Item description for I Am a Daughter of the Church: A Practical Synthesis of Carmelite Spirituality by P. Marie-Eugene & M. Verda Clare...
Overview Following in the footsteps of the Masters of Carmel, Father Marie-Eugene has set forth this synthesis of the rich doctrinal teachings of the Carmelites with the sureness born of a long and deep contemplative experience, thus offering an ever vital doctrine to men and women of our times. By bringing to light the divine dynamics of baptismal grace, Father Marie-Eugene opens up the paths of contemplation and holiness to all, in the midst of ordinary life. He points out the way of love, the fullness of Christian life. This book and his companion work, I Want to See God, illustrate the untiring search for God through time and the need for reliable spiritual Masters.
Publishers Description Following the footsteps of the Masters of Carmel, Fr. Marie-Eugene opens up the paths of contemplation and holiness to all, in the midst of ordinary life. This is a classic for all interested in Carmelite spirituality.
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Studio: Christian Classics
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.4" Height: 1.4" Weight: 1.8 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 1998
Publisher Christian Classics
Series Christian Classics - Ave Maria Press
ISBN 0870612247 ISBN13 9780870612244
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More About P. Marie-Eugene & M. Verda Clare
P. Marie-Eugene was born in 1894 and died in 1967.
Reviews - What do customers think about I Am a Daughter of the Church: A Practical Synthesis of Carmelite Spirituality?
Great book! Feb 23, 2007
This is an excellent book that explains and blends the teachings of Sts Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross in a nice way. This is Fr. Marie Eugene's second volume (this first being I Want to See God). The previous title (I Want to See God) dealt primarily with the Teresian Mansions I-III and this volume continues with Mansions IV-VII.
Fr. Marie Eugene's writing is easy to understand and he beautifully explains the Saints' writings.
I also recommend Fr. Dubay's The Fire Within -- which is a quick overview of contemplative prayer, but is not as detailed as these two books.
Superb synthesis of Carmelite spirituality Feb 13, 2006
This book is an outstanding synthesis of Carmelite spirituality. It takes over where Fr. Marie Eugene left off with "I Want to See God". This book begins with St Teresa's 4th mansions and St. John of the Cross's Dark Night of Sense. Fr. Marie Eugene shows how St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa complement each other and together give a complete description of the interior life from the beginnings of mystical prayer to the transforming union. He explains how St. John deals more with the transformation of the intellect in darkness while St. Teresa deals mainly with the transformation of the will through love. He shows that each one covered one aspect of mystical prayer- and he shows how both of their descriptions of the inner life fit together. I've read all of St. John's and St. Teresa's works a number of times and this is an excellent synthesis of their thought. He is a master of explaining and synthesising their spirituality. I would also recommend his work "Under the Torrent of His Love"- It's the best synthesis about the sprituality of St. Therese of Lisieux that I have read.