- Paperback: 223 pages
- Publisher: Our Sunday Visitor (IN) (March 1, 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0879739835
- ISBN-13: 978-0879739836
- Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 5.3 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #540,385 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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St. Benedict and St. Therese: The Little Rule & the Little Way Paperback – March 1, 2002
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ON MIRACLES: "The main problem for sophisticated people is not that miracles are incredible, but that they are an error in taste. . . . Benedict and Therese call us to follow a little way, and it may be that for humility to begin growing, our grown-up taste must be the first to go. Miracles, relics, sentimentality, pilgrimages, and wonderful answers to prayer lie at the heart of ordinary religion, and since Benedict and Therese are apostles of the ordinary it is fitting that their religion sits happily among the sentimental, the miraculous, and the tasteless." (p.47-48)
ON OBEDIENCE: "Obedience promises freedom, but there is a huge risk because obedience also threatens the most odious form of slavery. Religious people have an unfortunate taste for Pharisaism, and the call to obedience attracts two kinds of Pharisees - those who love to dominate and those who love to be dominated." (p.86)
Anyone who bemoans the meager fare of 90% of what is currently published to inspire and educate the aspiring Christian, should buy this book to ensure that the more worthy 10% will not disappear forever.Read more ›
The Catholic Church here in the USA is in desperate need of solid and faithful spiritual direction and spiritual directors for laity and clergy alike. There are too few priests to cover the basic parish ministries. The Sacrament of Reconciliation (Penance), meant to be the place for spiritual guidance and direction, is reduced to a hasty five-minute rote act in the confessional, and so understandably the sacrament for which most Catholics see no personal need. Parish priests are "booked" all day, every day, with little space left for their own prayers and devotions, and so even less for the direction sought by parishioners.
This book will not solve this crisis. A long, long time of spiritual desert-dwelling lies ahead for North American Catholicism (and even more so for Catholicism in spiritually burnt-out Europe) as the Holy Spirit calls the right men to the self-sacrificing ministry of the priesthood.
During this time of wandering in the desert, this book and others like it are greatly needed as means by which laity and lay leadership (e.g.Read more ›
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Fiancees parents are writing their masters program papers on theology and needed this book for references and love it!! It had all the information they needed and was a good read! Read morePublished 6 months ago by Here for you
This is an excellent study for all lovers of St. Benedict and St. Therese. I highly recommend it. The Communion of Saints is beautifully illustrated as the book begins.Published 11 months ago by Joanne M. Robertson
Father Dwight Longenecker draws an interesting intersection between St. Benedict, the sixth century monk who founded western monasticism, and St. Read morePublished on January 19, 2014 by Joseph M. Reninger
Discovering Dwight Logenecker's book was for me both providential and felicitous. I procured this book to hoping it might enable a friend and devotee of St Therese to share my... Read morePublished on September 30, 2010 by Sister Marija
We were studying St. Therese in a small group, and this was a wonderful way to add knowledge about both St.'s lives, and have practical lessons to apply to life. Read morePublished on November 26, 2008 by Anita F. Hertford