Robert Ellsberg “All Saints – daily reflections on saints, prophets, and witnesses for our time” Crossroad Publishing Company, New York, 1997



Ecumenical Mysticism IV

An interesting network

In Robert Ellsberg’s book the name of the mystic and Saint Catherine of Genoa (Italian, 15th century) and that of the Catholic philosopher Friedrich von Hügel (Austrian, 20th century) are indicated. These two names are linked by the fact that Von Hügel wrote a biography of Saint Catherine of Genoa, highlighting the influence that Jacopone had exercised on her. This fact led the writer and mystic Evelyn Underhill (English, 20th century) of which Von Hugel was spiritual director, to write what is the first and most beautiful spiritual biography of Jacopone.


The information about this book and many other valuable information have been transmitted to me by Dana Greene, Ph.D., American, Dean emerita of Oxford College of Emory University, past President of the Evelyn Underhill Association, Washington DC

Thanks to Dana and Evelyn, we are included in this interesting network of the Spirit: How small the world is!


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