Sacred in the City
Seeing the Spiritual in the Everyday
Finding the spiritual on the streets of the city
Sacred in the City explores the spiritual in the urban, meeting people where they live and helping them to discover God in the middle of the humdrum and everyday.
Prayer is often perceived as a difficult, "place-less" exercise in which we close our eyes and seek God beyond our everyday experience in an invisible realm. It does not have to be this way. Prayer can have its own sense of place in landscapes that we can inhabit and explore, and we can meet God as tangibly as we might meet a fellow traveller.
In this beautifully illustrated book, highly acclaimed author Margaret Silf takes the reader through seven cityscapes, and shows how we can encounter the spiritual wherever we are--on a city street, on a train, in a library, in the workplace, in cafes, shops, and parks. All are fruitful areas for self-discovery, inviting us to connect with the mystery of God in our lives.
This inspirational volume will be returned to time and again as readers discover the divine in the bustle of the city streets.
Margaret Silf is a writer and a frequent leader of retreats and conferences. She has been trained by the Jesuits in accompanying people in prayer and is author of One Hundred Wisdom Stories and One Hundred More Wisdom Stories. She has been described by The Tablet as "one of the most talented spiritual writers."