My friend and fellow parishioner Nina Butorac has published a new book called Sacramental Letters: Themes in Catholic Literature.
Sacramental Letters is a spirited exploration of the sacramental themes that underlie some of our more profound literature. While it is a serious literary study, it is also a religious journey into the meaning of the sacraments and the underlying grace that imbues our world. From a uniquely Catholic perspective, the author offers new and challenging insights into the works of Albert Camus, Flannery O’Connor, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Thomas Merton, Graham Greene, Annie Dillard, and Richard Rodriguez. Readers will explore the themes of sin, guilt, redemption, grace, suffering, and sanctity, as they are revealed through the sacraments of the church and in the creative craft of each writer.