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Pope Francis is the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State.
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Lord of the World
Robert Hugh Benson - Apr 27, 2011 (first published in 1907)
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This collection chronicles the fiction and non fiction classics by the greatest writers the world has ever known. The inclusion of both popular as well as overlooked pieces is pivotal to providing a broad and representative collection of classic works....
Pope Francis
Jan 22, 2015
I advise you to read it. Reading it, you’ll understand well what I mean by ideological colonization.     source
Selected Poems and Fragments
Friedrich Holderlin - Sep 01, 1998 (first published in 1843)
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Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843) is now recognized as one of Europe’s supreme poets. He first found his true voice in the epigrams and odes he wrote when transfigured by his love for the wife of a rich banker. He later embarked on an extraordinarily ambitious sequence of hymns exploring cosmology and history, from mythological times to the discovery...
Pope Francis
Aug 19, 2013
I remember Hölderlin for that poem written for the birthday of his grandmother that is very beautiful and was spiritually very enriching for me.     source
The Betrothed
I Promessi Sposi (Penguin Classics)
Alessandro Manzoni - Mar 06, 1984 (first published in 1840)
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“The great plague novel.” —The New YorkerSet in Lombardy during the Spanish occupation of the late 1620s, The Betrothed tells the story of two young lovers, Renzo and Lucia, prevented from marrying by the petty tyrant Don Rodrigo, who desires Lucia for himself. Forced to flee, they are then cruelly separated, and must face many dangers including pl...
Pope Francis
Aug 19, 2013
I have read The Betrothed, by Alessandro Manzoni, three times, and I have it now on my table because I want to read it again. Manzoni gave me so much.      source
The Spiritual Exercises
St. Ignatius of Loyola - Nov 17, 2014 (first published in 1548)
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Ignatius of Loyola (1491- 1556) was a Spanish knight from a Basque noble family, hermit, priest since 1537, and theologian, who founded the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and was its first Superior General. Ignatius emerged as a religious leader during the Counter-Reformation, and his devotion to the Catholic Church was characterized by unquestioning o...
Notes From Underground
Fyodor Dostoevsky - Nov 01, 1983 (first published in 1864)
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"I am a sick man . . . I am a spiteful man," the irascible voice of a nameless narrator cries out. And so, from underground, emerge the passionate confessions of a suffering man; the brutal self-examination of a tormented soul; the bristling scorn and iconoclasm of alienated individual who has become one of the greatest antiheroes in all literature...
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