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The Words We Pray: Discovering the Richness of Traditional Catholic Prayers
     

The Words We Pray: Discovering the Richness of Traditional Catholic Prayers

by Amy Welborn
 

Traditional prayer, often considered rote, tends to be neglected by people who claim to take their faith seriously. In The Words We Pray, author Amy Welborn offers an insightful exploration into 18 traditional prayers and the vital spiritual role each one can play.

This enchanting prayer book includes the history and traditional use of each prayer as well

Overview

Traditional prayer, often considered rote, tends to be neglected by people who claim to take their faith seriously. In The Words We Pray, author Amy Welborn offers an insightful exploration into 18 traditional prayers and the vital spiritual role each one can play.

This enchanting prayer book includes the history and traditional use of each prayer as well as personal anecdotes to show why the body of Catholic traditional prayers is "a treasure worth rediscovering." From the Psalms to traditional Marian prayers to the Lord's Prayer to Amen, the prayers explored in The Words We Pray are gifts from the past that can greatly benefit our spiritual life today.

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Publishers Weekly
This book will be useful to non-Catholics who've ever wondered about the difference between a Hail Mary and the Salve Regina, as well as Catholics who would like to delve into the significance of some of the Church's most important prayers. Welborn, author of several books for Catholic youth, writes that as a young adult she was "a bit of a prayer snob," finding comfort in extemporaneous personal prayers but not the rote, memorized historic prayers of the Catholic tradition. Her feelings changed around age thirty, when she discovered the joys of praying the rosary and realized that there are times when our own words simply aren't enough, and we must rely upon timeless prayers that connect us to something outside our own experience. Here, she presents and analyzes some of the Church's most famous prayers, "worn and prayed by millions," including the sign of the cross, the Our Father (the Lord's Prayer), the Hail Mary, the creeds, the Act of Contrition, the Jesus Prayer, the Anima Christi, the prayers of Saint Francis and others. Welborn does a fine job of drawing on her own experience as she unpacks these ancient prayers, making them accessible and beautiful to modern Catholics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780829419566
Publisher:
Loyola Press
Publication date:
11/01/2004
Pages:
200
Sales rank:
1,002,508
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 7.00(h) x (d)

Meet the Author


Amy Welborn is the general editor of Loyola Classics, a series of new editions of the some of the most distinguished Catholic novels of the twentieth century. She is the author of The Words We Pray, Loyola Kids Book of Heroes, Loyola Kids Book of Saints (Loyla Press), De-Coding Da Vinci, and the Proove It! series of apologetics books for youth (Our Sunday Visitor). Amy and her family reside in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

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