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A Mysticism of Kindness: The Lucie Christine Story
by Astrid M. O’Brien
University of Scranton Press, 2010
Paper: 978-1-58966-206-3
Library of Congress Classification BX4705.L7957O27 2010
Dewey Decimal Classification 282.092


On the surface, Lucie Christine—the pseudonym given to a nineteenth-century Frenchwoman named Mathilde Boutle—was a very ordinary upper-middle-class woman, fulfilling her daily responsibilities to her husband and children. But underneath, Lucie Christine was an extraordinary human being. In A Mysticism of Kindness, Astrid M. O’Brien tells the life story of this remarkable woman, revealing how her experiences as a mystic allowed her to persevere as a wife and mother in the midst of constant verbal and physical abuse from her alcoholic husband. Her story will inspire all those who struggle to find a way to live a strong spiritual life in an often difficult and troubling world.

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