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.
Turning Wounds into Wisdom Reflections on the Sunday Gospels Martin Drennan 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...
Edited by Luke Macnamara, OSB, and Martin Browne, OSB In these pages, the reader will come to appreciate how the extended reading of passages from the Old Testament, in the light of the Paschal Candle, creates a sense of expectancy. The Easter Vigil readings were all chosen specifically because of...