Hearts Aflame with Hope Vol 1: $9.50 Augustine of Hippo & Francis of Assisi

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Author: Gaudoin-Parker, Michael L. Year: 2012
Publisher: Alba House New York Pages: 144
Binding: Paperback
Dimension: 210 x 140


"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. These pages focus on their journey towards greater union with Christ through his gift and mystery of the Eucharist of which they offer an extended catechesis and celebration.

This series beings with Augustine of Hippo, whose story of conversion offers a striking example of Christian hope in action. His rigorous and unremitting search for truth led him to delve profoundly into the revealed Word of God. As a result, his fundmanetal eaching can be summed up as emphasising the primacy of God's loving outreach to each and everyone of us in our hour of need.

The chapter on Francis of Assisi presents that much loved saints, whose perspective on living became entirely changed through his encounter with the Crucified Savior. In this memorable meeting he learned to deepen his practical commitment to serving the poor in this world and thus to building up the Church as a community of hope oriented towards the future when the Lord will ask every person to give an account of fidelity, not only to his real presence in the Sacrament of the altar, but most strikingly in the needy.

See also Hearts Aflame with Hope Vol 2 and Hearts Aflame with Hope Vol 3