Pastoral and Occasional Sermons

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The highly esteemed Catholic convert, writer and apologist Ronald Knox, a master of the English language, was well regarded for his gifts both of writing and preaching. This volume combines both skills as it is a collection of his homilies on all the important themes of the spiritual and moral life, and on his favorite saints, men and women of history who were "inflamed with the love of Christ".

In his always descriptive, profound and witty style, Knox covers a very wide ...

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Overview


The highly esteemed Catholic convert, writer and apologist Ronald Knox, a master of the English language, was well regarded for his gifts both of writing and preaching. This volume combines both skills as it is a collection of his homilies on all the important themes of the spiritual and moral life, and on his favorite saints, men and women of history who were "inflamed with the love of Christ".

In his always descriptive, profound and witty style, Knox covers a very wide variety of pastoral themes for Christian living and growth in spiritual perfection. Themes such as "The Fatherhood of God", "The Sermon on the Mount", "The Gifts of God", "The Triumph of Suffering", "The Divine Sacrifice", and dozens more. In his "occasional" sermons on saints and Christian heroes, he shows how these heroes of history struggled with many of the same spiritual battles that modern believers encounter daily, and overcame them with faith, courage, character and virtue. These are the shining witnesses of the truth and charity we all seek to emulate.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780898708233
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press
  • Publication date: 3/1/2002
  • Pages: 1200
  • Sales rank: 774,252
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 7.50 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Meet the Author


Ronald Knox wrote numerous popular spiritual and literary works including The Belief of Catholics, Captive Flames, The Hidden Stream and Pastoral and Occasional Sermons.
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Table of Contents

