Best-selling author of ‘Time for God’ to visit area parishes

| November 20, 2013 | 0 Comments
Father Jacques Philippe

Father Jacques Philippe

Father Jacques Philippe, author of one of the featured books of the Rediscover: Book Club, will visit several archdiocesan parishes later this month and in early December for a series of talks and book signings.

Father Philippe, author of the international best-seller “Time for God,” is a retreat leader and member of the Community of the Beatitudes founded in France in 1973.

“Many people today are thirsty for God and feel a desire for [an] intense, personal prayer life; they would like to be able to spend time praying as a regular thing,” Father Philippe writes in the book’s introduction. “But they encounter obstacles that prevent them from following the path seriously, and especially from persevering on it.”

“My aim in this book,” he said, “is to provide advice and orientation and do that as simply and specifically as possible.”

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Father Philippe’s schedule is as follows:

  • Nov. 30, 1 to 3 p.m., St. Michael in St. Michael. Topic: Prayer and personal relationship with God.
  • Nov. 30, 5 p.m. Mass concelebrant and 7 p.m. presentation, St. Hubert in Chanhassen. Topic: Inner peace.
  • Dec. 1, 10:30 a.m. Mass concelebrant and noon presentation, St. John the Baptist in New Brighton. Topic: True freedom in Christ.
  • Dec. 1, 6:45 p.m., Nativity of Our Lord in St. Paul. Topic: Inner peace.
  • Dec. 2, 9:30 a.m., Providence Academy in Plymouth. Topic: Beatitudes (spiritual poverty).
  • Dec. 2, 7 p.m., St. Joseph in West St. Paul. Topic: Prayer and deep personal relationship with God.
  • Dec. 3, 2 p.m., St. George Catholic Books and Gifts in Blaine. Topic: Suffering, followed by book signing (limited space).
  • Dec. 3, 7 p.m., St. Paul in Ham Lake. Topic: Receptiveness to the Holy Spirit.

The visits are sponsored by St. George Catholic Book and Gifts in Blaine. For more information call (763) 754-9777, or visit

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