Item #: 1345-7
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Author: Michael L. Gaudoin-Parker
Copyright: 2012
First Printed: 09-22-2012

"We had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel..." (Lk 24:21). This phrase "we had hoped..." encompasses the image of human existence in which hope has become difficult, if not impossible. The truth of these words is reflected in the lives of the persons considered here as signs of encouragement to us all to hope. Despite death threats, Archbishop Oscar Romero persisted in his "preferential option for the poor" and refused to abandon those needing his support. "Martyrdom," he wrote, "is a grace from God which I do not believe I deserve. But if God accepts the sacrifice of my life, then may my blood be the seed of liberty, and a sign that hope will soon become a reality." Dorothy Day, like Oscar Romero, had a profound concern for the plight of the poor. She regarded St. Thérèse of Lisieux as "the saint of the responsible," the social implications of whose teachings were yet to be written. What particularly attracted Dorothy to Thérèse was the creative manner in which she showed how God's outreach of love empowers all people to hope, especially those who "might be tempted to be overcome by the nihilism and hopelessness of a world in which they feel powerless."

About the Author: Michael L. Gaudoin-Parker, a British priest, has over twenty years been living near Assisi. A contemplative lifestyle of reflection and research has permitted him to write articles for various periodicals and books focused on the Eucharist. Among his works, those published by ST PAULS / Alba House are: The Real Presence through the Ages: Jesus Adored in the Sacrament of the Altar (1993); Heart in Pilgrimage: Meditating Christian Spirituality in the Light of the Eucharistic Prayer (1994); A Window on the Mystery of Faith: Mystical Umbria Enlivened by the Eucharist (1997); and Hearts Aflame with Hope Vol. 1: Augustine of Hippo & Francis of Assisi; Vol. 2: Peter-Julian Eymard & John Henry Newman; Vol. 3:Thérèse of Lisieux & Edith Stein; and Vol. 4: Oscar Romero & Dorothy Day (all in 2012).

Book: 164 pages
ISBN-10: 0-8189-1345-2
ISBN-13: 978-0-8189-1345-7
Prod. Code: 1345-7

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