Embers in the Ashes: New Life in the Church by OSB Martin Werlen
In this dynamic work intended stir the waters and to wake up the Catholic Church, Abbot Martin Werlen exhorts, provokes, and inspires readers into facing today’s situation in the church.
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Thanks for everything, reveiwers! Please help me advertise...)) <br> <p> -Phoenix- <br> Phoenix lay on his bead, staring at the ceiling engraved with falcons circling around a sun carving. He sighed and curled his fists around a leather string, braided. On the string it had a gold emblem of a falcon. He looked at it, eyes red from crying. 'I'm not the prince.' He thought. Phoenix stood up and went to his dresser. He pulled out his spare hunting clothes and changed, taking his sword, packing most of hi belongings. He took onevlast look at his room, and his door was knocked on. "Come in." Phoenix said. The door opened, and Queen Dawn stepped inside. She took a look at him. "Phoenix, where are you going?!" She exclaimed. Her eyes opened wide with suprise. "I uh, heard the uh..." Phoenix stammered, staring at the floor, shuffling his feet. "I heard the conversation you had with Tala." He said quickly. "This is not my home, and I am not royal. I wish I really was your son." Phoenix said, raising his head to look at Dawn. "Phoenix, my boy. You don't understand-" Dawn started, putting a hand on his shoulder. Phoenix thrust his elbow up, knocking her hand away and stepping back. "Don't say I don't understand! How would you feel, if...if your /parents/ had lied to you about family!? How would you feel, /mother/!?" Phoenix shouted, fuming with rage. Queen Dawn's eyes filled with hurt. "Phoenix, just listen-" She tried again calmly. "I WILL NOT LISTEN TO A LIAR!" Phoenix screamed. Footsteps could be heard down the hall, and Akira and Kung Felix burst in. "What is going on!?" Felix asked, worried. Akira stared in shock at Phoenix. "You lied. You LIED!" Phoenix hissed. His amber eyes were filled with anger. "IT IS THE WORST! TO BE RAISED THINKING YOU CAN BE ROYALTY, THEN YOU FIND OUT THAT WRONG!? NOT COOL!!" He raged. Akira's eyes were filled with fear. Felix strode up to Phoenix. "Phoenix, listen to me." Felix said calmly, seizing both of his hands. "We love you as one of our own. We saved you." Felix continued. Phoenix started to calm down. "From what?" Phoenix asked, confused. "The wolves." Felix said seriously. Phoenix still looked equally confused, or even more. "Here. Come with me. I have something to show you." Felix said, leaving the room as the girls moved out of the way. "Akira, you should come too." Felix said as he passed her. Phoenix sighed and followed the king and the princess. 'What is going on? The wolves? Why?' Phoenix's thoughts raced around his head. He followed them until they reached a balcony. Felix waited for them. "This is our kingdom." The king gestured to the land around below. Phoenix gazed at the beautiful sight with birds delivering messages, children laughing, music to his ears. "And that, is the wolf territory." Felix gestured out further. Darkness cloaked this land. It was much larger than the falcon's territory because they had taken over the zebra territory and most of the leopard's. "We found you in a basket, drifting down vthe river, and into the palace pond, where Akira playing with Queen Dawn. She had you raised as one of us, however, we knew that you were half-wolf, half-falcon. It was better if you didn't know. Because another hybrid, became the wolf leader. He was given the choise by the former queen, Queen Eve. It was Alpha Lukas." Both of the kids eyes widened with suprise. Everyone knew who Lukas was. The powerful leader of the wolves. Evil. <br> <p> Ran out of characters! <br> <p> ~Dawn&star