I think the world of my Archbishop, Peter Sartain

…and now he has a book out!

Sharing excerpts from his popular newspaper columns from multiple dioceses, Seattle Archbishop J. Peter Sartain, renowned for his ability to awaken people’s desire for the things of God, puts forth a topical compilation of his reflections.

His new book, A Journey to the Heart of Jesus: Guideposts Along the Way (Our Sunday Visitor, 2014), offers insights and counsels on almost any topic relevant to navigating life — everything from surrendering to God’s will and guidance, to maintaining perspective and generosity, embracing humility and ‘knowing one’s place in the world’, persevering through trials and temptations, human respect, seeking forgiveness and accommodating others, authentic prayer, growth and closeness to Christ through suffering, emulating modern saintly mentors, and ultimately, detaching from the impermanence of this life and clinging to what is eternal.

This collection of 90 brief, often humorous reflections was drawn from articles written by Archbishop Sartain for diocesan newspapers in Little Rock, Arkansas; Joliet, Illinois; and Seattle, Washington. Recognizing that chief among his responsibilities as bishop is to teach, Archbishop Sartain has utilized his gift for popular writing to impart the crucial message of the Gospel and inspire people to embrace it.

The articles are grouped into 10 general themes, allowing readers to dip into any topic or theme they find helpful.

Check it out!

  • jaybird1951

    Archbishop Sartain has a very challenging job in Seattle, in particular undoing the decades of poor cathechesis and rebellious clergy. The Eastside Catholic HS mess is a good example of that gap. I wonder what he has in mind to educate the faculty and students there on what true Catholicism entails.

    • chezami

      Dunno. But he’s a terrific man. Love him!

  • ThereseZ

    He didn’t exactly close a lot of theological or moral or political deals in Joliet before you got him. Prayerful, humble, but he didn’t leave much of a mark. But with Chicago looming to the east, maybe it’s hard to make a mark.


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