Advent Christmas Grace Daily Gospel Reflections

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$12.75
Item Code
170609
EAN/UPC
9780819808417
Publisher
Pauline Books & Media B

Perfect for all those who value daily devotional reading.

Join the Daughters of St. Paul as they share the fruit of their lectio divina (a prayerful reading of Sacred Scripture) in this new expanded edition of Advent Christmas Grace. This handy volume features insightful reflections on the daily Gospel readings for the Advent and Christmas seasons.

Perfect for all those who value daily devotional reading, the meditations are brief and powerful. They will give enlightenment to those who are proficient in this practice and encouragement to anyone just beginning. For those who desire to grow in appreciation of the Advent and Christmas liturgical seasons, Advent Christmas Grace will provide a refreshing way to treasure the word of God anew.

"The candlelight of the Advent wreath amid the darkening winter days and the sparkling Christmas lights that glow on homes and along busy streets...remind [us] of the Father's promise of redemption. God is doing something new among us. The darkness of sin and sadness will soon give way to the Light of the World."
(From the text of Advent Christmas Grace)

Deepen the Word in your life with the entire Everyday Grace series.

Format:
Paperback
Pages:
144
Dimensions(Inches):
5.00 x 7.25

The Daughters of St. Paul are an international congregation of women religious. They were founded in Italy in 1915 by Blessed James Alberione. Advent Christmas Grace contains entries from sixteen members of the Daughters of St. Paul, including: Kathryn J. Hermes, Marianne Lorraine Trouvé, Anne Joan Flanagan, Mary Lea Hill.

"Their gift and task is to communicate the Gospel message. They are women of the Word. In these pages, the Daughters of St. Paul invite us to be washed in the Word by prayerfully pondering the Sacred Scripture throughout the Advent Season. Speaking from their own experience of prayer, sixteen sisters skillfully guide us in the simple act of holy reading, readying our hearts for the wonder of Christmas and for Christ's constant coming throughout the year."
Michael Downey, Professor of Systematic Theology and Spirituality, Saint John's Seminary, Carmarillo, CA; author, The Heart of Hope

All in all, this attractive little volume is a wonderful devotional resource that gives readers the opportunity to deepen their spiritual lives during Advent and Christmas. It can also serve as a gentle introduction to the practice of lectio divina for those unfamiliar with this method of scriptural meditation. The book is perhaps best purchased for individual use. However, because it is quite inexpensive, parish libraries may wish to obtain several copies for the use of parishioners. - Thomas M. Dousa, Catholic Library World

"a wonderful devotional resource" -Thomas M. Dousa, Catholic Library Association review

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