Pastoral Sermons
Introduction 13
Editor's Note 20
I Our Father
1 The Fatherhood of God 23
2 The Kingdom of God 30
3 The Gifts of God 37
4 The Forgiveness of God 41
5 Our Deliverance 46
II The Temptations of Christ
1 Stones into Bread 55
2 The Pinnacle of the Temple 58
3 The High Mountain 63
III The Sermon on the Mount
1 Forgiving - and Loving 71
2 Are We Liars? 74
3 Angry? 78
4 Danger versus Safety 82
5 The Freedom of Bondage: Marriage Unmarred and Unmourned 86
6 Our Retaliation 89
7 "In Cruce Salus!" 93
IV The Mystery of the Kingdom
1 Parable 99
2 The Incarnation 106
3 The Church and the World 112
4 The Church a Visible Institution 120
5 The Responsibility of Man 127
6 The Patience of God 133
7 Probation 140
8 Reprobation 147
9 Remission of Sins 153
10 Grace and Good Works 158
11 Inequality of Merit 164
12 Equality of Reward 171
V The Harvest of the Cross
1 The Wayside 181
2 Stony Ground 187
3 Among Thorns 193
4 Thirtyfold 199
5 Sixtyfold and a Hundredfold 206
VI The Cross of Christ
1 The Travesty of Truth 217
2 The Charm of Our Obscurity 221
3 Joy in Sorrow 224
4 The Wealth of Our Poverty 228
5 The Triumph of Suffering 232
6 Undying Death 235
VII The Eucharist
1 The Window in the Wall 243
2 The City of Peace 247
3 Hired Servants 252
4 Where God Lives 257
5 Giving of Thanks 263
6 As Your Servant 268
7 The Gleaner 272
8 Peace in Ourselves 278
9 The Mass and the Ritual 282
10 The Best Man 287
11 Self-Examination 292
12 The Thing That Matters 298
13 Real Bread 303
14 This Mass and the Mass 308
15 The Pattern of His Death 313
16 The Challenge 318
17 A Better Country 322
18 Jesus My Friend 327
19 First and Last Communions 332
20 Pity for the Multitude 336
21 One Body 341
22 Bread and Wine 346
23 Prope Est Verbum 352
24 Novum Pascha Novae Legis 358
25 The Great Supper 363
26 A Priest for Ever 368
27 Words of Life 374
28 The Hidden God 379
29 The Mirror of Conscience 384
30 Bread from Heaven 390
31 The Divine Sacrifice 395
VIII Feasts and Seasons of the Year
1 Advent 403
2 The Crowded Inn 407
3 The Birth of Our Lord 411
4 "Ostende" 416
5 The Shepherds at the Crib 419
6 The Effect of Christmas 422
7 The Divine Name 427
8 The Agony of Our Lord 431
9 The Trial 438
10 Holy Saturday 443
11 The Guarded Tomb 446
12 The Risen Christ 453
13 The Corner-stone 457
14 The Triumph of Life 460
15 Belief 463
16 The Ascension 467
17 Pentecost 471
18 The Message of the Cenacle 475
19 The Birth of the Church 480
20 The Heart of Christ 485
21 The Fire of Love 488
22 Saints Peter and Paul 495
23 The Fisherman 498
24 The Precious Blood: I 504
25 The Precious Blood: II 508
26 Mount Carmel 511
27 The Assumption 517
28 Christ the King 521
29 All Saints 527
30 All Souls 532
31 Purgatory 539
32 The Immaculate Conception 545
33 Prayer 549
IX St. Paul's Gospel
1 The Pauline Approach 557
2 St. Paul and the Old Testament 564
3 St. Paul and Christ's Divinity 571
4 St. Paul and Christ's Humanity 579
5 St. Paul on the Mystical Body 586
6 St. Paul on the Risen Life of the Christian 594
Occasional Sermons
Introduction 605
I Saints
1 Saints Peter and Paul 615
2 St. Cecilia 618
3 St. George 623
4 St. Benedict 628
5 St. Gregory the Great 633
6 St. Edward the Confessor 637
7 St. Anselm 645
8 St. Dominic 650
9 St. Edmund of Abingdon: I 655
10 St. Edmund of Abingdon: II 660
11 St. Albert the Great 664
12 St. Thomas Aquinas 670
13 St. Joan of Arc 675
14 St. Ignatius Loyola 679
15 St. Philip Neri: I 686
16 St. Philip Neri: II 691
17 St. Philip Neri: III 695
18 St. Charles Borromeo 700
19 St. Bernadette of Lourdes 704
20 St. Therese of Lisieux 712
21 Lisieux and Assisi 717
II The English Martyrs
1 The English Martyrs: I 725
2 The English Martyrs: II 731
3 St. Thomas More: I 737
4 St. Thomas More: II 745
5 The Oxford Martyrs 750
6 The Derby Martyrs 757
7 Blessed Edmund Campion 761
8 Blessed Philip Howard: I 766
9 Blessed Philip Howard: II 771
10 Blessed John Southworth 778
III Occasions
1 Roger Bacon 785
2 King Henry the Sixth 788
3 Catholic Emancipation 792
4 The Old Road 800
5 Bishops in Council 805
6 Vessels of Election 811
7 Ego Sum 817
8 Reunion 823
9 Ruin and Resurrection 831
10 The London Oratory 838
11 The Coronation of George VI 843
12 Church and State 846
13 A National Day of Prayer 852
14 The Religious Life 856
15 Priesthood 859
16 One Heart and One Soul 866
17 The Conversions of Newman and Faber 872
18 The Conversion of Newman: I 877
19 The Conversion of Newman: II 883
20 The Conversion of Faber 889
21 The Jubilee of Campion Hall 893
22 A London Parish 897
23 The British Association: I 901
24 The Oxford Chaplaincy 906
25 Father Dominic Barberi 911
26 Heroism 914
27 Home-coming 919
28 The Oratorians in London 923
29 The Holy Year 927
30 The Centenary of St. Marie's 934
31 The Centenary of the Hierarchy: I 939
32 The Centenary of the Hierarchy: I 943
33 The Festival of Britain: I 950
34 The Festival of Britain: II 953
35 Earthly Dwellings 958
36 The Translation of Fr Faber 962
37 The Bride of Christ 967
38 St. Etheldreda's Restored 970
39 Christian Charity 975
40 On Divine Providence 979
41 Thomas Weld's Church 985
42 Pagan and Christian 990
43 Westminster Jubilee: I 995
44 The Shepherd of His People 1001
45 The Unity of Mankind 1006
46 The Centenary of SS. Mary and John 1010
47 Westminster Jubilee: II 1016
48 The Good Parishioner 1019
49 The British Association: II 1024
50 Christian Unity and Zeal 1029
51 What Bishops Are For 1033
52 Shrewsbury Cathedral 1038
53 The Road to Damascus 1042
54 The Misfortunes of Our Neighbour 1047
IV Panegyrics
1 Father Henry Harrington 1055
2 G. K. Chesterton 1059
3 Abbot Edmund Matthews, O.S.B. 1063
4 Hilaire Belloc 1067
5 Father Paul Nevill, O.S.B. 1072
6 Cardinal Griffin 1076
Scripture Index 1079
General Index 1087
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