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PRAYING THE PASCHAL MYSTERY

by Brother Tom O'Dempsey

 

The use of a Religious Brother's prayer-poems for daily reflection

An exercise in living the Paschal Mystery through contemplation

The focus is on "Paschal living - Our Ascension to God in Christ ... Humanity uplifted to the Divine"

 

I have given over this space on my website to allow the publication of poetry by Brother Tom O'Dempsey, who is now in his seventies. This poetry is deeply prayerful, and springs from his many years as a Secondary teacher, as a full-time teacher in prisons, and as a contemplative. His background is Catholic, and his poetry reflects this. Yet the poetry is deeply ecumenical and Gospel-based.

The number of these PDFs will grow as the months go by, for Brother Tom has been prolific in his writings. He offers them as a gift to anyone who wishes to imbibe their spirit of prayerfulness and joyful openness to Jesus Christ.

Feel free to copy any of these poems for personal or group use, but not for publication.

 

Brother Tom says:

"Heartfelt thanks to Mr Patrick Oliver, my spiritual director since 2002, on whose website all my poetry is generously on offer.

Heartfelt thanks also too Br Kev McDade CFC, my friend since 1967, who has so very selflessly typed my poetry (1300 poems to 2018!)."

 

 

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet A.pdf  (Folios 1-2)

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet B.pdf  (Folios 3-4)

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet C.pdf  (Folios 5-6)

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet D.pdf  (Folios 7-8)

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet E.pdf  (Folios 9-11)

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet F.pdf  (Folios 12-14)

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet G.pdf  (Folios 15-17)

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet H.pdf  (Folios 18-20)

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet I.pdf  (Folios 21-23)

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet J.pdf  (Folios 24-26)

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet K.pdf  (Folios 27-29)

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet L.pdf  (Folios 30-32)

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet M.pdf  (Folios 33-35)

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet N.pdf  (Folios 36-38)

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet O.pdf  (Folios 39-41)

Praying the Paschal Mystery - Booklet P.pdf  (Folios 42-44)

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Your highest and deepest calling is to be and live who you truly are. As daughters and sons of God, you’re to be people who reflect the nature of God in lives of gratitude. As a result, you inevitably become Holy Fools, because you believe that life comes from death, that grace never gives up and that the surprises of God free you to surrender into faith, so that in living lives seeped in God’s justice and mercy, you give birth to God again and again into the waiting world.



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