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The Life of Our Life by Father Henry James Coleridge - 8 volume bundle

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Father Coleridge’s combination of learnedness, profoundness and compelling readability provides thoughtful meditations on our Lord's Life. During the course of these volumes, he addresses questions we would want to ask, including many thousands that it would never have occurred to us to ask.


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1 XThe Life of Our Life-The Public Life of Our Lord Jesus Christ-The Preaching of the Cross Part 3 by Fr Henry James ColeridgeThe Life of Our Life-The Public Life of Our Lord Jesus Christ-The Preaching of the Cross Part 3 by Fr Henry James Coleridge

In this book we find the most convincing proof of the truth that the revelations of God to us must be measured, not by the multitude of words in which they are conveyed, but by the importance of the matters of which they speak. The reader will be astonished at the small bulk of the materials on which this remarkable work is founded and will find it easy and enjoyable to read.

This present volume carries the Public Life of our Lord up to the eve of the Procession of Palms, that is to the beginning of Holy Week.

Softcover, 288 pages.

$29.60
1 XThe Life of Our Life - The Thirty Years - Our Lords Infancy and Hidden Life by Fr Henry James ColeridgeThe Life of Our Life - The Thirty Years - Our Lords Infancy and Hidden Life by Fr Henry James Coleridge

In this book we find the most convincing proof of the truth that the revelations of God to us must be measured, not by the multitude of words in which they are conveyed, but by the importance of the matters of which they speak. The reader will be astonished at the small bulk of the materials on which this remarkable work is founded and will find it easy and enjoyable to read.

From the Author's Preface:

No one can either put forth, or read through, a volume like the present, in which we endeavour to give an account of all that has been revealed to us concerning the Thirty Years of our Lord’s existence on earth which preceded His Public Ministry, with out being struck with astonishment at the small bulk of the materials on which that account must be founded. It is here indeed that we find the most convincing proof of the truth that the revelations of God to us must be measured, not by the multitude of words in which they are conveyed, but by the importance of the matters of which they speak. Our Lord Himself, in the course of His teaching, laid down His doctrines concerning the most vital points of His work in the fewest possible words, as when He spoke of the Blessed Sacrament, the Adorable Sacrifice, the Priesthood, the Power of Absolution, and the like. The treatises of Catholic theologians on these and other points are long indeed in comparison with our Lord’s own utterances, and yet they are not too long for our instruction. The Evangelists have been guided to a silence, or, when they do speak, to a brevity on the subjects treated of in this volume, and others like them, which may remind us of the extreme fewness of our Lord’s own words on such important matters, and of the wonderful pregnancy of the few words which He did give to them.
These remarks apply most fully to that most wonderful portion of our Lord’s sojourn on earth which we commonly call the Hidden Life. It is with regard to that long period that we are most tempted to let our human and inadequate ideas of the virtue and power of the interior life of prayer and communion with God for the carrying on of His work in the world, to make us feel impatient of what seems inaction at a time when action was, according to our poor judgments, most needed. We forget that even in His Public Ministry there were periods of retirement and silence, at all events periods of which we have but little account to give. If we look to the commentary on the Life of our Lord which is supplied to us in the lives of the Saints, we shall find but few, even of the most active workers and preachers, who have not had their activity thus broken up. The most fruitful activity in the sight of God is the activity of prayer. The greatest spiritual work in the sight of God is the work of bringing souls, already very high in His favour, to a still greater perfection, a still more exquisite purity, a still more intense charity, and endowing them thereby with a still greater might in the participation of what St. Paul calls the “powers of the world to come” for the benefit of others. We learn the great dignity of the Apostles from the manner in which our Lord gave Himself up to their training at the very time that He was in the midst of His Public Ministry. We may learn, in the same way, the importance in His sight of the bringing to the utmost perfection the magnificent work of God in the souls of Mary and Joseph, from the length of time during which this was His chief and chosen occupation.
For the rest, the external course of the Hidden Life was probably as uniform and same as is that of the lives of good religious in some peaceful house of prayer and contemplation. I have endeavoured, very shortly, to point out the relations which exist between the Life at Nazareth and the various phases and conditions of common life of the great mass of Christians. If this principle be admitted, we seem to have an immense treasure of instruction, even in the few general features which we alone find drawn for us by the Evangelist of the Hidden Life. And most certainly, if we are not fit for further knowledge until we have mastered the necessary lessons conveyed to us by the Hidden Life as we already know it, we have no right to be impatient, as if St. Luke had not told us enough and more than enough to occupy our minds and hearts, and guide our whole lives.

Softcover, 408 pages.

$26.80
1 XThe Life of Our Life-The Public Life of Our Lord Jesus Christ-The Preaching of the Cross Part 1 by Fr Henry James ColeridgeThe Life of Our Life-The Public Life of Our Lord Jesus Christ-The Preaching of the Cross Part 1 by Fr Henry James Coleridge

In this book we find the most convincing proof of the truth that the revelations of God to us must be measured, not by the multitude of words in which they are conveyed, but by the importance of the matters of which they speak. The reader will be astonished at the small bulk of the materials on which this remarkable work is founded and will find it easy and enjoyable to read.

