he wisdom of the Church is timeless, and the grace She bestows on the faithful is everlasting. In Graceful Living, you will experience the truth and grace of the Catholic faith through daily pearls of wisdom from two thousand years of spiritual masters—from the first years of Christianity through the present day.
Each day brings you a delicate sample of the truth of the Catholic faith, as well as practical and incisive questions to stimulate prayer and reflection that have been written by Johnnette Benkovic, host of EWTN’s Women of Grace.
Johnnette has collected these spiritual gems over the course of many years and has brought them together for the first time in this book for daily meditation. These reflections will challenge you to go deeper in your prayer and self-examination, bringing to light aspects of each quotation that might be missed at first glance. Moreover, they will help you start your day by lifting your heart, soul, and mind to God.
Throughout the year you’ll read and be introduced to scores of saints. You’ll read Venerable Fulton Sheen on the nature of love, St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross on women’s spirituality, St. Thérèse of Lisieux on prayer and her “Little Way,” St. John Paul II on evangelization, Sts. Kateri Tekakwitha and Josephine Bakhita on finding grace in the hardest of times, as well as rare Christian poetry that hasn’t been published in decades.
You will also find grace-filled stories from Johnnette’s own experiences throughout these pages, along with all new short biographies of key saints whose lives exude the grace we are all called to share in.
Begin each day by reading Graceful Living and you’ll be exposed to a rich treasury of Catholic wisdom that will remain fresh year after year.