Book Notes: 2 Gift Books from Paraclete Press

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All God’s Angels: Loving & Learning from Angelic Messengers by Martin Shannon, CJ  is a series of reflections on the angelic visitations that are recorded in the Bible.

Collected here are some of the more familiar instances, when those messengers from heaven made their way to ordinary men and women of faith (sometimes very weak faith), to deliver God’s word to their ears and to do God’s work in their lives. The brief reflections included with each reading are meant to be aides to prayerful meditation on the text. What can be learned from these visitations? What can be applied to our own lives of faith? Is there a heavenly “message” for us? The questions may help to further guide that meditation for individuals or groups. Beautiful full color art throughout the book enhances each entry.

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Author Martin Shannon, CJ is an Episcopal priest and member of the Community of Jesus, an ecumenical Benedictine community on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, where he lives with his wife and grown children. He earned his M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and a Ph.D. in Liturgical Studies from the Catholic University of America.

Icons: The Essential Collection by Sr. Faith Riccio is a stunning book filled with the beauty and light of Sr. Faith’s icons.

This lovely gift book about approaching and praying with icons everyday has over 60 full color images of Sr. Faith’s icons, each paired with a scripture and an inspirational word. Experience how these beautiful icons help us live a good life, what they have to offer, what they did for Sr. Faith, and what they can do for you.

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Author Sr. Faith Ricco is an iconographer and a religious sister at the Community of Jesus on Cape Cod in Massachusetts. She studied extensively with Ksenia Pokrovsky. Her icons can be seen in private collections and exhibits, both nationally and internationally, and at the Church of the Transfiguration in Orleans, MA.

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