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In the School of the Holy Spirit
Time for God
Covenanted Happiness

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In the School of the Holy Spirit will help you get to know the Sanctifier of your soul. It will lead you to be more attentive to the movements of the Holy Spirit in your life as you learn to love the third person of the Holy Trinity. Philippe explains the rewards of being attentive to the Holy Spirit and provides simple and concrete ways to grow in this inner sensitivity. In his clear and simple style, he illustrates his points with many examples from modern life. In the School of the Holy Spirit is a valuable aid in your own spiritual journey.



 Many people today are thirsty for God and feel a desire for an intense, personal prayer life that is deep and ongoing. But they encounter obstacles that prevent them from following the path seriously, and especially from persevering on it. Time for God was written with these desires and difficulties in mind.

In Time for God , author Jacques Philippe mainly concentrates on mental prayer: prayer that consists of facing God in solitude and silence for a time in order to enter into intimate, loving communion with him. Practicing this kind of prayer regularly is considered by all spiritual masters to be an indispensable path that gives access to genuine Christian life—a path to knowing and loving God that empowers us to respond to his call to holiness addressed to each individual.

Philippe draws on years of experience as a spiritual guide to illuminate the fundamental principles of mental prayer and describes some common mistakes and misconceptions that can lead it astray. With simplicity and clarity he explains the foundational principles for a healthy prayer life and gives advice for overcoming the various obstacles that arise when one sets off on the path of interior prayer.

Time for God has become an international bestseller in French and Spanish and is written by the bestselling author of Interior Freedom , and In the School of the Holy Spirit also published by Criterion.


The "laws of happiness" as they're found in Christian marriage and family life

This book demonstrates that marriage, contrary to the caricature of a permissive materialistic outlook, actually deepens, matures, and makes permanent your personal happiness. Cormac Burke candidly and charitably discusses sexual identity in marriage and family life, "family planning," divorce, contraception, the value of children, the family in today's society, and more. He clarifies and defends Church teachings, showing that only following the Church's guidance saves married couples from misery and brings them true happiness. Ideal as a gift for newlyweds and for marriage preparation courses.

About the Author

Msgr. Cormac Burke was born in Ireland and is a priest of the Prelature of Opus Dei. He has a half century of pastoral work in Ireland, the U.S., Spain, and Kenya, where he presently teaches at Strathmore University in Nairobi. He is the author of numerous books and many articles.
Last modified on 26 October, 2011