This volume includes chapters entitled:
I. First Prediction of the Passion
II. The Doctrine of the Cross
III. The Transfiguration
IV. The Lunatic Boy
V. Last teachings in Galilee.
VI. The Apostles and the Exorcist.
VII. The greater in the Kingdom.
VIII. Fraternal Corruption.
IX. The Measure of Forgiveness.
X. Our Lord in Judea.
XI. The Feast of Tabernacles.
XIII. Disputes in the Temple.
XIV. The Man born blind.
XV. The Good Shepherd.
XVI. Preparation for Preaching in Judea.
XVII. Mission of the Seventy-five.
XVIII. The Good Samaritan.

Softcover, 408 pages, 1885.

$26.45
1 XThe Life of Our Life-The Nine Months The Life of Our Lord in the Womb by Fr Henry James ColeridgeThe Life of Our Life-The Nine Months The Life of Our Lord in the Womb by Fr Henry James Coleridge

In this book we find the most convincing proof of the truth that the revelations of God to us must be measured, not by the multitude of words in which they are conveyed, but by the importance of the matters of which they speak. The reader will be astonished at the small bulk of the materials on which this remarkable work is founded and will find it easy and enjoyable to read.

From the Author's Preface:

Our Lord's Life in the womb of His Blessed Mother is a part of His Infinite condescension which has more than one characteristic of its own, and which calls for a corresponding and particular devotion on our part. As the present volume reaches from the Annunciation itself to the Eve of the Nativity, it covers the whole of this unborn Life of our Lord. It is enough for devout Christians that there exists this separate portion of our Lord's human existence, the period of His greatest humiliation and self-abasement. It is only natural that this should at once attract our adoring homage, and that those who give themselves to the special devotion which it suggests should find themselves consoled and assisted in a wonderful degree by the practices and contemplations which belong to that devotion.

Softcover, 379 pages, 1885.

 

$26.40
1 XThe Life of Our Life - Passiontide-Part 1 by Father Henry James ColeridgeThe Life of Our Life - Passiontide-Part 1 by Father Henry James Coleridge

softcover, 354 pages.

Father Coleridge’s combination of learnedness, profoundness and compelling readability provides thoughtful meditations on our Lord's Life. During the course of these volumes, he addresses questions we would want to ask, including many thousands that it would never have occurred to us to ask.

This volume begins with Palm Sunday and brings us to the evening of Holy Thursday,

$23.25
1 XThe Life of Our Life - Passiontide-Part 2 by Father Henry James ColeridgeThe Life of Our Life - Passiontide-Part 2 by Father Henry James Coleridge

Father Coleridge’s combination of learnedness, profoundness and compelling readability provides thoughtful meditations on our Lord's Life. During the course of these volumes, he addresses questions we would want to ask, including many thousands that it would never have occurred to us to ask.

From the Author:

"I need not speak of the beauty of the account which St. John gives us of that part of the sacred history which has been left more or less entirely to him; the history, I mean, of the evening of Holy Thursday. It is here particularly that we owe to St. John a debt which can never be exaggerated, and I need make no apology for the comparative length at which I have felt obliged to treat his text, which indeed is brevity itself, when we remember that this account occupies more than a fourth part of his Gospel, and that the words here recorded were the last earthly conversation of our Lord with the Apostles. I have been obliged to break off after the beginning of the second part of this great discourse, as the most convenient point at which it can be divided; but I have finished a great part of the remainder, which ends, as my readers are aware, with what is in one sense the most wonderful part of the whole Gospel, the Prayer to the Eternal Father with which the history of the sayings and doings in the Cenacle concludes."

Softcover, 338 pages.

$22.70
1 XThe Life of Our Life - Passiontide-Part 3 by Father Henry James ColeridgeThe Life of Our Life - Passiontide-Part 3 by Father Henry James Coleridge

Father Coleridge’s combination of learnedness, profoundness and compelling readability provides thoughtful meditations on our Lord's Life. During the course of these volumes, he addresses questions we would want to ask, including many thousands that it would never have occurred to us to ask.

From the Author:

The present portion of the series of volumes on the Life of our Blessed Lord on which I am engaged, embraces the second part of the important chapters on the sayings and doings of the last evening spent by our Lord in the Cenacle, before He went forth thence to begin His Passion in the Garden of Gethsemani.

Softcover, 311 pages.

$21.15
1 XThe Life of Our Life-The Public Life of Our Lord Jesus Christ-The Preaching of the Cross Part 2 by Fr Henry James ColeridgeThe Life of Our Life-The Public Life of Our Lord Jesus Christ-The Preaching of the Cross Part 2 by Fr Henry James Coleridge

In this book we find the most convincing proof of the truth that the revelations of God to us must be measured, not by the multitude of words in which they are conveyed, but by the importance of the matters of which they speak. The reader will be astonished at the small bulk of the materials on which this remarkable work is founded and will find it easy and enjoyable to read.

From the Author's Preface:

The present volume of the Public Life of our Lord is entirely occupied with the larger portion of the great addition made by St. Luke to the Evangelical history, as he found it after the labours of St. Matthew and St. Mark. This addition, which fills more than a third of his whole Gospel, contains his gleanings as to a part of our Lord's Life which had no chronicler before him, having been spent out of Galilee, and before the time came for the Passion. It thus happens that this volume is entirely devoted to passages of the third Gospel, as to which St. Luke is our only authority. It was a part of our Lord's teaching which left many traces behind it of which we gather the importance from the passage in the Acts in which St. Peter refers to the preaching of his Master in the country parts of Judaea, properly so called. Of this we have no other record in the Gospels.

Softcover, 295 pages.

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