Remembering Your Deeds
Remembering Your Deeds provides contemplative readings of select psalms arranged to accompany The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Each of the book’s 10 chapters—including “In God’s Hands,” “Struggle and Discernment,” and “Love and Gratitude”—is devoted to a major theme in the Exercises reflected in 24 individual psalms. Author Blaise Arminjon, S.J., who led the Lyon Province of the Society of Jesus, shows that those who composed the psalms were remarkably sensitive to our own hopes and anxieties, and also shared our deepest longings and aspirations. This book will be helpful to anyone seeking contemplative prayer that is both biblically based and oriented toward personal growth.
Prisms for a Christ Life
The 55 short essays in this collection serve as reflections, or “prisms,” that help to deepen our thoughts about basic issues of present–day Christian life. To help in this movement to prayer, a psalm selection or a scripture passage complements and concludes each reflection. Author David L. Fleming, S.J., covers such topics as “The Call for a New Evangelization,” as described by Pope John Paul II; “Celebrating Christmas” not as an “escape” into magic, but as the worship of a God “who chooses to be poor like us”; and the “Reverence for Life” that may be challenged by consumerism and secular culture. Fr. Fleming was a longtime editor of the journal Review for Religious.