Anne DeSantis reviews a new book from Sophia Institute Press that discusses ways to grow in love of the Lord through virtue and grace.
Fr. Quan Tran, a Roman Catholic priest and author, has written a book offering key ways to grow in love of the Lord through growth in virtue and grace. The Imitation of Mary: Keys to Grow in Virtue and Grace is beautifully written with each chapter focusing on a key element of how we can grow in imitation of Our Lady while at the same time expanding our love of God and of neighbor in the greatest of ways.
Fr. Quan laces the book with inspiration from the saints, Holy Scripture, and points to ponder to help Catholics grow in the life of prayer and in response to the God is constantly offering to us in our daily lives as a gift. Our response to the gift of life and faith is our decision to grow in all the virtues by carefully living out a life imitating our Blessed Mother.
What You Will Learn in This Book
Some of the points of learning in the book are the major obstacles of living a life of faith, what to do when a crisis occurs in life, and the four levels of happiness and how to acquire them. Many more points, all to aid in growth of faith and virtue through Our Lady, are presented.
Mary is presented as a role model of faith in Fr. Quan’s book, and he guides the reader in real-life ways to be able to practice the Catholic faith each day as a humble servant like Mary. The Imitation of Mary is available from Sophia Institute Press.
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Anne DeSantis is a Catholic wife and mother of two grown daughters. She has written for CatholicMom since 2016. She is the director for the St. Raymond Nonnatus Foundation, with outreach to families affected by divorce and separation. Anne is a 55+ model/actress and the host of the online TV show Journeys in Faith with Anne DeSantis and the podcast Sewing Hope. Learn more about her work at AnneDeSantis.com.