Monday, September 6, 2010

Fabulous Book!

I am reading a wonderful book during Adoration right now...Consoling the Heart of Jesus, A Do-It-Yourself Retreat, Inspired by the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius; by Michael E. Gaitley, MIC.

Fr. Benedict Groeschel has this to say about it, "This retreat, which is so well fitted into the busy life of the layperson, nonetheless includes all the essential parts of a genuine retreat of the Spiritual Exercises. Although focused on the Divine Mercy, it also includes the insights of St. Ignatius of Loyola and St. Louis de Montfort. It is also influenced by the Venerable Fr. Lanteri, who brings his own intensity and devotion to the retreat. All of this should make a devout person at home and yet push the person on to higher levels of devotion and spirituality."

Danielle Bean relates this about the book, "In Consoling the Heart of Jesus, Michael Gaitley, MIC, makes Ignatian spirituality accessible to the rest of us. He has a true gift for moving even small souls closer to Christ. This book is a flexible retreat, a conversation with Christ, and a personal call to greater holiness. The voice of Christ in these pages is one that even this hopelessly distracted wife and mother of eight could hear and respond to. Reading it has been an enormous blessing to me, one that I treasure and will return to often. If you are a small soul, too, Jesus is speaking to you right now. Read this book - all at once or in small increments as your life allows - and find out what He has to say."

Br. James Curran, LBSF says this, "Remarkable. Beautiful. Simple. May the Lord fill the hearts of those who make this inspired retreat."

High praise indeed :o) It is available from Marian Press in Stockbridge, MA.

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