In the spirit of Dead Man Walking, a Catholic nun recounts how opening her life to the world's most vulnerable reaped a harvest of rich personal blessing.
What began in 1979 as a response to a random bulletin board posting would ultimately change Sister Marilyn Lacey's lifeand the lives of countless refugees. In vivid prose, Sister Lacey narrates her twenty-five year spiritual journey of work with those displaced by conflict and disaster. In the spirit of Dead Man Walking, she invites us to solidarity with some of the world's most vulnerable.
Timely and engaging, This Flowing Toward Me offers fresh, personal insights into the world of refugees and international immigrants. More importantly, it stirs our hearts to remember the gospel mandate to welcome the stranger.
|Publisher:||Ave Maria Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As Marilyn Lacey volunteers to help process refugees upon their arrival in the United States, little does she guess that her life will be permanently changed by these newcomers. "Learning to love in a new way" is how she understands the central call in her life. Told with humor and humility, Marilyn's story quickly engages readers. By the time she volunteered to serve in refugee camps far from home, I was hooked. At times I laughed out loud; at other times, I wept over the poignant stories of refugees. This is a wonderful book, told with sensitivity and great love. I hated to see it nearing an end, but in Marilyn's closing chapter, she offers a precious opening into her own heart. There we discover the great "why" of her life. It's the profound spirituality of this chapter that I keep coming back to for my own spiritual nourishment and growth. Thank you, Marilyn!