A great many religious people undertake a serious dedication to prayer. They are moved by a longing for a deeper encounter with God that beckons them as a distant light at night on the sea. However, far fewer become true contemplative souls, for it is difficult to continue the quest for God in the face of many obstacles. Fr. Donald Haggerty offers a rich profusion of insights on the life of prayer and the pursuit of God. He shares his understanding about how the hiddenness of God becomes a paradox in the experience of a soul seeking Him wholeheartedly. Paperback. 194 pages.