A scientist wrestling with faith discovers that she is alive and well in the kingdom of God, an astonishing universe whose fabric is love.
What was it about the stars that drove Aileen O’Donoghue back to morning Mass? And how did the universe enrich her faith? Her discoveries are at once scientific and mystical, certain and mysterious. As an astronomer and seeker O’Donoghue learned that we can find a resting place among the stars and vast stretches of intergalactic space as comfortable as one among the branches of a favorite tree or the rocks of a favorite mountain. Her book is a rich mix of science, spirituality, and mysticism that goes beyond religion, and beyond the new physics, to a universe without limits.
Aileen O’Donoghue, an award-winning astronomer, is associate professor of physics at St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY. A regular guest on National Public Radio, Dr. O’Donoghue and her work have been featured in national periodicals. She writes for Living Faith, and gives retreats and workshops across the country. This is her first book.