Carlo Carretto: Selected Writings

Carlo Carretto: Selected Writings


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Carlo Carretto (1910-1988) was a member of the Little Brothers of Jesus, the order inspired by the spirituality of Charles de Foucauld. Through his bestselling Letters from the Desert and more than a dozen other books, Carretto presented an ascetic, yet joy-filled spirituality that called to mind the spirit of his favorite saint, Francis of Assisi. This selection from over a dozen books covers the spirituality of the desert, Carretto's reflections on God, the church, prayer, engagement with the world, and the mystery of suffering and death.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781570757259
Publisher: Orbis Books
Publication date: 09/20/2007
Series: Modern Spiritual Masters Series
Edition description: ABR
Pages: 206
Sales rank: 822,651
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction     7
I, Carlo     19
First Experience of Life     19
The Mystery of a Calling     29
To the Desert     33
Little Brother     45
Learning to Love     50
Dreams, Lost and Found     52
The Wisdom of the Desert     59
Nazareth     59
The Friendly Night     67
Bridging the Gap     70
Shepherds with Their Flocks     74
Contemplation in the Streets     77
Under the Great Rock     83
God is Love     87
You Living in Me, and I Living in You     87
Blessed Are the Merciful     89
Love Is for Living     93
The Real Secret     95
The Way of Freedom     100
Pray, Love, Wait     103
The Church of Sinners     107
A Robbers' Den...     107
People of God     114
Called to Serve     116
Tolerance     124
Women's Gifts     129
The Church in Miniature     131
A Brother to All     135
Back to the World     135
The Last Place     137
God in Creation     140
Sainthood-Just a Dream?     143
The Primacy of Nonviolence     147
Children of the Same God     151
Prayer     156
Time for Prayer     156
Something Missing     161
Prayer from the Heart     163
Piercing the Cloud     165
And the Night Shall Be Clear as the Day     167
The God of the Impossible     171
Last Things     177
Do with Me What You Will     177
The Face of Crucified Love     179
The Fire of Charity     182
It Is Easter     186
The Risk of Believing     188
Risen Life     192
Farewell     195
Bibliography     203
Acknowledgments     205

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