Moment by Moment

A Retreat in Everyday Life

Format: Paperback

Publication date: August 1, 2000

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Drawing on the classic retreat model, The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, Moment by Moment offers a new and inviting way to find God in our often busy and complex lives. In a series of 32 “Moments,” the text guides the reader with thought-provoking questions, practical suggestions, and excerpts carefully chosen from scripture and The Spiritual Exercises. Its simple format can be used by an individual or by groups in a number of ways: as a way of making the Spiritual Exercises in daily life, as a guide for daily prayer, as a companion for reflection, or as suggested themes for a retreat. Drawing upon their extensive experience as spiritual directors, the authors write in their introduction, “This book offers a way to reflect and sift through one's multiple life experiences and to discover in them the leading thread of God's longing and desire to make us a holy people who are given in service to others.” Anyone seeking spiritual growth will discover that Moment by Moment offers wise direction and fosters a holistic spirituality firmly rooted in the daily experience of God in one's life.

Product Details

Pages: 96

Trim size: 10 x 7 inches

ISBN: 9780877939450

Imprint: Ave Maria Press

  • “Wonderfully constructed.”

    Moment by Moment is a wonderfully constructed book modeled on St. Ignatius' Spiritual Exercises. Smith and Merz, along with Don Doll providing evocative photographs, set a new standard for the Ignatian retreat in everyday life.”

    Rev. David L. Flemming, S.J.
    Author of Draw Me into Your Friendship

  • “A precious resource.”

    “This book is a precious resource. It comes at a time when lay Christians, both Catholics and others, have begun to discover the riches of the Ignatian tradition. Out of the wealth of their own experience, the authors have offered a guide to making the Spiritual Exercises.

    Monika K. Hellwing
    Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities

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