Divine Intimacy in Lent and Beyond
As Lent arrives, I suspect that some have found themselves yet without a plan for how to navigate this important season. Well, I have a bit of good news for you. We have developed a relationship with a fantastic publisher, Baronius Press, whereby they will regularly allow us to post a portion of one of the most profound daily meditation works ever produced – Divine Intimacy by Fr. Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen O.C.D.
If you are not familiar with this book, you will soon learn that my praise is understated. In fact, if you already have a daily prayer habit, and are working on your interior life, and you add Divine Intimacy to your regimen, you will discover spiritual riches that you could have never imagined.
Divine Intimacy reveals some of the deepest water in the glory of Carmelite spirituality but in concise accessible meditation form. Many who desire to understand spiritual theology don’t know where to start. There is no better place than Divine Intimacy. In fact, a year of meditations will have you well on your way to exploring the most important elements of spiritual theology. So, don’t delay – and once you purchase your copy here, carve out ten to 20 minutes a day during Lent or any season and you will never regret the decision.
Once you get up and moving, if you find your heart stirring for more, don’t forget to check out the courses we have available at the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation. If Divine Intimacy is only the appetizer of the spiritual banquet God has prepared for you, the Avila Institute will offer a main course that will change your life.
Oh, one final word or two. Yes, Divine Intimacy is a bit more expensive than you might hope, however, the quality of Baronius’ beautiful leather-bound work will allow you to keep this book for a lifetime. Also, Divine Intimacy is arranged against the liturgical calendar prior to the Vatican II so it will take some minor adjustment in your reading schedule to adapt. Finally, it might take a bit of time to get it too you, don’t be discouraged that it won’t exactly sync with Lent. Just jump in and make it happen with Divine Intimacy in Lent and beyond. God is waiting to meet you there.