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Into Your Hands Father

Author : Wilfried Stinissen
ISBN : 9781681492674
Genre : Religion
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In the spiritual life, we need a central idea: something so basic and comprehensive that it encompasses everything else. According to Carmelite Father Wilfrid Stinissen, surrender to God, abandonment to the One who loves us completely, is that central reality. The life of Jesus shows us the centrality of abandonment, for it is truly the beginning and the end of his mission on earth. In this simple but profound book, Father Stinissen distinguishes three degrees or stages in abandonment. The first stage consists of accepting and assenting to God's will as it manifests itself in all circumstances of life. The second is actively doing God's will at every moment of one's life. In the third stage, abandonment to God is so complete that one has become a tool in God's hands. At this stage it is no longer I who do God's will, but God who accomplishes his will through me.
Category: Religion

Mary In The Bible And In Our Lives

Author : Fr. Wilfrid Stinissen
ISBN : 9781681497914
Genre : Religion
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This book is a clear and beautiful exposition of what the Catholic Church believes and teaches about Mary. Not a history or a compendium, it is written by a theologian and Carmelite monk who dedicated his life in pondering the mysteries conveyed through Mary. Such a presentation that comes from the deep life of prayer and meditation of the author, and includes the more challenging beliefs about Our Lady for non-Catholics, can be very helpful in conveying the essential teachings to those who may have difficulties with Catholic Marian beliefs and devotion. The Mariology of the Church cannot be distilled only from statements in the Bible, but has matured through centuries of contemplation of the mystery of the Incarnation in its totality. While the seed is identical to the adult tree, it takes time and experience to prove it is so. The Church's teachings about Mary are the flowers and fruit of the gospel tree. A proper understanding of Mary is the result of a constantly reaffirmed experience of the Gospel to its ultimate consequences. The Marian dogmas of the Church are guarantors of the unabridged doctrine of the Word become flesh, God made man, and about man's vocation to eternal communion with God. Fr. Stinissen shows how Mariology corrects any attempt to minimize the gospel of God who became man so that man should become like God. As Christ is God-with-man, so Mary is man-with-God, revealing the astonishing truth that God has engaged in intimate communion with man. In a world today that strives in many ways to reduce and humiliate the dignity of man, the Church shows in Mary the infinitely high value of man in the eyes of God, and God's wondrous love and plan for each one of us.
Category: Religion

Our Father Prayer And Praxis

Author : J. Lambert St. Rose
ISBN : 9781524644406
Genre : Poetry
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A running theme in Father St. Roses collection of poems is a simple but profound expression of the diversity in creation and its oneness in the Godhead. Its a reminder of the need to promote and protect the integrity of all of creation because, in the Godhead, there are no accidentsall of creation has value and purpose. What Father St. Rose has done in this collection is to place before the reader those everyday experiences we take for granted and a chance to see them in their totality, because it is only then that we can appreciate the fuller value of the individual experiences (Everistus Jn Marie). Meditate upon the lines of the Our Father through a series of poems and be willingly crafted in the hands of God, the master sculptor. A former teacher and ever prolific, the poet usefully dissects the Our Father, delivering it to us in word and deed from a living perspective, often in all-too-familiar contexts (Nahdjla Bailey; teacher, author, and editor). This book is a phenomenally deep presentation of a vast cohesion of Jesus Christs divine teaching, which should be our lifetime curriculum while on earth in order to help us reach our heavenly destination one day. This book is a work of love! (Loyola Devaux, teacher and editor).
Category: Poetry

She Who Prays

Author : Jane Richardson Jensen
ISBN : 9780819225955
Genre : Religion
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She Who Prays: A Woman’s Interfaith Prayer Book offers women a new way to pray. Drawing on feminine images of God – and on the language and experience of women – it helps women tap into their own rich and unique spirituality. Readers will find a wealth of prayers from a variety of traditions –early Christian, Native American, and others. With a liturgical calendar honoring the lives of women of all faiths, along with rituals for group celebrations such as weddings and the welcoming of a child, She Who Prays will help women speak to God in their own voices. Jane Richardson Jensen, an author, translator, and scholar specializing in early Christian literature, is co-chaplain of Clare’s Place, a women’s spirituality center in College Station, Texas. Patricia Harris-Watkins, chaplain of Clare’s Place, is a scholar specializing in English as a second language. She has taught workshops in dream interpretation and vision quests, and integrates her Native American spirituality with her Christian faith.
Category: Religion

