The Priest is Not His Own by Fulton Sheen

The Priest is Not His Own by Fulton Sheen, San Francisco,  Ignatius Press, 1963. Introduction Since Christ was Sacerdos-Victima, priests must also be victims. "And if the reader would like to hear that chord struck a hundred times, he may now … [Read more...]

7 things I learnt from Catechesi Tradendae by JP2

Pastoral Liturgy 510: Catechesi Tradendae, “On Catechesis in Our Time”, October 16, 1979 Catechesi Tradendae is Pope John Paul II’s 1st apostolic exhortation. Here are 7 things I learned from reading this document. (1) Christocentricity is the … [Read more...]

Summary of An Introduction to the Devout Life by St. Francis de Sales

My summary notes for: Francis de Sales, Saint. An Introduction to the Devout Life.Dublin: M. H. Gill and Son, 1885. Print. 1st Part: Instructions and exercises for conducting the soul from her first desire for a devout life till she is brought to a … [Read more...]

9 Practical Tips from Dubay’s Fire Within

From the book: Dubay, Thomas. Fire Within: St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and the Gospel—On Prayer. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1989. Print. (1) Read the Saints Saints are the best exegetes we have of Scripture. Because men and … [Read more...]

Favourite Quotes from Dubay’s Fire Within

From the book: Dubay, Thomas. Fire Within: St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and the Gospel—On Prayer. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1989. Print. St. Teresa of Avila “If a person does not think Whom he is addressing, and what he is … [Read more...]

Fire Within: St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and the Gospel – On Prayer by Fr. Thomas Dubay

My notes from the book: Dubay, Thomas. Fire Within: St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and the Gospel—On Prayer. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1989. Print. Chapter 1: A Question of Relevance “I have come to cast fire upon the earth, and … [Read more...]

St. Teresa of Avila’s Tips on Vocal Prayer

Ideas taken from Dubay, Thomas. Fire Within: St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, and the Gospel—On Prayer. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 1989. Print. For St. Teresa of Avila, vocal prayer is verbalized mental prayer. This is poles apart … [Read more...]

Study Guide for Ratzinger’s The Spirit of the Liturgy

(Click here for free PDF copy of the study guide) Preface Ratzinger states that the intention of this book is “to encourage in a new way, something like a “liturgical movement”, a movement toward the liturgy and toward the right way of celebrating … [Read more...]

The Spirit of the Liturgy by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

The Spirit of the Liturgy by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, Translated by John Saward, Ignatius Press, San Francisco, 2000. Print.  (Click here for free PDF copy of the study guide) Preface Ratzinger states that the intention of this book is "to … [Read more...]

Sacred Reading: The Ancient Art of Lectio Divina by Michael Casey

Sacred Reading: The Ancient Art of Lectio Divina by Michael Casey, published by Liguori/Triumph, Liguori, Missouri, 1995. Summary of the Book: (1) The Spirit of Monastic Lectio Western monastic practice is the matrix in which the art of sacred … [Read more...]