The Source of Life
Exploring the Mystery of the Eucharist
CHRISTOPH CARDINAL SCHÖNBORN
IGNATIUS PRESS $16.95
The Eucharist is the sign by which Christians have been known since the earliest days of the Church. “They met in their houses for the breaking of bread,” we read in Acts of the Apostles (2:46). First published in English in 2007, The Source of Life originated in a series of talks offered by Arch- bishop of Vienna Christoph Cardinal Schönborn inviting the people of his diocese (and now all of us) to look anew at this central mystery, from which we draw strength and solace. Doctrine and practice come together in a style that is both instructive and accessible. Four words are mined for their role in deepening our understand- ing: memorial, sacrifice, consecration, and presence. We read of the blessing of liturgical ritual and the boundaries of eucharistic fellowship that can cause great pain. This is an inspiring and practical work.
101 Tips for a Happier Marriage
Simple Ways for Couples to Grow Closer to God and to Each Other
JENNIFER ROBACK MORSE & BETSY KEREKES
AVE MARIA PRESS $12.95
“God is God. You are not. Your spouse is not.” Any marriage would benefit from this opening truth. But keep reading. Ruth Institute founder Jennifer Morse partners with author, wife, and mother Betsy Kerekes to offer clear, informed, and encouraging suggestions to any Catholic wanting to nurture his or her marriage. Some should not surprise: “Expect limitations, imperfections, conflict.” “Let go of the small stuff.” Some are gentle reminders: “Listen to the message, not the delivery.” “Take responsibility for meeting your own needs.” Some are deal-breakers: “Be as generous as you can.” “Admit you were wrong.” “Cultivate an attitude of gratitude.” Offered within is a valuable collection of words, gestures, and small everyday acts to help keep the love, joy, peace, and respect alive and well for as long as you both shall live.
Saint of the Day
Updated & Expanded
EDITED BY LEONARD FOLEY, OFM; REVISED BY PAT McCLOSKEY, OFM
FRANCISCAN MEDIA $19.99
God’s grace and human cooperation, along with God’s love—and our some- times roundabout way of recognizing and embracing that love—make up the stories of the saints, “very human peo- ple becoming more than they could have imagined through the grace of God.” Those best teachers encourage and ac- company us on our journey of faith. “They received God’s gift with joy and compel us to do likewise,” wrote Fran- ciscan Fr. Leonard Foley in the original book published in 1975. This fortieth- anniversary edition of the trusted clas- sic includes an expanded introduction with details on the process of canoniza- tion and introductions to new saints like Blessed John Henry Newman, Pope John Paul II, and Sts. Hildegard of Bin- gen and Joan of Arc. Connections to our own lives and Scriptures for reflection make it an invaluable resource.
The Holy Land
An Armchair Pilgrimage
FR. MITCH PACWA, SJ
SERVANT BOOKS $24.99
Those unable to travel to the Holy Land will find greater-than-anticipated sat- isfaction in this beautiful collection of images and reflections. Thoughtful commentary and relevant Scriptures encourage contemplation. Structured by geographic region, the reader trav- els from cave chapels around Bethle- hem, where shepherds still watch their flocks, to the Via Dolorosa, where visi- tors meditate on the Way of the Cross. Enter the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and climb its stairway leading up to Calvary; gaze from the Mount of Ol- ives over the Old City of Jerusalem; sail the Sea of Galilee and reconnect with some of Christ’s most personal- ized teaching: “You are salt and light. You have nothing to fear. Feed my lambs.” Jesuit Mitch Pacwa has led nu- merous trips to Israel, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan, Greece, and Turkey. His deep love for this region and the people who live there is evident: The rhythm of the land and the reality of the places God encountered and transformed real hu- man beings comes alive on every page.