John O'Donohue's poetic words and deep feeling for the Celtic soul nurture in us a profound reverence for the spirit in all things. In sharing words of grace and wisdom, he offers blessings to shelter and comfort us on our journey through life. As he opens our eyes to the natural beauty and splendour of the world that surrounds us, he inspires in us a new confidence and passion for life and helps us to confront key thresholds of human experience. Guided by these blessings and by a reassuring vision of hope and possibility for the present and the future, we begin to recognize that our relationships with one another, and even the most seemingly insignificant rituals which frame our days, are crucial to our emotional and spiritual well-being. Drawing on the heritage of ancient Celtic thought and imagination, Benedictus
is, ultimately, a sanctuary of peace and a gentle, illuminating gift of light on our path through this world.
233pp, 160mm x 206mm, hardback, 2007
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Benedictus: A Book of Blessings is Cygnus' Spirituality Book of the Year, the most popular book of all our spirituality titles in the year up to our August 2008 Star Titles issue.