Consolations

Consolations A beautiful and haunting story of forbidden love Consolations portrays a woman s lifelong struggle to reconcile her all too human feelings with her quest for the highest spiritual life It is and

  • Title: Consolations
  • Author: Sally Wolfe
  • ISBN: 9781935462095
  • Page: 297
  • Format: Hardcover
  • A beautiful and haunting story of forbidden love, Consolations portrays a woman s lifelong struggle to reconcile her all too human feelings with her quest for the highest spiritual life It is 1951 and young Fiona Ingram is full of the fervor of a new convert Following in the footsteps of her inspiration, Thomas Merton, she abandons a promising academic career and entersA beautiful and haunting story of forbidden love, Consolations portrays a woman s lifelong struggle to reconcile her all too human feelings with her quest for the highest spiritual life It is 1951 and young Fiona Ingram is full of the fervor of a new convert Following in the footsteps of her inspiration, Thomas Merton, she abandons a promising academic career and enters Epiphany Monastery, ablaze with the certainty that a life dedicated to seeking God alone is the great adventure and that it is meant for her What she finds there is not what she expects Reverend Nathan Woods, a Jesuit and professor of theology who comes to give the annual retreat When their forbidden affair ends abruptly, Fiona, now Sister Bridget, suffers a split in her soul Under the guidance of the compassionate abbess, she tries to reclaim her heart and her lost fervor She conforms outwardly as she rises in positions of authority and responsibility in the order, yet she continues to struggle to understand and resolve her relationship with Nathan all the while carrying on a secret correspondence with him, until she is forced in a final encounter and spiritual crisis to dive deep into the still point of her soul and discover the truth.

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    • In theology, “consolation” has a specific meaning other than the common one of “solace after a disappointment.” In her novel, entitled Consolations, Sally Wolfe defines the term as “an interior joy that rises up from the soul and permeates the heart and mind the grace of devotion, which bestows rapture and peace.” Wolfe’s novel is about a cloistered nun’s life-long quest for that kind of peace.Raised by kindly, bookish, agnostic parents, Fiona Ingram is barely out of high school [...]


    • Sally Wolfe's first published novel led me through the path of my own life's heartbreaks and renewals through her character's subtle but powerful connections with spirituality, sexuality, and humility.Her interweaving of Thomas Merton's works is masterful and brings to life some of his teachings about contemplation and relationship through Fiona also known as Sr. Bridget. Crafting curious and wise spiritual reflections through a young woman who is still discovering herself creates a powerful voi [...]


    • Sexual desire in a monastic environment is especially charged. One or both of the parties may agonize over a passion that must not be fulfilled and yet seems impossible to deny. Consolations, by Sally Wolfe (Luminis, 2014), explores this territory with sensitivity and sympathy: a young nun and a priest find themselves thrust into a passion they never expected. But, while most readers will probably root for the lovers to get together in the end, this is really a book about something deeper than [...]


    • Consolations, a novel by Sally WolfeIf you’re curious about the contemplative life, particularly about how men and women choose to sublimate or express their sexual /romantic urges then you’ll revel in Consolations. Shortly after entering Epiphany Monastery in 1951 as a novice, Sister Bridget attends a retreat led by a handsome, energetic theologian. As a friend and contemporary of the iconoclastic Trappist monk, Thomas Merton, Father Nathan challenges the long held beliefs of many. It was e [...]


    • Sister Bridget enters the service of God at age 19 against the will of her parents who are anti religious. Without their blessing she struggles in the beginning, though her strong beliefs carry her through. Right as things start to go well she falls in love with Father Simon and struggles for years afterward to keep her faith. The story starts out slow, but gives lots of details on the inside of an abbey. Her struggle between her love of God and Father Simon draws you in making you hope for an o [...]


    • Haunting and beautiful, Consolations perfectly balances a fascinating, relatable heroine with meaty themes like spiritual struggle and personal discovery. Once it grabs you, it doesn't let go. I highly recommend it!


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