Carretto responded by leaving for North Africa, where he joined the Little Brothers Among the fruits of Brother Carlo’s response to his calling is Letters from the. But in the desert, he found answers to universal questions that each of us must face. From Carlo Carretto, Letters in the Desert, Orbis Books. Carretto responded by leaving for North Africa, where he joined the Little Among the fruits of Brother Carlo’s response was Letters from the Desert, the first and.

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Joan rated it liked it Nov 12, Open Preview See a Problem? Be the first to ask a question about Letters from the Desert. I found it enormously moving then, and credit it with steering me towards the richness of contemplative prayer and desert spirituality.

The Carretta book is on prayer. And I, little creature, a man, have been called to be transformed into God by sharing his life. No, the causes are very complex, beginning with a fatalistic view of life in many of the peoples of the Third World, a lack of any inner drive to progress, a static rather than a dynamic culture.

Letters from the Desert : Carlo Carretto :

After a while he began to jot down things. A profound book exploring the insight that love is the goal, purpose and joy of our life following the master, Jesus Christ.

The God of the Impossible. Brief background of his early life and letters he wrote mostly to his sisters from the desert. Letters from the Desert by Carlo Carretto, and: In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: It’s a very short work with profound insights.


Dec 31, Roy Petitfils rated it it was amazing. This most insidious form of egotism even uses piety and prayer for its own gain. Can be read on-line here. I appealed to institutions, universitieschurches, religious groups, trade unions, technicians’ organizationsyouth movements, etc.

Published September 1st by Orbis Books first published January 1st Paperbackpages. I am not speaking only of the selfishness of the wealthy, heaping lettsrs riches for themselves, or of those who sacrifice to achieve their self-selected goals.

It breathes with life, with fresh insights, with wisdom, with love. James rated it really liked it Aug 01, View freely available titles: Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, tue scholars worldwide.

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Or of the dictator who breathes in the incense due only to God. Carfetto You Who Pass. In pursuing this journey, Carretto speaks from a position of loving commitment to his own tradition. Still, the book does not leave the reader with a feeling of hopeless frustration. Book titles OR Journal titles. These are his collected thoughts of faith, service, and what we can learn from the solitude and challenge of his new home. He is very practical.


This book is a collection of short meditations and poems written for those individual men and women who feel themselves born to serve their neighbor, who are ready for any sacrifice to help the vast human family seek unity through love and justice.

Carretto allowed Christ to leyters him of a life of selfish Ghe travelled half the world. Lists with This Book. In the best sense it is simple, there is no complexity of vocabulary or style.

Letters from the Desert

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To ask other readers questions about Letters lettegs the Desertplease sign up. Letters from the Desert Carlo Carretto Snippet view – And here is the deepest form of self-deception, dictated by self-centeredness at its worst: Barry Harmon rated it it was amazing Sep 01, He narrates his experience as he lived among the poorest in the desert area of North Africa.

Deb rated it it was amazing Jan 09, Jan 24, booklady rated it really liked it Recommended to booklady by: However, his understanding of the love of Lstters is that it overflows all boundaries that we may perceive.

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