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A Hidden Mystic...

A new book has come out on the life and spirituality of the Venerable Maria Celeste Crostarosa O.Ss.R.,

the Foundress of our Sisters, the Redemptoristines.


The book is called "A Hidden Mystic" written by a Dominican Sister, Honor McCabe OP.

In the book she focuses on the mystical spirituality as found in the Venerable Maria Celeste's life.

It is published by Dominican Publications.

Sr. Gabrielle O.Ss.R., the Prioress of the Dublin Monastery asked Honor McCabe to write this book.


From the back cover it says:

"This book is a brief account of the life and spirituality of the foundress of the Redemptoristine Order - the Venerable Maria Celeste Crostarosa, an eighteenth century Italian mystic -

who is still little known outside the Order she inspired.

The author, Honor McCabe OP, was impressed by the fact that much of Maria Celeste's mystical doctrine resembled the teaching on prayer of saints already Doctors of the Church,

Teresa of Avila and Catherine of Siena."