Be Holy: A Catholic’s Guide to the Spiritual Life
Do you have a plan to get to heaven? If you’re hoping to get to heaven, you’ll need a plan to reach your goal. Everyone should have one! You have business plans, financial plans, career plans, holiday plans and even dinner plans but no plan for eternal life?
Do you pray? Give any thought to the virtues? Do works of mercy? And what about the sacraments? Been to confession lately? Are you doing any spiritual reading? This handy manual not only presents all the elements of a successful life, it also helps you incorporate those elements into everyday practice. Be Holy is the guide you need to achieve holiness now and heaven later.
"Be Holy: A Catholic’s Guide to The Spiritual Life addresses those who want to live holy lives but need some practical starting points... [Fr. Morrow] draws from Scripture, the writings of a rich variety of doctors of the Church, other saints and spiritual writers to outline how one can grow in holiness." - Donald Cardinal Wuerl
"...Solid Catholic theology and tradition, and a convincing example of orthodoxy that attracts young adult Catholics. Readers can get old-time religion with a new expression and experience." - Fr. Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R
"Fr. Thomas Morrow... speaks in a language that’s all our own. He speaks to our deepest desires and highest ambitions and shows us their only satisfaction, our only happiness. What Saint Francis de Sales did for his generation, Fr. Morrow does for ours." - Mike Aquilina, author or editor of more than 40 books on Catholic history, doctrine, and devotion.
About the author
Rev. Thomas G. Morrow is a priest of the archdiocese of Washington, D.C. He holds a doctorate in Sacred Theology from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family.
Author: Rev. T. G. Morrow
Publishers: Servant Books
ISBN No.: 9780867168785
Chapter Preview from Be Holy
Why is it that so few people today strive for holiness? Why so few who even seek any religious involvement, any morality in their lives? I think a major reason is that they have been lulled to sleep about the most critical moment they will ever face: divine judgement. It seems certain that if more people kept in mind that they will surely die one day and meet the Lord - at which time their eternal destiny will be sealed - they might be more dedicated to preparing for that crucial day.
Add to this the all-important knowledge as to just what they can expect on that day, based on how they have lived, and we have powerful motivations to live the gospel. Alas, many believe nowadays that heaven is boring, hell is empty and purgatory is like a doctor’s waiting-room. Not so, according to Christ and his Church. Far from it!