Item description for Spiritual Journeys: An Anthology of Writings by People Living and Working With Those on the Margins by Stanislaus Kennedy...
Today's world is characterised by the ever-widening gap between the rich and the poor, between the so-called able and those with disabilities. The streets of our big cities are populated by growing numbers of homeless, broken people. Spiritual Journeys is about bridging the ever-widening gap between the 'capable' and 'admirable' person and the broken, weak person in each one of us. It is about being healed by the poor and lonely. Edited by Sister Stanislaus Kennedy, founder of Focus Point Ireland, Spiritual Journeys includes essays from Jean Vanier, founder of the L'Arche Faith and Light communities for people with mental handicaps; Dr Sheila Cassidy who works with the dying as a palliative care physician; Fr Peter McVerry SJ, well-known in Dublin for his work with homeless young people; Edwina Gately, a Catholic lay woman who works with prostitutes.
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Studio: ACTA Publications
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.03" Width: 5.51" Height: 0.71" Weight: 0.71 lbs.
Release Date Aug 31, 1997
Publisher ACTA Publications
ISBN 1853903027 ISBN13 9781853903021
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More About Stanislaus Kennedy
Sister Stanislaus Kennedy was the first religious sister ever to receive an honorary Doctorate in Law from Trinity College, Dublin. She joined the Irish Sisters of Charity in 1958, and, since that time has been instrumental in developing and implementing social service programmes that have benefited thousands of needy people, for which she has received many awards. She is also the author of the bestselling "Now is the Time."
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Mostly Unlnown People But Excellent Spiritual Role Models Feb 2, 2004
SPIRITUAL JOURNEYS is a gem of a book. It contains a number of essays, written by people active in ministry, and describes their relationships with God. The greatest value of the book is that its practicality. There are lay men and women, as well as priests and vowed religious represented in the book, all in active rather than contemplative ministry. Most of the writings are by Catholics, and most are in ministry in either Ireland and the United States. All are involved in challenging work, most often with the poor and downtrodden. Each has contributed a great deal to making the world better, and their good work is a result of their relationship with God. It can be a great help and inspiration for people who are trying to find God in their day to day lives. These writings show that God is found in the day to day, and often in places where finding God would be thought impossible.
This book is not the easiest to find, but it is truly "a pearl of great price" in the biblical sense and can be a treasure for anyone who finds this book.
Just in case you are interested, there is an essay by a Tim Kearney in this book, but this is just a coincidence, although since it is good, maybe I should take credit for it!