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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 “to place herself at the intersection of Christianity and all that stands outside.” Read more about her life from Robert Ellsberg here: Simone Weil, A Gift Person.

Then read Waiting for God her book of essays and correspondences with Fr. Perrin on the relationship between human life and the transcendent.  In Waiting for God Weil is honest about what draws her to the Church and what repels her. Weil is an outsider’s saint, and someone who understands the struggles of our time. Adrienne Rich called Waiting for God, “one of the most neglected resources of our century.”