With eight years of successful sales, Sacred Space: The Prayer Book 2013 is the annual daily prayer book for busy Catholics. Since 2005, Sacred Space books have sold over 300,000 copies and continue to provide insightful, valuable daily meditations in the rich tradition of lectio divina and Ignatian spirituality. Sacred Space: The Prayer Book 2013 is the annual prayer book based on the successful prayer website sacredspace.ie, inaugurated by the Irish Jesuits. The site logs nearly six million visitors annually, is translated into twenty languages, and averages one person praying at the site every twenty seconds. Using the simple six-step method first developed by St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits, this new edition provides daily readings and prayer starters. It is ideal for people on the go who want to grab a few moments to read, reflect, and pray in the midst of their busy days.
The Irish Jesuits are engaged in a wide range of ministries both at home and throughout the world. They serve as teachers, caregivers for homeless youth, parish priests, academics, artists, and administrators. Their website, Sacred Space, attracts more than six million visits annually and is produced in some twenty languages.
"Inspired by one of the most successful spirituality websites around (and for good reason), Sacred Space offers readers short but profound meditations on the daily scriptures. Friendly, concise, and consistently thought provoking, these books are perfect for anyone who would like to pray more and be more connected to God, but may feel too busy to do so. In other words, everyone!"--Rev. James Martin, S.J., Author of Between Heaven and Mirth "The website Sacred Space has been helping millions to pray for some years. Now Ave Maria Press makes these very helpful and easily usable prayer-helps available in handsome and accessible form, including pocket-sized booklets for the Advent-Christmas and Lenten seasons. What a great service to God's people! I hope millions more will buy the books. God is being well served."--Rev. William A. Barry, S.J. , Author of Paying Attention to God "I don't know any other guides to prayer that are so direct, profound, and effective. It's no wonder that right around the world they have proved extraordinarily helpful in leading busy people to stay in touch with the presence of God."--Rev. Gerald O'Collins, S.J., Author of Jesus: A Portrait "Sacred Space has provided countless people with a clear and concise resource to pray alone--any time and anywhere--and yet consciously united with numerous others worldwide. This timely unassuming aid to daily prayer is a gem." --Rev. Peter van Breemen, S.J., Author of The God Who Won't Let Go