Sacramental Letters is a spirited exploration of the sacramental themes that underlie some of our more profound literature. While it is a serious literary study, it is also a religious journey into the meaning of the sacraments and the underlying grace that imbues our world. From a uniquely Catholic perspective, the author offers new and challenging insights into the works of Albert Camus, Flannery O’Connor, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Thomas Merton, Graham Greene, Annie Dillard, and Richard Rodriguez. Readers will explore the themes of sin, guilt, redemption, grace, suffering, and sanctity, as they are revealed through the sacraments of the church and in the creative craft of each writer.
Sacramental Letters challenges the Christian disciple to gain a new perspective, a new way of seeing, and to engage the world with compassion, responding to the longing each one of us has to love the world as Christ loves us.
This is an indispensable itinerary for any spiritual traveler, Catholic book club, or religious classroom setting.