Prayers Of Hope Words Of Courage

Vanthuan Francis Xavier
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Pauline Books & Media B
"This little books of prayers was written in prison. Though I was alone and seemed to have nothing at all, I had love of faithful friends who were praying for me. And I had the love of Christ in my heart.

In gratitude for that love, I wrote these prayers on scraps of paper the prison guards gave me. They are a remembrance of that time when I seemed poor, but when I was actually very rich, for love can do all things."

Cardinal Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan was imprisoned in Vietnam for thirteen years, and then expelled from Vietnam. He continued to proclaim the gospel of peace and freedom, justice and human dignity until his death in 2002. Destined to become contemporary classics, Van Thuan's writings have inspired hope in millions. His best selling works include Testimony of Hope and The Road of Hope..

5.10 x 7.20
Venerable Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan was ordained a priest in 1953 and made the bishop of Nha Trang, Vietnam, in 1967, Venerable Francis Xavier Nguyen Van Thuan suffered for the Gospel especially during his long years in prison. He was exiled from Vietnam in 1991. Saint John Paul II made him a cardinal in 2001. Nguyen Van Thuan died in Rome in 2002.
"Beautifully written conversation with God about the things that matter. Cardinal Thuan's prison experience speaks to the power of God to sustain,to transform and to empower despite our sense of abandonment. He shares his experience of a personal conection with God in a simple and refreshingly non-pious, non-clerical fashion. Written as a series of 90 short reflections, the reader is not overwhelmed by words and can actually spend time relating it to their own experience. I would recommend this book to any person who has struggled or searched in the silence of their own life."
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