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Everyday Hospitality

Everyday Hospitality

Simple Steps to Cultivating a Welcoming Heart 

Author: Thea Jarvis

Price: $10.95

Format: Paperback

Pages: 128

Trim size: 5 x 7 inches

ISBN: 978-1-59471-070-4

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

On-sale date: April 2, 2007

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Everyday Hospitality highlights hospitality as a Christian virtue, revealing its deep ties to our spiritual lives and our connection to others as members of the human family. Catholic journalist Thea Jarvis uses folksy, humorous, and heartfelt charm to bring spiritual and religious depth to this common element of everyday life. Weaving together anecdotes and examples of hospitality—taken from scripture, her own life, and the lives of other high-profile figures such as Mother Teresa—Jarvis illuminates how critical the Christian virtue of hospitality has always been and will continue to be. From donating spare clothes to the needy or welcoming a stranger, Everyday Hospitality is filled with such stories of common kindness, demonstrating the joy and ease with which anyone can embrace the Christian virtue of hospitality.


"Clear and important reminder."

"Thea Jarvis has given us a clear and important reminder that practicing hospitality is not only a gift to those we encounter in our everyday lives, but an assured path to spiritual growth for ourselves. Thomas Merton, Dorothy Day, and Mother Teresa, among others, populate this book as shining examples."

Marcia and Jack Kelly, Authors of Sanctuaries: A Guide to Lodgings
in Monasteries, Abbeys, and Retreats

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"Should inspire."

"The book should inspire readers, like this reviewer, who have yearned to be more hospitable but lacked real-life examples." (Read the entire review here.)

The Georgia Bulletin