Spiritually rich and theologically wise, Through the Church Year is an essential companion for Catholics wishing to engage more deeply with the observances of the liturgical year. In addition to giving a brief historical overview for the various feasts and seasons, renowned author Msgr. Francis D. Kelly offers his own reflections and meditations on their spiritual meaning and significance. This informative, accessible guide will enrich the spirituality and prayer life of readers, while deepening their understanding of and participation in the liturgy.
Trim size: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
Imprint: Ave Maria Press
“A valuable resource.”
“In the face of the increasingly hectic pace of daily life we need a prompting to help us pause and rediscover the presence of the Lord. Through the Church Year provides such help for us, through an engaging and accessible guide for the liturgical seasons and the major solemnities and feast days of the saints. We are blessed to have such a helpful resource available to us. I highly recommend this book to all who seek to live their faith more fully and gain greater insight into the beauty of the Church.”
Cardinal Séan O’Malley, O.F.M. Cap.
Archbishop of Boston
“Helpful and rewarding.”
“Growing up in a wonderful parish and Catholic grade school, I often remember the pastor and the sisters telling us that 'The feasts and seasons of the Church year are the best teacher of faith we have.' Msgr. Kelly’s helpful and rewarding book shows the wisdom of that childhood lesson.”
Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan
Archbishop of New York
“A work of spiritual pedagogy.”
“Through the Church Year is a work of spiritual pedagogy. By balancing history, reflections, and liturgical commentary, Monsignor Kelly offers the reader an inspiring compendium on the Liturgical Year. These pages both educate and inspire.”
Gregory J. Hoppough, C.S.S., S.T.D.
Professor of Liturgical Studies
Blessed John XXIII National Seminary
“Informs and edifies.”
“Msgr. Kelly shares the fruit of a long priestly contemplation. He places the mysteries of Christ, of Our Lady, and of the saints within reach of those Catholics who seek to discover in the annual celebration of feast days a source of personal support for daily Christian living. Msgr. Kelly both informs and edifies.”
Romanus Cessario, O.P.
Saint John’s Seminary
Senior Editor of MAGNIFICAT