Volume I of this two-volume work examines St. Gaspar's preaching on the devotion to the Precious Blood. Gaspar was renowned as one of the great preachers of his day; the Congregation he founded in 1815 had as its special aim the preaching of missions and retreats for the renewal of the Church.
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The editor has compiled this spiral bound calendar so that there is a daily quote from the words of St. Gaspar del Bufalo which have been taken from his letters. The quotes offer a key to entering into his spiritual life and are translated into English, Italian and Spanish. The pages are in color and each month offers a different image of St. Gaspar in art. (400 pgs.)
Publisher: Editions du Signe – B.P. 94 – 67038 Strasbourg - France
Publication Date: 2004
The book contains 32 Eucharistic reflections. Mary Margaret Pazdan, O.P., of the Aquinas Institute of Theology writes, “This book is an invitation to be attentive to the presence of God through Eucharistic contemplation. The author’s simple, poetic style weaves together biblical verse, voices of tradition, and liturgical texts to draw readers into the mystery of the sacrament with grateful, focused hearts.” (124 pgs.)
Publisher: The Liturgical Press of Collegeville, MN
Publication Date: 2003
Fr. Robert Schreiter who helped edit No Turning Back describes it as “a modern biography of St. Gaspar del Bufalo, written by Mario Spinelli, who specialized in biographies of the saints. It not only gives a vivid account of St. Gaspar’s life, but also take up questions which would be raised by 21 century readers: about how to understand St. Gaspar in the church of his times; his relation to the political situation; his miracles. Readers will find it refreshing and dynamic in its picture of St. Gaspar.” This book was first published in Italian in 1996. (243 pgs.)
In the Book of Genesis we hear God say to Cain, “The voice of your brother’s blood cries to me from the ground.” (Gen 4:10) The blood of Abel continues to cry out in the world today. Using stories from his many years of missionary experience, Fr. Barry Fischer provides some practical insights into the spirituality of the Precious Blood as it relates to three pillars of community life: mission, community & spirituality. This spirituality calls us to respond to the cry of the blood through reconciliation and a greater respect for all life. (191 pgs.)
Volume II examines St. Gaspar’s preaching on the devotion to the Precious Blood. Gaspar was renowned as one of the great preachers of his day and the Congregation he founded in 1815 had as a special aim the preaching of missions and retreats for the renewal of the Church. Conti introduces the reader to the sources for understanding the preaching of St. Gaspar on the Blood of Christ and how he saw preaching on this mystery as the appropriate response to the need for re-evangelizing the Church of his time.
Volume One focuses on devotion to the Blood of Christ in the Life and Apostolate of Saint Gaspar. This book traces the spiritual journey of St Gaspar as he allowed the fire of Christ’s love, expressed so profoundly in the mystery of the Precious Blood, to transform him into a living fire of love, the preeminent apostle of the Blood of Christ.