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Understanding Our Father - Biblical Reflections On The Lord's Prayer

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Catalog Code: 9781931018159

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The Catechism of the Catholic Church teaches that the Our Father “is truly the summary of the whole Gospel” (no. 2761). Catholics pray the Lord’s Prayer whenever they worship at Mass and say the Rosary, and other Christians pray it frequently as well. Join Scott Hahn (accompanied by St. Cyprian, St. John Chrysostom, and St. Augustine) as he unlocks the riches of the Lord’s Prayer.

 

Imprimatur: R. Daniel Conlon, Bishop of Steubenville, August 29, 2002.

"By blending his own scriptural insights on the Lord's Prayer with the thoughts of four great Church Fathers, Professor Hahn writes a prescription for what ails many of our families - too little prayer. I urge husbands and wives to read and discuss this book and share its wisdom with their children by devotedly praying the Our Father as a family every day. Immeasurable blessings will follow."
- Most Rev. Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., Archbishop of Denver

"With remarkable clarity, keen personal insight, and solid catechesis, Dr. Scott Hahn once more takes the reader into a critical element of the faith: the nature and importance of prayer. His personal meditations on the Lord's Prayer, combined with theological reflections from four saints and Fathers of the Church, are refreshing to the soul - nearly as refreshing as prayer itself!"
- Most Rev. Timothy M. Dolan, Archbishop of Milwaukee

"Scott Hahn, in the first part of this book, draws on the experience of his own journey of faith, which led him to the Catholic Church, and on the wisdom of the Church Fathers to throw light on the essential spirit of prayer found in the Our Father. The extracts from Saints Cyprian, Cyril of Jerusalem, John Chrysostom, and Augustine, which make up the second part of the book, are a precious source of insight into Christian prayer. I hope the book will be used by many families, for those who use it will find their life with God strengthened and enriched."
- Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago

"This is a great book for all Catholics, but it is an essential book for Catholic fathers. The essence of restoring fatherhood is turning the hearts of fathers back to God the Father. Read this important book slowly and prayerfully. It will deepen your faith and transform your life."
- Steve Wood, Founder, St. Joseph's Covenant Keepers

 

 

 


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1931018154
978-1931018159
146
8 1/4"  (20.9 cm) x 5 1/4"  (13.3 cm) x 0 1/2"  (1.27 cm)
More Emmaus Road Publishing Gifts
2002

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This item received 5 stars overall. Excellent and Understandable! I was so pleased how easily I applied this book to my own prayer life

I really like Scott Hahn.  Some of his books, like Rome Sweet Home, are such an easy read and so engaging you almost want to tease him as his story unfolds.  Some, likeLamb's Supper, are so scholarly that you need a dictionary and need to take notes to dissect the concepts.  The second category is most definitely not an easy read for me.
 
Understanding Our Father : Biblical Reflections On The Lord's Prayer falls under the first category -- extremely engaging and as easy to read as the Our Father is to pray.  He takes apart the Lord's Prayer, phrase by phrase, and explains and extrapolates to make it easy to digest and easy to make your own.&n Full Review...

   

St. Augustine of Hippo

St. Augustine of Hippo Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 08/28
Tridentine Calendar - 08/28


Patron Of: Theologians, Eyes, Brewers, Printers

Also Known As
    Aurelius Augustinus
    Doctor of Grace

Memorial
    28 August

Profile
    His father was a pagan who converted on his death bed; his mother was Saint Monica, a devout Christian. Trained in Christianity, he lost his faith in youth and led a wild life. Lived with a Carthaginian woman from the age of 15 through 30. Fathered a son whom he named Adeotadus, which means the gift of God. Taught rhetoric at Carthage and Milan. After investigating and experimenting with several philosophies, he became a Manichaean for several years; it taught of a great struggle between good and evil, and featured a lax moral code. A summation of his thinking at the time comes from his Confessions: "God, give me chastity and continence - but not just now."

    Augustine finally broke with the Manichaeans and was converted by the prayers of his mother and the help of Saint Ambrose of Milan, who baptized him. On the death of his mother he returned to Africa, sold his property, gave the proceeds to the poor, and founded a monastery. Monk. Priest. Preacher. Bishop of Hippo in 396. Founded religious communities. Fought Manichaeism, Donatism, Pelagianism and other heresies. Oversaw his church and his see during the fall of the Roman Empire to the Vandals. Doctor of the Church. His later thinking can also be summed up in a line from his writings:

        Our hearts were made for You, O Lord, and they are restless until they rest in you.

Born
    13 November 354 at Tagaste, Numidia, North Africa (Souk-Ahras, Algeria) as Aurelius Augustinus

Died
    28 August 430 at Hippo

Canonized
    Pre-Congregation

Patronage
    brewers
    Bridgeport, Connecticut, diocese of
    Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
    Ida, Philippines, diocese of
    Isleta Indian Pueblo
    Kalamazoo Michigan, diocese of
    printers
    Saint Augustine, Florida, city of
    Saint Augustine, Florida, diocese of
    sore eyes
    Superior, Wisconsin, diocese of
    theologians
    Tucson, Arizona, diocese of
    Valletta, Malta



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St. Cyprian of Carthage

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 09/16


Patron Of: Algeria, North Africa

Also known as
    Thaschus Caecilius Cyprianus

Memorial
    16 September in Western Church
    31 August in Eastern Church
    26 September in the Anglican Church

Profile
    Born to wealthy pagan parents. Taught rhetoric and literature. Adult convert in 246. Ordained in 247. Bishop of Carthage in 249. During the persecution of Decius, beginning in 250, Cyprian lived in hiding, covertly ministering to his flock; his enemies condemned him for being a coward and not standing up for his faith. Writer second only in importance to Tertullian as a Latin Father of the Church. Exiled during the persecutions of Valerian. Friend of Saint Pontius. Involved in the great argument over whether apostates should be readmitted to the Church; Cyprian believed they should, but under stringent conditions. Supported Pope Saint Cornelius against the anti-pope Novatian. In the persecutions of Valerian, he was exiled to Curubis in 257, then brought back Carthage and martyred in 258. His name is in the Communicantes in the Canon of the Mass.

Born
    190 in Carthage, North Africa

Died
    beheaded 14 September 258 in Carthage, North Africa

Canonized
    Pre-Congregation

Patronage
    Algeria
    North Africa



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St. John Chrysostom

Feast Day:
Roman Rite Calendar - 09/13


Patron Of: Lecturers, Orators, Preachers, Against Epilepsy, Constantinople, Istanbul, Speakers

Also known as
    Greatest of the Greek Fathers
    Golden-Mouth
    Giovanni Crisostomo

Profile
    John's father died when he was young, and he was raised by a very pius mother. Well educated; studied rhetoric under Libanius, one of the most famous orators of his day. Monk. Preacher and priest for a dozen years in Syria. While there he developed a stomach ailment that troubled him the rest of his life.

    It was for his sermons that John earned the title "Chrysostom" (golden mouthed). They were always on point, they explained the Scriptures with clarity, and they sometimes went on for hours. Made a reluctant bishop of Constantinople in 398, a move that involved him in imperial politics. Criticized the rich for not sharing their wealth, fought to reform the clergy, prevented the sale of ecclesiastical offices, called for fidelity in marriage, encouraged practices of justice and charity.

    Archbishop and Patriarch of Constantinople. Revised the Greek Liturgy. Greek Father of the Church. Proclaimed Doctor of the Church in 451.

    John's sermons caused nobles and bishops to work to remove him from his diocese; twice exiled from his diocese. Banished to Pythius, and died on the way.

Born
    c.347 at Antioch, Asia Minor

Died
    407



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