Spirituality

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Monika Renz has accompanied countless people therapeutically and spiritually through life's crises and also to the threshold of death. It is precisely such existential experiences that have made her sensitive to deep human longings for wholeness and for the significance of the sacred in our lives.

Deacon Robert Hesse is uniquely qualified to write this scientifically accurate and inspirational gateway into the mind and heart of God through the interrelationship between faith and science. Drawing upon his Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, his background in Trappist mystical theology, and years of leadership in interreligious dialogue, he provides a glimpse into the unrestricted consciousness from which springs the equations of physics, the space-time continuum, molecular structures, the biophysical leap into life, and the biospiritual leap into human consciousness, free choice, loving relationships, and mystical ecstasy. He has accessibly described some of the most  remarkable biophysical phenomena to reveal the loving consciousness that is at once the origin and finality of both the universal and eternal order—

the loving consciousness who invites us into relationship with him. Though the book aims at bringing a diverse audience to belief in God and religion, Deacon Hesse illustrates his own personal journey with images of Christ, the Holy Spirit, the body of Christ, and the Catholic Church. In that way, he communicates to an interreligious audience how God’s love manifest in science, relationships, and mysticism points to Jesus’ revelation of the unconditional love of God in the Trinity. This book will prove very helpful to those caught between naturalism and faith as well as those synthesizing the mind and heart of God through the love that animates the natural world, human consciousness, and mystical prayer.

Robert Spitzer, S.J., Ph.D.
President of the Magis Center of Reason and Faith Former President of Gonzaga University and author of New Proofs for the Existence of God: Contributions of Contemporary Physics and Philosophy

 

 

IN-PERSON AUTHOR SIGNING

The Emmaus Spirituality Center in Houston is hosting an in-person book

signing and presentation by Dr. Hesse on Saturday, May 14, 2022. You can register for the event and get a copy of his book at Emmaus

 

 

ZOOM AUTHOR PRESENTATION

The Institute for Spirituality and Health is sponsoring an international Zoom presentation by Dr. Hesse on Thursday, May 26, 2022. You can register for the presentation and get a copy of his book at ISH.




Liberating Pneumatologies

This book is a contemporary examination of the theology of the Holy Spirit from the perspectives of a variety of ecclesial and contextual locations with an emphasis on the liberating action of the Holy Spirit in human lives. 

A Blessing to Each Other

This book gives a new account of the story of Jewish and Christian relations. It focuses on the little-known instances of goodwill and cooperation that occurred between Christians and Jews throughout history. Moments and eras marked by teamwork and trust have been overshadowed by narratives that concentrate on the tragic past. 

This collection of 12 insightful essays brings together several of the leading voices in Catholic religious education in the United States of America as the share their vision for faith formation in the twenty-first century while engaging in dialogue with the 2020 Directory for Catechesis. 

My Life

My Life in Dialogue begins with the author's spiritual journey to interreligious dialogue. Advising the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue (PCID), he writes about dialogues under Pope John Paul II and Pope Francis. He also discusses conversations with Muslims in Central Asia, the Middle East, North Africa, and Southeast Asia after 9/11.

 

Front Cover When You Struggle

Once a person embarks on a spiritual journey questions and roadblocks will come up. Ignatian spirituality and practices hold a treasure  of answers, and no one can explain Ignatian lifestyles as can Fr. Timothy Gallagher. - This little volume of  clear and practical guidelines is invaluable for anyone wanting to grow spiritually.

My Dark Nights

My Dark Nights: Encounters with God was written from the author’s notes taken during his experiences of encounter during two Dark Nights. St. John of the Cross wrote his famous work on “the dark night of the sense” and the “dark night of the spirit.” Each person’s experiences of the two Dark Nights are unique. 

The Mass on the World

Richard Pendergast undertook the development of a Christian cosmology based on reality as process, to replace the medieval static worldview. This is the fascinating lifetime work of a
Catholic priest-scientist, an original thinker who has opened pathways for generations to follow and explore. 

Front Cover Cosmic

Richard Pendergast undertook the development of a Christian cosmology based on reality as process, to replace the medieval static worldview. This is the fascinating lifetime work of a
Catholic priest-scientist, an original thinker who has opened pathways for generations to follow and explore.

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