Books to read in 2005
Compiled by Daniel P. Guernsey
Ideal for the Year of the Eucharist, this book contains selections on Eucharistic themes from Old and New Testaments, the Church Fathers, great saints, popes, councils and traditional prayers.
250 pages * Softcover * $29.95
Father Damien and the Bells
Arthur and Elizabeth Sheehan
This is the latest in the Vision Books series of saints' lives for young people aged 9-15. Fr Damien went to the island of Molokai in 1872 to care for lepers, eventually contracting leprosy himself.
168 pages * Softcover * $19.95
St Thomas Becket
Michael Green, who has spent most of his life in Kent, provides a popular introduction to the life and work - and subsequent murder in 1170 - of this important English saint which continue to fascinate and enthral across the centuries.
83 pages * Softcover * $19.95
Shrines of Our Lady in England
There are more than 60 shrines in honour of Our Lady in England, most from the 13th and 14th centuries. Anne Vail has made pilgrimages to many of these and illustrated them with her own drawings.
246 pages * Hardback * $29.95
Blessings of the Table
Br Victor-Antoine d'Avila-Latourette
This beautiful collection offers a rich variety of table blessings based on the daily and seasonal rhythm of the liturgy. It includes readings and blessings for Advent, Christmas, Lent and Easter, as well as table graces for children and a set of blessings for special foods.
172 pages * Softcover * $22.00
Sermon in a Sentence
Selected by John P. McClernon
This is volume three of "A Treasury of Quotations on the Spiritual Life". It consists of extracts from the writings of St Catherine of Siena in a pocket size edition providing convenient access to St Catherine's advice and wisdom.
188 pages * Hardback * $23.95
Saint Gianna Molla
Pietro Molla & Elio Guerriero
This is the inspiring story - co-authored by her husband - of the recently canonised Gianna Molla (1923-1962) who risked her life in order to save her unborn child. Herself a medical doctor, she gave birth to the child but died later of an infection.
155 pages * Softcover * $22.00
The Primacy of the Bishop of Rome
Rev Adriano Garuti OFM
The mixed results of ecumenical dialogue since Vatican II make it clear that the Pope's primacy remains a major obstacle. Father Garuti explores in depth how this primacy is viewed by different churches.
339 pages * Softcover * $39.95
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Reprinted from AD2000 Vol 18 No 1 (February 2005), p. 19