Seasons of the Soul
The seasons of the soul are the seasons of the liturgical calendar. The liturgy is about a relationship, and Sr. Carla Mae’s gorgeous images, poetry and prose describe how the liturgy is a means of deepening our relationship with God communally. The material comes highly recommended by RCIA coordinators as a perfect introduction to how the liturgy is the place where a loving God invites us – individually and as a body – into an ever more intimate experience of the Trinitarian relationship.
This series of nourishing meditations on the liturgical seasons is written by an excellent theologian. In addition to the Introduction, which is simply flabbergasting, readers will be taken by the bodily, indeed the womanly character of her spirituality, her associating the whole cosmos with the Incarnation, and her adroit, poetic play with symbols. A profound, short book, which deserves to be read more than once.
Louis Roy, O.P.
former Professor of Theology at Boston College
current Professor of Theology at the Dominican University College in Ottawa
Seasons of the Soul is a required text in the Lay Spiritual Formation Program at Aquinas Institute of Theology. With inspiring images and metaphors, Sr. Carla Mae invites the formation students to explore a deeper relationship with God and the Church through the lens of the liturgical cycle. Grounded in reality and the ‘stuff of life’, Seasons of the Soul finds a resonance with the life and spirituality of the lay minister.
Marian Love, MAPS
Director, Lay Spiritual Formation Program, Aquinas Institute of Theology, St. Louis, MO
I recommend Seasons of the Soul to all who wish to enter more deeply into the spirituality of the liturgical seasons. The reflections, meditative questions, and poetry of Sr. Carla Mae present a sacred doorway through which insights into our humanity, our discipleship, and our relationship with Christ can be explored and which go beyond the interesting facts and rituals of the seasons into their life-giving meaning.
Director of Christian Initiation for the Archdiocese of St. Louis
Rooted in the rhythms of the liturgy, this volume offers a rich resource for prayer and reflection in every season of life.
Mary Catherine Hilkert, O.P.
Professor of Theology, University of Notre Dame
About the Author
Carla Mae Streeter, O.P. is a Dominican of the Congregation of Catherine of Siena in Racine, WI. She is Professor of Systematic Theology and Spirituality at Aquinas Institute of Theology. She completed her doctoral studies at Regis College of the Toronto School of Theology. Her experience also includes eleven years of lay leadership training on the parish level, spiritual direction, and social advocacy. She lives in St. Louis where she is active in ecumenical and interfaith organizations. She has also produced a lecture series (24 lectures) called The Human and the Holy: Foundations of Spirituality.
|Publication Date||Jun 30, 2012|
|Author||Carla Mae Streeter, OP|