The Crown of the Year: Gardening with God in Eastertide and Summer

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A&C Black, 15 мая 2005 г. - Всего страниц: 248
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There has been a long association between the discipline and joy of gardening and that of prayer and modern spiritual life. But hitherto these have not been explored in any depth.

Flowers, trees, herbs and shrubs are shown to be intrinsically linked to our spirituality. In good times and in troubled times, the garden, whatever its size, even a window-box collection of one's own favourite herbs, can evoke calm and provide an oasis for contemplation and healing.

This third book falls neatly into three sections - From Easter to Pentecost, Ordinary Time (including Trinity Sunday, Corpus Christi, the Immaculate Heart of Mary) and Solemnities and Saints' Days - from St Catherine of Sienna to St Augustine of Hippo.

Jane Mossendew's books are entirely original. Some aspects of her work can be found in other books but here she unites a profound knowledge of gardening and nature's cycle with the rhythm and variations of the ecclesiastical and spiritual year. The author has a special knowledge of particular plants and their associations with religious festivals and the saints.

It is small surprise therefore that sales of Jane Mossendew's books are increasing and that there is a television series in prospect.

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Easter Sunday Sheepsbit
3
Low Sunday Primrose
9
Eastertide Third Sunday and Week Cornflower
15
Eastertide Fifth Sunday and Week Runner Bean
23
Ascension Day Thursday of Week 6 named rose selection
31
Pentecost Climbing Rose Danse du Feu
38
Introductory note
45
Friday after the Second Sunday after Pentecost The Most
53
Sunday and Week 11 Hydrangea
79
Sunday and Week 13 Lucern
87
Sunday and Week 15 Masterwort
94
Introductory note
109
May
115
The Immaculate Heart of Mary
147
July
188
August
221

Sunday and Week 7 Wallflower
62
Sunday and Week 9 Mulberry
69

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Jane Mossendew teaches English and Drama in London. She has made gardens in Devon and in France, and has worked for The Tablet and The Clergy Review.

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