In this beautiful and profoundly helpful book, bestselling author and spiritual master, Gunilla Norris shares reflections from her experience as a caregiver that offer hope, strength and support for each day. Norris reminds us that the daunting task of caregiving is a sacred and holy task, even amid the often-grueling work involved, and that God is present through it all. Suffused with real-life wisdom and deep spirituality, Care and Prayer is a light-filled companion for fulltime caregivers, or anyone involved in caring for another.
Called home, called to love, called to grieve, called to live—calling takes many forms in this stunning collection by Gunilla Norris, whose clarity of voice calls us to a deep listening. Hers is a voice by turns spare, elegant, raw, contemplative, and unfailingly honest. Hers are poems that know we are most urgently called to be human and to live our humanity fully. These are poems that ask questions, that explore both our creaturely and contemplative natures, finding them rooted so closely together that the poet herself at times emerges “sheer and stunning, like a prayer.”
Poet Laureate of the State of Connecticut