Holiness is Always in Season

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For a Christian, the way to reach perfection is to strive for holiness. What is true perfection? Christ's words are clear, sublime and disconcerting: Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect. To have God as our model is a dizzying thought! Yet the Church reminds us that, All the faithful, whatever their condition or state in life, are called by the Lord to that perfect holiness.

The Church teaches us that holiness is not the concern of a privileged few, nor does it only ...

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Overview

For a Christian, the way to reach perfection is to strive for holiness. What is true perfection? Christ's words are clear, sublime and disconcerting: Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect. To have God as our model is a dizzying thought! Yet the Church reminds us that, All the faithful, whatever their condition or state in life, are called by the Lord to that perfect holiness.

The Church teaches us that holiness is not the concern of a privileged few, nor does it only pertain to Christians of the past. Holiness is always a call to every Christian of every age, a challenge for anyone who wants to follow in the footsteps of Christ.

Pope Benedict XVI says: Holiness never goes out of fashion; on the contrary, with the passage of time it shines out ever more brightly, expressing man's perennial effort to reach God. Mother Teresa of Calcutta wrote: Holiness is not something for the extraordinary; it is not a luxury of the few. Holiness is the simple duty for each one of us. The saints are our models and teachers in the ways of holiness. They show us that holiness is possible for us, since they experienced the same difficulties and weaknesses we do, yet persevered in achieving sanctity. The world of saints is a world of wonders, and in this book Pope Benedict XVI helps us to enter into that world.

This inspiring volume presents the Pope's numerous reflections on many saints arranged according to the calendar year. He shows how the life of each saint has something unique to teach us about virtue, faith, courage and love of Christ. Dozens of saints are covered in this wonderful spiritual book. The Pope exhorts us through their lives, Be holy! Be saints!

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781586174446
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2011
  • Pages: 300
  • Sales rank: 836,680
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.10 (h) x 1.30 (d)

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Pope Benedict XVI is widely recognized as one of the most brilliant theologians and spiritual writers of our age.
He has written many acclaimed spiritual and theological works that cover a broad range of important topics for modern man.
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Table of Contents

Introduction p9

The Garden of the Saints p13

January

2 Saint Basil p17

2 Saint Gregory Nazianzen p21

5 Charles of Saint Andrew Houben p25

10 Saint Gregory of Nyssa p26

13 Saint Hilary of Poitiers p31

17 Saint Anthony, Abbot p36

26 Saints Timothy and Titus, Bishops p37

28 Saint Thomas Aquinas p41

29 Saint Aphraates p43

February

2 The Presentation of the Lord p47

14 Saints Cyril and Methodius p51

22 Saint Peter Damian p57

22 The Chair of Saint Peter p65

March

10 Saint Marie Eugenie Milleret p68

18 Saint Cyril of Jerusalem p69

19 Saint Joseph p73

23 Saint Turibius of Mongrovejo p75

25 The Annunciation of the Lord p76

April

2 Saint Francis of Paola p80

4 Saint Isidore p82

May

1 Saint Joseph the Worker p87

2 Saint Athanasius p88

3 Saint Philip, Apostle p93

3 Saint James, Apostle p97

14 Saint Matthias, Apostle p101

19 Saint Maria Bernarda Bütler p102

25 Saint Mary Magdalene de'Pazzi p104

31 The Visitation of the Blessed Virgin Mary p108

June

1 Saint Justin Martyr p110

9 Saint Ephrem p114

11 Saint Barnabas, Apostle p119

22 Saint Paulinus of Nola p122

24 The Birth of Saint John the Baptist p127

25 Saint Maximus of Turin p129

27 Saint Cyril of Alexandria p134

28 Saint Irenaeus p139

29 Saints Peter and Paul, Apostles p145

* The Friday of the Third Week after Pentecost: The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus p150

* The Saturday after the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus: The Immaculate Heart of Mary p152

July

3 Saint Thomas, Apostle p153

8 Saints Aquila and Priscilla p157

11 Saint Benedict, Abbot, Patron of Europe p162

16 Our Lady of Mount Carmel p169

18 Saint Simon of Lipnica p171

22 Saint Mary Magdalene p172

23 Saint Bridget, Patroness of Europe p173

25 Saint James, Apostle p174

26 Saint George Preca p178

28 Saint Alphonsa of the Immaculate Conception (Anna Muttathupadathu) p179

31 Saint Ignatius of Loyola p180

August

2 Saint Eusebius of Vercelli p181

4 Saint John Mary Vianney p186

6 The Transfiguration of the Lord p187

10 Saint Lawrence, Martyr p190

13 Saint Maximus the Confessor p192

15 The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary p198

20 Saint Bernard, Abbot p200

24 Saint Bartholomew, Apostle p208

27 Saint Monica p212

28 Saint Augustine p214

September

3 Saint Gregory the Great p220

13 Saint John Chrysostom p227

14 The Exaltation of the Holy Cross p233

15 Our Lady of Sorrows p235

16 Saint Cyprian p237

21 Saint Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist p242

23 Saint Pio of Pietrelcina p246

30 Saint Gregory the Illuminator p247

30 Saint Jerome p248

October

17 Saint Ignatius of Antioch p253

23 Saint Severinus Boethius p258

28 Saints Simon and Jude, Apostles p262

29 Saint Gaetano Errico p266

November

1 All Saints' Day p267

2 All Souls' Day p273

4 Saint Charles Borromeo p277

7 Saint Willibrord p279

10 Saint Leo the Great p280

17 Saint Elizabeth of Hungary p285

21 The Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary p286

23 Saint Columban p288

23 Pope Saint Clement I p293

30 Saint Andrew, Apostle p298

* Thanksgiving Day p303

December

2 Saint Chromatius of Aquileia p305

3 Saint Francis Xavier p310

7 Saint Ambrose of Milan p311

8 The Immaculate Conception p316

8 Narcisa de Jesús Martillo Morán p317

23 Saint Antônio de Sant'ana Galvão p318

26 Saint Stephen p321

27 Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist p327

31 Praise and Thanksgiving p331

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 16, 2011

    A book for all seasons

    Whether you want to pray with the saints each day or learn more about their lives and holiness, this book is a good companion.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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