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In this classic work, Brazilian Leonardo Boff explores the relevance of St. Francis to contemporary spirituality and to the construction of a new church. Boff shows how "Il Poverello," the "Little Poor Man" of the 12th century embodies the Church's preferential option for the poor" As a "model of gentleness and care," Francis exemplifies how the spiritual and the social are never separate, but intimately bound together. In his new preface Boff observes, "Through his deep humanity Francis of...
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PAPERBACK, 232 PAGESThe bestselling author of The Unbearable Wholeness of Being introduces a new paradigm for being Catholic: Catholicity, destined to become as familiar in this century as the word Catholic was in the 2nd century. Catholicity is a conscious awareness of how everything —the sun, moon, stars, Kepler, Saturn, maple trees, muddy rivers, amoeba, bacteria and all peoples of the earth — form a whole. It is a dynamic quality of being which burst forth in the life of Jesus with the...
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Religious Life in the 21st Century: The Prospect of RefoundingThis seminal work, which surveys the historical rise and fall of religious orders and congregations, reveals the fundamental dispositions that these institutions need to integrate into a new spirituality and sense of mission. These include: being faithful to the new Reign of God as a companionship of empowerment; internalizing a cyclic sense of the paschal mystery in history; embracing God's creation as our primary eschatological...
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The Way of Forgiveness: Readings for a Peaceful LifeAuthor: Michael Leach A Spirituality and Practice Best Spiritual Book of the Year The latest in the popular Orbis series, this poignant collection of inspiring true stories will foster healing and harmony for those seeking peace in their lives. Includes writings by C.S. Lewis, Henri Nouwen, Dorothy Day, Harold Kushner, Richard Rohr, James Martin, SJ, Jack Kornfield, Anne Lamott, Mary Oliver, Frederick Buechner, and many others. ...
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Racial Justice and the Catholic ChurchAuthor: Bryan N. MassingalePages: 240Binding: Softcover Confronting racism is difficult but essential work if we are to heal the brokenness in our society and our church. In the author's words, "We all are wounded by the sin of racism... How can we struggle together against an evil that harms us all?" Racial Justice and the Catholic Church examines the presence of racism in America from its early history through the Civil Rights Movement and the election...
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Drawing from the Bible, literature, lyrics, and original prayers, writer and teacher William O'Malley has composed a six-week cycle of morning, midday, and evening prayers and meditations. From Ash Wednesday to Easter Sunday, each entry provides spiritual nourishment. The book's last sentence is: "Holy Friend, the end is the beginning. Amen." In addition to psalmists and evangelists, contributions come from writers and poets such as Flannery O'Connor, Bob Dylan, Simone Weil, Rainer Maria...
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Maryknollers serve the body of Christ throughout the world and these prayers from the lands in which they serve celebrate God s goodness and the diversity of God s children. They also lift up the needs of the least of us within God s kingdom and open the prayer to the spiritual grace of compassion.This unique prayer book combines universal and traditional prayers with local prayers from every continent. People of all religious traditions will appreciate and use this extraordinary book. It...
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PAPERBACK, 144 PAGES When I first saw Louis Glanzman’s paintings of twelve women in the gospels whose names are so familiar, something happened inside me. After a lifetime of knowing all about these women I felt, at last, that I had actually met them. Indeed I had. They were people I already knew: homemakers, sex workers, child runaways, crones, teachers, mothers, senior citizens...all of them knew Jesus. All of them were achetypes who reflected the journeys, struggles, joys and dreams of...
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Selections from the major works of the Peruvian theologian introduces readers to the work of a great modern Christian thinker who has permanently altered Christian theology through his advocacy of the poor and disenfranchised.350 PAGES, PAPERBACK