One of St Augustine’s earliest prayers after his conversion was a prayer to understand himself and to discover God. He came to realize that all humans follow more or less the same path of discovery, a path that begins in darkness and ends in wisdom. Most of us never achieve the perfection of wisdom, but in the meantime we can be certain that we are showing our love for God by reaching out to our fellow human beings. In such loving we can be confident that God is close to us. “Father Burt does not simply present Augustine c wisdom for the journey of faith. He enters the journey with Augustine and invites his readers to join him. What results is thoughtful, prayerful, insightful, sometimes even humorous, but always challenging wisdom for our own journey of faith. Through the pen of Fr Burt an ancient St Augustine speaks to the serious searcher lurking within the modern human heart. ” — Thomas Martin, O.S.A. Theology Department, Villanova University “With humour, humility, warmth and a lyricism reminiscent of the Song of Songs, Don Burt breathes abundant new life into classical categories of Christian spirituality. He mines the works of St Augustine, including the fifth century bishop’s many sermons, with an ease that belies the long and careful scholarship necessary for such a task. Father Burt applies his own considerable philosophical mind and opens his vast and vulnerable heart to entice the reader to join him, and Augustine, in a lifelong search for God.” — Joseph T. Kelley, Director, Center for Augustinian study and Legacy, Merrimack College
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Imitation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus
this spirituality book pres3ents before us the entire school of true Christian holiness and the means and exercises necessary to attain sanctity. as no one shall enter heaven who is not perfect, then if we wish to attain to that perfection which will gain us entrance to eternal happiness with the blessed Trinity, with Jesus, with Our Lady, st. Joseph and all the saints and angels, we need to start in earnest and with a sure method to correct every aspect of our lives.
God here and now
God here and now is an off-shoot of At Home With God, The author's popular prayer-guide. It is meant to help those who are keen on leading deeper lives through daily, systematic prayer and in openness to the Holy Spirit's inspiration and influence.
A Fresh Look at Confession
David Knight was forty years a priest before he learned that priests don't hear sins in confession. "What you are really revealing is your ideals," he says. "The real you has a different set of ideals, reflecting your heart instead of your lapses. This 'you' abides with God." With these words Father Knight reveals that A Fresh Look at Confession is unlike anything you may have read about the sacrament. He speaks about the heart of confession, its meaning and mystery, and why it is so necessary for authentic followers of Christ