Advent, Christmas, Lent, Easter, Ascension, and Pentecost; these seasons and feasts teach you to know Jesus better and better, and unite you more intimately with the divine life he offers you in the Church. —Henri J.M. Nouwen
Henri Nouwen's responses to the spiritual seasons were often delicately woven into the fabric of his writings. For the first time, his liturgical writings for an entire church year have been brought together in one volume. Eternal Seasons gathers selections from forty of Nouwen's books, each one chosen to convey the spirit of the season, creating a companion for the liturgical year. Thoughtful introductions usher in each seasonal selection of liturgical passages. Many major feast days are included, as well as Nouwen's thoughts on some saints who particularly captured his attention. Eternal Seasons will encourage reflection and prayer in closer harmony with the church's year, whether you use it as a companion for the church's appointed readings or take a step back from traditional prayer books and enter into each cycle with Nouwen as your guide.