The II Vatican Council very clearly and emphatically said: “In the exercise of their teaching office, it is the duty of pastors to preach God’s Word to all the Christian people so that, rooted in faith, hope and charity, they may grow in Christ, and that the Christian community may bear witness to that charity which the Lord commended.” With this in view, Fr James Valladares has endeavoured to assist both priests and people in acquiring a better understanding and a deeper appreciation of the Word of God. Undoubtedly, priestly preaching is often very difﬁcult in the circumstances of the modem world. If it is to inﬂuence the mind of the listener more fruitfully, such preaching must not present God’s Word in a general and abstract fashion only, but it must also apply the perennial truth of the Gospel to the concrete circumstances of life, an objective that has been strikingly achieved by this practical, interesting and invaluable aid to pastoral and effective preaching. It is a helpful companion for the busy pastor, the eager young seminarian and keen members of the laity who wish to deepen their personal understanding of Sacred Scripture, enrich their spiritual lives and establish the practical connection with their day-to-day challenges. Here is a complete source book that offers for every Sunday: the Theme, the Introduction, the Penitential Rite, the Prayer of the Faithful and a homily that always exploits the art of story-telling.
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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.
From the Upper Room to the Altar of the World
From the Upper Room to the Altar of the World is a collection of reﬂections on the Word of God. These reﬂections focus on the Eucharist and suggest that the Eucharist has to ﬂow from the Upper Room to the Altar of the World and thus it connects the Eucharist with the vicissitudes of life in the World. Though the reﬂections are not arranged according to the liturgical cycle of the year, most of the topics cover the Sundays of the liturgical Year. It is very useful for preachers, teachers, catechists, religious and seminarians.
Table of the Word, The Homilies for Sundays and Solemnities ABC
Every preacher surely wants to preach well. And every preacher needs some good book as a help to prepare well for preaching. Here is a book of short and sweet homilies which have a modern and practical touch. In addition to being brief, they are spiced up with stories, incidents and anecdotes collected over the years as the author kept preparing and preaching his homilies.
His Word for Today
DateDecember 9, 2020 CategoryHomiletics
His Word for Today is a book of daily homilies which will open up the treasures of the Bible to all who use it. Based on the two readings of each weekday in the Two-Year Cycle of Ordinary Time, these inspirational homilies are not intended to be scholarly exegesis but rather a pastoral and devotional applications of God's Word to daily life. Written in a clear and simple style, they are reflections on life's basic truths designed to help people on their journey. Ideal for: • Those able to attend daily Mass, • Those not able to attend daily Mass, but who will like to spend time reflecting on the liturgical readings of the day at home, • Busy priests needing a "starter for their own preparation for proclaiming the Word of God.