We all have moments of grace in our lives, glimpses of God's presence and God's mystery. The Word made flesh, God-with-us, inspires these moments and sometimes lets us see and feel that transformation in grace. In 100 Days Closer to Christ, Father William C. Graham invites us to consider these moments and experience the transforming presence of God in our lives.
These compelling essays invite you to immersion in joyful hope: dreams, disciplines, and promises; fond embraces and quiet satisfaction; plans and prospects; awe and wonder. The chapters consider moments of grace through encounters that resemble lectio divina, inviting reflections flowing from God's word or the church's life of prayer, giving flashes of insight and meaning on a pilgrim's way.
The essays in 100 Days Closer to Christ are meant to inspire thoughtful prayer. Whether they are seasonal or attitudinal, each seeks to stand before Mystery in awe, wonder, praise, and thanksgiving.
William C. Graham, is pastor of Saint Michael's Parish in Duluth, Minnesota, where he also served as pastor from 1982-90. He was a scholar-in-residence at the Collegeville Institute for Ecumenical & Cultural Research in 2013-14, where he also served as visiting professor at Saint John's University. For ten years Father Graham was professor of historical theology and the founding director of the Braegelman Program in Catholic Studies at the College of St. Scholastica.