In Expectation of Our Lord First Sunday of Advent Advent Prayers “Almighty God, grant us the will to greet our Savior with our good works when He comes, so that we may be worthy to be on His right hand and possess the kingdom of heaven.” ~from In Conversation with God, Daily Meditations, Volume One: Advent […]
The way the Church has embarked on this spiritual journey, this pilgrimage of the heart, is through the daily Mass readings and the Divine Office. Reading the Daily Mass readings with your Roman Missal or the Divine Office with your own Liturgy of the Hours set are both great ways to celebrate the Advent season. But if you want more of a personal devotional to use, then Advent prayer books is what you’d want to choose. Here are three of the most popular choices for using a book for meditations and prayers this Advent season.
This is not just another book about Pope Francis – this book features the Holy Father’s own spontaneous words spoken as he exercises his everyday role as chief shepherd of all Christians. It is a compilation of the homily text recorded and transcribed by Radio Vaticana, complete with summaries and commentary – and meant to be read like a daily devotional. Below you can read an interview with the editor below as well as an excerpt homily from the book.
Did you know that if you follow along with the Mass readings every day of the week, you’ll have read through almost the entire Catholic bible every three years? One of the best ways to follow along with the Mass readings is to use a Daily Roman Missal. Following along with the daily Mass readings (even when you don’t go to daily Mass) is an excellent way for Catholics to commit to a Bible reading plan and grow in the knowledge of Sacred Scripture. Who couldn’t use more of this in their life?
A brilliant biography of one of the intellectual mavericks of 20th century Catholicism – arguably the most influential man of faith in American life, from the 1960’s through to the 2000’s. Interview with author Randy Boyagoda on his new release, Richard John Neuhaus: A Life in the Public Square.
We’d have to have our heads in the sand to not notice that things are getting bad out there. If you’re a Christian reading the top trending stories from all over the world, it should make you want to fall down on your knees and pray.
When Christians and Christianity itself is being marginalized, persecuted, and attacked, it is a strong indication that the world needs Christ more than ever. Persecution has always been the Church’s call to arms–spiritual arms.
Catholic author Scott Hahn responds to a Q&A about his latest Catholic book out for the Christmas season, Joy to the World: How Christ’s Coming Changed Everything (and still does).
Brian Burch and Emily Stimpson answer questions about their new book entitled, The American Catholic Almanac, a collection of inspiring stories of famous Catholic figures, their influence on American history, culture and politics, and the contributions shaped by their Catholic faith.
Cardinal Wuerl answers questions about his new book authored with Mike Aquilina entitled, The Feasts: How the Church Year Forms Us as Catholics.
In The Feasts, Cardinal Wuerl and Aquilina explore the festivities in the calendar of Catholic holidays. From Christmas to Easter, the Feast of the Guardian Angels to the Pentecost, the authors reintroduce readers to the true beauty and meaning of each centuries-old celebration.
Popular Catholic author Patrick Madrid has a new book coming out this summer, and you don’t want to miss it! Madrid is a cradle Catholic and a leading popular apologist for the Catholic faith through his work with Catholic Answers, Envoy Magazine, EWTN, and Immaculate Heart Radio. He is known for being witty, engaging, knowledgeable, and charitable as he explains and defends the truth of the Catholic faith. Below is a Q&A shared by the publisher of his new book, Why Be Catholic, Ten Answers to a Very Important Question.