Shouldering the Lamb offers eleven meditations revolving around the ancient figure of the shepherd carrying a lamb across his shoulders. Viewing this image from many angles enables Archbishop Richard Clarke to reflect on how any carrying of another in the loving service of God and humankind is an echo, in some respect at least, of the God who is Love.
"‘Prepare yourself to be taken on an unexpected journey!..." + Eamon Martin, Archbishop of Armagh
Gospel Conversations is a collection of imaginary exchanges between various characters from the New Testament. The aim of the book is to enable the reader to engage more fully with the people who were influential in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. These include John the Baptist, Mary, Joseph, Mary’s parents, Peter, John and Mary Magdalene.
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In The Word Seen and Touched: Lectio Divinia & Human Experience, Brendan Clifford OP offers readers a distillation of the method he learned from Michel de Verteuil in Trinidad and has shared with groups in many parts of Ireland.
Chapters on ‘Jesus Yesterday and Today’ and ‘The Full Extent of His Love: Lectio and the Eucharist’ ensure that this is a book that will deeply nurture the spiritual life of readers.
Asking the Father tries to come to grips with some of the questions and difficulties which can arise for critically minded believers when they stop to ask what they are doing when they ask God for favours.
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.
A book to be experienced rather than just read. There is a lesson in every line and the attentive reader will come away not only enlightened, but ultimately transformed.
Go Down to the Potter's House is the story of the first 'Potter' retreat/ workshops developed by Donagh O'Shea some 30 years ago.
These workshops combine meditation and simple meditative work with clay. The aim is to help overcome the effects of centuries of introspection and individualism and to discover in ourselves and in the Gospel a straightforward simplicity.
The decision of Pope John Paul II to insert five new mysteries, the mysteries, makes the Rosary a prayer even more centred than before on Christ as revealed in the Scripture. The aim of The Mysteries of Light is to enable people to read aright the texts for these mysteries and thus to be able to pray them more fruitfully.