Spiritual support for Catholic dads

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St. Joseph by Reni (Wikimedia Commons).

Are you still looking for a present for Father’s Day? A couple of months ago Randy Hain sent me a copy of his new book, Journey to Heaven: a Road Map for Catholic Men.  I am still reading it, so I am not ready to write an in-depth review before Father’s Day. But I can say that like all Randy’s books it is solid and inspiring. If your husband or father is just starting to get serious about his spiritual life, I think he will get a lot out of it.  It may be a little too basic for those more advanced in the spiritual life.

 Fr. Jacques Philippe’s books are rarely matched for their combination of traditional Catholic spirituality and twenty-first century appeal. I love Time for God, which tells why and how to pray daily. My husband has read Searching for and Maintaining Peace so many times in a row that I’ve never been able to get my hands on it. The Way of Trust and Love was the book that woke me up to my perennial problem with trust.

If you are a dad, here’s a post from earlier this year on 10 ways dads can help their children grow in holiness. We can’t overemphasize the importance of a father’s role in his child’s spiritual growth.

Happy Father’s Day to all dads. May you reach the lofty goal God has created you for!

Connie Rossini

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Hi, I'm a Catholic writer and homeschool mother of four boys. I practice Carmelite spirituality. Check out my Books page for publications to help your whole family grow in holiness.

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