For over six centuries, The Imitation of Christ has been the most beloved book of devotional literature, second only to the Bible as a pathway to everyday holiness.
If you have ever wondered how to dip your toes into the deep waters of this powerful classic, this book is for you.
Sister Bridget Haase, known for her down-to-earth wisdom and generous heart, offers a thirty day companion guide to The Imitation of Christ. Designed to be used alongside the classic work or on its own, this little book includes daily excerpts, prayers, and reflection questions, along with space for drawing or journaling. Sifting through the text, Sister Bridget has uncovered golden “nuggets of spirituality” that can enrich and guide our everyday lives.
About the Author
For more than 50 years, Sr. Bridget Haase, OSU has been a well-traveled Ursuline Sister, having taught students in Appalachia and across the U.S. and in Mexico, ministered to starving children in Sudan, East Africa, and lived in Ursuline communities in West Africa, Italy, and England. In Massachusetts she worked as an infant/toddler early educator in an HIV/AIDS day care and was spirituality coordinator at The Boston Home, a long-term care facility for those coping with multiple sclerosis and other neurological disorders. Bridget co-hosted “Spirit and Life,” a weekly radio show on the Relevant Radio network, leads parish missions and retreats across the U.S., contributes reflections to Living Faith: Daily Catholic Devotions, and serves as Sister Storyteller, along with her puppet-companions Legs, Legette, Honeysuckle, and Miss Sunshine for local schoolchildren, ages 3-4 years as well as ministry at the local McDonalds.
She is the author of Generous Faith: Stories to Inspire AbundantLiving and Doors to the Sacred: EverydayEvents as Hints of the Holy ( Paraclete Press). Her honors include the Exceptional Women Award from Magic 106.7, Greater Boston Media; being featured both on the “Making a Difference” Segment of NBC Nightly News and as the cover story in St. Anthony Messenger Magazine; an honorary Doctor of Theology degree from Stonehill College; and the first recipient of the Caritas Dei award from Relevant Radio. Enjoy her website: www.wisdomwonder.com
"Sr. Bridget Haase continues to catch us by surprise. This book holds the promise of the most alluring kind of freedom: release from the power of our self-preoccupation. Sr. Bridget is a spiritual midwife who shows us how to be reborn." —Rev. Dr. Jeffrey P. Johnson, pastor in the United Church of Christ (retired)