Take Nothing for the Journey is a record of three months spent living in a tent in different parts of Ireland, all places that held significance for Donagh O'Shea. After 10 busy years working in a retreat centre, he needed to get away from maps of the spiritual journey, for maps can never be substitutes for the real journey, the journey to God.
The themes that emerged for him during those three months clustered around two basic realities - time and place. These themes weave themselves in and out of the story, like strands of rope.
Donagh O'Shea, O.P., director of the Dominican Retreat Centre, Tallaght Village, Dublin 24, is also the author of In a Fitful Light:Conversations on Christian Living (1994), I Remember Your Name in the Night: Thinking about Death (1997), Tthe Way of the Cross (2003) and Faith Questions: Searching for Meaning and Hope (2013). His website is: www.goodnews.ie
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