Do you struggle to start
your day with prayer?
Do you yearn to grow in your
Catholic faith day by day?
Would you like to discover the timeless
wisdom of the Church from writings of
the saints and Scripture?
Finding the time for prayer and meditation in the
twenty-first century can be a difficult task.
Whether its work, family life, studies, or other
daily tasks, taking the time to pray often takes
a backseat to other priorities.
Is there a simple way to cultivate a
robust prayer life?
Look no further than Johnette Benkovic's
new daily meditation book, Graceful Living:
In Graceful Living, you will experience the truth and grace of the Catholic faith through daily pearls of wisdom from two thousand years of spiritual masters-from the first years of Christianity through the present day.
Each day brings you a delicate sample of the truth of the Catholic faith, as well as practical and incisive questions to stimulate prayer and reflection written by Johnnette Benkovic, host of EWTN's Women of Grace.
Johnnette has collected these spiritual gems over the course of many years and has brought them together for the first time in this book for daily meditation. These reflections will challenge you to go deeper in your prayer and self-examination, bringing to light aspects of each quotation that might be missed at first glance. Moreover, they will help you start your day by lifting your heart, soul, and mind to God.
Here is what today's meditation looks like . . .
These reflections will challenge you to go deeper in
your prayer and self-examination, bringing to light aspects of
each quotation that might be missed at first glance.
Throughout the year you'll read and
be introduced to scores of saints.
You'll read . . .
Venerable Fulton Sheen on the nature of love.
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross on women's spirituality.
St. Thérèse of Lisieux on prayer and her Little Way.
St. John Paul II on evangelization.
Saints Kateri Tekakwitha and Josephine Bakhita on finding grace in
the hardest of times.
And much more!
Among the scores of saints quoted are:
St. Bernadette Soubirous
St. Peter Damien
St. Jane Frances de Chantal
St. Mary Mazzarello
St. Katharine Drexel
St. John of God
St. Frances of Rome
St. Mary Euphrasia Pelletier
St. Cyril of Jerusalem
St. Vincent Ferrer
St. Julian Billiart
St. Jean-Baptiste de la Salle
St. John Damascene
St. John of the Cross
St. Louis de Montfort
St. Damien of Molokai
St. Augustine of Canterbury
St. Justin Martyr
St. Basil the Great
St. John Chrysostom
St. Padre Pio
St. Aloysius Gonzaga
St. Thomas More
St. Catherine of Siena
Ven. Fulton Sheen
St. Margaret of Cortona
Julian of Norwich
St. Francis de Sales
St. Angela Mercy
St. Thomas Aquinas
St. John Vianney
St. John Bosco
St. Teresa of Avila
St. Josephine Bakhita
St. Philip Neri
St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
St. Cyril of Alexandria
St. Elizabeth Ann Seton
St. John Neumann
St. Gianna Molla
St. Josemaria Escriva
St. Frances Cabrini
St. Elizabeth of the Trinity
St. Teresa of Calcutta
St. Anthony, Abbot
St. Alphonsus Liguori
Bl. Elisabeth Leseur
St. Therese of Lisieux
St. John Paul II
You will also find grace-filled stories from Johnnette's
own experiences throughout these pages. . .
. . .along with all new short biographies of key saints whose
lives exude the grace we are all called to share in.
Begin each day by reading Graceful Living
and you'll be
exposed to a rich treasury of Catholic wisdom that will
remain fresh year after year.