Tuesday, January 5, 2010

In Memory of John O'Donohue

A Friendship Blessing from “Anam Cara” By John O’Donohue

May you be blessed with good friends.

May you learn to be a good friend to yourself.

May you be able to journey to that place in your soul where there is great love, warmth, feeling, and forgiveness.

May this change you.

May it transfigure that which is negative, distant, or cold in you.

May you be brought in to the real passion, kinship, and affinity of belonging.May you treasure your friends.

May you be good to them and may you be there for them;

May they bring you all the blessings, challenges, truth, and light that you need for your journey.

May you never be isolated.

May you always be in the gentle nest of belonging with your anam cara.

John O'Donahue author of Anam Cara: A Book of Celtic Wisdom. Died peacefully in his sleep while on holiday in France, early morning between January 3rd and 4th/08. A Poet, priest and philosopher, he was not only one of the most articulate voices of living Celtic Christianity and Celtic wisdom, but he also had a clear grasp of the beauty of Christian mysticism as well. He was a trained philosopher with a prodigious intellect. His voice is greatly missed. He had celibrated his 52nd birthday a few days prior to passing through the veil.


Lindaa said...

Dear One, We do miss John and are grateful to know how his life and gifts continue to bless. Just to set the historical record a little straighter -- John died in the night between Jan. 3 and Jan. 4, 2008. He had celebrated his 52d birthday only a few days prior. The confusion over his age and date are not of major concern, but I do try to give the correct information when I am able.

warmly and with a full heart,
Linda Alvarez
Business Manager - J. O'Donohue Literary Estate

Brad Culver said...

Linda bless you.. thank you for the correct information. May the peace of all Peace fill heart and hearth

Brad Culver said...

Linda have corrected the information on my post once again a heartfelt thank you...