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Contemplating Christ

by Vincent Pizzuto Liturgical Press (March 26, 2018)

The incarnation has made mystics of us all. What if we read the gospels as if that were true? In his book Contemplating Christ,Vincent Pizzuto offers an exploration of the interior life for modern contemplatives...


Surrender to Christ for Mission

by Philip Sheldrake Liturgical Press (September 28, 2018)

This multiauthor book celebrates the bicentenary of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI), founded by St. Eugène de Mazenod, and arises from an international conference on French spiritual traditions...


Sauntering Through Scripture

by Genevieve Glen Liturgical Press (July 11, 2018)

The Bible presents a landscape rich with characters whose stories and prophecies, wisdom and woes, parables and prayers describe our very human struggle to know and respond to the love of God. Repeated reading...


Backstory Preaching

by Lisa Cressman Liturgical Press (May 08, 2018)

Instead of being a dour task on the checklist, what if the process of homily prep renewed you? Instead of feeling insecure about your message, what if your skills made you confident to preach a consistently...


Come, Lord Jesus

by Mark Braaten Liturgical Press (March 03, 2018)

How can Christians today understand the book of Revelation and its meaning and implications for our lives? Mark Braaten, a pastor and scholar who has spent years studying and teaching Revelation, answers the...


Benedict Backwards

by Terrance G. Kardong Liturgical Press (February 21, 2017)

In Benedict Backwards, Terrence Kardong builds the case that the Rule of Benedict is best read “backwards,” that is, with emphasis on the last chapters, not the first ones. Benedict starts out dependent...


To Dare the Our Father

by John Shea Liturgical Press (January 12, 2018)

The Lord’s Prayer accompanies the lives of Christians. When we are happy or sad, when we eagerly wait for a child to be born or silently keep watch as an elder dies, alone in the woods or together in liturgy,...


Spirituality: An Art of Living

by Benoît Standaert & Rudolf Van Puymbroeck Liturgical Press (December 13, 2017)

Spirituality: An Art of Living was born out of a generous impulse: to pass on lessons from the monastic tradition to lay people so as to help them achieve a more ardent and fulfilling spiritual life. In this...


When I in Awesome Wonder

by Jill Y. Crainshaw Liturgical Press (August 22, 2017)

All of life is liturgy. People encounter God as they live, work, and play in human communities and as they work to sustain the health of communities and the ground on which communities are built. Liturgy is...


Seeing Haloes

by John Shea, Mark McMahon & Franklin McMahon Liturgical Press (July 27, 2017)

Christmas is unavoidable. But if it is going to happen for us, we need to take time. We need to slow down and do something out of the ordinary, something that has to do with the spiritual meaning of the feast...


The World as Sacrament

by Michael P Plekon Liturgical Press (March 24, 2017)

Not a few figures—writers, poets, activists, teachers—have focused on the presence of the Holy One in the ordinary, on the many possibilities of worldly spirituality. In this book, pastor, teacher, and theologian...


Wisdom: The Good Life

by Irene Nowell & John Klassen Liturgical Press (March 24, 2017)

We all want to live well, but how can we put that desire into action? With thoughtful reflection on the biblical wisdom writers and the Rule of Benedict, Irene Nowell shows us how we too can live the good life....


To Prefer Nothing to Christ: The Monastic Mission of the English Benedictine Congregation

by John Klassen Liturgical Press (October 04, 2016)

Monastic life involves a continual return to the Gospel and this exploration begins on the road to Emmaus, in the company of downhearted disciples who were astonished to discover the Lord in their midst. Inviting...


The Spiritual Meaning of the Liturgy: School of Prayer, Source of Life

by Goffredo Boselli Liturgical Press (September 08, 2014)

“I am increasingly convinced that the decisive question that demands an answer from us is not so much how believers experience the liturgy, but whether believers live from the liturgy they celebrate.” With...


The Sacred Gaze: Contemplation and the Healing of the Self

by Susan R. Pitchford Liturgical Press (April 07, 2014)

Eight hundred years ago, Clare of Assisi advised a correspondent to gaze into the mirror of the crucified Christ and study her own face within it. A hundred years ago, sociologist Charles Horton Cooley said...


At Play in Creation: Merton's Awakening to the Feminine Divine

by Christopher Pramuk Liturgical Press (January 20, 2015)

In this series of deeply meditative retreat conferences, Christopher Pramuk leads the reader through a sustained meditation on Wisdom-Sophia, the feminine face of God’s presence alive in the world, who speaks...


The Taste of Silence: How I Came to Be at Home with Myself

by Bieke Vandekerckhove & Rudolf Van Puymbroeck Liturgical Press (August 11, 2015)

At nineteen Bieke Vandekerckhove fell ill. The diagnosis was devastating: the fatal motor neuron disease ALS. Life expectancy: two to five years. So what did she do with the paltry bit of life that was left?...


