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Most High, all powerful, good Lord,
Yours are the praises, the glory, and the honour, and all blessing,
To You alone, Most High, do they belong,
and no human is worthy to mention Your name.

Praised be You, my Lord, with all Your creatures,
especially Sir Brother Sun,
Who is the day and through whom You give us light,
And he is beautiful and radiant with great splendour;
and bears a likeness to You, Most High One.

Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Moon and the stars,
in heaven You formed them clear and precious and beautiful.

Praised be You, my Lord, through Brother Wind,
and through the air, cloudy and serene, and every kind of weather,
through whom You give sustenance to Your creatures.

Praised be You, my Lord, through Sister Water,
who is very useful and humble and precious and chaste...

Canticle of the Creatures by St. Francis

Calm the Soul

 

 

 


Book launch

We will never achieve true happiness if we continue to search for it outside the very source of love, which we know is God himself.'

In Calm the Soul: A Book of Simple Wisdom and Prayer, The Poor Clares, an enclosed order of nuns based in Nuns' Island, Galway, draw on the fruit of their monastic lives and suggest simple practices to help nourish our souls and find a sense of calm in today's world.

With practical advice in preparing for prayer, The Poor Clares look at ways we can slowly build up the amount of time spent in prayer and meditation in our daily lives, to achieve a sense of peace and well-being. They combine reflections on familiar prayers, such as the Our Father and Hail Mary, with meditations on Scripture, and prayers for specific needs such as depression, self-esteem and sickness.

An inspiring book of simple spirituality which offers faith and hope to anyone seeking solace in today's world.

The Poor Clares, Galway, an enclosed order of contemplative nuns offer simple suggestions to help calm and nourish the soul in a new book of wisdom, contemplation and prayer
CALM THE SOUL A BOOK OF SIMPLE WISDOM AND PRAYER by THE POOR CLARES, GALWAY

Published by Hachette Ireland. Publication 18th October 2012. Format: Demy Hardback

About the book

In Calm the Soul: A Book of Simple Wisdom and Prayer, The Poor Clares, an enclosed order of nuns based in Nuns’ Island, Galway, draw on the fruit of their monastic lives and suggest simple practices to help nourish our souls and find a sense of calm in today’s world.

With practical advice in preparing for prayer, The Poor Clares, Galway, whose lives centre around prayer and reflection, look at the importance of silence in our lives and suggest ways we can slowly build up the amount of time spent in prayer, silence and meditation to achieve a sense of peace and well-being in our daily lives.

Combining reflections on familiar prayers, such as the Our Father and Hail Mary, with meditations on Scripture, and prayers for specific needs such as depression, self-esteem and sickness, Calm the Soul is an inspiring book of simple spirituality which offers faith and hope to anyone seeking solace in today’s world.


‘To allow the Word of God to work on us, we need to let silence penetrate our souls. We must allow our souls to become tranquil. Then, like drops of water sinking into a still pond, we let the ripples go forth, gently touching the deepest recesses of our hearts. Let the sound of these words of the Lord, echo and re-echo within you and find a home there.’
Calm the Soul, A Book of Simple Wisdom and Prayer, The Poor Clares, Galway. 

About the Authors

The Order of St Clare was founded by St Clare, a contemporary of St Francis of Assisi, in Italy in 1212, and first came to Ireland in 1629. St Clare was the first woman in the church to write the Rule of Life for religious women.

The monastery in Galway was established in 1642 and is now an integral and important part of the community. Though they are enclosed and unable to leave the monastery more than a few times a year, the sisters regularly receive visitors who draw on the sense of calm and peace of the community there.

The Poor Clares take vows of poverty, and enclosure and their day centres round a balanced rhythm of work and prayer. Prayer is the golden thread that permeates and sanctifies the activities of their entire day.


The Poor Clares celebrate 800 years in Ireland this year, 2012.
www.poorclares.ie

www.clairinibochta.ie

For more information, or to arrange an interview with The Poor Clares, please Hachetter Ireland on 01 8246288

In bookshops from 18th October

Interviews

Interviews to do with "Calm the Soul"

Sr. Colette on the John Murray Show 19th February 2013


Sr Anthony, Sr. Colette and Sr Colette’s sister Louise on the “Miriam Meets” show, with Miriam O’Callaghan 16th December 2012


Sr Colette with Tommy Marren on Mid West Radio


Interview with Sr Colette, 24th October 2012 with Spirit FM about the book


 

Audio tracks from "Calm the Soul"

Poem "Calm the Soul"


Prayer for those with Depression


Prayer for those who are lonely


Prayer for when our fears overwhelm us


Articles about “Calm the Soul” and the Poor Clares

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