Lent and Easter with the Holy Fathers
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Lent and Easter with the Holy Fathers

by Peter Celano
     
 

Spend this Lent and Easter in the Good Company of Popes Past and Present

  

As Pope Clement XIII said in a 1759 encyclical, Easter is the celebration “by which alone the dignity of all other religious occasions is consecrated.” The Church would not exist if it were not for what happened on that first Easter Sunday. Also, the

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Spend this Lent and Easter in the Good Company of Popes Past and Present

  

As Pope Clement XIII said in a 1759 encyclical, Easter is the celebration “by which alone the dignity of all other religious occasions is consecrated.” The Church would not exist if it were not for what happened on that first Easter Sunday. Also, the events of this season are all connected: There would have been no Easter Sunday without Good Friday; Good Friday is best understood in the context of Palm Sunday; and the forty days of Lent are modeled after the temptations of Christ in the desert.

This is the story of the passion of our Lord. Our faith revolves around that passion, His death, and His resurrection. Without the events of this season, our faith wouldn’t make any sense at all. There is no better time to listen to the words of the Holy Fathers, then now.

 

Praise for Christmas with the Holy Fathers

 

This is a marvelous book to give anyone who has a real sense of the Church and of the significance of the teachings of the bishops of Rome. I highly recommend it.”

—Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
As Celano (editor, Christmas with the Holy Fathers) points out, the Lenten and Easter seasons are of paramount importance to believing Christians, and his selection focuses readers' attention on repentance and renunciation as key components of Christian preparation for Easter. Not surprisingly, given the occasionally dubious history of the See, Celano selects writings and prayers from a rather controlled list of Popes, including Leo the Great, Gregory I, John XXIII, John Paul II, and the current Pope. VERDICT A brief and pithy anthology for the season; an essential purchase for areas where Catholic readership is strong.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557256928
Publisher:
Paraclete Press
Publication date:
02/01/2010
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Peter Celano is an editor and writer at Paraclete Press. He also compiled Christmas with the Holy Fathers, which was selected last year as an Advent gift for priests all over the U.S.

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