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Pope Francis is the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State.
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Lord of the World
by Robert Hugh Benson (Apr 26, 2011)
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Jan 22, 2015
I advise you to read it. Reading it, you’ll understand well what I mean by ideological colonization.     source
Selected Poems and Fragments
by Friedrich Holderlin (Aug 31, 1998)
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Friedrich Hölderlin (1770-1843) is now recognized as one of Europes supreme poets. He first found his true voice in the epigrams and odes he wrote when transfigured by his love for the wife of a rich banker. He later embarked on an extraordinarily ambitious sequence of hymns exploring cosmology and history, from mythological times to the discovery ...
Pope Francis
Aug 19, 2013
I remember Hölderlin for that poem written for the birthday of his grandmother that is very beautiful and was spiritually very enriching for me.     source
The Betrothed
I Promessi Sposi (Penguin Classics)
by Alessandro Manzoni (Mar 05, 1984)
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Aug 19, 2013
I have read The Betrothed, by Alessandro Manzoni, three times, and I have it now on my table because I want to read it again. Manzoni gave me so much.      source
The Spiritual Exercises
by St. Ignatius of Loyola (Nov 16, 2014)
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Ignatius of Loyola (1491- 1556) was a Spanish knight from a Basque noble family, hermit, priest since 1537, and theologian, who founded the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) and was its first Superior General. Ignatius emerged as a religious leader during the Counter-Reformation, and his devotion to the Catholic Church was characterized by unquestioning o...
Notes From Underground
by Fyodor Dostoevsky (Oct 31, 1983)
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"I am a sick man . . . I am a spiteful man," the irascible voice of a nameless narrator cries out. And so, from underground, emerge the passionate confessions of a suffering man; the brutal self-examination of a tormented soul; the bristling scorn and iconoclasm of alienated individual who has become one of the greatest antiheroes in all literature...
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