La luz apacible

Author: Louis de Wohl
Publisher: Palabra
ISBN: 9788482394671
Format: PDF, Mobi
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El autor narra los acontecimientos de la vida del santo y de su siglo –el XIII- e inserta en ellos una trama novelesca. El resultado es un libro insuperable. Esta novela es fruto de la sugerencia que el papa Pío XII hizo al autor durante una audiencia personal que su Santidad le concedió en 1948: escribir sobre la vida de uno de los santos más influyentes del pensamiento cristiano: Santo Tomás de Aquino. Louis de Wohl asumió el reto y elaboró esta obra maestra. Lejos de ser una biografía pesada y llena de datos, Louis de Wohl nos deleita con una novela, de fondo rigurosamente histórico, de ritmo apasionante y apasionado. Narra los acontecimientos de la vida del santo y de su siglo -el XIII- e inserta en ellos una trama novelesca. El resultado es un libro insuperable que mantiene la atención del lector desde la primera hasta la última página.

Saint Teresa of Avila

Author: Marcelle Auclair
Publisher: Fordham University Press
ISBN: 9780932506672
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Marcelle Auclair, the author, a delightful, sparkling woman of many achievements, strikes one as being nearly as versatile and enterprising as her favorite saint. Though born in France, she grew up in Chile, where Spanish ways of life and thought became second-nature to her. On her return to France, at the age of twenty, she married the novelist Jean Prevost, brought up three children, traveled extensively, published several novels herself, and founded and edited Marie-Claire, an outstandingly successful woman's journal. All through her life Marcelle Auclair assiduously studied the writings of Teresa of Avila. She admired in her an essentially modernwoman: inventive, practical, gallant and intrepid, with tremendous organizational capacities, whose genius permitted her to break through the restrictions of her time. Madame Auclair decided to retranslate the saint's writings and to write her life. With characteristic determination, she attempted to obtain the seemingly impossible (it had never been done before) - an authorization from the Holy See to enter the Carmelite cloisters in Spain and to gather authentic background material for her projected work. The permission was granted. On her return to Paris she gave up all her professional obligations and for two years virtually went into retreat, devoting her entire time to the accomplishment of what is no doubt the most vivid existing biography of this great saint.

Memories of My Melancholy Whores

Author: Gabriel García Márquez
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 1101911166
Format: PDF, Kindle
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AVAILABLE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN eBOOK! A New York Times Notable Book On the eve of his ninetieth birthday a bachelor decides to give himself a wild night of love with a virgin. As is his habit–he has purchased hundreds of women–he asks a madam for her assistance. The fourteen-year-old girl who is procured for him is enchanting, but exhausted as she is from caring for siblings and her job sewing buttons, she can do little but sleep. Yet with this sleeping beauty at his side, it is he who awakens to a romance he has never known. Tender, knowing, and slyly comic, Memories of My Melancholy Whores is an exquisite addition to the master’s work.

The Quiet Light

Author: Louis de Wohl
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 168149535X
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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The famous novelist de Wohl presents a stimulating historical novel about the great St. Thomas Aquinas, set against the violent background of the Italy of the Crusades. He tells the intriguing story of St. Thomas who defied his illustrious, prominent family's ambition for him to have great power in the Church by taking a vow of poverty and joining the Dominicans. The battles and Crusades of the 13th century and the ruthlessness of the excommunicated Emperor Frederick II play a big part of the story, but it is Thomas of Aquino who dominates this book. De Wohl succeeds notably in portraying the exceptional quality of this man, a fusion of mighty intellect and childlike simplicity. A pupil of St. Albert the Great, the humble Thomas, through an intense life of study, writing, prayer, preaching and contemplation, ironically rose to become the influential figure of his age, and later was proclaimed by the Church as the Angelic Doctor.