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Pathway to Our Hearts
A Simple Approach to Lectio Divina with the Sermon on the Mount
Author: Cardinal Thomas Collins
Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Imprint: Ave Maria Press
On-sale date: February 24, 2011
In Pathway to Our Hearts: A Simple Approach to Lectio Divina with the Sermon on the Mount Archbishop of Toronto and respected Bible teacher Cardinal Thomas Collins presents a simple and accessible approach to praying the Sermon on the Mount in the tradition of lectio divina, or sacred reading, creating a fresh and accessible perspective on an ancient practice.
Drawn from his popular monthly lectio divina series at St. Michael’s Cathedral in Toronto, this book by Cardinal Thomas Collins invites readers to listen to the word of God and examine what it tells them about loving God with their mind, heart, and hands. With the Sermon on the Mount as his focus, Collins welcomes readers into a nourishing encounter with the word of God, adapting the ancient practice of lectio divina for today’s Catholics.
Ideal for faith-sharing groups, parish retreats, and as a gift for Confirmation candidates, Pathway to Our Hearts arrives at this time of revival in the tradition of lectio divina, and models a simple, accessible introduction to reading and praying scripture.
"The Anglosphere's best known keeper of the craft [of lectio divina]."
"Speaking of lectio divina, the Anglosphere's best known keeper of the craft, Cardinal Tom Collins of Toronto — who leads the "divine reading" monthly in his cathedral — recently rolled out a new book on the practice, Pathway to Our Hearts, its reflections rooted in the Sermon on the Mount.
In an exceptional testament to the volume's caliber, the book's been warmly praised by no less formidable a Stateside duo as the archbishop of Denver and the bishop of Tucson.
And, suffice it to say, anything that sees those two in agreement is pretty much a monument in itself."
Rocco Palmo, Whispers in the Loggia
"A marvelous introduction to the ancient Christian tradition of Lectio Divina."
"Cardinal Collins combines two rare gifts: a vivid, engaging style and a deep understanding of Scripture. This book is a marvelous introduction to the ancient Christian tradition of lectio divina (sacred reading), and a real treasure for meditation on the Word of God. For any Christian longing for a deeper experience of prayer, the author opens the door to a richer daily life rooted in the Sermon on the Mount."
Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap.
Archbishop of Denver
"I highly recommend these clear, accessible, and hopeful reflections."
"The lectio divina reflections of Cardinal Thomas Collins are the fruit of a shepherd who lives in the House of the Word. I highly recommend these clear, accessible, and hopeful reflections that offer tremendous assistance to all who wish to give flesh to the Word in their daily lives.
Fr. Thomas Rosica, C.S.B.
Salt and Light Catholic Media Foundation
"Cardinal Collins’s knowledge and love of the scriptures comes alive in this book."
"The recent Synod on the Word of God emphasized the importance of lectio divina, in deepening our spiritual lives. Archbishop Collins’s book, Pathway to Our Hearts, is exactly what is needed to make this important approach to praying the scriptures something accessible to all. Cardinal Collins’s knowledge and love of the scriptures comes alive in this book."
Most Reverend Gerald F. Kicanas, Bishop of Tucson
"Cardinal Collins has offered a gift to us."
"Cardinal Collins has offered a gift to us. This book on lectio divina provides not only a method, but an example. If Jesus would come to our diocese and teach us today he probably would use the text of the Beatitudes, as it is a rich, divine study into the new covenant. Not only is Cardinal Collins qualified as a scholar from his many years at Biblicum and the Gregorian University, but he also speaks with authority as someone who has encountered God through his daily practice.
Sr. Meg Funk, O.S.B., Author of
Lectio Matters: Before the Burning Bush
Lectio Divina with Archbishop Thomas Collins