Description:Designed for daily use as well as for retreats, Digging for God is an invitation to linger in the gardens of the Bible and the gardens of the heart. Using the passages concerning five biblical gardens, and then her own...
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Description:Designed for daily use as well as for retreats, Digging for God is an invitation to linger in the gardens of the Bible and the gardens of the heart. Using the passages concerning five biblical gardens, and then her own experiences distilled into poetry, Higgins provides meditative ideas and questions as springboards to prayer. For all who have labored and loved their backyard gardens, Higgins' poems will nudge memories. For all who are, as May Sarton said, ""hopeful gardeners of the spirit,"" this volume offers fertile ground for prayer and reflection.Endorsements:""In Sr. Anne Higgins' Digging for God we are given more than rules for action. We are given a poet's vision of life in its interior geography and external splendor. This poet takes us to Sante Fe and Paris, to springtime in Antioch and autumn in Maryland, to Halifax and Gettysburg. Sr. Anne is more than a tour guide; she is a gifted poet who helps us to see and to love.""--Bishop Robert Morneau""The reader of poetry looks for writing that is clear and vivid, and looks forward, above all, to pages where the muse, and the music, palpably take over. Anne Higgins, Daughter of Charity, does not disappoint. She is a keen observer of the outside world--garden, woodland, and bird life. She attends, as well, to 'interior geography,' she is right to say, 'Poetry slips in between the covers of facts.' There is welcome humor, and there are memorable people, such as father at ninety-two and the old sisters at Mass. So a treat lies in store for readers of Digging for God.""--James Torrens, SJPoetry Editor, AmericaAbout the Contributor(s):Sister Anne Higgins is a Daughter of Charity. She teaches at Mount Saint Mary's University, Emmitsburg, Maryland. She is the author of four volumes of poetry.