Contemplative Heart Press is dedicated to producing books that inspire,
transform, and above all, lead souls to union with God through the beauty of
the Catholic Faith.
Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart.
~ Luke 2:19
You might be sitting on your screened-in porch, watching the snowfall from your kitchen table, or listening to the waves crash from the beach.
One thing is for sure, many people need this to start their day. For some, the best part of waking up is Folger’s in their cup, but for those who want to go to Heaven, it is prayer.
Prayer is the spiritual heartbeat of our lives. We need prayer as much as we need air. For without prayer, we will spiritually die, and without air, we will physically die.
Many would argue that they need coffee to survive, especially many priests who celebrate an early Mass, or a parent trying to function after their child was sick all night.
The idea for Contemplative Heart Press was inspired by my parents’ breakfast nook. This cozy little room located off their kitchen has a gas-powered fireplace and a round table directly in front of a large window, where my mother keeps her Bible and some spiritual books.
She likes to sit there each morning and pray while sipping coffee.
Since my parents reside in the Midwest, their view changes frequently, from barren trees to snow-covered ones to budding trees to colorful leaves and once again to barren branches.
Though the seasons change, God remains.
And as my mother holds her coffee, the delicious aroma coupled with the sight of the steam elevates her heart and mind to something that is beyond words…
Patrick O’Hearn grew up in the Midwest and spent close to three years in a Benedictine Monastery before discerning the call to marriage. He graduated with a master’s in education from Franciscan University of Steubenville and a bachelor’s in marketing from St. Ambrose University. He is a husband and father of three children-two in Heaven. He founded Contemplative Heart Press to lead readers to a deeper union with God.
Cassie Everts is a wife, the mother to five little ones in heaven and five children on earth. She is the co-author of Nursery of Heaven: Miscarriage, Stillbirth and Infant Loss in the Lives of the Saints and Today’s Parents. She blogs at Everyday Ann where she writes about faith, marriage, motherhood, infertility and adoption. Before becoming a full-time mom, she was a producer at Relevant Radio.
Joshua Johanni is a husband and father of three children. He has a passion for making technology solutions that contribute towards overall business strategy. He graduated from Ave Maria University with a bachelor’s in economics and minor in politics. Since then he has been working in a variety of capacities including data analytics, digital marketing automation, technology management, Office 365 / SharePoint development, and most recently automated document classification and text analytics.
Michael Corsini is a painter, musician, husband and father of five little ones. He has been creating works of art for healing and renewal for nearly two decades and has a BFA from Ringling School of Art and Design as well as a MTS from the John Paul Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. He also spent 5 years in temporary vows in discernment as a member of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal.