Take, O Lord: A D.I.Y. Manual for Private Retreats or Prayerful Reading, at Home or Elsewhere, Full-time or Part-time.
Ramsgate, Mater Dei Press, 1972. 14.5 cm x 21 cm. 127 pages. Original softcover. Excellent condition with only very minor signs of external wear. Signed by the author.
Includes for example the following essays: Foreword / The First Phase: Creator and creature / Fifth Meditation: The second level of free-will / Sixth Meditation: Rebellion / Tenth Meditation: Anti-Christ and his master plan / Thirteenth Meditation: The “fragrance of Christ” / The Third Phase: General guidelines for contemplations in the Passion / Contemplations on the Risen Christ / The “eighth day of active creation” / Note on the Holy Spirit and the Whole Christ / “Who are the limbs of Christ?” etc.
″During the course of nearly forty years as a priest during which the author has been privileged to meet countless good Catholics and Christians as personal friends, retreatants both relgious and lay, as well as parents and their senior boys, he has always been edified by the obvious and sincere anxiety of so many of them to learn something of the ethos and spirituality of the traditional “Spiritual Exerces of St Ignatius of Loyola”. But these “Exercises” are essentially a system, gradutated and logical, of prayer. The only way really to understnad and appreciate them is actually to “go through” them as such.” (from Preface)