Becoming Human by Jean Vanier

Becoming Human by Jean Vanier, Anashi Press Ltd: Toronto, ON 1998. Print My notes from the book: Introduction This book is essentially 5 talks that Jean Vanier gave on the CBC radio program Ideas, the 1998 Massey Lectures. This book is more about … [Read more...]

7 Secrets of the Eucharist by Vinny Flynn

One of the best books I've read in helping me meditate on the great mystery of the Holy Eucharist. Great book to buy! Here's my summary of the book: Exploring the mysteries of the Eucharist is like discovering a bottomless treasure chest; as you … [Read more...]

Interior Freedom by Jacques Philippe

“Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom” – St. Paul We possess within ourselves a space of freedom that nobody can take away, b/c God is its source and guarantee. We gain possession of our interior freedom in exact proportion to our … [Read more...]

Time for God by Jacques Philippe

Perseverance in mental prayer is the narrow gate that opens the Kingdom of Heaven to us; it is the only way for us to receive the gifts which “no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man conceived, that God has prepared for those who love … [Read more...]

Summary of On Loving God by St. Bernard of Clairvaux

You want me to tell you why God is to be loved and how much. I answer, the reason for loving God is God Himself; and the measure of love due to Him is immeasurable love. We are to love God for Himself, because of a twofold reason; nothing is more … [Read more...]

The Return of the Prodigal Son by Henri Nouwen

Rembrandt's painting, The Prodigal Son, revealed to Nouwen the deepest yearning of his heart. The story of the prodigal son is the story of a God who goes searching for me and who doesn't rest until He has found me. The painting The 4 figures … [Read more...]

Orthodoxy by GK Chesterton

My Short Summary: Orthodoxy is Chesterton's autobiography explaining his journey to faith. [...to be continued...] Chapter 1: In Defence of Everything Else In Chapter 1, Chesterton explains why he wrote Orthodoxy - as a response to the challenge of … [Read more...]

Prayer for Beginners by Peter Kreeft

Praying is more important than eating because your soul is more important than your body. Only prayer can save the world because nothing can ever cure our sick world except saints, and saints are never made except by prayer. Prayer makes saints … [Read more...]

No Greater Love by Mother Teresa

Mother Teresa teaches us that loss of self leads to discovery of the soul. On prayer: My secret is very simple: I pray. Through prayer I become one in love with Christ. I realize that praying to Him is loving Him. Perfect prayer does not … [Read more...]

The Reed of God by Caryll Houselander

From Marie Annie Mayeski's introduction to the book: The Reed of God gives flesh and spirit to solid theological affirmations about Mary. Houselander presents Mary for our contemplation as one that is at home in our world. Her interpretation of … [Read more...]