The Aquinas Prayer Book: The Prayers and Hymns of St. Thomas Aquinas

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Rich with doctrinal exactitude and a moving beauty of expression, the prayers and hymns of St. Thomas Aquinas have long been considered to be among the Church’s greatest treasures. Now you can bring these treasures into your own prayer life with The Aquinas Prayer Book — the first complete English language collection of these stirring prayers. This handy and beautiful leatherette volume brings you all of St. Thomas’s known prayers and hymns in their Latin originals, along with new English translations. These ...

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Overview

Rich with doctrinal exactitude and a moving beauty of expression, the prayers and hymns of St. Thomas Aquinas have long been considered to be among the Church’s greatest treasures. Now you can bring these treasures into your own prayer life with The Aquinas Prayer Book — the first complete English language collection of these stirring prayers. This handy and beautiful leatherette volume brings you all of St. Thomas’s known prayers and hymns in their Latin originals, along with new English translations. These translations render the originals with superb precision and a soul-fortifying eloquence that rivals St. Thomas’s own masterly use of Latin. A number of these prayers have never before been translated into English.

These works are not meant just to be read, but to be prayed. After all, these are the prayers that St. Thomas himself used to bring radiant order to his own spiritual life — upon rising, before setting to work, during periods of meditation, before Confession and Holy Communion, and even as he received the Last Rites.

Their subjects are as varied as your own daily spiritual needs. Each one will deepen your faith, enlighten your understanding, and lift your heart to God. Translators Robert Anderson and Johann Moser have produced a work remarkable for its accuracy, its beauty, and, above all, its profound spirituality. Now you, too, can pray those prayers that helped make St. Thomas Aquinas one of the Church’s most renowned and revered saints.

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Editorial Reviews

Patrick Madrid
“These magnificent prayers and hymns are wings for the soul that wants to soar to God. Pray them, as St. Thomas did, and you’ll quickly begin your ascent.”
Author, Surprised by Truth 2 and Pope Fiction
Peter Kreeft
“Brevity, balance, grace, and the union of formal perfection with passionate piety — these are the marks of Aquinas’s prayers and of this precious little gem-like collection of them. A perfect book for giving.”
Author, Summa of the Summa
Peter Stravinskas
“The Aquinas Prayer Book is both welcome and fortuitous. Aquinas the theologian is reasonably well known; Aquinas the Christian and priest is revealed in these prayers and hymns.”
Rev., Editor, The Catholic Answer
Ralph McInerny
“A powerful reminder that Thomas Aquinas is a saint as well as the most formidable teacher of Catholic truth. This magnificent publication by Sophia Institute Press enables us to pray along with the Common Doctor of the Church.”
Author, What Went Wrong with Vatican II
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Sophia Institute Press, which makes classic Catholic works accessible to contemporary readers, presents The Aquinas Prayer Book: The Prayers and Hymns of St. Thomas Aquinas, translated and edited by Robert Anderson and Johann Moser. This edition is special because it offers Aquinas's Latin prayers alongside the lovely, poetic English translation. "O most loving Father," Aquinas writes in a Eucharistic prayer, "give to me Your beloved Son, Whom now I intend to receive in this hidden form, but hope to contemplate face to face for all eternity." ($9.95 128p ISBN 1-928832-14-8; Sept.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781928832140
  • Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2000
  • Format: Leather Bound
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 742,134
  • Product dimensions: 5.86 (w) x 6.98 (h) x 0.38 (d)

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