With Foreword by Joyce Rupp
From a writer, editor, and publisher in his eighth decade, Vesper Time addresses the yearning among elders for continued growth, expansiveness of heart, improvement of mind, and a meaningful understanding of our lives. As with Christianity’s age-old practice of Vespers, or evening prayer, observed at the time of the lighting of the lamps just before darkness descends, Frank Cunningham views it is a time of life, when colours deepen and our experience of aging becomes spiritual practice. With humour and wisdom, he looks at five facets of this integral spirituality—memory, intimacy, diminishment, gratitude, and acceptance—offering guidance and encouragement for those who are on this stage in their journey of life.
Frank J. Cunningham is a former newspaper and magazine writer and editor; university writing instructor; and book editor and publisher of Ave Maria Press, Notre Dame, IN. One of the most successful religion publishers of his generation, since his retirement Frank has been discovering and enjoying, as well as sharing with others in talks and workshops, the spiritual practice of aging.
"Wonderfully well-written . . . . a book for all seasons."--Parker J. Palmer
"An invitation to more fully engage this stage of our journey and be enriched by it."--Richard Rohr
"Frank Cunningham reminds us that the 'vesper time' of life is a rich seedbed for spiritual growth."--Judith Valente
"Reading Vesper Time is like taking a long walk with a wise but down to earth friend. Relax with this book. It will nourish your tired soul." —Robert Wicks