriptural texts of the Readings, and every Reading is accompanied by a lucid explanation of the pertinent verses in the Reading. The author then supplies basic thoughts on which a homily can be built and presented according to each priests's own individuality, thus allowing also for flexibility on the part of the preacher. The book is a great help to the priests, Religious and laity: it provides them with the Biblical data on each reading. It gives them the exact meaning of the Sacred text and of God's message and it provides very valuable ideas and suggestions for preaching, meditation and prayer.