In the Arms of Mary
provides its reader with many profound and refreshing insights, based in Sacred Scripture, on how to deepen one's interior prayer life. It is a faithful companion piece to the gift of faith, the widely acclaimed treatise on spirituality by Fr. Taduesz Dajczer. Indeed, the author, Slawomir Biela, reminds us that our deepest longing for God's precious gifts of unconditional love and inner security cannot be fulfilled unless we continually renew our efforts to discover the spiritual truth about ourselves through prayer.
More importantly, God calls us to acknowledge who we really are- gradually to come to grips with various defense mechanisms and pretenses of our old self - without being afraid of His rejection or judgment, thus ripening within us the awareness that Divine Love, God's Merciful Love, overcomes everything.
In the face of the challenges to the holiness which our age presents to individuals and to the Church at large, Biela follows the constant teaching of the Holy Fathers in emphasizing the important role of the Blessed Mother as the source of our hope. Through our imitation of Her humble, yet glorious example, we are given certain hope as we struggle to make progress on our path toward holiness.
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In the Arms of Mary is a lucid straightforward and profound book. In it the author examines step-by-step some elements of the road to holiness: prayer, its models, how to approach it through the ways of the Gospel...Mary is the indispensable aid and model on our journey through the darkness of faith until we come to live totally united with the will of the Father.-Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera Archbishop Primate of Mexico
In the midst of confusion in today's world, we see souls desirous of serving God. So many people wondering what else they can do to offer themselves to God and to others. It is in this context that we can truly appreciate Slawomir Biela's book.- Cardinal Jaime L. Sin, DD Archbishop of Manila
Paperback, 184 pp.
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