Praying with the psalms is a privileged way of becoming attuned to God's presence in today's world and in the life of the person at prayer. They enable us to bring our sense of puzzlement or of frustration into the presence of God. They express trust; they provide moments of repentance; they open up our search for God. With them, we can make a petition, and we can offer words of praise and celebration and thanksgiving. And they make the reader part of a great chorus of psalm-users, going back over 2,50 years, remembering that Jesus himself grew up learning and praying the psalms.
Carmel McCarthy RSM has combined decades of working with lectio and retreat groups with a distinguished academic career.
The Gospels, Bishop Martin Drennan believes, introduce us to features of the face of God, each in its own ingenious way. They draw us to engage with this living God and allow ourselves to be transformed by him. His word...
Since it first appeared, Flor McCarthy has listened closely to the comments and advice of priests who used this book. As a result, this new revision of New Sunday & Holy Day Liturgies contains a lot of new material, including...