From The Depths Of Our Hearts

From The Depths Of Our Hearts

From The Depths Of Our Hearts

"The priesthood is going through a dark time", according to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Robert Cardinal Sarah. "Wounded by the revelation of so many scandals, disconcerted by the constant questioning of their consecrated celibacy, many priests are tempted by the thought of giving up and abandoning everything." In this book, the pope emeritus and the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments give their brother priests, and the whole Church, a message of hope. They honestly address the spiritual challenges faced by priests today, while pointing to deeper conversion to Jesus Christ as the key to faithful and fruitful priestly ministry and genuine reform. Benedict XVI and Cardinal Sarah "fraternally offer these reflections to the people of God and, of course, in a spirit of filial obedience, to Pope Francis", who has said, "I think that celibacy is a gift for the Church. . . . I don't agree with allowing optional celibacy, no." Responding to calls for refashioning the priesthood, including proposals from participants in the Amazonian Synod, two wise, spiritually astute pastors explain the importance of priestly celibacy for the good of the whole Church. Drawing on Vatican II, they present celibacy as not just "a mere precept of ecclesiastical law", but as a sharing in Jesus' sacrifice on the Cross and his identity as Bridegroom of the Church.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Pope Benedict XVI
Publisher : Ignatius Press
Release : 2020-03-12
Total Pages : 152 Pages
ISBN : 9781621644149


From The Depths Of Our Hearts

From The Depths Of Our Hearts

"The priesthood is going through a dark time", according to Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Robert Cardinal Sarah. "Wounded by the revelation of so many scandals, disconcerted by the constant questioning of their consecrated celibacy, many priests are tempted by the thought of giving up and abandoning everything." In this book, the pope emeritus and the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments give their brother priests, and the whole Church, a message of hope. They honestly address the spiritual challenges faced by priests today, while pointing to deeper conversion to Jesus Christ as the key to faithful and fruitful priestly ministry and genuine reform. Benedict XVI and Cardinal Sarah "fraternally offer these reflections to the people of God and, of course, in a spirit of filial obedience, to Pope Francis", who has said, "I think that celibacy is a gift for the Church. . . . I don't agree with allowing optional celibacy, no." Responding to calls for refashioning the priesthood, including proposals from participants in the Amazonian Synod, two wise, spiritually astute pastors explain the importance of priestly celibacy for the good of the whole Church. Drawing on Vatican II, they present celibacy as not just "a mere precept of ecclesiastical law", but as a sharing in Jesus' sacrifice on the Cross and his identity as Bridegroom of the Church.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Pope Benedict XVI
Publisher : Ignatius Press
Release : 2020-03-12
Total Pages : 152 Pages
ISBN : 9781642291193


A Time To Die

A Time To Die

Behind monastery walls, men of God spend their lives preparing for the passage of death. Best-selling French author Nicolas Diat set out to find what their deaths can reveal about the greatest mystery faced by everyone—the end of life. How to die? How to respond to our fear of death? To answer these and other questions, Diat travelled to eight European monasteries including Solesmes Abbey and the Grande Chartreuse. Through extraordinary interviews with monks, he learned that their death experiences are varied and unique, with elements of peace, pain, humility, sorrow, and joy. These monks have the same fears, torments, and sorrows as everyone else, Diat discovered. What is exemplary about them is their humility and simplicity. When death approaches, and its hand reveals its strength, they are like happy and naïve children who wait with impatience to open a gift. They have complete confidence in the mercy of God.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Nicolas Diat
Publisher : Ignatius Press
Release : 2019-06-13
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : 9781621642749


Western Culture Today And Tomorrow

Western Culture Today And Tomorrow

Well known for his important scholarly contributions to dogmatic theology and biblical commentary, Joseph Ratzinger has also written penetrating observations of our times. This book includes some of his keen insights about the social and political challenges confronting modern Western societies. Writing most of these chapters just before his election as pope, Ratzinger sought to remind Europeans, who at the time were crafting a new constitution, that the civilizational project we call “the West” is a cultural achievement with a history. Jerusalem, Athens, and Rome were the three foundation stones upon which Western civilization was built, he wrote. Their invaluable contributions form the basis for the Western understanding of human dignity and human rights, which spread from Europe to the United States and beyond. This book also includes, as an epilogue, a new essay by Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI on clerical sex abuse, which traces the moral disorder that preys upon the young to the collapse of faith both inside and outside the Church. “The witness of Christian lives nobly lived is the beginning of reconversion (or, in many cases, conversion) of the West—and that return to the truths taught by the God of the Bible is essential if the great Western civilizational project is not to crumble because of its current, postmodern incoherence. Joseph Ratzinger understood that danger long before many others. It would be well to attend to his prescription.” —George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center, from the Foreword

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Genre : Religion
Author : Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger
Publisher : Ignatius Press
Release : 2019-08-05
Total Pages : 170 Pages
ISBN : 9781642290875


