Enduring grace Living portraits of seven women mystics

Carol Flinders

Book - 1993

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[San Francisco, Calif.] : HarperSanFrancisco c1993.
1st ed
Physical Description
xxiv, 248 p. ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references (p. 239-243) and index.
Main Author
Carol Flinders (-)
  • Saint Clare of Assisi
  • Mechthild of Magdeburg
  • Julian of Norwich
  • Saint Catherine of Siena
  • Saint Catherine of Genoa - Saint Teresa of Avila
  • Saint Therese of Lisieux
Review by Publisher Summary 1

Astonishingly relevant portraits of the lives of seven women mystics Known to more than a million readers as the coauthor of the classic vegetarian cookbook Laurel's Kitchen, Carol Lee Flinders looks to the hunger of the spirit in Enduring Grace. In these striking and sustaining depictions of seven remarkable women, Flinders brings to life a chorus of wisdom from the past that speaks with remarkable relevance to our contemporary spiritual quests. From Clare of Assisi in the Middle East to Thérèse of Lisieux in the late nineteenth century, Flinders's compelling and refreshingly informal portraits reveal a common foundation of conviction, courage, and serenity in the lives of these great European Catholic mystics. Their distinctly female voices enrich their writings on the experience of the inner world, the nourishing role of friendship and community in our lives, and on finding our true work. At its heart, Enduring Grace is a living testament to how we can make peace with sorrow and disappointment and bring joy and transcendence into our lives.