The Province of Joy: Praying with Flannery O'Connor

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“Like a beautiful quilt, Province of Joy is a deeply loving, imaginative work of art and faith.” - Elizabeth A. Johnson

 This unique “Book of Hours” is modeled on the spiritual life and prayer practices of one of our most interesting writers.

“Flannery O’Connor’s stories help us see grace in the most difficult of circumstances. O’Donnell artfully combines selections from her writings with daily prayers and readings for something wonderful: a prayer book that is old and new,...

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Overview

“Like a beautiful quilt, Province of Joy is a deeply loving, imaginative work of art and faith.” - Elizabeth A. Johnson

 This unique “Book of Hours” is modeled on the spiritual life and prayer practices of one of our most interesting writers.

“Flannery O’Connor’s stories help us see grace in the most difficult of circumstances. O’Donnell artfully combines selections from her writings with daily prayers and readings for something wonderful: a prayer book that is old and new, timely and timeless, comforting and provocative.”
- James Martin, SJ, author of Between Heaven and Mirth

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781557257031
  • Publisher: Paraclete Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 700,307
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Angela Alaimo O’Donnell is a poet and professor at Fordham University where she teaches English, Creative Writing, and American Catholic Studies. Her poems, essays and reviews have appeared in America, Commonweal, and Christianity and Literature. O’Donnell lives with her husband in Bronxville, New York.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: In Search of "The Province of Joy"

Praying with Flannery O'Connor 11

the daily office

Sunday: The Christian Comedy

morning prayer 31

evening prayer 38

Monday: The False Self & the True Self

morning prayer 45

evening prayer 53

Tuesday: Blindness & Vision

morning prayer 59

evening prayer 66

Wednesday: Limitation & Grace

morning prayer 71

evening prayer 78

Thursday: The Mystery of Incarnation

morning prayer 85

evening prayer 93

Friday: Facing the Dragon

morning prayer 99

evening prayer 107

Saturday: Revelations & Resurrections

morning prayer 113

evening prayer 120

occasions for meditation

Favored Prayers, Poems & Prose Passages

A Gathering of Devotional Poems 129

Prayers and Sayings of the Saints 137

On Grace, Mystery & Mortality: Prose Passages 141

Traditional Prayers 145

acknowledgments & notes 149

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