Tuesday, November 11, 2008


I was delighted to receive this anouncement a few moments ago. Zaccheus Press is doing good work, and I'm pleased to support them.

Zaccheus Press is pleased to announce the release of Blessed Columba Marmion's Christ in His Mysteries.
See below for our special sale offer.
Each year, the Church celebrates the Mysteries of Christ’s birth, life, death, and Resurrection. These are the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent, Holy Week, and Easter — and each is the source of a particular grace, each has its own special gift for us.
Christ in His Mysteries is Blessed Columba Marmion’s great meditation on the treasure-house of grace Christ offers to us in the Church’s liturgical year. Writing in the lively, compelling style that made him a favorite of Popes and lay faithful alike, Marmion explains:
• How the Mysteries of Jesus are now our mysteries — springs of living
water we are meant to drink from.
• How Christ’s wisdom, His holiness, His strength, are now our wisdom,
our holiness, our strength.
• How to acquire special graces during each liturgical season.
This new edition of Christ in His Mysteries features a Foreword by Fr. Benedict Groeschel (a long-time admirer of Blessed Columba Marmion), and an Introduction by Aidan Nichols, OP.
It also features a vibrant new translation that captures all of Marmion's depth and spiritual power while remaining meticulously faithful to the French-language original. Aidan Nichols praises translator Alan Bancroft's work as "felicitous... a supremely natural and fluent translation."
Christ in His Mysteries by Blessed Columba Marmion
ISBN 978-0-9725981-9-4
466 pages • $21.95 (paperback)
Special Introductory Offer: Christ in His Mysteries for only $18.00 (regular price: $21.95) plus free shipping. Sale ends December 25.
Sorry, we can only offer free shipping to customers in the United States. Orders are shipped via USPS Media Mail, and will usually arrive within 3-4 days, but please allow up to 14 business days for delivery. Also, longer than usual delivery times can be expected as we get closer to the Christmas season, and the volume of mail increases. Please plan ahead and place your order accordingly.
Place your order for Christ in His Mysteries at our webpage here. You will automatically receive free shipping.
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Christ in His Mysteries is not for sale outside the US and Canada.

Other Christmas Sale Offers
This Christmas season we are offering special sale prices on five of our previously released titles, including:
"A treasure chest of wisdom and insight" —Fr. Benedict Groeschel
"Clear, simple, and beautiful wisdom." —Fr. Matthew Lamb
Christ, the Life of the Soul by Blessed Columba Marmion (paperback and hardcover on sale)
"Read this — it is the pure doctrine of the Church." —Pope Benedict XV
Our Lady and the Church by Hugo Rahner, S.J.
"Marvelous... Important." —Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI)
"One of the few classics in Catholic theology composed in English.
This book should never be out of print." —Avery Cardinal Dulles
In addition, to the sale prices on individual titles, we are offering free shipping on orders of any combination of 3 books or more (not including Christ in His Mysteries, which already includes free shipping).
Our books make wonderful Christmas gifts. Please check out the Zaccheus Press home page for details, and place your order today!
About the Author
Born in Ireland, Blessed Columba Marmion served for several years as a priest in Dublin before finding a vocation to the monastery. He eventually became the Abbot of Maredsous Abbey, Belgium. One of the foremost spiritual masters of the 20th century, his books were translated into eleven languages and sold some 1.5 million copies.
Firmly rooted in the Bible, the Liturgy, and the writings of the Saints and Doctors of the Church, Marmion explores every aspect of Catholic doctrine, with penetrating insight. His writings are marked both by the remarkable clarity of their exposition, and by their keen psychological insight and sensitivity.
But his greatest contribution to modern spirituality was to restore Jesus Christ to His rightful place at the center of the Christian life — Christ as “the life of the soul” of every Christian: through faith, through the sacraments, and through the liturgy of the Church. Historians note that only a handful of books were universally read by the Fathers of the Second Vatican Council: the Bible, the Catechism of Trent, the 1917 Code, and the writings of Columba Marmion. His doctrine is recognizable in several Vatican II documents.
Many of his admirers believe Marmion will one day not only be canonized, but also declared a Doctor of the Church.
Blessed Columba Marmion: A Deadly Serious Spiritual Writer discusses the miraculous cure of an American woman diagnosed with cancer, which led to Blessed Columba’s Beatification by Pope John Paul II in 2000. The article includes an interview with Fr. Benedict Groeschel in which he discusses the relevance of Marmion's spirituality in today's world.
Praise for Blessed Columba Marmion and Christ in His Mysteries

