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Wood of the Cradle, Wood of the Cross: The Little Way of the Infant Jesus Hardcover – October 1, 1995
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A must-read for all who wish to grow in faith. -- Nazareth Journal --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Caryll Houselander (1901-1954) was baptized as a child, but left the Faith as a teenager. She told the story of her lapse and Christian reawakening in her classic A Rocking-Horse Catholic. She is also author of the prayers in Sophia Institute Press's The Essential Rosary. Her passionate and profound writing will deepen your love for God. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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WHAT'S WITH ALL THESE SUPERINFLATED PRICES I FIND ON AMAZON?! We're supposed to live from the rich fare offered by this modern Mystic, not HIDE it from those who need her most, by keeping the price out of the playing field!
One local (London, Canada) bookseller says this 2000 version is out of print. A second local bookseller says she can get copies at source - Sophia Institute Press/ distributer in the States.
Be that as it may, under this title, Caryll Houselander delivers true conversation, born of prayer, of meditation, the flowering of the rich soil of Baptism and of the Sacramental Life. Its fruit: the Christ-Life. This is her theme through-out: the Christ-Life.
Rather than leave you with yet another analysis, which, when overdone, becomes the anti-dote to the LOVING RESPONSE, we're better off savoring a sample of Caryll's brilliant vignettes. But remember the context: the world before, during, and after the second World War. Not so sure if life is that different today with our surfeit of material goods and dirth of soul food.
" . . it is old wounds that are poisoning the life-stream of humanity. It is no wonder that there has never been so conscious a longing for a 'new Heaven and a new earth'. Men look more wistfully on the first leaf of spring than they have ever done before."
Just yesterday I was anything but "wistful" when I noticed the translucent, living green of budding leaves, which belied the dry, stick-like branches they were growing out of. Just a young tree in front of City Hall. While I awaited my wife from her work, my leisurely observation was richly rewarded.
Will childlike appreciation come naturally out of a super-technoligized mind? Can we even detect a child's heart beat in the post-modern human? Or are we indeed saddled with adult infants nursed by the nanny state, and noise-rattling secular media?
Nature's round of "the four seasons", alive, fresh and never "same 'ol, same 'ol", surely succeed partially in re-kindling human Hope. Nature's renewals remain ever fresh. Certainly in Caryll Houselander's nimble mind and wonderfully human heart:
"To wake one morning to see the first prick of green on a city tree is to experience joy like the receiving of a sacrament. To look out of the window upon a patch of blue sky newly washed with rain is an experience as poignant and sweet as a sudden vivid memory of childhood, in which for a moment we walk on thinly sandalled feet through the long, dewy grass of a tangled garden that is no more."
CHOP YER PRICES, YOU "GEM" COLLECTORS! . . and let the poor starving masses have a taste of Caryll Houselander's savory fare.