In the first few centuries of Christianity, thousands of believers left the cities for the desert, in order to seek a purer spirituality than they could find among the distractions of ordinary life. Their teachings began our rich heritage of Christian mysticism, and continue to inspire people today who desire to be transformed in the counter-cultural image of Christ.
This collection of short sayings from the desert fathers and mothers provides a powerful word of wisdom for every day of the year. Together, they show us how the desert, or any place of inner solitude, is fertile ground for a relationship with God to grow and flourish.
Bernard Bangley, a retired pastor, is the editor of many Christian classics, including The Imitation of Christ; Talks on the Song of Songs by Bernard of Clairvaux; Nearer to the Heart of God: Daily Readings with the Christian Mystics and The Cloud of Unknowing.
Paperback. 386 Pages
An Ignatian Introduction to Prayer: Scriptural Reflections According to the Spiritual Exercises
In this guide for prayer with Scripture, Fr. Gallagher offers 40 practical, directed meditations for learning the Ignatian way to pray. This book is for those learning to pray with Scripture and for those who seek new depth in such prayer.
Author: Fr. Timothy Gallagher
Catholic Book of Prayers: Popular Catholic Prayers Arranged for Everyday Use
Today's most popular general prayerbook, The Catholic Book of Prayers contains many favorite prayers for everyday, to the Blessed Trinity, to Mary and the Saints, and a summary of our Faith Flexible binding.
6.5 x 4.3 x 0.6 inches
There's no substitute for making Fr. Michael's do-it-yourself retreat, but this portable prayer companion is the next best thing. Its three simple parts summarize the whole retreat and teach a spirituality that even the busiest of people can follow. Even if you've never heard of Consoling the Heart of Jesus, this guide to the best-selling book will explain to you in a clear, step-by-step way what Consoling the Heart of Jesus is all about. You'll find all the main ideas, prayers, and meditations included in the retreat compiled for easy reference. If you loved Fr. Michael's Consoling the Heart of Jesus retreat, now you can always have with you everything you need to live Consoling spirituality. Take it with you wherever you go.
Paperback. 126 Pages