St. Bernadette's impoverished childhood, visions of Our Lady, and tragic death at the age of 35 are recalled in this groundbreaking book. Irish miracles and cures at Lourdes are recollected. Visits by John F. Kennedy, Grace Kelly and Seamus Heaney are described, bringing the reader up-close to the wonders of Lourdes in a way never achieved before.
This text uses the Celtic vision of life as a means to examine the landscape of the soul. It argues that instead of seeking to satisfy our spiritual hunger on an everlasting journey of exploration, we should seek to gain an understanding that the soul lies within us always.
We have fallen out of belonging. Consequently, when we stand before crucial thresholds in our lives, we have no rituals to protect, encourage and guide us as we cross over into the unknown. This book is an attempt to reach into that tenuous territory of change that we must cross.