Be Thou My Vision: Meditations on the Priesthood

Author:  Bishop David L. Ricken
Publisher:  The Institute For Priestly Formation
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Bishop David Ricken leads priests on a contemplative journey to the core of priesthood in his new book. Be Thou My Vision: Meditations on the Priesthood will deepen and renew a priest's love of his own vocation. In a series of short meditations, Bishop Ricken invites the reader not only into a clearer image of priesthood but into a deeper perception of how these images open the mind to healing and prayer.

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Bishop David Ricken leads priests on a contemplative journey to the core of priesthood in his new book. Be Thou My Vision: Meditations on the Priesthood will deepen and renew a priest's love of his own vocation. In a series of short meditations, Bishop Ricken invites the reader not only into a clearer image of priesthood but into a deeper perception of how these images open the mind to healing and prayer.

All priests will benefit from prayerfully spending time with Bishop Ricken's spiritual and practical insights on priestly commitment, prayer, and parish life. At a time when Pope Benedict XVI called upon all priests to become "contemplative pastors", Be Thou My Vision shows how this call can be fulfilled.

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Publisher The Institute For Priestly Formation
Author Bishop David L. Ricken
Product Type Paperback
Width (inches) 5.5
Height (inches) 8.5
ISBN/UPC 9780980045574
Number of Pages 162

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"This book is much more than a series of deep and appealing retreat meditations. The enduring value of Be Thou My Vision is its daily relevance to the lives of today's priests and its power to renew their spirit - on the job, in the world. I highly recommend this book for any priest struggling to balance the burdens of his ministry with his personal hunger for God and for any layperson seeking a more intimate understanding of the priesthood."

The Most Reverend Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap.
Archbishop of Philadelphia

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Bishop David Ricken entered college at the Pontifical College Josephinum in Worthington, Ohio, and graduated from Conception Seminary College in Conception, Missouri, in 1974 with a bachelor's degree in philosophy. He conducted his theological studies for the Diocese of Pueblo at St. Meinrad School of Theology in Indiana and the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium where he earned his graduate degree in sacred theology and completed his seminary formation. In 1987, then-Father Ricken attended the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome where he received his licentiate degree (J.C.L.) in canon law (church law) in 1989.

On Jan. 6, 2000, he was ordained to the episcopacy for the Diocese of Cheyenne at the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome by His Holiness, Pope John Paul II. Pope Benedict XVI named Bishop Ricken the twelfth bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay on July 9, 2008. He was installed as bishop on August 28, 2008, at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral in Green Bay.

Bishop Ricken is a member of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Chairman of the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis. He is presently a member of the Bishops' Advisory Council for the Institute for Priestly Formation and the Catholic Mutual Relief Society.