With the Dawn Rejoicing


by Melannie Svoboda

With the Dawn Rejoicing
Publication date: 2008-05-31
Number of pages: 138
ISBN: 9782896460847

A deeply spiritual exploration of pain, offering relief through prayer and meditation.

With the Dawn Rejoicing offers encouragement for anyone dealing with pain, whether physical, psychological or spiritual. Recently diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disorder, Sr. Melannie writes from personal experience and includes an inspirational prayer with each reflection.

Rooted in scripture and real life, the 36 chapters include such topics as the universality of pain; pain as wise adviser; Jesus the healer; pain and laughter; setbacks; grief; death; and resurrection. Each chapter begins with an engaging quotation followed by a meditation on the topic and an appropriate prayer. Each chapter concludes with a question or two for personal reflection as well as a suggested action for the day.

Sr. Melannie believes that God is speaking to us always: in our sorrows and joys, our disappointments and successes, our fears and hopes, and that God speaks to us in our pain in a special way.

Melannie Svoboda is the former Provincial of the Sisters of Notre Dame of Chardon, Ohio. She is author of When the Rain Speaks and In Steadfast Love, among others from Twenty-Third Publications. She currently writes, directs retreats and gives talks.

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