The Way Of A Pilgrim

The Way Of A Pilgrim


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ISBN-13: 9780385468145
Publisher: The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 06/28/1985
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 194,317
Product dimensions: 5.49(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

HELEN BACOVCIN is a translator living and working in New Jersey.

WALTER J. CISZEK, S.J. (1904–1984), spent twenty-three years in the Soviet Gulag and is now being considered for canonization in the Roman Catholic Church.

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The Way Of A Pilgrim 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
iubookgirl on LibraryThing 10 months ago
While it has been some time since I read this, I remember it fondly. I am not a traditionally religious person, but this book struck a chord with me. Though I am in desperate need of weeding my collection, this is one that I cannot bring myself to part with.
ctpress on LibraryThing 10 months ago
By the grace of God I am a Christian man, by my actions a great sinner, and by calling a homeless wanderer of the humblest birth who roams from place to place. My worldly goods are a knapsack and some dried bread in it, and a Bible in my breast pocket. And that is all.So begins this russian pilgrim his tale of spiritual search. He walks from place to place seeking advice on mysticism and the prayer life. He acquires The Philokalia, a collection of writings by eastern orthodox church fathers, and in it he finds a lot of wisdom on prayer. But the charm of the book is his account of the people he meets who also tell their story. He finds shelter and friends but also some people who exploit him. He's always searching for a place where he can meditate in silence and solitude but the outer world seem always to interrupt and make demands of him. Some spiritual classics are too heavy on mysticism for my liking - but this was different because it was more a biography. A soul on a spiritual journey - but along the way a lot of wisdom is found.
davidpwithun on LibraryThing 10 months ago
I have recommended this book to others more than any other book I have ever read. It is a MUST READ for anybody interested in prayer, spirituality, or just drawing closer to God.
MaowangVater on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
In an anonymous autobiographical account the benefits of continually praying, "Lord Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me," are extolled by a nineteenth century Russian peasant.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book describes the adventures of a nineteenth-century peasant who spends much of his God-centered life wandering around Russia. It is an inspirational story about the value of praying which is sure to enrich one's Christian walk.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I came upon this book by accident and without any prior knowledge of its existence or familiarity with the 'Jesus Prayer.' I began reading the book and quickly became fascinated with the story of the pilgrim and his adventures. After learning more about the current significance of the 'Jesus Prayer' from the internet, I again read the book solely for its teachings about prayer. From the tale of the pilgrim I have learned more about prayer than from almost any other single source.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The Way of the Pilgrim is truly one of the great classics of spiritual literature. It is all about the power of prayer. The thesis is that one should pray always, constantly.

In the background of thought, of conversation, and of action, the prayer runs through the mind continually, like a mantra.

I am reminded of the prayer-song of the Don Cossack Chorus, which I heard many years ago. I do not know the spelling of the words to the prayer, but it sounded like 'Hospida be pumilui,' and the lyrics were repeated endlessly, with a singularly mournful sound. It was very beautiful.

I believe the words translated to 'God, have mercy on me.'

This is truly a wonderful book, and one that you should add to your library.