To Follow You, Light of Life: Spiritual Exercises Preached Before John Paul II at the Vatican

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 2005 - 190 sidor
Foreword by Pope John Paul II
Translated by David Glenday

A little more than a year before his death, Pope John Paul II gathered his closest aides for an extended retreat at the Vatican. During this retreat Bruno Forte offered a series of meditations revolving around Jesus' words in John 8:12: "Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life."

Now translated by David Glenday and collected in this lovely book, these meditations draw us into the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus and orient us toward the mission of the church. A master of thoughtful questioning, Forte shepherds his readers through the classic Ignatian spiritual exercises: a day of purification, a day of illumination, and three days of reflection on Easter, the church, and mission.

Each day includes four meditations, two reflecting on the day's theme followed by two careful considerations of scriptural texts. Forte concludes his meditations with questions that provoke deeper reflection on our own faith journeys.

Thoughtful, insightful, and nurturing, Forte's book has much wisdom to offer all Christians who desire to follow more closely the "Light of life."
 

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Called to Freedom
11
Jesus a Story of Freedom The Choice He Made and the Way He Lived
13
Jesus Situating His Freedom
22
The Father Sets Us Free Lectio Divina on Luke 151132
31
Mary Listening Lady Lectio Divina on Luke 12638
40
Journeying Toward the Cross
45
Jesus the Gospel of Sorrows
47
The Cross as the Story of the Trinity
54
Mary Ark of the Covenant Lectio Divina on Luke 13945
96
In the Church That Is Communion
103
Ecclesia de trinitate
105
The Church Icon of the Trinity
113
The Martyrdom of Peter
121
Mary Bride at the Messiahs WeddingFeast Lectio Divina on Luke 14655
129
The Church in Mission
139
Journeying Home to the Trinity The Church in Mission
141

Abraham and the Aqedah of Isaac Lectio Divina on Genesis 12 and 22
60
Mary at Cana and at the Foot of the Cross Lectio Divina on John 2111 and 192527
67
In Easter Light
75
The LifeChanging Encounter
77
The Resurrection as the Story of the Trinity
85
Moses and the Passover of Freedom Lectio Divina on Exodus 3115 and 1451520
88
Eucharist and Beauty
148
Paul Proclaiming the Good News
156
The Woman of the Apocalypse Lectio Divina on Revelation 12
164
Conclusion
173
John Contemplating Love
175
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Om författaren (2005)

Bruno Forte is Archbishop of Chieti-Vasto, Italy. He hasalso served as professor of systematic theology at thePontifical Theological Faculty of Naples, Italy, as amember of the International Theological Commission of theHoly See, and as a consultant of the Pontifical Council forCulture.

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