By Birrell Walsh
Father Matthew Shalgry, a clergyman who himself has been silenced for his writings, is requested by way of his archbishop to discover Sister Clare, the mysterious writer of *The Love of Christ.* it's a hugely sexual poem and secretive devotional perform that's sweeping in the course of the convents.
Shalgry, too, has a mystery: he's so deeply empathic that he feels the sentiments of each passerby as though they have been his personal. no longer even his psychiatrist is aware the real cause he takes antidepressants, which hose down the depth of this burdensome “gift.”
Shalgry is familiar with that the devotion he's investigating arises from passionate non secular wish, yet he is familiar with that as "brides of Christ" the nuns are absolutely orthodox during this fierce perform of love—something the hierarchy turns out to have ignored. The nuns come to belief him, and so they supply him the alternative of studying concerning the perform conceptually, or through experiencing it for himself. while he chooses direct event, he's despatched deep into the hills to satisfy a Buddhist Tantrika.
In this tradition his center is torn open; all of the passions he has laid apart in his priesthood come up in complete strength. while he falls in love with a French-Indian girl, this priest who cherishes his priesthood and a girl who takes her marriage vows heavily fight to honor their love with no dishonoring their vows.
Sister Clare’s passionate poem of non secular devotion and human longing burns intensely all through Sister Clare’s Lover, a singular of drama, spirituality, and romance. This profound and doubtless most unlikely assembly of Christianity and Tantra delves into the very middle of what it capability to love.
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