October 2020

Located in the Parish Library: Spirituality 271

Swimming in the sun: Discovering the Lord’s Prayer with Francis of Assisi and Thomas Merton by Fr Albert Haase O.F.M.

“Saying the Pater Noster is like swimming in the heart of the sun”

“We need to see good in ourselves in order to love ourselves. God does not. He loves us not because we are good, but because He is”

Merton

Father Haase has combined the best of St. Francis and Thomas Merton to produce a very helpful, thought-provoking book on the meaning and direction of The Lord’s Prayer.

He challenges us to renounce the superfluous in our lives, to identify more deeply with the poor, and to have a profound reverent respect for all creation. “To be a God-seeker demands that we be awake and alert to the here and now, to surrender to the present moment”.