The Association for Catechumenal Ministry

Fostering the Full Implementation of the Order of Christian Initiation

Living the Mysteries

Living the Mysteries: A Guide for Unfinished Christians
Scott Hahn and Mike Aquilina
Published by Our Sunday Visitor
ISBN: 1931709122
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Designed as a daily devotional for those who have just been initiated through the R.C.I.A., this little book compilation of homilies for the Period of Mystagogy from eight of the Early Church Fathers: St. Ambrose, St. Augustine, St. Basil, St. Clement of Alexandria, St. Cyril of Jerusalem, St. Gregory of Nyssa, St. John Chrysostom, and St. Leo the Great.

50 passages are provided for the 50 days between Easter and Pentecost (or, for any other time of the year if you wish).  These passages are taken from the Church's great teachers and focus upon a relevant point of the mystical or moral life.  Each passage is then followed by practical applications for allowing this reading to inspire one's prayer life and daily actions.  These snippets from these master catechists are truly Mystagogy ("Revelation of the Mysteries") as they ponder the powerful implications of receiving the sacraments of initiation... ramifications that transform us and make us truly holy!

Daily titles include: (here are some examples)

  • On the Power of Ordinary Things
  • Passing Sinless through the Sea
  • You Are Other Christs
  • The Milk of Mother Church
  • The Sacred Vine, the Eucharist
  • A Nation of Priests
  • Our Daily Bread
  • Scandals and Sinners in the Church
  • The Mystery of the Mass
  • Pilgrims on Earth