The Reed of God: A New Edition of a Spiritual Classic

The Reed of God: A New Edition of a Spiritual Classic

by Caryll Houselander, Marie Anne Mayeski

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First published in 1944, The Reed of God is an enduring, timeless spiritual classic. Through beautiful prose and meditations, the British Catholic writer, artist, and poet Caryll Houselander depicts the intimately human side of Mary, Mother of God, as an empty reed waiting for God's music to be played through her. Lovingly bringing Our Lady down off her time-honored, ancient pedestal, Houselander shares her insightful and beautiful vision of Mary on earth, Mary among us, Mary as a confused but trusting teenager whose holiness flowered with her eternal "Yes."

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ISBN-13: 9780870612664
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Publication date: 10/01/2006
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 508,246
File size: 1 MB

About the Author

Caryll Houselander (1901–1954) was an English artist who became one of the most popular Catholic spiritual writers of modern times. Although in poor health for most of her short life, her literary and artistic output was remarkable. Beginning in 1927 until her death in 1954, she wrote and published constantly. With the publication of This War Is the Passion in 1941, she became one of the most popular and highly respected religious writers of the period.
Marie Anne Mayeski is Professor Emeritus from the Department of Theology at Loyola Marymount University.

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Reed of God 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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Caryll Houselander reflects on Mary of Nazareth with profound insight into the reality of her simple life transformed by grace. Deeply Scriptural and also concretely human, her work is a gem of both the poetic and the practical for anyone seeking to be open to God and closer to Christ.
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