A third edition of this textbook is now available. Rooted in the life and ministry of Jesus and the message of the New Testament, the Church proclaims: "Justice is constitutive of the Gospel." Building upon the broad tradition of Catholic social teaching, this third book in our popular Come & See Series offers a fresh discussion of contemporary issues (disarmament, human rights, the option for the poor). 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.
As Saint John's celebrates its 150th anniversary the story of this spiritual community is told in captivating words and telling images in Saint John's at 150. The 160-page book features compelling essays by a variety of writers and striking black-and-white and color photos. all who know Saint John's and Collegeville will find that the words and images ring true in this lively book about such a remarkable place.
Launched to coincide with the celebration of Saint John's Sesquicentennial, Saint John's at 150 includes a glimpse of life in Minnesota and the nation as background for the Saint John's story. Personal essays about Saint John's first 150 years are provided by writers from Saint John's monastery, the university faculty, and friends around the world. They focus on such intriguing topics as the missionary lifestyle of the first monks to cameo images of college professors.
The full-page photos by photographers such as Greg Becker, Lee Haley, David Manahan, O.S.B., and Placid Stuckenschneider, O.S.B., make the book a visual feast.
More than 30 authors contribute sidebars and special features on a variety of subjects: Katherine Powers remembers her father, J. F. Powers; Bill Kling reminisces on the founding of Minnesota Public Radio; author Jon Hassler recalls his college days and his professor, Steve Humphrey; Thomas Merton reflects on the beauty of a summer afternoon and the chapel across the lake. This volume, edited by Hilary Thimmesh, O.S.B., professor of English and president emeritus at Saint John's University, also includes numerous photographs of campus life in the monastery and the university, as well as images taken by Peter Engel, O.S.B., before he became abbot in 1895.
Though not a comprehensive history, Saint John's at 150 references the surprising number of people, places, and events that comprise this exceptional place called Collegeville.
The book includes Foreword, by Abbot John Klassen, O.S.B.; Introduction: Outside the Pine Curtain for 150 Years, by Annette Atkins; Chapter 1: A Time to Plant and a Time to Grow by Hilary Thimmesh, O.S.B.; Chapter 2: A little Rule for Beginners, by Columba Stewart, O.S.B.; Chapter 3: 'A Scientific, Educational, and Ecclesiastical Institution ' by Joseph Farry; Chapter 4: 'Proudly Stands Our Alma Mater, Tow 'ring o 'er the Oak and Pine, ' by Larry Haeg; Chapter 5: Plowing the Fields, Scattering Good Seed upon the Earth, by Hilary Thimmesh, O.S.B.; Chapter 6: Saint John's and the Liturgical Movement: A Personal View, by William Franklin; Chapter 7: Virgil Michel and the Collegeville Community: Liturgy and Social Justice, by Bernard Evans; Chapter 8: Nursery of the Arts, by Robin Pierzina, O.S.B.; Chapter 9: Going Forth to Work till Evening Falls, by Annette Atkins, Normaloso Koetter, Zach Lewis; Chapter 10: Two Benedictine Communities Seeking God Together, by Jana and Charles Preble; Chapter 11: The Design and Construction of Saint John's Abbey Church, by Victoria Young; Chapter 12: For Beauty as Well as Bread: Saint John's and the Land, by Derek Larson; Afterword, by Dietrich Reinhart, O.S.B.; and Poems, 'My Funeral, ' by Kilian McDonnell, O.S.B., 'The Mind Is the Great Poem of Winter, ' by Eva Hooker, C.S.C., and 'Crew (Saint John's), ' by Cal Phillips.
Hilary Thimmesh, OSB, is a professor of English and president emeritus at Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota.
In an age when self -help methods abound and meditation is a common prescriptive, Garry Wills-one of the most respected writers on religious topics today-offers an extraordinary journey through one of the oldest aids to spiritual contemplation.
Drawing together history and readings from scripture, Wills explains the beads on the rosary and the moments in Christ's life they represent, illustrating each mystery with a stunning Tintoretto painting. The result is an illuminating and poignant exploration of the power of prayer that will edify and inspire readers.
