by Sr Siobhán O’Keeffe SHJM
Modern life can be lonely and can make it feel as if you are the only one who is lonely. Across society people are becoming more isolated from one another, spending much of their social life immersed in the noise and distraction of social media.
In I Am With You Always: Living with Loneliness author Siobhán O’Keeffe reminds us that we are never alone. Our relationship with God is a tether that holds to us through periods of loneliness in our lives and which links us to millions of other people –whether new mother, bullied child, conflicted soldier or overworked surgeon – whose experience and struggle with loneliness is similar.
I Am With You Always includes a guide to loneliness in Scripture and a series of reflections on how loneliness is experienced across contemporary society. It offers a practical application of scripture to real life challenges and speaks to people across all strata of society.
Siobhán O’Keeffe SHJM, a native of County Cork, is a Sister of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary and a registered nurse. She offers spirituality and dementia-care training to religious communities and parishes in the UK and Ireland and is currently working in community-based palliative care in Liverpool.