The title of this book, Come Drink at the Fount, suggests that people are thirsty. Christian spirituality seeks to respond to that thirst, which is, ultimately, a thirst for God. Carmelite spirituality is particularly accessible because it has been expressed in the writings of very gifted women and men. The authors introduced here are St Teresa of Ávila, St John of the Cross, Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection, St Thérèse of Lisieux and St Edith Stein (Teresa Benedicta of the Cross).
‘Whoever opens the pages of this book will find a very attractive presentation of Carmelite saints and their spirituality. It may be dipped into at different times, or read chapter by chapter, or used by a study or reflection group. All will find it very helpful.’
Míceál O’Neill O. Carm., Prior General