The Reed of God: A New Edition of a Spiritual Classic

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Ave Maria Press, Oct 1, 2006 - Religion - 192 pages
First published in 1944, The Reed of God is an enduring, timeless spiritual classic. Through beautiful prose and meditations, the British Catholic writer, artist, and poet Caryll Houselander depicts the intimately human side of Mary, Mother of God, as an empty reed waiting for God's music to be played through her. Lovingly bringing Our Lady down off her time-honored, ancient pedestal, Houselander shares her insightful and beautiful vision of Mary on earth, Mary among us, Mary as a confused but trusting teenager whose holiness flowered with her eternal "Yes."
 

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One of my favorite books, and certainly my favorite inspirational book! This book, written in 1944 (I believe) is just wonderful. It, more than anything I have read, has brought me closer to Our ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword
9
Introduction
15
Emptiness
21
Fiat
31
Advent
55
Pastoral
69
The Fugue
79
Wooden Bambino
89
Idols
121
The Last Confession
137
Our Seeking
147
The Way
165
In 1940
179
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Caryll Houselander (1901–1954) was an English artist who became one of the most popular Catholic spiritual writers of modern times. Although in poor health for most of her short life, her literary and artistic output was remarkable. Beginning in 1927 until her death in 1954, she wrote and published constantly. With the publication of This War Is the Passion in 1941, she became one of the most popular and highly respected religious writers of the period.

Marie Anne Mayeski is Professor Emeritus from the Department of Theology at Loyola Marymount University.

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