Love Affair by Andrew Greeley
A Prayer Journal

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"My Love," asks Andrew Greeley, "how often in the course of a day am I indifferent to your love? How often do I even remember my human loves as I rush through life? I'm so busy that love seeps out of my life like blood escaping a wound. I'm going to try as best I can to begin my day and end it on my knees - and to remember You in my comings and goings. If I can do these things, they will make me a better person - and a better love. Please help me." Andrew Greeley's "Love" in this intimate diary is, of course, God. Love Affair is not a book about prayer or even so much a book of prayer; it is rather an experience of praying - confused, elated, grateful - often stumbling but always sincere endeavors by a human being to dialogue with the Beloved Other. It is prayer as it happens. And it reveals as much about the "beloved" as it does about the "Lover" on the other side of the dialogue. We see "the pray-er" Andrew Greeley depressed, struggling with pneumonia, worried to death about dying when his doctor discovers a spot on his lung, concerned about the illnesses of his friends, enthused about his work, weary from too many obligations, and always trying - trying to be a good and faithful "lover" to the "Lover" who loves with no expectation of return. In this sense, we can also see ourselves, and find inspiration and confidence to pray in our own voices too. This kind of Love Affair is everyone's affair.
 

About Andrew Greeley

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Father Andrew M. Greeley, a Catholic priest and sociologist, is an honorary senior fellow at the University of Ireland in Dublin. Visit Father Greeley on the World Wide Web at www.agreeley.com.
 
Published September 1, 1992 by Crossroad. 192 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Father Greeley's deep and obvious love for the history and culture of Ireland shines through in his latest contemporary mystery (following Irish Eyes) involving singer/psychic Nuala Anne McGrail and her American writer husband, Dermot Michael Coyne--who finally seems to have come to terms with pl...

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Ferry, who was born in 1952 in a suburb of Toronto, tried much of his early life to suppress his homosexuality because of his strong Anglican faith.

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Catholic priest, sociology professor (University of Arizona) and novelist ( Rite of Spring ), Greeley contends that despite conventional wisdom, much-touted alternative lifestyles, polls and media reports to the contrary, marriage is not only thriving, but fidelity is still practiced by a large m...

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After the election, Chuck s career as a photographer (he refers to himself modestly as a fast-talking punk from the West Side of Chicago who takes pictures ) comes to the fore, as the Art Institute gives him a major show.

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In a manner of a religious mystic, Greeley sets down his groping, rhapsodic prayers to ``my Love'' or ``Her''--meaning God--in this year-long journal.

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