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As appeared in Intercom, May 2017, 10th Jan 2019

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Reviewing books over a number of years, one of my great regrets is that it has taken me so long to truly appreciate the thoughts and writing of the late John O’Donohue. It took the volume Benedictus published shortly before his death to open my eyes to the beauty of his vision and the wonder of his lyrical style which emanates from the written word as it did from his voice.
Walking on the Pastures of Wonder is a collection of conversations that have been gathered by his close friend and former RTÉ broadcaster John Quinn. Based on radio conversations and presentations, they span many years and themes including ageing and death. But it is not a morbid or maudlin collection.
Wonder and positivity resonate throughout these pages and there is a poignancy and beauty in the words of certain prayers and descriptions which are haunting in their profundity. In one prayer alone, for a Dawn Mass on Easter Sunday, which he helped popularise around the country, he prays:
For prisoners everywhere, that though they have lost the outside world, the gifts of the inner world might be opened up to them. For those who suffer injustice in the world, those starving to death in world where there is too much food – and that we may be forgiven for our guilt in participating in systems that cause suffering to others.
A truly luminous and enlightening work.

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Walking on the Pastures of Wonder

by John O'Donohue

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It has been seven years since the sudden death of John O’Donohue, bestselling author of Anam Cara and Benedictus. Now, in print for the first time, comes Walking on the Pastures of Wonder, a poignant and inspirational collection of radio conversations and presentations, based on John’s radio work with former RTÉ broadcaster and close friend John Quinn.

Collated by John Quinn, the conversations span a number of years and explore such themes as wonder, landscape, the medieval mystic Meister Eckhart, ageing and death.

A book of great insight and riches, presented in John O’Donohue’s inimitable lyrical style, which will do much to feed the ‘unprecedented spiritual hunger’ that he had observed in modern society.

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