Carmel: Land Of The Soul
|Author: Humphreys, Carolyn|
|Publisher: Alba House New York||Pages: 196|
"May I know You; May I know myself." St. Augustine's cry of the heart so long ago, is an insightful summing up of the goal of everyone's spiritual journey. It is of special interest to Carmelites. Their approach to God through self-knowledge and contemplative prayer has typified the Order throughout the centuries. It has gathered momentum with the passing of years, until contemplative prayer is almost synonymous with the Carmelite charism. In this work the author, a Secular Carmelite, offers guidelines and admonitions for our spiritual journey. Her effort is manifestly the fruit of deep personal experience in prayer. The book is full of wise observations and counsels, and will surely be of great help to all those who have set their feet resolutely on the way to God. It will help them persevere in their pilgrimage until, as the Carmelite liturgy puts it: "They come to the Holy Mountain, Christ the Lord" -- the goal of all our contemplative strivings.