By Mike Aquilina

instances switch, yet human nature doesn't. Neither do the day-by-day struggles that every one Christians event of their stroll with the Lord. this present day as thousand years in the past we struggle anger, satisfaction, lust, religious sloth. Now as then we attempt to be extra diligent in prayer, extra trustworthy to the commandments, extra sufferer and charitable towards others. And in our time, at least within the earliest centuries of Christianity, we want clever information to direct us at the highway to holiness.

In A 12 months with the Church Fathers, renowned Patristics professional Mike Aquilina gathers the wisest, so much functional teachings and exhortations from the Fathers of the Church, and offers them in a layout excellent for day-by-day meditation and thought. The Fathers have been the speedy inheritors of the riches of the Apostolic Age, and their intimacy with the revelation of Jesus Christ is superbly glaring all through their theological and pastoral writings: a profound patrimony that's ours to learn and cherish and revenue from.

Learn to humbly settle for correction from St. Clement of Rome. permit Tertullian educate you the way to transparent your brain earlier than prayer. learn St. Gregory the nice and deepen your love for the Eucharist. Do you be afflicted by soreness or disease? St. John Chrysostom's counsels will refresh you. Do you could have hassle curtailing your urge for food for nutrition and different fleshly issues? St. John Cassian will train you the real technique to moderation and self-control.

A 12 months with the Church Fathers isn't the same as a examine advisor, and greater than a suite of pious passages. it's a year-long retreat that during quite a few mins on a daily basis will lead you on a cycle of contemplation, prayer, answer, and religious development that's certain to convey you towards God and His fact. From the Church Fathers we must always count on not anything less.

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