Daily Reflections for Lent “Baptism per se initiated us into a life of sanctity. Each year Lent provides us with forty days to dust off our baptismal promises and to polish our efforts at living up to the significance of this Sacrament. Seen in this light, the season of Lent is called many things: a journey, a challenge, a penance, an opportunity, the focus of all of which is supposed to move us from desert to city, from solitude to community, from temptation to dedication, and from personal accomplishment to radical trust in what only God can do. Thus Lent comes through as a totally immersive environment which we enter body and soul, and each year find this space of forty days a different experience. This book is a timely guide to showing us how this can be.
Daily Reflections for Lent
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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.
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!”
New Horizon Homilies
Pope John Paul II had challenged the Christian world to an evangelization that is new in Zeal, new in expression and new in method. NEW HORIZON HOMILIES by Philip John and Premdas is a response to the Pope’s invitation that captures the vision, the content, the techniques and the spirituality of a new evangelization especially in the third millennium. Though every day the Word of God is proclaimed at Mass throughout the world yet many still do not fully experience the power and the sweetness of God’s Word in their lives. This book of homilies is an attempt to relate God’s Word to the daily life of people hearing the Sunday Gospel and to help them to relish its sweetness. The authors’ rich experience over the past thirty years as preachers, teachers, rectors and editors has enabled them to prepare this volume with great practical application making it, at the
Doers of the Word
whether you are surrounded by the peaceful tranquility of an empty chapel or the anxiety-driven mad dash of the New York City rush hour, God is always there. He's there in stillness. He's there in the chaos. our call is to seek Him, find Him, and serve Him.