Father John Prendiville S.J.

“I was lying in bed with the flu, feeling rather sorry for myself, and finding it difficult to pray, when I remembered the CD of guided gospel meditations by Norma Woodcock….so I put it on the player, closed my eyes and let Norma lead me into the storm on the sea of Galilee, the touching of Jesus’ garment by the woman with the hemorrhage, and the Fathers welcome to the prodigal son. It worked. I was “in touch” again……in my imagination I was right there with Peter and the woman and the prodigal doing what they were doing. It was not long before the actual historical event was allowed to fade from my mind, and I found myself in the mystery of Jesus’ presence here and now…..Norma doesn’t simply talk about prayer, but leads us right into the heart of it.”