Spiritual Reflections 
in Honor of God the Father

by Msgr. Richard T. Nugent

 

Published 2003

297 pages

$15.00 plus $3.00 shipping 

(all proceeds to charity)

 

To order, contact:

St. Bernadette R.C. Church

5930 S. Abbott Rd.

Orchard Park, NY 14127 USA

Phone (716) 649-3090

Fax (716) 649-0211

www.stbernadetteopny.org

       
 

Are you looking for a book that will inspire you or someone you know?  A book filled with wisdom and insight, and faithful to the teachings of the Catholic Church? A book that will change lives by God’s grace?  The Holy Spirit has inspired one of the diocesan priests in the Buffalo area, Msgr. Richard Nugent, to write just such a book.  

The idea for the book was prompted by the Holy Spirit in September 2002 when one of Father Nugent’s parishioners attended a Catholic Writers Conference at Franciscan University of Steubenville.  During the year that followed, Father Nugent and friends spent many hours turning Father’s weekly “Pastor’s Corner” columns into a book. 

 The columns cover a wide variety of topics that can help us live out our Catholic faith, including the sacraments, holy days, saints, marriage, vocations, children, life, death, and everything in between.  Father writes from his perspective as a pastor who has served in the priesthood for over 50 years.  His columns always “tell it like it is,” yet he writes with compassion and love.  

Spiritual Reflections is arranged into chapters in the order of the Apostles’ Creed, starting with columns under the heading “I believe in God.” Each chapter is illustrated with original artwork by Annette T. Darling, a talented Catholic artist from Western New York.  In preparing the nearly 20 illustrations, Annette sought the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and her drawings offer insight into the truths of our Catholic faith.   For example, the illustration of “Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord” shows a vine of thorns leading from the Infant Jesus, to the Child Jesus, to the 12-year old Jesus, and then to our crucified Lord. 

All proceeds from the sale of the book will be given to charity, including St. Bernadette School and Father Evarist at a sister parish in Uganda.  By purchasing the book, you will not only receive an outstanding collection of inspirational writings but also provide a financial blessing to others. 

Spiritual Reflections makes an excellent gift for Christmas, graduation, anniversary or birthday.  Or perhaps you will feel led to give the book to someone who needs to be strengthened in - or invited to - the Catholic faith.

Read this book.  Be changed.  Be inspired, and may God bless you.


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