Here are details for first book of the month, The Little Oratory!
The Little Oratory
Keeping a faithful prayer life isn’t easy.
From herding distracted children to managing the seemingly endless litany of prayers and devotions, our spiritual life all too often feels frantic and burdensome.
This isn’t the way it should be.
Our prayer life, our family life, and our work life should — and can! — be in harmony. When they are, our family is a powerhouse of grace, and Our Lord transforms our home into a little Eden — a little bit of heaven on earth.
With simplicity and holy wisdom, authors David Clayton and Leila Marie Lawler show you how to bring peace to your home by integrating your family into the calm, truly joyful way of Mother Church. Her feasts and seasons, prayers and devotions are gifts that draw us closer to God and unfold before us His marvelous plan of salvation.
To help you live the liturgical life of the Church more fully, David and Leila reclaim in these pages an almost lost tradition that families used for centuries to build a beautiful bridge between home and Church: the little oratory.
Building your own little oratory is simple, and in these pages you’ll discover just how easy it is. In fact, you likely have most of the pieces in your home already except, perhaps, the sacred art. That’s why we’ve included here eight full-colored icons that are ready for framing, enabling you to get started right away!
By following the wise advice in this book, you’ll discover the peace and love that flows from a home that is focused on Christ. You’ll also learn . . .
How to use sacred art to strengthen your prayer life
How to extend Catholic beliefs and devotions into every room of the house
Why the Liturgy of the Hours is important and how it can make your family holy
How to pray the Rosary with children and keep the rowdiest of them calm and reverent
The active role children can and should play in the prayer life of the family
What to do when only one parent takes the spiritual life seriously
How to overcome the feeling that you’re too busy to pray
Practical ways to extend the liturgical life into your workplace
And countless other tips to help you practice your faith in the heart of your home.
“This is one of the most beautiful books I’ve ever seen. How I wish I’d had it when I first became Catholic, not just for myself, as a husband and father, but for my family, too. If one book has the potential to transform the Catholic family (and society), this is it.” Dr. Scott Hahn
“This book is a rare treasure.” Thomas Howard
“A superb guide to making that encounter of thirsts a lived experience in the home.” Christopher West
“An indispensable resource for anyone seeking to make their home a breeding ground for holiness.” Andreas Widmer author of The Pope and the CEO
“Leila Lawler and David Clayton offer wisdom and grace to Catholics seeking to make their homes a holy shelter.”
Elizabeth Foss Founder, In the Heart of My Home
“Wonderful, inspiring, and deeply practical.” Joseph Pearce Editor of TheSt. Austin Review
“A great blessing to Catholic families.” Stratford Caldecott an Editor of Magnificat UK
“A perfect guide for any family who strives to make their home a place to experience the majesty and beauty of the Divine.” Father Robert Reed President, CatholicTV Network