"If you were an ecstasy, as Saint Paul was, and you know that some sick man was in need of a bit of soup, it would be far better, I think if you would abandon your ecstasy out of love and show greater love in caring for the other in his need.' (Meister Eckhart)
In some religious traditions, the contemplative life is seen to demand an almost complete turning away from the world. But, within the Dominican tradition, the preacher of the living Word is someone possessed not only by a vision of God but also by a profound inner conviction of people's need.
Preachers at Prayer is the text of an address delivered at the General Chapter of the Dominican Order held at Providence College, Rhode Island, July 2001.
The Gospels, Bishop Martin Drennan believes, introduce us to features of the face of God, each in its own ingenious way. They draw us to engage with this living God and allow ourselves to be transformed by him. His word...
Since it first appeared, Flor McCarthy has listened closely to the comments and advice of priests who used this book. As a result, this new revision of New Sunday & Holy Day Liturgies contains a lot of new material, including...