Discover the "Notes on Prayer"

Discover the “Notes on Prayer”


The “Notes on Prayer” series, produced by the Dicastery for Evangelization and published in Italian by the Vatican Publishing House, is made up of eight volumes, available to Episcopal Conferences and diocesan communities. It is a useful aid for deepening and rediscovering the centrality of prayer in the various forms that the Spirit has inspired and continues to inspire in the Church. The first six volumes are already available for purchase in bookstores and online:


Notes on Prayer:


1. Praying today. A challenge (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 112 pages, 8.50 euros), by Cardinal Angelo Comastri, Archpriest Emeritus of the Papal Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican and Vicar General Emeritus of His Holiness for Vatican City.


2. Praying with the Psalms (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 118 pages, 8.50 euros), by Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, one of the best-known writers internationally on biblical themes. Former President of the Pontifical Council for Culture, he heads up the Courtyard of the Gentiles project.


3. The Prayer of Jesus (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 154 pages, 8.50 euros), edited by Juan López Vergara, biblical scholar and former President of the Association of Biblical Scholars of Mexico, Professor at the Instituto Bìblico Católico of Guadalajara and member of the national biblical animation team.


4. Praying with Saints and Sinners (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 110 pages, 8.50 euros), edited by Father Paul Brendan Murray, Irish Dominican, theologian, and professor of mystical literature at the Angelicum Pontifical University in Rome.


5. The Parables of Prayer (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 114 pages, 8.50 euros), edited by Monsignor Antonio Pitta, biblical scholar, Professor at the Pontifical Lateran University, where he holds the position of Vice-Rector. An expert New Testament scholar, he is also President of the Italian Biblical Association.


6. The Church in Prayer (Libreria Editrice Vaticana, 150 pages, 8.50 euros), produced by monks of the Carthusian Order resident in various monasteries in Brazil, Argentina, South Korea and the United States. Founded by San Bruno in 1084, this order is dedicated to prayer, in silence and in community.


The following titles will be published shortly:


7. Mary's prayer together with the saints who met her, by Sister Catherine Aubin (to be published in April 2024), a Dominican sister, with degrees in psychology and theology, she teaches sacramental and spiritual theology at the Angelicum Pontifical University , at the Claretianum Institute of Theology of Consecrated Life, and at the Dominican University of Montreal.


8. The prayer that Jesus taught us: “Our Father”, by Father Ugo Vanni (also due to be published in April 2024), a theologian and exegete, among the greatest experts on the Apocalypse. He taught exegesis of the New Testament at the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Pontifical Biblical Institute. In 2018 he returned to the Father's house.