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Our Father, Who Art On Earth
The Lord's Prayer for Believers and Unbelievers

José Tolentino Mendonça

In this unusual and captivating commentary, acclaimed poet, priest, and professor José Tolentino Mendonça casts a keen and probing eye on that most beautiful of prayers, the Our Father. He goes far beyond the usual line-by-line biblical and spiritual exegesis and offers readers a cultural, literary, and indeed spiritual commentary couched in a compelling style that also reveals his poetic gift.

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No Journey Will Be Too Long
Friendship in Christian Life

José Tolentino Mendonça

In this engaging book, priest, poet, and professor José Tolentino Mendonça helps us to think about the meaning and relevance of friendship in various situations: in our personal lives, in the context of communities and believers, in social relationships. Friendship is a universal experience and represents for each individual an irreplaceable process of humanization and hope. Nevertheless, we also need wisdom, including a spiritual wisdom, which will enable us to live it more fully. 'Our friends are part of our life,' wrote Raïssa Maritain. But there is more to it than that: they widen our lives, helping to make them more luminous and authentic; they offer us lightness and depth; they purify it with the truth, leaven it with humor, and insist that it is made for the future. Friends bear witness to our heart that there is always a journey to be undertaken and that no journey will be too long."
—from the preface

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Jesus and the Woman
Revealing God's Mercy

José Tolentino Mendonça

All human beings are in need of consolation, and that we do not yet pay enough attention to the languages with which our bodies and souls express themselves or to the irreducible uniqueness of the way a story is told; to that part of one's personality that is better expressed in silence and in tears than in words; to the perfume and the gift; to God's welcome as revealed by Jesus and which, above all, is the expression of his unconditional mercy.

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Paulist Press Author, Fr. José Tolentino Mendonça, to Lead Pope Francis and Roman Curia Lenten Retreat,
February 18-23

Pope Francis has chosen a Portuguese priest, Father José Tolentino Mendonça, Paulist Press author of three books, to lead his 2018 Lenten Retreat scheduled for February 18-23 at the retreat house in Ariccia, outside of Rome. The overall theme of Father Mendonça’s meditations will be “In Praise of Thirst.” The Portuguese-born priest will give 10 talks during the retreat, beginning with a meditation titled “Apprentices of Awe.” The other presentations include examining the experience of thirst, “the thirst for nothing,” “the thirst for Jesus,” tears and thirst, desire, and “the beatitude of thirst.”

Father Mendonça is a prolific and bestselling author and poet in Europe. An historical mission of Paulist Press is to translate into English superb theological and spiritual writers that English language readers would not otherwise be able to access. Fr. Mendonça is one of Catholicism’s shining lights. His writing is filled with fresh, original, moving insights. His books available worldwide in English and published by Paulist Press include those shown below:

Our Father, Who Art On Earth

The Lord's Prayer for Believers and Unbelievers

José Tolentino Mendonça

In this unusual and captivating commentary, acclaimed poet, priest, and professor José Tolentino Mendonça casts a keen and probing eye on that most beautiful of prayers, the Our Father. He goes far beyond the usual line-by-line biblical and spiritual exegesis and offers readers a cultural, literary, and indeed spiritual commentary couched in a compelling style that also reveals his poetic gift.

Paperback    |    ISBN: 978-08091-4798-4    |    $14.95

eBook    |    ISBN: 978-15876-8238-4    |    $10.00

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No Journey Will Be Too Long

Friendship in Christian Life

José Tolentino Mendonça

In this engaging book, priest, poet, and professor José Tolentino Mendonça helps us to think about the meaning and relevance of friendship in various situations: in our personal lives, in the context of communities and believers, in social relationships. Friendship is a universal experience and represents for each individual an irreplaceable process of humanization and hope. Nevertheless, we also need wisdom, including a spiritual wisdom, which will enable us to live it more fully. 'Our friends are part of our life,' wrote Raïssa Maritain. But there is more to it than that: they widen our lives, helping to make them more luminous and authentic; they offer us lightness and depth; they purify it with the truth, leaven it with humor, and insist that it is made for the future. Friends bear witness to our heart that there is always a journey to be undertaken and that no journey will be too long."
—from the preface

Paperback    |    ISBN: 978-08091-4897-4    |    $19.95

eBook    |    ISBN: 978-15876-8420-3    |    $9.87

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Jesus and the Woman

Revealing God's Mercy

José Tolentino Mendonça

All human beings are in need of consolation, and that we do not yet pay enough attention to the languages with which our bodies and souls express themselves or to the irreducible uniqueness of the way a story is told; to that part of one's personality that is better expressed in silence and in tears than in words; to the perfume and the gift; to God's welcome as revealed by Jesus and which, above all, is the expression of his unconditional mercy. In this book, author José Tolentino Mendonça unpacks the layers of meaning in the story of the sinful woman who inserts herself uninvited into the dinner party at a Pharisee's home. Jesus's reaction to her reveals much about his relationship to us and the mercy of God.

Paperback    |    I SBN: 978-08091-5323-7    |    $21.95

eBook    |    ISBN: 978-15876-8664-1    |    $14.71

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