The decision to include Archbishop Sheen
in the Praying in the Presence of the Lord series was essentially made as soon as the series was conceived. There
is no one in the modern church who has done more to popularize the practice of praying in the presence of Our Lord in the
Blessed Sacrament. No matter to whom Archbishop Sheen was speaking, (including non-Catholics, indeed even non-Christians)
he never tired of recommending the practice of making a daily holy hour in front of the Blessed Sacrament.
This was not advice that Bishop Sheen
gave without practicing it himself. Indeed he never missed a day for over sixty years, from the day of his priestly ordination
until his death on the chapel floor in Our Lord's presence. There were times that he was so tired that he slept through the
hour, (he mentions one such time in his autobiography), but nonetheless he was there.
In this book the Archbishop's words are gathered to present
a collection of meditations ideal for meditation in the presence of Our Lord. Here are what two very famous Catholics have
to say about the book:
This book recalls the powerful teaching and witness of Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen, one of my own
boyhood heroes. Michael Dubruiel has done an outstanding job of reviewing the immense body of sermons and writings of Archbishop
Sheen and composing a prayerful anthology of his work. He has added to this a fine set of meditations, that obviously are
drawn from many years of study of the works of Archbishop Sheen. -Father Benedict J. Groeschel, C.F.R.
Quoting from over thirty of the Archbishop's works, author Michael Dubruiel presents a choice portion
of the Archbishop's timeless wisdom and profound insights that characterized all the archbishop said and wrote.- Fr. Andrew