Prayers and Personal Devotions
by Raymond Arroyo
(Doubleday, New York, 2010. Hardback, 193pp, $39.90. ISBN: 978-0-307-58825-8. Available from Freedom Publishing)
This inspirational collection gives readers a chance to experience the personal, daily, spiritual practices of Mother Angelica who, until fairly recently was a guide for millions of people around the world via the TV and radio station, EWTN, which she founded. EWTN now reaches almost 150 million households worldwide each week.
Mother Angelica has been one of the most trusted and attractive religious figures of our time and prayer has always been a vital part of her ministry which has touched so many. In this book, Mother Angelica shares her private prayers and devotions so that one can experience her fruitful prayer life.
This treasury of material, much of it never before published, includes a complete prayer journal composed during her personal dark night of the soul, handwritten meditations offered to her sisters, two moving versions of the Stations of the Cross composed for her community and devotions and petitions from her early religious life.
This spiritual collection is easily accessible for the average reader and is thoroughly recommended.