By Nancy Jo Sullivan
With startling and brave readability, Nancy Jo Sullivan remembers the adventure that led her to resume and reclaim the religion of her youth that had long past dormant until eventually she skilled it during the eyes of Sarah, her baby with Down syndrome. Her artfully instructed tale demanding situations us to work out the sacraments anew, deepening our personal religion and reminding us of the sweetness in every one sacrament.
Small occasions in Sarah’s life—in which her daughter’s imaginative and prescient and voice helped these round her to achieve the preciousness in their lifestyles and faith—trigger Sullivan’s reflections on moments in her personal lifestyles and at the sacraments. formative years stories of just about drowning floor at Sarah’s baptism, as Sullivan feels an identical powerlessness on the considered elevating her disabled daughter that she felt while she thrashed desperately within the water. in the course of the phrases of the priest as he pours the baptismal waters on Sarah, Sullivan discovered how Baptism attracts us from the overpowering waters in our existence to the sunshine of lifestyles with God. Our trip with Sullivan maintains in the course of the sacraments till the top of Sarah’s lifestyles, while thoughts of Sullivan’s father’s deadly center assault collide along with her inner debate of if it is time for Sarah to obtain the sacrament of the Anointing of the ailing. Sullivan realizes that this sacrament, so usually linked to dying, is admittedly intended to provide us lifestyles and hope.
Couriers of Grace comprises an appendix with meditations and mirrored image questions for private or workforce study.
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Couriers of Grace: My Daughter, the Sacraments, and a Surprising Walk of Faith by Nancy Jo Sullivan