Liturgical Sermons from Rogationtide and Pentecost
Author: Saint Bernard (of Clairvaux)
Pubpsher: Cistercian Publications Books
The always eloquent Bernard preaches on the joys and spiritual opportunities of summertime festivals: Rogation tide, Ascension Day, the Pentecost season, and the feasts of Saint John the Baptist and SS Peter and Paul. From a world still in touch with the seasons of nature and a lifestyle integrating prayer and physical work, he speaks to moderns with insight and calm sanity.
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An illustrated chronicle of America's oldest seaside resort celebrates Cape May's two-hundred-year history, from its origins as a coastal getaway for the inhabitants of Philadelphia, through the growth in its popularity during the nineteenth century, through its years of decline, to the efforts of preservationists who have revitalized the region.
Josh Jones realizes his family isn't typical, but it's the only life he's ever known. Aunt Lou, Gramps, Uncle Charlie, Grandpa--they all have shaped the young man he has become. But as he grows into manhood, Josh begins to face important questions about life, love, and faith. Three million books sold in the series!