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Ronald Rolheiser, one of the most influential spiritual writers of our day, offers profound reflections on the central mystery of our Christian faith. His beautifully written meditations on the passion and the cross invites you to a new understanding of redemption and offers insight into the meaning of your own loss and suffering. Take a journey into the deeper meaning of pain with guidance from a trusted spiritual advisor.
Number of Pages: 96
Vendor: Franciscan Media
Publication Date: 2015
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)|
The Holy Longing: The Search for a Christian SpiritualityRonald RolheiserImage / 2014 / Trade Paperback$11.99 Retail:
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Our One Great Act of Fidelity: Waiting for Christ in the EucharistRonald RolheiserImage / 2015 / Trade Paperback$9.99 Retail:4 Stars Out Of 5 1 Reviews
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John L. Allen, Jr., associate editor, Crux/Boston Globe
"Ron Rolheiser wades into the FridaySunday mystery of faith with courage and honesty. He brings to his exposition his deep spirituality and that of the church. He lines out that spirituality with an acute pastoral sensibility. But at bottom his book is a witness to the transformative, scandalous truth of the Gospel whereby we are saved in the drama of Gods love. Rolheiser is unflinching in his grasp of the hard, wondrous reality of Gods presence in the person of Christ. Readers will find here compelling testimony to the recurring power of Easter in the daily living of our lives."
Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary
"One of the greatest Christian spiritual writers of our age turns his gaze toward the mystery of suffering and the meaning of the cross. This profound and compassionate spiritual meditation will be of inestimable use to anyone who has ever suffered or struggled in lifewhich is to say, everyone."
James Martin, S.J., author, Jesus: A Pilgrimage
"From this most trusted spiritual guide, one is invited to plumb the depths of mystery, entering into lifes most challenging questions about suffering, death, life, hope, faith, and ultimate meaning. The answers lie in the cross. And while its secret cannot be totally comprehended, one learns from Rolheiser how it can be lived with both head and heart."
Barbara E. Reid, O.P, vice president and academic dean, professor of New Testament studies, Catholic Theological Union
"If you think this is a predictable and usual commentary on the passion accounts of Jesus, be ready for a very grateful surprise! Here you will find years of reflection, prayer, and a life in deep union with the mystery of death, suffering, and the resurrection that comes with it. The course of Jesuss journey is the course of fulfilled humanity, and it seems to surely be the course of Rolheisers journey."
Richard Rohr, O.F.M., author, Eager to Love
"With his elegant prose and thought provoking imagery, Rolheiser brilliantly explores the mystery at the heart of the Christian faith. The Passion and the Cross challenges readers to enter more deeply into questions of faith, life, love, and suffering, and then offers the spiritual tools needed for the journey."
Kerry Weber, managing editor, America, author, Mercy in the City