Nunc coepi. Now I begin.
This year-long personal prayer book offers insights from spiritual masters, Scripture selections for lectio divina focused on prayer, weekly reflection questions, and an invitation into deeper and more abiding prayer every day of your year.
Do you desire to grow into becoming a person of prayer?
Do you want to understand what praying means?
Do you long to develop a habit of prayer but feel overwhelmed at where to start?
The 365-day book divides the year into thirds pivoting around the writings of Jean Pierre de Cassaude, Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection, and Gabrielle Bossis. Each week begins with a short excerpt from one of these spiritual writers. Monday-Friday you walk sequentially through the Psalms for the first two sections, and the Gospels for the third. Wednesdays you pause to be nourished by a spiritual maxim by Saint Philip Neri, the Desert Fathers and Mothers, and Saint Francis de Sales. Saturdays you read reflection questions on the themes for the week and are invited to journal if you feel called.
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
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This book is a personal invitation to what you already know and have sensed: seeking your fulfillment which lies in union with God. Our life’s greatest work is to be united with God. This book is about prayer, your life’s greatest work. // Introduction
Edited by Nell O’Leary and Anthony Alt
Gabrielle Bossis’ book, He and I, is available from Pauline Press
The video companion series offers:
+ 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
We look forward to journeying with you as you grow in the spiritual life.