Catherine de Hueck Doherty: Essential Writings

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Catherine de Hueck Doherty (1896--1985), a Russian-born aristocrat who has recently been proposed for canonization, dedicated her life to promoting "the gospel without compromise." Her vision combined a deep spirituality with a commitment to social justice. One of her early projects was the Harlem-based Friendship House, which attracted a young Thomas Merton. Later, with her second husband, Eddie Doherty, she established Madonna House in Combermere, Ontario. Though Roman Catholic, Catherine drew on her Russian ...
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Overview

Catherine de Hueck Doherty (1896--1985), a Russian-born aristocrat who has recently been proposed for canonization, dedicated her life to promoting "the gospel without compromise." Her vision combined a deep spirituality with a commitment to social justice. One of her early projects was the Harlem-based Friendship House, which attracted a young Thomas Merton. Later, with her second husband, Eddie Doherty, she established Madonna House in Combermere, Ontario. Though Roman Catholic, Catherine drew on her Russian roots and helped popularize the concept of poustinia (the Russian word for desert)-a place where a person meets God through solitude, prayer, and fasting.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570758249
  • Publisher: Orbis Books
  • Publication date: 4/1/2009
  • Series: Modern Spiritual Masters Series
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 755,611
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Chronology 11

Sources and Acknowledgments 15

Introduction 19

1 The Divine Presence 39

Devouring Heat 40

Christ My Companion 41

The Fatherhood of God in a Farm 46

Why Did You Abandon Me? 46

Liberation in Christ 49

Mysteries of Silence 59

Ecce Homo 63

Unity in the Trinity 64

2 The Mystical Body 69

Mama Maria 70

The Mystery of the Church 74

Without Me, You Can Do Nothing 80

The Church and Renewal 82

Letter to a Friend 86

St. Joseph the Unknown 89

Being Christ-Centered 91

Ecumenical Bridges 91

Kenosis 94

3 Christian Prayer 98

Gethsemane: An Ordinary Life Lived Extraordinarily 99

My Cell 102

The Shepherd's Flute 103

Enter the Dark Night with the Hope of a Child 108

The Eastern Poustinik 110

Prayer 117

The Church Is a Prayer 121

Finding Christ in My Brother and Sister 122

4 Christian Action 125

The Little Mandate 126

Harlem: No Man's Land 127

Catherine and Dorothy 132

Defenselessness 134

The Christmas Gift 135

Form Us to Live Out Our Prophetic Role as Baptized Persons 142

Life Is Monotonous 145

Toward an Apostolic Farm 148

5 The Human Condition 155

Doing and Being 156

Alone 157

Suffer for the Sake of Others 157

Loneliness 160

Asbestos Man 160

The Loneliness of Being Human 161

The Door to God's Plan 164

When You Are Anxious 167

Childlike Hearts - Mangers for Christ 169

Be Not Afraid 170

How to Examine and Form Your Conscience 172

A Thousand Roads 174

Arise Again 175

Doubts about Sticking to Our Commitment to Love Another 178

Treat Yourself with Gentleness 180

You Belong to God 182

Journey into Faith 185

Behold My Heart 188

Easter Vigil in Russia 189

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