Divine Intimacy - Meditations on the interior life for every day of the Liturgical year
This Book of Meditations is a classic and is seeped in Carmelite spirituality. For every day it offers two meditations, in liturgical arrangement, that enable the soul to enter the conscious presence of God and to reflect on the theme of the day. These are followed by a 'Colloquy' that helps the person at prayer to start a friendly conversation with God where acts of praise and love, petition and thanksgiving are made, together with good resolutions for the future. Here we are at the very heart of prayer, which is a heart-to-heart encounter in faith with the living God.
Divine Intimacy is the highest state attainable on earth. In this union of love, the soul produces acts of love which have an immense apostolic influence on a multitude of souls. This knowledge of the ways that lead to God, according to the teaching of the renowned Spanish mystics, is distilled into the pages of this book.
"This book of meditations is meant for all priests, seminarians, religious, the devout laity, all who aspire to greater union with God: that is, to divine intimacy." -- Pope John XIII
"This Book of Meditations on the interior life for every day of the liturgical year is a pearl of great price. For spiritual reading and personal prayer, it is a treasure, providing sound guidance on the journey of prayer, and a safe companion on the road to holiness and to intimate union with God." Bishop Philip Boyce O.C.D, Bishop of Raphoe, Ireland.
About the Author: Father Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen, O.C.D., was a Discalced Carmelite priest who became one of the most revered masters of the spiritual life. He acquired a vast knowledge of the ways that lead to holiness and to union with God. His experience with souls, whom he guided to the heights of perfection, was outstanding. He was an expert in the spiritual and mystical doctrine of St. Teresa of Jesus (Avila) and of St. John of the Cross. The Discalced Carmelite nuns of the Monastery of St. Joseph in Rome were the heirs of the Father Gabriel's vast output of published works and private manuscripts. For ten years, he guided these nuns as their confessor and spiritual director, and it was they who helped him to arrange his material in line with the course of the liturgical year, while following the ascent of the soul to transforming union with God, or to 'Divine Intimacy.'
Leatherbound. 1216 pages.
By Fr Gabriel of St Mary Magdalen, OCD
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Posted by Vanessa on 5th Jul 2017
Such a wonderful book of meditation and reflection which corresponds to the liturgical year. A brilliant support system to true conversations with God.
Posted by Dr. Ronald C. Spencer on 26th May 2017
Developing and a deeper and more intimate relationship with the Most High puts one on the road to capitol S type Sainthood. With the help of Holy Mary's intercession to her Son what this book involves will be achieved with daily worship at home.
Posted by Lary Marshall on 6th Apr 2017
I had received a copy of this book about 9 years ago after I completed my RCIA studies and and joined the church. I have read it through twice now, and liked it so much I bought a copy for my daughter-in-law who will be joining the church next week at Easter. The book has a 3 page daily reading that gives you the tine and topics to really explore and reflect on your own thoughts on a wide range of subjects. I highly recommend this book. It was a great way to either start each day or end the day in prayerful thought.
Posted by Unknown on 2nd Dec 2016
This book will change your spiritual life. Read it with care - you will not be the same.
Posted by Diane Wirz on 2nd May 2016
I've been meditating on the daily entries in the Divine Intimacy for years. Every time I read a passage I get something new that draws me closer to our Lord. Now I buy copies for my friends.
Posted by Unknown on 27th Apr 2016
Saw Mother Angelica refering to this book on one of her classic appearances. Just as she is a classic this book is! God Bless her..
Posted by Jerry on 27th Apr 2016
When I first looked in the book and read the reviews I thought that it might be a book just for priest and nuns. But after receiving the book and now having used it for 6 days I feel life a totally different person. This has been the best purchase of my life and the expense of the book was worth every penny spent. I have an addiction that I have been struggling to overcome. I was having a hard time connecting with my Higher Power. Now when I get up every morning and read the daily bible readings, I take the "Divine Intimacy' book and do the meditation of the day which have open my eyes and give me a connected feeling with my Higher Power. The colloquy has made my prayer time feel more comfortable and makes it seem like I am being heard. My mind is deeper into the prayer process. I am confident that this book will help me in my road to overcoming my addiction along with my support group.
Posted by Richard Labrecque on 28th Mar 2016
This book is an excellent daily read to inspire one to a much greater depth of spiritual growth. Its meditations are geared to challenge one to really take to heart God's call to intimacy. One can add their own prayer to its powerful prayer to plea with God to create in them a true conversion of soul and spirit.
Posted by Unknown on 17th Dec 2015
If you prayerfully read this book asking God to change you to be a person of greater faith and consequently greater love for Him and others, this book is a great tool that can assist in that process. The day to day readings penetrate a heart that wants to love God above all else. It can be a painful, heartbreaking read but full of joy. Enjoy.
(The book itself is great quality with a nice leather binding and parchment style pages. Wonderful for taking to adoration. Durable.)
Posted by D. Jewell on 4th Nov 2015
I had a one volume (III) out of four paperback versions...after seeing my son's beautiful full edition as this one, I had to have this deluxe one, with soft leather cover, gold edges, and ribbon markers. This is a very wonderful and inspiring addition to spiritual reading in one's library, that is read slowly and meditatively - and as a Benedictine Oblate, the Carmelite spirituality of these writings is wonderful for lectio divina. (My patron saint is St Therese of Lisieux - and I first attended third order Carmelites for a year discerning joining - there is much to be treasured in this beautiful book for a lifetime as one grows in their spiritual journey toward a closer relationship with our Lord - preparing ourselves for our eternal life.
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