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Easter: Meditations on the Resurrection

23rd June 2013 Christian Books 5 Comments

In this book of meditations Father Raniero Cantalamessa reflects on Christs passion, death, and resurrection. First presented as a Lenten retreat in Rome, together with the Good Friday homily in St. Peters Basilica, the result is a rich and multifaceted exploration of this central mystery of the Christian faith.

Christs journey to Easter is such an immensely rich source that homilists, liturgists and believers who wants to plumb its depths know the challenge is not about lack of content, but rather where to begin. Like an experienced guide who knows the territory and its many paths, Father Cantalamessa helps readers reach the spiritual center.

His varying points of departure become stirring reflections on Easter. They culminate in a powerful meditation on the Servant Song in the light of the Passion narrativesand the message of the victorious Christ.

Easter: Meditations on the Resurrection

  • 5 responses to "Easter: Meditations on the Resurrection"

  • Cherry Bruce
    3:17 on June 23rd, 2013
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    This is my favorite book written about the spiritual life. Cantalamessa helped me see the Eucharist from dozens of perspectives that changed the way I attended daily Mass and how I live every day. I found that reading just one short chapter gave me enough to medidtate on for close to an hour. Very, very powerful.

  • joetahoe
    13:10 on June 23rd, 2013
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    I have recommended this book for years. If you’re a Catholic and want to understand the history and theology of the Eucharist in whole new ways, this book is a WINNER!

  • HarryMonmouth
    18:53 on June 23rd, 2013
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    Excellant meditation tool. Fr. Cantalamessa is a scholar as well as mystic when it comes to the greastest prayer of all times-Eucharist. I have to admit my first impression of the book was half favorable. With many text books during my seminary trainning I consider this one as one too many. But it was during my secend year of priesthood that I found this little book, a great tool and assistance in my priestly ministery.

  • emily MILLER
    4:20 on June 24th, 2013
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    This is an excellent book because it addresses the issue of the Eucharist in ways that go beyond the standard answers. Raniero Cantalamessa paints a picture that has texture, smells and richness that have really helped me to understand the depths of the Eucharist and how it has a necessary meaning for my life and the Church. I’m a protestant, and Raniero Cantalamessa has given me a lot to “chew”. I would recommend it to anyone who is serious about the subject.

  • OneOnOne
    13:25 on June 24th, 2013
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    The best book I have read on the Eucharist in a very long time,THE EUCHARIST, OUR SANCTIFICATION, inspires the reader to greater love for the Eucharist and for the Church. It presents a scholarly yet simple approach to the subject, enriching the presentation with the historical foundation for various dimensions of the Eucharist and suggesting implications for personal spirituality as well as Church unity. It is the kind of book one can only read a little at a time; it is so rich!

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