Pure heart, enlightened Mind: The life and letters of an Irish Zen saint by Maura O’Halloran

“In a Buddhist monastery in northern Japan there is a statue of a young Irish-American woman whose memory is revered by many pilgrims.

 

How a Catholic woman came to be honored as a Buddhist  saint is an interesting story of “interreligious dialogue.”

 

But it also says something about the convergent paths of holiness and their capacity to meet in a spirit of compassionate awareness. […] Her short road to holiness in a Zen monastery has been compared to the compressed career of Therese of Lisieux, the French nun who set out as a child to become a saint.

 

Both young women, having accomplished their spiritual business in this world, promptly departed …” -Quote from ROBERT ELISBERG’s book,  “All Saints: Daily Reflections on Saints, Prophets, and Witnesses From Our Time”

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