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Wondrous Encounters: Scripture For Lent

Rohr's meditations on the daily readings of Lent are not for the sake of mere information, or even for academia (although the author hopes it will satisfy both), but for the sake of our transformation into our original "image and likeness," which is the very image of God. What always and finally matters for all of us is encounter! Father Rohr begins each meditation with a single title or phrase that sums up the point. Then he offers the meditation followed by key passages from the readings. He ends each meditation with a Starter Prayer that invites you to self-disclosure and to enter the wondrous divine dialogue with clarity, insight—and holy desire! "There are two moments that matter. One is when you know that your one and only life is absolutely valuable and alive. The other is when you know your life, as presently lived, is entirely pointless and empty. You need both of them to keep you going in the right direction. Lent is about both. The first such moment gives you energy and joy by connecting you with your ultimate Source and Ground. The second gives you limits and boundaries, and a proper humility, so you keep seeking the Source and Ground and not just your small self."—From the Introduction

Paperback: 143 pages

Publisher: Franciscan Media (October 18, 2010)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0867169877

ISBN-13: 978-0867169874

Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 6.5 inches

Shipping Weight: 2.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)

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Once more Franciscan Friar, the Reverend Father Richard Rohr guides us through words right in Holy Scripture through the deepest mysteries of our Faith in the Resurrection.In the season of recollecting self-denial and silence which is Lent, we need a steady and sure guide like the Rev. Fr. Rohr, writer of countless faithful works of Catholic spirituality, such as The Naked Now: Learning to See as the Mystics See and also Everything Belongs: The Gift of Contemplative Prayer, as well as many others readily available here upon .Father Rohr is also a gifted retreat guide. Those of us unable to attend his guided retreats in person nevertheless gratefully receive this present new work, particularly in the soon coming days of Lent, which may seem so lonesome upon this Pilgrim Path, but which Fr. Rohr compassionately makes for us more certain, less slippery, encouraging rather than the despair we might inevitably encounter alone. Gratefully therefore we receive this present work, a gift for any Roman Catholic, and a gift for all peoples of Faith.One may overcome the anatomical restraints of not attending personally a retreat with Father Rohr upon this topic by visiting the webcast on Saturday, yet this book, available here in hard cover, Kindle and in Spanish, gracefully, stands on its own, and lends itself well to personal reflection at one's own pace, to meditate and to re-read and to read once more throughout the time of Lent, and all of the year.

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