The Poor Clares is an enclosed order of nuns based in Nuns’ Island Galway. In this book of meditations and prayers they draw on simple prayer ideas to nourish the soul.
‘Prayer is the life of the soul. Just as our bodies need nourishment so too, do our souls’ The Poor Clare, Galway.
We spend our lives searching for happiness and fulfilment from external sources: work, material wealth, status, appearance. We can forget that to find peace and contentment we also need to focus on our souls and our spiritual well-being.
In CALM THE SOUL, The Poor Clares, an enclosed order of nuns based on Nuns’ Island Galway, draw on the fruit of their monastic lives to show us simple prayer ideas and meditations 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 incorporate prayer into our day-to-day lives, slowly building up the amount of time spent in prayer and meditation 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 to bring us an inspiring spiritual book which offers faith and hope to anyone seeking solace in today’s world.
‘Prayer and holiness is for everyone in every situation. It is having our whole being in harmony with God’s plan for us. 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.’ Calm the Soul, Introduction