St Thérèse of the Child Jesus is co-patroness of the School of Mary. “Placing online the group of Thérèse’s originals (called facsimiles) is an invitation open to all. We go to the source materials and reflect upon them so that a new space behind the texts of Thérèse, our Saint Thérèse, opens up. Interweaving her texts that are well known and read with these poor papers, torn, covered with such eloquent writing, obliges us to go beyond our knowledge of the texts to meet another Thérèse.” (to the website of Thérèse’s Works online)
Finally the full book on Lectio Divina is available on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk and the other Amazon websites, as a hardcopy. It contains the previous three books published as ebooks (see below). It has five parts. Part one is new. Part two corresponds to the first book (Lectio Divina I, The Method). Part three and four correspond to the second book (Lectio Divina II, Mary and the Spirit). Part five, the much loved part five, corresponds to the third book (Lectio Divina III, Lectio in daily life). This is a very important book. The core of it is Part II because it explains the Method. It has the updated version of the steps of Lectio Divina, with the 15 steps explained.
“I do not believe that a similar book exists on lectio divina. […] your book is a catharsis for modern intelligence and at the same time a teaching that frees the reader from the “psyche” and its illusions. […] The most terrible thing today is that souls are so thirsty for God, a thirst to meet him in prayer and to be touched by him. […] We can read ample descriptions about the “border of the well”, but in fact what we need is to quench the thirst. What is special about this book is that it teaches the reader how to get water out of the well.” G. Solari
“The Spiritual Journey, the Setting for Christian Hope” is a milestone not only in Spiritual Theology, but more broadly for Christianity. Comprehending the full picture of the Spiritual Journey is essential for each Christian who receives Jesus’ call to follow Him. Having a clearer vision of Jesus as our Way in our call to holiness, allows us to embark with confidence in Jesus-the-Way and daily renew our act of Hope.
The author shares the fruit of his long research in Spiritual Theology, doing so with clarity, in accessible language, based on Jesus’ life and journey. A new understanding of the Gospel emerges, both convincing and captivating. The Journey of following Jesus can then start.
The Book presents in one volume the core elements of the teaching of St Teresa of Avila in a highly approachable manner. St Teresa is a great Master of the Spiritual Life, a Prophet sent by God five centuries ago, a Light that is capable of offering pertinent guidance for the Church. The author follows St Teresa from within, in her personal relationship with the Risen Lord, revealing the secrets of her teaching and the fruitful way for a living spiritual life that leads to fullness. St Teresa emerges from this presentation under a new light, capable of inspiring us today.
The prayer of the heart is one of the dearest treasures of Christianity. It transforms any prayer by the fire of God’s love, allowing for an immersion in Christ whereby He is able to communicate to us the Holy Spirit. In his new book Praying with the Heart: The Little Way to Jesus, Jean Khoury entrusts to us the secret of the sustainable and successful way of practicing prayer of the heart. While remaining rooted in the living Tradition, the book offers new and abundant practical insights as well, making it a useful contemporary manual to this ancient spiritual practice. No Christian who loves Jesus and longs for the Holy Spirit should ignore this fruitful means of prayer.
“The interior life of Mary, in Monsieur Olier’s letters.” One of the greatest French Catholic mystics of the 17th Century contemplates the deep and spiritual relationship that exists between Jesus and Mary. For Olier this is the mystery of mysteries – up to now so little known, loved and respected. For the first time extracts from his letters – an incomparable treasure – are translated into English; a message with great influence for our own spiritual life and world today. (kindle)
“It would be easier to separate light from the sun than Mary from Jesus.” Grignon de Montfort
“Seven Letters from Your Angel.” All of us have a personal Angel, for protection and guidance and our life can be transformed by this friendship. In this book we find seven letters inspired by our Personal Angels to lead us to better fulfilment of our life. These letters contain information about Angels, and also many practical insights. (kindle)
LECTIO DIVINA, The Method. Spiritual reading of the bible (Lectio Divina) has a long and eminent tradition in the Church. In this booklet the method is described in a fresh and practical way, encouraging every Christian to take up the Bible and find in it a true guide for the intellect and for the actions of every day. (kindle)
“Lectio divina, spiritual reading of the Bible” ISBN: 1 86082 359 9 – £1.95
LECTIO DIVINA Spiritual reading of the bible (Lectio Divina) has a long and eminent tradition in the Church. In this booklet the method is described in a fresh and practical way, encouraging every Christian to take up the Bible and find in it a true guide for the intellect and for the actions of every day.
Lectio divina, Mary and the Spirit In this book a new contemplation and understanding of the relationship between Mary and the Word of God is offered. A real opportunity to discover new depths in our spiritual life and in our meditation of the Scriptures. The author gives also a small treatise on the decisive role of the Holy Spirit in the process of reading the Bible, and listening to God. Throughout this book we discover how Mary and the Holy Spirit are really two indispensable and inseparable luminous Gifts given from God to us, on a daily basis. We learn how to get closer to them and interact with them. All based on the Bible and centred on the Word of God: Jesus, the heart of our life. (kindle)
This book – the second of the series – follows the book: Lectio divina, The method.
“Lectio divina III, Lectio divina and daily life”
This book is the fruition of not only long personal experience but also of teaching and sharing this ancient way of prayer: lectio divina on a daily basis. The author after having presented a unique method of listening to God through the daily readings of the Bible (Lectio Divina I) here addresses the practical implications, on a day to day basis of the implementation of lectio divina as a way of listening to Jesus every day and of putting His Word into practice. Many people consider this third book as the most interesting. It is by seeing how the practice of lectio divina develops in our daily life and the power it generates that the reader feels encouraged to delve into this unique daily experience. A real challenge but so rewarding. No Christian who prays or who loves the Bible can ignore this teaching. (kindle)