Item description for Praying in the Presence of Our Lord: With St. Thomas Aquinas (Praying In The Presence Of Our L) by Mike Aquilina...
Overview Thomas Aquinas was a staggeringly brilliant man, a profound theologian who could work on four books at once by dictating to four different secretaries. For sheer depth of theological insight, his writings are unmatched in all Catholic literature.
Yet he also had a gift for simple humility in prayer. This little collection - part of the remarkably popular series of prayers for Eucharistic Adoration - will lift you up to the pinnacle of Christian thought even as you pray in St. Thomas's surprisingly down-to-earth words.
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Studio: Our Sunday Visitor
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 4.25" Height: 6.75" Weight: 0.25 lbs.
Release Date Mar 1, 2002
Publisher Our Sunday Visitor
Series Praying In The Presence Of Our L
ISBN 0879739584 ISBN13 9780879739584
Availability 0 units.
More About Mike Aquilina
Mike Aquilina is author or editor of more than forty books on Catholic history, doctrine, and devotion. He is Vice-president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology.
He is co-host, with Scott Hahn, of eight series that air on EWTN. For many years he also appeared as a regular panelist on “The Weekly Roman Observer,” broadcast by Catholic Familyland Network. He is a frequent guest on Catholic radio and appears weekly on EWTN’s “Sonrise Morning Show.”
Mike’s career in publishing spans three decades, and hundreds of his articles have appeared in periodicals and journals in the United States and abroad.
In 2011 he was a featured presenter of the U.S. Bishops’ Diocesan Educational/Catechetical Leadership Institute, an online formation program co-sponsored with the National Catholic Education Association and the National Conference for Catechetical Leadership. He also wrote the USCCB’s theological reflection for Catechetical Sunday in 2011.
Mike Aquilina currently resides in Pittsburgh Pittsburgh.
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Reviews - What do customers think about Praying in the Presence of Our Lord: With St. Thomas Aquinas?
Lift Your Heart, Mind, and Soul to Jesus in the Eucharist Jan 14, 2004
It was surprising to me to find that Aquinas wrote hymns to be prayed before the Blessed Sacrament, and beautiful hymns at that. Aquinas was not a prolific writer of poetry, his entire body of work in this area is included in this book. What he did write though, as Mr. Aquilina points out in his commentary, was known for its religious depth, aesthetic value, and doctrinal clarity.
This book has the hymns in the original Latin, side by side with the English translation. The author includes meditations on each of the hymns. Being a good writer and being well-versed in the language of poetry, Mr. Aquilina is able to bring understanding to the complex Saint.
As a homeschooler, I plan to use this book to create a unit study for my high school son. With just this one book, I can combine the studies of Latin, theology, and poetry. I can also use it to help raise his heart to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. We make a regular visit to the Holy Adoration Chapel every Saturday and I have found "Praying in the Presence of the Lord with St. Thomas Aquinas" helps bring me closer to the Eucharist.
I highly recommend it for anyone looking to lift up their mind as well as their soul.
Great book Mar 30, 2003
This is a great book, it's just not what I was expecting. I was expecting more prayers by St. Thomas, and less commentary. But, it's still a wonderful book! And a great tool for praying in front of the Eucharist.