Marist priest Craig Larkin loved the mystery and beauty of prayer. Written shortly before his death, this book draws on a lifetimes dedication to prayer and a deep knowledge of the mystics and spiritual masters built up over many years of study and reflection. Throughout history, writes Craig Larkin, there have been countless people who have experienced God in liberating and joyful ways. Foremost among them are the mystics and spiritual teachers of the Church, who have experienced God as someone who has set them free and brought light to their lives . Mystics: The Beauty of Prayer provides a fascinating introduction to 20 mystics and spiritual teachers. A gifted teacher and communicator, Craig also offers a series of down-to-earth reflections on how these profound insights can transform our lives into the vibrant and passionate life the Gospels promise.