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Carlo Carretto : Essential Writings - Robert Ellsberg

Carlo Carretto

Essential Writings

By: Robert Ellsberg (Editor)

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Published: 20th September 2007
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"Carretto makes it look so natural to be a human being, to be a believer, and even to be a saint. He writes so simply and lovingly that one can almost avoid the rage of the prophet and the mind of the mystic, but not for long! Carlo Carretto rubs off on you." –Richard Rohr, O.F.M.
Carlo Carretto (1910-1988) was a member of the Little Brothers of Jesus, the order inspired by the spirituality of Charles de Foucauld. Through his bestselling Letters from the Desert and more than a dozen other books, Carretto presented an ascetic, yet joy-filled spirituality that called to mind the spirit of his favorite saint, Francis of Assisi. Especially appealing to lay people, he showed that it was possible to live a contemplative life in the midst of the world. This selection from over a dozen books covers the spirituality of the desert, Carretto's reflections on God, the church, prayer, engagement with the world, and the mystery of suffering and death.

"Carretto makes it look so natural to be a human being, to be a believer, and even to be a saint. He writes so simply and lovingly that one can almost avoid the rage of the prophet and the mind of he mystic, but not for long! Carlo Carretto rubs off on you."

Introductionp. 7
I, Carlop. 19
First Experience of Lifep. 19
The Mystery of a Callingp. 29
To the Desertp. 33
Little Brotherp. 45
Learning to Lovep. 50
Dreams, Lost and Foundp. 52
The Wisdom of the Desertp. 59
Nazarethp. 59
The Friendly Nightp. 67
Bridging the Gapp. 70
Shepherds with Their Flocksp. 74
Contemplation in the Streetsp. 77
Under the Great Rockp. 83
God is Lovep. 87
You Living in Me, and I Living in Youp. 87
Blessed Are the Mercifulp. 89
Love Is for Livingp. 93
The Real Secretp. 95
The Way of Freedomp. 100
Pray, Love, Waitp. 103
The Church of Sinnersp. 107
A Robbers' Den...p. 107
People of Godp. 114
Called to Servep. 116
Tolerancep. 124
Women's Giftsp. 129
The Church in Miniaturep. 131
A Brother to Allp. 135
Back to the Worldp. 135
The Last Placep. 137
God in Creationp. 140
Sainthood-Just a Dream?p. 143
The Primacy of Nonviolencep. 147
Children of the Same Godp. 151
Prayerp. 156
Time for Prayerp. 156
Something Missingp. 161
Prayer from the Heartp. 163
Piercing the Cloudp. 165
And the Night Shall Be Clear as the Dayp. 167
The God of the Impossiblep. 171
Last Thingsp. 177
Do with Me What You Willp. 177
The Face of Crucified Lovep. 179
The Fire of Charityp. 182
It Is Easterp. 186
The Risk of Believingp. 188
Risen Lifep. 192
Farewellp. 195
Bibliographyp. 203
Acknowledgmentsp. 205
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ISBN: 9781570757259
ISBN-10: 1570757259
Series: Modern Spiritual Masters
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 20th September 2007
Publisher: Orbis Books (USA)
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.0 x 13.7  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.27
Edition Type: Abridged