Dom Helder Camara. Modern Spiritual Masters Series. Paperback
Dom Helder Camara. Selected with an Introduction by Francis McDonagh. Modern Spiritual Masters Series. Paperback
"When I feed the poor they call me a saint. When I ask why so many people are poor they call me a communist." -- Dom Helder Camara
- Dom Helder Camara (1909-1999) was one of the great prophets of the Catholic Church in the 20th century. As archbishop of Recife, Brazil, he gained an international reputation as a champion of human rights during the era of military dictatorship and as a dedicated champion for the poor. Banned from the media in his own country, he toured the world denouncing oppression in the Third World and drawing links between the gospel and liberation. And yet his stern call to justice was inflexted with a joy-filled, mystical love of God and creation that brought to mind the image of St. Francis.