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On 2 March 2020, at 5.30 pm, at Sant’Anselmo College, the latest book by Father Edmund Power OSB,

Graffiti of Rome – spiritual reflections,

will be presented by


Marco Cardinali (Lateran University Press)


  • Donna Orsuto (Pontifical Gregorian University)
  • Gianluca Braga (Italian tutor, Sophia S. Francesco Saverio alla Garbatella Cooperative)
  • Raffaele Garofalo (Bet Midrash Prayer School – Media and Communication)

From the back of the book:

«Abbà, give me a word!» The urgent request of the disciple who seeks wisdom in the deserts of Egypt in the first centuries of monasticism, expresses a universal desire (…) And I, walking on the streets of Rome, always attentive to things that can sing the mystery of life in various keys, I observe graffiti on the walls, some of which push me to reflect. (From the Introduction)

This spirituality series intends to offer agile tools with which to meditate and reflect. The proposed texts are born first of all from the experience of faith of the authors who in simple and modern language assist the reader to enter the precious treasure of Christian spirituality which continues to be enriched even in our day. Testimonies, reflections, biblical and patristic comments are made available to all those who are interested in deepening their life of faith in an existential and current way and want to bring into their daily lives a spark of that infinite love that comes from God .

P. Edmund Power
(1952), of the Order of Saint Benedict. Entering the English Abbey of Douai, he completed his philosophical studies at the University of Exeter, and his theological studies at the University of London, where he obtained his PhD. Ordained priest in 1978; he was Prior of  the College of Sant’Anselmo on the Aventine, in Rome, and from 2005 to 2015, Abbot of the Abbey of Saint Paul outside the Walls.