Cover of: Under the broom tree | Sean Caulfield

Under the broom tree

coping with life, love and God in times of transition

Published by Paulist Press in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

The most painful times of life are those that encompass periods of transition -- mourning after death, grief after divorce, the loss of a job, relocation, separation from friends. Times like these challenge the way we perceive ourselves, how we relate to others and to God. Sean Caulfield underwent a painful transition like that when he made up his mind to leave a monastery where he had been a monk. This book is the story of that decision, but written in such a way that it has a bearing on our transitions as well. In those moments when we feel abandoned by God and human friends, we can take comfort from someone who has gone that way before, and who has grown and been nourished in the process. - Back cover.

Table of Contents

Return to start : ritual
The role of friends
Guilt at Christmastime
Reality or unreality
The basic questions
The basic tensions
Killing the snake
Snake oil and salvation
Prayer and another enthusiasm
The journey deepens
The failure of enthusiasms
Start to return : resolution


Dewey Decimal Class
271/.125/024, B
Library of Congress
BX4705.C3462 A37 1982

The Physical Object

vi, 73 p. ;
Number of pages
21 x x centimeters

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