The evolutionary vision of philosopher Beatrice Bruteau (1930-2014), a co-founder of the American Teilhard Association, exerted a profound influence on many. Here, leading theologians reflect on that influence, describing a new feminine spirit emerging out of an old hierarchical order, a new relatedness that speaks of community, and a new humanity and new earth. A complete list of the works of Beatrice Bruteau is included.
If you do voluntary work in a parish, if you are a priest, a seminarian or a parish employee - or if you are thinking about working in a parish - this book will help you understand how Catholic parishes work, how parish life is organised and what it's like to work in them. Here is a practical and user-friendly guide to surviving (and thriving) in a Catholic parish.
Over the course of his life, Henri Nouwen wrote thousands of letters to friends, acquaintances, parishioners, students, and readers of his work all around the world. He believed that a thoughtful letter written in love could truly change someone's life. Many people looked to Nouwen as a long distance spiritual advisor. Love, Henri consists of letters that stretch from the earliest years of Henri's career up through his last 10 years at L'Arche Daybreak.
Brief, lucid, and imminently accessible, Tietz's new account brings Bonhoeffer's story and work to life in a vivid retelling, unfolding his important and widely read texts, and including new, previously unseen pictures.
How do you care for yourself while caring for another? Is it even possible? This affirming book offers spiritual and practical support for caregivers. Twenty days of reflections and prayers address emotions of anger and guilt as well as dealing with expectations and the need for control. A spiritually rich book that can help caregivers find new strength and hope, to discover God's hidden presence in their work.
Inspiring, accessible & intimate, this book contains the essential wisdom of Mother Teresa and her teachings. Thematically arranged to present her revolutionary vision of Christianity in its graceful simplicity, the book features her thoughts on love, generosity, forgiveness, prayer, service, & what it means to be a Christian. A passionate testament to deep hope and abiding faith in God, it celebrates the life & work of one of the world's most revered spiritual teachers.
Medical and technological advances have left millions of Catholics grappling with tough issues - dilemmas that will only multiply as technology and medicine continue to develop at an ever-faster pace. In this updated and expanded edition of Life Issues, Medical Choices, two noted bioethicists explore fundamental principles of Catholic thought - in accessible, easy-to-understand language - to help you make decisions about complex medical and life issues.
Benedictine monk Pierre-François de Bethune has dedicated his life to following the lead of the great pioneers of interreligious dialogue at the level of spiritual experience. Here, he evokes the spiritual journeys of some of the pioneers of interreligious dialogue, among them, Thomas Merton and Henri Le Saux. In doing so, he proposes that their commitment to dialogue, hospitality, and welcoming the other corresponds to what the Gospel asks of the followers of Jesus.
This volume offers a coherent account of God's self-revelation, which can serve as a basis for all that follows in theology and for inter-faith dialogue. O'Collins extends and enriches what he has proposed in his earlier books and articles about the characteristics of God's self-revelation.