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by Adrienne von Speyr

Hans Urs von Balthasar calls this "one of her most central works''. She discusses the moral and practical aspects of the sacrament in great depth. Some of the many areas covered include conversion, scruples, contrition, spiritual direction, laxity, frequency of confession, the confessions of religious and lay people, even the confessions of saints. One of the most complete spiritual treatises ever written on confession. Sewn Softcover.

My Early Years
by Adrienne Von Speyr

The contemporary mystic and physician von Speyr gives an account of her early years which reveals her extraordinarily rich and integral personality. Written at the request of Hans Urs von Balthasar, the 50 year old von Speyr reflects on the significant events of her younger years, including some of her mystical experiences, which shaped the two key elements of her life: her unshakable resolve to become a doctor against incredible obstacles in order to help others, and her unquenchable longing to belong completely to God. Written in an upbeat and lively manner, this is an authentic first hand picture that reveals the boundless spirit and deeply sensitive soul of an extraordinary woman who was completely dedicated to her patients and yet lived (and wrote much about) a deeply mystical life.

Victory of Love
A Meditation on Romans 8
Adrienne von Speyr

The mystic von Speyr provides profound and original meditations on each verse of St. Paul's rich summary of the meaning of the Christian faith. The eighth chapter of St. Paul's letter to the Romans, a radiant trumpet-call in the tremendous symphony of the Pauline writings, proclaims the ultimate victory of the love of God through Christ in the Holy Spirit in the faithful united as the Church. In our age, which has become focused on the darker side of man, von Speyr shows how the Christian needs nothing more urgently than the courage, inspiration and hope that God offers to us through these writings of St. Paul.

"For I am convinced that there is nothing in death or life, nothing in all creation that can separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus Our Lord."
-- Saint Paul


"The Word of God must be accepted by man in the nakedness of his heart without compromise or safety-measures.... Nothing can hold back the constant extension of this victory of Christ's love. Saint Paul's proclamation has here the character of absolute though progressive totality."
- Hans Urs von Balthasar, From the Foreword

"A gripping meditation on Romans 8, one of the pivotal texts of Pauline Christology. A powerful trumpet blast for the prayerful reader sounded by one of the most extraordinary writers of our
-- Fr. Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R., Author, Spiritual Passages

With God and with Men: Prayers
Adrienne Von Speyr

Adrienne von Speyr, whom Hans Urs von Balthasar called "one of the great mystics of the Church", shares her own prayers with us on a variety of spiritual themes. These prayers from a modern mystic who lived very much in the world as a devoted medical doctor and wife are profound, unique and intriguing. They cover a variety of themes and needs that will be both an inspiration and help to spiritual seekers. Her prayers include such themes as "Before the Tabernacle", "Prayer for Times of Weariness", "For Renewal of the Spirit", "For Detachment", "For the Right Use of Suffering", "For Constancy", and a whole section of Marian Prayers with such themes as "Thru Mary to Christ", "Prayer of Mary in the Family" and "Mary's Prayer at the Cross".

World of Prayer
Adrienne von Speyr

In this major work on prayer, edited by Hans Urs von Balthasar, Adrienne discusses the many aspects and kinds of prayer, the vocation of every Christian.

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