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The Easter Season Is Near

by Ian on March 19, 2007

 

The Easter Season is near ...

"The Paschal Mystery has two aspects: by his death, Christ liberates us from sin; by his Resurrection, He opens for us the way to a new life. This new life is above all justification that reinstates us in God's grace, 'so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in the newness of life.' Justification consists in both victory over death caused by sin and a new participation in grace. It brings about filial adoption so that men become Christ's brethren, as Jesus himself called his disciples after his Resurrection: 'Go and tell my brethren.' We are brethren not by nature, but by the gift of grace, because that adoptive filiation gains us a real share in the life of the only Son, which was fully revealed in his Resurrection."

- Catechism of the Catholic Church, 656

A selection of titles for growing in the Faith through the study of Sacred Scripture this Easter Season:

 

A Bible Study On Jesus' Passion   Author: Rich ClevelandThe Seven Last Words Of Christ: A Bible Study On Jesus' Passion

Author: Rich Cleveland

The King, Crucified And Risen: Meditations On The Passion And Glory Of Christ  Author: Fr. Benedict J Groeschel, C.F.R.The King, Crucified And Risen: Meditations On The Passion And Glory Of Christ

Author: Fr. Benedict J Groeschel, C.F.R.

The Words of the Risen Christ A Bible Study on Jesus' Resurrection   Author: Rich ClevelandThe Words of the Risen Christ A Bible Study on Jesus' Resurrection

Author: Rich Cleveland

Behold, God's Son!   Author: Christoph Cardinal SchonbornBehold, God's Son!

Author: Christoph Cardinal Schonborn

Edward SriMystery Of The Kingdom: On The Gospel Of Matthew

Author: Edward Sri

Dr. Scott Hahn, Ph.D.Scripture Matters: Essays On Reading The Bible From The Heart Of The Church

Author: Dr. Scott Hahn, Ph.D

A selection of our best Catholic Bibles for personal devotional use and for gift-giving:

Oxford Hardcover New American Study Bible, Second EditionOxford Hardcover New American Study Bible, Second Edition

Black Bonded Leather Indexed New American BibleBlack Bonded Leather Indexed New American Bible Personal Study Edition, NAB, Second Edition, HardcoverThe Catholic Bible: Personal Study Edition, NAB, Second Edition, Hardcover
Douay-Rheims BibleDouay-Rheims Bible

Ignatius Catholic Bible, RSV Second Catholic EditionIgnatius Catholic Bible, RSV, Second Catholic Edition Burgundy Indexed Leather Catholic RSV BibleBurgundy Indexed Leather Catholic RSV Bible

 

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"Christ has become our Paschal Sacrifice; let us feast with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth, alleluia." - the Communion Antiphon from the Easter Vigil liturgy of the Roman Rite.


A selection of beautiful religious art for the Easter Season:

The Incredulity of Saint Thomas Fine Art Print, By Caravaggio  Author: Michelangelo Merisi Caravaggio The Incredulity of Saint Thomas

Fine Art Print, By Caravaggio

Author: Michelangelo Merisi Caravaggio

San Damiano Style Sterling Silver Crucifix, With Gold AccentsSan Damiano Style Sterling Silver Crucifix

With Gold Accents

RembrandtReturn of the Prodigal Son

Author: Rembrandt

Resurrection IconResurrection Icon

 

Resurrection Icon

Resurrection Icon

Good Shepherd IconGood Shepherd Icon

A selection of books for children for this Easter Season:

Fr. Lawrence G Lovasik, S.V.D.Story Of Jesus

Author: Fr. Lawrence G Lovasik, S.V.D.

Fiona FrenchEaster

Author: Fiona French

Burgundy Catholic Picture BibleBurgundy Catholic Picture Bible
Come And See - The Life Of Jesus: Catholic Bible Study For Children    Author: Laurie Watson Manhardt, Ph.D.Come And See - The Life Of Jesus: Catholic Bible Study For Children

Author: Laurie Watson Manhardt, Ph.D.

Magnifikid April 2007Magnifikid April 2007 Jim Auer10 More Good Reasons to Be a Catholic

Author: Jim Auer

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A selection of beautiful music on CD for the Easter Season

O Love Divine, CD    Author:  His Majesty's MusiciansO Love Divine, CD

Author: His Majesty's Musicians

John Rutter Gloria And Other Sacred Music/Polyphony, CDJohn Rutter Gloria And Other Sacred Music/Polyphony, CD The Chants of Transfiguration, CDShining Like the Sun: The Chants of Transfiguration, CD

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"On this (day) of Resurrection everything begins anew; creation regains its authentic meaning in the plan of salvation. It is like a new beginning of history and of the cosmos, because Christ is risen 'the first fruits of those who have fallen asleep' (1 Corinthians 15:20). Christ, the 'last Adam,' has become 'a life-giving spirit' (1 Corinthians 15:45).

The same sin of our forefathers is sung in the Easter Proclamation as felix culpa. 'O happy fault, which gained for us so great a Redeemer!' Where sin abounded, grace now abounds all the more, and 'the stone which the builders rejected has become the cornerstone ...' (Psalm 118:22) of an indestructible spiritual edifice.

On this holy (day) ... a new people is born with whom God has sealed an eternal covenant in the blood of the Word made flesh, crucified and risen."

- words of Pope John Paul II in his Easter Vigil homily 2003 - from the book "Lent and Easter: Wisdom from Pope John Paul II."

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