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  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407041063
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

Seasons of the Day




A Book of Hours

Based on the traditional Book of Hours - psalms said daily, at set times, by religious communities throughout the world - Seasons of the Day reveals the enduring relevance of this ancient practice
to contemporary living.

In Seasons of the Day, Sister Stan, knowing that our modern-day understanding of time pushes us to our stressed-out limits, passes on the monastic ritual to the layperson.

Here, as she slows us down, she reveals the psalms through her own words, her own prayers. Using them, she also guides us tenderly through a four-week period, from the silence and mystery of pre-dawn (matins) through to the reflective conclusion of the day (compline).

In a world that can often seem hostile and unfriendly, her gentle reflections help the reader find inner peace and confidence.

A prayer book for today

  • Published: 1 September 2010
  • ISBN: 9781407041063
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 352

About the author

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 has become one of the most influential social innovators of her time. She founded Focus Ireland, the Immigrant Council of Ireland and Young Social Innovators, and established The Sanctuary - a place of peace and meditation set in the heart of Dublin. She has written several bestselling books, including her autobiography The Road Home, Day by Day, Seasons of Hope and To Live from the Heart - meditations on mindfulness. She lives in Dublin.

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