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They Followed His Call: Vocations and Asceticism

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Combining rich philosophical insight with the spiritual discernment of a true contemplative, Adrienne opens the reader to Our Lord's desire for our total surrender to His Love. As a remarkable contemporary woman teacher of the Church, she points out the many ways we flee from the demands of our vocation.
Paperback, 137 pages
Published December 1st 2000 by Ignatius Press (first published February 1986)
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Dec 18, 2013 N Powers rated it it was amazing
These are the words of someone who only ever echoes the one true Word. Adrienne's description of the meaning of asceticism not only makes it accessible to the laity, but opens up its depths to the fulness and richness of the Christian love, pointing always to the Cross and breathing through and into again the goodness of creation
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Adrienne von Speyr was a Swiss medical doctor and the author of over 60 books on spirituality and theology.

Von Speyr was born in La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland. Her father, Theodor von Speyr, was an ophthalmologist. Her mother, Laure Girard, was the descendant of a family of noted watchmakers and jewelers from Geneva and Neuenburg. Speyr was her parents' second child.

Speyr's mother scolded her da
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