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The End of the Present World (and the Mysteries of the Future Life), by Father Charles Arminjon

It's one of those books that come out of nowhere -- almost literally. Is it all correct -- everything it states about the future, both for the world and the soul? From the vantage point of earth, …More
It's one of those books that come out of nowhere -- almost literally. Is it all correct -- everything it states about the future, both for the world and the soul? From the vantage point of earth, who can say? It is written by a human. But we can know this: a saint, and a major one at that -- Thérèse the Little Flower -- was so taken by the book (or at least aspects of it) that it may have helped spur her entry into a convent. It has never been in English before. It's called The End of the Present World (and the Mysteries of the Future Life), by Father Charles Arminjon -- and St. Thérèse once said that "reading this was one of the greatest graces of my life. I read it at the window of my study, and the impression I received from it is too intimate and too sweet for me to express. "All the great truths of religion, the mysteries of eternity, plunged into my soul a happiness not of this earth."
The author, who died in 1885, was a former seminary professor and highly esteemed preacher in …More
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