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L'Assumpció de la Mare de Déu

«La tradició cristiana ha col·locat en el cor de l’estiu una de les festes marianes més antigues i suggerents, la solemnitat de l’Assumpció de la Mare de Déu. Així com Jesús va ressuscitar de la mort i va ascendir a la dreta del Pare, Maria, acabat el curs de la seva existència sobre la terra, va ser assumpta al cel.... Maria és exemple i suport per a tots els creients: ens encoratja a no perdre la confiança davant les dificultats i davant els inevitables problemes de tots els dies. Ens assegura la seva ajuda i ens recorda que allò essencial és buscar i aspirar «a les coses de dalt, no a les de la terra» (cf. Col 3,2)» (Papa Benet XVI).

Si en la Immaculada Concepció (8 de desembre) celebrem l’inici, avui gaudim amb “el destí de plenitud i de felicitat” de Maria i la seva “perfecta configuració amb Crist ressuscitat” (Pau VI, Marialis Cultis, MC 6). És una festa centrada en el triomf final de Maria, que participa així de la victòria de Crist. Déu no volgué “que sofrís la corrupció del sepulcre aquella que de manera inefable va ser mare de l’autor de la vida” (Prefaci).

A més, el destí gloriós de Maria està íntimament lligat al de l’Església. La festa d’avui es converteix així en una mirada plena de fe envers el futur, i en una ocasió per a l’esperança i garantia per a tota la comunitat dels creients, que se senten representats per ella: “imatge i primícia de l’Església gloriosa, model de l’esperança certa i consol del poble que camina” (Prefaci).

És dia de festa major en infinitat de pobles.

«Déu omnipotent i etern, vós heu portat a la glòria del cel en cos i ànima la immaculada Verge Maria, Mare del vostre Fill. Feu que, amb l’esguard fit en les coses celestials, mereixem de tenir part en la seva glòria» (Col·lecta).

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MY FAMILY AND OTHER ANIMALS

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My Family and Other Animals is the bewitching account of a rare and magical childhood on the island of Corfu by treasured British conservationist Gerald Durrell, beautifully repackaged as part of the Penguin Essentials range. 'What we all need,' said Larry, 'is sunshine...a country where we can grow.' 'Yes, dear, that would be nice,' agreed Mother, not really listening. 'I had a letter from George this morning - he says Corfu's wonderful. Why don't we pack up and go to Greece?' 'Very well, dear, if you like,' said Mother unguardedly. Escaping the ills of the British climate, the Durrell family - acne-ridden Margo, gun-toting Leslie, bookworm Lawrence and budding naturalist Gerry, along with their long-suffering mother and Roger the dog - take off for the island of Corfu. But the Durrells find that, reluctantly, they must share their various villas with a menagerie of local fauna - among them scorpions, geckos, toads, bats and butterflies. Recounted with immense humour and charmMy Family and Other Animals is a wonderful account of a rare, magical childhood. 'Durrell has an uncanny knack of discovering human as well as animal eccentricities'Sunday Telegraph 'A bewitching book'Sunday Times Gerald Durrell was born in Jamshedpur, India, in 1925. He returned to England in 1928 before settling on the island of Corfu with his family. In 1945 he joined the staff of Whipsnade Park as a student keeper, and in 1947 he led his first animal-collecting expedition to the Cameroons. He later undertook numerous further expeditions, visiting Paraguay, Argentina, Sierra Leone, Mexico, Mauritius, Assam and Madagascar. His first television programme, Two in the Bush¸ which documented his travels to New Zealand, Australia and Malaya was made in 1962; he went on to make seventy programmes about his trips around the world. In 1959 he founded the Jersey Zoological Park, and in 1964 he founded the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust. He was awarded the OBE in 1982. Encouraged to write about his life's work by his brother, Durrell published his first book,The Overloaded Ark , in 1953. It soon became a bestseller and he went on to write thirty-six other titles, includingMy Family and Other Animals, The Bafut Beagles, Encounters with Animals, The Drunken Forest, A Zoo in My Luggage, The Whispering Land, Menagerie Manor, The Amateur Naturalist and The Aye-Aye and I . Gerald Durrell died in 1995.

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MY FAMILY AND OTHER ANIMALS
isbn 9780241951460
data de publicació 01/09/2011
editorial PENGUIN BOOKS
número d'edicions 1
dades del llibre 320 pàg.
enquadernació Rústica
idioma Inglés

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My Family and Other Animals is the bewitching account of a rare and magical childhood on the island of Corfu by treasured British conservationist Gerald Durrell, beautifully repackaged as part of the Penguin Essentials range. 'What we all need,' said Larry, 'is sunshine...a country where we can grow.' 'Yes, dear, that would be nice,' agreed Mother, not really listening. 'I had a letter from George this morning - he says Corfu's wonderful. Why don't we pack up and go to Greece?' 'Very well, dear, if you like,' said Mother unguardedly. Escaping the ills of the British climate, the Durrell family - acne-ridden Margo, gun-toting Leslie, bookworm Lawrence and budding naturalist Gerry, along with their long-suffering mother and Roger the dog - take off for the island of Corfu. But the Durrells find that, reluctantly, they must share their various villas with a menagerie of local fauna - among them scorpions, geckos, toads, bats and butterflies. Recounted with immense humour and charmMy Family and Other Animals is a wonderful account of a rare, magical childhood. 'Durrell has an uncanny knack of discovering human as well as animal eccentricities'Sunday Telegraph 'A bewitching book'Sunday Times Gerald Durrell was born in Jamshedpur, India, in 1925. He returned to England in 1928 before settling on the island of Corfu with his family. In 1945 he joined the staff of Whipsnade Park as a student keeper, and in 1947 he led his first animal-collecting expedition to the Cameroons. He later undertook numerous further expeditions, visiting Paraguay, Argentina, Sierra Leone, Mexico, Mauritius, Assam and Madagascar. His first television programme, Two in the Bush¸ which documented his travels to New Zealand, Australia and Malaya was made in 1962; he went on to make seventy programmes about his trips around the world. In 1959 he founded the Jersey Zoological Park, and in 1964 he founded the Jersey Wildlife Preservation Trust. He was awarded the OBE in 1982. Encouraged to write about his life's work by his brother, Durrell published his first book,The Overloaded Ark , in 1953. It soon became a bestseller and he went on to write thirty-six other titles, includingMy Family and Other Animals, The Bafut Beagles, Encounters with Animals, The Drunken Forest, A Zoo in My Luggage, The Whispering Land, Menagerie Manor, The Amateur Naturalist and The Aye-Aye and I . Gerald Durrell died in 1995.

títol
MY FAMILY AND OTHER ANIMALS

isbn 9780241951460
data de publicació 01/09/2011
editorial PENGUIN BOOKS
número d'edicions 1
dades del llibre 320 pàg.
enquadernació Rústica
idioma Inglés
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