When Rose Ruben first found a lump in her breast and then found herself in the Oncology department she looked around not only for medical, but also for spiritual support. Though her oncologist in St Vincents Hospital, Dublin, had told her 'there's no such thing as an atheist in an oncology ward' she found it very difficult to find any books of prayer or meditation that spoke to her situation.
So she set herself the task of writing her own book of prayers, reflections and meditations for women with breast cancer. The book is organized as a journey through the cancer experience, and includes both original prayers and reflections and pertinent and useful thoughts from a range of longer established sources. A series of meditations in the final chapter will be made available to the reader through a podcast on the Columba Press website.
This little book will be a source of comfort and strength for the thousands of women who go through breast cancer treatment every year. Pink Ribbon Path will be launched in October which is breast cancer awareness month and Columba Press are currently talking to the Irish Cancer Society about possible tie-ins and a publicity campaign.
Includes a series of inspirational meditations by Laurence Freeman.