What do nuns really think about life, death, love, sex, faith, friendship, guilt, regret, loss, motherhood, feminism, and the modern world and all its conveniences and luxuries?
To answer these questions, award-winning journalist Cheryl L. Reed interviewed more than 300 nuns from a wide variety of orders-and with divergent beliefs. She lived with them, observed their daily lives, and participated in silent worship. She witnessed their vow ceremonies, mourned with them, celebrated and drank beer with them. They welcomed questions no one had ever dared ask before. In the end the nuns that Reed approached with suspicion and curiosity ended up teaching her more about motherhood, relationships, and feminism than she ever gleaned from the outside world.
In "Unveiled," Reed has succeeded in opening up the doors to a once closed world-one often misrepresented and almost always misunderstood-to present nuns not as stoic icons of secrecy and ritual but simply as women who have chosen an independent path, and who now offer themselves as guides to their fascinating, surprising, and enlightening interior lives.
A captivating insider's guide to the politics and personalities that will have a tremendous impact on one of the world's most secretive and important events-the election of a pope.The next time a conclave unfolds in Rome, some 6,000 journalists are expected to descend on the Eternal City to cover the death of John Paul II and report on the election of his successor. The man in white who emerges from the Sistine Chapel at its conclusion will automatically become one of the most important figures on earth, a leader who commands a unique combination of political and spiritual power. Depending on how he chooses to exercise that power, governments and political systems may rise or fall, religious wars may heat up or abate, and the Church may undergo a radical transformation-from changes in its stances on such issues as sexuality, the place of women in the Church, to the role of the papacy itself. Conclave is a fascinating look at the election process and at what this headline-making occasion will mean to the world. John L. Allen, Jr., takes readers behind the scenes to reveal the issues, parties, and people most likely to determine the outcome. Setting the election within a broader context, he explains why it matters who becomes pope, discusses their role in the modern world, and examines the issues that will form the agenda of the next papacy. Although the book is not intended as a "handicapper's guide," Allen does offer his own informed list of the "top twenty" contenders for the position. He creates, as well, a classification system that clarifies the differences among the informal political parties that exist within the College of Cardinals, the body of 130-plus men who will elect John Paul II's successor. In conclusion, he presents a critical, independent-minded profile of each of those cardinals-for one of them will certainly be the new pope.
This engrossing book encompasses the extraordinary history of the papacy, from its beginnings to the present day. This new edition covers the unprecedented resignation of Benedict XVI and the election of the first Argentinian pope.
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For three months in the spring of 1994, the African nation of Rwanda descended into one of the most vicious and bloody genocides the world has ever seen. Immacul e Ilibagiza, a young university student, miraculously survived the savage killing spree that left most of her family, friends, and a million of her fellow citizens dead. Immacul e's remarkable story of survival was documented in her first book, Left to Tell: Discovering God Amidst the Rwandan Holocaust.In Led By Faith, Immacul e takes us with her as her remarkable journey continues. Through her simple and eloquent voice, we experience her hardships and heartache as she struggles to survive and to find meaning and purpose in the aftermath of the holocaust. It is the story of a na ve and vulnerable young woman, orphaned and alone, navigating through a bleak and dangerously hostile world with only an abiding faith in God to guide and protect her. Immacul e fends off sinister new predators, seeks out and comforts scores of children orphaned by the genocide, and searches for love and companionship in a land where hatred still flourishes. Then, fearing again for her safety as Rwanda's war-crime trials begin, Immacul e flees to America to begin a new chapter of her life as a refugee and immigrant--a stranger in a strange land.With the same courage and faith in God that led her through the darkness of genocide, Immacul e discovers a new life that was beyond her wildest dreams as a small girl in a tiny village in one of Africa's poorest countries.It is in the United States, her adopted country, where Immacul e can finally look back at all that has happened to her and truly understand why God spared her life . . . so that she would be left to tell her story to the world.