Tales of Grace eBook è Tales of PDF/EPUB ²

Tales of Grace eBook è Tales of PDF/EPUB ²

Tales of Grace ✻ [EPUB] ✰ Tales of Grace By Luigi Santucci ❅ – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk Elizabeth was one of those women who come into the world to undertake the profession of the compassionate old maid the louacious neighbor from across the street ever present at every birth wedding or Elizabeth was one of those women who come into the world to undertake the profession of the compassionate old maid the louacious neighbor from across the street ever present at every birth wedding or funeral wholeheartedly industrious and pious Story whimsy and lyricism combine in these Tales of Grace making it possible to experience the Joyful Mysteries Tales of PDF/EPUB ² of the Rosary in a new way Translated now for the first time into English the great Italian writer's original poetic vision will help you rediscover the tenderness and beauty in the miracle of Jesus's birth and childhood .

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  1. Erin Erin says:

    There are 12 billion people in the world who might enjoy Luigi Santucci’s Tales of Grace Reflections on the Joyful Mysteries trans Demetrio S Yocum; they are Catholic And then there is a much smaller odder demographic that might enjoy the book and that is those who aren’t Catholic but who sometimes like to pretend they are; that includes meWe Protestants who owe our very existence to lawyers cum systematic theologians sometimes forget that the Incarnation and the Trinity are two great mysteries but they aren’t the only ones Santucci a writer and poet who was active in the Italian resistance during World War II helps us open up our conception of the mysterious and let it spill over into other areas of our faithHe does so by reimaging the five Joyful Mysteries of the rosary—the annunciation the visitation the nativity the presentation of Jesus at the temple and the finding of Jesus at the temple In the context of the rosary mystery means deeper truth or a truth that is than what it seems on the surface But Santucci teases out mystery within these mysteries by casting out time and letting us see the events as God who is outside of time but who operates within time might see them In “The Visitation” Mary Elizabeth and a dairy boy casually exchange stories from the future about Marian devotion utterly unaware that technically speaking it is not possible for them to know about such things In “The Nativity” the dairy boy recounts an otherworldly banuet where the story’s villains Herod Pilate Judas are harmless grumps who cannot diminish the eternal joy of heaven The tales are accompanied by the gorgeous icons of George Kordis whose work is both Byzantine and modern and likewise wipes away time and points us toward eternityThe tales are whimsical imaginative endlessly playful The characters in the mysteries eat chestnuts and ravioli unlikely foodstuffs for first century Jews An angel shows up to milk Zechariah’s cows In the foreword Nathan Mitchell says that Santucci invites us to “believe in the good news of the Gospel in the mysteries of faith with the abandonment of the child who believes in fairy tales After all did Jesus not make storytelling his preferred means of communication to teach us about God and the kingdom of heaven?”By far my favorite chapter of the book was the last “Finding Jesus at the Temple” in which we find the author at his old boarding school arguing with his old teachers about whether their faith is one of sorrow or of joy Santucci advocates for joy in a way that reminded me of G K Chesterton and the lives of saints like Francis all at once He instructs the priests to confront pleasure seekers with “the divine remedy of our ‘Christ euphoria’ rather than with abstinence “Grace” he says “is about finding pleasure in avoiding sin than committing it” His vision is so ecstatic so beautiful that by the time he imagines hell as the residence of only three people “eternally bored and furiously playing games with soot smeared cards” while above “the great multitude in heaven sings ‘Hallelujah’” I am ready to accept it wholeheartedly and imaginatively—like a child Full disclosure Paraclete Press provided me with a complimentary copy of this bookTo translate for us Protestants the rosary is made up of the five Joyful Mysteries the five Luminous Mysteries the five Sorrowful Mysteries and the five Glorious Mysteries

  2. Italo Italophiles Italo Italophiles says:

    Reflections on the Joyful Mysteries is the subtitle of Tales of Grace This needs some explanation for non Catholics and many Catholics alike since it refers to the recitation of the Rosary which is a series of standard prayers said in a certain order guided by rosary beads to help a person meditate to find solace from emotional pain or the discomfort that comes from the repentance of their sinsAs the informative website How to Pray the Rosary statesThe purpose of the Rosary is to help keep in memory certain principal events or mysteries in the history of our salvation and to thank and praise God for themThe author wrote this book to represents his meditative imaginings while saying the Rosary and reflecting on five of twenty biblical events Catholics are taught to reflect upon while saying the RosaryIn his case the authornarrator thought about the five events that are called the Joyful Mysteries The Annunciation The Visitation The Nativity The Presentation The Finding of Jesus at the Temple The Italian author of this book was also a poet and his prose often reads like prose poetry written in a stream of consciousness style following the meanderings of his mind while meditating through prayer The translation is faithful to the original keeping the author's fresh intelligent narrative voiceJust to be clear saying the Rosary is a form of meditation through prayer During the recitation of the prayers the supplicant is encouraged to imagine himself in the scene of the mystery or a similar scene in order to feel closer to the Holy Family That is just what the author does in the chapters of Tales of Grace which are named for the Joyful MysteriesThe reader of this book can share the author's imaginings as he says the Rosary and thus get a feeling of greater closeness to the scriptural events The reader can also enjoy the author's creative associations linking the past to the present which offer some intelligent reflections on how we celebrate our faith todayI have to mention something that makes this 135 page pocket sized paperback truly special the 19 evocative full color prints of icon art by contemporary artist George Kordis The icons depict people from the Old and New Testaments and events from the New Testament and Mary and Jesus all with a modern take on classic iconic art formI enjoyed this intelligent creative book very much and I hope the faithful among you might enjoy it too or consider giving it as a gift to a faithful friend or family member who enjoys imaginative prose This very attractive book would make a beautiful gift In my full and illustrated review at Italophile Book Reviews I give an idea of what's in the book hoping it will help anyone who reads it or who is considering reading it or who is considering giving it as a gift to someone The typesetting of the book published by Paraclete Press a small publishing house that has a catalog full of exuisite religious texts is exceptionally attractive I thank them for the review copy of the bookLink to my full and review illustrated with religious icons at Italophile Book Reviews

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