Michael Maginn was born in Lurgan, Co. Armagh. A diocesan priest, he has served in various parish ministries since 1981. He is currently parish priest of St Paul’s, Lurgan. He holds a Masters from Fordham University, New York (1984) and a Doctorate from the Oblate School of Theology, San Antonio, Texas (20040. He has published several articles in Intercom, The Furrow and Ceide in recent years, as well as two booklets on Edith Stein and Therese of Lisieux, for Carmelite Publications, Glenvale. In Prayers for Life, the author relates prayer to lived experiences. He is drawing water from deep wells.