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Divine Intimacy

by Father Gabriel of St. Mary Magdalen, OCD
1216 pp. flexible black leather like cover

Divine Intimacy is undoubtedly the classic Carmelite work on meditation – a book that helps one arrive at intimate union with God by the practice of considering holy truths. It is a book that shows how to join prayer and action and put the Catholic doctrine on the spiritual life into practice daily. Divine Intimacy has been translated into all principal languages and has met with extraordinary success, bringing encouragement and spiritual profit to lay people as well as priests and religious. For each day of the year, Fr. Gabriel gives 1) a brief introduction, 2) a two-part meditation, followed by 3) a colloquy – holy acts of love, thanksgiving, petition, resolution, etc., addressed to Our Lord and based on the truths just meditated upon. About three pages are devoted to each day, so it reads quickly, and even the busiest person can use it regularly. The meditations for Sundays are based on the Sunday Gospel readings of the traditional liturgical calendar. Grounding his work on a firm Thomistic basis, Fr. Gabriel (1893-1953) draws from Sacred Scripture and the teachings of the great Carmelite Saints, including St. John of the Cross, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Therese of the Child Jesus and Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity. His goal – marvelously achieved – is to cover the whole doctrine of the spiritual life in the course of a year. This is a lifetime book – one that is conceived to be used each day and to be read over and over. Divine Intimacy imparts an absolutely Catholic view of life and prepares the reader for the greatest possible union with God this side of Heaven.

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  1. ACourse In The Spiritual Life

    Posted by Ron on 24th Dec 2018

    This book is a veritable, year-long course inprayer and the spiritual life according to the Carmelite Tradition. It’s easy to follow, but it is laid out according to the old, traditional Roman Calendar -I suggest one invests in a copy of the calendar put out by the Carmelite nuns...it’s beautiful and useful.

  2. must for the spiritual life

    Posted by marion m giuffria on 15th May 2018

    I have had this books in four paperback volumes but wanted it in one volume. I didn't want to spend the money although it is very reasonable but my son gave it to me as a birthday present. We had looked all over and were having a hard time finding a new book without any writings in it. Divine intervention sent me to this website. I am especially grateful because my son doesn't go to church even though he is a very good man. This stirred his interest as to why I wanted THIS book. Yesterday he came and I showed hi the book which I so dearly love.

  3. The finest work of its kind

    Posted by Patrick DiVietri, Phd., OCDS, CPC, AAPC:Fellow on 2nd Apr 2018

    I am grateful that someone recommended this work to me. Fr. Gabriel was quite brilliant in his grasp of the Teresian Method of prayer. The meditations contain a wealth of substance and inspiration. The skills of his years as a retreat master and lecturer show through in the concise communication of profound things made so simple. The contents of this work contain reflections that will heal the mental wounds and illness through the rumination of that which is good, sacred and true. I work in the field of Mental Health. There is nothing that can compare to the hope and well being that can come from following this course of daily reflection and Colloquy.

  4. closer to God

    Posted by caroline durr on 31st Jan 2018

    I recently purchased the book "Divine Intimacy". It is a wonderful book containing daily readings, reflections and colloquy. If quality time is given, these steps will surely bring you closer to a deeper level of worship and draw you closer to God. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who wishes to develop an interior life.

  5. Divine Intimacy

    Posted by Regina Green on 17th Nov 2017

    I was so pleased to receive this book from the Sisters of Carmel. Ordering was fast and easy and I received it very quickly. The Sisters also included a little holy card of Our Lady of Fatima. The book is absolutely wonderful, beautifully bound with a soft leather cover. It feels so nice just to hold it. There are meditations and quotes for every day of the year and it is filled with incredible Carmelite wisdom. I am truly grateful for the dear Sisters and their wonderful gift shop and for stocking so many items that are truly needed in the world today. Thank you and God bless.

  6. Excellent Book

    Posted by Antony on 2nd May 2017

    I purchased this book a few days ago. It is very well made. The outer cover is very sturdy (imitation leather), it should take the abuse of daily usage without problems. The paper is great quality and the printing is beautiful. It doesn't strain my eyes.
    The content is brilliant so far. I needed some guide for daily meditation and mental prayer especially when I'm going through spiritual droughts and inspirations aren't abundant. Right now, I'm reconsecrating myself to our Blessed Mother and the month of May is a great time to meditate on Her. This book as a full section on the BVM and I'm enjoying it greatly.
    I highly recommend this to anyone especially if like me, you need some "boost" from time to time when things are dry.

  7. Divine Intimacy

    Posted by Diane B. on 9th Jun 2016

    Divine Intimacy is the best kind of intimacy. It's a BIG BOOK. Meditations for every day of the year. It is my understanding that Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation PCPA considered this book to be one of her staples.

  8. *********Divine Intimacy - I Rate This Book 100 Stars*********

    Posted by John G. on 15th Mar 2016

    To All Carmelites and Those Into Prayer & Contemplation: I purchased this book years ago, this is THE book to have and no other can replace it!!! This book is a MUST have. Purchase it NOW before they are gone. You will NOT be disappointed !!! If you are into a deep spiritual prayer life, the Divine Intimacy is a MUST !!!

  9. Classic Daily Meditation Readings for Catholics and Secular Carmelites

    Posted by Johnny H. on 11th Aug 2015

    This Book is a must for Catholics or Secular Carmelites because it puts the Catholic Spiritual Life into practice daily. If you read your Catholic Daily Readings or a Bible this book of meditation just increases your Spiritual Life in ways I can not explain. Divine Intimacy also interacts Spiritually with Carmelite Devotions and Prayers for the Special Feasts of the Liturgical Year, which is another great devotional prayer book.

  10. Timeless Spiritual Wisdom

    Posted by Mykal Banta on 28th May 2015

    This book is filled with such applicable, spiritual love that it has become, for me, a daily necessity. I come away from each day's reading with a sense of lightness, calmness; and a feeling of love for my brothers and sisters. God bless the Sisters of Carmel and God bless Father Gabriel . I would place this book along with such classic Catholic works as The Imitation of Christ and the writings of St. Augustine.