Prayers to the Holy Spirit: Power and Light for Your Life

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 How can the Holy Spirit bring power and light to your life? This pocket-sized book features seventy-five reflections that will expand your knowledge of the Holy Spirit and encourage you to pray specifically—and expectantly—for the gifts he bestows. For each reflection, popular author and speaker Bert Ghezzi begins with a brief Scripture passage and then highlights one or more ways that the Spirit works in us, using examples from the Bible, Church Fathers, and the lives of the saints and contemporary Catholics. Then he prays a blessing for you to receive this gift and offers a “prayer starter” that leads you to ask the Holy Spirit for that grace. 

“Open this book every morning, read the one-minute reflection, say the prayer from your heart, and your day will be transformed. I started doing that today!” — Rev. George T. Montague, SM, STD, professor of theology, St. Mary’s University, and author of Holy Spirit, Make Your Home in Me

 

“Bert Ghezzi is a gifted writer who communicates deep truths in a way that makes them accessible to anyone. His newest book, Prayers to the Holy Spirit, is no exception. If you want to grow in personal prayer, this book is a must-read. Each meditation is a great launching pad for allowing the Holy Spirit to draw you close.” —David Mangan, author of God Loves You and There’s Nothing You Can Do About It

 In his new book, Bert Ghezzi invites us to discover for ourselves a ‘personal Pentecost’—an encounter with the Holy Spirit, the sweet guest of the soul. I pray that the reading of his book will be the opportunity for Jesus to  ‘baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire’  (Luke 3:16)!” —Patti Gallagher Mansfield, author and international speaker

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Bert Ghezzi is a popular author and speaker. He has written 20 books on saints, spirituality, and Catholic living. In Fall 2012 Our Sunday Visitor published The Saints Devotional Bible, which Bert compiled and edited. Bert’s most recent books  are Prayers to the Holy Spirit and The Heart of Catholicism. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Notre Dame and has had an active career in publishing. He and Mary Lou, his wife, have seven adult children and sixteen grandchildren. They live in Winter Park, Florida.

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The Word Among Us Press
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Published on
Mar 24, 2014
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Pages
176
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ISBN
9781593254568
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English
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Religion / Biblical Meditations / General
Religion / Christian Life / Prayer
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The inspiring stories of 365 holy men and women-from the best known to some of the most obscure-come to life in an engaging collection of biographical profiles, quotations from the saints themselves, meditations, and prayers.

Voices of the Saints opens with an instruction from Saint Philip Neri: "The best preparation for prayer is to read the lives of the saints, not from mere curiosity, but quietly and with recollection a little at a time. And to pause whenever you feel your heart touched with devotion."

With these words of faith and wisdom as his guiding principle, Bert Ghezzi presents the lives of such familiar and beloved saints as Saint Peter and Saint Catherine of Siena; Saint Jerome and Saint Thérèse of Lisieux; of humble, little-known figures like Felix of Nola, Pelagia the Penitent, and Leonard of Port Maurice; and of sainted men and women associated with a particular place, including Margaret of Scotland, Rose of Lima, Elizabeth Ann Seton, and Junípero Serra.  In lively profiles written for contemporary readers, Ghezzi chronicles their journeys of faith and their contributions to the vitality of the Church.  The voices of the saints resound throughout the book, in quotations drawn from their own writings, the works of biographers, and the recollections of witnesses.

Readers can use Voices of the Saints in several different ways.  Organized alphabetically, it serves as a helpful, easy-to-use dictionary.  It also features a day-by-day numbering system, ideal for daily readings; notations at the end of each entry, enabling the exploration of the lives in historical order; an index that highlights particular themes (including the intriguing "Porcupine Saints"), and a calendar of saints' days.  A fascinating look at disparate and unusual lives-each one a rich source of illumination, inspiration, encouragement, and motivation-along with prayers and meditations, Voices of the Saints is a valuable companion for members of Catholic, Episcopal, and other traditional churches, and an enlightening introduction to the saints for general readers.
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