Our Father
A Biblical Meditation of the Lord’s Prayer

Sr Claire Waddelove OSB

This original and imaginative treatment of the Our Father plumbs the scriptural depths of this prayer, so beloved of Christians. The Biblical meditation of each chapter is further enriched by introductory pages presenting the author's reflections and explanations, drawing on the treasures of the Church's patrimony: her liturgy, the Fathers of the Church, popes and saints. This is authentic spirituality, deeply rooted in the word of God: living and life-giving, nourishment for heart and soul, enlightenment for the mind. Taste and see!

‘Simply and lucidly written - demanding, encouraging and illuminating.’ Kitty Turley, The Tablet

‘Sister Claire draws upon treasures old and new. . .  There is discernment, experience and gentle wit in these reflections.’ Dom Luke Bell

‘Saturated as Sister Claire is in the Scriptures, she is able to weave a very rich tapestry of Biblical quotations and allusions that throw light on the Lord’s Prayer . . . I cannot recommend it highly enough, and I look forward to reading it again.’ (Deacon) Owen Cummings, Cistercian Studies Quarterly

An excellent gift for someone enquiring into the Faith or for a Confirmation candidate.’    
Julia Jones,
Mass of Ages

‘Sister Claire Waddelove is following in a fine tradition of commentary on the Our Father, including some of the greatest saints.' Fr Timothy Finigan

A true daughter of St Benedict . . . offer(s) varied ways of praying this rich prayer, each simple supplication developed with an insightful essay and a small catalogue of related Scripture passages.’  Sr Mary Dominic Pitts OP, Faith

'... so many wise reflections ... the final chapter ... links each part of the Our Father to Our Lady ... "who gave her son the human body and blood which we receive in Holy Communion" ... this work is a spiritual feast, a sure guide to learning to pray the Our Father with greater understanding and receptivity.'  
Francis Phillips

The final chapter introduces Mary into the text and . . . Provides the crowning inspiration of the whole book.’ Bede Luetkemeyer OSB, The American Benedictine Review

“… reflects [Sr] Claire Waddelove’s deep knowledge of Scripture, liturgy and theology as resources for prayer, belief and daily living.” Teresa Hanratty, Tui Moto InterIslands, NZ

A graduate of St Hilda's College, Oxford, Sister Claire Waddelove is a Benedictine nun at St Cecilia's Abbey, Ryde, Isle of Wight. She gained experience in spiritual accompaniment serving for twenty years as Guest-Mistress to retreatants, and as Oblate-Directress for six. Her present duties include work in the Abbey's Printery.

978 085244 967 7

188 pages



View Basket

See also: The Spirit of Solesmes

Pope Francis has said of 2024: “May it be an intense year of prayer in which hearts are opened to receive the outpouring of God’s grace and to make the ‘Our Father,’ the prayer Jesus taught us, the life programme of each of his disciples.

Add to Basket