Blessed are You Who Believed by Carlo Carretto
This work is a meditation on the author's redicovery of the love for Mary, the mother of Jesus. Carlo Carretto's own renewal of devotion began during his long period in the desert, living among the Little Brothers of Charles de Foucauld. The fate of on particular Tuareg girl opened his eyes to the real life that Mary lived in Nazareth. Her position there, the subject of neighbours' puritanical scrutiny, Carretto follows here as, with exhaustion in her heart, she revisited her cousin Elizabeth, for it was Elizabeth who said to her after hearing her relate her story, "Blessed are you who believed". Thus it was that Carlo Carretto chose Mary as his instructor in the faith. "I had discovered a vital contact with her. She was no longer a remote figure to whom I owed 'worship', she was the sister of my heart, the companion of my pilgrimage, the teacher in the faith." Carlo Carretto is the author of "The God Who Comes", "Letters From the Desert", "In Search of Beyond", "Love is for Living" and "The Desert in the City".