Anthony the Mello (1931-1987)

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Anthony de Mello, a Jesuit priest from India, influenced the world through his powerful understanding of the human condition. Through the use of parables and teaching stories, de Mello pointed the way to authentic living. The influence of spiritual traditions outside mainstream Christianity is clear in his work. The depth and spiritual insight in his teachings, stories and articles made him well known throughout the world. He is well appreciated by many inside and outside the Roman Catholic Church.

His teachings were temporarily banned within the Roman Catholic Church by then future pope Ratsinger, but the ban has been lifted. Catholics are still advised to avoid his writings though. It is good to be reminded occasionally that the Roman Catholic Church still has a blacklist, where mystics can get their work listed.

At a Loss for Words

On Life: Sorrow, happiness and fear

On Love

On mysticism: union with God

On Spiritual Liberation

Prayer with Jesus Christ

Waking Up

Words and Wonder, through the eyes of a child

What is dearest to us?

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