Inside a Catholic Church: A Guide to Signs, Symbols, and Saints

Inside a Catholic Church: A Guide to Signs, Symbols, and Saints

by Joseph M. Champlin
ISBN-10:
1570754888
ISBN-13:
9781570754883
Pub. Date:
09/28/2003
Publisher:
Orbis Books

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Overview

Inside a Catholic Church: A Guide to Signs, Symbols, and Saints

From the baptismal font to the tabernacle, the symbols we see in church stand for realities that point to the presence of God. Few Catholics, let alone non-Catholics, understand what a treasure house their parish church is. This book provides the map.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781570754883
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication date: 09/28/2003
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.32(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Part IThe Sacred Beckons9
1A Warm Welcome11
2Washed and Ready17
3The Family Gathers31
Part IIThe Voice of God43
4A Holy Place45
5Holy Words and Holy Eucharist55
6Holy Oils75
Part IIIFrom the Heart85
7Sin and Forgiveness87
8A Special Presence99
9From the Visible to the Invisible108
Beyond the Church120
Acknowledgments123

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