Fall 2011

Ecclesiam Apostolicam

Divine Touch: A Meditation on the Laying on of Hands in the Church

Stratford Caldecott Léonie Caldecott

"The Church does not save by light alone, or by words alone, in Gnostic fashion, but by touch."

“Are You Afraid of the Thief?” A Cordial Approach to Lectio Divina

Simeon Leiva-Merikakis

"This movement toward Jesus, a real paschal 'exodus' out of our previous existence, requires courage and generosity because we know we shall not remain the same, and such awareness is, for our poor fallen nature, both thrilling and frightening."

The Spirit and the Bride Say “Come”: The Eschatological Dimensions of the Liturgy

John Behr

"The world has put the life of the world to death, and now we are committed to death. It is now time for the Lord to work, and he works precisely through this death, this pure sacrifice."

Madeleine Delbrêl: The Joy of Believing

Hans Urs von Balthasar

"The fact that all her world-changing power flowed from unceasing prayer in the midst of the hustle and bustle of life, from a heart that never turned its gaze from God, is what makes her so profoundly relevant today."

The Promises of Christ to the Extremities of the Earth

Madeleine Delbrêl

"To go into the world . . . is to enter into the place, where, in a certain sense, God is not; to walk toward the unknown design of the redemption; to walk, a man in the midst of men, but a man indwelt by God."

Pope Gregory the Great

Reinhold Schneider

"Gregory knew that the end of all things was very near, but through the storm . . . he perceived the one, quiet, unalterable command: to baptize and teach all peoples; to bind and to loose; to bear responsibility for the sheepfold into eternity."