Beauty: A Path to God is an invitation to embrace a spirituality of beauty. Grounded in the foundational writings of Hans Urs von Balthasar, it explores how beauty can introduce prayer, joy, and spirituality into our everyday lives. Starting by looking broadly at the spirituality that comes from living amidst beauty, it then focuses on the beauty that resides in key aspects of a strong spiritual life, exploring the beauty inherent in appreciating the present moment, the beauty associated with forgiveness, and the beauty that comes from gratitude. Finally, the book ends with an exploration of darkness as the path to beauty, understanding that great beauty often has its origins in times of spiritual or emotional darkness and melancholy. Throughout the book the author refers to visual works of art, as well as poetry and prose, which serve as pointers to beauty.
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Anthony J. Ciorra is a Roman Catholic priest and assistant vice-president for Mission and Catholic Identity at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. He was ordained a priest in 1973. He holds a PhD in theology from Fordham University, as well as graduate degrees in psychology, spirituality, and pastoral theology. He was awarded the pontifical honor Pro Eccelsia et Pontifice by Pope John Paul in 1999. He has written several works on mysticism, spirituality, and moral theology, including Vatican II: A Universal Call to Holiness, Everyday Mysticism: Cherishing the Holy, and Moral Formation in the Parish: With Your Whole Heart Turn to God.