Publisher: Image (2015)
Hardcover (416 pages)
Via: Blogging for Books
Also by this author: The Joy of the Gospel, Walking with Jesus, The Name of God is Mercy
Reading Challenges: Read 2015
Experience the morning homilies of Pope Francis and witness how he continues to change the life of the Catholic Church.
Shortly after seven in the morning, Pope Francis gives a brief homily in the little Vatican chapel of Saint Martha, in front of an audience that is always different: gardeners, office workers, nuns and priests, as well as a growing group of journalists. It is a set appointment, and in some ways a revolutionary innovation, where a pope speaks to everyone, off the cuff, without any written text, as he would have done as a parish priest.
Encountering Truth is a collection of highlights from these homilies from March 2013 to May 2014. Along with summaries by Radio Vaticana (who recorded and transcribed the homilies) and commentary by Father Antonio Spadaro, SJ, these reflections provide moments of inspiration, simplicity, and a glimpse into the papal world very few ever get to experience.
Encountering Truth is a collection of 186 highlights of Pope Francis’s daily homilies from the Casa Santa Marta chapel.
This collection is especially interesting since Pope Francis is speaking without notes in a language that is not his native language.
This collection is relevant to that day’s daily Mass readings and applicable to daily life. These aren’t the encyclicals and apostolic exhortations common to a pope but rather the daily homilies of a priest.
This collection is rather wonderful to read through and each daily homily lists the readings from the day. That really gives this book an extra depth.
I really enjoyed reading this book and would recommend it to anyone who would like to read some short homily summaries from daily Mass with a priest who just happens to be the Pope.
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