One of the great joys of my relationship with the Monastery of the Holy Spirit has been the opportunity to get to know Br. Elias Marechal. Unassuming and soft-spoken, beneath his humble demeanor he is a true master of the spiritual life — and in his book, Tears of an Innocent God, he poetically and evocatively shares his wisdom with us. Br. Elias is a storyteller and a poet, and so this book is rich with narrative, parable, and striking images. While it includes some useful spiritual exercises, it is not a “how to” book but rather a nuanced expression of what it means to be a contemplative, seen from the inside.
Tears of an Innocent God: Conversations on Silence, Kindness and Prayer (Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press, 2015)