Into the Depths

Into the Depths

A Journey of Loss and Vocation

  •    186 pages
  •    5.25 x 8
  •    15.00 paperback
  •    7.99 eBook
  • Paperback ISBN  978-1-59056-235-2
  • eBook ISBN  978-1-59056-276-5
  •    Paperback, eBook
  • Publisher: Lantern Publishing & Media
  • Publication Date: March 2010

In January 1984, Sr. Mary Margaret Funk, a Benedictine nun from Indiana, paid a visit to Maryknoll missionary nuns working in Bolivia. On what should have been a routine trip to the local town for a convocation ceremony, a flash flood swept away the jeep in which she, three nuns, a priest, and a disabled boy they had adopted were traveling. Only she and the priest survived.

What happened that night catapulted Sr. Meg into twenty-five years of prayer and self-examination. She relentlessly explored her relationship with the transcendent and immanent God, the profundities of her religious tradition, her commitment to spiritual practice, and her very human failings. It was a journey that left her spiritually naked before the terrible love of God; a journey to keep one’s heart open to the transforming wounds of suffering.

In the great tradition of spiritual confessions from Augustine to Thomas Merton’s The Seven-Storey MountainInto the Depths is a fearlessly honest and simply told account of one woman’s struggle to engage at the deepest levels with the most profound questions of faith

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