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Bernard of Clairvaux
A Lover Teaching the Way of Love

M. Basil Pennington (about)

Selected Spiritual Writings

Paperback; 135 pages; 1996

ISBN: 1-56548-089-9

About this Book

After a comprehensive introduction to Bernard's life and writings, Father Pennington invites you on a journey with this renowned saint and abbot. Offering ample excerpts of Bernard's own words, Pennington brings him to life and invites you to "enter into conversation" with him. Bernard's is the way of love. He dares to remind us of our calling to the fullness of divine union. He wants to help us know ourselves as truly free persons who have but to ascent to the loving activity of God, and who can reach the unbelievable intimacy of a lover brought into the inner life of the Trinity.

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Bernard of Clairvaux

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"These selected spiritual writings make St. Bernard accessible in a way that surely would gladden the heart of Thomas Merton, one of his great admirers. This engaging sampler provides a varied introduction to the Saint's more important writings. Experience the spiritual resonance of this great lover of God. ”

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M. Basil Pennington is a Cistercian monk and is considered one of the leading contemporary spiritual writers. He is the author of such classics as Call to the Center, Thomas Merton--My Brother, Daily We Touch Him, and A Place Apart.

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