What people are saying – – – > more than a place

The Church

Authors explain the physical significances of Catholic churches

From the bestselling authors of The Mass, Cardinal Donald Wuerl and Mike Aquilina bring an insightful and practical guide that explores the architectural and spiritual components of the Catholic Church in The Church.

 

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What people are saying about The Church

People baptized and alive in Christ are his Church; they gather in buildings called churches.  This well thought out and beautifully presented book tells everyone what our churches are about and why they contain what they do.  I hope it finds a prominent place in RCIA presentations, in religious education programs, on family bookshelves.

Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Archbishop of Chicago

What the Temple was to the Israelites, our churches are for us Catholics. They are sanctuaries of God’s presence — the meeting place of heaven and earth. This is apparent, however, only to eyes of faith. This book trains our eyes to see the domes and spires, tabernacles and votive candles, pews and altars as they really are. As good guides, the authors take us beyond the visible to the invisible, beyond the material to the spiritual, beyond the human to the divine.  Highly recommended.

Scott Hahn, author of The Lamb’s Supper and Signs of Life

Read The Church and forever after you will experience your own church in a whole new way—as a sermon in stone, a visual hymn, a catechism without words. This lovely little book by Cardinal Wuerl and Mike Aquilina is truly a mine of information, devotion, and inspiration for all.

Russell Shaw, journalist/author of Ministry or Apostolate:

What Should the Catholic Laity Be Doing? This new book by my esteemed father in the faith, Archbishop Donald Cardinal Wuerl, and my friend, Mike Aquilina, is a wonderful treatment of the Great Amen of the Fathers of the Church and the assent of the Gathered Community of Faith within our houses of worship. Far from being a cold treatment about church architecture, this gem is a crescendo of love as a sacred song of faith rising up to the Father in the Spirit through Christ.

John Michael Talbot, author of The World is My Cloister

 

 

 

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