This collection of homilies for feast days and special occasions is rooted in the experience of the grace celebrated in the liturgy. Father Keating draws from his life’s devotion as a Trappist monk and abbot to provide a sacramental perspective on such feasts as The Immaculate Conception, The Annunciation, Christmas, Epiphany, Ash Wednesday, Passion Sunday, Good Friday, The Paschal Vigil, Easter, Pentecost, The Feast of Saint Benedict, and Thanksgiving Day. Also included are homilies for special occasions in the monastic life.
Thomas Keating (March 7, 1923 – October 25, 2018), founder of the centering prayer movement, was an author, teacher, and monk who worked for many years to foster understanding among the world’s religions. A member of the Cistercian Order in the Benedictine tradition, Father Keating has served at monasteries in Colorado and Massachusetts.