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John Allen Jr. is the Vatican correspondent for National Catholic Reporter. He also serves as a Vatican analyst for CNN and NPR.
September 20th, 2005
Most of us can identify certain teachers or mentors who have had a profound impact on our lives. The same can be said for particular books that have shaped our view of the world. With that in mind, BustedHalo asks the question: “What books have helped you on your spiritual journey?” 1) Augustine, The Confessions No sense pussyfooting about it … this remains the template for the serious Catholic seeker, exposing the struggles of a quintessentially human soul sometimes pompous, sometimes scrupulous, sometimes hiding behind irony or humor, but always searching. Everytime I’m tempted to think there’s something noble or original about my quest, I flip back through Augustine in…
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