A Guidebook for the Journey to God Based on the Wisdom of the Saints
Author: Ralph Martin
Publisher: Emmaus Road Publishing
Winner: Honorable Mention from the Catholic Press Association Ralph Martin, drawing upon the teaching of seven acknowledged "Spiritual Doctors" of the Church, presents an indepth study of the journey to God. This book provides encouragement and direction for the pilgrim who desires to know, love, and serve our Lord. Whether the reader is beginning the spiritual journey or has been traveling the road for many years, he will find a treasure of wisdom in The Fulfillment of All Desire. It is destined to be a modern classic on the spiritual life.
Your Favorite Book Just Got Better Get even more out of the book Fr. Kieran Kavanaugh, O.C.D., calls "a complete blueprint of the spiritual journey." This new Fulfillment of All Desire Study Guide is designed to deepen your knowledge, draw you into prayer, and strengthen your relationship with God. It walks you through the essentials of each stage on your journey to God, which Ralph Martin describes in The Fulfillment of All Desire. Each chapter of this Study Guide includes a brief summary of material covered in The Fulfillment of All Desire, questions for comprehension and reflection, further information, and an index of key terms. A glossary at the back of this Study Guide contains concise definitions of all those key terms. The Fulfillment of All Desire Study Guide can be used for group study or independent reading.
As a liturgical season marked by its own urgency and intensity, Lent lends itself to reflection. Bishop Robert Morneau offers such reflections in this day-by-day volume, which also includes meditations for Easter Sunday and feast days that often fall in Lent. With themes as varied as "Humility: The Divine Achilles Tendon" and "Health Care Plan", "Moses: The Lawyer" and "The Jesus Question", Morneau anchors his reflections in Scripture from the daily Mass. Drawn into the Church's multi-year calendar of readings, readers will enhance their participation in the Eucharist and appreciate more fully the deeper meaning of this special season.
A Spell for the Fulfillment of Desire is a postmodern magical papyrus collecting the short fiction of Don Webb from around the globe, and presenting his unique views on sex, language, and fictioneering. Drawing from science fiction, linguistics, and the artistic concerns of post-Fluxus avant-garde, A Spell for the Fulfillment of Desire provides us tales which are sexy, funny, and thought-provoking. A cultural artifact from a different star, his work straddles many boundaries.
A coherent, forceful, and compelling case for God and the Church founded by Jesus of Nazareth. This is a remarkable achievement of solid, factual, information that is loaded with ammunition for the new evangelization. Contains colorful vignettes of historic moments alternating with sustained argument. Marks challenges the reader to set aside long-held assumptions and prejudices. Jesus is the only one who proclaimed himself sinless and the only one who ever claimed to be God. His followers converted an entire empire without resort to violence, and after winning Rome they not only gave the world its calendar but transformed pagan culture beyond recognition. These hard, cold facts are presented here with copious notes for easy identification of persons, events, or doctrines that may be unfamiliar. The reader will also find a detailed index and useful appendices.
This is a new translation of St. Bonaventure's classic of Mystical work by one who is an authority on the Seraphic doctor's theology. Written with comprehensive introduction and notes that never exist before in any of the language, this edition is a masterpiece. The Triple Way by the great Franciscan doctor of the Church, St. Bonaventure (1217-1274), is often called the "Summa of Spiritual Theology", a classic which has had and continues to have great influence in the theory and cultivation of the interior life of prayer and penance. This translation with notes by Fr. Peter Damien Fehlner, FI, is prefaced by a lengthy introduction and followed by several appendices illustrating the influence of Sts. Bernard and Anselm on the Seraphic Doctor. The editor is at pains to point out the Marian character of this great work seldom treated by other studies.
This story centers on five members of the Brothers of the Grape fraternity at the Sorbonne University in Paris. Because of the war and the fact that each brother is from a different nation, they suddenly find themselves pitted against each other in a conflict of love and hate.
This work defends an interrelated set of theses in value-theory, normative ethics and meta-ethics. The three Parts correspond to these three areas. Part One (Value) defends a biocentric theory of moral standing, and then the coherence and objectivity of belief in intrinsic value, despite recent objections. Intrinsic value is located in the flourishing of living creatures; specifically, a neo-Aristotelian, species-relative account is supplied of wellbeing or flourishing, in terms of the development of the essential capacities of one's species. There follows a theory of priorities, or of relative intrinsic value, in which the satisfaction of basic needs takes priority over other needs and over wants, and the interests of complex and sophisticated creatures over those of others, where they are at stake. Part Two defends a practice-consequentialist theory of the criteria of rightness and of obligation, which leaves room for supererogation, underpins our intuitions about justice, commends population growth only where it is genuinely desirable, and responds better than act-consequentialism to objections like that concerned with the separateness of persons. Part Three sifts meta-ethical theories, rejects moral relativism, and defends a cognitivist and naturalist meta-ethic. In defending analytical naturalism, it takes into account the latest literature on supervenience. By responding to recent discussions, this study supersedes my Theory of Value and Obligation (1987). It is equipped with detailed end-notes and an ample bibliography, which could prove a research tool of itself.
Arising out of a devotional and enthusiastic religious movement that swept across most of northern and eastern India in the period from the fourteenth through the seventeenth centuries, the powerful and moving lyrics collected and elegantly translated here depict the love of Radha for the god Krishna—a love whose intensity and range of emotions trace the course of all true love between man and woman and between man and God. Intermingling physical and metaphysical imagery, the spiritual yearning for the divine is articulated in the passionate language of intense sensual desire for an irresistible but ultimately unpossessable lover, thus touching a resonant chord in our humanity.