Pandemics and Spiritual Seekers
7th August 2021
By Paul Kraus
Pandemics and Spiritual Seekers: Locating Our Invisible Wounds
by Paul Kraus
Published May 2021 by Coventry Press
Pandemics And Spiritual Seekers is a collection of essays, poems, prayers and reflections on the ways in which the worldwide COVID pandemic has affected not merely our world, but us as individuals. His insights of saints, mystics, as well as writers and thinkers reflects Christian responses about our anxiety, distress, fear, uncertainty and hope over what has recently happened in our contemporary era.
This small book reflects both a theology and spirituality of the pandemic. The subtitle of the book, ‘Locating Our Invisible Wounds’, suggests that the pandemic may be a kairos moment for the church, an opportunity to consider what the community called church offers to wounded humanity. It also asks what needs to change within itself as it seeks and offers faithful responses to the challenging, pandemic events in our lives. This book is challenging reading for those whose spirituality is an important barometer to their lifestyle.
Available from Coventry Press Coventrypress.com.au/Pandemics-and-spiritual-seekers
Paul Kraus was born in Austria and migrated with his family to Australia in late 1949. He studied at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, and graduated BA from Macquarie University before completing postgraduate degrees in Modern History, English Language and Literature and the Philosophy of Education at the University of Sydney. He taught in Catholic schools and has written educational textbooks. In recent years, he has written a number of books and poetry.
Paul now lives in Queensland and leads a meditation group at St Benedict’s Parish in Mango Hill, Brisbane.