The Key to A Happy Life

Jillian Cooke

Originally a Master's thesis, the text explores the meaning of contemplation and action in the writings of St. Maximilian, and concludes that lived together they make one holy, and holy means happy! 


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Jillian Cooke is a Fr. Kolbe Missionary of the Immaculata. She studied this topic for more than ten years before writing her thesis and is pleased to offer this work to everyone! Jillian has a Masters in Theology (Doctrinal) and a Masters in Pastoral Ministry. She received her undergraduate degree from Thomas Aquinas College. Now a missionary for 10+ years, her passion for the writings of St. Maximilian and his spiritual legacy has only grown more intense, as she is convinced that living out the consecration to Mary - the teachings of Fr. Kolbe, this thesis - will truly lead to a holy, and therefore happy, life. 


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The biting wind was like a whirlpool on the footprints we left on the light snow that had just fallen. That movement gave me the deep feeling of walking together with many other people, known or not, and of feeling close to them. I have collected many thanks or requests for peace, the cry for help in the fatigue of daily life, or the strength to forgive, the desire to start again...  (Maria Angela Collari)

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