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Title: The Mystical Realism of Simone Weil
Author(s): BLOMMESTIJN, Hein
Journal: Studies in Spirituality
Volume: 16 Date: 2006
In 1941 the Jewish philosopher Simone Weil wrote a mystagogic commentary on the Our Father. Line by line she gives a careful interpretation of the text, but in fact she takes the petitioner along in a spiritual journey. According to her, this basic prayer of the Christian tradition brings the human person to his inmost being. Therefore, the Our Father is not a pious exercise of prayer but opens the human consciousness for the mystery of reality.