Each year, the Church celebrates the Mysteries of Christ’s birth, life, death, and Resurrection. These are the seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent, Holy Week, and Easter — and each is the source of a particular grace, each has its own special gift for us.
Christ in His Mysteries is Blessed Columba Marmion’s great meditation on the treasure-house of grace Christ offers to us in the Church’s liturgical year. Writing in the lively, compelling style that made him a favorite of Popes and lay faithful alike, Marmion explains:
• How the Mysteries of Jesus are now our mysteries — springs of living water we are meant to drink from.
• How Christ’s wisdom, His holiness, His strength, are now our wisdom, our holiness, our strength.
• How to acquire special graces during each liturgical season.
This new edition of Christ in His Mysteries features a Foreword by Fr. Benedict Groeschel (a long-time admirer of Blessed Columba Marmion), and an Introduction by Aidan Nichols, OP.
It also features a vibrant new translation that captures all of Marmion’s depth and spiritual power while remaining meticulously faithful to the French-language original. Aidan Nichols praises translator Alan Bancroft’s work as “felicitous... a supremely natural and fluent translation.”
Praise for Christ in His Mysteries
“Splendid... Powerful... This classic of Christian spirituality can easily serve as an excellent introduction to the monumental library of Abbot Columba Marmion.”
– Fr. Benedict Groeschel, writing in the Foreword
“Brilliant... Readers of Christ in His Mysteries have opened to them the theological and spiritual treasures of Catholicism at its best.”
– Aidan Nichols, OP, writing in the Introduction
“Writings of deep insight and great value... I owe more to Columba Marmion for initiating me into things spiritual than to any other spiritual writer.”
– Pope John Paul II
“An outstanding master of the spiritual life.”
– Pope Paul VI
The works of Marmion are “outstanding in the accuracy of their doctrine, the clarity of their style, and the depth and richness of their thought.”
– Pope Pius XII