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Riassunto: These stories are alive with God! Published long before the "Chicken Soup For The Soul" series, "Not Without Parables" far surpasses it with profoundly REAL stories that touch not just surface emotions -- but penetrate deeply the depths of one's heart and soul...
A magic fireside of symbol and myth, of fantasy and stark reality. This book is not for Christians only. It is for every seeker who hasnt forgotten how to cry tears of joy or sadness. Who hasnt forgotten how to listen to a good story, especially a timeless love story.
In Part I of this extraordinary collection, Catherine brings us around the fireside of her childhood home in the Russia of old, where she sat wide-eyed at the feet of holy pilgrims who had knocked on her parents door asking for food and shelter on their way to and from shrines.
In Part II she takes us through the Blue Door of Madonna House into an inspiring world of ordinary miracles, peopled by such famous figures as Dorothy Day, Peter Maurin, Thomas Merton. Yet its true heroes are unforgettable people who perhaps never found fame, but found glory. The German Jew, the communist, the homeless men who became priests, the prostitute who discovered herself kneeling at Jesus feet, and more.
In Part III we find out how things get better, as Lady Avarice grows Bountiful, Pity turns to Love, Sorrow becomes Joy, Pride becomes Humble, and Prudence becomes gloriously Imprudent.
Look with new eyes at the people and events we encounter each day!
About the Author: Catherine de Hueck Doherty was born in Russia on August 15, 1896. Her parents, Theodore and Emma Kolyschkine, who belonged to the minor nobility, were devout members of the Orthodox Church and had their child baptized in St. Petersburg on September 15.
Schooled abroad because of her fathers job, she and her family returned to St. Petersburg in 1910, where she was enrolled in the prestigious Princess Obolensky Academy. In 1912, aged 15, she made what turned out to be a disastrous marriage with her first cousin, Boris de Hueck.
At the outbreak of World War I, Catherine became a Red Cross nurse at the front, experiencing the horrors of battle firsthand. On her return to St. Petersburg, she and Boris barely escaped the turmoil of the Russian Revolution with their lives, nearly starving to death as refugees in Finland. Together they made their way to England, where Catherine was received into the Catholic Church on November 27, 1919.
Emigrating to Canada with Boris, Catherine gave birth to their only child, George, in Toronto in 1921. Soon she and Boris became more and more painfully estranged from one another, as he pursued extramarital affairs. To make ends meet, Catherine took various jobs and eventually became a lecturer, travelling a circuit that took her across North America.
Prosperous now, but deeply dissatisfied with a life of material comfort, her marriage in ruins, she began to feel the promptings of a deeper call through a passage that leaped to her eyes every time she opened the Scriptures: Arise, go... sell all you possess... take up your cross and follow me. Consulting with various priests and the bishop of the diocese, she began her lay apostolate among the poor in Toronto in the early 1930s, calling it Friendship House.
Because her approach was so different from what was being done at the time, she encountered much persecution and resistance, and Friendship House was forced to close in 1936. Catherine then went to Europe and spent a year investigating Catholic Action. On her return, she was given the chance to revive Friendship House in New York City among the poor in Harlem. After that she was invited to open another Friendship House in Chicago.
In 1943, having received an annulment of her first marriage, she married Eddie Doherty, one of Americas foremost reporters, who had fallen in love with her while writing a story about her apostolate.
Meanwhile, serious disagreements had arisen between the staff of Friendship House and its foundress. When these could not be resolved, Catherine and Eddie moved to Combermere, Ontario, Canada on May 17, 1947, naming their new rural apostolate Madonna House. This was to be the seedbed of an apostolate that now numbers more than 200 staff workers and over 125 associate priests, deacons, and bishops, with 22 field-houses throughout the world.
Catherine Doherty died on December 14, 1985 in Combermere at the age of 89. Since then, the cause for Catherines beatification has been officially opened.
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Descrizione libro Ave Maria Press, 1977. Condizione libro: Good. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP8486223
Descrizione libro Ave Maria Press, 1977. Condizione libro: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Codice libro della libreria GRP12670135
Descrizione libro Ave Maria Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Fair. Codice libro della libreria G0877931267I5N00
Descrizione libro Ave Maria Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Good. Ex-Library Book - will contain Library Markings. Book shows minor use. Cover and Binding have minimal wear, and the pages have only minimal creases. Codice libro della libreria G0877931267I3N10
Descrizione libro Ave Maria Press. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. This book shows minor wear and is in very good condition. Codice libro della libreria G0877931267I4N00
Descrizione libro Ave Maria Press, 1977. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Used: Good. Codice libro della libreria SONG0877931267
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Good. Book Condition: Good. Codice libro della libreria 97808779312634.0
Descrizione libro Ave Maria Press, 1977. Hard Cover. Condizione libro: Fine. Condizione sovraccoperta: Fine. First Edition. Fine plus condition hardcover book. The dust jacket is protected by a mylar protector. NOT a remainder or an ex library book. The book is tightly bound and square and the pages are crisp, clean, bright,notation and defect free. This book has a card pouch at the rear of the book but no other indication that it is an ex library book. There are no library stamps of any sort. Other than the card pouch the book is in like new condition in a fine condition dust jacket. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Codice libro della libreria 002424
Descrizione libro Condizione libro: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Codice libro della libreria 97808779312633.0
Descrizione libro Ave Maria Press, Clean and Unmarked Text, 1977. Dust Jacket, Illustrated (illustratore). ~~~Gift Quality Copy~~~. Quality Hardback : hard cover edition in Very Good condition, some slight wear to edges, as normal for age of book; and in a Good Dust Jacket with some egdewear. Excellent read. A good book to enjoy and keep on hand. Or would make a great GIFT IDEA for the fan / reader in your life. R: Religious Material /study. Codice libro della libreria 5021314