Celibacy is one of Gods greatest gifts to the world ... and also one of the most misunderstood.
With clear, insightful reflections, Fr. Apostoli provides a penetrating look at this valuable discipline based on his 40 years as a priest, spiritual director, and seminary teacher. Several bishop have made this highly acclaimed work required reading for their seminarians.
Why priestly sex abuse is not caused by celibacy
Celibacy in the Old and New Testaments, as well throughout Church history
Why so many in the secular world reject celibacy without truly knowing what they re rejecting
How celibacy is a perfect expression of Christian love
How celibacy can bring true, lasting happiness and joy
The many fruits and gifts that come from being celibate Whether you are a young adult exploring a religious vocation, are already ordained, or are a member of the laity who wants to understand what the Church teaches and why, this is an important book for every Catholic to have.
When God Asks for an Undivided Heart provides a sensitive, insightful look at the gift of consecrated celibacy. With his many years of experience in formation work and spiritual direction, Fr. Apostoli writes convincingly on this topic for the young adult considering the call to priesthood or religious life... The concept of an undivided heart as the best road to a happy and productive celibate life is one that needs to be reaffirmed, as Fr. Andrew has done.Foreword by Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR
Fr. Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R.
Fr. Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R., a founding member of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, has been teaching and preaching retreats and parish missions for several decades. He is considered one of the world's foremost experts on the apparitions at Fatima. He is the author of numerous books, including Following Mary to Jesus and Walk Humbly With Your God. Fr. Apostoli is the vice-postulator for the cause for the canonization of Archbishop Fulton Sheen. A frequent host on EWTN television, he hosted the TV special "Our Lady of Fatima and the First Saturday Devotion".