In the spirit of Henri Nouwen and Mother Teresa, Ronald Raab writes from the depths of his own conversion experiences. Living and working among some of the poorest and most marginalised people of Portland, Oregon, Raab wrestles with the meaning of the Incarnation in today’s fractured world and with his own identity as a Catholic priest who is called to promote the Gospel message of justice. Stories of Raab’s life and ministry, interpreted alongside the Sunday Gospel readings, bring startling clarity to the profound challenges facing Catholics today. This at-home, self-directed retreat is based on the Sunday Gospel readings for Cycle A and the life-anchoring lessons Raab has gleaned from them. In addition to the Gospel texts, there are prayers, meditations, writing prompts, and spaces to journal for each day of Advent.
Ronald Patrick Raab, CSC, Author
Ronald P Raab, CSC, ministers among the vulnerable and marginalised of society and the Church. From his experiences in living the Gospel among the poor, he speaks and writes about prayer and service and knowing the love of God through our common poverty. He is active as a retreat director, workshop presenter, blogger, and award-winning author, hosts a weekly radio scripture commentary on Catholic Broadcasting Northwest, and contributes regularly to several liturgy magazines. Raab serves as associate pastor at the St. Andr