In Dark Night of the Soul, Saint John of the Cross presents for us a portrait painted from his own experience of one who advances successfully through the struggles of the spiritual life. The dark night that St John describes is not abandonment by God but special consideration from Him for those who desire to purify and perfect their souls. Be not afraid--Dark Night of the Soul, though austere and exacting in its instructions for holy living, is laced with St. John's charity and kindness, his love of all things beautiful and sacred--including you.
This adaptation of a 16th-century Chinese comic novel is based on the true story of a 7th-century monk and his fabled 16-year pilgrimage from China to India in search of sacred texts. Mixing whimsy with spiritual weight, Zimmerman's script delivers comedy, adventure, satire and allegory.
During the 19th century the diocese of Maitland was the premier diocese of the Catholic Church in New South Wales, Australia. This book focuses on the people of the diocese, highlighting their religious experiences and placing them against the institutional perception of religious and practice.
The best and most up-to-date scholarship and theory in lesbian studies since the first edition in 1982: Lesbian studies considers the history, present, and future of the field, challenging the limits of lesbian studies.
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