Prayer and Practice in the American Catholic Community

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Prayer and Practice is a treasury of ninety-three original documents portraying the relationship of prayer and spirituality with the public life of American Catholicism. This book offers a glimpse at how handing on the faith, living a life of prayer, and finding their way in a new land are kaleidoscopically related in the American Catholic experience.
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Overview

Prayer and Practice is a treasury of ninety-three original documents portraying the relationship of prayer and spirituality with the public life of American Catholicism. This book offers a glimpse at how handing on the faith, living a life of prayer, and finding their way in a new land are kaleidoscopically related in the American Catholic experience.
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  • ISBN-13: 9781570753428
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 11/28/2000
  • Series: American Catholic Identities Series
  • Pages: 301
  • Product dimensions: 6.03 (w) x 9.25 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword xiii
Acknowledgments xvii
General Introduction xxi
Part 1 Foundations: 1785-1865
Introduction 1
1. Handing on the Faith: The Catechetical Tradition, 1785-93 4
2. Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, 1792 6
3. Sunday Obligation without a Priest, 1798 12
4. Confraternal Prayer, 1805 13
5. Ecclesiastical Discipline and Community Formation, 1810 17
6. Early Rites of Passage, 1826 18
7. The First Council of Baltimore, 1829 21
8. Sunday Observance in Protestant and Catholic America, 1840 23
9. The Story of a Conversion, 1845-54 26
10. A Popular Image of the Church, 1846 28
11. The Practice of Retreat, 1846 29
12. A Bishop's Interior Life, 1850 32
13. Pastoral on the Immaculate Conception, 1854 35
14. A Model of Sanctity, 1857 38
15. The Sacramental: Universal Access to the Holy, 1858 42
16. The Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament and Peace, 1860 45
17. The Practice of Lenten Penance, 1862 48
18. Praying for Peace during the Civil War, 1863 51
19. Prayer and Charity during the Civil War, 1865 54
Part 2 Construction of an American Catholic Identity: 1866-1917
Introduction 55
20. The Work of the Association of the Perpetual Rosary, 1866 59
21. Promotion of Uniformity of Discipline, 1866 62
22. "History of the Sodalities," 1866 63
23. Sunday Morning at St. Stephen's, New York, 1868 65
24. Devotional Life in the Gilded Age, 1870-85 69
25. Prayer Life in a Rural Parish, 1870-1900 71
26. A Pastoral Letter on the Sacred Heart, 1873 74
27. An Act of Consecration to the Sacred Heart, 1874 76
28. Using a Sacramental, 1876-1917 78
29. A Missionary Model of Holiness, 1880-1900 82
30. An American Model of Holiness, 1883 84
31. The Choice of a Way of Life, 1883 88
32. Catechisms and Prayer Books, 1884 90
33. A Native American Rite of Passage, 1884 93
34. The Religious Meaning of Mortification, 1888 94
35. Appeal to the Charitable on Behalf of the Colored Missions, 1890 96
36. The Use of Sacred Images, 1892 100
37. The Promotion of Devotion to the Blessed Sacrament, 1895 103
38. Litany for the Conversion of America, 1908 107
39. The Drama of the Passion Unfolds in the West, 1910 109
40. A Visit to the Blessed Sacrament, 1916 113
Part 3 The Era of Catholic Action: 1918-45
Introduction 115
41. Postwar Social and Spiritual Reconstruction, 1919 118
42. The Spiritual Retreat for Women, 1922 124
43. The Apostolate of the Choir Singer, 1923 126
44. The Example of the Saints, 1925 128
45. The Meaning of Suffering, 1927 129
46. A Geography of Prayer, 1927 131
47. A View from the Outside, 1928 133
48. The Popularity of the Liturgical Movement, 1928 135
49. Devotions in Troubled Times, 1930 138
50. The Practice of Frequent Communion, 1930 142
51. Learning to Pray by Doing, 1930 146
52. Roman Catholicism--a Liberal Appraisal, 1931 148
53. The Liturgy and Social Reconstruction, 1935 150
54. The Spiritual Foundations of Catholic Action, 1935 152
55. A New Social Catholicism, 1936 156
56. Cardinal Mundelein Extols Frances Cabrini as a "Real Christian Heroine," 1938 159
57. The Way of the Cross, 1939 162
58. A Student Plan for Catholic Action, 1941 164
59. The Divine Ideal of Holiness, 1942 169
60. "A Surge to the New Testament," 1943 174
61. A Program for the Christian Family, 1944-45 176
Part 4 Fruition of Early Reforms: 1946-79
Introduction 181
62. A Postwar Revival, 1945 185
63. Mary, Model of a Woman's Spirituality, 1949 192
64. Katherine Burton Reflects on Her Conversion, 1949 194
65. Grandma Tinley Reads from the Bible, 1950 197
66. Enthronement of the Sacred Heart in the Home, 1950s 199
67. The Mystical Body and the Mass, 1951 205
68. Patrick Peyton Explains the Rosary, 1951 209
69. The U.S. Catholic Bishops Publish National Regulations on Fast and Abstinence, 1951 213
70. Why Catholics Read the Bible, 1952 215
71. A New American Ritual, 1952-54 218
72. Fulton J. Sheen's Television Chalk Talks on Reparation, 1953 222
73. Catholics as Practical Secularists, 1953 225
74. The Parish Is Our Family, 1953 228
75. Women's Apostolic Spirituality, 1956 231
76. The Christian Family Movement and the Mystical Body, 1957 234
77. Mission Circles Tabulate Their Work, 1959 237
78. Making Community Prayer More Liturgical, 1965 239
79. An Early Survey on Liturgical Change, 1964 242
80. The Way of the Cross Moves to the Streets, 1965 246
81. The Traumas of Change, 1965 250
82. A Postconciliar Piety Void? 1966 253
83. Richmond Synod's Directives on Ecumenism, 1966 258
84. A New Approach to Penance, 1966 260
85. Latin Americans' Request to Update the Family Rosary Crusade, 1966 263
86. The Birth of Catholic Pentecostalism, 1967-70 267
87. The House of Prayer Movement, 1969 270
88. Revitalizing Contemplative Prayer, 1969 273
89. The Renewal of the Retreat Movement, 1973 276
90. The Distribution of the Eucharist, 1976 280
91. The U.S. Bishops Introduce the Theme of the International Eucharistic Congress, 1976 282
92. Spiritual Sources Gathered from Mystics of East and West, 1977 285
93. The Sisters of St. Agnes Compile a Creed, 1979 288
Index 291
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