An Inner Music: A book about famous mystics for ordinary people

An Inner Music will be launched in Wellington at Connolly Hall at 6 pm on Monday 9 May and in Auckland at the Columba Centre at 6 pm on Friday 13 May.

It is a user-friendly book on the mystics by well-known Marist priest Craig Larkin.

An Inner Music provides an introduction to 20 mystics and spiritual teachers.

It also offers a series of down-to-earth reflections on how the insights of the spiritual masters can relate to and transform our own lives.

Themes in the book are illustrated with photographs of the stained glass windows in St Mary of the Angels, the church where Larkin was ordained on 1 July, 1967.

Copies will be available ($38 each) at the launches and after that by request from the Society of Mary:

PO Box 12154
+64 4 499 3060

About the Author

In more recent years, Larkin worked at the Society of Mary’s General Administration in Rome but returned to Wellington when he was diagnosed with cancer in December 2013.

An Inner Music is one of several books he was working on when he died in June 2015.

Marist provincial, Fr David Kennerley SM, said the Society of Mary is delighted to see this special book published.

“Craig Larkin was a gifted teacher and writer, well known for his creativity and communication skills.

“An Inner Music is a beautiful book and one which readers will find very accessible.

“Craig had a lifelong interest in prayer and spirituality and studied the mystics in great depth.

“In this book he is writing about what was very dear to his heart.

“It will have great appeal to anyone who wants to learn more about the interior life from the spiritual masters.”

Craig Larkin was a former Provincial of the Society of Mary in New Zealand and a popular lecturer in spiritual theology for many years. He was very involved in formation programmes in New Zealand and internationally.


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