The Audacity to be Divine

A Soul’s Journey Towards Illumination

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The Audacity to be Divine is a revelatory tale of 

Transformation, Resilience and Truth-Seeking

“Judith captures the indomitable spirit of her mother, Mary Mrozowski in this delightful book. Every story told brings Mary to life in such truth and authenticity it took my breath away. I recommend this book to anyone who seeks to live by their inner light and find their authentic path.

Mary was a trailblazer and one of the best teachers I have had the blessing of knowing. All those who practice the Welcoming Prayer will benefit from this book!”

– Mary D

Be divine.

Own It. Live It.

The Audacity to be Divine: A Soul’s Journey Towards Illumination is written for contemporary skeptics and truth-seekers who can identify with the true intimate story of the eternal quest for spiritual truth in the context of our time—a time of crises, uncertainties, and mounting paradoxes. Even as threats to us and to our ways of life intensify, we will find solace in Mary Mrozowski’s story.

The book describes the transformation of an ordinary suburban housewife to a charismatic activist and a spiritual leader role- model. Upon her death, thousands of crying followers crowded the church to mourn the woman that many considered to be a modern day Saint.

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a modern day saint

“Do you want to be right or do you want to be free?”

– Mary Mrozowski

Mary Mrozowski was a quintessential New York housewife living in the depth of despair. Bearing the secret of her family’s tumultuous past, Mary reclaimed her truth and strove for redemption against all odds — transcending as a social activist, international organizer, and spiritual leader for the masses.

Mary was able to transcend worlds. Having integrated Christian modalities with Eastern philosophies, she established a lay monastic house of contemplation called “Chrysalis House.” She mingled as an equal with spiritual and religious leaders, companions and strangers. As her teachings led her across five continents, thousands followed, considering her a modern-day saint, role model for transformation, and sage for self-fulfillment.

Seeking truth was her religion. Amidst a sea of neutrally-dressed spiritual leaders, out would walk Mary – a vision in a bold red dress and heels. She did not fit in and she did not want to — she was embraced by those who found solace in her relatability and charisma beyond measure.

I am so grateful to Judith Halbreich for animating her mother’s rich contemplative life, inspired teaching, and vibrant humanity. The Mary here is not a one-dimensional saint, but a vibrant radiating outbreath of the Spirit, dancing in compassion and wisdom and human foibles.

If you want to integrate Centering Prayer into your life, look to Mary Mrozowski (and this book) for guidance and example.”

– Dave F.

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