The Reed of God  -     By: Caryll Houselander
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The Reed of God

Ave Maria Press / 2006 / Paperback

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Through beautiful prose and inspiring meditations, Caryll Houselander depicts the intimately human side of Mary, Mother of God, as an empty reed waiting for God's music to be played through her. Lovingly bringing Our Lady down off her time-honored, ancient pedestal, Houselander shares her insightful and beautiful vision of Mary on earth, Mary among us, Mary as a confused byt trusting girl whose holiness flowered with her eternal fiat. With profound theological teachings and appealing imagery, you'll find this a spiritual book in the mystical tradition of Julian of Norwich.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 192
Vendor: Ave Maria Press
Publication Date: 2006
Dimensions: 7.00 X 5.00 (inches)
ISBN: 0870612409
ISBN-13: 9780870612404
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First published over half a century ago, Caryll Houselander's The Reed of God is a spiritual classic that deserves to be rediscovered by a whole new generation of readers. Houselander's beautiful and profound meditation depicts the intimately human side of Mary, Mother of God, as an empty reed waiting for God's music to be played through her. She shares her insightful and beautiful vision of Mary on earth, Mary among us, Mary as a confused but trusting teenager whose holiness flowered with her eternal "Yes."

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  1. Julie Hendrickson
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    Julie Hendrickson
    Mrs Houselander's reflections on Mary as a vessel or "reed" filled by God to bear Christ into the world really helped me understand how the mother of Jesus is such a powerful role model to us literally and figuratively. I was deeply moved by this work--it inspired a desire for a deeper surrender to God's work in my life. Though a short read, it was packed with depth and meaning.
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