These consoling selections from Saint Alphonsus Liguori’s spiritual classic Preparation for Death provide insight into facing death with faith in the redeeming mercy of God’s love and the perpetual joy of heaven. Adapted by Father Norman Muckerman, C.Ss.R., long-time editor of Liguorian magazine, each chapter sets before us reminders of the last and most important things — heaven, hell, death, and prugatory— and offers guidance for a journey of trust in God’s eternal plan. You will discover how human life, like a candle, may be extinguished, but its light shines on forever. Preparation for Death includes: Reflective essays designed to promote a fuller acceptance of human mortality, Prayers for a peaceful death, Meditations for each day of the week, A suggested outline for a six-day retreat An illuminating work for meditating on the inevitable passage from death to life.
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Saint Augustine Marriage and Virginity
This volume is to be commended on several points. The translation itself is in eminently readable, clear English that should be accessible to anyone interested in Augustine.... The general introduction does an excellent job of placing these works in the context of Augustine's career, showing how Augustine reacts to controversies with the Manichees, Jovinian, Jerome, and the Pelagians, while maintaining a commitment to the threefold goods of marriage - procreation, fidelity, and sacrament.
THE ROOTS of CHRISTIAN MYSTICISM
By linking together a series of brilliantly chosen texts from the early centuries of the early centuries of the Church, the author lays bare the roots of the deeply mystical spirituality that has flourished among Christians throughout the ages. This is a book that will appeal to anyone who is interested in the field of spirituality; it is a masterly contribution to Christian scholarship.
read this book for the same reason you read the Bible because we find there an articulation of intimacy with God. Abraham and Moses have experiences of God; the writers of Genesis and Exodus relate the experiences of God... read this book and enrich yourself
The Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius
The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola outline the Church's classic means of orienting one's soul toward God and eternal salvation. Reader will learn how to practice detachment from sins and firmly direct their will toward holiness