Monthly Archives: March 2014

The ethic of active love

“The Gospel of Jesus that tells us to expect the end of the world turns us away from the path of immediate action towards service in behalf of the Kingdom of God. It urges us to seek true strength through detachment from this world in the spirit of the Kingdom of God. The essence of Christianity is an affirmation of the world that has passed through a negation of the world. Within a system of thought that denies the world and anticipates its end, Jesus sets up the eternal ethic of active love!”

Albert Schweitzer, “Out of My Life and Thought”

(quote selected and emphasized by Emanuel Conţac)

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“Babushka”

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Babushka. Life story of Maria Mitroi, née Covaliov – PDF. format

ICover Maria Mitroi think that the memoirs of my grandmother, Maria Mitroi, are interesting in a way that would span outside the coutry for at least four reasons:

–    it tells the story of two Russian families (Pavlov and Covaliov) whose destines were united at Tulcea;

–    it tells the story of a girl born of Russian blood, but Romanian by everything else, who became fatherless in 1942 during World War II;

–    it tells the story of a wife whose husband was imprisonied by the totalitarian Communist regime, with all their properties taken and no money left to take care of her children and mother;

–    finally, it tells the story of a lovely grandmother who is aged today 82;

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“Life Story of Radion Chiaburu”

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Life Story of Radion Chiaburu – PDF. format

Cover ChiaburuThis book contains the memories of Radion Chiaburu (b. 10 April 1920), from his childhood in Bessarabia to the royal school in the class of Prince Mihai to World War II and the communist period to his old age.

“I think that the memoirs of Mr. Radion Chiaburu are interesting in a way that would span outside the coutry because it shows an amazing destiny, telling the story of a Romanian peasant from Bessarabia who, for his qualities (intelligence and virtue), was selected in the royal class of Prince Heir Mihai of Romania at Bucharest. This moment of his biography strongly affected his ulterior life.

By translating this book we also tried to put Monarchy in a different light for those not having the tradition of Royality*, showing one of its advantages: that the future King is grown and educated to be…

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“Life Story of Mircea Mitroi”

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“Life_Story_of_Mircea_Mitroi” in PDF format

“I think that the memoirs of my grandfather, Mircea Mitroi (b. 29 December 1916 – d. 3 January 2012), are interesting in a way that would span outside the coutry for at least four reasons:

  • Cover Mircea Mitroiit tells the story of a Romanian peasant who got, through education, from the village to the city, becoming an accountant;

  • if tells the story of a War veteran who fough againt Nazi Germany (1944-45) in the Tatra mountains and saved a shoe factory from being ransacked by his own battalion;

  • if tells the story of a husband and father imprisoned by the totalitarian Communist regime for no other reason than being against the soviet dictatorship;

  • finally, it tells the story of a lovely grandfather who lived his life if a very balanced way, living 95 years;”

(the Author)

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