It was just 50 years ago this
month that one of the most beloved popes of our time was unexpectedly
elevated to the chair of Peter. It was in the fall of 1958 that
Pope John XXIII was, by the grace of the Holy Spirit, elected to
serve as shepherd of the Church of Rome. A new book by Servant
author Patricia Treece, Meet
John XXIII: Joyful Pope and Father to All
, offers an inspirational
look at the life and character of Angelo Roncalli, Pope John XXIII.
His holy life and warm personality were anchored by a solid, practical
spirituality that will inspire you as you get to know this man
who maintained his good humor through decades of difficult assignments,
choosing instead to “seize the good...and multiply it.” Inspirational
advice in these hard times.
Servant Books also is offering two helpful
new prayer books that would make great gifts. Prayers
for Catholic Men
by Mike Pacer, a pocket-sized prayer book
for daily prayer to help men focus on God throughout the day and
in times of special need, includes a wealth of traditional prayers,
as well as the rosary and various litanies.
Present Before Me: Meditations for Eucharistic Adoration
Father Peter John Cameron, O.P., is a beautiful collection
of meditations, prayers and probing questions for reflection
that invites you to see beyond the appearances and enter into
the mystery and miracle of Jesus present in the Eucharist.
This book contains 30 separate eucharistic meditations, eucharistic
reflections on the 20 mysteries of the rosary, and many more
features designed to help you offer your time of adoration
wholeheartedly, without weariness or distraction.