The Mystery of Suffering
Publisher: Christian Classics
Publication Date: September 18, 2015
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Van Zeller believed that those who surrender to the pain and embrace it as a way to identify with the Passion of Christ discover its deeper meaning, replacing fear with trust, resistance with peace, and defeat with the "triumph of grace."
"How grateful we should be to have van Zeller's book back in print. He was a brilliant writer whose spiritual reflections reflect a life of monastic contemplation. The Mystery of Suffering is not meant merely to be read but to be pondered." --Lawrence S. Cunningham, John A. O'Brien Professor of Theology (Emeritus), University of Notre Dame
"Van Zeller embedded in my soul not just the poetry, but the reality that there can be no eternal beatitude without suffering, no crown without the cross. With his frank, practical, even workmanlike Benedictine spirituality, van Zeller showed me the operation of grace even in my pious failures. May this new, attractive edition of the book do for you what it did for me." --Al Kresta, President of Ave Maria Radio
"While suffering has the potential to turn us inward, it also has the potential to lead us closer to Christ. Dom Hubert van Zeller's spiritual classic provides us with a timeless framework on how to seek for and find Christ in the midst of our suffering." --Deacon Joel and Lisa Schmidt, Speakers and writers at ThePracticingCatholic.com