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In Shining Splendor: Easter Season Meditations on the Exsultet

Author/Artist: Richard N. Fragomeni, with illustrations by Jane Pitz
Format: Hardcover Book with CD
Product: 005714
ISBN: 978-1-58459-368-3
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"Something cosmic happens at Easter. Under a full moon and a starry sky, the whole earth erupts into praise. Heaven and earth narrate the wonderful works of God, and all is music. The Risen One sets the rhythm, and all celestial and terrestrial voices are tuned for the song."

With these words, Father Richard Fragomeni sets the tone for fifty days of meditations on the great Easter vigil song of praise, the Exsultet. Together with exquisite art by Jane Pitz, you can make these your daily prayerful reflections throughout the Easter season. Exult with all creation as you pray the Exsultet all Easter season long!

Hardcover book with dustjacket includes a CD with a recording of the chanted Exsultet and more Easter music to accompany your daily meditations.

Liturgical Season:  Easter
"... 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

Exsultet: Easter Proclamation Listen
Christians, Praise the Paschal Victim Listen
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring Listen
Alleluia, Sing to Jesus Listen
The Earth Feared and Was Silent Listen
THAXTED Listen
O Sons and Daughters Listen
Easter Vigil Alleluia (Psalm 118) Listen
Alleluia Listen
Jesus Christ Is Ris'n Today Listen
Ideal for new Catholics, this volume will also be treasured by cantors, deacons, and all who appreciate the splendor of the holiest night of the Christian year.

Foreword by Gabe Huck.

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