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Author O'Donohue, John, 1956-2008.

Title To bless the space between us : a book of blessings / John O'Donohue.

Imprint New York : Doubleday, c2008.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    242.8 ODO    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description xvi, 222 p. ; 20 cm.
Contents Beginnings -- Matins -- A morning offering -- A blessing for the new year -- In praise of fire -- For a new beginning -- For light -- For the artist at the start of day -- For a new home -- For a new position -- Desires -- For eros -- For freedom -- For love in a time of conflict -- A blessing of angels -- For longing -- In praise of air -- For the senses -- For presence -- For friendship -- For belonging -- For absence -- Thresholds -- For your birthday -- For the traveller -- For a mother to be -- For a new father -- For a friend on the arrival of illness -- At the threshold of womanhood -- At the threshold of manhood -- For the parents of one who has commited crime -- For a parent on the death of a child -- For old age -- For death -- To learn from animal being -- In praise of water -- Homecomings -- As a child enters the world -- In praise of the earth -- For a mother -- For a father -- Grace before meals -- Grace after meals -- For a brother or a sister -- On waking -- On meeting a stranger -- On passing a graveyard -- To come home to yourself -- At the end of the day : a mirror of questions -- Before sleep -- States of heart -- For courage -- For an exile -- For solitude -- For an addict -- For failure -- For grief -- For the interim time -- For beauty -- For a prisoner -- For suffering -- For one who is exhausted -- For equilibrium -- For loneliness -- Callings -- For priesthood -- For marriage -- Elemental blessing for a new home -- For the farmer -- For a nurse -- For the time of necessary decision -- For the unknown self -- For work -- For one who holds power -- For citizenship -- For a leader -- Axioms for wildness -- Beyond endings -- At the end of the year -- The inner history of a day -- For the family and friends of a suicide -- For broken trust -- For the break up of a relationship -- For retirement -- For someone awakening to the trauma of their past -- On the death of the beloved -- For someone who did you wrong -- After a destructive encounter -- For celebration -- For lost friends -- Entering death -- For the dying -- Vespers -- To retrieve the lost art of blessing -- The eyes of Jesus.
Subject Benedictions.
ISBN 9780385522274

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