“Splendid... Powerful... This classic of Christian spirituality can easily serve as an excellent introduction to Columba Marmion... My advice to the members of this generation is to run to the library for Marmion before you succumb to malnutrition. Read Christ in His Mysteries as soon as possible and you will get some idea of what you have been missing and where to find it.”
Fr. Benedict Groeschel, writing in the Foreword

“In Christ in His Mysteries, Marmion’s insight, as simple as it was brilliant, is that practicing Catholics will draw maximum profit from their meditation on the life of Christ if they contemplate its chief happenings through the lens provided by the Church’s liturgical year. In that year those happenings are celebrated in feasts and seasons. The Liturgy is the way the Church as Bride gazes lovingly — and therefore penetratingly — at her Bridegroom, laying out her understanding of His heart: His purposes, the grand design of the Father which He carried out for our sake... Readers of Christ in His Mysteries have opened to them the theological and spiritual treasures of Latin Catholicism at its best.”
Aidan Nichols, OP, writing in the Introduction

Marmion's books are "singularly conducive to stir up and sustain the fire of divine love in the soul, and to foster the desire to imitate Christ and to live by Him..."
Pope Benedict XV

The works of Marmion are “outstanding in the accuracy of their doctrine, the clarity of their style, and the depth and richness of their thought.”
Pope Pius XII

“An outstanding master of the spiritual life.”
Pope Paul VI

“I owe more to Columba Marmion for initiating me into things spiritual than to any other spiritual writer.”
Pope John Paul II

“He revealed the soul of the liturgy to us, by which I mean all those elements of doctrine and of life which it holds in reserve within the visible envelope of its rites and symbols: he is the theologian of the liturgy.”
Dom Lambert Beauduin

Luminous, profound and elevating doctrine... The very breath of life seems to come from his pages because all the truths he expounds have first been lived in his own soul.”
Archbishop Guerry of Cambrai
“Always, at each of his pages, one is bathed in a spiritual atmosphere — an atmosphere of prayer. Hence also light, security and peace.”
Dom Raymond Thibaut

"When one considers the spaciousness of his work, the richness and striking nature of his details, the indelible impression remains that one is in the presence of a true master, whose experience and thought are above the ordinary, who gives a new value to everything he touches."
Ephrem Boularand, S.J.

"God sends to each age the doctors and the saints of whom the Church has need. The men of today need a God who will look down on their troubles with the heart of a Father.
Alongside St. Thérèse of Lisieux, who stands before us as the saint and doctor of spiritual childhood, God has raised up Dom Marmion to be the doctor of divine adoption and one of the greatest masters of our time."
Fr. M. Philipon, O.P.

"The impression we get from every stage of the life of Dom Columba Marmion is of a life enriched with choice graces, of a man moved from childhood onwards by a deep love of Our Lord Jesus Christ, and raising himself, through many trials, to the highest peaks of contemplation... of one who renewed in himself an intense interior life, and gave others nothing but the fruit of his own personal and apostolic experience, namely, communion in the mysteries of Christ... In the strictest sense of the term, Dom Marmion was a master of the spiritual life... but his theology was never in any way dry or remote."
Cardinal Suhard of Paris

"A masterful mixture of theological richness and conversational clarity...
The beauty of this master’s writing is its ability to communicate dense theological insights to people with zero theological training.
He seamlessly cites Scripture, conciliar decrees and writings from the doctors of the Church, all with a pastor’s warmth and care."
Carl Olson, review of Christ, the Life of the Soul for the National Catholic Register

“Dom Marmion makes one touch God.”
Cardinal Mercier

"My Father, I owe to you the most beautiful moments of my life! Your books are a real revelation; the happy soul at last finds expressed what she felt and knew, but so confusedly!
I cannot thank you enough. You lead the way to accessible heights; you attract the soul to no imaginary ideal; and one comes down from these heights athirst for love, but also with an intense desire to do good. Thank you for all you have already done for me!"
Personal Letter to Dom Marmion, July 14, 1919

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