"If you have an eye for it, the world itself is a sacrament."—St. Augustine
Immersed in the Sacred is an invitation to find the holy in the people, places, activities, and objects that fill our days. Through personal reflections on her own 'ordinary' life, Kathy Coffey encourages each of us to explore our lives and to find the sacred that surrounds us. Whether it's a beautiful mountain view or a simple hotel room, every place can be a doorway to the sacred. And every activity can be a vehicle for grace, whether it's a shared meal with family or friends or huffing and puffing our way through an aerobics class. While respecting the sacraments celebrated in church, how do we also find the holy in the office, home, garage, or shop? Immersed in the Sacred shows us.
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A striking example in itself of a "small s" sacrament, this elegant, earthy book immerses us in the sacred."
How enriching it is to find a book that brings God close enough to touch yet also respects the mystery inherent in divinity. Kathy Coffey's is just such a book. She offers keen descriptive enticements luring the reader into earthy realities where the sacred abounds. Every page is a delicious invitation to taste divinity more fully and never leave one's daily life in doing so. This is a fine book that will surely feed anyone who is hungry for God."
If spirituality means opening one's mind, body, and heart to the holy in the everyday, and I certainly think it does, then Kathy Coffey eloquently helps us find the sacred everywhere and in everyone."
Kathy Coffey is the author of 13 award-winning books and many articles in Catholic periodicals including America, U.S. Catholic, St. Anthony Messenger, Catholic Update, Everyday Catholic and National Catholic Reporter. She has won fifteen awards from the Catholic Press Association, the Foley Poetry Award from America magazine, the Independent Publishers Book Award, and the Associated Church Press Award for Editorial Courage. Kathy has spoken at national conventions such as the L.A. Congress, NCCL, NCEA, NPM, and many diocesan gatherings. She gives retreats and workshops nationally and internationally. She taught for fifteen years at the University of Colorado, Denver, and Regis Jesuit University. The mother of four, and grandmother of four, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is also the author of Grandparenting with Grace and A Project of Love: A Retreat for Couples Based on The Joy of Love, both published by The Pastoral Center.