A Book I Want to Read for Lent

Brother Michael Gaitley, MIC watched the NCAA National Championship game at my house between the University of Alabama and the University of Texas. What a delightful man!  He came with his sister, Heather McGrath, whose husband Michael McGrath is on the board at Magdalen College. 

Brother Michael’s book, Consoling the Heart of Jesus: A Do-It-Yourself Retreat, was just published by Marian Press.  Here he talks about the book:

Why not give up chocolate, and why take on Consoling the Heart of Jesus?
Giving up chocolate is easy. My retreat is even easier. OK, seriously, as soon as Ash Wednesday pops up on our radar screens, we’re all starting to feel a bit guilty because we still haven’t decided what our Lenten sacrifice is going to be. And, if you’re like me, you’ll probably still be deliberating about what you’re going to give up come Holy Week. (Laughs). So, last year, when I was pounding out one of the many “final drafts” of my book, I had the bright idea of asking my friends and family to read the retreat as their Lenten sacrifice. They loved it. They were off the hook. And they gorged themselves with chocolate all Lent long. Actually, I needed their help, because I wanted to find out if the retreat really worked.

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Yes, Brother Michael really is that much fun, and smart too.  I look forward to reading his book for Lent!  


  • Deal W. Hudson

    Deal W. Hudson is ​publisher and editor of The Christian Review and the host of “Church and Culture,” a weekly two-hour radio show on the Ave Maria Radio Network.​ He is the former publisher and editor of Crisis Magazine.

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