From The Depths Of My Heart

From The Depths Of My Heart

From the depths of my heart is a poetry book about love, finding yourself, and understanding others. "We all have felt joy and pain inside of our hearts. It can change us. It can break us. It can heal us. What we carry in our hearts can either be buried or felt throughout out our lifetime." -Kristal Sapien

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Author : Kristal Sapien
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Release : 2020-05-06
Total Pages : 82 Pages
ISBN : 9798642150368


The Power Of Silence

The Power Of Silence

In a time when technology penetrates our lives in so many ways and materialism exerts such a powerful influence over us, Cardinal Robert Sarah presents a bold book about the strength of silence. The modern world generates so much noise, he says, that seeking moments of silence has become both harder and more necessary than ever before. Silence is the indispensable doorway to the divine, explains the cardinal in this profound conversation with Nicolas Diat. Within the hushed and hallowed walls of the La Grande Chartreux, the famous Carthusian monastery in the French Alps, Cardinal Sarah addresses the following questions: Can those who do not know silence ever attain truth, beauty, or love? Do not wisdom, artistic vision, and devotion spring from silence, where the voice of God is heard in the depths of the human heart? After the international success of God or Nothing, Cardinal Sarah seeks to restore to silence its place of honor and importance. "Silence is more important than any other human work," he says, "for it expresses God. The true revolution comes from silence; it leads us toward God and others so as to place ourselves humbly and generously at their service."

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Genre : Religion
Author : Robert Cardinal Sarah
Publisher : Ignatius Press
Release : 2017-03-08
Total Pages : 247 Pages
ISBN : 9781681497587


Europe Today And Tomorrow

Europe Today And Tomorrow

Written in late 2004, Ratzinger raises serious questions about the issues facing Europe amidst the new European Union and forming of a European Constitution. Some of the main issues he raises include: How did Europe originate and what are its boundaries? Who has the right to call himself European and be admitted into the new Eurpoe? What about the spiritual roots of Europe and the moral foundation she is founded on? Ratzinger sees the lack of focus on these fundamental questions in the forming of a new Europe as a very serious dilemma for the furture of Europe, and the world.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Pope Benedict XVI
Publisher : Ignatius Press
Release : 2007-01-01
Total Pages : 117 Pages
ISBN : 9781586171346


Magic In Our Hearts

Magic In Our Hearts

Brett, a charismatic world-class skier with a playgirl lifestyle Taylor, a talented and successful physical therapist One chance meeting and the two women fall head over heels for each other. Passion and the beginning of true love sweep the two off of their feet, but their relationship is ended almost before it has a chance to begin. The two are reunited years later, after Brett's Olympic dreams are shattered along with her body. Battered and broken, relying on alcohol to numb her mind and heart, Brett is slowly killing herself. Unable to refuse Brett's dying mother's request, Taylor agrees to work with Brett to help her regain some of her physical capabilities. Can Taylor overcome her heartbreak and anger long enough to help Brett heal? Will she be able to reach the woman she once knew and help her rekindle the passion that once made her a world-renowned skier? Will Brett have the fortitude to heal her mind and body? Both struggle with past feelings, deeply hidden hurts, anger and resurfacing emotions for each other. Working out their problems requires effort, love, and a little bit of magic.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Jeanne McCann
Publisher : iUniverse
Release : 2007-03-26
Total Pages : 160 Pages
ISBN : 9780595872367


Called To Communion

Called To Communion

This is a book of wisdom and insight that explains how providential are the trials through which the Catholic Church is now passing. The need of the Papal Primacy to ensure Christian unity; the true meaning of the Priesthood as a sacrament and not a mere ministry; the necessity of the Eucharist as the Sacrifice of the Savior now offering Himself on our altars; the role of the Bishops as successors of the Apostles, united with the successor of St. Peter, the Bishop of Rome; the value of suffering in union with Christ crucified; the indispensable service of the laity in the apostolate - all these themes receive from Cardinal Ratzinger new clarity and depth.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI)
Publisher : Ignatius Press
Release : 2010-10-21
Total Pages : 165 Pages
ISBN : 9781681490670


The Source Of Life

The Source Of Life

Cardinal Schoenborn, who regularly gathers the people of his diocese in the beautiful medieval cathedral of Vienna, Austria, knows how to communicate the great Christian mysteries in modern ways. He has the gift to integrate contemporary everyday experience with the knowledge passed on from tradition and the great thinkers and theologians of the church In this volume, focusing on the beauty and power of the Holy Eucharist, the renown Cardinal and prolific author also explores how these rituals often connect to the Jewish roots of the Christian story. Accessible to all those who want to know more about the essential source of Christian spirituality in order to elevate the depth of their experience in it, this work defines the origins of the Eucharist in the Passover celebration and the Last Supper, along with other key elements of the liturgy, including sacrifice, transubstantiation, the transformation of the bread and wine, and the significance of the Eucharist today. A readable, beautifully insightful book for everyone who desires to understand and experience more profoundly the central sacrament of Christian life.

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Genre : Religion
Author : Christoph Cardinal Schoenborn
Publisher : Ignatius Press
Release : 2013-10-21
Total Pages : 145 Pages
ISBN : 9781586177843