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A Pilgrimage Beyond Belief: Spiritual Journeys through by Dennis Patrick Slattery,Thomas Moore,Peter C Phan

By Dennis Patrick Slattery,Thomas Moore,Peter C Phan

A Pilgrimage past Belief is a religious narrative of 1 man's calling to the lifetime of monastic devotion. it's either an experience tale, during which the writer, Dennis Slattery, travels into the realm of monastic settings, and a trip into the internal geography of his own historical past. We accompany Slattery as he units off on a three-and-a-half-month pilgrimage in which he struggles together with his identification, his function as father and husband, instructor and believer, in addition to the lifestyles and demise of his alcoholic father. all through his remains at twelve monasteries and retreat facilities, Slattery seeks the safe haven of the monastic existence the place silence and solitude open a unprecedented window at the human soul. residing in the prayerful day-by-day exercises of such settings, he recovers components of himself that he had forgotten in his quest for pro success. 

His pilgrimage is "beyond trust" now not within the feel that it really is "unbelievable," yet particularly within the feel that, even supposing he does already think in God, he involves a strong new expertise of God's real presence in his way of life. Slattery's trip conjures up life's such a lot profound questions and his wealthy Catholic background, enriched with knowledge drawn from modern and vintage religious writers like Thomas Merton, Julian of Norwich, and Thich Nhat Hanh. He makes an attempt to deliver a monastic feel of house to the reader, which you possibly can input outdoors the constitution of a proper retreat. And for these contemplating embarking upon their very own non secular retreat, an appendix is supplied with descriptions of extra retreat facilities, and instructed analyzing to reinforce contemplative solitude.

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