Item Details

To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings

John O'Donohue
Format
Book
Published
New York : Doubleday, c2008.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
ISBN
9780385522274, 0385522274
Related Resources
Table of contents only Contributor biographical information Publisher description
Summary
A compilation of blessings and spiritual insights offers readers comfort and encouragement as they make their way through all of the milestones and transitions of life.
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.
Description
xvi, 222 p. ; 20 cm.
Technical Details
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