The Word Becomes Flesh

Author : Adrienne von Speyr
ISBN : 9781681492803
Genre : Religion
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The first of von Speyr's scriptural commentaries, focusing on her reflections on the first five chapters of John and the beginning of the public life of Our Lord. She shares moving meditations on such profound and dramatic scenes as the witness of John the Baptist, the call of the disciples, the wedding at Cana, the cleansing of the money-changers in the temple, the Samaritan woman, etc. The combination of the Scripture verses and her meditations provide rich nourishment for prayer and spiritual reading. This series is particularly important because the spirituality of St. John, the Apostle of Divine Love, was the central source of von Speyr's own inspiration and spiritual life.Ê
Category: Religion

The Iliad

Author : Homer
ISBN : 9781451627626
Genre : Poetry
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TOLSTOY CALLED THE ILIAD A miracle; Goethe said that it always thrust him into a state of astonishment. Homer’s story is thrilling, and his Greek is perhaps the most beautiful poetry ever sung or written. But until now, even the best English translations haven’t been able to re-create the energy and simplicity, the speed, grace, and pulsing rhythm of the original. In Stephen Mitchell’s Iliad, the epic story resounds again across 2,700 years, as if the lifeblood of its heroes Achilles and Patroclus, Hector and Priam flows in every word. And we are there with them, amid the horror and ecstasy of war, carried along by a poetry that lifts even the most devastating human events into the realm of the beautiful. Mitchell’s Iliad is the first translation based on the work of the preeminent Homeric scholar Martin L. West, whose edition of the original Greek identifies many passages that were added after the Iliad was first written down, to the detriment of the music and the story. Omitting these hundreds of interpolated lines restores a dramatically sharper, leaner text. In addition, Mitchell’s illuminating introduction opens the epic still further to our understanding and appreciation. Now, thanks to Stephen Mitchell’s scholarship and the power of his language, the Iliad’s ancient story comes to moving, vivid new life.
Category: Poetry

Seasons And Celebrations

Author : Gill Ambrose
ISBN : 9781848256811
Genre : Religion
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ROOTS is a joint initiative by all the mainstream churches in the UK and Ireland, providing lectionary-based resources for all-age worship and learning. Over 10,000 local churches subscribe to its regular magazine and online programmes. Its first published resource, Prayer and Prayer Activities was enthusiastically received. Now, for occasions throughout the church year when fresh ideas and inspiration are needed, here is a versatile resource for all-age worship. It offers complete service outlines and imaginative worship ideas for every season and holy day from Advent Sunday to Christ the King with many extras in between including: • Pancake Day• Mothering Sunday and Father’s Day • Harvest • Going back to school• Halloween • Christingle All the texts can be downloaded or projected from the accompanying CD-ROM.
Category: Religion

The Pursuit Of Tamsen Littlejohn

Author : Lori Benton
ISBN : 9780307731500
Genre : Fiction
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Frontier dangers cannot hold a candle to the risks one woman takes by falling in love In an act of brave defiance, Tamsen Littlejohn escapes the life her harsh stepfather has forced upon her. Forsaking security and an arranged marriage, she enlists frontiersman Jesse Bird to guide her to the Watauga settlement in western North Carolina. But shedding her old life doesn’t come without cost. As the two cross a vast mountain wilderness, Tamsen faces hardships that test the limits of her faith and endurance. Convinced that Tamsen has been kidnapped, wealthy suitor Ambrose Kincaid follows after her, in company with her equally determined stepfather. With trouble in pursuit, Tamsen and Jesse find themselves thrust into the conflict of a divided community of Overmountain settlers. The State of Franklin has been declared, but many remain loyal to North Carolina. With one life left behind and chaos on the horizon, Tamsen struggles to adapt to a life for which she was never prepared. But could this challenging frontier life be what her soul has longed for, what God has been leading her toward? As pursuit draws ever nearer, will her faith see her through the greatest danger of all—loving a man who has risked everything for her?
Category: Fiction