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A Mother's Plea: Lifting the Veil in Sanctuary
A Mother's Plea Lifting the Veil in Sanctuary Author:Fr. Anthony Bus Beyond the Veil In the lonely walk through spiritual dryness when God seems so distant, a womans voice is heard in the deep recesses of the soul of a struggling priest. She prods him to discover God and the meaning and purpose of life in the sacred silence of sanctuary. From that space in sanctuary, the veil is lifted to the ongoing drama of ... more »a mission that would ensure the reconciliation and peace of her children. In A Mothers Plea, the pastor of a diverse parish in the inner city of Chicago recounts his journey to fulfill a call in the face of spiritual trials and elusive triumphs. Father Anthony Bus details how faith and trustful surrender sustain the hope that waits for what is unseen. This book is a must read for those on their own path to an authentic spiritual awakening. The initial publication became a religious bestseller in 2005 with sales now crossing over the ocean to Ireland, India, Sri Lanka and to several countries in Africa. This revised edition brings a dramatic finale to the story that forms A Mothers Plea, promising hope to a world still so new to the third millennium. I challenge the reader to hear the sound of Our Ladys call echoing throughout the pages of A Mothers Plea. In 1981, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared near my small village in Rwanda, Africa. She warned us a terrible situation was going to happen if her call for prayer and conversion was not heeded. She asked that a chapel be built and that we should attend Mass and pray the Rosary. Obviously, we did not listen. Now I pray the world will never forget the 100 days in 1994 when more than one million Rwandans were slaughtered by their own countrymen. A Mothers Plea is an urgent reminder that whether we live in a major American city or in a small village in the African countryside, we must do our part to ensure peace for our children; and for the future of our nations. (Immaculee Ilibagiza, Author of International BestSeller, Left to Tell Discovering God Amidst The Rwandan Holocaust) This is the vividly personal story of a priest in a Chicago parish coming to terms with what the priesthood demands of a man in a great modern city. Profoundly conscious of the sin and unbelief that distort human lives and that touch him too, Father Bus is sometimes desperate in face of the hostile disregard for the Church so prevalent today. (Francis Cardinal George, OMI, Archbishop of Chicago)« less
I enjoyed this book very much. It is the story of Father Anthony Bus and his call to consecrate his life to Jesus through the Blessed Mother following the direction of St Louis De Montfort and the story of his parish St Stanislaus Kostka in Chicago. Every Christian will find something in this book to apply to their lives and come away with a deeper understanding of what it means to trust God for our daily direction.