Light of the World


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At long last, this gem in the crown of the Roman Mass is back in print, from the pen of the great Dom Benedict Baur, O.S.B..

Baur’s spiritual classic, Light of the World, offers a year-long cycle of powerful meditations following the traditional Catholic liturgical calendar. In the celebrated lineage of Dom Prosper Gueranger, Light of the World combines dogmatic precision with brevity and spiritual unction to offer a “daily retreat” for the entire Church year, renewing one’s daily spiritual life through the prayers of the classical Roman Rite.

For the first time ever published in a single volume, Light of the World now shines in a clean and fresh typesetting, durably bound in beautiful hardback. Features include:

  • Reflections for every Sunday, weekdays, ember days, rogation days, and more
  • Guidance for mental prayer and contemplation based on the liturgical orations
  • Daily prayers incorporating adoration, thanksgiving, petition, and reparation
  • Practical suggestions and resolutions for battling vice and growing in virtue
  • Devotions to Christ’s redeeming sacrifice and sanctifying presence as our spiritual center
  • Classic exegesis on the Sacred Scriptures and the sacraments
  • Colloquies on Our Lady as the model of prayer and guide to the interior life
  • Instructions on remote and proximate preparations for daily meditation
  • Spirituality based on the Rule of St. Benedict: “Let our mind be in harmony with our voice”
  • Methods of prayer from St. Ignatius of Loyola and the tradition of St. Sulpice

Instructive and deeply inspiring, The Light of the World is an ideal companion volume for providing spiritually nourishing yet accessible reflections to extend the graces of the Church’s venerable worship into one’s entire day. Dom Baur offers readers an expansive tour of the treasures of our Faith through the prism of traditional liturgy, to preserve and impart its riches to future generations.

Availability: In stock (can be backordered) SKU: 5945

Light of the World