Rediscover an ancient and venerable spiritual practice.
This treasury of spiritual wisdom draws on sources ancient and current--from Augustine to Michael Pollan--to consider anew how fasting informs the relationships between creator/creature, body/soul, and rich/poor.
In timely response to Pope Benedict XVI's urging that the value and meaning of fasting need to be "rediscovered and encouraged again in our day," The Spirituality of Fasting is excellent for small groups, parish retreats, homily preparation, and recommended Lenten reading lists.
Read our interview with Msgr. Charles Murphy.
Msgr. Charles M. Murphy is the Director of the Permanent Diaconate for the Diocese of Portland, Maine. Previously he served his diocese as Director of Education and has pastored four different parishes. He is the author of a several scholarly articles and books, including Belonging to God: A Personal Training Guide for the Deeper Catholic Spiritual Life.
Meditations For Lent
10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About the Easter Vigil 04/07/2012
8 Things You May Not Know About Good Friday 04/05/2012
10 Things You Probably Didn't Know about Holy Thursday 04/04/2012
Ten Things You Probably Didn't Know About the History of Holy Week 04/03/2012
A Guide to Stations of the Cross 01/17/2012
What is Septuagesima Sunday? 02/19/2011
Maundy Thursday - It's Washing Day! 04/01/2010
Passion Sunday - It Ain't What it Used to Be 03/19/2010
True or False: Our Lord Descended Into Hell 03/19/2010
Legend of the True Cross 03/16/2010