About this Book:
For many years, Gaston Courtois carried notebooks in his pocket everywhere he went; in them, he recorded the words that came to him through his ever-increasing intimacy with Jesus. He shared the contents of those notebooks, and they're collected here in When The Lord Speaks to Your Heart, and presented in a daily-use format that makes them accessible to everyone.
The thoughts for each day, though short, contain profound material for reflection, meditation, and prayer. It is that combination of depth and brevity that makes Courtois' "notebooks" stand out from other daily spiritual readings: readers will find that minds, hearts, and souls are all fully engaged in the reflections, but also that they can easily be read at the beginning of a busy day or in the evening when there is more time and leisure for thought.
The daily reflections are written as though spoken in God's own voice, communicating directly with the reader. While these thoughts are enormously helpful for the ongoing formation of priests, they are also accessible to all the faithful, and will draw anyone who reads them into a more intimate relationship with Our Lord.
Features & Benefits:
- Provides a daily support for intimate prayer
- A Catholic approach to daily intimacy with Jesus with special emphasis on the Eucharist
- Offers guidance in living an active contemplative life
- Provides special meaning and guidance to priests in particular while thoroughly accessible to laypeople
- Gives the reader both depth and brevity
About the Author:
Gaston Courtois graduated from seminary in 1919, entered the Congregation of the Sons of Charity in 1921, and was ordained priest in 1925. He helped form the "Valiant Hearts" movement in France and created its youth magazine. The author of over 100 books, Fr. Courtois wrote mostly about education and about-and for-young people. He co-founded and became general chaplain of the International Catholic Office for Children, a society for protecting the rights of children and young people. Fr. Courtois was also the Attorney General of the Sons of Charity in Rome and director of the Union of Catholic Works of France. He died in 1970.
What Are People Saying About This Title?
"Those who pick up this book will find themselves being apprenticed, mentored, and inspired by a compassionate and contemplative missionary on fire with the Catholic Church's evangelizing mission on earth."br> -John O. Barres, Bishop of Allentown
"Secretly, whenever we pray, we are hoping that this time God will speak to our heart. When the Lord Speaks to Your Heart is the doorway into the intimacy you desire!"
-Kathryn J. Hermes, FSP, author, Cherished by the Lord
Trim size: 5 x 7¼ in.