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The Journey to Peace: Reflections on Faith, Embracing Suffering, and Finding New Life [Kindle Edition]

Joseph Cardinal Bernardin , Alphonse P. Cpps Spilly , Jeremy Langford , Alphonse Spilly C.P.P.S.
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Book Description

Joseph Cardinal Bernardin (1928-1996) touched millions of people through his passionate witness, humble wisdom, and spiritual writings. In the final months of his life he shared his personal reflections in The Gift of Peace, a modern classic about finding inner peace in the face of life's greatest trials. As part of his rich legacy, The Gift of Peace has become an international bestseller and has brought courage, healing, faith, hope, and love to people of all backgrounds throughout the world. Cardinal Bernardin's legacy is continued here in The Journey to Peace, a special collection of his previously unpublished spiritual reflections.

Using the Stations of the Cross as a framework, The Journey to Peace reveals the extraordinary faith, wisdom, and compassion of Joseph Cardinal Bernardin. Through these excerpts from his homilies, Cardinal Bernardin helps readers understand the relevance of Jesus' suffering, death, and resurrection to their own lives, inviting all to join the journey that leads to peace.

Written with eloquent simplicity, and elegantly designed and illustrated with specially commissioned contemporary artwork, The Journey to Peace reaches people of all faiths for reading throughout the year.

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Editorial Reviews Review

The Journey to Peace: Reflections on Faith, Embracing Suffering, and Finding New Life is a posthumous collection of previously unpublished excerpts from the homilies of Joseph Cardinal Bernardin. Like Bernardin's autobiography, The Gift of Peace, much of this new volume has an elegant and simple style. ("When Jesus invites us to join him, the Cross is embossed at the very center of the invitation," he writes.) These sermons, however, may be even more direct than his memoirs. Their organization, according to the 14 stations of the cross, underscores Bernardin's constant focus on the most basic aspects of the gospel stories and spotlights his ability to draw contemporary lessons from these ancient stories. Even more impressive is the trustworthy tension between confidence and humility that characterizes Bernardin's messages to his flock. One sermon concludes, "Accepting the fact of alienation is the equivalent of embracing the Cross each day, as Jesus himself did." The Journey to Peace is full of such forthright, realistic, and faithful reflections. --Michael Joseph Gross

From Publishers Weekly

Bernardin (1928-1996) touched the hearts of many with his bestselling book, The Gift of Peace, released two months after his death from pancreatic cancer. Here more than 30 of his unpublished homilies have been carefully edited and framed in the context of the Stations of the Cross, allowing readers "to enter more deeply into the mystery of Jesus' suffering, death and resurrection." Editors Spilly and Langford perceptively connect the Sixth Station (in which Veronica wipes Jesus' brow) to a homily on personal service, and interpret the Tenth Station (in which Jesus is stripped naked) to Bernardin's poignant reflections on the Holocaust. This short book is a perfect aid for meditation during Lent or any time in the liturgical year.

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  • Print Length: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Image (December 18, 2007)
  • Sold by: Random House LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B000XUBCI6
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5.0 out of 5 stars Terrific companion to 'The Gift of Peace' December 24, 2002
Whatever your exposure to the late Cardinal, you must admire his example of the Christian life. In the Gift of Peace, he invited us to walk beside him during his final months. In this volume, Spilly & Langford have artfully woven together extended excerpts from his homilies while Archbishop of Chicago. The book is divided into chapters identified by the Stations of the Cross -- a device that both illuminates the Cardinal's own words, as well as the putting the Way of the Cross into a contemporary context, thus reminding us that the Cross itself is as real today as it was two thousand years ago.
If you loved Cardinal Bernadin as we in Chicago did, you will of course love this book. But even if this is your first encounter, you will come to know him like a dear friend -- and learn much from his humility, his prayerfulness, his humiliation and exoneration, and his very public suffering and passing.
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3.0 out of 5 stars easy reading March 25, 2014
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Easy to read. You can pick it up and put down without having to reread parts to refresh your memory. Kept my attention. Anyone going through cancer would find it interesting reading.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Such a remarkable man February 11, 2014
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This book represents his last days on earth and accentuates his love of God and his fellow man.
His views were based on the Catholic teachings and Cardinal Bernadin presented them from his heart.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Abiding Grace July 27, 2013
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Joseph Cardinal Bernardin who upon becoming a Cardinal of the American Roman Catholic church, introduced himeself saying "I am your brother, Joseph". As head of the Catholic conference of Boships he ushered through two masterful encyclicals about nurclear war and economic justice that inspiried so many millions of his sisters and brothers. He indeed lived a Catholic Christian life with realism and hope and faith. His public humiliation of beging fasley accused of sexually abusing an adult male and then meeting with the man and forgiving him is well known And many cancer patients loved him as they together walked through their treatments of cancer. This last book is written by Cardinal Bernardin after his diagnosis of terminal cancer and is a hopefilled gracious reflection on service and love. He lived what he preached. R.I.P. my beloved brother
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great! January 25, 2013
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My Dad wants to send this book to his brother in Germany.
He was just amazed at how quickly the turn around time was.
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