Contemplata aliis Tradere

A meagre contribution to the mission and work of the Order of Preachers: my reflections, thoughts, ideas and the occasional rant on matters mainly theological, philosophical and ecclesiastical, drawn primarily from my reading and experience of life and the world. Striving to be always Catholic, firmly Christian and essentially Dominican, flavoured with dashes of Von Balthasar.

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A son of the English Province of the Order of Friars Preachers (Dominicans); born in Malaysia but have lived in the USA, Singapore, the UK & the Philippines for varying durations. A pilgrim and way-farer, a searcher for Truth on the journey of Life... "Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine, There’s always laughter and good red wine. At least I’ve always found it so. Benedicamus Domino!" - Hilaire Belloc

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Lenten Reading

Julie at Happy Catholic (who, by the way, is the winner of the Best Blog by a Woman) has recently posted and invited readers to provide input on spiritual reading for Lent. It's fascinating to see what others are reading and it's no surprise that Pope Benedict XVI features fairly often in that list. The Anchoress has also been posting on this matter of interest.

Anyway, I wanted to add my voice to this and thought some of my readers may be interested in what I am reading this Lent:

  • Life in Christ by Raniero Cantalamessa OFM Cap. This will be the main book I wish to get through this Lent.
  • Spiritual Theology by Jordan Aumann, OP. This has been an on-going book which I shall continue during these months.
I am giving a talk here in Blackfriars on Thursday 16 March at 8pm. This is part of our community's series of Lenten talks. The title I have chosen is 'Signs and Symbols in the Blackfriars' Chapel' and among the books I shall be consulting are The Spirit of the Liturgy and Sacred Signs, both by Romano Guardini, God's Human Face by Christoph Schoenborn, OP and Painting the Word by John Drury.

In addition, there will be books I shall be reading for my blog posts, notably by Geoffrey Preston, OP, Thomas Merton and Von Balthasar, so I think I shall have more than enough on my shelf!

To everyone else, I hope you pick up something edifying and spiritually nourishing to read for Lent too.


Blogger Liturgeist said...

Reading Johannes Tauler's conferences atm. Very edifying.

11:17 pm  

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