Julian of Norwich

Author: Mary C. Earle
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 1594735131
Format: PDF, Mobi
Download and Read
Teachings from this fourteenth-century mystic provide spiritual direction and call for you to open yourself, body and soul, to divine love. Many people are familiar with the phrase “All shall be well” but do not know much, if anything, about Julian of Norwich, the fourteenth-century English mystic who wrote those words. Thomas Merton declared her to be “without a doubt one of the most wonderful of all Christian voices,” and former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams says that her writings “may well be the most important work of Christian reflection in the English language.” This accessible introduction to Julian’s Revelations of Divine Love, an extended reflection on a series of her mystical visions, includes an informative introduction that addresses the historical, cultural and sociological context of Julian’s life and writings. Mary Earle’s facing-page commentary focuses on Julian’s profoundly hopeful vision of humanity and God, her creative imagery and her rigorous honesty about the spiritual life. Drawing directly from Julian’s text, Earle addresses a variety of topics essential to understanding Julian’s mysticism, including the infinite nature of God, the life of prayer, God’s suffering with us, the eternal and undying life of the soul, the motherhood of Jesus and the motherhood of God, “all shall be well” and more.

Celtic Christian Spirituality

Author: Mary C. Earle
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 1594733023
Format: PDF, Docs
Download and Read
The Celtic Christians beheld the world around them and perceived the divine life of God as upholding every aspect of the material universe. Their prayers and poems, their liturgies and theological interpretations give Christians a sense of faith that is confident in a merciful and infinitely creative, healing God.

Belonging to God

Author: William Keepin, PhD
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 1594736219
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download and Read
Combining decades of Eastern and Western contemplative practice with scientific research, this interfaith journey examines the commonalities in the scriptures, writings of key mystics and core practices of Christianity, Islam and Hinduism in order to illuminate a universal path of divine love that leads to union with God.

Hildegard of Bingen

Author:
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 159473514X
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download and Read
A groundbreaking introduction to Hildegard's rich and varied writings, with a wide range of her works grouped by theme to provide a deeper understanding of this influential figure. With helpful commentary and insights on how to read medieval mystic texts.

Like a Child

Author: Rev. Timothy J. Mooney
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 1594735433
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download and Read
By breaking free from our misperceptions about what it means to be an adult, we can reshape our world and become harbingers of grace. “In our desire to grow up, mature, become adults, we become enamored with who we are supposed to be. When we have finally ‘grown up’ we realize much of who we really are has been left behind or buried under various masks and roles we play. But the knowledge of who we truly are never leaves us. To reclaim our selfhood, we must grow up again and consciously embrace all that it means to be childlike.” —from Chapter 12, “It Takes a Long Time to Become Young” By restoring the childlike ways of humility, trust, awe, wonder, playfulness and more, we can recover a fuller picture of what it means to be human. This unique spiritual resource explores what Jesus may have meant when he said, “Unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” It addresses our modern misperceptions regarding the nature of maturity and the common coping mechanisms—distrust, guardedness, insecurity, judgmental thinking—we acquire, and feel we require, in adulthood. Along with the wisdom of ancient and modern spiritual luminaries, this book provides over twenty-five spiritual practices to help us cultivate the childlike ways of attention, self-awareness, joy and resilience in our inner lives as well as in our relationships with others.

Revelations of Divine Love

Author: Julian of Norwich
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0199641188
Format: PDF, Kindle
Download and Read
'All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well' Julian of Norwich is one of the most celebrated figures of the English Middle Ages. She is esteemed as one of the subtlest writers and profoundest thinkers of the period for her account of the revelations that she experienced in 1373. Julian lived as an anchoress in Norwich, and after recovering from a serious illness she described the visions that had come to her during her suffering. She conceived of a loving and compassionate God, merciful and forgiving, and believed in our ability to reach self-knowledge through sin. She wrote of God as our mother, and embraced strikingly independent theological opinions. This new translation conveys the poise and serenity of Julian's prose style to the modern reader. It includes both the short and long texts, written twenty years apart, through which Julian developed her ideas. In his introduction Barry Windeatt considers Julian's astonishingly positive vision of humanity and its potential for spiritual transformation. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

Camino Divina Walking the Divine Way

Author: Gina Marie Mammano
Publisher: SkyLight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 1594736162
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download and Read
Inspired by the ancient spiritual practices of lectio divina and walking meditation, camino divina helps you explore whole new worlds inside yourself as well as re-view the natural world around you by combining mindful walking with inspiring phrases and spiritual exercises. Includes introductions to twelve spiritual luminaries and their work.

Christian Mystics

Author: Ursula King
Publisher: Paulist Press
ISBN: 1587680122
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download and Read
This collection introduces 60 men and women whose great devotion and mystical relation to God transformed the times in which they lived and continues to affect our search for spirituality today. It includes a presentation of the Eastern Orthodox mystic tradition and concludes with the mystics of our time. B&W photos.

The Desert Mothers

Author: Mary C. Earle
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819221562
Format: PDF, ePub
Download and Read
At the dawn of Christianity, holy women went into the wilderness of the deserts of northern Egypt to give themselves totally to lives of prayer. An Episcopal priest and retreat leader explores the spirituality of these little known fourth-century “desert

Holy Companions

Author: Mary C. Earle
Publisher: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 0819219932
Format: PDF, Docs
Download and Read
Let the lives and the wisdom of the Celtic saints teach you to pray. An excellent resource for individuals or groups who want to learn from the masters.