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Overview "Short, sample homilies based on the two-year weekday cycle of the Catholic Lectionary for Mass"--Provided by publisher.
Looking for homily suggestions that faithfully represent the Scripture readings and offer hearers of the text practical applications for Christian life? "Homilies for Weekdays," the final of two volumes by Father Don Talafous, OSB, contains creative suggestions of what a homilist might say about the daily readings following the Lectionary cycle.
This extensive compilation for each day is a result of Father Talafous ' many years of experience in preparing homilies. Written on both a popular and pastoral level, these homily ideas may also serve as daily reflections or meditations on the Scriptural texts for readers interested in nourishing their Christian lives with Scripture.
Also available "Homilies for Weekdays: "Three-volume set
"Don Talafous, OSB, PhD, serves as alumni chaplain for Saint John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota, and is the author of "The Risk in Believing" and "A Word for the Day," published by Liturgical Press. ""
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Studio: Liturgical Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.98" Width: 6.08" Height: 0.47" Weight: 0.68 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2006
Publisher Liturgical Press
ISBN 0814630316 ISBN13 9780814630310
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More About Don Talafous
Don Talafous, OSB, PhD, serves as alumni chaplain for Saint John's University in Collegeville, Minnesota. He is author of Homilies for Weekdays: Year I and Homilies for Weekdays: Year II.
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Insights and Inspiration Nov 5, 2006
A priest for more than 50 years, Don Talafous, O.S.B., Ph.D., has served Saint John's University, Collegeville, Minn., as a professor, university chaplain, and alumni chaplain. As the title indicates, this work features reflections on Year 1 weekday readings. It offers insights and inspiration for those called upon to deliver homilies and those seeking a deeper understanding of Scripture. The entries, most of which cover less than a full page, contain ideas tying one or more of the readings to our daily life. In addition, Fr. Talafous emphasizes the "whole story" of the liturgical cycle, providing background and making connections to earlier passages.
A good example of these techniques occurs in a reflection on Num 11: 4b-15. Fr. Talafous describes Numbers as a book similar to Leviticus in that both may seem far from our own experience. The reading describes the Israelites wandering in the desert, "a crowd of grumpy old men, grumpy old women, grumpy kids." In our own world, we can become bored, angry, and resentful as the Israelites were. Like the Israelites we are looking for a sign of God's presence, one "more dramatic than the Eucharist." But, Fr. Talafous writes, God is most likely to help us in simple ways, such as our contacts with good and encouraging people. "The Eucharist reminds us to look for God in this life we live, in this place, with these people."