Download and read online Joyce Rupp in PDF and EPUB Drawn from more than 30 of her books and dozens of essays, here are moving reflections on life by Joyce Rupp, one of the most beloved spiritual writers of our day.
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Download and read online Dorothee Soelle in PDF and EPUB Dorothee Soelle (1929-2003) was one of the most creative and prophetic German theologians of the post-war generation. Her work was profoundly shaped by the memory of war, of the Holocaust, and of totalitarianism. This "political" theology joined a strong mystical dimension with a deep concern for the challenges of history, integrating feminism, ecological awareness, a witness for peace, and global solidarity. Book jacket.
Download and read online Prayer in PDF and EPUB A best selling author inspires us not only to talk to God but to listen to the "still, small voice of God" within us. Joyce Rupp opens up the scriptures that teach us how to pray and applies them to our daily lives. She encourages us "to pray always" through an awareness of God "in whom we live and move and have our being." Filled with personal experiences, erxamples, and life-lessons, "Prayer" is spiritual reading at its best for Christians of all denominations.
Download and read online Joan Chittister in PDF and EPUB Joan Chittister, a Benedictine nun, is one of the most popular and prophetic religious voices in the world today. In her many books and countless speeches, she has addressed the burning social issues of our time—justice, peace, the role of women, and the survival of the planet. She has explored the deepest questions of human existence, including love, suffering and death, the quest for happiness, and the meaning of life. She has probed the word of God, the message of the gospel, the call to contemplation, and the challenge of faithful living. To all of these she has brought her characteristic courage, honesty, and above all, passion. This volume, more than any other, captures and distills her spirit and her message for women and men today—including reflections on her own journey, why she remains in the church, and what sustains her faith and hope.
Download and read online Modern Spiritual Masters in PDF and EPUB "Through biographical reflections and selected writings, this anthology highlights the essential teachings of a dozen modern spiritual masters, each of whom embodied a form of engaged spirituality - attuned both to God and the needs of a wounded world. Each opposed a style of spirituality focused entirely on the inner life, while at the same lime stressing the importance of prayer and silence as the foundation for service and activism. Balancing contemplation and compassion, these figures - including some of the world's best-known spiritual writers - represent a model of spirituality sensitive to tradition as well as the challenges of our time."--BOOK JACKET.
Download and read online The Cup of Our Life in PDF and EPUB Joyce Rupp's bestselling contemporary classic has sold over 200,000 copies. This new edition continues a fifteen-year tradition of helping individuals and groups pray. Now with a new preface and fresh design, The Cup of Our Life is available to anyone seeking a more intimate and disciplined life of prayer. Joyce Rupp, the bestselling Catholic woman writer today, illustrates how the ordinary cups used each day can become sacred vessels that connect readers with life and bring them into closer union with the Divine. She explores how the cup is a rich symbol of life, with its emptiness and fullness, its brokenness and flaws, and its many blessings. With daily devotions for six weeks, this book is ideal for individual usage as well as group usage in parish settings, religious communities, and small Christian communities.
Download and read online Fatima and the Sons of Abraham in PDF and EPUB Paolo Giobatti is the first Major League Baseball star from the Italian League. He’s nursing an ailing back along the shores of the Mediterranean when, thanks to modern technology, both he and his archrival Eli Kohn, half the world away in Cleveland, witness a stunning moment at the hands of Darius Salamah, a Syrian refugee struggling for survival. In the time it takes for a dove to flap its wings, each of their lives is irrevocably entwined forever. Thus begins the journey of three young men: a Catholic, a Muslim, and a Jew, from Italy’s southernmost beaches and America’s baseball diamonds, to the beating heart of Jerusalem. The trio will dance a bitter tango for the sake of advancing their careers until the fearless heart of a woman named Fatima reshapes their individual destinies in a way none had thought possible. Fatima and the Sons of Abraham is an allegorical tale for our time based on a curious interpretation of the mysterious events that took place in Fatima, Portugal between May and October of 1917. One hundred years later, author Val Bonacci has reimagined those events, taking you on a ride from darkness into light at autobahn speed – a story that will have you laughing, crying, and rooting for her characters to the finish line.
