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At her Christophany retreat in 2008, Cynthia Bourgeault shared some profound reflections on the nature and path of love.

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Alfred Delp was a German Jesuit priest and member of the German resistance movement during the Second World War.

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There is disagreement among survivors about whether love remains possible in the shadow of the Holocaust.

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The eighteenth century French Jesuit priest and writer Jean-Pierre de Caussade was the apostle of surrender. His language at times is challenging. But if the reader can see through the harsh way in which de Caussade at times expresses himself, there are riches to be gleaned along the way of love.

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In the beautiful sermon based on the Book of Job that Terrence Malick places at the heart of his brilliant film “The Tree of Life” the preacher wrestles with the reality of the tragic brokenness we all experience in life and in the end affirms the presence and power of love. 

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Even in the horrific conditions of Westerbork transit camp awaiting transport to Auschwitz, Etty Hillesum found love growing in her heart.

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Recently I received an email from a student in a Study of Religion Class asking me “to answer some questions about contemplation and the Christian faith.” She may have got a little more than she bargained for as my reply to her questions exceeds 1,000 words.

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In the face of the growing horror confronting Jews in Holland in 1942, the extraordinary young mystic Etty Hillesum proposed love as the only solution.

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Krystyna Wituska was born May 12, 1920 in Jeżew, Poland.

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A light-hearted  image describing the path of love.

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