Light of the World: Daily Meditations on the Traditional Mass

Light of the World: Daily Meditations on the Traditional Mass

By Fr. Benedict Baur, O.S.B.
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Finding time to reflect on God's overwhelming omnipresence is difficult in light of man's seemingly endless list of responsibilities, obligations, and diversions. Yet, even if we can just spare a few minutes a day for prayer and reflection, we will reap great benefits and be able to realign our lives with the Church's holy prayer. Piety in the liturgy is essential for our sanctification because it immerses us in the mystery of our faith and cultivates in us a disposition of love and adoration for the divine.

Dom Benedict Baur, O.S.B.'s spiritual classic The Light of the World is presented here for the first time in one book, and it contains a year's worth of profound meditations organised around the liturgical seasons of the Catholic Church. Following in the illustrious footsteps of Prosper Gueranger, The Light of the World provides a "daily retreat" for each day of the Church year via the prayers of the traditional Roman Rite, so reviving the individual's spiritual life on a daily basis. A few of the features are as follows:

  • Daily, weekly, and annual musings for Sunday, as well as Monday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday.
  • Methods for inward reflection and prayer based on liturgical readings
  • Regular worship services that include acts of praise, thankfulness, confession, and atonement
  • Concise advice and goals for improving one's character and overcoming sin
  • Christ's atoning death and sanctifying presence are the focus of our religious practises.
  • Tradition-rich interpretations of the Bible and the sacraments
  • Discussions on Mary as a spiritual role model and counsellor
  • Details on how to set up your space for everyday meditation, both virtually and physically.
  • St. Benedictine spirituality: "Let our thinking be in tune with our voice."
  • St. Ignatius of Loyola's and the Sulpician tradition's approaches to prayer.

To prolong the blessings of the Church's ancient liturgy throughout one's whole day, The Light of the World is an appropriate companion book, presenting spiritually rich but approachable thoughts. Dom Baur gives readers a comprehensive tour of our faith's richness via the lens of traditional liturgy in an effort to conserve and pass on those riches to future generations.

Hardcover. 736 pages.

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