By Susan Miller
Communion of Saints represents an not going success: deeply non secular and gentle poems that talk on to our smooth moment.
—Yehoshua November, writer of God’s Optimism
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Geborene Aloisia Maria Hasenbichler,geboren 1944 in St. Stefan bei Finkenstein,Matura der Handelsakademie Villach 1963,Notariatsangestellte, Postbeamte, Hausfrau,Slowenisch-Studium in Klagenfurt ab 1994,Diplomarbeit über Passionsspiele 2002,Doktorarbeit über Florjan Lipuš.
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This choice of poems explores the saints of the church’s heritage and modern individuals who include whatever in their charism. 3 sections are prepared round the subject matters of the 3 “theological virtues”: religion, portrayed as a resource of power in instances of trial; desire, the darkest within the publication, facing issues of the body’s frailty, affliction, social discrimination, and the quest for how to stay in the constraints of society; and love, delivering a panoply of outward-looking characters who supply to others in radical or own methods.
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