St. Augustine’s Works in Today’s Language

“With his selections from and superb introduction to Augustine’s monumental City of God, Balthasar succeeds in making the text available to a new group of readers.” — David L. Schindler, Professor of Fundamental Theology, John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage The City of God Selections and Introduction by Hans Urs von Balthasar Saint Augustine Few books have impacted the West as deeply as The City of God. Yet few of us will ever read the epic work, which often stretches past one thousand pages. This volume offers a shorter, simpler road through Augustine’s masterpiece. Edited by Hans Urs von Balthasar, it presents key selections culled for their beauty and spiritual power, augmented by notes. Buy Now Use coupon code CITYOFGOD25 for 25% off* this title. Related Titles at 25% off* with Code CITYOFGOD25 Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Buy Now Give Us a Follow! *Offer expires January 11, 2022 11:59pm PT. 25% off applied to list price. Must use PROMO CODE: CITYOFGOD25. Promotional discounts are not combined when more than one coupon is used on an order. The greater promotional discount is...

Religious Life at the Change of an Era – An Anthology – Fr. Pascual Chávez Villanueva SDB

06 December 2021 Fr Pascual Chávez Villanueva needs no introduction. This book is an anthology of talks and papers given on different occasions and to different assemblies or readers on the constant change that Religious Life has been going through and is still experiencing. These reflections have been now translated into English from the original Italian or Spanish and put together and made available to all persons in Religious Life, especially those who are English-speaking. Editorial decisions were not taken just for the sake of style in itself. Rather, they were taken in line with the awareness of the true “kairòs” moment that Religious Life is in according to Fr Chávez, and which he instilled in his original audience. It is hoped that such awareness is also instilled in the readers of the present book. In the Preface, Fr Chávez gives a short account of the history of Religious Life throughout the centuries so as to put his readers in context. Arriving to the present moment, he writes: “Although reaffirming this constant change within Consecrated Life, however we must also affirm that since Vatican Council II, it is being called to a profound renewal by returning to its sources –...

Reclaiming Vatican II

During the past five decades, the Second Vatican Council has been alternately celebrated or maligned for its supposed break with tradition and embrace of the modern world. But what if we’ve gotten it all wrong?Have Catholics—both those who embrace the spirit of Vatican II and those who regard it with suspicion—misunderstood what the council was really about?Fr. Blake Britton discovered the truth and beauty of the council while he was in seminary and he has witnessed firsthand the power of its teachings in the life of his own parish.In Reclaiming Vatican II—a partnership between Ave Maria Press and Word on Fire Catholic Ministries— Fr. Britton presses beyond the political narrative foisted upon the post-conciliar Church and contends that Vatican II was neither conservative nor liberal, but something much more beautiful and challenging.Watch the short video here: books.wordonfire.org/reclaiming.Fr. Britton clears up misconceptions about the council and reveals how—when properly understood and applied—it fosters a richer experience of being in the Church.Fr. Britton says Vatican II promotes a radical return to the Church Fathers and the Scriptures, holding both a commitment to tradition and the need for constant renewal in life-giving balance, recenters the Church on sacred liturgy and encourages both active participation...

RECLAIMING VATICAN II: WHAT IT (REALLY) SAID…

Friends,I am happy to share with you a new book from Word on Fire, Reclaiming Vatican II: What It (Really) Said, What It Means, and How It Calls Us to Renew the Church.The Second Vatican Council was one of the most significant cultural and ecclesiastical events of the twentieth century. Though practically everyone acknowledges its importance, Catholics have been debating its precise meaning and application for the past sixty years. Consequently, the great missionary vision of Vatican II remains largely unrealized.Fr. Blake Britton’s new book, Reclaiming Vatican II, shows how to recover it, primarily by returning to the council’s four major constitutions. Fr. Britton is an able guide, radiant and thoughtful, with an infectious joy and love for the council. He stands on the vanguard of a new generation tasked with finally bringing the council’s vision to fruition.I warmly commend this book to anyone wanting to understand Vatican II, but especially to young Catholics confused about the council and those skeptical about its relevance today: books.wordonfire.org/reclaiming.Peace,+ Bishop Robert...

Wonderful Advent & Prayer Resources for Families and Children

The changes we make to our homes, the special care for friend and neighbor in this season—these are simple expressions of a greater transformation taking place. Caryll Houselander wrote of Our Lady, “Walking in the streets of Nazareth to do her shopping, to visit her friends, she set His feet on the path of Jerusalem. Washing, weaving, kneading, sweeping, her hands prepared His hands for the nails.” Browse our sale collection for thoughtful gifts and resources to prepare for the coming of the Savior! Shop Now Enjoy 25% off* these titles, no coupon necessary. Get Our Latest Advent Calendar! Through the poetic illustrations of this large Advent calendar you can share the joy of the angels and the adoration of the shepherds in front of the Nativity scene. Buy Now Books for Advent The Catholic All Year Prayer Companion Kendra Tierney provides hundreds of prayers for the important seasons and feasts of the Church calendar. This book includes the devotions, blessings, litanies, and novenas mentioned in her Compendium, along with daily prayers, down-to-earth suggestions, and occasional bits of humor. Buy Now Waiting for Christ Journey with St. John Henry Newman through Advent, Christmas, and Epiphany, meditating on the coming of Christ and the Christian life. His masterful knowledge of the lives of...

The Ousted: Embracing the Marginal

21 October 2021 The “Don Bosco College” in Mannuthy has brought about a series of events under the “WE CARE” project. It involved helping the Flood affected people from 2018 and 2019, going out of the way and becoming Covid Warriors during Pandemic and amidst all that held International Webinar on the theme including the excluded. “Our priority to take sides with the sidelined and go with the “Last the Least and the Lost” has seen Academic interventions as it is an IUS” Fr Raju Chakkanattu, Principal of the “Don Bosco College”, explains. These are the six books under the WE CARE Series. Two books on Flood Disaster Risk Reduction: Insulate Kerala: Hard Lessons from Flooded Fury Beyond the Flood: Lessons for Insulating Kerala. One on the Pandemic: When the World Dares the Odd: Life During Pandemic And the more recent books on Social Inclusivity: The Ousted: Embracing the Marginal Stigma: Reflections on Those left out at the Existential Peripheries The Resilient: Women’s war on subjugation. “Just as Don Bosco said, we need to cater to the poor and the abandoned. As an institution of Higher Education, we believe in giving also academic contributions in researches and publications to form part...