Congratulations to Mr. Michael Ortiz, Upper School English Teacher at The Heights, on the recent publishing of his second book, Like the First Morning (Ave Maria Press). Our advisors speak to Heights boys regularly about the importance of a well-said morning offering. For parents interested in learning more about this prayer, Like the First Morning would be a great resource.
In his latest book, Mr. Ortiz presents both a literary and a deeply personal approach to the Morning Offering, a popular form of daily prayer practiced by millions of Catholics worldwide. The book reveals the depth of this simple devotion, showing how a daily offering up of prayers, works, joys, and sufferings renews every aspect of life, and inspires the reader to live each day with greater intentionality and joy.