I agree with you. I've read and reread many of his books. I never can exhaust his books on one read. Whenever I read a passage from one of his books, I always leave thinking I need to go deeper into my prayer life. I really like what he wrote in his book Inward stillness about vigil prayer, how getting up about 2 am to pray every day is one of the powerful ways to go in deeper prayer. I've met fr. george several times and listened to his retreat talks. Now that he is no longer limited to his physical body, I feel that he can assist me more now as he would say about his loved ones who have died.
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I also read several of Fr. George's works many years ago that were formative. I think Archbishop Raya and Fr. George were both ahead of their time, so to speak, in those days.
Much of what he writes about, reclaiming the patristic and spiritual patrimony of our tradition, is only now starting to sink in. I think my favorite book of his was "Bright Darkness".
Unfortunately he was not well understood especially by some of his Jesuit confreres, whom some saw as an intrasigent traditionalist stuck in a Byzantine world of the first millenium,and others saw as an integralist that dared to amalgamate Eastern Christian thinking into their own determinations of "Jesuit spirituality".
Towards the end of his life he was received into the American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Church and was buried in North Carolina. One of his spiritual children, Fr. John Zboyovski, cared for Fr. George in his last days. Fr. John was also a former Catholic (as I recall his brother is still an RC deacon).