A Forty Day Journey into God with St. Bonaventure by Josef Raischl,ofs and Andre Cirino, ofm
Journey on a forty-day retreat with two experienced retreat directors into the joyful acceptance of goodness that is at the core of Franciscan spirituality.The basic theological concepts found in St. Bonaventure’s great work are presented in clear and practical language. Each day there are readings from the Journey into God, reflections by the two authors, and exercises the reader can carry out in daily life. The book may be used by groups or individuals journeying alone.
For hearts and souls hungering for God, this book opens up new vistas. The authors show us how to get inside the heart of Bonaventure and how to embrace his understanding that all the universe is a ladder by which we can ascend to God. Sister Roberta McKelvie, OSF, Mission Integration, Alverna University, Reading, PA.
In our use of the Journey text over Lent, it was relatively easy to adapt the format to our situation. People were following day by day and all spoke of how rich the book is, how they welcomed the opportunity to take it more slowly and how they plan to return to it! Working with this text over time has not only furthered my love and appreciation of Franciscan spirituality but has helped me develop the language and confidence to share this with others. Louise Beesley, Solitude Group, Canterbury, England