By Mike Aquilina

ISBN-10: 1618904183

ISBN-13: 9781618904188

ISBN-10: 1935302353

ISBN-13: 9781935302353

occasions swap, yet human nature doesn't. Neither do the day-by-day struggles that every one Christians event of their stroll with the Lord. this day as thousand years in the past we struggle anger, delight, 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 the least within the earliest centuries of Christianity, we want clever assistance to direct us at the street to holiness.

In A 12 months with the Church Fathers, renowned Patristics professional Mike Aquilina gathers the wisest, so much sensible teachings and exhortations from the Fathers of the Church, and provides them in a layout excellent for day-by-day meditation and notion. The Fathers have been the fast inheritors of the riches of the Apostolic Age, and their intimacy with the revelation of Jesus Christ is superbly obtrusive 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 ways to transparent your brain sooner than prayer. learn St. Gregory the nice and deepen your love for the Eucharist. Do you be afflicted by soreness or affliction? St. John Chrysostom's counsels will refresh you. Do you may have difficulty curtailing your urge for food for meals and different fleshly issues? St. John Cassian will train you the real option to moderation and self-control.

A 12 months with the Church Fathers isn't the same as a research advisor, and greater than a set of pious passages. it's a year-long retreat that during quite a few mins each day will lead you on a cycle of contemplation, prayer, solution, and non secular development that's absolute to deliver you in the direction of God and His fact. From the Church Fathers we must always anticipate not anything less.

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