Christ, the Life of the Soul

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Gracewing Publishing, 2005 - Meditations - 532 pages
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A classic guide to the spiritual life that has had a direct influence on several Popes, generations of priests and religious, and countless members of the laity. In clear, inspiring language, the author discusses every aspect of our journey to Christ: 'the source of all light, all grace, all holiness - the true Life of our life'. Written for Christians in every walk of life, here are pages of practical knowledge and timeless wisdom: a 'how-to' guide filled with rich insight, spiritual refereshment, inspiration and encouragement. Blessed Columba Marmion was born in Ireland, and served as a priest in Dublin for several years before finding a vocation to the monastery. He eventually became Abbot of Maredsous Abbey, Belgium.
 

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My Reflection on 2015-09-16
I recall reading this or other books by Abbott Marmion during my years at The Retreat in Yercaud, South India, from 1967 to 1969. If I am not mistaken it was Fr. Joseph
Puthenkalam, SDB, who recommended that I read Abbott Marmion’s books. Evidently, the perspectives offered strengthened my faith.
As I re-read "Christ, the Life of the Soul" [extracts from Google books] today, these are some of the thoughts that crossed my mind.
- Written by a man of great faith in Christ and admired by many, including Popes
- Reinforces the “super-natural” from a Christo-centric perspective
- For a society that accepted experiences and expressions of faith in Christ
- For a group of people dedicated to the mysteries of the Christian Faith
Today, I wonder if the book reflects adequately on "Christ, the life of the soul" for someone who does not have the theological or Christian background? I guess that historically this interfaith quest was not relevant to Abbott Marmion's contemplative style or faith tradition.
Ariosto Coelho, Ph.D., LMFT
 

Contents

Christ Author of Our Redemption and Infinite Treasury
60
Causa Efficiens
83
The Church Mystical Body of Christ
107
The Holy Spirit Spirit of Jesus
149
Faith in Jesus Christ Foundation of the Christian
167
DEATH TO
169
Baptism Sacrament of Adoption and Initiation
195
Truth in Charity
275
Panis Vitae
357
Vox Sponsae
389
Prayer
414
Love One Another
446
The Mother of the Incarnate Word
467
CoHeirs with Christ
492
A After the Beatification Extracts from Two Talks
511
B A Chronology of the Life of Blessed Columba Marmion
518

Our Supernatural Growth in Christ
294
The Eucharistic Sacrifice
329

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