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THE CLASSICS OF CATHOLIC SPIRITUALITY
A Brief Introduction to the Following Catholic Classics

Author: Peter John Cameron, OP
Copyright: 1996

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This brief introduction to fourteen major literary works in the area of spirituality is a practical guide to the knowledge, love, esteem, and practice of the Catholic faith. A theological reflection on a number of great texts in Catholic spirituality, this work demonstrates their critical rel¬evance to living the faith in the contemporary world today. These works include: The Confessions of St. Augustine, The Cloud of Unknowing, The Little Flowers of St. Francis, Julian of Norwich’s Revelations of Divine Love, Catherine of Siena’s Dialogue, The Imitation of Christ, The Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius, The Ascent of Mount Carmel by St. John of the Cross, St. Teresa of Avila’s Interior Castle, St. Francis de Sales’ Introduction to the Devout Life, The Practice of the Pres¬ence of God by Bro. Lawrence, True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary by de Montfort, de Caussade’s Abandonment to Divine Providence, and St. Thérèse of Lisieux’s Story of a Soul. Belief in God’s love, the importance of prayer, detach¬ment and holy indifference, the redemptive role of suffer¬ing, the instrumentality of the Church, and the communion of saints are among the many threads which are to be found in the variegated patterns of holiness described in these clas¬sic works.

About the Author: Peter John Cameron, OP is presently Chairman of the Department of Homiletics at St. Joseph’s, the major seminary of the Archdiocese of New York. Ordained in 1986 for the Order of Preachers, he holds a Licentiate in Sacred Theology from the Do¬minican House of Studies with a specialty in New Testament Theology. An award-winning playwright with a Master of Fine Arts degree in playwriting from the Catholic University of America, he is also a contributing editor of the National Catholic Register and writes fre¬quently for several other Catholic publications.

Book: 162 pages
ISBN: 978-0-8189-0743-2
Prod. Code: 0743-6

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