For Pope Benedict XVI, “the liturgical year is a great voyage of faith on which the Church sets us out.” The feast days in the Church’s liturgical calendar follow the major events of Jesus’ life as recounted in the Gospels. This cycle provides a rhythm to the life of the Church and helps Christians better understand the divine mystery. Especially in our secularised society, liturgical practices guide and deepen our path, centering our focus on Christ and teaching us how to live.
Holy Days collects Pope Benedict XVIs homilies on the feast days in the Churchs liturgical calendar, beginning with Advent and concluding with the feast of Christ the King. The book is organised by season and feast days, with a brief introduction to each season and feast day. This short volume will be a welcome resource for priests and parishioners seeking to focus their minds in preparation for worship.
Pope Benedict XVI, born Joseph Alois Ratzinger, is the 265th and reigning Pope of the Roman Catholic Church. He has been Dean of the College of Cardinals, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and President of the International Theological Commission. An outstanding theologian and teacher, he is also founding patron of the Ratzinger Foundation, a charitable organisation that funds scholarships for poorer students around the world.