Author Peter Murnane became an ordained priest in 1965 and has worked in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands in parishes, universities and prisons. In Archways to the Infinite, Peter bares his soul, sharing his life’s journey through anecdotes and reflections, carefully weaving an entertaining and invigorating account of his life as a Dominican Friar.
From his memories as a young child to his arrest as a priest following a major protest at the Waihopai Valley spy base in New Zealand, Peter shares his personal struggles in human rights, censorship, sexuality, celibacy, doctrinal belief, and, above all, his relationship with what he terms The Transcendent.
"This delightful, wise book is not just another memoir but a pilgrimage searching for the sacred. It traces both a personal and universal journey from birth to death. This journey demands courage to be and freedom to let go. On the way it presents both the pain of violence and the healing power of love. The trail moves through myth and metaphor, synchronicity and intuition in its search for truth. It identifies the totally interconnected nature of matter and spirit. Love is the motive force and unifying principle of life. ‘The wonder is that we do not have to find Infinity. With ultimate care for all that it has made, it will find us.’
—Dr Anna Holmes, author and medical practitioner