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Carretto, Carlo

Works: 207 works in 1,017 publications in 16 languages and 6,144 library holdings
Genres: Meditations  Biography  Records and correspondence  Diaries  Prayers and devotions  Conference papers and proceedings  Commentaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction, Contributor
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Carlo Carretto
Letters from the desert by Carlo Carretto( Book )

116 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in 11 languages and held by 750 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"At the age of 44, after a prominent career as a Catholic activist, Carlo Carretto was summoned by a voice that said: 'Leave everything, come with me into the desert. I don't want your action any longer, I want your prayer, your love.' Carretto responded by leaving for North Africa, where he joined the Little Brothers of Jesus and embraced the example of Charles de Foucauld. Among the fruits of Brother Carlo's response was Letters from the Desert, the first and most popular of his many books. Its life-affirming message has inspired countless readers in a dozen languages. Simply, it reminds us that in the evening of our lives we will be judged by love."--Publisher description
I, Francis by Carlo Carretto( Book )

70 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in 10 languages and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beschrijving van het leven van Franciscus van Assisi (1182-1226) in het licht van de hedendaagse maatschappij
The God who comes by Carlo Carretto( Book )

63 editions published between 1971 and 2006 in 10 languages and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a call to love, silence, poverty and faith, which challenges those who think they can reach God by running faster. The author, a Little Brother of Charles de Foucauld, divides his time between the Order's house in the Sahara, and the Umbrian Hills where he lives as a hermit
In search of the beyond by Carlo Carretto( Book )

79 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summoned by love / translated by Alan Neame by Carlo Carretto( Book )

73 editions published between 1966 and 2008 in 7 languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sustained meditation ased on the prayer of Charles de Foucauld known as the "prayer of abandonment to God". The author writes: "When I was in the desert I learned an extraordinary prayer of Charles de Foucauld, a prayer summing up my whole faith, a prayer so drastic in content that I could only recite it under the impulsion of the Holy Spirit. I kept stopping out of dread, unable to go on. Its absolute demands made me tremble, as though they would rob me of part of my personality, would strip me of part of my freedom...Try reciting the prayer yourself and see if you succeed in getting right to the end in love and peace of spirit. If you do, that will give one more proof that God the Father has sons and daughters all over the place, and that the Holy Spirit fills the whole universe with his love."
The desert in the city by Carlo Carretto( Book )

53 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having spent much of his time in the Sahara Desert the author had come to feel that it was here more than anywhere else that he could communicate directly with God. When he visited Hong Kong he found a different kind of desert, a harsh concrete desert where the god had become money and the temples banks. He met many young people who asked him to help them find their own 'desert' in the city - this book is Carreto's response to that need. (Given by St. Cecilia's Guild)
Why O Lord? : the inner meaning of suffering by Carlo Carretto( Book )

6 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love is for living by Carlo Carretto( Book )

74 editions published between 1966 and 1996 in 6 languages and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blessed are you who believed by Carlo Carretto( Book )

51 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A moving and inspiring meditation on the author's rediscovery of and love for Mary, the mother of Jesus. "I must admit," he writes, "that my relations with Mary were somewhat marred by the romanticism of the type of Marian devotion that was all the rage before the Vatican Council and which gradually became empty of meaning. She is, after all, the mother of God and has no need of recommendation to be esteemed." His own renewal of devotion began during his long period in the desert, living among the Little Brothers of Charles de Foucauld. The fate of one particular Tuareg girl, killed because she was discovered to be pregnant before her marriage, opened his eyes to the real life that Mary lived in Nazareth, where she was the subject of neighbours' puritanical scrutiny. Carretto follows her as, with exhaustion in her heart, she visited her cousin Elizabeth, for it was Elizabeth who said to her after hearing her relate her story, "Blessed are you who believed."
And God saw that it was good by Carlo Carretto( Book )

20 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journey without end by Carlo Carretto( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extended meditation on the sanctity of life and a contemplative's look at life as eternal. Writing in beautiful images of life, love and forgiveness, the author stresses the infinite worth of all forms of human existence. He condemns the willful destruction of life in the womb and in old age, but also shows that forgiveness can be found within the mercy of God. He describes the journey by using images from Scripture to portray the various stages of growth: being freed from slavery, being purified in the desert, seeing the kingdom and acquiring the "treasure hidden in the field", and fighting at Jericho. He concludes with a six-day series of morning and evening prayers and meditations
Made in Heaven by Carlo Carretto( Book )

27 editions published between 1949 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jerusalem Community rule of life by Fraternités monastiques de Jérusalem( Book )

1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I sought and I found : my experience of God and of the Church by Carlo Carretto( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God's name is love : daily reflections of Carlo Carretto by Carlo Carretto( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ich habe gesucht und gefunden by Carlo Carretto( Book )

7 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in German and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Worte aus der Wüste by Carlo Carretto( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1986 in German and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warum, Herr? : Erfahrungen d. Hoffnung über d. Geheimnis d. Leids by Carlo Carretto( Book )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in German and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ho cercato e ho trovato : la mia esperienza di Dio e di Chiesa by Carlo Carretto( Book )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2007 in Italian and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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I, Francis
I, FrancisThe desert in the cityBlessed are you who believedI sought and I found : my experience of God and of the ChurchGod's name is love : daily reflections of Carlo CarrettoSelected writingsLetters from the desert
Alternative Names
Caretto Carlo

Carlo brat

Carlo Carretto Italiaans n/a (1910-1988)

Carlo Carretto Italian Catholic writer

Carlo Carretto italienisch katholischer Schriftsteller

Carlo Carretto religioso italiano

Carlo Carretto włoski eremita, pisarz katolicki

Carretto, C.

Carretto, Carlo, 1910-

Carretto, Carlos, 1910-1988

Karetas K.

Karetas Karlas

Kareto, Karlo

كارلو كاررتو، 1910-1988

까레또, 까를로 1910-1988

까렛도, 까를로 1910-1988

까를로 까레또 1910-1988

카레또, 까를로 1910-1988

카레토, 카를로 1910-1988

Italian (181)

German (147)

Spanish (138)

English (135)

French (83)

Polish (20)

Dutch (6)

Czech (4)

Korean (3)

Slovenian (3)

Japanese (2)

Danish (2)

Portuguese (2)

Finnish (1)

Slovak (1)

Chinese (1)