After years of being co-opted by pop culture and New Agers, what significance can this fairy tale still hold for Catholics? Ah, but this is no fairy tale! As A Catholic Quest for the Holy Grail shows, not only does the Grail exist, its whereabouts are known today!
Charles Coulombe examines the fabled vessel’s literary and historical connections, but he offers far more than a stuffy history of a dusty old cup. Rather, he shows how the Holy Grail is the key to an entire genre of glorious relics and miraculous phenomena that extend from the time of Christ to the present day. A Catholic Quest for the Holy Grail uncovers the Grail’s intrinsic connections to Catholic Monarchy and Chivalry, to the Precious Blood of Christ, the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts devotions, and to the Kingship of Christ and Queenship of Mary, as well as its ties to the Passion of Our Lord and the Blessed Sacrament.
Indeed, the Holy Grail is not a myth, but a living reality, a key to a new understanding of the world in which we all live. As far in time and space as the Crucifixion at Golgotha and Medieval deeds of knightly valor, and as close as the next Mass you attend, the Holy Grail is there, a real myth. The Grail is proof that when J.R.R. Tolkien asks: “Do we walk in legends or on the green earth in the daylight?” it can truly be answered: “A man may do both … The green earth, say you? That is a mighty matter of legend, though you tread it under the light of day!”
In these pages, discover the reality of the legend of the Holy Grail!
- Charles A. Coulombe
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Had a hard time putting it down. Enjoyed it very much.
Simply the best book
This book, by far, is the best book I have read to date, both within and outside the context of Catholic tradition. The writing was excellent; comprehensive, witty, and easy to read, all while imparting new and wonderful knowledge on the reader. The book is chock-full with historic details about the Catholic history surrounding the Grail, while also dispelling the New Age myths and appropriation of the Grail. I was fortunate enough get this book during a $5 sale here, but I would gladly pay the full price, knowing now, that the writing within is sheer gold. The book itself is worth the money alone; the jacket, hardcover, and inside illustrations are beautifully done. If you;re looking for a real, true, and detailed history of the Holy Grail, as well as history on similar symbols and other Catholic artifacts, look no further. This book has it all, and more. A true examination of faith-based virtue and real knightly chivalry, none of what we now call chivalry in the modern era. Simply the best. If I could give more stars, I would.
Easy, interesting, provocative book. Highly recommend.