Our Common Home + Be Who You Are Bundle – Save $5
1 x Our Common Home
While reading Pope Francis' encyclical Laudato Si', artist and author Brother Michael O' Neill McGrath was literally inspired to grab stylus in hand and embark on a creative drawing journey that lead him to illustrate some of the pope's most inspirational writings. Most of the art in the book is digital, while some images were taken from Mickey's ever-present sketchbook, all of them highlighted by the impassioned, uplifting, and challenging quotations from Pope Francis. These vivid illustrations help the reader discover and remember the pope's instructional words of wisdom as he speaks of the God-given gifts that surround us, and how we have been mandated to care for creation with all of its beauty and inspiration. Our Common Home invites us to slow down, look around, and remember that all around us has been granted to us and is in our care. It coaxes us to take the time to find some quiet respite from the frantic pace of the world in which we live and ponder what we might do to safeguard that which has been given to us.
1 x Be Who You Are
St. Francis deSales is one of the wisest of saints when it comes to understanding the human heart. Salesian spirituality makes that timeless wisdom practical and accessible to everyone. In Be Who You Are, Bro. Mickey has illuminated some of his favorite quotes of St. Francis about patience and living in the present moment. And he has also invited some of his fellow Oblates of St. Francis de Sales to share their insights and experiences as well. Enjoy this book. It will provide the perfect meditation to go with your morning coffee. REVIEWS “Thanks to Michael O’Neill McGrath–both through his art and his friendship—I have been introduced to the spirituality of St. Francis de Sales. And thanks to Mickey, I have discovered a spirituality that is incredibly gentle, tender, warm, inviting and joyful. It’s been a great blessing in my life. Now, in his new book, Mickey invites you into that world of tenderness. Let Mickey’s art and Francis’s words show you, in a brand new way, how much God loves you.” -JAMES MARTIN, SJ, author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage and My Life with the Saints “Bro. Mickey’s illuminations, along with his own words and the contributions of his confreres, breathe colorful new life into the timeless words and teachings of St. Francis de Sales. The Salesian message is as relevant as ever.” -RICHARD ROHR, OFM