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A spiritual classic from this 17th-century Carmelite lay brother, who served as cook and sandalmaker at a monastery in Paris. Simplicity and directnesss were at the core of his spirituality, which is compared to a continuous conversation with the indwelling deity. Reveals how to lift up even the most menial task to the love of [...]

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The Spiritual Life


Once, in the middle of the dance floor at some annual ball, a young lady had a sudden glimpse of the immortality of her soul; and as this vision flashed upon her inward eye, she was struck with the thought that all this swirling around the dance floor was utterly futile. Amazed and disturbed, she [...]


“My friend, you are walking on the spiritual path” writes His Holiness Pope Shenouda III of blessed memory, who was the Pope and Patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church for over four decades. His years on the Apostolic Chair of St. Mark were truly extraordinary, as he shepherded the Church during Her unprecedented growth beyond [...]


With its original poetry, quotations from the church fathers, and selections from the Holy Bible, this book is for every Christian on the journey of self-examination. This book contains meditations on twenty-five virtues that will inspire, the mind heart, and soul of readers Language : English Paperback : 160 pages


All That I Have Is Yours is a book of daily spiritual meditations that beautifully interweaves together 100 stories of encounters with St. Pope Kyrillos VI, along with 100 unique and penetrating meditations on the spiritual life. Each chapter begins with a verse from the Psalms following the daily order and structure of the Coptic [...]


Heaven is the aid of all mankind. Our hearts long to attain it. We fervently hope to possess it. We struggle to reach it and be blessed by it. Contemplation on the glories of heaven and what awaits its saints gives those who struggle for it a spiritual push forward and makes them forget all [...]


Whoever divorces his wife… It was said of old… but I say to you… I desire mercy and not sacrifice. Blasphemy against the Spirit Throw not the children’s bread to the dogs. I was not sent except to the House of Israel. I did not come to bring peace but a sword. He who has [...]


The nineteenth century in Russia was a time of considerable religious revival. Many thousands of ordinary people of all classes and callings flocked to elders, or startsi, for spiritual, and also temporal, advice. These startsi, who exercised a remarkable ministry, were generally monks, but one of the most famous — Fr John of Kronstadt — [...]


The Deceitful Onion Bulb. A Blessing to Smuggle. The Conjuror of Rain. In this collection of stories as whimsical as their titles, award-winning author Olesia Nikolaeva poignantly recounts life for Christian believers in Soviet and post-Soviet Russia. In a manner reminiscent of the bestselling Everyday Saints these tales reveal a common theme – the subtle, [...]


Each year we begin anew the journey to the radiant feast of Pascha, entering the season of repentance known as Great Lent. The homilies presented in this modest volume, from one of the spiritual giants of the Orthodox Church of Russia, can both encourage and inform us in this struggle of the Fast. For the [...]


By Fr Daoud Lamei


In this companion volume to the popular When You Pray, L. Joseph Letendre explores the underpinnings of the Church’s practice of fasting and of ascetic discipline in general. Rather than being preoccupied with the details of food regulations, he helps the reader understand the purpose of fasting and how to enter into it more willingly [...]