Christ's Mysteries are Our Mysteries

An Clochar has permission to publish Christ in His Mysteries, 10th Edition published by Sands & Co (publishing) LTD, London, 1939, (with kind permission from Glenstal Abbey), beginning with a few chapters and eventually we will be publishing the whole book.

Blessed Columba Marmion was an Irish monk, who took the religious name of Columba after the great Irish missionary saint of the sixth century. He has been described as a "deadly serious spiritual writer". And this he is! The great Pope Saint John Paul II described his writings as 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 Paul VI wrote that he was “an outstanding master of the spiritual life.”

Abbot Marmion was beatified in the year 2000 by Pope St John Paul II and his cause for Canonisation is well under way.

Christ in His Mysteries tells us how the Mysteries of Christ, proposed to us by the Church through the liturgical seasons of Advent, Christmas, Lent, Holy Week, and Easter are our mysteries whereby "those who are moved by the desire of imitating Him and placing themselves in contact with Him by faith and love" (Foreward to the 1st Edition) will grow, through the grace contained in each mystery, in Christ's own virtues.

Blessed Marmion based his teachings on the records of the Gospel and the liturgical texts. "Written for Him, they speak only of Him", he wrote in the preface of the book, that they "may reveal to souls the secret of the love of a God who appeared among us! May they lead souls to drink more often at the fountains of living water which have sprung up, for our salvation and joy, from the pierced Heart of Jesus." (Written on the Feast of the Annunciation, March 25, 1919).

Below are the links to two of our published ebook chapters.