This timely volume marks the twentieth anniversary of the death of Cardinal Basil Hume (1923–1999), Benedictine monk of Ampleforth Abbey, Archbishop of Westminster. Hume’s Benedictine spirituality and his personal dedication to prayer gave him the ability to relate to other pilgrims who seek the living and true God. Hume, the monk, pastor, and preacher, still speaks to contemporary Benedictines, the wider Church, and the world. Even though, as Hume stated, ‘In our public life we move further and further away from God and the things of God’, he added, ‘in the hearts of men and women I believe that the yearning for God is becoming more and more intense’. That yearning, as this book demonstrates, was at the core of Basil Hume’s search for God—for Hume, the way of a pilgrim.
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