With the publication of this "keepsake book" simply entitled Love, Magnificat offers a perfect gift for all those who appreciate beautiful texts and meaningful quotations on the subject of Christian love. Inspired by Saint Paul's Letter to the Corinthians, it will delight all who value the gift of love.
“Love never fails.” How often we’ve been moved by these stirring words of St. Paul heard at so many weddings, those beautiful words of promise that both inspire young couples and sustain the not-so-young. But have we ever taken the time to really consider their profundity, to deepen our understanding of the God-given treasure that is love?
For this collection of meditations inspired by St. Paul’s “hymn to love,” Magnificat has drawn on major reflections by the greatest Christian authors from the early Church to the present day. It calls upon innumerable saints, popes, priests, and secular authors who all in their own way cast light upon each of the phrases of St. Paul’s text. Here, among many others, you’ll find St. Augustine, St. Thérèse of Lisieux, Pope St. John Paul II, Pope Francis, St. Elizabeth Ann Seton, Rose Hawthorne, G.K. Chesterton, St. Teresa of Calcutta, Jean Vanier …
To be kept by the bedside, on a coffee table, or in one’s prayer corner, this book that doubles as a keepsake box offers the reader an inspiring quotation or a text for meditation, alone or as a couple. Whether read from start to finish or simply dipped into, Love will suit anyone, whatever their preferences or schedule. Beautifully illustrated with the paintings of Maurice Denis, it is a lovely gift to offer any of our loved ones, a gift that lifts the soul and nurtures love. For here we discover how bonds forged in Christian love open the door to true life.
Love is patient, love is kind. It is not jealous, it is not pompous, it is not inflated, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. (1 Cor 13:4-8)
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