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Offline Asbury Fox

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #1785 on: February 13, 2018, 01:11:31 AM »
Charles De Foucauld by Jean-Jacques Antier. Printed in English by Ignatius Press.

A fascinating man and life. Currently beatified, he may one day be a saint.
 

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #1786 on: February 15, 2018, 09:17:08 AM »
Think Well On It, by Bishop Richard Challoner
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Feel free to play the Trivia Quiz!

O Mary, Immaculate Mother of Jesus, offer, we beseech thee, to the Eternal Father, the Precious Blood of thy Divine Son to prevent at least one mortal sin from being committed somewhere in the world this day.

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #1787 on: February 15, 2018, 11:52:01 PM »
The Merchant of Venice
The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
    It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
    It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil
Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod?
Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;
    And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
    And wears man's smudge and shares man's smell: the soil
Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.

And for all this, nature is never spent;
    There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;
And though the last lights off the black West went
    Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
    World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.
 
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #1788 on: February 16, 2018, 04:30:21 PM »
Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper (Dr. Brant Pitre):

https://www.amazon.com/Jesus-Jewish-Roots-Eucharist-Unlocking/dp/0385531842

Having heard the audio presentation on this from Lighthouse Media, I'm glad to be able to read more in depth.

What Dr. Pitre does is goes back to the original Passover, looks at relevant Scriptural texts, looks at the Talmud, Midrash, etc. to show how the Jews viewed the Passover, the Bread of the Presence, etc. and then shows their fulfillment in the Last Supper and the Mass. Very fascinating and a good companion to older books on the continuity of the Faith, particularly in the Liturgy.

"And what use are the victories on the battlefield if we are ourselves are defeated in our innermost personal selves?" - St. Maximilian Kolbe
 
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #1789 on: February 16, 2018, 04:57:11 PM »
Jesus and the Jewish Roots of the Eucharist: Unlocking the Secrets of the Last Supper (Dr. Brant Pitre):

https://www.amazon.com/Jesus-Jewish-Roots-Eucharist-Unlocking/dp/0385531842

Having heard the audio presentation on this from Lighthouse Media, I'm glad to be able to read more in depth.

What Dr. Pitre does is goes back to the original Passover, looks at relevant Scriptural texts, looks at the Talmud, Midrash, etc. to show how the Jews viewed the Passover, the Bread of the Presence, etc. and then shows their fulfillment in the Last Supper and the Mass. Very fascinating and a good companion to older books on the continuity of the Faith, particularly in the Liturgy.
"How Christ said the first mass" by TAN is something to read next.
"These things I have spoken to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you shall have distress: but have confidence, I have overcome the world." John 16:33
 
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #1790 on: February 17, 2018, 06:28:20 AM »
A Distant Mirror: The Calamitous 14th Century by Barbara Tuchman. One of my favorite historians.
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #1791 on: February 17, 2018, 03:07:57 PM »
Much Ado About Nothing
The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
    It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
    It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil
Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod?
Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;
    And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
    And wears man's smudge and shares man's smell: the soil
Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.

And for all this, nature is never spent;
    There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;
And though the last lights off the black West went
    Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
    World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.
 

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #1792 on: February 19, 2018, 08:26:19 PM »
Love's Labour's Lost
The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
    It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
    It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil
Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod?
Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;
    And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
    And wears man's smudge and shares man's smell: the soil
Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.

And for all this, nature is never spent;
    There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;
And though the last lights off the black West went
    Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
    World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.
 

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #1793 on: February 22, 2018, 06:05:13 PM »
The Taming of the Shrew
The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
    It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
    It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil
Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod?
Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;
    And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
    And wears man's smudge and shares man's smell: the soil
Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.

And for all this, nature is never spent;
    There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;
And though the last lights off the black West went
    Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
    World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.
 
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #1794 on: February 26, 2018, 08:23:02 PM »
Richard II
The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
    It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
    It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil
Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod?
Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;
    And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
    And wears man's smudge and shares man's smell: the soil
Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.

And for all this, nature is never spent;
    There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;
And though the last lights off the black West went
    Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
    World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.
 

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #1795 on: February 28, 2018, 06:43:40 PM »
"You cannot be a half-saint; you must be a whole saint or no saint at all." ~St. Therese of Lisieux

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #1796 on: February 28, 2018, 11:32:47 PM »
The world is charged with the grandeur of God.
    It will flame out, like shining from shook foil;
    It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil
Crushed. Why do men then now not reck his rod?
Generations have trod, have trod, have trod;
    And all is seared with trade; bleared, smeared with toil;
    And wears man's smudge and shares man's smell: the soil
Is bare now, nor can foot feel, being shod.

And for all this, nature is never spent;
    There lives the dearest freshness deep down things;
And though the last lights off the black West went
    Oh, morning, at the brown brink eastward, springs
Because the Holy Ghost over the bent
    World broods with warm breast and with ah! bright wings.
 

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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #1797 on: March 01, 2018, 12:23:27 PM »
Man Alive! Chesterton. This is the type reading I enjoy to help me relax. Gave up fiction for about 5 years, but have decided there is a place for Catholic and Classical fiction. I was addicted to suspence, conspiracy, intrigue novels with complex plots, but they also included a lot of parts I had to skip over. Then one day I thought...just quit, quit reading this junk, and I did. But who doesn't love Fr. Brown, etc. by Chesterton?
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #1798 on: March 01, 2018, 12:43:56 PM »
The Ladder of Divine Ascent by St John Climacus. Good reading for Lent.
 
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Re: What are you currently reading?
« Reply #1799 on: March 01, 2018, 04:02:43 PM »
The Road from Coorain by Jill Ker Conway. Growing up in Australia's outback.
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