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The book of all saints : part one

Author: Adrienne von Speyr; Hans Urs von Balthasar; D C Schindler
Publisher: San Francisco : Ignatius Press, ©2008.
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Adrienne von Speyr, a renowned mystic and spiritual writer from Switzerland, was received into the Catholic Church at the age of 38 on the Feast of All Saints, 1940, by one of the theological giants of the 20th century, Fr. Hans Urs von Balthasar. He became her spiritual director and confessor until her death in 1967 during which time Adrienne was favored with many gifts of authentic mystical prayer. Balthasar  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Meditations
Named Person: Adrienne von Speyr
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adrienne von Speyr; Hans Urs von Balthasar; D C Schindler
ISBN: 9781586171926 1586171925
OCLC Number: 228304146
Notes: Original German edition: Das Allerheilgenbuch: Erster Teil, c1966 by Johannes Verlag, Einsiedeln.
Description: xiii, 429 p. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Adrienne von Speyr ; edited with an introduction by Hans Urs von Balthasar ; translated by D.C. Schindler.

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Adrienne von Speyr, a renowned mystic and spiritual writer from Switzerland, was received into the Catholic Church at the age of 38 on the Feast of All Saints, 1940, by one of the theological giants of the 20th century, Fr. Hans Urs von Balthasar. He became her spiritual director and confessor until her death in 1967 during which time Adrienne was favored with many gifts of authentic mystical prayer. Balthasar considered one of the central characteristics of Adrienne's prayer to be her transparency to the inspirations she received from God, along with a deep personal communion with the saints. Over a period of many years, Adrienne would see the saints (and other devout people) at prayer, and she would dictate what she saw to Fr.von Balthasar - while she was in a state of mystical prayer. Through a unique charism, she was able to put herself in the place of various individuals to see and describe their prayer, their whole attitude before God. Not all of her subjects are saints in the strict sense of the word, but all struggled, with varying degrees of success, to place their lives at the disposal of their Creator. This book presents these unique mystical insights into the prayer lives of many saints taken from Adrienne₂s direct visions of them in prayer. Among the long list of saints in this book are St. John the Apostle, St. Augustine, St. Francis, St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, St. John Bosco, St. Bernadette, St. Dominic, St. Edith Stein and many, many more.

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