“A breathtaking surge of inspired (and learned) exploration, triggered by the sound of a violin playing Mozart during an evening walk in wartime - pithy, challenging, and quite fascinating, carrying us, through music, towards ‘not something, but Someone.’”
Jennifer Smith. Professor at the Royal College of Music, London
A short but rich and complex book. . . . [W]e are listening to someone who is at once a professional musician by training and a Benedictine nun. . . . A significant book, and I warmly recommend it.
Christopher Francis, Latin Liturgy
"A remarkable . . . deeply Christian meditation on the liberating power of music. Labat's essay engages profoundly but also humbly with the transformative power of music that, assisted by grace, opens us to the call of beauty. Indeed, Labat's essay presents a discerning account of the experience of beauty especially as achieved through listening to and performing music and a theologically well-grounded account of the Christian significance of beauty in the contemplative life."
Michael C. Jordan, Editor, Logos: A Journal of Catholic Thought and Culture