Revised to include new essays as well as reflections on the recent beatification of Oscar Romero.
Introduces Carmelite spirituality, from the hermits of Mount Carmel to the sixteenth-century Spanish mystics, to Therese of Lisieux and Edith Stein.
"The opposite of authentic hope isn't despair. It is inauthentic hope. Inauthentic hope is optimism disconnected from reality. . ."
An essentital work that clarifies who we are in God and what we are to each other and what our purpose in life is.
Peter Phan reflects on how people can be genuinely religious if they live "interreligiously."
Where do we find hope in the hard work of human development?
A canonist and lawyer explores religious life today, its changes, challenges, and the emerging currents among the smaller cohorts of younger religious in mainstream communities.
How one middle-class parish made an option for the poor and rediscovered the Gospel.
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