NUNC COEPI // A YEAR OF PRAYER
OFTENTIMES WE AREN'T SURE HOW TO BEGIN.
WE AREN’T SURE HOW TO COMMUNE WITH THE GOD WHO MADE US.
BUT HE LONGS FOR US, DAY IN AND DAY OUT.
HE IS INVITING US, TODAY, RIGHT NOW,
INTO RELATIONSHIP, INTO UNION.
HOW WILL WE RESPOND?
TO SIMPLY BEGIN AGAIN.
WHAT IS NUNC COEPI?
Nunc Coepi: A Year of Prayer is your prayer companion for the next 365 days. You will be in the position to move toward building the edifice of your life’s greatest work: a life of prayer. And in this time, you will be able to live in His presence, wanting it yet more and more.
So, we say in the words of King David, “Nunc coepi.” Now, I begin.
THIS IS OUR LIFE'S GREATEST WORK:
TO BE UNITED TO GOD.
Your call to union with God goes beyond a static, impersonal union.
This book is about that ongoing conversation with Jesus Christ that can be yours at every moment.
OPTIONAL VIDEO COMPANION
WITH NELL AND ANTHONY
Nell and Anthony have been married for nearly a dozen years and blessed with five children. Both attorneys by training, Nell is Blessed is She’s Managing Editor and Anthony is a practicing attorney.
Exploration of the spiritual life has been Anthony’s life work which began as a teen working in a retreat house, to leaving a running scholarship at Notre Dame to pursue diocesan seminary, to two years major seminary with the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter. He even lived at a hermitage for a period, long beard and all.
Together, they desire to live as people of prayer and want to share the wisdom they’ve encountered in Scripture as well as from learned Catholic writers and remarkable saints.
Our life of prayer - our friendship with Jesus and union with God - is the surest source of true happiness and deep peace. Nunc Coepi offers a guiding hand that will lead you in the way of prayer with the gathered wisdom of those who have gone before us in the faith and practical steps that will animate your prayer, allowing it to bear more abundant fruit in your own soul and in the world. Whether you are beginning or beginning again in your life of prayer, I recommend this beautiful little book wholeheartedly.
The Most Rev. Andrew H. Cozzens, S.T.D., D.D.Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis
WHAT YOU RECEIVE
In the optional video companion series, Nell and Anthony will be your guides through:
+ Four 20-minute videos on spiritual practices to ground yourself
+ Twelve 10-minute videos, one for each month, discussing the themes of that month
+ A private facebook group & email list for discussion and prayer
WHAT WILL HAPPEN
Perhaps you hesitate in prayer because you do not know how to pray.
Perhaps you question yourself because although you know numerous vocal prayers, you are not sure what lies beyond vocal prayer and are searching for a particular method of prayer.
Perhaps you think that prayer is something allotted to Saints, and you are not a Saint.
If you learn nothing else in these pages, know this: prayer is not a formula.