The Collected Works: Volume 61 (Monastic Wisdom #61) (Paperback)

The Collected Works: Volume 61 (Monastic Wisdom #61) By Saint Rafael Arnaiz, Catherine Addington (Translator), Sr. Gonzalo-García, María (Introduction by) Cover Image
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Saint Rafael Arnaiz was born in Burgos, Spain, on April 9, 1911. When he was twenty-one years old, he left behind the comforts of his wealthy family and an unfinished degree in architecture to join the Trappist-Cistercian abbey of San Isidro de Due as. A sudden onset of diabetes and the beginning of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) turned his monastic journey into an unusual one.

In these unfavorable circumstances and despite the shortness of his life (he died soon after his twenty-seventh birthday), Rafael developed a solid spirituality, which in its simplicity is a straight path to holiness. He has been compared to mystics like Teresa of vila and John of the Cross, whose writings inspired him, and his theology of the cross, born from his prayer, places him in continuity with the best of the monastic tradition. In his letters and journals, compiled in this volume, his heart speaks of the joys and struggles of striving to live for God alone.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780879070618
ISBN-10: 0879070617
Publisher: Cistercian Publications
Publication Date: May 14th, 2022
Pages: 792
Language: English
Series: Monastic Wisdom