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From Loneliness to Solitude
Roland Walls (1917-2011) was ordained priest in the Church of England in 1941 and for some twenty years worked with the Sheffield Industrial Mission and held academic appointments in Cambridge and Edinburgh. He became priest in charge of Rosslyn Chapel at Roslin, East Lothian, Scotland in 1962, and a founding member of the Fraternity (later Community) of the Transfiguration in 1965. While remaining a member of the Roslin community, and with its agreement, he was received into the Roman Catholic Church in 1981 and became a Roman Catholic priest two years later.
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Loneliness is a painful and bewildering experience, but also a basic human condition, which all must face at times. But if we desire to find God in all of life, we can discover that loneliness is transformed into solitude and is a friendly place to be. In this pocket-sized booklet, Roland Walls offers some guidelines to help us find the Kingdom of God within apparent emptiness.