Urodivoi: Holy Fools
The prophetic call of a modern fool for Christ. Learn why humility is the foundation of the spiritual journey, and how to become one forever with the humble, glorified Christ.
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The prophetic call of a modern fool for Christ
Learn why humility is the foundation of the spiritual journey, and how to become one forever with the humble, glorified Christ.
Uródivoi is a Russian word meaning ‘holy foolishness’, and in this book, inspired by her Russian upbringing and the words of St. Paul, Catherine Doherty expresses her calling to this aspect of Russian spirituality, and calls us to become fools for Christ.
- Touch the folly of the Cross—God’s wisdom.
- Know the peace of a repentant heart.
- Receive courage to proclaim the Gospel with your life.
The soul, totally in love with God and therefore humanity, is called to become a fool, one of the humiliati, despised, poor, rejected—like Christ. This fool has the courage to go anywhere to impart the Good News. Until the end of life the soul will preach the Gospel in every circumstance, becoming one forever with the glorified Christ, and in so doing will draw a multitude to the tenderness of the heart of God.
We are invited to open the doors of our hearts to the Lord of Love, to the foolishness of the Cross, becoming a fool for the sake of Christ, even as he became a fool for our sake. “For God’s foolishness is wiser than human wisdom.”
“If any one of you thinks he is wise in a worldly way, he had better become a fool. In that way he will really be wise, for the wisdom of this world is absurdity with God.” — 1 Corinthians 3:18–10
About the author Catherine Doherty
96 pages — Trade Paperback, 5.5″ x 8.25″ — 3rd ed., Madonna House Publications, 2001 — ISBN 978-0-921440-34-5 Also available in French.
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