Immersed in the Sacred: Discovering the Small s Sacraments

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Immersed in the Sacred is an invitation to find the holy in the people, places, activities, and objects that fill our days. Through personal reflections on her own "ordinary" life, Kathy Coffey encourages each of us to explore our lives and to find the sacred that surrounds us. Whether it's a beautiful mountain view or a simple hotel room, every place can be a doorway to the sacred. And every activity can be a vehicle for grace, whether it's a shared meal with family or friends or huffing and puffing our way ...
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Overview

Immersed in the Sacred is an invitation to find the holy in the people, places, activities, and objects that fill our days. Through personal reflections on her own "ordinary" life, Kathy Coffey encourages each of us to explore our lives and to find the sacred that surrounds us. Whether it's a beautiful mountain view or a simple hotel room, every place can be a doorway to the sacred. And every activity can be a vehicle for grace, whether it's a shared meal with family or friends or huffing and puffing our way through an aerobics class. While respecting the sacraments celebrated in church, how do we also find the holy in the office, home, garage, or shop? Immersed in the Sacred shows us.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780877939627
  • Publisher: Ave Maria Press
  • Publication date: 3/28/2003
  • Pages: 194
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.45 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 9
Part 1 Places as Sanctuaries 17
1. Gazebo: Place of Reconciliation 19
2. Mountains: Sinai and Tabor in the United States 24
3. Dressing Room 29
4. The Botanic Gardens: Human Flowering 32
5. Home 36
6. Aquarium: Another Sunday Reverence 39
7. Rita's Field 41
8. New Mexico 44
9. Fishin' Hole: The Retrieval of Memory 47
10. The Ramada Inn Retreat 50
11. The Monterey Peninsula 54
Part 2 People: "Kindness to Spare" 57
1. A Reflection on People: The Many Faces of Christ 59
2. God's Precious Diadem 66
3. Friends 70
4. Commitment Keepers 73
5. Storyteller 76
6. Stranger 79
7. A Million Moms 82
8. Lunch Bunch 86
9. Graham Greene's Unlikely Saints 88
10. Aerobics Instructor 91
Part 3 Activities: The Hidden Holiness 93
1. Cooking, Eating, Eucharist 95
2. Bringing Ritual Home 100
3. Transforming 104
4. Traveling 109
5. Keeping Sabbath 112
6. Enduring a Terrible Day 115
7. Exercising 118
8. Detouring 122
9. Attending a Retirement Dinner 124
10. Flying 127
11. Moviegoing 130
Part 4 Objects as Sacramentals 133
1. Christ for the Confused 135
2. Water and Oil: Baptism and Confirmation 142
3. Candle Fire 151
4. Wine: Eucharist 158
5. Celtic Spirituality and Modern Conveniences 165
6. A Sundae, A Sprig of Lavender, A Word 171
7. Christmas Ornaments 174
8. Seed 176
9. Stabilizers 179
Notes 182
Bibliography 188
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