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390 pages — Trade Paperback, 5.5" x 8.25"
Madonna House Publications, 2013
Father Robert Wild’s classic trilogy on the “Little Mandate” of Jesus Christ given to Catherine Doherty — now gathered into one comprehensive volume, including:
In this extensive work, Father Wild has compiled a simple, straightforward introduction to the spirituality of the Servant of God Catherine Doherty as synthesized in what she liked to call her “Little Mandate” — a personal message to her from the Lord during the course of her lifetime. By making use of Catherine’s own words and by quoting extensively from her published and unpublished works, he brings us right to the heart of her unique and life-changing gospel vision.
“Using material from Catherine Doherty’s many writings and talks, Father Wild demonstrates why many consider the founder of the Madonna House Apostolate as a prophetic voice for our times and one of the authentic teachers of the gospel.” — Spiritual Book News (review for Love, Love, Love)
“A most profitable examination of this part of Catherine’s spirituality.... Father Wild really lets Catherine Doherty speak for herself by using her works, both published and unpublished, so extensively that you will feel that you have met her by the time you finish this marvelous book.... It is unique and attractive.” — The Priest (review for Journey to the Lonely Christ)
“At last, thank God, a good spiritual book for parishioners, ordinary Catholics.... Catherine in her spiritual writings has both feet on the ground, she lives in the real world, she has uncommon common sense.... Yes, here is a book for the ‘common garden variety’ of Catholics.” — Homiletic & Pastoral Review (review for Journey in the Risen Christ)
“Father Wild, a priest who has spent years at Madonna House and has taught a course on the Little Mandate for several years, is preeminently qualified to present Doherty’s vision.... Those who have devoured Doherty’s own books and still hunger for more will welcome this one.” — Sisters Today (review for Journey to the Lonely Christ)
Fr. Robert Wild is a priest of Madonna House and lives as a poustinik. Having published a number of his own books, he helped in the editing of Catherine Doherty's early works and now serves as Postulator for her cause for canonization. Fr. Wild was ordained a priest in the Diocese of Buffalo in 1967, and had experience as both a Trappist and as a Carthusian before ordination.