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Awake My Soul: Contemporary Catholics on Traditional Devotionsby James Martin
Synopses & Reviews
awake my soul introduces the practice of devotions to a new generation of the faithful. The essays in this enlightening collection celebrate the traditional Catholic devotions—those sensual, physical, time-honored forms of piety that have sustained generations of believers. Contemporary men and women are finding in the devotions what earlier generations found—comfort in times of trial, models of discipleship, encouragement to care for others, and ways to draw closer to Jesus in prayer and worship.
The twenty contributors to Awake My Soul—which include Ron Hansen, Joan Chittester, Lawrence Cunningham, and Paul Mariani—share their delight in this rediscovery of their Catholic heritage. Awake My Soul shows how the great tradition of Catholic prayer can help all of us to regain a sense of the profound mystery at the center of our Catholic faith and to discover new depths of meaning in our prayer lives.
This meaningful collection of fascinating essays focuses on traditional devotions and their place in the life of contemporary Catholics.
In "Awake My Soul," Martin offers a meaningful collection of fascinating essays focusing on devotions and their place in the life of contemporary believers, and shows how prayer can help people regain a sense of mystery at the center of the Catholic faith.
About the Author
James Martin, SJ, is associate editor of America magazine. A prolific author, writer, and editor, his books include My Life with the Saints, A Jesuit Off-Broadway, Searching for God at Ground Zero and In Good Company. He is the editor of Awake My Soul and Celebrating Good Liturgy. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Tablet, and Commonweal. Fr. Martin resides in New York City.
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