In this short but mighty book, Blessed Conchita (Concepción Cabrera de Armida) explores the soul's Holy Spirit-led journey into the image and likeness of Jesus Christ.
Concepción Cabrera de Armida (Blessed Conchita) helps us see the spiritual life as an ongoing maturation through the various seasons of the year which continuously repeat themselves over and over again until the soul has fulfilled its purpose here on earth. From the first Springtime of the soul, until it has weathered its last Winter, the Holy Spirit is at work gradually transforming the soul into the image and likeness of Jesus, the Father’s highly beloved and only-begotten Son. Truly another classic in the area of Roman Catholic spirituality!
About the Author: Concepción Cabrera de Armida (Conchita) [1862-1937], lived during a turbulent time in Mexican history. She was the mother of nine, the foundress of the Sisters of the Cross of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and the inspiration behind the foundation of the Missionaries of the Holy Spirit. Conchita wrote extensively on the spiritual life, taking as her central themes love for the Cross of Jesus and the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. Her life story is detailed in the book,Conchita: A Mother’s Spiritual Diary, edited by M.M. Philipon, O.P. (Alba House, 1978) and her love for the Eucharist is set forth in her own words in I Am (Alba House, 2001) and in Irresistibly Drawn to the Eucharist, edited by Fr. Juan Gutierrez Gonzalez, M.Sp.S. (Alba House, 2002). Her correspondence to members of her family is presented in A Mother’s Letters(Alba House, 2004). Her cause for canonization is presently under serious consideration at the Vatican.