LIKE A LITTLE CREATURE  Solitude, Silence, Listening, and Christian Life

Giuseppe Forlai

LIKE A LITTLE CREATURE Solitude, Silence, Listening, and Christian Life

Solitudine, silenzio, ascolto e vita cristiana

1st edition September 2022
Series DIMENSIONI DELLO SPIRITO
Size 13,5 x 21 cm

Also available in eBook format

Number of pages 176
CDU 22H 471
ISBN/EAN 9788892229549

Giuseppe Forlai
LIKE A LITTLE CREATURE
Solitude, Silence, Listening, and Christian Life
Afterword by Fr. Fabio Rosini

In modern Christian formation the experience of listening in solitude has been confined to a few moments of retreat or “desert”. In a certain sense, the logic of the “group” and of community life prevails. However, without a personal adherence to Christ, matured in the silence of our own heart, words such as fraternity, solidarity, and acceptance risk being empty and little practiced. The time has come to enter with Jesus into the desert and in silence, with only the Holy Scriptures under our arm and right faith in our heart, to deepen our personal convictions. Using the words of St. Romuald, great hermit and son of the rule of St. Benedict, it is a question of emptying ourselves and sitting down before God, content only with His grace “like a little creature”. Fr. Giuseppe Forlai (Rome, 1972) is a priest of the diocese of Rome. He is currently spiritual director of the Pontifical Roman Major Seminary and teaches at the “Claretianum” Institute of Theology of Consecrated Life. Among his main publications with Edizioni San Paolo: Certissima Luce. Il cristiano e la vita eterna (2012); Il mondo rovesciato. I consigli evangelici nella vita quotidiana (2013); Madre degli Apostoli (2014); Spudorata castità. Cos’è. Come si vive. Cosa ci guarisce (2016), La preghiera di Gesù (2019); La compagnia dello Spirito (2020).

SELLING POINTS
• The author is one of the leading experts in spiritual life.
• A text for personal reflection and meditation.
• The relevance of the topic: the whole Church on the synodal journey is committed to listening.
• The Afterword by Fr. Fabio Rosini.

«READING THIS BOOK HAS BEEN A GRACE
 FOR ME PERSONALLY.» Fr. Fabio Rosini

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