Author: Rev. Robert Letellier
First Printed: 7-13-201
“Your word is a lamp for a steps and a light for my path.” (Psalm 119:105). The living Word of God is at the heart of our life of faith today, just as it has been throughout salvation history. If we let it, it will illumine our lives, accompanying and guiding us in our joys, sorrows and perplexities. There is always something to be found in the Word of God to teach and encourage us, to help us in following the path of faith.
This is collection of homilies provides a concise commentary on the Liturgy of the Word according to the three years cycle (ABC) of the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church. The aim is to open up the heart of the Scriptural teaching in the context of reflection or worship, to draw out the ideas implicit in the readings chosen for the Missal – a breaking open and sharing of the Word of God.
The format follows each liturgical year according to the Sundays of its seasons (Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, Ordinary Time), with the special solemnities and unchanging major feasts of the year added to the first (A) section. These homilies seek to address many needs, always trying to convey the hope of salvation in Jesus Christ – the Way he provides, the Path he illumines, and the life-affirming liberty and truth he brings to all men and women.
About the author: Fr. Robert Ignatius Letellier (MA, MLitt, PhD, SSL, STD) was born in Durban, South Africa. He studied in Grahamstow (Rhodes University), Cambridge (Trinity College), Salzburg (Paris Loudron University), Rome (Gregoriana, Biblical Institute) and Jerusalem (Ecole Biblique). Fr. Letellier was ordained in 1985, and worked in several London parishes. He lectures on the Scriptures at the Maryvale Institute, Birmingham (where he is head of the Scripture faculty), and also presents courses on literature, opera and history at the Institute of Continuing Education for the University of Cambridge at Madingley Hall. He supervises and teaches several of the Maryvale programs, mostly within the B.A. (Divinity) and B.A. (Applied Theology), and has published numerous books on literature, music and the Bible.
Book: 278 pages