Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in the Medieval West
Paperback ISBN: 1860646492
Pilgrimage was an integral part of both medieval religion and medieval life, and from its origins in the fourth-century Mediterranean world it spread rapidly to Northern Europe as a pan-European devotional phenomenon. Concentrating on the medieval Latin West, this book covers the period spanning the growth in pilgrimage during the seventh century to the Protestant Reformation in the 16-century, when pilgrimage ceased to be a vital part of European Christian culture. It draws extensively upon original source materials accounts of pilgrimage, guidebooks, chronicles, wills, covert memos, and state documents, thereby seeking to uncover the motives of the pilgrims themselves as well as details of and attitudes towards their preparations, journeys, shrines, and eventual destinations (particularly Jerusalem, Compostela, and Rome).
Prayer Comes Round
Paperback ISBN: 0143037978
An exploration of the spiritual significance, practice, and history of the rosary explains the symbolism of the beads as they represent mysteries and events in the lives of Jesus and Mary, in an account that reflects on biblical teachings and cites the ways in which the rosary can reconnect readers to their faith. By the author of Saint Augustine. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
Paperback ISBN: 0895550660
Continuously popular since it first appeared in 1977, TheIncorruptibles remains the acknowledged classic on the bodies of saints that did not undergo decomposition after death. Many remained fresh and flexible for years, or even centuries. After explaining both natural and artificial mummification, the author shows that the incorruption of the saints' bodies fits neither category but rather constitutes a much greater phenomenon that is unexplained by modern science to this day. The author presents 102 canonized saints, beati, and venerables, summarizing their lives, the discovery of their incorruption, and investigations by Church and medical authorities. The incorruptible bodies of saints are a consoling sign of Christ s victory over death, a confirmation of the dogma of the Resurrection of the Body, a sign that the Saints are still with us in the Mystical Body of Christ, and proof of the truth of the Catholic Faith—for only in the Catholic Church do we find this phenomenon. Impr. 342 pgs 33 Illus, PB.
My Life With the Saints
Paperback ISBN: 0829426442
In an inspiring memoir, the author of In Good Company pays homage to the Catholic saints--from St. Peter to Pope John XXIII--who accompanied him every step of the way and changed his life. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.
Why Do Catholics Do That?
A Guide to the Teachings and Practices of the Catholic Church
Paperback ISBN: 0345397266
In Why Do Catholics Do That? renowned scholar and religion columnist Kevin Orlin Johnson answers the most frequently asked questions on Catholic faith, worship, culture, and customs, including: * How the Church Makes Laws * The Hard-Fought Genesis of the New Testament * The Cycle of Redemption * A Short Guide to the Meaning and Structure of the Mass * Decoding Symbols of Scripture and the Sacraments * The Calendar as the Image of Christ's Life * The Rosary * The Stations of the Cross * Monks, Nuns, and the Rules That Guide Them * The Pope * The Laity in the Modern World * Saints * Fatima, Lourdes, and the Story of Apparitions * The Vatican: A Holy City * The Sign of the Cross, Christianity's Best-Known Symbol * Candles in Prayer and Liturgy * The Meaning of the Nativity Scene Blending religious history, a deep appreciation for art and culture, and an enlightened reverence for the traditions of the Church, Why Do Catholics Do That? is the definitive resource for any one who wants to learn more about the rituals, symbols, and traditions that can strengthen our faith every day. "Johnson offers lucid explanations of a dizzying array of customs and beliefs." --Publishers Weekly
Your Sorrow Is My Sorrow
Hope and Strength in Times of Suffering
Paperback ISBN: 0824515668
With the exquisite prose and poetry that has always graced her writing, Joyce Rupp mines the multiple meanings of important images in the Bible, in order to get us through our own rough moments. Included are: the prophecy of Simeon, the flight into Egypt, Jesus lost in the temple, Mary seeing Jesus carrying the cross, Mary at the foot of the cross, Mary receiving Jesus' dead body, and Jesus being laid in the tomb.
Catholic Social Teaching in Action
Paperback ISBN: 1580510469
Through Scripture,Tradition, world events, and living examples of heroism and holiness ranging from the simple to the extraordinary, Living Justice develops your understanding of Catholic social teaching and inspires you for service.
Rule of St.Benedict
Hardcover ISBN: 0814612113
Liturgical Press, 1981. Book is in excellent condition with faint bumping to spine edges. Jacket has some light chipping to edges and light rubbing. Handsome copy of this collection of essays on the study of the Rule of St. Benedict.