Diamonds in the Rough: Homilies and Reflections on the Mystery of Suffering

Diamonds in the Rough: Homilies and Reflections on the Mystery of Suffering

by Sr. Paula Jean Miller FSE

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Overview

Theologians in their final months at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, Boynton Beach, Florida, reflect on the meaning and purpose of human suffering in the life of the Christian. In these homilies and reflections on key passages of St. John Paul II's apostolic letter "The Mystery of Human Suffering" (Salvifici Doloris, 1984), co-suffering with Jesus Christ, the Spouse of the Church, becomes the "setting" to contemplate Christ's invitation to "engage" with him in co-redemption. Through this mutual commitment with Christ to suffer what is needed for the redemption of the world, "living stones" discovered among the "rough" elements of everyday life, become transformed into precious diamonds through the "Refiner's fire."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780999667040
Publisher: En Route Books & Media
Publication date: 01/20/2018
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.35(d)

About the Author

Sister Paula Jean Miller, FSE, is Professor of Moral and Historical Theology at St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary in Boynton Beach, Florida.

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