By Kathleen Beckman
Here is the fascinating life and compelling spirituality of María Concepción Cabrera de Armida (1862–1937), now Blessed Conchita, presented for the first time in English. This saintly Mexican wife and mother of nine children experienced a "mystical life . . . comparable to that of St. Teresa of Avila," according to Cardinal Raniero Cantalamessa, preacher of the Papal Household.
Author Kathleen Beckman shows how Blessed Conchita - who founded a religious community for women and one for men and published forty-six books and sixty-six diary volumes - modeled the heroic fortitude you need to live out your vocation. Her heroic life experience and mystical writings show how to dispose yourself for deep conversion and transformation in Christ.
Stirring excerpts from Blessed Conchita's writings reveal her great love and her profound spiritual insights for priests, religious, and married people alike. Passages describing Jesus' personal and prophetic words to Blessed Conchita and her compelling Eucharistic reflections are enhanced with explanations of how they relate to your life.
You will learn about Blessed Conchita's vision of the Cross, her spiritual marriage with Christ, her numerous mystical encounters, and the vows she professed - all while living a domestic life. You will also be enthralled by the miraculous physical healing through Blessed Conchita's intercession, of a young father with a mysterious debilitating illness.
At the end of each chapter is an individual or group reflection with three parts: (1) "Ponder," featuring a passage from Scripture; (2) "Engage," posing three questions for discussion or journaling; and (3) "Pray," highlighting one of Conchita's prayers.
Through her wisdom and experiences, Blessed Conchita will hearten and mentor you as you learn:
About the Author:
Kathleen Beckman, L.H.S. is President and Co-Founder of the Foundation of Prayer for Priests (www.foundationforpriests.org), a global apostolate of prayer and catechesis for the holiness of priests through spiritual motherhood and fatherhood. An international Catholic evangelist, author, radio host, Ignatian certified retreat director, she assists priests in the Church's ministry of healing, deliverance and exorcism. She also serves in Pope Leo XIII Institute, Magnificat, and Radio Maria. Often featured on Catholic TV and radio such as EWTN, the Catholic Channel, and Ave Maria, she hosts the weekly program, "Eucharist, Mercy & Saints" which airs internationally on Radio Maria. She and her husband are business owners and have two grown sons. Sophia Institute Press published her two latest books: Praying for Priests: A Mission for the New Evangelization (‘14) and God's Healing Mercy: Finding Your Path to Forgiveness, Peace & Joy (‘15). Her reversion to the faith in 1991 came through the Eucharist and Mary. In her words, "The Eucharist is the heart of my life". More at www.kathleenbeckman.com.
New Bookstore Copy
March 20, 2023
Sophia Institute Press
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