"You are holding in your hands not only a book of readings and instruction for the journey, but one monastic's heart of love held out to a searching world." --Paula D'Arcy
, Author of Gift of the Red Bird
(from the foreword)
"'Time is money, and money is scarce.' All who are driven by this double misconception get squeezed into a frantic rat race. Macrina Wiederkehr shows you a way out." --David Steindl-Rast, O.S.B., Author of The Music of Silence
"This terrific book brings the ancient prayer of the Church into modern focus as the author invites the readers to mark the moments of the day with prayer. [Wiederkehr] offers inspiration galore to feed the soul in simple, yet profound everyday--hourly--ways." --Religion Teacher's Journal
"A wonderful resource for those who routinely pray the hours, whether communally or privately. It offers an effective antidote to the monotony and distraction that can imperceptibly drain daily prayer of life and meaning. Reading this book, one will awaken to the deeper symbolic dimensions of each hour and thereby be able to redirect one's energy towards a fuller, faith-filled, cosmic participation." --Cistercian Studies Quarterly
"This inspiring devotional resource will serve as a catalyst to spur your own practice of being present and paying attention to the sacred rhythms of the day." -- --Spirituality & Practice
About the Author
Macrina Wiederkehr, O.S.B.
, is a popular retreat guide and author who makes her home with the monastic community of St. Scholastica in Fort Smith, Arkansas. Wiederkehr is the best-selling author of six previous books including A Tree Full of Angels
and The Circle of Life, which she co-authored with Joyce Rupp. Visit her online at macrina-underthesycamoretree.blogspot.com.