Not bad for a book that was first published twenty six years ago.
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Nature teaches us more than philosophical books. — Paulo Coelho
What I know of the divine sciences and Holy Scripture, I learnt in the woods and fields. I have had no other masters than the beaches and the oaks. — Saint Bernard
Kealan Moore ‘s cat trying to find some peace to read. — Paulo Coelho
Kealan told his cat: Paulo Coelho’s books are not for you!” But the cat did not listen to his advice. — Paulo Coelho
Kealan’s cat shows remarkably good taste in reading material.
Not only that, the heading on the display table, a quote from Paulo Coelho: It’s the possibility of having a dream come true that makes life interesting ….
The real test will come when Adultery is published in August (currently in Portuguese only, Adultério). Will Waterstone’s have on promnent display? So far something they have failed with his last few publications.
El mundo cambia con tu ejemplo no con tu opinión. — Paulo Coelho
The world changes with your example not your opinion.
Phrase on a Poetic Action Wall.
You, who I can feel deep inside my soul.
You, who has created this world.
When I look into the microcosmos, in the macrocosmos, everywhere I find you.
I sense your greatness.
You, who they call Lord,
who they call Father,
who they call Allah,
who they call Jahwe,
You, who is there.
Who is with us. Who walks with us.
The older I become, the more I can call you friend.
You are the friend of my life, who loves me and who called me to carry your message to the people.
I want to ask for everyone who is here today, to feel some of God’s Greatness and His love, who wants us, who loves us.
Jesus Christ showed us a way which we can walk together.
In spite of everything and everyone, we can find ways together,
seek and find ways which will gift us with a better and more beautiful life.
Paulo has written that he is searching for the sense in his life.
And while searching he went across new paths, wrong tracks and detours, like the all of us.
Let’s keep on looking for you in the humans beings that are present in our path.
– Abbot Burkhard
Abbot Burkhard is Abbott Emeritus at the Benedictine Abbey at Melk.
It is a tradition of Paulo Coelho that he marks St Joseph Day with a party with his friends. Abbot Burkhard is one of his friends. The evening will always have prayers in many languages, many traditions, starting with Portuguese led by Paulo Coelho.
This prayer by Abbot Burkhard, translated from German by Nayla, is from Istanbul.
Synchronicity: The day after Festa de São José I was in Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Assunção talking to the Parish Priest. I mentioned this prayer by Abbot Burkhard. One week and one day later, Paulo Coelho in a tweet, referenced this prayer on his blog.
A man without friends, a woman without friends, does not exist. — Paulo Coelho
An annual tradition friends gather together to celebrate St Joseph Day.
What purpose is life without friends?
A St Joseph Day Party, Paulo Coelho and friends at Hotel Fortaleza do Guincho.
The Portuguese were adventurers and navigators, what is life without adventure, without taking risks?
The evening started with cocktails, followed by Paulo and Christina welcoming everyone.
Rudolf sent his best wishes, he was sorry he could not be there, but Scorpions were performing in Moscow.
Prayers in many languages, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Urdu, English, starting with Portuguese.
Followed by dinner, many different dishes, far more than anyone could manage to eat. The dishes served were traditional and regional Portuguese dishes.
At dinner everyone was given a present by Paulo, a St Joseph medallion in a black presentation box.
Followed by music and dancing.
Portuguese singer Mariza accompanied by two guitarists, followed by a group, followed by another group.
Music went on to a little after 2am. Those remaining then sat around chatting until some time gone three.
The day before, a premier of the film Não Pare Na Pista . I was invited, but did not learn of the invite until the following day.
A special thank you to Paulo and Christina for a wonderful evening, and for yet another introduction to a place worth visiting, this time Cascais.
Walking along the promenade at lunch time today, I got into conversation with a Brazilian actress.
I asked if she lived in Cascais?
No, lived in England, a little town called Haslemere, in Surrey, I would not know it.
Really, I said, I was there Thursday last week.
I asked did she know Godalming (near Haslemere), there was a lovely place to eat called Cafe Mila.
Yes, she said, her friend worked there, in the kitchen.
Really, said I, I was talking to him last Thursday.
I asked her to name a famous Brazilian. She could think of none.
Look, I said, and showed her By The River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept.
She screamed, Paulo Coelho, he is a friend of my mother!
A friend of mine too, I said.
She was then catching a train to Lisbon.
We walked to the station. She asked would I join her, I said no, but we could meet another day.
The train she caught, was maybe the train I saw yesterday, it had the Scorpions on the side.
Note: The following day, I had By The River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept signed for Breda by Paulo Coelho.