Doors to the Sacred: Everyday Events As Hints of the Holy

Doors to the Sacred: Everyday Events As Hints of the Holy

by Bridget Haase


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Through her unique gift for storytelling, combined with profound spiritual insight, Sr. Bridget Haase's Doors to the Sacred will invite readers to open the door to the room of daily experience, stand under its ceiling of providence, walk the floors of faith, and explore its nooks and crannies of divine surprises and disguises. By so doing, they will discover that each event of life is holy, saturated with God, and filled with hope.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781612614762
Publisher: Paraclete Press
Publication date: 10/01/2013
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,087,482
Product dimensions: 5.37(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Sr. Bridget Haase OSU is a member of the Ursuline Sisters, and holds an MA in religious studies. She is also the author of Generous Faith and has ministered in Appalachia, Mexico and Africa. She serves as coordinator of the spirituality program at The Boston Home, a long-term care facility for people with multiple sclerosis and other degenerative neurological diseases. She is the co-host of “Spirit and Life,” a weekly radio show on Relevant Radio. Visit her website at

Table of Contents

Introduction: You Never Know What You'll Find Behind a Closed Door 3

1 A Part in the Play Enthusiasm 7

2 Bargain Hunting Devotion 10

3 Blessing and Inconvenience Present Moment 13

4 Burdens and Rest Suffering 15

5 By My Side Fidelity 18

6 Called by Name Affirmation 21

7 Catching Fire Witness 24

8 Change and Exchange Sensitivity 27

9 Collector's Items Searching 29

10 Encounters and Connections Community 32

11 Everyday Christmas Incarnation 35

12 Father and Daughter Strength 38

13 Fields of Hope Dreams 42

14 Floyd's General Store Kindness 44

15 Gaping Holes and Damaged Bricks Perfection 47

16 Gift of Sandals Generosity 50

17 Golden Thread Caring 53

18 Grotto of Massabielle Pilgrimage 56

19 Hot, Steaming Coffee Acceptance 59

20 Inventive Love Compassion 61

21 Jobs Well Done Work 64

22 Lego Castle Heaven 67

23 Life on the Subway Divine Reflections 69

24 Light from Above Wisdom 72

25 My Left Hand Almsgiving 75

26 Never Done Before Death 77

27 Night in the Forest Trust 80

28 Ocean Thoughts Poverty 83

29 Out of Nowhere Protection 86

30 Piece of Cake Fasting 89

31 Prison Grace Redemption 92

32 Putting on a Show Praise 95

33 Quilting Squares Gospel Living 98

34 Red Sky Love 101

35 Rich Young Man and a Teddy Bear Discipleship 104

36 Ruffles and Ribbons Holiness 106

37 Salt and Pepper Service 109

38 Sand Through Her Fingers Empowerment 113

39 Sharing a Biscuit Bread of Life 115

40 Sign on the Door Humility 118

41 Slice of Life Adversity 121

42 Spring Measurements Re-creation 123

43 Strawberries and Champagne Gratitude 126

44 Street Adoration Eucharistic Presence 129

45 Talk and Truth Experience 132

46 Tender Moment Nurturing 135

47 The Long Haul Perseverance 137

48 The Look in Her Eye Concern 140

49 Up in the Air Faith 143

50 Watching Myrtle Prayer 145

51 What a Buddy! Encouragement 148

52 Where and What God's Will 151

Conclusion 155

Acknowledgments 157

Brief Biographies: Of the Saints and Holy People Quoted in this Book 159

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