This is a new edition of a volume originally published in 1972. Thomas Merton in the introduction calls it "a hymn to life." And so it is. Ernesto Cardenal, a Nicaraguan priest and leading Latin American poet, finds the world suffused with signs and symbols of God's love. He mines nature for its meanings and exalts the mysteries which link us to stone, sea, sand, and sky.

Cardenal's sacramental vision locates God's love in our soul, in our siestas, and in our treatment of others. Most often, he find evidence of it in nature. Abide in Love is a paean of praise to God's presence in our world.