Letters from the Desert

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Orbis Books, 1972 - Religion - 146 pages
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At the age of 44, after a prominent career as a Catholic activist, Carlo Carretto was summoned by a voice that said: "Leave everything, come with me into the desert. I don't want your action any longer, I want your prayer, your love." Carretto responded by leaving for North Africa, where he joined the Little Brothers and embraced the example of Charles de Foucauld.

Among the fruits of his response was Letters from the Desert, the first and most popular of his many books, now available in a 30"th" anniversary edition. A modern classic, its affirmative message has inspired countless readers in a dozen languages. Simply, it reminds us that in the evening of our lives we will be judged by love.

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User Review  - Stephen London - Goodreads

One of the books on prayer and faith that I come back to again and again. A profound book exploring the insight that love is the goal, purpose and joy of our life following the master, Jesus Christ. Read full review

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User Review  - Kathleen - Goodreads

In a day and age where following Christ has been brought down to wealth, health and a membership to all the Bless ME clubs...this book is worlds apart. Mr. Carretto has the gift of taking deep ... Read full review


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Carretto was born in Italy and lived many years in the

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