Door into the Sacred
Number of pages: 96
This reflection on one of Christianity's most famous prayers brings together theological insight and real life experience.For almost an entire millennium the most commonly repeated prayer in the Church, apart from the Our Father, has been the Hail Mary. It’s a prayer that, with great simplicity and ease, brings us at once into the mystery of God incarnate, the mystery of Jesus, son of Mary. And though it is a humble entrance, it has, again and again, and for countless numbers of people over the centuries, proved to be a privileged threshold of grace, a real opening into the mystery and meaning of God’s love, a ‘holy door’.
The Hail Mary is a prayer which is easy to say, easy to pray. It contains and expresses a profound and simple heart-felt devotion. But as Paul Murray shows in this beautifully illustrated book, it also has a radiance and depth of theological truth. Door Into The Sacred leads into a world in which the strenuous task of thinking and the easeful grace of feeling can both be considered sacred, and where wisdom and enchantment, theology and devotion, are found, at core, to be one and the same thing.
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