They that Wait on the Lord: An Uncharted Journey, by Neal Carlin, will be launched next Tuesday night, 23rd September 2014 @7.30pm in An Grianan Hotel, Burt, Co. Donegal. The book is published by The Columba Press and will be launched by Bishop Donal McKeown.
In They that Wait on the Lord , Fr Neal Carlin reflects on an eventful journey travelled in faith, that took him (Neal) to America and Mexico to experience emerging new communities and houses of prayer, and led to the foundation of the Columba Community in his home city in the midst of The Troubles.
As the story of the Columba Community unfolds, the reader gets an insight into the person of Fr Neal Carlin, from the formation of his faith in childhood to his ordination to the priesthood, and his ever developing openness thereafter to being led by the Holy Spirit.
Some reflections written by Fr Neal over the years have been included in the book, and gives us an insight into his love of nature and the Celtic soul, which sees God in all things. He seems to see the sacred and the hand of God in the ordinary.
Celebrating fifty years in the priesthood, Fr Neal also shares his vision for the Church of the future and his hope that small basic communities, like the Columba Community, will “sprout up all over Ireland, like small springs to again irrigate this holy land of ancient saints and scholars”.
Everyone is welcome next Tuesday night to the launch, so do come along and see for yourself just what to expect from this publication. Something tells me there's an interesting read ahead!
They that Wait on the Lord is published by The Columba Press priced €19.99/£16.99 Hardback.