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Tra il 1625 e il 1627 venne celebrato a Licata un “processo” sui miracoli attribuiti a sant’Angelo carmelitano, il cui martirio, secondo la tradizione agiografica, sarebbe avvenuto proprio nella città affacciata sul Canale di Sicilia. In quel luogo, inoltre, sarebbe sgorgata una fonte d’acqua miracolosa, tuttora esistente, medium privilegiato di miracoli e guarigioni. I 113 testimoni interrogati ci consegnano un complesso affresco storico, in cui le vicende della peste che colpì la Sicilia nel 1624 e Licata nel 1625 si intrecciano con la storia della medicina e delle pratiche di guarigione messe in atto nel santuario, contribuendo a tratteggiare il contesto culturale e sociale della Sicilia di prima età moderna. Il volume propone un dettagliato studio degli atti del processo, analizzati da una prospettiva storico-culturale, e ne fornisce la prima edizione critica.
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Exercise of Loving Solitary Spirits in their Solitudes is Sister Veronica’s first work of translation for Edizioni Carmelitane. In this set of 30 meditations, John of St. Samson invites us to listen in on his prayers of aspiration as we make our way through the liturgical year and through the various Mysteries of Christ and His Church.
The Dutch Carmelite and professor of philosophy Titus Brandsma, born in Friesland in 1881 and murdered in the Dachau concentration camp in 1942, did groundbreaking work in the field of Dutch mysticism. This book gives an insight into his scholarly work, his social commitment and his personal relationships.
The texts selected here date from the period 1904 to 1942, during
which time the themes of mysticism and spirituality, social teaching, peace and disarmament, heroism, journalism, education, the fight against poverty and animal welfare became increasingly important for Dutch society. Brandsma developed an explicitly Christian perspective on these topics, which he resolutely opposed to the National Socialist monopolizing of these issues in his time. For him, his socio-political commitment was deeply connected to what he taught at university about mysticism and the concept of God. He wanted to bring his Christian philosophical viewpoint into society and make it fruitful for shaping a positive future. He only succeeded to a limited extent, however, because he felt the full force of the reaction of National Socialist ideology to his work. Nevertheless, Brandsma did not give up and is therefore still a role model for all those who courageously stand up for humanity, mutual respect, appreciation of all fellow human beings, open debate and the practice of fundamental
values and virtues.
Joseph Chalmers (born in 1952), after earning a law degree at Glasgow University in Scotland, entered the Carmelite Order and studied theology at the Gregorian University in Rome, ending with an STL in spiritual theology. He has written a number of books and articles on Carmelite spirituality and prayer and translated several books into English from various European languages. He served as Prior General of the Carmelite Order 1995-2007 and now lives in the USA.
Dr Elisabeth Hense T.O.Carm. (born in 1957) is Associate Professor at Radboud University Nijmegen. She published extensively on Carmelite spirituality, especially about Francis Amelry, Maria Petyt, John of the Cross and Titus Brandsma. During the last decade she also has been doing research in the field of ecospirituality, focusing, among other things, on the ecospirituality of Catholic parishes in the Netherlands.
Balbino Velasco Bayón (O. Carm.) y Mauricio Herrero Jiménez, historiador de la Orden Carmelita y Profesor Titular de Paleografía de la Universidad de Valladolid, respectivamente, tienen en su haber numerosas publicaciones. Ambos son doctores en Filosofía y Letras. Junto a otros investigadores son coautores de la Colección documental de Cuéllar (934-1492), dos volúmenes de casi dos mil apretadas páginas, que está a punto ya de agotarse y que ha proporcionado una valiosa fuente de información para el conocimiento de los siglos medievales de la villa segoviana y su tierra. Vieron la luz en 2010. Con este motivo trabajaron una fecunda amistad de colaboración científica que ha cristalizado en dos volúmenes de las Actas de los Capítulos Provinciales de la Provincia Carmelita de Cataluña. Los autores se complacen en presentar a los estudiosos, en edición crítica, este interesante documento.
Former Prior General Killian Healy, O. Carm., offers some profound reflections on one of the most important figures in Carmelite spirituality, the prophet Elijah. Using the Scriptural texts as a foundation, Fr. Healy incorporates sources of the Carmelite tradition, including the writings of the saints and works of art, to confront contemporary spiritual challenges with a Carmelite perspective.
All three of the world’s great monotheistic religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam – venerate the Profet of Fire.
For Jews, Elijah is the forerunner of the Messiah, a messenger between heaven and earth, the rebuilder of God’s chosen people. In the Gospels Elijah appears along with Moses during the transfiguration and bears witness to the Lordship of Jesus. For Muslims, we live because Elijah is alive. For all the paragon of fidelity to God.
In Profet of Fire Father Kilian Healy, former Prior General of the Carmelite Order, presents the perennial challange of Elijah: If the Lord is God, follow him; if Baal, follow him.
Modern man – and woman – prefers to straddle the issues. Like Israel of old we do not want to commit ourselves too deeply: we proclaim the principle of peace and justice but promote indiscriminate consumption; we proclame fundamental equality for all but insist on personal and national privilege; we proclaim the primacy of the spirit but reject discipline.
Elijah still calls on the servants of the Most high to throw down their idols and to return to the worship of the One God: If the Lord is God, follow him; if Baal, follow him. The Baals of consumerism and reckless self-interest may be less recognizable than the old idols, but they are even more insidious in misleading the Paople of God.
Profet of Fire challanges us to stand up and be counted.
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