A Lenten Journey with Jesus Christ and St. John of the Cross

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Christus Publishing, LLC, 2009 - Religion - 273 pages
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"O Lord, my God, who will seek you with simple and pure love, and not find that you are all one can desire, for you show yourself first and go out to meet those who seek you?" With these beautiful words, St. John of the Cross places before us God's great invitation of Love. He reminds us that it is God who fulfills our desires, God who yearns for us, and God who will come to us if we seek Him. Accept the invitation to journey through Lent with Jesus Christ and one of the great spiritual writers of the Catholic Church, St. John of the Cross. Inside you will find an Invitation from St. John of the Cross, a short biography of St. John of the Cross, a History of Lent, and St. John of the Cross on following Jesus. Each day of Lent, weekdays and Sundays, begins with: a Gospel Reading, a selection from the Writings of St. John of the Cross, a Reflection, and a Prayer. Let this book help you explore the spiritual wisdom of St. John of the Cross and the journey to God.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
1
A Brief History
12
Prayer Scripture and Lectio Divina
22
On the Daily Gospel Readings
34
Suggestions for Further Reading
268
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Rev. George Mangiaracina, O.C.D. has been a DiscalcedCarmelite friar since 1988 with the Discalced Carmelites of the Washington Province. He was ordained into the priesthood in 1993. He has earned several undergraduate and graduate degrees including his doctorate degree in Sacred Liturgyfrom Sant’ Anselmo College in Rome, Italy in 2008. He has written several articles on the Sacred Liturgy and has been an adjunct professor at Boston College, where he taught Exploring Catholicism.He was born in Brooklyn, NY. Currently, he is a conventual member of theMonastery of the Espousal of Mary and Joseph in Brighton, MA.

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