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John O’Donohue



John O’Donohue, PhD, (1956–2008) was an Irish poet and author who wrote about Celtic spirituality, the healing powers of the natural world, the bonds of friendship, and the rich complexity of the inner life. A former Catholic priest, he was also an accomplished Hegelian scholar and popular speaker.

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Poem: "Beannacht"

Shortly before his death in 2008, the late Irish poet John O'Donohue recited his poem, meaning blessing, during an interview with Krista Tippett. We've woven his close friends' photographs of him in his Celtic landscapes with this reading.

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Walking in Wonder: Eternal Wisdom for a Modern World

John O'Donohue, beloved author of To Bless the Space Between Us, is widely recognized as one of the most charismatic and inspirational enduring voices on the subjects of spirituality and Celtic mysticism.

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The Wild Land Within: Cultivating Wholeness through Spiritual Practice

The wilderness of the heart may be untamed, but you don't need to go there alone. In The Wild Land Within, spiritual companion and podcast host Lisa Colón DeLay offers a map to our often-bewildering inner terrain, inviting us to deepen and expand our encounters with God.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageIf you try to avoid or remove the awkward quality, it will pursue you. The only effective way to still its unease is to transfigure it, to let it become something creative and positive that contributes to who you are.

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Benedictus: A Book of Blessings

In sharing words of profound grace and wisdom, master storyteller John O’Donohue’s Benedictus offers blessings to shelter us as we confront the many challenges we face on our journey through life.

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Beauty: The Invisible Embrace

The author of Anam Cara describes, in his unique style, rediscovering the true sources of compassion, serenity, and hope in our lives.

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To Bless the Space Between Us: A Book of Blessings

From the author of the bestselling Anam Cara comes a beautiful collection of blessings to help readers through both the everyday and the extraordinary events of their lives.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageAll the possibilities of your human destiny are asleep in your soul. You are here to realize and honor these possibilities. When love comes in to your life, unrecognized dimensions of your destiny awaken and blossom and grow. Possibility is the secret heart of time.

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Eternal Echoes: Celtic Reflections on Our Yearning to Belong

There is a divine restlessness in the human heart, our eternal echo of longing that lives deep within us and never lets us settle for what we have or where we are.

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Symposium 2012: In Memoriam: John O’Donohue

A clip from the 2012 Psychotherapy Networker Symposium in memoriam of John O’Donohue.

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