Wednesday, August 06, 2008

When God is gone

The new book arrived here in Ireland yesterday, and it is very handsome indeed. I also note that it is now available on Amazon. You will make my publisher -- Sorin Books at the University of Notre Dame -- very happy by ordering a copy. Send it to me at Stonehill College, North Easton, MA 02356, with a stamped, self-addressed envelope and I will happily autograph it for you, or for the person you intend to give it. However, wait until I return to the States on September 10.

From the jacket, by Sister Miriam MacGillis, O.P., the founder and director of Genesis Farm in New Jersey: "In these times, to be devoted to contemplation is to carry all you love in the vessel of yourself into uncharted terrains, sustained by ineffable astonishment as you are asked to surrender, bit by bit, so much of what you carry in that vessel. Readers on the contemplative journey will find that Chet Raymo leads them to the point where contemplation must align itself with the revelations and demands of an unfolding universe; the only adequate context for choosing a "seamless garment of being.""

Click to enlarge the cover image.