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From the book table

From the book table

Mary  Ryan, DTh  – From the Open Table: a Collection of Homilies for our time.

This book is a selection of homilies delivered to the Open Table community during the period 2014-2020. It is an attempt to bring together liturgy and life by drawing on the contextual issues of the day, and weaving a theological reflection on the readings for the different Sundays of the liturgical year.

Saint Francis de Sales – Treatise on the Love of God The greatest work of a genius in Theology and Mysticism

“Anyone familiar with this great spiritual classic can readily appreciate how challenging it is to put into readable English the saint’s profound insights into our loving relationship with God. As the saint himself notes, an understanding of the twists and turns of our minds and hearts that are treated in this work, require a deep prayerful life. This translation should aid our prayer life and make the reading of this enduring classic more accessible and most rewarding and gratifying.”

Alexander Pocetto, OSFS, Senior Salesian Scholar, De Sales University, /Center Valley, Pa, USA

St Catherine of Siena – The Dialogue of St Catherine of Siena A conversation with God on living your spiritual life to the fullest

Saint Catherine of Siena’s Dialogue describes the entire spiritual life through a series of conversations between God and the soul, represented by Catherine herself. Readers of The Dialogue will find Catherine’s revelations from God as informative – and formative – as those who recognized her sanctity during her life. The universally applicable yet intimately personal messages she received from God are as much for us as they were for Catherine. We can read God’s communications to his beloved daughter with detached awe or we can receive His messages to us through her writings.

Do you long for certainty that Divine Providence exists in the midst of our chaotic world? Does your prayer seem too dry, or too routine? Have you sought guidance for the challenges of your life from unhelpful people or things? Or has your pride kept you from humble obedience to the Church?

If so, The Dialogue will provide consolation, encouragement and hope.

Phileena Heurtz – Mindful Silence The heart of Christian Contemplation

Filled with insights and wisdom from her personal experiences, Phileena Heuertz introduces us to themes and teachers of contemplative spirituality, as well as to several prayer practices, and invites us to greater healing and wholeness by learning to practice faith through prayer.

This is an opportunity to go deeper with God – to experience the Divine and be transformed.

“In a world marked by busyness and burnout, Mindful Silence offers us both an exit strategy and an invitation. Phileena Heuertz has written a must-read for anyone desiring to live a more mindful, meaningful life.”

Jonathan Merritt, author of Learning to Speak God from Scratch

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