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Saintly Deacons

Author: Owen F. Cummings
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809143221
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Owen Cummings explores, through the lives of eight notable deacons, the remarkable history and evolution of the diaconate over the two millennia of Christian history. This book traces the tradition from its origins with New Testament "apostolic deacons" Stephen and Philip, to patristic deacons Lawrence and Ephrem, and medieval deacons Alcuin of York and Francis of Assisi, and ends with Reformation Era deacons Reginald Pole and Nicholas Ferrar. Cummings shows that, throughout their long history, deacons have not been defined by a narrow job description, but rather have offered themselves to serve the local church as best they can, in accordance with their God-given gifts, the request of their bishops, and the tasks that needed to be done. And he demonstrates the particular value and relevance for today's church of this versatile role.

Compassionate Awareness

Author: Adolfo Quezada
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809145225
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COMPASSIONATE AWARENESS is about experiencing life to the fullest extent, and allowing the compassion of God to flow through us into the world in mystical, awakened living.

Life Death And Christian Hope

Author: Daneen Georgy Warner
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809145966
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Emphasizes the role of hope in God in viewing death through a Christian lens rather than through the contemporary secular culture's denial.

Finding A Grace Filled Life

Author: Rick Mathis
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809145287
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How to learn quickly and simply to lead a spiritually satisfied life in an increasingly complicated and fast-paced world.