Leaven in the Dough, Contemplative prayer in everyday life with Charles de Foucauld and Rene Voillaume

Fr Jose Maria Recondo has given us a book that is essential. It is essential because its information is first hand, its analyses rich and no aspect of the great spiritual master Rene Voillaume is neglected. Fr Jose not only knows the works of Rene Voillaume but was also able to meet him and thus directly verify the pertinence of his interpretation.The climate of confidence and friendship with those in charge of the Fraternity allowed him to have access to unpublished documents in the archives.

The confrontation between intuition and its development in history constitutes one of the main interests of this book.

About the author:

Jose Maria Recondo, a priest of the diocese of Moron, Argentina, was born in Buenos Aires in 1956 and ordained in 1979. He was a formator at the diocesan seminary from 1982 to 1989, then became its rector. He was also national president of the Argentinian Seminary Organization and vice-president of the same organization for all of Latin America, as well as professor in charge of the courses for seminary formators in different countries of the South American continent. In 2005 he went to Rome as rector of the College for Argentinian Priests and of the Argentinian National Church in Rome.

Recondo and VoillaumeRecondo and Voillaume He received his licentiate in theology from the Pontifical Catholic University of Argentina and got his doctorate in 1989 at the theology faculty of Burgos (Spain) with his thesis on Prayer in the life and writings of Rene Voillaume: the contemplative life of the Fraternities and the contemplative dimension of Christian life. Diverse writings which he has authored have been published.