Update: With only 19 entrants, (what’s up with that, you guys?), it was easy to do a hand-picked winner.
I employ cute little reapers, don’t you think?
And the winner is…
What do you know? It was the first brave soul that left a comment!
Congratulations, Sheila!! Please send me your addy ASAP and your awesome new book will be on its way. To the rest of you, get thee to Amazon and order your own copy! : )
Having been named after St. Margaret Mary, I have a special devotion to her and to the Sacred Heart. For that reason, because it’s First Friday and because I’ve been talking retreats and want you to make one…
I would like to give away one of my very favorite books.
It’s a retreat-in-a-book based on the Spiritual Exercises. A weekend retreat! That you could totally do!
I’ve talked about this book before. Consoling the Heart of Jesus was sent to me by a reader and friend, Natalie, and I owe the world to her (or at least, a part of it) for having blessed my life so abundantly. Its down-to-earth wisdom and you-can-do-this spirituality is Just. That. Good.
Plus, as a couple of readers mentioned in the com-box yesterday, not everyone has the means to go away on retreat. Father Gaitley gets that, and in fact, has this to say in his introduction:
“I wrote Consoling the Heart of Jesus to help those who are serious about growing in holiness but who have neither the time nor the resources for making the Spiritual Exercises. Unlike the Exercises, my retreat is easy to make: It doesn’t require a director, doesn’t cost much, and best of all, it only takes one weekend. Of course, such a short retreat can’t possibly give the full experience…but it’s a great alternative. Why? Because it communicates the most essential principles of the Spiritual Exercises, the very principles that have made Ignatius’s retreat such a powerful instrument of conversion for nearly 500 years.”
To enter the give-away, just leave a comment telling us your favorite saint and why you love him/her.
(I’ve already claimed Ss. Ignatius and Margaret Mary.)
(Only kidding. You may share them.)
The give-away will close on…hmm…how about 11:59 p.m on Sunday, and I’ll announce the winner within this post on Monday morning. Best of luck! And may we all try our hardest to console the Sacred Heart.