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The essential Catholic prayer book : a collection of private and community prayers : with a glossary of key terms and a brief manual of ways to pray
Bauer, Judy, 1941-
First edition.
Publication Information:
Liguori, MO : Liguori, 1999.
Physical Description:
xvii, 285 pages ; 19 cm.
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BX2110 .E77 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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A treasury of traditional private prayers along with familiar liturgical devotions that cover all aspects of Catholic heritage, The Essential Catholic Prayer Book is an easy-to-use, all-in-one resource for those looking for a more satisfying and varied prayer life.This book collects in one place prayers for holy days, holidays, or special occasions, prayers of blessing and contrition, prayers of rejoicing and thanksgiving, novenas and litanies, prayers from the saints, familiar daily prayers, and a wide variety of other texts for private and communal works of mercy.

Author Notes

Phyllis Tickle was born on March 12, 1934. She received a B.A. from East Tennessee State University in 1955 and a M.A. from Furman University in 1961. She was best known for launching the religion section of Publishers Weekly in the early 1990s. She also wrote dozens of books on American religion and spirituality including Re-Discovering the Sacred: Spirituality in America, God-Talk in America, The Great Emergence: How Christianity Is Changing and Why, and The Age of the Spirit: How the Ghost of an Ancient Controversy Is Shaping the Church. She died months after being diagnosed with lung cancer on September 22, 2015 at the age of 81.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Library Journal Review

Religious journalist Tickle's commodious volume is the first in a series of three aimed at renewing and reinvigorating the Benedictine tradition of fixed-hour prayer. Tickle draws from the Book of Common Prayer and the New Jerusalem Bible as well as a smattering of more contemporary hymns and poems; her great labor is imaginative and thoughtful and should be well received. For most collections. Not wholly unlike it, but rather more conservative in approach, is the Redemptorist Essential Catholic Prayer Book, which draws together translations of many familiar and indispensable prayers and devotions--the Stations of the Cross, the Rosary, the Scapular. For collections where there is a strong Catholic readership. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.