"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.
‘Prepare yourself to be taken on an unexpected journey! The image of Christ shouldering a lamb is familiar and much loved by many. Archbishop Richard brings a unique combination of pastoral and literary insights to these reflections, drawn from his...
These conversations are offered in the hope that they will help the reader to relate to, and to understand more easily, the people who played a central part in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus. About the Author Desmond...