Author: Marcelo Larraquy
Cómo el Papa Francisco construyó y desarrolla su carismático liderazgo pastoral que está transformando a la Iglesia y al mundo.
The Way of Unknowing
Author: John Main OSB
Publisher: Canterbury Press
John Main understood that the remedy for the malaise that affects individuals and nations alike was the love of Christ. He taught that when we build our lives on the rock-like foundation of this love, we become rooted in the ultimate reality, and the winds and storms of life, and even death itself, no longer have power over us. In the short chapters of this book, he shows how we can find the way to this foundation and root ourselves in the eternal love that nothing can destroy. The way is simplicity itself, but it is also a way of dispossession. Daily meditation brings us to the place where our lives become wholly immersed in the Spirit of God, but it requires that we come empty handed and prepared to walk the way of unknowing.
"In the depths of their hearts, many people feel a deep longing for God to shape their lives. They are in search of true prayer and personal union with God. In this book, the author offers guidance based on his personal life, spiritual growth, and extensive pastoral experience. Step by step, in ten units, he leads the participant toward an immediate awareness of the reality of God and of his presence. The book can be used as a practical guide for a closed retreat or for a retreat in everyday life"--Publisher's description, back cover.
This is the Spanish translation of Father Keating's Open Mind, Open Heart, the best-selling book of the Centering Prayer movement, with sales of over 100,000 copies. It joins Continuum's two other books in Spanish by Father Keating, El Misterio del Cristo and Invitacin a Amar, and Sister Margaret Mary Funk's El Coraz n en Paz (Thoughts Matter).Keating gives an overview of the history of contemplative prayer in the Christian tradition, and step-by-step guidance in the method of centering prayer. This book is designed to initiate the reader into a deep, living relationship with God.
Word Into Silence
Author: John Main
Publisher: Hymns Ancient and Modern Ltd
We now take it for granted that aspects of the monastic life can sustain our daily lives in the world, but we owe this understanding to John Main, whose vision of a 'monastery without walls' has grown into a worldwide network of people who today practice Christian meditation. This is his classic book on how to practice contemplative prayer, or Christian meditation. Stepping aside from the busyness of our daily lives and being still in the presence of God is the key to discovering our true selves and knowing God as 'the ground of our being'.
The Way of a Pilgrim
Author: Gleb Pokrovsky
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
Now with facing-page commentary that illumintes and explains the text, this classic of Russian spirituality offers the timeless account of an anonymous wanderer who set out on a journey across nineteenth-century Russia with nothing but some bread, a Bible, and a burning desire to learn the true words of St. Paul: "Pray without ceasing."
Moment of Christ
Author: John Main
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
"Learning to meditate is the most practical thing in the world. You require only one quality when you begin. That is seriously to want to learn to mediate."The central message of the New Testament is that there is really only one prayer and that this prayer is the prayer of Christ. It is a prayer that continues in our heart day and night. John Main describes this prayer as the stream of love that flows constantly between Jesus and his Father. This stream of love is the Holy SpiritIt is John Main's conviction that is it the most important task for any fully human life that we should become as open as possible to this stream of love. In order for us to do this we must learn a way that is a way of silence - of stillness - and this by a discipline that is most demanding.John Main talks about the many aspects of silent prayer: the way of the mantra, leaving distraction behind, fullness of life in love and silence. A striking feature of the book is its emphasis on simplicity, on transcending self-consciousness and moving beyond "techniques" of prayer.
This historic apostolic letter from Pope John Paul II broadens the traditional pattern of the rosary to include the mysteries of light-five reflections on Christ's public ministry between his Baptism and his Passion.
Brother Enzo's reflections and explorations center on such key words as Hope, Listening, Fasting, Solitude, Communication, and Prayer. The reflections come from his lifelong struggle to "remain open to the guidance of the Spirit, attentive to the newness that makes itself present in our lives, and to the otherness that overturns our carefully made plans."