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Sometimes a Star... M. E. Colman

Sometimes a Star...

M. E. Colman

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For years, M.E. Colman has been leading groups to Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Cornwall. While there, she has the opportunity to speak with many of the local people, religious, lay, young and retired, after one journey, a little voice spoke to her,MoreFor years, M.E. Colman has been leading groups to Ireland, Scotland, Wales and Cornwall. While there, she has the opportunity to speak with many of the local people, religious, lay, young and retired, after one journey, a little voice spoke to her, Return, listen to their stories. And sometimes a star was born. Her Celtic Journeys visit many sites from the past. sometimes a star, however, is a visit to the present, an attempt to address the gap between many books that are being written on Celtic spirituality, and what M.E. Colman was actually seeing and hearing when in Ireland. The result is fascinating. sometimes a star is a collection of conversations between M.E. Colman and a wide array of people: a retired steel worker- Tony Flannery, a Redemptorist priest and author- a student- a journalist- a Church of Ireland member- a farmer- one of the founders of the Alpha movement- a former religious who now does charity work for the travelers in Ireland- Liam Lawton, a priest, composer, and performer. Of each person, in addition to letting the conversation flow naturally, Colman asks the same questions, What sustains you? Where do you see the future of the Church? And the answers are vastly different. The book presents a true palette of a range of opinions, and the hopes and fears of the Irish at present. M.E. Colman wanted to get a spectrum, different perspectives, especially different ages, and people were eager to talk. Topics of discussion include Celtic Spirituality- the ways in which the Catholic Church has changed over the years- how young people feel about the Church and why numbers are dropping- what needs to change and what shouldnt change- music- celibacy in the priesthood- and what keeps people going in troubled times. Often funny, thoroughly readable, and always thought-provoking, M.E. Colmans sometimes a star is a welcome exploration of faith today.M.E. Colman is a life-professed member of the Convent of St. John Baptist