Compendium To The Catechism Of The Catholic Church "Catholics' hunger for the faith continues to grow. Pope Benedict XVI gives the Church the ""food"" that it seeks in the 598 questions and answers in the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. This 200-page volume offers a quick synopsis of the essential contents of the faith as promulgated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church."
"Without Thy presence, nought, O Lord, is sweet, No pleasure to our lips can aught supply. Whether 'tis wine we drink or food we eat, Till Grace divine and Faith shall sanctify."
~ Prudentius, a 5th century Christian poet, from his Ante cibum, describing the Christian practice of "saying grace" before meals.