Praying Scripture for a Change: An Introduction to Lectio Divina by Dr. Tim Gray

Praying Scripture for a Change: An Introduction to Lectio Divina by Dr. Tim Gray, Ascension Press, 2009. Print. Introduction: The Problem of Prayer "Well, let's now at any rate come clean. Prayer is irksome. An excuse to omit it is never unwelcome. … [Read more...]

Preparing Yourself for Mass by Romano Guardini

Preparing Yourself for Mass by Romano Guardini, Manchester, NH: Sophia Institute Press, 1997 Reprinted (1939 original). Romano Guardini held these discourses to help us prepare for Holy Mass... to reveal what the Mass demands of us and how those … [Read more...]

Sober Intoxication of the Spirit: Filled with the Fullness of God by Fr. Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap

My summary notes: 1: Let us Drink the Sober Intoxication of the Spirit with Joy! "Laeti bibamus sobriam profusionem Spiritus" ~ St. Ambrose In 1975, addressing the Catholic Charismatic Renewal, Pope Paul VI recommended this motto (above) as a way … [Read more...]

The Action of the Holy Spirit: The Lord and Giver of Life by Frank J. Sheed

The Action of the Holy Spirit: The Lord and Giver of Life by Frank J. Sheed, Reprint Edition: Frederick, Maryland: The Word Among Us Press, 2006. Prologue "The daily conduct of the Church and of the individual Christian is the affair of the Holy … [Read more...]

Meditation and Contemplation: An Ignatian Guide to Praying with Scripture by Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV

Meditation and Contemplation: An Ignatian Guide to Praying with Scripture by Fr. Timothy Gallagher, OMV, New York: Crossroad Publishing Company, 2008. The purpose of the Book: "to present in a clear and usable way two Ignatian methods for prayer … [Read more...]

A Key to the Doctrine of the Eucharist by Dom Anscar Vonier

A Key to the Doctrine of the Eucharist by Dom Anscar Vonier (1875-1938), Westminster 1925, Reprint Assumption Press, 2013. Foreward The purpose of the book is to point out the true setting of the Eucharistic mystery in the economy of the supernatural … [Read more...]

Top 10 Favourite Quotes from Cardinal Sarah’s Book: The Power of Silence

The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise by Robert Cardinal Sarah with Nicolas Diat, Translated by Michael J. Miller, Ignatius Press, 2016. Here are my top 10 favourite quotes from Cardinal Sarah: (1) "Man must make a choice: God … [Read more...]

Summary of The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise by Robert Cardinal Sarah

The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise by Robert Cardinal Sarah with Nicolas Diat, Translated by Michael J. Miller, Ignatius Press, 2016. This book arose from Cardinal Sarah's silent friendship with Brother Vincent, a  young … [Read more...]

Practical Advice from Cardinal Sarah’s Book: The Power of Silence

Quotes from: The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise by Robert Cardinal Sarah with Nicolas Diat, Translated by Michael J. Miller, Ignatius Press, 2016. Here is some of the practical advice I gathered from reading Cardinal … [Read more...]

What is Silence? from Cardinal Sarah’s Book: The Power of Silence

Quotes from: The Power of Silence: Against the Dictatorship of Noise by Robert Cardinal Sarah with Nicolas Diat, Translated by Michael J. Miller, Ignatius Press, 2016. In Cardinal Sarah’s book, he speaks a lot about the mystery of silence in many … [Read more...]