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Prayer was a way of life for Adrienne von Speyr, one of this last century's great Catholic mystics. In this major work on prayer, edited by Hans Urs von Balthasar, Adrienne discusses the many aspects and kinds of prayer, the vocation of every Christian. The fundamental theme of this work is that prayer, like everything else that comes to man through God's self-revelation ...more
Paperback, 311 pages
Published June 1st 1987 by Ignatius Press (first published October 1985)
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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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