The Church: Unlocking the Secrets to the Places Catholics Call Home


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by Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Mike Aquilina. Image, 2013.

How much about the features of a Roman Catholic Church do you know? Have you ever wondered about the history and significance of the ambo, nave, sacristy, the doors, or other features of a Roman Catholic Church? Prolific writer and editor Mike Aquilina joins Washington, D.C., Cardinal Wuerl to combine the spiritual and the material in this volume that explains more than twenty features found in a Roman Catholic Church. Other covered features include the presider’s chair, bells, stained glass, candles, and the tabernacle. According to the authors, each element serves a purpose and reflects a theological point that is rooted in the incarnation of Jesus. The explanations combine history, stories, and theology and include illustrations, photographs, and quotes from the saints. This text is decidedly Roman Catholic, yet anyone who wishes to understand the features of the Roman Catholic Church will find the information fascinating and the presentation beautiful. Available only as an e-book.

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