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Practical Holiness
Pope Francis as Spiritual Companion
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Good spiritual directors can be difficult to come by; this book offers Pope Francis to be yours. Ever wonder what advice the Pope would give you to help you grow in holiness, deepen your prayer life, know God’s will?

In Practical Holiness you’ll find the keys to discovering the answers to those questions. With anecdotes about people and stories about saints, this exploration of Pope Francis’s apostolic exhortation, Rejoice and Be Glad: On the Call to Holiness in Today’s World, reminds you that there is no cookie-cutter approach to holiness and encourages you to rediscover your unique way of living out the Beatitudes and Jesus’s two-fold command of love. You’ll navigate through the “five great expressions of love of God and neighbor” – essential for any Christian in our self-absorbed, digital culture.
Reflection questions at the end of each chapter, as well as forty personal questions at the end of the book, make this ideal for reflection, adult faith formation, book clubs, spiritual directors and their directees, and further catechesis during the RCIA’s Mystogogia period between Easter and Pentecost.

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Format: Paperback book
Product code: PP601970
Dimensions: 5½" x 7½"
Length: 176 pages
Paraclete Press
ISBN: 9781640601970
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Written by Albert Haase OFM


Albert Haase is a much-needed spiritual guide for our times. He holds keen insight for the subtleties of the spiritual journey. His guidance gently leads us along the path that makes meaning out of life.
Phileena Heuertz, author of Mindful Silence and Pilgrimage of a Soul
Do you find yourself seeking spiritual growth only to be discouraged by a lack of guidance? In Practical Holiness, Albert Haase, OFM, explores the sensible advice that Pope Francis offers us as we become aware of our own unique path to holiness. Fr. Albert’s questions at the end of each chapter and the 40 questions at the end of this book are extraordinarily helpful for personal reflection and spiritual direction, especially during seasons like Advent and Lent. This book should be required reading for every minister in the Church—and anyone yearning for holiness!
Kimberly Mailley, MAPM, Assistant Director, Center for Diaconal Formation, Archdiocese of Newark
If you thought holiness was about downward glances, muttered prayers, and eating nothing but bread and water, Pope Francis has some good news for you. Fr. Albert Haase, OFM, highlights the Pope’s understanding of what it means to be a saint in the 21st century—and you’ll be surprised by what you’ll discover.
James Martin, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage and The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything
Fr. Haase’s illuminating reflections on Gaudete et Exsultate will convince you that you can be a saint. Pope Francis’s down-home message of holiness in action is unfolded with testimonies, anecdotes, and wisdom from Haase’s longtime experience as a spiritual director. As I read the book, I could sense grace tugging at my heart and drawing me closer to the Lord.
Bert Ghezzi, author of The Angry Christian and Saints at Heart


Albert Haase, OFM, is a popular Franciscan preacher, teacher, spiritual director, and guest on talk radio shows. A former missionary to mainland China, he is the award-winning author of thirteen books on popular spirituality, including Catching Fire Becoming Flame, and the presenter on five best-selling DVDs. He currently resides at San Miguel Friary in San Antonio, Texas.