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The Gift of Peace [Read] ➲ The Gift of Peace ➮ Joseph Bernardin – Joseph Cardinal Bernardin's gentle leadership throughout his life of ministerial service had made him an internationally beloved figure but the words he left behind about his final journey would chang Joseph Cardinal Bernardin's gentle leadership throughout his life of ministerial service had made him an internationally beloved figure but the words he left behind about his final journey would change the lives of many people from all faiths from all backgrounds and from all over the worldIn the last two months of his life.

  • Paperback
  • 176 pages
  • The Gift of Peace
  • Joseph Bernardin
  • English
  • 18 February 2016
  • 9780385494342

About the Author: Joseph Bernardin

Joseph Louis Bernardin originally Bernardini April – November was an American Cardinal of the Catholic Church He served as President of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops as well as Archbishop of Chicago from until his death in Bernardin's original academic ambition was to become a physician inspiring him The Gift PDF/EPUB ² to enroll in the pre medical program at the Univer.

10 thoughts on “The Gift of Peace

  1. ♥ Ibrahim ♥ ♥ Ibrahim ♥ says:

    The title is a testimony in itself In my restlessness and lack of contentment about where I was and tossed by worries here and there Monsignor Joseph Tawk advised me to read this book This was the best advice It is enough to just see it and let the title stick in your head and keep being reminded peace is a gift and it outweighs any dreams that have yet to be fulfilled

  2. Charles Lewis Charles Lewis says:

    Joseph Cardinal Bernardin of Chicago died in 1996 He left this book as a spiritual will for those who walk the path of suffering whether just dealing with pain and disability or facing death I bought it on the recommendation of someone who knew I was looking for something to accept the chronic pain in my spine and leg that I've had for several years I'm not the self help book type but I've found these spiritual books on the nature of God and suffering have helped each one in a different way I read this just after priest friend of mind asked me if I trusted in God in the trial I've been facing I said I did The Gift of Peace helped me to understand how that trust can relieve a great deal of the burden that comes when health deserts us I'm not sure how a non Christian or a non believer will react to this book I think being a Christian helps to make sense of what Bernardin was trying to impart I don't believe in God because it makes life easier but of late that belief in God has made the current state of affairs easier to do deal with This uote from Matthew is key to The Gift of Peace 28 “Come to me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light”

  3. Patrick Barry Patrick Barry says:

    The cardinal wrote this book facing a death sentence from pancreatic cancer that spread In his book Bernardin sees suffering as a means towards God's graces I generally buy into that The book however is a good read not an exceptional one I give it three stars and hope the author is right

  4. Steve Steve says:

    If ever you think things are bad read this The memoirs of a man dying of pancreatic cancer while trying to heal others really puts one's own trials in perspective How do you forgive the person who wronged you? How do you find peace in times of pain? How do you pray when you cannot even catch your breath?This was given to me by a dear friend who was dying of cancer with the caveat I was not to loan it only to give it as a gift I encourage you to tread the same path

  5. Deborah Deborah says:

    I read this along with Tuesdays with Morrie for a book club I expected this to be a very dry and boring book but was mistaken Cardinal Bernardin found that his battle for his reputation mattered than his battle with cancer This had deeper meaning than Tuesdays with Morrie

  6. AMHolwerdaWarner AMHolwerdaWarner says:

    Each time I put this book down I was left with a deep sense of peace Simply and beautifully written there's so much to learn from this man who so deeply loved Jesus and desired to serve and shepherd His people every day

  7. booklady booklady says:

    Excellent Read this in a day

  8. Thomas Andrikus Thomas Andrikus says:

    This is a very moving memoir by the late seventh Archbishop of Chicago Joseph Cardinal BernardinEarlier in the memoir he told his side on how he was plagued by false accusation which haunted him for years of which he was later proven innocent as the false accuser admitted that his accusation was baseless Nonetheless Bernardin freely forgave the false accuser and even celebrated mass with that person a lapsed CatholicFinally relieved of what he thought was the biggest trial of his life he continued planning on his life ahead with the diocese Until a few weeks later when he got diagnosed with pancreatic cancerAs he underwent treatments for the disease that would later take his life we learned a great deal about the humility and faith of this great man who had always aspired to serve humanity as the Lord had commanded us all to do Mat 2027 28At times he admitted that he found it hard to focus on praying during his sickness as there are plenty of worries or outside thoughts that bothered him too But it was through his unchanging commitment to put the Lord first that he said that even if the prayers were not perfect that special prayer hour would still not be spent with any other personThis moving memoir should be read not just by Catholics but also by fellow Christians everywhere as it has a lot of inputs on a learned theologian who had had decades of experience in ministering to the flock in Cincinnati and Chicago I find it particularly saddening to know that he finished this memoir merely 13 days before he passed on to the next lifeHowever fully confident that there will be others who will continue God’s work and that there is a sense that he is coming home to see the Lord soon he knew that all will be well

  9. Karen Karen says:

    I first read this book 15 or years ago Although I still believe this earns 5 stars I believe my thoughts about it may be different When Joseph Cardinal Bernardin was stunned to learn he had pancreatic cancer he decided to write about his trials during what would be his final days In this memoir he addresses two events that showed him how helpless we really are and discusses how one must place total trust in God Bernardin connects these two issues one a case of false accusation and the other his impending death In 1993 Bernardin was accused of molesting a seminarian during the 70s and his book addresses his feelings of helplessness and learning to have faith in God in the face of a false accusation This he felt prepared him for the utter helplessness in the face of his pancreatic cancer diagnosis in 1995 Again he had to acknowledge powerlessness The Gift of Peace shows us how faith in God strengthens us that despite our desire to control our lives and all around us much is out of our hands As such I found this a thoughtful and encouraging book However as and is revealed about molestation in all fields I have a great deal skepticism than I did during my first reading of this book I can't know everything but I have become less trusting

  10. Dominador Chu Dominador Chu says:

    Good light reading The late Cardinal Bernardin's account of his dying days with pancreatic cancer his reflections to courageously remain a faithful witness even in the face of death finding God's gift of peace in the process Proving that placing oneself entirely in God's hands surpasses all fears and anxieties if we let HimAt the end of his book he wrote What I would like to leave behind is a simple prayer that each of you may find what I have found God's special gift to us all the Gift of Peace When we are at peace we find the freedom to be most fully who we are even in the worst of times We let go of what is nonessential and embrace what is essential We empty ourselves so that God may fully work within us And we become instruments in the hands of the Lord13 days after finishing this book Cardinal Bernardin passed away in 1996

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