By Joseph Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI)
Brotherhood as an ideal has meant many different things to different men. In this disarmingly simple study Ratzinger begins by examining two contrasting views: that of the ancient mystery religions which created ‘closed’ brotherhoods of the initiated; and that of the Enlightenment, which looked to a future achievement of an open brotherhood of all men.
365 Daily Readings from the early Christians
By Way of the Desert contains a little treasury of wisdom. It provides a collection of reflective sayings from some of the monks, nuns and hermits who settled in the desert and drew followers seeking spiritual direction.
By Way of the Desert will lead you into the rich oasis and well of light and truth from these desert sages.
Guidelines for Mystical Prayer offers a personal narrative, a reflection on the spiritual history of two gifted people, St Teresa and St John of the Cross, and yet it speaks clearly out of the Carmelite tradition, and in the language of today.
The Rosary booklet by Fr Michael Sharkey is a wonderful resource which will help us understand and pray the Rosary in a new and exciting way.
Join Cardinal Vincent Nichols in these Eucharistic Reflections which help us draw ever more deeply into the mystery of Christ made and real and present in the gift of the Eucharist. The brief and accessible reflections help focus our thoughts and prayers and lead us to discover anew and afresh the gift of Eucharistic awe and wonder.
Catholics in England and Wales will warmly welcome this encyclical letter, Caritas in Veritate, as a powerful and thorough application of the vision of Christian faith to the complex problems of human development. ‘Our hope is that it will be widely read as it deserves and rewards careful study. Caritas in Veritate stands firmly in the line of Catholic Social Teaching and most especially in the tradition of Christian humanism, expressed so clearly by Pope Paul VI in Populorum Progressio.’
Timothy Radcliffe examines what it means to celebrate the Eucharist, and in turn reminds us of our capability for love, hope and faith. The Eucharist, for him is a three-part drama, forming us in faith, hope and love. In Why Go To Church – The drama of the Eucharist he examines what it means to understand, grasp and celebrate the mystery of Christ in the Eucharist.
70 distinguished scholars and 18 specialised translators have collaborated to produce this classic in Catholic biblical studies.