A Passion for Life: Fragments of the Face of God

A Passion for Life: Fragments of the Face of God

by Joan Chittister


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Reflections by Joan Chittister with icons by Robert Lentz present over two dozen saints and prophets—from Hildegard of Bingen to Martin Luther King, Jr.,—who speak to the urgent spiritual questions of our time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781626980600
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication date: 01/10/2014
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Joan Chittister, O.S.B. is one of the most popular religious writers today. A regular columnist in NCR, she lectures throughout the world raising a prophetic voice. She is the award-winning author of The Way of the Cross, For Everything a Season, The Way We Were, and many other books. She is a member of the Benedictines in Erie, Pennsylvania. Artist Robert Lentz, a Franciscan friar, is one of the best-known contemporary icon painters in North America. His apprenticeship was with the Holy Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Monastery in Boston. His icons also appear in Christ in the Margins (text by Edwina Gateley). He currently lives and works in Silver Spring, MD.

Table of Contents

Eve: The Image of God1
Gandhi: The Force of Non-Force5
Benedict and Scholastica: Images of Hope9
Charles DE Foucauld: Icon of the Universal Brother13
The University Martyrs: Icons of the Patience of God18
Hagar: The Abandoned Woman23
Rumi: Icon of Wisdom25
John XXIII: A Glimpse of the Heart of God30
Hildegard of Bingen: The Feminine Voice of God34
Martin Luther King: The Icon of Light in Darkness39
Mary Magdalene: Icon of Ministry43
Bartolome DE Las Casas: Icon of Justice47
Simone Well: Icon of the Face of Truth52
Francis and Clare: Holy Madness55
Dorothy Day: Icon of the Streets59
Franz Jagerstatter: Icon of Conscience64
Kateri Tekakwitha: Icon of Otherness68
Teresa of Avila: Face of Fire73
Amos: The Icon of Compassion79
Mother Jones: God's Righteous Anger83
Pedro Arrupe: The Face of Gentle Strength86
Baal Shem TOV: Face of a Holy World91
Julian of Norwich: Icon of the Motherhood of God95
Oscar Romero: Icon of Ordinariness100
Edith Stein: The Prescience of God107
Martin of Tours: Holy Disobedience111
Thomas Merton: Icon of the Voice of God114
Catherine of Siena: Woman of Courage120
Joan of Arc: A Voice of Conscience125
Recommended Readings131

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