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Come join us for a six-part series beginning March 4th in which we'll study the history and traditions of Holy Week. Is it any wonder that the liturgy of the Church for Holy Week is so extraordinary really distinctive? The contemplation of the passion, death, and resurrection of the Son of God can move the heart and mind of man in ways that no other subject can. Prepare your heart this went through purchase taking in our pilgrimage through the scriptural, liturgical and devotional dimensions of the Paschal Triduum.
This is the deeply moving personal story of one man's spiritual odyssey and the unflagging faith which enabled him to survive the horrendous ordeal that wrench his body and spirit to near collapse. Captured by the Russian army during World War II and convicted of being a "Vatican spy", American Jesuit Father Walter J. Ciszek spent some 23 agonizing years in Soviet prisons and the labor camps of Siberia. He recalls how it was only through an utter reliance on God's will that he managed to endure. He tells of the courage he found in prayer - a courage that eased the loneliness, the pain, the frustrations, the anguish, the fears, the despair. For, as Ciszek relates, the solace of spiritual contemplation gave him an inner serenity upon which he was able to draw amid the "arrogance of evil" that surrounded him. Learning to accept even the inhuman work of toiling in the infamous Siberian gulags as a labor pleasing to God, he was able to turn the adverse forces of circumstance into a source of positive value and a means of drawing closer to the compassionate and never-forsaking Divine Spirit. He Leadeth me is a book to inspire all Christians to great faith and trust in God - even in their darkest hour.
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