Praying together not only enriches family life but also leads the Catholic family toward its primary goal: the holiness and salvation of each member. This wonderful little book provides a simple and easy-to-implement plan for family prayer. Arranged successively according to the basic stages of prayer, A Short Guide to Praying as a Family allows each family to progress step by step from one level of prayer to the next. Beautiful stained-glass images invite you to enter the mystery of each prayer and give glory to God as a family. Designed to be used throughout the day, this book will help your family speak to God, turn to Him for help, listen to Him, and praise Him. What better gift could you give them? Compiled by The Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia in Nashville, this little book is backed by a strong Catholic tradition rooted in teaching the faith. From making time to recite basic oral prayers throughout the day to making each moment of life a prayer, A Short Guide to Praying as a Family is a lifelong guide to the spiritual life and a powerful means to building a relationship with the Lord.
About the Authors: The Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia (The Nashville Dominicans) Eight centuries ago St. Dominic de Guzman, inspired by the Holy Spirit in response to the needs of his time, founded an Order with the mission of preaching for the salvation of souls. Dominic's love for God and neighbor continues to inspire the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia Congregation today, as they joyfully embrace the Church's call to the new evangelization. Founded in 1860 in Nashville, Tennessee, the Sisters live a contemplative-apostolic life of community, study, and apostolic service in a monastic framework that fosters contemplation. Through the apostolate of teaching, the Sisters have the privilege of serving students and families in the United States, Canada, Australia, Italy, Scotland, and the Netherlands. Under the protection and guidance of Mary, the Sisters seek to live in fidelity to the Church and to bring others to Christ. About the Photographer Father Lawrence Lew, O.P. A Dominican priest of the Province of England, Father Lawrence shares his love for beauty and his talent for capturing it through thousands of photographs of sacred art and architecture, of people and nature. Father Lawrence reflects, "I find that, as Hopkins said, 'the world is charged with the grandeur of God, ' and so my photos might be likened to an offering of thanks to God for the goodness I see around me." His gift for photography is becoming more and more widely recognized. We are very grateful to Father Lawrence for his generosity in providing the stunning photographs of stained glass contained in this book.