A Listening Community: A Commentary on the Prologue and Chapters 1-3 of Benedict's Rule

by Aquinata Böckmann, Matilda Handl & Marianne Burkhard Liturgical Press (April 08, 2015)

This new book by Sister Aquinata Böckmann discusses the Prologue and chapters 1, 2, and 3 of the Rule of St. Benedict. In a lectio regulae she plumbs the depths of Benedict’s vision. Listen, the first word...


Sacred Relationships: Biblical Wisdom for Deepening Our Lives Together

by Michael Barclay Liturgical Press (February 01, 2013)

In the latter part of the Hebrew Bible, also known as the Ketuvim, one may find the world's first "how-to" or "self-help" book, one that focuses on creating and sustaining human relationships. So says author...


The Lady of Angels and Her City

by Wendy M. Wright & Roger Mahony Liturgical Press (February 01, 2013)

The Lady of the Angels and Her City recounts Wendy Wright's visitations to her hometown's many Marian churches and shrines. But it is much more than a personal pilgrimage narrative. It offers important glimpses...


Reaching for God: The Benedictine Oblate Way of Life

by Roberta Werner Liturgical Press (May 20, 2013)

Reaching for God is a compendium of Benedictine life and prayer for oblates. It brings together in one volume the essence of Benedictine spirituality-its history, its relevance through the ages and in the present,...


The Art of Leadership

by Notker Wolf & Enrica Rosanna Liturgical Press (September 01, 2013)

Without question, managing people effectively requires strong leadership. Are these leadership qualities easily teachable? What exactly characterizes good leadership qualities? And what are the significant gender...


The Girl Got Up: A Cruciform Memoir

by Rachel M. Srubas Liturgical Press (February 01, 2013)

And immediately the girl got up and began to walk about . . .

At this they were overcome with amazement." (Mark 5:42)

The Girl Got Up is a spiritual memoir, or as Rachel Srubas says, "retrospection with an eye...


Spirit, Soul, Body: Toward an Integral Christian Spirituality

by Cyprian Consiglio Liturgical Press (January 07, 2015)

A perennial problem for spiritual traditions of all sorts is dualism—either a positing of a false distance between the Divine and the created or a rejection of creation and the human body. Many contemporary...


Faith beyond Belief: Spirituality for Our Times

by David Steindl-Rast, Anselm Grün, Linda M. Maloney & Johannes Kaup Liturgical Press (March 15, 2016)

A personal, surprising, and heart-warming book wherein two spiritual masters of our time advance the central questions of life and faith.“Brother David Steindl-Rast and Father Anselm Grün are figures of hope,...


Desperately Seeking Spirituality

by Meredith Gould Liturgical Press (May 09, 2016)

In Desperately Seeking Spirituality, sacred spelunker and sociologist Meredith Gould, combines practical wisdom with lived experience to explain why and when traditional practices don’t work for today’s...


Befriending Our Desires

by Philip Sheldrake Liturgical Press (August 18, 2016)

Desire is at the heart of what it is to be human. The power of desire, while embodied and sensuous, is God-given and the key to all human spirituality. Humanity is blessed with a deep longing that is infinite...


Blessed Among Us

by Robert Ellsberg Liturgical Press (July 07, 2016)

Since the early centuries, Christians have held up the saints as models of living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  While the church officially recognizes a relatively small number of saints, the actual roster is...


Jonah, Tobit, Judith

by Irene Nowell Liturgical Press (December 01, 2016)

These three colorful books offer gripping stories of how God shows his mercy and accomplishes his will through human actions. Jonah is a reluctant prophet who must be swallowed by a whale before he delivers...


Song of Songs, Ruth, Lamentations, Ecclesiastes, Esther: Volume 24

by Irene Nowell Liturgical Press (December 01, 2016)

Irene Nowell's lively and thoughtful exploration of these poetic and powerful books promises to ignite appreciation and understanding in the hearts and minds of readers.

The five books abound with vivid stories...


Psalms 1-72: Volume 22

by Dianne Bergant Liturgical Press (December 01, 2016)

The book of Psalms plays a significant role in the public and private prayer of both the Jewish and Christian communities today, helping to shape the minds and hearts of modern believers.

In two commentaries,...


Sirach: Volume 21

by Jeremy Corley Liturgical Press (December 01, 2016)

The book of Sirach praises the study of the law, the wisdom of the men of old and their prophecies. Its author is well-read and rearticulates traditional Jewish wisdom for his generation, centering it on fear...


Job: Volume 19

by Kathleen M. O'Connor Liturgical Press (December 01, 2016)

The book of Job is a vivid testimony to pain, a plea for justice, and a wrenching theological debate about suffering and its causes. Central to this debate are questions about the roles that God and humans play...


Proverbs: Volume 18

by Katherine M. Hayes Liturgical Press (December 01, 2016)

Every culture finds ways to pass along its wisdom from one generation to the next. Old Testament Wisdom literature - comprised of the books of Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, Sirach, and Wisdom - raises the big...