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In two stories per day for a full calendar year, Robert Ellsberg sketches figures from biblical times to the present age and from all corners of this world - ordinary figures whose extraordinary lives point to the new age in the world to come. While the church officially recognizes a relatively small number of saints, Blessed Among Us explores an eclectic "cloud of witnesses" - lay and religious, single and married, canonized and not, and even non-Christians whose faith and wisdom may illuminate our path.
Number of Pages: 792
Vendor: Give Us This Day
Publication Date: 2016
|Dimensions: 8.5 X 5.5 (inches)|
In two stories per day for a full calendar year, Ellsberg sketches figures from biblical times to the present age and from all corners of this worldordinary figures whose extraordinary lives point to the new age in the world to come.
Blessed Among Us is drawn from Ellsbergs acclaimed column of the same name in Give Us This Day, a monthly resource for daily prayer published by Liturgical Press.
James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage.
Kathleen Norris, author of The Cloister Walk and Acedia and Me
Carolyn Y. Woo, President and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, and author of Working for a Better World
Christopher Jamison, OSB, Director of the National Office of Vocation, London, and author of Finding Sanctuary
Helen Prejean, CSJ, author of Dead Man Walking
Ronald Rolheiser OMI, President of the Oblate School of Theology, and author of The Holy Longing and Sacred Fire
Pat Farrell, OSF, Past President of the Leadership Conference of Women Religious