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
Posted by Marcus on 30th Sep 2013
Received this book two hours ago. Hence could not give it 5 stars yet, as I have only read today's readings. Comparing to Spiritual Perfection by Aloysus Rodriguez, I find latter more suitable for my needs, though both books are equally good.
Posted by Greg on 28th Sep 2013
This book of deep reflection is a spiritual classic and should be in the hands of all the laity and religious alike. It has never lost its relevance even after all these years. Father Gabriel is a master at discernment and the spiritual life. Highly recommended.
Posted by rick on 18th Sep 2013
Am a Carmelite freak and this more than I hoped for. Wish I'd been lead to it sooner!! Terrific for Adoration and positioning you in Prayer to be ardent listener!!
Posted by Rita on 26th Aug 2013
Divine Intimacy has been a part of my daily readings since the first Sunday of Advent 2012 and how it has led me spiritually! I have shared it with our Parish Pastor, a great friend of mine who is a priest, at least 8 other friends and today I am placing a copy in our Perpetual Adoration Chapel. For those who are thirsting for a deeper relationship with the Lord this is a must.
Posted by Phil on 18th Aug 2013
Wonderful for those who meditate.
Posted by Unknown on 16th Aug 2013
It is the most amazing guide for one who meditates .
Posted by Unknown on 14th Aug 2013
Received this book this week. Excellent quality reprint. Using it with my daily prayer and find it leads me closer to God for prayer and meditation.
Posted by Unknown on 13th Aug 2013
I have only used this book for a few days and it is the added focusing in my meditation that I needed.
Posted by Lynn on 28th Aug 2012
Being a homeschooling mother, my days can be pretty hectic. But on the days I start with meditation, there is a noticeable difference. These meditations are simple but not lacking in depth...I particularly enjoy the writings of the saints. This is my "go-to" book to help with that daily connection to God.
Posted by Norm L. on 19th Jul 2012
This great book was recommended to me by my spiritual director, Father George. He knew I was looking to deepen my interior spiritual life. What a great tip by Fr. George. This book is worth it's weight in gold. Deep but simply written, so even a simple person like myself can get invaluable communication with our God. In my humble opinion, if your looking for " something more", THIS IS IT!!!