Let us turn our gaze toward Christ. It is he who will make us free to love as he loves us, and to build a reconciled world. - Pope Benedict XVI
Imagine starting every morning with five minutes with the Holy Father! How would your routine and daily preparation change based on these brief moments of inspiration, insight, and invitations to prayer?
Now, you can do exactly that with these five-minute reflections to center your heart and mind on Christ before the noise of each day begins. Excerpts from Pope Benedict XVI's homilies, speeches, documents, and writings will inspire, encourage, and challenge you to a greater devotion to Christ in everything you do. In the time it takes to sip a cup of coffee, you can gain the spiritual wisdom of one of the most prolific and respected Catholic theologians of our time and share in his efforts to build a new world.
Breakfast with the Pope
Put together by one of my closest friends, Bert Ghezzi, this is a devotional book of the Pope's sayings collected from a variety of sources. Though sometimes his words are quite heavy, Benedict's depth of understanding is phenomenal. Sometimes his words seem detached from every day experiences, but once you understand what he is trying to communicate, his words are clearly relevant, especially in regards to ethics and morals.
Selections from the book are pulled from a large variety of sources. Some of the quotes are from his books, some from the Pope's first two encyclicals, some from his homilies, and some from talks that he has given at events like World Youth Day. This wide variety is appreciated since it led to a wealth of topics being touched upon. This books covers everything from work, to family life, to devotion to Christ, to Church unity, and manby other topics.
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The daily readings can be devoured in a minute, yet chewed upon all day long.
Who wouldn’t benefit from a visit from the Holy Father each morning as they eat their eggs? Breakfast with Benedict is the perfect simple devotional to help the faithful get to know their vicar. The daily readings can be devoured in a minute, yet chewed upon all day long.
Excerpts are from a vast array of Pope Benedict XVI’s work, including his encyclicals God is Love and Called to Hope, addresses before the Angelus and general audiences at the Vatican, and messages for World Days for Youth, Peace, and more.
The topics are equally as varied, from why the Holy Father chose the name Benedict to the reality of sin in the world; reflections on faith, hope and charity to warnings of the new idolatry of success, fame, money and material goods.
I can’t imagine being worthy of critiquing Pope Benedict. One can only say that what the Holy Father writes, we in the pews ought to read. The editor of Breakfast with Benedict has done a marvelous jo Full Review...
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