Rhythmic Prayers


Gilbert Shaw

LENGTH: 36 pages

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Writing in the last few years of his life, Gilbert Shaw continued his long-used style of rhythmic free verse to ponder on scripture and aspects of Christian faith and practice. These prayers embody his hope that they will communicate ‘some moments of intuition as to the meaning of our life’s pilgrimage through time to eternity’.

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36 pages


Gilbert Shaw

Book Size

143 x 222 mm


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Author Bio

Gilbert Shaw (1886-1967) first practised as a lawyer, then was ordained priest in the Church of England. His priestly ministry included work among the unemployed in the East End of London in the 1930s, and later in Central London at St Anne’s Church, Soho. He worked for the Association for Promoting Retreats for many years. In the last three years of his life, he was Warden of the Community of the Sisters of the Love of God.

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