Friday, October 3, 2014

Pope Benedict recommends this book

These pages cut through
today's dreary blather about "Jesus
our friend" to help recover a sense of the
dignity and power of the Son of God.

The holy priest Romano Guardini
will take you into the mind and heart of
God's Son, helping you to understand
the inner logic of Jesus's ministry:

 Why did He not heal all the
sick (in his time and now)?

 Why did He never travel far
from the dusty fields of Palestine?

 Why did He not simply
demonstrate his power to
the influential people of his day?

 Why could He not conform to
conventional ideas of what
it means to be a hero?

God is calling you to holiness,
and if you understand the path
Christ took, you can better understand
the path God is choosing for you now.

Msgr. Guardini mentored
Pope Benedict XVI, just as he will
mentor you through these pages.

Pope Benedict XVI:
"As we are taught by Guardini, the essence of Christianity is not an idea, not a system of thought, not a plan of action. To become truly real means to come to know Jesus Christ and to learn what it means to be human."

Thomas Howard:
"No writer of the 20th Century has probed more acutely and profoundly the mystery of Jesus Christ than has Romano Guardini."

Meditations on the Christ
by Romano Guardini
144 pages - $14.95

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There’s more to goodness than keeping the Commandments: you’ve got to cultivate virtue, too, so that you please God in what you do — not merely in what you don’t do. In these pages, you’ll learn countless ways to grow in such virtue.
The wise Msgr. Romano Guardini will lead you from a consideration of virtue in itself to a discussion of each of the key virtues that will make you holy and lead you to God.
Here you’ll learn how to begin practicing the virtues and make them part of your daily routine. You’ll also learn about:
  • Envy, the hidden sin, even in the spiritually mature: how to fight it
  • Courtesy: how good manners are spiritually vital to souls
  • "What is truth?" The surprising answer to Pilate's question will transform you
  • Patience: it's the prerequisite for all moral growth, and only the morally strong attain it
  • Orderliness: not a moral virtue in itself, but lack of it may cost your soul
  • Why a sense of humor is so important — even to your spiritual health
  • The strange contradiction in blaming God for the evil in the world
  • Belief in "progress": in our day it can be a form of idolatry
  • Asceticism: it's not just for monks — without it, you may not be saved!
  • Discover why noise weakens the soul, and how silence is balm for your spiritual life

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