Download and read online May I Have This Dance in PDF and EPUB Readers will find here a unique invitation to join with God in the dance of life, an invitation to experience God in the daily and seasonal rhythms of life.May I Have This Dance? explores twelve major themes, each one followed by prayer suggestions which include litanies, creative writing, guided meditations, ideas for reflection and journal keeping. Rupp shows us that prayer is a dance with the Divine, a joyous and hope-filled experience, an inner dance in which God takes the lead, guiding us through the joys and sorrows of life.
Download and read online Prayer Seeds in PDF and EPUB Some of Sr. Joyce Rupp s most perennially popular books have been collections of her original prayers, blessings, poems, and reflections. In Prayer Seeds, the bestselling author and retreat leader offers almost a hundred new selections on a variety of themes such as the feasts and seasons of the liturgical year, compassion, ministry, difficult times, and important events all suitable for personal or group prayer. People who attend Rupp s retreats or workshops often approach her to ask for a copy of a prayer that she composed for the event. In 2000, she collected her prayers in the book Out of the Ordinary. In Prayer Seeds, Rupp follows up with about a hundred never-before-published prayers written since the publication of the first collection. The prayers are organized thematically. Rupp s warmth and closeness to God along with her sensitivity to the joy and sadness of life make her an ideal prayer companion. Her prayers are like seed planted in your soul. Tended and watered by love, they will grow and bear a rich harvest in your life."
Download and read online Heroic Living in PDF and EPUB There's a life that's better than the life you've imagined?.?.?. You wake up one morning and realize that the life you've dreamed of has eluded you. You sense that something better—something bigger—is waiting out there for you, but you can't quite put your finger on it. You know that fame and fortune aren't the answers to true satisfaction in life . . . but, then, what is? The answer lies in discovering and following your "mighty purpose" for life—a reason for living that is so much bigger than yourself that it transforms you, your relationships, and the world as a result. In Heroic Living, best-selling author and former investment banker Chris Lowney combines his business expertise with proven practices of Ignatian spirituality to help each of us—regardless of calling, career, or current situation—discover a mighty purpose and develop a personal life strategy to achieve it. By merging astute business knowledge and spiritual wisdom, Lowney provides the tools needed to make practical, long-term life changes that move us away from our fractured, compartmentalized lives and toward the satisfaction and wholeness that each of us desires so deeply. Praise for Chris Lowney and Heroic Living "Chris Lowney's most recent book is a substantive blend of 'why' and 'how' to construct a life of purpose and integrity amidst the exigencies and complexities of our fast-paced daily lives." —Stephen A. Privett, SJ, President, University of San Francisco "Lowney's whole-life strategy connects us with our deepest beliefs, and connects these beliefs with what we do every day to 'make the world not only life-giving and sustaining but beautiful and interesting.'?" —Thomas M. Loarie, Chairman and CEO, Mercator MedSystems, Inc. "This book is not about guaranteed steps to success but suggests a thoughtful and convincing path to an integrated life." —Karen M. Ristau, EdD, President, NCEA "Lowney's powerful book refreshingly integrates strategic management, religious tradition, and human stories. The book is full of teachable moments that help one view life from the 'inside out' rather than the 'outside in'—calling all of us to a better version of ourselves." —Michael D. Connelly, President and CEO, Catholic Healthcare Partners "This work is a welcomed contribution for anyone longing for a more authentic and purposeful life." —Steve G. W. Moore, Executive Director, M. J. Murdock Charitable Trust
Download and read online Vesper Time in PDF and EPUB With humor and grace the author explores the idea that growing old, all by itself, is a spiritual exercise that can bring peace, assurance, gratitude, and love.
Download and read online Prayer in the Catholic Tradition in PDF and EPUB "Prayer in the Catholic Tradition" breaks new ground, offering 40 voices on 40 topics in prayer for a wide-ranging look at the learning, the practice and the teaching of approaches to spiritual connection. Seminaries, spiritual direction/formation programs, permanent deacons and those in lay pastoral ministry will find a valuable resource in this compendium of ways to be open and find God.
Download and read online The Enneagram in PDF and EPUB In this new, general introduction to the Enneagram, Rohr and Ebert show that the Enneagram was developed in Egypt by the Desert Fathers and rediscoverd by a Francisican missionary to the Moslems at the turn of the 14th century.