Books

Reviews of recently published works being read around the Vatican

The Triumph of Love

Raffaele Di Muro, Maximilian Kolbe: The Triumph of Love A message of hope and rebirth released on the 75th anniversary of St. Maximilian Kolbe’s martyrdom at Auschwitz “Faith means deciding to stay with the Lord, to live with Him.” So Father Raffaele Di Muro concludes in his study of St. Maximilian Kolbe, Maximilian [...]

By | 2018-03-24T05:10:46+00:00 Jun 1st, 2016|Categories: Books|Tags: , , , , |

Pope Francis’ Words to Priests

Pope Francis: With the Smell of the Sheep “My name is Julius: what do you like best about being Pope?” “What I like, sincerely, is being a parish pastor.” Julius’ question, and Pope Francis’ response, were taken from the pontiff’s dialogue with some members of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Rome, Sunday, November 15, [...]

By | 2018-03-22T05:56:03+00:00 Jun 1st, 2016|Categories: Books|Tags: , , , |

The Book in Europe in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance

"I Fioretti," or "Little Flowers," an anonymous biography of St. Francis of Assisi composed at the end of the 14th century, probably in Tuscany Two splendid exhibitions this spring concern the history of the book in Europe during the Middle Ages and Renaissance and its impact on European and thus world culture: I Libri [...]

By | 2018-03-22T06:36:33+00:00 Jun 1st, 2016|Categories: Books|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

The Stone Churches of Matera

The entrance to the Crypt of Original Sin in Matera Matera is a small town in southern Italy famous for two things: its astonishing rock churches (named a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1993) and its poverty. There is hardly an electric light or a wire in sight. The panorama, the hollow cave-rooms gaping [...]

By | 2016-05-01T20:29:41+00:00 May 1st, 2016|Categories: Books|Tags: , , , , , , , |

“Building Bridges to Build Peace”: On the Pope’s 2015 Visit to America

September 23, 2015, Washington D.C. Apostolic journey of Pope Francis to the United States of America. Welcoming ceremony for Pope Francis at the South Lawn of the White House (Galazka photo) “Building bridges to build peace” is the main theme of the book The American Pope (Vatican Press, 2016), a collection of speeches, in [...]

President of Malta Presides over the Launch of Misericordia in Arcana

Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, the president of Malta, at the launch of the book President of Malta Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca presided on February 27 over the presentation of a book entitled Misericordia in Arcana, and of an exhibition which bears the same name. She said culture and education are among the priorities of her presidency. [...]

By | 2016-04-01T22:03:15+00:00 Apr 1st, 2016|Categories: Books|Tags: , , |

Giancarlo Cardinal Ravasi

Pope Francis and Cardinal Ravasi meet participants in the Children's Train, an initiative promoted by the Pontifical Council for Culture President of the Pontifical Council for Culture Since this interview concerns your book The Spiritual Significance of Eating, to be published on June 1 in English by Crossroad Publishing, what are your first memories [...]

By | 2016-04-01T19:18:45+00:00 Apr 1st, 2016|Categories: Books|Tags: , , , , |

Francis in Cuba and the United States

Pope Francis’ September 2015 trip started in Cuba and then took him to Washington, New York and Philadelphia in the United States. It generated enormous media coverage. For days, the Pope was “in the news” in an extraordinary way. Now Gilberto Marengo has analyzed this trip in Pope Francis Meets the New World (Vatican Publishing House [...]

By | 2016-03-01T16:07:48+00:00 Mar 1st, 2016|Categories: Books|Tags: , , , , , |

St. Paul, Witness and Preacher of Mercy

“The faith of the Apostle Paul is the experience of being loved by Jesus Christ in a totally personal way; it is the consciousness of the fact that Christ has faced death not for something anonymous, but for love of him — of Paul — and that, as the Risen One, He still loves him, that [...]

By | 2016-03-01T15:52:37+00:00 Mar 1st, 2016|Categories: Books|Tags: , , , |

LEV Publishes New Book for Bishops’ Formation Courses

Pope Francis at the gathering A press conference held at the Holy See Press Office on January 28 presented the book Witnesses of the Resurrected One, published by the Vatican Press (LEV). The book contains the proceedings of the annual formation course for new bishops organized by the Congregation for Bishops. Cardinal Marc Ouellet, [...]

By | 2016-02-01T15:34:05+00:00 Feb 1st, 2016|Categories: Books|Tags: , , , |
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