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A Year with the Church Fathers: Patristic Wisdom For Daily Living by Mike Aquilina

A Year with the Church Fathers: Patristic Wisdom For Daily Living by Mike Aquilina

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  • A Year With The Church Fathers: Patristic Wisdom For Daily Living
  • A well-planned daily retreat 
  • Short readings for each day 
  • Perfect for reading in a year, or for any time


In A Year With The Fathers: Patristic Wisdom For Daily Living, Mike Aquilina, popular author on Patristics, gathers the wisest, most practical teachings and exhortations from the Fathers of the Church, and presents them in a format perfect for daily meditation and inspiration.

  • Learn to humbly accept correction from Saint Clement of Rome
  • Let Tertullian teach you how to clear your mind before prayer
  • Read Saint Gregory the Great and deepen your love of the Eucharist
  • Do you suffer from pain or illness? Saint John Chrysostom's counsels will refresh you
  • Do you have trouble curbing your appetite for food and other fleshly things? Saint John Cassian will teach you the true way to moderation and self-control

A Year With The Church Fathers is different from a study guide and more than a collection of pious passages. It is a year-long retreat that in just a few minutes every day will lead you on a journey of contemplation, prayer, resolution, and spiritual growth that is guaranteed to bring you closer to God and His Truth.

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See also the companion book: A Year With The Angels

Dimensions & Specifications

  • Printed and bound in the United States
  • Imitation leather
  • ISBN: 9781935302353
  • Author: Mike Aquilina
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Pages: 388
  • Language: English

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(5.00/5 Stars, 17 Ratings) Based on 17 Reviews

A Year With The Church Fathers

Review: An excellent compilation of meditations from the writings of the patristic fathers which helps to build a daily foundation for prayer and spiritual growth and awareness.

So many places for this volume!

Review: I have looked at this title for as long as it has been published but only recently could find the money to purchase it. It is so well worth the amount I paid! I teach Archdiocesan Catechist Certification classes and direct our parish and school catechetical meetings here in the Archdiocese of New Orleans. I use the readings, the reflections and the prayer at the end of the readings & reflections for closing our meetings and classes. They are good substance and well-received by all! Thank you!


Review: Great book.

Walking in their footsteps

Review: In reading this, it has been a blessing to know that what we are experiencing in our walk of faith today - has already been walked by God's good and faithful Church Fathers. They shine the light of truth to guide our path. Thank you Mike Aquilina for putting this together in a user friendly format!

A Year with the Church Fathers

Review: I've enjoyed the readings so far. The book arrived in a timely manner and without any damage. It will be a good companion throughout the year.

Very well done

Review: This is a great book, beautifully bound, quality paper, with beautiful illustrations on every other page. The book is of outstanding quality and is designed to be used year after year after year. Most important of all, the quotes taken from our church fathers are profound, meriting our daily meditation, and will aid our understanding of Christ and the Christian message.

Very nice product

Review: Purchased on line for my husband's birthday. Also had it gift-wrapped. The blue wrap is very attractive and nicely wrapped. The gift card was a religious one, which was a very nice surprise. The book is soft leather bound and beautifully printed. Would definitely recommend to anyone.

Beautiful, Inspirational Book

Review: If you are looking for an unusual gift for Confirmation or RCIA this is a good one.


Review: I read one entry every day. Great food for thought. Elegant book beautifully made Best Uses: DAILY READING; Pros: GREAT BOOK, Quality material

Use it daily!

Review: I am using it daily and find it very insightful. It is a good look at the Fathers. It is well done. I also like the binding and cover.

Beautiful Book!

Review: THIS IS A VERY BEAUTIFUL BOOK. I AM SO LUCKY TO HAVE FOUND IT. I would like to thank you all for your excellent service. God Bless.

Great gift

Review: Presented to my husband as an RCIA gift and he has read it regularly since Easter.

Beautiful book, fabulous content!

Review: I can hardly wait to get up and start my day with the early Church Fathers! Mike has masterfully put together a book that lets me pear into the their world, without being overwhelming. It is beautiful and well written - helps me put my thinking in the right direction! Thanks Mike. Best Uses: Daily meditation, Good way to start day; Cons: none; Pros: Beautiful leather cover, Good Presentation, Thought provoking


Review: The writings in this book are so profond and day by day the Church Fathers impart their loving wisdom like the benign Spiritual Fathers that they are. I read each passage on its appointed day. And then review the headings for the previous day - hence I am like a workman who under divine guidance is building his house of life. Best Uses: Daily Use; Pros: Beautiful leather cover, Excellent selection of re, Printed in USA


Review: This will really help me through personal growth. My husband is also reading it and we discuss the topics!

It's worth the money.

Review: My husband and I read from it daily. We are enjoying it. Love the thought provoking question and prayer at the end of each days reading.

My husband loves this gift!

Review: Leather-bound book is a beautiful gift! My husband loves the daily readings. A highly readable version of the teachings of the Church Fathers.
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