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Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament

Province of Saint Ann

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The Vision of Vatican II Fundamental Principles The Vision of Vatican II Fundamental Principles   The Vision of Vatican II: Its Fundamental Principles by Ormand Rush, Liturgical Press Academic, Collegeville, Minnesota, 2019, 600 pages. A priest of the Diocese of Townsville Australia, a doctor from theology in Rome. He lectures at St. Paul’s Theological Australia […]

The Lights We Carry

The Lights We Carry: Overcoming in certain times. By Michelle Obama. New York: Crown, 2022.319 p. Michelle Obama, the first lady of the United States and wife of Barak Obama. She wrote this book to  respond to fear, anxiety, and situations that we all face in our lives. What she shares for others is helpful […]

The Spirituality of St. Peter Julian Eymard…

The Spirituality of St. Peter Julian Eymard after the Conciliar of Vatican II Ernest Falardeau SSS, STD, MSLS, Ecumenist Introduction St. Peter Julien SSS is the founder of the Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament in 1856 because no such religious community and because of the lack of interest in the Eucharist in the Catholic Church […]

Heart of the Christian Life Pope Benedict XVI

Heart of the Christian Life: Thoughts on the Holy Mass. By Pope Benedict XVI. San Francisco: Ignatius Press, 2022.  P.117. Pope Benedict XVI (Georg Ratzinger, Maria Ratzinger, was a Cardinal and President of the Pontifical Commission of Doctrine of Faith under Pope John Paul II until he became the Pope of the Catholic Church. The […]

A Eucharistic Spirituality

A Eucharistic Spirituality: Inspired by Saint Peter Julian Eymard, Apostle of the Eucharist. By Paul Bernier, SSS and Jim Brown, M.A. Cleveland, Ohio: Emmanuel Publishing, Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament. 2023,  xvi, 96p. paperback Pope John Paul II inserted the feast of St Peter Julian Eymard into the general calendar of the Catholic Church for […]

Christology of Religions

Christology of Religions by Gerald O’Collins, SJ. Maryknoll, NY: Orbis, 2018.  xiv, 177 p. O’Collins in his Introduction tells us that Heinz Robert Schlette launched the term “theology of religions” ((p. vii). He continues “But so far as I know no one has proposed a “Christology of religions.” This is his contribution to theology of […]

Learned, Experienced and Discerning

Learned, Experienced and Discerning: St. Teresa and St. John of the Cross on Spiritual Direction by Mark O’Keefe OSB. The author gives us a historical and cultural view of the sixteenth century and the insights of two outstanding mystics and doctors of the Church who have learning, experience and ability to discern for themselves and […]

Midsummer Letter

My last letter, I believe, was for Easter April 4th. I also sent some letters when I first arrived in Cleveland. The summer letters and the Easter letter let you know how and why I am recuperating with the Bethany group needing assisted living care. Having just celebrated the Fourth of July and looking forward […]

Discernment: Theology and Practice

Discernment: Theology and Practice, Communal and Personal. By Ladislas Orsy, SJ. Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press, 2020. Ladislas Orsy SJ This work is a slightly amended version of his 1976 volume, “Probing the Spirit: A Theological Evaluation of Communal Discernment. This earlier monograph was written for Jesuits who followed their founder, St. Ignatius Loyola, SJ. How […]

Mass Exodus

Mass Exodus: Catholic Disaffiliation in Britain and America since Vatican II. By Stephen Bullivant. Oxford University Press, 2019. (Kindle edition) This is a book asking the question: “Why have Catholic people in the UK and America left the Catholic Church, especially those who have not returned?” Do any of them still say they are still […]