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Wood of the Cradle, Wood of the Cross

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Caryll Houselander, author of the classic The Reed of God, explains in these beautiful pages how the infant Christ shows us a "little way to holiness." It's the art of making oneself small before the loving majesty of God, and it leads readers straight to His heart.
Hardcover, 166 pages
Published February 1st 1996 by Sophia Institute Press (first published October 1995)
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For years, a Jesuit priest whom I know quite well has praised the writing of Caryll Houselander (1901-1954). One of my friends really loves her works, too. But I've never picked up any of her books until now--she just stayed on my mental "to-read" list for a few years.

Yesterday afternoon, I went to SLU's main library and checked out a volume that seemed appropriate for the liturgical season, Wood of the Cradle, Wood of the Cross. I'm not quite halfway through the sl
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Caryll Houselander (1901-1954) was a British Roman Catholic laywoman; a mystic, writer, artist, visionary and healer. Born in London in 1901, Caryll was the second of two daughters born to Willmott and Gertrude (nee Provis) Houselander. Her first book, This War is the Passion. written during World War II, launched her prolific writing career. Houselander's talents included painting and many woodca ...more
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“The way to begin healing the wounds of the world is to treasure the Infant Christ in us; to be not the castle but the cradle of Christ; and, in rocking that cradle to the rhythm of love, to swing the whole world back into the beat of the Music of Eternal Life.” 9 likes
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