Like the First Morning reflects upon the Morning Offering, a popular and beloved Catholic devotion prayed at the start of each day to consecrate the day to Christ.
Michael Ortiz, a religion and English teacher and author of Swan Town, draws from theologians, popes from St.
Peter to Francis, poets, novelists, philosophers, mystics, and saints to help readers to become more fully aware of the beauty of God's creation and be more open to his grace.
This unique book of Catholic spirituality, dedicated entirely to the Morning Offering as a devotional practice, consists of fourteen short, lyrical chapters, each centered on a key phrase of the prayer.
The fresh approach to this ancient practice will appeal to those who seek inspiration to continue this form of daily prayer, as well as those who are unfamiliar with the devotion.