Today we continue our regular series called “Learning from the Saints.” Our guide is expert Bert Ghezzi, a dear friend of mine and the author of numerous books including Voices of the Saints, Saints at Heart, and Discover Christ: Developing a Personal Relationship with Jesus.
His more recent books are The Heart of Catholicism and Prayers to the Holy Spirit. You can learn more about Bert and his work at BertGhezzi.com.
Today, Bert profiles St. Angela Merici, a single laywomen who launched a worldwide movement.
“Find out how much God has given you and from it take what you need; the remainder is needed by others.” – St. Augustine
Since I’ve built up a large collection of extra books and resources, every week I give some away absolutely free, no strings attached. Each giveaway lasts seven days with a new one beginning every Friday. You can enter any time during the week. Check out my past giveaways here.
Today I’m giving away TEN copies of Bert Ghezzi’s new book, titled The Power of Daily Mass.
After I became Catholic six years ago, my wife and I moved to Orlando and joined our current parish. It was there I met Bert Ghezzi, and we quickly hit off. He wrote books, I read books. He had a large family, we wanted a large family. He was holy, kind, and prayerful, all traits I wanted myself. But one thing especially struck me: Bert attended Mass every day. Each morning, at 7:00am, you could invariably find him praying in his usual pew.
Bert eventually became one of my best friends (and the godfather of our daughter, Teresa.) Over the years, I’ve learned so much from him about prayer, discernment, the saints, and more. But his practice of daily Mass has been perhaps his most significant lesson. We now join him at Mass every day and it’s been incredibly fruitful. In fact, it’s not a stretch to say that committing to daily Mass has been the best decision we’ve made as a family.
Just this week, Bert released his newest book and it’s on this very topic. It’s titled The Power of Daily Mass: How Frequent Participation in the Eucharist Can Transform Your Life (Ave Maria Press). Bert graciously agreed to sit down with me and answer a few questions about it.
Some REALLY exciting news on this otherwise sobering day:
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