Read These 3 Things 30 Minutes a Week and See Real Growth

We all need formation in the spiritual life, and one of the most important ways to be formed is intellectually. Even if you’re not going to be a theology professor, God reveals himself in some profound ways that can only be discovered and understood through study.

Fr. Gregory Pine recommends that lay people read spiritual reading at least 30 minutes a week. Sounds doable, right? Today, Fr. Mark-Mary proposes 3 types of reading that you can start with today, and what benefits you’re going to see if you do.

Habits for Holiness

How do you grow closer to sainthood in your daily life?

Fr. Mark-Mary takes 800 years of wisdom from the Franciscans and provides small and manageable steps that can lead anyone to great holiness. This book tackles topics that affect Catholics’ everyday life!

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Meet Fr. Mark-Mary

Father Mark-Mary was ordained as a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal (CFR) in 2018 and lives at a friary in the Bronx.

The mission of the CFRs is to wholeheartedly embrace Jesus through fidelity to the Church and her Sacraments. Paired with their commitment to prayer, contemplation, and study of Sacred Scripture, the CFRs serve those around them, especially the poor, in the footsteps of Christ.

Discover beautiful music from the CFRs and Fr. Mark-Mary’s book Habits for Holiness: Small Steps for Spiritual Progressboth available from Ascension.