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Prayer Everywhere

The Spiritual Life Made Simple

9781632532510
176 pages
Franciscan Media
Overview
“The best possible experience of life comes from following Christ. I should know, because I have the best life of anyone I know! The only way to disprove me is to follow Christ and see whether or not I’m right.” Father Gary Caster knows that there can be a confusing number of devotional practices in Catholicism; attending Mass, praying the Rosary, tithing, fasting, performing the Sacraments—all are important, but checking obligations off a list is not the way to a nourished soul. In Prayer Everywhere: The Spiritual Life Made Simple, Father Gary strips Catholicism down to Jesus’s core command: that we let Him love us.
 
Simple, of course, is not the same as easy. Jesus made it abundantly clear that we do not follow Him as individuals alone; we follow Him as companions. Every human activity and endeavor, no matter how grand or seemingly insignificant, can flow from and express our relationship with Christ. In this practical, conversational and accessible guide, you’ll learn to open the whole of your life to Christ and intentionally make him a vital part of everything you do.
 
Within the recesses of every human heart is a longing that only God can satisfy. You are the most important work that Jesus is up to, so why not let Him be at work in you?
Author Bio
Fr. Gary Caster was ordained in 1992 and is a priest of the Diocese of Peoria, Illinois. He has worked as a high school chaplain, religion teacher, and director of campus ministries at Bradley University, Eureka College, Illinois State University, and Illinois Wesleyan University. He worked with the office of family life to develop a program of marriage preparation, and taught Church history and ecclesiology to men in formation for the permanent diaconate. The author of several books, including Joseph: The Man Who Raised JesusThe Little Way of Lent: Meditations in the Spirit of St. Thérèse of Lisieux and The Little Way of Advent: Meditations in the Spirit of St. Thérèse of Lisieux, Fr. Caster has also written and produced shows for EWTN. He is the Catholic chaplain at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, and leads retreats and parish missions.