Pilgrimage of a Soul
:You can only go so far for so long before you find the limits of yourself. For Phileena Heuertz that moment arrived, mercifully, around the same time as a sabbatical to mark her twelfth year of service with Word Made...
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:You can only go so far for so long before you find the limits of yourself. For Phileena Heuertz that moment arrived, mercifully, around the same time as a sabbatical to mark her twelfth year of service with Word Made Flesh, an international organization working with some of the poorest people in the world.Activists often see contemplation as a luxury, the sort of thing necessarily set aside in the quest to see the world set aright. But in Pilgrimage of a Soul we see that contemplation is essential-not only to a life of sustained commitment to the justice and righteousness of God, but to the fully human life that the Holy Spirit beckons each of us to. Tracing seven movements from a kind of sleepfulness to a kind of wakefulness, Phileena shows us that life is a journey that repeats itself as Christ leads us deeper and deeper into our true selves and a truer knowledge of God. This revised edition included extended practices with each chapter, as well as questions for group discussion and individual reflection.
Phileena Heuertz is one of the leading directors of Word Made Flesh (WMF)--an international community serving Christ among the most vulnerable of the world's poor. She is the author of Pilgrimage of a Soul:Contemplative Spirituality for the Active Life.
Over the years, Phileena has traveled through nearly 70 countries working with marginalized and oppressed people--abandoned children, victims of HIV and AIDS, sexually exploited women and children, people recovering from drug addictions, children who live on the streets, refugees and children of combat and war.
Since 1995, Phileena has served WMF through child advocacy, community care and leadership development. In 2004 she founded the Community Care Center-one of the internal support offices for the international movement. Phileena believes that union of action and contemplation is crucial to ongoing personal transformation, healthy community life, and sustainable, authentic social justice efforts. Phileena's responsibilities require her attention in the international office in Omaha, Nebraska, as well as in the WMF communities across the globe.
- 1. Awakening2. Longing3. Darkness 4. Death5. Transformation6. Intimacy7. Union