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February 2024

Join us in reading our second Lenten pick in TGM Book Club this coming month!  The Science of the Cross by Edith Stein is well known for its profound insights into the understanding of suffering and the transformative power of the cross. She delves into the paradoxical nature of the cross, showing how it is both a symbol of suffering and a source of hope and redemption. Through her writings, Stein invites us to embrace our own crosses with courage and faith, trusting in God's transformative power to bring beauty out of suffering. ⁠

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To help celebrate the fourth centenary of the birth of St. John of the Cross in 1542, Edith Stein received the task of preparing a study of his writings. She uses her skill as a philosopher to enter into an illuminating reflection on the difference between the two symbols of cross and night. Pointing out how entering the night is synonymous with carrying the cross, she provides a condensed presentation of John's thought on the active and passive nights, as discussed in The Ascent of Mount Carmel and The Dark Night. All of this leads Edith to speak of the glory of resurrection that the soul shares, through a unitive contemplation described chiefly in The Living Flame of Love. In the summer of 1942, the Nazis without warrant took Edith away. The nuns found the manuscript of this profound study lying open in her room. 

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Join The God Minute Book Club this February as we delve into the profound meaning of Christ's passion, death, and resurrection. No Greater Love by Edward Sri is an invitation to contemplate the immense love of God revealed in the person of Jesus Christ as we journey to Calvary this Lent.⁠⁠

 

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Thousands sought Jesus during his life. Only a few followed him to Calvary. What will you do?⁠⁠No Greater Love is a biblical pilgrimage that reveals Christ's amazing love for us. Best-selling Catholic author Edward Sri guides you through the last hours of Christ's life. You will walk step-by-step with Jesus from the Garden of Gethsemane to the Mount of Calvary. Every step of the way, Old Testament prophecies, messianic expectations, biblical symbolism, and historical context shed light on the mystery of Christ's suffering and death. Experience a deeper understanding and appreciation of God's immeasurable and unconditional love as you draw closer to Jesus than you ever have before.⁠⁠What was Jesus going through at each moment? ⁠⁠How did the Old Testament foretell of Christ's death?⁠⁠ Why did Christ die for us? What did it accomplish?⁠⁠ What was the meaning behind of the tearing of the temple veil, the crowning with thorns, the, and other events during Christ's Passion?⁠⁠ What do the cryptic last words of Jesus mean? ⁠⁠Though this book is used as part of the video study program by the same name for parishes, small groups, and families, this book stands on its own and does not require additional background or resources. Questions at the end of each chapter can be used for personal reflection or group discussion. ⁠

 

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