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Virginity: A Positive Approach to Celibacy for the Sake of the Kingdom of Heaven

By Cantalamessa, Raniero (Author)
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We live in a cultural milieu in which it is no longer pos¬sible to have any confi¬dence in external supports from society or the media to help one remain chaste — in the single state or in a life consecrated to God by vows. “The world is too much with us,” as William Wordsworth observed. To¬day much depends on the strong personal motiva¬tions of the individual coupled with the grace of God and a heavy dose of common sense for one to live this lifestyle. Still it is not only possible to do so, but to do so with joy. This little book on celibacy and virginity for the sake of the Kingdom seeks to help create the kind of motivation necessary, drawing heavily on texts from the New Testament which ad¬dress many of the problems and objections frequently leveled against the very idea of living chastely with the restraint, discipline and self-control required. Young people, for whom this book was mainly writ¬ten, are shown how to live the charism of virginity and celibacy charismatically — that is “as a gift, in all humility, with joy and perfect freedom.”


About the Author: Raniero Cantalamessa, OFM Cap, a Capuchin priest from Ascoli Piceno, Italy, was nomi¬nated Preacher of the Papal Household in 1980 and has dedicated his entire life since then to preaching the word of God. Prior to that time he was a professor of Church His¬tory and the Origins of Christianity and Director of the Department of Religious Science at the Catholic University of Mi¬lan. He served as a member of the International Theological Commission from 1975 to 1981.



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Title:Virginity: A Positive Approach to Celibacy for the Sake of the Kingdom of Heaven
Author:Cantalamessa, Raniero
Price:$8.95
  
PB109 pages
Publisher:Alba House New York (1995)
ISBN:9780818907456
Code:9780818907456

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