"... a little jewel of a book that celebrates the many facets of the Exsultet
, one of the great treasures of the liturgy....Jane Pitz's art sets the whole thing on fire...This book would be a wonderful gift for neophytes and godparents. The deacon or cantor who chants the Exsultet
would also delight in receiving it...[This book offers] some clues about what mystagogy is about: remembering, reflecting, and reveling." —
Victoria M. Tufano, Catechumenate
, September 2007
"Father Fragomeni has written a collection of 50 masterpieces that carry us on a transformative journey to the core of the age-old Easter proclamation...Jane Pitz has done a phenomenal job of capturing the core of the Exsultet meditations. The art is meditative in itself. The images and colors serve as a grand invitation to delve into the mysteries of this powerful Proclamation...the musical selections incldue some classics that will most certainly enrich the reader's experience of the Easter season...Initiation ministers, spiritual directors, godparents, sponsors, the newly initiated, everyone in our faith communities will feel an interior ascension while reading this book. We would be wise to incorporate this compilation into our annual Period of Mystagogy." —
Anita Ahuja, member of the Advisory Committee on the RCIA for the Dicoese of Sacramento and consultant on cultural issues in initiation ministry, FORUM Newsletter
, Fall 2007.
"The radiance of the artwork...is matched by the depth of the brief texts in which Fragomeni weaves theological background and contemporary commentary, concluding each of his reflections with a question that invites the reader to make their own the experience of the risen Christ of which the passage speaks. This is certainly a book for anyone who has sung the Exsultet, but more importantly, it is a book for any of us who have listened to it, who felt that it went by too quickly, and who wish to revisit it...It's a gift that will provide more than one season's riches; it's worth having in your parish library — and, I think, in your own personal library. — Bernadette Gasslein, Celebrate!
, January-February 2008, Vol. 47, No. 1