Make of Your Life a Gift: Letters of Gratitude

Fr. Andrew Carl Wisdom, O.P.


This collection of letters is filled with faith, humor, anecdotal insight, and spiritual joy. It shares the holiness of ambiguity, confusion and the sudden, dawning light of decision as one courageously travels the road of vocation to God’s will. Reading them, one is left with a palpable echo of God’s delight in the messy journey of discovering one’s calling. Most of all, they serve as evidence of the divine fingerprints left behind in the minds and hearts of all involved in the eternal work of bringing laborers to the vineyard. This is especially true of the faithful benefactors for whom this book is dedicated.  

Fr. Wisdom began writing his letters to The Society for Vocation Support Family in 2002 when he was named the Promoter of Vocations and Director of the Society for Vocational Support for the Dominican Central Province of St. Albert the Great. His unique style and personal approach earned him the gratitude of many benefactors, some of whom passed his letters around to their friends. It was upon their effusive comments of appreciation that the Province decided to publish the best of those letters to honor the 800th birthday of the Order.  

His father, Carl, himself a product of a Dominican education, writes in the Foreword, “They [benefactors] remain especially committed to the living vocations who now inhabit it [the new house of studies] and to those who will cross its threshold for years to come. These are friars who serve the Church and the 800-year-old Order of Preachers in ways this old Fenwick Friar cannot imagine. No one appreciates this more than Fr. Andrew Carl Wisdom, O.P., as he so personally expresses in his timely letters herein.”

List Price: $9.95
6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on White paper
144 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1623110499
ISBN-10: 1623110491
BISAC: Religion / Christian Life / Inspirational

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