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"What we cannot accept is that we are the beloved, or, to put it more concretely, that I am the beloved. God longs for me. He presses on my heart with a tender, humble, hunger for me. He wants to posses me: when I let Him, it is prayer." --Sister Wendy Beckett
Apart from her celebrity status as "the art nun," fueled by her popular television programs and prolific writing, Sister Wendy has been approached throughout her life for counsel on the spiritual life and the life of prayer. Here, for the first time, are collected some of the finest of her responses in the form of letters, kept and treasured by their recipients over the years. Sister Wendy herself has written a charming and very personal autobiographical preface in which she sets these letters in their context. This little bok is a treasure trove of wisdom and sound, simple advice.
"This is a chance to read the letters of a living mystic. It is a privilege to be given access to the personal writings of Sister Wendy. To read her letters is to enter the depths of her intense relationship with God. The letters are an honest, entertaining, wisdom-filled excursion into the thinking of a person who is not only an acclaimed art critic but also a trusted guide on the path of mystical prayer." --Catholic Press Association
Sister Wendy Beckett became a nun at the age of 16, went on to live for nearly 20 years as a hermit and then was exposed to the world in a successful television career. She is the author of over 20 books with art as the main theme. She continues to live a solitary life in England devoted to prayer. Her books include Real Presence: In Search of the Earliest Icons, Encounters with God: In Quest of the Ancient Icons of Mary, and Sister Wendy's Bible Treasury.