Ten members of the Institute of Carmelite Studies contribute to this volume honoring their Carmelite brother and colleague, Father Kieran Kavanaugh, OCD on his fifty years as a Catholic priest.
The ten essays and their respective authors are as follows:
- Jesus Christ, Friend and Liberator: The Christology of St. Teresa of Avila by Daniel Chowning, OCD
- Fair is Foul and Foul is Fair: An Interpretation of Chapter Fourteen of Book One of The Dark Night of St. John of the Cross by Marc Foley, OCD
- Jerome Gratian's Constituciones del Cerro: An Example of Teresian Humor by Michael Dodd
- The Holy Spirit, Mary, and Thérèse of Lisieux by Emmanuel Sullivan, OCD
- Blind Hope in Divine Mercy, by Charles Niqueux translated by Salvatore Sciurba, OCD
- “Something Surprising:" Reflections on the Proclamation of St. Thérèse as "Doctor of the Universal Church" by Steven Payne, OCD
- Two Concentration Camp Carmelites: St. Edith Stein and Père Jacques Bunel by John Sullivan, OCD
- Learning How to Meditate: Fifty Years in Carmel by Kevin Culligan, OCD
- The Contemporary Influence of the Carmelite Mystical School by Denis Read, OCD
- Afterword: The Third Millennium: St. John of the Cross and Interreligious Dialogue in Asia by William Johnston, SJ
- The Bibliography of Kieran Kavanaugh, OCD Compiled by Regis Jordan, OCD
Through his translations of the works of Saints Teresa of Avila and John of the Cross and his other writings and ministries, Kieran Kavanaugh has been a a major proponent of the Carmelite heritage in the English-speaking world. In his honor, his brothers offer spiritually enriching essays on Teresa of Avila, John of the Cross, Thérèse of Lisieux, Edith Stein and Père Jacques Bunel. In his afterword, William Johnston, SJ, an internationally recognized authority on mysticism, stresses the importance of Saint John of the Cross for the future of interfaith dialogue in Asia.
Readers of this volume of this tenth volume of Carmelite Studies will find nourishment for their souls and a deeper appreciation of the Carmelite tradition.