Benedictus: A Book of Blessings
'We have fallen out of belonging. Consequently, when we stand before crucial thresholds in our lives, we have no rituals to protect, encourage and guide us as we cross over into the unknown. For such crossings, we need to find new words. What is nearest to the heart is often farthest from the word.
This book is an attempt to reach into that tenuous territory of change that we must cross...'
An inspiring and comforting new work from the author of the international bestseller, Anam Cara.
First published 2007.
John O'Donohue is an Irish poet and philosopher, and the author of the internationally acclaimed bestsellers, Anam Cara, Eternal Echoes, Divine Beauty and the collection of poetry, Conamara Blues. He has degrees in philosophy and English Literature, and was awarded a PhD from the University of Tubingen in 1990. He also lectures and holds workshops across Europe and the United States, and lives in the West of Ireland.