This book of Catholic prayers for times of hardship, compiled by eminent prayer book editor William G. Storey, offers consolation to those who suffer sickness, pain, and loss, and reminds those who are dealing with hardship that God in Christ is ever present to them. These Catholic prayers, drawn from all parts of the Catholic tradition, include canticles and psalms from the Old Testament, hymns and passages from the New Testament, poetry and prose from many eras of Christian history, Catholic prayers of saints and mystics, and traditional Catholic prayers of the Church.Prayers of Christian Consolation is a helpful resource not only for those who suffer, but also for anyone who ministers to them in their time of need.
William G. Storey is professor emeritus of Liturgy and Church History at the University of Notre Dame. He has compiled, translated, and edited many books of prayer, including A Prayer Book of Catholic Devotions, Novenas and The Complete Rosary (Loyola Press), and Lord, Hear Our Prayer and Hail Mary (Ave Maria Press). He currently resides in South Bend, Indiana.