Practical Holiness: Pope Francis as Spiritual Companion

Practical Holiness: Pope Francis as Spiritual Companion

by Albert Haase OFM


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Good spiritual directors can be difficult to come by; this book offers Pope Francis to be yours. Ever wonder what advice the Pope would give you to help you grow in holiness, deepen your prayer life, know God’s will?

In Practical Holiness you’ll find the keys to discovering the answers to those questions. With anecdotes about people and stories about saints, this exploration of Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation, Rejoice and Be Glad: On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World, reminds you that there is no cookie-cutter approach to holiness and encourages you to rediscover your unique way of living out the Beatitudes and Jesus’s two-fold command of love. You’ll navigate through the “five great expressions of love of God and neighbor” – essential for any Christian in our self-absorbed, digital culture.
Reflection questions at the end of each chapter, as well as forty personal questions at the end of the book, make this ideal for reflection, adult faith formation, book clubs, spiritual directors and their directees, and further catechesis during the RCIA’s Mystogogia period between Easter and Pentecost.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781640601970
Publisher: Paraclete Press
Publication date: 01/22/2019
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.50(h) x (d)
Age Range: 3 Months to 18 Years

About the Author

Albert Haase, OFM, is a popular Franciscan preacher, teacher, spiritual director, and guest on talk radio shows. A former missionary to mainland China, he is the award-winning author of ten books on popular spirituality, including Catching Fire Becoming Flame, and the presenter on four best-selling DVDs. He is currently chaplain at Cedarbrake Retreat Center, Belton, TX.

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Chapter 1 The Call to Holiness 5

Chapter 2 Two Subtle Enemies of Holiness 27

Chapter 3 In the Light of the Master 45

Chapter 4 Signs of Holiness in Today's World 73

Chapter 5 Spiritual Combat, Vigilance, and Discernment 118

Conclusion 151

Appendix 1 What's Next? 153

Appendix 2 Forty Questions for Forty Days 157

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