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TCC Reads: Waiting for God by Simone Weil

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Simone Weil

Simone Weil was a philosopher, spiritual seeker, and advocate of the poor and oppressed. A believer, she nevertheless felt called to remain outside the Church. Read more about her life from Robert Ellsberg here: Simone Weil, A Gift Person. More after the jump:

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The Secret Letters of Pope John Paul II

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JPII on a ski trip with Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka

Most people fall in love, even those who have taken a vow of chastity, but St. John Paul II never broke his promise of celibacy in his friendship with fellow Polish philosopher Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka. As Fr. James Martin writes, “Are we surprised that a saint could love? Or that someone could love one in return?” Read the story from the BBC here: The Secret Letters of Pope John Paul II

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