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The Commandments We Keep

The Commandments We Keep

A Catholic Guide to Living a Moral Life 

Author: Peter J. Vaghi

Foreword by: Cardinal Edwin F. O'Brien

Price: $12.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 160

Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59471-261-6

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: March 25, 2011

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More Adult Faith Formation, Small-Group Resources, Theology


Renowned Washington, DC, pastor and teacher Msgr. Peter Vaghi illuminates the Ten Commandments as ways to live in a deeper relationship with Christ. Like its companion books in the Pillars of Faith seriesThe Faith We Profess and The Sacraments We Celebrate—this third book on the moral life is ideal for use in small groups.

In his latest addition to the Pillars of Faith series, noted Washington, DC, pastor Msgr. Peter Vaghi continues his popular Catechism-based catechetical program. With simplicity and clarity, The Commandments We Keep unpacks each of the Ten Commandments using a three-pronged approach: discover how the commandment was understood in the Old Testament, understand how Christ fulfilled the commandment in his life and teaching, and examine the personal and practical implications of each commandment for life today.

Vaghi’s books assist, enliven, and equip RCIA leaders and everyone involved in adult faith formation and have been hailed by James Martin, S.J., as "firmly grounded in scripture and tradition, well written, clear, orthodox, to the point—and, best of all, wonderfully concise." Reflection questions and prayers help make this an ideal resource for faith-formation groups, spiritual seekers, and for those seeking to pass on the central treasures of the Catholic faith.


"Combines the realism of a pastor with the precision of a theologian."

"They are timeless and timely, these Ten Commandments, and Monsignor Peter Vaghi combines the realism of a pastor with the precision of a theologian to 'bring them down the mountain' for us today."

Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan
Archbishop of New York

"Engaging and comprehensive."

"An engaging and comprehensive presentation of what it means to live a Catholic moral life. The questions and prayers help to prayerfully deepen the understanding of the law of God. A great resource for catechetical leaders and catechists."

Maruja Sedano, Director
Office for Catechesis and Youth Ministry
Archdiocese of Chicago

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