This is a book of spiritual insights by the legendary Father Robert Griffin, culled from his experience as Chaplain at the University of Notre Dame and his summer ministry to the homeless in Greenwich Village. Known as 'the apostle of unanswered questions,' Father Griffin counseled, advised, and listened to students, the wounded, the afflicted, and the lonely. He never gave pat answers. In a writing style that captivates with its almost poetic insight and lustre, Griffin writes about life's toughest troubles and offers encouragement for fortitude, compassion, grace, and peace. In the Kingdom of the Lonely God provides genuine insights into the human condition. Father Griffin's faith shines on the questions we all wrestle with, but all too often leave unanswered. This book addresses the deepest issues we must face in life and it provides wisdom that, like a compass, points the way for those seeking hope.
The late Father Robert Griffin, C.S.C., spent 25 years as University Chaplain at the University of Notre Dame, where he ministered to students across campus and across generations. He spent his summers in Greenwich Village, N.Y., ministering to the homeless. He died in 1999 at the age of 74.
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 Preface Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 The Presiding Christian Chapter 5 Urchins' Mass Chapter 6 A Prayer for Mending