keepers of secrets and techniques, Karima Berger
Studying the Scriptures immerses us in “the time attribute of the occasions of the soul”, within the phrases of the Islamic scholar Henry Corbin. Karima Berger traces her private path by means of the traces of the facility of the female in God’s plan all through her work. She was about to write down the end result of her quest when verse 34 IVe The Sura supplied him, like a flash, an axis crossing his final e book: “Ladies are the key keepers of what God retains secret. » Secret ? Inexpressible, inexpressible. God entrusted its preservation to girls. They’re the bearers of data, which within the Muslim custom passes by means of the physique, emotions, needs, flesh. Usually to their biggest misfortune, as a result of this talent – the phrase the writer prefers to instinct – excites males to the purpose that they put “guards” on the fence of intimacy.
Karima Berger acknowledges her debt to trendy intellectuals (Fatima Mernissi, Asma Lamrabet, Nyla Tabbara) who’ve reread the Qur’an to indicate the seeds of liberation swept away by centuries of male exegesis. However he’s on a distinct aircraft: on the aircraft of writing, inner. His strategy is fueled by tales that shocked his childhood in Algeria, studying texts from the Sunnah (prophetic custom), the Quran, mysticism. We observe her with delight as she meets the various girls who irrigate Muslim spirituality like an underground river: Khadija, the primary spouse of the Prophet, his daughter Fatima-Zahra, Hagar, Mary, Zuleikha, spouse of Potiphar, whose mad love for Joseph is interpreted by the Sufi custom as a picture of an individual’s want for Magnificence, one of many names of God. Sensual and clever e book. DL
Albin Michel, €21.90.
How stunning are your works Sophie de Mullenheim and Anna Griot
Initially, this e book remembers how the 15 witnesses of Christ lived an integral ecology: François d’Assise, Hildegard de Bingen, the Indian Kateri Tekakwitha, or Charles de Foucauld, who described his Algerian desert on this approach: “Nothing stops the attention. It is a excellent place to worship the Creator. »
But additionally mountain lovers, Jean-Paul II, Pier Giorgio Frassati, Carlo Acutis or the Jesuit Jacques Seven, who launched Scouting to France; this summer time, nearly 150,000 younger individuals will go tenting outdoor! As well as, recommendation (sports activities, culinary, anti-waste) to reside extra within the spirit Laudato si’. SC
Dwelling the beatitudes with Francois de Salle, Michel Tournad
Michel Tournad, parish priest in Annecy, undertook a daring enterprise: to make clear the gospel textual content to which the devoted are accustomed, to the purpose of stripping it of revolutionary energy, drawing on the life and work of the saint 500 years in the past and whose fashion “smells just like the daybreak of the Nice Age” ! On 100 pages, the writer shakes the mud off the beatitudes, and the writerAn introduction to the godly life. The plot is all of the extra invigorating as a result of it’s embodied and never devoid of pleasure.
François de Salle was in no way a tragic saint: with gentleness, love and humor, the previous Bishop of Annecy and Geneva is a invaluable information on the trail to happiness, the trail of holiness. A path open to all, step one of which is to know that you’re beloved by God: “Sure, God noticed you in a dream from the depths of His eternity, even earlier than the primary morning of the world. » common
On the paths of the hidden depths, Colette Good-Mazur
“I can tirelessly remake the paths: they may prove new each time, as a result of I’ve modified, I’ve turn into capable of look in a different way. » Colette Good-Mazur walks round, studying books, discovering pleasant faces, considering the image: with an open thoughts, alertness. Whether or not she’s strolling down the paths from her residence in Freyenne (Belgium), strolling by means of the market in Arles, or strolling by means of a backyard in Angers, the huge world is at all times woven into her story.
Exhibitions, comics, films, probably the most trendy works are erected like cairns above the steps and pages. We shut the e book with a thousand studying needs. And within the innermost depths of his life, Christ is the man traveler who tells him, “Observe me,” even whether it is typically crucial to place ice on one knee. DF
Savior, € 18.50.
Christian holidays world tour, Sophie Pelloux-Preyer and Hubert Poirot-Bourdain
What if we took benefit of the vacations to find Christian vacation traditions? On August 15, the Feast of the Assumption, hundreds of pilgrims parade in entrance of the grotto of Lourdes with torches. The Bretons arrange “pardons”, pilgrimages across the patron saint. At Christmas in Burkina Faso, youngsters go to their godparents. Listed as a UNESCO Intangible Heritage, the feast of Timkat (“baptism”) is widely known by Orthodox Ethiopians in reminiscence of Christ. Many baptisms happen at night time. Russians are immersed in ice water 3 times, being baptized. This colourful guide additionally presents a number of actions: paper lanterns, origami pigeons… From 8 years outdated.” SC