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This Book of Meditations is a classic and is seeped in Carmelite spirituality. For every day it offers two meditations in liturgical arrangement that enable the soul to enter the conscious presence of God and to reflect on the theme of the day. These are followed by a ‘Colloquy’ that helps the person at prayer to start a friendly conversation with God where acts of praise and love petition and thanksgiving are made together with good resolutions for the future. Here we are at the very heart of prayer which is a heart-to-heart encounter in faith with the living God.

Divine Intimacy is the highest state attainable on earth. In this union of love the soul produces acts of love which have an immense apostolic influence on a multitude of souls. This knowledge of the ways that lead to God according to the teaching of the renowned Spanish mystics is distilled into the pages of this book.

“This book of meditations is meant for all priests seminarians religious the devout laity all who aspire to greater union with God: that is to divine intimacy.”
Pope Saint John XXIII

“This Book of Meditations on the interior life for every day of the liturgical year is a pearl of great price. For spiritual reading and personal prayer it is a treasure providing sound guidance on the journey of prayer and a safe companion on the road to holiness and to intimate union with God.”
Bishop Philip Boyce O.C.D Bishop of Raphoe Ireland.

About the Author:

Father Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen O.C.D. was a Discalced Carmelite priest who became one of the most revered masters of the spiritual life. He acquired a vast knowledge of the ways that lead to holiness and to union with God. His experience with souls whom he guided to the heights of perfection was outstanding. He was an expert in the spiritual and mystical doctrine of St. Teresa of Jesus (Avila) and of St. John of the Cross. The Discalced Carmelite nuns of the Monastery of St. Joseph in Rome were the heirs of the Father Gabriel’s vast output of published works and private manuscripts. For ten years he guided these nuns as their confessor and spiritual director and it was they who helped him to arrange his material in line with the course of the liturgical year while following the ascent of the soul to transforming union with God or to ‘Divine Intimacy.’

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Heavenly Flight

It was an accident landing here, but not purchasing - that was deliberate. Praise God! I had been unable to find a spiritual advisor but no longer as Fr. Gabriel’s work you will discover is graced with divine inspiration which passes on to you if you accept the challenges and endeavor on this path weaved within Carmelite Spirituality. Your closeness with God will increase beyond your hope. Read it like Lectio Divina and your soul will take heavenly flight. Enjoy the ascent!

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So far excellent

I have only been using this book for the last week or so. The shipping was unbelievably fast (must be sped on by the prayers of the monks). The book so far is wonderful. It is very challenging to me at times (this is what I need). It is also beautifully written. I usually am not a fan of translated works. This one is very good with beautiful language. So far I can recommend highly. I already feel it has helped me to grow closer to Our Lord and his Blessed Mother.

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1000 STARS!!!!

I was drawn to the Monks’ website for their coffee, but was drawn to this great work. I have three pounds of coffee still unopened. I was more excited to crack open this beautiful book. I cannot say enough. Buy this and read/pray/think from it every day. After some research I learned it is not set up to use based off the current liturgical calendar and readings. It is from the readings and calendar from before Vatican II I guess. No problem-there are calendars online to sync it up better as it was originally intended.

No need in my opinion. This is an amazing work of spirituality. Just jump in!

It is truly a beautifully bound book too. You cannot beat the price and value on every level.

I am still excited by the coffee-but already am in love with Divine Intimacy!

They should have this as their primary item for sale with the great coffee as an afterthought!

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A.J.
Great for daily reading

One of the best books of Carmelite spirituality out there at the best price from Mystic Monks Coffee. Wonderful for daily reading, far better and more encouraging than Imitation of Christ. Sound theology mixed with the inspiring Carmelite message.