Selected Writings

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Orbis Books, 1994 - Literary Criticism - 166 pages
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At the age of 44, Carlo Carretto went into the desert of the Sahara and became a member of the Little Brothers of Jesus, inspired by the spirituality of Charles de Foucauld. Through more than a dozen books, beginning with the classic Letters from the Desert, Carretto invited readers the world over to join him on a journey of spiritual discovery. His words - and his message - have moved and inspired millions. Now, Carlo Carretto: Selected Writings distills the essential spirituality of Carlo Carretto. It begins with his own story and his call to the life of the Little Brothers, his novitiate in the desert, and the accident that left him crippled for life. It continues with his reflections on the meaning of the desert, symbol of the soul's poverty and openness to God, as well as writings on God, as well as writings on God, the church, prayer, engagement with the world, and the mystery of suffering and death. For those just discovering Brother Carlo, this book offers a feast of spiritual nourishment. For those who have read some or all of his many books, Carlo Carretto: Selected Writings is the place to rediscover his inspiring and original voice.

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Introduction by Robert Ellsberg
The Wisdom of the Desert
God Is Love

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About the author (1994)

Robert Ellsberg is the publisher of Orbis Books and the author of several books, including All Saints: Daily Reflections on Saints, Prophets, and Witnesses for Our Time. As general editor of the Modern Spiritual Masters Series, he has edited volumes for the series on Thich Nhat Hanh, Charles de Foucauld, Flannery O'Connor, and Carlo Carretto.

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