Dom Helder Camara (1909-1999) was one of the great prophets of the Catholic church in the twentieth century. As archbishop of Recife, Brazil he gained an international reputation as a champion of human rights during the era of military dictatorship and for his dedication to the poor. Banned from the media in his own country, he toured the world denouncing oppression in the Third World and making the link between the gospel and liberation. In his many books he communicated a joy-filled, mystical love of God and creation. These selections from his writings highlight his distinctive blend of spirituality and social vision.