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The Leap of the Deer: Memories of a Celtic Childhood
In a heartwarming style that blends remembered people and places with theological reflection, O'Driscoll recalls his childhood, adolescence, and coming of age in the world of rural Ireland. Here we find the vibrant richness of Celtic spirituality as it was woven through the daily life of a Protestant boy growing up in Catholic Ireland in the early twentieth century.
Paperback, 154 pages
Published January 1st 1994 by Cowley Publications
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This book reads like a dream...an Irish dream. Rich in detail of growing up in a tight community of Cork City in the 30's & 40's among both catholic & protestant families who were there for each other. And the influence of Irish language which was very much in revival during that period & not his home language, on his spiritual journey. A compelling story told by now Vancouver, B.C. resident & Anglican priest, about growing up Church of Ireland in the predominantly Catholic Repub ...more