Working hard, not hardly working
It’s been a long several months since we last posted a news update, and a lot has been happening inside the Treehouse.
While it has been customary for new Saint journals to be released fairly rapidly of about three per month, things slowed down for a bit as work commenced on two works that were far more involved than what we usually produce. (See below.) As we proceed forward through the dog days of summer, we hope to return to our normal production pace and schedule. Up next in the queue are St. Padre Pio, St. Augustine, and two blesseds who are scheduled to be canonized soon: Blessed Margaret of Castello, and Blessed Michael McGivney, the founder of the Knights of Columbus.
Sacred Heart of Jesus Devotional & Journal
We’re very excited to announce that we now have available the Sacred Heart of Jesus Devotional & Journal. We found so much great information that we enlisted the help of Emily Jaminet, executive director of the Sacred Heart Enthronement Network, to help us edit it down to only the very best material. Containing 125 pages of content and 66 lined journal pages, this work contains a wealth of rare and previously out-of-print material sourced from original works that are well over 100 years old, including a history of the devotion, novenas, a collection of prayers, twenty-five traditional hymns, and three meditations originally published over a century ago (a meditation for the feast day by Fr. John Croiset, S.J; a month-long meditation for the month of June by Joseph Schaefer; and a First Friday meditation, also by Fr. Croiset.) The Sacred Heart of Jesus Devotional & Journal is illustrated with a collection of traditional sacred artwork, including the original illustration of the Sacred Heart drawn by St. Margaret Mary Alacoque, to whom Christ delivered His 12 Promises of the Sacred Heart.
St. Ignatius of Loyola Prayer Journal
St. Ignatius is responsible for forming his own order, the Society of Jesus (also known as the Jesuits) that sent missionaries all over the world; developing a series of spiritual exercises that are popular in retreats of Catholic and Protestant alike; and for developing a method of discerning the movement of spirits within one’s soul. With about three times the content of our average prayer journal, the St. Ignatius of Loyola Prayer Journal contains 82 pages of content: a biography; an overview of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius; St. Ignatius’ discernment of spirits; several meditations, instructions, and letters written by St. Ignatius; and novenas, prayers, and a litany in honor of St. Ignatius. It also contains our customary 76 lined journal pages. It is the perfect companion for Eucharistic holy hours, Ignatian retreats, anyone working their way through the Exercises of St. Ignatius, or anyone who wants to develop a deeper devotion to this influential saint.