Rites of Justice. Megan McKenna. Paperback


Rites of Justice.  Megan McKenna.  Paperback

Once upon a time there was an island that lived in ancient ways.  Its most prized possession was a conch shell that was used to stil the winds, ease the storms, placate the rain and thunder beings.  It was sounded ritually .....entrusted to one famiy, with the youngest member, male or female, to guard it and know the times to sound the note.  It was that person who went out to meet the seas and storms and save the people and the island from destruction as the tempests appraoched.

Beginning with this charming story, Megan McKenna leads us to look closely at our prized possessions: the rituals of the church that protect our world from the ravages of evil and injustice and keep alive our hopes for love and goodness.  In her engaging, unique style, McKenna combines the study of scripture and church teachings with storytelling as she walks us through the Rites of Initiation, Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick, Marriage and Orders.  Her reflections show how the rituals of the church inextricably connect us to the ethics of Jesus.

Rites of Justice.  Megan McKenna.  Paperback