Abide in Christ: Off the Shelf 153 with Fr. Joe Laramie

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Off the Shelf 153 – Father Joe Laramie

Every one of us should take the time to escape and find a way to push aside the demands of the world and focus on our faith and relationship with God. In his book Abide in the Heart of Christ, Father Joe Laramie walks readers through a 10-day retreat with St. Ignatius of Loyola as a companion. Join us as we discuss how to encounter Christ in your daily life, and live more fully in his love each day. Find his book here.

From the publisher Ave Maria Press

In Abide in the Heart of Christ, Rev. Joe Laramie, S.J., offers accessible wisdom from the foundations of Jesuit spirituality—St. Ignatius Loyola’s Spiritual Exercises—in a ten-day personal retreat that will help you encounter Christ, grow your relationship with him, and shape your heart.

Laramie is your guide through this accessible retreat into the heart of Jesus. Based on a structure and approach he developed as a retreat leader at White House Jesuit Retreat in St. Louis, Laramie introduces you to classic themes of the Christian life, including sin, forgiveness, and creation.

This book also helps you learn how to use key scripture passages to reflect on your own experiences. Each reflection includes teachings from the Spiritual Exercises and offers examples from Laramie’s own life. Reflection questions and activities guide you in further contemplation to help you see what’s in your heart, encounter Christ in your daily life, and live more fully in his love each day.


Father Joseph W. Laramie, S.J., is a campus minister at St. Louis University, where he also earned his undergraduate and master’s degrees in communications. He studied at Kenrick Glennon Seminary prior to joining the Jesuit novitiate. He studied graduate theology at Boston College, earning master of divinity and licentiate degrees. He was ordained a priest in 2011.

Laramie’s ministry has included working with the homeless in Minnesota and Oregon and with hospital patients in Illinois. He taught at Regis Jesuit High School in Aurora, Colorado, and Rockhust High School in Kansas City, Missouri, and also worked as a missionary to Mayan villages in Belize. Laramie also served as a preacher and spiritual director at White House Jesuit Retreat in St. Louis, Missouri. Laramie’s work has appeared on jesuits.org, The Jesuit Post, the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network, the White House Jesuit Retreat blog, and SLU.edu. He has been a guest on Relevant Radio and EWTN radio.

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