The author of this book is a distinguished Chinese scholar, a convert to Christianity and a student of the contemplative life. The purpose of this book is to demonstrate that man can live in the world with the spirit of the cloister. He believes that we were all born to be saints and that the seeds of sanctity are at hand for planting, nurturing and ripening. This theme he develops under the ?dings: ""The Budding of Love"", ""The Flowering of Love"", ""The Ripening of Love"". The influence of the Chinese classics and the Christian mystics, notably St. John of the Cross, are clearly reflected in this devotional book. For Catholic readers. Imprimatur.